Accountancy & Finance Recruitment
Reed is the UK’s most established finance and accountancy recruitment agency, matching businesses and professionals since 1960.
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We know accountancy & finance recruitment
Our national network of finance and accountancy recruitment consultants recruit for temporary, interim, contract and permanent roles at all seniorities, ranging from transactional accounting positions through to finance leadership roles. As a leading recruitment agency, we work with organisations across all sectors, as well as having specialists devoted to supporting accountancy and finance practices.
We operate the largest database of accounting and finance professionals in the UK, so we can identify the right professional, with the right skill set, fast. We provide a truly consultative service, including industry-leading salary guides, market insights and support with activities such as onboarding.
Reed’s consultants are among the most experienced in the accountancy and finance recruitment market, with each member of our team specialising across sectors and qualification levels. This means that you receive a consultative service from experts with in-depth knowledge of the sector and detailed local insight built up through years of work.
We tailor our finance and accountancy recruitment service to fit your needs and you will always receive the solution which matches your requirements.
Transactional accountancy recruitment
Do you have a pressing need for a new credit controller? Or urgently need to expand your accounts receivable function? We understand that transactional accounting roles form the backbone of your accountancy and finance team, and provide a fantastic, efficient service to support your search for these critical professionals.
We’re aware of the impact that an unfilled transactional role has on your company and will act quickly to fill your vacancy, not compromising on the quality of our work. Our experience accountancy and finance recruitment has enabled us to build a pool of thousands of transactional accounting professionals.
To ensure you find the support you need, we recruit for a wide range of transactional positions across all sectors, including bookkeepers, accounts assistants, credit controllers and more.
Part-qualified & QBE accountancy recruitment
Reed’s accountancy and finance recruitment specialists are among the most experienced in the sector and have a proven track record of sourcing the best candidates. They use their depth of knowledge and experience to assess the best solution for your organisation and find the part-qualified and qualified by experience (QBE) professionals you need.
Our national scale and access to the UK’s number one digital recruitment service, Reed.co.uk, means that our consultants can search the length and breadth of the market for the right professional. This, allied with their local market knowledge and existing network of accountancy and finance professionals, will help you secure the professionals who are the perfect fit.
We recruit for a variety of roles which suit professionals who are part qualified or QBE. These include accountant, management accountant, tax accountant positions, along with other roles.
Qualified & newly qualified recruitment
With access to a database of over 90,000 qualified and newly qualified accountancy and finance professionals, Reed’s expert consultants will be able to find you the perfect match for your vacancy. Each consultant specialises in recruiting for areas including professional services, commerce and industry, financial services and the public sector, so you will always be supported by an expert in your field.
Our market-leading service package is tailored to fit your needs, providing flexibility on pricing and guarantees of up to 12 months. We appreciate cost is a key consideration when recruiting, so we work with you to provide the perfect candidate for your organisation at a price which is fair for all parties, not compromising on quality.
We ensure that all qualified and newly qualified professionals who we put forward for your vacancies will add value to your organisation. Our work encompasses all qualified accountancy and finance roles, from financial controllers and finance managers through to financial analysts and management accountants.
Finance leadership recruitment
With over 60 years’ experience, Reed has become a trusted partner for organisations across every sector seeking the right professionals for finance leadership roles. We are so confident in the senior finance professionals that our consultants place into leadership positions that we offer up to 18-month guarantees.
We have a highly experienced finance recruitment team dedicated to appointing the right professionals to financial leadership roles. They are the foremost experts in the field and offer you an unrivalled understanding of the market, working with the highest level of discretion.
Our specialists make appointments to finance-focused leadership roles such as chief financial officers, chief operating officers and finance directors, as well as recruiting for a wider scope of leadership positions, including chief executive officers, managing directors and commercial directors.
Accountancy & finance practice recruitment
We know that recruitment needs within accountancy practices are different from those in-house, which is why we have dedicated teams of consultants specialising in practice recruitment. Our accountancy recruitment experts recruit into a wide range of practice types, from small, one-partner practices, through to the biggest accounting firms - including the big four.
Our practice experts specialise in finding professionals in tax, audit, accounts preparation and production, payroll and insolvency, both permanently and on an interim basis to cover key busy periods, such as tax return season. We have vast experience making appointments at all levels, from juniors and assistants all the way through to partners.
We have so much confidence in the professionals we place into practices that we offer market-leading guarantees of satisfaction, including a one-year, 100% rebate. For all senior-level placements, our practice consultants will check qualifications for ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA, and CTA with the relevant bodies, giving you peace of mind over your new recruit’s level of qualification.
And understand your pain points...
As the leading accounting and finance recruitment agency, networking is at the heart of our consultants' work, giving us access to a talent pool of passive and active professionals for when your vacancy arises.
As part of your recruitment drive we’ll advertise your vacancy as widely as possible to attract candidates to the role, as well as approach professionals with the right skills, knowledge and experience who are not actively seeking a new role. We screen the applications on your behalf, and only put forward the most suitable professionals for your consideration.
There’s nothing worse than going through a thorough process and pinpointing the perfect new recruit, only for them to accept another offer. This is regular challenge in accountancy and finance, with professionals in high demand. They will often have several offers at any one time, as well as being counter offered by their current employer.
Our experienced consultants always highlight the prospect of counteroffers throughout the engagement process with both you and your prospective employee. We will guide you on the correct package required to secure the ideal person for the role, while also highlighting to applicants the benefits of your vacancy.
All applicants are fully vetted and undergo a full interview process with your consultant. Our specialists confer with you on the pre-screening questions and minimum competency levels you require, ensuring all applicants are assessed to your specification before recommending them for interviews.
And, to offer you peace of mind, all interim and temporary candidates undergo a vigorous compliance and referencing process before starting work with your organisation.
Our expert consultants are exactly that: consultants. Using a consultative approach, they apply their extensive experience in the sector to understand the nature of your vacancy and ensure they source candidates whose personality, knowledge and skills fit the role.
Your recruiter will communicate with you throughout the process highlighting their progress, and relaying key information to help you select the perfect new employee.
We manage the entire recruitment process, from the opening of a vacancy through to onboarding your new team member. Our consultants will be in regular communication with you and your prospective employees from beginning to end.
Your consultant will be fully aware of candidates’ thought processes throughout the hiring cycle, ensuring we know about other applications they have made and how this may impact your vacancy. Our consultants will provide interview preparation for you before any scheduled meetings, as well as offering interview support as and when you require it.
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