Jake Wiley, CPA is a Direct Hire and Permanent Placement professional in the New Orleans area with Robert Half Finance and Accounting, New Orleans, LA.
Jake began his career as CPA with one of the big four accounting firms and worked his way up to the manager ranks in the mergers and acquisitions consulting group. Since leaving the big four Jake has owned his own business and since become a professional recruiter for accounting and finance professionals in the New Orleans, LA area.
“My personal philosophy is that business is all about relationships vs. simply about making the sale today. My best clients over the years have always been clients that truly believe in me and trust I actually have their interests in mind. When I do my job right, it is not my price that makes you pick up your phone and call me, but the fact that I can deliver consistently. With that said, that type of relationship generally doesn’t develop after the sale, but before.
By investing the time up-front to develop a solid relationship with my clients before the sale, I believe misunderstandings along the way are greatly reduced and any that arise can be worked out together vs. in an every man for himself environment. When you work with me, you will know exactly what I can deliver, when it is going to happen, and that I put your best interests before any other consideration.
I believe in hard work and going the extra mile, as a result I am direct and keep my dedicated timelines. My clients are busy professionals who realize the value of a dedicated service provider. Their job is to run their businesses, my job is to locate the best accounting and finance talent in the market, period.
I believe any business is only as good as its people, and thankfully my clients agree with me. I read somewhere that A’s hire A’s and B’s hire C’s. Thankfully there are enough A’s out there to keep me busy day to day. (Side note, if you know who’s quote that is, please let me know I would love to get it right and give the right person credit.)”