Chief Executive Officer at Unlocked Graduates
“Michael helped me find two finance and operations directors for my organisation. I had quite specific requirements for the type of person I wanted in the role, particularly how they approached problems and the importance that they were a strong cultural fit with the organisation. Michael really listened to what I needed and found great shortlists of applicants including people who would otherwise never have come into our network. Despite over 100 applications coming through other routes, during the last hiring process, two out of three shortlisted candidates in the final round were ones Michael had found, and we appointed an applicant he had called me up to tell me about right at the start of the search.
I recommend Michael to other CEO’s in my network, as well as to finance professionals looking to work in the third sector. It can be hard work recruiting for the senior team because fit is so important to get right and mistakes can be costly financially and culturally. Michael has been a great at getting the right people in.”
Current Director of Finance and Business Improvement at Overseas Development Institute
“Michael and I have worked together for many years. He assisted me in getting a Director of Finance role in a high-profile charity. At the outset, Michael took the time to understand my career aspiration. He then gave his independent assessment of how the role fitted into my career path which I found helpful. He was able to provide me with insights on the organisation so I could be fully prepared. During the interview process, he was very responsive in arranging the interviews, checking in with me and seeking feedback from the employer so I could prepare for the next stage.
Michael is different from the other recruiters I work with. He is patient and lets you take control of the pace of your job search. Because of his network, he often provides invaluable insights on the sector. I highly recommend Michael.”
Current Chief Operating Officer at Queen’s Commonwealth Trust – previous Director at KPMG International Development Advisory
“Michael was what you want from a recruitment consultant. He took time to listen at the outset and then over the course of a number of years would send me through only the most considered of opportunities – which given limitations on my time was greatly appreciated. When my current role came up Michael reached out and then worked with me carefully throughout the recruitment process. I valued his ability to listen, his diligence and his commitment to identifying the right job for me – and then supporting me through the subsequent process. A first class professional.”
📍 Central London, UK
💷 £65,000-£75,000 and flexible working afforded
We are supporting one of the UK’s largest charities with the recruitment of a new Head of Financial Planning. Reporting to the CFO, this role will oversee finance business partnering and play a key role in implementing a new target operating model. You will need to possess experience of having overseen a centralised FP&A/Business Partnering finance team for a sizeable commercial company.
The role is best suited to either someone looking for a first time role after having qualified and worked in the commercial sector, or someone with a blended commercial/charities sector experience.
📍 London, UK
💷 £46,292 to £54,534 plus exceptional pension and annual leave
Kings College London
This is a fantastic role for a recently qualified auditor seeking a first or second move.The role holder will have a significant responsibility for the preparation of the university’s consolidated and subsidiary financial statements (close to £1bn annual turnover) and will aid the Financial Accountant in designing and implementing an updated financial control structure and processes.