Amy Hann Walker

Interim Controller

Hey Founders! Here’s Why You Need an Interim Controller

  Most startup founders are great at hiring salespeople and engineers. These teams directly impact their early-stage growth, so they’re an easy hiring choice. However, those same founders often drag their feet when building out their accounting and finance departments because they assume they can always catch up on those later. But unfortunately, they find […]

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Why Won’t My Unicorn Candidate Pay Attention to Me?

  Everyone’s in search of a unicorn in the Bay Area. Hiring managers want to recruit exceptional people, and at BVOH Finance & Accounting Search, we pride ourselves on helping them do that. But unicorns are rare for a reason, and hiring managers sometimes become impatient when the best and the brightest aren’t knocking down […]

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A Conversation with Facebook Controller Matt Banks

  Keeping Pace with Facebook’s Tremendous Growth, the Importance of Maintaining Your Network, & the Biggest Challenge Facing the Next Generation of Accountants   Matt Banks and I have known each other since we were in the same start class at Ernst & Young. I have a memory from the first week of training when […]

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How to Ace Your Finance & Accounting Job Interview

How to Ace Your Finance & Accounting Job Interview: A 5-Step Approach

  No matter how many interviews you’ve done or how many jobs you’ve held, you must always prepare before speaking with a potential employer. In my 15 years of recruiting, I’ve never seen a candidate land a position without preparing for an interview — it’s of the utmost importance. Preparing isn’t just about rehearsing responses […]

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How to Name Finance & Accounting Positions to Attract the Right Talent

  What’s in a name? When it comes to accounting and finance titles, quite a lot. Young professionals seek jobs that offer a range of responsibilities and opportunities for growth, and they use titles to determine whether an opening offers those benefits. Use A Generalized Title That Indicates Variety A generalized title signals flexibility and […]

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How to Plan Ahead for Hiring a Public Accountant

  You always need good CPAs. Whether you’re working on annual reports or preparing to go public, a strong public accounting team is one of your most important assets. Cultivating that team requires careful planning and foresight, so you always want to think ahead. Even if you have a great accounting department right now, you […]

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3 Things Job Seekers Can Learn From Brené Brown

Brené Brown has influenced a lot of lives with her research. Her TED talk on vulnerability skyrocketed to popularity, garnering more than 25,700,000 views. But while most people take Brown’s lessons to heart in their personal lives, her message applies to the professional world as well. Brown’s work revolves around the idea that the people […]

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Leaving Public Accounting? Here’s What to Look for in Your Next Job

  People leave public accounting for a number of reasons, but chief among them is a desire to take on a more challenging, specialized role. That’s why there’s nothing sadder than seeing ambitious professionals leave one sector only to languish in another. I’ve witnessed this time and again. Accountants stop building their technical expertise when […]

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