We are here to advise and support people and organisations to realise their potential so that together we can impact lives and communities for the better.

This is our purpose. We start each candidate relationship with the desire to understand what makes that person tick and establish their long-term aspirations. We want to play our part in helping you realise your potential throughout your career, not just in finding your next job.

Helping someone secure a new role can have a transformational impact on their career and life.

It is a privilege to advise people on their careers and it is a responsibility we take incredibly seriously. We want to make a positive difference.

As specialists in senior finance recruitment , we understand how high-calibre careers develop and evolve in the industry – but we also know that your career is unique, just like you are. Whatever your situation and ambition, we are here to help you find the career path that is right for you.

With extensive experience, our consultants are ideally placed to help you manage your career – taking you from your first moves after qualifying, to the ideal CFO or Partner position. Our business is built on long-term relationships, so we don’t simply look at your next role, we take the view of your whole career which reflects the realisation of your fullest potential.

Permanent Opportunities

Our experts are here to listen and guide you throughout your career. We provide considered advice to ensure you find the best job that enables you to realise your potential. Each member of our team of consultants has spent many years developing the understanding, track-record, and extensive personal network which marks them out as high-calibre advisors.

Our experience translates into an expert’s view of how successful careers develop and what kind of professional thrives in what kind of role. Our understanding ensures that we deliver a tailored view of how we best advise you on your career choices.

Interim & Contract Opportunities

With flexibility and work life balance a high priority for much of the current workforce, moving into the interim market can help finance professionals achieve both. Interim roles also allow professionals to build on their existing skillset and work on challenging projects to bolster their experience outside the standard permanent role profile.

Our consultants are hugely experienced in offering advice to candidates on the types of roles available and on making the move from permanent employment to the interim market. Whether you are a seasoned finance contractor or new to the contract world, we can offer advice on how best to set yourself up and will work with you to secure rewarding projects with leading businesses.

Career Advice

Finding the perfect finance job is easier when you partner with the experts. We are on hand to ensure you are fully prepped, providing support on CV writing and interview technique to give you the best possible chance of landing that dream job.

In addition, we can provide you advice around salaries and financial packages, along with the latest views on flexible and hybrid working from the market.

Salary Benchmarking

Rutherford Cross can provide you with salary  insights, allowing you to benchmark yourself against your peers in the Scottish finance market and beyond.  We are happy to support you with difficult salary negotiations.

ICAS Partnership

At Rutherford Cross we have been fortunate enough to work in partnership with ICAS since becoming a Member Partner in 2017. We have been a proud sole sponsor of the ICAS Admissions Ceremony since 2019, which celebrates the achievements of finance leaders of the future across Scotland and beyond. Find out more about our ICAS partnership here.


Our tailored events are organised with you at their centre, providing access to some of the most high-profile and respected leaders in the finance sector, and the opportunity to network with future employers.  Keep up to date with our events programme on our events page.

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Famous for excellence.

We have an in-depth understanding of the market, a flexible business model and long-term view of relationship-building. As such, we are a vital partner to blue-chip organisations, major banks and leading accountancy and law firms – and an essential career guide for the most ambitious finance professionals.

Our Commitment to DE&I

As part of our commitment to a diverse workforce in the Scottish finance sector, Rutherford Cross is a proud member of enei. We work hard to ensure that the recruitment processes we run are as diverse, equitable and inclusive as possible.

Together we achieve more.

Livingston James Group comprises two bespoke sub brands: Livingston James – our executive search and leadership advisory practice, and Rutherford Cross – our specialist finance recruitment practice. This wider group structure complements our robust search and assessment process, allowing clients to access our deep-rooted network and expertise.

Contact our finance recruitment experts

We’d be delighted to provide further information. Get in touch with our team to find out how we can help you.

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