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 before running his own business for 7 years. He founded Finance.work with Simon Stevenson in 2015.Alexandria joined them shortly afterwards and specialises in administrative, customer service and junior accounting roles.
“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 has successfully recruited permanent and interim positions for corporate clients ranging from SMEs to Plcs and now specialises in Finance roles in both commerce and practice.
“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 28 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, Finance.work 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.” Almost uniquely for a niche recruiter, Finance.work also has its own forum on the web-based business network, Linked-In.
Whether you are looking to recruit an accounting or administrative professional or are one yourself and are seeking a new position, Alan and Alex’s skills in finding what exactly you are looking for seem to be right on the money.