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joseph o'neill


Nick has supported me throughout my career moves and continues to be my "go to" when looking for new roles or even at times when I just need some career advice.  He has a deep understanding of the market and a personable approach, building relationships with both candidates and businesses before connecting it all together for role matching.  I have known Nick a number of years and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him for finance recruitment.

caerus ar Cambridge

accountancy recruitment specialist

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Caerus - What we do

what we do

put simply, we...

  • Identify great career opportunities for candidates

  • Partner with businesses and firms to support them in identifying and hiring the best available talent to strengthen their finance teams

  • Provide market intel on latest salaries and benefits packages and hiring trends

  • Provide support and guidance on recruitment process best practice, on-boarding, staff retention and well-being

  • Advice and guidance to applicants regarding their CV.

  • In-depth interview preparation and advice at every stage

  • 360 degree honest and constructive feedback

  • Provide support to applicants during the early stages of their new role


who we are


(our very own creator of opportunity and founder)

nick culley

So, after 25 years of working within the Cambridgeshire accountancy recruitment market, I finally decided to take the plunge and establish my own recruitment business. A business which will reflect my own values: honesty, integrity, relationship driven and simplicity. Values upon which I have built my professional reputation.


My recruitment career began back in June 1998 with a privately owned accountancy recruitment company where I progressed to Business Manager of the Cambridge office.

Following the sale to a global recruitment firm and the inevitable movement towards a KPI, rather quality driven culture, in 2004 I moved to an early stage privately owned recruitment consultancy. Here, I was responsible for the mid-market accountancy desk and subsequently, the qualified accountancy desk which encompassed both contingency recruitment and search and selection campaigns. I enjoyed 17 years contributing to their growth and success before moving to another early stage business in 2021.

I have built and maintained an enviable “black book” of contacts and candidates across the Cambs area and have partnered with a vast range of businesses from, owner-managed companies through to PE/VC backed and AIM/FTSE listed organisations, spanning a wide variety of sectors.

I love the entrepreneurial, innovative and vibrant Cambridge economy and I have an absolute passion for recruitment. I gain immense satisfaction in partnering with clients and candidates, supporting them in achieving their goals, be they an individuals’ career progression or the strengthening of an effective finance team.

For me, effective, successful recruitment is a simple process: it is based upon open and honest communication, the sharing of ideas and solutions and building a true business partnership. Talking, but more importantly, listening!
It’s not just about identifying and introducing the right candidate for the right opportunity though: I also provide advice and consultation on CV building and the building and structure of an effective and efficient finance department. I like nothing more than sitting with candidates to understand their career aspirations and with clients to get to know their businesses. It’s just as well that I love coffee!

Fundamentally, recruitment is a people business, that’s why I love it.
I very much look forward to working with you.

ps - In case you’re wondering, Caerus was the God of Opportunity. (I knew my Classics degree would come in useful one day!)

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why do we do, what we do

  • get immense satisfaction from providing great opportunities to applicants to help further their career


  • have worked with applicants throughout their career; from their time as Accounts Assistants through to their appointment as FD/CFO


  • providing outstanding candidates to businesses to strengthen their accountancy teams, aid growth, assist with succession planning


  • enjoy building positive and collaborative business relationships with clients and candidates


  • understand the needs of a business and applicants


  • are experts in recruitment best practice


  • provide a consultative, collaborative service to ensure a positive outcome for all parties.

marc bishara


It’s been a pleasure to work with Nick. He takes the time to understand strengths and career aspirations to ensure that appropriate opportunities are presented.


Nick is very responsive and well organised, following through with his commitments and maintaining a high level of open communication.

joseph o'neill


I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Nick for over 20 years, both as a client and candidate. Nick’s integrity and work ethics are both exceptional, utilising his vast experience to add real value and provide ‘above and beyond’ help and support.

sean berrigan


I have known Nick since 2014, when he was instrumental in helping me make the move from external audit practice into industry roles. Added to that, a very personable style and tailored service, it has always been a pleasure to work with Nick. 

jamie brown


I have known Nick for 20+ years (from the start of my career), both as a candidate, recruiter, and these days a friend. Although you may think that the last part makes me biased, this has only come about through years of trusted interactions, where Nick’s honest hard-working nature, lead me to view Nick as a trusted confidant, someone whose outlook, and ethos, align with my own. Nick is the benchmark to which I measure all recruitment consultants against, where I want to see engagement, willingness to understand the challenge and take the time to provide the right candidates or roles. 

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