Struggling to find good Finance & Accounting talent for your business?

Optima Finance & Accounting Division supports businesses to find temporary and permanent Finance & Accounting talent.

We have proven experience of recruiting for a broad range of businesses, ranging from start -ups and SME’s, through to FTSE 100 companies.

When you’re looking for your next Accounts Assistant, Management Accountant or Finance Director you’ll want to be confident you are talking to a recruitment professional that understands both your business and the job role inside out and back to front.

All recruitment businesses understand recruitment, but not all of them have the crucial and all important industry specific experience that will add value to your business.

That’s where our strength lies because all our consultants have a sound operational background.

What does that mean? In short they have practical experience within the Finance and Accounting sector and understand the skills, experience and personal attributes required for specialist roles within the sector.

Here are some examples of the typical roles we work on:

  • Purchase Ledger
  • Sales Ledger
  • Credit Control
  • Payroll
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Finance Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Management Accountant
  • Financial Accountant
  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Controller
  • Finance Director
  • CFO


Key benefits of working with Optima

  • Highly accomplished experts with real practical know-how of working in the sector they recruit for
  • Seasoned Finance and Accountancy professionals
  • High internal staff retention rates at over 96% so you receive a consistent, seamless and efficient client and candidate relationship
  • The latest up to date market knowledge of the industry they recruit for
  • Our Finance & Accounting consultants don’t work in isolation, but are part of a wider team giving them access to an extensive network of skills sets and industries

How we ensure we find the best people for your business?

Skills Matching

We undertake a rigorous skills-matching exercise that cross-matches the skills of each candidate with the specific requirements of your business. Not only this, we also ensure that we are matching against your culture, performance and behaviour expectations.

Face to face interviewing

Traditional methods of recruiting are often overlooked in recruitment but we see it as one of the best methods to assess a candidates’ suitability

Technical reasoning tests

You will want to understand how a candidate would approach a specific process within your business. That’s why for certain roles we will use a technical reasoning test to assess a candidate’s suitability

Competency based interviews

Competency based interviews allow us to predict future behaviour as a good basis and allow us to assess for key competencies including:

  • Teamwork
  • Decision making
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Communication



£17,000–£18,000 per annum

Recruitment | Training | Business Advice & Consultancy Vacancy profile Job Title: Payroller Location: Leicester Salary: £18k The Role The successful Payroll Administrator / Payroller will play a critical role within the Payroll Department, ensuring that all 1400 weekly employees received the appropriate pay on time. Key responsibilities will include;…

Recruitment | Training | Business Advice & Consultancy Vacancy profile Job Title: Sales Ledger Location: Leicester Salary: £18-£20k The Role A vacancy has arisen for a Sales Ledger Clerk to join the Accounts Team on a Full Time basis. Setting up new clients Invoicing Banking and reconciliation Statements Chasing up…

Recruitment | Training | Business Advice & Consultancy Vacancy profile Job Title: Purchase Ledger Location: Salary: The Role Optima professional services are currently recruiting for an experienced Purchase Ledger Clerk to work on a temporary basis. You will be working within a busy Accounts Department and will be required to…

Recruitment | Training | Business Advice & Consultancy Vacancy profile Job Title: Accounts Assistant Location: Leicester Salary: £10 – £12ph Optima are currently recruiting for an Accounts Assistant. For this position you will report into the Accountant and you will be responsible for maintaining accurate finance support. The Role Processing…