Jo Howell Btec BA & Mgt

Recruitment Manager - Accountancy & Financial Services

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I joined Cathedral Appointments in November 2012 to manage the Financial Services division and in 2016 also took on Accountancy recruitment. This encompasses Wealth Management, Private Banking, Mortgage Finance, Pensions, Investment Management, Stockbroking, Insurance and Compliance as well as both commercial and practice based accountancy roles. Within these disciplines I operate at all levels of recruitment from support roles through to Director level. The Financial Services and Accountancy division is niche within the South West but varied and growing. From time to time I do also work with retail clients for both regional and area retail management opportunities. The Division expanded to include Jayne Marshall in 2017 and continues to grow and develop.

Prior to joining Cathedral Appointments I worked within financial and commercial recruitment across the UK. My recruitment career started in Aberdeen in 1996 and I have worked and managed staff in the Home Counties, Greater Manchester, and the wider South West. I will be celebrating 20 years in recruitment in 2016 and still remain passionate about providing the best service I can.

Businesses are increasingly looking for a bespoke but locally based recruitment service and by being a specialist within the area I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to what has become a growing and successful division within Cathedral Appointments. 

I work very closely with a number of locally based businesses to understand their business approach and style. My ethos is consultancy driven with a view on long term strategic recruitment. For me business credibility is key and I enjoy working with existing and new clients - both candidate and client!

As a business, Cathedral Appointments has been serving the local and wider business community since 1988. I believe we have proved we are in it for the long term and the quality of service we provide is consistent with our 27 years' track record of providing a superior and quality recruitment service.

Types of roles recruited:-

  • Paraplanner, Financial Planner
  • Wealth Manager
  • Independent Financial Advisor (IFA)
  • Mortgage Advisor, Mortgage Broker
  • Investment Manager
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Compliance Manager, Compliance Assistant
  • Audit Assistant
  • Insurance Broker, Commercial Insurance Manager
  • Underwriter
  • Wealth Management Support Administrator
  • IFA Administrator
  • Senior Retained Assignments - CFO, Finance Director, Financial Controller
  • Qualified Accountants - Finance Manager, Management Accountant, Financial Accountant
  • Practice Based Vacancies
  • Finance Analysts, Project Accountant, Accounts Payable Manager, Supervisor, Clerk, Accounts Receivable Manager, Supervisor, Clerk Credit Manager, Credit Control Manager, Supervisor, Controller, Company Accountant, Assistant Accountant, Accounts Assistant