Robert Walters Finance & Accounting UK recruitment team

With dedicated teams across the UK, we offer unique and unrivalled access to candidates across a broad spectrum of roles.

Robert Walters offers a full 360 recruitment service for all finance positions, from PQ accountants through to Financial Controllers. Our industry specialist consultants offer candidates a choice in what area they wish to work in and as a department work together in order to offer positions both at interim/contract and permanent levels depending on the nature of your search

Robert Walters offers bespoke and innovative recruitment solutions enabling our clients to tap into a diverse and passive talent pool and attract the best quality professionals, not only on our database, but the best quality candidates in the market. 

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Birmingham & Midlands 

Habiba Khatoon - Director 

Habiba graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Law with German, and subsequently joined a global recruitment business. Having progressed through the organisation over the course of 7 years and gained an extensive network across the Midlands finance market, she joined Robert Walters in 2014 to lead the Midlands finance division.  Throughout her career, Habiba has worked with a broad range of commercial businesses and as Director of Birmingham now oversees the Finance, Supply Chain, Legal, HR, Technical Sales and Financial Services divisions.

+44 (0)121 260 2520

Bracknell, South East & Milton Keynes 

Janine Blacksley - Associate Director 

Janine joined Robert Walters in 2013 to launch the new part qualified and transactional finance team in Milton Keynes. Since then, she has gone on to build a highly successful part qualified and qualified finance team as well as successfully launching the IT, HR and secretarial and procurement and supply chain divisions.

Prior to her time at Robert Walters, Janine started her finance recruitment career at another global recruitment agency. Here, she worked her way up over 5 years to being the UK number 1 performer for finance and the manager of the non-qualified finance team. 

+44 1908 044 002


Leeds & Yorkshire

Matthew Earnshaw - Associate Director 

Following 2 years as an Accountant for a leading PLC, Matthew made the transition into recruitment, focusing on finance and accounting professionals in the North. Matthew joined Robert Walters in January 2018 to manage the Leeds and Yorkshire region after having spent the past 12 years recruiting for qualified Senior Finance positions, as well as running his own successful specialist and tailored recruitment service. Matthew boasts an enviable network of senior candidates built up over the course of his career, making him an ideal recruiting partner for his growing list of Yorkshire blue chip and SME clients.

+44 (0) 113 360 0090


Christopher Lloyd - Manager

Having graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2012 with BA Hons degree in Philosophy  Christopher joined a local boutique recruitment business operating in Warrington before helping to launch their Liverpool office. In 2014, he joined Robert Walters as an experienced hire, specialising in the Liverpool market, recruiting for both the transactional/part-qualified and qualified finance teams. Christopher has recently opened the Liverpool City Centre office but as well as managing the team he is an active recruiter specialising in the qualified finance market. Throughout his career Chris he has kept a diverse portfolio of clients from SME’s to large blue-chip businesses.

+44 (0) 151 433 5610


Phil Westcott - Director, PQ & Contract Finance 

Director for the Robert Walters commerce division focused on Finance. 16 years recruitment experience with 2 Global recruitment businesses always specialising in Finance. Phill has been with Robert Walters for 7 years and is responsible for numerous teams delivering a range of services within Finance from transactional to senior interim hires. A regular contributor to industry publications, articles and seminars, Phill comments “We are a business truly focused on service and partnerships and we invest heavily in talent attraction. With that ethos, we are well positioned to offer market leading recruitment services to Global Corporations and SME’s alike”

+44 (0) 20 7509 8547


Richard Boyd - Director, Qualified Finance 

Qualified Finance Richard has been working in recruitment for fourteen years, specialising in both tax and wider finance. Now director of the commerce and specialist markets division (tax, treasury and internal audit), he has extensive market knowledge, referral networks and strong working relationships across the FTSE 250.

+44 (0) 20 7509 8143

Manchester & North West 

Lucy Bisset - Director 

Lucy has over 15 years experience within the finance recruitment industry, and has been with Robert Walters since 2011. Lucy has been the project lead for Robert Walters on many of our high profile client projects. Lucy now heads up the Manchester and Liverpool offices.

+44 (0) 161 214 7400

St Albans & Northern Home Counties

Luke Higgs - Associate Director 

Luke has been with the group 5 years and has spent 13 years specialising in finance recruitment. More specifically, Luke’s 3 teams cover the following areas; part-qualified finance, private practice and qualified finance on a contract / temporary and permanent basis. Luke has specialised in recruiting Qualified Finance Professionals on a temporary and permanent basis for more than 13 years in the Hertfordshire, South Bucks and Essex region. Luke has a very strong track record recruiting at all levels of finance in both retained and contingent assignments.

+44 (0) 1727 617 015

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