Management Accountant – Winchester – £53k + Excellent Bens Negotiable

Commercial qualified accountant sought for one year fixed term contract for large IT/services head office. The role is hybrid with 3 days WFH and comes with a strong benefits package.

This is a classic management accounting role looking at gross margin, to ensure the correct controls and processes are in place for revenue and cost of sales accounting.

You will drive month end review of results, variance analysis and support to the Commercial Finance teams to give insight and understanding of business performance and balance sheets.

My client is looking for a team player who enjoys driving forward processes and improve their knowledge.

  • Deliver accurate and complete accounting records to comply with accepted accounting policies and principles
  • Prepare, maintain and reconcile general ledger accounts. Perform accounting for functional area as specified, working with the appropriate Finance BPs to finalise the monthly financial results and insight / commentary
  • Produce comprehensive and timely Balance Sheet reconciliations as required, adopting standard approach with detailed understanding of the ledger balances, their contents and how they unwind
  • Support management to identify and address month-end / transaction process issues.
  • Work with the Reporting team to identify material erroneous transactions for the reporting team to address with the originating business users
  • Provide support to internal and external audit teams as required
  • Support financial forecasting and budgeting processes with functional area analysis where possible

For an initial discussion please email in your CV or respond with your phone number for a confidential briefing.  Please also provide information on both your current and expected salary as well as your notice period / availability to start.

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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Trust Accountant – Winchester – £40-68k DOE Neg

Independent, professional and well established Chartered Accountants based in the beautiful cathedral city of Winchester seek an experienced trust specialist to own a portfolio of work relating to HNW individuals and UK onshore and ofshore trusts.

My client is looking for someone ideally  CTA or STEP qualified or who is looking to complete this in the near future, perhaps after competing their ATT exams.  However they are also open to speak to with individuals who have a track record of working with trusts and do not have a professional qualification to support their experience.

The company has seen significant growth in this specialist area and feel that this opportunity could be an excellent one for someone to make their own and scale through time, working closely with the director team.

Duties will include:

  • The preparation of trust accounts and trust tax returns for UK and non UK trusts and estates.
  • The administration of these trusts, including liaison with trustees and other advisors.
  • Preparation of accounts and tax returns for UK and offshore trusts, charities, estates and high net worth individuals.
  • Preparation of tax pool computations for offshore trusts
  • Administration of trusts, charities and estates.
  • Preparation of trust and individual inheritance tax returns.

Person Spec:

  • The main criteria for any candidate applying for this position is a combination of strong trust accounting skills and ideally sound onshore and offshore trust tax knowledge.
  • The candidate will be able to demonstrate that they have worked in an environment where it is necessary to deliver accurate information on a timely basis.
  • Extensive experience in trust accounting and all aspects of trust taxation.
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to delegate to and supervise junior staff
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a deadline environment.
  • Good IT skills and receptive to technology changes

The opportunity comes with a competitive salary (depending on experience) along with a good pension and holiday allowance.

For an initial discussion please email in your CV or respond with your phone number for a confidential briefing.  Please also provide information on both your current and expected salary as well as your notice period / availability to start.

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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Snr. Management Accountant Qualified – No2 to Head of Finance – Chichester area- £55-60k package Neg DOE

Progressive sales and distribution business with a c£40-50m divisional turnover in the UK and 6 in finance seek a commercial qualified accountant to work as a number two for the Head of Finance.

This is an international group with a US head office (on the East Side) with manufacturing undertaken abroad.  The business operates out of modern offices and is well established and performing well.

My client is looking for a dedicated individual who is hands on in nature but is also keen to take on new responsibilities and can manage a two staff.   Ideally you will be a qualified looking to progress your career but finalists could possibly be considered.  My client will also look at qualified accountants who have worked at a more senior level historically but who now want  a responsible job as a number two at this stage of their career.

To apply please email in your CV with a covering note about why this role appeals.  Include your notice period, reason for leaving your current or last role, as well as details of your last package and salary expectations please.

Description:

You will work as a key member of the Operational Management Team.  The Senior Management Accountant will lead the production of management accounts and associated reporting to local and group management, whilst providing commercial input to departmental managers. Investigate and implement efficiencies in processes and reporting.

Preparation of Management Accounting and Reporting

  • Lead management accounting and cost centre reporting for the business.
  • Ownership, preparation and management of cash flow monitoring and forecasting. 
  • Ownership and preparation of the monthly management accounting and reporting, ensuring both the integrity of the data and providing the Directors and Corporate with accurate information on a timely basis.
  • Preparation of the monthly Board Pack, ensuring the information for the Directors is accurate, relevant and the analysis is meaningful and concise.
  • Key member of the budget setting team, liaising with all departments and Corporate
  • Balance sheet account reconciliations and lead schedule preparation, including inventory balances, fixed assets and intercompany.  
  • Management of VAT and Corporation Tax matters including preparation of returns and calculations.
  • Understand issues in the preparation of the management accounts and drive changes to improve efficiency, effectiveness and customer service.
  • Project manage the internal and external audits and produce financial statements under UK GAAP for two standalone entities.  Assist the Finance Manager with consolidation of the Holding Company.

Business Partnering

  • Responsible for the daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting to Corporate.
  • Ensure information provided to managers in the business is accurate and enables them to understand financial performance in their area and take appropriate action.  
  • Using reporting tools available look to automate reporting and improve processes wherever possible.

Operational controls

  • Working with Commercial Manager to ensure stock controls and reporting are adhered to, identifying key areas of improvement and implementation of any changes, especially around PI counts.
  • Review of employee payroll and expenses.
  • Ensure adherence to Corporate and local finance policies.
  • Management and administration of two direct reports including sickness, holiday and performance management.
  • Assist with the day to day Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable tasks where necessary offering cover to the Finance Manager when required.
  • Working with the Finance Manager to develop the Finance Team and Functions.

Other tasks

  • The job holder may be required to undertake such other reasonable duties as may be required of him / her in the post, the department mentioned above or in the company
  • It is the duty of every employee while at work to take reasonable care for the Health, Safety and Environment of himself and of other persons, who may be affected by his/her acts or omissions at work, and as regards any duty or requirement imposed on his/her employer or any other person by or under any of the relevant statutory provisions 
  • Benefits
  • 10% Bonus based on objectives
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • 25 days holiday
  • Hybrid working once through training / probationary with some flexibility through this period for wfh (3 days in the office a minimum)
  • Life assurance
  • 5% employer / 4% employee pension
  • Health insurance after probation
  • Modern offices
  • Free fruit
  • Free Parking
  • Social events

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 Tax Senior Manager – Partner Prospects – Southampton – £55-85k DOE Neg

Large and expansive practice (cTop 10 level not Big4) seek Senior Manager (possibly manager) with aspirations to make partner (ACA, CTA or ACCA) for Hampshire expansion of the corporate tax market.

This is an interesting corporate tax role, working with the partners on value added client tax projects. The tax department acts for of clients which include corporate groups, partnerships and a broad range of other commercial set ups.

Flexible working between the office and remote is available.

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

Duties include:

  • Corporate Client work:
    • Advisory focussed, leading client assignments
    • Dealing with more complex compliance cases (review only)
    • Oversee portfolios of more junior staff
  • To identify tax planning opportunities.
  • Involved in team management and building a bigger team – including flow of work, allocation of resources, prioritising and development.
  • Managing risk on Corporate Tax compliance and advisory work.
  • Reviewing processes and refining or improving these as necessary.
  • Liaising with other areas of the team, principally Audit and Accounts but also Corporate Finance and Forensic Accounting.
  • Marketing:
    • Involved in and implementing tax initiatives
    • Develop new business opportunities
    • Attending external marketing events and building up contacts

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. Or call Nick Tout eXactitude director on the website number for a confidential briefing.

Ideal Background:

  • Qualified CTA ACA or ACCA
  • Strong corporate tax experience at manager or Senior Manager level
  • 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

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 Manger Full (37hrs) or Part-Time (25 hrs ish) – Flexible Working – Eastleigh – £45-60k DOE Neg

Experienced partner who has acquired some smaller practices to scale fast seeks senior manager to join the team.  This practice is well established and provides both outsourced and traditional practice services to a loyal client base.  There is no audit.

You will enjoy working in a small team of 7-10 people and being hands on.  However you will also be an adept networker and able to develop new client revenue streams with ease.

My client is looking for a qualified accountant who perhaps would like a better work life-balance than the traditional pure office based 40 hour week of a mid-tier practice.

There will be some time in the office required to team build but huge flexibility on both remote working and hours on a week to week basis.

This role could suit  full time person or  a part-time person.  You may be a manager or client accountant looking to step up or a current senior manager or possibly director.  My client can flex the package according to experience.

For an initial discussion please email in your CV or respond with your phone number for a confidential briefing.  Please also provide information on both your current and expected salary as well as 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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Qualified with Director Potential (Practice) – Nr Romsey – £40-70k Package, Neg DOE

Owner of  well established but traditional practice of 8 is looking for a local qualified and experienced practice professional who would be interested in directorship as part of an eye towards succession planning.

My client need someone to drive as it is a semi rural location but they do offer a flexible working day around core hours.  Remote working for a few days a week is also available.

Essentially they encourage applications from local qualifieds looking for an interesting and responsible position with some good work-life balance.

They provide business advice, outsourced accountancy services as well as the traditional practice offering of monthly and annual returns.

My client use Sage, VT and Quickbooks and would like to employ someone who enjoys accountancy software and can help the practice with their focus on embracing technology to aid efficiency.

For an initial discussion please email in your CV or respond with your phone number for a confidential briefing.  Please also provide information on both your current and expected salary as well as 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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Book-keeper (Practice) – £30-35k package neg – Nr Romsey – Flexible Working

Traditional small practice of 8 seeks experienced  book-keeper to look after multiple clients to trial balance as well as drafting annual returns if possible.

My client need someone to drive as it is a semi rural location but they do offer a flexible working day around core hours.  Remote working for a few days a week is also available.

Essentially they encourage applications from local book-keepers looking for an interesting and responsible position with some good work-life balance.

They provide some outsourced accountancy services as well as the traditional practice offering of monthly and annual returns.

My client use Sage, VT and Quickbooks and would like to employ someone who enjoys accountancy software and can help the practice with their focus on embracing technology to aid efficiency.

My client will look at either someone in commerce who would enjoy working with multiple clients or an experienced professional practice accountant.

For an initial discussion please email in your CV or respond with your phone number for a confidential briefing.  Please also provide information on both your current and expected salary as well as 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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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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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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Head of Finance – Maidenhead – £75-90k 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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