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.
Meet the team
Stewart began recruiting qualified finance professionals in 2002. With an extensive finance network, he's the trusted advisor to some of the UK’s most prestigious businesses. He leads SRM's Executive Search practice.
Rory started his recruitment career in 2007, developing an extensive network recruiting into specialist tax departments for global financial and commercial organisations. He has partnered with some of the industry’s biggest names and leads SRM’s Tax Recruitment team.
Senior Tax Specialist
Will's background is in partner-level tax searches on a global basis. He delivers on large international growth programmes for the biggest professional service firms, working on team moves and key global and international leadership roles, as well as utilising his strong network in the UK, delivering UK-focused tax searches.
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.
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.
LONG & SHORTLIST
- 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
- 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
£120k, PE Backed FinTec
Head of Group Reporting
£90k, AIM Listed
£130k, Online Gaming / Marketing
£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
If you feel like your career progression has stalled during the pandemic, you’re not alone. We commissioned a survey to take a deeper look at these trends and asked Co-founder, Rory MacSeen, to share his advice and insights from the market.
The accountancy jobs market is improving at the fastest rates we’ve ever seen, yet hiring managers aren’t aware that they’ll struggle to fill roles. Andrew Setchell, our co-founder, shares what’s changed and how to secure the best candidates.
What do the latest ‘IR35’ legislation changes mean for hiring managers? Rob McKay explains how organisations can still hire finance and accounting temps, within the law.
We invited an expert panel to join us in a live webinar on Creating Resilient Teams. For those of you who missed it the first time around it’s now available to watch in full.
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