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New division launched by growing Leeds-based finance recruiter PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 February 2017
Woodrow Mercer Finance, a joint venture between FDYL, the Yorkshire-based financial consultancy and recruitment expert, and Birmingham-based Woodrow Mercer, has announced the launch of a new division specialising in the recruitment of entry level and part qualified finance staff nationally.

Woodrow Mercer Finance managing director Neil Muffitt commented: “Our planned expansion following the joint venture with Woodrow Mercer includes launching an entry level finance recruitment arm, and we intend to bring the FDYL ethos and approach to the recruitment of less experienced accounting staff for the first time.”

Sara Clark has been appointed to lead the launch of the new division focusing on the search and selection of less senior administrative positions in transactional finance, suited to part and newly qualified candidates and recent graduates.

“With her experience in account management, business development and growing teams, Sara brings a wealth of knowledge to this new role. She shares our values in terms of building strong relationships with clients and providing a bespoke, personal service. Given her strong track record in recruiting for more junior finance roles, we expect Sara to quickly grow a team to support this part of our business and we are confident that she will play a key role in our continued growth,” Muffitt added.

Sara will be based at Woodrow Mercer Finance Leeds head office, and joins the growing firm just a month after the appointment of Martin Hibbert as fellow associate director. She has worked in recruitment for seven years having held a number of positions with Page Personnel in Leeds, moving from consultant to business manager of a six-strong team.

“It’s really exciting to be part of something new,” explains Sara. “Building on FDYL’s strong reputation as an expert in financial recruitment, we will be complementing the firm’s existing services recruiting permanent finance directors and financial controllers as well as full-time interims and part time FDs and FCs, by also offering to fill more junior positions. I’m really looking forward to the challenge as well as to being part of a boutique firm where I feel I can make a real difference.”

Already, Abby Langstaff has been appointed as sales support manager in the new division as Sara begins to grow the team. Abby joins from CSG The Global Talent Experts where she worked as a recruitment consultant.

FDYL is continuing to expand after partnering with £12m turnover Birmingham-based Woodrow Mercer in November to launch its new senior financial recruitment division. Woodrow Mercer Finance has offices in London, Birmingham and Sheffield as well as its Leeds head office.
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