Finance & Accounting

Finance & Accounting

Finance, Accounting and Outsourcing recruitment for legal and professional services firms

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​The Professional Services Finance and Accounting recruitment market has always been candidate short, but in today’s post-pandemic world, high calibre talent is increasingly difficult to find.

If you’re struggling to attract and source the Finance & Accounting professionals your business needs, you’ve come to the right place.

​Why partner with Ambition for your Finance & Accounting Recruitment needs?

Ambition has one of the largest and most experienced Professional Services Finance and Accounting recruitment teams in the UK. We’ve been working in this market for many years and have developed a first-class reputation as the go-to recruitment partners of some of the world’s most prestigious Professional Services firms.

Whether you have a niche or urgent role to fill, or need to quickly increase headcount for a new project, we can deliver on your talent needs.

We offer two key industry specialisations:

  • Finance and Accounting recruitment for Law Firms

  • Accounts and Outsourcing recruitment for Practice and Consultancy.

Our clients range from Magic Circle and top 100 UK and US law firms, Top 100 Practices to Big 4 Accountancy firms, independent and specialist boutique Accountancy firms. We also work with top-tier Management Consultancies of all sizes.

We recruit Finance and Accounting roles at all levels of seniority from C-Suite Partners and Directors, to Newly Qualified and Part-Qualified Accountants to entry-level positions. Whether you are looking for permanent, temporary or interim solutions, we can deliver.

What makes Ambition different?

A deep knowledge and understanding of the Professional Services market

We know that Professional Services firms face specific challenges when it comes to hiring and retaining talent for Finance and Accounting teams.

As we only work with Law firms, Accountancy Practices and Management Consultancies, we have built up a deep knowledge and understand the nuances and challenges of working with Partnerships and Professional Services firms both culturally and technically. Our talent pool of expert finance professionals are skilled in LLP accounts, statutory reporting, Elite 3E, Aderant, eBilling platforms...

Integrity is our core value

We don’t believe in recruitment based on algorithms or word matching. We believe in building long-term relationships with our network throughout the entire course of their careers. We take the time to find out what makes a person different, special and valuable, and then understand how those attributes will make a positive difference to the business of our client partners. Honesty and integrity underlines everything we do.

Access to passive talent

In today’s candidate short market, we know that the talent you need might not be actively looking for a new role. Over the past 40 years, we have built up a large network of candidates who have come back to us time and again throughout their career, from finding them their first graduate job in finance to, years later, putting them forward for roles as CFOs and Partners within some of the leading Legal and Professional Services firms.

Thanks to the deep relationships we have developed over many years, we are able to tap into this network and source the best passive talent with the specific skills and experience your business needs.

Thought leadership and networking events

We are thought leaders within our space, frequently providing industry trends reports, salary guidance, scoping specs and regularly host exclusive events for our Professional Services clients with key speakers on relevant topics.

Consultative advice

We are at the forefront of changes and evolution within the Professional Services sector and regularly provide consultative advice on newly created roles. We have also hired in specialist new areas such as Pricing and Finance Systems.

International recruitment

Due to increasing demand from our clients across different locations in the UK and internationally, we have evolved to provide recruitment solutions in key cities across the UK, Europe, North America and the Middle East.

With international offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia, we are able to tap into our global network to deliver the best candidate for your business, wherever they may be located.

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C-suite and Senior Level Finance Recruitment

With over a decade of experience in recruiting for senior and board level positions, we are able to source high calibre senior Finance and Accounting talent for the Professional Services market, such as Director, Partner and Board-level finance appointments for Legal and Practice firms. We adopt a flexible and robust methodology to formulate a customised strategy and deliver tailored solutions that meet your organisational objectives.

We know that the highest calibre Executives do not always put themselves forward for roles every time a head-hunter calls. The team are skilled in highlighting the key selling points of a role and eliciting interest from experienced executives with the best fit.

We are able to service clients across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and North America.

Finance & Accounting Recruitment for Law firms

The Legal Finance & Accounting team recruit for roles at all levels of seniority, from Head of and Director/C-Suite level roles, Senior Finance Managers and fully qualified accountants to part-qualified accountants, transactional staff and entry-level positions, including legal billers and cashiers.

Here are some of the key roles that we help recruit for our clients:


✓ Finance Director / Head of Finance

✓ Financial Controller

✓ Head of Finance Systems

✓ Head of Commercial Finance

✓ Head of Financial Planning and Analysis

✓ Finance Business Partner

Finance Business Manager

✓ Commercial Finance Manager

✓ Commercial Finance Analyst

✓ Finance Analyst / Senior Finance Analyst

✓ Pricing Manager

✓ Pricing Analyst / Senior Pricing Analyst

✓ Systems Accountant

✓ Finance Systems Analyst

✓ Finance Systems Developer

✓ Finance Project Manager

✓ Billing / Revenue Manager

✓ Credit / Cashier Manager

✓ Legal Biller

✓ eBilling

✓ Revenue Controller

✓ Credit Control

✓ Legal Cashier

✓ Accounts Payable

​✓ Accounts Assistant / Assistant Accountant

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Accounts and Outsourcing jobs in Public Practices

Our Accounts and Outsourcing team recruit for roles within Public Practices including:

✓ Accountant

✓ Accounts Semi-Senior

✓ Accounts Senior

​✓ Accounts Supervisor

✓ Accounts Manager

✓ Accounts Director

✓ Accounts Partner

✓ Bookkeeper

✓ Management Accountant

✓ Outsourcing Accountant

✓ Outsourcing Semi-Senior

✓ Outsourcing Senior

✓ Outsourcing Manager

✓ Outsourcing Director

✓ Outsourcing Partner

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