Are you in the market for a new accounting or finance position? If so, there may be one avenue that you haven’t considered. Before you begin applying for your next position, think about the possibility of working a contract accounting job. Many people don’t realize what a great opportunity contract positions can be when trying to land a great job in the accounting industry. Here are just a few things to think about for your career advancement in 2017.
Part time while working
Working as a contractor can give you an opportunity to continue in your full-time role while exploring other options. You don’t have to quit your current job with the uncertainty for something new until you know that it will be a good long-term opportunity for your career.
Earn extra income
Working contract will also allow you to earn extra money, especially during tax season. You will be able to work additional hours in conjunction with your full-time job or explore full-time opportunities as a part of your contract position. In any case, the extra income is quite a perk.
Get to know the company
When you work on a contract basis, you will get to know the company before you commit to a full-time position. At the same time, the company is evaluating you and how well you fit with their organization. Contract-to-perm jobs are a great way to try before you buy, so to speak.
High demand of accounting
January 1 through April 15 is tax season in the United States, and that means accounting and tax professionals are in high demand. This is why you will find more opportunities, both part and full time, during the first quarter of the New Year. Take advantage of that situation for future development.
Work with a financial recruiter
If you’re looking for contract accounting work this tax season, consider building a relationship with a recruiter. They will have access to part time, short term, and contract to hire jobs that can be a fit for what you need. They will work with you to find the right fit and help you succeed.