What our Clients have to say…
“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
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