I joined the Legal Finance team at Ambition in September 2012 having worked in another recruitment firm previously, and I cannot believe where the time has gone.
I started my recruitment career by accident having initially joined my previous firm as a Receptionist and later discovered the world of recruitment.
I thoroughly enjoy what I do and I can’t imagine doing anything else. I am lucky to have found a job that makes me excited to go to work every morning.
Roles I Recruit
I specialise in recruiting Senior Permanent and Interim appointments but will also help out with any mid-level interim roles that need my support.
I am proud to be part of one of the most successful legal finance recruitment teams in London. As a team, we recruit all levels from entry level finance roles to CFO. We pride ourselves on our consultative approach and the level of service we provide both candidates and clients.
I am currently working with the Top 100 Law Firms in London, ranging from Magic Circle Law Firms to smaller, boutique firms. I am able to offer a variety of opportunities, expertise and hold a wealth of knowledge in the legal sector.
Recently completed assignments include;
- Chief Financial Officer – (FTC) – Magic Circle Law firm
- Senior Tax & Projects Role (Perm) - Magic Circle Law firm
- Interim Head of Finance (FTC) – Top 60 UK Law Firm
- Assistant FD (FTC) – Top 50 UK Law Firm
- Divisional Business Manager (Perm) – Silver Circle Law Firm
- Finance Analytics Manager (Perm) Top 20 Law Firm
- Financial Controller (Perm) – Top 30 Law Firm
- Elite 3e Project Manager – (2 year FTC) – Top 50 Law Firm
- Finance Systems Analyst (Interim) - Magic Circle Law Firm
- Legal Project Manager (Perm) - Top 80 UK Law Firm
- Senior Financial Accountant - Top 50 UK Law Firm
- Working Capital Manager (FTC) – Magic Circle Law Firm
- Commercial Finance Manager (FTC) – Top 10 International Law Firm
- Financial Controller (Perm) – IP Specialist Law Firm
Outside of work
I enjoy spending my time with family and friends. I lead an active life and am always up for trying new things. I am a foodie and love eating out and trying new restaurants in my local area and in London – I am also an aspiring wine connoisseur but after 2 glasses they all tend to taste the same.
I am happiest when I am on the beach back home in sunny Leigh on Sea with my dog – Buddy (see my LinkedIn for many photo updates of him!)
I wanted to thank you for all your help in identifying and putting me forward for some pretty amazing opportunities! Your professionalism and ability to always go the extra mile sets you apart from so many others!Nasreen Sharif
Olivia is an absolute star and one of the best recruiters I have worked with in the UK market! Interacting with Olivia showed that she was clearly very passionate about people and finding the right fit for you, even if you are after a sponsored role. My personal experience with Olivia was very different to other recruiters in the UK market and I felt Olivia went above and beyond for me which was greatly appreciated. Olivia displayed a deep knowledge of the market and has close contacts in several organisations so is able to quickly assess the right fit for you and for the firm. Highly recommend working with Olivia, great track record and completely dedicated to you!Sid Pradhan Interim Head of Finance
Howard Kennedy LLP
Olivia was of great help in securing my new job. From the start, she took the time to understand what I wanted from my next role and provided useful feedback and guidance when considering various options. Olivia was very professional and easy to get on with and throughout the process kept me informed through regular updates which I found helpful. I would recommend Olivia to anyone and would be happy to work with her again in the future.Tim Kulanayagam Financials Analytics Manager
Olivia approached me with the senior role in finance. My experience dealing with Olivia from introduction of the job, to successfully being chosen for the position was nothing but professional and supportive. Her guidance and advice gave me a big boost of confidence and I could trust her 100 percent that she was very good at her job. Whilst maintaining very high standards during all my interactions with her, she also ensured our communications were personal and warm. Jurate Brasiene Financial Controller
Olivia is a pleasure to work with. Whether we need market data or recruitment services she is always on hand to help us navigate the vast pool of talent out there. We have obtained some excellent senior hires from Olivia and she is always on hand to answer any queries we may have.Talent Acquisition Assistant
I’ve really enjoyed working with Olivia on our senior recruitment processes recently. She will always ensure she obtains a full brief of the role requirements, shares her market insights to assist in tailoring our recruitment process, understands the timescales we’re working to (despite all of the other roles she is dealing with behind the scenes) and puts forward quality candidates. At times, there can be delays in our processes due to holiday and financial year end, but Olivia always does her best to keep our preferred candidates warm. She is the first to suggest a slightly alternative idea if we could be doing things better or differently, which I really appreciate. Even if there is a role on the other side of the world, Olivia will make an effort to find candidates for us! I particularly like that Olivia applies her whole self to the process and this ensures a fantastic working relationship between the two of us. Thanks so much for your hard work Olivia, we are very lucky to have found a partner like you!Bhavika Upton Lateral Recruitment Manager
Pinsent Masons LLP
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