Management Accountant – Havant – £40-55k Neg + Bens

New role working for FC of c£60m TO successful and privately owned manufacturing business with a few divisions in the UK.  My client is looking for a qualified or studying part-qualified, although exceptional QBEs will be considered.  You will own the management reporting function and improve the variance analysis and business partnering aspects of the role alongside operations.  As such strong interpersonal skills are vital and my client is looking for an individual who likes to improve things on a daily basis and is ambitious to grow with the company as plans are achieved.

The business use Microsoft Dynamics and are upgrading to the latest version in the near future.  You will be IT literate and strong on Excel.

  • Duties include:
  • Management and control of standard costing processes
  • Set annual direct labour and overhead rates
  • Set annual material standard costs
  • Monthly analysis and reporting of stock values, provision and movements
  • Monthly analysis of production variances
  • Efficiency variances
  • Margin variances
  • Purchase prices
  • Monitoring of direct labour and overhead recovery rates and over/under recovery position
  • Key member of team closing and reporting monthly results to strict 6 day reporting deadline, including support to other business units
  • KPI’s reported monthly
  • Preparation and posting of journal entries
  • Working Capital (Debtors, stock & WIP), margin analysis and sales reporting
  • Control and oversight of perpetual annual stock counts
  • Preparation and collation of information for monthly Intrastat returns, EC sales returns and VAT returns
  • Liaising with budget holder, goods inwards personnel and procurement regarding invoice approval and payment
  • Control and production of annual cost of sales & overhead budget
  • Monthly general ledger reconciliations
  • Other Ad hoc reporting tasks to assist Group Controller and Management

To apply please email your CV with details of your availability to start (notice period if appropriate) and details of your last salary package and expectations.

Salary advertised is broad as a competitive offer will be made depending on experience.

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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Tax Manager, Mixed Role – Alton (Hampshire) – £35-45k + bens negotiable

TAX MANAGER (Approx – ADVISORY 40% / COMPLIANCE 60%)

Overall objective

Responsible for the effective management of a mixed portfolio of personal, trust and business tax clients.

Responsibilities

  • To manage the tax compliance matters of a varied portfolio of clients.  The portfolio comprises of a mixture of directors and high net worth individuals whose tax affairs are of varying complexity.  The portfolio also includes partnerships and some Trust work.
  • To ensure during the course of the tax year that all statutory tax returns are completed and filed on time, are accurate and in keeping with best practice, and that all follow up action is anticipated, planned and implemented.  To ensure that clients are kept informed about their obligations and deadlines and that they are kept up to date with any relevant changes in legislation or best practice.
  • To identify and discuss with partners opportunities for tax planning.
  • To build rapport and maintain regular contact with clients by telephone, email, letter and in person. 
  • To organise the effective time management of own workload, planning and prioritising, and keeping the Senior Tax Manager/Tax Partner informed of any anticipated bottlenecks or problems with meeting deadlines.
  • To be responsible for keeping up to date on all technical matters which affect the Tax Manager’s ability to provide high quality service.
  • To undertake any ad hoc projects as requested by the partners.
  • Provide support to partners on advisory and project tax work.  The advisory work is of a varying nature, but knowledge of a combination of Trusts, Estates, Personal Tax are essential, although a broader knowledge across business and corporate taxes would also be welcomed.
  • Provide support across the wider Tax and Accounting Team with the provision of ad-hoc technical support for other staff members.

The Tax Manager needs to be an experienced and capable tax specialist with a broad range of tax experience gained within a practice environment.  This experience should include in-depth exposure to varied compliance work including complex cases plus sound knowledge of routine tax planning.  A tax qualification is desirable but not essential and could be replaced by substantial relevant experience.  An understanding of accountancy is a useful addition.

The Tax Manager must have strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to plan, anticipate bottlenecks in the workflow, cope with conflicting demands and priorities, and to know when to refer problems to the Senior Tax Manager/Tax Partner.  He/she needs to have a very good eye for detail, be methodical and take pride in producing neat, clear and accurate work.

The Tax Manager must also have good communications skills with the ability to convey technical information clearly to clients in a way that gives confidence to them that their tax affairs are being managed professionally, competently, and efficiently.

He/she should also have good interpersonal skills and a professional manner and be able to build and maintain effective relationships with clients and colleagues.

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Payroll Manager (Professional Practice) – £30-40k Neg – Full or Part Time Considered – Alton

Full function payroll manager role for friendly regional firm of accountants.  This role involves supervision of a small team and the provision of payroll services and business partnering with a diverse set of clients.   My client is looking for someone with managerial skills who has worked in a multi-client payroll role, either in practice or in a bureau.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the Payroll team to achieve the following;
    • Collection & management of Payroll information from clients.
    • Managing the payroll process for more than 200 clients & allocating work within the payroll team to manage this process.
    • Preparing and/or reviewing payroll in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Preparing reports for office use and for clients
    • To build a rapport and maintain regular contact with clients/potential clients by telephone, email, letter and in person.  To use sound judgement as to when it is appropriate to check the content of emails/letters with the appropriate partner before despatch.
    • To take a lead role in the planning and monitoring of the workflow, and the effective financial management of payroll work within the office.  To set time and fee budgets for all work within the payroll portfolio. 
    • To have input & ultimate responsibility for fee quotes and issuing of payroll bills.
    • Relay figures for payment to clients.
    • Run ad-hoc payroll reports for accounts staff.
    • Ensure all client payroll queries are answered in an accurate and timely manner.
    • Administer new payroll & pension schemes for new clients.
    • Prepare year-end returns and submit to HMRC.     
    • To manage and motivate the payroll team, overseeing their schedule of work and ensuring that the work produced, and advice given to clients, are to schedule and to the required standard. 
    • Provide regular feedback to payroll staff on performance matters, take responsibility for their annual appraisal and the content and delivery of their training plan.  To have input, as requested by the partners, to decisions on salary reviews.
    • Ensure payroll procedures manual is up to date.
    • Identify regular CPD training as relevant for the payroll team to ensure technical knowledge is updated regularly.  Course content, dates and prices must be discussed/agreed with the partner.
    • Project manage the review of existing software and the potential installation of new payroll software if necessary.

The Person

  • This person must have previous payroll experience ideally within a practice or payroll bureau environment.  Experience of computerized payroll packages is essential.  Someone who pays attention to detail and ideally has a good sound knowledge of O365 programmes.
  • The Payroll Supervisor must have excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to plan, anticipate bottlenecks in the workflow, cope with conflicting demands and priorities, and to know when to decline and delegate.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a professional manner and be able to build and maintain effective relationships with clients and colleagues.  A genuine interest in managing and motivating other members of staff is also important.

To apply please email your CV with details of your availability to start (notice period if appropriate) and details of your last salary package and expectations.

Salary advertised is broad as a competitive offer will be made depending on experience.

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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Record Number of New Businesses in Hampshire in 2020 – Interesting good news

eXactitude were pleased to read the article below in the Hampshire Chronicle this week which reported new company registrations up by 2.4% in 2020 v 2019 with 15,534 new additions to the total of 121,331.

Let’s hope the majority are successful and need accountants to help manage the cashflow, systems and growth!

Record number of start-up firms in Hampshire

By Darren Slade

A RECORD number of new businesses were formed in Hampshire last year despite the Covid crisis.

There were 15,534 new companies registered in the county in 2020, a 2.4 per cent rise on the number formed 2019.

Hampshire had a total of 121,331 registered companies at the end of the year, up 5.7 per cent on 2019.

The figures from the Inform Direct Review of Company Formations are based on data from Companies House and the Office for National Statistics.

Southampton saw the highest number of new businesses at 2,180, followed by Portsmouth (1,845) and East Hampshire (1,814).

John Korchak, operations director at Inform Direct, said: “It is excellent news to see that Hampshire has achieved a record year for new company formations during 2020 despite the unprecedented uncertainties brought by Covid-19.

“Many of the new company formations are in the retail sector, with a large number of new businesses set up to sell goods online or locally, thereby taking advantage of customers’ changing shopping habits.

“Secondly, the effect of the pandemic and national lockdowns means that sadly some existing businesses have folded and employees made redundant, and we see many of those people setting up new ventures on their own as an alternative way to earn a living.

“2020 was a year like no other for UK businesses. Although we can look forward to a brighter future with the vaccination programme, there remain unknown factors such as how quickly the economy will recover and of course the impact of Brexit.”

The UK saw a record-breaking 780,766 new businesses formed, compared with 690,763 in 2019.

The overall number of UK companies also continued to grow, to 4.83million an 8.2 per cent increase on the total of 4,471,008 at the end of 2019.

The number of company dissolutions across the UK – 418,427 during 2020 – was the lowest since 2015.

Inform Direct – which provides company secretarial and formation software – said it remained to be seen whether the positive trends would last, with government support for businesses due to be withdrawn.

It warned some new enterprises set up during the pandemic might be short-lived, as people return to full-time employment or struggle to take the business to the next level.

The 2,180 new Southampton businesses takes the city’s total to 14,733.

Portsmouth has 12,216 businesses including its new 1,845, while East Hampshire has a total of 9,857.

Winchester had 1,412 new businesses (total 13,817), New Forest 1,283 (11,135), Basingstoke and Deane 1,173 (9,870),Havant 1,026 (8,332), Test Valley 1,004 (8,469), Eastleigh 958 (9,577), Fareham 894 (7,540), Rushmoor 861 (5,857), Hart 679 (6,319) and Gosport 382 (2,583).

https://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/19089405.record-number-start-up-firms-hampshire/

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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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Mixed role – Audit/Acs Senior or Semi-Senior – Qual or PQ – Salisbury – £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 50% audit and 50% 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
  • School and charity audit specialist with few corporate audits make for a friendly on-site experience
  • 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.
  • Members of UK 200 network of quality assured lawyers and accountants. Offers excellent CPD/ career development opportunities in a lose network independent firms

My client are open on hiring at either 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 audit team based in Salisbury which will see you performing the accurate and efficient execution of company 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 drafting tax computations
  • Planning of audits for review by manager/partner
  • Preparation of compliance tests, required paperwork prior to assignment
  • Responsibility for other team members such as audit assistances
  • 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

  • ACA/ACCA fully qualified or PQ and working towards this
  • 2-3 years experience planning and working on audits of varying sizes
  • 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
  • Performance reviews every six months
  • Plenty of scope for promotion within the firm.

Benefits Package:

  • Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
  • Bonus scheme
  • A relaxed and professional environment
  • 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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Financial Controller – Basingstoke – £55-65k DOE Neg

Exactitude are working with the leadership of an accountancy firm, to source a qualified accountant for an SME subsidiary of a group’s business.

The role requires a qualified accountant with strong technical skills (IFRS – statacs – audit liaison) to manage the full financial control function of the SME.This is a hands on mix of day to day accounting (man acs, budgets, banking, cash-flow, VAT, CT, staff management).

However you will also work closely with operational line management to review the performance of the business against forecasts, expectations and the market.

My client is looking for a personable accountant who is a strong business partner and can explain finance in both technical and operational language.

You will enjoy working with systems both at group and SME level.

There is excellent career progression on offer either by growing this role or elsewhere within the group.

To apply please email your CV with details of your availability to start (notice period if appropriate) and details of your last salary package and expectations.

Salary is banded and a competitive offer will be made depending on experience.

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 Assistant, Part Time – Hook – £25-30k FTE DOE (To be adjusted for 20-25 hrs)

Salary is in the range of £25-30k FTE so will be adjusted for the agreed hours.

Friendly but focused FD of successful e-commerce retail orientated SME (c10m Turnover) seeks experienced accounts assistant for a busy and responsible part time role:Hours are negotiable but office based (Covid risk assessed, depending on Gov guidelines) and ideally 5 days a week. c20-25 hours a week would be ideal and there is flexibility to be negotiated.

This role has arisen due to business growth and reports to a well established finance manager as well as a hands on and supportive FD.

My client is looking for an experienced accountant who has strong knowledge of the fundamentals of double entry debits and credits and will enjoy maintaining reconciliation order in a high volume daily sales environment.The role uses cloud based Sage 50, extensive Excel and bespoke invoicing systems.Strong skills in Excel are essential.

My client sells through several online marketplaces (Ebay – Amazon – Direct etc) and as such has multiple payment accounts that need to be reconciled back to the large volume of invoices, journalled to the Sage system and matched.

The role will also involve Purchase Ledger, Daily Cash-Book, Multi Currency Bank Reconciliations and International Banking.

You will have a strong attention to detail and a positive “can-do” attitude. As the business is an SME you will also be happy to help out as and where needed. This role will suit someone who likes an SME environment but has a professional approach to work. My client is very computer literate with many systems in place to automate business and reporting activities. Ideally you will be of a similar mindset.

You will need to drive to the office as it is near to Hook but semi-rural in a beautiful setting. Parking is free and benefits are typical of the SME sector.

To apply please email in your CV with a short covering note to support your application also including details of your current salary (full time equivalent if part time), notice period and reason for leaving your last or current role. Please also indicate how many hours you are looking to work and what your ideal start and finish time each day would be.

My client would like to hire ASAP.

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 – Practice (Own Portfolio) – Home or 15 mins from Winchester – £30-45k (including bens, DOE)

We are delighted to be working with this high quality technology focused independent firm of Accountants who are happy to encourage home-working and occasional office based visits in a rural setting 15 minutes from Winchester.  They are looking to identify a confident practice trained accountant to join a busy team working on a commercial portfolio of clients.

Interpersonal skills are key for my client and you must be a technology advocate to fit into this firm.  Fundamentally you will own client relationships and alongside being hands on, enjoy giving advice and up-selling services where appropriate. Being busy, creative and juggling work are key skills.

This role is open to qualified, part qualified and possible QBE practice trained staff who want to work in a flexible and success orientated environment.  Study will be supported / encouraged if needed.

It would be ideal for someone commuting a lot who wants to work from home or enjoy a small but not everyday commute.

Main functions and responsibilities of the post are:

  • Responsible for a portfolio of clients reporting to a director
  • Being part of a small team of client managers who have a back office pool for day to day transactional work that you will need to manage appropriate to your client.
  • Liaising direct with clients on a regular basis to discuss the current position of their business and suggesting improvements or being ideas driven.
  • Effective overview of clients within portfolio with regard to budget/profitability/business needs
  • The preparation of timely, accurate statutory accounts
  • The preparation  personal tax returns
  • Liaising with HMRC/ Companies House as and when required.
  • Checking HMRC correspondence and liaising with client.

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 person 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 directors 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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Finance Manager (Divisional) – Newbury/HomeBased – c£60k + Bonus & Bens DOE

Large listed IT business seek personable qualified accountant to account for and then integrate a recent c£3.5m TO growing acquisition into the head office finance function.  This is a new role which has super career prospects as the business is expanding and successful.

Salary will be competitive depending on experience, benefits are “blue-chip” and there is also a 10% bonus which has a super track record of being paid.

This role will suit either a qualified from practice looking for their second job after working in an SME or a divisional role – or a qualified with a stable CV in an SME or better still a divisional role as part of a business with scale.

Key responsibilities

  • Financial management of a new division of the UK business (they use Xero currently)
  • Oversee the month end management accounts process
  • Statutory accounts
  • Liaison with auditors
  • 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

  • Awareness of financial standards and financial reporting developments and ability to review and interpret new standards
  • Experience of UKGAAP and IFRS
  • Prior experience of legal entity and finance system integrations would be useful
  • UK tax experience
  • Extensive experience of MS Word and Excel
  • Experience of the IT/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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