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Accountant Agency Database

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Hi,

I am a fully qualified accountant and work for Genni capital. Recently I have been promoted and am expected to recruit the people for the accounts team from now on. I have noticed that basically no job agency can be trusted because the recruitment advisors are only interested in short term profit rather than building long term ties so often foist you off with a group of people that dont really meet the requirements (they know you have to employ one due to your time frame). Dont get me wrong they obviously aren’t bad but i just wouldn’t call them the creme dela creme of accountants.

My idea

Basically its on online database of the very best accountants so companies can find the best accountants much quicker, there will be a number of requirements to join a bit like a social networking site only rich and famous people can join.

The requirements would be something like

  • 10 years working exp
  • Have to have led a team at a small or large company
  • Have to have worked for a large company
  • Have to have references that are excellent, not just ‘he’s a good worker’
  • have to have passed the online test thats on the site. The test will thoroughly assess their mental maths, memory, working under pressure, ability to work with distractions etc

They will also provide a full job history and who they currently work for, basically an online CV.

This idea could of course be expanded to other jobs but since i am an accountant i thought i would start with them. The site would be much more efficient than recruitment sites or sites like LinkedIn because only the best would be on there. What do you think?

Created 05/13/2013 at 10:39 PM by Sarahh in Bookkeeping

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That sounds promising, but you would definitely need to expand to other professions because i dont think you would have enough people on the database with just accountants. Also the test would need to be very hard.

40 - Report abuse   May 14, 2013 at 9:53 am by Anthony Flynn

Agree with Anthony fully it would need to be expanded but it couldn’t end up like linkedin

00 - Report abuse   May 24, 2013 at 5:59 pm by Darius Morton

Love the idea but agree with Anthony

00 - Report abuse   May 28, 2013 at 3:55 pm by HaroldHutchins-Wood

Hi Sarah, I think you would be extremely happy if it gets to anything vaguely like LinkedIn.

The Utopian website you mention could never happen; you can cheat on all tests, and colleagues will always give glowing referances.

To add a strap line of “only register if you’re above average” won’t work.

00 - Report abuse   November 25, 2013 at 6:50 pm by dannyboy

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