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Kate Green

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Kate Green

Head of Regional Finance

I specialise in recruiting audit, accounts and advisory professionals across the UK (excluding London) from Semi Senior to Partner level. 

My clients vary from small local regional accountancy practices to leading Top 10 firms.

I joined Pro-Finance through their AC program and over the past 2 years I have received outstanding training from highly experienced and knowledgeable consultants. Through presentations on specialist subjects, reading articles and writing blog posts, I ensure I am keeping up to date with the ever-changing market.

Outside of work you will find me at gigs, weird and wonderful immersive theatre productions, or flying off to an international music festival.
 

kate's latest roles

  • Techincal and Training Manager

    £60000 - £70000 per annum

    Technical and Training Manager London's West End £60,000 - £75,000 pa Potential for 4 days a week 25 Days Holiday + Public Bank Holiday As a longstanding business partner with this boutique independent accou...

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  • Senior Accountant - 90% Statutory Ac...

    £38000 - £45000 per annum

    Senior Accountant - 90% Statutory Accounts & 10% Audit Baker Street / Marylebone Location Boutique Accountancy Practice £38,000 - £45,000 pa 25 Days Holiday + Public Bank Holidays + TOIL Excellent training a...

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  • Senior Accountant/Client Manager

    £35000 - £45000 per annum

    Senior Accountant/Client Manager Boutique Accountancy Firm North West London Are you ACA or ACCA Qualified? I am currently working exclusively with a specialist, boutique accounting firm in North West London...

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What people say about Kate

Kate was excellent in helping me achieve my next career move. She provided lots of advice before interviews and was readily available at any time during the week to answer any queries, which set her apart from many other recruiters...

When looking to relocate I approached Kate and her Pro-Finance team knowing they had a good reputation for dealing with experienced senior staff. I was not disappointed. Kate quickly became a trusted advisor...

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Companies Kate has worked with

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Hanburys is an established firm of Chartered Certified Accountants based in St Albans who prove a wide range of accountancy, audit and taxation services to private individuals, partnerships and companies.

Janette began her career with the Audit Commission where she developed an impressive skill set auditing a portfolio of Public Sector clients. When the Audit Commission was dissolved by parliament, Janette joined a big 4 firm for a short time before moving to a Top 100 firm who specialise within in Academies, as an Audit Manager.

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kate's articles

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4 Takeaways From Our What Is The Next Step For Your Finance Career Webinar

Posted by Kate Green

I would like to thank everyone who joined us for Pro Finance’s latest webinar about Your Career in Finance, and a special thanks to our panel speakers, Jamie Cassell (Saffery Champness), Grant Lee (PWC) and Darsh Shah (Adler Shine) for participating. I think I can speak for everyone when I say it was an entirely beneficial event, and it was a real pleasure to listen to the advice and experiences of three industry-leading Partners within the world of practice! For those who missed out, not to worry! Below I have summarised the key points from the webinar, covering Specialisms, Firms, Career Advancement and Career Progression.​ 1. SPECIALISMS Darsh Shah (Adler Shine) began his career in Audit, however, benefited from the internal secondment opportunities within Corporate Finance and Not for Profit. Now he is able to keep his fingers in all the pies, so to speak, assisting Adler Shine’s Corporate Finance team as well as acting as Audit RI! Grant Lee (PWC) also highlighted the difficulty in making Director or Partner without having done a secondment into another line of service or territory. Saffery Champness offer their staff broad client exposure, and Jamie Cassell encourages his staff to focus on a couple of sectors they have a strong presence in, as they move up the promotional ladder. The verdict: Grab those opportunities to gain exposure to different service lines and specialisms, early on! Afterall, another string to your bow can only further your career later on in your finance career. 2. FIRMS All three of our guest panelists came from such different backgrounds and trained and worked in firms of varying size - each of them having their own individual merits. The Big 4 not only offers global reach but can provide alternate career paths internally. A Top 20 firm such as Saffery Champness offers a gratifying and varied workload with a broad range of sectors and client contact early on in one’s career. Finally, a “big little award-winning firm” such as Adler Shine allows you to have direct say on strategy and growth due to the close Partner group. The verdict: Decide on where you gain most job satisfaction. Is it in the variety of the work? Is it the potential to move service lines or for international travel? Or do you want to directly contribute to a firm’s strategy? 3. CAREER ADVANCEMENT It was great to hear how seriously firms are taking career development, offering counselling managers, yearly appraisals, a dedicated Learning & Development department for high-quality training and CPD support, as well as the very important; salary reviews! The verdict: Make the most of your firm’s excellent training and development facilities. Accountancy practices are eager to develop their staff and help them reach their full potential quickly – so make sure you have clear objectives laid out in your appraisals and a strategy of how you are going to reach these goals! 4. CAREER PROGRESSION In order to progress and be a success, love what you do! If partnership is your long-term goal, ensure you engage in Business Development early on to get a true taster. Motivation is the key factor and having a passion for what you do – by going the extra mile people will notice you and in turn truly support your career ambitions and help you to reach them in a desirable time frame. The verdict: Differentiate yourself from your peers with your diverse experience through secondments, and never be overlooked for a promotion again! A career in finance offers an abundance of different paths you can follow, from sector specialisms to crossing service lines. Each firm has its own merits, whether it is a Big 4 or a smaller, strong independent and just remember in order to succeed it’s important to love what you do. Take advantage of professional development your firm can offer you, and if you think you’re not getting enough out of your current role - make that change today.

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The Gender Pay GAAP

Posted by Kate Green

This month saw the brand new £10 note featuring Jane Austen enter circulation. Austen, an English novelist famous for her romance and comedy-fuelled literature, is the only woman – apart from the Queen – to now feature on an English banknote. Theresa May, somewhat like Marmite – the public tend to either love her or hate her. Whichever side of the argument you're on, there is no denying she is the second woman to hold both positions; Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party - the first being Margaret Thatcher. Females entering traditionally male-dominated occupations has significantly increased in the last few decades. So, what about females working in finance? A study conducted by Visible Women shows that 64% of the top 1000 accounting and finance firms have no women in senior roles. Not only this, male chartered accountants in business earn an average salary of £100.9k compared to females who earn an average of £63.9k, a gap which has increased by 5.4% since 2014. So, what is being done about it? Well, organisations of more than 250 employees will now have to report gender pay differences annually or face a fine – and as a result, this Summer, PWC have reported a shocking 13.7% mean gender pay gap – something which they need to address. I believe transparency is the key to overcoming the gender pay gap - and is it clear to see from the media portrayal of the BBC following the release of their highest paid talent, that businesses cannot afford to risk their reputation. We should celebrate strong female role models in finance and it is great to see City AM’s Power 100 list recognising impressive female leaders in the accounting world, including Sacha Romanovitch the first female CEO of a major City accountancy firm, Grant Thornton.

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