Finance Indaba 2017: Cassel&Co is fanatical about finance

By focusing only on professionals and clients in these finance and accounting disciplines, we have been able to develop extended networks of talent and have built a thorough understanding of the environments and challenges facing those recruiting finance and accounting teams in a wide range of businesses, from start-ups to corporates," says Georgina Barrick, MD of Cassel&Co, a silver partner at the Finance Indaba Africa 2017 on 12 and 13 October 2017 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

In the coming weeks and months, we will be chatting to all the Indaba partners, asking them why they are joining the event and what their most important message for finance professionals is.

Do you want to hear why Intellection is the leader in procure to pay process improvement? Do you want to be informed about the latest and greatest in finance?

Then don't miss the Finance Indaba Africa 2017.

The Finance Indaba is the biggest annual event on the continent for financial managers and specialists who are seeking partnerships to drive progress. Thousands of delegates will gain valuable insights into realising financial performance and growth, becoming more efficient and accessing funding, among a host of other opportunities from leading players in financial services.

Why will you be present at the Finance Indaba?
"The Finance Indaba is South Africa's leading indaba for finance and accounting professionals - it is a wonderful showcase of this critical industry, providing an opportunity to hear excellent speakers and to network and meet some of the leading players within this industry. It showcases thought leadership, innovation and industry partners who are valued adding and committed to growth and success within the finance and accounting arena."

What will you be talking about or showcasing?
"Since 1989, Cassel&Co has concentrated on being the recruiting Partner of Choice within the finance and accounting sector in both South Africa and Africa. By focusing only on professionals and clients in these disciplines, we have been able to develop extended networks of talent and have built a thorough understanding of the environments and challenges facing those recruiting finance and accounting teams in a wide range of businesses, from start-ups to corporates. We have developed deep knowledge and key subject matter expertise through the placement of finance and accounting professionals, which is the core of our business activity. We are fanatical about finance!"

What challenges can you help finance professionals/firms with in 2017?
"Human capital talent is fundamentally the key competitive advantage in business today. Enlightened talent acquisition decisions are a vital contributor to bottom-line success in any organisation. Organisational memory suffers with poor hiring decisions and with high staff turnover. The secret to uncovering hidden talent and making the quality match which drives such competitive advantage rests in a unique understanding of both the candidate, their specialisation and the organisation involved. Functional competence as well as behavioural Competence is key to success. As a specialist recruitment company who is fanatical about finance, Cassel&Co understands the critical importance of strong relationships and in-depth specialist knowledge on either side of the matching process."

What sets your service apart from other recruitment agencies?
"Our ability to deliver relevant solutions in a diverse and constantly changing business environment requires that organisations constantly metamorphosise their methodologies in line with cutting edge industry trends. The paradigm shift that Cassel&Co has undergone in order to transform itself from a product provider into a solutions-oriented, technology driven organisation, demonstrates the company's commitment to facing and adapting to the dynamic needs of our clients. Our relationships with both our clients and candidates are nurtured through our team of consultants, researchers and dedicated Customer Care officers. Besides enhancing the candidate experience and ensuring client return on investment, this strategy contributes to a long-standing association and repeat business. We support newly placed candidates and enhance their ability to perform optimally within their new positions by providing Pre- and Post-placement programmes.

"The ability to deliver solutions in a diverse and ever-changing business environment and to tailor methodologies to meet cutting-edge industry trends requires adaptability. To this end, Cassel&Co has evolved from a service provider into a customer-centric solutions partner, offering the following solutions:

Permanent Staffing:
Cassel&Co permanent recruitment solutions takes a client's talent attraction and retention strategies into account to ensure that you receive a positive return on your investment for your permanent staffing requirements.

Flexible Staffing Assignments:
Cassel&Co has a reputation for supplying top calibre flexible staff, drawn from a substantial talent pool of highly skilled and motivated professionals across our areas of niche specialisation. We have the infrastructure and resources to rapidly deploy flexi-staff, enabling clients to manage business demands.

Contract or Interim Assignments:
Cassel&Co has a network of highly skilled and experienced contractors, at all levels and across many functional and behavioural competencies, available for contract or interim assignments.

Ad Response Handling:
Cassel&Co provides a customised solution that includes receiving, screening, recording, sorting and shortlisting candidates from the large number of CV's received during the recruitment advertising process.
Additional services offered include skill assessments, integrity checking and interviewing.

Executive Search:
Cassel&Co offers an Executive Search solution for Senior and Executive roles that is research based. With an extensive network of contacts and pioneering intelligence gathering processes, Cassel&Co is able to deliver detailed and relevant talent maps to find the most suitable active and passive candidates. Our solution has assisted many of South Africa's leading companies to secure top tier specialist talent.

What does your membership of APSO and the South African Institute of Professional Accountants entail?
"Cassel&Co is an accredited member of the Federation of African Professional Staffing Organisations (APSO), the Institute of Personnel Consultants (IPSC) and the Confederation of Associations in the Private Employment Sector (CAPES). APSO represents its member recruiting companies in their dealings with government and related bodies, while promoting and ensuring the adherence to ethical and professional standards of business within the recruitment community.

"APSO is dedicated to setting and promoting professional standards that will empower members to grow successful enterprises and deliver excellent service.

"Their four business pillars on which we are driving professionalism are:

  • Lobbing & Advocacy
  • Professional Development
  • Knowledge & Support
  • Ethics & Best Practice"