Contract accounting positions are relatively common. Companies tend to hire accountants on a contract basis during particular times of the year, like tax season for example, or they might hire on a contract basis to “test” an employee’s fit with the company. So, the question is… should you consider a contract accounting position? There are several reasons why you should.
You Can Gain Valuable Experience
When you contract, you gain the ability to work in a variety of environments, with a variety of company cultures and teams. That way, you gain experience all across the board. If you’re looking to secure full-time employment later, this kind of varied experience can prove extremely valuable to companies who are looking for well-rounded candidates. Or, if you’re tired of the same old projects, you can use contracting as a way to branch out and expand your skillset.
It Can Work With Your Unique Schedule
Sometimes, accountants aren’t looking for full-time employment at all and, instead, want something that works with their schedule. Perhaps you have a family to raise, or you’re going back to school. In situations like these, working a contract position might be the perfect solution. You might even be able to work part-time or set your own hours in order to take full control over your unique schedule. And if you’re only looking for part-time work for now and plan on returning to working full-time later, contracting lets you keep up your skills — and your resume — in the interim.
It Could Lead to Full-Time Employment
Contract accounting work can often segue into a full-time gig with a company, and it serves as one of the best ways to get your foot in the door with a company or team that you really like. Often, employers will hire out of their contract pool, rather than starting the search from scratch and training someone new from the ground up. If you prove yourself while working on a contract basis, you’re very likely to be in a good spot when it comes time for the company to hire a full-time accountant.
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