A leading Reading business required a technically capable Group Financial Controller to join them for a project, reshaping a number of policies and procedures along with working on systems improvements, whilst also taking them through year-end and an audit.
The person would need to have been practiced trained, have experiences of implementations and a solid track record of providing cost / time savings through process improvement. The appointment was time sensitive as someone had moved unexpectedly.
Firstly, we needed to establish whether the role was inside or outside of IR35 and so a CEST test was carried out by the Finance Director. This gave an ‘outside determination’.
As the role was time sensitive we needed to work quickly. As a team we called our existing networks, whilst also utilising LinkedIn Recruiter and our CRM – which has been established over 30 years. Through a mixture of these three avenues we were able to supply 2 solid options to our client within 1 day. Both candidates were already referenced as they were known to us.
Video interviews were lined up for the next day and an offer was delivered on the same day as the interviews. The candidate was able to start a week later (once systems had been set up with the client).
At the point of writing the assignment has been running two months. The client is delighted with the Interims outputs and the candidate is enjoying getting stuck into the issues that the client had. Significant improvements have already been made which have streamlined month end processes.