Finance.Work featured in the Oxfordshire Guardian
This month Oxfordshire Guardian paid a visit to Alan Hine based in Banbury Road, Summertown.
Alan’s company specialises in placing Finance Directors (FDs), Financial Controllers (FCs) and other senior managers in small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and smaller listed companies. Over coffee in his bright and airy office, Alan shared the secrets of his success, as he spoke with lively enthusiasm about his background, and businesses.
After graduating in law, Alan qualified as a chartered accountant in 1988 after training with Grant Thornton. He then pursued an accountancy career within a small a firm in Oxford where he developed a specialism working with ambitious growing SMEs.
Combining his accountancy knowledge and strong interest in people, Alan made a successful career move into recruitment at Robert Walters Associates, now one of the leading recruitment firms in the finance market which he helped float in 1996. He subsequently held board level appointments at another listed recruiter and led the management team at a boutique search firm. He founded www.finance.work with serial entrepreneur Simon Stevenson in 2015.Alan has successfully recruited permanent and interim positions for clients ranging from SMEs, Plcs and charities and now specialises in FD , FC and other senior management roles .His network is particularly strong in The Thames Valley Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire.
“Our success is based on our full understanding that effective recruitment is not just about the right qualifications but also about getting the right personality to suit your business” Alan explained. With 25 years of experience Alan has well established contacts across London, the South east and the Midlands. To many of these he is both a successful recruiter and a trusted adviser. He is also heavily involved in Charitable initiatives in Oxfordshire.
Alan told us that as well as permanent recruitment, he can also offer interim and other flexible solutions. “We have an extensive network of high calibre professional contacts, which means we can respond promptly to source the optimum candidate to meet your business requirements.” Almost uniquely for a niche recruiter, he also has his own forum on the web-based business network, Linked-In.
Whether you are looking to recruit a senior professional or are one yourself and are seeking a new position, Alan’s skills and experience in finding what exactly what you are looking for seem to be right on the money.