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Resolving a firms key permanent hire issue

Big 4 Consultancy Firm

The Challenge

A Big 4 Consulting Firm had been searching almost a year for a suitable Senior Internal Audit Manager specialising in Insurance. Due to their extremely focused requirements, generic suppliers were failing to provide relevant candidates, so they engaged FourthLine as a specialist recruitment service.


We discussed the firm’s needs through a conference call and decided our Permanent Contingent service would be most suitable for their needs. We were confident our ‘built on knowledge’ approach and extensive candidate network competency would deliver where others failed.


  • Through our initial comprehensive questioning, we identified and gained a clear understanding of the job specification, enabling us to search for the best candidates, eliminating risks to time and costs.
  • Our service operates on a basis which places all delivery risk on us, there is no upfront cost commitment as fees are only generated if we make a successful placement. Therefore we guarantee a thorough qualification of our clients’ needs and transparency throughout.
  • We utilised our Core Competency Framework (CCF) tool which has been developed through research and analyse into our focus disciplines via in-depth interviews and surveys with industry experts to identify skills and behaviours expected from the top 20% of Regulatory Compliance talent. These include; knowledge of technology risk, governance & IT, blend of practice and industry experience, and collaborative & consultative.


We presented 3 of our trusted associates via conference call - this meant we could communicate their soft skills and peer-assessment results alongside their knowledge and experience.

Due to the firm’s rigorous interview process, the placement was made after 2 months. We managed the post-interview negotiation stage swiftly as we ensured transparency from both the client and candidate from the initial job specification qualification.

The client provided positive feedback through our Assignment Quality Report and we are continuing to partner with them on several additional senior roles.

“FourthLine displayed drive and determination to provide us with the best Audit professional.” Audit Partner

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