Accountancy & Finance

Accountancy & Finance Recruitment

Our specialist Accountancy & Finance division boasts over 60 years of combined experience. This means that we have many unique and long-standing relationships across a wide range of industries and clients.

We pride ourselves on being different. For us, relationships are paramount. The bonds we make with clients and candidates helps us better understand every situation. We demand the highest levels of professionalism, reliability, commitment and high standards from ourselves in everything we do, and we look to become a valuable partner to any business that we work with.


We work with a wide range of businesses from large corporate to SME’s. Our professional and consultative approach along with our personal touch, means we’re more than just a recruitment service. We build meaningful relationships with our clients, offering support on hiring strategy, market trends & culture fit.


We work with a wide range of permanent and interim finance professionals from graduates, partqualified & newly qualified all the way up to CFO and board level assignments.

We take the time to meet as many of our candidates as possible. Currently, where this has not been possible, we utilise the latest video interviewing technology to ensure that relationships start strongly.

We want to know exactly what an individual is looking for, not just the right job but also the right fit.

We are industry leaders in placing the following roles:

CFO/Finance Directors
Financial Controllers/Finance Managers
Commercial Finance/FP&A
Financial/Management/ Project Accountants
Finance System Professionals
Interim Management

Finance/Accounts Assistants
Bank Reconciliation Clerk
Cashier/Credit Control

With a team of 8 dedicated and experienced consultants working closely with our clients and candidates, we build high performing finance teams across all key market sectors from part qualified to board level.

Interim Management

Businesses of all sizes, are progressively turning to interim solutions in response to an environment that demands increased focus on adding value whilst becoming leaner and more cost effective.

With many companies facing headcount issues, Maternity/Paternity covers, staff on long term sick, transformations or projects being put on hold, our specialist interim team are committed to providing you with a solution to match your business requirements.

With temporary to permanent recruitment also becoming an increasingly popular way of hiring, you can guarantee the right culture fit within your team whilst they’re contracting then secure your candidate offering a competitive permanent package.

Accountancy Operations

Operational and Transactional Finance jobs are an essential part of running any business. The Finance & Accountancy Operations team is a specialist arm of the Accountancy division, focusing their expertise on transactional finance and partqualified accountants in permanent, temporary and contract solutions within international blue-chips to SME organisations.

To find out more about how the Accountancy and Finance team at Alexander Lloyd can help you, please get in touch.


John Richardson

Director - Finance & Accountancy

John Richardson

Phone: 0203 011 0057

I am a highly experienced Senior Recruitment Director within the Finance and Accountancy market with over 16 years experience

Our specific geographical focus on the South East has generated exceptional market knowledge and forged strong relationships with some of the biggest household names in the area.

A personalised recruitment service is offered to both candidates and clients with a strong focus on the successful conclusion of any recruitment campaign.

Positions I recruit across the Finalist/Qualified market include:
CFO, Finance Director, Financial Controller, Group Accountant, Financial Reporting, Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A), Management Accountant, Financial Accountant, Internal Audit, Financial Analyst, Business Analyst, Credit Management, Systems Accountant and Project Accountant.

Main geographic locations I cover are as follows:
London, South East, Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Hampshire, Berkshire and as a business we also recruit nationally.

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Andrew Fenn

Senior Business Manager - Permanent & Interim Finance & Accountancy (Sussex & Gatwick)

Andrew Fenn

Phone: 01293 572900

Recruiting exclusively in the Accountancy and Finance field, I offer a professional and tailored service to cater for my client needs. With a specialist focus on the Qualified/Finalist market I can offer both clients and finance professionals a detailed insight into ever evolving market conditions.

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Phillip Stagg

Prinicipal Consultant Permanent Finance & Accountancy ( Sussex & Gatwick)

Phillip Stagg

Phone: 01293 572900

I am a Principal Consultant within Finance and Accountancy for Alexander Lloyd with over four years experience. I recruit for permanent finance professionals within Sussex. 


“Phill has placed me in my current role. I would highly recommend him for his professionalism, ability to listen and understanding of my specific job criteria. Phill and his Team provided great support before and after the interview and once in the job role itself. I would highly recommend him in any job search.” Airline Financial Accountant

Phillip was a pleasure to work with during the entire recruitment process and I would definitely recommend him to anyone seeking new employment. He provided me with a great insight into both the role and the company and helped ensure I was fully prepared for each interview stage. Having endured some bad experiences with other recruiters, it was refreshing to deal with someone so knowledgeable, honest and eager to assist.
Senior Internal Auditor

Upon securing the role Phillip has gone the extra mile to make sure I am happy and the job is living up to my expectations. Many thanks Phillip!Senior Internal Auditor

Further recommendations available on Linkedin

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Chris Ratcliffe

Consultant - Finance & Accountancy (Sussex & Gatwick)

Chris Ratcliffe

Phone: 01293 572900

I am a Specialist Recruitment Consultant within Finance and Accountancy for Alexander Lloyd. I recruit for permanent finance professionals within Surrey, Sussex, Kent and London based locations.

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Katy Aston-Cozens

Principal Account Manager - Permanent & Interim Finance & Accountancy (London & Surrey)

Katy Aston-Cozens

Phone: 0203 011 0057

I am a qualified Recruiter with over twenty years of experience working with Recruitment.

I recruit for specialist permanent Finance & Accountancy professionals across Sussex, Surrey, Kent and London locations.

Professionals that I work with on a daily basis include:
Qualified Commercial Management and Technical Financial Accountants, Part Qualified/Finalist, Accounting Professionals, Finance and Commercial Director level / CFO/ CEO, Finance Managers Financial Controllers / Business Controllers, Analysts, Finance Business Partners, US GAAP / UK GAAP Reporting, IFRS Technical Consultants, SOX, Reconciliation Accountants, Regulatory Accountants, Tax Professionals, Internal and External Auditors, Internal controls and risk and Systems Accountants.
I work with experienced and Qualified ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CISA, PIIA, CTA and ATT.

My client base includes SMEs - PLCs. Sectors include Industry & Practice clients including Professional services, Financial Services, Retail, FMCG, Media, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Engineering, Insurance, Leisure and Travel. Search and Selection, Retained / Headhunting campaigns and Branded Advertising.
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Sophie Lennon

Consultant - Interim Finance & Accountancy (London & Surrey)

Sophie Lennon

Phone: 01293 572900

I am currently leading the Accountancy & Finance interim qualified finance offering as a Principal Consultant for Alexander Lloyd with four years experience within this area.

As an experienced A&F interim recruiter I personally recruit Senior Finance Professionals into large corporate organisations as well as the SME local market across all industries, to deliver a tailored recruitment solution within Sussex, Surrey & London.

I offer the highest standard of customer service to both my clients and candidates and regularly see repeat business due to this. If you're a candidate seeking a new role, or if you are an employer seeking a new member of staff, please do not hesitate to contact me for a confidential conversation.

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Management Accountant

£30000 - £35000 per annum
Alexander Lloyd are partnering with a well established business based in Littlehampton, who, due to growth are seeking a AAT Qualified, Management Accountant to join a small Finance team. This could develop into a Finance Manager role in the future so if you are ambitious and looking to take your career to the next step... More

Financial Controller

£55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Salary - £60,000 Bonus & BenefitsAlexander Lloyd are delighted to be exclusively partnering with an exciting, growing & dynamic technology business based in Epsom, with the key hire of a Financial Controller on a permanent basis... More


£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Are you an experienced Accountant with a broad knowledge of Accruals and Tax Returns? Alexander Lloyd have the pleasure of recruiting for an experienced Accountant to be joining a well established Finance team near to Chichester. This is a 6 month contract... More


Pensions Administrator

£28000 - £30000
Alexander Lloyd are currently looking to speak to experienced Pensions Administrators in Hampshire, as an excellent opportunity has arisen with an award winning company that specialises in Pensions Administration services who are looking to add someone to their busy Defined Benefits team... More

Senior Accounts Payable Assistant/Supervisor

£27000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Are you an ambitious Accounts Payable Clerk with a minimum of 2 years experience? Are you now looking to take that next step in your career and supervise a small team? Alexander Lloyd are partnering with an exciting business based in Croydon who are keen to appoint an experienced Accounts Payable Assistant on a permanent basis... More

Credit Controller

£10.00 - £15.00 per hour
IMMEDIATE START - Credit Controller required - Croydon - Salary dependent on experience - 6 months Alexander Lloyd are proud to be partnering with a growing business who are looking for an experienced credit controller to join their team on an interim basis for 6 months You will need to be available immediately and have extensive experience... More

Senior Payroll Specialist

£28000 - £35000 per annum
Senior Payroll Specialist - Guildford - up to £35k depending on experience Reputable company in Guildford are looking for a Senior Payroll Specialist to join their team on a permanent basis to add value in the wider payroll team. This is an 100% remote working role where full support and equipment will be provided for the foreseeable... More

Sage 50 & CIS Bookkeeper - Full time or Reduced hours!

£23000 - £25000 per annum
Alexander Lloyd are exclusively partnering with a growing business based in South Croydon looking for a Sage 50 Bookkeeper, with knowledge of CIS to join their small team on a permanent basis. The ideal candidate will have ideally worked within a small to medium sized business with the ability to work independently or with minimal supervision... More

Part-Time Payroll Administrator

£23000 - £26000 per annum
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR PART TIME PAYROLL OPPORTUNITIES? Alexander Lloyd are proud to be exclusively partnering with a well established business based in Redhill, who are looking to appoint a Part-Time Payroll Administrator on a 9 month FTC... More

Payroll Manager - 12 month FTC

£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Alexander Lloyd are delighted to be partnering exclusively with an AIM listed business in Redhill who are looking to bring in an experienced Payroll Manager on a 12 month FTC.The ideal candidate will have previous team management and knowledge of Sage or ADP. Key responsibilities include... More