From the Bullpen to the C-Suite.

On Target, Convenient and Professional Recruiting for Finance & Accounting Professionals

The CSP Group is a boutique recruiting firm focused on accounting and finance professionals in the Greater St. Louis & San Diego Areas, as well as retained national searches.

Our strength is not derived from the number of placements we make, but from the trusting partnerships we develop and the continual high level of service we provide to our clients.

We've Been In Your Shoes

You'll See It In Our Candidates

The CSP Group is uniquely positioned to match accounting and finance talent with companies of all sizes and industries in a win/win outcome for both candidates and employers.

As a CPA with a broad range of hands-on accounting and finance experience, founder of The CSP Group, James Cairns, has a passion for helping accounting and finance professionals advance their careers and the knowledge to do it.  With first-hand audit experience at a Big 4 public accounting firm, technical accounting and FP&A experience at a large publicly-traded company, and Controller and CFO experience at a small international family-owned business, he has done and seen it all.  And you'll see that first-hand experience shine through in the quality of our candidates.  

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Three Steps. Executed Perfectly. Equals Longterm Success.

You've tried the job boards, posted on the company website Careers page, scanned resumes until your eyes blur. You may even have an internal recruiter but they don't "get accounting and finance enough" to send you the best candidates.  We get it.  It took us years to perfect our processes. But we have it dialed in now, and we're ready to help you build your team and take your department to the next level.

Understand The Company

Understanding the needs of your company is so much more than bullet points in your job description or the "About Us" section on your website. We read between the lines to know what you really need and which candidates will be successful. 

Scrub The Passive Market

What sets the CSP Group apart is how well we tap into our passive candidate network and tell your story in a way that only a professional, specialized 3rd-party recruiter can.  This approach is simply not possible for hiring managers or internal recruiters.

Find The Right Piece

You will be more than ready to make an offer while many other firms are still stuffing your inbox.  The CSP Group candidates will be vetted and excited to get to work, aware of the job that awaits, and what's expected.

Looking To Hire

We are a results-driven firm that is the top choice by employers because we deliver candidates that perform time and time again. We're a boutique firm that emphasizes quality over quantity.

Looking For Opportunity

Our candidates not only get some of the best job opportunities in the region but also top-of-the-line career consulting. We help our candidates grow and excel in their new positions.

Here's What People Are Sayings About Us

“It was nice to work with The CSP Group because I got to take my time and really consider the candidates. I was presented with multiple candidates- all presented well in the interview. I have never been in the place where I could really take my time and give thoughtful consideration to my decision prior to this transaction with CSP. I have always been caught off guard, and this time I was in control. I highly recommend James and The CSP Group."

Susan Ferguson
President and CEO of Ferguson Consulting, Inc.

“James and I connected last year as our division was expanding, and in need of strong Accounting and Finance talent. He was able to quickly understand our search needs, identifying candidates that aligned to the requirements and expertise. Leveraging his network in the market and industries, particularly in the public accounting field, really provided the opportunity to hire strong leaders and associates. We have established a strong partnership and James continues to support our current and future needs.”

Division Recruiter, Large Financial Services Firm

“James Cairns is a top-notch professional and was able to help me find a job that catered to me. He was very helpful in updating my resume and gave me great tips during the interview process. I couldn't be happier with my new position and I have James to thank for that! I would certainly turn to James and The CSP Group again if the need arose.”

Matt Litzelfelner
VP of Finance at National Medical Billing Services

"Exiting public accounting and finding a suitable career opportunity in the industry can be a daunting task. James Cairns at The CSP Group makes it easy. His professionalism and transparency surrounding the recruiting process created a level of trust that is difficult to establish with other recruiters. With his focus on both my immediate goals and my long-term career aspirations, James presented me with a number of targeted opportunities, quickly secured interviews, and provided guidance using his industry knowledge and professional experience to help me find the perfect exit opportunity."

Brian Kortkamp
Sr Financial Analyst at Belden Inc.

Clients We Serve

We have recently placed candidates with the leading companies: