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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FC (Divisional – with strong FD prospects) – West Reading – £70-90k Neg DOE – Bens include Bonus and Share Options

Divisional FC with the capability and ambition to make FD in a few years, sought by fast growth technology company, looking to succession plan as the business expands both in the UK and internationally.

My client is a large listed business with a strong cash-generative operation and a successful sales team who have grown rapidly over the last ten years.

This opportunity  is a classic divisional business partnering role working with the MD to drive profit and company performance in a large division of the business.

You will be mentored by an experienced city facing CFO who is keen to progress up the organisation and is looking to plan for this.

You will be a qualified accountant with a strong academic record and a history of progression since qualifying.This role will probably suit someone who has qualified in a large practice (Top 10) and moved into commerce but is looking for that next step.However, ACMA or ACCA qualifieds who have a proven career in commerce will also be considered.

Benefits are excellent and on top of a highly competitive salary, a bonus and share options are available.

The culture is progressive and will suit an accountant with a well rounded personality who enjoys developing relationships rather than pushing their way to the top at all costs.

A detailed job spec is available for individuals that meet the above criteria.

In the first instance, please email your CV with details of your current package, notice period and a paragraph about why this role may appeal.

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 Acc (18 month contract) – Newbury – £45-55k (Including bens)

FC seeks experienced management accountant to cover an extended maternity situation.  The contract will be a PAYE one and run for 18 months, but there is a strong chance of a perm job should things go well.

My client is a large service sector business operating in the technology sector.  This is a divisional role.

My client will look at both quals and QBEs who have worked in a large business in the past and are able to display excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Duties include:

  • Month end close to P&L and Balance Sheet level
  • Lead monthly review meeting with FC and CFO to explain divisional performance
  • Reconciliation of revenue and cost of sales analysis
  • Billings information and analysis
  • Fixed Asset register maintenance
  • Intercompany group recharging
  • Accruals and prepayments
  • Month end balance sheet recs
  • Overhead and expense analysis & query handling
  • Temp staff data analysis, including overtime analysis
  • Stock reconciliations, alongside operations
  • Invoicing and purchase ledger work
  • ONS stats
  • Liaise with external auditors
  • Business partnering to explain variances and trends with sales and operations
  • Cost centre management against budget with variance analysis
  • Headcount management – budget and cost implication analysis
  • Monthly management reporting to aid senior decision making
  • Annual budget info provision on Capex. etc.
  • Stat accounting in foreign subsidiary (if interested)

To apply please email in your CV with a covering note about your salary expectations, notice period and a short paragraph about why this role appeals.

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) – Andover – £30k + Flexible working

As our digtally savvy accountancy practice client continue to grow,they have a vacancy for someone who has experience of bookkeeping in practice to join our growing team. 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

Location and working hours

  • The role will be based in Andover for the first 3 months, after which it is possible to work from the Southampton office 2-3 days a week and/or Andover the rest of the week.
  • 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 about your salary expectations, notice period and a short paragraph about why this role appeals.

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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Part Time Practice Accountant – Fareham – £10-16 pr hr – 15 hrs a week – PAYE – Neg.

Partner of well established small accountancy practice that focus on the provision of accountancy services for the SME community are looking for an additional resource on a part time basis – c15 hours a week – which can be agreed to suit your circumstances.

Salary is negotiable based on prior experience, hence a broad salary range has been advertised.

My client is willing to look at a variety of levels of experience for this role, from a trainee with a few years experience to a qualified or qualified by experience individual who is looking for a part-time role with excellent life flexibility.

The role involves taking management accounts from client systems (Sage, Pegasus, etc) and uploading onto Iris for the production of the annual statutory accounts for partner review.

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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General Practice Qualified – Nr Petersfield – £40k

Great opportunity to work for this successful independent firm based near Petersfield.

The firm are ideally looking for a Qualified with strong general practice experience to work with the lead partner and own client relationships.  The firm have a friendly, client facing outlook, are well established and have most of their business from clients and referrals that they have worked with for years.  (Strong QBE’s or AAT’s will be considered if they have a stable career history).

Duties are classic general practice and include:

  • Preparing annual accounts for a client portfolio covering companies partnerships and sole traders.
  • Managing the office including work flow management and staff supervision.
  • Managing outsourcing work for clients.
  • Handling associated tax work.
  • Liaising with clients to review results and handle queries.
  • Working to budget and achieving targets for chargeable hours.

Person Specification:

  • Qualified ACA/ACCA with General Practice experience. (QBE’s or AAT Considered)
  • Desire and ambition to grow the practice and progress personally.
  • Professional and approachable manner.
  • Enthusiastic team player.
  • Shows and takes the initiative
  • Excellent communicator.

To apply please email your CV with details about why this role appeals Also please include your current salary and expectations and notice period (if applicable).

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 Man Acc (PQ) – Newbury – £25-33k OTE Neg

Varied role for a confident and personable finance person looking to progress their career in a role that involves liaison with operations (a business partnering role) – project management teams, group finance and sales.

My client will support study (ACCA or CIMA) but will also consider applications from individuals who are looking to advance their career but do not want to study.

Essentially this is a revenue assurance role for a medium sized technology company that involves looking at revenue streams and ensuring accuracy is maintained.  You will need a strong attention to detail.

In addition to revenue recognition you  also help look at client profitabilty and work on the monthy management accounts cycle.

The role is based in Newbury with occasional travel (4-6 days a month, fully expensed) to visit the sales and project management teams in person.

Benefits are excellent and include a bonus on company profitability.

Job Details:

  • Month end financial accounting assistance – intercompany recharge workings, ensuring project accruals are accurate and complete.
  • Monitoring the costs from suppliers and invoicing of customers – working through gross margin reports to ensure that the costs and revenue are correct.
  • Assisting with reporting management information reports for the management team.
  • Supplier invoice reconciliation – this involves working with the Project Management team and Customer Advocate team to ensure clients are  billed correctly
  • Client cancellations (ceases) – ensuring that ceases placed are correctly cancelled on the supplier invoices.
  • Assisting the Customer Advocate team with information requests relating to customers, such as details of costs incurred and margins being made on deals.
  • Maintenance of the suspense cost of sales account – ensuring that the costs not allocated to customers are understood and dealt with appropriately.
  • Assisting across the Direct sales channel business as a whole.

Requirements

Experience of MS Word, Excel and or SQL would be useful, but being IT literate is essential. The role will involve extensive data analysis and therefore it is essential that you are confident working with large data sets in an Excel environment.

To apply please email in your CV with a covering note about your salary expectations, notice period and a short paragraph about why you want to be an ACCA qualified accountant.

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

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Mixed Tax – Alton – £28-36k + Study Support

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2018 Summer Market Update for the local Practice & Taxation market.

eXactitude have been busy in the first half of 2018 working on search campaigns to find quality tax, audit and general practice staff at qualified, part-qualified and non-qualified levels for local firms.

There is still a shortage of quality talent in the market, but if firms have a compelling employment proposition and are willing to pay a fair market rate, attracting people with ambition to progress in the profession is still possible.

It is important for employers to think about what positively differentiates them in the market from other firms and evaluate carefully the motivations of each individual looking for a new challenge.  This enables the interview process to be tailored to reassure and sell the benefits of a move.

Firms that are able to offer flexible working (which may include; days working from home, the ability to buy/sell holiday, part-time, or flexible core hours) are modernising the practice workplace and attracting talent from traditional practices.

eXactitude have placed individuals who are looking for a steady job but have perhaps been undervalued in their current firm, but have also helped partners find highly ambitious individuals for succession planning hires.

Essentially eXactitude can employ sophisticated search techniques with a contingency style “success only” fee model to minimise risk to the hiring firm.  Contact us to find out more if you have an interesting opportunity.

In the commercial division, eXactitude have helped several partners source commercial FC’s, FM’s and FD’s for their clients.  This work can be undertaken directly with the client or billed through the practice if required, do reach out if this may be of interest as a “value add” to your clients.

Director Change:

In other important news, many of you will have worked with Chris Castle over several decades across the region.  Chris is stepping back (to enjoy partial retirement) from his day to day executive role but will be still acting as a consultant to eXactitude for interesting partner level corporate deals and/or succession planning.

Taking over the “desk” is Carrie Tout who has worked in the recruitment market both locally and in London for 15+ years.  She will be working closely with Chris for the rest of 2018 to ensure continuity of service is maintained.  Click the link below for Carrie’s eXactitude biography.

Carrie Tout

Enquiries on any issue in the market are very welcome, and of course, all communication, will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Kind regards

Carrie Tout
Director

07885 651 589
carrie@exactitude.net

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