Finance and Audit

As a firm focused on corporate leadership, helping organizations ensure they have the right financial officers has been central to our offering since we were founded in 1999.

We have an extensive track record working with CEOs and Boards to ensure they have the best CFO, finance and audit leaders for their businesses, and in turn with CFOs and Chief Auditors to build the right leadership teams to support their goals.  

Because we have vast experience finding finance and audit leadership talent across sectors, we understand how the core demands of financial officers and audit executives vary by industry. Our clients range from the largest global public companies through to early stage, high growth private equity backed organizations.  

Financial officers have a central role to play in revenue growth and cost management, as well as maintaining a robust control environment. Through our work with CFOs and CEOs we understand how, increasingly, financial officers are at the forefront of technology innovation, both helping companies revolutionize and implement digital offerings to make their own work more efficient.  

Audit leaders equally play a core role in the organizations we partner with, ensuring effective governance and controls, and building a strong, independent relationship with the business and infrastructure functions.   

Through the collaborative approach between our executive search and executive interim Finance and Audit teams, Leathwaite draws upon an enviable global network to support our clients, introducing them to the right people at the right time, whether the request be for a permanent or executive interim solution. We listen closely to our clients and adapt our approach to support the most sustainable solution, no matter what stage of journey our client is on.  

We partner with our clients to find exceptional leaders across:   

  • CFO: placing Chief Financial Officers working at the group, business unit and regional level to support businesses in achieving their strategic goals  
  • Divisional leaders: those leading core functions within finance including Finance Directors, Heads of Financial Control, and Financial Planning and Analysis  
  • Specialists: leaders of key functions including Tax, Treasury and Investor Relations  
  • Audit leads: Chief Auditor at group level, divisional/business aligned audit executives plus audit COO or business lead. We also work closely with our Board practice team on Audit Committee Chair roles.