The Benefits of Working as a Contractor in Finance and Accountancy

Kelvin Murphy our consultant managing the role

We’ve already discussed the general benefits of undertaking an interim role. But what are the specific benefits for finance and accountancy professionals? 

Marks Sattin Recruitment provides a flexible and personalised service to people looking to develop their careers or explore temporary, contract or interim recruitment solutions. We have specialist recruitment teams across the UK and Europe who are known for sourcing exceptional opportunities for talented finance and accountancy professionals, ranging from high-growth start-ups, growing SMEs and established corporations.

If you are a finance or accountancy professional looking to advance your career, working as a contractor can offer numerous benefits. In this article, we will discuss the top four advantages of being an interim or FTC (fixed term contract) worker, and how it can help you build on your experiences and propel your career forward.

Building on Experiences in Different Environments 

As a contractor, you can work with different companies and organisations, in various industries and settings. This allows you to gain exposure to diverse environments and processes, which can be highly beneficial for your personal and professional growth. It also gives you the chance to learn from different teams and managers, expanding your knowledge and skillset.

Trying Out Different Roles and Industries 

Contract work also allows you to try out different roles within the finance and accountancy field. It can be challenging to figure out what type of job or company is the best fit for you, but as a contractor, you have the freedom to experiment and see what truly interests you. This can help you find your true passion and direction in your career.

Moreover, working as a contractor also gives you the chance to explore different industries. This can be especially beneficial if you are looking for a change or want to broaden your knowledge and experience beyond traditional finance roles. Trying out new industries can open doors to new opportunities and help you discover where you see yourself in the future.

Contracting could be a positive change after redundancy

Unfortunately, redundancies can happen in the finance and accountancy industry. However, being made redundant could also be an opportunity for positive change. As a contractor, you can use this as a chance to explore new roles and industries that you may not have considered before. It can also provide you with the necessary experience and skills to redirect your career in a new and exciting direction.

Moreover, just because you start on an FTC doesn't mean it will end when it is meant to. Depending on the company's requirements and your individual performance, your contract may be extended, or you could become a permanent team member.

Higher Earning Potential

With the current cost of living crisis, it's no surprise that many professionals are seeking higher salaries. As a contractor, you have the potential to earn more than your permanent counterparts due to the flexibility and expertise you bring to companies. This can help alleviate any financial stress and allow you to save or invest in your future.

In conclusion 

In conclusion, working as a contractor in finance and accountancy offers numerous benefits that can help you advance your career. From building on experiences in different environments to exploring new roles and industries, it provides the flexibility and opportunity for growth that permanent positions may not offer. Additionally, it can be a positive change in the face of redundancy and provide higher earning potential. Consider becoming a contractor and see for yourself the advantages it can bring to your professional development.

Discuss your next steps

At Marks Sattin, our consultants make sure to keep abreast of the latest trends in their markets. Ultimately, FTCs are a great opportunity to learn new skills, undertake project work, and take on a new challenge in a business you may not have considered previously.

As a specialist recruitment and executive search firm with over 30 years’ experience, we've helped many professionals find their next exciting opportunity, whether that's within global organisations or growing SMEs. If you are considering your options, please reach out to one of our qualified consultants, who are best placed to advise you on your next steps. register your details to shortlist jobs and sign up for job alerts so you're the first to hear about our latest opportunities.



28/09/23
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