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

Short description:

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

The opportunity:

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

The Role:

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

Some of the key duties are:

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

Salary:

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

Skills & Experience:

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

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

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

eXactitude Resourcing Limited is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role. eXactitude complies with all relevant UK legislation and doesn’t discriminate on any protected characteristics. If you haven’t heard from us within 5 working days please assume that you have not been successful.

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Mixed Tax Qualified – Southampton – £35-50k DOE Negotiable

Well established, modern practice with strong branch network seek ACA, CTA or ACCA for an interesting mixed tax role, working with the partners on client tax projects which range from advising SME’s to “high net worth” individuals.

This is an interesting role which is certainly not back office based, churning out returns.

My  client is looking for a personable individual and for someone who likes to drive practice profitability via relationship building.

You will have excellent all round tax knowledge, ideally within a multi-client practice environment and be looking to join a firm where you can progress based on performance.  Well organised and with strong interpersonal and client facing skills you will enjoy the advisory aspect of mixed tax work.

To apply please email in your CV with a note about what you are earning and looking for and why you are looking for a new challenge.

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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Head of Finance – Havant / East Portsmouth – £70k OTE

MD of successful, well established and fast growing, privately owned business with c£15m turnover seek a hands on, but commercial number one in finance.

This role will suit a qualified accountant (exceptional QBE’s may be considered) who has operated in an expanding and sales lead, service based SME.  Adding commercial operational value from a finance perspective and driving operating margins is the key focus.

My client is keen to find a hands on individual who has the ability to develop their team through effective delegation and to be able to help the business focus on continuing to grow and leverage operating margin effectively. Working closely with the senior management team will add a balance of commercial business involvement to the standard financial control aspect of the job.

This is a diverse role which includes management of a team of 5 (1 qual and 1 finalist) and the full monthly management accounts and statutory reporting cycle. You will take control of the bank relationships and manage cashflow and the rolling forecasting and budgeting cycle.

The ideal candidate will be a communicative and robust individual able to stand their ground in discussing the commercial viability of projects with operational management.

To apply please send your CV and a short covering paragraph to support your candidacy, answering the following questions: 

  • Why are you looking for a new challenge? 
  • What is your notice period? 
  • What have you been earning and are looking for?  (Please detail your basic salary and benefits broken down) 

I will be screening applicants next week with interviews to follow shortly.

My client would value a quick start but will wait if the right individual is on notice.

 

 

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Accounts Senior – FT or 4 days a week – Alton / Petersfield – £25-35k Neg DOE

Medium sized professional practice seek senior with a minimum of 1 to 2 years practice experience for a varied role with client responsibility and the opportunity to progress.

My client will look at Qual, QBE and PQ (study will be provided) candidates and the salary and duties will be adjusted to reflect seniority. My client will also train on Audit if you only have accounts prep experience.

Overall objective: Responsible for the effective provision of a range of accounting, audit & business services to a variety of clients together with conducting ad hoc special assignments as requested by the managers/partners.

Responsibilities

  • To provide quality accounting and audit services to a varied client portfolio.
  • To plan audits ensuring that each stage is completed to the firm’s standards, overseeing the work of junior staff as appropriate.
  • To meet own individual performance level criteria/objectives such as chargeable %, recoverability etc.
  • To prepare final accounts for clients or ensure these are prepared to the appropriate standard by junior staff.
  • To prepare business tax computations, corporation tax computations and draft corporate tax returns to a satisfactory standard for review/agreement by manager(s)/partner(s) dealing with the clients.
  • To ensure that all statutory 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 take a lead role in the planning and monitoring of own workflow, and the effective financial management, of accounts and audit work under own control.
  • To set time and fee budgets for all work within the portfolio including monitoring/checking time spent against budget.
  • To have input to fee quotes and to prepare for manager/partner approval as required.
  • To build rapport and maintain regular contact with clients by telephone, email, letter and in person. To check the content of letters/e-mails etc. with the appropriate manager/partner before despatch.
  • To be responsible for keeping up to date on all technical matters which affect the Audit, Accounts & Business Services senior’s ability to provide high quality advice.
  • To identify opportunities to cross sell and market the firm’s services. To be involved in the firm’s marketing activity as requested by the managers/partners.
  • To undertake any ad hoc projects as requested by the managers/partners.
  • To undertake special due diligence assignments as requested by the managers/partners. This is likely to involve on-site investigations followed by a quality written report.

The Audit, Accounts & Business Services senior role requires an experienced and capable accountant with a sound general practice background covering accountancy, audit and tax supplemented with more in-depth experience of limited companies & ideally charities. An accountancy qualification, ACA or ACCA, is preferable although this could be replaced by years appropriate level of experience.

The Audit, Accounts & Business Services senior must have excellent organisational/time management skills with the ability to plan, anticipate bottlenecks in the workflow, cope with conflicting demands and priorities.

The Audit, Accounts & Business Services senior must also have very effective communications skills with the ability to relay, in writing and orally, technical information. It is important to be able to vary the wording and style according to the technical understanding of the audience. An enquiring mind and the ability to challenge constructively and assess information objectively are also key to the role.

In addition, strong interpersonal skills and a professional manner and the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with clients and colleagues are a must. A genuine interest in managing/motivating junior members of staff is also important.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Duties include:

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

Skills and experience

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

eXactitude Resourcing Limited is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role. eXactitude complies with all relevant UK legislation and doesn’t discriminate on any protected characteristics. If you haven’t heard from us within 5 working days please assume that you have not been successful.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

eXactitude Resourcing Limited is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role. eXactitude complies with all relevant UK legislation and doesn’t discriminate on any protected characteristics. If you haven’t heard from us within 5 working days please assume that you have not been successful.

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2019 Salary Survey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Firm:

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

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

The Role:

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

The Person:

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

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

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

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

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

Duties Include:

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

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

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

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