“If you have the right people,
you cannot prevent success”

Paul Taaffe

Why we are different

Founded and managed by an experienced CFO. Nobody understands CFO needs better.

New CFO organisational concept. FPS will present a CFO Organisation Concept based on the results of our benchmarking.

We have the best CFO Network in the industry, based on longstanding relationships.

We have the people, we just need to match with your needs.

We recruit the CFO & the team – No CFO will not succeed without a great team.

We have solutions for EVERY situation-perm, interim and interim-to-perm.

How good is your finance department? You will know after you read our benchmarking report.

My FPS team has been together for many years now.

Top CFOs share their views with Paul Taaffe

What is different about FPS?

“FINANCE People Solutions considers mutual fairness with customers and candidates as a fundamental part of its DNA.”


Paul Taaffe – CFO and founder FPS

FINANCE People Solutions recruits for CFO vacancies, as well as all functions that report into the CFO.





Only at FPS

  • FINANCE People Solutions was founded by Paul Taaffe, himself a reputable CFO and CRO. Thus we have a unique “inside out” understanding of the requirements of a modern CFO.
  • FINANCE People Solutions selects its’ candidates in a very structured and thorough qualification process in conjunction with our coaching programmes
  • FINANCE People Solutions has longstanding trustworthy relationships with candidates which enables us to find the “perfect fit” for a new position quicker than others.
  • FINANCE People Solutions offers career advisory services to candidates with its Personality, Academia, Trackrecord (“PAT”) CFO coaching and Career Next Step Advisory (“NSA”) programmes.
  • FINANCE People Solutions considers mutual fairness with customers and candidates as a fundamental part of its DNA.

What customers cherish about FPS

“I called Paul and said I needed a CFO who could start “on Monday” and preferably do interim – to – perm.
Paul sent me one candidate, and I signed him up after one interview.
Paul’s passion for speed combined with quality due to his deep understanding of the CFO role has been the reason for me using FPS for my CFOs since then.”

Joachim Reichelt, Eurofins, Group Senior Vice President / Vorstand

Paul via his FPS network has been able to provide me within high quality candidates numerous level roles within LMT. Both ad interim and permanent. Paul is a great person to work with, understanding the customers needs and eager to find the perfect fit for the role and the candidate. Based on his board network and in depth knowledge of the market he was able to identify and attract high potential candidates for LMT.

Jochen Ohler, LMT Group, CFO & Managing Director

“I have recently worked again with Paul in regard to recruitment for two of our key positions. Paul was very professional in understanding the job specifications, and very resourceful in finding quickly the “right fit” for both our needs and the applicant’s desires.

His previous CFO experience adds a big advantage. He also has a large network of interim specialists. We were able to get good interim professionals with very short notice. Thanks, Paul and Team!“

Dr. Mihaela Seidl, ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH, Group CFO

“I know Paul for many years. His success does not surprise me.”

Martin Klink, DPD Geopost (Deutschland) GmbH, CFO & Managing Director:

“Very much enjoyed working with Paul. He was able to identify suitable candidates in no time and – most importantly – watched out for the cultural fit. Would look forward working with Paul again!”

Philipp Petry, TAKKT AG, Vice President Group Strategy, Sustainability, and M&A

Paul always knows somebody no matter where it is. He understands interim management from A to Z and his pragmatic approach always leads to finding the optimal solution,which is Paul’s passion.

Mario Montagna, MCIM Mario Montagna Interim Management, Interim Finance & Projekt Manager

Paul Taaffe is an outstanding financial expert with an excellent reputation. His skills are also “transported” by a high level of empathy for the situations of acting persons. He is a cooperative problem solver of the first quality.

Niko Zimmermann, Finanztec, Managing Director

“Working with Paul and his team at Finance People Solutions has always been pragmatic, results driven, value adding and most importantly very pleasant to deal with Paul, team and the C-level candidates. Great track record and especially Paul has an insane feel for the PE + Finance market and stakeholder needs. Stay tuned dear Paul, a super search with a great conclusion. Thumbs Up!”

Tim Ulrich, Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH, Global People Business Partner

Why the best candidates stay with us?

We consider open dialogue with our candidates and customers to be the cornerstone of our work.

Andreas Brähler

Omniga GmbH & Co KG

Paul and I worked together when I was CFO and MD Germany for a global leading company in the food industry. Paul is extremly fast and agile. His skillset end relevant expertise ensures perfect matching.

Pauls CFO background makes the difference in bringing business partners together.

Thorsten Engel

Ziemann Holvrieka

I worked with Paul for many years, first at Dell reporting to Paul as DELL DACH CFO. Then I moved to DYWIDAG-Systems International where Paul was Global CFO and also my boss. Paul is always passionate about hiring excellent people, setting very ambitious objectives and achieving impressive results very quickly with his top notch teams. Paul, has now changed sides and runs his successful CFO recruitment company FPS with the same passion as in his former CFO days.

Andrik Fuellberg

DSI Underground

I have worked for Paul at three companies (Lear, Bally and DSI) and his support and trust in my capabilities have been instrumental for my career. I probably would not be where I am today without him and his vision for me from an early stage. He knows what it takes in the CFO world and how to bring it across – and I am certain this gives FPS a unique and successful edge in finance recruitment.

„We always have the fitting solution.”

Paul Taaffe – CFO and founder FPS

It is our goal to find exciting and challenging positions for our permanent and interim candidates across the globe. Our selection process is professional as it is strenuous. A comprehensive review of your academic qualifications, your track record and getting to know you and your career goals are imperative for us to find the best suitable opportunities for you.

We will advise how your career path might evolve and how we can best support you. Just like your career, we take a medium to long view and you can expect our full commitment to your success.

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