Whilst we tailor our approach to each situation, our recruitment services typically include the following:

The Brief
We seek a detailed insight into the background to the vacancy, the scope of the role and the profile of the individual sought.  This will be more comprehensive than a traditional job specification and will include factors such as cultural fit, personal chemistry, leadership style and career prospects. The purpose is for us to really understand the person sought, be equipped to identify and generate interest from potential candidates and ensure they have the facts before progressing.  This process should be thought-provoking for the client as well as a valuable service, enabling us to give sound recruitment advice.

Candidate Sourcing
Toner Graham’s exceptional service means that personal referrals are the largest source of candidates we place. The relationships we have developed over our many years give our consultants access to a substantial network of individuals, augmented by advertising all vacancies on the most appropriate accountancy recruitment job boards, our own website as well as using social and business networks to generate candidate flow.

Candidate Selection/Presentation
All candidates undergo a formal face-to-face interview; something our candidates tell us that very few other accountancy recruitment companies conduct.  We are confident that our selection process is best-in-class based upon our thorough brief, in-depth candidate interview and evaluation process, undertaken by our highly competent consultants.  For each vacancy we look to provide detailed information on 3-4 candidates, consisting of their CV and appraisal notes from the face-to-face interview backed up by an informed conversation with your consultant.

Process Management
We add value by minimising the time our clients need to invest in the recruitment process. You can be assured your consultant will truly own the process from start to finish, expediting wherever possible, resolving issues and demonstrating genuine accountability.  This is why we are an accountancy recruitment consultancy, not an agency.

Offer Management
The above steps significantly reduce the risk of an offer being rejected, however this can still happen.  At this critical stage of the recruitment service we have detailed conversations with both parties to ensure no stone is left unturned and all obstacles are removed.  Your consultant will adeptly facilitate matters between you and the candidate, working honestly and transparently, to ensure a successful conclusion.  This valuable recruitment service dramatically reduces the chances of having to restart the recruitment process.

Post-placement service
Our recruitment service continues once the candidate has started work with you.  Your consultant will have periodic confidential discussions with both you and the candidate to ensure the induction process is successful and that expectations have been met.  Satisfied clients and candidates who progress well with their new employer are the perfect ambassadors for our recruitment services.



Together with the extensive steps we offer as part of our contingency recruitment service, for retained briefs we undertake further proactive recruitment strategies based on the specifics of the assignment.  Retained briefs are particularly effective for more specialised, skills-scarce or demanding assignments.

We are able to draw on our considerable wealth of experience to identify and discuss a range of options, supporting our recommendations with insightful facts and figures.

Retained advertising
Where retained advertising is required, you only have to deal with us.  Whether you require on-line or traditional advertising, with branding or without, our fees include the advertisement design (subject to your approval) and all liaison with third parties.

If we feel that some targeted search activity (“head-hunting”) is appropriate as part of the overall campaign to target passive jobseekers, then we will discuss and agree this with you.  This is likely to be the case where due to the specialist nature of the role, or the business, a finite number of organisations/individuals can be considered.

Response handling
It is important that all candidates who apply to an advert including those who are not successful, are left with a positive impression of your organisation and the recruitment process.  You can be assured that we will act as your ambassador and treat all applicants positively and courteously  –  including unsuccessful candidates.  This is one of many “unseen” facets of our recruitment services.

The Shortlist
Once the response from all sources has been properly processed, we will present you with a talent shortlist, typically 3-4 individuals who we believe fully match your requirements.

At Toner Graham we understand the importance of finding the right talent within carefully managed timelines to impact your productivity and bottom-line results.

This is especially true when we are looking to source a temporary accountant or for a contract role, given the immediate requirements we are typically tasked with filling. Our extensive database of pre-registered candidates and strong referral network means we are adept at identifying skilled graduates to qualified accountants who are available for short notice or immediate start.

To discuss your specific requirements please contact us: