Founder & Head of Chartered Partners

Chris McCann established Chartered Partners with a mission to offer the accountancy and professional services market with an exceptional talent acquisition service; candidate focused career consulting, transparent pricing and strict adherence to client hiring protocol.

Chris leads all aspects of the search and selection undertaken by the business. Having worked for 4 years in the London tax practice of a Big 4 accounting firm, he has also spent 14 years in recruitment, search and selection, including the past 9 years recruiting for UK and international offices of Big 4 firms at all levels including partner.

Chris is dedicated to helping accounting and advisory practitioners. When not recruiting, he consults for partners who want to improve their personal and corporate social media profiles, inbound marketing initiatives and professional networks. He personally tweets via the @bigandmagic twitter account and created the website to present real time social media news from the Big4, Magic Circle and top 100 accounting firms and law firms in the UK, the USA and other international hubs. Chris is also the founder/owner of the Big and Magic group on LinkedIn; a thriving members only international network of practising accountants, lawyers and their staff, for which he personally compiles a weekly update.

Telephone: +44 (0) 7941 767010        Email:       View Chris  McCann's LinkedIn profileLinkedIn 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, India
  • South East Asia / PRC
  • Australia


Quick Links to Chartered Partners Pages and other Eminentiis Sites:

Chartered Partners
Client Services
Candidate Services
Recruitment Ethics
Pricing – Executive Search
Pricing – Time Based

Career Consulting
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Professional Brand Builder
Network Optimisation
CV Preparation

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