Austin Andrew

What Hunted Says

An Internal Audit, Compliance, Accounting & Finance and Risk Management recruitment business that's punching well above their weight. With top end deals of £44k (2019) and up to 25% commission, you could see monthly pay cheques pushing £20k! Their agile size allows them to offer flexibility in work hours including knock off early Friday and closed between Christmas and New Year. Austin Andrew's current Directors are significant shareholders who all joined as grads showing a tangible route to equity.

Key Info

Size< 10

Recruitment Sectors
Accountancy & FinanceBanking & FSConsultancy & AdvisoryInsuranceLegalTax & Treasury

At Austin Andrew we pride ourselves on being able to give hardworking and dedicated individuals the opportunity to embark on a life changing career.

Culture and Benefits

At Austin Andrew we maintain a mature and trusting environment for senior consultants. We trust each other to get the job done and allow for flexible working and working from home if the need arises. Every consultant gets a work mobile phone and work laptop. We are a small team with a big brand in our specialist markets and we believe we add real value to our clients. We celebrate our wins as a team and go for a big (often boozy) lunch on a Friday when hit our monthly target. We also have a bigger quarterly target which is incentivised with an overseas trip. We also have a beer fridge! We don't operate in a KPI driven environment. We trust experienced recruiters to know what they need to do in order to make money and we give them the tools to do that. Every consultant has access to their own LinkedIn Recruiter account and we are signed up to The Recruitment Network which gives access to industry leading training days for experienced recruiters and an external mentoring programme.

Welcome to Austin Andrew

Austin Andrew is a specialist recruitment firm with expertise in Internal Audit, Compliance and Risk Management. Our goal is to build robust controls and strong corporate governance for our clients. We are independent and owner-managed – we’re proud to say that our Directors joined the firm as graduates and went on to undertake a successful management buyout of the original founders of Austin Andrew in 2016. We aim to establish long-term relationships, built upon mutual trust and respect and a true understanding of what makes businesses successful. Our international coverage includes the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

Commission Structure

Monthly Billings % £5k-£10k 18 £10k-£15k 19 £15k-£20k 20 £20k+ 25 There is the potential for big commission cheques due to the industries we work in and the high deal values - the biggest monthly commission cheque we've seen was this year standing at £19,600! That's in ONE month!

James Willacy - Managing Director

One of the most exciting aspects of the role is that I have been able to get involved in the strategic direction of the business

James Boxall - Director

Laura Mountford - Manager

Your Opportunity with Austin Andrew

You will have the opportunity to grow your own desk through a combination of our training, guidance and your own entrepreneurial flair. This in itself can mean huge monetary reward for growing your own successful business. In addition to your day job, if you show the attributes for leadership and are capable of growing a successful team, the company is in a position to reward you with equity in the business itself. This could mean the ability to achieve life changing amounts of money further down the line.

James Willacy feeding hungry recruiters on a company retreat

Testimonial - Laura Mountford

I joined Austin Andrew as a graduate in 2016 and it’s been an exciting journey so far. Austin Andrew has given me the support I need to become a specialist in my market through extensive on the job training and regular external courses. I’ve been given freedom and autonomy over my work and have been constantly encouraged to get involved with other projects from writing articles to attending networking events. One of the most exciting aspects of the role is that I have been able to get involved in the strategic direction of the business; from creating our new company values and interviewing potential peers to implementing our growth plan for the next year. I love that although we are all working towards our own individual goals and targets, we celebrate success together as a team. It’s a really exciting time to be working at Austin Andrew with a great team of people and big plans for the year to come.

Quiet day in the office - didn't stop Laura cracking open the prosecco to celebrate her promotion!

Christmas and New Year

Our clients don't work over Christmas and New Year so why should we? The office is closed over this period and we celebrate in style at the Christmas Party before we all head home for the break.


At Austin Andrew we tend to work on mid to senior level hires within Corporate Governance and Finance & Accounting. Salaries range from £50k-£150k with an average deal value of £12k. For experienced consultants we would typically see total billings of around £15k-£20k per month. We do work on more senior roles too with the highest individual deal value being £44k which was billed this year!


We would expect people to be joining Austin Andrew at Consultant level. If you bill £130k in your first year or £80k in any 6 month period then you will be promoted to Senior Consultant. From there you can decide to become a Managing Consultant, where you will have the opportunity to start building/running a team or you can go down the Principle Consultant avenue where your sole focus is billing. We are a small company who are entering a growth phase so it's a great time to join in on that growth. Once you have proven yourself there is the opportunity to gain equity in the business. Austin Andrew's current Directors and significant shareholders all joined as grads and we are keen to involve those who believe in our success.

James Boxall enthusiastically enjoying a brisket bun on Lunch Club

Our Values

Strive for Excellence - You choose your attitude - A learning mindset is not optional - Results first and a delivery focus - Exceed expectations wherever possible Own Your Market - Work in partnership with both clients and candidates - Believe in your ability to add value and make a difference - Become a true specialist in your vertical - Develop your personal brand Enjoy the Journey - Celebrate your success - We work as a team - Passion for building relationships - New ways of doing things are encouraged

Lunch Clubs

KILN Smokestak Brigadiers Som Saa Darjeeling Express Gymkhana The Jugged Hare The Culpeper Hawksmoor Gaucho Fish, Wings and Tings Dishoom

James Willacy showing his daughter the recruitment ropes

Austin Andrew

Key Info

Industry Recruitment/Search
Headquarters London
Company Size < 10

Recruitment Sectors
Accountancy & Finance Banking & FS Consultancy & Advisory Insurance Legal Tax & Treasury


  • Visible Commission Structure
  • KPI Free
  • Recruiter Licence
  • Established 10+ Years
  • Clear Progression Structure
  • Business Equity
  • Beer Fridge
  • Closed Xmas & New Year
  • Company Wide Trips
  • Flexible Working Hours

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