Pooja Bhatt ACA


  • Location Dubai

After qualifying as a ‘Big 4’ chartered accountant and working in several finance roles in London, Pooja has also changed from working in the profession to recruiting for it. At Alchemy, she specialises in Tax. 

"Having been in a candidate’s shoes, I know how it feels to be on the other side. So I ensure Alchemy is a safe space to be open and honest. We aren’t a typical sales recruitment company. I like the feeling of truly helping and making a positive impact in someone’s life."

“Recruitment can be a cold environment, where people work in silos to make as much commission as possible. Not here. We help each other, and we want to succeed as a team. That culture is so important to me.”

Approach to recruitment: "It’s about the human touch. Never treat someone as a number, and create a relationship on trust."

Dubai highlights: "There’s something for everyone in Dubai, and I love that you can never get bored here. For example, being a foodie, you’ll always find me at the latest restaurant."

 Specialising In:

  • Tax Directors
  • Tax Managers
  • Financial Accountants
  • Financial Analysts
  • Financial Managers
  • Finance Business Partners
  • FP&A Managers
  • Financial Controllers
  • Head of Treasury
  • Treasury Managers
  • Internal & External Audit professionals
  • Finance Transformation professionals
  • Credit Controllers
  • Credit Managers


“We’ve worked with Pooja on hiring needs across our Dubai and Riyadh offices and appreciate the effort and dedication she provides on each mandate: from providing market maps of candidates, to a recent successful international relocation. “She’s available to speak after hours, which helps me as a busy business owner. We trust her consultative views when discussing candidate feedback. She knows our needs very well, and understands our company culture, which helps in recruitment. I’d happily recommend Pooja as a recruitment consultant, especially in Tax.”

Thomas Vanhee, Partner/Founder, Aurifer Middle East Tax Consultancy

"Pooja first reached out to me on LinkedIn about a potential opportunity. After a quick call, I learnt more about the different roles that may be available to me. Pooja also understood what I was looking for, and came back to me with another great opportunity. Once I had decided to go for it, the process was seamless and I was supported in every step, including interview tips, and the salary and start date negotiation. I would absolutely recommend Pooja and the Alchemy team, they were so helpful, supportive and professional."

Jennifer Buckley, Group Tax Manager, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise 



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