Midlands-based IT recruitment specialist Certes has launched a new division to focus on the growing financial recruitment market in the Midlands.

"We're really delighted to be entering the accountancy staffing market with Certes Financial, not only is it a great fit for us in terms of the synergy in the service this sector is now demanding, but we feel with our 20 years plus experience of professional IT contract recruitment practise, we can bring a fresh and considerably skilled approach to this developing local market," said Simon Churan, managing director of Certes.

Certes has appointed Denzil Edmeade to head up the new division.

Denzil, who brings a wealth of financial services recruitment experience to Certes, added: "Certes Financial is an exclusive senior level recruitment solutions provider focusing on the commerce and practice markets.

"Our focus and approach is to partner our clients in the truest sense of the word, and become an extension of their business from the perspective of recruitment."

He added: "Our mission is to be the accountancy recruitment consultancy of exclusive choice for employees, employers and financial job seekers, by offering a very high quality permanent and interim accountancy recruitment service."

Certes Financial will focus on the recruitment of part qualified and qualified finance professionals ranging from assistant accountants to finance directors.

There will also be a strong focus on more specialised positions including internal auditors and tax consultants.

"We will also be working with practices, from soles practitioners through to the big four, offering them the full spectrum of candidates from trainees to partner level," said Mr Edmeade.