Meet our accountable and innovative team who build ethical and integral relationships with our clients.

Simon Massey

Managing Director

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Simon is the founder of Accountable Recruitment which he set up in 2010, and now has over 22 years in the recruitment industry, spanning two continents.


His vision was to enhance the recruitment experience for candidates and clients alike, bringing honesty, strong ethics and a straightforward approach, which has been immensely successful.


Simon manages the business and is the first to admit he couldn’t do this without the fantastic support he receives from his senior leadership team.   Simon is directly responsible for Executive Recruitment, running the prestigious annual Finance Director Awards programme in conjunction with partners, Grant Thornton and HSBC, and the quarterly Executive & FD Club and HRD club events.


He is a well liked and trusted recruitment partner, having built a successful brand over the last 9 years and developed a talented team of recruiters.

Not one to stand still, Simon splits his spare time between his young family and trying to watch as much sport as permits which can be quite a challenge given his busy lifestyle.  

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Lauren Harrison

Business Director - Qualified Division, Liverpool City Region
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Lauren joined Accountable in 2018 after 10 years’ experience working in recruitment across the North West. She has worked across Professional Services markets focussing on Accountancy & Finance. Here at Accountable Lauren manages the Liverpool City Region team whilst also being directly responsible for Permanent Qualified positions. 


Lauren has built strong candidate and client relationships over the years; she has a strong and flexible work ethic and is committed to supporting you with her open and honest approach.

Lauren has a strong network and her client portfolio ranges from large blue chip companies to entrepreneurial SME’s, many of which are private equity backed.


In her spare time, Lauren is kept busy with her young daughter and socialising with friends. Additionally, she is an avid reader, particularly motivational self-help books and podcasts.

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Paul Roberts


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For 8 years Paul managed recruitment offices across Liverpool, Warrington and Chester and he was ranked as one of the top 2 Managers in the world, for two consecutive years, when working for a large international recruitment business.

For the past 5 years Paul has successfully completed his CIPD qualification whilst working as an HR professional, but has once again been drawn back to recruitment. His friendly, down to earth approach with both candidates and clients, enables him to build genuine long lasting, working relationships.

Paul leads the part-qualified and transactional recruitment division of Accountable Recruitment.  His success is driven by his market knowledge and his ability to match technical skills and personality to meet client expectations.

In his spare time Paul enjoys spending time with his young family and competes at sports such as football, golf and triathlons.

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Louise Garforth

Business Development Director

Louise joined Accountable Recruitment in June 2019 to work closely with Simon and the team to drive the business development strategy within the North West region, with a particular emphasis on delivering new business, enhancing existing relationships and supporting Simon to ensure the successful delivery of the Finance Director Awards.

Louise has developed insights into commercial development and winning new business across multiple industries within the private, public, and not for profit sectors and has grown a strong network of senior executive level contacts whom she keeps in regular contact with.

In her spare time Louise can usually be found hanging out on the Wirral with her husband and family - juggling a myriad of extra-curricular activities like being a dance mum and Brownies and has recently taken up running and golf!

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Rebecca Butler

Manager – Cheshire Region

Rebecca is a key member of our high performing qualified recruitment team, directly responsible for qualified roles across Warrington and the wider Cheshire region.    


Rebecca joined the Accountable team in October 2019 having worked in Accountancy / Finance recruitment across the North West for 15 years. Subsequently bringing with her 15 years’ worth of client and candidate relationships and specialist market knowledge across the sector.


Rebecca’s flexible work ethic enables her to adapt to your specific needs, offering a truly bespoke service every time. Her consultative and honest approach has allowed her to forge long and successful working relationships across the region.


In her spare time…. Rebecca has no spare time! She is kept very busy with her two young children. Weekends are spent exploring the beaches and countryside of the Wirral coastline where she lives with her husband. Her hobbies are enjoying a glass of wine in the local pub, oh and running and reading.

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Sam Denton

Principal Consultant
Part Qualified Division 
Liverpool City Region

Sam joined Accountable back in 2016 having come from a sales and retail background. Sam’s natural ability to the hustle and bustle of recruitment is proven in his recent and well-deserving promotion to Principal Consultant. Sam is a quality, service driven and dedicated ‘list-maker’. He specialsies in the Permanent Part-Qualified market of Finance and Accounting professionals across the Liverpool City Region. Sam is a loyal member of the team building well-respected relationships with all.


Sam’s hard work and self-motivation with the diligence to see all projects to an end, has led to long-lasting and secure client and candidate relationships across a variety of sectors. Sam’s honest and reliable approach has seen him go the extra-mile on countless occasions in order to ensure all recruitment needs are delivered to exceptional standards and on time.


Aside from recruitment Sam’s time is usually taken up by socialising with friends or his passion for sport, whether this is playing football or attempting to play golf on a weekend.

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Kelly Edwards

Candidate Manager
Liverpool City Region

Kelly studied Law at the University of Liverpool before completing the LPC, and subsequently worked at two top 50 UK law firms in the insurance sector for a number of years.


Kelly made the transition into legal recruitment in 2016 and has now moved into Accountancy and Finance with Accountable Recruitment. Kelly is responsible for Transactional Recruitment across the Liverpool City Region. Known for her honest, friendly and professional approach, she will go that extra mile for new and existing candidates and clients to provide an excellent consultative service.


Kelly is from Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch(!) and is fluent in Welsh. Outside of work, Kelly likes to keep fit, watch films and socialise with friends.  

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Benedict Perez

Recruitment Consultant
Transactional/ Non Qualified

Benedict has over 3 years recruitment experience having previously worked for another leading global recruitment firm. He specialises in Accounting and Finance and is responsible for all temporary non-qualified finance recruitment in Warrington.


Benedict manages all positions for non-qualified candidates such as Accounts Payable and Credit Control; dealing with all levels from clerk to manager. Benedict has a strong network of candidates and clients in the local area making him a true expert in non-qualified recruitment. 


Benedict takes the time to understand his candidates and clients needs to ensure he makes the right match for both. Through his caring and personable nature, Benedict has created lasting professional relationships. 


In his spare time, Benedict is a football fan and keen Everton supporter. Benedict is an avid gym goer and enjoys regularly attending his Muay Thai classes.

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Megan Hughes

Manager - Temporary/Interim Division

Megan joined Accountable in 2019 having worked in the recruitment industry since 2015 and relocating to the North West.   Megan has a combined passion for sourcing talent and developing long-term and sustained candidate and client relationships.    Given her background and experience, Megan is the perfect person to manage our temporary and interim division whilst also being directly responsible for all temporary roles across Cheshire and North Wales.  


Megan is a multi-sector recruiter, who’s greatest contribution to the organisation lies in her natural ability to interact positively with people, in combination with her strong drive to achieve worthwhile results. 


When not in work, Megan enjoys cooking, time spent with family and keeping fit.  Nights out with friends is also high on Megan’s agenda. 

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June Miller

Office Manager

With over 16 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, as a Sales Support/Talent Specialist, June is uniquely placed to support the team at Accountable and is crucial to our ongoing growth and success.


With experience predominantly in the Finance & Accounting sector she has also worked in Education and Healthcare recruitment and has a wealth of knowledge and superb administrative and support skills.


June previously worked with Simon 14 years earlier, when they set up an office for an international recruitment firm in Liverpool, so we are delighted to have her on board once more.


Spare time is mainly taken up with her young daughter and spending time with family and friends!

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Emily Lucass

Sales Support

Emily is the one of newest and youngest members of the team.


After enjoying huge academic success through school, she has decided to join accountable recruitment as a school leaver and begin her career journey

Emily is uniquely placed to help drive ongoing growth and success within the sales support and talent specialist team

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Jennifer Gibney

Recruitment Consultant - North West Practice

Jennifer studied Business and Public Relations at LJMU before starting her Recruitment career in 2015. Starting in high volume temporary recruitment and over the last 2 years, focussing on Accountancy roles across the North West.   


Placing the best and brightest candidates in temporary, contract and permanent roles across Industry, Practice and Financial Services, she has developed strong candidate and client relationships spanning many sectors. 


Jennifer’s main goals are to provide the most honest and professional service possible and placing the right candidate in the right role. 


Outside of work Jennifer enjoys socialising with friends, cooking and listening to new podcasts. 

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Oscar Jordan-Bugeja

Principal Consultant

Oscar has a decade of experience building and maintaining commercial relationships. He spent 3 years working for a global recruitment firm in which he specialised in finance recruitment across the North West; here he built an impressively strong network of both clients and candidates.


Oscar manages permanent positions at a Non-qualified level.


His work ethic and job matching ability is second to none, Oscar is committed to providing the highest level of service for all concerned and prides himself on his ability to generate repeat business and long lasting relationships. 


In his spare time Oscar enjoys keeping fit, playing or watching sports and socialising with friends and family.

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Chris Powell

Principal Consultant
Qualified Division

Chris brings to the team over 13 years of sales and account management experience.  


Initially starting his career in the retail sales sector while studying at The University of Salford, he moved into the waste industry in 2016 after completing his degree. As a sales and procurement consultant, he and his team secured the fuel supply for one of the UK’s largest waste to energy power plants.  


Chris entered the recruitment industry in 2018 after securing a role with a global recruitment company. Chris focussed exclusively on the part qualified finance market which perfected his eye for detail, people skills and commercial acumen. He has seen some great successes in the last two years and has built up an extensive network of both candidates and clients…have a look at his LinkedIn for some of his fantastic testimonials!  


As Chris would say himself, he is all about the process and strives to provide an efficient and renowned experience for both client and candidate alike. Chris prides himself on his reputation and the repeat business he generates from clients.  Chris will be responsible for our qualified accountant hires in the Cheshire Region and North Wales here at Accountable. 


In his spare time, you will find him either on the Rugby pitch (playing or coaching), on the golf course trying to improve his handicap or spending time with his family after recently having had his second son.  

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