About Us

The goal in Abacus is simple. To play our part and help Northern Ireland get bigger every year.

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We do this every day by helping to promote the brands of employers that wish to recruit staff; and match these job opportunities with career-driven candidates based in Belfast, NI, Ireland, the UK and across international professional markets such as London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Dublin.

Belfast, and the wider region, is experiencing continued inward investment and has access to outstanding schools and universities. We have a wonderful talent pool of skilled people and an emerging business community. High quality jobs are arriving in Belfast every week across various sectors such as Accountancy, Legal, Financial Services and Technology. In the near future, new jobs and new skills will be very in demand for many professional employees.


Uncovering Abacus:

  • We are addicted to white boards, plotting recruitment tactics and ideas to hiring staff for companies and make their job a little bit easier.
  • We enjoy working with quirky companies who strive to be a bit different and really celebrate filling highly challenging jobs!
  • We love black tie dinners and attending award dinners, especially when we win.
  • Our team are most happy when people we place come back to the office with flowers, chocolates and ‘Thank You’ cards. Cheers…
  • We are very social, charitable and giving. We have supported lots of charities since we started in 2003. But we should still do more.
  • We wish every day was Friday because it involves a lovely breakfast!


Like any abacus, it’s all about the numbers. Over 11 years in business, over 20 people in the team, with over 100 years’ experience or managing over 100,000 jobs, CVs, interviews and job offers!

Our qualified recruiters offer specialist expertise of working from the inside out for a broad range of firms. We love to get to know the culture of global international FDI who are launching in Northern Ireland. We enjoy collaborating with locally owned employers to build their employer brand and always remember the impact of placing the first employees for exciting start-ups in Belfast and beyond. This company insight along with our industry knowledge and understanding, helps to make sure our permanent placements last longer.

We use our network and experience to work closely with jobseekers who seek their first job, elevate their career or apply for executive level appointments. We want to help you gain the rewards from your talent, find a job that matches your skills and pushes your career in the right direction.

Our Awards

Abacus is a multi-award winning recruitment agency.

Everyone in our team people has a specialist recruitment qualification. Abacus is the only employment agency in NI to hold the REC Award for Recruitment Excellence (gained in 2007). We are an Investor in People employer (since 2006) and hold multiple business awards such as Best Recruitment Consultant, Best Recruitment Team, Best Place to Work, Best Website and most recently Best Marketing Initative for our most recent #BelfastforLife Campaign.