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Andrea Ogden

Andrea Ogden

Associate Director  Accountancy Options


My Career Profile

As an Associate Director of Accountancy Options my focus is recruitment at an Executive, Senior Accounting & Finance level.  I have been with Accountancy Options for almost 20 years.   I began my career as an Accountant with Ernst & Young in Tax, and believe it is my understanding of accounting, genuine approach, informed advice and professionalism that has led to my success.

Andrea focuses on roles for:

CFO's, Financial Controllers, Finance Managers, Tax Specialists, Audit Specialists (Internal, External and IT), Corporate Accountants, Statutory Accountants, Financial & Management Accountants, Commercial Managers, Commercial Analysts, Business Analysts, Finance Analysts, Systems Accountants, Project Managers/Accountants, Business Services, Shared Services

Andrea specialises in:

Senior Recruitment, Executive Search, HR & Training, Consulting, Permanent Recruitment, Advertised Recruitment, Networking, Targeted Search, Fixed Term Contract, Career Advice, Market Advice, Candidate Attraction, Candidate Selection, Candidate Screening, End to end recruitment, Recruitment Advertising, Recruitment Technology, Salary Advice, Resume Writing, Interview Techniques, Linkedin


Andrea's Advice

  • My top tip for job seekers is...
    ...given the current highly competitive hiring market and the HR driven recruitment processes it is common sense but I think the best advice is that "preparation pays". read more...
    Tailor your resume to the role you are applying for, demonstrate you have done research on the company and role and most importantly practice your competency based interviewing technique. Even the best candidates in this competitive market are coming undone here.  Be ready with examples of situations in your career that you can draw from and don't be too high level in your responses. Job seeking these days requires a very targeted and proactive approach.


  • My top tip for employers looking for staff is...
    ......in an economic climate that has forced many employers to be cost conscious - it is very important to consider the true cost of a "bad hire" when deciding on the best recruitment strategy.  read more...
    Using a specialist agency that understands the technical requirements, has the relevant networks and is stringent on quality processes such as competency based interviewing, testing, reference checking and qualification checking is a big part of minimising this risk.  Get value out of your consultant by listening to their advice and allowing them to truly consult to you.  And consider the benefit of some of the great senior people in the market at the moment who are willing to drop back in salary and level for a good opportunity - they are some of the best value hires around!

Recent Testimonial

"Andrea's integrity and care leads to the right job going to the right person.. highly recommended." Job Seeker

Andrea's Top Endorsed Skills

Recruiting, Executive Search, Recruitment Advertising.