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Head of Tax – Letchworth Garden City

Head of Tax, senior management role with leading professional Practice, Letchworth, c£100,000

Working for an accountancy practice with a portfolio of clients, the purpose of the role is to maintain existing client relationships, ensuring service levels are met and commercial, tax and business planning opportunities are considered. You will run a team of staff providing outsourcing and compliance services
The Head of Tax is available to applicants with strong technical capabilities in corporate and business taxes applicable in the owner managed and SME sectors. This will require an ability to give holistic advice, majoring in corporation tax but spanning areas like VAT, employment related taxes (share schemes/status) and, to a lesser extent, stamp taxes.

Good client care and development skills will be needed as there will be a strong advisory focus to the role, with a lesser focus on compliance work. The candidate will also be a natural team leader enthusiastic about, and capable of, driving the department forward through the dual aspects of:

  • Setting and achieving of financial targets, developing products and winning new work from new and existing clients
  • Leading the developmental and cultural aspects of the team, including appraisals, pay reviews and staff wellbeing, in line with the departmental and firm wide business plans.
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Audit Manager – Letchworth Garden City

Audit Manager, established Accountancy practice servicing a range of SME businesses, Letchworth, to £75,000

The Audit Manager is a key member of the audit team and will be based in Letchworth. The manager is ultimately responsible for the delivery of audit and assurance services to a range of clients across the firm. You will join a growing audit department with options and support to progress in your career. This role has a number of direct reports who you will oversee, ensuring delivery of a high-quality service along with guiding and mentoring them.

Your key areas of responsibility as the Audit Manager will include:

  • Meeting potential new clients – tender presentations
  • Agreeing new quotes, and preparing tender documents
  • Monitoring financial and non-financial KPIs and seeking to improve on them
  • Managing client and RI expectations
  • Monitoring quality control, standardisation and making improvements
  • Managing the delivery of audits across a range of sectors, utilising staff within the department and from the OMB team.
  • Detailed review of audit work, to include planning, fieldwork, completion and attendance at clearance meetings with clients
  • Training and support for the Audit team
  • Trouble shooting
  • Dealing with technical matters beyond the remit of your team
  • Setting team objectives alongside the Head of Audit and being accountable for meeting these objectives
  • Managing the quality review process with our external provider and ensuring CCH Pro Audit and Accounts Production is updated regularly.
  • Improvements to systems and processes, and ensuring best practice is adopted by all members of the team

Applicants should be qualified ACA OR ACCA with extensive Audit experience

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Management/Commercial Accountant – Milton Keynes

Management Accountant, Part Qualified/Finalist, Commercial finance role, Milton Keynes, £36,000-£45,000+ benefits

Our client, a well-established, modern, highly reputable organisation in the north Buckinghamshire area providing a high level of services to their clients is seeking a Commercial Management Accountant to join their efficient main finance team. The role is responsible for the integrity of the commercial accounting activities of the business. They will have full responsibility of the financial analysis and reporting of financial performance of allocated projects.

As the Commercial Management Accountant, your responsibilities will include:

  • Financial Management of projects including preparation of budgets
  • Review project performance with client services team
  • Budgets, forecasts, financial analysis
  • Month end responsibilities – postings, transactions, nominal accounts
  • Business process improvements

For this position we are looking for someone who has had experience in project accounting as extensive management accounting. Someone who understands the processes relating to SME commercial environments. This person will be highly IT literate, with strong excel capabilities. You will require confident communication skills as you will be tasked with working alongside senior stakeholders in the organisation, as well as the clients you provide a service to.

This individual will also be self-motivated and pro-active, with the ability to work towards business deadlines. Someone who will be able to demonstrate how they can maintain and nurture relationships across the organisation. We are ideally looking for someone who is part qualified in the ACCA, CIMA or ACA qualifications, preferably in the finalist stages of their studies This role is not a progressive role, so would be ideally suited to those looking to settle into a role for the foreseeable future.

This positions sit within a key team in a highly successful, well-established organisation who operate to deadlines and required outputs as set by their clients. If you are a confident management accountant who can work from their own initiative, with a passion for business success, please send your CV for consideration at the earliest opportunity.

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Credit Controller – Biggleswade

Credit Controller, hands on, all round collections role, Biggleswade, £34,000 p.a

Our client, a leading business in their sector, have a need for a Credit Controller to join the team at their offices in Biggleswade.

Working in a fast paced environment, your duties as the Credit Controller will include:

  • Chasing late/non payment
  • Cash allocation
  • Query resolution
  • Setting up new accounts
  • Reporting on status of debt/overdue accounts
  • Support to Senior Credit Controller as required

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in Credit Control, be customer focused and solutions driven. You will have good Excel and IT skills, be confident dealing with queries and building relationships at all levels. This is an office based role. 40 hour contract.

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Financial Controller – Welwyn Garden City

Financial Controller for established business. Seeking qualified accountant with team management experience, Welwyn, to £75,000

Overseeing a team comprising several accountants plus a Ledger/Invoicing team, the Financial Controller will run the day to day accounting processes of this well-established business.

  • Responsible for ensuring that the underlying books of account are complete, accurate and reconciled on an ongoing basis
  • Lead the finance team in the preparation of Management Accounts for the group of companies
  • Lead the finance team in the preparation of budgets and rolling forecasts
  • Preparation and presentation of information to relevant management of the business with a key focus on commercial and working capital information, ensuring the reporting improves and evolves continually to meet the requirements of the business users
  • Working Capital monitoring and reporting for the Group including attendance at weekly commercial meetings, and the identification and implementation of opportunities that maximise the working capital available to the Group
  • Statutory compliance for group companies including but not limited to VAT Returns, CIS Returns, PAYE/NI, pension contributions, Companies House lodgements and Statutory Accounts
  • Preparation for and completion of statutory audits for all group companies
  • Work with colleagues in the finance team and across the business in improving the reporting of key information to the business
  • Ensure company policies and procedures are adhered to, and develop new policies and procedures as required.
  • Ensure appropriate controls are in place around the finance function and wider business
  • Manage the companies ERP in conjunction with key personnel in the operational departments and ensure the integrity of all data in the system
  • Work as senior member of the finance team to identify, manage and mitigate risk as it arises in the business
  • Work with key external finance stakeholders to ensure good relationships are maintained
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Finance Manager – Milton Keynes

Finance Manager, finalist/Fully qualified role, Milton Keynes, £45,000 – £50,000+ benefits

Our client, a modern, fast growing multi-site organisation in the Milton Keynes area providing a high level of services to their clients is seeking a Finance Manager to join their efficient main finance team. The role is responsible for the day to day operations of the finance department – ensuring all deadlines are met alongside maintaining relationships with key suppliers. You will also support the Financial Controller with ad-hoc requirements.

As the Finance Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Monthly preparation of management accounts including sales reconciliations, bank reconciliations and VAT returns
  • Supplier payment and relationship management
  • Payroll processing and management
  • Daily and weekly KPI reporting
  • Managing the accounts assistant including training and development

For this position we are looking for someone who has had experience in a managerial position or running a finance department independently. Someone who has an understanding of processes relating to SME environments including timeframes and budget restraints. This person will be highly IT literate. You will require confident communication skills as you will be tasked with working alongside senior management and stakeholders in the organisation.

This individual will also be self-motivated and pro-active, with the ability to work towards business deadlines. Someone who will be able to demonstrate how they can maintain and nurture relationships across the organisation. We are ideally looking for someone who is ACCA, CIMA or ACA qualified or in the finalist stages of their studies. This is like to not be a progressive role, so the post holder must be happy to settle into this role for the long term.

This position sits within a small finance team, within a multi-site organisation who operate to deadlines and required outputs as set by senior management and investors. If you are a confident Finance Manager who can work from their own initiative, with a passion for growth, please send your CV for consideration at the earliest opportunity.

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Tax Analyst – Brackley

Working for exciting world class business, providing tax analysis, Brackley, to £40,000+ Bonus & Hybrid   

As the Tax Analyst, you will be responsible for the preparation of various tax compliance tasks in order to help the company meet its statutory deadlines for the business and its subsidiaries

Assistance with the analysis and preparation of:

  • Corporation Tax
  • CT61s Corporation tax returns, including:
  • General ledger review
  • Capital allowances and fixed assets review
  • Corporation tax payment calculation
  • Related party transaction analysis
  • Employment Tax
  • PAYE Settlement Agreement Short Term Business Visitors return Gathering data for foreign payroll A1 applications
  • VAT
  • UK VAT returns and any overseas VAT/Sales tax returns as may be required Submission of VAT returns General ledger analysis

Supporting the tax payment process by making payment requests and obtaining proof of payments

Review and analysis of Master Data for customers, suppliers and parts, such as VAT codes, Inco Terms, Commodity Codes etc in SAP Behaviours.

You will be dealing with a broad range of taxes, so must have a suitable understanding of some areas of tax, but more importantly a willingness to learn and improve their knowledge where required. There are deadlines across multiple taxes internationally, so in order to be successful you must be organised and be able to keep on top of our statutory requirements. Our client aims to be a ‘World Class’ tax team, so the successful applicant must show enthusiasm to improve the department where required, and confidence to speak their mind.

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Management/Commercial Accountant – Newport Pagnell

Management/Commercial Accountant, AAT Part/Qualified, Management Accounts, Newport Pagnell, to £35,000+ Study

Our client, a well-established, modern, highly reputable organisation in the north Buckinghamshire area providing a high level of services to their clients is seeking a Finance Professional to join their efficient main finance team. The role is responsible for the integrity of the commercial accounting activities of the business. They will have full responsibility of the financial analysis and reporting of financial performance of allocated projects.

As a Finance Professional in the team, your responsibilities will include:

  • Review project performance with client services team
  • Budgets, forecasts, financial analysis
  • Month end responsibilities – postings, transactions, nominal accounts
  • Business process improvements

This person will hold strong Excel skills. You will require confident communication skills as you will be tasked with working alongside senior stakeholders in the organisation, as well as the clients you provide a service to.

This individual will also be self-motivated and pro-active, with the ability to work towards business deadlines. We are ideally looking for someone who is AAT part or fully qualified or CIMA or ACCA part qualified This role is not a progressive role, so would be ideally suited to those looking to settle into a role for the foreseeable future.

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Financial Reporting Analyst – North Bedfordshire

Financial Reporting Analyst, progressive, ACCA/CIMA part qualified role, Bedfordshire, to £46,000 + study

We’re proud to be partnering with a world class business who have a need for a Financial Reporting Analyst to join the team at their offices in Bedfordshire. Working as part of a team in a fast paced environment, your duties as the Financial Reporting Analyst will include:

  • Reporting on Actual v Budget
  • Balance sheet recs
  • P&L analysis
  • Fixed Assets
  • Audit
  • VAT/Tax
  • Treasury

The ideal candidate will be CIMA or ACCA qualified, working towards their qualification, or qualified by experience. This is a great role offering study support and career progression.

Key Tasks:

  • Assist Financial Management with treasury, corporate tax, VAT and all International and statutory reporting.
  • Ensure that actual vs. budgets are monitored and controlled.
  • Ensure that all financial transactions are recorded in line with IFRS.
  • Provide support to the operational teams with Profit and Loss analysis
  • Reconcile all balance sheet accounts accurately on a monthly basis.
  • Production of monthly, quarterly and annual management reports.
  • Assist with the internal and external audit process
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Audit Senior – Luton

Audit Senior, well established and growing Accountancy Practice, Luton, to £45,000

A newly created opportunity for a finalist or newly qualified Accountant with previous experience working in the Profession to join a well established and growing local firm.  As the Audit Senior, you will be conducting a variety of accounting and audit tasks to a range of clients in this very broad based role, encompassing the following:

Accounting

  • Prepare management accounts
  • Utilise junior staff on more simple assignments and oversee their work standard
  • Support trainees and help with development of knowledge and skills
  • Review annual accounts prepared by juniors
  • Finalise accounts

Audit

  • Complete planning documentation so that audits are carried out effectively
  • Perform the role of the senior representative on site and conduct all relationships with the client in a professional manner
  • Utilise and plan junior staff effectively and oversee their work standard
  • Review/finish audit file to the appropriate standard, suitable for manager review

Tax

  • Deal with complex business tax computations, including corporation tax
  • Prepare personal tax returns for manager/director review.

If you are looking for a progressive move where you can develop your career in the long term in line with the growth of the Practice, please apply with a copy of your current CV as soon as possible to secure an early interview.

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