• I am definitely impressed by CAC’s involvement and commitment in the entire recruitment process. CAC has provided me with sufficient resources to prepare for the interview and has done an excellent job with negotiation in terms of salary and bonus. CAC was available for additional consultation services while I was ready to make an important decision. Most importantly, CAC believes in building and maintaining a long term relationship. My overall experience with Ben has been excellent. He is very transparent in his communication and he clearly understands what the employers are looking for from new and/or experienced CPAs. During my first meeting with Ben, his main objective was to clearly understand my skills, qualification and expectations so that he can find me a position which is a good fit for me.

    Senior Financial Analyst, FP&A, Mining sector [candidate]

 

  • I appreciated the fact that Bill listened to what I was looking for and provided roles aligned to it. He was always available for me to ask questions or make phone calls, even on days he had off. It felt like a genuine effort from him to help me get to the point in my career I was trying to versus the focus being on getting commission from the recruiting fee, which has been the case with other recruiting firms that I’ve dealt with. They would ignore any preferences I had for roles and would push roles I had no interest in on to me. Bill was great. He was friendly, professional, catered to my career goals, and was always available for any questions or concerns I had. He was especially helpful between the time from the offer being made to me accepting it, offering his advice on how to handle the negotiations and understanding all aspects of what the benefits entailed. I definitely feel like I made the right decision and have no regrets from leaving my prior job.

    Manager, FP&A, Entertainment sector [candidate]
  • I appreciated the clarity and frequency of communication, as well as the personal attention and time given. Both Ben & Bill were excellent in this regard and I did not feel like a “number”. I felt that the roles that were presented to me by CAC were the type of opportunities that aligned with my career goals and CAC’s client's run interesting businesses. The FP&A role was something I strongly desired. The role that CAC connected me with hit off many of my personal checkmarks/wishlists and it proved to be something that was too good to pass up.

    Senior Financial Analyst, FP&A, Technology sector [candidate]

 

  • Since I first met with CAC in 2013, they have always reached out to see how I was doing in my career in a non-intrusive way (e.g. not calling me at work).  CAC was the first recruiting firm that I contacted when I returned from my trip this past summer. Adele was very supportive and easy to talk to. I appreciated her keeping me in the loop regarding next steps in the interview process and promptly providing feedback (from the company’s perspective) on my interviews. I am very excited about this opportunity. I think it will be an incredible learning and career development opportunity for me.

    Vice President of Finance & Operations, Investment sector [candidate]

 

  • I had an incredible experience working with Adele at CAC. Adele became my personal advisor, supporter and mentor during my interview process. At the beginning of the process, she provided me with a lot of helpful materials and information for my preparations. Adele kept me informed at every stage in the interview process and tried to provide me with as much feedback as she could get from the company, helping me to progress. She always listened to everything I had to say before/after each interview, and provided me with her insights and advice. When deciding about the role, she made sure I considered all the criteria that I found important and that I thought through whether this was the right opportunity for me. The company seems to have an amazing culture, work/life balance, benefits, and incredible opportunity for growth within the FP&A department. In addition, the role seems to have various facets to it which would allow me to get exposure to different departments, resulting in me growing both professionally and personally.

    Senior Financial Analyst, FP&A, Pharmacuetical sector [candidate]

 

  • I worked with both John and Bill. I was comfortable knowing that both are professionals in their fields with years of experience. John being my first contact at CAC, I appreciate that he did not bombard me with all the available job opportunities, but instead took the time to recognize what my interests were and only presented opportunities which were aligned. For this specific role, I worked closely with Bill who was exceptional in breaking down the background of the company, made sure I was prepared for the interview and patiently answered all my questions. It was nice to know that he also helped recruit several existing employees of the company and thus was able to provide valuable insight. I found this experience handled in a very professional manner. Bill definitely kept me in the loop with timely updates. I also value the amount of time spent prepping me for the initial interview. I was surprised by the due diligence CAC completed with respect to reference checks; however, it did make me feel more comfortable knowing the process and I would definitely rely on CAC in the future should I be hiring for my own team.

    Finance Manager, Technology sector [candidate]

 

  • Bill was very helpful throughout the whole process and gave me great guidance from the interview stage till resignation. I felt quite neglected and forced when I worked with other recruitment firms. They either stopped contacting me when things didn’t work out or rushed me to take a position without letting me think it through.  Bill was a really great recruiter and helped me a lot during this process. He really helped me prepare for my interview and walked through some common questions that were asked before, which gave me an idea of what I needed to prepare. Bill was very responsive and frequently contacted me to provide me updates, which made this whole process less stressful.

    Senior Accountant, Invesment sector [candidate]

 

  • Quite simply head and shoulders above any recruitment firm encountered to date in this job search. CAC are clearly committed to a long term working relationship and not simply the next sales opportunity.  I have been impressed with the level of integrity, professional knowledge, personal touch and thoroughness, just to name a few attributes.  I believe that this is an excellent opportunity to develop my skills and add valuable relevant experience to my portfolio. CAC negotiated well on my behalf in terms of the hourly rate and other contractual terms and conditions.”

    Senior Manager - Financial Reporting, Retail industry [candidate]

 

  • The experience I had with CAC was exceptional.  They knew exactly what type of individuals I was looking for and provided me with excellent candidates.  There was no pressure from CAC which I have experienced from in the past with other recruitment firms and there was a keen focus on finding a good fit for both myself and the candidates. Bill is an excellent partner to work with and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for team resources.  His professionalism and ability to provide quality candidates is leaps and bounds ahead of any recruitment firm I have worked with.”

    Associate Director - Finance, Telecommunications industry [employer]

 

  • Canadian Accounting Consultants were less pushy and more focused on my needs rather than merely filling the role. Even after being offered the role that I interviewed for, my contact was honest with me and encouraged me to think about it rather than just accepting the offer straight away.  Other search firms push you towards the opportunities that they have at that time, rather than waiting for something that is relevant. John Donoghue was a pleasure to work with. He kept me constantly informed of the process the hiring company would go through, gave me a background on the individuals that I would be interviewing with so that I could be as prepared as possible for the interviews. I believe that this attention up front paid dividends for me at the interview stage and enabled me to beat competition from other search/recruitment companies.”

    Director - Internal Audit, Insurance industry [candidate]

 

  • Comparing CAC with other recruitment firms, the most significant difference was CAC’s commitment to finding the right career fit for me based on my skillset and career goals. CAC took great care in developing a deep understanding of what I was looking for in my career and what I could offer potential employers in order to match me with the right opportunities and position my to succeed. They were very professional, knowledge and helpful during the entire process."

    Finance Manager, Technology industry [candidate]

 

  • The major differentiator between CAC and other boutique recruitment firms is the fact that I could talk to anyone at CAC. I like that everyone at CAC works together as a team, rather than as individual recruiters. The overall experience was a higher level of professionalism and I felt that CAC was working on my side, not just in their best interest. Finally, the quality of jobs CAC presented to me was at a higher level than some of the other firms. The jobs were more interesting and relevant to my career goals than some of the other recruitment firms.”

    Senior Financial Analyst, Telecommunications industry [candidate]

 

  • The professionals at Canadian Accounting Consultants work to truly understand the hiring requirements of your organization. They understand the work environment of the organization and screen candidates to ensure there is a fit with the individual from both skill requirements and a corporate cultural fit.  The candidates presented for review have always met the criteria that I have been looking for and this has significantly helped with the efficiency of the recruiting process.  Bill McNeil has a talent when it comes to recruiting and specifically matching up skilled CA professionals to client roles. He understands the needs of the candidate and the organization and tries to find the appropriate match for a win-win situation. I have worked with Bill as both a candidate and a recruiting manager and in both respects Bill has been extremely professional and dedicated in meeting my requirements. I have referred Bill to personal friends and collages given my past experiences with him.”

    Manager - Financial Reporting, Utility industry [employer)

 

  • The candidates we received were thoroughly screened and were 100% the right technical and personal fit for my organization.  Adele is one of the few recruiters I have worked with (including recruiters in other functional areas) that truly provides me with a quality short list so that I am not wasting my time or the candidates time meeting someone that is clearly not a fit.  Adele clearly understands the technical requirements in the financial area.  Adele is great to work with and keeps in constant communication during the recruitment process.  She is extremely professional in her dealings with candidates…anyone we have hired through Adele speaks extremely highly of her – that speaks for itself.  I would not use anyone else for my financial recruitment.  The candidates we have hired via Adele have all proven themselves to be very successful on the job and are considered high potential candidates for future succession planning.”

    HR Director, CPG industry [employer]

 

  • My experience hiring from CAC was very effective as they paid attention to my needs, made valuable suggestions and were extremely professional in providing candidates who were appropriately skilled for the position(s) I needed, and more importantly were a good overall fit for my Finance team. Very professional and extremely knowledgeable regarding finance roles. In particular, beyond searching for the right skills, I was impressed with how Adele understood exactly what type of individual would be a great fit. I was pleasantly surprised and thankful to have someone who did not waste my time, but understood my needs and met them.”

    VP Finance, Mining industry [employer]

 

 

  • The experience working with CAC was a lot better than other firms.  They contacted me consistently for any job postings, and also kept me up to date on the job interviews and responses from clients.  This was better than other recruiting firms, as they usually stop contacting you after one or two months. Bill was great to work with, and really understood what I was looking for as a candidate.  The best aspect was taking the time to explain to me what each individual role was, and the pros and cons of each.  He was also able to provide me with helpful advice as to how I could succeed at every opportunity presented.  I am really excited about the new opportunity. It seems like an opportunity with ample upward movement, and lots of learning opportunities.”

    Finance Manager, Telecommunications industry [candidate]

 

  • CAC was extremely professional, empathetic and aware of the needs of the organization and the position we were hiring for. Compared to other recruitment firms used, the quality of candidates referred by CAC was far better. My experience working with Bill McNeil has been great. Bill is good listener and shows genuine interest in the Company and the needs of the Hiring Manager at the Company, and not just sending as many candidates our way as possible.”

    Corporate Controller, Mining industry [employer]

 

  • Compared to other recruiting firms, it felt like a more enjoyable process.  I have had issues where recruiting companies just gave resumes and I was the one reviewing them, but CAC made an effort to screen the candidates before forwarding their information to me.  CAC also seemed less pushy to make a connection and allowed me to make the connection that was needed with the candidate. Bill was great to work with. He could understand the needs of our company rather than through resumes to us for review.  Bill always inquired as to the status of the process from our point of view to ensure we were satisfied with the approach and provided assistance when needed.”

    Tax Director, Real Estate industry [employer]

 

  • "The position I have obtained fits completely with the career path I initially had with CAC.  In addition the description of the job posting was very accurate for the role.  I am extremely happy with the position and could not have asked for a better opportunity. The work environment is very positive, and since I have joined there has been a conscious effort to make me feel included. In addition I also enjoy the work life balance that is presented and the company’s investment in employee well-being. I greatly enjoyed the level of professionalism and knowledge that CAC was able to share with me during my search.  At no time did I feel pressured to accept or interview for a position that was not in line with my career goals."

    Financial Analyst - Operations, Retail industry [candidate]

 

  • Adele was always on top of things. She worked with a sense of urgency and addressed any of my concerns. She also listened to the feedback I provided her as well.  Very patient and understanding and listened to what our needs were.  Also Adele would respond to any emails I sent late at night – which was never necessary but it shows she goes above and beyond her job! Very strong work ethic, and customer service oriented.  I felt like they were not trying to just fill the position with anyone. Very professional – quick turnaround!”

    HR Manager, Pharmacuetical industry [employer]

 

  • CAC has a much more thorough and considered process, and the level of service provided was above expectations compared to past dealings with other recruiting firms.  They took the time to listen and understand my needs, the company culture, position, management styles and other dynamics before he approached candidates.  They went through a very thorough process including interviewing me, touring our offices and getting a better sense and understanding of our business to more accurately screen candidates.  My overall experience was very impressive, professional and thorough.”

    VP Finance, Technology industry [employer]

 

  • With CAC, I got the impression that their number one priority was to help me find a job that is truly right for my current experience and future career goals, with a strong mutual long-term fit between me and the company. As I moved to Ontario from another province, receiving overall advice on different industries, companies, and hiring trends was very important. CAC was the only recruiter who provided overall sound career advice and unbiased assessment of all opportunities I was working on. They briefed both me and the company well before every interview, and never pressured me to move forward unless it was what I really wanted. They truly listen to your wants and needs, which is something I didn’t find anywhere else. CAC certainly has the best interest of their candidates in mind, and understand the value a CA brings to the table."

    Senior Financial Analyst, Consumer industry [candidate]