PQ Financial Analyst – Basingstoke – Hybrid Working – £30-35k DOE NEG (includes bonus) + full study support

Large technology company with flexible working (2 or 3 days in the office and the rest remote) seek a confident part-qualified accountant who is looking to work in a financial analyst role.  The ability to business parter and work on presentations is a key requirement and this type of personality is more important than experience.

As long as you have a few years accountancy experience, my client will help upskill you into this analyst role.

Full study support will be provided, along with free parking and 25 days hols and an annual bonus based on company performance, making this an ideal platform to get qualified and add commercial business partnering to your CV.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Following analysis of actual results, prepare month end journals for accruals and corrections for head office cost centres;
  • Prepare and issue details of actual expenditure versus budget to central cost centre managers;
  • Prepare month end analysis and commentary for overheads variances to budget for the International Business for inclusion in the main Executive Board reporting pack;
  • Responsible for preparing and loading and analysing Orderbook data for Distributors and OEM business;
  • Collate input and assumptions and act as finance business partner for HQ functions in the preparation of head office budgets and forecasts;
  • Work collaboratively with HR team and wider regional finance teams to reconcile headcount reported in the Finance system to the HR system on an ongoing basis;
  • Support monitoring of transfer pricing and regional profitability;
  • Assist in reviewing regional performance for actual results, forecasts and budgets;
  • Additional analysis and reporting tasks as required.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS / TRAINING

  • Ideally have experience working in a multinational finance function;
  • Ideally educated to degree level.
  • Ideally part qualified CIMA/ACCA

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Good analytical and data presentation skills;
  • Ability to communicate knowledgeably and professionally with senior operatives within the business;
  • Reasonable understanding of financial management, financial forecasting, budgeting and reporting;
  • A team player, they will be highly self-motivated and organised, have a high attention to detail and be able to work under pressure in light of tight deadlines;
  • Demonstrate ability to pro-actively suggest improvements to existing processes.

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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Head of Finance – Winchester Area – £60-65k + bonus NEG DOE

Well established SME with several business units (c£18m TO or so) within the group, seek  an experienced ACA or equivalent (or possibly an ACA looking for a stepping stone to their first FD role) to work with the management team and take full financial control of the business.

Ideally you will have SME group experience and enjoy the balance of hands on work, coupled with more strategic and intellectual involvement.  The board comprise several ACA’s and have a wealth of experience to make a strong team.

You will manage a book-keeping team of 4 and deliver management accounting and financial control as number one in finance.

My client is looking for someone in the office 4 or 5 days a week to engender a team atmosphere.

Duties include:

    • Produce operating company management accounts for monthly Board meetings comprising profit and loss account, balance sheet and cash flow in an accurate and timely fashion using an existing accounting template
    • Produce operating company profit and loss and cash forecasts to the year end in conjunction with the relevant budget holder revised on a monthly basis in an accurate and timely fashion using and existing accounting template
    • Produce Group consolidated accounts for monthly Board meetings 
    • Produce Group consolidated forecast for monthly Board meetings 
    • Lead the accounting and financial team through regular team meetings to ensure good communication
    • Oversee cash management
    • Oversee credit control
    • Lead in the financial aspect of annual budgeting and rolling three year plan 
    • Lead the annual audit process
    • Report to the board on a monthly basis and provide interpretive comment on accounts and forecasts
    • Liaising with company tax advisors 

Experience:

    • ACA or similar qualification
    • Familiarity with medium enterprise accounting requirements
    • Competence in Sageline 50 
    • Ability to hedge currency exposure in € and US$
    • Ability to absorb and run with existing accounting conventions and standards
    • Leadership and motivation of the team
    • Full participation with the management team of all Group companies for which the candidate is responsible
    • Familiarity with operating company/holding company accounting relationships
    • Familiarity with Corporation Tax, Capital allowances, R&D tax credit etc. 

The Package

  • 4%  base salary employer pension contribution
  • 4X death in service benefit
  • Health insurance 
  • Participation in company profit share

To apply please send your CV with a short covering note about why the role appeals, what your current base salary and package is and 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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Head of Finance – Maidenhead – £70-85k Neg DOE – Hybrid Working

New UK Head of Finance role for the UK division of an international FMCG sales and distribution business with a UK TO of several hundred £m.  My client  are looking for a qualified accountant who is capable of managing a small team and improving systems and procedures.  The business has a divisional SME feel despite the financial size.

You will work with both the UK MD, and report internationally to the CFO.  Salary is flexible based on experience and a competitive offer will be made.

The role is hybrid working with Monday and Friday at home,  or 4 or 5 days in the office if you prefer.

You shall be responsible for the full spectrum of finance function of the local operations, focus mainly the below:

Accounting related duties, ensuring 

  • All accounting transaction being recorded accurately in accordance with IFRS
  • All accounting transaction being recorded to suit further data analysis for management reporting purposes
  • All accounting adjustments being substantiated and made accurately, with clear working file retained and filed in accordance with Group’s requirement
  • The compilation and review of complex month end calculation (especially for those estimation and judgement is required)
  • Timely Group financial reporting 

Cash and cashflow management

  • Review and approval of payments
  • Prepare cashflow forecast and analysis 

Management reporting 

  • Compilation of management reports on weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis 
  • Cost and profitability analysis
  • Preparing annual budget 

Financial Controls, including but not limited to  

  • Due diligence on counterparts, Customers and Suppliers
  • Credit controls
  • Maintenance of master data inside the ERP system 
  • Ensure the maintenance and compliance of the company financial control procedures 

Local tax and compliance

  • CIT computation and payment
  • All local tax filing 
  • VAT declaration

Coordination and support the Annual Audit

Overseeing all routines of the finance team. That shall include appropriate level of training and coaching for the whole team.  

Skills and qualifications

  • Possess good skills on Microsoft office 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and in written form 
  • Solid knowledge on financial reporting standards and tax regulations 
  • Good analytical skills
  • Attention to details
  • Exposure to NAV/ Navision/ Microsoft Dynamics 365 is an advantage 

Benefits include:  Private health care –  Income protection insurance – Life protection insurance (x2 basic salary) – Yearly bonus (discretionary) – Pension contribution of 3%

To apply please send your CV with a short covering note about why the role appeals, what your current base salary and package is and 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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Head of Tax & Treasury UK & Europe – £80-90k + bonus + bens Neg DOE – Hybrid Working – Newbury 2 days a wk.

AIM listed European Unified Communications technology business seeks  a hands on Head of Tax and Treasury across the UK and Europe where they are expanding rapidly.  You will be a qualified professional and business parter with Group Finance, Operations and the senior management team.  This is a sole charge (and hence hands on) position but it is envisaged that  you may add another member of staff to your team in the near future.

This is a diverse role and ideally you will have European tax experience, including transfer pricing.  Previous treasury experience is useful but not essential if you are willing to learn as this responsibility sits with the role.

My client will look at a straight from practice or from the commercial in-house marketplace.

This is a hybrid role with around 2 days in the head office in Newbury each week but an overall flexible approach.

Salary is negotiable based on experience, the role has a super benefits package as well as a performance related bonus.

My client operates in the UK, German, Spanish, Benelux, Polish, and Dutch business markets.  It is AIM listed and employs c1650 people

Key responsibilities and tasks include:

  • Tax advisory projects relating to M&A.
  • Preparation of annual tax strategy document.
  • Responsible for Group Transfer Pricing Policies as well as review of transfer pricing documentation across the Group.
  • Maintenance of tax governance frameworks including SAO, CCO, tax strategy and readiness for UK SOX internal controls for tax processes.
  • Preparing and reviewing tax provisions for half year and year end reporting including liaising with external auditors.
  • Partnering with local finance teams across Europe, ensuring accurate tax accounting entries for group reporting and local entities.
  • Providing support to UK and European finance teams on tax compliance matters.
  • Support decision making considering banking and repatriation of funds and optimisation of tax structures.
  • Develop and recommend Treasury Management Policy and controls organisation wide.
  • Proactively engage with stakeholders to ensure cash flow forecasts are accurate.
  • Ensure treasury activities optimise the use of funds and ensure drawdowns are robust, as well as maintaining the treasury management software.

This role is ideally suited to a tax professional with:

  • CTA/ATT/ACCA/ACA qualification
  • Previous experience as a Tax Accountant or Tax Manager within a European business
  • Strong tax knowledge for UK and European countries. Strong corporate tax background, broader tax knowledge a bonus
  • Great interpersonal skills, autonomous and a commercial approach
  • Previous treasury experience is beneficial but not required.

To apply please send your CV with a short covering note about why the role appeals, what your current base salary and package is and 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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Mixed role – Audit/Acs Senior / Assistant Manager / Manager – Qual or PQ – Winchester – £MarketRate (Taken from Southampton)

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 40% audit and 60% 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.
  • Offers excellent CPD/ career development opportunities 

My client are open on hiring at manager, assistant manager, 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 from the Southampton area, ie, competitive in this area of the south.

Role Overview

You will work as part of the established accounts and audit team which will see you performing the accurate and efficient execution of company accounting and 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 50% of the role
  • 50% other duties such as preparing accounts and business partnering with clients
  • Planning of audits for review by manager/partner
  • Preparation of compliance tests, required paperwork prior to assignment
  • 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

  • Experience in professional practice with accounts and audit ideal but just accounts OK if willing to learn audit.
  • 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
  • Regular performance reviews
  • Plenty of scope for promotion within the firm.

Benefits Package:

  • Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
  • A relaxed and professional environment 
  • Flexible approach to office and work from home post Covid (some office work is essential for team bonding)
  • Social Activities/Events
  • Generous holiday policy
  • Life Assurance/death in service scheme
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Subsidised Gym membership

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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Private Client Tax Specialist – Winchester – £45-55k Neg DOE Market Rate

Well established, independent modern practice seek ACA, CTA or ACCA (QBE’s and PQ’s considered) for an interesting private client tax role, working with the partners on value added client tax projects for High Net Worth individuals.  Progression based on performance and an excellent suite of benefits make this an attractive place to work.

This is an interesting role which is certainly not back office based, churning out returns.

My client is looking for a personable individual and for someone who likes to drive practice profitability via relationship building.

Duties include:

  • To manage a portfolio of clients, developing a good relationship with them, understanding their requirements, monitoring actual time incurred on work (work-in-progress) against internal budgets and agreed fees, billing and keeping the client partner aware of status and issues.
  • To identify tax planning opportunities, including estate planning and mitigation of inheritance tax and use of trusts.
  • To assist partners and staff in quoting for new work, including identifying specification and time costs involved.
  • Completion of tax returns and other compliance services

To apply please email in your CV with a note about what you are earning and looking for and why you are looking for a new challenge.

Ideal Background:

  • Qualified ATT or part qualified CTA or qualified ACA and/or CTA. Qualified by experience and PQ’s will also be considered.
  • Must have personal tax experience in a professional practice
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential together with the ability to form strong client relationships.
  • Must have flexible and proactive approach to work with a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Strong IT Skills including Excel

My client is looking for someone who is happy to attend the office, but this need not be on a full time basis and a flexible approach to work-life balance is up for negotiation.

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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Accounts Senior / Newly Qualified Client Accountant – Winchester – £35k -£50k + Bens – Neg – DOE

We are delighted to be working with this high quality independent firm of Accountants based in central Winchester. They are looking to identify a confident practice trained accountant to join a busy team working on a commercial portfolio of clients.  Practice experience is more important than qualification although a PQ or Q would be viewed favourably.

Main functions and responsibilities of the post are:

  • Responsible for a portfolio of clients reporting to a director
  • Responsible for assistant client support manager working alongside
  • them
  • Liaising direct with clients on a regular basis to discuss the current position of their business
  • Effective overview of clients within portfolio with regard to budget/profitability/business needs
  • The preparation of timely, accurate statutory accounts
  • The preparation of timely, accurate corporation, partnership and personal tax returns
  • Review of working papers prepared by accounts assistants to our practice standards, to provide an accurate and traceable audit trail for all of the practices work.
  • Work flow management of accounts assistants.
  • Ability to identify any training requirements of the accounts assistants.
  • Ensuring all work is completed efficiently.
  • Liaising with HMRC/ Companies House as and when required.
  • Checking HMRC correspondence and liaising with client.
  • Ensure that CPD is regularly updated.

Person Specification

  • This is role requires an interest in accurate and effective accounts and tax preparation to support the work and continued growth of the business.
  • The growth area is in producing accounts in real time thereby advising & supporting the client throughout the year to build strong & lasting relationships with them.
  • You will have a proven track record in accounts production and tax return preparation.
  • You will be able to develop and maintain excellent relationships with clients and colleagues.
  • Your communication and presentation style will be professional and friendly.
  • You will possess excellent organisational skills.
  • You will be able to work as part of a team within a busy accountancy practice.
  • You will be able to use your initiative and work pro-actively.

The firm can offer a competitive remuneration package with regular reviews and a friendly and modern working environment. The experienced partners enjoy mentoring and developing their staff, both professionally and personally.

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 Senior 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.

You’ll be AAT qualified and love dealing with people as you’ll have a lot of contact with business owners, answering queries and providing them with meaningful management accounts, all completed remotely using the latest cloud-based technology

Giving business owners information at their fingertips. Here’s how you’ll make a difference:

  • Keeping the client’s accounts up-to-date, so they always know how their business is performing and can make key decisions
  • Preparing VAT returns, ensuring deadlines are met
  • Building great relationships with clients, helping them run a slick finance operation and answering their queries
  • Using cloud-based software such as Xero, as well as packages such as Microsoft Excel
  • Processing management journals, such as prepayments, depreciation and accrued/deferred income
  • Working with other teams within the company such as the accountants and payroll team

To be successful in this fast-paced, ever-evolving role you will need the following:

  • In-depth general bookkeeping knowledge
  • Good hands-on knowledge of Xero
  • Experience of working in an accountancy practice (ideally)
  • A positive collaborative team working approach
  • Passion to make a difference
  • Great organisational skills with the ability to prioritise a changing workload

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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Corporate Finance Newly/Recently Qualified – Hampshire – £45-55k DOE Negotiable

New role for a large independent practice who are looking to grow their corporate finance offering in Hampshire.  This is a super role for a general practice newly or recently qualified looking to move into corporate finance, or for a corporate finance executive looking for more lead advisory responsibility.

A competitive offer will be made, depending on experience.  This role offers a flexible working practice combined with regular office visits during the week.

  • You will bridge the gap between the Executives and the Senior Management team, by not only delivering the more complex reporting, but working with the more junior team members to provide guidance and support.
  • You will have the interpersonal skills to quickly be able to lead meetings and relationships with your clients, providing detailed guidance on the information delivered and guide them through the transaction.

Critical Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills making you excellent in communicating with quality clients eventually as lead advisor
  • ACA, ACCA, CF qualified, within an accountancy practice background across any of Top 4, Top Ten, Mid Tier, Top 50 or large independent firm background, or you may have developed your career within a smaller, boutique corporate finance firm environment.
  • Newly / Recently or considerably more, post qualified experience.
  • You will be seeking a career move where you can progress and lead a team, carving an influential, key position within this growing highly successful firm.

For an initial discussion please email in your CV or respond with your phone number for a confidential briefing.

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 Accountant * 2 (one with staff) – Home based permanently – £35-50k Neg DOE

** 2 vacancies – one with staff management responsibilities (3-15 staff, depending on experience) and one that is purely client facing.

My Hampshire client has surveyed their team as lock-down ends and wants to maintain the working from home culture permanently.  They are open to hiring right across the UK (possibly further if candidates have UK accounting experience) and will get the team together on a 1/4rly basis, relying on zoom, the internet and the phone to work.

Home based, the position is full time, with flexible working around core hours of 10am4pm. There is no fixed start or end time each day. True work-life balance!

My client are hopeful to hire someone who has enjoyed working at home and is being pushed back into the office full time and does not want to do this.

Details:

Modern digitally savvy accounts practice seek a 2 Client accountants 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.

The advertised salary range is wide as the lower end will be more appropriate for part-qualified or QBE candidates, while the higher quartile for fully qualified and the top end for fully qualifieds with staff management ability.

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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