Jessica Stravino and Lissette Penrod use relationships built through years of recruiting to find their clients top Accounting & Finance talent in Tampa Bay. Stravino Penrod Search Partners recruiting firm.   

Understanding What Our Clients Want

Our clients come from a wide range of industries and come in all sizes - from large, publicly traded corporations to small, closely held companies. Each client is unique; because of this we always request a face to face meeting on premises prior to commencing a recruiting search for a first time client. We take this opportunity to discuss the position specifications, skill set required, personality traits desired, and team dynamics.

Meeting with the hiring manager in the company’s environment allows us to implement a more focused approach to finding the ideal candidate. Thirty minutes at the beginning of the process to discuss the various components of the search saves our clients the time and aggravation of reviewing incompatible resumes and conducting interviews for candidates who are not the right fit. 

When working with clients, we set expectations based on market conditions and the availability of candidates for the specific search. We tailor our communication and process for each client based on their needs and preferences to make it a pleasant and successful experience.

Specialty: Accounting & Finance Placement

At Stravino Penrod, we strive to provide the best recruiting service to our clients and candidates which is why we maintain a practice focused solely on accounting and finance permanent placement and consulting roles. 

Roles we specialize in recruiting include, but are not limited to:

  • Accounting – Staff Accountant, Senior Accountant, Accounting Manager, Assistant Controller, Controller
  • Audit - Internal Audit (Staff, Senior, and Manager), IT Audit (Staff, Senior, and Manager), Risk and Controls
  • Finance – Financial Analyst, Senior Financial Analyst, Finance Manager, M&A Analyst, Business Analyst, Project Manager
  • Financial Reporting – SEC Reporting Staff, Senior, and Manager
  • Tax – Domestic and International Tax Staff, Senior, and Manager
  • Senior Level – Director, Senior Director, Vice President, CFO, CAO

Why Use Stravino Penrod Search Partners

At Stravino Penrod Search Partners, we don’t post job ads. We won’t be sending you resumes from the same candidates who are applying for your roles online. We meet our candidates through confidential referrals from trusted relationships in the accounting and finance community. We thoroughly screen candidates during face to face meetings to discern their skill level and to ensure that we are providing you with candidates who are both a technical and cultural fit. 

Our educational backgrounds and professional experiences in accounting and finance give us a thorough understanding of the position requirements for the roles we are helping our clients fill. In addition, our relevant network and up to date knowledge of the Tampa Bay market are the foundation of how we produce value for our clients.  

Stravino Penrod Search Partners prides itself in having built a client and candidate base on referrals.  As a result, we maintain low overhead and are able to pass those savings through to our clients by providing a more qualified consultant at a competitive rate.  This ensures consultants stay the duration of the contract and complete the job you have hired them for.  

We provide our clients with a small number of highly qualified candidates who fit the description of the ideal candidate. We do the legwork so you can continue to run your department and focus on your work, without your talent search becoming what feels like another full time job.  

Fees and Guarantee

Stravino Penrod recognizes that fees are an important variable when deciding which company to utilize when conducting a recruiting search. Our fees are competitive and are determined by various factors including exclusivity, number of placements, and the complexity of the search.  

We understand that each new hire is an important and impactful event for you and your team. We offer our clients unique guarantees to provide them with the comfort and peace of mind they need to move forward. We have complete confidence that we will find you the right person and we stand behind that.