As an executive search firm specializing in finance and accounting, we know that hiring a CFO who’s going to help your business prosper is kind of a big deal.
Whether it’s a Director of Finance or VP of Finance, we can ensure that you hire a finance executive who will help you take your company to the next level.
Every owner-managed business has its own unique culture. We recognize that fitting in with our clients’ culture is a big part of the search process. We’ve interviewed hundreds of CFOs and VPs of Finance over the years and are uniquely able to identify the candidates that will thrive in your particular culture.
Our knowledge of the financial executive market and proprietary search protocols give us the ability to produce results quickly. In most cases, our clients can start interviewing excellent candidates within three weeks.
Do you need someone at the VP Finance or CFO level to head up your finance group? Or would you be better served by a Director of Finance or a Controller? We’ll explain the cost-benefit features of each title and position and advise on which position would work best for you.
Our team has been deeply involved with the CFO and VP Finance community for over thirty years. We have unparalleled access to the top finance talent in virtually every industry.
Not only do we follow best practices in our search methodology, we coach our clients on best practices and how to apply them to ensure that they make the best hire possible.
We offer our clients a one year, no fault, full replacement guarantee on every CFO and VP Finance we place.
We do a full 360 of your business and every aspect of the position you want to hire for.
This is the template of all the technical qualifications, experience and personality traits that you want in your new CFO.
We map out all the possible candidates that might fit the preferred candidate profile.
We’ll reach out to between 100 and 300 potential candidates on your behalf.
We’ll show you a candidate early in the search who we feel fits your technical and personality profile, to make sure we’re all on the same page.
If you like what you see, we’ll find three or four more candidates like the benchmark. If you want to make adjustments to the candidate profile, now’s the time.
We’ll interview between fifteen and twenty-five potential candidates.
We present the best four or five candidates out of the twenty or so we interviewed.
After you meet the full short list, you pick the two you’d like to take to the next stage.
This is where you have any other stakeholders, if any, interview the final one or two candidates.
We work with you and the candidate to lay the groundwork for all parts of the offer.
Expect your new hire to give three weeks to a month’s notice.
Your new CFO starts to work for you!
Meet Our Team
Lance Osborne has been the acknowledged leader in the recruitment of finance and accounting executives for over thirty years. Over the course of his career, Lance has helped hundreds of companies attract top financial talent.
Recruiting CFOs since 1985.
Marilyn started her career in executive search in 2000 and has worked on senior finance searches in industries ranging from manufacturing to food service to distribution to financial services.
Recruiting CFOs since 2000.
Kelley began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1997, where she obtained her CPA, CA designation. She held numerous positions in the pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods industries.
Recruiting CFOs since 2003.
Janice Garner, Executive Search Specialist at Osborne Financial Search, has almost 20 years experience in the education sector along with early experience as an executive recruiter for Accounting Professionals.
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Principal Accessibil-IT Inc
Having worked with him on both the candidate and client side, it is my experience that more than any other executive recruiter I’ve worked with, Lance really takes the time to understand what the client needs and how the candidates he presents can fulfill those needs. He recognizes it is essential that the candidate fits with the culture and is onside with company objectives. He keeps the process on track and works very hard to ensure that both the client and the candidate make the right decision.
Vice President of Finance BridgePoint
I can recommend Jill without reservation. Jill’s professionalism and market knowledge puts her far ahead of most of other recruiters in the finance and accounting market. She took the time to understand my career goals and only introduced me to opportunities that fit all of the criteria I was looking for.
VP Finance & Administration Vet Strategy
My experience working with Jill to find my next position was great. She did an outstanding job in working with me to determine whether the opportunities she presented would be a good professional and cultural fit and she kept me very well informed during the interview and selection process. Jill clearly understood what I was looking for and never tried to pitch me on a position that wasn’t in my strike-zone.
MBA, CHRP, SHRP, ICD.D
I’ve worked with Lance many times over the years and have always found him to be very service oriented, straightforward and easy to work with. His professionalism, market knowledge and thorough understanding of what it takes to hire successfully put him miles ahead of most executive recruiters in the finance space.
VP Planning OshKosh Canada
I was very impressed with the diligence and insight that Jill invested in my job search. I truly felt that she listened, kept me informed, introduced me to some terrific opportunities and acted as a trusted advisor during the entire process.
HR CPA Canada
Having known Lance Osborne in his professional capacity as an executive recruiter for over 20 years, I can attest to the fact that he is one of the best around. Lance has an in-depth knowledge of the industries he services, an entrepreneurial bent and an innate ability to understand client issues and sensitivities and guide them accordingly. He relates well to his clients, is very personable and above all else, provides effective results in a timely manner.