HANDLE RECRUITMENT

HANDLE RECRUITMENT London, UK
Oct 22, 2018
We at Handle are currently working with an exciting and fast growing events business helping them with their search for an interim Financial Controller. The role has become available due to an internal promotion and in the long run could grow into a permanent position, for now though the business would very much like an..... click apply for full job details
HANDLE RECRUITMENT London, UK
Oct 20, 2018
Global Head of Production Finance - Film, TV & Animation As the Global Head of Production Finance, you will be responsible for the financial management of all projects in Film & TV, Animation and special projects, across all international studios. You will manage the budget and bid submissions in partnership with the new business team, as well as managing all aspects of Production Accounting including line management of a team of Production Accountants across our studios globally. Acting as a key business partner to the Senior Leadership Team by making recommendations, and leading the production of analysis and reporting needed for strategic planning and decision-making. You will also coach and support Producers and Production Managers to analyse, forecast and report accurate financial information for their projects. You will also work to ensure your teams are supported with changes in scope of projects through monitoring change orders and raising and signing off changes with clients in a timely manner. You will also partner with the Information Management Systems (IMS) team to develop and implement effective production finance solutions to improve process and reporting efficiency. Must Have Qualified ACA, CIMA, ACCA or MBA and educated to a Bachelor's or Master's level with an emphasis on accounting and finance preferred Experience in a Head of Finance, or Senior Finance role within Film, TV, Animation or production Experience of managing production accounts across multiple global sites 7 to 10 year's of experience in television, feature film or media production accounting Demonstrable knowledge of global production tax incentive schemes and related processes, including knowledge of transfer pricing & film tax credits Excellent communication skills, with the ability to influence and build strong working relationships with senior stakeholders over multiple sites The ability to deliver engaging presentations with clear, concise information to global senior management teams Extensive experience of forecasting and budgeting within a global creative industry The ability to "see the bigger picture" work with a strategic focus and implement effective changes within the global team structure Extensive experience of forecasting and budgeting within a global creative industry Commercially focused and both analytical and highly organised Advanced negotiator with impeccable relationship management skills An effective people coach and strong leadership qualities Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.
HANDLE RECRUITMENT London, UK
Oct 19, 2018
Handle are recruiting a fantastic opportunity to join an exciting Music Technology company with a mission! You will be leading the finance function and implementing new processes. Reporting into the CFO, you will be managing a team of accountants to deliver a high standard or reporting. What you'll do: ? Collaborate closely with department leaders ? Provide ad-hoc analysis and reporting for investment proposals ? Optimise the Group's cash flow and working capital ? Take ownership of the order to cash and procure to pay processes ? Negotiate favourable credit terms with key suppliers ? Build and implement scalable and robust financial processes, structures and controls to support the company's growth ? Build and own relationships with Group's bankers, auditors and outsourced 3rd party consultants ? Collaborate closely with department leaders to assess and advise on the financial impact of scenarios and decisions ? Board and executive-level reporting ? Forecast management, monthly management accounts, VAT returns, year-end accounting and audits, payroll and other regular financial processes. The ideal candidate wil be: ? ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified with experience in UK GAAP / IFRS ? Experience within the hardware, software and/or technology sectors. ? Proven experience and success as a Financial Controller growing, managing and developing an accounting team ? Experience producing statutory accounts, building scalable finance structures and systems ? Experience managing tangible manufacturing in a hardware environment ? Experience using NetSuite, or a similar ERP system ? Exposure and/or knowledge of US Accounting and Tax ? The ability to create and manage a dynamic short-term and long-term financial forecast ? Exposure working within a startup or high-growth company environment They are offering a competitive salary with great additional benefits, apply now to be considered! Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.
HANDLE RECRUITMENT London, UK
Oct 18, 2018
Handle are working in partnership with a rapidly growing brand to assist in their search of a Financial Controller. This entrepreneurial and dynamic company is based in the heart of London and the opportunity is an absolutely fantastic step for someone who is looking for a commercial, business partnering and value-add role in order to be heavily involved in the next stages of growth. This is a client facing role in a fast paced environment and is a very appealing and exciting position. The role is reporting to the Head of Finance. The responsibilities include: -Managing 3 direct reports - Reviewing Month End reconciliations and analysis - Manage cash flow and reporting structures - Budgeting and Forecasting - Business partnering closely with all other departments and directors - International accounts - Review all financial plans and budgets Candidate Requirements - Experienced Finance Manager or Financial Controller from the Retail Industry (preferable) - Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA - Technically skilled - An ambitious, strong communicator - International Experience - Strong team management experience Please apply ASAP if this is you! Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.
HANDLE RECRUITMENT City of London, UK
Oct 18, 2018
Full time
Handle are proud to partnering a leading VC backed TV business in their search for a commercially focused Head of Finance to head up on the London operation. Working closely with the CFO in support of all commercial and strategic and planning the position will sit on the front line of the function and provide the critical..... click apply for full job details
HANDLE RECRUITMENT London, UK
Oct 16, 2018
Global TV Production business are looking for an ACA qualified Internal Auditor Analyst who will be responsible for a wide range of internal audit assignments and the ongoing management of risks and issues across the group. The successful candidate will be able to think outside the box and have an adaptable style to fit with the many different stakeholders they will interact with across the Group. This is a fantastic opportunity as an entry role into the Group which could lead to an operational role for individuals who show enthusiasm and commitment. Responsibilities: Assist Senior Internal Auditors in conducting internal financial and operational control audits and ad-hoc projects requested by Management across International businesses. Gain a detailed understanding of processes currently in operation within each location and identify key controls and risks. Assist in the identification of best practice and consistent standards to be rolled out across locations where possible. Present findings in a concise, logical manner. Assist in testing and evaluation of internal controls related to the Group's accounting and financial reporting functions in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley. Help the team to develop and foster Local Management relationships. Participate in peer and upward feedback. Ad-hoc reviews / projects. Qualified ACA Accountant Excellent communication skills (written and oral) Flexible and able to adapt to a variety of roles and projects and changing demands Proven ability to work independently on occasions with minimal supervision, reporting findings directly to Management Able to manage multiple projects and conflicting priorities Confident, assertive and self-motivated Able to think laterally to resolve issues Interest or experience in the music industry Knowledge of foreign languages External Audit & Internal Audit Risk/Internal Controls and Compliance Understanding or previous experience of Sarbanes-Oxley Experience of working in a small to medium-sized business environment Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.
HANDLE RECRUITMENT London, UK
Oct 13, 2018
A dynamic well-known retail business are looking for a high calibre ACA, CIMA or ACCA qualified Finance Manager with extensive Supply Chain experience to ensure financial control is maintained and developed across the Supply Chain. You will be responsible for developing, maintaining and improving Supply Chain planning and management reporting processes by providing all financial data, management reporting and KPIs required for business decisions and target achievement. This vital role will involve: Assist Supply Chain leadership team and Finance in the development of Annual Budgets and Strategic multi-year plans Providing management reporting of performance to the Supply Chain Group Lead and manage the monthly review of actual costs and spending versus Plan and last year. Lead and manage the Logistics cost forecasting process To improve processes where relevant to financial purposes Ensure month end activities are conducted as required Monitor product costing, including rate card and charge code accuracy and own monthly product costing simulation across all territories Processes and compliance, ensuring processes are applied, improved and communicated wherever necessary Coordinate, report and manage the financial and budget of the Supply Chain overhead budgets Reporting and projects Ensure management report is delivered in a timely and accurate manner Assist the FD with analysis and process reviews for cost control projects, either for manufacturing or distribution Team Management, manage finance analyst and finance intern, setting objectives and reviewing them The right candidate will have: Strong experience of Business Analysis / Business Systems Analysis Effective planning, reporting and communication skills Able to build trust and credibility quickly within stakeholders across the business Background working with standard costs, variances from standard, inventory controls and valuation - preferably FMCG manufacturing/selling/marketing Commercial experience Must be a "hands-on" practitioner Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.
HANDLE RECRUITMENT London, UK
Oct 12, 2018
Handle have a Fantastic Opportunity for a Senior Finance Manager to join an Established Media Brand in London. The Senior Finance Manager will work closely with the head office in US and across the EMEA teams, supervising and mentoring one other accountant in the team.Responsible for forecasting, planning, reporting, financial policy and controls, project support, and statutory reporting this is an excellent opportunity: Key Responsibilities Supervisor and mentor the corporate reporting team Analysing and clearly communicating underlying financial and non-financial data to provide relevant insight for business decisions Prepare/review/manage the monthly financial reporting close ensuring results accurately reflect the commercial position of the business Maintain strong relationships with all regions, business areas and corporate accounting Deliver accurate financial reporting for the business Responsible for monthly reporting review Improvement in networks reporting, closing out queries and acting as a problem solving facilitator Ad hoc advisor to senior management on EMEA wide commercial issues contributing to the development of functional/departmental/business strategies Assistant audit requests, engaging regularly with key finance contacts across the group in order to prepare. Implementation and integration of new business launches/acquisitions and transition to on-going financial management structures. Relationship manager for shared service centre covering problem resolution, outsourcing agreements for new businesses Oversight of statutory reporting process for UK entities Recruit, lead, motivate, develop and manage the performance of direct reports, building a high calibre team with the skills and capabilities needed to deliver the required results Qualifications and experience required: An experienced qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or equivalent) with ideally a minimum of 2 years post qualified experience in a similar role Substantial experience in a senior financial management role Media sector experience Experience in a global role, with experience at group level Knowledge and application of different territory accounting principles (UK and US GAAP) Skill and abilities: Work in a dynamic and fast moving and changing environment, and manage multiple priorities. Establish and build relationships with senior stakeholders Build, manage and work as an effective team. Read, interpret and draw accurate conclusions from financial data Create, implement, evaluate and enhance internal control processes Handle Recruitment is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.
HANDLE RECRUITMENT London, UK
Oct 11, 2018
Handle are proud to partnering a leading VC backed TV business in their search for a commercially focused Head of Finance to head up on the London operation. Working closely with the CFO in support of all commercial and strategic and planning the position will sit on the front line of the function and provide the critical information required to help drive the business forward. Suitable for an ACA qualified accountant the position requires both a high level of technical and commercial expertise necessary to fully support and advise key senior figures. In partnership with the CFO and Head of Commercial Finance and Strategic Planning, the Head of Financial Control, Reporting, and Planning will support the growth strategy of the business over the next 5 years through timely, accurate, and efficient financial reporting, procedures, policies, and controls. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: Deliver the monthly rolling forecast, annual budget, and 5 year Strategic Plan Lead, manage, and deliver all management reporting Manage the entire Financial Accounting process and team Ensuring all financial accounting and financial statements compliant with accounting policy and accounting standards, IFRS/UK GAAP Lead, manage, and deliver all management reporting Lead, develop, and deliver a monthly executive dashboard/balanced scorecard Build strong relationships with senior executives overseas Monitor changes in accounting standards and assess impact on the business Lead, manage, and deliver accurate and timely cash forecasts Manage relationships with banks with a focus on minimising bank/finance costs Manage foreign exchange exposure with a focus on securing the best fx rates Manage all internal and external Audit processes Manage and provide all other ad hoc reporting and commercial analyses as required Cross-train with the Head of Commercial Finance and Strategic Planning The role will suit a qualified Chartered Accountant, ideally from a Big 4 Audit background, with a minimum of 5 years post-qualified experience and someone who is interested in gaining commercial finance as well as Financial Planning and Analysis experience and responsibilities Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.
HANDLE RECRUITMENT London, UK
Oct 11, 2018
CFO - Retail and Property High growth, entrepreneurial, VC backed start up are looking for a high calibre CFO to help broaden and develop the businesses commercial strategies. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great team in a hands-on leadership role and play a pivotal role in on-going growth and success. It is highly likely you will have some previous experience of working in a start- up/high growth VC backed business in a senior financial role. You will be responsible for all financial matters and the financial integrity of the business in the UK and its overseas operations. You should possess a hands-on attitude with proven communication and management skills. What You'll Be Doing Managing investor relations Partly responsible for putting together the board pack & investor related presentations Preparation of consolidated financials (P&L, BS, CFS) Managing the budget and forecasting process Responsible for liaising with auditors, banks and similar consultancy services Ensure capital/cash management is in order Responsible for cost management and looking at ROI on a project basis Responsible for legal documentation and ensuring they are up to date Manage tax optimisation and treasury Cap table management and company secretarial duties Requirements Circa 10 years in a similar position, start-up/high growth experience preferred Extensive experience working with and preparing financial statements Used to working under UK law and UK GAAP/IFRS standards Previous experience of managing a team Previous fundraising experience desirable Previous experience working with various company service providers and stakeholders Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.
HANDLE RECRUITMENT Sussex University, Refectory Rd, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QU, UK
Oct 10, 2018
Handle is excited to be working with a dynamic results-obsessed Digital Agency. They are passionate about great web design and very proud of the digital projects they create. We are looking for COO for a newly created position of Commercial Director for their West Sussex office. We are looking for someone from a Finance background that comes equipped with a strategic proven-track record. Responsibilities: Implementing strategies to drive revenue and ultimately business growth. Carrying out risk assessments when taking on new customer accounts. Negotiating ongoing contracts with suppliers and customers. Reviewing contracts and making recommendations on commerciality. Interpreting market trends and adapting to industry changes. Management and reporting of supplier contracts and terms. Streamlining lead generation processes enabling sales teams to chase leads swiftly. Analysing opportunities for growth via acquisition and performing due diligence. Implementing new sales strategies and ensuring departments follow industry best practice. Making commercial recommendations to the board of directors. Setting and delivering the company plan alongside other directors. Handling a variety of projects for the business and overseeing project management. Background of the Commercial Director: Qualified ACA, CIMA, ACCA Proven track record of Strategy Strong entrepreneurial skills and a natural ability to spot opportunities for revenue generation. A natural leader of people with excellent managerial and motivational skills. Relevant industry experience and in-depth knowledge of the market. Strong financial acumen (maybe a management accounting background) The finance team and the sales team would report into this role. Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.
HANDLE RECRUITMENT London, UK
Oct 10, 2018
Are you an established Tech recruitment specialist looking to work within a creative, progressive environment? Are you looking for a role in which you can have real impact and shape strategy? Handle are partnering with an evolving Tech business who are on the cusp of ambitious growth plans. Joining a collaborative and creative People & Culture team in a newly created role to head up talent acquisition for the software engineering and data analytics business areas, this is a genuinely exciting opportunity for someone to add real value at a pivotal time for the business. In a broad and strategic role, you'll take full ownership of the delivering the planned volume of hires from looking at their EVP, events, pipelining through to supplier selection, process efficiency and data/reporting. You'll look at the team structure, what is needed to deliver and building this out - it will be up to you to assess and shape how things happen! Ideal candidate... You'll be a credible tech recruitment expert, who has worked in high volume environments in a business scaling up. You'll be able to have strategic impact whilst still rolling up sleeves and hands-on recruiting, in particular at senior and exec level You'll be an active networker and out there in the London tech community and one step ahead in terms of innovation and progressive approach to recruiting in the space. Analytics and data will play a key role for you in terms of presenting back to the business and steering strategic decisions You'll love what you do and inspire others! You'll be a people person, friendly, sociable and collaborative. If you feel you fit the above then please apply! Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.
HANDLE RECRUITMENT London, UK
Oct 09, 2018
Are you a senior and progressive People & Talent professional looking for a challenging new role in a fast growth start-up environment. Handle are partnering with an ambitious tech organisation who are looking for their first VP of People and Culture to join their London hub. Partnering with an entrepreneurial exec team you will play a key role in the ambitious international growth plans, developing a people strategy and infrastructure to allow the business to flourish. The business has a lot to build upon, great processes and ways of working in place and a thriving, engaged culture. You'll be heading up an existing team who manage the day to day HR & recruitment tasks. Your role will be about taking them to the next level as a maturing start-up, looking at how to get where they need & want to be. Ideal candidates... You'll be a solid HR senior generalist and already be operating at strategic and highly commercial level. You'll ideally bring a range of experiences to the table from larger business structures to sme's You'll have experience in tech and have worked in a business scaling up on an international level You'll be a creative problem solver, and bring innovative strategic direction and strive to always do things differently and better! You'll inspire the team and help bring the People strategy and culture to life You will be a strong coach and draw out the best from a challenging leadership team If you feel you might fit the above, please apply! Salary and package will be competitive and depending on experience. Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.