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Talent Search

Talent Search

About the client

UK Healthcare organisation
  • 11,000 Employees
  • 400+ sites
  • £1bn Turnover

Their Situation:-

An evolving group finance function, whose Chief Financial Officer had just been assigned wider responsibility, resulted in the function requiring a  seasoned and very robust Financial Controller.

The remit was responsible for the usual financial accounting disciplines but the department also wanted to augment their leadership ability as well as increase reporting visibility via this hire.

Ideal candidates would naturally demonstrate technical aptitude, but would also be a strong leader and a change agent.

Attract talent the intelligent way and you’ll discover the ‘undiscoverables’.

Supporting our client

Talent Acumen effectively worked as an extension to the client’s in-house resourcing team. By operating on a retained basis, we had direct engagement with both the in-house Head of Executive Hiring as well as the CFO and Finance Director. This combined relationship contributed to formalising a long-list of appropriate candidates and direct engagement with the client in a relatively short timeframe.

  • A Financial Controller with gravitas was required to provide team leadership and stability
  • The client needed a quality hire as soon as possible given the financial leadership required across various CAPEX projects
  • They wanted someone outside of their immediate industry to provide more commercial flair but also had a concern about the attraction of a non-industry person to their Head Office location (not London-based)
  • They adopted our talent research service with the result that they now own significant market data which can be utilised in-house
  • Search parameters included a national search towards high calibre Financial Controllers (or Deputy Controllers in a FTSE organisation)
  • Ideal candidates would possess experience of working in a multi-site organisation that has a matrix-way of working, and a mixture of industry & consultancy expertise.

Our Impact

A great example of where we saved large sums of ££! We want to save you money, not drain you of it

We want to be paid for our time, but not over the odds!

Please note, we were only retained to search for the financial controller, but a second high calibre candidate was appointed into Head of Finance role at no further cost.

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David Murphy
Managing Director
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Will Betts
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