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 aim to deliver exceptional results for our clients through commitment to excellence on every step of their finance recruitment journey. 

Time and again we hear that our focus on the impact of our appointments is why clients choose to work with us. Our team’s experience, track-record, and extensive personal network, positions them as high-calibre recruiters and allows us to stand out as a unique operator in senior finance recruitment.

We take an expert’s view of how successful finance teams work, with a focus on which finance professional will thrive in what kind of role. This approach, allied with the latest search methodologies and a detailed understanding of the market, ensures that we deliver tailored and effective solutions for your recruitment needs.

In an increasingly connected world, we understand that a tailored approach is required in order to deliver the best service to both the client and candidate. We use a wide variety of research and recruitment methods to attract the highest calibre person for the opportunity, not simply the best person we know at that point in time. The service we deliver is always built around client need, covering: full-scale national search, advertised selection, proactive networking and discreet market benchmarking.

Permanent Finance Recruitment


At Rutherford Cross we recognise that each Finance role is unique and may require different approaches. For example, when a role is confidential, you will need search and selection, but for a newly created role you may want to shout about your brand and opportunity with a full advertising and social media campaign. Whatever the scenario, we support organisations with the best solutions. You can find out more about our permanent services below.

Whether you are a start-up or family-owned business, a public or not for profit organisation, or a large corporate company, we can provide tailored executive search support. Combining powerful search resources with an in-depth consultative approach, we work closely with our clients to understand their organisation’s competitive challenges, business objectives and culture. We see partnership as the key to success, listening and challenging in equal measure to ensure we can deliver an impactful solution.

Please get in touch with our team for more information.

We source and secure the most ambitious talent for permanent roles across the finance lifecycle. Through our community building we continue to grow and nurture an extensive network of finance professionals with proven track records, so our clients are confident we will help them find the best talent quickly and ensure a smooth transition into their culture.

Please get in touch with our team for more information.

Now more than ever, our clients need a partner that can help market their brand to ensure they can attract the most gifted of finance talent.  This talent will have a wealth of compelling opportunities in front of them.  It is our job to work with our clients to ensure they stand out from the crowd and keep their brand front and centre for the best candidates.  Our experienced team build talent acquisition campaigns by creating content, targeting talent through social media, organising inspirational events and building client microsites to showcase opportunities.

Please get in touch with our team for more information.

Interim Finance Recruitment


 Hiring an Interim can allow businesses to scale up their finance provision in busy periods or can provide a specific skillset for individual projects which will contribute to the organisation’s growth. We have a team of interim finance specialists ready to support you, whether it’s a one-off resource, or you need to ramp up a full finance project team to deliver key projects on time and at a cost-effective price point. You can find out more about our interim finance services below. 

Rutherford Cross is privileged to have access to both highly experienced interims with impressive track records, as well as individuals embarking into the interim market.

Whether required for short or long term assignments, our specialist contracting team sources and places the best finance professionals looking to work on specific projects, or deliver individual assignments; all backed up by our compliance team giving you complete peace of mind.

Please get in touch with our team for more information.

In today’s ever-changing world, organisations need to be able to pivot quickly to meet the demands of their customer needs. This requires nimble yet robust solutions – allowing businesses the ability to flex up and down with project teams who can not only deliver on price point, but who can help guide and steer through the ever-changing deliverables in a competitive landscape. At Rutherford Cross we have a proven track record of scoping, planning, executing, and supporting a raft of managed service projects for customers looking to transform their business and meet their organisational goals. Our models are tailored to the demands of our clients to ensure the most robust and scalable solutions are provided and all of this is done with partnership, transparency, and delivery at the forefront of everyone’s mind.

Please get in touch with our team for more information.

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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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