Commerce & Industry Recruitment

Modern finance departments are viewed as business partners

The joy of finance is that you are able to work in many different sectors across your career.

Modern finance departments are viewed as business partners rather than back room bean counters. We need to be accurate, process driven and aware of deadlines; but curiosity, and the need to be able to analyse data and communicate ideas, is now paramount. Finance is challenging, but hard work usually pays off in an interesting and rewarding career.

Debra Schneider, Finance Director, South Downs Leisure


Market Overview

Each area of the job market has its nuances with the commerce and industry finance job market being no different. Concerning the recent political and economic uncertainties, we’re working in a market which is certainly more positive than the media narrative resulting in a significant increase in registered job openings and successful placements.

As businesses strive to attract fresh talent, they also face the challenge of retaining their current staff, making both recruitment and retention top priorities. The desire for a more flexible work pattern has emerged as a prominent motivation for candidates considering job changes, indicating that this trend and conversation are likely to stay for the foreseeable future.

For the majority of vacancies, we are witnessing considerable interest from candidates, reflecting their confidence in the job market’s potential to offer a new challenge. Simultaneously, businesses are displaying their confidence by actively seeking new hires. Given that candidates often engage in multiple recruitment processes, both employers and job seekers need to stand out during interviews. Naturally, we can provide advice on how to achieve this!

Senior finance roles warrant a separate focus, as the number of available positions is typically lower but the challenge lies in the saturated pool of candidates, which has recently been compounded by the increased flexibility in work patterns.

If you haven’t come across a vacancy that matches your skill set or interest, we encourage you to reach out to our experienced team. We are here to discuss the job market and your specific search requirements in greater detail.

Our coverage of Commerce & Industry

Who do we recruit?

There are no geographical, sector, or grade restrictions to where Harvey John recruit within the accountancy and finance market. From Brighton to London, Accounts Assistant to Finance Manager, the depth of knowledge enables our Commercial Finance consultants to present a breadth of opportunities to our candidates.

With a client base that ranges from owner-managed businesses, SMEs, and startups to FTSE250 and Fortune 500 organisations, we’re engaged to recruit for the full range of opportunities across the the finance department.

These include:

  • Transactional Finance
  • Systems
  • Newly Qualified
  • Commercial Finance & Analytical
  • Senior Finance

What grades do we recruit?

Whether you’re making that first step in your finance career, progressing with your professional studies, progressing through the ranks of management and responsibility, or in a position of leadership, as you build on your career, our highly experienced consultants can guide you at every stage.


Recent Engagements

  • Head of Finance | Adventure holidays
  • Chief Financial Officer | Digital agency
  • Financial Analyst | Transportation
  • Finance Manager | Insurance Agency
  • Senior Credit Controller | Online Learning
  • E-Billings Assistant | Intellectual property law firm
  • Purchase Ledger Manager | Music college
  • Finance Manager | Aviation Solutions
  • Commercial Financial Analyst | Multi-carrier delivery services.
  • Management Accountant | Mortgage Lender

Where do we recruit?

We recruit across the South of England, and some of our most recent engagements include…