Talent to Drive Performance

The CFO is critical to the success of any business and is subject to increasing demands in today’s complex business environment.

Finance & Audit

A first-class Finance Officer is a strategic partner to the CEO and Board member as well as a point of credibility for shareholders.  We have developed a track record of appointing outstanding individuals and unearthing diverse talent.  Each appointment we make brings a best-in-class skillset that drives improvement and creates value.

As the CFO is a potential successor to the CEO, we focus on potential in our assessment driven approach, ensuring you are appointing candidates with real runway in the organization. This allows us in giving you the confidence to appoint a first-time CFO, maximizing the potential of appointing a diverse candidate.

We are also experts in appointing Heads of Internal Audit.  We work with our clients to overcome the limitations of the market and introduce the very best candidates from both the internal audit specialism and supporting talent pools. As a result, our global shortlists encompass both the usual and ‘unusual’ suspects, globally.

In addition to appointing CFOs at group and divisional-levels, we specialize in group  finance leadership roles – Group Controllers, Chief Accountants, Heads of FP&A, Heads of Tax, Heads of Treasury and Heads of Investor Relations.

What our clients say

“They live their purpose and values: we felt from the beginning through to the end that their true objective was to ‘make a positive and lasting impact’ on us – and they did. I cannot wait to work with them again – and that is an unusual sentiment for me in regard to most recruiters.”



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The Belonging Project

We launched the Belonging Project, conducting over 100 interviews globally with a diverse range of people. Our research reaffirmed our core belief: organizations that create a strong sense of Belonging are more successful – in business, employee satisfaction and longevity. Belonging is the proven cornerstone of success.


When we founded Hedley May, we made a commitment to make a positive impact on our broader communities. We focus on providing opportunity to the underserved through mentorship, internships, workshops and other career development initiatives. We are also dedicated advocates and supporters of numerous social mobility programs.