Accounting Jobs & Career Services

Opportunities from Graduate to Partner roles

Lawson Delaney’s Accounting recruitment team focuses on helping candidates from Accountant positions through to Practice Lead roles find their dream job. Whether you are an early-career professional or Partner, our experienced team is committed to helping you find a role that suits your current needs and will enable you to flourish. Our team has extensive experience in the Accounting market, both locally and nationally. 

We have built a reputation of going beyond that of a transactional recruiter by giving back to the market we are passionate about. Not only do we organise mentor programs and regularly host industry-relevant seminars, we give objective market and career advice daily which enables us to provide you with the most relevant industry knowledge. 

Our core disciplines are led by senior specialists with 10+ years' experience and each are recognised market leaders in their field. 

For more information, please contact Darren Banfield on 0401 373 581 or

Key Contact

Darren Banfield

Darren Banfield

Executive Director

0401 373 581

Meet the Professional Services team

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Colm Reddy
Accounting Firm Recruitment

Colm has been working in the recruitment industry since 2008 having completed his Masters of Business Management. He joined Lawson Delaney in its infancy back in 2013 and has been heavily involved in the growth of the Professional Services team.

Colm has a unique background having worked within online recruitment job boards, LinkedIn Talent Solutions and recruitment agencies. He has gained this exposure across the globe in Ireland, Dubai, India, China, and since 2011, Australia. By the age of 24, Colm was managing a business and by 25, Colm had 70 people reporting to him. This experience has given him a unique perspective of seeing recruitment from multiple angles and sometimes through different languages.

Throughout his career, Colm has always stayed true to his core value of helping people in an honest, transparent manner. It was due to this that Colm organised Lawson Delaney’s first Pathways to Partnership event which involved a panel of four diversely successful Accounting Partners and over 100 Business Services Accountant guests. Following this event, Colm managed Lawson Delaney’s first Pathway to Partnership mentoring program where 21 prominent Partners mentored future stars of the profession for a year. No money was exchanged at all, it was purely to give back to the industry and to help the people within it.

Colm was recently chosen as one of the top five recruiters in Australia across every market by recruitment’s industry body, RCSA. He wants to continue his passion in helping people secure opportunities that will improve their lives. He focuses on Business Services and SMSF Accountants up to Partner level.

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Katherine Navarro
Accounting Firm Recruitment

The force that drives Katherine within her role in the Professional Services team is her passion for mentoring individuals both in their professional development and personal growth.

With five years of recruitment exposure within various management roles, Katherine’s skillset further enhances Lawson Delaney’s ability to identify the right blend of commercial acumen, technical skills, performance potential and cultural fit when consulting to clients and assessing talent.

Katherine’s background within event management and operations has given her the natural ability to work collaboratively to reach a common goal as well as strong foundations to provide clients and candidates with a tailored and memorable recruitment experience.

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Lee Eggleston
Accounting Firm Recruitment

Lee joined Lawson Delaney’s Professional Services team having recruited within various industries in the UK. Lee has a wealth of knowledge of the end to end recruitment process and prides himself on his consistent collaborative approach.

Lee is an effective communicator who places emphasis on really understanding client and candidate needs to ensure both parties have a positive experience. His aim is to provide a seamless recruitment process; adding value and creating long lasting relationships.

Following his Sports Management degree, Lee travelled the globe experiencing a multitude of people and cultures. It was this that prompted him to forge a career in recruitment, allowing him to communicate with people on a daily basis, with excellent customer service at the forefront of every interaction.

Lee specialises in recruiting all levels of Accountants from graduates to partner level within the Business Services sector.

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Savanthi Jayawickrema
Accounting Firm Recruitment

Savanthi embarked on her recruitment career in 2012, providing end to end recruitment services for management and specialised roles. Working with big international brands as well as boutiques, Savanthi honed her skills with hard to fill positions in talent-driven markets.

Emulating the Professional Services team’s ethos, Savanthi is motivated to fulfil organisational HR requirements efficiently and effectively with a solution-driven approach that adds value to firms, both in the short and long run.

Savanthi is passionate about sustainability having spent a decade working within the wildlife tourism space in Sri Lanka.

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Accounting Firm Salary Report 2021

Research led by Lawson Delaney has found that the Accounting market looks to act as inconsistently over the next 12 months as it has done over the last year. Employers, now more than ever, need to be nimble and forward thinking to ensure that they are not left behind. We are seeing significant increases in packages this year to avoid loss and the introduction of long term incentives for employees is almost the new norm in all practices.

2020/21 Takeaways:

  • Assess the performance of your own staff and business proactively
  • Have a clear staff retention strategy in place
  • Regularly benchmark your practice against the market to see how competitive you are on all fronts; remuneration, benefits, working policies and practices, and cultural assessment tools

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It was a very pleasant experience to deal with Lee from Lawson Delaney. Really impressed by Lee's professionalism and expertise.

Senior Accountant, Accounting Industry

Shout out to Lee for being an amazing help during my job search for a new accounting position. He believed in me every step of the way - hands down the best experience I've had with a recruiter! Thanks again!

James, Accounting Candidate

Lawson Delaney provided opportunities that were in the best interest of the jobseeker by truly listening to what I wanted.

Candidate, Manager

Lee is professional in all avenues. I valued the communication around the status of my applications which included actual feedback & updates. He creates a good working relationship.

Accounting Candidate, Accounting Industry

Colm has been very helpful in my job hunting. He carefully selected companies that actually fit my needs. He pays attention to what candidates are looking for & gives insightful tips for interviews. I would highly recommend Colm to assist you with your next step in your career!

Accounting Candidate, Accounting Industry

I would definitely recommend Lawson Delaney to others as they provide excellent services. A special thanks to Lee for the great help he has given to me.

Assistant Manager, Accounting Industry

Great communication and genuine care was provided by the team.

Accounting Professional, Accounting Industry

Lee was fast, easy, convenient and a great person to deal with.

Accounting Candidate, Accounting Industry

Colm was wonderful to deal with and extremely helpful!

Senior Accountant, Accounting Industry

Colm was fantastic, I wouldn’t choose another recruiter over him.

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