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Management Accountant

London, England

My client is an iconic Retail company based in Central London, who is seeking to appoint a qualified Management Accountant to join an exciting part of the business. Key responsibilities: - Business Partnering with Stores and Operations - Reviewing store P&Ls - Preparing monthly board packs - Variance Analysis Key desirables: - Experience in a Retail organisation - Qualified Accountant - Strong commercial accumen

Finance Business Partner

London, England

Are you an ambitious commercially astute accountant looking to truly add value in a real Finance business partnering role? Our client is a reputable international brand and unrivalled player in the Travel sector, an innovative company which uses its advanced Technology to bring the world closer together. This is a consumer-focused business, which strives for complete customer satisfaction. In this role you will become the go-to person for Operations, providing real insight into the numbers, helping to track and challenge performance, ensuring financial targets are achieved or beaten. You will drive the forecasting and planning processes for Operations and provide analysis such as evaluation of business cases. There is no month-end closing or posting journals here, only true analytical input to drive strong financial performance. Skills you will need for this role: Qualified Accountant essential, ideally with some PQE A confident and personable individual able to build credibility with senior stakeholders Strong analytical skills with knowledge of business drivers Ability to identify and streamline inefficient processes Good knowledge of Management Reporting Strong Excel and finance systems experience A passion for Technology, Retail or Travel would be beneficial

Finance Manager (Startup)

East London, London

Are you a creative accountant looking to join an exciting high-growth start-up in the Tech sector, in a real commercial Finance role, where you can truly help grow a business? Our client is an award-winning Tech start-up in Shoreditch, looking to take on their first commercial Finance Manager. You will join a team of hard working, passionate individuals on a mission to disrupt the sector, bringing much needed services into the homes of their clients all across the UK. Reporting to the CFO turned COO, this role will own the financial and management accounts for this young VC backed business, supporting the Commercial and Operational teams with accurate models and analysis, to support strategic decisions. You will work with the COO to establish a real value add finance function, creating a firm foundation on which to build upon, in a dynamic business about to go through accelerated growth! Skills you will need for this role: An accountancy qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) Good knowledge of Financial and Management accounting Strong commercial acumen with advanced Excel skills A Passion for tech, health or entrepreneurship

Group Finance BPC Project Manager

Kent, England

A Group Finance BPC Project Manager is required for a global FMCG organisation based in Kent. The position will be part of a new team of two created to support the implementation and maintenance of the BPC system. The role will be the main BPC point of contact for the business and will be responsible for one Analyst. It will support the Group Finance function and will report to the Head of Group Reporting & Projects. During the initial project phase, the role will be focused on data validation, improvements to packages and data collection, user training and developing and embedding processes across the group. You will be expected to work autonomously around the development and upgrade of SAP BPC whilst also supporting the Head of Group Reporting and Projects on other ad hoc requirements. The ideal person will possess a strong group finance background with significant experience of SAP BPC or an equivalent consolidation tool. You will have worked in a project capacity and be adaptable to working on an ad hoc basis across group finance.

Group Financial Accountant

London, England

A FTSE listed business based in London is seeking to recruit a Group Financial Accountant (ACA) to join their expanding Head Office finance function. Reporting in to the Group Financial Controller, you will be joining an industry leading leisure business with over 200 sites across the UK. This opportunity offers a fantastic platform for a technically strong ACA (0-2 years PQE) who is keen to take the next step in their career from practice in to industry. Responsibilities include: ·Ownership for the preparation of consolidated financial statements ensuring compliance with IFRS ·Management reporting with commentary, producing Group budgets & forecasts ·Act as the technical reporting advisor to the business, ensuring that appropriate ·Presenting tangible Group analysis to the Group FD and Senior Leadership Team ·Guide the finance operations team through process improvements ·Lead the year-end audit The successful candidate will have: ·Recently qualified ACA (0-2 years PQE)

FTSE 100 - UK Finance Manager

Berkshire, England

A FTSE 100 market leading brand in Berkshire is seeking to appoint a UK Finance Manager as a 12 month succession plan for the UK Financial Controller. The Finance Manager must be seeking an upward trajectory role, with a strong desire to secure the Financial Controller position upon completion of the initial 12 month period. They must be ambitious… Key responsibilities will include: ·Oversight of all financial reporting for the 2 UK operating entities; your role will be to review all final month end numbers ·Management, leadership and development of a small outsourced finance team ·Deliver UK divisional financial insight to non-finance entities ·Deliver value adding and informative internal management reporting by entity to Senior Executive Management and Board ·Support ongoing process improvement and drive efficiencies around month end reporting ·Project manage systems improvements and upgrades Your background: ·Qualified Accountant (ACA/CA or equivalent) with a proven track record in a financial reporting based role. ·Ideally this will have been gained in a large global multinational business ·Knowledge of financial accounting standards, best practice controls and their practical application. ·The ability to build strong working relationships with global colleagues. ·Pro-active behaviour that demonstrates initiative

Group Financial Systems and Reporting Manager

Kent, England

An Interim Group Financial Systems and Reporting Manager is required for a global FMCG organisation based in Kent. The position will be part of a new team of two created to support the implementation and maintenance of the BPC system. The role will be the main BPC point of contact for the business and will be responsible for one Analyst. It will support the Group Finance function and will report to the Head of Group Reporting & Projects. During the initial project phase, the role will be focused on data validation, improvements to packages and data collection, user training and developing and embedding processes across the group. You will be expected to work autonomously around the development and upgrade of SAP BPC whilst also supporting the Head of Group Reporting and Projects on other ad hoc requirements. The ideal person will possess a strong group finance background with significant experience of SAP BPC or an equivalent consolidation tool. You will have worked in a project capacity and be adaptable to working on an ad hoc basis across group finance.

Charity Finance Manager

Surrey, England

A well-known charity organisation is seeking to appoint a Finance Manager to drive the business forward after a major investment in its restoration. The business is undergoing a period of exciting change and we are looking for a passionate and positive finance leader to head up the development of the finance function. This is a great opportunity for an experienced individual to have a significant impact in modernising and improving the financial culture and processes. Key essentials: - Qualified Accountant - Flexible and enthusiastic approach - Commercially strong Key desirables: - Experience working in a non-profit business

Financial Controller

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

A well-known manufacturing business based in Hemel Hempstead is seeking to appoint a Financial Controller with strong technical experience. Key desirables: Extensive experience in statutory account preparation for multiple entities across different countries Strong technical IFRS accounting experience Ability to write technical memos and deliver on improvement projects Ability to effectively manage an audit Someone who is hardworking, dynamic and pro-active - has critical thinking skills and will take ownership of their work Resilient and able to manage and deal with change - has the ability to work with ambiguity, instigate, and then implement improvements Ability to work independently and hit the ground running on day 1 Key Essentials: Professional Accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)

Management Accountant

London, England

Are you a creative, ambitious Management Accountant looking for an environment where you can develop and truly add value? An ambitious world market leader - business services company, with an international client base servicing multiple sectors from Consumer Brands to Media & Technology, is seeking to bring on-board an ambitious Management Accountant to help them on their international strategic expansion. The business has had consistent 20-25% year on year growth, continuously expanding into new territories, and this role will play an integral part in supporting future growth plans. They have a collaborative, nurturing and inclusive culture where anyone with ambition can succeed. You will need to be creative, able to think and work fast, and you will need to be flexible and able to adapt in a dynamic environment. The Finance team has doubled in the last 3 years, and with this continued growth there will be opportunities to progress in the business. Remit The role of the Management Accountant will be to maintain an efficient and accurate Accounting function for the EMEA group of entities. You will assist the team in achieving deadlines, improving the quality of processes; providing financial support to stakeholders across the business. You will business partner Operations, helping to plan and challenge spending across the business. Key Responsibilities Preparation of Monthly Accruals and prepayments and journal adjustments (including schedules and working papers) for the UK and EMEA entities Preparation of the monthly management accounts; supporting schedules and month-end packs, explaining the key variances to forecast and budget Performing monthly GL balance sheet reconciliations Helping to drive process improvements across the function alongside the senior Finance team Provide Ad-hoc support as necessary to the FD, aiding expansion into new countries and helping to set up efficient finance processes. Person Specification ACCA / CIMA / ACA qualification Experience in Management Accounting and full month-end experience Previous experience of working in a medium sized Finance function with exposure to large accounting packages Good accounting knowledge of financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting Good written and oral skills are essential, as are good planning, organisational skills and a strong eye for detail

UK Tax Analyst

London, England

A well-known subsidiary of a US listed Freight and Logistics company is seeking to appoint a UK Tax Analyst in a newly-created role. The role will be responsible for UK tax compliance and reporting as well as providing ad hoc UK tax advice. The breadth of the role will also cover aspects such as lease accounting, fixed asset management and IFRS accounts preparation. This is an ideal position for an individual who is tax trained and has a desire to branch out to other finance disciplines. Key responsibilities: ·Prepare monthly UK tax reporting packs in accordance with US GAAP ·Manage UK tax returns preparation process ·Prepare UK tax note for IFRS accounts ·Assist with developing and delivering a Regional Tax Framework across the UK businesses, and take ownership for the associated process and control documentation ·Assist on UK tax regulations and compliance requirements ·Provide support for any ad hoc projects such as transfer pricing ·Assist Regional Finance Manager on projects such as implementation of new Accounting Standard on Leases Key desirables: ·Fully qualified tax professional ·Ability to build healthy working relationships with business stakeholders ·Solid analytical skills ·Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of staff across as well as key stakeholders

Head of Finance

Surrey, England

A well-known charity organisation is seeking to appoint a commercially-strong Head of Finance to drive the business forward after a major investment in its restoration. This role would suit someone who is passionate about charity and is looking for a broad and exciting role in a close-knit team. Key essentials: - Qualified Accountant - Flexible and enthusiastic approach - Commercially strong Key desirables: - Experience working in a nonprofit business

Financial Controller

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

A well-known manufacturing business based in Hemel Hempstead is seeking to appoint a Financial Controller with strong technical experience. Key desirables: Extensive experience in statutory account preparation for multiple entities across different countries Strong technical IFRS accounting experience Ability to write technical memos and deliver on improvement projects Ability to effectively manage an audit Someone who is hardworking, dynamic and pro-active - has critical thinking skills and will take ownership of their work Resilient and able to manage and deal with change - has the ability to work with ambiguity, instigate, and then implement improvements Ability to work independently and hit the ground running on day 1 Key Essentials: Professional Accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)

Finance Analyst

West London, London

An instantly recognisable leisure brand based in West London is actively seeking to appoint a Finance Analyst (ACA) to support the operations division with robust management reporting, analysis and business partnering. Main Responsibilities: ·Supporting the Head of Finance in working with Business Unit stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders with preparation, submission and commentary on New Business Cases ·Develop robust financial models to enhance performance reporting ·To ensure the accurate and timely preparation of monthly management accounts for head office costs and central departments ·Responsible for the monthly reporting of the division, including monthly commentary ·Business partnering with key stakeholders, providing strong financial insight to support key decision making ·Responsible for several central cost centres ensuring costs are accrued correctly and provided versus budget and last year analysis as requested ·Working closely with the procurement team to ensure accurate calculation, timely recognition ·To produce relevant and proactive analysis to assist key stakeholders with the improvement of site profitability. Key Desirables: ·ACA Qualified Accountant ·Advanced Excel

UK Tax Analyst

London, England

A well-known subsidiary of a US listed Freight and Logistics company is seeking to appoint a UK Tax Analyst in a newly-created role. The role will be responsible for UK tax compliance and reporting as well as providing ad hoc UK tax advice. The breadth of the role will also cover aspects such as lease accounting, fixed asset management and IFRS accounts preparation. This is an ideal position for an individual who is tax trained and has a desire to branch out to other finance disciplines. Key responsibilities: ·Prepare monthly UK tax reporting packs in accordance with US GAAP ·Manage UK tax returns preparation process ·Prepare UK tax note for IFRS accounts ·Assist with developing and delivering a Regional Tax Framework across the UK businesses, and take ownership for the associated process and control documentation ·Assist on UK tax regulations and compliance requirements ·Provide support for any ad hoc projects such as transfer pricing ·Assist Regional Finance Manager on projects such as implementation of new Accounting Standard on Leases Key desirables: ·Fully qualified tax professional ·Ability to build healthy working relationships with business stakeholders ·Solid analytical skills ·Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of staff across as well as key stakeholders

Financial Controller

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

A well-known manufacturing business based in Hemel Hempstead is seeking to appoint a Financial Controller with strong technical experience. Key desirables: Extensive experience in statutory account preparation for multiple entities across different countries Strong technical IFRS accounting experience Ability to write technical memos and deliver on improvement projects Ability to effectively manage an audit Someone who is hardworking, dynamic and pro-active - has critical thinking skills and will take ownership of their work Resilient and able to manage and deal with change - has the ability to work with ambiguity, instigate, and then implement improvements Ability to work independently and hit the ground running on day 1 Key Essentials: Professional Accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)

Senior Finance Analyst

London, England

A market-leading Retail company is seeking to appoint a Senior Finance Analyst to join a key part of their business. Key responsibilities include: Evaluate and challenge performance for relevant areas of income, cost and investment decisions, with the objective of maximizing profitability Evaluate and challenge the team on monthly performance of sales and net income Produce insightful month end variance analysis to inform upwards reporting to the Functional leadership team and Financial Control team Own the income and cost budgeting and forecasting process Build and understanding of Product P&Ls Provide expert advice and an independent view to the Finance Leadership Team, CFO and functional lead team Evaluate business cases for investment decisions Key essentials: Fully qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA)

Finance Business Partner

London, England

My client is a very well-known Retail company based in Central London, who is seeking to appoint a qualified Finance Business Partner to join an exciting part of the business. Key responsibilities: - Business Partnering with Stores and Operations - Reviewing store P&Ls - Preparing monthly board packs - Variance Analysis Key desirables: - Experience in a Retail organisation - Recently qualified Accountant - Strong commercial accumen

Head of Finance

Surrey, England

A nonprofit organisation is seeking to appoint a Head of Finance to work in a stunning location in Surrey. This role would suit someone who is passionate about charity and is looking for a broad and exciting role in a close-knit team. Key essentials: - Qualified Accountant - Flexible and enthusiastic approach Key desirables: - Experience working in a nonprofit business

Finance Business Analyst

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

An international FMCG group is seeking to appoint a Financial Business Analyst to assist with their ambitious growth strategy. This is a newly created role, working across a full range of disciplines and offering a high level of exposure to senior stakeholders. Key responsibilities include: ·Analyse current business performance and assist with M&A activity ·Conduct Due Diligence to produce a robust business case ·Work with business units to assist with the budgeting and forecasting process ·Prepare consolidated management reports and analysis ·Improve efficiency and automation of reporting process ·Work with the business unit finance teams to understand the business drivers and financial performance ·Produce, review and challenge financial models in support of the business case ·Manage and forecast transaction costs ·Support the business units to prepare for integration and post-acquisition handover Key desirables: ·Professional Finance Qualification ·Experience in a Top 10 accountancy practice ·Excellent analytical and financial modelling skills ·Proficient in Microsoft Office with advanced Excel skills ·Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a large number of stakeholders

Management Accountant

London, England

Management Accountant Cedar are recruiting for a brilliant high-growth business with a buzzing social scene and relaxed work atmosphere. The recently merged and growing business with Head office in Oxford Circus, and 3 regional offices across the UK, are looking for a qualified Management Accountant who can grow into a Head of Finance and fill their shoes. The Management Accountant will report into the Head of Finance and support the HOF in the efficient running of the Accounts Team. The role will supervise the two Accounts assistants and will be a stepping stone to a management role. A key aspect of the role is building relationships across the business with non-finance stakeholders and budget holders, becoming a true business partner. It is expected that the role will interact closely with all levels of the firm, including Board Directors. The Management Accountant will need to be exceptionally organised and should have excellent attention to detail, continually reviewing processes to ensure they are efficient and meeting business requirements. Main duties and responsibilities: Supervise the wider Accounts team to ensure the efficient and accurate delivery of work Ensuring the timely & accurate preparation of monthly management accounts and board pack including all results, analysis of variances / trends & commentary for the UK Responsible for updating and reporting cashflows Business partnering with each department to understand performance highs and lows Prepare UK and European VAT returns and related reconciliations Work alongside HR to prepare and submit monthly payroll and pension to outsourced payroll company Prepare calculation of monthly commissions and quarterly bonuses to be paid Provide financial management information as required for Directors and presentations Own and drive the year end Audit alongside the Head of Finance Assist the Head of Finance with any ad hoc duties as required Skills and experience: Professional accountancy qualification (ACCA, ACA, CIMA) Solid understanding of double‐entry and book keeping Experience in month‐end is essential, including balance sheet reconciliations, P&L analysis, and all necessary journals (including prepayments and accruals) Experience working in an SME environment Demonstrable experience of meeting deadlines Excellent people skills, with ability to build relationships with internal clients Proficiency in MS Office, particularly Excel, and accounting software applications (experience of Sage would be desirable)

Finance Manager

London, England

A FTSE 100 Technology business based in London is actively seeking to appoint a Commercial Finance Manager to deliver robust commercial and strategic analysis to their fastest growing Product Division. Main Responsibilities: ·Supporting the Head of Commercial Finance in working with Business Unit stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders with preparation, submission and commentary on New Business Cases ·Develop robust financial models to enhance performance reporting ·Undertake variance analysis of business performance and key cost drivers helping management make informed decision ·Key User for the KPIs dashboard ·Responsible for quarterly Sales forecasting, including submission of Group sales forecast. ·Assisting the Managing Director in the preparation of quarterly trade review presentations. ·Provide financial information to departmental management and business unit leaders Key Desirables: ·Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) ·FP&A or Commercial Business Partnering experience