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About Career Moves, LLC

Career Moves, LLC was founded in 2000 by Paul Wigglesworth, CPA to provide permanent placement recruiting services, exclusively in the accounting and finance fields. Prior to starting the firm, Paul worked in public accounting for 12 years (PricewaterhouseCoopers and CohnReznick) and was also a Controller/Assistant Director, Financial Planning & Analysis for 3 years at the University of Hartford. Our clients include Connecticut based SEC and privately held companies in a variety of industries. Our candidates are top performing accounting and finance professionals (very often CPA’s with Big 4/public accounting experience) that are contemplating their next career move. We are headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut.

We focus on the development of long-term relationships with both employer companies and candidates. This is done by investing the time to understand our clients’ businesses and the specific needs and requirements of their open positions, so that we can search for and locate the best available candidates in the marketplace. We work closely with candidates to understand their professional experience, areas of expertise, and career goals, so that we can help them find the ideal opportunity with the right company.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our web site. We are confident that you will find us different from other recruiting firms. Please contact Paul Wigglesworth at (860) 249-7120 or pgw@careermovesllc.com to discuss how we can be of assistance to you.


  • Paul at Career Moves is the best of the best in what he does.  He truly cares and understands the client's needs and continually strives for customer satisfaction.   I greatly appreciate his upmost professionalism and expediency in finding the best candidates for my business needs.   
    Chief Financial Officer
    Manufacturing Company
  • Working with Career Moves, LLC was a wonderful experience. They took the time to answer any questions and were always available. I have/would recommend to anyone looking for employment.
    Former Regional Firm CPA
    Current Position - Senior Accountant Privately Held Co.
  • Paul was very helpful and accommodating in my recent job search. Being an expert in the industry, Paul gave me a variety of opportunities to consider and provided useful advice regarding alternative career paths I could take. He is a very good listener and helped me to find a job which perfectly fitted my needs. Paul was flexible scheduling calls at the convenient time (after work hours or on the weekend) and was responsive to my e-mails. Paul helped me to handle the process from start to finish (uploaded job applications, scheduled interviews and followed up with the interviewers) which was very helpful considering my busy schedule. I highly recommend his services!
    Former Big 4 CPA
    Current Position - Financial Leadership Program
  • Working with Paul helped me move on from a job, to finding a company where I can start a career. Not knowing what I wanted to do did not hinder the process and Paul is very patient in finding open positions to apply to.
    Former Regional Firm CPA
    Current Position - Senior Financial Analyst - SEC Co.
  • I found myself in need of a change in career that was better for myself and my family. Through Paul's tireless efforts, great advice, and true knowledge of the opportunities I was applying to, he was able to guide me to the best opportunity out there which I am very excited to begin as is my family. Should anyone in the accounting or finance sector need to explore new opportunities, they will find that there is no better advisor than Paul. He made the job search as easy as possible on me and provided superior guidance.
    Former Big 4 CPA
    Current Position - Financial Leadership Program
  • I had a great experience working with Paul as my recruiter.  Paul's finance and accounting background paired with his personal approach to the recruiting process helped give me perspective on which opportunity was the perfect fit for me.  Paul was able to provide me opportunities with well recognized companies in the area that fit my search criteria.  I would definitely recommend working with Paul to explore new opportunities.

    Former Regional Firm CPA
    Current Position - Manager, SEC Company
  • Paul was a great resource for me throughout my job search process. He was professional, informative and willing to put in as much time as necessary to make sure I was successful. Paul provided me with many opportunities until I found the position that best suited me. His application and interview guidance was invaluable to me and really contributed to the success of my job search. I would strongly recommend Paul to anyone looking for a new career!
    Former Regional Firm CPA
    Current Position - Accounting Manager
  • I have known Paul for over 20 years. He has been a great business partner. Over the years, I have recommended his services to other companies and individuals and now he has helped me secure a major opportunity in my career. I appreciate his patience and tenacity. I would welcome the opportunity to continue to partner with him personally and professionally.
    Former Director of Accounting Operations
    Current Position - Corporate Controller
  • I was very impressed with Paul’s professionalism and friendliness. He answered all my concerns about prospective jobs. His guidance helped direct me to choose the job that was beneficial to my family and career path. His guidance was demonstrated when he assisted me with interviewing skills before and for the follow-up after the job interview. I would definitely recommend anyone seeking a career change to use Paul’s services.
    Former Big 4 CPA
    Current Position - Senior Accounting Analyst - SEC Co.
  • Paul was very professional and helpful in assisting me with my employment search.  He provided me with valuable information about the different positions out there that best fit me.  I have been at my new job for several months and it is the exact place I envisioned when Paul first brought it up to me.  For anyone that is looking for a professional and knowledgeable recruiter I would recommend Paul!
    Former Regional Firm CPA
    Current Position - Senior Accountant
  • Paul was extremely helpful in assisting me with my job search. He presented me with many excellent options that were tailored to my skills and what I was looking for. He provided me with well thought out advice ranging from resume critiques to interview tips that helped me find and secure the job that best suited my situation. I would recommend Paul to anyone looking to change jobs and would definitely go to him again myself.
    Former Regional Firm CPA
    Current Position - Senior Internal Auditor
  • I have worked with Paul over the past 6 years. He is one of our key recruiting partners and always provides a high-level of service. Paul works hard to understand our business and recruiting needs and provides only qualified candidates. He knows the market well, is trustworthy and reliable.
    Vice President - Talent Acquisition
  • Paul helped us find a stellar Accounting Manager in a relatively short period of time. He presented great candidates having the right credentials, experience and characteristics we were seeking.
    Chief Financial Officer
    Not-For-Profit Organization
  • Paul has been extremely helpful in assisting my company fill two key financial management positions over the last several years. Paul's most recent task was to upgrade our CFO position and he did a fantastic job bringing us several highly skilled applicants in a very short amount of time. Beyond bringing the applicants Paul worked closely with us to help us decide on which to chose and under what terms. I am happy to say that the match has been a perfect fit for my company.
    Owner
    Construction Company
  • Paul has proven to be an excellent resource in my previous employment searches. Not only does Paul provide great career advice, but is genuinely interested in his clients' aspirations and only sends along opportunities that fit the given situation. I have used several recruiters, however I have had the most success with Paul and would certainly use him in the future.
    Former Senior Financial Analyst
    Current Position - AVP, Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Paul is an exceptional recruiter and made my job search experience a positive one. During the entire process Paul provided well thought out advice and continuous status updates, which was well appreciated. Paul’s ability to provide excellent service while being truthful exerted a high level of trust in him. I without a doubt recommend Paul as a recruiter. My experience with him exceeded all expectations and found his services invaluable to the success of my career.
    Former Regional Firm CPA
    Current Position - Specialty Finance Associate
  • I recently worked with Paul as I made the transition out of public accounting. Paul was able to identify opportunities and set-up meetings quickly, allowing me to interview for the position before it was filled by someone else. He provided constant updates so I would always know where we were in the process. Paul provided excellent interview prep tips and advice, which left me feeling well prepared for each interview I went on. I recommend Paul as a recruiter and would be willing to send anyone looking for a job his way.
    Former Big 4 Manager
    Current Position - Manager, SEC Company
  • Paul is a genuine professional, very prompt, excellent at communicating and fostering professional relationships. Paul was a tremendous help to me in aligning my career to where I needed to be. I consider him as a friend, a mentor, and a leader who tells you what you need to hear in order to make the right decision for your career. So if you are unsure about where you are in your career right now, and need help re-aligning to your goals - then Paul Wigglesworth is your man!!
    Former Senior IT Auditor
    Senior Manager - IT Audit

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What to do about Interviews: Before, during & after

According to Undercover Recruiter, 33 percent of employers know if they’ll hire a job candidate within the first 90 seconds of meeting them. This is a striking – and shockingly short – length of time in which you have to make a favorable impression. However, the impression you make on an employer doesn’t start when you step into the interview, or […]
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