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George Tatnell

Head of London Public Practice - Finance

As a Managing Consultant within the Finance department, I specialise in placing Finance professionals into Accountancy Practice and I head up the London team.

 

I started my career with Pro-Group in 2016 and have absolutely loved every minute of it! 

 

I had a vast range of interesting jobs before my career really kicked off, including everything from bin man to IT desk support, but a recent accomplishment of mine was to be nominated for an award at the Institue of Recruitment Professionals.

 

My hobbies include Skiing very badly, thanks to Pro-Group.

george's latest roles

  • Accounting Director

    £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus, Pensions, Flexi, WFH, Breakfast

    Not sure whether to stay in practice or jump into industry? This may be the most perfect bridge between the two… This international corporate services firm work with their clients on a global scale, they onl...

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  • Accounts & Audit Manager

    £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi, Partner Track

    Are you qualified and managing a portfolio? This top 100 firm is on the lookout for an accounts heavy Accounts & Audit Manager. As an Accounts & Audit Manager here, you really have little blocking you from P...

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  • Audit Director - Investment Managemen...

    £80000 - £110000 per annum + Partner-Track, Bonus, Pension, Flexi

    Are you currently sitting at the Audit Manager, Audit Senior Manager or Audit Director level within Asset Management or Investment Management? My client has a large portfolio to service but they are looking ...

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  • Accounts Manager - Partner Designate

    £55000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi, Health

    Are you an Accounts Manager looking to work in Finchley? Looking for a direct route to Partner? A mixed role with lots of client-facing duties? My client is looking for a strong generalist to move across fro...

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  • Audit Manager - Financial Services - ...

    £55000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi, Health

    Are you experienced in any sub-sector of Financial Services audit? Always wondered what it's like to work for one of the largest practices in the UK, and the world!? My Big 4 client has been having a massive...

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  • Accounts & Audit Semi-Senior - Top 20

    £23000 - £37000 per annum + Study, Pension, Health, Flexitime, Bonus

    Are you working within Audit and Accounts? Or perhaps Accounts and Tax? Simply want a solid mixed role at the Semi-Senior level? This top firm can offer it! As a General Practice Semi-Senior at this firm you...

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  • Audit Senior

    £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi, Health

    A reputable and growing, top 50 firm based in Central London are searching for multiple Audit Seniors to fill new positions. Unlike 99% of medium-sized accountancy practices, this firm understands that you m...

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  • Pensions Audit Senior Wanted

    £40000 - £52500 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi, Health

    Are you currently working as an Audit Senior? Are you an FS specialist? Perhaps you have a mixed portfolio but have had some pensions experience/ interested in the sector? This top 6 firm is on the lookout f...

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  • Audit Senior - Get Involved In BD!

    £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi, Partner Track

    I am working with an amazing top 20 firm that is genuinely, very entrepreneurial. If you are an Audit Senior with confidence and a hunger to progress, read on! This firm doesn't believe in only Directors/ Pa...

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  • Financial Services Audit Partner

    £100000 - £200000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi, Health

    This top 20 firm is on the lookout for an aspiring FS Audit Director/ Partner to join the team. If you have developed a niche/ passion for working with financial services clients, I think it could definitely...

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  • Senior Partner - No Fee Following Req...

    £80000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi, Health

    My client has started working with us on an exclusive basis to find a future Senior Partner for this successful, independent practice. If you are currently a General Practice Partner and you are looking for ...

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  • Audit Senior

    £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi, Health

    Are you an Audit Senior currently working for a strong independent or a top 100 firm? My client sits within the top 50, they work with a vast range of clients from different sectors and varying in size. This...

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  • Audit Contractor Required - Competiti...

    £300 - £400 per day

    My client is a top 50 firm and they have recently taken on a large number of clients, this new spurt in growth requires extra assistant initially and they have tasked me with finding them two reliable Audit ...

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  • Accounts Manager - International Clients

    £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi, Health, Car

    Are you working within practice as an Accounts Manager? Or an Accounts Assistant Manager? Do you want to make a move but every organisation feels the same? This could be for you. My client is an internationa...

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  • Accounts Semi-Senior

    £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi, Health, Study

    Are you working towards your ACCA/ ACA? Looking to work with a top 100 Accountancy practice? Want full study support and helpful environment to work within? You need to give me a call. My client is on the lo...

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  • Not for Profit Manager - Travel The W...

    £55000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi, Partner Track

    My client is looking for a Not for Profit Audit Manager to join the team. This specialist firm is huge, and so are many of their not for profit clients. They need someone willing to travel abroad... If you a...

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  • Audit Senior Manager, Top 10, Interna...

    £65000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi, Health

    Are you working as an experienced Audit Manager or an Audit Senior Manager for a reputable firm? My client is a top brand within the world of accountancy and they are on the lookout for someone of your level...

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  • Audit Manager - TV & Film

    £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi, Health

    Are you currently working as an Audit Manager within practice? Would you like to work with high profile individuals within the TV & Film industries? How about for one of the most flexible and relaxed mid-tie...

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  • Accounts Semi-Senior

    £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi, Health

    Are you currently part-qualified for the ACA or ACCA? Have you got practice-based experience but you want to take it to the next level? This progressive, top firm could be interested in YOU! I have placed 7 ...

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  • Audit Senior - Top 100 - Listed Clients

    £44000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi, Health

    Are you an Audit Senior looking for a move within the top 100!? Want to join a mid-tier firm with a good work life balance but still work with large companies? This is the one for you! My client has offices ...

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  • Outsourcing Assistant Manager

    £45000 - £52500 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi, Health

    Are you an experienced Accounts Senior or Accounts Assistant Manager? Looking to work with an amazing and varied portfolio for a top firm? My client is looking for the best of the best and this role could be...

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  • Pensions Audit Director - Top 10 Firm

    £80000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi, Health

    Are you currently working as an Audit Senior Manager/ Audit Associate Director/ Audit Director in practice? Do you have pensions experience and would you be interested in leading a specialist division? My cl...

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  • Financial Services Audit Assistant Ma...

    £48000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Flexi, Secondment, Holidays 30d

    Are you currently working as an Audit Senior? Want to specialise in FS but ideally, want to step up in level when you move? Or perhaps you are doing some FS as an Audit Assistant Manager but just want larger...

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  • Audit & Accounts Senior 50:50 split

    £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi, Health

    Are you looking for a varied role? Still, want to work for a top firm whilst becoming a generalist? I guess we all know a bigger split of accounts often comes with a better work-life balance. This Audit & Ac...

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  • Financial Services Audit Manager

    £55000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi, Health

    Are you a Financial Services Audit Manager? Perhaps you are an AM looking for a step up? Or you are mixed but have a few FS clients and want to build on that? Whatever the situation is, if you have some leve...

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  • Outsourcing Manager - Top 30

    £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi, Vitality Health

    Are you an Outsourcing Manager? Comfortable managing a sizeable portfolio? Enjoy the client-facing aspects? Looking to progress to Partner? All good questions with all the right answers I hope! If so, my cli...

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  • Audit-Semi Senior, full support and f...

    £23000 - £30000 per annum + Study, Pension, Health, Bonus

    Are you an Audit Semi-Senior? Are you frustrated with the strict exam policy and lack of time to study? Or are you not being supported at all at a firm that cannot provide you with the exposure you need? In ...

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  • Audit Senior - Big 4

    £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi, Health

    My Big 4 client has just released a new Audit Senior position and I am actively looking for ACA finalists or newly qualified candidates to get in front of the Partners! If you are experienced in the full cyc...

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  • Audit Manager - Insurance Specialist

    £55000 - £67500 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi, Health

    Are you coming from an FS background within Audit? Currently working at the Audit Manager level or moving into the Audit Manager level? This is one of the leading brands within financial services audit and t...

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  • Audit Supervisor - Famous Clients Only!

    £50000 - £57500 per annum + Pension, Health, Bonus

    This is one of the leading practices within the world of Media & Entertainment and they are looking for an Audit Supervisor to join the team. I have placed many candidates with this practice and all of which...

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  • Audit Semi-Senior needed - London Liv...

    £20000 - £38000 per annum + Study, Pension, Health, Bonus

    This strong independent firm is actively sourcing for intelligent and personable Audit Semi-Seniors. These positions have come from growth, they appeared quickly and judging by the firm's location, offices a...

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  • Business Services - Accounts Assistan...

    £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi, Vitality Health

    Are you an experienced Accounts Senior or Accounts Assistant Manager? Looking to work with an amazing and varied portfolio for a top firm? My client is looking for the best of the best and this role could be...

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  • Audit Manager - Step From Senior!

    £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi, Partner Track

    My exciting and exclusive client is on the lookout for an Audit Manager to join the team. This could be an amazing opportunity for you to step to Manager should you be a Senior/ Supervisor at a large firm or...

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  • Salaried Partner Wanted

    £75000 - £110000 per annum + Equity Track, Profit Share, Car, Pension

    Are you currently at the Senior Manager or Director level? Do you consider yourself a strong, general practitioner? How does a step straight to Partner sound? My client is a 10 Partner practice based just ou...

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  • Management Accountant

    £35000 - £45000 per annum

    An expanding accountancy practice is in need of a competent Management Accountant to join them in their luxurious, open-plan office based in Central London. Within the Financial Outsourcing department, you w...

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  • Audit Senior - Top 15

    £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi, Health

    Are you newly qualified? Looking to join one of the biggest brands in accountancy? If you have qualified in the last year or two, you passed with 1st time passes or 1 resit and have respectable academics - m...

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What people say about George

George is friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Within a matter of days I had multiple interview options, he had a good knowledge of the companies and roles.

Without the help of George, I would still be in search of a suitable role, and cannot thank him enough for his assistance. 

I have worked with George for around a year now and have found him to be highly professional, making a number of quality and high profile hires for us.

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60 Seconds With: Richard Kleiner, CEO & Managing Partner at Gerald Edelman

Posted by George Tatnell

Richard Kleiner is Managing Partner and CEO at Gerald Edelman. Richard qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983 and became a Partner in 1986. Richard has recently passed the examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants to become licensed to offer Probate Administration services. Throughout his impressive career, Richard's main areas of focus have been strategic management, corporate finance and private equity, and he holds several non-executive board member positions for companies in various sectors ranging from investment advisers and technology companies to those in the retail, hospitality, business services and professional services sectors. You have had an impressive career with Gerald Edelman, what do you think the benefits are for sticking with the same firm? Committing to the same business gives you the opportunity to develop a niche and reach a position of increasing influence to shape the future of the firm - both in terms of business development and internal processes. This is because you get to really understand the workings of the business and are able to build a reputation of dependability, allowing you to gain trust, progress and influence future decisions. On day one, you never know what lies ahead of you. When did you realise that you wanted to be a Partner? I have always been driven and ambitious, so it is no surprise that from the very first day I started work in 1978, I knew I wanted to become a Partner. How do Gerald Edelman differentiate themselves in the market? We do not refer to ourselves as accountants. We find this too limiting. Instead, we have a strategy to become the first port of call for any business or client and therefore invite businesses to “ask us anything”. How big is the partnership team and what advice would you give to anyone who wants to join the partnership? The Partnership team will shortly comprise 16+ Partners. Anyone wanting to join the firm as a Partner - whether an internal member of the team or externally - needs to show dynamism, passion, enthusiasm and an ability to have a positive impact through leadership. How would the Partnership group describe you? You’d better ask other Partners! Honestly, I think they would say I am extremely driven and responsive. I am always looking at how we can improve and develop as a business; I do not like to stand still. What advice would you give to your younger self? To move into Corporate Finance at a much earlier age. I truly enjoy being involved in real deal-making, particularly structuring joint ventures and alliances and helping to prepare businesses for sale. When you interview someone for your organisation, what is the first thing you notice about a person and what does it tell you? How many questions and challenges they have for the firm. This is perhaps the most important thing for me, I want people that work at Gerald Edelman to be as passionate and ambitious about the business as I am. I am also mindful that an interview is a dual process; we have to sell the firm, perhaps even more significantly than the interviewee has to sell themselves. What challenges, personally or professionally, do you think the next generation face? IT is one of the biggest challenges the next generation must face. They need to gain as much experience as possible, as quickly as possible. IT is already taking over many of the manual tasks that used to be undertaken by humans. When you stepped from Partner to Managing Partner/ CEO, what challenges did you personally face? One of the biggest challenges I faced was uniting the team and ensuring that our internal management information was fit for purpose. Thanks for your time Richard. One final question for our readers, what do you like to do to unwind outside of work? Cooking and drinking wine. For more information on this article, contact George Tatnell on 020 7269 6357 or george.tatnell@pro-finance.co.uk. Back to 60 Seconds archive >>

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Falling into my career as a Finance Recruitment Consultant

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In 2016, I was working in a bank; bored, unmotivated and unsure of where I was going with my life. I decided finding a role in the city would be the best thing for me and I was interviewing with several other financial institutes when I was invited to an assessment day at Pro-Group where I must have applied for by mistake! This was an assessment to join the Associate Consultant program here at Pro-Finance. I had no intention of finding a sales focused role and thought I would be terrible at it! After succeeding in my application, I fell in love with the company and industry and smashed it out of the park. Fast-forward to today, I am now Managing Consultant here at Pro-Finance, after achieving four promotions, and still progressing in my role. I broke the company record of quickest promotion from Associate Consultant to where I am now, and this was all due to the support provided and determination to succeed. Last year ended with me in the top 3 out of our 60 consultants last year. I was nominated as best newcomer of the year in the coveted Institute of Recruitment Professional awards and celebrated all of this success by earning a place at Pro-Group's annual spring break ski trip in what's been voted the worlds best ski chalet in Les Gets. Naturally, I've earned far more than I could have imagined and have loved the incredible journey I accidentally fell on to. If you are hungry to make something of yourself, with some self-motivation and a good work ethic, you can succeed in this incredible role and do far more than you can probably imagine. Not to mention, this 360-degree position will train you in marketing, sales, branding, pitching, presenting, advertising, negotiating and many more skills to mention. All of which are needed to succeed in almost every profession, a best-selling author is just an author without the sales support behind it. If the above makes sense to you please contact Loren von Sternberg to discuss your move into recruitment at loren@pro-recruitment.co.uk or call 020 7269 6358

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Audit and Accounts Interim: The 6 Advantages of Contracting

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In 2019, we saw day rates for Audit and Accounts professionals rise dramatically. Considering the current market with continuous gaps at the senior level we expect 2020 to be the same, and predict more and more contract or temporary roles to be opening up throughout the year. Over the past year, Pro-Finance noted an increase in the number of clients and candidates who are considering contract or temporary employment. We began to ask - why the rise in people exploring their temporary opportunities and the pros of contracting? Whatever the reason, you will certainly find the world of contracting is extremely diverse and can help you develop invaluable skills for the future. Below, we explore the various positives of contracting as an Audit or Accounts professional: 1. Contracting offers flexibility Contracting allows you to choose when you work. Obviously, you must be upfront with your employer, but you can choose assignments which may be full-time, part-time, short-term or long-term projects. It can be the ideal arrangement if you work in Audit or Accounts and are trying to fit your career around childcare or caring for a relative. 2. It allows you to develop your skills Whatever your specialism within the finance, Audit and Accounts sectors, each interim placement will be unique and will require different skills - both technical and personal. You will be able to expand and improve your skill set which will enhance your CV and allow you to develop your own personal progression. 3. It offers exposure When contracting, you will experience many different businesses, environments, and working cultures. This will offer an invaluable insight into where you work best, what best suits you as an individual, and where you might choose if you want a permanent role further down the line in your career. 4. An opportunity to build up your contacts Working at lots of different places and in a wide range of businesses offers you the opportunity to build relationships and make contacts that can help in the future. As well as this, also consider the contacts you make at your recruitment agency who will really get to know you and your strengths with every placement. 5. It could lead to a permanent role Contracting allows both you and the employer and business you are working for to ‘audition’ each other. It is a far safer and less stressful way to see if you like a role and a practice, and can give you an insight into which parts of audit you are best suited to and what aspects of a role you would like to continue with throughout your career. 6. The pay When contracting, you can earn more than the permanent salary offered by working on an increased hourly or day rate. This is often to compensate for the risk and instability associated with a short-term assignment, so if you are looking for a short-term way to save money while buliding up your skillset and experience, contracting could be the right path to take. For the businesses who hire on an interim basis, contractors can offer a valuable and indispensable service on an often short-term basis. It is an ideal solution to hiring challenges such as sickness, maternity leave and increased short-term workload, and even allows them to ‘try before they buy’ when looking to recruit for a permanent role. Here at Pro-Finance, we have developed the flexibility to work alongside candidates and clients whether their needs be either contract or permanent. If you wish to discuss how best to structure your next career step, contact us now. As impartial consultants with a wealth of experience, we are well positioned to advise on your next move. For more information, contact George Tatnell on 020 7269 6357 or george.tatnell@pro-finance.co.uk.

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