Specialist Focus + Unmatched Network of Candidates = Proven Success
We Promise the following to all organisations that retain our services;
- We will present our clients with candidates that are clearly relevant to the role being recruited
- All candidates will be fully briefed on the role and the organisation before meeting with our clients and will understand the requirements, challenges and opportunities provided by the role and the organisation
- We will ensure our clients have considered all possibilities, risks and opportunities relevant to each candidate
- We will represent our clients professionally and as an extension of their business and ensure our clients brand and reputation are protected at all costs
- We guarantee the highest level of confidentiality
- We will not give up until we have sourced a candidate our client is happy with
In return we ask that our clients make the time to provide us with thoughtful feedback on candidates they have interviewed, this feedback is crucial for us to help secure the best candidate.
Services we Provide
We assist our clients to recruit permanent or contract / short term roles in the following areas;
- C Suite – CEO, COO, General Management.
- Senior finance roles eg Chief Financial Officer, Finance Director, Financial Controller, Finance Manager
- Qualified Accountants – eg Financial Accountant, Management Accountant, Corporate Accountant, Financial Analysts, Finance Business Partners, Assistant Accountants
- Roles that support an organisation’s administration functions
We offer a range of recruitment strategies and tools that we will tailor to suit the specific requirements of each client.
We offer our clients a replacement guarantee period of up to eighteen (18) months. This compares to the standard recruitment industry replacement guarantee of 3 months.
Benefits of Engaging Our Firm
- Our Specialist Focus Brings Exceptional Results for our Clients
If the recruiter you are using is a generalist recruiter who has not specialised in recruitment in niche fields in Adelaide over many years and is not talking on a daily basis to the people that work in these roles then it is impossible for your recruiter to have the necessary contacts to ensure that all relevant candidates are identified and approached to consider your role. (Would you go to your local doctor to perform open heart surgery?).
- Unmatched Network of Potential Candidates
We have an unmatched access to finance & accounting professionals at all levels of experience & seniority in Adelaide. We are talking with and meeting everyday people at all levels of an organisations accounting and finance function.
Over his 14 years recruiting Accounting roles in Adelaide, our Director Peter Goodwin has conducted over 3,500 interviews with candidates across all levels in the accounting function.
This network of potential candidates and insight into the career progression of many of these candidates is invaluable to any employer who wants to be sure that all relevant candidates are identified and approached to consider their vacancy.
- Our Proven Ability to Provide Advice and Insights that Add Value
Our Director and Founders Peter Goodwin is a Chartered Accountant who prior to commencing his recruitment career over 14 years ago, worked as an accountant across several industries, this enables him to quickly understand the specifics of accounting roles clients wish to recruit.
Add in Peter’s success in recruiting over 350 Accounting roles for Adelaide organisations and it is easy to see why our clients trust us to recruit their accounting roles.
Peter Goodwin’s unique combination of accounting qualifications, long term specialisation and proven success in recruitment of accounting roles, experience working as an accountant and proven ability to add value during the recruitment process is unmatched in Adelaide.
This first hand insight and understanding of the responsibilities and tasks undertaken in various accounting roles, means that our clients will always be presented with relevant candidates, this not only saves our clients time but clients benefit from the insights Peter is able to provide during the recruitment process.
- We are Trusted By Candidates
We have a reputation with candidates for providing advice that can be trusted, as a result candidates are more likely to proceed with roles that we are discussing with them. Credibility and reputation of the recruitment consultant are key to the success of any recruitment assignment. We have demonstrated time and time again that we have the trust of our candidates and the experience and expertise to ensure good candidates will consider roles we are recruiting on behalf of our clients, even when candidates have other opportunities to consider.
- Access to Candidates Not Registered With Other Recruiters
Our ability to generate quality candidates via referrals gives our clients access to candidates that were not actively looking for a new role and therefore are not progressed with other applications.
- Efficient & Timely Sourcing of Candidates
Our network of candidates has given us the ability to consistently source relevant candidates in a short time period, often when other consultancies have failed over an extended period to find relevant candidates.
- Choose Your Preferred Replacement Guarantee Period
The option for our clients to select the replacement guarantee period that best fits their needs and minimises the risk to them (up to 18 month guarantee).
- Assignment Briefing
Our in depth assignment briefing process not only assists our understanding of a client’s business and the role they are recruiting but also challenges our clients to consider additional factors in assessing the ideal candidate for their vacancy.
Questions to ask before Recruiting
- Does your recruiter have the professional connections and contacts that will enable them to access all relevant candidates?
- Does your recruitment consultant have the subject matter knowledge and experience to provide you with genuine consulting advice including feedback covering suitability of salary, position description and other areas that will potentially affect the recruitment outcome?
- If you are recruiting finance and accounting roles;- how many of these roles has your recruitment consultant personally recruited in Adelaide? – How long has your recruitment consultant specialised in recruitment of finance and accounting roles in Adelaide? – Is your recruiter speaking to finance professionals all day every day? – Does your recruiter really understand the tasks undertaken by the various roles in the accounting & finance team?
- Will your recruitment consultant offer you a replacement guarantee period of up to 18 months?
"Peter succeeded in identifying and successfully recruiting an excellent candidate within a short time period when other recruitment firms had failed over an extended period to fill this role within my company. Peter is an expert in the recruitment of senior finance staff."
Matt Lang CA - Chief Financial Officer, Cobham Aviation (October 2010),
"Peter was referred to me through a former client. I appreciated his professional, yet realistic and practical approach. The regular contact throughout the recruitment process made me feel like a valued candidate and the post employment communication has reinforced this. As a Chartered Accountant, I felt comfortable having another Chartered Accountant in Peter assisting me with the transition from public practice to commerce."
Maria Michalatos CA - Senior Financial Accountant, CooperVision (May 2011),
"Peter Goodwin is one of the most knowledgeable recruitment consultants in finance and accounting I have dealt with. I would like to thank Peter for his integrity, valued career advice and trustworthy judgment. I look forward to working with Peter more in the future. I highly recommend his services to people at all stages of their career."
Cos Cirocco CPA - Senior Accountant (November 2011),
"Peter is a consummate professional with his client's interest at heart. His dedication to seeing a process through to a successful conclusion is second to none and it has been my privilege to have worked with Peter. I would highly recommend that any finance professional seeking an executive role get in contact with Peter."
Donald Pierce, CPA - Commercial Manger IGA (CPA) (November 2011),
"Peter was very helpful and professional in his dealings with me. I landed in Australia as a migrant from UK and within a week, Peter had met me and fixed me up with an interview as a Project Accountant at ASC (Australia Submarine Corp) and gave me very useful hints/guidance that helped me secure the position. Peter clearly recognised my skills / abilities and matched them perfectly to the role. The job is going very well and I am very grateful for Peter's help."
David Alexander, CIMA - Project Accountant ASC (March 2012),
"I have dealt with a number of agencies and recruitment consultants over the last 3 months and the level of effort and application Peter was prepared to invest was far and beyond what I expected. Peter was professional, courteous, open and honest and I always felt that he was looking after my best interests in finding me a role that matched both me and the employer. Peter was also very helpful in assisting me move from the hospitality industry to an accounting position where I have enjoyed my new role as a Management Accountant. Peter's help with showing me how to target my resume was a major reason I was initially short-listed for the position. I would like to personally thank him for all his efforts and professionalism."
Michael Brown - Management Accountant Green Life Group (April 2012),
"I was very impressed with the quality of service I have received from Peter. Peter is reliable, efficient and professional recruiter. I have been pleased with the regular contact and appreciated fast service. Would definitely recommend to my friends."
Jozef Kapral – Financial Accountant Accolade Wines (April 2012),
"Peter was focused on finding me a position that suited me rather than pushing me into the first job that came along. His knowledge of the industry and the lengths he went to help never ceased to amaze me. I will definitely use Peter again and would recommend him to everyone."
Alan Ogden, CA- Tax Accountant Accolade Wines (May 2012),
"Peter placed me in my first role with an Australian organisation. With him, I was not just another name on a database, rather 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 communicated with me regularly and his efforts rendered an exceptional level of service"
Joan Cripwell, CA - (June 2012),
"I am a new migrant in Adelaide and job hunting has been challenging due to my semi-recognized qualification and absence of local experience. Despite this, Peter took time to talk to me, understood what I can do, and recognized that I have relevant qualifications which employers may not realize just looking at my CV. With his expertise and connections, he was able to find me an employer, which like him, trusted that I can contribute to the company. I would recommend Peter’s services because he opens doors of exciting opportunities."
Malou Pajimola-Ago Management Accountant (November 2012),
"Arriving in a new country that you want to make your home and to find suitable work is challenging on it's own. With Peter's great knowledge about the local industry and personal dedication, everything went smoothly. With his assistance, I was able to find a position that I enjoy and currently grow in. I firmly believe that this would not have materialised, if I had to do it all on my own. The service I received was of exceptional quality, with personal guidance every step of the way. I can highly recommend Peter's services to any professional job seeker."
Annette Van Zul - Costing Analyst (January 2013),
"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. He invests the time and effort to really understand; my business, the position that I need to fill and my future plans for the role, so that he can precisely target the required candidate attributes for current and future requisites. Peter’s attitude and respect shown towards both the candidates and clients reflects his professionalism and expertise in marrying candidates’ skills to clients’ requirements. I highly recommend Peter’s services to both candidates and employers alike."
Joe De Gennaro – Finance Director (April 2013),
"I have recruited two team members through Goodwin Recruit in the past 12 months. 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 Peter has presented us with which has provided us with a good selection to choose from. As a consequence, we have recruited some experienced and proactive people who have enhanced out Team. Peter has always been responsive throughout the recruitment processes, and I would be happy to recommend him to anyone looking to recruit a finance professional in Adelaide."
Alexander Brown – Senior Business Partner Adelaide City Council (July 2013),
"I have known Peter professionally for a number of years and have found his expertise and industry knowledge to be unparalleled. An accomplished professional, especially within the Accounting and Executive related fields, Peter has demonstrated a strong dedication and commitment to his clients and coupled with a genuine and sincere belief in doing his absolute best at all times sets him apart from the pack.. In closing I would like to say that it isn't very often that you come across many individuals in business that are genuinely professional, committed and excited as you are about getting the right result the first time. Peter is one of those scarce commodities in business that makes doing business, either has a client or as an individual, a pleasurable experience."
Jeff Cornell Operations Manager – Inpak Foods (May 2010),
"The outstanding recruitment consultant of my experience, Peter leaves no stone unturned in seeking out new positions for candidates."
Gregg Hammond Senior Accountant - (October 2010),
"Peter has an intimate understanding of the Adelaide financial scene with visibility over most senior commercial roles in the corporate environment. He has a proven ability to match high-calibre candidates against prospective market opportunities. I have been able to benefit as an individual and as an employer from Peter's depth of experience, leveraging his proactive and insightful approach."
Anthony Roberts CA - Managing Director, Lion Nathan Wine Group (October 2010),
"I was fortunate enough to be placed through Peter's firm in mid 2010. At a time when most recruiters were floundering, Peter quickly matched my skills and background with a fantastic role, and managed the process through to appointment seamlessly. His communication was never erring and always on the ball. I found Peter to be a total professional yet at the same time, remain personal and amiable. He conducts himself with the highest levels of integrity, and is somebody I would not hesitate to work with again as either a candidate or as a client. I cannot recommend Peter highly enough."
Brian Ward CIMA - Regional Finance Manager, CooperVision (September 2010),
"When I first moved to Adelaide, Peter was of great help to me. His insight, honesty and knowledge of the Adelaide job market were impressive and he was able to find me a very good job in no time. Peter is very trustworthy, reliable and has a large network of contacts who think highly of him. He also gave me valuable advice on my resume, the job market and my career going forward. Peter surpassed my expectations, and I would not hesitate to use his services again in the future."
Charlotte van der Meersch – Brand Manager RAA (July 2010),
“Peter, I want to let you know how much I appreciated your help. Especially the extra effort you made at the beginning to meet with me and give me advice about handling myself in the employment market and making my CV a winner. Within moments you took me from being a stranger to what felt like a friend for 20 years. You conveyed trust, and confidence that you could find a place for me. At the same time you were straight with me about what I needed to do. You followed through on your first impressions and kept me informed on every step of the way.
I would recommend you as Recruitment Consultant to anyone.”
Michael Deering - Management Accountant Anglicare (Aug 2014),
Peter, I want to let you know how much I appreciated your help. Especially the extra effort you made at the beginning to meet with me and give me advice about handling myself in the employment market and making my CV a winner. Within moments you took me from being a stranger to what felt like a friend for 20 years. You conveyed trust, and confidence that you could find a place for me. At the same time you were straight with me about what I needed to do. You followed through on your first impressions and kept me informed on every step of the way. I would recommend you as Recruitment Consultant to anyone.
Michael Deering, Management Accountant Anglicare