Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan Cohen

Specialisation: Finance & Accounting, Tax & Audit
Company Position: Associate Director - Public Practice
Email Address: jonathan.cohen@ambition.co.uk
Phone Number: 020 7430 7273

My Background

I am a specialist Public Practice recruiter covering Accounts, General Practice and Outsourcing from entry level to senior management. 

I lead the Public Practice team which also covers Audit & Tax which consults for a wide variety of top, mid-tier and independent firms in the UK.

My career in recruitment began in 2006 recruiting within Accounting and Finance and I’ve never left!  I spent the best part of 8 years working in, and latterly running, a regional team for a large corporate recruiter before moving into the London market within Professional Services for a smaller, reputable consultancy. 

I progressed my career in London through to Senior Manager, running multiple teams, and was one of the driving forces behind a national change in their permanent recruitment process.  I was then presented with the opportunity to help take a role requiring management of an existing team, as well as build a new one in Public Practice, which I did with success. 

I have worked in both good and tough markets requiring me to constantly adapt to those conditions and tailor my approach to suit the needs of people in the recruitment process.

 

Roles I Recruit

The Public Practice team I oversee recruits’ roles at all levels from Partners to those people at the beginning of their careers in the following service lines: Accounting, Audit, General Practice, Outsourcing and various areas of Tax.

 

What candidates and clients say about me

"It has been extremely refreshing to work with a recruiter who takes the time to fully understand what drives you, discovers what work you would enjoy and what your next role should offer to your career. Throughout the job seeking process Jonathan offered exemplary service, from beginning to end, keeping in contact and offering advice whenever needed. I really couldn’t recommend highly enough – and look forward to working with him in the future."

 "Jonathan was actively involved in my job search and gave me good advice and support in a difficult situation.  I would highly recommend him to any job searchers out there."

 "We used Jonathan to help to create a strong Finance Function. He understood the brief and presented relevant and credible candidates. Highly personable and with total integrity, Jonathan has never failed to please!"

"Jonathan is very good at quickly identifying and understanding the nature of the business, its values and needs in order to refer excellent candidates. I am very pleased with the staff that we took on from him."

 

Outside of work

My ‘free’ time is spent with my two young children making sure they are more than entertained.  I also finding time to sneak in a good podcast, cinema, live music, playing/watching football, fine dining and cooking.