Welcome to Farrer Barnes - Accountancy, Finance & Education Finance recruitment specialist 01227 863900


Farrer Barnes is a quality driven recruitment agency for Accountancy and HR Professionals. We focus on identifying individuals (permanent and temporary) who possess both the technical aptitude and personality fit that is right for your organisation.

We are committed to ensuring that we save you time and add real value by partnering with you throughout your recruitment process.  The majority of our work is undertaken on a 'success only' basis.

Find the Right Individual For You

Once we have a detailed understanding of exactly who you are trying to recruit, Farrer Barnes will offer you a candid assessment of the market and advise you how to find the best and most suitable candidate for your role. Together we will agree a bespoke plan of action to ensure that we do everything possible to identify the right person for you. We will keep in touch with you throughout the process to ensure that you are fully aware of the progress that we are making. 

Database Search

We believe it is our responsibility to add value to the recruitment process wherever we can.  We therefore spend time with all candidates who are registered with us to understand their strengths, skills and experience – along with developing an understanding of their character. This allows us to draw up a suitable shortlist for your role based on a thorough understanding of each of our candidate's skills and aspirations.


In many cases it may be appropriate to supplement our search with advertising the role in local, national or carefully selected trade press.  Our recruitment advertising brings to you a strong and powerful brand presence to attract the best top talent available. Creatively, we'll deliver concepts that do what they are meant to. All standard advertising is offered free of charge. 

Through our strong buying power we are able to pass on substantial discounts for many additional advertising mediums and offer you the complete advertising design service.

Headhunting/ Passive Candidates

The best individuals are not always registered with a recruitment consultancy and need to be found. Using our network of contacts, Farrer Barnes is able to "talent spot" to identify strong potential candidates within the market. The power of social media is increasing in recruitment and our team are all trained in using the latest social technologies in order to identify the most appropriate candidates. 

We can discreetly approach these candidates to determine whether they may be interested in moving jobs in the future and if they would be interested in working for your company.  This approach can identify candidates that other organisations are not engaged with and this can increase the likelihood of a success recruit.

The Recruitment Process

Throughout the recruitment process we will act as intermediaries to provide you with honest feedback from the interviewees. We will guide you on their aspirations and remuneration expectations and help you to successfully deliver an offer to your preferred candidate.


We understand that our job does not end once you have appointed an individual. Farrer Barnes have a duty of care to all of our clients (employers and candidates alike) to ensure the placement continues to be successful for both parties. Your consultant will keep in touch with you to ensure that your expectations have been met.