Orka Financial has been supplying finance and accounting staff to a wide-range of organisations, from SMEs to global multinationals, since 2014.

During that time, we have built an enviable reputation for delivering a tailored service that focuses on quality. We currently have 7 dedicated Consultants focussed on the Thames Valley, Surrey and Hampshire locations.


We specialise in permanent, interim and contract placements across all levels of finance & accountancy positions. The roles we cover include:

  • Finance Director
  • Financial Controller
  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Accountant
  • Management Accountant
  • Financial/Commercial Analyst
  • Finance Business Partner
  • Part Qualified Accountant
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • P2P, O2C and R2R
  • Credit Controllers
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Tax & Treasury
  • Systems Consultants
  • M&A Specialists
  • Payroll

Meet our team

Find out more about who we are...

Oliver Simpson

Director - Interim
Thames Valley West

Oli specialises in Qualified Interim and Contract recruitment. Having joined an international recruitment firm after graduating from Loughborough University with a degree in Computing & Management in 2005, Oli worked his way from Consultant to Senior Management before making the move to run his own business.

Ross McDonough

Director - Interim
Thames Valley East

Ross is a seasoned temporary and interim recruiter, having spent the best part of 10 years at a global finance recruitment business. Ross has been regularly recognised as one of the best in the business, most notably achieving the highest billing temporary consultant in the country at his previous employer.

Kate Slane

Director - Perm
Thames Valley West

Kate specialises in permanent placements and has worked in the Thames Valley market for the last 13 years. Kate led and managed a highly successful team with her previous employer and prides herself on developing relationships which are beneficial for both parties.

Andy Lowden

Director - Perm
Thames Valley West

Andy was consistently recognised for breaking multiple billing records during his tenure at a New York Stock Exchange listed recruitment firm. Andy's dedication to excellence in permanent placements is second to none. Andy's core markets are Part Qualified and Newly Qualified up to Financial Director.


John McIlwee

Business Manager – Perm
Thames Valley East

John has built a powerful network of top finance talent over his 8+ years at Orka Financial. John focuses on permanent finance recruitment in our Thames Valley East market. John is highly recommended as a strong rapport builder and a consultant who delivers a great service to both candidates and clients alike.

Alison Glover

Principal Consultant - Perm
Thames Valley West

Ali has been an integral part of Orka Financial's Permanent Operations division for over 5 years. Ali's specialist roles include; Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Credit Control, Accounts Assistant and Payroll. Ali is renowned for going the extra mile with clients and candidates alike, frequently receiving glowing Google reviews and high praise.

Tom Purser

Principal Consultant – Temp
Thames Valley West

Tom joined Orka Financial in 2019 and focusses on temporary transactional roles as well as Assistant Accountants across our Thames Valley West market (Reading/Bracknell/Newbury/Basingstoke). Tom has become an expert in his field and is known for providing excellent customer service. Tom has done so well at Orka that we had to hire his twin brother Jack to complement him in our TVE market.


Jack Purser

Consultant – Temp
Thames Valley East

Jack focuses on temporary transactional finance roles in our Thames Valley East market (Maidenhead/Slough/High Wycombe/Uxbridge/Staines). You are not seeing double, Jack and Tom are twin brothers and form a formidable team.

Ben Lambourne

Consultant – Perm
Thames Valley East

Ben joined Orka Financial in 2023 and focusses on permanent transactional finance roles across our Thames Valley East market. Ben is a keen sportsman and enjoys playing football and golf as well as coaching tennis and swimming.

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