Terms & Conditions

1. Acceptance

1.1 These terms and conditions apply to all referrals of candidates made to a client by AHK Accounting Recruiters for either temporary/permanent employment or contract engagements, subject only to any variation recorded in writing and mutually agreed to by the parties.
1.2 These terms and conditions also apply to any other consultancy services provided by AHK Accounting Recruiters to the client, unless any variation is recorded in writing and mutually agreed to by the parties.

2. Additional Terms

2.1 These terms and conditions (subject only to any written variation outlined under clause 1) compromise all of the terms, representations and warranties between the parties and take precedence over any prior discussions and/or agreements covering the services to be provided under this agreement by AHK Accounting Recruiters to the client.
2.2 Any implied terms, conditions or warranties are expressly excluded from this contract.

3. Fees

3.1 Where a candidate is introduced by AHK Accounting Recruiters to a client and that candidate is employed by either the client or an associated party of the client then AHK Accounting Recruiters’ Standard fee as shown in the Fees and Guarantee section will be payable by the client.
3.2 The client shall pay AHK Accounting Recruiters the applicable fee even if the candidate is employed by the client in a different capacity or on a different basis to what the candidate was originally introduced for.
3.3 Any temporary or contract employee introduced by AHK Accounting Recruiters to a client i.e. employed by the client or an associated party of the client within 6 months of the candidate’s completion of either a temporary or contract assignment, then AHK Accounting Recruiters’ Standard fee as set out in the Schedule of Fees shall apply regardless of the capacity in which the candidate may be engaged.
3.4 If a permanent candidate supplied by AHK Accounting Recruiters to client is terminated (whether by dismissal or resignation) and within 12 months of that original termination date is re-employed by the client or offered an alternative arrangement by the client or an associated party of the client, then the client will be charged a fee as per the Schedule of Fees. The fee will apply regardless of the position taken by the candidate.

4. Payments

4.1 The client will pay all charges and fees plus GST (if any) which have been invoiced to them by AHK Accounting Recruiters within seven days from the commencement date of a candidate with a client.
4.2 If a client does not make payment for a permanent placement seven days after the candidate has started their employment with the client, then the client will have null and voided the guarantee period.
4.3 The client will make payment for the provision of any Psychometric testing within seven days from the date of the invoice.
4.4 The AHK Accounting Recruiters may at its discretion charge interest, calculated on a daily basis at 1% if any payment is not made by a client on a due date.
4.5 All charges and fees shown under this agreement are exclusive of GST. GST shall be calculated and shown in AHK Accounting Recruiters’ invoice and must be paid by the client receiving the benefit of AHK Accounting Recruiters’ services.
4.6 Any dispute or set off claim raised by a client does not entitle the client to withhold payment of any money owed to AHK Accounting Recruiters.
4.7 Any costs incurred by AHK Accounting Recruiters or its agents in recovering any debt owed by a client shall be added to the client’s invoice and be payable by the client upon demand.

5. Assignment

5.1 AHK Accounting Recruiters will be responsible for the cost of all standard set
advertising as disclosed to a client at the time of enquiry.
5.2 Any further advertising over and above the standard set advertising e.g. display
advertising or advertising in specialized publications shall be at the client’s sole
expense, this includes and is not limited to any goods and services tax payable in
connection with any further specialized advertising.
5.3 Rates for further specialized advertising over and above the standard set advertising
can be obtained from AHK Accounting Recruiters upon request by the client.
5.4 Any further specialized advertising fees incurred over and above the standard set
advertising are payable by the client within seven days of the date of AHK
Accounting Recruiters invoice for the provision of this service.

6. Psychometric Testing

6.1 AHK Accounting Recruiters is able to provide psychometric testing of a candidate or
candidates through an approved testing company at the request of the client.
6.2 Fees for any psychometric testing undertaken on a candidate or candidates is payable
by the client within seven days of the date of invoice.
6.3 Details of cost and testing options are available upon request.
6.4 AHK Accounting Recruiters will not be held liable for reliance on a psychometric test
by a client with respect to any candidate or candidates supplied by AHK Accounting
Recruiters as such tests only give an indicative outline of a candidate’s abilities.

7. Other Testing

7.1 AHK Accounting Recruiters is also able to provide a variety of other testing options
with respect to a candidate i.e. medical/drug testing, etc.
7.2 Fees for any other testing required by a client are available upon request to AHK
Accounting Recruiters.
7.3 Fees for any other testing undertaken on a candidate are payable by the client within
seven days of the date of invoice.
7.4 AHK Accounting Recruiters accepts no liability or responsibility for reliance by the
client on any other testing undertaken on a candidate.