Meet Accountancy & Finance – Private Equity and Financial Services

An introduction to our Accountancy & Finance - Private Equity and Financial Services team

Our Accountancy & Finance – Private Equity and Financial Services team are one of the longest established and most successful recruiters of accountants and finance professionals to the European private equity industry, with a track record spanning over four decades and thousands of successfully completed searches.

Our specialist finance & accountancy team are proven experts across all levels – including for Chief Financial Officers, Finance Directors, Fund/Financial Controllers and their teams – working with a particularly varied group of GP and LP clients. It is supported by a dedicated research function which allows us to deliver a rigorous approach to all of our assignments, whether for experienced hires or newly qualified entrants.

Headquartered in London and with offices in continental Europe, we manage permanent appointments, as well as interim, temporary and contract roles.

As a wider business, we work across various other financial disciplines including corporate development & strategy and mergers & acquisitions. Our focus on finance, along with our deep industry and people knowledge, has led to recognition such as Recruitment Firm of the Year at the Real Business FDs’ Excellence Awards.

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Meet the Accountancy & Finance - Private Equity and Financial Services team

Sean Keyes

Head of Accountancy & Finance – Private Equity & Financial Services

Guy Townsend

Joint Chief Executive

James Stephens


David Craig

Joint Chief Executive

Annabel Bateman


Melissa Brooks

Team Secretary

Holly Cousin


Sample credentials

Crosstree Real Estate Partners LLP

Associate Finance Manager

One Peak Partners

Associate & Principal Finance Director Fund Financial Controller

Equitix Ltd

Chief Financial Officer Group Finance Director Finance Director


Multiple Investment Team Hires Multiple Portfolio Hires Multiple Finance Hires


Head of Fund Accounting Head of Group Reporting Finance Manager

Felix Capital

Finance Director

BC Partners

Chief Financial Officer Financial Controller Multiple Associates & Principal Hires – London, Paris & Hamburg

August Equity

Investment Director Investment Manager Head of Research & Origination

Active Partners

Chief Financial Officer Investment Partner and Associates

Hermes Investment

Financial Controller Investment Associate Multiple Fund Accountant Hires

Bluegem Capital Partners

Chief Financial Officer Multiple Investment Team Hires

Primary Capital

Investment Manager Chief Financial Officer Multiple Part-Qualified Hires

Alchemy Partners

Multiple Portfolio Associate Hires Multiple Finance Hires

Bain Capital

Finance Director, European Portfolio Operations

Clipstone Investment Management

Finance Director Financial Controller

Bridges Fund Management

CFO & Partner Financial Controller Fund Accountant

Balderton Capital

Director of Investor Relations Portfolio FD's and Multiple Portfolio Finance Hires Multiple Finance Function Hires

Mayfair Equity Partners

Head of Fund Finance Financial Controller

Charterhouse Capital Partners

Multiple Investment Team Hires Finance Director Financial Controller

Montagu Private Equity

Investment Manager & Associates, London, Paris & Frankfurt Head of M&A for Portfolio Company Insights Director

Current Private Equity and Financial Services team roles

Portfolio Executive – Private Equity

Private Equity

ESG Associate

Alternative Investments

ESG Analyst / Associate

Private Equity and Alternatives

Financial Accountant – Transaction Support

Private Equity

Portfolio Associate – Private Equity

Private Equity

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The roles advertised here are reviewed and updated frequently. However, we don’t advertise all the roles that we are working on – many of our short-lists are compiled via our current network and database of candidates, plus active search methods, so if you can’t find a role that appears suitable, but want to bring your profile to our attention, please still submit your CV.

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