Finance Director or Financial Controller

Private Equity backed companies

Ref: pefd

UK and Continental Europe
£150,000 - £250,000

Over the last 20 years Walker Hamill has established itself as one of the leading financial recruiters in the UK, with a strong market position sourcing finance professionals for major corporates, financial services organisations and the private equity industry.


The Company has in particular enjoyed a market leading position in sourcing investment professionals and finance staff for private equity funds, both in the UK and Continental Europe. This has allowed us to form close links with a wide selection of leading private equity funds and these relationships have helped us to develop a specialisation in sourcing Finance Directors and Financial Controllers for private equity backed companies.With an extensive database, a leading advertising presence in both national and on-line media and a team of highly experienced consultants and researchers, we are strongly positioned to assist CEOs, CFOs and private equity funds in sourcing experienced finance professionals. These individuals are usually appointed to positions in companies that require Finance Directors and Controllers with a strong combination of financial, strategic and commercial skills.


Candidates typically form a close working relationship with an incumbent Chief Executive in what is a key appointment, in a highly focused environment. They need to feel totally confident in providing the 'hands on' management needed within such an environment and should possess strong attention to detail. It is also increasingly important to possess the ability to subtlety balance the needs and requirements of a Chief Executive, a management team, a private equity investor and a debt provider in creating a 'no surprises' culture.Typically we are sourcing these individuals for recently completed deals, turnarounds or are recruiting at a later stage when the management and investors are focussing increasingly on exit. We are rarely involved in sourcing Finance Directors or Controllers for pre-deal MBI teams.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for almost 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed companies, private equity backed businesses and privately owned, early stage ventures. We recruit across all sectors, but have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. We have offices in the UK, Switzerland and Australia. For further information, please see

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