Group Financial Controls & Risk Manager – Newbury – £65k to £85k package, negotiable

Large listed technology company based in the Thames Valley corridor have a new role to control financial risk policies and controls across the group. My client have made several acquisitions globally and the CFO and Group FC requires this new head to business partner closely with group, internal audit and external audit teams.

The role will suit either a Top 6 ACA probably at manager level or above looking to break into commerce, or a more experienced individual with an appropriate group background.

What is essential is that you have polished communication skills, enjoy creating and reviewing process and control and can work on your own initiative.

Duties:

  • Working with the CFO, Group Financial Controller and Internal Audit, compile the Group Accounting Policy and Procedures Manual.
  • Develop and embed relevant Financial Governance, Risk and Compliance capabilities, ensuring consistency across the Group.
  • To harmonise key controls within the Group’s business units. This will require an understanding of the current state and future requirements.
  • Work with the business units to identify and document key processes, risks and controls.
  • Conduct gap assessments and identify areas for re-mediation and make recommendations on how to improve controls.
  • Design a financial Risk Matrix defining the current state and mapping out a prioritised action plan for risk mitigation.
  • Developing Group/ Local Policies and recommending changes where appropriate.
  • To understand and implement the requirements of the proposed UK corporate Governance reform with regards to changes in the internal control environment.
  • Working with Operating Company Finance teams to establish how recommendations from internal audit can be implemented to ensure compliance with governance without affecting the entrepreneurial nature of the business.
  • Work with the Group Risk Director to ensure consistency of approach and documentation with the wider risk approach.
  • Develop a process for ensuring subsidiary compliance with Group Policies including self-certification and independent testing.
  • To work as part of the Group Finance Team providing support on the consolidation, year-end annual report and external reporting and providing cover for the Group Accountants.
  • Preparation of ad-hoc financial analysis and support for Group Finance Team projects.

The role will require UK and European travel once current restrictions allow

Skills needed:

  • You will ideally be qualified to degree level alongside a recognised accounting qualification such as ACA or ACCA.
  • Strong experience of assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of business processes and controls including process mapping and risks and controls matrices.
  • Experience in facilitating the capture of both current and future state business processes.
  • The confidence to challenge the status quo and desire for continuous improvement.
  • Prior Practice Audit or Internal Audit function experience.
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills with the ability to prioritise own workload, multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to engage effectively with senior stakeholders.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of the proposed UK corporate Governance reform.
  • Experience and understanding of SOX compliance would be helpful.

To apply please send in your CV and short cover note to support your application, including details of your salary expectations and notice period.

eXactitude Resourcing Limited is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role. eXactitude complies with all relevant UK legislation and doesn’t discriminate on any protected characteristics.

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FC – Basingstoke – £40-55k + Bens

Commercial FC sought by COO who is also currently FD,  to take control of the day to day finances of this fast growing, well established, sales driven business with a turnover of c£15m.

My client is looking for a fully qualified accountant who can manage a small team (3-5 staff, including a book-keeping lead finance manager) but most importantly help drive growth through thoughtful commercial financial analysis.

The role has arisen due to strong business growth and could well evolve into a financial directorship in the future.  It does however, require an accountant who enjoys a good element of the job being hands on and is happy to interface with the daily operations teams and management board face to face.

The business is very IT literate and sells both in the UK and internationally.  You will need to be a car driver and benefits and package will be constructed to motivate depending on the experience of the candidate hired.

My client is open on the background an individual will have, but you will need to demonstrate ambition in your career to date, be on an upward career trajectory, have excellent interpersonal skills and critically be able to demonstrate commerciality.

Duties are varied but will include:

  • Annual statutory accounts working with auditors
  • Monthly management accounts including:  MI pack, Cost analysis, board pack and minutes, variable cost analysis, resource cost and analysis,
  • Sales/Margin Analysis – Daily / weekly Trending – Foreseeing Issue 
  • Sales Mix Analysis – Marketplace net Margin vs Web
  • Full stock control
  • Budgets Creation and Monitoring
  • Cashflow Planning – 13 Week and Further
  • Liaising with Sales and Pricing Team
  • Facilities management
  • FX Planning and Strategy
  • EU VAT  – Further Brexit Planning and Compliance
  • VAT Planning  – Partial Exemption
  • R&D Claims
  • Corporation Tax – Submissions
  • CoSec Duties and Filing
  • FCA Filing and Compliance
  • Terms and Conditions of Sale across business –
  • Trademark – Monitoring and enhancements
  • Purchasing – Daily Weekly Management
  • Commercial/Compliance  Intervention in Purchasing
  • Overhead Cost Review and Improvement – Payment Providers, Lease line
  • Control Account Review
  • Debtor and Supplier Advance Review
  • Returns Analysis and Asset Recovery
  • Brexit – Sales , Margin and Cost Impact
  • Insurance Risk monitoring and policies – Annual / day to day
  • All HR Matters  – assisted by External
  • H&S Management and Risk Assessment – with External

To apply please email your CV with a short covering note to support your application against the criteria in this advert.

Please also provide details of your availability to start, notice period if appropriate and details of your current or last salary package and expectations.

Salary advertised is broad as a competitive offer will be made depending on experience.

eXactitude Resourcing Limited is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role. eXactitude complies with all relevant UK legislation and doesn’t discriminate on any protected characteristics.

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R&D Tax Specialist – Hampshire – £30-50k DOE + Flexible Working

Home based or home based with occasional office visits, this role due to business expansion truly offers that elusive work-life balance.

Successful Service sector SME with broad client base facing the digital agency market seek an R&D tax specialist to work in the Tax team.

The role can either be hired at an advisory level, where you will own business relationships and talk directly to clients about the R&D claim process and savings that are achievable –  or in a more “back office” based report and claims to HMRC writing basis.

This R&D service offering is a high growth area for my client which is why this new role within the tax team is being created.

My client offers excellent benefits in a highly modern digitally orientated business, that uses cloud based technology to leverage efficiencies for their clients.  Based in a modern set of offices, benefits are excellent and include flexi-time which is very popular in today’s modern market.

You will be a career focused individual with good communication skills and some exposure to R&D, either on an advisory basis as part of your role or in a report and claims logging role.

Career prospects are excellent.

To apply please send in your CV with details of your salary expectations and notice period.  

eXactitude Resourcing Limited is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role. eXactitude complies with all relevant UK legislation and doesn’t discriminate on any protected characteristics.

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Client Book-keeper – Home based – £30-40k DOE

Home based, the position is full time, with flexible working around core hours of 10am-4pm. There is no fixed start or end time each day.  True work-life balance!

Modern digitally savvy accounts practice seek a Client book-keeper for their outsourced accounts service unit.  You will be responsible for the smooth running of the relationship with the business owner, putting their needs at the heart of all that you do.

No day will be the same. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Being the first port of call for all questions from clients
  • Managing the year-end accounts process, including preparation for pre-year-end meetings, plus reviewing and finalising accounts
  • Helping business owners have meaningful information at their fingertips
  • Getting involved in interesting project work for clients
  • Advising business owners on how they can improve their businesses
  • Building your portfolio by inducting new clients

Learn & grow. Your professional development is important.

There will be help for you progress your career quicker than anywhere else.  You’ll have monthly meetings to assess  progress and help you develop. You’ll have an opportunity to:

  • Be part of a team really going places
  • Get involved in developing strategic plans for the company’s growth
  • Be trained in skills to help you be a world-class accountant
  • Use the latest technology to help deliver a truly awesome customer experience
  • Stay ahead of the game when it comes to best practice and regulation changes

About you. We’re looking for someone with:

  • A positive attitude, who loves working as part of a team
  • At least 2 years working within an accountancy practice
  • ACA / ACCA qualified – or working towards
  • Qualified by experience within an accountancy practice, if you don’t have the above
  • Excellent customer service skills, including the ability to build trust and rapport quickly
  • Experience of dealing with small business owners
  • Great organisation skills, including the ability to prioritise a changing workload
  • A passion and desire to make a difference
  • Xero knowledge (desirable)

To apply please email in your CV with a covering note to support your application. Please also include your current salary, expected salary, notice period and reason for leaving your last or current role.

eXactitude Resourcing Limited is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role. eXactitude complies with all relevant UK legislation and doesn’t discriminate on any protected characteristics.

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Audit & Accounts Manager – Chichester – £35-£48k package negotiable DOE

Well established practice with several partners and a long-standing reputation in the local market have a need for a mixed audit/accounts professional due to strong business volumes.

Key reasons to work for this firm:

  • This is a mixed role roughly 35% audit and 65% general practice accounts.
  • Balanced approach to work & life – will improve quality of life for a 100% audit professional working long hours
  • Friendly work environment – low staff turnover – career progression based on performance
  • Flat structure with speedy decision making – non political
  • Audits tend to blend with wider client relationship management offering scope for individuals to work in a more broad way across a number of disciplines.
  • Room to grow. Plenty of change going on and opportunity to make a big impact in a regional firm.

My client are looking for an experienced practice professional to lead the team. Fully qualified is ideal but they will consider PQs or QBE’s looking to qualify.

The salary range advertised is broad to reflect this and an offer to a candidate will be based on experience and market rate taken across Hampshire, ie, competitive in this area of the south.

Role Overview

You will manage several staff as part of the established audit team based in Chichester which will see you performing the accurate and efficient execution of company audits with a variety of different clients. You will also have some involvement with the preparation of audit exempt financial statements too.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Client audit assignments: in house preparation and attendance at client premises is 35% of the role
  • 65% other duties such as preparing accounts, and drafting tax computations
  • Planning of audits for review by manager/partner
  • Preparation of compliance tests, required paperwork prior to assignment
  • Responsibility for other team members such as audit assistances
  • Undertaking assigned tasks on client premises to agreed plan
  • Regular liaison with office or on-site based supervisor whilst undertaking tasks including problem solving
  • Control of own assignment time within pre-determined budget
  • Professional liaison with client and/or client’s staff
  • Completion of work to the satisfaction of the manager/partner
  • Accounts finalisation, file completion and tax computations

Person Specification:

Work based competencies

  • ACA/ACCA fully qualified or PQ and working towards this or QBE with ambition and willingness to qualify
  • Experience planning and working on audits of varying sizes
  • Client facing experience
  • Management skills

Behavioural competencies

  • Good interpersonal and organisational skills
  • A highly professional appearance and attitude
  • A team player
  • Enthusiastic, keen to learn and take on new challenges
  • Highly organised with evidenced ability to manage time
  • Motivated and ambitious

Development:

  • CPD programme for fully qualified candidates including compliance and broader technical skills training
  • Performance reviews every six months
  • Plenty of scope for promotion within the firm.

Benefits Package:

  • Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
  • A relaxed and professional environment
  • Generous holiday policy
  • Contributory Pension Scheme

eXactitude Resourcing Limited is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role. eXactitude complies with all relevant UK legislation and doesn’t discriminate on any protected characteristics.

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Mixed role – Audit/Acs Manager and Senior or Semi-Senior – Qual or PQ – Alton – £MarketRate

Well established practice with several partners and a long-standing reputation in the local market have a need for a mixed audit/accounts professional due to strong business volumes. 

Key reasons to work for this firm:

  • This is a mixed role roughly 35% audit and 65% general practice accounts.
  • Balanced approach to work & life – will improve quality of life for a 100% audit professional working long hours
  • Friendly work environment – low staff turnover – career progression based on performance
  • Flat structure with speedy decision making – non political
  • Audits tend to blend with wider client relationship management offering scope for individuals to work in a more broad way across a number of disciplines.
  • Room to grow. Plenty of change going on and opportunity to make a big impact in a regional firm.

My client are open on hiring at either senior or semi-senior level and would look at part-qualifieds (full study support will be offered) or qualifieds.  The salary range advertised is broad to reflect this and an offer to a candidate will be based on experience and market rate taken across Hampshire, ie, competitive in this area of the south.

Role Overview

You will work as part of the established audit team based in Alton which will see you performing the accurate and efficient execution of company audits with a variety of different clients. You will also have some involvement with the preparation of audit exempt financial statements too.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Client audit assignments: in house preparation and attendance at client premises is 35% of the role
  • 65% other duties such as preparing accounts, and drafting tax computations
  • Planning of audits for review by manager/partner
  • Preparation of compliance tests, required paperwork prior to assignment
  • Responsibility for other team members such as audit assistances
  • Undertaking assigned tasks on client premises to agreed plan
  • Regular liaison with office or on-site based supervisor whilst undertaking tasks including problem solving
  • Control of own assignment time within pre-determined budget
  • Professional liaison with client and/or client’s staff
  • Completion of work to the satisfaction of the manager/partner
  • Accounts finalisation, file completion and tax computations

Person Specification:

Work based competencies

  • ACA/ACCA fully qualified or PQ and working towards this or QBE with ambition
  • Some experience planning and working on audits of varying sizes would be helpful
  • Client facing experience

Behavioural competencies

  • Good interpersonal and organisational skills
  • A highly professional appearance and attitude
  • A team player
  • Enthusiastic, keen to learn and take on new challenges
  • Highly organised with evidenced ability to manage time
  • Motivated and ambitious

Development:

  • CPD programme for fully qualified candidates including compliance and broader technical skills training
  • Performance reviews every six months
  • Plenty of scope for promotion within the firm.

Benefits Package:

  • Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
  • A relaxed and professional environment
  • Generous holiday policy
  • Contributory Pension Scheme

eXactitude Resourcing Limited is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role. eXactitude complies with all relevant UK legislation and doesn’t discriminate on any protected characteristics.

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Mixed Tax Senior – Alton – £33-40k Neg + Study Support if required

Well established practice seek career tax professional to look after a portfolio of personal tax clients (70% of the time) which are a mix of high net worth and SME business owners. You will also help the SME client base with the corporation tax returns (30% of the time clients mainly under £6m TO) for which full training will be given if you just have personal tax experience.

This role will suit either an experienced personal tax professional or someone who has 12 months + experience and is looking for more responsibility.

The salary range is broad as a variety of applicants are encouraged.

My client has a team of people that provide book-keeping and outsourcing support to support this role.

To apply, please email in your CV with a covering note about why you are looking for a new challenge, what your notice period is and what your current and expected salary is.

eXactitude Resourcing Limited is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role. eXactitude complies with all relevant UK legislation and doesn’t discriminate on any protected characteristics.

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Payroller (multi-client) – Home based – c£30k Neg + Bens

Home based with occasional office visits in each month in Hampshire.  True work-life balance!

Successful firm of accountants seek an experienced payroller to work in a team, reporting to a head of finance,  looking after SME client payrolls.

My client has several hundred clients they provide payroll services to, using MyPAYE software. Clients range from a director only payroll, with a large number paying 2-10 staff and their larger clients paying 10-50 staff.

The payroll services division of my client provide a full payroll service.  You will therefore have full function payroll experience including, SMPSSPP45sP60’s, Commissions and P11D’s etc. You will enjoy handling queries and providing a first class service to clients

Useful experience would come within a multi-payroll environment either from either a bureau or another accountancy firm, but strong commercial payrollers will be considered.

The role also includes:

– Collecting and managing payroll information from clients

– Building strong relationships with clients

– Administer new pension and payroll schemes for clients

Benefits are excellent in this firm (including free parking and flexible working) and progression is certainly available following good performance.

Key skills are:  Attention to detail,  a love of technology and adding value.

To apply please email in your CV with a covering note as to why you are suitable, detailing your current package (base salary and bens separately) along with your notice period.

eXactitude Resourcing Limited is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role. eXactitude complies with all relevant UK legislation and doesn’t discriminate on any protected characteristics.

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Management Accountant – Havant – £40-55k Neg + Bens

New role working for FC of c£60m TO successful and privately owned manufacturing business with a few divisions in the UK.  My client is looking for a qualified or studying part-qualified, although exceptional QBEs will be considered.  You will own the management reporting function and improve the variance analysis and business partnering aspects of the role alongside operations.  As such strong interpersonal skills are vital and my client is looking for an individual who likes to improve things on a daily basis and is ambitious to grow with the company as plans are achieved.

The business use Microsoft Dynamics and are upgrading to the latest version in the near future.  You will be IT literate and strong on Excel.

  • Duties include:
  • Management and control of standard costing processes
  • Set annual direct labour and overhead rates
  • Set annual material standard costs
  • Monthly analysis and reporting of stock values, provision and movements
  • Monthly analysis of production variances
  • Efficiency variances
  • Margin variances
  • Purchase prices
  • Monitoring of direct labour and overhead recovery rates and over/under recovery position
  • Key member of team closing and reporting monthly results to strict 6 day reporting deadline, including support to other business units
  • KPI’s reported monthly
  • Preparation and posting of journal entries
  • Working Capital (Debtors, stock & WIP), margin analysis and sales reporting
  • Control and oversight of perpetual annual stock counts
  • Preparation and collation of information for monthly Intrastat returns, EC sales returns and VAT returns
  • Liaising with budget holder, goods inwards personnel and procurement regarding invoice approval and payment
  • Control and production of annual cost of sales & overhead budget
  • Monthly general ledger reconciliations
  • Other Ad hoc reporting tasks to assist Group Controller and Management

To apply please email your CV with details of your availability to start (notice period if appropriate) and details of your last salary package and expectations.

Salary advertised is broad as a competitive offer will be made depending on experience.

eXactitude Resourcing Limited is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role. eXactitude complies with all relevant UK legislation and doesn’t discriminate on any protected characteristics.

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Tax Manager, Mixed Role – Alton (Hampshire) – £35-45k + bens negotiable

TAX MANAGER (Approx – ADVISORY 40% / COMPLIANCE 60%)

Overall objective

Responsible for the effective management of a mixed portfolio of personal, trust and business tax clients.

Responsibilities

  • To manage the tax compliance matters of a varied portfolio of clients.  The portfolio comprises of a mixture of directors and high net worth individuals whose tax affairs are of varying complexity.  The portfolio also includes partnerships and some Trust work.
  • To ensure during the course of the tax year that all statutory tax returns are completed and filed on time, are accurate and in keeping with best practice, and that all follow up action is anticipated, planned and implemented.  To ensure that clients are kept informed about their obligations and deadlines and that they are kept up to date with any relevant changes in legislation or best practice.
  • To identify and discuss with partners opportunities for tax planning.
  • To build rapport and maintain regular contact with clients by telephone, email, letter and in person. 
  • To organise the effective time management of own workload, planning and prioritising, and keeping the Senior Tax Manager/Tax Partner informed of any anticipated bottlenecks or problems with meeting deadlines.
  • To be responsible for keeping up to date on all technical matters which affect the Tax Manager’s ability to provide high quality service.
  • To undertake any ad hoc projects as requested by the partners.
  • Provide support to partners on advisory and project tax work.  The advisory work is of a varying nature, but knowledge of a combination of Trusts, Estates, Personal Tax are essential, although a broader knowledge across business and corporate taxes would also be welcomed.
  • Provide support across the wider Tax and Accounting Team with the provision of ad-hoc technical support for other staff members.

The Tax Manager needs to be an experienced and capable tax specialist with a broad range of tax experience gained within a practice environment.  This experience should include in-depth exposure to varied compliance work including complex cases plus sound knowledge of routine tax planning.  A tax qualification is desirable but not essential and could be replaced by substantial relevant experience.  An understanding of accountancy is a useful addition.

The Tax Manager must have strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to plan, anticipate bottlenecks in the workflow, cope with conflicting demands and priorities, and to know when to refer problems to the Senior Tax Manager/Tax Partner.  He/she needs to have a very good eye for detail, be methodical and take pride in producing neat, clear and accurate work.

The Tax Manager must also have good communications skills with the ability to convey technical information clearly to clients in a way that gives confidence to them that their tax affairs are being managed professionally, competently, and efficiently.

He/she should also have good interpersonal skills and a professional manner and be able to build and maintain effective relationships with clients and colleagues.

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