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I’ve known Matt for over 10 years, having worked closely with his team recruiting for me in a previous company. I recently engaged with Matt for a Finance Manager role and he was excellent in delivering on point and in a very quick timeframe – taking much of the stress and anxiety out of the mandate (of which I happened to be out of the country for the most part). Matt is a knowledgeable and experienced guy with a great network of contacts and like-minded professionals. Would thoroughly recommend. C.M Group F.C

Abacus have been great at supporting us with our hiring needs over the past 6 months.  They are definitely our go-to recruiting partner when we have a role to fill. L.P Managing Director

I have worked with Abacus since 2004/2005!!!!  Whenever I have changed employers, Abacus are my “go to” agency for any role that is finance related.  They are reassuring, honest and above everything else reliable. From speaking to the temps and perms Abacus has placed with us I  know that they treat their temps in the same respectful way they treat their clients. G.R Head of HR

I would just like to say what a pleasure it is to work with Abacus. You guys are by far my favourite agency to work with, great communication, great candidates – always really well prepped and suitable for the roles advertised. I came to H****** through yourselves and am very grateful for the help you gave me at the time. I just wanted to say what a great agency you are running – it’s very refreshing especially in comparison to some of the larger agencies, your service is head and shoulders above the competition in my opinion. R.O Accounting Supervisor

Warwick has provided an excellent, professional service during the last two challenging years.  He took the time to understand the culture and dynamics of my team and only recommended those whom he felt would fit the profile. Since his and Abacus’s involvement we have recruited two and currently have others on temporary contracts.  He regularly checks in to ensure all is ok and is now my first point of call for all future recruitment needs, P.N Business Planning Manager

Matt has gone above and beyond in helping find the right candidate for an Accounts Receivable role. The quality of candidates he provided were fantastic and resulted in those being employed in other departments at C***** UK. Matt is super helpful and polite. We highly recommend and look forward to using his expertise for any upcoming roles we have available. L.S AR Supervisor

I found my current role through Abacus and they were my first port of call when we needed to expand the team. Matt really understood the needs of our business and importance of team fit. He found us a great selection of candidates and was supportive and responsive throughout the interview process leading to a successful recruitment for us. I would thoroughly recommend both Matt and Abacus and look forward to working with them again if and when the need arises. A.N Financial Controller

Good morning Warwick, I would like to thank you for your continued support and assistance in providing temp staff, sometimes at very short notice. You have always provided me with professional applicants with good work ethics and a willingness to learn, something I have found to be lacking with some agencies. S.J Finance Manager

Hi Michelle,  I think you were responsible for giving us S.A. She will be here for life!! Stop sending us such good candidates and we may get some vacancies. All the best. A.W Director 

I would like to recommend Matt Green from Abacus Consulting for your recruitment needs. I have worked with Matt for many years and is always my first port of call when needing to recruit staff. Over the years we have built up an excellent working relationship, he’s thorough and very easy to work with. Matt will always listen to your requirements and is detailed and keen to meet your expectations. He will always follow up on candidates he has put forward and open to honest discussions. He has helped place several staff in the past. The nice thing too, is that Matt always keeps in contact, which has the personal touch! S.S Financial Controller

Matt / Warwick, Thanks for your help and support in the recent permanent and temporary placements. Throughout the process I have found you have found you both professional, engaged and understanding of our business needs. J.B Joint Managing Director

I would recommend Matt to anyone needing help with financial roles recruiting. Matt is always professional and actually listens to your needs and requirement as well as being very honest too. Not pushy just gets exactly who you need in to do the job! Would always be first on my list to call if I needed help ! Thank you Matt. M.B – Talent Acquisition Resourcer

Callum,  I just wanted to let you know that things are going really well with W so far (I hope she feels the same) Thank you for your assistance through what has been a difficult process to fill this role. I appreciate that we have not been the easiest company to deal with but you have been patient and understanding throughout and have provided a great deal of support. It has been a pleasure dealing with you. C.D – Credit Control Team Leader

Hi Michelle, I was very happy with the support during the recruitment process. You sent appropriate CV’s in line with the job description and I was kept informed appropriately as I went through the interview process – even though you were on holiday some of the time.  I would definitely use Abacus again (but hopefully I won’t need you too soon!). L.W – Financial Controller

Matt helped me when we were recruiting for a Finance Analyst role. He always responded very quickly during the process and was generally very helpful and professional from start to finish. Contact throughout the process was regular but not overbearing which I appreciated and as a result means I’m likely to pick up the phone should I need his help again. C.D – Group Head of Financial Planning & Reporting

Hi Warwick, This is fabulous news! We are very pleased to hear that A will join us tomorrow. Thank you so much for all your hard work, you have managed to turn this around for us in two days – incredible! I’m very glad that I turned to you for help on this.  P.W – HR Generalist

Matt, we spoke a couple of years ago, when I was considering a move and I remembered out of all the agents I spoke to, you were very helpful and honest. Good luck with the search for us. A.G Head of Client Accounting

Recruitment has been particularly painful in the past but the best agency I have used is Abacus Consulting – Matt is really helpful. K.L – Credit Control Manager

I’ve worked with Matt over the last 5 years on recruiting various roles within Finance dept, from clerical to Management Accountant and have found Matt very helpful and professional. Matt puts in the effort to understand fully the vacant role and submits CV’s with good care. Looking forward to use his skills again in the future! D.S – Financial Controller

Katherine and Jake are definitely my “go to” people when needing temps, you’re both so genuine and professional and we’ve hit the jackpot with Sue, she really is fantastic to work with. M.P – Finance Business Partner

Matt has recently helped us to successfully recruit a Management Accountant. The process was very professional, and he met our business needs. Matt also gained a good rapport with myself and our candidate. L.D – Financial Controller

I found the service excellent from Michelle and Katherine when looking for a part-time Accounts Assistant at short notice. They understood the type of person I was looking for and they were able to provide the right candidate.

“I’ve known Michelle and Katherine since the beginning of my career and it’s so nice to have a good relationship with them and work with people who I can trust. E.W – Finance Manager

Whilst recruiting for an Accounts Assistant I found Michelle to be extremely professional in the service she offered, making the process easier and reassuring” L.E – Office Manager

Hi Warwick,I’ve been meaning to say a huge thank you for introducing R… oh how long I have searched for someone like her – she’s amazing! Being a small team of two we are highly dependent on each other in terms of dept performance and she is proving to be an absolute rock and has fitted in with the team perfectly. We were talking the other day about how you have known us both for many years and I’m happy that when the opportunity arose you knew the perfect candidate for me… you clearly are great at what you do! L.H – Finance Manager

A huge thank you!

I have been using Abacus for many years as my key recruitment and temporary staff agency, and will continue to do so, ensuring that they always remain on our preferred suppliers list.

I find their focus on quality and open relationship building in order to understand the client’s business, their needs and team personality is the crucial factor for me – they are then always able to provide just the right person, both in ability and personality fit, whenever they are needed. Time and again exactly the right candidate has been put forward, which makes the pain of temporary cover situations so much easier.

I don’t want to see a vast pile of CV’s when I use an agency, so the focus on providing only those that are appropriate for a role is very important. Abacus has this focus, and if they have limited or no candidate appropriate they will tell you so! N.M – Senior Financial Controller

Thank you Matt for all your help finding M. Its the first time we have used recruitment agents for roles here and I really pushed for it as we have trouble finding good candidates. M’s appointment has proved my argument that we need to pay to find good finance staff and use specialist recruiters. Generic advertising is cheap but not successful. Hopefully we can stay in touch for the next time a role comes up. LG – Group Accounts Manager

As a customer I have worked with Mo and her colleagues at Abacus to secure me several placements in my busy finance department. What I like most about Mo and her colleague Katherine is that the calibre of candidates that they offer are not only suitable technically but have the right personality to fit into the workplaces that I manage. NH – Finance Manager

I was very impressed by the high quality service provided by Abacus Consulting in relation to the recruitment of an additional Financial Analyst into our Financial Planning and Analysis team. The level of professionalism and dedication we received was extremely high. The Abacus Business Manager clearly listened to our needs and understood our business well. The candidate found for us has been a tremendous addition to our team. I look forward to working with Abacus again in the future.
RE – Reporting Manager

I have known Moira for over 10 years and used her services many times. I feel that Mo is exactly the kind of person you would wish to deal with when you need an understanding, intelligent, knowledgeable agent who has superb attention to detail and is highly professional and personable at the same time. Deep knowledge of the subject and ability to adopt quickly to changing requirements – these are only two of many her excellences. I cannot recommend Mo highly enough to any potential company – I have never been disappointed with any aspect of her work and always admire her for her professionalism.
LM – HR Manager

Many thanks to Abacus and in particular Moira Keenan for an outstanding job in the recruitment of our new Finance Manager. From the first contact Moira has conducted herself in a thoroughly professional manner and it has been an absolute pleasure to deal with her.  It almost makes one feel like creating a vacancy just for the pleasure. The difference compared with many other recruitment agencies has been exceptional and we have been left with the feeling that if Moira had been recruiting for her own company she could not possibly have done a better job. It truly has been a pleasure.  Moira is a great credit to your company and I am sure she is hugely appreciated by you.
DW – Director

As we were not local to the Bedford area we chose Abacus at random to act as our local recruitment agency to assist us with recruiting new roles in a new office. Abacus  proved to be a very good choice – we were able to see a good mix of candidate for each of the four roles we advertised – and kept to our tight timelines – from start to finish within four weeks. In particular allowing us use of the meeting room to conduct interviews each time was extremely helpful as we had no local office to use. I am pleased with the service provided.
PS – Finance Director

You have by far been the best agency providing the best calibre of candidates and you’ll definitely be top of my list to call when I come to recruit again (hopefully not for this position though!).
GB – Director

I have worked with Abacus Consulting since March 2005 and would not hesitate to recommend them. They work hard to establish and maintain a professional business relationship that is ongoing and not just at the point of recruitment. This personal approach ensures that candidates offered are not only an excellent key skill set match for the business need; they are also a good cultural fit. As an employer, knowing how they work with the candidate base, I am confident that the candidates presented are with my business in mind and not just because they are “on the books and available”. When candidates are presented, they offer frank and honest feedback on abilities from grounded applicant knowledge. By acting as a business partner, Abacus can offer a recruitment process which is focused, decisive and value added. Finally an agency I can trust!
LH – Head of Sales Centre Finance

We only had a short space of time to recruit for this difficult position and Abacus Consulting impressed me with the candidates that they put forward.  The candidate’s CV’s were strong and I found that Abacus had spent time really getting to know their people and it made the whole recruiting process much easier for me.  In addition to this, they gave me a professional, friendly service with regular contact but without hassling me. Although I was only recruiting for the one position, knowing it was purely a one-off, Abacus made me feel as though I was using them regularly.  Needless to say, I would highly recommend using Abacus Consulting.
BP – Financial Controller

Having been a candidate and client with Abacus Consulting I have always experienced excellent service.  Their commitment and understanding of your business needs is second to none.  I would happily recommend others to use them.
TM – Financial Controller

Thank you very much for your help over the last few months in helping me to recruit several Purchase Ledger clerks and cashiers for the finance function here. Throughout the eleven years I have worked with Abacus you and your colleagues have demonstrated a thorough understanding of my requirements in terms of experience and academic achievement, and have been successful in providing me with only those most suitable candidates.  Personally I have always found you to be extremely professional and supportive, and look forward to working with you and Abacus Consulting in the future.
LP – Accounts Manager