As executive finance recruiters Ernest Hunter Green provide permanent & contract finance recruitment solutions. We focus our network on candidates who have achieved their ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent qualification. We take the time to get to know our clients in order to represent suitably qualified finance professionals. Our Finance and Accounting team specialise in placing finance professionals who are newly qualified through to CFO level.
We support SME businesses to larger scale businesses and appreciate role titles differ from business to business both in content and level of responsibility. We dig deep to understand the specific requirement and how the role fits within the wider business structure. Our detailed approach enables us to deliver finance recruitment solutions, delivering talent who have the scope to grow with your business.
We approach our established networks of CIMA, ACCA & ACA qualified candidates and proactively seek new talent, representing the opportunity in a true light in order to build long term and trusted relationships.
Finance roles we recruit
CFO / Finance Director
A Board member, leader and ‘Figure Head’ ultimately responsible for finance, a trusted partner to the CEO. As accounting and finance recruiters we recognise the CFO plays a key role in attracting, developing and subsequently retaining the finance team. The CFO will define the structure, business vision and strategy, with a key focus on people and potential future talent providing mid – long term succession plans. Our senior finance recruitment team are well networked at this level and understand how to recruit a CFO / Finance Director and will provide the support needed to identify and hire the best possible leader for your business.
A Financial Controller is the link that bonds finance to the Exec team. Technical finance and strong communication skills with an understanding of the entire business are critical. This role suits candidates who are ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified, possibly moving out of a practice environment or a technical Financial Accounting bias role. As the FC, managing the finance team is likely to be a key focus so a strong mentoring approach and a ‘roll your sleeves up’ attitude will help, particularly within the smaller, growing and entrepreneurial businesses. The FC needs a level of commercial awareness and the ability to build trust and inspire others to raise and maintain the profile of finance. Being able to interpret and present the financial status to a range of stakeholders and explain the impact this has on company goals and objectives is key. As experienced finance recruiters we understand how important the relationship between the FC and the leadership team is, focussing on the technical ability and the key competencies required to be successful.
The Audit function will typically be a fantastic platform to recruit recently or newly qualified ACA and ACCA candidates from practice into your business. Utilising the audit and technical accounting experience gained within practice to develop operational review, business risk and compliance skills. A fulfilling long-term career move for some and for others a great opportunity to join an organisation and leapfrog into other areas of finance. The role of audit has evolved, audit teams must build strong relationships across the business structure, softer skills are critical to be able to build relationships and be most effective in making process and business recommendations. Specialising in accountancy recruitment, we can source candidates wanting the initial move from practice into industry or progressing through the audit function to Head of Audit.
Finance Business Partner
A role title that has increased in popularity and is interpreted in different ways can encompass many facets of finance. Our team of finance recruitment consultants will consult and advise to ensure they understand what Business Partnering truly means to you in your organisation. Too often we see candidates disillusioned with the degree of true business partnering which can have an impact on the success of the hire. As experienced financial recruitment consultants we have a strong track record of delivering in this area.
A progressive role typically supporting the FC and in some structures in place of the FC, often leading a small team and partnering across the business. As experienced finance recruitment consultants our team understand the Finance Manager role can be interpreted in many ways, we take the time to understand the finance structure and role requirements and will develop a search tailored to your specific needs.