Snapshot of a Candidate: Recruitment Industry CFO (FCA)

10+ Years experience in high-growth recruitment businesses

Highly-experienced, commercially astute FD/CFO/COO with a strong focus on growing recruitment businesses in size and value.

An all-round CFO/COO with experience in PLC, PE backed and privately owned business groups.

Specialising in end-to-end expansion of the UK recruitment and professional service businesses into the USA, Europe and APAC.

Highly experienced at providing financial, commercial and strategic support to domestic and international businesses.

Assisted previous organisations to grow organically and through M&A, including buy & build and incubator models, including preparing and leading strategy for exit.

Driving ambitious growth plans, coaching and supporting SLTs and fee generators, improving productivity, finance and operational transformation as well as outsourcing, setting up scalable centralised SSC infrastructure across finance and operations to support the rapid growth.

Chartered Accountant with 13+ years with top 4 accountancy firms, gaining expertise in additional sectors such as technology, media and FMCG.

– Implementing new pay & bill and accounting systems as well as sourcing, selecting and implementing CRM and online timesheet systems.
– Integration with back office systems, ensuring efficiency and removing manual requirements.
– Scenario planning, M&A and integration, valuation, due diligence, cash flow modelling.
– Developed a ‘plug and play’ SSC platform for Finance, Sales and Operations areas, bringing efficiencies and economies of scale.
– Grew previous business from 5 to 10 companies and 70 to 150 heads.
– Reviewing processes and procedures, identifying improvements and driving relevant projects.
– Working closely with Senior Leadership Teams to improve the capability, quantity and quality of sales teams.
– Mentoring, coaching and developing finance teams.
An investor in people, innovative with a strong vision and a pragmatic, friendly, hands-on approach.


To discuss this candidate’s remuneration and availability, OR any recruitment and retention planning, please get in touch with Nigel on 07413 032241

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