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Tom Eagle

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Tom Eagle

Associate Director - Finance

I manage a team of experienced recruiters placing finance professionals into accountancy practices across audit, accounts and corporate finance. Our aim is to use our extensive knowledge and experience to provide a personalised approach to all clients and candidates 

We work with all practices from the Big 4 to smaller specialist boutique firms and aim to provide a first class service to both candidates and clients at all levels from Senior-Senior to Partner.

I embarked on a career within Financial Recruitment in 2008 initially with CMC Consulting Ltd. Having progressed to a position of Regional Manager within CMC, early last year I made the move into London to join Pro-Group

Outside of work I am a huge sports fan including football, golf and horse racing. Whether you would consider it football is debatable but I support Ipswich Town and continue to waste money on a season ticket. If I wasn’t in recruitment I would have liked to have been a professional footballer, although that would have been forgotten once I discovered pubs!

tom's latest roles

  • M&A Senior Manager

    £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus

    M&A Senior Manager Top 10, London £70,000 - £80,000 + Bonus A genuine M&A opportunity to be a business partner to an entrepreneurial client base assisting with their growth and strategic development! As a Se...

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  • Corporate Finance Manager

    £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus

    Corporate Finance Manager Top 20 Firm, London Up to £60,000 + Bonus If you are currently working within a corporate finance role but struggling to get exposure to lead advisory and business development, then...

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  • Audit Executive - Top 10 Practice

    £42000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits

    Recently qualified and looking for a move to a Top 10 accountancy practice? My client is recruiting for a recently qualified ACA/CA to join their audit team specifically focusing on the financial services se...

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What people say about Tom

Tom has always been a great help in Moore Stephens recruiting needs and one of our most effective agencies. What has been most consistent is his ability to deliver across Audit disciplines and levels. He is always contactable, pleasant to deal with, honest and up front. 

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Companies Tom has worked with

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Raffingers is a Top 100 UK firm of chartered accountants based in Woodford Green providing a variety of services including audit, accounting, tax and corporate finance to their established and expanding client base.

Moore Stephens is an established Top 10 accounting and advisory network, with offices throughout the UK and members across the globe operating within 106 countries. Their clients range from individuals and entrepreneurs, through to large organisations and complex international businesses.

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tom's articles

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What Is The Next Step For Your Finance Career Webinar- Recording

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Thanks to everyone who joined us on What Is The Next Step for Your Finance Career Webinar. We received some great questions from you all, we didn't have enough time to respond to all of them, but look out for further articles from Tom Eagle, who will look to share further insight into finance career paths. Keep the questions coming in, we'd love to hear about which topics you'd like us to explore going forward Share your thoughts >> If you missed it the webinar - you can view it here: If you would like a copy of the slides, they can be viewed HERE

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Time for the big decision, what is next for your career?

Posted by Tom Eagle

We have all at one point in our career faced the big decision of what next? You may have just become a Qualified Accountant and if so congratulations on completing your exams. After years of studying and hard work, you have achieved what you set out to do and broadened the choice of opportunities in finance available to you. Alternatively, you may have qualified within the last five years and are now considering your next career move. Whatever your situation, it’s time to start thinking about the next steps in your career. You have reached one of the most important crossroads and need to ask yourself “what are my options and what do I want to do to progress my career?” There is no easy answer and not one answer for all, your options are endless and so it’s time to explore the jobs available in your profession. The time has come to consider your career ambitions and goals, what you are hoping to achieve? You may think you have all the answers and have your career mapped out, but who have you spoken to about this? Have you looked at all the finance jobs available or have you always had one end goal in sight? There are several factors to consider and this is a decision which will determine the rest of your career in finance. My advice to you is to seek advice from an expert. That is not always a recruiter who knows the practice market or who has been in financial recruitment for many years, we understand recruiters can have a bias. At Pro-Finance, we want to give you more than the normal service of a recruiter, which is why we are hosting a free webinar for you to speak to the experts and hear from them in a non-interview capacity about their experiences. On the 14th June, I will be joined by Partners from three of the UK’s leading Accountancy Practices. We will have representatives from the Big 4, Top 20 and an independent firm. We will be discussing the different career options available and the benefits of working in each firm of varying size and what the firms can offer you. To listen and learn from people who have walked your path and made a success of their career, to understand the differences between sizes of firms and cultures then I would highly recommend signing up. Click here to register for 'What is the next step for your Finance career?' webinar >>> Thursday 14th June 14 2018 12:30 PM BST We will be joined by: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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60 Seconds: Nigel Walde, Director - Film & TV at Saffery Champness LLP

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What advice would you give to yourself 10 years ago on how to progress within the accountancy world? Keep working at it. The immediate outlook might look repetitive however it soon becomes more challenging, diverse and rewarding as you continue to progress. Keep taking yourself out of your comfort zone, it is the best way to increase your knowledge and experience. Consider specialising and carving yourself a niche and think about what you are good at and focus on it. Generally, you will be the master of your own destiny so you will have to create your own opportunities to progress. If you were able to invite 4 people to dinner (alive or dead), who would you invite and why? Aretha Franklin for the music, Richard Burton for the anecdotes about the film industry, the chef Anthony Bourdain to do the cooking and finally Barack Obama who I think would be a delightful guest! What do Saffery’s do particularly well? We show a real interest in our staff and the development of our people. We are also able to operate incredibly well in specialist areas with a very diverse knowledge base throughout the teams. As a firm, we can generally solve all problems presented to us. How would your team describe you? Fair, considerate, conscientious and enthusiastic (hopefully). Who is your hero and why? David Attenborough has always been a hero of mine. He has had a wonderful career, is good at educating us and cares about the planet we live on. What is your biggest superstition/fear? I am not particularly superstitious, although sometimes I come close to believing in Karma! The way you behave seems to have an immediate effect on how others behave towards you. What is your morning routine before work? I get on my bike and ride the six and half miles into work. I will generally plan the day ahead while staying thoroughly focused on the perils of cycling through central London! What is your life hack / top tip? Do something every day that either starts your heart pounding or makes you feel you have completed a challenge. What creates the memory of a good working day is overcoming a challenge and successfully completing a difficult task. Also don’t underestimate getting out in the fresh air! If you were not doing your current job, what would you liked to have done? I always wanted to be a chef. I would love to run a simple restaurant in a hot country. If I could cook with my own grown produce that would be a bonus! What is the biggest challenge facing the finance world at present Keeping a level head in a time of significant change and uncertainty. Technology is also moving incredibly quickly and we need to be able to quickly understand it, adopt it and use to its full potential.

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September Finance News Round Up

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BDO replaces Deloitte as Mitie auditor Mitie Group has announced that its board has appointed BDO as its new auditor, replacing Deloitte after their resignation effective September 2017. BDO will remain as auditors until the Annual General Meeting in 2018 when Mitie will vote on the firms appointment. Accountancy Age RSM recruits 288 trainees RSM have over the summer recruited a staggering 288 trainees to join their teams across 30 offices in the UK. It takes the total headcount at trainee level within the Top 10 firm to 3,600 individuals who will all be training towards achieving their future accountancy qualifications. Accountancy Age UHY Hacker Young prepares for Brexit with new international offices In order to meet the challenges presented by Brexit, top 20 firm UHY Hacker Young has expanded its international network by adding a new member firm in Germany and affiliate firms in France and Spain. The group has seen massive growth globally over the last few years with office count at 275 in 2013 and rising to 325 this year. Accountancy Age PwC to take over from Deloitte as Diploma auditor PwC is to take over from Deloitte as the auditor of Diploma plc following a competitive tender process. Diplomas audit committee chair Anne Thorburn explained that PWC had been chosen as they fulfilled the “principal criteria of capability, audit quality and cultural fit” Accountancy Age

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September 2017: Finance Movers & Shakers

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Top 10 firm BDO is growing its Corporate Finance team with the addition of new Partner Rory McPherson to their Scotland team. Rory will join the transactions team in Scotland within their award winning Corporate Finance practice. Mazars has unveiled its new Accounting and Outsourcing Partner in the West Midlands.Paul Underwood has been appointed, departing RSM where he was the lead of the national consulting service. Head of Outsourcing Toby Stanbrook said “We are delighted to welcome Paul to our national team. His appointment reflects the firm’s continued commitment and investment in our growing Accounting and Outsourcing business. His experience will help our clients as they grow and develop their finance activities.” Top 10 firm Smith & Williamson have confirmed the appointment of Nick Jacques as Assurance and Accounting Partner in London. Nick joins the firm from EY where he specialised in mid-market clients. Head of Assurance at Smith & Williamson John Rugman commented “We are delighted Nick has joined – he brings significant experience to our mid-market and scale-up clients. Toby Stephenson has joined Top 20 firm MHA Macintyre Hudson as an Audit/Accounts Partner. Toby joins after previously working for Top 10 firm BDO and will complement a strong practice that specialises in audit, financial reporting and business advisory services. The head of the Birmingham office, Chris Barlow stated “We are absolutely delighted that Toby has agreed to join us. He’s an exceptional individual, and exactly the right sort of talent that we need to push ourselves forward and continue the growth that we’ve seen over the past couple of years. Toby will bring a real sense of strength and depth to the team. I know that I and the rest of the team are very much looking forward to getting to know and working with Toby”.

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