Accounting & Financial Search  

(630) 971 - 2990


Contingency Search
While this search process typically works best for positions below the executive level, there are occasions, depending on the situation, where it will work for C-level roles. The advantage of contingency is the "pay for performance" aspect of the fee structure - you only pay a fee if the position is filled successfully. While the disadvantage with this type of search, with most firms, is a "fast food, resume sending approach," DK Cole provides a unique alternative that ensures you get the "pay for performance" aspect of contingency with the higher level of commitment and personal attention of retained search. Positions such as bookkeeper, staff accountant and financial analyst are well suited for the contingency process. Through a series of questions about your needs, your search consultant can quickly determine whether contingency makes sense for you.  more ...

Retained Search
For critical, executive and some management level hires, a more in-depth level of attention, marketplace research and guidance may be needed to ensure the best possible fit within your organization. To ensure the highest, most sophisticated level of attention on filling your critical executive position, modified retained search may be the best strategy. This type of search requires you to pay a small portion of the fee up front to cover specific cost structures related to the higher service level, but the total cost is no different that contingency. Another advantage of using this approach is that sometimes you will get interesting market intelligence as a result of our research process. Through a series of questions about your needs, your search consultant can quickly determine whether retained search makes sense for you.  more ...

Reference & Screening Services
Even if you have several outstanding candidates in mind for a position, the final selection and negotiation can be time consuming and stressful. Bad hires are costly, so anything you can do to mitigate the risk is money well spent! DK Cole can handle the screening, interviewing and the salary negotiation process on your behalf to ensure you don't waste your valuable time on the wrong candidates. By taking the right steps, we can help increase the chances of a good hire, and to ensure you make a competitive, but fair offer. We can provide assistance with background checks, reference checks and even managing the interview process, salary negotiation and on boarding to ensure your new hire makes a smooth transition and has a fair chance to be successful in your organization. Call us at 630-971-2990 for a fee estimate.

Interim & Special Project Staffing
When you're in need of additional staff, but you're reluctant to bring on a permanent hire, interim or special project staffing can be valuable. DK Cole only sends high quality professionals into the field, based on availability of the appropriately skilled consultants. With our experience and strong technical understanding of accounting, finance, internal audit, financial reporting, corporate governance, tax and many other areas of accounting and finance, we know what it takes to provide you with the right consultants to get your project completed efficiently. We are committed to quality, and we will only provide a fee estimate for these services if a qualified person is available. more ...

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Welcome to DK Cole Company

When you need to add, replace or upgrade your accounting or financial staff members, such as a CFO, Controller, bookkeeper or other accounting staff, DK Cole provides various levels of recruiting and placement services to meet your needs. From simply helping you with the recruiting tasks of getting an employee on board, such as screening and interviewing candidates and conducting reference and background checks, to completely managing the search. You'll get the accounting and finance talent you need in a reasonable time frame without sacrificing technical skill or cultural fit within your organization. We can also provide interim staff, until the position is filled.

DK Cole Expertise

The DK Cole approach involves far more than searching a candidate database for resumes. We provide a unique approach to the permanent placement of accounting and financial professionals that provides the "pay for performance" of traditional contingency search with the "depth" of retained search. We customize our search based on your needs, instead of "fitting" one of our database resumes into your job description. As a result, your position will be filled in a reasonable period of time without sacrificing technical skill, integrity and cultural "fit" within your organization.

Founded in 2006, DK Cole provides recruiting and placement as well as interim and special project staffing to a diverse group of clients. Whether you're the owner of a small to medium sized business or a financial executive in a large corporation, DK Cole has the resources to help you maintain a smooth running accounting and finance department. Clients include closely held companies and large corporations in construction, manufacturing, professional services, public accounting firms, financial services, retail and many other industries.


"DK Cole placed several people with our portfolio companies, from senior accountant to CFO. They worked hard to find the right talent, and they were honest and fair with every transaction."

- Andrew Kalnow, CEO, NM Group Global

"We have worked with Kathy over the past two years in both the employment market and as a human resources sounding board. Kathy has a superior understanding of the marketplace and is adept at fitting the right person with the right firm."
- Stephen Caboor, VP--Catalano, Caboor & Co., Ltd. CPAs

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DK Cole Company

Accounting & Financial Search
900 Ogden Ave. #404
Downers Grove, IL 60515-2829

Phone: 630.971.2990
Fax: 630.566.7556

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