Rotheram Carrington Financial Recruitment Ltd are an independent recruitment business operating exclusively within the Qualified Finance, Senior Finance, Accounting & Finance and Office Support markets. We recruit for all sectors across Commerce & Industry and Not for Profit.

The areas we cover include Chester, Wirral, Cheshire, North Wales, Crewe, Runcorn, Warrington, Northwich and Merseyside.


Rotheram Carrington Financial Recruitment

Sarah Rotheram
Owner & Founder of Rotheram Carrington Financial Recruitment Ltd

Sarah Rotheram has over 20 year’s experience in financial recruitment and specialises in Temporary & Permanent Senior Finance & Qualified Accounting Appointments across the Chester, Cheshire, North Wales, Wirral & Merseyside areas.  Sarah has worked for two of the largest & leading multi-national finance recruitment organisations in the UK, specialising in the North West of England and Central London where she quickly advanced through the ranks achieving outstanding results for each of her employers.
Sarah’s passion is to ensure the right candidate is placed with the right client. Her expertise’s is within Senior Finance recruitment for qualified & part-qualified accountants up to Financial Director level across Industry & Commerce & Not For Profit sectors.  She has vast experience of working with a wide range of clients from blue chip and corporate organisations to local SME’s, personally managing the requirements of senior finance experts and placing into the best possible opportunity for their skill’s, experience and background.
Having worked for corporate organisations for the last 20 years Sarah has always had an inner drive to eventually start up her own recruitment business, combining the highly professional approach provided by these organisations, Sarah can now utilise the variety of skills she has acquired and tailor into a bespoke service as a boutique recruiter on a more local level.  Adhering to the training and knowledge she has gained along the way by implementing good practice, a solid infrastructure and continual adherence to changes in recruitment legislation, we hope to make our business a success with the support and guidance of our candidate, clients, family and friends.
Sarah prides herself on the service she provides to both her candidates & clients which in turn has given her a loyal customer base who will continue to return to her for help finding a new role or recruit for a new role.

Amy Knowles
Associate Director at Rotheram Carrington Financial Recruitment Ltd Specialist in Transactional & Office Support Recruitment

Amy Knowles has over 12 years’ experience in placing quality transactional & business support professionals into permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments across the private and public sectors. Geographically covering the Chester, North Wales and Cheshire areas.

Amy graduated with a 2:1 in Business Studies at the University of Staffordshire. On leaving University Amy applied for an accounts role with one of the leading multi-national recruitment organisations and instead of getting an accounts role Amy was referred to the internal recruitment team and offered a role as an Associate Recruitment Consultant. 12 years on Amy has trained and developed to management level and achieved significant results for the areas she was responsible for.

Amy is an expert in all areas of Transactional Finance & Office Support recruitment where she has a strong following across the Chester, Wrexham & North Wales areas.

After being employed by a Specialist market leading recruitment company, with a world wide presence, for the duration of her 12 years. Where, she progressed through the ranks, trained and managed teams and built up extensive market knowledge. Now working with Rotheram Carrington Financial Recruitment, where existing knowledge can be utilised and developed to help support businesses, whilst having the right work life balance for a young family.

Michelle Jones | Senior Business Manager Rotheram Carrington Financial Recruitment  Specialists in Permanent Qualified & Part-Qualified Appointments

Michelle Jones has over 16 years financial recruitment experience specialising in the appointments of permanent qualified & part-qualified accountants across the Chester, Cheshire & North Wales areas.  Michelle started her recruitment career working for one of Chester’s leading specialist financial recruitment consultancies who operated exclusively in the specialism of finance including accountancy, industry and commerce, public sector & not for profit across the part qualified and qualified marketplace.

Sarah Rotheram “In my early years of recruiting Michelle was one of my biggest competitors, so I know that she is an exceptionally good recruiter”

Michelle is our first recruit in 2019 and we are over the moon that she has decided to join the Rotheram Carrington Financial Recruitment Ltd team at such an exciting time.

Following a 5 year break out of recruitment Michelle has been pretty busy bringing up her two girls Lucy & Emily.  Michelle is also a qualified Netball Coach and Umpire and coaches two teams which compete at league level.  Michelle’s spare time consists of sneaking a horse ride in on one of her horses or being a taxi service taking both of my girls to Netball matches!

Thankfully Michelle has decided to return to recruitment and we have asked Michelle to focus on her areas of expertise – the recruitment of permanent qualified & part-qualified appointments across the Cheshire areas.

Welcome to the team Michelle, we look forward to working alongside you and building up new & existing rewarding partnerships!

Michelle ” I am very excited to be back and looking forward to meeting old and new faces”

If you are considering making a career change and need advice on what opportunities are available to you or alternatively if you are a Company looking to recruit a permanent qualified or part-qualified finance professional, please contact Michelle on 01244 980 591.

Louise Chamberlain | Senior Recruitment Administrator Rotheram Carrington Financial Recruitment  Specialists in Permanent Qualified & Part-Qualified Appointments

Louise has over 20 years’ experience in Office Management, Finance, Payroll, Administration and PA roles. Working in a variety of sectors including Recruitment, Construction, Utilities & Charities.

Louise has 3 children (1 girl & 2 boys) and it was after making a cake for her youngest sons’ birthday that she discovered her love for making celebration cakes, which led to her opening her own successful cake business.

After 4 years of sleepless nights and spending her days and nights covered in icing sugar and food colouring, Louise decided she needed more of a work/life balance and took up a part time position in retail.

Louise was recently introduced to Rotheram Carrington by Michelle after working together many years ago for one of Chester’s leading specialist financial recruitment consultancies.

Sarah and Amy both started out at the same company and shared some great experience and achievements along the way.  As a result of this they have very similar values and grounding that are intrinsic in good recruitment.  Sarah moved on to focus her career purely in Senior Finance while Amy took a trajectory role in transactional accounting & office support recruitment where she has advanced through the ranks.

Sarah & Michelle met during a career step to one of the North West leading independent financial recruitment Companies.  During this time Sarah & Michelle collaborated there financial recruitment experience, and within a short period of time developed some excellent partnerships with local organisations across the Chester & Cheshire areas which still exist now.

Following long careers working for recruitment organisations Sarah, Amy & Michelle are still very passionate about recruitment.  Their ambition is to work hard but create an organisation that provides a better work life balance for their team and gives new employees greater flexibility in the work place. Establishing an independent company has provided Sarah, Amy & Michelle with this freedom, the aim being to create and lead a happy workforce, resulting ultimately in excellent results for both clients and candidates alike.

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We work in partnership with our team, we listen, we engage, and we respectfully communicate with our people, candidate & clients to understand exactly what their ambitions & motivations are.

Integrity & Confidentiality

We do the right thing.  We work in a highly professional & confidential manner.  We make a commitment to our clients to achieve expectations set out, and we deliver within agreed timescales.

Rotheram Carrington Financial Recruitment


We genuinely care about every aspect of our people & business and we are totally committed to our clients & candidates.


We value, encourage and recognise our people, our candidates & our clients.


  • Experienced consultants with expert knowledge in Senior Finance, Accountancy & Finance and the Office Support markets
  • Annual bespoke salary and benefits advice for you and your team
  • Thorough and specific screening on all candidate registrations (formal interview process, full application form completion, checks include proof of identity & eligibility to work in the UK, professional qualification & reference checks for temporary workers)
  • Access to a significant data base of candidates
  • Commitment to tight timescales & deadlines
  • Online cost-effective advertising options
  • Access to become an RCFR Advantage Member which provides clients with extra benefits and discounts on recruitment (please call a member of the RCFR team to find out more)
  • Referral Scheme which can result in £100 of a choice of gift vouchers (please email the RCFR Recruitment Team on recruitment@rcfr.co.uk to find out more) 


Specialists in Temporary, Contract & Permanent recruitment across Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales within Commerce & Industry & Not for Profit sectors.

RCFR recruit for a wide variety of businesses & organisations; PLC, SME, International, Corporate, Private Equity, Start Ups across all sectors such as:

+ Business / Financial & Professional Services

+ Manufacturing / FMCG

+ Construction / Engineering / Energy / Utilities

+ Retail

+ Pharma / Healthcare / Medical

+ Telecommunications / IT / E-Commerce

+ Housing / Local Authority / Charities

+ Distribution / Transport

RCFR Ltd recruits for three separate areas: RCFR Senior Finance + Accountancy & Finance + Office Support Solutions

RCFR Senior Finance specialise in the recruitment of qualified accountants up to Financial Director level.  We recruit for permanent, temporary and contract positions. We can supply temporary cover within 24 to 48 hours.  Our candidates are fully checked & carefully referenced and ready to start a contract at short notice.

RCFR Accountancy & Finance specialise in all aspects of accountancy & finance recruitment from transactional finance up to part-qualified level; temporary, contract and permanent appointments.

RCFR Office Support specialise in the recruitment of all administration solutions including; office management, customer service, PA/EA, secretarial & reception, data input clerks & HR administration.  However we are always happy to recruit for any general commercial positions whether it be within marketing or HR management for example.

Sarah, Amy & Michelle have a combined recruitment knowledge spanning 50 years.  Sarah & Amy have been trained in two of the Top 4 UK & Global recruitment organisations alongside Michelle who has expert financial recruitment experience having worked for one of the North West leading independent financial recruitment specialists.  We have a wealth of knowledge and experience in providing and attracting the best talent for our clients.

Recruiting the right professionals for a business requires responsive and high quality service. We take huge pride in the service we provide to our clients and candidates and work extremely hard to create a collaborative partnership.


The tailored recruitment solution combines the following skills to achieve the best possible outcome for client & candidate:

+ We listen and support at every stage of the recruitment process. Ensuring the needs, from both a technical and cultural perspective are ascertained to identify the best finance talent for your business

+ We work in partnership with our clients, growing mutually beneficial relationships built on trust and honesty

+ Will help to differentiate the company by combining practical recruitment with innovative candidate attraction solutions. Ensuring recognition as an employer of choice, helping to attract high calibre jobseekers.

We offer individual tailored recruitment to each of our clients, this can consist of:

  • Retained or Contingency Recruitment
  • Placement fee only on success of placement
  • Detailed & Targeted Searches
  • Evaluation of Finance Department
  • Salary Benchmarking
  • Client & Candidate Review & Match

The recruitment of the right finance professionals for your business requires a responsive and high-quality service.

Our team’s specialist approach considers cultural fit and motivations, skillset, mindset and to ensure our professionals can add value to your business.

A strong transactional finance department is an essential part of any organisation.  An effective ledger manager, payroller, credit controller, accounts administrator or assistant accountant plays an extremely important element in any business and are a valuable link between departments within an organisation. A transactional support role ensures the smooth flow of monies coming in and out of a business to ensure the senior team has insightful management information to create budgets and manage the Company’s cashflow.