About me


Associate Director

I am an Associate Director specialising in Senior Finance and Accounting recruitment within the commercial and industrial sectors with a focus on property, retail and private equity. I am also the co-host of the [axr] Finance to Leadership Incubator and career podcast, “Your Future in Finance”.

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About Rick

I graduated from the Australian National University, with a Bachelors in Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance, and became a Chartered Accountant. I  started my career with KPMG and experienced different types of international accounting and finance contract roles, and more importantly the recruitment markets around the world (as a candidate), which developed my understanding of the importance and benefit of having a skilled and knowledgeable recruitment partner. I then began my career journey within the recruitment industry, looking to use my professional experiences to help others find their perfect job.

I have spent the last 5 years recruiting finance roles in the Sydney market for a broad range of clients within the property/real estate, retail, private equity and corporate advisory sectors. I have a strong track record of helping clients and candidates make the right hiring and career choices.

I have a passion for helping professionals to develop and grow their careers and am also the co-host of the [axr] Finance to Leadership Incubator and career podcast, “Your Future in Finance”  to help future leaders understand their career pathways and make great career decisions through learning from our current leaders.

Outside of work, when I am not being a doting husband and dad, you’ll find me in the surf, playing football or watching my team Arsenal.

What my clients say

Ally Porter

AXR placed me in an investor relations role for an ASX50 company.

Areba Tahir

I can not speak highly enough of Rick Jacobson from AXR. He was very supportive throughout the entire recruitment process. He made sure I was well informed and prepped for all my interviews. Rick is very well connected and understands the industry so was able guide me into a role that was right for me. I highly recommend Rick to future candidates and employers.

Hugh Sinclair

The best in the business. I have had experience as both a candidate and a client and Greg and Rick are always professional, insightful and diligent. I highly recommend.

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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Blog updates

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