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Aaron Scott

Associate Consultant - Finance

I’ve joined Pro on the AC programme in July 2018. I’m currently assisting with all desks at the moment before I find out which team I will be joining.  

 I have come from an insurance broking background which I believe will help me with a smooth transition in recruitment and life at Pro. My interpersonal skills and my experience in being able to understand and meet the client’s needs will hopefully lead to a successful time at Pro. 

In my spare time, I spend most of the time playing football, cricket and golf (unfortunately I’m not any good at any of them). Also, I'm a huge West Ham fan, I go to most home and away games and love spending time with friends and family. 

My best holiday would definitely be Australia, I’d highly recommend Rottness Island to anyone who is visiting Perth, it was an unbelievable experience. 

aaron's latest roles

  • Bookkeeper/Senior Bookkeeper

    £18000 - £28000 per annum

    Bookkeeper/Senior Bookkeeper Up to £28,000 Milton Keynes Are you a Bookkeeper who is looking for exposure in Management Accounts? My client is a top 100 practice and is looking for a proven Bookkeeper to joi...

  • Outsourcing Semi Senior - Top 30

    £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension scheme, bonus and study support

    Outsourcing Semi Senior - Top 30 London Up to £35,000 A new year means new beginnings, it's time to get ahead of the rush and begin your search now! Are you looking to join a growing top 30 firm who can offe...

  • Junior Bookkeeper/Management Accounta...

    £20000 - £27000 per annum + study support

    Junior Bookkeeper/Management Accountant - Top 20 London Up to £27,000 I have been instructed by one of my favourite clients to find their next rising star within the bookkeeping division. Due to recent growt...


What people say about Aaron

Aaron was extremely helpful throughout my entire job search with Pro-Finance. He was then very supportive once I got an interview offer, providing specific detail on the company as well as general interview tips, and was very quick with answering any questions I had on the role...


Companies Aaron has worked with

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aaron's articles


Why I Chose a Career As a Finance Recruiter

Posted by Aaron Scott

"I made the right decision and I can’t wait to see what the future holds…" Having completed an intensive four-week training program designed to introduce new colleagues to the 360 processes of recruitment, Aaron Scott was given the task of choosing his sector specialism and ultimately his new team. Here are the reasons why he decided to choose a career in finance recruitment. After four insightful weeks, my rigorous training had finished and I was now a fully fledged Associate Consultant. It was time to move into a team and while for some it may have been a difficult decision, it was a no-brainer for me. I had known for some time that I had wanted to join Pro-Finance. I immediately established a great relationship with the team and they really helped me settle in and find my feet. Whilst the Finance Team played a part in my decision, I believe the role itself was the most suited to me. I based this from my experience working with the team during my training, Finance was the industry I picked up the quickest and felt most confident about. I felt comfortable with talking to candidates and clients in the finance industry at such an early stage in my recruitment career. The team has such a diverse portfolio, recruiting Finance Analysts, Financial Controllers, Accounts Assistants through to Audit Seniors. I’m now specialising in placing Auditors and Accountants into a range of Accountancy practices, from the Big 4 to specialist boutiques. Currently, I'm working with a variety of candidates from Trainee level to Partners. All of this ultimately made my decision a lot easier (let’s just hope I made the right one!) Since joining the team, it’s been intense but on a completely different level. To be honest, I don’t think I would want it any other way. I’m glad I have one industry to focus all my attention on now instead of trying to split my time between Finance, Tax, Legal and HR. I’ve learned more about the world of Finance and Accountancy Practices as well as the client side of recruitment. I can’t wait to start forging my own successful client relationships in the future. The training I've had at Pro has been excellent. We’ve had continuous monthly training sessions with Jim Atkins at Enabling Change which has been very beneficial. He has taught me so much we’ve had sessions on headhunting, candidate obstacles along with how to sell solutions to clients and candidates. He is truly an excellent trainer and I wouldn’t have progressed so quickly without his training. Thanks Jim! I made the right decision and I can’t wait to see what the future holds… If you're looking to make a move into recruitment, I highly recommend you speak to Loren von Sternberg, who can offer a great insight into opportunities available at Pro-Group.


My First Two Weeks In Recruitment - Aaron Scott

Posted by Aaron Scott

Well, what a start to my recruitment career it has been! I joined Pro-Group two weeks ago and I haven’t looked back since. The assessment day during our interview process gave me a real understanding of what to expect on a day to day basis here at Pro. Since I joined It’s been hectic, intense but most of all fun all similar to what I experienced during my assessment day, I believe I’ve made the right decision to make the move from insurance and I couldn’t be happier. Over the past the couple of weeks I’ve been in and out of training learning the whole 360 cycle of recruitment, how to write adverts, source candidates and plenty more. The training at Pro has been fantastic. For someone who is such a beginner and really opened my eyes to the world of recruitment. The training has been external and internal, we’ve had Jim Atkins from Enabling Change come into the office for two days and it was fantastic. It really helped me to understand how to move forward when speaking to candidates and clients. Also, we had Lisa Jones from Barclay Jones, who hosted a great session on advert writing with us and how to make the most of the advert. I would highly recommend both trainers to anyone who is starting out in recruitment. One of the main reasons for joining Pro was the culture has a real family-orientated atmosphere and the people are great! They do really value their staff and make you feel so welcomed into the Pro family as soon as you join, which is great. I’m so excited to continue to keep learning and move forward within the company, I’m still quite open in terms of which team I will go into, I’m sure over the coming weeks this will all fall into place. If you're looking to make a move into recruitment, I highly recommend you speak to Loren von Sternberg, who can offer a great insight into opportunities available at Pro-Group.


Psychometric Tests – Accurate Portrayal or Creator of Doubt?

Posted by Aaron Scott

The psychometric test has made its mark on the recruitment process across a range of sectors up and down the UK. The most interesting increase has been at the professional level where there is a real labour shortage. It raises the question, are these tests enhancing the recruitment process or reducing chances of making a successful hire? Team fit is undoubtedly a crucial element in the recruitment process. Given how subjective this element is, it is widely recognised as a potential flaw in assessing prospective employees. A variety of external (and irrelevant) factors could have an influence on the process. The introduction of the psychometric test aims to provide a defined, clear and more importantly 'fair' assessment of team fit and personality. However, imagine that you have been searching for the ideal candidate for the last 6 months and suddenly that perfect CV lands on your desk, you meet them, you're hugely impressed and they appear the perfect fit… only for a psychometric test result to lead to the rejection of what you believe to be the perfect candidate. You could be creating an opportunity for your competitors to gain an advantage. Confidence in such tests has risen with the increased development of technology and E-recruitment. Out of the companies that used psychometric testing, 81% said that they expected to make more reliable and less risky decisions, compared to only 67% who said the same thing in 2010. The percentage of employers who believed that psychometric testing can predict future performance rose from under half (49%) in 2010 to 57% in recent years. The majority (94%) of organisations who used psychometric assessment did so during the hiring stage. The largest rise in the use of testing was in employee development activities, where 63% of companies now utilise them compared with only 43% in 2010. However, asking staff to take a test as they leave the firm has remained uncommon compared to the more personal exit interview. Psychometric tests undoubtedly have their benefits and their rise in popularity amongst a range of sectors clearly shows they have a place in the recruitment process. How are they effectively used though? Experience suggests a case by case basis. Having seen both sides where my clients have missed out on candidates by treating these results as gospel and others where it has significantly improved the hiring process. It should be an additional consideration to an interview process which is where it adds value, not the defining factor where it becomes a hindrance. For more information about this article, or to speak to Aaron about your recruiting needs or Finance jobs in London or Nationwide, contact him on 0207266340 or