Asked Questions (FAQs)
|1. Who is Kutcher Tax Careers?
|2. There Are Several
Staffing Firms Out
There - Why Use Kutcher Tax Careers?
|3. How Does Your Firm Get Paid?
|4. Why Pay A Fee To
a Staffing Firm When We Can
Get Tax Candidates Through An Ad
|5. How Does Kutcher Tax Careers Obtain
|6. Describe Your Firm's Client Base And
Geographical Areas Served.
|7. What Is The Most Common Type Of Tax
Position Handled By Your Firm?
|8. What Type Of Potential Candidates Are You
Least Likely To Help Find A Position For?
|9. Why is KTC
Providing Valuable Information That is Not Directly Related to Making Placements?
|1. Who is Kutcher Tax Careers?
Kutcher Tax Careers is one of a select group of specialty boutique
recruiting firms based in the NYC Tri-state area. We provide tax personnel
to leading Fortune 500 corporations, CPA firms and emerging growth
companies. We take the personal touch approach - you'll always deal directly
with the owner of the firm. Our fully automated database of tax candidates
and clients allows us to retrieve needed information within seconds.
Kutcher Tax Careers focuses on meeting the tax staffing requirements of companies needing
tax professionals in high demand low supply market segments.
|2. There Are Several
Staffing Firms Out There - Why Use Kutcher Tax
Let's face it, there may be several types of recruiters with whom you'll come into contact
with when looking for a tax professional or a tax position. There are those who handle the
tax function as "an ancillary" area to their principal focus. That is, if they
happen to have a person's resume in their files that has tax experience, then they'll
present that person to their client company. Another type are "salespeople" who
hope to make a placement by flooding the hiring company with resumes. They merely use
buzzwords to try to get by. We are unique in the fact that we understand your needs and
devote our full time to servicing the tax community. We present a person only if we
believe that the candidate and the company are a "match" and we work with the
client to understand his/her needs and goals.
|3. How Does Your Firm Get Paid?
There is never a fee charged to the candidate. The hiring company pays us a percentage of
the person's first year salary (the rate is competitive with the market, and we often give
"multiple-placement discounts" to encourage companies to consider our
candidates). We always offer a guarantee period which commences with the candidate's first
day of employment. Our fee varies based on several factors that are discussed with the
hiring company at the time the "job-order" is given to us. Note that we're a
contingency-based firm with retainer proficiency.
Why Pay A Fee To
Staffing Firm When We Can Get Tax Candidates Through An
Ad or the Internet?
There are many reasons, but essentially, you get what you pay for! Kutcher Tax Careers
produces quality candidates and saves our client companies time. Quality candidates become
quality employees, who are likely to save our clients money as they perform their work.
Ads draw quantity but not necessarily quality. There is usually a heavy volume of
responses you must sort through and screen. The majority of candidates have either too
little or too much experience compared with your requirements or don't possess the proper
specialization (e.g., Multistate Sales & Use Tax). We get a substantial amount of
business from companies who run ads hoping to attract the right candidate, but find that
they are better served by using our services. We extend our client companies' reach into
the market, resulting in quicker, more accurate and better placements.
In other circumstances, a company seeks to replace or upgrade the position of an existing
employee without that person's knowledge. Since the company can't run an ad identifying
itself, it may consider running a "blind" or "box" ad. Many companies
avoid that approach because potential applicants refrain from responding out of concern
that it's their own company doing the advertising! Our services utilize a confidential and
methodical approach to identifying the right tax candidate.
|5. How Does Kutcher Tax Careers Obtain Candidates?
Even though we have one of the largest and most comprehensive databases of tax
professionals in the NYC area, we're constantly in touch with "new " potential
candidates and monitor the status of existing candidates.
Many tax professionals approach us to inquire about the tax job market
because they are too busy to conduct an effective search on their own.
Furthermore, we tap into our network of thousands of tax folks we've built
relationships with over the years. Through word-of-mouth, mailings,
the Internet and recommendations/referrals, dozens of tax professionals come to us each
week for assistance in their confidential job searches. We also actively recruit for
specific assignments. The majority of the tax professionals with whom we deal are not
actively looking to change jobs, but are open to hearing about opportunities that could
advance their careers. With Kutcher Tax Careers' daily contacts in the market, candidates
are assured of getting the widest exposure and the highest income possible at any given
time. Our broader contact base enables us to help candidates realize their full market
|6. Describe Your Firm's Client Base And Geographical Areas Served.
Our firm serves diverse businesses of all sizes in the Metropolitan NY City
area (which includes Long Island, Westchester, Orange/Rockland Counties, all
of New Jersey & Connecticut). Our secondary markets are: the Philadelphia
metro area and occasional work on tax assignments of a
national level. We work to develop long-lasting
relationships with our clients that enable us to better understand each company's culture
and personality of the management involved in the selection process for new employees.
Many people we place grow within the ranks of their companies and later call us to request
assistance with their staffing needs. Our success is measured in part by our high
retention rate as well as repeat business.
|7. What Is The Most Common Type Of Tax Position Handled By Your Firm?
Although we occasionally handle "high-level" tax positions (i.e., VP of Tax with
$150,000+ salaries), our real "bread and butter" are the lower-to-middle-level
spots (i.e., tax staff, seniors
and managers). We realize that there will always be a significant
need at that level.
About one-third of our time is spent working on tax manager positions. While a vast number
of companies outsource their tax work to independent CPA firms, many "small-cap"
growth as well as larger companies constantly do "cost-benefit analyses" to plan
their in-house tax capabilities, and thus are in the market for qualified tax
professionals. More and more companies are in touch with Kutcher Tax Careers in making
What Type of Potential Candidates Are You Least Likely To Help Find a Position For?
Being a small highly-specialized firm, we can only attempt to
help a finite type of individual with their search. Unfortunately, we spend more time then
we'd like dealing with people who have a lot to offer potential employers, but would best
be served by using more general recruiters or other placement firms that are tailored to
their existing specialties. Accordingly, set forth below is a partial list of the
backgrounds of these type of job-seekers :
|"Non-tax people" (i.e., Controllers, etc) This includes
anyone who does not perform most of their daily functions (at least 80%) working in
the tax capacity (virtually all-year round-not just "tax season")
|Sole-Practitioners (AKA self-employed) professionals. An exception
be if this is merely a temporary situation in-between jobs for less than a
|"High-level" tax executives
(from the private sector)
with salaries over $150,000 per year.
|Full-time students, recent graduates and/or entry-level job
|Attorneys looking for employment only with law firms.
|People looking to make a "career change".|
Why is KTC Providing Valuable
Information That is Not Directly Related to Making Placements?
A lot of tax professionals currently visit us on-line to inquire
about obtaining an advanced degree in taxation, joining professional organizations, which
tax software is a good match for them to utilize, etc. We want to be known as a resource,
not just an employment site. We don't believe in the old cliche "nice guys finish
last"! Since our reputation is our most valuable asset, we know that helping the tax
community with their needs goes a long way in how candidates, clients and other parties
perceive our firm. That's why a significant percentage of our business comes from existing
relationships who continually call upon us to assist them with their needs.