Financial Analyst with SQL – Winchester – £40-55k Neg DOE – Flexible Working

Exciting new role working for a technology SME that is growing rapidly.

My client is looking for an SQL literate financial analyst to work with the senior management team in modelling and forecasting trends and business performance.

In addition to these duties you will enjoy autonomy within the finance function and drive bring the management accounts in-house from the accountants.  This is a sole charge role initially but you will grow your own team as the business expands.

My client needs someone who can attend the office several days a month face to face but beyond that you can work full time in the office or remotely depending on your ideal working situation.

This role offers super career progression for an individual that can help the business scale and is looking to be part of a management team driving success and growth.

What the job involves:

  • Own monthly management accounting process and reconciliations
  • SQL reporting and excel forecasting and budgeting
  • Own and accounts payable and payroll
  • Own the fixed assets register and the expense policy
  • Produce reports for management and investors
  • Designing and implementing key financial processes and controls to support the rapidly scaling business
  • Manage and create accounting policies
  • Liaise with auditors and tax advisors
  • Oversee production of statutory accounts
  • Regulatory reporting

Company benefits

  • 28 days holiday (excl. bank holidays)
  • Share options after 1 year
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Health insurance
  • Discounted car insurance

Skills:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Technology savvy
  • Proactive and a strong advocate for continuous improvement
  • Collaborative approach but able to work independently
  • Strong problem solving and ability to make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis
  • ACCA/ACA qualified or part qualified or possibly qualified by experience
  • Used to working in a fast-paced growth environment
  • Experience in identifying and implementing process improvements
  • (Desirable) Experience in a rapid growth start up environment
  • (Desirable) Knowledge of SQL (PostgreSQL) & Python
  • (Desirable) Financial modelling
  • Desire to work with new generation of accounting software packages (Xero, Receipt Bank etc.)
  • Good communication skills and ability to adapt to change
  • Experience or desire to manage and train junior team members in the future

To apply please send in your CV with a short covering note about why you feel you are a match. Please include details of your current basic salary, notice period and benefits.

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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Assistant to FC (No2 in Finance) – Farnborough – £38-48k – (Hybrid Working Available)

New role due to business growth working for a friendly FC who needs a number two in this c£20m service and technology focused SME that trades both in the UK and Internationally.

You will be a flexible individual who enjoys turning their hand to the full variety of tasks in a business of this size.  Finance works closely with operations and is a fairly flat structure with 2 additional assistants in the business.

This role will suit someone who likes working as a number 2 and is very Excel literate to help out and take responsibility for the monthly reporting schedule for the board.

Previous experience is more important than qualifications, but you will need to demonstrate your commercial knowledge in the interview process and that you are adept at double entry accounting.  My client uses Sage 50 currently but is reviewing moving to Xero so any systems skills would be a bonus.

The role will be ideally 3 days in the office in Farnborough and 2 remote although the office is available 5 days a week.

Duties: 

  • To support the FC with the delivery of all finance requirements across the group structure
  • Assisting the FC with the production of the month-end management accounts
  • Issue sales invoices, ensuring valid PO numbers have been obtained from clients (where applicable)
  • Report revenue and margin on the sales ledgers, ensuring the accurate recording of client invoices in multiple currencies
  • Weekly credit control, including sending monthly statements to clients, to ensure timely payments
  • Produce monthly financial reports to monitor spend against budget
  • Journal entries on finance systems (accruals, purchase invoices etc.)
  • Monitoring bank balances within the businesses
  • Assisting with quarterly reporting and the year-end accounts
  • Meeting all deadlines as stated in the monthly finance calendar
  • Learn alongside the current payroll clerk the  monthly payroll spreadsheets (for UK and overseas payrolls) and ensure these are accurate, and liasing with 3rd party payroll providers to finalise payrolls
  • Ad hoc duties as required

Benefits include: Pension – 24 days holiday rising to 27 with service and free parking.

To apply please send in your CV with a short covering note about why you feel you are a match.  Please include details of your current basic salary, notice period and benefits.

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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Finance Manager / FC (Sole charge) – Winchester – £40-55k DOE Neg.

Exciting new role working for a business established at the start of 2021 that is growing rapidly in the insurance market.  My client is looking for a sole charge hands on Finance Manager who will report to the CEO in this technology driven business.

My client needs someone who can attend the office several days a month face to face but beyond that you can work full time in the office or remotely depending on your ideal working situation.

This role offers super career progression for an individual that can help the business scale and is looking to be part of a management team driving success and growth.

What the job involves

  • Own monthly management accounting process and reconciliations
  • Own and accounts payable and payroll
  • Own the fixed assets register and the expense policy
  • Help with budgeting and forecasting
  • Produce reports for management and investors
  • Designing and implementing key financial processes and controls to support the rapidly scaling business
  • Manage and create accounting policies
  • Liaise with auditors and tax advisors
  • Oversee production of statutory accounts
  • Regulatory reporting

Company benefits

  • 28 days holiday (excl. bank holidays)
  • Share options after 1 year
  • Work from home opportunities 
  • Health insurance
  • Discounted car insurance

Skills:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Technology savvy
  • Proactive and a strong advocate for continuous improvement
  • Collaborative approach but able to work independently
  • Strong problem solving and ability to make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis
  • ACCA/ACA qualified or part qualified or possibly qualified by experience
  • Used to working  in a fast-paced growth environment
  • Experience in identifying and implementing process improvements
  • (Desirable) Experience in a rapid growth start up environment
  • (Desirable) Knowledge of SQL (PostgreSQL) & Python
  • (Desirable) Financial modelling
  • Insurance industry experience is a plus
  • Desire to work with new generation of accounting software packages (Xero, Receipt Bank etc.)
  • Good communication skills and ability to adapt to change
  • Experience or desire to manage and train junior team members in the future

To apply please send in your CV with a short covering note about why you feel you are a match.  Please include details of your current basic salary, notice period and benefits.

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 – 12 month Mat Cover – Newbury – £40-45k Neg

Listed Telco/IT company seek head office Management Accountant for a 12 month fixed term contract as a maternity cover. This is a hybrid role with 2 days at home and 3 in the office. Applications are welcome from qualified or part-qualified accountants with strong IT skills and a communicative personality.

This is a hands-on Management Accounting role supporting the Business Unit and wider direct finance team with the following key activities –

Business Partnering

  • Main point of contact working closely with the business Senior Leadership team to understand results and production of rolling monthly forecasts and annual budgets
  • Understanding of key product streams and growth areas and associated impact on the financial results
  • Use of financial reports and SQL to produce Management Information to facilitate Senior Management decision making

Month End reporting

  • Ownership of the month end and management accounts process for a Business Unit, understanding customer performance and the production of P&L and balance sheet.
  • Leading the monthly review with the Direct FD and UK FD to explain business unit results
  • Analysis of revenue, margin and OPEX to facilitate monthly reviews
  • Month end balance sheet reconciliation preparation
  • Processing of journals
  • Reconciliation and validation of 3rd party supplier costs
  • Support the Business Unity Finance Manager with month end routines and maintenance of SQL data
  • Support Assistant Management Account and other members of the team with month end processes

Other tasks

  • Provide SQL support to the wider Direct Finance team
  • Liaising with auditors during year end audit and half year review and completion of accounting papers
  • Support the Finance Manager with adhoc queries

The candidate

  • Experienced Management Accountant with a good understanding of key processes
  • Advanced user of Excel and experience of using accounting systems
  • SQL experience or strong desire to learn
  • Strong time management and task prioritisation skills to ensure deadlines are met and to standard
  • A good communicator with different levels in an organisation and to both finance and non-finance people
  • Self-driven with an ability to work on their own and as part of a team
  • Ability to be hands on with the day-to-day accounting activities
  • Degree (or equivalent)
  • Recognised accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) – Qualified or finalist
  • Experience of UKGAAP and IFRS

To apply please submit your CV with a short covering note about why this role appeals. Please also indicate your availability to start work and what salary you are looking for.

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 £40-50k – The Wow Company – Work from anywhere!

 

 

Client Accountant  £40-50k

Location: Work from anywhere

About:  The Wow Company was founded in 2004 with the belief that accountants should be at the heart of building beautiful businesses.

In this fast-moving, digital world, many businesses focus on short-term results driven solely by return on investment at the expense of their people, their customers, and even themselves.

Wow believe there is another way!  They believe that doing the right thing gets results.  That having a clear purpose and standing up for what you believe in is the secret to building a beautiful, sustainable business.  Something to be really proud of, that can also be a huge amount of fun.

The heartbeat of Wow has always been about great people working together. Over the years, they have built a team of smart, caring, passionate and fundamentally nice people. A team that loves helping people achieve their dreams and being part of the exciting journey of growing a business.

As a Client Accountant for The Wow Company, 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 at Wow. 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 and grow at Wow. Your professional development is important to Wow

They will help you progress your career quicker than anywhere else. You’ll have monthly meetings to assess your 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. Wow are 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)

Benefits, hours & Flexible Working

  • The position is full-time, with flexible working around Wow’s core hours of 10am-4pm. There is no fixed start or end time each day.
  • You’re able to work from anywhere. All you need is your laptop and the internet… and enough snacks to see you through the day!
  • Stay Connected:  Whilst you have the freedom of remote working,they don’t want you to feel remote. Right from the start, you’ll feel connected to the amazing Wow team through a series of online and in-person events that will help you build the relationships and get the support you need to thrive in your role.
  • Make a difference: You’ll get an extra day off each year to volunteer for a charity of your choice, helping to make the world a better place. They also plant trees to ensure they are a Climate Positive Workforce.
  • Mental health support: You’ll have 24/7 access to a confidential telephone counselling service, to support you through any of life’s issues or problems.
  • Pension: Plan for your future with free access to financial advice, as well as a flexible pension package that allows you to pay in as much as you want.
  • Extra holiday: Tick things off your ‘bucket list’ with the option of buying back extra holiday. Plus, you’ll get an extra day’s holiday on your 3rd, 4th, and 5th Wow Anniversary.
  • Christmas shutdown: Wow close the office over Christmas to give you extra time off to spend with loved ones, eat mince pies, and watch Elf. Ho ho ho!
  • Family first: One of the mottos at Wow is ‘Family first’, which is why they offer enhanced parental leave and are flexible and understanding if you need time out to look after your children.
  • Grow: Everyone at Wow has a personal development plan to help you progress your career quicker than anywhere else. You’ll meet monthly to discuss how you can be the best you can be.

Wow has engaged eXactitude (a Hampshire based independent accountancy recruitment specialist) to partner with them for this recruitment.

To apply please send in your CV with a short covering note about why you feel you are a match.

Please include details of your current basic salary, notice period and benefits.

Wow has advertised a broad salary range to attract a wide range of applicants, from part-qualified through to fully qualified managers.  Successful applicants will be offered a competitive package based on your experience and skills.

eXactitude will conduct a first screen telephone and video interview for Wow while informing applicants about the final process and answering any questions you may have.

Any direct or agency applications from this advert will be forwarded to eXactitude to be included in the above screening process

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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Senior Client Book-keeper – £30-40k – The Wow Company – Work from anywhere!

 

 

Senior Client Book-keeper – £30-40k

Location: Work from anywhere

About:  The Wow Company was founded in 2004 with the belief that accountants should be at the heart of building beautiful businesses.

In this fast-moving, digital world, many businesses focus on short-term results driven solely by return on investment at the expense of their people, their customers, and even themselves.

Wow believe there is another way!  They believe that doing the right thing gets results.  That having a clear purpose and standing up for what you believe in is the secret to building a beautiful, sustainable business.  Something to be really proud of, that can also be a huge amount of fun.

The heartbeat of Wow has always been about great people working together. Over the years, they have built a team of smart, caring, passionate and fundamentally nice people. A team that loves helping people achieve their dreams and being part of the exciting journey of growing a business.

This role involves taking away the bookkeeping hassle from business owners by providing them with meaningful management information to help their business thrive. You’ll be making a massive difference to their business and they’ll love you for it.

As Wow continue to grow, they have a vacancy for someone who has experience of bookkeeping in practice to join the growing Outsourcing Team. You’ll be AAT qualified, or qualified by experience 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

Benefits, hours & Flexible Working

  • The position is full-time, with flexible working around Wow’s core hours of 10am-4pm. There is no fixed start or end time each day.
  • You’re able to work from anywhere. All you need is your laptop and the internet… and enough snacks to see you through the day!
  • Stay Connected:  Whilst you have the freedom of remote working,they don’t want you to feel remote. Right from the start, you’ll feel connected to the amazing Wow team through a series of online and in-person events that will help you build the relationships and get the support you need to thrive in your role.
  • Make a difference: You’ll get an extra day off each year to volunteer for a charity of your choice, helping to make the world a better place. They also plant trees to ensure they are a Climate Positive Workforce.
  • Mental health support: You’ll have 24/7 access to a confidential telephone counselling service, to support you through any of life’s issues or problems.
  • Pension: Plan for your future with free access to financial advice, as well as a flexible pension package that allows you to pay in as much as you want.
  • Extra holiday: Tick things off your ‘bucket list’ with the option of buying back extra holiday. Plus, you’ll get an extra day’s holiday on your 3rd, 4th, and 5th Wow Anniversary.
  • Christmas shutdown: Wow close the office over Christmas to give you extra time off to spend with loved ones, eat mince pies, and watch Elf. Ho ho ho!
  • Family first: One of the mottos at Wow is ‘Family first’, which is why they offer enhanced parental leave and are flexible and understanding if you need time out to look after your children.
  • Grow: Everyone at Wow has a personal development plan to help you progress your career quicker than anywhere else. You’ll meet monthly to discuss how you can be the best you can be.

Wow has engaged eXactitude (a Hampshire based independent accountancy recruitment specialist) to partner with them for this recruitment.

To apply please send in your CV with a short covering note about why you feel you are a match.

Please include details of your current basic salary, notice period and benefits.

Wow has advertised a broad salary range to attract a wide range of applicants, from part-qualified through to fully qualified managers.  Successful applicants will be offered a competitive package based on your experience and skills.

eXactitude will conduct a first screen telephone and video interview for Wow while informing applicants about the final process and answering any questions you may have.

Any direct or agency applications from this advert will be forwarded to eXactitude to be included in the above screening process

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 Director – Winchester – £MarketRateCompetitive + Bens

Our client is a well established firm of Chartered Accountants with a strong reputation for providing comprehensive tax compliance and planning services to their clients. They are keen to recruit a tax professional to join their successful specialist team and are ideally looking for an individual qualified in accountancy (ACA/ACCA) or Tax (ATT/CTA).

The role will lead the department and manage a team of 17.

You will need to possess hands on private client or mixed tax experience gained working in a firm of accountants, ideally leading a team.Personal tax clients are varied and cover, Individuals, Partnerships, Company Directors, Non Doms, Landed Estates and Family Trusts.

You will work as a key member of  the Partner team and influence strategy and growth plans.  You will need to be a self confident individual who is committed to providing a high level professional service.

This attractive role offers an excellent opportunity to join a successful firm with a loyal and stable team of professional staff.

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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Personal Tax Advisor – Andover or Hampshire from home – £23-38k DOE Negotiable

Well established practice seek personal tax advisor to work for an experienced manager.  You will be responsible for building great relationships with clients, helping them understand the tax they’re paying, and ensuring they pay no more than they need to. As well as completing personal tax returns, you’ll also be involved in interesting project work, including future planning.

This role will suit either an experienced personal tax professional or someone who has 12 months + experience and is looking for more responsibility.  As such the salary range is broad and my client will make a competitive offer to attract the right person.

You will help look after a large portfolio of personal tax clients which are a mix of high net worth and SME business owners.  The practice uses the modern cloud based software Xero.

Duties include:

  • Being the first port of call for all technical tax questions from the accounts Team or external clients
  • Working with clients to ensure they are operating in the most tax-efficient way possible whilst remaining compliant
  • Liaising with the Personal Financial Planning team to help clients plan for their futures
  • Supporting other members of the Tax Team

Career Development:

  • 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 advisor
  • Use the latest technology to help deliver a truly awesome client experience
  • Stay ahead of the game when it comes to best practice and regulation changes

Location and working hours

  • The position is full-time, with flexible working around core hours of 10am-4pm. There is no fixed start or end time each day.
  • You’re able to work from anywhere. All you need is your laptop and the internet… and enough snacks to see you through the day!
  • Whilst you have the freedom of remote working, my client don’t want you to feel remote. Right from the start, you’ll feel connected to the amazing  team through a series of online and in-person events that will help you build the relationships and get the support you need to thrive in your 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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Commercial Contracts Manager – Farnborough – £35-55k OTE DOE Neg

Super new role working with the director team taking responsibility for the full management of commercial contracts across the business.

My client is a well established, reasonably sized SME with some 40 staff who operate both in the UK and several overseas locations from a head office in Farnborough.  The business has several service sector offerings including a software division.

You will manage contracts right across the business, making this an interesting and challenging business critical role.

My client is looking for someone living within a commute of Farnborough who is happy to work 3 days or more in the office with 2 or so at home if hybrid working appeals.

I am looking for an applicant with first class interpersonal skills and the ability to negotiate with senior procurement teams in large companies.  You will have a strong element of charm, coupled with a high attention to detail and enjoy working with my client’s director  team (MD, Sales Director, Finance and Owner) to safeguard the business from risk where possible through clever contract management.

Duties are varied but include:

  • Pricing-up work (so must be commercial savvy and know how to present pricing for services to enterprise-size businesses)
  • Fronting-up to procurement departments in large businesses
  • Dealing with / responding to tenders
  • Drafting / tweaking in-house contracts to suit specific pieces of work
  • Reviewing and responding to contracts proffered by clients, understanding terms and negotiating wording to protect the business
  • Proactively trying to get contracts signed and across the line, to support the sales team in delivering new business
  • Keeping on top of current contract durations, initiating renewal discussions ahead of time
  • Keeping track of contract spend per client.  Requesting Purchase Orders from clients where needed from time to time
  • Being each client’s contact for pricing / commercial / contractual aspects of our service
  • Working with our Finance Team to keep our financial forecasts and projections aligned with client contracts and work-in-progress activity
  • Dealing with insurance brokers, to ensure our business policies are adequate for our levels of trade

My client have advertised a broad OTE range as they could hire at a variety of levels depending on experience.

The right candidate will be paid a competitive basic + bonus linked to performance.

To apply please email your CV with a short note about why the role appeals and what you can offer.  Please also include details of your salary expectations, current package (broken down by basic and bonus) 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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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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