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A recruiting firm's reputation (and fee!) depend on finding well-qualified candidates for their construction clients. A CPA license alone does not guarantee knowledge or experience in the skills required of a construction CFO. Candidates with the CCIFP designation have a base level of competence in construction financial management, however, to earn the CCIFP designation they must show proficiency in eight domain areas, including:
The CCIFP exam can be challenging even for those with ten or more years experience in construction financial management. That's why industry participants and influencers can be confident that a CFO or controller with the CCIFP certification has met a high standard as a construction financial manager, but furthermore, has also met a high ethical standard.
If you are searching for qualified candidates for a senior-level financial management position in construction, you should specify the CCIFP designation as a requirement in your recruiting documents. You will be several steps ahead in prequalifying competent candidates and will be doing your clients a favor.