Christopher McCann

Chris is the founder and Managing Director of Hinksford Chartered & Partners and takes a personal lead in all aspects of the search and contingent recruitment undertaken by the business. Having worked for 4 years in the London Tax practice of a Big 4 firm, Chris has also spent 13 years in both contingent recruitment and search & selection. This includes the past 8 years recruiting exclusively for UK and non-UK offices of Big 4 firms at all levels including partner.Chris established Hinksford in 2011 with a mission to offer a mix of exceptional talent acquisition services, candidate focused career consulting, highly ethical research and recruitment management, transparent pricing and strict adherence to client hiring protocol.

Media: Chris is called upon by the UK national media to speak on related topics including professional services career management, personal and recruitment branding, social media management and awareness. Most recently, this includes an appearance on the BBC Radio 5 Live “Your Call” programme in support of the BBC ‘Share Take Care’ campaign for Safer Internet Day 2012.


Contact:                      Telephone: +44 (0) 7941 767010          Email:         View Chris  McCann's LinkedIn profileView Chris McCann’s LinkedIn profile


  • National and International Partner search assignments.
  • Structured niche market analysis, mapping and commercial intelligence.
  • Research driven design and delivery of bespoke recruitment campaigns.
  • Strategic insight into professional services legacy and succession planning.
  • National account management of multi-site/stream recruitment engagements involving multiple recruiters, client contacts & vacancies.

Sector specialities

  • Forensic Accounting: Regulatory, FCPA, Fraud and Disputes Investigation, Arbitration, Expert Witness.
  • Forensic Technology: Digital Forensics, E-Discovery, Data Analytics.
  • Business Restructuring: Insolvency, Financial Restructuring, Turnaround, Working Capital Management, Debt Advisory.
  • Taxation: Employment / Expatriate Taxes, International Social Security, Global Mobility.

Hands-on Skills

  • Direct Telephone Sourcing.
  • UK & International Talent Pool Mapping.
  • Community Management and Engagement.
  • Job Analysis & Person Specification design.
  • Ad Copy Drafting, designing & Response Management.
  • Screening: Behavioural & Situational Interviewing.
  • Career planning, consulting and networking advice.

Professional Services – Disciplines 

  • Forensic Accounting
  • Forensic Technology
  • Insolvency
  • Restructuring
  • Audit
  • Corporate Finance
  • Transaction Services
  • Tax including Expatriate Taxation
Professional Services – Levels 

  • Partner
  • Director
  • Senior Manager
  • Manager
  • Assistant Manager

Geographic Network

  • UK, Middle East, Africa
  • South East Asia / PRC
  • Australia
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