Leeds-based financial recruiter launches specialist credit control division

Leeds-headquartered financial search and selection consultancy Woodrow Mercer Finance has launched a new division specialising in the recruitment of credit control professionals.

Associate director Natalie McGregor, commented: “Over the last two years, our entry level finance recruitment arm has gone from strength to strength and this new division is a natural extension to that. We identified a real demand for a dedicated team able to fill credit control positions from assistants up to manager and director level, while also delivering the client service and professionalism for which we are renowned.

“Credit control is about so much more than just making sure you get paid. An effective credit control professional will ensure that your figures add up and your invoicing is accurate, as well as being one of the most regular points of contact with your customers, making it a vital function within any business. A huge number of SMEs and corporates in Yorkshire are currently looking for the right person for this role, and we believe there is an opportunity for us to establish ourselves as specialists in this niche area.”

Credit control specialist Jodie Lazenby has joined the firm to manage the new division across Woodrow Mercer Finance’s offices in Leeds and Hull, working alongside Georgia Dutton. They will focus on the search and selection of entry level positions through to senior management roles within credit control throughout Yorkshire, the Humber and the North West.

Jodie has ten years’ experience within the financial services sector, mainly within the insurance industry, and moved into the recruitment sector two years ago.

“With a background in financial services as well as having a proven track record of building business within specialist areas of recruitment, Jodie has the skills we need to drive this new initiative. He understands our ethos of building long-term relationships with clients and brings enthusiasm and ambition to the role,” comments Natalie. “Already, our new offering is being well-received by clients and we expect it to grow quickly over the next six months.”

Jodie comments: “Having previously worked for a large, generalist recruitment agency, I was keen to hone my skillset and become a specialist within the financial recruitment sector. Woodrow Mercer Finance ticked all the boxes in terms of having an outstanding reputation in the market and providing a platform for me to develop professionally. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with some exceptional individuals and I am really looking forward to playing a key part in the growth and success of the new credit control division.”

Woodrow Mercer Finance was formed in 2016 when long-established Leeds financial consultancy FDYL formed a joint venture with Birmingham-based recruiter Woodrow Mercer to expand its financial recruitment nationally.

The £2.6m turnover firm offers a full range of specialist financial consultancy and recruitment services from the search and selection of portfolio finance directors and financial controllers to full-time interims and permanent FDs and FCs. The firm also has a division providing entry level and part/newly qualified staff.