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Specialist Accountancy, Senior & Executive Finance, Public Practice & Human Resources Recruitment.
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Public Practice Accountancy Recruitment in Kent and the South East

Goldhawk Associates specialises in Public Practice recruitment, supporting firms of Chartered and Certified Accountants across Kent and the South East. Recruiting from Trainee to Partner level for positions in Audit & Assurance, Business Services, Taxation, Insolvency & Restructuring, Bookkeeping and Payroll. We have an established reputation and proven track record of supporting Top 20, mid-tier and independent firms with an individually tailored service.

Our experienced public practice recruitment team is dedicated to understanding the unique needs of your practice and the type of individuals who are likely to excel in the environment. This enables us to match the ideal candidates with the job specification, making the entire recruitment process simple and efficient for you.

In addition, we have a firm understanding of the nuanced nature and structure of public practice, which allows us further success in placing candidates. Our diligence when it comes to ensuring the suitability of all candidates shortlisted is uncompromised, so you can rest assured that only the best individuals for the role will be presented to you.

Our public practice candidate database consists of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including eager and dynamic, self-trained individuals and highly sought-after Big Four ACA qualified professionals. Bringing a wealth of tactical experience from varied disciplines, our candidates are well-positioned to drive change and success in your firm.

In some cases, to attract the right talent we may need to advertise your role on specialist job boards. Rest assured that we have access to the most relevant advertising platforms which enables us to get your vacancy in front of the right candidates.

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Partner with Goldhawk Associates to ensure the right talent is found for your business. We offer a consultative approach to each piece of recruitment and tailor our services to meet your exacting requirements. The repeat business we receive is a testament to our high quality and responsive services, all of which contribute to our reputation as leading recruitment consultants in Kent.

Public Practice Team

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Megan Desmond

Operations & Resourcing Manager

Megan Desmond

Accountancy, Public Practice & Human Resources Recruitment

Operations & Resourcing Manager

Office: 01622 697750


Andy Irvine

Executive Consultant – Chartered Accountancy Recruitment

Andy Irvine

Public Practice Division

Permanent & Interim Recruitment

All Level Roles

Office: 01622 697750



  • Mark helped field a range of amazing candidates for this role, having understood our requirements really well. He was in constant contact with us to help with a quick but critical placement, going the extra mile to find new candidates after an offer fell through unexpectedly. He and the team at Goldhawk came highly recommended, and we can see why, having had the pleasure of working with them to fill this important vacancy. Client 30 – Mark

  • I highly endorse Goldhawk Associates. My experience with Joe Pawlica was exceptional; his commitment, professionalism, and expertise were outstanding. Joe is a recruiter with a clear philosophy who guides you through every step of the process. The entire experience was incredibly positive, and Joe provided valuable insights about the role and excellent interview tips. Working with the entire Goldhawk Associates team was a pleasure. Client 29 – Joe

  • Dan is not like the vast majority of other recruitment consultants I have dealt with. I felt like I could trust him from the first time I spoke with. He was straightforward with me, honest, and was really helpful to me throughout my job hunting process. He boosted my confidence, and not only did he understand what I had to offer an organisation and thus was really able to offer advice and guidance in which direction to move forward in my career. I am so grateful for everything he did for me and I am utterly happy and appreciative with my new job role. I feel for the first time I am with the right company and in the right job role. Client 28 – Dan

  • We received excellent service from Dan. He listened to our requirements for the role and provided sourced a wide range of candidates in both experience and qualifications. Dan was flexible in his approach and provided me with the confidence that he would source good candidates that cover our key requirements for the role. Working with Dan was a lovely experience, thank you. Client 27 – Dan

  • I highly recommend Goldhawk Associates for their exceptional professional service that is enhanced by a personalised approach. They listened attentively and truly understood my requirements. The roles they presented perfectly matched the criteria I had specified. Furthermore, they offered continuous support throughout the entire process. Client 26 – Joe

  • We turned to Goldhawk when we needed to recruit a new Finance Director. We worked with Marc Pronger who knows our business, culture and values. In addition, they are the leading recruiter in our area and this role is based in Dartford. We worked to put together a sensible job specification, and Marc worked hard to get a shortlist together, and continued to supply candidates as our requirements evolved. Despite it being the doldrums of the summer, Marc helped us find the perfect candidate, staying linked closely through notice periods and on-boarding. I can praise Goldhawk’s focus and commitment to filling the role and honesty through the process. I would strongly recommend Goldhawk. Client 25 – Marc

  • Michaela has been brilliant throughout the recruitment process on two occasions. She was professional, friendly and proactive in areas where I have found many other recruiters lacking. I am immensely grateful for the work she has done on my behalf to find me the best role I could have hoped for. Client 24 – Michaela

  • I had a wonderful experience with Goldhawk Associates, and Dan in particular was a pleasure to work with. He was not only friendly and approachable but also maintained excellent communication throughout the entire process. Thanks to their help, I landed a great job more local. Highly recommend to all! Client 23 – Daniel Stickels

  • I enjoy working with my Goldhawk partners, as there is always a high level of communication throughout the process and, shared candidates are always of a high standard. Client 22 – Marc

  • Daniel has an in-depth knowledge of our businesses and the type of person I am looking to recruit both from a technical aspect but also character and fit within our business. He always gives me good honest feedback regarding salary level, availability of candidates and comments made by candidates which is greatly appreciated. Client 20 – Dan

  • The level of service was top-notch, it exceeded my expectations. The team’s professionalism and dedication stood out from day one with Marc who takes time to understand clients’ specific needs and was always on hand to answer questions throughout the process. Working with Marc and the wider Goldhawk team was an absolute pleasure, and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a first-class personalised service. Client 19 – Marc

  • I will 100% recommended to everyone I know that is looking for new role. And for sure I will be using you again (when the time comes). Extremely professional, helpful and friendly! Always a pleasure to work with. They make the search and transition to a new role as seamless as possible. Hats off to you all, thank you. Client 18 – Daniel & Joe

  • I would happily recommend Marc and Goldhawk Associates – very good communication and always very sensible discussions about any roles that may be of interest. Client 17 – Marc

  • "The service provided was very professional and the staff were very patient and kind. Their response time to queries and questions were impeccable and there were very understanding throughout the whole recruitment process. They were also supportive in preparing me for the interview which gave me more confidence."

    Candidate 14 – Marc

  • "We received an excellent service from Dan and colleagues and would not hesitate to utilise the services of Goldhawk / Dan again in the future"

    Client 11 – Dan

  • "I would highly recommend the services of Goldhawk due to the personal touch that they offer, they are focused on the right candidate for the right role, quality not quantity! Dan understands very quickly the role requirement, acts swiftly even in a difficult market and gives honest feedback so that the best decision can be made."

    Client 10

  • "Joe was excellent throughout the whole process. He replied to my messages very quickly, including during out of office hours and on weekends. He checked in before both my interviews to make sure I was comfortable and called me with feedback very quickly afterwards. He eased any worries I had and I would definitely recommend him to others."

    Candidate 10

  • "This was a seamless process - all sorted within 2 weeks - from initial conversation about the role through to confirming start date. Excellent communication and response throughout. Couldn't have asked for more from Joe - thanks so much - wish more were like you!!"

    Client 8

  • "Always a pleasure to deal with such a professional company, always friendly and helpful. The first company I'd go to and the first I'd recommend."

    Candidate 8

  • Joe Pawlica has been amazing throughout my application for a new role after redundancy. I was recommended to him by a previous colleague for a role that had been bought to his attention and from that moment on I have been in constant communication with Joe. He has been very professional and kept me up to date via WhatsApp and phone calls which suits me perfectly. He has been very considerate and sent me kind messages to wish me luck and catch up with me to make sure everything has gone smoothly. I can’t thank you enough Joe for all your assistance and support during what can be a difficult time.

    Candidate 6

  • It’s refreshing to work with a Recruitment Consultancy that can provide that highly personalised and consultative approach by quickly gaining a detailed understanding of the business needs and scope of the role as well as having that detailed understanding of their candidates’ aspirations, skills and cultural fit to get the perfect match.


  • Goldhawk provide a very professional and efficient service, they really listen to the requirements of their clients and put forward high quality candidates. Goldhawk’s involvement here has made the recruitment process for this particular role quick and hassle free.


  • Simon was given a hard brief, from a network of family companies, with all the curious working methods that family companies create for themselves. There was a convoluted history and a complex brief for a critical position. He was asked to not deluge us with candidates but to make a judicious selection based on our brief and his knowledge of us. He did exactly that, and delivered several candidates that were clearly of calibre, on brief and professionally appropriate. In my years of interviewing it’s rare to get one stand out candidate let alone several. I have no idea if our experience was the exception or the norm, but there’s very little I can fault, and believe me, I’ve tried to be critical. It was all a lot easier than it could have been.


  • Marc provided a very professional service, attentive to our requirements and presented good candidates fully briefed on our company expectations. I would have no qualms about recommending Goldhawk for accounting candidates, and will certainly be using them again as we continue our expansion.


  • I have worked with Goldhawk for a number of years but this was the first time with Daniel. He took the time to come and visit us, understand the business and the type of person we needed. The one candidate who was put forward for interview was the candidate we offered the role to. They were exactly what we were looking for. The process was very smooth from start to finish. I highly recommend Daniel and Goldhawk for any accountancy recruitment.


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