CRA Executive Search & Selection: Bespoke recruitment solutions for director level positions in the legal and finance sectors within industry

CRA’s specialist executive search and selection service has been created to find the new directors that an in-house legal department or finance department in industry needs to advance.

Alternatively, if you are an outstanding candidate looking to accelerate your career by becoming a finance director or senior in-house counsel within an ambitious organisation, our executive search and selection team will help you identify and pursue the most exciting opportunities.

Director-level Search & Selection for clients

Our process has been designed to give you the best results by selecting potential new directors who meet your brief.

You will be in the hands of our highly experienced consultants.  They will use an unbeatable combination of expertise, existing networks and the latest technology to profile and identify potential directors that offer all the skills and experience you are looking for.

Our retained approach to executive search and selection means we can allocate all our internal resources so that every director-level opportunity receives all the attention and resource needed to achieve the best results. 

We do this by following our proven search and selection process:

  • Instruction and planning

We will do everything to ensure we understand the brief and have all the resources to start the campaign.

  • Design and review

We design the adverts and review all the existing materials and methods before agreeing a plan with you that confirms the timeframes and the methods we’ll use.

  • Research

Our consultants are fully supported by a research team with a well-developed network in the specialism you are looking to recruit in.

  • Interview

Any suitable candidates are interviewed by us.  If required, we will use the latest psychometric testing and profiling methods.

  • State-of-the-art methods

We use traditional search and selection techniques combined with state-of-the-art AI tools as and when we need to.

  • Access to our networks

We will utilise our consultants’ networks to reference and provide further information you can use to your benefit during the selection process.

  • Shortlisting

We will present you with a final shortlist of candidates for you to interview together with notes on the shortlist and any additional information you require.

  • Ongoing support

Once we achieve a successful outcome, we will manage the offer and onboarding processes and stay in touch during the first months of your new role to ensure you and your new director are fully settled.

Search & Selection for candidates

Are you finding your career has stagnated and is not developing as you’d like because your route into a director-level or C suite role is either not clear or blocked entirely?  

If this is the case, our experienced consultants will help.  We know how to create exactly the right opportunities to meet your specific brief.

We have specialists across the legal, accountancy and financial sectors who will work closely with you to identify organisations in industry that have the same values as you and offer the senior opportunities you want.

We will work proactively for you either having created a specific brief or as part of the multiple recruitment  campaigns we are running for businesses that include opportunities at the level you are searching for.  

The first stage is to meet with you to create your personal career plan.  From there we will support you throughout the process, always sharing career advice and feedback where we can, until we achieve the result you want – becoming a director in the right organisation.




Clare Holsgrove


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