Success Story: Leveraging Our Local Network to Identify Technical Accounting Consultants in a Pinch

December 18, 2017

With busy season right around the corner and everyone hurrying to prepare for the holidays, identifying qualified talent can be difficult this time of year. That being said, December is a great month to source talent for your team by working with Pinnacle! Here’s an example of how Pinnacle recently assisted one our clients with identifying expert technical accounting consultants quickly by taking advantage of our regional network of public and corporate accountants during the holiday season.

A large, international public accounting firm in Pittsburgh recently reached out to engage Pinnacle for a client in need of IT Audit support for 3-6 months. With many job seekers waiting for the start of the New Year to restart their job search through online job boards, the client found it difficult to identify a qualified consultant given the urgency of the engagement. Pinnacle jumped into the sourcing and vetting process immediately leveraging their preexisting network of qualified consultants. Within two days, Pinnacle reviewed 25 qualified IT Audit professionals before presenting a consultant with 10 years of experience and a Master’s Degree in Information Systems.

After working with our client to identify an IT Auditor, we were approached once again us with a more difficult search. This time they needed a senior-level technical accounting consultant with a very specific skill set to assist with a two-week project. Given the short timeframe of the project and immediate need for support, Pinnacle engaged in the process immediately. After reviewing the backgrounds of 50 candidates we had spoken with in the past, we identified two consultants available immediately for technical accounting support engagements and were able to place the consultant within one day.

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