Brilliant Financial Search is a division of Brilliant that specializes in the direct-hire (permanent) placement of accounting, finance, tax, treasury and audit professionals through the use of retained and contingency searches.

Meet Brilliant
Financial Search.

Find out how we help you with retained and contingency searches.

Top 3 Reasons to Use Brilliant Financial Search


We are specialized in accounting and finance.

Our team consists of former accounting and finance professionals who know the industry, know the latest data trends and understand the state of the market.


We have a large talent network.

We have a competitive network of more than 150,000 high-level professionals who we represent. We make certain that we match the right professional with the right opportunity – every time.


We offer a 100% guarantee.

If one of our high-quality professionals ends up not being the right fit for your company, or if you are not 100% satisfied, we will work to find a replacement* for you at no additional cost.
*Some exclusions apply.

The Brilliant Financial Search team collaborates closely with the hiring managers we partner with and the professionals we represent.

Many of our team members are former hiring managers or accounting and finance professionals from the Big Four accounting firms and Fortune 500 companies. Collectively, we have more than 100 years’ worth of experience.

We collaborate with businesses to help them define their hiring needs. We know the proper methodology to coach the talent we represent and help navigate the hiring process from start to finish.

Our team will connect the right people with the right opportunities every time — guaranteed!


What can you expect from Brilliant Financial Search?
Depending on your goals for the open position, you can choose which type of search best fits your company’s needs.

Retained Searches

A Retained Search (aka Executive Search) is best utilized when hiring for:

  • Executive/c-suite roles
  • Key management roles
  • Roles that require hard-to-find skillsets and experience
  • Potential candidates outside your local market
  • Multiple positions

When using a Retained Search, you are retaining the firm's services, giving you committed resources throughout the entire hiring process.

Contingency Searches

A Contingency Search is best utilized when hiring for:

  • Clerical positions
  • Entry-level to senior positions
  • Mid-level management
  • Comparison or benchmarking of candidates you have identified on your own

When using Contingency Search, you only pay a fee if you hire the recruiting firm’s candidate.

Many of the roles we fill include:

  • Staff Accountant
  • Senior Accountant
  • Accounting Manager
  • Controller
  • Chief Financial Officer/VP Finance
  • Financial Analyst
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • FP&A Manager/Director
  • Financial Reporting (SEC) – Staff through Director
  • Tax – Staff through Director/VP
  • Internal Audit – Staff through Director/VP
  • And more!

If you’re looking for consulting or contract roles, visit the Contract/Contract-to-hire page.