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Kevin Racher - Testimonials

Don't just take our word for it, here's what our clients and candidates have to say about Kevin Racher, Associate Director and Manager of the Tax Practice Team at Pro-Tax

I had been with HMRC for 14 years and wanted to get into private practice. Kevin was superb in reviewing my experience and outlining what unique features I was bringing to the market. Kevin has a number of contacts across all the Big 4 and wider tax network and secured a number of potential interviews. He also used his knowledge of these to advise on best practice and approach. I don't believe that I would have secured my new position at PwC without his help and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone considering a move in professional services. - D.C, Tax Investigations Manager at PwC


Once again I would like to say a massive thank you for helping me secure the job role as a Business Tax Senior at Haysmacintyre. Without your hard work, it is fair to say I would not have secured this job. I am particularly happy with how well you communicated and kept me informed throughout the whole process, from any contact you had with my company to ensuring I was ready for the interview. The fact that you kept me informed eased my nerves and cleared any doubts I may have had.

You were swift with your response, professional, transparent and honest. Last, but not least, the meeting we had prior to my second interview was very helpful as all the tips and pointers you gave me prepared me well. I felt confident walking into the building after that.

After studying accounting and finance at University, it has always been a dream to work for an accountancy firm, complete my qualifications and be qualified. This I never saw happening until I was contacted by yourself, and with the help of all your colleagues at Pro-Tax that dream is now becoming a reality. - Stephanie Nunoo, Business Tax Senior at Haysmacintyre


I was at a point in my life where I wanted change and growth. Coming from the public sector and feeling like I had exhausted all the skills available, I wanted to experience life in the private sector and take advantage of the opportunities in the tax world. Kevin helped me secure my current job role as a Business Tax Senior. He demonstrated great understanding of what the company expected and as a result, was able to help me structure my interview and tailor my questions. I personally was amazed when he took the time to meet up with me to discuss things over before my interview. That calmed my nerves and restored my confidence. He was always readily available to provide feedback and encouragement after my interviews. Even after I had secured the job he always checked in to make sure I was settling in alright and enjoying it. I will strongly recommend Kevin to anyone looking for change, looking to make that bold move or a change in career, you certainly will be in good hands. - Stephanie Nunoo, recently placed Business Tax Senior 


Due to personal circumstances, I was having to look at moving jobs as well as relocating from London to Yorkshire. I was nervous about the move and had lots of doubts along the way, but I want to give full credit to ProTax, particularly Kevin for his insightful guidance and sensitivity in dealing with my situation. He took much of the stress out of the move and really helped me in coming to a decision - which has (so far!) been an excellent one. Throughout the process I felt that Kevin listened to my requirements and aspirations, and presented me with a range of opportunities to get a feel for the sort of move I may want to explore. His discretion and confidentiality throughout were impeccable, and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Kevin to anyone considering their next career move. - James Heathcote, Senior Manager at EY


Kevin was very helpful in securing me a change in roles moving out of the public sector. Throughout the process, Kevin was in constant communication providing advice and thoughts on where I could go and we settled on a position and role that suited my ability and future plans. Really looked out for me and went the extra mile. - Tom Palmer, Assistant Manager at BDO LLP 


Thanks Kevin! We are very happy with Pro-Tax and the service they provide. Candidates are often of the right calibre and your team are very easy to deal with. If I have to go to an agent then you would be the first one that I would call. - Martin Rossiter, Tax Partner at RSM


I was very impressed by Kevin's proactive attitude and am personally grateful for his help and support. I have found him to be professional, approachable and very practical in his approach. Thanks again for your help. - HN, Tax Manager at a Mid-Tier Practice


Kevin assisted me in my recent job search as a senior manager within Tax Disputes and Investigations. This is a market that Kevin clearly knows exceptionally well, having built up great working relationships with the main players at all the relevant firms. Within a very short timeframe Kevin had lined up a number of interviews for me and it was no time at all before the offers started to come in. I would highly recommend Kevin for any searches related to Tax Investigations. - Isobel Clift, Senior Tax Investigations Manager, Big 4


Having not interviewed for over 10 years, I was lost as to where my next place of employment could be.  Kevin listened to my views in our very first meeting to help me understand where my niche skillset could be applied and gave me hope in exploring various employment options in my next career move. Kevin was always available prior and post interview to help me structure my interview plan and always encouraging and positive whenever I thought things had not gone well.  Always prompt in contacting the post holder he would provide me with immediate feedback where he could to put my mind at ease before hearing anything official.  Even after being successful in getting a new job, Kevin helped to negotiate my new contract, helped with procedures enrolling into my new company and offered advice with my notice at my current place of employment.  His expertise and quality guidance were invaluable throughout my whole job search and credit to him for helping me land my new job. - KL, Tax Investigations Manager at BDO


I recently engaged with Pro-Tax to aid me with the search for a new job. After initial contact, I quickly became engaged with three members of the team to aid me in my search: Kevin Racher, Emma Rose and Stuart Feeley. Following on from reviewing my CV, I met with the team to discuss this in more detail, which also gave them a chance to experience what I am like in person. All three reviewed positions they had available and discussed them with me in detail.

The team at Pro-Tax not only understand the applicant’s strengths, weaknesses and needs but understand the employer’s needs. They will not inundate employers with CVs unnecessarily. Prior to attending the interview, further discussions took place regarding the role, the company, the people I would be meeting, format of the interview and expectations. They really get to know the employers and this is reflected even more in this process.

360 feedback is given after interview for both the prospective employee and the employer. This benefits both parties.

Prior to the second interview, the same process was undertaken and time was also used to reflect on the first interview again and how to build on this for the second round interview. After a successful second interview, which has led to a job offer, which I have accepted, Pro-tax have remained active in ensuring both parties have achieved their aim and that things remain on track. This I see as a valuable and vital part of the service when you have a long notice period.

Once a candidate is placed, Pro-tax will not just walk away from the employer in relation to that role. They will ensure that both parties remain happy with their choices. I would highly recommend Kevin, Emma, Stuart and the rest of the team at Pro-Tax as the go-to choice of specialist recruitment agency. - Gavin Barker, VAT Director at Bright Grahame Murray


From a candidate perspective, Pro-tax have always taken into consideration what is best for me and not just what is best for their clients. The wider career guidance they have provided has been invaluable and as a result, I am now happier in work and better paid - Peter Sands, Tax Manager at Smith and Williamson


I had a great experience using Pro-Tax for the first time. I was looking for an exciting new role after spending over 7 years at my previous employment and Pro-Tax were very patient, knowledgeable and helpful throughout the entire process. I would definitely use their services again and recommend them to others. - Wendy Kitcher, US Tax Manager at PwC


Kev and the rest of the team at Pro-Tax were incredibly helpful in finding me the ideal next step in my career. They took the time to sit down and understand exactly what I wanted from my next role which allowed them to put me in front of the exact sort of people and teams that I was looking for. The team were professional and friendly throughout and ensured that I was fully prepared for the interviews that they had arranged for me. Their support throughout the process went well above what I would ever have expected from a recruitment agency and I could not be happier with the role that they placed me in. I would highly recommend Pro-Tax for anyone looking for their next career move in tax. - Jono Clare, Tax Manager at Grant Thornton


Overall the experience was fantastic. I felt Pro-Tax were completely on my side and guided me through the process well. We had several meeting to discuss different firms and the best options for myself. To put it simply, I couldn't have done this on my own and if it wasn't for the hard work put in by the Pro-Tax team I would have struggled to achieve the same results. from helping me prepare for interviews, giving me background on the firms and people and listening to my wants and needs and delivering them.

What I found really excellent was that the Pro-Tax team send me a schedule for the week and organised all of the interviews. The whole process (from walking in the door to getting an offer) took about three weeks. I really enjoyed meeting so many different people and learning about their businesses and I wouldn't have had this opportunity without Pro-Tax's contacts.

Most of all, I appreciated all of the hard work that the Pro-Tax team did for me. Thanks guys and keep up the great work. - Robert Palmer, Tax Manager at BDO


I was recommended Pro-Tax by a former colleague and I am glad that I took their advice. From start to finish the help I received was vital for me in securing my new job. All members of the team were extremely helpful, easy to get hold of and very knowledgable of their clients and what to expect at different stages of the recruitment process. Even though it's early days I am very happy at my new firm and looking forward to what's ahead. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Pro-Tax to anyone looking for a career move in Tax. - Alfie O'Dell, Tax Senior at haysmacintyre


Prior to being approached by Pro-Tax, I had no intention of leaving my employer. However, they were able to present me with details of a number of positions across a range of different firms and provide a comprehensive description of the sort of work I'd encounter in each company.

Pro-Tax were quickly able to arrange interviews with some key players in the market. Kevin invited me in for some interview training which proved to be invaluable. He was able to prepare me for the sort of questions that I would face and provided me with real confidence that I could present myself in a favourable light. - Joe Burns, Tax Investigations Manager at a Mid-Tier Practice


As a fully qualified Tax Manager, I recently approached Kevin to enquire about wider opportunities in the Tax Investigations and disputes market. Kevin was highly recommended by a trusted friend and I was immediately impressed by his deep knowledge of the tax investigations market. He provided insightful and informal advice, committing a lot of time to helping me navigate the whole process. This really helped to streamline my options, which ultimately consisted of multiple competitive offers from top 6 firms. While facing the difficult and complex choice of which offer to accept, Kevin gave impartial and supportive advice, allowing us to work out the best choice for me as an individual. I would highly recommend Kevin and his team for any other individuals or firms looking to change roles or recruit in the tax investigations or wider tax market. - Dominic Hall, Tax Investigations Manager at BDO