Testimonials

  • Finance Business Partner, Marketing and PR

    The Best

    You guys are the BEST recruiters ever! Thank you so much.

  • Financial Controller, Architecture and Design

    Fantastic

    In today’s fast-paced world, GAN really stands out by providing fantastic service and genuine human connection which is very rare. Working with my consultant has been a real pleasure and a much personalised experience. Her approach was very candidate-focused, she took the time to get to know me and made me feel understood. Everything was dealt with very efficiently and professionally with added sense of humour. I cannot recommend them enough! 

  • Finance Manager, PE-Backed Aviation Business

    Stimulating

    My Consultant at GAN was without a doubt the most helpful and proactive recruitment professional I dealt with during my search to find an attractive and stimulating role in London. This was by no means an easy task in a post-Brexit environment.

    They were straightforward, easy to talk to, and would only get in touch with me regarding roles that they knew would be attractive to me. So many other recruiters send you piles upon piles of job specs, knowing full well that the roles are not what you are looking for. My GAN consultant was able to source opportunities that made me feel like I was the one reaching upward toward the job – jobs that I would love to secure.

    They listen carefully, give great advice and send a steady stream of relevant and interesting roles. I would highly recommend getting GAN in your corner. 6 stars.

  • Head of Financial Operations, International Media Company

    Ambitious

    We embarked on an ambitious global ERP implementation. GAN were engaged to help us resource the finance project team. They quickly understood our requirements, which was key in a fast-paced, business critical programme. They provided high-calibre candidates, well suited to our needs, in very short order. I would happily recommend them.

  • Finance Director, International Pharmaceutical Organisation

    Insightful

    I was a candidate for GAN when they were recruiting a role for a US pharmaceuticals company. This was also my first introduction to GAN, and I was approached over LinkedIn in a very professional manner by one of their consultants. Throughout the process I was kept up to date on the process and next steps and given insightful feedback that enabled me to prepare for the next stages.

    I feel this was possible because of the way the GAN team build excellent relationships with their client partners that enables them to really understand the business strategy and needs for each role they recruit for. Since my experience as a candidate I have used GAN to also support me on recruiting within my new organisation.

    I would highly recommend using GAN if you are looking to move organisations or are recruiting as they are a highly professional team.

  • Finance Director, International Entertainment Company

    Invaluable

    The advice and support I received from my consultant at GAN has been invaluable. I really felt like they actually cared about my search; taking time to meet me in person, talking at length about my experience and CV and giving me insightful advice and counsel. They quickly understood me as a candidate and individual, using that knowledge to point me in the right direction and brief me on appropriate opportunities.

    GAN go above and beyond. My consultant has given me career advice whilst I’ve not been actively looking and counsel on opportunities that I’ve pursued through other agencies. They’re also very down-to-earth and good for a laugh; they’ve invited me to several networking events, which have not only been fun but also helpful in developing my network. I would recommend them to anyone who was considering a job move.

  • Senior Finance Manager, FTSE 250 engineering firm

    Effective

    GAN are always my first stop when I’m looking for new recruits as they are head and shoulders above the rest. I always know that I will receive exceptional service, and having listened to what we actually need means they will only put forward suitable candidates which just makes the whole recruiting process more effective. They are always professional in her approach but also makes you feel like you are dealing with friends as well!

  • Revenue Manager, Global FMCG Plc

    The Extra Mile

    Global Accounting Network have proven to be a major asset in planning career moves in the London market. Not only do they have relationships with high profile employers from blue-chip to start-ups, but they also approach each client as talent with a hands-on, catered approach. Compared to other recruitment agencies in London, they go the extra mile to make sure they know where you are on your career journey, what you are seeking in the next move, and will genuinely share their perspective on the pros and cons of each prospective employer from compensation to culture to talent in the business. They have proven to be a valued advisor that I will use in the long-term.

  • Accounting Manager, Fortune 100 Company

    Personalised

    I highly recommend my consultant as a recruiter. He provided a very personalised experience from the very start. He took time to understand my skill set and what I was looking for in the market. Based on that, he only highlighted roles which I would be a good fit for.

    He was very proactive in keeping me updated throughout the process. I can’t recall a single instance where I had to chase him to get an update. I think this clearly sets him apart from consultants from larger recruitment firms.

    He also provided plenty of general and honest advice which helped me understand the different kinds of roles available in the market along with their strengths and weaknesses.

  • Finance Director, Retail

    Enthusiastic

    My consultant at GAN is very enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. Their easy to talk to approach and attention to detail is outstanding. I will contact them as a first port of call when I require a Finance orientated person to assist me with my business.

  • Commercial Director, Restaurant Industry

    Focus

    I have known my consultant at GAN for a number of years, working with him as both a client and a candidate in that time. He is a breath of fresh air; an honest, straightforward recruitment professional with exceptional market knowledge and a strong focus on customer needs. He gives good feedback, isn’t afraid of tough conversations and often offers useful insight. I trust him, rate him and enjoy the odd beer with him!

  • Director of Shared Financial Services, Global Media Group

    Excellent

    Working with Global has been a very pleasant experience. They have been attentive and understood our brief with authoritative feedback. The candidates presented demonstrated this understanding and saved us a lot of time. We were able to very quickly fill our vacancy and with confidence. Excellent service. Thank you

  • Finance Business Analyst, International Retailer

    Included

    Global Accounting Network provide me with a brilliant service, finding out in great detail what I’m looking for and making sure they fully understand what my needs are. I met with them and we went through my experience so they can accurately represent what my abilities are, what kind of person I am, and be able to accordingly match me to the right roles and employers. I feel as if they take great care in only showing me relevant roles that I would both enjoy and succeed in.

    I find it interesting that they put together a plan to approach companies on my behalf that I want to work for, whether there is an open job there or not – something I haven’t seen other recruiters do. They also invited me to attend an event they ran celebrating diversity in the workplace, and this allowed me to network with people I wouldn’t normally be able to get the opportunity to meet. I feel included in a network where I have the chance to hear about and be represented in roles that I wouldn’t usually have access to, and this has proven very useful.

    It has felt like a very personalised service from the start and they are always a phone call or coffee away if needed. They keep in constant touch, thoroughly preparing me for interviews and sharing their market knowledge with me, such as the CIMA Salary Survey results. They explained the findings to me in great detail, and the survey has helped me to work out what kind of salary I should be looking for in different industries and what kind of questions I should be asking employers.

    They make themselves available late into the evening outside the usual business hours and this helps where I’m juggling my job search and a full-time job. They take the time to ensure I’m comfortable with interviews, and give very candid and honest feedback which helps me to learn from the experience. I feel like they show a high level of care in my job search, and this sets them apart from other agencies I have used.

  • Finance Manager, Global Ecommerce Business

    Above and Beyond

    My contact at Global Accounting Network is an exceptional recruiter. They helped me during my job search when I decided to move to the UK. Throughout the entire process they were very supportive, and went above and beyond to ensure I was prepared for my interviews.  Highly recommended!

  • CEO, PE Backed Tech Firm

    Delighted

    My consultant at GAN was not just a breath of fresh air, but a whirlwind of activity, that blew away my notions of what good looks like for a recruiter. We had a brace of no nonsense, candid conversations about the role that set me in good stead for the challenge ahead. I would be delighted to engage him in the future to deliver that same excellence of service

  • Finance Director, International Luxury Retail Firm

    Exceeded Expectation

    I would recommend Global Accounting Network to anyone wanting to achieve a tough career move. I have worked with them twice as a candidate and recruited through them 3 times, and every time they have exceeded expectation. My first time working with them, I asked them to get me into a PE backed company in an FD role, ideally retail. Most recruitment firms had dissuaded me from that path because it was unrealistic, coming from a Corporate Controller role in a completely different sector. Global Accounting Network counselled me as to the difficulties, but then put a plan in place to help me get there.

    We discussed my experience in detail and highlighted the most relevant parts, using their knowledge of the PE and retail world to re-do my CV. My consultant then put together a target list of PE firms with significant retail portfolios and agreed to do the networking necessary to try and get me exploratory meetings.

    When they picked up a role at a luxury retail firm, I believe I was “the wildcard” candidate that they used their knowledge to get an interview for, so I came into their office, did my practice presentation, they helped me change bits, refine my delivery, get it right. The luxury retail firm were still nervous, but GAN were able to negotiate with them to get me an interim opportunity with them to prove myself. 2 months later I was UK FD.

  • Senior Financial Accountant, Pharma

    Refreshing

    My consultant at Global Accounting Network is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is part of a rare breed of recruitment professionals who actually listen to you and care about what you want from a role, company and career. He ensures that the roles he sends through are roles you would be really interested in or a job which complements your skill sets.

    In terms of interview preparation, they have always briefed me thoroughly prior to an interview. I have felt this puts me in the best position, as I feel well prepared and know roughly what to expect. After the interview, he always seems interested to find out how the meeting went from my perspective.

    My consultant is professional, but fun, in his approach and from working with him on multiple occasions, I feel that he actually wants me to find a role that I am happy with, which is a refreshing change from your average recruitment consultant!

  • Head of Financial Reporting, FTSE 250 Media company

    Successful

    My Consultant at GAN recently led the search and successful appointment of a senior member of my finance team. They quickly understood the brief and the culture of our organisation and identified a number of very high calibre candidates. Once a preferred candidate had been identified the hiring process was concluded swiftly and easily. I look forward to working with GAN again in the future.

  • Recruitment Manager, Global fintech business

    Detailed

    I partnered with Global Accounting Network on a board level search and was really impressed by them. They were consultative and knowledgeable, and do the basics very well, taking a really detailed brief and taking the time to really understand the job, the candidate profile and the culture fit. The recruitment plan we agreed was specific and ran like a project, with tight deadlines and key deliverables always being met. The candidates were all relevant and we were able to make a very strong hire from the first shortlist, despite it being a tough role

  • Finance Analyst, e-commerce

    Listening

    My GAN consultant and I crossed paths on my search for a new position away from audit. I met with several recruiters during this process but GAN stood out from the rest. In our initial meeting I told them I was looking for something a little different and was in no hurry to jump to the next role, I was more concerned that my next move should be the right one. Of all the recruiters I spoke to, my GAN consultant was the one who stood out as having actually listened to what I want rather than throwing any applicable roles at me hoping that I would just pick one. All in all I was happy with our working relationship and would recommend GAN to other job seekers.

  • Senior Finance Manager, FTSE250 Organisation

    Credibility

    Global Accounting Network (GAN) is a supplier we have used many times. From initial brief through to presentation, GAN provided suitably strong candidates with gravitas, credibility and who displayed a good track record of progression. We were able to select a shortlist to call up for interview and one of the shortlist was eventually hired following our rigorous selection process. Our GAN executive was informative both in providing us with candidates’ feedback and also in advising us on an appropriate offer and remuneration package to secure our preferred candidate.

  • Finance Director, FTSE 5 Organisation

    Support

    Global Accounting has been the best recruitment agency I have used over the last 5 years.  They intelligently filter candidates and then support them through the recruitment process.  

  • Senior Project Manager, Global Technology Company

    Responsive

    Our organisation contracted with Global Accounting Network for the first time in early 2014 for an SAP Accountant, and what impressed us was their exceptional customer service in finding high-calibre candidates that matched our requirements, and very responsive communication throughout the recruitment process and subsequent employment. The chosen candidate has performed very well, and I would definitely recommend them.”

  • Project Accountant, Retail

    Committed

    I am working with Global Accounting as a candidate and I am receiving an excellent service. The consultants are friendly, highly professional and committed to finding suitable placements that match my career objectives. I am also very pleased with the regular contact and updates received. I would definitely recommend Global Accounting Network!

  • Finance Manager, Technology

    Knowledgeable

    My contact at Global Accounting Network helped in securing my first qualified role. Their thorough approach in understanding client and candidate needs helps instil confidence with no detail overlooked. The knowledgeable and considerate approach helped make an important step forward in my career develop smoothly saving me the hassle of chasing countless recruiters. Thank you!

  • Group Accountant, Retail

    Relationship

    I highly recommend Global Accounting Network as a recruiter. I used several recruiters in finding my first role into industry from practice. My contact at GAN is the best recruiter I worked with, as they took the time to build a relationship with the clients and myself. They thoroughly explained the roles and would always pick up the phone when needed.

  • M&A Manager, Practice

    Personal

    My consultant provided a very personal experience as a recruiter which was far superior to most of the people in the bigger recruitment firms. He really sought to understand what roles I was looking for and only provided me with roles which he thought I would be interested in and a good fit for. He was also good at offering advice and help with the job search process. I trusted them and would definitely recommend Global Accounting Network as a recruiter.

  • Business Process Analyst, Social Enterprise

    Supported

    When I first met Global Accounting Network, I appreciated that their approach is to understand both the client requirements and my ability to match them, which is professional and all-encompassing. I did not have to explain every detail to the letter – they understood me very well, and supported me during the process and beyond. I would be truly happy to recommend them.

  • CFO, Luxury Retail

    Solutions

    I have used Global Accounting Network as both a candidate and a client, finding the service excellent on each occasion. My contact was consultative and knowledgeable, avoiding the hard sell and delivering actual solutions where other agencies had struggled. I would recommend them to anyone looking to recruit or looking for a job.

  • Finance Business Partner, Infrastructure

    Extraordinary

    I have worked with Global Accounting Network as a candidate. The service I received from the consultant was extraordinary. He kept me well informed throughout the interview process with regular updates and feedback. It was so extraordinary that I was even able to get in touch with him when he was on holiday. I have never had a service like that. Therefore, I have no hesitation in recommending Global Accounting Network.

  • Financial Planning Analyst, Energy

    Care

    I wanted to thank you for your time and efforts to help me getting this role. From the very first phone call I felt that you really care about what job would suit me the best. During my job search I worked with several other agencies as well but Global Accounting Network clearly stood out.  You focus on the most important thing – People!

  • HR Business Partner, International Retailer

    Exceptional

    Global Accounting Network is highly commercial and always delivers exceptional talent options to our business. They have helped recruit for mid to senior management positions across core FP&A/ management accounts and analysis/ reporting areas of our Finance team. They are highly credible, knowledgeable and always deliver within tight deadlines. I find them to have great local market knowledge and always value their opinion.

  • HR Manager, global e-commerce company

    Trusted

    Global Accounting Network has been successful in placing a number of hard to fill roles at in our organisation over the last few years. They add real value as a trusted recruitment partner with their thorough, honest and quality focused approach. With the deep knowledge they have of the qualified finance market, and a strong network of well established relationships combined with the due diligence they take to get the basics right with every candidate, makes Global Accounting Network a first port of call to support us with our recruitment needs.

  • Chief Financial Officer, Technology

    Understanding

    For me, the key skills a recruitment consultant must have are:
    • The ability to make the candidate believe he is working for you
    • A good knowledge of capabilities of that candidate in order to present him or her to clients
    • An understanding that maintaining good communication with candidates, as well as clients, is a vital part of building successful relationships
    Frankly, not all executive recruiters have these skills. My contact at Global Accounting Network definitely does. They are professional, friendly and work hard on your behalf. I think they are one of the best financial recruitment professionals in London.

  • Head of Accounting, Telecoms

    Outstanding

    Global Accounting Network is an outstanding organisation, providing excellent client service through its team of professional staff.  I have worked with these individuals over the past year, and for the first time I felt as a candidate that there was an entity putting out a great effort in understanding my needs before proceeding to act.  Other recruiters are interested in accumulating as many CVs as possible, but Global Accounting Network is only interested in offering us the best services.