Founded in 2011 in Southampton, August Clarke brings opportunities to our candidates and talent to our clients within the Finance and Accountancy sector. We recruit for contract and permanent personnel for all levels of finance roles.
It was not an easy market in 2011 with established competitors and tight margins. Part of the key to August Clarke’s subsequent success was an intense focus on customer service and providing complete service solutions across roles from Accounts Administration up to Finance Director.
Today August Clarke is still an independent provider of accountancy staff with longstanding clients and loyal relationships with its candidates. We believe our success down is down to a passion for the business and being able to attract the right people.
Our staff turnover is uniquely low and we have enduring relationships with both our clients and candidates. It’s a very simple formula at August Clarke, to provide the best possible service to our clients.
Our recruitment efforts are focused primarily on the South Coast and we were excited to announce the opening of our Salisbury office in late 2018. This makes us the first Accountancy recruitment business to open its doors in Salisbury. Offering an exclusive opportunity to work and meet with a local specialist in the sector.
If you have found yourself here, we hope you will take the next step and speak to one of our Consultants. We are sure you won’t look back.
Sophie is a first class recruiter - she is incredibly hard-working, results driven and enthusiastic. She will always go the extra mile to provide excellent service levels to her clients and candidates. She is highly personable, professional and commercial and is a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Sophie's work.HR Business Partner
I have had the pleasure of working with Sophie in the past and I have found her to be very efficient and professional. Focus on priority to fit the right candidates with the right jobs to benefit all parties. I would definitely look to use her services again in the future.Finance Manager
By taking time to find out about their clients, August Clarke ensures the right candidates are matched with the business needs and company culture. I was not disappointed with the quality of candidates put forward for consideration.Financial Controller
August Clarke has been providing us with temporary and permanent finance staff since 2011. They deliver excellent response times to our initial enquiry and subsequent queries which far outshine the performance of other, national agencies tasked with the same enquiry. The flow of information throughout the process never falters and our changing requirements are absorbed and responded to quickly and efficiently. Given their speed of response, standards of service and quality of candidates, I would rate the quality of August Clarkes services as excellent.Managing Director
I have worked with August Clarke for several years on a variety of office based positions, most recently for an Accounts Assistant vacancy. Their understanding of our firm, the culture and its needs ensures we always receive ‘the right candidate’ for the role. They have professional, knowledgeable and extremely competent consultants who I cannot rate highly enoughHR Manager
Sophie is great with candidates and easily puts them at ease during the whole recruitment process. This is invaluable for me as it sets up a much better interview experience for both the Company and the chosen individual. She's very knowledgeable of the local market both in terms of candidate pool and market trends which all adds to a sense of credibility and control.HR Director
As a growing business with many varied roles within the company, in the first instance I always speak with August Clarke to find us suitable candidates. August Clarke has a great vetting service and listens to our requirements when we need new members of staff to join our team. We have been thrilled with the calibre of candidates that they have sent to us. The team offer professional advice and always provide excellent written feedback. Without a doubt they are dedicated in providing a superb service at extremely competitive rates.Managing Director
I have worked with Sophie for the last couple of years and would have no hesitation in recommending her. She is a strong consultant, who prides herself on her consultative approach and develops excellent long term relationships with her clients, candidates and colleagues.Recruitment Manager
I have dealt with Sophie as a candidate. I enjoyed working with Sophie and always found her to be polite and helpful. She has always worked with my best interest at heart and I felt that she was always trying to find me the perfect role, not just for my skills but also my personality. I truly believe that the reason Sophie is so successful is that she matches the candidates to the job roles in every way possible and not just on their skill set. I will always recommend Sophie when asked by other people which Recruiter to choose and I always go to her first when looking for a new job.Financial Controller
August Clarke is so far one of the best agencies I have worked with. From the beginning through the whole process of the recruitment I have been receiving support and help, and a very friendly approach from the agency team. I was made to feel important which matters when you’re coming from another country. They will always follow-through to make sure that you are settling in well. And as I have been perfectly matched to my employer.Accounts Assistant
Sophie is extremely knowledgeable about her area of expertise and is always professional and thorough in her approach.HR Manager
August Clarke have showed a very strong knowledge of their candidates, promptly providing excellent applicants for both permanent and temporary roles being recruited. They took time to understand our business and the roles being recruited, ensuring a speedy recruitment process. I would recommend their services.Head of Finance
August Clarke are a dedicated recruitment agency who take the time to identify your Business needs, and provide the right calibre of candidates, a great agency who I would recommend to any company for financial recruitment.Recruitment Co-ordinator
As a world class business we demand a world class service – August Clarke believes in delivering just that. They make it a top priority to fully understand the requirements of the role and the working environment in order to produce a selection of very capable candidates within a demanding timescale. They get it right first time, which is exactly what I need.HR Director
I have worked as both client and candidate with several recruiting companies in the area. August Clarke takes a personal approach and was able to place me in a position that suits me perfectly. I believed this time I wasn't just a number...but treated with full respect. Thank you for all your hard work!!.Accounts Manager
I would have no hesitation in recommending Sophie. She provided really valuable advice to mould my own thinking of the skills and experience that would best fit with my existing team. I found her very professional and personable which made the sourcing of a new employee significantly less painful and time consuming.Finance Director
I have dealt with August Clarke for several years now and have always felt that they offer an extremely personable service. They completely listen and understand requirements, and care about their placements. Always very helpful and informative and I would have no hesitation in recommending them. Whatever future recruitment requirements arise; August Clarke will always be the first I would call.Financial Controller
Very good, diligent consultant with a natural aptitude and desire to achieve the perfect fit when undertaking a brief. Doesn't rely on clever sales patter - just good, honest and consultative advice. She's really good company too and I'd commend her highly.Managing Director
When looking for a new role one tends to choose a larger recruitment consultancy, however a personal service is not always provided, this is not the case with August Clarke recruitment consultancy. If you are a candidate and looking for a recruitment consultant who understands you as an individual and works with your best interests at heart, then I would, without a doubt, recommend August Clarke. They will always work hard for you and keep you updated at every stage of the recruitment process!Credit Controller