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.

Our executive search consultants have 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 executive 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


Week 2-3


Week 4-5


Week 6-7


Week 8


Week 10-24


  • 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


Group Financial Controller 

£90k, AIM Listed 

West Sussex


£120k, PE Backed FinTec


Head of Group Reporting

£90k, AIM Listed 

West Sussex

Finance Director 

£130k, Online Gaming / Marketing


FP&A Director 

£100k, FTSE 100 


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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Moving across the world is not a transition for the faint-hearted. We caught up with a couple from South Africa who took the leap last year to find out more about their move, and how SRM Recruitment was able to ensure the move from South Africa to the UK was a smooth one.

Recruiting and retaining staff

SRM Recruitment Co-Founder Rory MacSween is familiar with the ‘merry-go-round’ effect that bonus season often creates on staffing. Who better to ask about recruiting and retaining staff in bonus season? Learn how your firm can make the most of this candidate-rich market whilst retaining your top talent.

Video - A Career Beyond Accountancy

Accounting provides a strong grounding for a wide range of careers in finance. In this video interview, we ask Richard Nordgreen, Head of Investments at Proseed Capital how he made the transition and progressed his career, and what advice he has for someone wishing to follow in his footsteps.

What to do if it's time to move on

For those who miss out on the pay rise, the bonus or the promotion they were hoping for, now can seem like the ideal time to look for a new opportunity. Is it really the best time to move on? We ask Rory MacSween, Co-Founder at SRM Recruitment, for his advice on what to do if you think it’s time to move on.

Our locations


Whilst our executive search consultants are 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.


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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