CMA Accountancy and Finance Division

Established on the South coast for over 35 years, CMA Accountancy and Finance focuses on placing fully qualified and part qualified accountants, as well as transactional finance staff, across a variety of sectors in commerce and industry.

Our successful track record in filling permanent and temporary opportunities has allowed us to build an enviable client portfolio from listed corporates, venture capital backed enterprises, through to SMEs.

CMA recognises that clients and candidates expect the best and our service and processes are designed to deliver to this standard.


Our Service

CMA’s highly respected Accountancy and Finance team comprises long standing and dedicated consultants with an in-depth knowledge of their respective markets.

Taking a diligent approach to each recruitment exercise CMA endeavours to meet our clients face-to-face, to best understand key business objectives, role focus, technical specifications and cultural fit, whilst also offering constructive feedback on market conditions and remuneration levels.

CMA will match this criteria to our candidates, who have been interviewed to establish experience, ability, character and career aspirations.  Selected candidates are fully briefed on all aspects of the opportunity prior to submission, allowing us to deliver a tailored shortlist that our clients can review with confidence.

Accountancy and Finance roles that CMA recruits for include:

Accounts / Finance Graduate
Accounts / Finance Assistant
Sales / Purchase Ledger Assistant
Sales / Purchase Ledger Manager
Credit Controller
Credit Manager
Payroll Assistant
Payroll Manager
Accounts Assistant
Assistant Accountant
Financial Accountant
Management Accountant
Cost Accountant
Project Accountant
Financial Analyst
Finance Manager
Financial Controller
Finance Director

Temporary Assignments

There are times when additional resources are essential, to cover maternity or paternity leave, periods of sickness, increased short-term workloads or to assist with special projects.  CMA can provide effective and instant solutions for temporary vacancies across all Accounting and Finance disciplines.

Whether an organisation requires an Accounts Assistant for two weeks or a Management Accountant to cover a long-term secondment, CMA can deliver reliable, flexible and fully referenced finance professionals.  Our fresh approach means that, time and again, our temps are asked to stay on - permanently.


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 outstanding rebate structure that reflects CMA’s confidence in its service delivery.

For temporary staff, 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.


Salary Guidelines

With invaluable access to a wide range of vacancies and candidates at all levels, CMA are able to compile an accurate report of current market trends.  Our salary guidelines provide detailed information relating to remuneration packages for Accountancy and Finance roles across the Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex regions.

Simply click here to review the latest Accountancy and Finance salary guidelines.  This information should only be used as a general guide and cannot replace specific advice regarding you as an individual or your team.  For a more in-depth discussion, please contact us.


Contact CMA Accountancy and Finance Division

With offices in Southampton, Portsmouth, Bournemouth and Basingstoke, CMA Accountancy and Finance offers unrivalled market coverage.

For further information about how we can support your recruitment strategy or to discuss our current vacancies please contact us.  Alternatively, submit your CV or register your vacancy here.