What we do

ASSIGNMENT: experienced professionals to complete Accounting & Finance projects

Our Assignment service provides a qualified and experienced team to ensure your project is completed on time, on budget, and meets the objectives set.

Examples of Assignment projects we have supported include:

  • Project management of accounting system implementation
  • Contract audits
  • Preparation for Statutory Audit
  • Preparation for Due Diligence

There are many situations where important projects are high on a priority list, requiring additional assistance.  In these situations Hutcheon Mearns can be deployed to get the job done and enable the client to enjoy the benefits of the outcome.

BACKUP: reliable professionals to fill temporary and interim skills gaps

The Backup team gives clients flexible access to our in house team of committed, experienced and technically qualified accounting professionals.

We can support your business by providing cover or an outsource option whenever and wherever there is a skills gap in your accounting and finance department, for as long or as short a period as is needed.

Examples of Backup we have provided include:

  • Part Time Financial Accountant
  • Interim Group Financial Controller
  • Part Time Finance Manager
  • Interim Finance Director
  • Interim Commercial Director

Our Backup team gives clients a reliable, responsive and cost effective alternative to the commitment of a permanent hire or uncertainty of a temp or contractor.

CONNECT: matching the right professionals to permanent vacancies

Connect is our discrete Accounting and Finance recruitment service.  We seek out and identify talented, committed individuals who are loyal and strongly rated by their managers, peers and colleagues.

As Chartered Accountants, we have seen all sides of the recruitment industry.  First, as candidates, then later as the employer, we have experienced first-hand what it is like to use the services of a recruitment agency and we believe our depth of experience allows us to offer highly relevant career advice, as well as first-hand knowledge of the various companies and roles which exist in the local marketplace.

Accounting and finance roles vary hugely, both in terms of discipline, skills and environment.  We invite our clients to take advantage of our experience across the accounting and finance spectrum and this places us in a position of strength to offer a quality of service which is second to none when finding the right candidate.

There are four key reasons why we passionately believe we offer the best solution for finance recruitment:

  1. We have been there ourselves, both as candidates and as employers
  2. Our consulting team are all qualified Chartered Accountants
  3. We have a powerful network of business relationships in Aberdeen and globally
  4. We offer a targeted, low volume, bespoke service

As Chartered Accountants, you can be reassured by the fact that we are:

    • Professionally qualified
    • Required to undertake continuous professional development to keep up to date
    • Bound by a code of ethics to adhere to the highest professional standards

We invest time in the role and in the team, understanding exactly the nature of the environment and the character traits which will deliver a successful placement.  Often we assist in the design of the role itself.

We invest time in our candidates.  We offer free, impartial advice on career choices and can give invaluable guidance on how a particular decision will impact on a career path.  Our career mapping service gives candidates a clear view of how a particular role will impact upon their career goals.  We can be trusted to give better careers advice thanks to our own experiences and depth of understanding of the roles we fill.

Above all discretion is assured and you can trust us to put your interests first.  We depend on our reputation and we are passionate about what we do.

We are committed to our values and we invite you to contact us to find out how we can help you.

DEVELOP: providing ad hoc strategic advice when you need it

For growing businesses, our Develop service offers the strategic vision and support of an experienced Finance Director on an ad hoc basis to support you with issues such as:

  • Designing / implementing a finance function or department
  • Building a finance team
  • Guiding your commercial contract negotiations
  • Developing your business KPI’s

There are many businesses that cannot afford or simply do not need the full-time involvement of a Finance Director.  Using Hutcheon Mearns allows flexible, cost effective access to this highly valuable resource on a basis that is right for you.