Accounting recruiters are the people who work at the back of every accounting department. They are the ones who help you analyze your financials and calculate your liabilities, payables, and income. They are the ones who help you determine how to pay your bills and pay your taxes and if you are legally in the USA.
In this case, we need to work with accounting recruiters to get a handle on how much we can pay for each of our four jobs. Each of our jobs is a fixed amount that is determined by our financials. The only way we would know what our total revenue was would be if we had an accountant who could tell us what we owe and what we owe what.
The thing is though, the accounting recruiter won’t know how much we owe. We’re all going to pay it all anyway. And if we’re being honest with ourselves, we’re going to be all in debt for the rest of our lives. That’s just how it works.
In reality, nobody knows how much we owe. This is because our financials are the product of multiple calculations. We make an estimate of how much we have and then take that amount and multiply it by a few factors to give us a rough total. Then we take that amount and add it up to give us a total. But the accounting recruiter would only see the final total.
There are two ways that we can approach this. The first being a hard-nosed approach, and the other being a very “soft” approach. Hard-nosed has us working for free to get the job. And we’re not even going to stop working for free once it’s taken. The other approach is to give ourselves all the breaks we can. And if we can’t handle it then we ask for help.
If you think you’re doing enough to get what you want then you’ll have to do something else.
Of course, there are two sides to every negotiation, and accounting recruiters are definitely the most complicated. The first is the very basics of how to get the job. We need to prove that we can do the job well, and that we can make the company successful. The second is our salary. We need to get the job for what we expect, and we need to feel happy about the job we get.
Most recruiters I have dealt with seem to have one goal above all others, and that is to make you happy. They want to make you feel good so they can get you to sign the contract. Now, there are plenty of ways to get you to feel good, like having a wonderful job and a great salary. But if you really want to make financial sense, then you really need to make the job interesting.
It probably goes without saying, but recruiting is one of those things that doesn’t require any math. The most fun I have had in a recruiter’s office was when I was trying to convince them that I was the type of employee who would do a lot of the work. I think that’s because I had a deep respect for the recruiters I worked with and their desire to make me happy.
And for those who are less interested in learning about the recruiting process, I recommend you get an outside contract signed by a recruiter before you make your commitment. It requires no more than a couple of years of experience and a few months of training.