Investigo

Investigo London, UK
Dec 08, 2018
As Solutions Director, you will be responsible for the development of compelling Solutions to meet the Facilities and Real Estate requirements of a range of different clients including the development of existing business as well as securing new clients. You will provide end-to-end leadership of specific opportunities from RFI stage through to mobilisation and will have autonomy for the development of the solution, the strategy to win and the commercial model. The solution that you will provide will often include a breadth of Facilities and Real Estate services and so it is important that develop an understanding a range of these services to include: Integrated Facilities Services Project Management Workplace Consultancy Transaction Management Valuation & Advisory In order to be considered for this role, we are seeking someone who can demonstrate the following: A track record in the solutioning of complex, international FM solutions to large corporate clients. Experience in an account leadership or a senior client-side role. Exceptional influencing skills, with the ability to quickly develop credibility and trust with a range of internal and external stakeholders. Strong commercial acumen, innovative thinking and a client-centric attitude.
Investigo Chelmsford, UK
Dec 08, 2018
Project Manager required by a leading insurance organisation located in Chelmsford, Essex. Working with a large transformation function and reporting directly to a Programme Manager, the Project Manager will be responsible for managing a variety of key technology / businesses focused projects, work streams and initiatives. The successful candidate will have previous experience of managing a variety of end to end projects within either insurance of wider financial services industry. Strong Communication and stakeholder management skills are essential. Project Manager, Chelmsford, Essex Proven experience of managing end to end projects across incorporating both business and IT. Very strong communication and stakeholder management skills at all levels. Previous insurance or wider financial services industry experience. Knowledge of both technology and business focused projects. Project Manager, Chelmsford, Essex This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading global financial services organisation offering career progression, exposure to large and challenging projects / programmes and a comprehensive benefits package.
Investigo St Albans, UK
Dec 08, 2018
A US Fortune 500 company, have recently gone through an acquisition of which two have associated UK companies within the Group. They are seeking a contractor for a period of 12 Months to cover Maternity leave below is the outline of the role & requirements. Following acquisition, these businesses are required to swiftly adhere to the company's stringent policies and standards in addition to achieving Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance. A highly energetic, determined, results driven individual is sought to understand those requirements versus current practice, identify gaps and implement the necessary controls, policies & procedures to ensure compliance - to enable reliable, accurate Financial reporting within a robust framework, in full accordance with both UK & US GAAP. SOX: Implement & maintain sustainable control environment, compliant with standards/policies, to include (but not limited to): Adequate segregation of duties in systems & processes Access rights to systems/master file data Implementation of all appropriate control, documentation & approval procedures Manage/monitor disbursement controls, Account reconciliations, closing procedures Revenue recognition - checks & control. Review key provisions & accruals in accordance with policy. Recording/ Flowcharting & documenting of all processes, identifying risk & control. Including reference to key accounting policies. Gap assessment / resolution. Liaison/interaction with internal Auditors during audit. Reporting/analysis: Assist in all HFM input & reporting (ensuring accuracy & timeliness), including supplemental accounts Assist in preparation & submission of HFM management reports, via HFM retrieve. STAT to GAAP differences, reconciled to US GAAP - including HFM journal entries. Review & sign off of accounting reconciliations & submissions. Corporate compliance: Integration activities - Completion / communication where necessary Completion of Quarterly Management Representation Letters Corporation Tax requirements - management/liaison with Corporate Head Office Statutory filings in accordance with requirements Assist in co-ordination with external auditors, regarding data preparation & information, accounting controls & procedures. Candidate Requirements: Fully Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA) 3-5 years experience in Audit/internal controls environment Full knowledge of UK/ US GAAP & SOX compliance Strong communicator with good interpersonal skills, able to work to tight deadlines Proficient in Excel / word Ideally knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics AX. Ability to travel between main offices as necessary + ad hoc branch visits
Investigo St Albans, UK
Dec 08, 2018
Head of Finance & Treasury Background This a rare and exciting opportunity to join a small independent Financial Services business with offices across Herts, Beds and Bucks. The Finance Department has responsibility for recording, controlling and reporting all cash flows as well as the management and financial accounting functions of the organisation. As a member of the Senior Management team the Head of Finance & Treasury will be commercially astute with demonstrable leadership skills to assist Management delivering against its growth strategy. In addition, the role will have responsibility for a broad range of financial activities, including statutory & regulatory reporting, tax reporting, budgeting and forecasting, payroll, fixed asset control and reporting to the business and Board. As part of a review of activities, the Head of Finance & Treasury will be responsible for migrating and operating the treasury function. The Role Working closely with the Finance Director, key responsibilities will include : Preparing statutory accounts including supporting schedules Producing financial and management information for the board, its sub-committees and the business Overseeing all regulatory reporting and industry body returns Migration of Treasury operations within the team, whilst ensuring all appropriate controls and processes remain in place Monitoring financial limits and thresholds Ownership of annual budget cycle, ongoing re forecasting and the financial aspects of the Corporate Plan Modelling of the business' Pillar 2b aspects of the business' ICAAP Responsible for maintenance and upgrade testing of all finance systems The Candidate Given the regulatory responsibilities within the role, it is essential that the Head of Finance & Treasury has proven experience operating within the Financial Services Sector and is a qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) with significant post qualification experience. You will be an accomplished team leader with demonstrable leadership experience coupled with experience of owning and successfully delivering projects and initiatives. Experience gained within a Building Society or retail lending business would be advantageous as would exposure to the "front and/or back office" treasury functions. Investigo are delighted to be working exclusively on this assignment. Any direct or 3rd party applications will be forwarded to Sally Lock for review
Investigo London, UK
Dec 08, 2018
A leading Transport group is currently looking to recruit a Finance Manager for their head office in London to manage a team of 3 Accountants. The role will be responsible for the month end process, budgeting & Forecasting and variance against plan. Supporting the CFO, this role will be responsible for the following; E2E ownership of the finance function Reviewing the work of the 3 Management Accountants Working with the Operations team to support them in the Budgeting and Forecasting for their Retail stores Analyse the variance in performance against plan on a monthly basis Manage the Cashflow process Develop a robust controls framework and be responsible for improvements The successful candidate will need the following experience Qualified Accountant Experience of managing staff Ambitious Excellent communication skills If interested in this role, please get in touch with Andy Young on
Investigo City of London, UK
Dec 08, 2018
Multiple IT Business Analysts required by a market leading global organisation located in the heart of the City. Why should you be interested? Large IT function offering career progression and exposure to new technologies. Prestigious London City office. Agile working including working from home. Broad range of interesting projects and programmes. Extensive training resources for career development. IT Business Analyst, London (City), Permanent What experience do you need? Proven commercial experience as an IT Business Analyst (User Stories, SDLC, Workshops etc) Experience of working within a large complex IT function. Very strong communication and stake holder management skills. A keen interested in career development / progression. An understanding of Agile methodology would be highly beneficial. IT Business Analyst, London (City), Permanent This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading global financial services organisation of career progression and a comprehensive benefits package.
Investigo City of London, UK
Dec 08, 2018
Head of Data Governance £80,000 - £90,000 + 18% bonus + £5500 car or cash + private health-care UK leader in retail and financial service require a Head of Data Governance to lead the data governance team in the BI Management department. Work will involve managing and coaching a small data governance team, data analysis, data categorisation, tagging and profiling, assessing data quality, improving handing of data, introducing improvements in data handling for GDPR, development of reports and dashboards, and data analysis. Making sure controls are in place for data across all systems. Principal accountabilities Manage the data governance team Prepare the annual data governance plan and agree goals Provide administrative and logistical support to Data Governance committees Facilitate Data Governance Committee meetings Maintain data governance risk and issue logs Profile the data held in IT systems across the business Document and maintain information about data flows and data provenance Full job description and company details available upon request.
Investigo Fetcham, UK
Dec 08, 2018
Our client a leading brand name in the Surrey market are looking for a Commercial Financial Controller to join them for a 12-month term. The role will business partner with the senior leadership team and manage a team of qualified Finance Business Partners. The role will deliver commercial insight and strategic direction to the long range plan, identifying growth opportunities and challenging existing plans and forecasts Business partnering with the divisional MD's and SLT to highlight revenue enhancing opportunities Provide a review point for the analytical insight and reporting provided by the finance business partnering team to the divisional leadership team. Provide team management and development as required. The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA or equivalent) with experience within a multi-discipline organisation. Prior experience of business partnering senior leadership teams and managing high performing teams are also essential to the role.
Investigo London, UK
Dec 08, 2018
We are now recruiting for a Change Manager - Retail to join our FTSE 100 client based in London who are an instantly recognisable brand within the industry and globally. You will join a newly created function that is responsible for transforming the effectiveness of customer facing decision making within their Commercial Operations through data driven insights (MI). This is a senior position working within a large Retailer focusing on the change of MI and it's interactions with the customer facing trading. The successful candidate will take undertake the build out of teams to drive significant change to this area of the business which affects will be seen nationwide. Key Responsibilities and Skills Experience working within a Change and Transformation position Commerce experience - ideally working in a retail environment dealing with commercial Levers (Space, Range, Pricing) Understanding of trading systems and data flows Ability and interest in building out teams and the monitoring and development of their subsequent performance Strong background working with MI throughout career.
Investigo Watford, UK
Dec 08, 2018
A well-known brand based in Watford are currently looking for a Head of Shared Service, to manage their Finance Operations team, made up of the following teams: Treasury/Banking Managing all funds coming into the business Managing the business cash position though facilities agreed with our bankers Driving the company's cashflow model reporting to support senior management insight Ensuring the business has financial liquidity within the business to meet its internal and external obligations Overseeing the safeguarding of the Company's cash Accounts Receivable Leading a fast paced accounts receivable function and setting the team up for success Responsible for collecting large amounts of money Ensuring processes are adhered to ensure optimum cash collection Ownership of the direct debit processes to facilitate collection Building trust and confidence with our Sales team and Business Assurance colleagues Accounts Payable Supporting the business with delivering an efficient and controlled purchase to pay process Responsible for leading the Accounts Payable operations Ensuring payment practices reporting is monitored and reported on Managing the company's expenses system (Concur) Business partnering with Procurement to drive better understanding and adoption of the supplier on-boarding processes Key Responsibilities: Leading a team of 20 people Responsible for the daily operations of the Finance Operations function (as outlined above) Evolving the 3 month rolling cashflow forecast and support the commercial finance team with the cash flow projections for annual budgets and strategic plans Leading the AR team with their collection processes to drive optimum receivables Managing the short term liquidity of the business Delivering the production of the Finance Operations team's KPI's Overseeing the monthly financial close process to ensure the functions activities are completed in accordance with agreed deliverables Ensure each sub team has robust desk top procedures for their function to enable seamless continuity of operations Driving the business with adherence of purchase to pay approach Perform annual staff appraisal and set the teams objectives Assisting Financial control with any ad hoc projects The salary being offered for this role is between £70-£75k. For more information please contact
Investigo Bath, UK
Dec 08, 2018
Our client is one of the UK's largest and most exciting groups. The business is responsible for providing an impressive and highly diverse range of services to a number of key markets. A sustained period of success has paved the way for the business to bolster their finance team in 2018/ Early 2019 with the introduction of a Senior Finance Manager/ Financial Controller to drive business improvements for a key division within the group Working with some of the brightest minds in the industry this is an exciting opportunity for a strong commercial leader to fully influence strategic decision making in a demanding and forward thinking department. The ideal candidate will be offered the chance to take full ownership of all aspects of finance and operations, driving and improving a team, influencing executive stakeholders and providing both story telling analysis and technical improvements. The role will require some travel and while the majority of the role will be based within the county there will be requirements to support other key sites in the West. Responsibilities will include the following:- Supporting the Managing Director on all aspects of commercial and operational finance as part of the Senior Leadership team Developing processes and improving divisional output. Develop and improve financial modelling and strategic analysis for future acquisitions Act as key business partner to operations and other divisions throughout the group. Manage the timely delivery of all financial information for the business unit Provide detailed analysis on divisional results to deliver business KPI's and improve future decision making. Full responsibility for helping to produce long term strategic plans Focal point of contact for new and existing contracts/ bids and projects The role requires a qualified accountant with relevant experience as a Financial Controller, Senior Finance Manager. You will be a hands on, proactive leader able to balance a variety of duties across finance and operations, forge and improve long term relationships with a variety of non-finance personnel and maintain high standards of work to drive the division to the next level. Acting as a key member of the groups Leadership team this is an outstanding chance for those looking to make a positive step forward in their career. The company operate at the forefront of their chosen markets and this unique opportunity offers a strong financial incentive and unrivalled long term prospects.
Investigo Guildford, UK
Dec 07, 2018
Our client, a leading brand name in Surrey, are looking for an interim Finance Manager, the role will manage a small team and provide ownership of the financial reporting and support the system implementation project. Responsibilities: Provide a timely and accurate month end close process Attend month end review meetings and provide insight into the month end numbers against forecast and budgets Work with the management accounting team to understand the costs incurred in the month Oversight of the inputs to weekly cash flow submissions for payments and receipts Preparation of Annual Report and being the primary contact for external auditors Completion of Group Reporting packs, with relevant IFRS conversion Managing the small transactional team to meet the internal and external requirements The successful candidate will be an ACA, ACCA or equivalent qualified Accountant with experience of managing year end, month end reporting and the audit process. Prior experience of SAP would also be desirable.
Investigo Flackwell Heath, UK
Dec 07, 2018
Our client is a well established, hugely successful and aspirational business who are looking for a high calibre / high potential International Finance Manager to join their dynamic team. The role sits within an extremely strong finance team, recruited to support their growing international business where the Finance Manager will own all financial planning activities and commercial insight for the international business. You will provide strong financial leadership and strategic insight and analysis to the Exec team, helping to define the five-year strategy. Key responsibilities will include: Leading effective business planning and budget planning processes across all aspects of the International business Partnering with the FD and Finance Team to optimise the use of capital and revenue investment and identifying improvements and efficiencies to improve profitability Working closely with Internationally aligned stakeholders to deliver collective goals and objectives. Educating the wider team to ensure financial requirements are considered and met in all international ventures and projects Engaging stakeholders around strategic commercial insights to drive market optimisation Accountable for controls and risk management to protect the international business Ensuring controls and risk management processes are managed effectively across the business internationally. Ensuring month end and year end are delivered in line with budget/forecast with all variances explained The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant (CIMA, ACA, ACCA) with a strong academic background and true commercial / business partnering experience gained in a consumer focused and highly operational business. With drive and ambition you must have the potential and capacity to grow and develop quickly within this rapidly changing, and at times ambiguous, business. You will have proven experience of leveraging data and analysis to drive improved commercial outcomes coupled with experience of driving through improvements in financial controls. As a strong communicator, you will be comfortable leading the commercial agenda and challenging and influencing senior stakeholders to deliver against it. This is a unique opportunity to develop your career with a best in class, highly respected business.
Investigo Hatfield, UK
Dec 07, 2018
US Fortune 500 company, have recently gone through an acquisition of which two have associated UK companies within the Group They are seeking a contractor for a period of 12 Months to cover Maternity leave below is the outline of the role & requirements. Following acquisition, these businesses are required to swiftly adhere to the company's stringent policies and standards in addition to achieving Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance. A highly energetic, determined, results driven individual is sought to understand those requirements versus current practice, identify gaps and implement the necessary controls, policies & procedures to ensure compliance - to enable reliable, accurate Financial reporting within a robust framework, in full accordance with both UK & US GAAP SOX : Implement & maintain sustainable control environment, compliant with standards/policies, to include (but not limited to): Adequate segregation of duties in systems & processes Access rights to systems/master file data Implementation of all appropriate control, documentation & approval procedures Manage/monitor disbursement controls, Account reconciliations, closing procedures Revenue recognition - checks & control. Review key provisions & accruals in accordance with policy. Recording/ Flowcharting & documenting of all processes, identifying risk & control. Including reference to key accounting policies. Gap assessment / resolution. Liaison/interaction with internal Auditors during audit. Reporting/analysis : Assist in all HFM input & reporting ( ensuring accuracy & timeliness), including supplemental accounts Assist in preparation & submission of HFM management reports, via HFM retrieve. STAT to GAAP differences, reconciled to US GAAP - including HFM journal entries. Review & sign off of accounting reconciliations & submissions. Corporate compliance : Integration activities - Completion / communication where necessary Completion of Quarterly Management Representation Letters Corporation Tax requirements - management/liaison with Corporate Head Office Statutory filings in accordance with requirements Assist in co-ordination with external auditors, regarding data preparation & information, accounting controls & procedures. Candidate Requirements: Fully Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA) 3-5 years experience in Audit/internal controls environment Full knowledge of UK/ US GAAP & SOX compliance Strong communicator with good interpersonal skills, able to work to tight deadlines Proficient in Excel / word Ideally knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics AX. Ability to travel between main offices as necessary + ad hoc branch visits
Investigo Watford, UK
Dec 07, 2018
Investigo is partnering with the Property Division of a Global Retailer to recruit an exceptional Senior Finance Manager on an Interim Basis (6-9 month contract). This is an exciting time to be joining the Property business unit which is currently executing a number of key strategic goals for the business. The key purpose of the role is to develop and execute the processes for managing the accounting consequences of the store estate programme. Key responsibilities include: Delivery of the budget, forecast and 3 Year Plan for the business unit Work collaboratively with other property finance colleagues to ensure that latest decisions and assumptions are appropriately accounted for Work with Group Finance and Tax to ensure that external reporting requirements relating to the store estate programme are delivered Support Retail Finance on the bi-annual impairment review for relevant stores and ensure that the impact of impairments is correctly recognised in subsequent accounting. Brief senior finance and property stakeholders on the latest status of programme provisions and charges and the impact of future decision making on these. About you: Qualified accountant Previous experience in Property finance preferred Excellent attention to detail and high degree of accuracy Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Knowledge of IFRS 16 Ability to communicate well with senior management, business stakeholders and finance community Quick learner, enthusiastic and solution driven Planning and Forecasting experience Business / Financial Analysis Natural curiosity of Retail/Online and the wider Retail market / competitive environment and the impact on the group property portfolio
Investigo Watford, UK
Dec 07, 2018
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a strong Finance Manager to join the ranks of a well-known innovative business in South Hertfordshire. The company work in partnership with business across the country, offering a tailored bespoke service to add value to long term strategic decisions. With a well-established team and a collaborative culture this is an excellent opportunity for a well-rounded team manager to drive improvement across the management accounting process and help support / bolster the transactional teams across the SSC. Responsibilities will include:- Management & financial reporting and the improvement of financial processes across the divisions. The development and delivery of service level agreement reporting and the management of external client budgets. Building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and business partnering to ensure a high level of service is delivered and maintained. Managing, developing and improving an established finance team from Finance Admin level to part qualified. Challenge best practice and take a positive and proactive stance in supporting ad-hoc projects where required. You will likely be a qualified accountant (ACCA, ACA, CIMA) with exceptional communications skills and strong team management. You will be a mentor across the department and strong people person, able to converse, command and recommend best ways to help grow, develop and innovate the department. Experience of working within an SSC or similar would be desirable but not essential.
Investigo City of London, UK
Dec 07, 2018
The Financial Controller will have complete responsibility for the Finance function, taking responsibility for ensuring all controls are in place, whilst also improving processes, business partnering with stakeholders outside of finance and contributing to business strategy. Description To ensure that financial accounts are prepared annually for plc for review To keep alert to financial and economic change, and to current and impending financial legislation, which is relevant to the company's existing or planned operations world-wide. To manage and control foreign currency. Assist Group accounting functions in the audit of subsidiaries as required. Preparations of year end reporting packs and local statutory financial reports and ensure audits are carried out within the requirements set out by group. To manage, control and notify the group treasurer of any uncommitted funds and ensure effective control of working capital is exercised. Responsibility for accounting systems within the company, ensuring continued improvements are made. Profile Fully qualified - ACCA/ACA/CIMA Multi-site experience within a restaurant group, leisure or high street retail Previous experience within a Financial Controller role Job Offer Being part of a growing, private equity owned, business which is rolling out at 4 - 6 sites per year Transaction expected within 12-18 months which Financial Controller will be heavily involved in Responsibility for reporting and cash management but also plenty of opportunity to be involved in financial planning and strategy with the Finance Director Systems integration opportunity - labour tool and payroll upgrade happening in short term, medium term goal to add stock system and new accounting system. Looking for someone to grow into Head of Finance in 2 year period Package £75-85k - dependant on experience 25% discretionary bonus 50% off food and drink across the group Pension scheme 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays
Investigo Knaphill, Woking, UK
Dec 06, 2018
Our client a leader in its field are currently looking for a Finance Systems Manager for a 12-month period. The role will support the finance team ensuring that the finance systems meet the needs of the finance function currently and in its development. Key Accountabilities: Help to identify inefficient processes and data issues across the Finance department and where possible work with the affected area to help implement the changes required including utilising financial tools. Ensure the ERP system is "fit-for-purpose" to meet business management information and reporting requirements efficiently. Ensure that appropriate financial controls and procedures are maintained and updated. Provide finance support and advice to the data warehouse team around management information requirements. Take an active role in driving new developments including defining requirements for enhancements/changes and stakeholder communication. Ensure all finance owned system projects are delivered on schedule to the required specification. The successful candidate will be a ACA, CIMA or equivalent qualified accountant with previous experience within ERP system implementation projects. The ability to work across the finance team ensuring system improvement requirements are understood and communicating these to the IT team is essential to the role.
Investigo Haddenham, UK
Dec 06, 2018
Are you keen on the opportunity to work for a major well-known and high growth 5* business in a true value add capacity? This opportunity sits in a pivotal position within the Group finance function as a key member of the leadership team and comes with an exceptional career path for ambitious people. We are looking for someone who is Degree Educated with a Professional Finance Accreditation and has operated in an entrepreneurial, forward thinking business with direct experience gained in a global business. This is a Group finance role that will open up exceptional long term career prospects as the business continue to transform. You will engaging heavily at Exec level and many areas of business Operations. You will have responsibility for driving and improving all elements of group finance and help drive the company's strategic objectives. This is a highly unique and exceptionally rewarding business that offers a culture unrivalled by many. Main Responsibilities will include:- Provision of group reporting, including full responsibility for the annual reporting and accounts process Driving and improving the month end process and transforming key process and controls. Use acquired skill and insights to better understand what drives business results Providing financial transparency to help improve organisational effectiveness and decision making Continued development of financial models, tools, and analysis to support successful execution of strategic initiatives Supporting senior management with in-depth process improvement, including the preparation of presentations to Executive Team Process improvements and re-engineering, standardisation and leveraging of best practices Help drive decisions and compliance through active business partnering across all functions Ensuring that key stakeholders have informative reporting across all elements of the business The business are wanting to recruit a Qualified Accountant (ACA) with post qualified experience and experience of group consolidations / reporting. Experience of working in a group finance function in a consumer led industry or a strong PLC business will hold a distinct advantage. While this role sits in Group Finance this is an opportunity where you will have excellent exposure and scope to move across all areas of finance as the role continues to evolve.
Investigo City of London, UK
Dec 06, 2018
The role reports into the COO and works closely with the CFO, as cost control effectiveness has been identified as one of their key strategic agendas, to be delivered across the Group over the next few years and consequently has very prominent visibility with high levels of stakeholder engagement. This individual required must have the desire and ability to progress in to a board level position in the future and the next step would either be in a P&L or, functional leadership role. Due to these requirements, the ideal candidate will be a Big 4 Qualified ACA with c. 10 years post-qualified experience, in high growth positions. Due to the nature of the role, a broad and commercial finance background is key, as well as experience within a business going through significant cost reduction in a large, multi-site environment. A proven track record of strategic planning and delivering complex projects to demanding timescales, as well as the ability to manage relationships at all levels and prioritise the competing demands of stakeholders, will be crucial for success in this role. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual and as a result, a highly competitive remuneration package is available.