Carillion Plc

Carillion PM is a £650m t/o division of the Business Services Support division of Carillion Plc, specialising in hard and soft facilities management services for a broad blue chip client base across the UK. Initially a small private enterprise, t/o £170m, the organisation was acquired by Carillion Plc and set up as an autonomous business unit in 2005 enjoying significant growth due to several strategic acquisitions including Mowlem and McAlpine which have created a significant impact on the profile of the organisation.

Carillion PLC acquired the McAlpine business creating a large volume of new positions within their Facilities Management division Carillion PM. Harcourt Matthews were invited to tender and were successful as a preferred supplier to work on the project of recruiting nationwide accounting personnel within very tight timescale.

Our goal was to provide high volumes of part qualified, recently qualified and experienced senior qualified accounting & finance personnel, replacing temporary & interim staff and filling newly created vacancies across the UK. We were required to work closely with the Project business transformation & finance team and line managers nationwide to understand each role requirement and to provide strong high calibre commercial finance business partners supplying people into the business, working to the Carillion project deadlines.

Within the project team we identified the sequence of vacancies that needed filling from the most to the least urgent. We also had to introduce ourselves to each senior line manager / recruiter and quickly built rapport gaining operational knowledge, working at the "coal face" of this complex business.

Harcourt Matthews has established several recruitment campaigns and range of candidate sourcing processes to attract a wide range of candidate types encompassing:

  • Accessing our network & extensive CV database, existing contacts and gaining new referrals / recommendations
  • Accessing several jobsite CV databases covering the active UK candidate market
  • Advertising on several job boards
  • Using our internal and several 3rd party outsourced research businesses contracted to identify and to supply scarce candidate resource (passive & non active people)
  • Specific sector headhunting campaigns complementing the above approach
  • Direct mail-shot programmes to specific accounting & finance trained CIMA, ACCA and ACA individuals who fulfilled the Accounting & Finance brief

Candidates were sourced, preselected and interviewed across the UK and presented to Carillion project team and line management. Ongoing communication was essential throughout as certain vacancies were changed and reiterated as divisions were reorganised and management priorities altered - we adjusted to their business processes.

Harcourt Matthews developed a strong partnership with several key senior line managers, which enabled swift success, filling critical roles early on. During this time we have broadened our reputation within the wider Carillion group and have been recognised as a contributor to their meeting key business integration targets and subsequent transformation programmes.

Jobs recruited for include: Interim, temporary & permanent

Assistant Financial Accountant
Business Analyst
Business Integration Manger
Business Performance Manager
Commercial Finance Assistant
Contract Finance Managers - various UK based sites
Contracts Accountant
Contracts Financial Controller
Division Financial Controller
Division Financial Controller  - Fleet
Division Financial Controller  - Specialist Sites
Division Financial Controller - London Static
Division Financial Controller - Services (SandyCroft/Gl)
Divisional Finance Manager
Finance Manager - BAA
Finance Manager - Central
Finance Manager - Domestic Gas business
Finance Manager - Engineering
Finance Manager - Goldmann Sachs Contract
Finance Manager - London Area
Finance Manager - MHS HC
Finance Manager - Northern Region
Finance Manager - Projects
Finance Manager - SLAM
Finance Manager - South East Region
Finance Manager - Yorkshire Water
Finance Systems & Controls Manager
Finance Systems Manager
Financial Accountant
Financial Accounting Manager
Financial Analyst
Financial Analyst - B/Sheet
Financial Controller  - Finance Operations & Transactions
Financial Controller Division H/O
Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Manager
Financial Reporting Manager
Head of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) & Reporting
Head Performance Improvement
Interim Accountant
Interim Division Financial Controller  - Spec sites
Interim Financial Accounting Manager
Interim Financial Reporting Manager
Interim Head of FP&A
Interim Planning & Analysis Manager
Interim Reporting Manager
Management Accountant
Management Accountant - Fleet Services
Management Accountant Assistant
Management Accounting & Reporting Manager
Operational Accounting Manager
Operational Financial Controller
Planning & Analysis Accountant
Planning Accountant
Project Accountant
Project Coordinator
Project Management Accountant
Reporting Accountant
Reporting Accountant
Reporting Manager
Rgional Finance Manager - Scotland
Senior Business Analyst
Senior Finance Analyst
Senior Financial Analyst
Systems Accountant