SystemsAccountants FAQ

Have questions about working at SystemsAccountants? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at SystemsAccountants.

All answers shown come directly from SystemsAccountants Reviews and are not edited or altered.

12 English questions out of 12

15 February 2019

How are the career development opportunities at SystemsAccountants?

Pros

As SA continues to see substantial growth, I feel it is important to offer a critical review of the companies’ offerings. One must really question the maturity of these 'professionals' who take the time to slander a company online. I worked with SA for around 7 months; hence, will not touch on career progression but rather what to expect for a 'graduate-level' introduction. In a brief digression, these reviews must be written with consideration of the wider recruitment industry. If you are not willing to pull your weight and build on the team's drive, recruitment isn't for you. Granted SA is less overarching when compared to larger Recruitment agencies; however, this is typical of more boutique agencies and comes with a level of expectation rather than coercion from the management. A more mature workplace. Pros: - Ethos. In an industry that is plagued with criticism for being generally careless - thinly veiled by the cries of "we're not all like that" and other clichés - the attitude of fostering lasting relationships is undeniable, with Consultants encouraged to go out and meet contacts/clients regularly, check in on existing placements and generally adhering to best-practise. Beyond the obvious benefits, it is staggering how many contingency recruiters fail at this. - The work/life balance. Unlike many agencies who revere those staying past the typical working day, there is no such expectations and the vast majority leave before 5:45 - 6 pm. - Company image. Working for a Company that is known and genuinely respected within such a niche market makes your life as a consultant far easier when it comes to expanding networks, making introductions and ultimately placements. - Perks. Whilst I could ramble on about all the cool perks such as a barista to make your coffee, pool tables and 'chill-out areas' (don't get me wrong it has all of these). Ultimately the important things are done well. Attractive healthcare package, respectable leave and realistic management who won't have a conniption at the thought of you asking to WFH when it is needed.

Cons

Whilst the training and general onboarding SA offers to new employees is rigorous, I sometimes felt there was an absence of a marketing support when it comes to consultants advertising roles. Greater employee bargaining power, bred from low unemployment means it’s hard to attract top applicants; hence, it would be nice to see more investment towards this moving forward. In lieu of career progression, I will address previous comments by saying SA has recently updated their corporate structure – leading to more defined factors in how one can progress within the company. For obvious reasons, I cannot comment on how well this is enforced.

In lieu of career progression, I will address previous comments by saying SA has recently updated their corporate structure – leading to more defined factors in how one can progress within the company.

15 February 2019

See 2 more answers

9 December 2020

What kind of career opportunities exist at SystemsAccountants?

Pros

Whether you are a recent graduate or someone in the process of considering a change in your career, SystemsAccountants is a great place to make that first or next step in your career. If you also yearn for a company on a smaller scale and not being just a number, SA is a place you will thrive in, as SA is not your typical recruitment firm. For one, SystemsAccountants focuses on a unique vertical that (as their website says) bridges the gap between finance and IT. I did not know these types of jobs existed when I was in college and joining a recruitment firm that focuses on these niche financial systems positions has been a great learning experience and very exciting. SA’s niche specialty in recruiting financial systems professionals also makes SA stand out from its competitors, as SA is able to provide a more tailored service than what you would receive from the large-scale finance/accounting or IT recruitment firms. The management also allows their employees to work across various locations and industries, so you will have the opportunity to work with some of the most dynamic companies in the country and in non-COVID circumstances, be able to travel to different cities to meet with clients and candidates. Another great perk of working with SystemsAccountants has been the people. As I mentioned, SA is a smaller company where you are more than just a number, and you will be spending a lot of time together. The management have continued to initiatives to bring the company together outside of work. The company hosts a great holiday party during Christmas and a summer party to celebrate the financial year-end and for hitting various individual and team targets. The management also takes in new ideas from its employees around corporate social responsibility and diversity & inclusion initiatives. Employees in the US and UK/Europe will send out emails if they are participating in marathons or other fundraising initiatives for causes such as cancer research, suicide prevention, diabetes, and similar causes/charities. The management in the US also took initiatives during my time here to recognize the BLM movement and declare Juneneeth as a company holiday, as well as, recognize the LGBTQ community in their month of Pride, June. The company overall is very much a work hard play hard environment, but an environment that is continuing to evolve and a company where everyone genuinely wants you to succeed and ensure you have every tool and resource available to succeed.

Cons

This role, like any role in agency recruitment, is sales oriented in nature. You will not be able to place candidates in new positions without bringing in clients to work with. Everyone in the business operates on a 360 scale, meaning you are responsible for both business development (clients) and sourcing (candidates), rather than one of these aspects. It is expected that the first 3-6 months are focused on investing in developing client and candidate relationships, so the financial rewards may not be there immediately. However, if you are able to take your own initiative and act almost as an entrepreneur and like you are running your own book of business, you will be able to see the rewards financially, both short & longer term.

The management also allows their employees to work across various locations and industries, so you will have the opportunity to work with some of the most dynamic companies in the country and in non

9 December 2020

See 1 more answer

15 February 2019

How do employees feel about their professional development opportunities at SystemsAccountants?

Pros

As SA continues to see substantial growth, I feel it is important to offer a critical review of the companies’ offerings. One must really question the maturity of these 'professionals' who take the time to slander a company online. I worked with SA for around 7 months; hence, will not touch on career progression but rather what to expect for a 'graduate-level' introduction. In a brief digression, these reviews must be written with consideration of the wider recruitment industry. If you are not willing to pull your weight and build on the team's drive, recruitment isn't for you. Granted SA is less overarching when compared to larger Recruitment agencies; however, this is typical of more boutique agencies and comes with a level of expectation rather than coercion from the management. A more mature workplace. Pros: - Ethos. In an industry that is plagued with criticism for being generally careless - thinly veiled by the cries of "we're not all like that" and other clichés - the attitude of fostering lasting relationships is undeniable, with Consultants encouraged to go out and meet contacts/clients regularly, check in on existing placements and generally adhering to best-practise. Beyond the obvious benefits, it is staggering how many contingency recruiters fail at this. - The work/life balance. Unlike many agencies who revere those staying past the typical working day, there is no such expectations and the vast majority leave before 5:45 - 6 pm. - Company image. Working for a Company that is known and genuinely respected within such a niche market makes your life as a consultant far easier when it comes to expanding networks, making introductions and ultimately placements. - Perks. Whilst I could ramble on about all the cool perks such as a barista to make your coffee, pool tables and 'chill-out areas' (don't get me wrong it has all of these). Ultimately the important things are done well. Attractive healthcare package, respectable leave and realistic management who won't have a conniption at the thought of you asking to WFH when it is needed.

Cons

Whilst the training and general onboarding SA offers to new employees is rigorous, I sometimes felt there was an absence of a marketing support when it comes to consultants advertising roles. Greater employee bargaining power, bred from low unemployment means it’s hard to attract top applicants; hence, it would be nice to see more investment towards this moving forward. In lieu of career progression, I will address previous comments by saying SA has recently updated their corporate structure – leading to more defined factors in how one can progress within the company. For obvious reasons, I cannot comment on how well this is enforced.

Whilst the training and general onboarding SA offers to new employees is rigorous, I sometimes felt there was an absence of a marketing support when it comes to consultants advertising roles.

15 February 2019

See 3 more answers

3 October 2019

Does there seem to be diversity at SystemsAccountants?

Pros

SystemsAccountants is a great place to work. They take recruitment to the next level. Not only do their consultants help transform the Financial Systems Departments for Fortune 500 Companies and Tech Startups, but they make lasting impact. Keeping their company tight knit, SystemsAccountants have been able to develop real relationships, both overseas and in the USA. SystemsAccountants consistently generates repeat customer activity through excellent referrals, testimonials, and rapport. Their consultants are trained thoroughly on the ins and outs of financial systems, thus they really do grasp the concept of “bridging the gap between Finance and IT.” We are more than recruiters, we are here everystep of the way. Whether you need help in an RFP selection or you need help minimizing financials systems costs, Systems Accountants has a diverse team who can meet all of your Financial Systems expectations. If you are looking to join a company with an inclusive culture you will be overwhelmed with the diversity and deep understanding for people, coupled with financial systems, and long-standing relationships. Furthermore, you will learn what 360 recruitment is all about.

Cons

If you are not looking to be coachable, adaptable, and or roll-up your sleeves, this is not the place for you. It's a work hard play hard environment. They will give you all the tools you need to succeed, it is up to you to choose how you utilize them.

If you are looking to join a company with an inclusive culture you will be overwhelmed with the diversity and deep understanding for people, coupled with financial systems, and long

3 October 2019

See 1 more answer

9 December 2020

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at SystemsAccountants?

Pros

Whether you are a recent graduate or someone in the process of considering a change in your career, SystemsAccountants is a great place to make that first or next step in your career. If you also yearn for a company on a smaller scale and not being just a number, SA is a place you will thrive in, as SA is not your typical recruitment firm. For one, SystemsAccountants focuses on a unique vertical that (as their website says) bridges the gap between finance and IT. I did not know these types of jobs existed when I was in college and joining a recruitment firm that focuses on these niche financial systems positions has been a great learning experience and very exciting. SA’s niche specialty in recruiting financial systems professionals also makes SA stand out from its competitors, as SA is able to provide a more tailored service than what you would receive from the large-scale finance/accounting or IT recruitment firms. The management also allows their employees to work across various locations and industries, so you will have the opportunity to work with some of the most dynamic companies in the country and in non-COVID circumstances, be able to travel to different cities to meet with clients and candidates. Another great perk of working with SystemsAccountants has been the people. As I mentioned, SA is a smaller company where you are more than just a number, and you will be spending a lot of time together. The management have continued to initiatives to bring the company together outside of work. The company hosts a great holiday party during Christmas and a summer party to celebrate the financial year-end and for hitting various individual and team targets. The management also takes in new ideas from its employees around corporate social responsibility and diversity & inclusion initiatives. Employees in the US and UK/Europe will send out emails if they are participating in marathons or other fundraising initiatives for causes such as cancer research, suicide prevention, diabetes, and similar causes/charities. The management in the US also took initiatives during my time here to recognize the BLM movement and declare Juneneeth as a company holiday, as well as, recognize the LGBTQ community in their month of Pride, June. The company overall is very much a work hard play hard environment, but an environment that is continuing to evolve and a company where everyone genuinely wants you to succeed and ensure you have every tool and resource available to succeed.

Cons

This role, like any role in agency recruitment, is sales oriented in nature. You will not be able to place candidates in new positions without bringing in clients to work with. Everyone in the business operates on a 360 scale, meaning you are responsible for both business development (clients) and sourcing (candidates), rather than one of these aspects. It is expected that the first 3-6 months are focused on investing in developing client and candidate relationships, so the financial rewards may not be there immediately. However, if you are able to take your own initiative and act almost as an entrepreneur and like you are running your own book of business, you will be able to see the rewards financially, both short & longer term.

The management also takes in new ideas from its employees around corporate social responsibility and diversity & inclusion initiatives.

9 December 2020

See 1 more answer
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

12 English questions out of 12