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Recently Qualified Finance

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Whether it’s identifying opportunities for growth, creating new roles to deal with the latest technology, or the need to comply with ever-changing regulations, the finance and accountancy sector continues to face major upheaval.

That’s why the demand for high-quality, Top-4-trained accountants – particularly those with a confident technical understanding of IFRS – shows no sign of slowing down. 

While this is great news for accountants, organisations that are struggling to fill roles has led to a genuine fight for the best candidates. A few extra perks can often help a company win the battle, which is where the knowledge and experience of our Recently Qualified Finance Practice can really help.

We focus on supplying newly and recently qualified finance professionals with up to three years post-qualified experience and with salaries from £50,00 to £70,000.

Specialisms:

We cover a wide range of recently qualified finance roles including, but not limited to the following job titles:

  • Finance Analyst
  • Senior Finance Analyst
  • Commercial Finance Analyst
  • Management Accountant
  • Senior Management Accountant
  • Financial Accountant
  • Group Accountant
  • Group Reporting Accountant
  • Group Reporting Manager
  • Group Finance Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Accounting Manager
  • Commercial  Finance Manager
  • Technical Accountant
  • Finance Business Partner
  • Internal Auditor
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Jayne Halperin

Senior Director

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Chris Morrison

Director – Finance

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David Mendonca

Head of Recently Qualified Finance

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Jordan Cheadle

Associate - Qualified Finance

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Bradley Cummings

Associate – Qualified Finance

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Chad Vigano

Associate - Qualified Finance

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Billy Lamond

Research Associate - Finance

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Josh Gee

Associate - Qualified Finance

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Interim Group Finance Manager

East London, London

A technology business based in East London is undergoing a significant change and transformation projects is currently looking to appoint an Interim Group Finance Manager for a 6-9 month period, paying 60-65K. The individual will take ownership of all areas of group finance for all of their leading business divisions. Working on a day to day basis the Divisional Directors, Group Finance Controller and several other divisional and regional business directors. This is an extremely exciting yet challenging role to lead financial reporting for a leader within its market. Responsibilities shall include: Day to day management of a global division, including implementing internal controls and ensuring exceptional financial reporting processes. Lead and deliver the design and implementation of finance processes to support a more efficient and automated process. A key contact for annual audit and responsible for completion of annual statutory accounts. Ensure timely reporting for all significant accounting transactions, implementation of relevant accounting standards, preparation of technical accounting memos to support all accounting positions. Interact frequently with senior leadership to support on technical accounting implications Support to the business and finance team to ensure that the plans for the business are robust, achievable and clearly presented to management. Taking ownership of financial control for adhoc projects Key requirements: Qualified accountant Must have experience consolidating group accounts

Financial Analyst

London, England

Financial Analyst - Global Media / Publishing - £50-£55,000 - Farringdon A global leader within the Media / Marketing & Publishing space is looking for a recently qualified ACA professional to join the business as Financial Analyst. Reporting into the impressive FP&A Director, you will business partner across all levels right up to Exec to ensure full understanding of budgets and actual costs. Key responsibilities: Business partner across the whole business Provide detailed analysis of production costs, providing commentary and presenting results back in monthly meetings Reporting and analysis of stock Liaise with production team to manage costs in line with Analysis of sales and stock balances Analysis and forecasting of costs Prepare management accounts including balance sheet, stock and cash flow Support budget and forecast model including analysis Ad hoc support to FP&A Director, FP&A Manager and Senior Analyst's Key requirements: ACA qualified (0-1 yr PQE) Strong Excel Confidence and gravitas to build relationships across the business Package includes: £50-55,000 A host of benefits including free breakfast every day! Financial Analyst - Global Media / Publishing - £50-£55,000 - Farringdon

Senior FP&A Analyst

London, England

Senior FP&A Analyst - FTSE 250 - Victoria Station - £65-70,000 + 15% bonus + excellent benefits A global FTSE 250 brand has a unique opportunity for an FP&A Business Analyst based in their HQ in central London, with the opportunity to fast-track your career. This newly created role will report into the Senior Finance Manager who reports to the Finance Director, owning the numbers for a £500M turnover business and will business partner the Senior Leadership Team with significant opportunities for career progression and personal development. This market leader has experienced consistent and positive change over the last few years and continues to invest significant funds into growth and internal improvements. A forward-thinking organisation which strives to be ahead of their competitors holding an enviable position in the market, they operate in a gender balanced, multicultural, meritocratic environment with a good work-life balance. This truly is a business where you can have a long-term, progressive career with a nurturing and rewarding senior management leading to strong retention rates with clear goals to progression. Responsibility: As the Senior FP&A Analyst you will have first line responsibility for delivering the business forecasts, annual budget and strategic plan, with insightful information and analysis, to support the strategy of Senior Management. You will partner stakeholders across the business up to C-level to fully understand the key business drivers and be able to explain and create reports to senior management and Senior Finance leaders. This analysis reaches up to the European CFO, helping the Senior Leadership Team understand and drive performance of a region covering 30 countries and £2.8Bn in revenue. You will perform regular analysis of key business drivers, understanding contract and country performance - helping to identify risks and opportunities for revenue growth. Experience requirements for the FP&A Business Analyst: ACA qualified accountant trained in a top tier firm Exposure to FTSE 100/250 company accounts Attention to detail as well as the ability to connect the dots and identify business trends and opportunities Excellent stakeholder management with the gravitas to win the respect and confidence of senior stakeholders up to C-level Package: £65,000 - 70,000 per annum 15% bonus 8% pension Life assurance x 3 Other corporate benefits

Finance Business Partner

North West London, London

Finance Business Partner - Top 10 global consumer brand - £57,000 + bonus - NW London One of the most recognisable consumer brands and a top 10 most powerful brand in the world, has a fantastic opportunity in their most commercial Sales Finance team for a Finance Business Partner. As a leader in the sector for decades, with many of the strongest consumer goods brands in the market globally, the business continues to dominate the industry with sustained growth leading to fantastic career opportunities with long-term career progression and strong retention rates in Finance. This is the most high-profile Finance team in the business working on the front lines of revenue growth, supporting the Sales and commercial teams on tangible products that you see across the globe every day, and supporting the continued growth of the no.1 brand in the market. This is a pure commercial finance business partnering role with no reporting or FP&A, supporting daily strategic decisions taken by the commercial teams. The business is at the forefront of sustainability and innovation, with several pioneering projects happening and planned for the near future. Main Responsibilities include: Business partner with the Sales Teams to develop and build strong relationships so that you are fully involved in their financial decisions daily Represent finance within customer core teams, focused on driving growth & profitability Complete financial analysis on UK commercial projects to ensure robust financials behind decision making process Review pricing structure across all products within the customer to maximize profitability Work within the team to develop new tools & systems to improve the return on trade investment Review quarterly customer forecasting & annual plans Assess and improve the profitability of Category product launches Supervise customer budget and spend Perform key tasks within the commercial finance team to ensure that financial insight is accurate Skills needed to be successful as a Finance Business Partner: Qualified Accountant - CIMA, ACCA or ACA/CA Industry commercial finance experience A confident influencer able to challenge senior stakeholders

Accountant - Financial Risk & Assurance

London, England

A high calibre Senior Accountant is sought by a leading Financial Services company in the City to join their new Financial Risk & Assurance team. The company has grown rapidly in recent years and has gone from a UK-only business to one with operations in almost 40 countries via organic growth and dozens of acquisitions. They plan to double in size again over the next four years and need to bolster their Financial Risk & Assurance team to act as a Second Line of Defence. Reporting into a very experienced and dynamic Group Head of Financial Risk Management & Assurance, your role will be scope out, define and implement a robust control environment that supports all the OpCos in this entrepreneurial business. This will be done by: designing & implementing a new, upgraded global Financial Control Framework. Develop and maintain this going forward. assisting in the roll out of a new system to record (i) attestations (ii) balance sheet reconciliations and (iii) management and reporting of compliance performing business reviews to evaluate the existing financial control environment and identify gaps / improvements that may be required. working with stakeholders to remedy any financial control review gaps and identify improvements. completing ad hoc requests for senior stakeholders. The successful candidate for this Senior Accountant - Financial Risk & Assurance role will be someone who has: - an accountancy qualification (ACA preferred, ACCA / CIMA others considered). - prior experience in an external audit, internal audit or a financial risk management function. - a strong appreciation of the benefit that robust controls can play to the smooth running of a growing business. - an outgoing personality with the desire to overcome challenges & drive change. - the ability to take a pragmatic approach to ensure you can deliver. Significant opportunities for progression exist within both this team and the wider company.