About me


Principal Consultant - Contracting & Interim

I am a Principal Consultant, Contracting & Interim, specialising in Accounting & Finance Recruitment. I focus on the CFO role and their direct reports. I also publish a monthly CFO Market update, The CFO Collective, as seen in the CFO Magazine ANZ.

Colin Kerr Principal Consultant Contracting [axr] recruitment & search

About Colin

After graduating with a first-class honours degree in Accountancy from the University of Stirling, I began my career with PwC in their audit team in London and became a qualified Chartered Accountant. After a secondment to PwC Jakarta for three years, I moved to Sydney in 1997 and began my recruitment career with a leading international recruitment firm.

I am a specialist interim and contracting recruiter with over 24 years’ experience in Accounting and Finance recruitment. If the role requires a qualified accountant – that is my area of expertise. I focus on the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) role and the direct reports (Financial Controller, Finance Manager, Management Accountant, Financial Planning & Analysis), as well as any other finance roles that sit in a corporate head office – tax, internal audit and treasury.

I love the contracting/interim management market and always strive to solve my client’s immediate contracting needs alongside providing excellent opportunities for my extensive network of experienced contractors.

Outside of work, I am kept busy being an “uber driver” for my four kids and manager to some of their sporting teams.

What my clients say

James Roberts

I cannot speak highly enough of the advice and support Greg O’Shea, Greg McKenzie and team have provided me in my recent career move. In the end, my role was not secured through AXR, but Greg O’Shea was willing to help behind the scenes on my behalf and I am convinced that this got my foot in the door. To me, that’s a sign of a recruitment team that truly cares about the candidate experience and about fostering genuine relationships. I look forward to staying connected with AXR and working together in the future.

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Transitioning from Big 4 to Commerce: How to do it right

By Callum Jones-Bray March 29, 2022

  by Callum Jones-Bray Working within the Big Four is a fantastic way to… Read More »Transitioning from Big 4 to Commerce: How to do it right

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Finalist: Recruitment Brand of the Year

By [axr] Recruitment October 26, 2021

We are excited to announce that we are finalists for the TIARA 2021 Recruitment… Read More »Finalist: Recruitment Brand of the Year

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[axr] Recruitment & Search in growth mode for 2021

By [axr] Recruitment & Search February 28, 2021

  2021 has started off strongly for [axr] Recruitment & Search with the addition of two… Read More »[axr] Recruitment & Search in growth mode for 2021