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Finding the perfect candidates for your senior finance jobs

As financial management roles evolve, candidates hoping to prove their eligibility for senior finance jobs must be able to display a more diverse skillset than ever before. Thewlis Graham are passionate about recruiting financial professionals who are not just ‘bookkeepers’, but have a strategic role to play in the success of an organisation.

The role of a Senior Finance Manager or similar job title is evolving fast. As always, core to the function is great financial expertise. However to truly stand out, candidates should be able to offer a wealth of other skills.

Interpersonal and communication skills are critical for providing updates and reports to both financial and non-financial employees. Leadership skills are crucial for motivating an engaged department and workforce. Senior financial professionals will not only manage accounts and staff, but will also have real commercial acumen and a deep understanding of how their remit integrates into, and can support, the long-term strategy of a company.

Aside from these prerequisites for Finance Manager jobs, candidates should demonstrate a commitment to accountability, and be able to recognise and mitigate risks when working within regulatory frameworks.

Ultimately, securing an exemplary Senior Finance professional is fundamental to the success of a business.

Our Executive Search Service

A Thewlis Graham Executive Search enables clients to fill a range of senior finance roles with remits spanning financial planning, business transformation, audit and tax, and many other functions. We have a solid appreciation of the necessary qualities required of a successful senior financial professional.

Roles we have filled in the past include Director of Finance positions for the General Dental Council, and the Diocese of Southwark. We've also placed a Group Finance Director for William Jackson Food Group and a CFO for P&O Ferries Ltd.

We work closely with our clients to fully understand the operational needs and working culture associated with an appointment. We give guidance when we feel we can exceed or challenge expectations.

With a vast network of satisfied clients and candidates, and relationships cultivated through integrity, trust and success, we work to the utmost degree of professionalism, integrity and confidentiality.

We also work across a number of sectors including retail, FMCG, pharma, logistics, manufacturing, and more.