Ayrton Fontaine

Divisional Manager, Accountancy & Finance - Peterborough Office

Following 5 years working in the leisure and hospitality sectors (finishing with 2 seasons of working in Cyprus), I arrived back in the UK looking to start a new career path in completely new surroundings. After numerous interviews for roles which I couldn’t really get excited about, I decided that I wanted to jump right outside of my comfort zone by becoming a recruiter in the world of Accountancy & Finance!

I cut my teeth working in the transactional finance arena, then slowly worked my way up into Part Qualified positions before moving on to specialising in Qualified roles. This has really helped me understand the journeys people go on in their finance careers and enabled me to provide candidates with a consultative approach and honest advice when discussing their future aspirations. Finding a new role can be a daunting task and each career move can be crucial, so I believe it is important that candidates feel comfortable with the consultant they are working with when doing so.

On the client front, I have a successful track record in partnering with businesses of all sizes, from family-run SMEs all the way to Global PLCs. I pride myself on becoming an extension of the businesses I'm working with, almost acting as a brand ambassador who can harmoniously match the right candidates to roles based on both skillset and personality - rather than just being a faceless CV sending service. 

Outside of work, you'll find me supporting my beloved Leeds United; this has become a lot less painful now they are back in the Premier League! I am also a self-confessed Peep Show fanatic and, much to my partner’s frustration, I will watch it at every possible opportunity!

"I worked with Ayrton while looking for a new role in March 2021. I could not have asked for a better person to work with while undertaking my job search. Ayrton took time to understand what I was looking for and regularly kept in contact with updates. He was knowledgeable about his clients and honest in his opinions and feedback and went the extra mile with all the follow up questions I had after an interview. Working with Ayrton made my job search one of the easiest I have ever undertaken. I would highly recommend Ayrton to anyone looking to move roles in Finance. Thank you Ayrton!" - Candidate

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