The feedback which keeps us motivated     


The feedback which keeps us motivated     

Candidate Testimonials 

“Edward was fully engaged in the process of placing me into the correct role from day 1. From giving advice, to preparing me for interviews, it was clear Edward was keen to find the role that suited my needs and remunerated me appropriately 
I will definitely keep in touch with him going forwards and he will be my first port of call when I want to make career moves in the future “ 

Ahmad ACA  Placed as corporate finance executive, Manchester  

Edward was extremely supportive throughout the whole process of placing me in my new role. He was always available for phone calls/emails to discuss any queries I had and ensured everything moved forward in a timely manner. 
Edward also offered guidance for both the interview and case study stages of the hiring process, which helped with my own preparation. Overall, Edward ensured the recruitment process went smoothly from start to finish which I am very grateful for. 

Joe Placed as corporate finance executive - Boutique London firm  

Edward has been extremely professional and knowledgeable from first contact through to signing contracts. He genuinely cares about his client and has made an effort to stay in touch after my placement. I would recommend him highly to those seeking job opportunities within the finance space. 

Luc Placed as corporate finance analyst in Cheltenham  

Ed provided guidance through every step of the recruitment process, as I looked to move out of a top-ten firm into a boutique deal advisory practice. Having already placed a candidate in the same business within the same year, Ed’s knowledge of the business and the relevant management team was a great benefit to my application. 

Placed as corporate finance manager - London  

Edward is keen to find his candidates a job where they will be happy and will try and get you multiple offers to allow you to weigh up your options, I think this is a great attribute for Ed as you do not feel pressured or rushed into accepting a role. I took the job and I am certain I would not have found this position had I have searched myself. The role has everything I asked for. 
I cannot thank Edward enough for his top communication and speedy responses. Edward is committed to finding his candidates a job and this was shown throughout my experience. I have already recommended Edward to everyone I know looking to move, and I think anybody considering using Edward’s services should do so. Thank you, Ed! 

Megan West Midlands  

It was a pleasure working with Edward throughout the process, he was always available to offer excellent honest advice and guidance. I was provided with plenty of information about the prospective firm and the work I would be undertaking. I wouldn’t hesitate to contact Edward again in the future if I’m looking for further career opportunities or advice. 

Edward Placed as a corporate finance executive in East Anglia  

It made such a difference having someone who took the time to get to know me, to make sure I was right for the role and his client, and to help me prep for the interview. I can't recommend Edward highly enough and wouldn't hesitate to work with him in the future, whether for me personally or when recruiting a team 

Gemma Placed as senior tax manager - independent practice in Southampton  

Edward was extremely helpful throughout the whole recruitment process. He helped me negotiate with potential employers and I am sure I would not have landed this job opportunity without his help and guidance 

Bradley Placed as a semi senior, top 40 practice in Cornwall  

It was a genuine pleasure to conduct my job search through Edward. His professionalism and attention to detail where second to none. He was able to identify great opportunities and support me throughout the hiring process. I can't recommend him enough 

David Placed as a semi senior with an independent practice in Sutton  

Edward was always available to offer advice and guidance, giving me interview tips and detailed information on the role and company, so I felt fully prepared at each stage of the interview process. He always came across as honest and up front and made it feel like we were in it together, which is what I value in a recruitment consultant. I'd definitely contact Edward again in the future if I'm looking for further career opportunities and advice 

Luke ACA Placed as corporate finance executive, national practice in Nottingham  

I have been impressed by Edwards attitude and level of professionalism from the first time he contacted me. He has always been very approachable and passionate about assisting me (even working on Sundays to answer my queries). Thank you 

Edward Placed as accounts semi senior – Independent practice in Derby  

I would just like to say thank you for the level of service you gave me during my job search. Your level of knowledge on the company, hiring manager and role was outstanding and really helped build my confidence for the interview 

Charlie CTA Placed as tax director –  Independent practice in Southend  

Edward Lawrence, I would like to thank you for your high level of professionalism and support which really helped take the stress out of moving jobs. What really helped was your interview advice which made me feel like I already knew the hiring manager before going in. This calmed my nerves and gave me a lot of confidence. 

Peter ACCA Placed as a client manager – Top 50 practice in Bristol  

I was recommended to Headhunter Associates by a previous work colleague and spoke to Edward about moving to a similar sized firm. After reviewing my career aspirations, personality and experience Edward recommended that I go to a larger firm as they would be a better fit. I am glad that I took Edwards advice, I have been in my new position for several months and am very happy with my decision 

Kerry Placed as AAT newly qualified – Top 40 practice in Stevenage  

Edward is by far one of the most professional headhunters I have had the pleasure of working with. He helped me to identify the most suitable firms based on my needs, always phoned when he said he would (including late evenings and early mornings) and arranged three interview for me in the same day, which ensured the process didn’t interfere too much with my working week. I was offered all three positions and with Edwards advice and guidance, accepted the most suitable offer. I will use Edward again if I am ever on the market again 

Joanne Placed as newly qualified AAT – Regional independent practice in Slough  

I would like to thank you for your level of service and attention. I was provided with plenty of information about the prospective company, the partner I would be working for and the position and always kept well informed on the status of my application 

Marcus ACA Placed as audit director – Top 50 practice  

Honesty, expert advice and a relaxed (non-pushy) approach from yourself made the whole process a lot easier and less stressful. I was very impressed with how quickly you arranged my interviews as within a week of contacting you I had a job offer. I couldn’t be happier and would recommend your services to anyone 

Tracy Newly qualified ACA Placed as corporate finance executive – Top 50 practice in Birmingham  

After initially contacting me Edward discussed potential opportunities that were available to me. During the interview process he was supportive and eager to help when any issues arose. After I was awarded the position he kept in contact with me to ensure I was comfortable in my new role. I am really grateful for the support Edward offered and now find myself in a better role than my previous one 

Matt ACCA Placed at top 40 Lincs - Newly qualified  

Excellent service, made the job searching process very easy and found me a position with the improved career prospects I needed 

Natasha ICAEW Placed with a regional independent practice in Bristol - Client manager  

Your interview advice and guidance was very useful and helped me go into the meeting with confidence (something I have always struggled with). You were there to offer advice after the interview and at any time I had questions throughout the process 

James ACCA PQ Placed as assistant accountant in Cornwall  

I have used Edward for several years now and in that time he has found me three positions which helped take my career to the next level. He is passionate about what he does, very well connected and is always available on the phone when I need advice 

Tony ACA, CTA Placed tax director, top 100 firm, Derbyshire  

I would highly recommend using Headhunter Associates. I have worked with Edward Lawrence for the past 8 years and he has always found me suitable roles to help my career develop 

Duncan CTA ACCA Placed as tax director - Top 40 practice in Manchester  

Edward took the time to fully understand my immediate and long term career needs and got me an interview with three appropriate companies. I got three offers and accepted one of them and six months in am happy with my decision to make the move. Edward was professional and always went out of his way to help me 

Charles Placed at semi senior level, regional practice in Manchester  

Edward is a very thorough, professional and approachable headhunter who took a lot of time to fully understand my career ambitions and what I was looking for from my next move. He is clearly very knowledgeable about the sector and gave me highly valuable advice before putting me in touch with three companies. I was offered all three positions and accepted the one I felt was the best fit for me. I have been in my new position for several months now and am very happy I took Edwards advice and made the move when I did. 

Sarah ACCA Placed as accounts and audit senior – Independent practice in Essex  

From the first phone call I found your approach to be very refreshing with a relaxed and consultative approach rather than selling jobs to me like other headhunters I have dealt with. I would recommend your services to anyone looking for a new job opportunity 

Louise Placed as payroll administrator with an independent practice in Nottingham  

Edward is a professional recruitment consultant who communicates well, always keeping me informed of developments during the process. He is supportive, approachable and got me three interviews with practices that were an ideal match for what I was looking for. Highly recommended 

Zak ATT ACA Placed as Tax Manager with a top 20 practice in London  

Highly recommended, certainly takes the stress out of the job search. Great communication, always has time to give advice and guidance and just a very easy headhunter to deal with 

Robert Placed as tax director - Top 40 practice in Manchester  

I was recommended to use Edward at Headhunter Associates by an ex-colleague who he had found a new job for and I am happy I contacted him. What was clear from my first conversation with Edward is that he is very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. He gave me expert advice and is clearly well connected, putting me in touch with three suitable firms. 

Trevor ACA Placed as corporate finance executive - Top 20 practice in Bristol  

I have experienced both good and bad recruiters, Edward I am pleased to say stands out as one of the best. He was professional, informative and gave recommendations without being pushy. He also communicated very well so I always knew what was happening. I would happily use Edward again. 

Josh ICAEW Placed at top 20 practice in London - Accounts and Audit Manager  

I would recommend Headhunter Associates to anyone looking to further and develop their career. Working with Edward made the process of changing employers a much smoother and stress free experience. With the help and advice he gave I was able to give a confident interview and secure myself a position in a reputable firm which I thoroughly enjoy. 

Charlotte Placed as Payroll Administrator in Cambridgeshire  

Very happy with the job Headhunter Associates found me and they gave me an excellent service with good communication. Recommended 

Laurence ACCA Placed as audit manager with a top 100 practice in Cambridge  

During the recruitment process Edward was always on hand to give detailed advice and answer any queries. His help was invaluable during every stage. Edward played a big part in me securing my new role. I can't thank him enough, as he is still supporting me as I transition from one employer to another.. 

Rhian Placed as a Payroll Specialist - Independent practice, Hampshire  

This is the second time Edward has helped me into a new job and I would highly recommend his services. Very good communication, expert advice, supported me throughout the process as last time took all of the stress out of the job search. 

Mohammed Placed as accounts and audit senior manager - Top 100 practice in High Wycombe  

I have known Edward for several years now and have built a strong relationship with him over that time. He is upfront, honest, trustworthy and clearly very well connected with accountancy firms across Birmingham. Edward will always be my go to person for future job moves 

Hannah ICAEW Placed at audit manager –  Top 20 practice in Birmingham  

I have experienced several recruitment consultants over the years and Edwards approach is refreshing to say the least. His approach is consultative rather than sales and always calls me when he says he will, unlike other consultants who have been impossible to track down. I would recommend Edward to anyone looking for a job move 

Robert Placed as accounts semi senior – Independent practice in Blackpool  

Thank you Edward Lawrence for helping me secure my new position, your assistance was highly valuable especially our pre-interview “pep-talks” which were very informative and helped me to prepare for all scenarios 

Jonathan Placed as corporate tax semi senior – Top 20 practice in Southampton  

Client Testimonials 

Edward has excellent communication skills, always responding to my queries quickly and effectively. He introduces me to very strong candidates who match exactly what I look for. I will continue to use Edward and Headhunter Associates for the foreseeable future 

Audit partner Top 20 practice  

My relationship with Edward goes back many years with him having placed me twice when I was looking for a new position. When I recently needed to hire a corporate tax manager for my team he was the only headhunter I contacted. Edward presented just one candidate to me who matched my requirements both on paper and in person. As a result I went on to hire a very good corporate tax manager who is performing beyond expectations. I would highly recommend Edwards services 

Tax director Independent practice  

Edward takes the time to fully understand my firms culture and the candidates we look for. He only presents one or two candidates for my vacancies but these are carefully chosen and fit the brief making the task of recruiting so much easier. Thank you Edward for your continued support 

Partner Top 40 practice  

Edward Lawrence promotes our practice very well and is able to articulate why a role here is better for the career of an ambitious and driven candidate over firms such as the big 4 who we consistently compete with to attract the best talent 

Audit partner Top 20 practice  

You are a highly professional and knowledgeable headhunter who is not afraid to challenge me when required in order to make the recruitment process more effective. I feel we have a strong working relationship with a very open and candid approach, exactly what I look for 

Partner Independent practice  

Edward Lawrence is a naturally personable and professional individual who offers round the clock support to our recruitment activities 

Head of Recruitment Top 20 practice  

Edward takes real pride in finding the right candidates from not only a technical perspective but also organisational ethos fit. We have worked together for many years and he delivers on a consistent basis 

Director Independent Practice  

What I like about Edwards approach is he does not throw lots of CVs at me to trawl through. I get one or two CVs for my roles, if he doesn’t have a suitable candidate, he doesn’t send any CVs. Therefore I know that every time Edward sends me a CV, even those of speculative candidates it will be a strong candidate who I will want to meet with 

Partner Top 100 practice  

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