Partner Financial’s expertise covers a broad range of industry sectors and roles within the senior finance community.  Reinforced by many years of experience as financial recruitment specialists, Partner Financial offers an unparalleled degree of knowledge and application.

Roles / The finance function

Partner Financial recruits on an interim and permanent basis for specialist areas of the Finance Function from qualified level upwards.

While not exhaustive, roles typically recruited by Partner Financial are covered in the following categories:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Group Finance Director
  • Regional Finance Director
  • Divisional Finance Director
  • VP Finance
  • Group Financial Controller
  • Group Accountant
  • Group Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Head of Commercial Finance
  • Commercial Controller
  • Commercial Finance Manager
  • Finance Business Partner
  • Finance Manager – Sales/Marketing/Operations
Heads of Department
  • Head of Finance
  • Head of Finance Operations
  • Head of Shared Services
  • Head of Management Accounts
  • Head of Financial Accounts
  • Head of Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Head of Reporting
  • Technical Advisory
  • Technical Lead
  • Technical Training
  • Project Accountant
  • Systems Accountant
Qualified Line
  • Financial Controller
  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Accountant
  • Management Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
Corporate Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Specialists
  • Corporate Finance Manager
  • Corporate Development
  • Integration Management

Business sectors

Partner Financial’s Partners and Associates specialise in delivering permanent and interim assignments throughout industry and commerce, with particular expertise in the following sectors:

Technology, Media and Telecommunications

As one of the fastest-moving individual industry sectors, the TMT market provides truly compelling opportunities for growth-minded finance executives.

With a dedicated TMT practice, Partner Financial possesses outstanding coverage across the sectors working with businesses ranging from FTSE100 to SME and start-up. From full Board Search mandates and 48-hour turnarounds on interim requirements to advising on retention and development strategies, Partner Financial has delivered significant success to clients in the following areas:

Technology and Software

  • Global Software Solutions
  • Technology Outsourcing
  • IT Reselling
  • Consumer Focussed Software and Technology
  • Niche Technology Solutions
  • Ecommerce Business Support


  • Global Telecommunications Operations
  • Specialist Telecommunications Network Providers
  • Satellite Telecommunication Development
  • Mobile Advertising


  • International Broadcast Media
  • Television and Cinematic Production
  • Television Distribution
  • Multinational Print Media
Business and Support Services

Still the UK’s leading industry sector, the Business and Support Services market continues to offer superb career opportunities within a diverse business environment.

Partner Financial’s Business and Support Services practice works in direct partnership with the industry’s most influential businesses to provide value-add selection and advisory solutions.

Having worked extensively across the UK and Europe, Partner Financial’s coverage in the Business and Support Services sector enables delivery of even the most complex assignments in a swift, considered and consultative manner reinforced by genuine expertise and industry knowledge.

Partner Financial's Business and Support Services practice has operated extensively with:

  • Integrated Facilities Management Firms
  • Catering and Food Service Businesses
  • Security and Data Management Service Providers
  • Business Process Outsourcing Companies
  • Traffic and Parking Management Operators
  • International Reward Service Companies
Consumer and Retail

As the Consumer and Retail industry continually evolves to meet new consumer trends and expectations, so the Finance community continues to offer outstanding career prospects for finance executives within the sector.

Partner Financial’s Consumer and Retail expertise has originated in partnerships with businesses across the breadth of the consumer space, including some of the most instantly recognised brands in Britain and globally.

Having partnered leading proponents of the Consumer and Retail space through significant changes in the global marketplace, Partner Financial is exceptionally well-placed to provide effective service to businesses across the sector. Partner Financial’s exceptional track record of brand representation ensures its ability to positively represent consumer businesses where brand equity is essential makes it the selection partner of choice.

Partner Financial's Consumer and Retail experience includes:

  • Global Listed Consumer Retail
  • Luxury Consumer Brands
  • Multi-site Restaurant, Dining and Beverage Businesses
  • Market-Leading High Street Retailers
  • Worldwide Leisure and Travel Operators
  • Bespoke B2B Retail Innovators
Property and Real Estate

The Finance executive has played a critical role in the re-positioning of the Property and Real Estate industries in a post-2008 world. With significant opportunities on the horizon, the sector represents a fascinating arena in which to help shape business objectives.

Partner Financial has worked extensively within the Property and Real Estate sector and has assisted numerous businesses emerging from the global financial crisis leaner, fitter and in a strong position to capitalise on future growth opportunities. Throughout this period, Partner Financial has consistently offered its clients in the sector the assurance of a carefully considered, sensitive and targeted service from a partner with a first-rate industry network.

Key exposure within the Property and Real Estate sector has covered:

  • Multinational REITs
  • Privately Held Developments
  • PFI Businesses
  • High Value Project Consultancies
  • Refit/Fit-Out Specialists
Life Sciences

Amongst the most recession proof of all industry sectors, the Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical sector continues to offer a technically and commercially challenging arena for finance professionals to build a long-term career platform.

Covering the broader Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical industries, Partner Financial has worked with senior executives and organisations at the cutting edge of research and delivery throughout the sector. From PE and VC backed growth businesses to global industry leaders, Partner Financial has successfully delivered numerous high-level appointments requiring highly specified skillsets.

Sector experience includes:

  • International Branded Medical Devices
  • Global Research and Development Bodies
  • Niche Pharmaceutical Distribution Businesses
  • Industry Publication and Analysis Organisations

New technologies, methodologies and markets have ensured that the wider Industrial sector remains a fascinating arena for finance professionals within industry and commerce. Both larger and smaller corporate entities are primed to capitalise on these new areas of operation, ensuring significant opportunities for upper-quartile finance executives.

Partner Financial enjoys an advanced understanding and a valued partnership with leading Industrial organisations on a global basis. With exposure to an extremely diverse cross-section of the sector, including long-standing partnerships with leaders in the Energy, Mining and Natural Resources areas, Partner Financial has consistently responded to changes in the requirements of the wider industry with the provision of technically, culturally and commercially astute and experienced finance executives.

Partner Financial's sector exposure covers

  • Subsea Sector Operators
  • Upstream, Midstream and Downstream Project Companies
  • Consumer Utilities Providers
  • Engineering and Mining Consultancies


Partner Financial is the standout performer in the financial selection industry. By analysing 1000 assignments across permanent and interim placements, Partner Financial has demonstrated exemplary success records. Having accounted for approximately 60% of volume within the business, permanent placements have seen retention rates of 94% (based on placed candidates remaining within their role at 12 months from the commencement), while 87% of interim placements were retained beyond their initial remit.

Since its establishment in 2007, Partner Financial has undertaken 322 distinct retained assignments, of which all 322 were successfully delivered. These were undertaken at a variety of levels of seniority, the most junior a £62,000 and the most senior a £250,000 base salary package.

Between January 2010 and December 2014, when contingent assignment analysis was undertaken, Partner Financial engaged in 412 contingent assignments, successfully delivering 64% of these. Of the remaining 36%, around 25% were filled by the client either directly or internally and 11% by other businesses working on the same assignment.


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