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        Accounting & Finance Specialists based in Leeds & Bradford Recruiting UK Wide.

        Situated in the vibrant city of Leeds, Headway Recruitment boasts a team of seasoned experts in finance and accountancy recruitment.

        As an Accountancy Recruitment Agency we specialise in swiftly identifying permanent, interim, and temporary candidates equipped with the accounting and finance expertise your organisation requires. Our mission is to streamline your hiring process, sparing you valuable time and effort, all while arranging seamless, consecutive interviews with your top candidates in the finance and accountancy sectors.

        We’re not just recruitment consultants; we’re your partners in achieving excellence. Whether you’re seeking Chartered Accountants or Management Accountants, we’ve got you covered. This approach leverages the cutting-edge capabilities of AI, automation, and advanced technology through our INSIGHT process (something you won’t get from a big Accountancy Recruitment Agency).

        However, we understand that emotional intelligence remains a critical element throughout the recruitment journey. That’s why we place people at the forefront of our strategy, ensuring we match you with the ideal talent from the outset. Not to mention the great value for money we offer.


        At Headway an Accountancy Recruitment Agency, we place immense value on data, alongside the quality of our client relationships. To conclude many agencies tout their exceptional databases, we take pride in our award-winning system, setting us apart by enabling us to unearth those elusive candidates that others simply can’t reach. Speak with us a Accountancy Recruitment Agency with a difference. In the long run you will be glad you did. Provided that you want the best candidates and want to work with a recruitment partner give us a call. 

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        Annabel Lewis

        Annabel Lewis

        Office Manager

        Annabel has been working for Headway since 2004 . She manages the office and works in the permanent division where she has built many long lasting and strong relationships with her client base.

        She loves working with people and is dedicated to providing the best levels of service to both her candidates and clients. Annabel enjoys…

        …working within a team that assists one another on a daily basis in order to achieve the best results for our candidates and clients.

        Annabel’s psychometric profile is Influence and Steady (IS). Those with this profile prioritise collaboration and enjoy being in a team wherever possible. They want everyone to feel included and spend time and energy getting others involved. Annabel’s profile mirrors her enthusiasm for her job, and the fact that she brings a positive attitude to the relationships she shares with her colleagues and clients. When asked about her role within Headway, Annabel said:

        I really do feel I’m in the perfect job that fits with my personality. Collaboration with clients, candidates and the team is key. I’ve always enjoyed meeting new people and building relationships, and my role at Headway allows me to do this on a daily basis.

        Outside of work, Annabel loves being around people and is usually the one tasked with organising social gatherings, parties and holidays to far-flung destinations.


        At Headway Recruitment, we utilise a multi-faceted approach to identify and source qualified finance and accountancy candidates. This includes an extensive network of professionals in the industry, advanced job boards, and a database of pre-screened candidates with strong cultural fit and expertise.

        We have a proven track record of successfully recruiting for specialised finance roles. Our tailored approach and comprehensive candidate profiling ensure we can match candidates with the specific expertise required for roles like tax accountants or financial analysts.

        We use a rigorous screening process, including technical assessments and in-depth interviews, to evaluate a candidate’s accounting skills and qualifications. Our goal is to ensure that candidates not only have the right qualifications but also the practical skills needed for the role.

        Our INSIGHT approach is designed to evaluate both technical qualifications and cultural fit. We assess a candidate’s soft skills, such as communication and teamwork, to ensure they align with your company culture, thereby promoting excellent staff retention rates.

        We meticulously verify candidates’ certifications and qualifications to ensure they meet the specific requirements of the roles. Our partnership with professional organisations and ongoing industry knowledge allows us to validate credentials effectively.

        We conduct thorough reference checks and background verifications as part of our due diligence process. This ensures that candidates have a history of strong performance and ethical conduct in previous roles.

        We are committed to staying up-to-date with industry trends and regulatory changes through ongoing education and collaboration with industry professionals. This enables us to provide you with candidates who are well-informed and adaptable in the ever-evolving financial landscape.

        Yes, we have experience in recruiting for a wide range of finance positions, from entry-level to senior executive roles. Our diverse talent pool allows us to cater to your specific hiring needs.

        Headway Recruitment is equipped to manage high-volume recruitment campaigns with efficiency and precision. Our processes and technology enable us to source, assess, and place candidates quickly and effectively while maintaining quality and cultural fit.

        We prioritise data privacy and confidentiality. Our secure systems and adherence to data protection regulations ensure that sensitive financial information and candidate data are safeguarded throughout the recruitment process.

        We measure success based on various KPIs, including time-to-fill, candidate retention rates, client satisfaction, and the long-term impact of placed candidates. Our goal is to ensure that your recruitment needs are met effectively and sustainably.

        Headway Recruitment has a strong track record of successful placements in finance and accountancy roles. We’ve helped numerous clients fill key positions, resulting in increased productivity and positive impacts on their businesses.

        In cases of candidate shortages, we leverage our extensive network and industry knowledge to proactively identify and attract suitable candidates. Our commitment to the INSIGHT approach ensures that candidates we present not only have the expertise but also fit your company culture.

        We leverage advanced technology and a variety of job boards to reach a wide and relevant candidate pool. However, our emphasis is on understanding our candidates’ profiles deeply, and our INSIGHT approach is key to ensuring we identify the best-fit candidates.

        We prioritise the candidate experience and maintain open and respectful communication throughout the process. Our commitment to ongoing support and feedback, regardless of the outcome, ensures a positive experience for all candidates.

        We have expertise in negotiating job offers, including complex compensation structures and bonuses. Our goal is to facilitate transparent and mutually beneficial negotiations that align with your organisation’s compensation strategy.

        Our commitment extends beyond the initial placement stage. We work closely with your team to support the onboarding and integration of new hires, ensuring a smooth transition and a positive impact on your business.

        At Headway Recruitment, we prioritise long-term relationships. We maintain open lines of communication, provide ongoing support, and consistently deliver quality service to both our clients and candidates to foster enduring partnerships.

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