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Financial Leadership and Accountancy

Financial Leadership

At Novo Executive Search we have a dedicated Financial Leadership team. We are executive head hunters specialising in exceptional senior finance appointments. These include Chief Financial Officers, Finance Directors and Financial Controllers.

We have seen the evolution of the CFO and FD role – a shift from a traditional budgeter and forecaster to a strategic leader. Financial leaders are now often expected to be proactive change enablers that support the CEO or MD in the pursuit of ambitious plans for growth or transformation.

We help appoint CFOs and FDs that have vast experience across a multitude of companies and organisations from start-ups, scale-ups, SMEs and larger corporates as well as public sector and charitable organisations. They have delivered a variety of objectives from building finance functions, managing turnarounds, strengthening and positioning companies for mergers, acquisitions, flotations, buy-outs and working with private equity or venture capital investors.

A proactive executive search approach is the only way to secure the appointment of the very best finance leaders, possessing the skills and experience needed to help achieve the strategic goals unique to any company or organisation.

Novo’s Financial Leadership team works to understand the strategic goals and commercial challenges of its clients, to help identify the ideal professional profile needed and to manage the executive search for that individual. We commit to partnering our clients until the successful appointment of the best possible finance leader.

To discuss your requirements further please contact Matthew Searle: matthew.searle@novoexec.com

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Accountancy

Whether recruiting for succession or for proactive growth in to new areas – commercially or geographically, it is vital for accountancy firms of all sizes to appoint the strongest possible partners and prospective partners.

Novo’s regional and national accountancy clients come to Novo to help them attract exceptional talent. Arguably, the accountancy sector has the lowest levels of staff turnover. Our proven ability to encourage the strongest professionals to pursue an alternative role is considered one of our greatest strengths. Our achievements searching nationally and helping the best suited candidates to relocate has been invaluable to the long-term success of our clients.

Our specialist team, with accountancy backgrounds, work in all areas of specialism not limited to:

  • Accounting and Business Advisory
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Taxes
  • Forensic Accounting
  • General Practitioners
  • Private Client Taxes
  • Restructuring and Recovery

Building and maintaining relationships with partners at firms of all sizes across the whole of the UK, Novo’s accountancy team has an excellent understanding of the market and deep professional networks. As a consequence, Novo is able to add exceptional value to its clients throughout the length of an assignment by offering the latest market intelligence and industry insight.

To discuss your requirements further please contact Matthew Searle: matthew.searle@novoexec.com

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Novo's Financial Leadership and Accountancy experts can help you identify & attract your next exceptional executive.

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Selection of Clients

Baxter
UCAS
Nugent Care
Alumasc
Begbies Traynor
BKL
RSM
FRP Advisory

Current Roles

We have recently successfully fulfilled numerous roles in this sector.
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Our Client Our client is a leading accountancy firm with a network of offices across the South of England. Due to an increase in demand it wishes to add another senior member to the team, serving a broad range of clients offering general practice advice. The new appointment is likely to currently hold the position of Senior Manager, Associate Director or Director at a Top 100 firm. The Role Based in the Reading office, to serve a broad range of SME / OMB clients offering a range of accountancy advice, ideally including audit. A varied role to include the winning and…

Board Director/Partner

Accountancy

Reading

Job Ref No: GP MS 06/19

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Property Tax Partner

Salary: Competitive

Our Client Is a Top 50 accounting and business advisory firm with offices in Cambridge and London. The firm is nationally recognised as a leading tax consultancy practice. In Cambridge, it is recognised for its advisory services to high growth entrepreneurial businesses and landowners. The strength of demand for property tax advice from its own client base and that of the London office has led to the decision to make a strategic appointment to focus solely in this area of expertise. The Role To be the “face” of our client’s property tax offering for the…

Board Director/Partner

Accountancy

Cambridge

Job Ref No: PTP MS 06/19

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Private Client Director

Salary: Competitive

Our Client Is a Top 50 accounting and business advisory firm with offices in Cambridge and London. The firm is nationally recognised as a leading tax consultancy practice. In Cambridge, it is recognised for its outstanding private client offering - arguably, the strongest in the East of England. The strength of demand for this excellent private client advice leads to the desire the add very senior support to the head of department, most likely as a Private Client Director. The Role Based in the new Cambridge office, to work very closely with the head of Private Client,…

Board Director/Partner

Accountancy

Cambridge

Job Ref No: PCD MS 06/19

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Finance Director

Salary: Excellent package to attract the best

Our client is a UK plc and a supplier of premium building and precision engineering products. The majority of the group’s business is in the area of sustainable building products, which enable customers to manage energy and water use in the built environment. All Group businesses have strong UK market positions within their individual market niches and several are market leaders. The business sustains this strong strategic positioning by offering customers quality products, service and trust. For certain brands, our client is seeking to leverage…

Finance/Risk
Strategy/Planning

Construction and Property
Engineering
Accountancy

Essex (GB)

Job Ref No: FD-DP 08/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Finance Director (Leading UK 'Homewares' Business)

Salary: Circa Base £90,000 + Bonus + Package Benefits (Flex)

The Company Our client is one of the most successful homewares suppliers in the United Kingdom. Operating from a distribution centre in Bristol, the company employs 50 staff and has strong financial and operational disciplines, with excellent management information and KPIs being monitored and reported on a timely basis. The company’s annual turnover is in the region of £18m and the business is in a very strong financial position.   The Requirement – Finance Director Due to the pending retirement plans of the company’s long-standing Finance…

Board Director/Partner
Finance/Risk

Consumer Products and FMCG
Manufacturing
Accountancy

City of Bristol (GB)

Job Ref No: Bristol FD 08/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Finance Director

Salary: Excellent package to attract the best

Our client is a UK plc and a supplier of premium building and precision engineering products. The majority of the group’s business is in the area of sustainable building products, which enable customers to manage energy and water use in the built environment. All Group businesses have strong UK market positions within their individual market niches and several are market leaders. The business sustains this strong strategic positioning by offering customers quality products, service and trust. For certain brands, our client is seeking to leverage…

Finance/Risk
Board Director/Partner

Construction and Property
Manufacturing
Accountancy

Essex (GB)

Job Ref No: FD-DP 06/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Junior Partner

Salary: Flexible salary, c. £100,000 p.a.

To join an extremely successful regional firm offering a mix of private client and business advice to a predominantly rural and agricultural client base across Hampshire and the surrounding counties. The expectation is that the new appointee will join as a junior partner with a clear, relatively short path to equity at this very profitable firm. 

Accountancy

Hampshire

Job Ref No: JP/MS 06/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Private Client Partner

Salary: Negotiable c.£150,000

An excellent opportunity for a charismatic networker to play a key role in the growth and strategic development of the private client department of a well-regarded mid-tier firm in Central London. 

Accountancy

Central London

Job Ref No: PCP/MS 06/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Mixed Tax Director / Partner

Salary: £150,000

 A mixed tax accountant to join the advisory team of a Top 50 north London accountancy firm to serve a broad range of OMBs. This opportunity is flexible and will be tailored to suit the ideal candidate, who may prove to be an experienced senior manager or even an equity partner.

Accountancy

North London

Job Ref No: MTD 04/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

A proven manager to lead a team of 20+ personal tax compliance accountants across 2 offices. This role is very much focussed on the man-management and departmental performance and is a rare opportunity for a senior accountant to progress through a firm without work winning responsibility. Our client is a leading Top 50 accountancy firm with its head office in North London.

Accountancy

North London

Job Ref No: DHoPC 04/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

A leadership role to manage an established team of 5 trusts, estates and charities specialists at a Top 50 firm in Central London. The role will grow further as you help deliver the strategic plan of expanding the team’s specialism in to a number of already identified areas.

Accountancy

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)

Job Ref No: DHoT 04/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Managing Director

Salary: c. £80,000 OTE

To jointly run the busy Carlisle office of a leading regional accountancy practice.

Board Director/Partner

Accountancy

Carlisle

Job Ref No: MD MS 02/17

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Corporate Finance Partner

Salary: c.£125k

To develop a Corporate Finance offering to SMEs and mid-market clients across the South West based. The role is based at the Bristol office of a leading national accountancy practice, to complement the existing teams elsewhere across the UK.  

Board Director/Partner

Accountancy

Bristol

Job Ref No: MS-CFP 10/16

This job has now been successfully concluded.

To provide senior, client facing restructuring advisory services to SMEs and mid-market clients across the South West. Based at the Bristol office of a leading national accountancy firm.

Manager/Team Leader
Sales/Business Development

Accountancy

Bristol

Job Ref No: MS-BRASM 10/16

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Corporate Tax Partner

Salary: c£80k

To offer expert corporate tax advice to SMEs across the South West, for a leading national accountancy firm.

Board Director/Partner

Accountancy

Cornwall

Job Ref No: GW-CTP 10/16

This job has now been successfully concluded.

To offer expert private tax advice to high net worth individuals across the South West, for a leading national accountancy firm.

Board Director/Partner

Accountancy

Devon

Job Ref No: GW-PCTP 10/16

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Insolvency Partner

Salary: £130k + Benefits Package

The role to head the Cardiff office of a leading National Accountancy practice, specialising in business recovery and corporate insolvency.

Board Director/Partner

Accountancy

Cardiff

Job Ref No: IP MS 10/2

This job has now been successfully concluded.

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