1) Smart, ambitious, hard working junior (preferably with ~2 years at a Big 4 firm, preferably recently minted CPA) with solid academic accounting credentials interested in developing more along corporate finance lines vs burning out along the Big 4 path. Big emphasis on intellectual muscle with this profile. Key will also be finding someone that fits this profile but doesn't mind digging in to do detailed accounting grunt-work when needed. I'll work closely with this person, invest in their development, and I'll double as a controller during close while bring them along, but they need to learn fast.
2) More tenured (5-15 years experience) junior controller type from a small company that can be a steady workhorse that already knows the ropes. I'll need to be able to just dump the accounting on this person and focus on the finance part of the job myself.