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We understand and can speak the language of technical accounting and information technology. We know the industry. We know the latest hiring trends. We do more in our candidate searches than just matching keywords from your job descriptions to keywords on our candidate’s resume. Our candidate interviews and matching process is driven by a true understanding of the candidates accounting experience. We know the right questions to clearly define the hiring company’s need and vet the candidate’s skillsets. As a result, the hiring companies we represent hire the right candidate – technically proficient to hit the ground running and able to fit in the company’s culture immediately.

When a client contacts Brilliant for a contract need, either an in-person meeting or a conference call is highly recommended. We will schedule time for the Recruiter and Business Development Manager to speak with the hiring manager. This is typically a 15-20 minute meeting or phone call which covers all information pertaining to the position.

Once the initial discussion is complete, the recruiting team contacts all available candidates and qualifies the individuals based on the information we have gathered about the position. We qualify every candidate for each requirement or skill the job requires, as well as pay rate, permanent salary, if applicable, location, personality fit and education. After the recruiting team identifies the most qualified available individual, they discuss the background with the Business Development Manager as a final check for qualifications. Once that is complete, the Business Development Manager contacts the hiring manager via phone and/or email with a brief write up of the candidate’s skills, as well as the resume and bill rate for the individual. Depending on the position, the following steps could be a phone interview, a face-to-face interview, or an immediate start date.

If an assigned Brilliant employee is not meeting your expectations, Brilliant will terminate the employee after hours on the day agreed upon by the client. Your assigned Brilliant contact will notify the candidate after-hours and let them know that the project has ended. The candidate is told not to contact the client and will be asked to list any belongings they may still have at the office. Your Brilliant contact will pick up those items the following day on behalf of the candidate.

Brilliant provides you with a sixty (60) calendar day pro rata guarantee for all permanently hired candidates. If the hired candidate’s employment terminates for any reason other than reorganization, mass reduction of force, elimination of position, takeover, sale of business, insolvency, bankruptcy or material change in job responsibility within the aforementioned guarantee period, Brilliant will conduct a replacement search for the position at issue for no additional fee. In the event that Brilliant cannot locate a suitable replacement within a reasonable period of time, Brilliant will refund a pro rata portion of the fee paid, based on the number of days following the date of termination of employment up to the expiration of the aforementioned guarantee period.

About Brilliant™ | Connecting People and Opportunities

Brilliant is an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology. The firm’s team of business development and recruiting experts include former Big 4 CPAs, former hiring managers and other leading industry professionals in the greater Chicago and south Florida labor markets. Since its inception in 2009, Brilliant has had impressive growth emerging as a leader within the industry and has been recognized with the following achievements:

  • Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50 2015, 2016
  • Staffing 100 List for North America 2016
  • Inavero’s Best of Staffing Talent Satisfaction 2016, 2017
  • Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms 2015, 2016
  • Inc. 5000 2015, 2016
  • Chicago’s and the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Best Places to Work South Florida 2017

Brilliant represents high-quality accounting, finance and information technology professionals, and companies within the manufacturing, distribution, health care, professional services, retail, legal, technology, real estate, nonprofit organizations and other industries. To learn more about Brilliant, visit or follow @BrilliantFS on social media.

We screen and/or test transactional level candidates on accounting, finance and other technical criteria based on specific client requests including the following:

  • Document answers to specific accounting / finance questions
  • Administer our proprietary Excel, data entry, and accounting assessments
  • Administer specified third-party testing onsite or remotely

Brilliant is capable of providing the following screening activities:

  • Multi-jurisdiction Index Search
  • County Criminal Record Search
  • Social Security Trace Report
  • Employment Credit Report
  • Education verification
  • Employment Report
  • Drug screens including 10, 9 panel and 5 panel rapid drug tests

We can satisfy any background check and drug screen requirement from our clients. We complete the required background checks for all direct-hire and temporary positions, as necessary. This is included in our services and is not an additional fee.

Brilliant deploys all available channels for recruiting top talent. Our team of experienced and exceptional recruiters leverage the following practices, online tools and technologies to locate and recruit the best possible talent for the best possible rates:

  • Our internal database of more than 100,000 professionals
  • Direct contact with our recruiters’ networks for continuous referrals and introductions to new talent
  • Job boards and premium search services including DICE, CareerBuilder, Monster, LinkedIn, Zip Recruiter, Indeed and other niche sites.
  • Postings on leveraging premium search engine and website traffic management services
  • Trusted third party employment agencies when applicable

We typically provide one fully vetted consultant within 24 hours and then provide additional recruiting support if required or requested, after further grasping the scope of the demand. We acknowledge how critical the speed to market is in this candidate-driven market, and pride ourselves with fill ratios of at least two qualified candidates within 48 hours.

In all cases, Brilliant serves as the employer of record for the employees we place at client locations. Under the ACA, we take full responsibility for any required coverages. All full-time equivalent employees (average 30+ hours per week) of the company are eligible for coverage the first of the month following 60 days of employment. The coverages offered are within the standards established under the ACA. Employees on assignment have the same insurance plan options as our internal employees. Details of those plans include:

  • HMO, PPO, high deductible PPO, and HSA medical plans
  • Dental PPO
  • Vision

After the assignment ends, employees are covered on those policies through the last day of the month of termination. Some restrictions apply.

Brilliant has offices located in Chicago, Illinois; Schaumburg, Illinois; Downers Grove, Illinois; and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Brilliant™ Ranks No. 22 on Forbes 2019 List of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Brilliant Wins ClearlyRated’s 2019 Best of Staffing® Talent Award for Fourth Consecutive Year
Brilliant Wins ClearlyRated’s 2019 Best of Staffing® Talent Award for Fourth Consecutive Year
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