About Us

About Us

Welcome to our website, I’m Emma Smith, the Founder and Recruitment Director of ELS Recruitment, a distinguished accounting recruitment agency nestled in the heart of the Northern Home Counties. Over the span of more than a decade, I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with organisations spanning various sectors within this vibrant region, assisting them in the acquisition of top-tier accounting talent.

Throughout our journey in the industry, we’ve been fortunate to cross paths with a multitude of candidates, substantially expanding our local network. It’s noteworthy that the majority of our business now stems from glowing recommendations. In a market teeming with options, selecting the right recruitment partner can be akin to navigating a maze. We wholeheartedly endorse the practice of thoroughly scrutinizing references, for they play an indispensable role in determining who should champion your company or champion your CV in the competitive job market.

Our pride swells when we reflect upon the numerous accolades we’ve garnered over the years, a testament to the quality of our service. You can explore a handpicked selection of these accolades on our Testimonials Page.

Now, what truly distinguishes us from the rest? It’s the fact that we are an “award-winning” agency. At ELS Recruitment, we invest substantial time in getting to know our esteemed client partners, cultivating deep, authentic relationships. We are staunch advocates of creating enriching experiences for our candidates while ensuring clear expectations are set from the very outset. This meticulous approach allows us to orchestrate the perfect harmony of skills and cultural alignment for both parties involved. Indeed, ‘integrity’ is the cornerstone upon which we’ve built our success.

As the visionary Steve Jobs once proclaimed, ‘The only way to do great work is to love what you do.’ Here at ELS Recruitment, not only do we love what we do, but our ‘award-winning’ commitment to excellence sets us apart as your unrivalled choice in the world of accounting recruitment.

Areas of Specialism

ELS Recruitment specialises in accountancy positions and recruits into roles from entry level through to CFO. Here are the vacancies we regularly work on:

Part-qualified (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)

  • Assistant Accountant
  • Accountant
  • Assistant Financial
  • Assistant Management

Transactional Finance

  • Accounts / Finance Assistant
  • Purchase Ledger/Accounts Payable
  • Sales Ledger
  • Credit Control
  • Billing

Qualified (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)

  • Management Accountant
  • Financial Accountant
  • Finance Analyst
  • Finance Business Partner

Management / Leadership

  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Controller
  • Head of Finance
  • Finance Director
  • Chief Financial Officer
Kind Words from Our Valued Clients
Our Process
Beyond Recruitment: Building Careers

At ELS Recruitment, we’ve refined a recruitment process that seamlessly blends swiftness with empathy. While we take pride in our lightning-fast response times—able to transform a job posting received at 9:00 AM into a well-matched candidate at your desk by 12 PM that same day—it’s not merely about speed. Our true essence lies in personalised conversation and genuine care.

We adopt a consultative approach, acknowledging the distinctiveness of each client and candidate. By delving deep into your unique requirements, comprehending the intricacies of the recruitment landscape, and aligning our candidates’ career aspirations, we craft enduring and meaningful connections. Our heart is in our unwavering passion for making a positive impact on lives, particularly in the realm of recruiting Accountants in Northamptonshire.

We deeply care about the happiness of our candidates and clients, and there’s nothing more gratifying than knowing they continue to cherish their new roles even weeks down the line. At ELS Recruitment, we seamlessly marry the swiftness of action with the warmth of the heart to consistently deliver exceptional results.

Fast and Responsive

At ELS Recruitment, we take pride in our rapid response. Challenge us, and experience our reputation for receiving a job request at 9:00 AM and delivering the ideal candidate to your desk by 12:00 PM on the same day.

Compassionate Service

Our greatest fulfillment comes from the enduring happiness of our candidates and clients. When we extend a job offer to our candidates, and they continue to share their heartfelt appreciation weeks later, it reinforces our commitment to delivering exceptional service.


At ELS Recruitment, we’re genuinely passionate about recruiting Accountants in Northamptonshire. We thrive on making a positive impact on people’s lives.

Personalised Consultation

At ELS Recruitment, we tailor our approach to your unique needs, delving into the recruitment landscape, your job vacancy, and our candidates’ aspirations, ensuring perfect matches that bring us immense satisfaction