Public Practice

Public Practice Division

Howett Thorpe offers a dedicated Public Practice service.

We are a privately owned, well-established specialist, focused on a personal and experienced approach. Howett Thorpe Public Practice is proud of its exceptional long term practice partnerships.

Our partnerships, developed over the last 25 years provide in-depth Public Practice knowledge enabling us to provide mature and intelligent specialist recruitment services.

Our unrivalled local reputation attracts the highest calibre candidates seeking the very best opportunities with the very best firms. These established relationships range from independent firms to the Top Tier and Big Four in locations including; Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Middlesex, Buckinghamshire, Sussex and London.

Kathryn Lee manages the division and has in-depth Public Practice recruitment expertise gained over the last 15 years. Kathryn maintains strong relationships with a range of accountancy firms across the South East from Independent Firms to the Top Tier and Big Four in locations including Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Dorset, Buckinghamshire, Sussex and London.

Opportunities within Public Practice, Audit & Tax are Kathryn’s primary focus.  Kathryn works closely with candidates throughout their careers from graduate and trainee to Director and Partner level, across service lines including Corporate Recovery & Insolvency, Corporate Finance, Corporate and Personal Tax, VAT, Book Keeping & Accounts and of course, Audit (both Internal and External). Kathryn manages a full range of Public Practice accounting jobs on both a permanent and temporary/contract basis.

Key Geographical areas;

  • Reading & Thames Valley
  • Basingstoke & Southampton
  • Guildford and surrounding areas
  • Gatwick & surrounding areas
  • Camberley & surrounding areas
  • Weybridge, North Surrey & London

Key Roles & Service Lines Recruited for;

  • Partner & Partner Designate
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Newly Qualified & Part Qualified
  • Graduates & Trainee
  • Non-Qualified and Support Services
  • Corporate Recovery and Insolvency
  • Corporate Finance
  • Audit
  • Forensic & Risk Accounting
  • Tax – Personal & Corporate
  • Business Services
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  • 100% again another well matched candidate. The whole accounts department now consists of HT candidates.

    Practice Manager Legal Company in Surrey
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    Human Resources IT company in Surrey
  • Richard was fantastic - great quality CVs and a pleasure to work with, would definitely use Howett Thorpe again.

    Human Resources Catering Company in Middlesex
  • Excellent service as usual! Wouldn't use another agency - Howett Thorpe are the only agency that don't harass me every other week!

    Finance Manager Leisure Industry in Surrey
  • Excellent service – this was a textbook exercise in how to recruit for a client properly.

    Group Finance Director Architects in Surrey
  • Julia has saved me so much time and effort by ensuring that I get the right CV's. She has made sure that the process runs as smoothly as possible, and is a pleasure to work with. I cannot recommend Julia highly enough.

    Group Financial Controller IT company, Surrey
  • Laura was amazing and made me feel at ease the whole way through the whole interview process to getting the job.  She really is one in a million.

    Group Financial Controller G Potts
  • We have worked with Laura for several years now and she always manages to understand our needs, she is a dream to work with.

    Finance Manager Import Company in Surrey
  • Very helpful and prompt in arranging suitable candidates.

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