Martin Ward Anderson company profile

Martin Ward Anderson


LogoWe have built a reputation for creating and delivering a personalised service to meet client needs. All consultants are intensively trained to fully understand their markets, candidates and their client's recruitment objectives. We provide a full range of candidate sourcing solutions across all financial disciplines. Select Accountancy is the specialist finance support and accountancy recruitment division of Martin Ward Anderson Ltd who specialise in permanent, temporary/contract and interim finance positions with the UK's most respected organisations operating in the Public Sector, Commerce & Industry, Financial Services, Practice and Professional Services.

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Agency Type: Recruitment Consultancy
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Geographic Coverage:International
Industry Sectors Covered:Recruitment,    Banking, Financial and Insurance Services,    Public Sector,    Charity and not for profit,   
Job Areas Covered:Accounting, Finance & Insurance,   
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For Jobseekers

Our accountancy and finance division specialises in the recruitment of finance professionals from part-qualified accountants to CFO's on a permanent, temporary / contract and interim basis.

Our experienced teams of accounting and finance consultants are active across a large number of sectors from: business services; energy; FMCG and retail; manufacturing and engineering; media; property and construction; professional services and technology and telecommunications.

We have long-standing business relationships with many of the UK and Europe's key employers from large multinationals to SME's and to date, have been pivotal in helping to advance the accountancy careers of thousands of finance professionals.

For Employers

Why Use Martin Ward Anderson

Martin Ward Anderson have always been very clear in our approach to business and are truly committed to ensuring that all of our staff conduct their business transactions in line with our company vision, mission and values. The result, we believe, is a service that is second to none for all those who come into contact with us.

Whether you are an employer, jobseeker or potential employee you will experience the unique benefits of working with Martin Ward Anderson.

Experience - As a specialist finance recruitment consultancy, we have over 19 years experience of recruiting professional finance candidates into organisations

Our people - Without recruiting and retaining the best people we are unable to deliver the high quality solutions that our candidates and clients have come to know. We are extremely committed to the continual personal development of our consultants and support staff and our training programme ensures that all our Consultants have detailed knowledge and expertise in recruitment consultancy "best practice" solution building and delivery.

Martin Ward Anderson brand - This is synonymous with quality and excellence. Our brand strength is reflected in the client and candidate portfolio we have worked with and continue to work with. We have a number of clients who we have been preferred suppliers to for over five years and we continue to win and increase the companies we work on a preferred basis with.

Martin Ward Anderson vision - We are building the elite brand in specialist financial recruitment with the aim of achieving and sustaining the number one, or number two, market share position in each of our chosen markets. Martin Ward Anderson's aggressive expansion plan has be supported by our parent company, Randstad, one of the largest temporary and contract staffing organisations in the world.

Martin Ward Anderson database & IT systems - We have extremely robust and reliable email, web and front office systems. This means that we are ahead of industry standards in terms of uptime (currently 99.9%) and are able to offer our clients a fast and efficient recruitment service.

Leading edge internet capabilities - The Martin Ward Anderson website has been created using the latest technologies and incorporates state-of-the-art searching mechanisms for both candidates and clients. In addition, we are able to design and build branded banners, premium jobs and microsites on behalf of our clients, as we believe that employer branding is paramount to maximising candidate attraction.

Innovative recruitment solutions - we work individually with clients to tailor bespoke recruitment solutions to their specific requirements. We would be happy to talk though some of our recent innovations with you.

Candidate generation - During a candidate driven market we have re-appraised our client strategy to ensure that we take control of candidate generation and do not just "respond" to active candidates. We have very clearly established PSL's with key clients, allowing us to retain a pool of non-PSL organisations, which we can utilise as an active sourcing ground. As such we are constantly in possession of a pool of high-calibre active candidates.

RA / RC Research/headhunting - We possess a dedicated in house team whose function is to source and qualified accountants on behalf of clients.

NIVRA partnership - Martin Ward Anderson are the official sponsors of the NIVRA Accountants Days, a prestigious event held on an annual basis attracting in excess of 1000 public accountants, internal accountants, CFO's, controllers and other finance professionals. This partnership offers our key clients unrivalled networking opportunities with RA members.

Multi-vacancy campaigns - we have a track record of successfully designing, conducting and completing large mission-critical recruitment campaigns on behalf of clients.

Assessment centres - we have a fully developed expertise to create and manage tailor made assessment centres (often an integral part of a multi vacancy campaign). This involves benchmarking prospective candidates on behalf of our clients. This is made possible as we employ staff qualified to administer and interpret psychometric tests.

Psychometric testing - we are licensed by Saville & Holdsworth to use the full range of their psychometric and aptitude tests including Verbal & Numerical Reasoning and Occupational Personality Questionnaires.

Client seminars - Martin Ward Anderson organises regular ‘round table' events for senior finance and HR professionals. These are particularly successful as melting pots for ideas as well as information on the market sector and competitors within the sector itself. These seminars have covered a variety of topics including "How to retain your best people" and demonstrate our ongoing commitment to understanding the challenges and opportunities facing out client community.

Salary / benefit surveys - Annual salary reviews for all of the industry sectors we service. These provide salary and benefit details by sector, geography and role. We can also provide tailored information in response to specific client requests.  Click here to download a copy of the MWA Salary Brochure



General comments that raters have made about Martin Ward Anderson:

1. Comment left on 28/03/2008 10:47
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Martin Ward Anderson market themselves as a "professional recruitment specialist". My experience of MWA over the last 6 years has been the opposite. The main issues are lack of feedback following interviews and a misrepresentation of the rates that the client is expecting to pay to me as a candidate.

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