Professional Search Practice

Our Professional Search practice specializes in recruiting the tranche of accounting professionals that reports up into the CFO. This practice recruits both full-time and contract professionals and applies the same methodologies we use in our CFO recruitment practice.

The Power of Head-Hunting

The best accounting talent are not pursuing new opportunities through job boards or networking. We believe in the power of head-hunting; we proactively canvas the market to ensure that all potential candidates are identified and approached on our client’s behalf.

We conduct original research on all of our assignments to ensure that the market is completely covered and any and all qualified potential candidates are approached on our clients’ behalf.

Get It Right the First Time

Our clients are presented a short list of qualified, rigorously screened candidates that represent the best of what the market has to offer. No wasted time, no sorting through resumes that kind of fit, no wondering if the candidates you’re looking at are really the best out there.

Time is Always of the Essence

We understand that our clients want to fill their opening as quickly as possible and although our process is rigorous, it’s also expeditious—our clients can expect to start interviewing qualified people within two weeks of starting the search.

How We’re Different

We conduct original research on each assignment and thoroughly canvas the market to ensure that all potential candidates are considered and approached on our clients’ behalf.

We deliver what we promise and we deliver on time. Our clients can expect to start interviewing qualified, rigorously screened candidates within two weeks of starting the search.

We work closely with our clients to design a search strategy that will ensure a successful hire.

Our process is completely transparent. Not only do we want our clients to hire the right candidate, we want them to have the assurance of knowing that they are hiring the best candidate possible.

We offer a full one-year replacement guarantee on every person that we place.

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    What Our Clients Say

    Terri Smyth

    VP Planning OshKosh Canada

    I was very impressed with the diligence and insight that Jill invested in my job search. I truly felt that she listened, kept me informed, introduced me to some terrific opportunities and acted as a trusted advisor during the entire process.

    Jeff Dawley

    Vice President of Finance BridgePoint

    I can recommend Jill without reservation. Jill’s professionalism and market knowledge puts her far ahead of most of other recruiters in the finance and accounting market. She took the time to understand my career goals and only introduced me to opportunities that fit all of the criteria I was looking for.

    Jeanne Ye

    VP Finance & Administration Vet Strategy

    My experience working with Jill to find my next position was great. She did an outstanding job in working with me to determine whether the opportunities she presented would be a good professional and cultural fit and she kept me very well informed during the interview and selection process. Jill clearly understood what I was looking for and never tried to pitch me on a position that wasn’t in my strike-zone.

    Alan Burger

    HR CPA Canada

    Having known Lance Osborne in his professional capacity as an executive recruiter for over 20 years, I can attest to the fact that he is one of the best around. Lance has an in-depth knowledge of the industries he services, an entrepreneurial bent and an innate ability to understand client issues and sensitivities and guide them accordingly. He relates well to his clients, is very personable and above all else, provides effective results in a timely manner.

    Alex Gallacher


    I’ve worked with Lance many times over the years and have always found him to be very service oriented, straightforward and easy to work with. His professionalism, market knowledge and thorough understanding of what it takes to hire successfully put him miles ahead of most executive recruiters in the finance space.

    Wendy Lockyer

    Principal Accessibil-IT Inc

    Having worked with him on both the candidate and client side, it is my experience that more than any other executive recruiter I’ve worked with, Lance really takes the time to understand what the client needs and how the candidates he presents can fulfill those needs. He recognizes it is essential that the candidate fits with the culture and is onside with company objectives. He keeps the process on track and works very hard to ensure that both the client and the candidate make the right decision.