Stonehaven has an established Financial Officer’s Practice and it is a cornerstone of the firm.  We support our clients in the construction, development and evolution of world-class finance functions, providing them with access to the finest global talent.  The role of the CFO has continuously evolved and now, more than ever, finance leaders are expected to provide real business breadth alongside financial management.  Business transformation, commercial operations, HR and governance are all increasingly common components of the modern CFO’s portfolio and, therefore, those businesses who are able to access and secure the finest CFOs of their peer group are at a significant competitive advantage.

Our clients range from leading UK plcs to US-listed global brands, from private equity portfolio companies to early-stage ventures and, within the function, we work at Board level and on the CFO’s direct reports.

The Financial Officer’s Practice have completed multiple assignments which include:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Group Financial Officer
  • Divisional and Regional Finance Directors
  • Treasury
  • Tax
  • Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Internal Audit
  • M&A

The Financial Officer’s practice works cross-sector and engages with a wide audience of finance talent.  A core area of the practice is working with next-generation finance leaders on helping them build and shape their finance career as they move from group or a division into a number one CFO role.  We also work closely with CFOs on succession planning, benchmarking and development of their senior teams, to help them retain and grow the next generation of leaders.  We see our role as trusted advisors to both clients and candidates and have deep content and connections in the space which spans 20 years of operating in the executive finance arena.