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Wright Executive

Executive Search & Accouting Recruitment

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What our Customers are Saying

Professional who understood our needs and expectations from day one


Sue Creighton - Client Services Manager, Zest Partners

2018-09-05T14:09:45+00:00

Sue Creighton - Client Services Manager, Zest Partners

Wright Executive are highly capable of thinking outside the square

Wright Executive are highly capable of thinking outside the square when advising job seekers and clients

Marc Hassan, CFO OneSchool Global

2018-09-05T18:45:28+00:00

Marc Hassan, CFO OneSchool Global

Wright Executive are highly capable of thinking outside the square when advising job seekers and clients

Takes the time to understand, at a detailed level, the specific requirements and skill sets and any unique client needs.


Sean Pascoe - Partner, Risk Advisory, BDO

2018-09-05T14:11:55+00:00

Sean Pascoe - Partner, Risk Advisory, BDO

Took the time to listen, to understand our business needs and culture


Abbie Armitage - HR Advisor, OneSchool Global

2018-09-05T14:11:02+00:00

Abbie Armitage - HR Advisor, OneSchool Global

Different league to any of the other recruitment consultants I have worked with in the past


Werner Combrinck, Territory Sales Manager - NSW at Xero

2018-09-05T16:44:19+00:00

Werner Combrinck, Territory Sales Manager - NSW at Xero

Paul’s level of professionalism and service was first class, he kept in close contact with me throughout the process


Martin S, Business Services Manager (placed by Wright Executive)

2018-09-05T18:47:33+00:00

Martin S, Business Services Manager (placed by Wright Executive)

the first recruiter who took a genuine interest

the first recruiter I have worked with who took a genuine interest in what I wanted to achieve

Stuart B, Professionally qualified Accounting candidate, (placed by Wright Executive)

2018-09-05T14:08:26+00:00

Stuart B, Professionally qualified Accounting candidate, (placed by Wright Executive)

the first recruiter I have worked with who took a genuine interest in what I wanted to achieve

Positivity, genuineness and professionalism

Positivity, genuineness and professionalism make him a pleasure to deal with

Darren Parkinson, Group Financial Controller, Qubix International.

2018-09-05T16:46:09+00:00

Darren Parkinson, Group Financial Controller, Qubix International.

Positivity, genuineness and professionalism make him a pleasure to deal with

The candidates were all superb

Communication was terrific, presentation was flawless, and most importantly, the candidates were all superb

Christopher Malan, General Manager of Ditch Witch Australia

2018-09-05T16:45:13+00:00

Christopher Malan, General Manager of Ditch Witch Australia

Communication was terrific, presentation was flawless, and most importantly, the candidates were all superb

Accounting Recruitment

Recruitment and Placement of Professionally Qualified Accounting & Finance professionals

Executive Search

Specialising in the attraction, acquisition and placement of Senior Leadership executives (C-suite or CxO’s)

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Contract & Interim Appointments

Source & engage Interim talent, available for temporary and fixed-term contracts at short notice

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Pre-employment Testing

We support all placements by offering a broad range of independent Psychological Assessments & Testing
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About Wright Executive

Wright Executive is an Australian owned, Sydney based, Executive Search Recruitment Business. We specialise in both Accounting Recruitment & Executive Search for Leadership. More specifically the recruitment and placement of qualified Accounting & Finance Professionals, along with Senior Leadership appointments (C-Suite or CxO’s) across the Australian region with a major focus in Sydney, NSW.

Our client landscape is split across both the Commercial Sector and also within Professional Services Accounting & Advisory firms, ultimately placing the highest caliber leaders, Accountants and Accounting professionals in to these firms and businesses.

Our aim is to service the SME and Corporate markets, and be recognised as the Executive Search Recruiter of choice to all of our clients.

We aren’t looking to fill every role our clients have, just the ones that require specialist assistance and a deep understanding of your technical challenges. We believe in genuine business partnerships with each and every hiring client and/or job seeker, we know this is the key to success in our industry and we strive for excellence in everything we do.

Our mission is simple, we aspire to:

  • represent the most talented job seekers in the market
  • work with clients who genuinely value the expertise we can provide to engage top talent
  • provide a truly first class service to all our clients and job seekers
  • be an employer of choice to our employees

Paul Simms

Founder & Director

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Paul is a Senior Executive Search & Selection Recruitment specialist with over 20 years of proven experience within Accounting Recruitment & Executive Search. Paul has delivered significant high profile recruitment search assignments across Professional Services, Insurance, Financial Services and the IT&T sectors, in both Australia and the UK.

A firm advocate of providing excellence at every opportunity, Paul created Wright Executive with the passionate belief that the Accounting community needs its most talented individuals and leaders to be positioned in their most appropriate and favourable environment, working with peers who not only complement them but enhance them, while all the time achieving the most incredible outcomes.

“My passion for Accounting Recruitment & Executive Search has always be driven through recognising and helping talented individuals to make clear and definitive steps forward in their careers, then watching these leaders in business grow, flourish in their professional community, and advance their career opportunities beyond even their own expectations”

To contact Paul directly, please call +61 (0)2 9982 8332 or email: psimms@wrightexecutive.com.au

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Articles & Insights

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5 Hiring Pitfalls when Engaging a Recruitment Company

Every once in a while you will need to hire a new team member. Maybe someone decides to leave for pastures new, maybe it’s a maternity leave cover, or perhaps or you are expanding the team? Are you aware of the hiring pitfalls you may face?
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Answer this ONE question to land ANY job!

Is there such a thing as a ‘magic’ question when interviewing for a job, or even when you are hiring someone to join your team? What if you could ask or answer this one question to land any job, or ensure you are hiring the very best candidate?
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Hiring an Accountant How To Be Sure You Are Hiring the Very Best

So, if all qualified accountants are great at crunching the numbers and deciphering the latest tax legislation, should a professional accounting firm or commercial business hire every accountant that responds to their job advertisement on the basis that their qualifications will suffice?

Your Questions, Our Answers

When partnering with Wright Executive you are assured complete professionalism and discretion at every step.
We are absolutely committed to providing you with an exceptional service throughout and beyond your engagement with us, however you may have some initial questions……
What Roles do Wright Executive typically Recruit?

Our client portfolio benefits from our significant experience in the Australian market, searching and recruiting Professionally Qualified Accountants, along with Executive Leadership (CxO or C-Suite) roles. A selection of the roles we typically recruit are as follows:

Professional Services Firms: (Business Services, Advisory, Tax Advisory, Audit, Risk, Corporate Finance)

Roles: Partner or Director, Manager, Senior Manager, Senior Accountant

Commercial Companies – Executive Leadership:

Roles: ‘C-suite’ or ‘CxOs’, which include but are not limited to CFO, CEO, COO, CMO, CIO….

Commercial Companies – Accounting:

Roles: Financial Controller, Finance Manager, Head of Finance, Group Financial Controller, Commercial Management

What Client Companies to you represent?

Our client focus is across both Professional Accounting and the Commercial Sector, for many years we have executed many successful searches across both markets. Within these sectors our client base is broad and varied, although typically would be considered ‘Small and Medium Enterprises’ (SME). We do also have significant experience of representing larger corporations.

We often feel that hiring companies have the capability to recruit their own staff directly, we are only looking to help with those roles which require a specialist knowledge of the sector or specialisation. Our clients value our deep insight into our specialist sector (Accounting and Leadership), this gives us an edge when searching for and representing the most talented candidates across the market.

How does the Executive Search process work?

Having made the decision to go out to the market to source candidate talent, your first step is to contact Wright Executive. We will arrange a time to meet with you to go through a comprehensive brief surrounding the role. We will get to know you and your company, why it would be a great environment for a candidate to join, and more importantly understand precisely the talent requirements that will match your needs.

We then get to work utilising every tool and process available to confidentially and discreetly reach in to the market, networking with potential suitors, building a long list and then ultimately a shortlist of suitable candidates to present to you.

It’s at this point the process is over to you, however we help you manage and deliver a robust interview process to determine which of the candidates are most appropriate to hire.

Once a decision is made, we complete background checks at your request, manage the offer process, paperwork and commencement date.

It doesn’t stop there, we are committed to ensuring that any placement is a successful one and that we have fulfilled your goals. Continued conversation will be maintained with you and your new employee, way beyond the date at which they join your team and become a valued member of staff.

What happens in the event of a problem hire?

Quite simply, we offer a ‘Guarantee’ on every placed candidate. In the unlikely event that something goes wrong and your chosen candidate doesn’t work out, we will offer a free replacement within the first 3 months of employment. (please refer to our terms of business)

That said, a failed placement goes against everything we at Wright Executive strive for. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver only the best talent for our clients, and placements that remain for many years. We follow a rigorous search process to ensure that this risk is minimised, which rarely fails.

But, we are human after all we are helping you with human capital… people do change their mind, or get cold feet, and on that rare occasion, you have our word that we will honour our commitments.

So how do we get started with a Search?
Well if you are thinking of hiring talented people, be it Accountants or Executive Leadership, please give us a call on 02 9982 8332 or email contact@wrightexecutive.com.auand we will start the process immediately.

Contact Us

Our Office

Level 41, Australia Square, 264 George Street,

Sydney, NSW 2000,

Australia

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Open Office Hours

Monday to Friday:

9am – 5pm

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