Exceeded Expectation

Finance Director, International Luxury Retail Firm

April 27 2016

I would recommend Global Accounting Network to anyone wanting to achieve a tough career move. I have worked with them twice as a candidate and recruited through them 3 times, and every time they have exceeded expectation. My first time working with them, I asked them to get me into a PE backed company in an FD role, ideally retail. Most recruitment firms had dissuaded me from that path because it was unrealistic, coming from a Corporate Controller role in a completely different sector. Global Accounting Network counselled me as to the difficulties, but then put a plan in place to help me get there.

We discussed my experience in detail and highlighted the most relevant parts, using their knowledge of the PE and retail world to re-do my CV. My consultant then put together a target list of PE firms with significant retail portfolios and agreed to do the networking necessary to try and get me exploratory meetings.

When they picked up a role at a luxury retail firm, I believe I was “the wildcard” candidate that they used their knowledge to get an interview for, so I came into their office, did my practice presentation, they helped me change bits, refine my delivery, get it right. The luxury retail firm were still nervous, but GAN were able to negotiate with them to get me an interim opportunity with them to prove myself. 2 months later I was UK FD.