Financial Reporting Manager – Newbury – £50-60k Package

Short description:

An exciting opportunity for a qualified accountant to join an AIM listed business with excellent career progression & benefits

The opportunity:

AIM listed technology/telco business that is on a strong growth curve.  The Head office FC seeks a technically up-to-date qualified accountant for a classic Financial Reporting Manager opportunity. You will be recently qualified from a top 10 practice, another listed group head office or perhaps you have moved into internal audit and are looking for less travelling.

The Role:

This is a particularly interesting role as my client is looking to take some of the current group functions out of the divisional set up and expand the reporting department.  As Financial Reporting Manager you will play an integral part in this project.  The role will be varied and interesting and you will be working in a friendly and supportive team with excellent career progression.

Some of the key duties are:

  • Producing group management accounts for the board pack
  • Improving the group pack budgeting & forecasting
  • Annual statutory accounts production and notes
  • Group Consolidations
  • Inter-company accounting
  • Creating 1/2 yearly press releases along with other published material production
  • A small amount of internal audit work looking at policies & procedures and making improvements
  • Ad hoc financial analysis for C-Suite team
  • Audit relationship management

Salary:

You will be paid a market rate salary and be eligible for the company bonus scheme and top of a of range benefits, making this a £60k package when all totalled up. (Basic and bonus c£55-58k).  Benefits include: 25 days holiday with buy and sell options – Pension – Life Assurance – Income Protection – Childcare Vouchers and paid paternity leave – Enhanced Maternity / Adoption payment – Online Discounts – Eye Care Vouchers – Ride2Work Scheme – Paid time off for volunteering – Internal Referral Scheme – Charity Fund Raising – Regular Staff Events.

Skills & Experience:

  • Experience of UKGAAP and IFRS
  • Awareness of financial standards and financial reporting developments and ability to review and interpret new standards
  • Knowledge/experience of multinational group consolidation
  • Experience of overseas companies and GAAP and an interest in researching and interpreting overseas GAAP if required as a result of acquisitions
  • Strong MS Office skills, especially Excel

My client is looking to get someone to start ASAP and is keen to interview now.

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

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. If you haven’t heard from us within 5 working days please assume that you have not been successful.

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Finance Business Partner – Newbury & Portsmouth – £48-63k OTE (Neg, Includes Bonus)

Super new role suitable for a practice qualified or commercial qualified with statutory accounts experience who is looking to work for a listed technology business in a commercial finance role. This is an ideal role leading to either and FC role in the future or moving into a pure commercial role.

This position can be described as a “Financial Analyst’, “Commercial Accountant” or “Finance Business Partner”.

It is a broad role working for the Head of Finance for this particular division as well as business partnering with the divisional MD and being part of the management team.

Duties are a broad mix of financial and management accounting, but essentially the role is to support operations financially with driving business success.

My client offers an excellent benefits package, including bonus, and will adjust base salary to reflect levels of PQE hired. The job can be made more senior for a manager coming from practice and less senior for a newly qualified.

The role involves working at both Newbury and Portsmouth as well as some travel to other major cities.

Duties include:

  • Management accounting, including revenue and margin reporting
  • Business partner to cost centre managers to assist them in managing and budgeting costs for their business areas.
  • Budgets, Forecasts and reporting on variances monthly
  • Financial Statutory Statements (working with Group)
  • Subsidiary financial statements
  • Assist with preparation of half year press release
  • Preparation of audit and disclosure schedules
  • Design and testing of internal controls
  • Cost control
  • Ad hoc reporting on commercial projects
  • Analysis of profit by client
  • Sales commissions plans – working with the CFO and Managing Director to produce commission plans which align the behaviour of the sales team to the strategic aims of the business
  • Be able to provide cover for the Head of Finance for this division
  • Liaise with auditors during year end audit and half year review

Skills and experience

  • Strong time management skills to ensure deadlines are met
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to enjoy self responsibility
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to relate to all levels.
  • Awareness of financial standards and financial reporting developments and ability to review and interpret new standards
  • Experience of UKGAAP and IFRS
  • Experience of overseas companies and GAAP and an interest in researching and interpreting overseas GAAP if required as a result of acquisitions
  • Experience managing and coaching teams
  • Experience analysing large quantities of data and providing summary information to both financial and non-financial individuals
  • Extensive experience of MS Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of SQL would be useful but not essential.

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. If you haven’t heard from us within 5 working days please assume that you have not been successful.

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Group Accountant – First Move to C&I – Newbury – c£50-57k (Basic & Bonus) + Bens

Group Head of Finance seeks technically up-to-date qualified for a classic group financial accounts role in head office. You will be recently qualified from a top 10 practice, another listed group head office or perhaps have moved into internal audit and are looking for less travelling.

My client will pay a market rate salary and offers a company bonus scheme and top of the range benefits, making this a £60k package when all totalled up. (Basic and bonus c£55-57k)

My client is a listed technology business that is on a strong growth curve

The role will be varied an interesting and will work in a friendly and supportive team where excellent career progression based on performance is on offer.

Duties will involve: Group consolidations – financial statement routines – technical accounting – a small amount of internal audit work – work on policies and procedures – annual statutory accounts and published material production.

My client is looking to get someone to start in Q1 or Q2 2019 and is keen to interview before the practice busy season in January kicks off.

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

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. If you haven’t heard from us within 5 working days please assume that you have not been successful.

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Accountant (Professional Practice) – Salisbury – c£25-38k DOE + Bens

Well established, modern practice seek ACA or ACCA (PQ’s and QBE’s considered) who is adept at providing accounting services to the SME community (clients mainly under £6m TO). My client will either look at someone wanting a steady, responsible job, managing clients and representing the practice – or will look at an ambitious accountant who is interested in growing revenue streams and is looking for a route to directorship.

My client has a team of people that provide book-keeping and outsourcing support to support this role and can flex the exact duties to try and support an individual’s key strengths. There is a little bit of tax work but this is not the essential skill that my client is looking for. The team are friendly and the firm offers an excellent all round benefits package and an enjoyable place to work.

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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2019 Salary Survey

Welcome to the 2019 edition of our popular, annual report on financial salaries in the local marketplace.  We cover our two key markets:  Senior Finance in commerce and the full range of Practice/Tax roles across the small and mid-tier sector.

Please click this PDF Hyper-Link for the full Survey:  eXactitude 2019 Salary Report

We sincerely hope the data and commentary is of interest and welcome any enquiry, which of course will be treated in the strictest of confidence. eXactitude are well placed to assist with benchmarking in your organisation against the market and offer this service free as part of our relationship based approach.

We are also keen to hear from you should you have a need for additional talent in your team this year and would appreciate a local expert fully searching the market rather than just placing an advert for you.   Our fees are very reasonable in the local market and payable on “success only” to minimise risk for you.

As usual we also include “mind the gap” UK data (page 4) on the Top 6 partner earnings and some info on AIM CFO’s as well at the “top of the tree” FTSE 100 CFO’s.

Regards, Nick Tout, Director         nick@eXactitude.net           0771 5659596

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Accounts Senior or Manager – Full or Part Time – Southampton – £27-38k

The Firm:

Our client is a well established and modern firm of Accountants based in Southampton. They provide the full range of services to a broad spectrum of clients and can offer a rewarding and challenging career to an individual looking to progress.

They are looking for someone either Full Time or possibly 3 days a week – all this is up for negotiation.

The Role:

  • Preparing Limited Company and LLP accounts
  • Preparing Corporation Tax computations
  • Self Assessment Tax Returns
  • Preparing Sole Trader and Partnership accounts
  • Management accounts work including use of online accounting software
  • Ad hoc special assignment work
  • Working closely with the portfolio manager and partner
  • Assisting and training junior members of the team

The Person:

  • Part or qualified ACA/ACCA
  • Professional practice experience in accounts preparation
  • Focus and attention to detail is essential
  • Proactive approach to work prioritisation and time management
  • Effective communicator and good at working in a team
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Online accounting experience useful, particularly Xero
  • Willing to go the extra mile to provide excellent service to clients
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ACA (0-4 yrs PQE) – 1st move into C&I – Commercial Role – Newbury – £48-55k (Basic & Bonus) + Bens

Recently qualified from C&I or straight from practice ACA or ACCA with strong academics (CT, Audit, CF or Outsourcing backgrounds considered) sought for engaging commercial role working with the head of finance of this large service sector business enjoying strong growth. My client requires a recently qualified as part of a succession scheme plan.

My client will pay a market rate salary and offers a company bonus scheme and top of the range benefits, making this a £60k package when all totalled up. (Basic and bonus c£55-57k)

This is a varied role involving financial analysis, financial statutory accounting, ad hoc project work and possibly tax.

It is designed to give an ACA/ACCA all round commercial experience to develop as potential FC of the future for the business.

Duties Include:

  • Analyse revenue and margins and present to the senior management of the business and the senior finance team on profitability within the business unit – this would include performance by product, sales channel and customer.
  • Monthly operational meetings with line managers of business units
  • Excel modelling
  • Sales commissions plans – calculation and formation
  • Working with investor relations
  • Treasury work, including cash forecasting, Forex and hedging
  • Tax planning (if a more tax orientated candidate is hired or you want to develop this skill set)
  • Statutory Financial statement preparation
  • Preparation of audit schedules and liaising with the auditors
  • Review processes and procedures and make changes where required to improve the control environment
  • Preparation of budgets and forecasts for the business units and analysis of performance against those budgets.
  • Commercial support including new customer and dealer sign off
  • Understand the differences between revenue and margin reports at standard costs and financial accounts
  • Other ad hoc projects which may include analysis and reporting in relation to other parts of the business, or at a Group level.

To apply please email in your CV with details of your current package.

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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Group Accountant – Basingstoke – £48to£50k base + bens worth c10k

Group Head of Finance seeks technically up-to-date qualified for a classic group financial accounts role in  head office.  You will be recently qualified from a top 10 practice, another listed group head office or perhaps have moved into internal audit and are looking for less travelling.

My client is a listed technology business that is on a strong growth curve.

The role will be varied an interesting and will work in a friendly and supportive team where super career progression based on performance is on offer.

Duties will involve:  Group consolidations – financial statement routines – technical accounting – a small amount of internal audit work – work on policies and procedures – annual statutory accounts and published material production.

My client is looking to get someone to start in Q1 or Q2 2019 and is keen to interview before the practice busy season in January kicks off.

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

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. If you haven’t heard from us within 5 working days please assume that you have not been successful.

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Senior Accounts Manager (Practice) – Salisbury – £35-45k Negotiable

Well established practice seek ACA or ACCA (QBE’s considered) who is adept at providing accounting and advisory services to the SME community (clients mainly under £6m TO). My client will either look at someone wanting a steady, responsible job, managing clients and representing the practice – or will look at an ambitious accountant who is interested in growing revenue streams and is looking for a route to directorship.

My client has a team of people that provide book-keeping, tax  and outsourcing support to support this role and this team will report into this position.

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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Client Manager – Andover or Southampton – £32-38k DOE

Modern digitally savvy accounts practice seek a Client Manager.  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)

Based at our offices in Andover or Southampton, the position is full time, with flexible working around core hours of 10am-4pm. There is no fixed start or end time each day.

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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