Accounting & Finance

Accounting and Finance


Shifts toward convergence and consolidation, coupled with disruptive digital technologies, have redefined the financial services industry. The result — a complex market — left companies facing demands for executives that not only demonstrate a mastery of products and services, but technical and operating expertise and the resilience to manage change, as well.

Do more with less seems to be the mantra the business world repeats to itself. Convergence, consolidation and digital transformation are changing the accounting and financial services industries – we know you need an agile leader. We’ve got our finger on the pulse across a variety of industries including media/entertainment, management consulting and information technology which allows for our in-depth understanding of your needs – regardless of the intricacies.

Who we recruit

  • CFO
  • VP
  • Controller
  • Tax
  • Audit
  • General Accounting
  • Corporate & Management Company Accounting
  • Partnership / Fund Accounting
  • Taxation – Corporate, Partnership & Individual / High Net Worth
  • External Financial Reporting
  • Internal / External Audit
  • Financial Planning & Analysis / Management Reporting
  • Operations / Middle Office Support
  • Operational Due Diligence
  • Investor Relations / Marketing
  • IT Finance and beyond

How we’re different

Continued success within our Accounting & Finance Practice stems from two binary factors of market coverage and knowledge. The first is an unprecedented number of client relationships across a variety of industries, including Media/Entertainment, Information Technology and Services, Manufacturing, Logistics & Supply Chain, Retail & Consumer Goods, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences, Management Consulting, Investment Banking, and Financial Services, among several others. The second factor centralizes around the idea that specificity, specialization, and precision are not lost due to the large variety of industries that we cover. On the contrary, our consultants are dedicated to knowing the ins and outs of the dynamics, challenges, and considerations of each unique Industry from an Accounting & Finance perspective, which allows for an explicit understanding of the needs of both our Clients and Candidates, regardless of their distinct situations.

JW Michaels also specializes in mid to C-level search with expertise in Human Resources, Information Technology and Security, Investment Professionals, Law Firm Associates, Partners and Groups, Legal and Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, and Legal Staffing.

JW Michaels & Co. is an executive search firm dedicated to serving the specialized recruiting needs of top-tier financial services, legal, technology and business institutions.

Crain’s NY Business consistently ranks JW Michaels in the top 10 Executive Recruiting Firms – with good reason. We get results.



JW Michaels is headquartered in New York City, with teams based in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Denver, Greenville, and Houston.

For general inquiries please contact Jillian McElroy 646-624-2305