Executive Recruiter

  • Location
    Princeton, New Jersey
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance - Accountant - Financial
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
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Executive Recruiter – Parker + Lynch

Princeton, NJ


At Parker + Lynch, we work with prestigious businesses and understand what it takes to succeed as a leader in accounting and finance. And most importantly, we take an inspired approach to aligning you with the positions you want and deserve.

We know that every opening is more than a job and that every candidate is more than a resume. We work closely with candidates to understand their needs and apply our industry expertise to make matches for clients that drive business results. Our ability to dynamically balance your needs with the right solutions gives both clients and candidates the right fit to achieve success.

The Executive accounting and finance departments and functions at all levels within organizations across a variety of industries. In this role, Executive Recruiters partner with businesses as clients to define strategic objectives and hiring needs.


  • Speaking and meeting with key decision-maker contacts at businesses in the Princeton market to analyze hiring needs, and making client presentations
  • Developing client accounts and generating new business through nurturing candidate and client leads, referrals, and various forms of marketing
  • Building and maintaining a comprehensive candidate pipeline of accounting and finance professionals through extensive networking, offering valuable market information, resume and interview coaching, and creative skill matching to companies and jobs
  • Serves as subject matter expert on market trends, target industries, and roles

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conducts behavioral based interviews and competency-based evaluations.
  • Develops client accounts and generates new business through candidate/client leads, referrals and various forms of marketing.
  • Partners with clients to define strategic objectives and hiring needs.
  • Analyzes hiring needs, determines best recruiting methods, and creates/deploys client-specific and/or role-specific strategic recruiting strategies and client marketing initiatives.
  • Stays abreast of leading industry trends and recruiting best practices.
  • Builds and maintains subject matter expertise on target industries, clients and roles.
  • Administers job postings in various systems.
  • Assesses candidates to ensure qualification match, cultural fit and overall compatibility with client requirements.
  • Provides guidance and facilitates the negotiation process through completion.
  • Enters and tracks assignment and/or candidate data in Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).
  • Builds and maintains relationships with both passive and active candidates.
  • Establishes and maintains a network of industry contacts through participation in professional/trade associations and other professional networking organizations.
  • Develops relationships with key clients and business leaders.
  • Responds to and addresses a variety of candidate, temporary employee and/or client inquiries.
  • Completes candidate hiring/onboarding processes in accordance with client/organizational requirements.
  • Coaches, trains and mentors other team members.
  • Ensures compliance and safety requirements are met.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

What’s in it for you?

  • The chance to work and play hard with a 2018 & 2019 Great Place to Work company!
  • Uncapped earning potential
  • Comprehensive benefits, including health, life, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, personal paid time off, paid holidays, and more!
  • Up to $400 reimbursement per year for gym memberships and up to $55/month cell phone reimbursement
  • Career advancement, company paid training
  • Earn rewards and recognition for your contribution to our success, including special travel opportunities for our top performers!
  • The opportunity to work with motivating and encouraging colleagues.
  • A fun work environment!


What would prepare you for success on our team?

  • Bachelor’s degree required, with preferred concentration in Business, Accounting, Finance, HR, Communications, or Marketing
  • Minimum of 2+ years of professional work experience including internships ideally in one of the following disciplines: accounting/finance, human resources/recruitment, marketing, sales, customer/client services, and communications
  • A general understanding of corporate accounting and finance. Research skills are also critical.
  • Excellent business acumen and strong written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Proven negotiation skills, the ability to persuade and influence decision makers and executives.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with executive client leadership.
  • Capable of building and maintaining a vast network of professional relationships over a long period of time.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Requirements

  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to focus on client needs with a commitment to quality and customer service.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems through recommending and implementing creative solutions.
  • Ability to demonstrate business acumen, market insight, and knowledge of related finance and/or accounting practices and/or principles.
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret and understand employment-related laws, rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to utilize Applicant Tracking Systems.
  • Knowledge of current sourcing and recruiting trends, best practices and methodologies.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Interested? Apply here today!