Ignata Finance

Bringing together the knowledge, relationships and expertise of some of the most recognised and well networked recruitment professionals in the finance industry.


The Talent Consultancy for Finance Professionals

We help build outstanding finance teams with one eye on the future. Succession planning, identifying niche skill sets and talent development/retention are critically important throughout our partnership.


Our solutions

International

We have a proven track record partnering our clients in the global workplace, offering a refreshing and innovative approach to local search firms.

Part-time & Non-Executive

We appreciate the need for a flexible approach to recruiting, emphasising an adaptive methodology for companies at all stages of growth.

Contingent Recruitment

Utilising over 50 years experience, Ignata Finance employs highly credible, mature and extensively networked consultants. In an increasingly competitive market, we have created a talent pool of high-calibre candidates who trust us with their future career plans.

Executive Search

The Ignata team prides itself on a transparent and dynamic search process, with a successful track record of placing financial professionals in a broad range of industries. Our efficient search procedures have helped us build a diverse and exciting talent pool for clients.

Business Consulting

Our alternative approach to the traditional consultancy model can help you transform your employee value proposition. Ignata’s subject matter experts consist of ex-consultancy professionals with a strong track record in their chosen discipline.

Interim Management

The recruitment of an experienced Interim Manager provides instant value to organisations seeking to adapt and change to both growing and turnaround environments. Our carefully selected ‘bank’ of interim managers bring with them a specific set of skills and experiences, offering expertise and agility.

What makes us different

We’ve listened to your frustrations with the increasingly transactional, short-term nature of the recruitment industry. We have built our reputation by putting quality and integrity at the forefront of everything we do and we will strive to keep on raising the bar.

By maintaining the highest standards and investing in expertise, innovation and technology, we will continue to differentiate and will deliver as your human capital partner of choice.

Clients

Focusing on three distinct methodologies – executive search, interim management and core finance recruitment – we ensure our expertise is focused where you need it most. As part of Ignata Group, we have the infrastructure and resources to genuinely tailor our approach to meet your demands.


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Candidates

Our clients trust us to secure the best interim and permanent finance professionals; from part and newly-qualified to high-profile senior or board-level appointments. We work proactively and with integrity, investing time to understand and exactly match your requirements to those of our clients.


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We are experts at placing the following roles on both a temporary/contract and permanent basis

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Finance Director
  • Financial Controller
  • Head of Commercial Finance 
  • Head of Financial Accounting 
  • Head of FP&A
  • Head of Tax, Treasury, Audit
  • Finance Manager
  • Systems Finance Professionals
  • FP&A Manager
  • Finance Business Partner
  • ACA, CIMA, ACCA Newly Qualified
  • Part-Qualified Accountants

The Founders

Ben Searls

Managing Director

Ben Searls

Managing Director


I joined Ignata from 12 years with the global professional services recruiter, Badenoch & Clark. I was the Director for Commerce & Industry, responsible for the following businesses: Executive Search, Finance, HR, Business Change & Transformation, Technology & Marketing. I’m passionate and committed to building & developing successful teams, investing in high performing talent and executing a world-class service to our chosen customers.

I joined Ignata from 12 years with the global professional services recruiter, Badenoch & Clark. I was the Director for Commerce & Industry, responsible for the following businesses: Executive Search, Finance, HR, Business Change & Transformation, Technology & Marketing. I’m passionate and committed to building & developing successful teams, investing in high performing talent and executing a world-class service to our chosen customers.

Vikki Searls

Director

Vikki Searls

Director


I joined Ignata as Director of their Interim Finance practice. Previous to this I worked for 12 years at the Professional Services recruiter Badenoch and Clark, specialising in recruiting interim finance professionals into commerce and industry.
Throughout my career I have built an incredibly strong network of finance professionals and take great pride in my reputation for delivering a first class service to clients and candidates alike.

I joined Ignata as Director of their Interim Finance practice. Previous to this I worked for 12 years at the Professional Services recruiter Badenoch and Clark, specialising in recruiting interim finance professionals into commerce and industry.
Throughout my career I have built an incredibly strong network of finance professionals and take great pride in my reputation for delivering a first class service to clients and candidates alike.

Steve Revill

Director

Steve Revill

Director


Prior to joining Ignata I spent 13 years with Michael Page initially building their Sussex operations and then recruiting executive positions across the south-east. I have a track record of recruiting into a wide variety of industries and work with companies including listed plcs, private equity backed companies and privately owned businesses. I am a firm believer in building a deep understanding of both candidates and organisations and invest time to build long-term relationships that give my clients access to the highest calibre individuals in the market.

Prior to joining Ignata I spent 13 years with Michael Page initially building their Sussex operations and then recruiting executive positions across the south-east. I have a track record of recruiting into a wide variety of industries and work with companies including listed plcs, private equity backed companies and privately owned businesses. I am a firm believer in building a deep understanding of both candidates and organisations and invest time to build long-term relationships that give my clients access to the highest calibre individuals in the market.

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We first approached Ben regarding a CFO role. We found you to be true active listeners and presented a mix of profiles that matched our brief but from different perspectives, which gave us real ‘food for thought’ as to what we were really looking for. You were calm, and assertive individuals and most of all eminently flexible and as such managed to keep the preferred candidate interested even whilst we had a rethink on the brief.

Pia Dekkers, Human Resources and OD Director at Chanel

Contact us

John de Mierre House,

Bridge Road, Haywards Heath

RH16 1UA

60 Grosvenor St London W1K 3HZ

London W1K 3HZ

W1K 3HZ