Welcome to SRM Executive Search

The SRM Executive Search practice is led by founder Stewart Robertson, who has a wealth of experience recruiting CFO and Financial Management positions.

The team has recruited for a large number of multinational groups, utilising extensive networks to source high calibre finance leaders when internal networks and direct sourcing methods have been exhausted. 

We have recruited a significant number of CFO and Finance Director roles for small, high growth businesses across a range of sectors. As a business owner, Stewart can uniquely empathise to find the right finance executive to meet the growing needs of your business.

Why use us over a traditional search firm?

A flexible and client centred approach

Initial representation made by experienced consultant not a researcher

Speed of turnaround and delivery

SRM has recruited a number of accounting professionals across the Berkeley Group in London, and elsewhere in the UK, consistently finding strong people, including Finance Director level hires.

Richard Stearn, Group Finance Director
Berkeley Group

Our executive search process

The process and timeline for a search will be tailored for your indvidual requirements. A typcial search may take up to twelve weeks.

Week 1

BRIEFING

Week 2-3

RESEARCH

Week 4-5

LONG & SHORTLIST

Week 6-7

CLIENT INTERVIEWS

Week 8

APPOINTMENT

Week 10-24

FOLLOW UP 

  • Devise candidate criteria and search geography
  • Candidate brief / advert developed and agreed
  • Timelines and actions set
  • Market mapping, candidate research and market recommendations
  • Target candidate approaches commence and recommendations
  • Initial candidate evaluation
  • Prioritisation of candidates against brief
  • Sift and longlisted candidates interviewed by SRM
  • Shortlist finalised
  • Formal 1st interviews with client
  • Psychometric reports (if required)
  • Ongoing candidate support
  • Offer made via SRM
  • SRM manage offer negotiations with candidate
  • References
  • Offer acceptance
  • Detailed feedback to unsuccessful candidates
  • On-boarding and post-appointment support to candidate during notice period
  • Feedback gathered on search to ensure continuous improvement

Recent executive search assignments

Divisional Finance Director

£140k, FTSE 100

Midlands 

Group Financial Controller 

£90k, AIM Listed 

West Sussex

CFO

£120k, PE Backed FinTec

London

Head of Group Reporting

£90k, AIM Listed 

West Sussex

Finance Director 

£130k, Online Gaming / Marketing

London

FP&A Director 

£100k, FTSE 100 

Surrey

Unlike traditional executive search firms, we work with our candidates to build long term relationships, regardless of whether we have an immediate mandate for them.

Ultimately, it is in our long term interest to work as trusted partners to our candidates, whether it’s your first move into an executive level role or if you're an experienced board director.

As part of our service to candidates in this market, we offer advice on:

    • Transitioning to an Executive level role 
    • How to network
    • CV and LinkedIn profiles
    • Working with traditional search firms

The straight forward recruitment consultancy

Executive Search news & insight

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Corporate Finance professionals must be able to keep up with emerging trends to best advise their clients. But what lies ahead for the sector itself and how are skillsets changing? Here to shed some light on the future of corporate finance is Chand Chudasama, Strategy & Corporate Finance Partner at Price Bailey.

Lessons Learned From A Career In Tax

“It’s just as important to understand accounting and cross-border challenges, as it is to understand people and cooperate with them.” Henning Lauritsen, Acting Head of Tax at Wyelands Capital (GFG Alliance) shares his lessons learned from a successful career in tax.

The Future of Tax

Henning Lauritsen, Acting Head of Tax at Wyelands Capital (GFG Alliance) shares his three predictions for the future of tax: closer relationships with tax authorities, greater internal controls and what the tax teams of the future will look like thanks to this change.

A career at SRM

The recruitment industry is well renowned for being process-driven, and that environment can pose challenges to many consultants. Jane Paton, Senior Consultant in our Wealth Management team, explains how a career at SRM Recruitment is a very different proposition.

Our locations

UK 

Whilst the team is based in London, we recruit across the whole of the UK. 

Based at Record Hall, near Chancery Lane tube station in London, we're in a great location to easily meet with our clients and candidates, wherever they are based.

International

Each role we recruit is treated as a bespoke search assignment which means we are able to source candidates internationally to work in any location. 

We are often successful where traditional recruiters fail as we proactively recruit across borders. 

About to hire your next leader?

Get in touch with one of our experienced consultants who will work hard to understand your unique requirements. Please send us a job description or give us a call on + 44 (0) 20 3 637 7808

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