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We are proud to be one of the most established and experienced finance recruiters in the East Midlands.

Our passion for building authentic and long-lasting relationships with both clients and candidates has enabled us to make great strides in the London market. Meaning we’re now one of the quickest-growing financial recruiters in the greater London area.

We specialise in the following key areas of accountancy and finance:

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Finding your
perfect fit

As leading finance recruiters we commit to fully integrating ourselves into the industry. We continually track market trends and emerging opportunities, so that we can ensure that the service we offer is aligned with our clients’ needs.

Working with companies of varying sizes from SMEs right up to international enterprise-size businesses, we use a variety of techniques to attract the right candidates for each vacancy, ensuring we get the perfect fit every time.

Championing careers
in finance

We believe that the heart of every successful job offer is genuine human connection. This is why we spend time getting to know each and every candidate before recommending job opportunities. This ensures that our candidates feel heard, understood and valued, whilst also ensuring we match the right candidate to the right role.

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Now supporting accountancy practice job searches

Finance has consistently formed the foundation of our organisation, initially in the East Midlands and more recently, in our London expansion. Consequently, stepping into the accountancy practice market felt like the next natural step.

Eager to support all candidates across the finance sector, we’re extending our assistance to accountancy career moves. Whether you’re searching for a more vibrant workplace or a role promoting a better work-life balance, we’re here to help.

Your FAQs

Our vacancy salaries typically start at around £20k+ and our executive search specialists commonly recruit roles up to £200k. Job titles on a permanent and interim basis include:

Payroll Clerk
Purchase Ledger
Credit Controller
Assistant Accountant
Finance Analyst
BI or Mi Analyst
Data Insights Manager
Management Accountant
Finance Business Partner
Finance Manager
Financial Controller
Head of Finance or Accounting
Finance Director
Chief Financial Officer
Financial Accountant

We’ll take the time to get to know your business up-front. This means that we can ensure we’re sourcing professionals who fit your job specification as well as your culture. Our thorough brief also ensures that we bring your opportunity to life when speaking to prospective candidates. 

Our candidate attraction resources include:

  • Video advertisements
  • Sponsored job board coverage (we’ll pay the premium on national platforms to ensure your vacancy is seen)
  • Candidate referrals
  • The combined strength of our network and long-lasting relationships


Our services also include registration checks where necessary and managing your job offer.

We partner with a range of notable brands, including Boots, Next, Dunelm, Costa Coffee, Experian, East Midlands Rail, Loughborough University, Capital One, The Inkey List, Frasers Group, Games Workshop, Marks Electrical and 200 Degrees Coffee – to name but a few!

We’re proud to champion the senior interim market across the finance industry. In recent years, we’ve seen more demand for day rate and fixed-term contracts and have everything in place to ensure this is a smooth process for clients and candidates.

Common reasons for needing an interim hire may include assistance with busy periods or special projects, sickness or maternity cover and specialist skill requirements for a short period of time. Many of our clients will also hire for a temporary period before making a permanent offer. The interim finance market is fast-paced and we can be reactive if you need to hire somebody quickly. We’ll also take care of all administrative responsibilities, such as:

  • Candidate registration
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Compliance
  • References

Unsure whether a contract or interim hire might be the best solution for your business or require more information on how our process works? Our Manager of Interim & Temporary Recruitment, Claire Fletcher will be happy to set up a no-obligation chat to answer any questions. Please get in touch

We support finance professionals with all qualifications, including AAT, ACA, CMA, ACCA, QBE, ATT and CIPFA. Prior experience either from a job or placement year will be advantageous in your job search. Unfortunately due to working VISA requirements, we are unable to support candidates who do not live in the UK or have the right to work in the UK. 

Our candidate services are completely free. This includes:

  • Free CV and LinkedIn profile advice
  • Thorough interview preparation
  • Clear communication at every step 
  • Offer negotiation 


As part of our after-care, we’ll keep in touch to ensure you’re happy in your new position.

Hybrid is currently the most common type of role we recruit for, with many of our London-based clients requiring 1-2 days in the office. Full-time office roles still very much have a place within the industry and in our experience, fully-remote roles are not very common.

The EMFA takes place in Nottingham city centre in the month of June. We advertise the award categories and entry requirements from February, with tickets going on sale in April of that year. Distinct does not judge any awards, these are determined by a group of impartial partners. Any East Midlands-based business may enter and we promise a brilliant night for all. 

Find out everything you need to know about the EMFA by visiting our event page.

Finance candidates

Group HR Director
£ 0

Nottingham, Derby, East Midlands, West Midlands

Temporary, Contract, Permanent

Strategic Leadership | Change Management | Performance Management | People Management & Development

Degree Educated

Represented by

HR Assistant | HR Coordinator | HR Administrator
£ 0

Leicester, Birmingham, Coventry, West Midlands, Remote


Workday | SAP | Microsoft Office

Studying CIPD level 3 with two units to complete

Represented by

Tax Consultant
£ 0



Sage, Excel

Represented by

Project Coordinator
£ 0

Nottingham, Lincoln


Excel (Pivots & VLOOKUPS) Googlesuite, Dyamics 365 – she is very IT savvy and picks up new systems q

BSc Accounting & Finance 2:1

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Audit Senior
£ 0



ACA Exam Qualified

Represented by

BD Manager
£ 0

Nottingham, Derby


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Finance Manager

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per year

Finance Manager

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£45,000 - £55,000

per year

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This business has seen 40% growth in the past year and continues to grow in a niche industry. The business offers a niche product to customers with an...

£24,000 - £25,000

per year

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£45,000 - £55,000

per year

Group Accountant – PE Backed

Group Financial Accountant – Exciting Opportunity with a Leading Private Equity Backed Company! £45,000 – £55,000 1 day a week from home.  Location: Alfreton, Derbyshire Client Overview: Are...

£24,000 - £26,000

per year

Purchase Ledger

This Purchase Ledger role is a 3-6 months Temp job (with the potential that the role could go permanent). It is a full-time (37.5 hours) and hybrid opportunity.  Your...

Finance team

16 years experience

Katie Delahunty

Talent Acquisition Director
Specialises in clerical finance and part-qualified recruitment | all salaries

Curtis Weston

Talent Acquisition Consultant
Accountancy Practice
Specialises in audit recruitment, handling roles of all levels from PQ to Partner level hires.
13 years experience

Henry Clarkson

Talent Acquisition Partner
Specialises in qualified and part-qualified recruitment, permanent & contract | £35k – £55k
12 years experience

Michelle Cracknell-Leafe

Talent Acquisition Partner
Accountancy Practice
Specialises in tax recruitment, handling roles of all levels from PQ to Partner level hires.
22 years experience

Claire Fletcher

Divisional Director
Specialises in senior interim finance across all areas | £250-day rate plus
10 years experience

Ben Love

Talent Acquisition Director
Specialises in senior finance and accountancy recruitment, permanent | £55k – £200k
16 years experience

Alex Alcock

UK Growth & Strategy Director
Accountancy Practice | Executive search
Specialises in tax recruitment, handling roles of all levels from PQ to Partner level hires.


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