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      Finance Recuitment

      We have a team of specialist consultants with a long track record of recruiting in the Finance sector.

      Industry & Commerce 

      At Broster Buchanan we have an experienced team of dedicated recruiters focusing on Finance & Accountancy.

      Through our extensive networks and search & selection expertise we provide an intelligent and targeted service. We go above and beyond to understand and keep up-to-date with trends and developments in the market by networking with key thought leaders and industry experts, cultivated through 100+ years of combined experience and relationships.

      Appreciating the needs of our clients is key, and we tailor our approach accordingly to help you achieve your goals. We put the right people together by carefully curating and nurturing our wide network of accountancy and finance specialists, along with a delivery model that is completely agile and flexible according to the requirements of each assignment. More than matching skills and experience, we deliver people with passion and purpose. Our services include:

      Contract 

      • Free IR35 assessment provided by bespoke BB assessment tool (underwritten by Zurich insurance)
      • Honest, all-inclusive budget for the contract resource required
      • Ongoing consultative advice on the talent market
      • Only quality candidates are shortlisted for each role
      • Fill the skills gap quickly, get ahead of the market
      • 1 in 3 requirements filled in 48 hours

      Retained & Permanent 

      • Bespoke project managed approach. Includes mapping out the market and headhunting to identify the best talent to build out your team
      • Clear fee structure enabling transparent budgeting for the talent project
      • Weekly project meetings and progress reports
      • We embed our highly skilled recruiters into your hiring process

      Contingency Support

      • Supporting clients through a flexible arrangement, providing our services when required on an adhoc basis

       

      Roles we recruit: 

      • Management Accountant
      • Financial Accountant
      • Finance Manager
      • Financial Controller
      • Finance Business Partner
      • Financial Analyst,
      • FP&A Analyst
      • Head of FP&A
      • Head of Finance
      • Head of Commercial Finance
      • Financial Director
      • CFO

      Not-For-Profit 

      At Broster Buchanan, our dedicated Charity, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit specialists have a combined 35 years recruitment experience within these sectors. We specialise in supporting not-for-profit clients with hiring needs across corporate services including Finance, HR, Operations, Programme Management, Grants, IT & Digital among other areas.

      Our team are passionate about the sectors and understand that partnering with our clients is about delivering informative, consultative, proactive advice and support throughout the recruitment process and beyond. Recruiting within these sectors is often a more values-based approach to recruitment, beyond securing a candidate an arbitrary pay increase and more about ensuring that there is a close match in terms of values, social purpose, culture and progression.

      We are experienced at improving diversity on shortlists for clients and supporting and advising on reasonable adjustments to recruitment processes to ensure all recruitment we support is as equal, diverse and inclusive as possible.

      Specialities: Permanent, Interim, Contract, Temporary Recruitment

      Public Sector – NHS, Central Government, Local Authority, Housing, Education (HE, FE, Schools), Charity, Not for Profit, CICs

      Typical roles / jobs: CFO / Finance Director / Financial / Management Accountant, Finance Manager / Controller, Commercial Accountant, Financial Analyst / Assistant Accountant / HR Consultant / HR Manager / Head of Marketing / Head of Credit / Business Analyst / Programme Manager / Project Manager

      Financial Services 

      Broster Buchanan have a team of specialist consultants with a long track record of recruiting permanent, temporary and executive talent across a wide range of financial services businesses. We understand the critical role that finding the best talent plays in driving success within the evolving demands of the financial services industry.

      Utilising our wide network, in-depth market insight and market leading technology, we work closely with our clients to fully understand their requirements and shape an effective hiring strategy.

      We recruit across the breadth of the banking and financial services jobs markets; typically working with wealth management firms, hedge funds, private equity firms and large global banks across the following areas:

      • Finance & Accounting
      • Investment Management & Advisory
      • Governance
      • Transformation

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      Finance Team

      Phill Westcott

      Phill Westcott

      Senior Director

      About: 

      Phill has 20 years Global recruitment experience. He specialises in senior Accounting and Finance recruitment but has built/managed teams across all professional operations recruitment such as HR, Marketing, Management support, Procurement and Tech.

      Phill is extremely passionate about people and prides himself on being honest and modest in his approach.

      His number one driver that has kept him laser-focused for 20 years has been helping people progress their careers and seeing people reach and exceed their full potential

      Career Highlight: 

      Phill’s most interesting projects and achievements have come from successfully launching offices, locations, and brands across multiple territories, both domestically and internationally.

      From a client perspective, Secured and led 4 significant relocation projects for well-known, leading businesses from planning support to talent delivery. This ranged from 35 to 100 hires. Whilst offering career support and coaching to those affected adversely by the relocation.

      Interesting Fact:

      Phill is a proud Dad to 2 daughters and an aspiring Tiger Woods (Career PB of 69 (-2))

      Natalia Norford

      Natalia Norford

      Senior Director

      About:
      Natalie has experience spanning nearly 20 years in the professional business, recruitment and consultancy world. She’s a highly skilled business leader, well placed to partner and consult amongst C-suite and senior leadership through talent management, development of recruitment strategies and helping professionals to achieve their career and business goals.

      Career Highlight:
      Establishing a real legacy for Broster Buchanan; heading up the East Anglia team which has grown exponentially over the last 3 years, continues to break records and now confidently sits as a market leader.

      Interesting Fact:
      Sport is a real passion for Natalia and is lucky enough to still be playing hockey for Bedford, proudly forming part of the National Cup-winning Over 35’s team.

      Rachel Pike

      Rachel Pike

      Managing Director

      Qualified Chartered MCIPD practitioner, and a highly capable senior recruiter

      Experienced at partnering with board level and leadership teams on Recruitment and Talent Management, HR Strategy, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations and Learning & Development

      Worked across multi-disciplines and for global FTSE 150 businesses and SME businesses including a start-up; portfolio of clients from a range of industries, sectors and sizes

      “The mix of both agency and in-house resourcing experience has enabled me to develop a wide range of capabilities including management and recruitment of large multi-site and discipline teams, driving direct sourcing models, developing HR processes and procedures, management information, employee attrition and internal recruitment development, process review and restructure.”

      Lucy Rider

      Lucy Rider

      Senior Director

      About:
      Lucy has worked in talent for over 20 years, dedicated to accounting and finance recruitment within Yorkshire. Lucy recruited across all industry sectors, but in recent years has predominantly focussed on public sector and not-for-profit clients. Lucy has a genuine interest in the people that she works with, helping both candidates find the right job and clients secure the best talent for their team. Lucy works hard to develop her networks for the long term and knows to achieve that, every candidate and client she supports has to receive the highest levels of service.

      Career Highlight:
      Lucy is an enthusiastic and supportive ally for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and proud to be a Mental Health Champion.

      Interesting Fact:
      Outside of work, Lucy is a qualified Coach in Running Fitness and a regular runner who has run races from 1 mile to Ultra Marathon Distance. She even met her husband at Park Run. She’s also a qualified guide leader and her long-term life goal is to own her own forest or piece of woodland to create a community green space.

      Hilary Marshall

      Hilary Marshall

      Senior Director

      Experience spanning 20 years in the recruitment and talent industry

      Specialist in finance recruitment within the East Anglia region

      “Following an early career in banking, it was through my genuine interest in people and understanding how they tick that I decided a career in recruitment was for me, and it has been my mission to establish what it is that results in the best fit between client and candidate.

      What did I discover? Time, patience and a focus on ‘genuine’ relationship building allows us to understand and enable what it is that our candidates and clients need.”

      Matthew Shirley

      Matthew Shirley

      Director

      About:
      Matt is an experienced Senior Recruiter in the Accountancy and Finance Sector. He focuses on Qualified and QBE accountancy/finance, covering the North Cambridgeshire/ South Lincs employment market.

      This is a market Matt is passionate about having spent many years building relationships with a wide range of the region’s SMEs and corporate businesses.

      When not at work, Matt can be found driving his children around East Anglia to various sporting events, or occasionally on the golf course…..but not as much as he would like!

      With a keen interest in fitness and nutrition, Matt has completed various half marathons and likes to challenge himself in the gym and more recently taken up table tennis.

      Having discovered a passion for books during the pandemic, Matt has gone down the rabbit hole of decentralised finance and fiat alternative forms of money, of which he regularly bores his colleagues!

      Career Highlight:
      Matt is particularly proud of the long-term relationships he has built. Many candidates and clients return time and time again, entrusting him to provide the right support when they need it.

      Some of his recent reviews can be found at: https://www.sourcr.com/recruiter/matthew-shirley

      Antony Clish

      Antony Clish

      Associate Director

      Career spanning 20 years in Finance and Finance recruitment
      Specialist in recruiting Finance professionals across the North East of England

      “At Broster Buchanan autonomy is actively encouraged; we foster an environment whereby openness to new ideas and flexibility enable a truly entrepreneurial approach. I also work closely with a team who are extremely experienced in their field, and amongst us there is a great wealth of knowledge and networks to tap into.

      Combining our market expertise with the flexibility to offer bespoke solutions, alongside our natural ability to nurture relationships means we are able to offer our clients and candidates a truly exceptional service.”

      Alex Mackenzie

      Alex Mackenzie

      Business Director

      About:
      Alex is a specialist in helping qualified accountants find their next opportunity
      Established networks across the North West region

      Career Highlight:
      Personal highlights for Alex include being entrusted to run the North West finance business at Broster Buchanan. Managing a team has been Alex’s goal for a number of years and Broster Buchanan gave him the platform to achieve this.

      Interesting Fact:
      Before moving into recruitment, Alex spent three years as a secondary school Maths teacher.

      Nancy Storey

      Nancy Storey

      Associate Director

      Holds degree in Economics & Accounting followed by career in finance spanning over 10 years

      Over 7 years experience in recruitment, building up strong network of Finance contacts across the North East of England

      “Having joined the North-East team at Broster Buchanan I have the luxury of working closely with experienced colleagues who share their in-depth knowledge of our local markets, meaning we have a great wealth of expertise and networks to tap into.

      Everything I do is led by the relationship – it’s the little things that make a big difference, and the high level of service combined with my specialist knowledge are the reasons why my candidates and clients return to me throughout the course of their careers.”

      Helen Dodds

      Helen Dodds

      Associate Director

      About:
      Helen is an established Public Sector and Not-for-Profit recruitment specialist with over 10 years’ experience placing Finance & Accountancy professionals across the North East region. Helen personally recruits for non-qualified through to qualified Finance & Accountancy positions on a temporary, fixed term and permanent basis.

      Career Highlight:
      Helen has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend many networking events throughout her career, enabling her to educate herself in the sectors in which she operates. She’s passionate when it comes to learning about their challenges, future strategies and how they contribute to bettering the lives of people across their regions. Helen especially enjoys the motivational speakers at such events, a career highlight of hers being when Olympian Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards delivered an inspirational speech at an NHS Healthcare Financial Management Association dinner.

      Interesting Fact:
      Before graduating in Business Management, Helen completed a Diploma in Animal Management given her love of animals, David Attenborough being her number 1 idol! She’s the loving owner of a black and tan Dachshund named Claude who has his own Instagram page with over 5,000 followers!

      Joshua Westley

      Joshua Westley

      Senior Consultant

      Experience recruiting in the Finance market across East Anglia

      Developed networks across the part-qualified and newly-qualified finance markets

      “It is reassuring to know I am part of an highly experienced team, each of whom are focused on nurturing long-term relationships and offering honest, credible advice.

      With values based around candidate and client experience, focused on long, sustainable and trustworthy relationships; combined with the agile and innovative approach that is carefully fostered here at Broster Buchanan, I am confident we will continue to attract the best talent whilst helping our clients and candidates make informed decisions about their next hire or their next career move.”

      Nicola Terrell

      Nicola Terrell

      Senior Consultant

      About:
      Nicola has over 10 years of experience in recruitment, starting off in Travel and IT Recruitment. Nicola has a travel and tourism degree and has extensive knowledge and experience managing a variety of clients and roles on a global scale.

      Career Highlight:
      A highlight for Nicola is continuously placing roles and managing projects globally, IE America, Europe and Australia using expertise in headhunting.

      Interesting Fact:
      Nicola loves working out and keeping fit outside of work. Interesting fact, Nicola used to teach tap dancing!

      Mags Gwatidzo

      Mags Gwatidzo

      Consultant

      Experience across HR, Account Management, Customer Service and Recruitment within the fleet management and manufacturing industries.

      “I have a genuine interest and love for people, and this enables me to remember small but positive details from clients and candidates which I use to add personal touch in how I communicate with them. Broster Buchanan shares my ethos in putting people and communities at the heart of everything that we do. This is also why I have a passion for working with charities and have years of experience volunteering for a charity and currently a director a Leeds based charity.”

      Louise Billett

      Louise Billett

      Consultant

      10 years experience recruiting Finance and Accounting Professionals throughout the Northwest of England and North Wales.

      I get a huge sense of satisfaction in assisting Accountants in finding their next role. From those who are Newly Qualified to Senior Financial Leaders alike, knowing that I have played a part in facilitating their next career move is very rewarding. Having worked within the Qualified Finance Recruitment space for over 10 years across Cheshire, North Wales, Wirral, and Merseyside, I have a broad knowledge of key employees and employers within manufacturing, engineering, retail, pharmaceuticals, FMCG and beyond. My approach is to listen, understand and assist on a case-by-case basis. I endeavour to represent all my candidates and client with professionalism.

      Kate Waller

      Kate Waller

      Associate Director

      About:

      With over 20 years’ recruitment experience across a range of functions and sectors, Kate has a successful track record of placing both interim and permanent finance professionals. She has worked at all levels, from part-qualified to CFO, and is passionate about finding the ‘right fit’ for both client and candidate, and as a result, forging deep and lasting relationships for the long term. Kate is passionate about providing quality service and will always go the ‘extra mile’ to achieve results.

      Career Highlight:

      Kate worked closely with a global retail brand as they rapidly expanded their presence in the UK, appointing 9 Finance Directors in a 12-month period, representing an unrivalled success rate on these challenging briefs.

      Interesting Fact:

      Kate is a keen runner and has completed five half marathons, raising money for a variety of charitable causes.

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