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Accounting & Finance

Our Public and Not for Profit sector Finance team is made up of six market expert Consultants covering temporary and permanent positions throughout Executive, Post-Qualified, Part-Qualified and Junior Finance. They work with a range of organisations including Charities, Not-For-Profit organisations, Education, Social Housing, Government bodies and organisations within the ESG and sustainability markets.

  • Team Information
  • Clients We Work With
  • Testimonials
  • Meet the Team
  • Frameworks
  • Current Opportunities

Our Public and Not for Profit sector division was established in 2011 and throughout the past five years has become our fastest growing service area. The team are well respected as market experts and advisory consultants throughout their networks.

Our Public and Not for Profit sector Finance Division are approved suppliers on frameworks:

Accounting & Finance

Typical roles the team recruit for include:

  • CFO
  • Director of Finance & Operations
  • Head of Finance
  • Financial Controller
  • Financial Planning & Analysis Manager
  • Finance Business Partner
  • Management Accountant
  • (Senior) Finance Manager
  • Financial Modeller
  • Project Accountant
  • Financial Accountant
  • Senior Accountant
  • Finance Officer
  • Assistant Management Accountant
  • Assistant Financial Accountant
  • Finance Assistant
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Credit Controller

Clients we've worked with


“We chose Goodman Masson as they are a well respected firm who offer a competitive service. They took the time to understand the strategy of our organisation and our values. They provided a personalised service and listened to our evolving requirements, whilst providing a high calibre of candidates. Thanks to their swift and professional service, we now view Goodman Masson as a strategic partner of ours.”

Age UK

“Goodman Masson did a fantastic job recruiting our new Finance Director. I was so impressed by the strength of their network and the high level of respect their Consultants had among non-profit Finance Directors.

Our Consultant really took the time to understand our needs and was able to very quickly pull together a high-quality shortlist. Goodman Masson Consultants are an absolute pleasure to work with. They are friendly, responsive and get results and I would not hesitate to recommend them.”

CFO – Sub-Saharan Africa ESSA

“Through Goodman Masson my organisation found an Accountant that is a perfect fit for the job. They took the time to come and meet me, understand my needs and the culture of the organisation. I world work with them again in the future.”

Thrive Homes

“Magella is great, her knowledge of the sector is second to none, she also seems to know everyone. She has led some excellent presentations/workshops/discussions at various events and is a champion for diversity and inclusion She is one of the few people whose calls I will answer.”

Finance Director – British Society for Immunology

Accounting & Finance Team

Magella Burnett


Magella has over 8 years experience recruiting into Not-For-Profit and Public Sector markets and joined Goodman Masson in 2018. She specialises in temporary and fixed-term contract recruitment across Finance within the Public and Not for Profit sectors. She prides herself on having exceptional market knowledge and is an expert on diversity in recruitment.

Daniel Kelner

Senior Consultant

Daniel has 4 years experience recruiting into Not-For-Profit and Public Sector markets, specialising in placing executive, senior and mid-level qualified Finance professionals into permanent positions. His above-and-beyond, search-style process management and post-placement support and advice has led Dan to become the sole recruitment partner to a range of different clients.

Suzanne Salisbury

Senior Consultant

Suzanne joined Goodman Masson in May 2021 to support our temporary and fixed-term contract Finance recruitment offering. She specialises in placing interim candidates into Charities, Not-For-Profit organisations, Education and Government bodies. Suzanne plays a pivotal role within the interim team and brings a genuine passion for the Not-For-Profit sector.

Shazia Paris

Senior Consultant

Shazia joined Goodman Masson in August 2021 to support our permanent Finance recruitment specialism. She focuses on placing candidates into permanent roles within Charities, Education, Not-For-Profit organisations and Government bodies. With 5 years of teaching experience prior to joining Goodman Masson, Shazia has a real appreciation for, and understanding of, the Non-For-Profit and Education sectors in particular.

Beatrice Easdale-Cheele


Beatrice joined Goodman Masson in 2022 to support our growing temporary and fixed-term contract Finance desk. Her area of specialism is placing interim and temporary candidates into Charities, Not-For-Profit organisations, Education and Health & Social Care. With a degree in Global Health and experience working for a UK Charity, Bea has first-hand experience within these sectors and with it, true admiration for her client base.

Scott Jones


Scott joined Goodman Masson in 2022 to support our growing Finance desk. His area of specialism is placing interim and temporary candidates into Social Housing organisations.

Goodman Masson are preferred suppliers to 83% of the G15, along with a huge range of other housing associations.

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