Financial Officers Practice

Functional Expertise

Financial Officers Practice

The CFOs remit continues to expand to become much more about judgement and commercial contribution. CFOs need to be as strategic as the CEO, provide robust challenge and support to commercial colleagues, identify opportunities to enhance value, and keep businesses safe at the same time. Savannah works with multinationals, mid-cap and emerging companies to recruit financial officers who can succeed in today’s complex environment.

Functional Expertise

Our Expertise

CFOs

A critical leadership appointment within the company. Not only is it responsible for strategy and performance management, but it is central to the external communication and stakeholder management effort.

Finance Directors

Playing a key role as an operational leader, while driving value and improving performance within the trading environment. Exceptional stakeholder management beyond the finance function is a critical factor in a successful FD.

Financial Controllers

Responsible for ensuring compliance with all reporting obligations, providing insight into the performance of the business and working with stakeholders to instil a culture of accountability through the transparency of business metrics.

Treasury

As market volatility continues, the Treasurer plays a critical role in managing risk around the organisation. We increasingly see the need for a strong capability in understanding the reporting implications of decisions which is reshaping the background and experience of the Group Treasurer.

Investor Relations

A key report to the CFO, the investor relations team play a central role in creating and maintaining shareholder value through a proactive investor relations effort increasingly spanning both short and longer term investors.

Corporate Development and M&A

In the modern corporate world, companies often need to have a clear non-organic development strategy to prevent themselves becoming a target. The role is a central part in defining group strategy and executing on acquisition opportunities while working closely with the most senior leadership within a company.

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Finding the right chemistry and fit

Leaders in the finance function are positioned as strategic architects, providing value through anticipating the mid to long-term needs of the business. Savannah’s consultants understand the demands placed on the finance function, and source leading talent by drawing on our network of CFOs and senior finance leaders.

  • 150+ senior finance searches in the past five years

  • 80% repeat business

  • Fortune 500, FTSE 100, FTSE 250, Not for Profit and SMEs

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Our Team

Our team

Who we are

Our consultants have on average more than 15 years of search experience within each of their specialised areas, bringing unparalleled levels of expertise, credibility and trust among clients and candidates alike.

Beyond Borders

Your personal, specialist team, supports and searches globally wherever you have a need. Partners always conduct the work at Savannah rather than just overseeing it.

The easiest and most seamless search I have ever been involved in.

Kirk Davis, CFO

Straight talking, affable and focussed on getting the right result for the company.

Louise Benford, HRD

They have a well-deserved reputation as leading headhunters in the financial officers space. Their expertise and advice was decisive in enabling us to appoint a first class CFO.

Jerry Randall, CEO Venture Life

Featured Report

The changing role of the CFO

Throughout history, economic downturns have had distinct characteristics, and while they are neither rare nor inexplicable in a market economy, they share some routine commonalities in both cause and consequence. The desire to assign blame is a common feature of the aftermath, as is the resultant change for which the most recent recession has acted as a powerful catalyst.

Thinking Beyond means focusing on how talent achieves your strategic objectives.
That’s the idea, and the mission, behind everything we do.

Featured Case Study

CFO- Vesuvius

A case study on an executive search for a Director of Corporate Finance for the FTSE 250 company Vesuvius. They are a leading engineered ceramics company headquartered in London where the role is based.

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Events

We regularly hold events for the senior Digital and Technology community on a range of topics as well as networking lunches. If you are a senior Finance leader and would like to be invited to events in the future then please get in touch.

Access The Best

Major global search firms run thousands of searches a year, and as a result aren’t always able to approach who they want due to extensive client off-limit restrictions. Savannah combines the quality, agility and dedication of a boutique firm with the specialism and global capability of a larger search firm.

Top Tier Specialists

We focus exclusively on the most senior roles within our specialist areas, providing deep insights into your competitive landscape, and only approach who we consider to be in the top ten percent of global talent.

Immediate & Long Term Impact

We are one of the only firms to have a truly integrated search and interim offering, able to provide short term tactical and long term strategic hiring solutions. This provides clients access to the human capital resources they need right now, whatever maturity stage your business is in.

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