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Ex-Hays MD to head up Cordants new finance consultancy

Savant will form part of Cordant Professional Staffing, headed up by managing director Sid Barnes, sitting alongside a number of other consultancies such as Staffgroup, which Cordant acquired in June. Sheldon will also join Cordant’s Professional Staffing executive board.

Savant will focus on search and recruitment across the spectrum of accounting roles ranging from directors to newly qualified accountants. It will have dedicated delivery teams focusing on recruiting FDs, chief financial officers and financial controllers as well as roles in tax and treasury, risk, compliance and governance and credit management across the UK.

Mark Sheldon, managing director of Savant, comments, “I was waiting for an opportunity to grow a market-leading accountancy and finance search firm and I felt that Cordant offered exactly the right culture and support.  We have ambitious plans for the next five years and we will be investing in quality staff to help the business reach its potential.”

Sid Barnes, managing director of Cordant Professional Staffing, adds, “I am absolutely delighted to have secured someone of Mark Sheldon’s calibre and experience. I see accounting and finance as the final piece of the jigsaw for Professional Staffing at Cordant. We are now able to deliver a complete and integrated service offering across our broad client portfolio and offer increased value to new customers. This is another critical hire and another strategic milestone completed”. 


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