Contract employment

Accounting and finance contract jobs add experience — with flexibility

An accounting contract job opportunity, or a career as an accounting and finance contract professional, is the way to go if you are looking for an employment relationship that provides flexibility, variety and exposure to new functions/systems. It’s also another route to command a salary commensurate with your skills and level of experience.

In fact, you might be surprised at how many accounting and finance contract jobs you could be a contender for — if only you had the help to look.

Fast-track your job search with The Mason Group

Our extensive employer network is broad and diverse, so our tenured accounting and finance recruiters — all industry insiders — have long, deep-rooted relationships with organizations of all sizes from start-ups to Fortune 500s.

We understand which steps can lead to that next perfect move in your career, and offer quick access to many finance and accounting contract jobs you may not always find on traditional job boards and company career pages. When you work with The Mason Group, you’ve got the best accounting and finance recruiters working on your behalf to help you reach your optimal career potential.

Specialization

As a leading accounting and finance recruitment agency in the Greater Toronto and Vancouver Areas, The Mason Group’s contract team has been very successful in placing professionals in accounting and finance contract jobs in industries and roles such as:

  • Accounting Manager
  • Corporate Accountant
  • Audit/Compliance
  • CFO/Vice President Finance
  • Controller
  • Credit & Collections
  • Financial Analysis/Planning
  • Financial/Regulatory Reporting
  • Payroll
  • Taxation
  • General Accounting
  • Treasury
  • Full Cycle Accounting/AR/AP
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Director of Finance
  • Systems Implementations/Conversions
  • Costing
  • Property Accounting
  • IFRS / US GAAP/ASPE
  • Manager / Director FP&A
  • Project Management
  • Procurement

Benefits of contract jobs

Understandably, pursuing a career as an accounting and finance contract professional may arouse concerns about stability, security and longevity—but times are changing. As more and more businesses make short-term hires a key element of their hiring strategy, you can be certain that in this new “gig economy”, contract jobs and short-term employment are the new normal.

Benefits of being a contract professional include:

  • Exposure to new functions and systems
  • Broadening work experience and expanding skill sets (soft skills development)
  • Compensation commensurate with your skills and level of experience
  • Re-entering the job market after extended leaves of absence
  • Gaining entry into the workforce as a new accounting graduate
  • Opportunity to transform your contract role into a permanent one
  • Ability to evaluate if the employer is a great fit without a firm commitment
  • Flexible schedule that fits your personal life situation

Is contract work right for you?

Here are some things to consider if you’re thinking of embarking on a career as an accounting and finance contract professional:

As of today, contract work is best suited to people whose professional skills are specialized and already at an expert level. Companies who hire accounting contract professionals want highly specialized individuals who can hit the ground running.

Accounting and finance contractors often make more money than their full-time counterparts. Compensation is a reflection of an individual’s skills and experience, and contract professionals who command top dollar tend to be highly specialized in high-demand areas.

Accounting and finance contract professionals often have more flexibility with the hours they work. On the other hand, they usually don’t have other benefits that permanent employees enjoy – although many companies are beginning to offer contractors health and dental plans.

If you like change and challenge, taking on new roles and understanding that they’re only for a finite period can be very attractive. Clearly, contract work requires you to be adaptable and flexible. Being able to competently apply your knowledge and abilities to new situations is a talent and a skill that all accounting and finance contractors must have to be successful.

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