Mary Ann Markowitz & Associates,
Traditional Excellence in Financial & Accounting Recruitment
A college diploma today gets a new graduate in accounting or finance a nice start―a $50,000 base salary, plus hiring incentives and benefits. And if you’re a company treasurer, the national average for total cash compensation is almost $250,000 a year, according to one national study.
Talent is tough to find, especially in Dallas-Fort Worth. Top talent—the cream of the crop—is especially difficult. Today’s bull market for accounting and finance professionals is a challenge that employers can rarely manage, day to day. Losing employees is another performance obstacle. High talent demand means employees are being wooed and wowed by competitors. And one bad hire by an employer? That can cost a company as much as three times an employee’s annual compensation package (this includes not only base salary, but commission and bonus), according to a Harvard Business School study.
The answer for talent management in accounting and finance is relationship management—knowing, fulfilling and connecting people to people; companies to candidates, candidates to companies. Mary Ann Markowitz & Associates (MAM), a Dallas provider of accounting and finance recruitment services, is the connector, adviser, supporter, and facilitator for individuals within a company who seek financial talent of all types—permanent or temporary, full time or part time, senior executives to the most recent college graduate. Since the company’s formation in January 2003, MAM has resisted the typical recruitment approach to matchmaking between companies and job candidates—a high-volume, transaction-focused, commission-driven flurry that pushes talent in and out of organizations.
About Mary Ann
Mary Ann formed MAM in 2003, after more than 13 years as a Dallas-based financial recruitment specialist for Robert Half International in Plano, Texas. During that time, Mary Ann was recognized as a Top 10 recruiter among thousands at a Robert Half International, an international recruitment firm. After that, Mary Ann served as branch director at Spherion in Dallas. As MAM founder and president, Mary Ann serves clients the same clients year after year. She is an active volunteer with the Institute of Management Accountants’ Dallas chapter, having served as its director of education as well as Past President of the Dallas IMA. When she’s not connecting financial executives with top employers, Mary Ann enjoys hiking, traveling, yoga and driving her 38-foot motor home around this beautiful country.