build your team

Fill an open accounting or finance position on your team or identify an expert for your next special project.

Can Raider Search assist you with identifying your next accounting or finance resource?  We work with companies across Cleveland and Northeast Ohio areas to identify accounting and finance professionals on a retained, contingent, and contract basis. Here are a few examples of roles we commonly recruit for:


> Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
> VP, Accounting
> Controller
> Accounting Manager or Director
> Staff & Senior Accountant
> General Ledger Accountant
> Payroll Accountant
> Cost Accountant
> Managerial Accountant
> Treasury Analyst


> Public Accountant, Assurance
> Staff and Senior Auditor
> Operational Auditor
> Financial Auditor
> Forensic Accountant
> Inventory Accountant
> Compliance and Risk
> Audit Manager or Director
> Chief Audit Officer


> Public Accountant, Tax
> State and Local Tax Accountant
> Property or Indirect Tax Accountant
> Sales and Use Tax Accountant
> Tax Manager or Director


> Director, Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A)
> Budget Manager
> Staff and Senior Financial Analyst
> Valuation & M&A Associates
> Budget Analyst
> Sales Analyst
> Pricing Analyst
> Strategic Financial Analyst

areas of expertise

We identify accounting, audit, tax, and finance 
professionals you can trust to get the job done.

Retained Search
Contingent Search
Contract / Consulting

retained search

You pay us, we deliver.

With a Retained Search, our accounting and finance staffing experts do the work for you so you can focus on your day to day operations. Over this one to two month process, we perform extensive research and interview leading professionals from both our local market and across the country evaluating each based on their technical skillset, personality, and cultural fit. Utilizing our candidate profile scoring tool, we only present you with the best to ensure your next hire is the right leader for your organization.

When is it best to use a retained search?

Retained Searches are normally performed when a company is seeking to replace or identify a key stakeholder within the organization. Common roles we perform retained searches for include:

  • Vice President, Accounting or Finance
  • Chief Finance Officer (CFO)
  • Chief Audit Officer
  • Controller
  • Treasurer

What to expect?

Week 1 The Role’s Responsibilities and Expectations Are Established
Raider Search Researches and Prepares a Market Value Report
Week 2 Interviews with the Organization’s Key Stakeholders and Decision Makers are Performed
Week 3 Raider Search Presents the First Candidate Panel
Week 4-7 Interviews and Candidate Reviews
Week 8-9 Job Offer, Negotiation, and Acceptance

Do you currently have an open position on your accounting or finance team? Are you struggling to identify the right candidate? With Raider Search’s Contingent Search services we work with our current network of professionals in the Cleveland and Northeast Ohio areas to identify the perfect fit for your team. Speak with a recruiter here at Raider Search regarding your current hiring needs and receive a custom portfolio of accounting and finance talent. The best part? No strings attached unless we find the right candidate for you. Meet with only those who fit your needs.

When is it best to use a contingent search?

Contingent Searches are normally performed when a company is seeking to replace or identify senior to director-level roles within the organization. Whether you’ve received someone’s two-week notice or are looking to add a new position due to organizational growth, we work to identify talent within the greater Cleveland, Ohio area which fits your current needs and budget.

contingent search

We only get paid if we deliver.

The Process


Who are you looking for?

We work with you to help understand not only the technical skills you are looking for but also the personality you feel would fit best within your organization. We provide personalized feedback and education based upon the current market.


Meet your candidates.

We work to identify a personalized portfolio of candidates who align with your expectations. Once you have had a chance to review each candidate’s resume, we diligently work to understand how each individual within the portfolio has met your current expectations or we adapt our search based on your feedback.


Interview your candidates.

Once you have had an opportunity to review each candidate’s resume, we are available to assist you throughout the interview process. From scheduling to “breaking the bad news”, we help to coordinate each step of the way and provide detailed feedback through our in-depth candidate and client debriefing process.


You’ve found the candidate of your dreams?! Great!

Once you’ve identified the perfect professional for your organization, we assist with the candidate’s onboarding process to ensure a smooth transition onto your team.

contract & consulting

Accounting and finance professionals when you need them.

Do you have an immediate need for expert accounting or finance talent? Perhaps an employee left unexpectedly. Quickly fill an open position on your team to assist with day to day operations until you can identify a permanent replacement with Raider Search’s Contract and Consulting services. We work with a variety of accounting and finance professionals from consultants to part-time professionals to ensure you have talent on hand when you need it for short and long-term projects.

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