Securing the finance talent you need to thrive in turbulent times
In an environment where the only certainty is change, organisations have to become tauter, leaner and more agile. Shrinking budgets, instability in ever-shifting markets, regulatory change and the business-critical pressure to adopt the latest technologies require organisations to re-imagine their operating models. Technology-driven disruptors, in particular, are revolutionising the way people do business. In tough times, like these, the finance function needs to step up and become a strategically aligned business partner.
As such, competition is fierce for the superstar CFOs and FDs who have the vision and creativity to pilot institutions through the turbulence of inevitable change. Whether it is streamlining and restructuring, expansion into new markets, the roll out of new products and services, mergers and acquisitions or the adoption of new technologies, businesses are seeking out the nimble, operationally focused, strategic thinkers who are able to collaborate across the whole of an organisation to drive transformation.
When competition is fierce, you need a well networked talent ally to give you the edge
Regulatory compliance and calls for greater transparency add a further burden of complexity to the portfolio of many finance executives. We believe these factors have influenced the growing demand for smart, commercially astute professionals here in the UK. That’s why companies are looking to switched on specialist search and selection allies, like Seymour John, to give them a competitive advantage by ensuring they have the talent they need to thrive in this challenging environment.
As trusted advisors to the CEO, the role of CFO, in large corporations, is becoming increasingly influential in a climate characterised by change and uncertainty. Today’s CFOs have to be experts in their own field, they also have to be masters of the other strategic drivers across the organisation. In these turbulent times, succession planning and on-boarding, is becoming an increasingly valued Seymour John service, reflecting the business-critical nature of the role. A CFO, however, is only as good as his or her team. As their strategic talent ally, our clients look to us to attract the right people to create executive teams aligned with their unique requirements. And that’s where we shine, marrying the needs and aspirations of our clients with those of the candidates we mentor.
Progressive organisations are leveraging the expertise of finance talent specialists
By sourcing specialised talent for specific industry sectors we give our clients the commercial edge needed for sustained growth and profitability. Finance, in particular, is a main focus for Seymour John. Our consultants have a wealth of combined experience and proven track records for successfully delivering on finance appointments in the regions we serve, building up labarynthine networks of evaluated talent. As the go-to recruiter in our respective geographic areas we are uniquely positioned to leverage extensive talent networks for our partners.
We support, challenge and advise ambitious start-ups and SMEs through to large scale organisations, across the spectrum of the finance function, to deliver permanent, temporary or tailored interim solutions for:
- Finance Leadership
- Financial Management
- Management Accounting
- Financial Accounting
- Accounting Support
Our specialism in this industry sector, plus depth of knowledge in the markets we serve, mean we hold the inside track on identifying, assessing and attracting the right financial talent. By taking the time to understand the requirement, we ensure the right fit for candidate and client, every time.