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Finance Executive Search

Finance and Accounting Focus

Over the past decade, Clarity has successfully placed Finance Executives in high-growth companies. From there, we continue to partner on the searches needed to build out their finance and accounting teams.

Hire Better

We invest in behavioural science research and proprietary hiring technology - Luma-Fi, to better discover what is needed and assess senior leader fit for the company, which enables our clients to make better hiring decisions.

Our Approach


  • Explore where your company has been, is now, and where it’s going
  • Assess risk and complexity and skills and experience required
  • Complete search strategy to identify target companies
  • Visualize the career path of the ideal candidate
  • Define a Market Map of target companies and candidates to approach
  • Assess all qualified candidates using our proprietary hiring technology - Luma-Fi
  • Screen candidates based on established criteria
  • Provide regular progress reports
  • Determine shortlist
  • Meetings are organized with a client hiring panel
  • Interviews begin
  • After the shortlist meetings, a finalist candidate will be selected and an offer will be made
  • Conduct due diligence and reference checks
  • 12-month replacement guarantee
Executive Search Discover Phase
Search Phase
Executive Search Research Phase
Executive Search Choice Phase
Executive Search Hire Phase

Completed Searches in Growth Companies


TechnologyTechnology, SaaS

Chief Financial Officer

Stage of Growth

Start-up

Revenue Size

5 Million

Challenge

High growth, potential IPO, the incumbent did not have the skills needed to manage growth

TechnologyTechnology

Head of Finance

Stage of Growth

Scale-up

Revenue Size

50 Million

Challenge

Drive a complete transformation within the finance function and maximize newly acquired debt financing

Consumer Goods, Retail

Chief Financial Officer

Stage of Growth

Scale-up

Revenue Size

90 Million

Challenge

Hire a CFO to assess the current finance team and rebuild finance function from scratch

Private EquityPrivate Equity

Chief Financial Officer

Stage of Growth

Scale-up

Revenue Size

25 Million

Challenge

Private Equity purchased a technology company, needed profitability analysis and recommendation on underperforming asset

CannabisCannabis, Retail & Production

Chief Financial Officer

Stage of Growth

Scale-up

Revenue Size

20 Million

Challenge

Rapid growth, country-wide expansion, changing regulatory environment, no CFO in seat

E-SportsE-Sports

CFO

Stage of Growth

Start-up

Revenue Size

200+ Million

Challenge

Hire a CFO to complete an audit, establish the finance function and navigate the company through IPO

Consumer Goods, Retail

CFO

Stage of Growth

Scale-up

Revenue Size

50 Million

Challenge

Structure the buyout transaction and help set the company up for long term success

Alcohol & BeveragesALCOHOL & BEVERAGES

VP of Finance

Stage of Growth

Scale-up

Revenue Size

20 Million

Challenge

Become a strategic partner to the company and build out the necessary processes and systems to enable scalable growth

Media and EntertainmentEntertainment

VP of Finance

Stage of Growth

Enterprise

Enterprise
Revenue Size

3 Million

Challenge

Hire a finance executive to rebuild the Finance function for a high growth content division

Executive Search Team


Behind the Numbers


Russell Axford, Head of Executive Search at Clarity Recruitment, is on a mission to capture the human stories of tenacity, grit and resilience behind the numbers that come with being a finance executive in growth companies.

Gordon Dyer: CFO Destiny Solutions

Behind the Numbers with Gordon Dyer

Gordon Dyer, CFO at Destiny Solutions, shares his experiences as a finance leader in a high growth software company

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Judy Kudla: CFO Series

Behind the Numbers with Judy Kudla CA, CPA, CIA

Judy Kudla CA, CPA, CIA is an experienced risk & internal audit leader and a strategic problem solver discusses Audit as a career

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Download a Hiring Case Study


The Search for a New CFO

Finding the successor for any outstanding finance employee is a challenge, not to mention when that employee is your CFO. For companies looking to hire someone to step into such a complex, sophisticated role, the task can be daunting.

Use this case study to:

  • Gather insights on how to approach this challenge under a tight timeline and with complex role requirements
  • Break down strategies for assessing executive-level candidates
  • Learn about Clarity’s unique approach to solving our client’s challenges.

Download the Case Study

Contact Clarity Executive Search


Speak with our executive search team about your specific needs and how we can help find a qualified candidate to fill your executive role.

I've worked with many agency recruiters, and Russ and his team stand out as top notch people to partner with. They helped me secure my role and would recommend them for any growing copmany looking for a CFO.Daniel Im, CPA, CA, JDCFO, Riwi

Russell Axford and his team were professional, responsive, and thorough. Russell and his team were so easy to work with, represented us out in the market very well, brought a ton of insight into the search, helped guide our thinking and I was confident that they would find us the right person.Marieta MendozaVP, Human Resources, Multiplex