Recruiting a commercially savvy Financial Controller for this £10m business

The Finance Director needed a hands on but commercially savvy Financial Controller to take the reins on all the transactions and day to day financial activities.

The problem

This SME had gone through a huge transition from a very small business to one which had upscaled and was operating at around £10m turnover. Benjamin Edwards was asked to find a Financial Controller that could deliver now but also grow with the business.

The Solution

Benjamin Edwards realised that due to the specific requirements of the role, general advertising on job boards and social media might not be the way forward.

We scoped the role looking at the locality and sector and market mapped out several key businesses in the areas we thought might have the desired talent that was needed.

We then headhunted via LinkedIn and local word of mouth to secure the top two relevant candidates in the area.

The candidates were then put through several rounds of interviews and with the support of psychometric and skills testing, the favoured candidate was offered the job and has had a very successful career with the business including, development, training and progression.

“Claire offers a truly personal service that is very different to the CV pushers of this world. As well as a unique understanding and insight of the local market, she has that special skill of getting the cultural match right. Her hit rate has been 100% so far. The candidates I have recruited through her range from excellent to outstanding!”

So why choose Benjamin Edwards?

  • We are great listeners and offer an honest, refreshing and ethical approach to recruitment
  • Solid local knowledge of both candidates and companies in Lincolnshire & surrounding areas
  • We combine old school recruitment with new-age technology
  • Full end to end recruitment process
  • Advertising
  • Free local market analysis & advice
  • Free remuneration package advice
  • Search & Selection
  • Retained services for senior appointments
  • Outplacement support if making redundancies​
  • CV advice
  • Careers guidance
  • Proactive candidate promotion


If you want to know more, or have a difficult recruitment issue please do get in touch!


Practice recruitment

I have worked with Claire for several years and have always found her professional, timely and sends us high caliber candidates many of who we have appointed. Claire understands our requirements and delivers a high quality service. I can recommend Claire to anyone.

Heather Pepper

- Duncan and Toplis

Machinery Speciliasts

The service received from Benjamin Edwards has been very good. Contact has been regular and prompt where necessary, and the candidate requirements were met efficiently resulting in a new staff member for our team

Donna Hall

- Grimme

Assisting a Commercial Accountant in their career

Claire reached out got in touch with me via LinkedIn about a new role that I could be interested in. It was a step up role that I might not ever have had the confidence to apply for on my own, but from looking at my profile and CV Claire advised that I was in fact exactly the type of candidate the company were looking for! Claire was friendly and professional throughout the whole process, and also helped me to prepare for my first ever ‘Virtual Interview’. The interview process on the whole was smooth, and Claire was available for all and any questions that I had. I am now settled in my new role in a fantastic company with great career prospects, an extremely fortunate position during these trying times that I would never have been in if Claire hadn’t found me and reached out. Thank you!

Lauren – Commercial Accountant

- Food Industry

Benjamin Edwards Recruitment Lincolnshire