We only recruit Finance and Accounting Executives for growth companies

(That’s clarity of purpose)

Hiring the right senior finance executive is a high-risk process which if done wrong, can be expensive to reverse, career-limiting and can damage a company’s brand. This is why we made a choice to only invest in understanding what it takes to be an extraordinary finance executive within medium-sized growth companies. Using our predictive technology and behavioural science we improve communication and decision making for hiring decisions because we believe that the right placement can be a catalyst for growth.

Executive Search Process Map

Roles we Place

Chief Financial Officer

As the business scales, it’s time to hire a CFO to protect and grow shareholder value. This advisor will help the CEO on the strategic direction and improve profitability. Majority of the time is spent managing external relationships (directors, investors, lenders, bankers) and business capitalization.

VP of Finance

You are looking to take your company to the next level. You have outgrown your finance infrastructure, and it’s time to hire a finance leader to help solve business problems. Key priorities are cash flow management and tightening controls. Majority of the time is spent on growing the team and reporting capabilities — assessment of financial systems and monitoring and proposing improvements that drive performance.

Director of Finance

You are in the start-up phase of your business, and you are assessing what level of finance hire you need. Start-ups rarely require a comprehensive finance team. Key priorities are raising capital and helping the company survive. Majority of the time is spent on tracking growth and watching A/P and A/R. The critical output would be building a structure for growth.

“We have a very particular
set of skills”

We focus on Finance and Accounting

We track top Finance Executives across different teams, companies and industries. We understand the various factors that impact company risk and complexity and give you access to the best hire for your executive search.

We build better technology

We leverage predictive technology to target, engage and compare candidates which allows us to conduct a search with care and discipline. Building careers and companies is why we exist and we take it seriously.

We improve Decision making

We invest heavily in behavioural science to ensure you make successful hiring choices with a low margin of error. We help you improve judgement and decision making during the hiring process by engaging in a consultative approach to hiring.

We own our outcomes

Mistakes can be costly, especially when you’re a growing company. We provide a 12-month guarantee on all our Executive Search placements. We want to be held accountable for placing the right leader in your company.

Meet the Leadership

Russell Axford

Head of Executive Search

Russell is part of Clarity’s Executive Leadership team and responsible of the business strategy and leadership of the Executive Search Practice. With 10 years dedicated to tracking finance and accounting talent in Toronto, Russell leverages his network of finance executives and industry knowledge to deliver the best outcomes for his clients.

Industries we serve

  • Energy & Utilities
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Crypto
  • Financial Services
  • Technology (SaaS)
  • Real Estate
  • Retail Consumer
  • Blockchain
  • Cannabis
  • Professional services
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Mining
  • Life Sciences

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