Commercial SAAS Contracts Finance Manager – CityofLondon – £55-75k + bens (£65-95k Package)

Large listed IT SAAS / Telco seek personable qualified accountant with software or telecoms commercial contracts experience to work as a key senior member of the operations and sales team.

This is a varied role which involves using your financial acumen to maintain many legacy contracts established by a recently acquired SAAS business.  But you will also play a key role in how this new service offering will integrate into the SAAS sales methodology to leverage commercial opportunity.

My client is looking for someone with an eye for detail, but able to make commercial profit focused decisions.

This is a new role which has super career prospects as the business is expanding and successful.

Key Duties:

  • Offer tactical and strategic commercial insight to the business;
  • Have high levels of exposure to CXO and director level business leaders both internally and those of our customers and be expected contribute significantly within these spheres of influence;
  • Negotiate bespoke customer contract queries using your commercial judgement – writing, evaluating, negotiating and executing such contracts with assistance of the commercial and legal departments;
  • Produce and maintain contracts and commercial agreements on behalf of the sales and product functions within the business;
  • Manage bespoke tenders, re-signs and re-grades of services on bespoke contracts on behalf of the group;
  • Take a lead role in the management and development of the internal systems and processes within the team and within dynamic project teams on an ad-hoc basis, in particular with regards to bespoke contracting arrangements in the cloud and infrastructure business unit and in integrating new technologies into existing contracts.

You will:

  • Have a demonstrable aptitude for pragmatic yet critical commercial thinking, dealing with complex contract negotiations, with legal and/or financial experience in a telecommunications or software field, and with the relevant qualifications  preferably post-graduate level and/or accountancy qualifications;
  • Have an advanced understanding of MS Excel and Word software packages;
  • Have strong time management skills to ensure deadlines and expectations are met;
  • Have a proven and demonstrable track record of challenging existing processes, ideas and attitudes whilst offering a viable alternative solutions;
  • Have a critical eye for detail whilst retaining the ability to see the big picture.

Qualifications

  • Degree (or equivalent)
  • Recognised accounting qualification (ACA or ACCA)

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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Divisional Financial Accountant – Newbury – £55-60k + bonus & super career prospects.

Large listed IT Telco seek personable qualified accountant to work integrating a recent £3m TO acquisition into the head office finance function.  This is a new role which has super career prospects as the business is expanding and successful.

Key responsibilities

  • Financial management of a new division of the UK business
  • Oversee the month end management accounts process
  • Management of cash balances
  • Payment approvals
  • Month end reporting into the Group consolidation
  • Manage the integration of the new company into the existing  business
  • Migration of the finance system, payroll, and expenses
  • Bank accounts migration
  • Wind up separate legal entities
  • Responsibility for UK tax compliance
  • Corporation tax
  • VAT
  • Other UK tax compliance
  • Other ad hoc projects which may include analysis and reporting in relation to other parts of the business, or at a Group level
  • Liaise with auditors during year end audit and half year review
  • Design, testing and improving internal controls which may involve travel to other office locations
  • Process documentation
  • Alignment of processes
  • Help improve internal financial reporting where required

Skills and experience

  • Prior experience of legal entity and finance system integrations
  • UK tax experience
  • Awareness of financial standards and financial reporting developments and ability to review and interpret new standards
  • Experience of UKGAAP and IFRS
  • Extensive experience of MS Word and Excel
  • Experience of the Telecoms sector would be useful (either having worked within it or been a professional adviser to businesses within it).
  • Strong time management skills to ensure deadlines are met

Qualifications

  • Degree (or equivalent)
  • Recognised accounting qualification (ACA or ACCA)

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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R&D Tax Specialist – Andover or Southampton – £30-45k DOE + Flexible Working

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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Client Accountant (Director Designate) – Home Based in Hants – £48-50k base + super life flexibility

Rare opportunity to work from home (anywhere in mid to south Hampshire) for a qualified accountant who can run a portfolio of c200 clients and work alongside the owner who is great at new business development.

This role has arisen as the key part of a succession plan and as such the lead director is keen to hire someone who would be interested in buying equity in the future to enable retirement. The firm is well established and highly profitable with excellent repeat business from clients.

They enjoy using cloud based technology and are looking to hire someone who believes in this approach.

My client is looking for a hands on individual who enjoys client facing and adding value through advisory as well as compliance work.

You will ideally be ACA or ACCA qualified, but strong QBE’s will be considered.

The Role:

  • Marketing a cloud Xero focused solution for clients
  • Preparing Limited Company and LLP accounts
  • Preparing Sole Trader and Partnership accounts
  • Preparing VAT returns
  • Personal Tax Returns for HNWs
  • Management accounts work
  • Ad hoc special assignment work
  • Working closely with the Partners

The Person:

  • Open on qualification – practice experience is critical
  • Professional practice experience in accounts preparation
  • Good focus and attention to detail
  • Good time management
  • Effective communicator who can work well in a small team
  • Well organised
  • Ambitious for a career

The firm can offer a competitive remuneration package with regular reviews and a friendly and modern working environment.

To apply please email in your CV with details of your availability and current package (in detail) with a short note about why this 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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2020 Local Report on Salaries with Market Commentary: Commerce and Professional Practice

Welcome to the 2020 edition of our popular annual report on salaries covering our territory of Hampshire and surrounding towns.   PDF link below:

eXactitude Salary Report 2020

We sincerely hope this data is of interest and welcome any discussion with you, either from a hiring, internal benchmarking or self-interest point of view.

All enquiries will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Kind Regards

Nick

 

 

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Finance Manager – Ferndown – £Market Rate Negotiable

Growing online retail SME (c£4m TO) seek hands on Finance Manager for sole charge role to work alongside the MD controlling the day to day finances of the business.

Must have good communication skills to talk to suppliers and manage cashflow and commercial stock turnover.

The advertised salary range is broad as my client will look at a range of experience. Essentially they will look to make an attractive offer should the chemistry from an interview fit well. The higher end will be reserved for applicants who are fully qualified and bring relevant sector experience.

Finance Manager Duties:

Preparation of monthly management accounts
Producing monthly sales invoices from Amazon and Ebay
Processing of purchase ledger invoices
Monthly payroll and staff administration
VAT returns for UK, Germany and France
Preparation of management reports
Bank and cash management and forecasting
Responsible for full monthly balance sheet reconciliation
Liaising with external accountants
Preparation of year end statutory pack to accountants
Stock control
Ad-hoc projects

Key Skills:

Experience of Xero helpful.
Experience of Amazon, Ebay or Storefeeder an advantage but not essential as training will be given.
A good working knowledge of Excel essential.
Reporting directly to the Managing Director, you must be self motivated and be able to prioritise your own workload
Owner’s dog often in office so someone who likes dogs needed.

To apply for this role please email in your CV with a short covering note illustrating why this role appeals and why you are looking for a new challenge. Please also include reference to your notice period and current or last package, broken down.

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 with director potential – Southampton – £40-50k Neg DOE

We are delighted to be working with this high quality independent firm of Accountants to identify a confident practice trained accountant to join a busy team in a lead role working on a commercial portfolio of clients.

This role has arisen as the key part of a succession plan and as such the lead director is keen to hire someone who would be interested in buying equity in the future to enable retirement. The firm is well established and highly profitable with excellent repeat business from clients. There are currently three directors so this is a rare opportunity in the Southampton marketplace for a medium size firm with a strong growth history and even better prospects.

My client is looking for a hands on individual who enjoys client facing and adding value through advisory as well as compliance work. Staff supervision is available if required.

The salary advertised is broad as my client could hire from 1 years post qualified experience to 5 years+ and the salary will reflect the level of competency in adding value to clients. You will ideally be ACA or ACCA but strong QBE’s will be considered.

The Role:

  • Marketing a cloud Xero focused solution for clients
  • Preparing Limited Company and LLP accounts
  • Preparing Sole Trader and Partnership accounts
  • Preparing VAT returns
  • Personal Tax Returns
  • Management accounts work
  • Ad hoc special assignment work
  • Working closely with the Partners

The Person:

  • Open on qualification – practice experience is critical
  • Professional practice experience in accounts preparation
  • Good focus and attention to detail
  • Good time management
  • Effective communicator who can work well in a small team
  • Well organised
  • Ambitious for a career

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.

To apply please email in your CV with details of your availability and current package (in detail) with a short note about why this 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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Senior Manager / Director Designate – Portsmouth – £MarketRate (May buy fee following)

Excellent opportunity to join this expanding firm who are looking to identify a talented individual for this key appointment. The role is focussed on accounting and financial reporting to support and develop SME businesses as well as audit.

The firm is in a succession planning situation so are looking for someone already established in a management capacity with the ambition and drive to progress to Director level in the short term.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing a comprehensive portfolio of financial reporting and SME clients ranging from Sole traders, Partnerships, Limited companies and LLPs.
  • Providing day to day advice as well as statutory reporting requirements.
  • Audit
  • Filing of accounts.
  • Managing a team of staff ranging from trainees through to qualifieds ensuring work is performed to a high standard.
  • Coaching and development of members of the team including training and development requirements, appraisals and reviews.
  • Controlling fee budgets and recoveries on jobs.
  • Participating in business development and marketing activities of the firm.

The role will suit a Qualified ACA or ACCA with previous experience of managing a mixed accounting and financial reporting portfolio from either an independent or national firm. Audit would be useful but not essential.

You will also need to be a strong communicator with a proven experience of building strong client relationships in a client-facing 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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ACA 1st Move to Commerce – Commercial Role – Package £55-75k + Excellent Prospects

Really interesting role for ACA looking to move from a top 8 practice (newly qual up to manager level) or currently working in a group head office and looking for a new challenge. My client is an AIM listed technology business.

Base salary will be in the £50-65k level depending on PQE and experience with a bonus of c10% PA and blue chip benefits that are award winning.

You will work in a small head office team and be part of the annual statutory cycle of annual and half year reporting. But the main thrust of this role will be to help new European acquisitions integrate with the PLC. As such this role is highly commercial and will suit someone not looking for a standard group or reporting type role for their first move.

As such my client is looking for a personable ACA with PLC audit experience who has a business partner facing personality and will enjoy working with operations to help them understand and execute corporate governance requirements.

This role will involve some European travel (possibly a week a month) but the new hire will be able to manage this rather than be forced into a rigid timetable.

The head office is also the UK finance head office so there is a large finance community as well as operations on site as part of your larger team.

Future progression is excellent, either into a bigger group role, possibly internationally or into a mainstream or commercial finance role.

Benefits are very competitive and include bonus.

To apply, please email in your CV with details of your current package (broken down to basic, bons + bens), notice period and a short note 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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Credit Bureau Expert – Newbury – £25-28k + Bonus & Bens

Really interesting role for my client who provide a credit bureau service.  This role ideally requires someone with high attention to detail who can administrate the creation of a client bank accounts, BACS capabilities, Direct Debits and associated reporting on Excel.

Applicants with BACS or Direct Debit or SUN admin experience would be great, but all financial and credit administrators or anyone from another bureau type background would also be welcome.

  • Processing of approx. 60 direct debit collections a month
  • Monthly reconciliation of monies collected to the customers billing
  • Monthly payment of collections from customer accounts or collection of outstanding balances
  • Review of Direct customer credit applications and setting of credit limits
  • Credit control for Public Sector accounts
  • Posting of cash receipts and direct debit collections
  • Recording letter cycles and escalation
  • Management of bank accounts & SUN’s
  • Preparing recommendations for suspension and account cease
  • The successful candidate must be able to ensure that all elements of the business follow the correct procedures (with appropriate support from senior management).
  • The candidate will be expected to work within all levels of the business with the ability to communicate at all levels of the business both internally and externally.

Benefits are very competitive and include bonus.

To apply, please email in your CV with details of your current package (broken down to basic, bons + bens), notice period and a short note 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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