Your Professional Search Partner

We are a leading global specialist search firm focused on the Professional Services sector. From our bases in Ireland and the UK, we conduct local and international assignments for functional and senior leadership positions across 5 core pillars - Accounting, Tax, Corporate Finance, Audit and Risk, and Legal and Compliance. 

Our expert consultants are all professionally qualified or have experience in global advisory firms, optimising enhanced technology-driven search capabilities to attract and engage top talent.

Humanising The Industry

Phoenix was created to address the weaknesses in traditional executive search and contingent recruitment: a transaction-focused, non-consultative, inconsistent experience. After a decade in the industry, Ed Rossiter, our founder and Managing Partner, felt there was a better way to deliver a quality solution - one that is focused on adding value along the entire candidate journey. Ruth Lyndon, a qualified Solicitor and experienced senior recruiter, joined Ed as fellow Managing Partner and together, they are committed to delivering a quality service akin to any other professional service - consultative, value-add and solutions-focused.

Technology Driven

Technology drives and enhances everything we do at Phoenix, including our search capabilities. In a candidate-driven market, we use advanced technology, such as AI and digital marketing, to engage exceptional talent.

Expert Led

Phoenix is led by a team of high-performing industry experts. This includes a qualified Solicitor and Accountants with hands-on post-qualification experience from leading firms (A&L Goodbody, Maples, PwC, Grant Thornton). This unique mix of relevant experience gives Phoenix a distinct advantage to benefit our clients and candidates.

In our experience, most recruitment agencies focus on one thing

and one thing only - the transaction.

We firmly believe the emphasis should be on people

and this ideology is central to how Phoenix came to be. 

Our mission is to transform the talent acquisition industry

to create a more positive client and candidate experience.

What makes us unique?

Redefining Recruitment

Unfortunately, traditional recruitment tends to get a bad rap because there’s a certain style of recruiter who don’t do the industry any favours, reputation-wise. Scratch the surface and you’ll see that we are not that type of search firm or those typical ‘make me a fee’ agents. 

At Phoenix, we firmly believe that recruitment is a professional service just like any other advisory service - i.e. legal, accounting, consulting - when delivered correctly. So, we are on a mission to elevate the industry to this standard. How? By consistently delivering a truly professional, consultative, value-add service to our clients and candidates, and applying this fundamental philosophy to everything Phoenix.

Relationship is Key

We don't focus on the transaction. To us, recruitment is about building long-lasting, value-add relationships. We know that job boards don’t hire people - people hire people. This is why we have invested in the latest technologies, which affords us deeper insight into the relevant talent market. More importantly, this investment allows us more time to focus on doing what we do best - engaging the best talent.

Competitive Edge

Our team has worked within professional services, but even more importantly our offer extends well beyond traditional contingency recruitment. We provide access to the latest market intelligence including guides, reports, surveys and podcasts with leading industry professionals as complimentary services aimed at delivering true value to our talent communities.

Without wanting to blow our own trumpets, we’re really good at what we do! The proof is in the placements ;)

The results speak for themselves, which is why top tier clients and candidates come back to us time and time again. But don’t just take our word for it - read our client and candidate testimonials to see for yourself...


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