Perform Group

Harcourt Matthews have supported recruitment & resourcing for talented Interim, temporary & permanent accounting and finance staff throughout the group

Perform Group were a VC backed privately owned online Media & Technology business that subsequently listed on the FTSE in April 2011 and is now ranked in the FTSE 250.

Perform is a global market leader in the commercialisation of multimedia sports content across multiple platforms. Perform owns one of the largest portfolios of digital sports rights in the world, through contracts relating to more than 200 sports leagues, tournaments and events. Due to rapid expansion within the organisation, the finance function was restructured to offer improved support to business operations, requiring several part-qualified and qualified accountants of high calibre to undertake mixed management accounting & financial analytical roles.

Harcourt Matthews was introduced to the business via a former candidate, who as the Head of Commercial Finance sought fast turn-around recruitment support, identifying very high calibre candidates available at short notice due to accelerated timescales a business restructure prior to listing on the FTSE.

Within 3 weeks of the new roles being signed off, all the positions had been offered and accepted and a new team of  Management Accountants (including one individual who joined on a temp-to-perm basis) now mirrors the operations structure of the business. Harcourt Matthews continues to enjoy a successful relationship with Perform as a preferred supplier.

Several key objectives were highlighted, including:

    -Development & replenishment of the existing finance team and the increase in depth of capability & calibre of individuals within the organisation which has under gone rapid growth and business transformation

    -Identifying commercially and technically focused individuals to evolve best practice in Accounting & Finance, specifically in planning & analysis, forecasting, group reporting and commercial financial control

Harcourt Matthews established several recruitment campaigns and a range of candidate sourcing processes to attract a wide range of candidate talent, encompassing:

    - Accessing our network & extensive CV database, existing contacts and gaining new referrals / recommendations

    - Accessing several jobsite CV databases covering the active UK candidate market

    - Advertising on several job boards

    - Using our internal and several 3rd party outsourced researchers contracted to identify and to supply scarce candidate resource (passive & non active people)

    - Specific sector headhunting campaigns complementing the above approach

    - Direct mail-shot programmes to specific accounting & finance trained CIMA, ACCA and ACA individuals who fulfilled the accounting & finance job specification & brief

This has resulted in supporting the recruitment of several qualified & part qualified accountants and accounting staff for the UK business and inclusion as a preferred supplier list for the UK business.

Jobs recruited for include: Interim, temporary & permanent

Assistant Finance Analyst
Assistant Management Accountant
Commercial Accountant
Commercial Analyst
Commercial Analyst UK & Scandinavia
Commercial Finance Analyst
Commercial Sales Accountant
Control Accountant
Cost Accountant
Finance Assistant
Finance Graduate
Group Accountant
Management Accountant
Senior Cost Accountant