Our Services

Our Services

We assist South Australian based organisations with the recruitment of permanent appointments or short term contract / project roles.

Short term roles could include when a specific skill is required to help with a project or to cover a vacancy while a permanent recruitment exercise is undertaken or to backfill a maternity leave vacancy.

Our Areas of Speciality

Recruitment – Accounting & Finance Roles

“The value to our clients of working with a consultant who is also a qualified Chartered Accountant
who has been meeting with, interviewing and networking with potential candidates every day for 16 years cannot be underestimated.”


“Peter has an intimate understanding of the Adelaide financial scene with visibility over most senior commercial roles in the corporate environment ….” — Anthony Roberts CA, MD Oatley Wines

“I have utilised Peter’s services as both a hiring employer and a candidate over the last several years. Peter’s approach to understanding an employer’s recruitment needs is the best I have encountered in my many years recruiting staff.”— Joe De Gennaro, CFO Hoshizaki Lancer

“Peter has been very thorough in understanding our requirements prior to commencing the recruitment process. He has taken time to meet and understand each candidate he has presented, briefing them on the nature of the role and providing us with a sound assessment of their attributes. We have been impressed with the range of candidates As a consequence, we have recruited some experienced and proactive people who have enhanced our Team.” — Alexander Brown, Manager Financial Planning & Analysis Adelaide City Council

“Peter placed me in my first role with an Australian organisation. His personal service and ability to understand the detail behind my previous experience in international accounting and systems roles helped secure a role quickly. He kept me informed and his efforts rendered an exceptional level of service.” — Joan Cripwell, CA


Recruitment of roles that comprise an organisations Accounting & Finance function is part of our DNA. Our firm was founded on our proven expertise and success over an extended period in recruitment of roles making up the Accounting & Finance Team.

Our dedicated focus over many years in the recruitment of roles comprising the Accounting & Finance Team is a huge advantage to employers undertaking recruitment of these roles.

All consulting activities with clients & candidates in relation to the recruitment of Accounting and Finance roles will be carried out by our Director and Qualified Chartered Accountant Peter Goodwin.
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Peter Goodwin has focused on the recruitment of roles that comprise the Accounting & Finance of Adelaide organisations for over 16 years. In this time Peter has recruited over 450 roles covering all levels of the Accounting & Finance Team from Finance Director to Assistant Accountant level.

It is an enormous benefit for our clients to partner with an experienced recruitment consultant who through his qualifications and career experiences has a deep understanding of the skills & experiences required to succeed in roles within the Accounting & Finance Team

Roles we recruit cover the full spectrum of roles in the Accounting & Finance team, including;

  • Senior Finance / Accounting Leaders
    • Chief Financial Officer
    • Finance Director
    • Financial Controller / Finance Manager
    • Commercial Manager
  • Accountants & Analysts
    • Finance Business Partners
    • Financial Accountant
    • Management Accountant
    • Corporate Accountant
    • Financial Analysts
    • Commercial Analysts
    • Systems Accountant
    • Assistant Accountants
  • Treasury Function
    • Treasury Manager, Treasury Analyst
  • Corporate Development/ Business Development
    • GM / Manager Corporate Development , Corporate Development Analyst
  • Payroll
    • Payroll Manager
    • Payroll Team Leader
    • Payroll Officer
  • Credit
    • Credit Manager
    • Team Leader
    • Credit Officer
  • Accounting Support
    • Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable

Recruitment – Senior & Mid-Level Executives

Roles we recruit include;

  • CEO
  • COO
  • CIO / IT Directors
  • General Managers
  • IT Managers
  • Sales / Business Development Managers
  • Retail Managers
  • Project Managers

For assignments requiring a national or international search we partner with specialist candidate researchers in respective locations who are familiar with potential candidates in targeted locations. This ensures a broad cross section of relevant candidates are considered from the target locations.

CFO Search

CFO Search – Unmatched Network of Relevant Contacts

Our Director Peter Goodwin has professional relationships extending over a 25 year period with many people now in Senior Finance positions in Adelaide.

A recruitment career spanning over 16 years with a specialist focus in recruitment of finance & accounting roles combined with networks established from his accounting studies and membership of Chartered Accountants Australia/NZ, provides our clients with the benefits of an unmatched network of contacts across senior finance professionals in Adelaide comprising both existing CFO’s and aspiring CFO’s.

It is these contacts and networks that have proven to be invaluable to our clients by enabling efficient and timely sourcing of relevant candidates.

“The value to my clients of working with a consultant who has been meeting with, interviewing and
networking with potential candidates every day for 16 years cannot be underestimated.”

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CFO Search – Specialist Focus & Proven Expertise

We have proven expertise and success over an extended period in recruitment of the leadership roles in the Accounting & Finance Teams for South Australian organisations.

The title of these roles will vary across businesses but includes Finance Directors, Chief Financial Officers, Financial Controllers, Finance Managers, Commercial Managers.

Our Director Peter Goodwin is a Chartered Accountant and Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors with over 16 years’ experience in recruitment of Finance Directors, Chief Financial Officers and Financial Controllers in Adelaide.

In this time Peter has recruited over 450 Accounting roles and over 100 roles at the CFO, Finance Director, Financial Controller, Finance Manager level.

Recruitment of Senior Finance Roles is personally undertaken by our Director Peter Goodwin, with all conversations with our clients and candidates undertaken by Peter.

CFO Search – Proven Ability to Provide Insights That Add Value

A unique combination of relevant qualifications, practical industry experience working as a Chartered Accountant, and 16 years’ experience recruiting senior finance roles set our Director Peter Goodwin apart when it comes to the capacity to provide insights that add value during the recruitment of CFO’s.

No two CFO’s will have the same technical skills & experiences not to mention the soft skills required at a senior level, the ability to provide credible advice and insight on the relevance of a CFO’s background to a specific role is of immense value to our clients.

“My experience working as a Chartered Accountant in several businesses before I commenced my career in recruitment, and the knowledge gained from the ongoing professional development undertaken to maintain my Chartered Accountant qualification, combined with my daily discussions with Senior Finance Executives gives me unique insight into the challenges faced by individual CFO’s and the skills they have developed in meeting these challenges.

“These discussions with CFO’s have also provided insight into the skills and experience best suited to assist specific organisations achieve their strategic objectives.

“In the 16 years I have been specialising in recruitment of Finance & Accounting roles in Adelaide I have met many of the potential candidates who are currently in CFO roles or aspire to a CFO role. In many cases I have met the direct reports or upline managers of these candidates, providing me with a balanced & unique insight into the capabilities of potential CFO’s.

“These insights have repeatedly enabled me to provide clients with credible insight, advice and feedback during the recruitment process to assist my clients select the candidate with the most appropriate experience and soft skills given the strategic direction of my clients business and soft skills considered best fit for the business.”
– Peter Goodwin – Director Goodwin Recruit

Advisory Boards & Director Appointments

We are working closely on an ongoing basis with both clients and candidates at a senior level who have much to offer in an Advisory Board or Executive or Non-Executive Director capacity.

Our contacts include current Non-Executive Directors and Advisory Board members and Senior Executives with experience across a range of business operational and administration functions including Marketing, Logistics, IT, Business Improvement, Finance, Corporate Governance and HR functions.

Expert Knowledge + Trusted Advice = Proven Results
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