Graham Whelan

Senior Associate, Executive Accounting & Finance

Honesty, integrity and trust in all career and recruitment advisory matters from beginning to end.

Graham specialises in the recruitment of permanent roles in the Accounting and Finance space. This includes the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) role and their direct reports (Financial Controller, Finance Manager, Management Accountant, Financial Planning & Analysis), as well as any other finance roles that sit in a corporate head office – tax, internal audit and treasury.

Graham is one of Sydney’s most experienced and successful senior accounting and finance recruitment specialists, with three decades of experience in finance recruitment. Prior to joining u&u, Graham was a Principal Consultant specialising in senior finance executive recruitment with Talent2 in Sydney for 11 years. Previously he co-founded and ran Recruitment Solutions in 1987, a highly successful recruitment business which was successfully floated on the ASX in 1997, again specialising in the recruitment of finance and accounting professionals.

Throughout his career Graham has always been directly involved with recruitment. Having placed hundreds of senior finance roles with a range of clients including listed multinationals and large government departments through to industry associations and SMEs, he has built an exceptional client and candidate base over this time.

The roles Graham recruits include:

  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Finance Directors
  • General Manager, Finance
  • Financial Controllers
  • Finance Managers
  • Finance Transformation Project Managers
  • Commercial Managers
  • Shared Services Managers
  • Financial and Management Accountant
  • Business, Finance and Commercial Analysts
  • Cost Accountants
  • Project Accountants
  • Tax Managers
  • Internal Audit
  • Risk and Compliance

Graham’s recent recruits:

  • General Manager, Finance: ASX retail group
  • Head of Finance: financial services with an international reach
  • Chief Financial Officer: global services group
  • Chief Financial Officer: not-for-profit with a national presence
  • Business Finance Manager: financial services group
  • Head of Planning and Strategy: international services group


B.A. Hons
University of Leicester

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