Qualified & Part Qualified Recruiting

We work with companies of all sizes, including some of the UK’s leading brands and it's fair to say that our company has been built on first class finance and accounting recruitment. For over two decades we have been filling permanent and interim roles at all levels, becoming 'The Midlands' Leading Specialist Recruiter' in the process. 

Our recruiters understand finance and accountancy. They understand how businesses can achieve objectives by hiring great people and how rewarding careers are carved out within this discipline. 

We have specialists in corporate finance, private equity, audit, treasury, risk, business transformation and not-for-profit. Whatever level of qualification you're at ACCA, ACA, ACMA, CIMA, AAT or CIPFA, we'll engage with our wide network of companies to find you a job you love.

Whether starting your career or looking for your next leadership role, we're determined to find people and companies that fit together naturally.


Some of the roles we recruit...

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Our Qualified & Part Qualified Team


Transactional Finance Recruiting

We have a long and rich history working with over 13,000 businesses in the Midlands, from small independents all the way up to large, well known high street and household brands. This has helped establish SF Recruitment as 'The Leading Specialist Recruiter' in the region. We have placed over 40,000 candidates in both permanent and temporary roles. That's an average of eight people every day, for over twenty years.

Our recruitment specialists are trained to identify exactly what is important to you in your career and what makes a successful employee in any clerical finance team. They will work at pace but will always work diligently and honestly, only shortlisting candidates that really do meet the recruiting company's brief.

Covering ledger, tax, treasury, accounts, payroll and credit control roles, our friendly recruiters will be on hand to guide you with experienced, honest advice and do everything they can to match people and companies that fit together naturally.


Some of the roles we recruit...

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Our Transactional Finance Team


Our Reviews

The recruitment service we have received from the SF team has always been consultative and personal. I can honestly say that our established exclusive working affiliation will continue in the future.

They are my go to agency whenever we need to recruit staff and I would highly recommend the Leicester office at SF Recruitment.

Bridgette Wardrop Accounts Payable Manager, Selfridges & Co.

I have worked with Mike and the team at SF now for over 12 years, both as a candidate and a client. They have recruited a number of vital roles for us including Head of Governance, Head of Communications, Head of PMO, HR Manager, Interim Finance Manager, Finance Analysts, Governance Officer, Programme Support Officers and me as Chief Operating Officer!

We are incredibly lucky to now have a successful and high performing team. I do not underestimate the role SF have played, they bring candidates to us that really fit with our culture and who have the knowledge, skills and experience to make a difference at GBSLEP.

They listen, they understand my preferred approach and style as the hiring manager and what our values and goals are at the LEP. They are not afraid to challenge me if they think I am not thinking creatively about a potential candidate or to bring market knowledge and insight into the vacancies we are offering. This includes encouraging us to re-write job descriptions to make a role more attractive in the market. Whatsmore, they are strong on communicating through the recruitment campaign and do the leg work, making recruiting multiple roles a lot less like hard work!

Another of SF’s key strengths is their local knowledge and passion for our region. I thoroughly recommend working with them.

Kate Shaw Chief Operating Officer, Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership

I decided to award SF Recruitment our project exclusively, based on the quality of their tender along with documented evidence of being able to deliver on our requirements. 

In total, SF Recruitment excellently recruited 16 roles across both of the functions, ranging from junior transactional roles to senior management positions.


Jane Spencer CFO, David Ross Education Trust

We engaged with SF Recruitment to support us in setting up our first centralised accounting function in the UK.  We were looking to fill 10 new roles and all of the roles had the added complication of needing various European language skills.

The team met us in person to get a really good understanding of the type of experience and skills that we needed, and also to get an understanding of the culture of our business and the type of personalities that would work well within the existing structure. 

The candidates that were put forward for interview were of a high standard, but more importantly they were all also a good fit for the team and I believe that the time that they invested up front really helped in that process. Over the course of a few weeks, and with great two-way communication, we were able to fill all roles and obtained the diverse range of experience and languages that we needed.

Anne Carter CFO, Jeld-Wen UK

SF Recruitment have consistently been able to source competent candidates, who have been able to hit the ground running in our busy shared service centre.

They have a good understanding of the type of individual that will fit in to this business well, and even the various teams here, which makes the whole recruitment process a whole lot easier.

Elizabeth Etchells Financial Accounting Manager, Galliford Try

Mike and the SF team supported me in my role at Sainsbury’s to help me build a major expansion of the finance team following a relocation. The challenge was to identify and screen talent culminating in a major recruitment evening to determine selection choices for a multitude of finance positions across a range of grades and seniority. SF engaged promptly to understand our needs and galvanised behind this challenge at pace as I set a very short timetable.

They provided us with a high calibre field of candidates and produced a very slick professional recruitment event. They consistently engaged candidates and our team exceptionally well and were very professional and extremely committed to success. This was underpinned with an endearing personal warmth and human touch throughout.

The process was remarkably successful given the tight deadline and yielded talent onboarding for all of the roles. I have no reservations in recommending Mike and SF to any organisation requiring an enthusiastic, understanding and professional team to help them source Finance talent in the Midlands.

Martyn Burke Former Head of Group Capital & Cost Transformation, Sainsbury’s

We are not like other recruiters.
Let us explain why...

We have always held five key beliefs.

Our ‘5 Roots of Recruitment' we consider essential to ensuring our expertise in our specialist areas and delivering 'excellence through experience'. 

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