Wright Executive

We find the talent you are searching for




Executive Search

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

Accounting Recruitment

Recruitment and Placement of Professionally Qualified Accounting & Finance professionals


Contract & Interim Appointments

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


Pre-employment Testing

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


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 client and 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

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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What our Customers are Saying

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

Christopher Malan, General Manager of Ditch Witch Australia


Christopher Malan, General Manager of Ditch Witch Australia

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

Darren Parkinson, Group Financial Controller, Qubix International.


Darren Parkinson, Group Financial Controller, Qubix International.

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

Abbie Armitage - HR Advisor, OneSchool Global


Abbie Armitage - HR Advisor, OneSchool Global

Professional who understood our needs and expectations from day one

Sue Creighton - Client Services Manager, Zest Partners


Sue Creighton - Client Services Manager, Zest Partners

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)


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

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

Marc Hassan, CFO OneSchool Global 


Marc Hassan, CFO OneSchool Global 

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)


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

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


Sean Pascoe - Partner, Risk Advisory, BDO

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

Werner Combrinck, Territory Sales Manager - NSW at Xero


Werner Combrinck, Territory Sales Manager - NSW at Xero

Some of our Clients

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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 you Recruit?
Typically, our clients benefit 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 recruit are as follows:

  • Senior Accountant, Manager, Partner or Director – Professional Services
  • CFO, CEO, COO, CMO, CIO within Commercial Companies
  • Financial Controller, Finance Manager, Head of Finance within Commercial Companies

What Client Companies to you represent?
Our client focus is across both Professional Accounting and the Commercial Sector, and 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
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, get to know your company and 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.
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. We follow a rigorous search process to ensure that this risk is minimised, which rarely fails.
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.au and we will start the process immediately.

Contact Us

Our Office

Level 41, Australia Square, 264 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia


Open Office Hours

M-F: 9am – 5pm


Get in Touch

(02) 9982 8332
0450 018 883
Skype ID: wrightexecutive

Wright Executive

Level 41, Australia Square, 264 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, +61 (0)2  9982 8332