FC – Hook – £65-75k Neg, DOE

Commercial FC sought by COO who is also currently FD,  to take control of the day to day finances of this fast growing, well established, sales driven business with a turnover of c£15m.

My client is looking for a fully qualified accountant who can manage a small team (3-5 staff, including a book-keeping lead finance manager) but most importantly help drive growth through thoughtful commercial financial analysis.

The role has arisen due to strong business growth and could well evolve into a financial directorship in the future.  It does however, require an accountant who enjoys a good element of the job being hands on and is happy to interface with the daily operations teams and management board face to face.

The business is very IT literate and sells both in the UK and internationally.  You will need to be a car driver and benefits and package will be constructed to motivate depending on the experience of the candidate hired.

My client is open on the background an individual will have, but you will need to demonstrate ambition in your career to date, be on an upward career trajectory, have excellent interpersonal skills and critically be able to demonstrate commerciality.

Duties are varied but will include:

  • Annual statutory accounts working with auditors
  • Monthly management accounts including:  MI pack, Cost analysis, board pack and minutes, variable cost analysis, resource cost and analysis,
  • Sales/Margin Analysis – Daily / weekly Trending – Foreseeing Issue 
  • Sales Mix Analysis – Marketplace net Margin vs Web
  • Full stock control
  • Budgets Creation and Monitoring
  • Cashflow Planning – 13 Week and Further
  • Liaising with Sales and Pricing Team
  • Facilities management
  • FX Planning and Strategy
  • EU VAT  – Further Brexit Planning and Compliance
  • VAT Planning  – Partial Exemption
  • R&D Claims
  • Corporation Tax – Submissions
  • CoSec Duties and Filing
  • FCA Filing and Compliance
  • Terms and Conditions of Sale across business –
  • Trademark – Monitoring and enhancements
  • Purchasing – Daily Weekly Management
  • Commercial/Compliance  Intervention in Purchasing
  • Overhead Cost Review and Improvement – Payment Providers, Lease line
  • Control Account Review
  • Debtor and Supplier Advance Review
  • Returns Analysis and Asset Recovery
  • Brexit – Sales , Margin and Cost Impact
  • Insurance Risk monitoring and policies – Annual / day to day
  • All HR Matters  – assisted by External
  • H&S Management and Risk Assessment – with External

To apply please email your CV with a short covering note to support your application against the criteria in this advert.

Please also provide details of your availability to start, notice period if appropriate and details of your current or 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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Financial Analyst – Basingstoke – £35-50k package, neg, depending on experience

Commercial analyst sought by FD of growing multi £million turnover sales lead business.

My client is looking for an engaging individual who likes working with the business operations teams while using excel and system data to analyse profitability, trends, pricing and help drive business growth.

My client works in a stock driven environment so experience within a stock, retail or e-commerce sales business would be hugely valuable.

The role has arisen due to strong business growth.  The business is very IT literate and sells both in the UK and internationally. You will need to be a car driver.

The salary package is negotiable based on experience and my client is open on the background an individual will have, but you will need to demonstrate ambition in your career to date, be on an upward career trajectory, have excellent interpersonal skills and critically be able to demonstrate commerciality.

Duties are varied but will include:

  • Monthly management analysis including:  MI pack, Cost analysis, variable cost analysis, resource cost and analysis,
  • Sales/Margin Analysis – Daily / weekly Trending – Foreseeing Issue
  • Sales Mix Analysis – Marketplace net Margin vs Web
  • Full stock control reporting, management and strategic
  • Working with FD on Budgets, both creation and monitoring
  • Liaising with Sales and Pricing Team
  • Purchasing – Daily Weekly Management
  • Commercial/Compliance Intervention in Purchasing
  • Overhead Cost Review and Improvement – Payment Providers, Lease line
  • Returns Analysis and Asset Recovery
  • Brexit – Sales , Margin and Cost Impact

To apply please email your CV with a short covering note to support your application against the criteria in this advert.

Please also provide details of your availability to start, notice period if appropriate and details of your current or 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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Commercial Data Analyst (Telco) – Port Solent – £25-30k package negotiable

Overview of Role:

The role of Commercial Data Analyst is a key role within the company (a successful IT/Telco business) to help maximise revenue growth and margin whilst maintaining market competitiveness and protecting  brand values. The principle accountabilities for this role include maintaining up to date tariff information both externally and within internal systems, proposing and authorising bespoke pricing and analysis of margin reports to identify areas to maximise margins. The Commercial Analyst will work closely with all areas of the business including Billing, Marketing, Products, Sales and Customer Management. The role will require a degree of self-management and proactive working.

Benefits:

Full suite of excellent benefits + bonus (on company performance and personal performance)

Key responsibilities:

Operational:

  • Support the Senior Commercial Analyst on a day to day basis
  • Carry out bill analysis and suggest pricing for prospective and existing customers
  • Create and maintain external tariff sheets for Customers, Channel Partners and Sales teams
  • Co-ordinate changes to internal tariffs held in the billing system
  • Authorise bespoke pricing requests for new business and customer retention, subject to agreed margin parameters
  • Gain a thorough understanding of pricing tools for bespoke pricing
  • Develop and maintain pricing and proposal tools using excel
  • Work with the Marketing Team to co-ordinate the timing and messaging of pricing changes to Customers, Channel Partners and internal teams
  • Investigate day to day pricing queries from internal departments
  • Tariff Expert analysis work and maintenance of tariffs within Tariff Expert
  • Assisting maintenance of online systems
  • Ensure Commercial documentation is kept up to date and is accessible to key stakeholders

Auditing and Reporting

  • Investigation into and co-ordination of the correction of loss making products
  • Work with the Billing team on adhoc revenue assurance activities to maximise margins
  • Interpretation of excel based margin reporting to analyse trends and investigate anomalies

Other:

  • Develop relationships with company pricing team and external suppliers as may be necessary
  • Analyse competitor pricing and share with relevant departments
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the company product set and all associated costs
  • Develop and understand different pricing strategies and their impacts
  • Adhoc tasks and projects as may be required

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Ideally the candidate should have 2 to 3 years’ experience in a Telecoms pricing or commercial financial analyst environment
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills and a love of manipulating data are essential
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, adaptable, positive and confident
  • Ability to prioritise work, delivering multiple requirements against tight deadlines and maintaining high levels of accuracy and concentration
  • Ability to influence and motivate others
  • Good organisational skills
  • Have a desire to build a career in a commercial environment, have a preference for performing detailed work, a strong interest in systems and processes and will enjoy problem solving, taking the initiative, and driving solutions through to a successful conclusion
  • Develop a strong business and commercial judgement to ensure best commercial practice is applied across the business at all times

To apply please email in your CV with a covering note to support your application.  Please detail why you are looking for a new challenge and what your current salary and expectations are, along with 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 Controller Outsourcing Dept – Chichester – £25-40k package DOE

My client are a mid tier firm who advise dynamic businesses, not for profit organisations, private individuals, and families on all areas of business, tax, and wealth.  With offices across London, Kent and Sussex and international reach they are dedicated to meeting and exceeding the needs of all their clients.  They provide a full range of accountancy, business advisory and financial services that will help clients to achieve their personal and business goals.

My client want all their employees to be rewarded for their hard work and enjoy a balanced lifestyle, which is why they offer benefits such as unrestricted holiday, agile working, and an engagement programme centred around mental health and wellbeing.

My client are also proud of our active Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. Their Charity Foundation enables them to consistently ‘give back’ to their local communities wherever they can, as well as provide opportunities for our employees to get more involved in charitable work and in choosing the causes which benefit from the Foundation. They give all of our employees the option to take one day paid each year for volunteering so they can support the charitable causes closest to them.

Other benefits offererd include up to 5% contribution on our pension scheme and a grade specific flexible benefit pot to use throughout the year on a range of benefits (including mandatory Private health plan, Death in service and Income protection) from gym membership and restaurant discount cards, to travel insurance and additional health insurance – and much more.

Job Description

Accounts and Outsourcing Controller to join our busy team in Chichester working on a diverse range of clients almost exclusively setup on online accounting software. As chartered accountants and business advisers offering audit, accounts, strategic tax and business development advice as one of the major Accountancy and Financial Services firms practising in the South East of England, we would be looking for a driven and friendly individual to help the team ensure both deadlines and client expectations are being met. You will need previous experience within an Accounting position, either in practice or industry. You will also need to be organised and have exceptional communication skills, understanding our clients’ needs in order to provide a personal, proactive and professional service.We will be offering a competitive salary which comes with staff benefits including Contribution based Pension scheme, Cash Plan and many more.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare statutory accounts in both FRS 105 and FRS 102 1(a) format for a range of company sizes
  • Prepare Corporation Tax returns and deferred tax computations
  • Bookkeeping and VAT return preparation, including working with our outsourcing teams
  • Daily use of online accounting packages and ensuring knowledge of these products remains up to date
  • Training more junior colleagues
  • Liaising with clients and dealing with ad hoc accounting and software queries
  • Managing own workload and prioritising effectively.
  • Reporting to managers and partners and taking responsibility for completing tasks accurately, to deadline and liaise effectively
  • Maintaining technical expertise and asking for training as needed.

The Individual

Capability, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience working within an accounts department, either within industry or practice.
  • AAT qualified or ACA/ACCA part qualified.
  • Adept in using Xero and QuickBooks Online and an interest in developing experience of Apps
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Methodical and able to plan an efficient approach to a task.
  • Comfortable communicating with clients via email, telephone and face-to-face.
  • Strong knowledge of FRS 102 and 105 and how to prepare both basic and more complex company accounts under each.
  • Ability to prioritise effectively to ensure all tasks are completed in a sensible order and by deadline date.
  • Must be able to communicate well in a team environment and keep management team up to date.
  • Use initiative and able to work independently, but equally know when to ask for help.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Friendly and professional.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Effective time management.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Self-driven and motivated.
  • Resilient.
  • Approachable and available

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.

The advertised compensation package (basic + bens) is broad as a competitive offer will be made depending on experience as anyone from a years AAT experience to a part-qual ACA/ACCA with many years experience will be considered.

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 – Hampshire – £30-50k DOE + Flexible Working

Home based or home based with occasional office visits, this role due to business expansion truly offers that elusive work-life balance.

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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Mixed role – Audit/Acs Manager and Senior or Semi-Senior – Qual or PQ – Alton – £MarketRate

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 35% audit and 65% 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.

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 across Hampshire, ie, competitive in this area of the south.

Role Overview

You will work as part of the established audit team based in Alton 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 35% of the role
  • 65% 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 or QBE with ambition
  • Some experience planning and working on audits of varying sizes would be helpful
  • 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
  • A relaxed and professional environment
  • Generous holiday policy
  • Contributory Pension Scheme

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 Book-keeper – Home based – £30-40k DOE

Home based, the position is full time, with flexible working around core hours of 10am-4pm. There is no fixed start or end time each day.  True work-life balance!

Modern digitally savvy accounts practice seek a Client book-keeper for their outsourced accounts service unit.  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)

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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Group Financial Controls & Risk Manager – Newbury – £65k to £85k package, negotiable

Large listed technology company based in the Thames Valley corridor have a new role to control financial risk policies and controls across the group. My client have made several acquisitions globally and the CFO and Group FC requires this new head to business partner closely with group, internal audit and external audit teams.

The role will suit either a Top 6 ACA probably at manager level or above looking to break into commerce, or a more experienced individual with an appropriate group background.

What is essential is that you have polished communication skills, enjoy creating and reviewing process and control and can work on your own initiative.

Duties:

  • Working with the CFO, Group Financial Controller and Internal Audit, compile the Group Accounting Policy and Procedures Manual.
  • Develop and embed relevant Financial Governance, Risk and Compliance capabilities, ensuring consistency across the Group.
  • To harmonise key controls within the Group’s business units. This will require an understanding of the current state and future requirements.
  • Work with the business units to identify and document key processes, risks and controls.
  • Conduct gap assessments and identify areas for re-mediation and make recommendations on how to improve controls.
  • Design a financial Risk Matrix defining the current state and mapping out a prioritised action plan for risk mitigation.
  • Developing Group/ Local Policies and recommending changes where appropriate.
  • To understand and implement the requirements of the proposed UK corporate Governance reform with regards to changes in the internal control environment.
  • Working with Operating Company Finance teams to establish how recommendations from internal audit can be implemented to ensure compliance with governance without affecting the entrepreneurial nature of the business.
  • Work with the Group Risk Director to ensure consistency of approach and documentation with the wider risk approach.
  • Develop a process for ensuring subsidiary compliance with Group Policies including self-certification and independent testing.
  • To work as part of the Group Finance Team providing support on the consolidation, year-end annual report and external reporting and providing cover for the Group Accountants.
  • Preparation of ad-hoc financial analysis and support for Group Finance Team projects.

The role will require UK and European travel once current restrictions allow

Skills needed:

  • You will ideally be qualified to degree level alongside a recognised accounting qualification such as ACA or ACCA.
  • Strong experience of assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of business processes and controls including process mapping and risks and controls matrices.
  • Experience in facilitating the capture of both current and future state business processes.
  • The confidence to challenge the status quo and desire for continuous improvement.
  • Prior Practice Audit or Internal Audit function experience.
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills with the ability to prioritise own workload, multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to engage effectively with senior stakeholders.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of the proposed UK corporate Governance reform.
  • Experience and understanding of SOX compliance would be helpful.

To apply please send in your CV and short cover note to support your application, including 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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Audit & Accounts Manager – Chichester – £35-£48k package negotiable DOE

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 35% audit and 65% 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.

My client are looking for an experienced practice professional to lead the team. Fully qualified is ideal but they will consider PQs or QBE’s looking to qualify.

The salary range advertised is broad to reflect this and an offer to a candidate will be based on experience and market rate taken across Hampshire, ie, competitive in this area of the south.

Role Overview

You will manage several staff as part of the established audit team based in Chichester 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 35% of the role
  • 65% 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 or QBE with ambition and willingness to qualify
  • Experience planning and working on audits of varying sizes
  • Client facing experience
  • Management skills

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
  • A relaxed and professional environment
  • Generous holiday policy
  • Contributory Pension Scheme

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 Senior – Alton – £33-40k Neg + Study Support if required

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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