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Expectations of a Toptal Finance Expert

Toptal finance experts are expected to perform with extreme professionalism at all times. Our clients expect to be working with elite consultants, and like our clients, we do not tolerate subpar work or poor communication for any reason.

FULL-TIME FINANCE EXPERTS
Full-time Toptal finance experts are expected to work at least 40 hours per week. Always make sure you understand your client’s expectations in advance.
PART-TIME FINANCE EXPERTS
Part-time Toptal finance experts can have varied work hours and schedules, but they are expected to work at least 20 hours per week. Always make sure you understand your client’s expectations in advance.
HOURLY FINANCE EXPERTS
Hourly Toptal finance experts can have widely varied work hours and schedules, and there are no weekly minimums. Always make sure you understand your client’s expectations in advance.
RAMP-UP QUICKLY

Finance experts will rapidly learn and adapt to the client’s working environment, including understanding their specific role and the client’s work style. The trial period will be as productive and efficient as possible.

ADAPT TO CLIENT’S SCHEDULE

Finance experts will be available during the client’s preferred hours to meet and work as live, remote team members. This may require lifestyle adjustments as dictated by client needs and time zone.

BE RESPONSIVE

Toptal finance experts are live, remote additions to on-site teams, and are expected to be highly accountable and to respond to clients rapidly. Finance experts will always be mindful of all client communications and will respond via the client’s preferred channel (email, Skype, etc.).

BE RELIABLE

Finance experts will establish and maintain a consistent workflow, and will give advance notice if unable to work on a given day. Reliability in work and communication must be proven every day.

BE PROACTIVE

Finance experts will update clients regularly on work progress, issues, solutions, and outputs. Clients should never have to ask for status updates. Toptal finance experts should actively identify and offer to do additional work if they get ahead. It is the finance expert’s duty to contribute wherever possible and to keep the client up-to-date and informed on every aspect of their work.

COMMUNICATE WELL

Finance experts must speak and write in clear and concise English that has been double checked for typos so that all clients feel comfortable collaborating with and delegating work to them.

WORK QUICKLY

Toptal finance experts will take a passionate interest in accelerating the delivery of a client’s business priorities. Toptal professionals will collect required information, correct erroneous assumptions, and complete all work with maximum efficiency.

MAINTAIN QUALITY

While Toptal finance experts will take both speed and quality into consideration, they will never make compromises on the quality of their work for the sake of speed or anything else. Finance experts are expected to act, think, and contribute like a core member of the client’s team.

CONSTANTLY IMPROVE

Toptal finance experts are expected to continually improve their skills by:

  • Taking advantage of Toptal’s educational and professional development resources.
  • Collaborating with other Toptalers to solve problems that arise on the job, but never revealing confidential information.
  • Building and maintaining an up-to-date suite of tools and equipment.
  • Completing supplementary reading materials, attending workshops, etc.
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