Specialist & Interim Finance Leader Services

Bronzegate have a strong track-record of working with organisations to build finance & strategy leadership teams, facilitate specialist hires and secure experienced Interims.

Our significant experience has seen us consistently deliver talented leaders to the most challenging or niche finance role requirements. We are able to leverage previous search expertise and market-leading networks across key functions including Tax, Treasury, Group Finance, FP&A, Strategy and for Interim Finance Directors.

For CFOs and organisations looking to develop their leadership teams and make key specialist hires, we are your experienced partner.

Enhancing Financial Leadership

From Board CFO and Finance Director executive search and encompassing specialist hires of Group Controllers, Treasurers, Heads of Tax, Interim FDs and Strategy Directors; we provide expert solutions across the entire range of financial leadership.

Example roles appointed to by Bronzegate:
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While the demands on Board CFOs become increasingly diverse, at Bronzegate we understand every organisation will differ in their prioritisation of these demands. We work collegiately with businesses to determine the right CFO recruitment profile for the Board, advising on the balance between controls and governance expertise to strategic partnering and stakeholder engagement capability.

Whether a business is looking for a successor to the CEO or a leader to re-engineer a finance function, our expert approach and assessment delivers Board CFOs with the best cultural, technical and strategic fit to a wide range of companies across most industry sectors.

Business partnering is now a reality for a large proportion of finance functions. For others, it remains a clear ambition. We help organisations identify then achieve their Commercial Finance Director recruitment objectives. Strong commercial finance teams are integral business influencers, aligning performance measurement with strategic planning.

Through our intrinsic knowledge of the global finance world, we appoint from Regional CFOs with multi-country responsibilities to Divisional Finance Directors and seasoned Controllers leading analytical teams. These key leaders often define what an organisation’s finance function stands for.

In a regulatory focused business environment, CFOs and Finance Directors depend on robust practices and good governance within their group finance functions. At Bronzegate, we are adept at Group Finance Controller recruitment, recognising that technical skills alone are often not enough as these functions increase their contribution towards business goals.

We are respected thought-leaders in the development of core group functions as well as strengthening businesses through Group FC recruitment. Working to optimise current functions or appoint first-time leaders, we take pride in participating in our client’s evolution.

Whilst the corporate tax agenda has become an increasingly public debate, the drive for organisations to improve their tax functions and hire the best talent has only increased. We recognise that the modern-day Tax leader demonstrates the ability to add value strategically, build strong internal relationships as well as implement tax efficiencies.

With the experience of working on a number of high-profile tax recruitment assignments, we understand the tax community. Effective Tax Director recruitment has the ability to make a tangible difference to an organisation’s balance sheet and we take great care to select the best options.

Global Treasury functions have enjoyed a greater emphasis from corporate Boards keen to ensure cash and debt management is optimised during challenging economic times. Treasurers are consequently more empowered and have greater exposure to decision-making and business planning than ever before.

As a firm highly experienced in Treasurer recruitment, we recognise the diversity of talent available within the market. Our robust global network allows us to ensure delivery to each Treasurer executive search assignment.

Finance Planning & Analysis functions have seen considerable investment and progress in recent times with many organisations, large and small, either creating or expanding this discipline within their finance teams. FP&A leaders can act as the “eyes and ears” of the CFO, providing the insight and analysis that leads to better forward- planning and decision-making.

FP&A continues to evolve and we recognise the blend of softer skills and finance capability that makes an FP&A leader successful. We are privileged to have appointed many leading FP&A professionals over the years.

When organisations undertake Interim Finance Director recruitment they expect a high calibre professional who has the expertise to make an immediate impact with minimal guidance and the approach to adapt and manage quickly in new environments. Interim CFO recruitment exercises can add real value during periods of transition.

Whether working for a smaller business or a larger corporate, we have an extensive network of Interim Finance Leaders who are able to undertake assignments from Interim CFO to specialist roles such as an Interim Head of Tax or Interim Treasurer.

Corporate Finance, Strategy & M&A teams have been decimated following recent market crashes as corporates have looked to down-size these functions whilst reducing the frequency of acquisitions. However, the Strategy Director remains a key and influential figure across many businesses.

Strategy Director recruitment can be complex and needs to be tailored precisely to the organisation’s requirements. We are able to expertly advise and access a broad network across both consulting firms and in-house teams.

The advent of shared services as a model for efficiency across finance and operations has resulted in significant transformation for many leading corporates across the globe. Often, this has led to unprecedented change across a business and the Head of Shared Services recruitment agenda has often been key to a successful transition.

Head of Shared Services executive search is often a global exercise given the geographic reach of shared service functions. We have proven to be a leading firm in the management of such important campaigns.

INTELLIGENCE

The corporate CFO: transformation and alignment with private equity

The once distinct roles of corporate and private equity chief financial officers are now unifying as pressure mounts for accelerated transformation, says Adam Akbar, managing director of Bronzegate Executive Search.

FTSE 100 CFO Analysis: Research Document

The Bronzegate team have undertaken detailed research into the backgrounds, tenures and expertise of the FTSE 100 CFO community providing some interesting trends and insight.   For a free copy of the full research document, please email your name and role title to:  rachaelbowyer@bronzegate.co.uk