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Neal Pavitt
Neal Pavitt

Director & Equity Partner

020 4537 4003

With an extensive 20+ year history recruiting within the Insurance and Reinsurance Finance & Accounting sector Neal joined Harrison Holgate in 2012 from a boutique insurance specialist to establish a Finance & Accounting Division.

While Neal mostly focuses on more senior and C-Suit Finance searches, he works on all levels of Finance recruitment from entry level trainee to CFO.

With a long-term history operating as one of the sectors most established Consultants Neal is a core member of the Senior Leadership Team and responsible for the continued growth of Harrison Holgate. Neal is a Fellow member of the REC and is DipRP qualified.

Neal operates in the following sector

Finance & Accountancy

London, Lloyd’s and the Regions

Our Finance & Accounting unit was formed from a continued demand to build out a complimentary service proposition for our key and long-term partners. Working with clients across the London and Lloyd’s market as well as across the UK regions, our Finance & Accounting unit also works with service providers and third-party agencies providing highly technical and skilled talent. With a proven track record successfully fulfilling mandates at CFO level, we work from junior to senior level. We are able to recruit for any positions that sit within finance or report into finance e.g. qualified and part qualified accountants, Analysts, investments, treasury, credit control & IBA, Tax, project accounting, finance systems, FP&A and Solvency II.

What people are saying about Neal

"Neal provided a first class level of service throughout the recruitment process. From our initial discussions around the types of role I was interested in, to providing highly detailed explanations of the job specifications that were of interest, the level of support through the interview process and the post acceptance touch points were of the highest quality. I would thoroughly recommend Neal and would not hesitate to use him again in the future in either a hiring manager or candidate capacity. "

- Experienced Finance Professional

"During my search for a new role in industry, Neal was very helpful in reaching out with a role in a great company that suited my interests, experiences and skills. He was very helpful in interview preparations, knowledgeable about the firm and people, and had great communication throughout the whole process. Highly recommended when looking for a position especially in the Insurance and Finance space. "

- Financial Accountant

"Neal is the consummate professional. He provided great support and service at a critical point in my career. Unlike many consultants I have utilised in the past, Neal was a true advocate for me and equipped me really well prior to meeting a leading London underwriter. He has kept in touch on a routine basis and understands the nuances of working life in London City. He has an excellent London Market knowledge and is incredibly well connected. I cannot praise Neal highly enough,"

- Head of Internal Audit

"Neal is perhaps the best recruiter I have worked with to date (on either side of the recruiting table). He is professional, responsive, and on top of things. I always felt that I was fully informed on both the process and on where I stood in the process for the position he was recruiting me for. He also made it all as enjoyable as possible. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others, and remain very grateful for having crossed paths with him professionally."

- Senior Finance Professional

"I have known Neal for many years and he is a superb recruitment consultant. He took great care when placing me for roles and always gave feedback following an interview. Neal always answers my queries in a timely fashion with honesty. I would recommend Neal for his professional, diplomatic approach and personal nature."

- Syndicate Finance Manager

"I would definitely highly recommend working with Neal . He kept me updated at every stage of the process and I felt was always providing honest feedback to me . I feel that Neal has a higher level of integrity than some recruitment agents I have gone through in the past ,which does make a big difference when you are trusting someone to help you with an important step in your career. "

- Head of Corporate Reporting & Accounting

"Neal has been a great contact, and I have started recommending him to my friends. Extremely professional, understands the insurance industry, and works hard for the best outcome for his candidates. He is now my first port of call for job opportunities!"

- FP&A Director

"I worked alongside Neal when making my first move from practice into industry. I found Neal fantastic to deal with throughout the process, offering me honest advice and taking time to understand what I was looking to achieve within my new role. I would thoroughly recommend working alongside Neal. "

- Financial Controller

"Neal was extremely helpful with every aspect of the placement into a life changing and exciting role. Provided me with a great insight into the role and supported me throughout the entire interview process. I highly recommend to engage with Neal for outstanding career paths."

- Assistant Syndicate Accountant

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