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Enrolled Agents (EA)


U.S. Certified Public Accountants (CPA)


U.S. Tax Associates - Partner Level


U.K./U.S. Dual


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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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Sandra Sinicki

US Senior Corporate Tax Consultant 

Alistair has been incredibly helpful while I was making my next career move over the last few months. During our original discussions, he was excellent in assessing the type of job opportunity I would be interested in. The hiring process with my current employer took less than two weeks. Throughout the whole process he was always available, knowledgeable, very professional in his approach, giving advice, showing proactivity, and speed when time was of the essence. This life changing decision for me was smooth and stress free thanks to Alistair.
To sum it all, it has been an absolute pleasure working with him!


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.


Tony Stoev

Senior UK/US Tax Assocaite (EA)


I have been getting a lot of messages from recruiters recently and it's hard to know who'll be best suited to help you. Alistair stood out with his straightforward but friendly approach, and as soon as I was interested in what he offered, he suggested a video call which no other recruiter had proposed. We got on well and it felt like a friendly chat but what I appreciated the most was that he really listened to what I demanded. Within two weeks I had secured a new job with all my requirements met and with the top salary in the bracket I had given. Alistair was available throughout the process and was a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended!

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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.
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