Recruiting for a well-regarded accountancy firm in Lincolnshire

Benjamin Edwards retained to hire accountants and support staff for a highly regarded accountancy firm in Lincolnshire.

The problem

This accountancy and professional services firm is a dominant brand in Lincolnshire and a regional heavyweight. With offices in Lincoln, market towns in Lincolnshire, the Wolds and coastal outposts.

Whilst the brand is well known to Lincolnshire residents, they had struggled to attract seniors and semi-seniors. With Lincolnshire salaries in finance traditionally lower than Nottingham and London, mid-career accountants resistant to the perceived backwaters of Lincolnshire.

The solution

As always, we started with building up a picture of what it was like to work there. What was the client base, what was the reputation, what would the career prospects be like? How much business development would be required?

We pulled together packs for each location, looking at the local environments and talking up the advantages of working in a smaller community than a crowded urban setting. Lincolnshire is a hidden gem of a county with affordable housing, free grammar school places and easy access to the east coast.

We started to get an in-depth understanding of each branch office and the job requirements.

We agreed terms with the HR team and signed a non-compete agreement. This provided peace of mind and moreover – an idea of the schedule of costs that enabled budgeting – there would be no nasty surprises.

We handled all of the first stage interviews, compliance checks and due diligence of every candidate we put forward. We negotiated terms that were acceptable for both parties.

The project was then rolled out to include support role vacancies in IT, payroll, and marketing and have freed up time for the in-house HR team.

“I have worked with Claire for several years and have always found her professional, timely and sends us high calibre candidates many of who we have appointed. Claire understands our requirements and delivers a high quality service. I can recommend Claire to anyone.”

So why choose Benjamin Edwards?

  • We are great listeners and offer an honest, refreshing and ethical approach to recruitment
  • Solid local knowledge of both candidates and companies in Lincolnshire & surrounding areas
  • We combine old school recruitment with new-age technology
  • Full end to end recruitment process
  • Advertising
  • Free local market analysis & advice
  • Free remuneration package advice
  • Search & Selection
  • Retained services for senior appointments
  • Outplacement support if making redundancies​
  • CV advice
  • Careers guidance
  • Proactive candidate promotion

 

If you want to know more, or have a difficult recruitment issue please do get in touch!

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Testimonials

Machinery Speciliasts

The service received from Benjamin Edwards has been very good. Contact has been regular and prompt where necessary, and the candidate requirements were met efficiently resulting in a new staff member for our team

Donna Hall

- Grimme

Practice recruitment

I have worked with Claire for several years and have always found her professional, timely and sends us high caliber candidates many of who we have appointed. Claire understands our requirements and delivers a high quality service. I can recommend Claire to anyone.

Heather Pepper

- Duncan and Toplis

Assisting a Commercial Accountant in their career

Claire reached out got in touch with me via LinkedIn about a new role that I could be interested in. It was a step up role that I might not ever have had the confidence to apply for on my own, but from looking at my profile and CV Claire advised that I was in fact exactly the type of candidate the company were looking for! Claire was friendly and professional throughout the whole process, and also helped me to prepare for my first ever ‘Virtual Interview’. The interview process on the whole was smooth, and Claire was available for all and any questions that I had. I am now settled in my new role in a fantastic company with great career prospects, an extremely fortunate position during these trying times that I would never have been in if Claire hadn’t found me and reached out. Thank you!

Lauren – Commercial Accountant

- Food Industry

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