There are many reasons why clients partner with us for the long-term. Outlined below are just a few.


We believe we are the best at what we do. Our client service is second to none. Working with the top companies in Ireland, the UK, and beyond, we endeavour to provide our clients with quality, not quantity.

Our state of the art technology-driven search techniques, combined with a relationship-based recruitment approach with candidates means that at Darwin Hawkins we can match candidate personality and skill-sets to each individual role and organisation.


Our company is founded by two Big 4 trained Chartered Accountants Niall O’Kelly and Mark Baker, who also have over 10 years’ recruitment experience. Darwin Hawkins brings a unique insiders perspective to financial recruitment and we understand the jobs that we recruit for.

This knowledge is key to us understanding the right fit for our client’s needs. Backed by recruitment expert James Caan (CBE), Darwin Hawkins has the recruitment experience and framework that enables us to be at the pinnacle of our industry.


We believe recruitment consultants must be able to provide value-add to clients. We achieve this by offering our clients current market insights, salary reviews, and advice on future trends. Our finger is on the pulse at all times.


We have direct access to the best candidates in the market. Our founders are members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland. With offices in prime locations in Dublin and London, we ensure we have the deepest candidate talent pool at all levels and at all times.


At Darwin Hawkins, our vision reflects our values: professionalism, integrity, quality service, excellence, drive, and teamwork. Our client’s and candidate’s privacy is very important to us. Our high standards are something we pride ourselves on and are paramount to our success.

Areas of expertise

We work in Ireland, the UK and internationally. Our focus is on both permanent and contract appointments.

Our main areas of expertise include; executive level, all accounting roles, internal audit, tax, corporate finance, practice, and risk & compliance.

Financial services

  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Aircraft leasing
  • Funds


  • SMEs
  • PLCs
  • Large multinationals
  • Corporate finance
  • Public practice

If you want the best finance professionals in the market, give us a call.