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Once you have engaged MW Recruitment we will work through a structured process to find the best possible solution to your recruitment need.

  • Step 1: Database Search

    Over the years that we have spent in accounting and recruitment we have developed an extensive database of high quality candidates at all levels.

  • Step 2 : Advertising

    Advertising the role will also help us identify any new people in the market who might not be registered with us. Our preferred method of advertising is via the internet. One important point here is that we don’t on charge our client s for the advertising that we undertake.

  • Step 3 : Networking and Referrals

    One of our main sources of candidates is through our extensive networks within professional bodies such as the CPA, ICAA. These networks also include sporting and social groups both real and internet based. We firmly believe that good people know other good people.

  • Step 4 : Processing the applicant’s

    All applicants are subject to screening and a rigorous interview process. Our interviews are generally conducted by 2 consultants and during this process we use competency based and behavioural questioning techniques to gain a true understanding of the candidates’ abilities. We also take the time to give the individual’s career advice and counselling so even if they are unsuccessful in their application they will have gained something through the process. After the completion of the process the consultants prepare a detailed candidate Summary Report that we submit to the client.

  • Step 5: Submission and Interview

    Once an applicant is deemed worthy of submission, we will send our Summary Report and the candidates CV in their format. We will follow up the email with a call and arrange an interview time suitable for both parties. One of our consultants will be available to attend the interview if you require assistance or coaching in the interview process.

  • Step 6: Feedback and Offer

    When the interview is completed, we will take and give feedback to both parties. At this stage we will also ensure that all the appropriate documentation including references have been finalised and made available to you. If an offer is made we will communicate the offer on your behalf and then manage the process so that you get the best possible outcome.

  • Step 7: Commencement and Retention

    When the candidate commences the role the consultant will keep in touch with you and your new employee to ensure that both parties are meeting their obligations. We will continue to stay in touch until the candidate has successfully completed their probation period. We can also assist you in developing retention strategies to retain your new staff member.


Andrew and Hugh have over 20 years combined public practice recruitment experience. In that time they worked directly with a wide variety of firms of all shapes and sizes. As trusted advisors they have shared their clients journey through establishment, growth, succession and passing the firm’s onto the next generation.

The boys are ideally positioned to assist firms to acquire further fees, merge or sell.

With unparalleled relationships in the industry MW Recruitment Practice Brokering are sure to find the right fit if you are looking to acquire more fees, sell your practice or strengthen your market presence by merging your practice.


According to the ABS, wage growth in the private sector are at their lowest point in 18 years.

The 8th MW Recruitment Salary Survey indicates that most firms will again be increasing salary bands by minimal amounts.

Participating firms from the 2nd Tier, Mid-Tier and the Suburban Practices are focused on individual performances and are not giving blanket increases.

Increases are barely keeping up with CPI of 2.1%

The table below shows expected median salaries for business services candidates for the financial year commencing 1 July 2017.

For more detailed information on salaries at all levels across the areas of Business Services, Tax, Audit, Superannuation and Administration please call Andrew McNamara or Hugh Hamilton on (07) 3009 6400.

2nd Tier Mid Tier Suburban
Graduates $49,000 $49,000 $37,000
Intermediate 1 year $54,000 $52,000 $43,000
Intermediate 2 years $56,000 $51,000 $58,000
Intermediate / Senior 3 years $65,000 $61,000 $59,000
CA completion $73,000 $69,000 $67,000
Senior 4 years + CA $78,000 $72,000 $80,000
Supervisor $87,000 $89,000 $92,000
Manager $103,000 $102,000 $99,000
Senior Manager $130,000 $120,000 $119,000
Associate Partner $145,000 $161,000 $185,000
Salaried Partner $168,000 $160,000 $140,000
Equity Partner $179,000 $192,000 $195,000

NB. All figures are inclusive of superannuation

Mid Tier 2nd Tier
Graduates $48,000 $50,000
Intermediate 1 year N/A $55,000
Intermediate 2 years $59,000 $56,000
Intermediate / Senior 3 years N/A $67,000
CA completion $70,000 $71,000
Senior 4 years + CA $70,000 $80,000
Supervisor $84,000 $90,000
Manager $98,000 $103,000
Senior Manager $125,000 $121,000
Associate Partner $123,000 $145,000
Salaried Partner $180,000 $180,000
Equity Partner N/A $200,000

NB. All figures are inclusive of superannuation

Suburban Mid Tier 2nd Tier
Reception $48,000 $50,000 $52,000
Team Administrator / CSA $58,000 $57,000 $62,000
PA $76,000 $68,000 $64,000
Marketing Assistant $52,000 $70,000 $62,000
Marketing Manager $58,000 $85,000 $138,000
HR Administrator N/A $63,000 $62,000
HR Manager $81,000 $91,000 $121,000
Admin Manager $75,000 $70,000 $71,000
Practice Manager $102,000 $106,000 $136,000

NB. All figures are inclusive of superannuation

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