Paul Toms

Founder & Co-Owner

Phone number: +46 855 122 834

Email: [email protected]

Founder & Co-Owner

Paul is the Founder of EMEA Recruitment and set up the company in 2007. He remains hands-on in the business, with over 20 years of international recruitment experience, and is highly skilled in recruiting the strongest talent for our clients.

Paul’s entrepreneurial spirit means that he implements new ideas and initiatives regularly, keeping EMEA Recruitment current and in tune with the markets in which we recruit. 

Internally, he leads our coaching and mentoring programme, specifically linked to the work of Tony Robbins, dedicated to getting people to become the best version of themselves.

As part of his role, he also hosts the EMEA Recruitment podcast in partnership with Operation Smile. This platform invites leaders across our network to share their career and company insights, offering guidance on how to emulate their journeys and grow as a professional.

Paul likes the variety a recruitment career offers, with every day bringing a new challenge. By truly listening to his candidates and clients, Paul can focus on providing solutions, empathise and build authentic, long-term partnerships.

As a people business, Paul enjoys working with a "product" that has a mind of its own and having the opportunity to influence people on a day-to-day basis.

Paul’s Interests

With an emphasis on continuous learning and development, Paul regularly reads life coaching and self-development books. He also enjoys health and fitness, particularly weight training and running.

Paul enjoys spending time with family and is a big fan of Liverpoool FC.

He also has other business interests, including a property investment company, which he runs with his wife, Kelly.

Paul is an ambassador of Operation Smile, an international medical charity delivering free surgery to children suffering from cleft lip and palate - a mission that Paul has a strong personal connection with.

Successful Candidates

  • Finance & Accountancy
  • BI & Data
  • Human Resources
  • Procurement & Supply Chain
  • Operations

Founder & Co-Owner

Interests

  • ReadingReading
  • Weight TrainingWeight Training
  • RunningRunning
  • FamilyFamily
  • Operation SmileOperation Smile

Paul Toms

Founder & Co-Owner

Phone number: +46 855 122 834

Email: [email protected]

Paul is the Founder of EMEA Recruitment and set up the company in 2007. He remains hands-on in the business, with over 20 years of international recruitment experience, and is highly skilled in recruiting the strongest talent for our clients.

Paul’s entrepreneurial spirit means that he implements new ideas and initiatives regularly, keeping EMEA Recruitment current and in tune with the markets in which we recruit. 

Internally, he leads our coaching and mentoring programme, specifically linked to the work of Tony Robbins, dedicated to getting people to become the best version of themselves.

As part of his role, he also hosts the EMEA Recruitment podcast in partnership with Operation Smile. This platform invites leaders across our network to share their career and company insights, offering guidance on how to emulate their journeys and grow as a professional.

Paul likes the variety a recruitment career offers, with every day bringing a new challenge. By truly listening to his candidates and clients, Paul can focus on providing solutions, empathise and build authentic, long-term partnerships.

As a people business, Paul enjoys working with a "product" that has a mind of its own and having the opportunity to influence people on a day-to-day basis.

Paul’s Interests

With an emphasis on continuous learning and development, Paul regularly reads life coaching and self-development books. He also enjoys health and fitness, particularly weight training and running.

Paul enjoys spending time with family and is a big fan of Liverpoool FC.

He also has other business interests, including a property investment company, which he runs with his wife, Kelly.

Paul is an ambassador of Operation Smile, an international medical charity delivering free surgery to children suffering from cleft lip and palate - a mission that Paul has a strong personal connection with.

Successful Candidates

  • Finance & Accountancy
  • BI & Data
  • Human Resources
  • Procurement & Supply Chain
  • Operations
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Interests

  • ReadingReading
  • Weight TrainingWeight Training
  • RunningRunning
  • FamilyFamily
  • Operation SmileOperation Smile

Clients

 

Testimonial

I've known and worked with Paul and his team at EMEA Recruitment for several years, both as a recruiter and a job seeker.

What distinguishes Paul and his team is that they listen to their client's needs to understand the company and requirements of the open position, and then conduct very thorough research to craft a carefully selected shortlist of matching candidates.

This approach gives excellent results for recruiting companies and job applicants alike and helps save time and energy for everyone involved.

Matthias Sigrist, Finance & Accounting Professional

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Latest Insights from Paul

Operation Smile Becomes the Official Partner of the EMEA Recruitment Podcast

Operation Smile Becomes the Official Partner of the EMEA Recruitment Podcast

EMEA Recruitment is pleased to announce that international medical charity Operation Smile has become the official partner of our podcast. We hope to raise vital funds and awareness of the work that Operation Smile does to deliver free surger

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Miles for Smiles Challenge for Operation Smile

Miles for Smiles Challenge for Operation Smile

The EMEA Recruitment team is participating in a Miles for Smiles challenge to raise money and awareness for Operation Smile. During the month of October, EMEA Recruitment is challenged with virtually travelling the 1,900 miles/3,000km from our Not

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The Last Thing that made you Smile | World Smile Day 2022

The Last Thing that made you Smile | World Smile Day 2022

To celebrate World Smile Day 2022, we’re sharing the heart-warming responses to the question, “what was the last thing that made you smile?” on the EMEA Recruitment podcast. The podcast is produced in partnership with Operation S

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Proud to Celebrate 15 Years of EMEA Recruitment

Proud to Celebrate 15 Years of EMEA Recruitment

We are delighted to be celebrating the 15th anniversary of EMEA Recruitment, after opening for business in 2007. EMEA Recruitment was founded 15 years ago by Paul Toms and his wife, Kelly. With their experience recruiting in international markets,

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Paul Toms JOBS

Competitive salary + hybrid working
Posted a month ago

EMEA Recruitment is delighted to be working with our global technology client in its search for a Senior Project Controller, based in Västerås, Sweden.

This is a career-defining role where you will cooperate with both Business Controlling and Project Management teams to actively drive the project’s performance.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a focus for our client, with the possibility to work from home.

Duties of the Senior Project Controller:

  • Providing financial assistance to project teams across the full project lifecycle
  • Supporting the Tender Manager on all financial aspects during the tender stage
  • Managing invoicing, currency risks and hedging, bonds and guarantees, and tax matters
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant financial accounting and reporting standards, as well as internal control and compliance regulations

Profile:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration
  • Experience of working in a Finance or Controlling role
  • Strong English communication skills, with Swedish being an advantage
  • Proficient in Excel and working knowledge of SAP

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.

Competitive salary
Posted a month ago
Our client, a global leader in the sustainability business, is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Business Financial Controller.

Our client has an emphasis on becoming a world leader in electric power by helping countries achieve a greener environment.


This role offers an exciting and stimulating position within a global, vibrant, and encouraging workplace atmosphere.

The position is based in Västerås, Sweden, with the option of remote part-time work.


Your responsibilities as the Business Financial Controller:

• All monthly closing as well as accounting activities will be worked upon together with the Finance Centre of Excellence department in India
•  Completing monthly, quarterly and annual reports of cost tracking, recharges, centre budgeting and forecasting
•  Preparation of important financial reporting and business planning
• R&D controlling and coverage of the CAPEX plan
• Conduct quality control across financial transactions and financial reporting
• Completing objectives within compliance and SOX controls
• Seeks to always enhance financial accounting and reporting
processes and tools (Power BI, ERP/SAP)

Your background:

• Bachelor’s degree in Finance or a related discipline
• 3 years of experience in Finance, Business Controlling or Accounting
• Great knowledge of English and Swedish (both verbal and written)
• Outstanding accounting and analytical skills
• Great skills using MS Excel and ERP (ideally, SAP)
• Excellent communication and social skills, with an ability to work cross-functionally
• Goal-orientated with an enthusiastic attitude and problem-solving emphasis

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
Competitive Salary
Posted a month ago
Our client, a global sustainability business, is searching for an enthusiastic and driven Project Controller.

The business has a focus on becoming a world leader in electric power, by helping countries achieve a greener environment.

This role offers an exciting and stimulating position within a global, vibrant, and encouraging workplace atmosphere.

This Project Controller position is based in Västerås, Sweden, with the option of remote part-time work.


Your responsibilities as the Project Controller:

• Provide financial support to present project teams
• Work directly with the Tender Manager on financial viewpoints and the risk review process
• Work alongside the Project Manager in every financial and commercial part of the project including areas such as closings, openings and forecasts
• Arrange project invoices and reports with assistance from different departments
• Act as a business partner to guide and support the company in fields connected to
future state financial performance
• Assess the project governance process to guarantee a high level of financial data

Your background:

• Bachelor’s degree in Finance or relevant qualifications
• Experience in project controlling or related areas such as business controlling
• Excellent accounting and analytical skills are crucial
•  Familiarity of SAP and MS Excel is preferred
• Fluent in English, both written and spoken; knowledge of Swedish is a plus
• Great communication and interpersonal skills
• Goal-driven, enthusiastic and problem-solving attitude

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.