AR Hine Associates

This month we paid a visit to Alan Hine of AR Hine Associates, based in Banbury Road, Summertown. Alan’s company specialises in placing Finance Directors (FCs), Financial Controllers (FDs) and other staff in small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and accounting firms. Over coffee in his bright and airy office, Alan shared the secrets of his success, as he spoke with lively enthusiasm about his background, and business.

After graduating in law, Alan qualified as a chartered accountant in 1988 after training with Grant Thornton. He then pursued an accountancy career within a small a firm in Oxford where he developed a specialism working with ambitious growing SMEs.

Combining his accountancy knowledge and strong interest in people, Alan made a successful career move into recruitment at Robert Walters Associates, now one of the leading recruitment firms in the finance market which he helped float in 1996. He subsequently held board level appointments at another listed recruiter and led the management team at a boutique search firm. He founded AR Hine Associates in 2009.

Alan has successfully recruited permanent and interim positions for corporate clients ranging from SMEs to Plcs and now specialises in FD and FC roles . His network is particularly strong in The Thames Valley Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire.

“Our success is based on our full understanding that effective recruitment is not just about the right qualifications but also about getting the right personality to suit your business” Alan explained. With 30 years of experience Alan has well established contacts across London, the South east and the Midlands. To many of these he is both a successful recruiter and a trusted adviser.

Alan told us that as well as permanent recruitment, we can also offer interim and other flexible solutions. “We have an extensive network of high calibre professional contacts, which means we can respond promptly to source the optimum candidate to meet your business requirements. We are particularly good at finding candidates for part-time roles reflecting the trend towards better work life balance”

Whether you are looking to recruit a senior financial professional or are one yourself and are seeking a new position, Alan’s skills and experience in finding what exactly what you are looking for seem to be right on the money.

AR Hine Associates

ARHA is a specialist recruiter run by Alan Hine who has both board level experience in listed recruitment businesses and an earlier career as a Chartered Accountant.

Alan Hine


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