Qualitec® Professional Services, LP is one of twelve highly specialized search companies in The Qualitec® Group’s family. Each of the twelve groups specializes in a specific area of professional and executive searches. Qualitec® Professional Services, L.P. is the Tax group of Qualitec®. The Qualitec® Family began as The Austin Group, Inc. in 1977, as a single specialized search firm conducting national and international searches for professional staff in the petrochemical industry. In 1992 The Qualitec® Family was formed specifically to better manage the firm's growth and diversification. Each one of the twelve groups has a strong identity in their particular professional area.
The Qualitec® Family is proud of the quality of its full-time professional consultants and additional support staff. The firm’s internal retention rate is exceptional, with over 65% of the staff having five years or more of experience within Qualitec® and a significant percentage of consultants having had prior experience in the search field. The Qualitec® Family only works in the field of permanent professional placements. Qualitec® is a member of the National Association of Personnel Specialists, and currently has 95% of its staff members holding the Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) designation – the highest level offered by the professional association.
While information and assignments are often exchanged throughout the company, each of the groups have grown to become well known in their own areas of accounting, tax, engineering, finance, information technology, energy-related services, and economics. Group Managers have hired specialists in each of these fields to meet the needs of the growing client base. The growth of the firm has been explosive in the last decade. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the firm has a satellite office in Kerrville.
The Houston 100, a Small Business Administration group associated with the University of Houston tracks growth and revenues of Houston based businesses. The Houston 100 annually honors those firms that have contributed significantly to the area’s economic growth. The Qualitec® Family has been listed in this prestigious “Top 100 Firms” for the past six out the last 7 years. In the history of The Houston 100, only eight companies have made the list for four consecutive years. Qualitec® is one of those eight companies. For seven consecutive years, Qualitec® has also ranked in the top 5 of Houston-based placement firms based upon the number of placements, ranking number #2 in 2017.
While based in Houston, only one of our twelve groups work exclusively for Texas clients. The other eleven groups are “long line” groups, operating nationally and internationally for clients who are both U.S. and foreign based. Approximately 12% of our searches are conducted on a retainer-fee basis; the remainder being contingency-fee based.
Qualitec® Professional Services began in 1992 with assignments coming directly out of the finance and economics group’s search for transfer pricing/international tax economists. As our clients began asking Qualitec® to conduct searches for other tax professionals with degrees in accounting and law, consultants were added with this specific expertise. Qualitec® Professional Services now conducts searches in all areas of tax. Searches have been successful for VP’s, Sr. Director’s, Director’s, Sr. Manager’s and Manager and other Tax Professionals. Our client demands have caused us to increase our staff and our reach out to include the Finance and Accounting specialties in addition to our tax foundation. Successful searches have included both accounting and finance and tax professionals for corporate, accounting, and consulting companies. We have had success in both private and public client firms, large and small.
Our ongoing relationships with both our client firms and our candidates are of equal importance to us. Qualitec® is known for conducting multiple searches for our client’s, thus, our candidates become part of our ever-expanding contact base. Throughout our routine searches, we isolate, identify and evaluate numerous highly talented individuals. These candidates may or may not be appropriate for the particular search at hand. However, in the course of discussion we find that these candidates may be ideal for some of our other clients who have previously told us to keep an eye out for special talents for them. We share these candidates (with their permission) with our clients for either immediate consideration or potential consideration. This partnership between Qualitec® and our clients enables our clients to see top talent prior to anyone else. Qualitec® presents these candidates in confidence, as such, we have served a number of our client firms by providing unexpected but welcomed talent.
Our search process is accurate and thorough. We conduct our own contact-based reference checks while screening candidates. At the request of our client, we also offer a background check for credential verification, offered through a third-party company, who furnishes an extensive report directly to our client and us.
If you are hiring or are anticipating hiring in the near term, we would like to earn your business. The sooner we can be involved in the process, the more rewarding the results are.