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Andy Myerson

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Andy Myerson

Associate Director - Finance
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Group Financial Accountant

London, England

They have grown particularly quickly (both organically and by acquisition) over the past five years to boast a truly global presence and a turnover in excess of £600m. The company is well backed and plans to continue their expansion as they build a world-leading business. This is therefore a unique opportunity to join them and significant progression is available as the company continues to grow. The position of Group Financial Accountant has been created to support the company's expansion and will sit under the Group Head of Accounting who is a particularly impressive individual. This is a project-based role; the main duties are below but there will also be a large amount of ad hoc work: · Monthly reporting for a small number of Head Office, Holding & Financing entities; review / approval of recurring journals and preparation of new and / or complex transactions. · Develop and maintain Group Accounting Policy. · Prepare draft accounting papers for transactions (M&A / financing / hedging etc…) · Support other firm-wide M&A / Corporate Finance activity. · Implement suitable controls to ensure all legal entity reporting / papers are correct. · A range of ad hoc projects to support the growth of the company Key requirements for the Group Financial Accountant role. · Qualified accountant (ideally a qualified ACA who has worked / is working within a Top 20 practice). · Previous exposure to group reporting / policy and supporting transactions (whether in practice or commerce). · Desire to take on early responsibility and work with a wide cross-section of finance & non-finance stakeholders. · Enjoy problem solving and being resourceful. Package: · £55000 - £60000 base salary · 10-15% bonus · 10% pension contribution · Private medical insurance · 25 days holiday · Excellent other benefits Please send me your CV today - the client wishes to try and complete the interview process before Christmas!

Senior Associate

London, England

A Senior Associate is required by a natural resources focused private equity investor who have a proud heritage and a proven track record in creating value across their sector. With a focus on sustainability and creating value in new markets, they are agile enough to take advantage of our collective focus on renewables via their current investments. The role of Senior Associate is a newly created position to support a major new investment. Reporting at Vice President level, your role will be to leverage this, and other, investment(s) by: - Preparing financial analysis, forecasts and plans on likely investment performance. - Playing an active role in conducting due diligence & assisting in M&A for further investments. - Producing reports and other materials to support M&A / corporate finance activities. - Researching other potential investments that require due diligence, investment appraisal etc. - Supporting portfolio / related companies; analysing competitors & market opportunities. - A range of ad hoc projects. The ideal candidate for the post of Senior Associate is likely to be a Second Year Associate (or approximate equivalent if from a similar / related background) who is looking to move from a major Bank or Private Equity business to broader role in a more boutique environment. Excellent academics, a desire to get involved across the business and excellent attention to detail are all pre-requisites; any knowledge of French or the energy / resources sector would be an advantage too. This is an entry point role and there will be excellent opportunities to progress & develop.

Commercial Finance Manager

London, England

A Commercial Finance Manager is sought by a global private equity backed technology business. They have been successful over a period of time (bonuses have been paid in full over the past few years) and are both developing new products and entering new markets - this is therefore a wonderful opportunity to join them. The Commercial Finance Manager will report to the Regional VP and will be responsible for working with Sales Directors and the leadership team to drive business & sales growth across all current and future product ranges. Specific details include: · Assist the sales team in qualifying sales opportunities providing impartial advice and guidance. · Act as the finance lead by contributing to contract & bid negotiation; deliver profitable growth and satisfy customer requirements. · Manage contract disputes and existing business including churn & renewals to drive business performance. · Identify opportunities and implement solutions to drive business performance. Partner with sales management to add value to analysis and decision making. · Build and develop relationships with leadership team, customers and key regional stakeholders. · Challenge accepted ways of thinking; define innovative ways of working to best serve customers and business. The ideal candidate for the position of Commercial Finance Manager will be a qualified accountant (ACA / CIMA / ACCA) who has proven experience of supporting the sales function of an international business (technology, FMCG, retail or B2B sectors preferred). Candidates will have excellent analytical skills and will enjoy challenging conventional thinking, customer negotiation and building relationships with internal & external stakeholders. This should be seen as an entry point role as there are several opportunities available for good people to progress.

Finance Business Partner

London, England

A Finance Business Partner is wanted by a >£400m division of a particularly high-growth P/E backed insurance company. Established around 25 years ago, both the division and group have grown quickly (both organically and by acquisition) to form a market leading business with a truly global presence. The company is well backed and plans to continue their expansion; this is therefore a wonderful opportunity to join them. The newly created role of Finance Business Partner will support the forthcoming merger of two brands and will help to continually improve financial performance and decision-making. Reporting to the Head of FP&A, duties include: ·Provide high quality and timely advice, information, analysis, reporting and interpretation to support effective decision making and performance management. ·Understand the drivers of business performance, identifying trends, areas of opportunity or remedial action and influence the implementation of initiatives to address these. ·Lead business units in the setting of annual budgets and mid-year forecasts. ·Production of finance packs with commentary. ·Support the improvement of management reporting and analysis. ·Ad hoc projects (e.g. prepare financial models for company acquisitions and team lifts.) The ideal candidate for the role of Finance Business Partner will be a qualified accountant (ACA / CIMA / ACCA) who has already gained some analytical and / or business partnering experience in an international business; insurance experience would also be a bonus. Strong Excel and stakeholder management skills are a pre-requisite whilst attention to detail, the ability to constantly innovate and a self-starting attitude are also all expected. Significant opportunities exist for candidates to progress.

Management Accountant

London, England

A Management Accountant is sought by a market-leading Fintech trading business who have outperformed the market in recent years. They are a multi-award winning business who boast in excess of 600 clients across almost 100 countries; they are backed by a larger parent and are poised to continue their expansion in the coming years as they seek to be number one in their industry. Reporting to the Financial Controller, the Management Accountant will be primarily responsible for the management accounting for the FCA regulated company and its respective branches. Specific duties include: ·Daily Revenue and client management / KPI reporting. ·Maintenance and control of the general ledger (and subsidiary ledgers) including intercompany reconciliations. ·Month-end reporting including understanding variances and providing commentary. ·Preparation of monthly management accounts and financial reports. ·Assist and submit VAT returns and corporation tax computations. ·Contribute to various projects, such as automation and improvement of current processes and reports. The ideal candidate for the position of Management Accountant will be a qualified accountant who has gained experience in a commodities or trading business (either via audit or a commercial role) and who wishes to move into a more progressive organisation. Candidates will have strong all-round accounting experience, excellent communication skills and will enjoy working at pace in an agile environment. Progression is envisaged for strong candidates. NOTE: The role will be offered at a salary commensurate with the successful candidate's experience.

Head of Financial Reporting

London, England

A Head of Financial Reporting is required by an independent global publishing company who are a real leader in their field. They publish hundreds of on-going titles every year as well as a myriad of other unique single issue titles, all to a worldwide audience and in dozens of different languages; they also own an ever-growing selection of library products. The company is a natural home for scores of authors and their independence will ensure their growth by allowing true editorial freedom. They need to recruit a new Head of Financial Reporting; reporting to the International Finance Director your duties will include: ·Leading and managing the management accounts team of 9 in ensuring the accounts provide an accurate representation of business performance. ·Responsible for the monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting processes, including review with business budget holders. ·Reviewing consolidations, monthly reporting and key balance sheet reconciliations. ·Act as a point of contact for queries from overseas finance teams; ensure best practice on a global scale. ·Manage the annual audit process and own the liaison with the external auditors. ·Ensure your team receive the training, support and development they need to thrive. ·A range of ad hoc projects to support the growth of the company. Candidates for the role of Head of Financial Reporting will be qualified accountants (ACA preferred) who have qualified in practice and then gained accounting experience in industry. Candidates will have strong staff management experience (and will enjoy this aspect of a role), will be technically adept and will ideally have some knowledge of US GAAP. Prior experience in a global company would also be relevant along with good communication and stakeholder management skills. This role should be seen as an entry point role to a global business where progression opportunities exist for strong individuals.