We specialise in placing


Enrolled Agents (EA)


U.S. Certified Public Accountants (CPA)


U.S. Tax Associates - Partner Level


U.K./U.S. Dual



The people behind Blackden Consulting.

Alistair Blackden Marriott | U.S. Tax Recruitment Specialists

Alistair Blackden Marriott
Managing Director

Sophia Hartmann | U.S. Tax Recruitment Specialists

Sophia Hartmann

We're a niche recruitment firm exclusively servicing the US tax industry. We've formed excellent relationships with hiring managers at the Big Four, CPA and boutique tax advisory firms of all sizes. We can assist you with all US tax personnel hires in your organisation, no matter the location or seniority. 

Take a look below at a selection of the assignments we're currently working on. 



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Hannah Nelson

US Senior Corporate Tax Associate 

Alistair helped me secure an offer quickly and efficiently and then continued to help me navigate the delayed start, due to COVID-19, while communicating with both myself and my employer. Alistair and I worked together much longer than originally anticipated, but I never felt like I was out of the loop. We had update calls often and he always responded quickly to any emails, calls, or texts.


John York 

US Lead CPA, Individual

Alistair is the first recruiter I've worked with. I'd recommend him to any CPA looking for work in Europe. His upbeat, non-intrusive style help put my mind to rest. It's very reassuring knowing that, on any given day, he is working on my behalf behind the scenes. Every week or two, he checks in with new opportunities and follows up on old ones. The opportunities he looks for are based on the candidate's best interests, not his own. During the stressful time of job searching, anyone would be lucky to have someone like Alistair looking out for them


Alistair worked with me in my current role and was brilliant in every stage of this process working diligently and efficiently in the process of the placement. He ensured I was kept informed every step of the way and gave me all information required to be successful, never misses a follow-up call, and a genuine pleasure to work with. An absolute credit to the profession. I would highly recommend their services to anyone who wishes to use a progressive and supportive agency.


Bijoy Thankachen

US Tax Associate


I will strongly recommend Alistair for anyone who’s on the search for a US tax role anywhere in the UK/EUROPE/USA. He is a person with strong knowledge about the market and he will be there to support us through out the process, coordinating well between us and the hiring firm in a timely manner and ensures that we get the Job.

U.S. Tax Recruitment Specialists

We've cultivated long-term strategic partnerships with some of the industry’s most prestigious firms. We believe in going back to basics; focusing on relationships and transparency to provide a consultative experience to candidates and clients.