Finance Director Recruitment

Finance Directors (FDs) have the ability to make or break a business. The guardian of the balance sheet, they will be aware of the risk in every number. Confidence in the Finance Director breeds confidence in the business. 

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FD Recruitment Services

Headstar have an in-depth understanding of the role and importance of a Finance Director, as many of the team have successfully acted as a Finance Director themselves. They know that the role encompasses so much more than just risk management and compliance. We believe a good FD is effectively a translator and an artist, able to build trust with non-financial managers while turning numbers into pictures and words, making the complex simple. With the increasing importance of data in businesses, a good FD has a cross-functional responsibility to collect & share data, turning it into value. Above all though, their role is to drive profitability and cash generation, all the while supporting the Managing Director in public, while challenging them in private.  

How Our Process Works

The importance of this role means that you’ll need more than just a single pair of eyes on it. At Headstar, we combine our experience of the FD role with our attention to detail in cultural fit and management of a recruitment process. What does this mean? You’ll work with a highly experienced Recruitment Consultant as your main point of contact and they will be supported by one of our Consultant Finance Directors throughout the process, ensuring that not only will shortlisted candidates have been thoroughly tested on cultural alignment, but also on the technical aspects of the role, giving you greater confidence in both the ability of the candidate to thrive in the role on all aspects.  

Our FD Recruitment Network 

It’s no understatement to say that Finance Directors prefer speaking to other Finance Directors rather than Recruiters! In this regard, Headstar have successfully built a network of excellent FDs across the country. We regularly arrange events and forums to provide our FD network with up-to-date technical advice, but also help and support in their networking efforts and access to other professional advisors. As a result, Headstar consultants have become trusted advisors to the FD network and are able to speak confidentially and credibly to a broad cross-section of candidates. 

Get in touch today

Our qualified FDs would love to help you find the best finance recruitment solution for your team.

Industries We Work In

The skills and abilities of Finance Directors are often transferable to a variety of sectors. There are, however, often great lessons to be learned from the work of complementary businesses. Many of our FD network have specialised in a particular industry, while others have spread their skills over multiple sectors. Whether your search requires a particular skillset or you’re open to a breadth of skills, we can advise on the right type of individual and draw up shortlists to suit. From manufacturing to marketing, engineering to entertainment, property to pharmaceuticals, construction to computing and almost every industry in between, Headstar have successfully placed FDs in a multitude of industries.

Case Studies

Meet Our FD Recruitment Consultants

James Roach

Managing Director
Executive Search

Simon Webster

Advisory & Portfolio

Jenny Martin

Associate Director
Executive Search & Senior Finance

David Clark

Interim & Transformation

Natalie McGregor

Executive Search & Senior Finance

Jade Goodman

Senior Consultant
Executive Search

Need help with finance recruitment? Get in touch today

We’ll help you find the best solution for your business with the help of our experienced recruiters and qualified Finance Directors.