Experienced Finance Directors are ideally placed to understand the needs of clients looking for finance professionals. In particular, helping a business clarify the real requirements of a role, understanding the cultural fit and advising on the correct selection criteria are second nature to us - full time, part time, permanent or temporary.

Whilst the recruitment of listed or private company FD and FCs is our main focus, we can also recruit finance managers, part/newly qualified accountants and transactional finance professionals such as ledger clerks.  Better still, we can advise on the structure and competency of the existing finance team and help reorganise it to establish financial leadership and control and provide high quality and relevant information.

Woodrow Mercer Finance is a joint venture with FDYL.  To find out more about FDYL, please click here.

Finance Consultants


Mark Raven

Finance Director

Mark has been involved in Woodrow Mercer since its formation in 2012. He is an experienced Finance Director, having worked in a permanent and interim capacity at this level for over 25 years. In recent years he has also recruited for a number of large corporate and SME clients at both FD and FC level. Fiercely competitive, he loves the challenge of a Tough Mudder.


Neil Muffitt

Regional Director Leeds

With more than 25 years experience around board room tables, Neil believes that objectivity and an ability to challenge the status quo are essential for effective FDs. He currently recruits and manages the team of portfolio FDs and in his spare time has been known to tread the boards in the local amdram society.


Sara Clark

Associate Director

Sara specialises in part/newly qualified, graduate, AAT and transactional finance recruitment, typically covering the £20-40k market. Starting out on a graduate scheme, she has specialised in finance recruitment for 7 of the 10 years since, operating mainly in West/North Yorkshire.


David Clark

Associate Director

David joined us in June 2017, having worked for Michael Page for 9 years. For the last 4 he was business manager within their interim finance division in West Yorkshire, where he recruited across all industry sectors. He will now continue to act as an interim specialist for senior finance appointments at qualified level across Yorkshire. David has built his reputation on a strong technical understanding of his clients and candidates needs, resulting in a high level of repeat business. Outside of work David is one of our sportier members of the team as a keen darts and poker player.


Natalie Moyles

Business Director

Having spent seven years with Michael Page, Natalie has a strong track record in recruitment with experience of working across many sectors. She now specialises in the recruitment of entry level and part/newly qualified finance roles and is working closely with Sara Clark to build this division. A keen runner and boxer, she has temporarily put her sporting pursuits to one side as she focuses her energies on her young family.


Abby Langstaff


Abby joined Woodrow Mercer Finance at the beginning of February 2017. She has a strong background in recruitment and previously managed a telesales team for an insulation business - so there's no doubt that's she's a people person and perfectly placed for her role with us. If you ever went shopping or to an airport with Abby you'd be sure to create a bit of a scene - she has metal in her spine so regularly sets off security alarms!


Milo Clark

Client Partnerships Director

​Milo joined our Leeds office earlier this year and despite his stature, has made a huge impact in a very short space of time. His role is integral to office morale and he specialises in greeting visitors and client meetings - his presence has already assisted Sara in agreeing several very lucrative deals. There is no doubt that our Leeds office could not function without Milo. ​

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Client Testimonials

Natalie has been great.  A real asset to Woodrow Mercer.

Steven Withy

MD, Together Group

Needing an objective view on what a good finance function looks like, FDYL and Woodrow Mercer Finance have recruited me a team that helps the business make decisions based on evidence and solid information rather than instinct.

Darren Bush

Director, Bowman Riley Architects Limited

For finding a Finance Director Designate for our business, we were keen to engage with real experts in the field rather than the standard recruiters. Appointing FDYL proved a great decision – given their experience, they understood the role deeply and took time to assess our culture. The shortlist we received was really strong and the person we appointed is doing a great job. Highly recommended.

Carol McClure

Facilities Manager, First Response Finance

We thought it would be difficult to fill our vacancy but the quality of candidates which Sara came up with was really high and our chosen candidate is a great fit for us so good job!

Gary Taylor

Financial Controller, FB Taylor (Cable Contractors) Ltd

Natalie took time out to visit us on site in order to understand the brief in full, including the unique culture and environment of our business.  She put forward 4 potential candidates and I don't believe any of these would have let us down.  The final decision was made very difficult by the variety and immaculate quality of candidates Natalie provided us.  I would highly recommend Natalie's services as she listened to my expectations and gave me good advice on the current market.  The process was a super-fact turnaround.  A refreshing pain free service!

Joel Kent

Group Finance Director, Home Agency 

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Candidate Testimonials

I have worked with Sara for a number of years and she recently placed me in my 2nd consecutive role.  Sara is a credit to Woodrow Mercer and an absolute pleasure to deal with.  She is different to the rest of the recruitment agents I have dealt with and this is why she stands out.  She always takes the time to listen to what I want from a role and I know I am a very picky candidate - I was looking for nothing short of perfect!  She only ever sends relevant opportunities to me which is hugely important.  Whilst busy holding down a job and trying to find another I don't want to be bombarded with things that aren't within the parameters of what I've asked.  She always keeps me in the loop and deals with my impatience perfectly, ensuring she is as up to date with the progress on interviews as much as possible.  She often makes herself available late on an evening to speak, she is always there to listen and never rushes me off the phone.  I really wanted to share my appreciation for a top class recruiter!

I received excellent advice from Natalie.  When my girls are more grown up and self-reliant then I will seek to work with her again.  I think that she is a step above other recruitment consultants, by far.

Woodrow Mercer are a professional and friendly company who are very easy to work with. Sara managed to find me my ideal job move in one go with no messing and her support every step of the way was a refreshing change. I would highly recommend both Sara and WM if you are looking to find your next role in a stress free and supportive way!

I would like to say a massive thank you to Sara at Woodrow Mercer Finance.  Right from the start she put my needs first and listened to everything I was looking for. I would recommend Sara to anyone looking for a new career.

I cannot recommend Sara at Woodrow Mercer Finance enough. She was extremely helpful, professional and supportive and was instrumental in finding the right job for me. From day 1 she gave me the confidence to strive for the perfect job for me and I thank her for everything she has done.

I cannot thank Sara and Woodrow Mercer enough for helping me find my new role. They have matched me perfectly to the right role, company and team. In doing so, I've fitted straight in and never felt happier.  They have been there for me with great advice from the very beginning, going above and beyond to help me in every way possible.  It has been such a pleasure to have met and worked with Woodrow Mercer Finance.

Thanks to Sara and Woodrow Mercer!  They have been a pleasure to deal with throughout this whole process.  I feel like we are now on a 'sending out Christmas cards' basis!

I  would like to thank Sara and Woodrow Mercer Finance, for their help and dedication in finding me the type of work I was looking for with the hours specific to my needs.