• 8 tips for getting your transactional recruitment right first time

    Transactional finance is effectively the engine room of any finance department and is essential to keeping things running smoothly. It’s imperative that it is manned by reliable, efficient staff; a misplaced decimal point on your ledger can make an enormous difference to your balance sheet and errors with payments can potentially cost a business billions.... View Article

  • Why accountants make great project managers

    It has been well publicised and discussed that the role of an accountant is ever changing. Just as the accounting profession have found themselves forced to work flexibly in dynamic business environments, with increasing automation and systems reliance, we are also seeing a shift in the skill sets demanded of project managers. Increasingly, rather than... View Article

  • Setting out as a first-time manager

    There comes a point in our careers where we are given the opportunity to step up from the ranks and manage a team for the first time. For many, this is an exciting opportunity to make their mark and become accountable for the success of their own finance team; their hard work, study and long... View Article

  • The changing face of interim management and what you need to succeed

    When I was asked to write an article on interim management in the finance sector, my first thought was how much the market has changed since I first started recruiting finance professionals in 2000. Back then, there were many finance professionals carrying out “temporary” assignments across the UK but these tended to be mainly BAU... View Article

  • Jo James interviews a Finance Transformation Consultant about his decision to move from a permanent position into the interim market

    Jo James talks to a CIMA qualified, Six Sigma on his decision to move from a permanent position into the interim market What was behind your decision to transition from a permanent role into full time interim work? At the time I was relocating and the types of role on offer for interims were more... View Article

  • One year into her career with Axon Moore, Kemi Johnson gives the inside track on life as a recruitment consultant

    Why were you interested in a career in recruitment? I wanted a career where every day is different and people focussed which is what recruitment offers. I was also attracted by the fact that what you put in, you get out, which is motivating. What made you apply to Axon Moore? The graduate scheme they... View Article

  • Executive to NED: Points to consider

    The role of NED’s has changed significantly over the last 20 years with the position historically being thought of as a relatively straightforward job for a retiring Chief Executive, or a friend of the Chairman. This has altered, with most companies now looking to identify an NED who can bring relevant experience and sound judgement... View Article

  • Standing out from the Crowd – How to be Found in Executive Search

    Over the last five years or so, the landscape of Executive Search has changed hugely. Whilst the traditional “black book” still holds a lot of value, the Axon Moore research team now use a variety of online methods to build their long list of candidates for each assignment. It’s true that the internet and social... View Article

  • Qualified in practice? How to make a successful first move into industry By Steve Gillan

    Training in practice sells well. Nothing beats the experience or credibility gained by training at an accounting firm, whatever their size. However, after three years where the focus has understandably been on getting qualified, accountants can suddenly find themselves with little idea how to approach the next stage of their career. Here, Axon Moore recruiter... View Article

  • The Wonderful World of Study Support By Rachael Gawley

    It is widely accepted now that companies will financially support employees through professional accountancy qualifications. For candidates embarking on the CIMA or ACCA qualification, however, the term “study support” can have a variety of meanings and be the cause of some confusion which I’ll seek to clear up here. Why do I need Study Support?... View Article

  • How to succeed in a private equity investment By Phil Grinhaff

    The CFO of a private equity backed business attracts a significant amount of investor scrutiny and a recent Deloitte survey found that the CFO role  is the most recruited role in the portfolio.  A finding we agree with based on the number of CFOs we place every year into PE backed companies.  Though the demands... View Article