Recruiting A Finance Team From Top To Bottom

Who: Medium sized business with small accounts and finance team

This case study shows how Appointments Personnel supported an SME through their recruitment process to recruit a new Accountancy and Finance team with positive results.

What: Struggling to recruit new Finance Director

This Staffordshire medium sized business approached Appointments Personnel when their existing Finance Director left the business and they needed to replace them on a short-term basis. They had tried other recruitment methods to search for a suitable replacement finance director but found it hard to find the right candidate with the right values to fit into their business and senior management team. After working with us we were able to find a suitable candidate that matched the business so well that the new Finance Director was asked to stay with the business long-term.

The new director then asked appointments to develop a recruitment plan for their new Accountancy team and asked for support to implement it.

How did we support the Accounts and Finance Team recruitment process?

The new Finance Director knew about our recruitment process here at Appointments and asked us to apply the same process to attract the right people for their new team. As well as following our intensive recruitment process, appointments also helped the director write job descriptions for a Financial Controller and Finance Assistants and created accountancy and finance specific interview questions to ensure the candidates we placed had an excellent level of practical competency as well as the accredited qualifications required for each role.


The tailored, personal approach provided by Appointments Personnel allowed the business to source the best financial talent in the area and resulted in their new recruits being implemented into the business within just an 8 week period. Appointments support allowed the director to focus their energy on other projects, confident that Appointments  would manage the recruitment process.

If you need specialist finance and accountancy support, please contact Jayne Clarence our specialist Accountancy and Finance specialist who will be happy to get started on 01782 338787 or email Find out more about our support for the finance and accountancy sector.