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Client Testimonials

Client Testimonials

“I have worked with Saadia in the capacity of Professional Staff Recruitment. I have worked closely with Saadia for the past 8 years. Saadia has always been the consummate professional in all of our dealings. Her strengths lie in her professionalism, integrity & ability to completely understand the candidate that fits the culture of our accounting practice. Our core company values are "Trust, Honesty and Integrity" - we only associate ourselves with fellow professionals who also portray these qualities & thus being a major reason why we always use & recommend Saadia for all of our staff recruitment.”

Hall & Melia Accountants

Leonard Melia, Partner

James was a very effective and successful insolvency accountant. As a recruiter, he uses his practical experience in insolvency administration to be an effective recruiter. He has proved successful at matching candidates with the requisite experience for the roles he is seeking to fill with firms that are a good fit. He is also dedicated to maintaining a lasting relationship with our firm and that we are satisfied with the recruits he has placed and the services that he has provided. I would have no hesitation in recommending James' services!

O’Brien Palmer Insolvency & Business Recovery

Liam Bailey, Partner

“Saadia represents an exceptional talent and passion for recruitment who goes the extra mile to assist others. I’ve known Saadia for over 8 years and have always valued her professionalism, integrity and ability to always provide valuable insight to our business. Saadia is a very personable and proactive advisor. Her drive and commitment within the industry has enabled her to always deliver quality results and I would not hesitate in recommending her services to others.”

 

 

KPMG Australia

Louis Hanna, Partner

“I have no hesitation in recommending Steve. We are a smaller firm and it can be difficult to attract the attention of top quality candidates. Steve got to know us, how we operate and our points of difference. He has always put forward quality candidates that fit our brief to him. Even when fulfilling a guarantee, Steve continued to introduce us to quality candidates one of whom we engaged. While others promise, Steve actually delivered. Staffing choices are up there with the most important decisions we make in practice and Steve has been active in helping us recruit and retain some wonderful employees.”

 

 

Weston Ryan, Director

Henderson Edelstein & Co

“Looking for a professional recruiter that really understands what a Chartered Accountancy business is looking for when hiring staff? Then speak to Saadia Miah of Hedley Scott Recruitment. Saadia has always delivered the right employee for my business. There is no wasted time scrolling through applications that should never have hit my desk. Saadia takes the time to understand the culture of an organisation and the professional acumen sought. I can attest to that. Saadia researchers her candidates’ skills and their mind set and presents the right person every time.Well done Saadia”

 

Watson Erskine & Co

Stephen Bates, Partner

“I have been working in the Chartered Accounting Industry for over 15 years and have known Saadia as both an introducer to other accounting firms and as a recruiter for our business for many of those years.Saadia has a friendly disposition and is always a pleasure to deal with in providing regular contact with potential candidates that would suit our high calibre team irrespective of whether we have a position or not.I would highly recommend engaging Saadia and her team to anyone recruiting within the Chartered Accounting space.”

Champions

Mark Ciampi, Director

“Our firm has recently had the pleasure of working with Saadia Miah of Hedley Scott Recruitment to fill three vacancies within our firm. We had not had cause to recruit staff for over a year and were uncertain as to what to expect in terms of the service and suitability however I can say absolutely that Saadia’s service and the quality of the candidates she put forward were by far the best out of some ten or so firms we had contacted in relation to the vacancies. She in fact filled all three positions! Saadia took the time to understand the requirements of each of the roles and only put forward candidates who met those requirements. She was in frequent contact throughout the interview process and even post-commencement to ensure both the firm and staff were happy. Saadia and Hedley Scott would certainly be our first point of contact for any future requirements.”

Logicca

Justine Cameron, Director

“Steve is an excellent recruiter and ticks off all the boxes you need as an employer. He understands the culture we are after and sends across some solid candidates. Steve has also placed me at various accounting firms over the years, he understands the relationship between an employee and employer. I would highly recommend Steve.”

 

Vital Addition

Kapil Mahashettywar, Partner

“Professional level of Service with integrity - Chapman Eastway have worked with Steve Merritt of Hedley Scott for a number of months sourcing candidates with high level accounting skills and acumen.  We have an excellent working relationship.  Steve has a high level of integrity as a Recruiter and always takes the time to fully brief himself on our vacancies, putting forward only those candidates who closely match our requirements.  We would have no hesitation in recommending Steve and the Hedley Scott Team for their excellent service. “

 

Chapman Eastway

Sean Cortis, Principle and CEO

“I have been working with Saadia for almost 3 years and she has been a key source for meeting our staffing needs to the point whereby she has quickly become a preferred provider of recruitment services.

A rare quality today amongst others in her industry is that Saadia has made a conscious effort in understanding our firm's culture and understanding our specific requirements of skills and personal attributes of future employees. Importantly Saadia has always ensured that only the most appropriate, quality candidates that fit our needs are put to us for consideration - it is not about making a "quick sale" but about finding a genuine long-term solution for both the candidate and the organisation.

Saadia's professionalism is of the highest standard. Her commitment to the candidates she represents and equally to the organisations she places them in is exceptional. 

Above all, Saadia has proven to be a trustworthy and honest advisor - qualities that are all too often underappreciated today.”

Stanley & Williamson

Kamal Thakkar, Audit Partner

“We worked with Ahmed to source a key hire for our practice and would do so again. Working with Ahmed, you can expect a high level of professionalism and efficiency. I was pleased that he put forward only candidates that fit the description we had provided, which saved me time and demonstrated that he understands our practice.”

BridgePoint Group

Neil Parker – Managing Director

“Saadia has been recruiting staff for our firm for 5 years and we have been delighted with her results. Her attention to our requirements and to ensuring the candidates proposed are always suitable and a good fit for our firm has substantially improved our recruitment process, and success. I recommend Saadia without hesitation.”

 

 

Bedford CA

Charles Cupit, Director

“Saadia was of great assistance in fulfilling my staffing needs on many occasions. Having understood our business and how we differentiated ourselves from our competitors, Saadia endeavored to only provide candidates that would fit the culture and assist in fulfilling our firm goals and objectives.”

 

Rothsay

Michael Payne, Audit Partner

 We have been using Hedley Scott Recruitment for our recruitment needs for many years. Saadia's approach is personable, friendly and understanding of her client's needs. She takes the time to understand what we need and delivers us quality candidates and a high quality service. Saadia communicates very well, actions our needs promptly and keep us in the loop of where things are at. Having worked in public practice herself Saadia understands our needs better than anyone. I would highly recommend Saadia and her team to meet your recruitment needs. Thank you Saadia for all your help and support.

Prosperity Advisers

Luke Malone, Audit Partner

“I have worked with Steve for a number of years from both a personal recruitment perspective and my firm's recruitment perspective. He is one of the few recruiters that is trustworthy, really gets to know and understand what it is you are looking for in both job roles and candidates, and only puts forward quality roles and candidates that meet your needs, rather than just put forward anyone to make a placement. 
I have no hesitation in recommending him.”

 

CST Tax Advisors

Diane Lee, Director

"Ahmed has been a pleasure to work with, he likes to really get to know a person whether it’s from the client side or the candidate side and goes above and beyond to make sure that it’s the right fit. Having worked with Ahmed on both sides I consider Ahmed to be the go to whether looking for candidates, general career advice and discussing career opportunities. Ahmed has always provided really good career advice and I would definitely call Ahmed a friend.”

 

Ernst Young

Selina Handa, Manager – Global Compliance & Reporting

“For several years Edney Ryan has been using Saadia Miah and the wider Hedley Scott team to recruit accounting professionals. We value their commitment and service in consistently referring high quality candidates that meet the specific demands of our practice.Hedley Scott understand our business. Our association with them has been important in helping us manage the human resource demands of a growing firm.”

Edney Ryan

Stephen Ryan, Director

“Steve has been successfully placing a number of candidates from Manager to Intermediate level into our firm over the last 3 years. He has a developed a strong understanding of Titan Partners and provides quality candidates that are a both a technical and cultural fit. Steve provides a high level of service throughout the recruitment process and post placement. I would highly recommend Steve and the team at Hedley Scott Recruitment.”

Titan Partners Pty Ltd

Shane McLauchlan, General Manager

“Ahmed and the Hedley Scott team have been integral to assisting us growing the practice over the last 4 years. Ahmed has carefully listened to our needs and delivered. Ahmed and the Hedley Scott team are one of the few agencies in our space that have the quality candidates that meet the grade.”

Sovereign Private

Paul Masters – Partner

“I have worked with Saadia for a number of years, both as a candidate and as an employer representative. Saadia has great connections and having been trained as an accountant herself, she has specialist knowledge about the industry few other recruitment agents have. She always gets the job done with the utmost of professionalism and diligence, and takes the time to understand firms, employers and candidates alike. Thanks Saadia and I hope we can continue to work together in the years ahead.”

 

Catalyst Partners

Chris Wong, Manager

“I have worked closely with Steve for our recruitment needs and is one of the most honest and trustworthy recruiters I have worked with. He works very hard to ensure that he understands our business needs and only recommends candidates of high quality and ones that he knows would be suitable for us. I have also witnessed that not only does he work great with us but also shows a great deal of care for his candidates. I have really enjoyed working with Steve in 2015 and would highly recommend him to clients and candidates”

 

Bentleys NSW Pty Ltd

Jessie Nguyen, HR Coordinator

“Our firm has a longstanding relationship with Hedley Scott and the key consultants within their team. They stand out in terms of professionalism and ethics in their industry”

5 Partner CBD Firm

Anonymous, Director