Holden Jones recruits permanent vacancies at all levels of accountancy, enabling us to work together with candidates over the full duration of their career, forming relationships with studiers through to qualification and aspirations thereafter.

We genuinely appreciate the opportunity to work with our client partners and over time add real value to your recruitment process. The closer our appreciation of your company’s culture and characteristics, the more effective our recruitment process becomes, hence, the necessity to build only long term relationships with you.

Whilst recruiting for a number of large Corporates, Holden Jones as an SME itself has always worked with a predominance of SME clients that offer the challenge of change and growth.

In today’s world of multi-channelled consumption of media and information, Holden Jones is active across a number of platforms including advertising job boards, commercial and in-house databases, social media, LinkedIn and contact networking to ensure that the broadest choice to ensure the strongest shortlists.

We provide employees within the following areas of Finance:

  • Financial / Management Accounting
  • Bookkeepers to experienced Accountants
  • Part Qualified Studiers
  • Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Financial Controllers
  • Financial Directors / CFO
  • Payables/Receivables – Clerks to Managers
  • Credit Control/Management
  • Payroll
  • Treasury
  • Financial Systems
  • Internal Audit/Compliance

Temporary /

As the human element has to be at the forefront of our permanent recruitment practice, technology is the key to our contract service. Whilst consideration is still maintained on suitability, our client’s primary interest is in whether we have the resources and the speed with which we can deliver them. The speed of our search is attained by state-of-the-art specialist recruitment software that allows utmost effectiveness.

Each candidate’s curriculum vitae is scanned into the system, backed up by numerous, windows based skills and profile templates. This enables any requirement to be evaluated immediately – whether spreadsheet ability, language fluency, specific technical requirements or qualifications, via both a skills match and word search. Every conversation with a candidate is tracked to maximise awareness of availability, contact numbers and desired rates of pay.

Holden Jones equally recognise the importance of ensuring the remunerative contentment of temporaries, within clients budget restrictions, through sensible margins to enable high rates of pay relative to the marketplace. Though impossible to guarantee, this is intended to ensure the completion of assignments, recognising the importance of continuity, particularly in project work.

Holden Jones operates an etimesheet system that enables clients to authorise worker’s hours online.



Holden Jones has been established for 20 years and has continued to grow and further specialise within the Public Practice arena.

Our team pride themselves on being experts in their field with over 30 years’ experience between them. They have gained extensive knowledge and reputation in their local area and can respond quickly and professionally to a firm’s individual needs. They are happy working on all levels of recruitment from graduates to Senior Managers and Partners and all areas of accountancy including the following:

  • Audit
  • Accounts
  • Tax
  • Outsourcing in the UK
  • Business Services
  • Corporate Finance
  • Insolvency / Recovery
  • Bookkeeping

Richard Perrott, who heads up the function, has accumulated extensive knowledge of local markets and gained an enviable consultative reputation with his clients and candidates alike.

With such market intelligence and loyalty, candidates are sourced from a network of recommendations which ensures exclusive representation of many first rate professionals seeking their next move.

Targeted marketing and the use of online social media platforms complements more specific searches and ensures a continuous flow of new talent.


Retained Search

There are times when the recruitment of an individual is so specialised or critical within your department, it requires a more individual service. Holden Jones’ retained search recruitment solution offers a client tailored project management package to provide the devoted resource you need to secure the best candidate available in the marketplace at a given time.

Working with you from the outset, Holden Jones will be instrumental in constructing the job description, planning the most appropriate sourcing strategy whether a branded advertising campaign or targeted searching, setting out the project timescales and key deliverables to the assignment.

The benefits to our clients are apparent:

  • A client driven process, individually customized to them
  • Candidates being interviewed for their specific vacancy adding value through tailored questioning
  • Clearly defined deliverables
  • A more solid shortlist of greater quality with committed, selective candidates outside of the open database marketplace
  • Devoted resource invested in the process ensures a more thorough searching of
  • Retained Project Managers handle a lower volume of assignments than contingency to ensure their results
  • Dedicated advertising response is on a ‘first option’ basis for the duration of the campaign
  • Detailed presentation and research reporting
  • Personality profiling
  • Achieving Corporate Profile
  • Greater advertising response, but filtered through Holden Jones

Whether you are recruiting for Chief Financial Officer, Financial Director, Corporate Finance professional, Financial Controller, Senior Manager, International exposure or a specific skill set, you will find Holden Jones’ Retained Search offers an unstinting commitment to service delivery and the fulfillment of client needs.

It is a highly effective, flexible and less prescriptive recruitment solution to sourcing the very best employees.


What our clients say…

Paul is approachable, friendly, helpful, and attentive – a good advertisement for Holden Jone. After providing support and advice to me when finding a new position, Paul then checked in (unobtrusively) periodically. I have no hesitation to recommend Paul, and I will utilise his services when recruiting.


Finance Professional

I have worked with Paul for my recruitment needs for over 15 years and can happily say he has never failed to deliver. Professional and understanding of the business requirements and also the need to fit to the team I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his skills and expertise.


Finance Manager

Leigh has business that is built upon getting results for his clients. I can say that in the majority of assignments I have given Leigh he has delivered. Even in the roles that Leigh hasn’t managed to fill he has always been willing to offer advice and market insight which makes him stand out from a number of other recruiters.



I have been doing business with Leigh for over 20 years. I always value his honest opinion, frequent insights and innovative suggestions to employment issues . He has an astonishing memory for candidates that could fit the requirement.



It has been a pleasure to work with Leigh. He has acted as a trusted advisor to our business & provided a premium service which goes beyond that of any other recruitment company I’ve worked with before. If you’re looking for a recruiter who acts with integrity, has a deep and detailed knowledge of their space as well as being personable, Leigh is your man!



Leigh is a very professional and dedicated recruiter. I found dealing with him to be easy and clear as he passes on information honestly and quickly. I would thoroughly recommend anyone to register with HJ due to the level of service I received from Leigh.


Finance Director

Leigh is the consummate professional. He is skilled at building relationships; an excellent communicator; quickly brings understanding, trust and confidence to interactions. He is a very decent person to work with.


Finance Professional

Leigh is top notch when it comes to matching a candidate’s qualities and aspirations with his clients. His approach is not about volume of CVs but instead really taking the time to understand the needs of both parties to drive a far higher standard of recruitment. He also excels in building long term relationships. I have known Leigh for over 8 years now and whilst my career has moved on, we stay in touch. This is testament to the fact that it’s not just about placing a candidate but continuing to make sure everything is working well.


Finance Professional