Why Clients choose CMA

CMA Recruitment Group is the South’s leading independent Accountancy and Finance, Executive and HR consultancy, with a diverse client portfolio covering the Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex regions.

Operating through four specialist divisions: Accountancy and Finance, Executive, Practice and Human Resources, CMA delivers a unique recruitment service based on the values of integrity, professionalism and the desire to exceed expectations.


Understanding and Experience

An enviable reputation and track record, combined with experience, market knowledge and strong links with professional advisors, make us the first choice for many talented individuals seeking their next career step.

Our long-standing team, which includes finance and HR professionals, ensures that every recruitment exercise, whatever the level, receives the same dedication and focus which is why, at any time, CMA will be assisting a broad spectrum of clients from listed corporates, venture capital backed enterprises, SMEs or accountancy practices with their recruitment campaigns.


Our Service

With our extensive in-house database, multifaceted approach to candidate attraction and comprehensive selection process, we are confident we can find the ideal candidate for every role, whatever the level. Services include:

Search and selection: CMA will match your technical and cultural requirements with our current candidate network, from which each individual has been met to establish experience, ability, character and career aspirations. This will allow us to quickly deliver you a tailored shortlist.

Retained search: Often utilised for executive or specialist positions, a retained search will combine an extensive online advertising campaign, with a targeted headhunting and social media strategy. We will manage and interview all suitable applicants, delivering the strongest shortlist available.


Candidate Attraction

As the largest independent recruitment consultancy in the South of England, each year CMA attracts over 25,000 Accountancy and Finance and HR professionals who are seeking their next career move.

CMA continues to identify, attract and secure the most talented individuals by utilising our extensive online presence, comprehensive in-house database, the latest social media tools and deep-rooted business network relationships providing us with the market penetration to select not only the best candidates on the market, but the best candidates in the market for our shortlists.

In addition, CMA is a leading sponsor of various student and member societies, ensuring our name is synonymous with Accountancy and Finance, Executive and HR recruitment across the Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex regions.


Our Commitment

CMA meets 100% of the candidates it represents. An experienced recruitment professional conducts an in-depth registration interview with each candidate to discuss their technical expertise and future career aspirations, as well as to gain a detailed insight into their personality traits. CMA will also check all professional accountancy and HR qualifications. This provides our clients with absolute confidence in the candidate selection process.


Candidate Testing

CMA offers a comprehensive suite of on-line skills testing and pre-employment assessments in conjunction with our business partner, Kenexa, as part of our candidate registration process. The type of assessment is dependent on the level and experience of the candidate. For clients who work with CMA on an exclusive basis, personality profiling by Thomas International is available at no additional cost.


Our Value

CMA prides itself on the excellent relationships it builds and sustains with clients. Whilst we can offer the standard search and selection service, when engaged on an exclusive basis CMA can offer enhanced service agreements that provide a range of additional benefits.

Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA): An opportunity to support clients on a sole supplier basis for an agreed period. It provides the most cost effective solution and an opportunity to work in partnership, which should reduce time to hire through an increased understanding and control of the recruitment process, whilst maximising employer brand perception.

Head Start Agreement (HSA): A flexible option that offers a set level of cost saving in return for a 'head start' on all recruitment exercises. This lead time ensures clients benefit from a fully tailored shortlist and offers similar advantages to those within our PSA, including access to a further range of skills assessments, extended payment terms and rebate structure.


CMA Pledge

CMA offers an exceptional guarantee for all permanent placements. CMA’s pledge is a free replacement or 100% refund* during the first 100 days of an appointment. This is an exceptional rebate structure that reflects CMA’s confidence in its service delivery.

For temporary workers, CMA can offer a free working interview (4 hours) or a full day’s trial at cost price. This offers the assurance that the right candidate has been appointed into the role.

* See Permanent Terms of Business for comprehensive details of the CMA Pledge.


Contact CMA Recruitment Group

With offices in Southampton, Portsmouth, Bournemouth and Basingstoke, CMA offers unrivalled market coverage enabling us to deliver convenient on-site services that add value to each step of the recruitment process.

For further information about how we can support your recruitment strategy please contact us. Alternatively, register your vacancy here.