Group Financial Controller vacancy

Grafton Banks Finance has been working successfully with a £160m turnover company based in Crawley for the past 6 years. During this period we have sourced a number of senior accounting professionals to fill vacancies within the company's growing finance team.

The Brief

We met with the Group CFO and the Managing Director to gain extensive knowledge as to what was required of candidates in terms of skill set, technical ability and personality traits for the Group Financial Controller position.

The ideal candidate needed to possess strong controllership skills, extensive technical and commercial acumen, IFRS expertise and group accounting experience; all of which would have been gained within a particular sector.

We began our search speaking and meeting with appropriate candidates already known to us, while simultaneously advertising, networking and headhunting so that we were able to attract the best of both the active and non-active job seekers.

By combining these search methods we were able to present a shortlist of candidates with proven experience in all the required areas. We asked each of these individuals to look at the job specification and provide us with a detailed description of their relevant skills and why they felt they would be suitable for the role. This information was then passed to the CFO and MD to support the candidates CV in the application process.

The Result

The CFO and MD met candidates at interviews and were then able to swiftly and efficiently make offers to very credible candidates on completion of the candidates' notice periods. During this process we constantly engaged the client and the candidates and ensured that interest was maintained and everything ran smoothly.

"Grafton Banks has a good understanding of our business built up over several engagements and quickly grasp our requirements for specific roles. Pre-selection is good and we are only presented with appropriate candidates. Grafton Banks provide a high level of proactive and personalised service and we trust their advice on candidates".

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