Investigo

Investigo London, UK
Aug 15, 2018
Roles and responsibilities: Works as financial partner to CFO and executive team providing proactive financial advice, looking beyond the numbers to provide independent commercial solutions and insight and ensuring the financial security of the business. Ensures the effective trading of the business from a commercial, stock management, margin and cash perspective. Inspires, motivates and works with a small finance team to ensure robust and effective financial controls, budgeting, and evaluation of the current business and all future business proposals and opportunities. Overall responsibility for the monthly review and budgeting/forecasting of the P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow ensuring accuracy, timeliness and maximisation of profitability. Regular cost analysis across the business and across a wide range of activities and areas, highlighting risks and opportunities and making recommendations to the CFO. Working with executive directors to develop the financials to support the long term strategic planning of the business and where necessary, working with external consultants to review this. Assessment of new business opportunities and initiatives. Introducing where necessary improved financial controls and promoting best practice. Evaluating capital expenditure proposals to make certain that optimal use is made of investment. Promoting a rigorous and robust approach to cash flow management and cost control across the business including the planning and analysis of the weekly short term cash flow. Review daily cash balances, payment proposals and weekly cash flow flash reports prepared by the Treasury accountant to ensure these are in line with forecasts and agreed Debtor and Supplier terms. Reviewing foreign currency requirements and work with the CFO to execute hedging contracts to minimise currency risk. Support in the preparation of finance reporting packs and ad hoc presentations for monthly Board meetings. Attend monthly Executive meetings and present management accounts and cash update. Ensures loan facility financial reporting requirements are adhered to and monitors related covenant requirements. Overall responsibility for a second finance team located outside of London which is managed on a day to day basis by a Finance Manager Working closely with Auditors at year end. Skills and Experience Required CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualified Team management experience Retail finance experience is preferable Excellent communication, influencing and relationship building skills Advanced Excel skills Ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
Investigo Guildford, UK
Aug 15, 2018
Financial Controller - Guildford A leading and prestigious Surrey based SME businesses are working closely with Investigo to hire a Financial Controller to work alongside the Finance Director as a number 2, within a broader dynamic and hardworking finance function. This opportunity sits with a historical and extremely well established Surrey Institution who are now looking to drive their business to the next level. The Opportunity: * Lead technical accounting matters, ensuring the financial results are in compliance with Group accounting policies * Lead on delivering the monthly preparation and reporting of the consolidated results to the Board * Leading the creation and delivery of more efficient internal and external reporting * Leading the implementation of a new finance system Requirements: * Qualified accountant - CIMA, ACCA, ACA * Group reporting experience * Excited and driven to play a key role in implementing process improvement, change and transformation throughout the finance function as the business grows. * Ability to challenge and push back on regional finance managers and wider finance team * Highly analytical around identifying numbers & trends If you would like to hear more about this exciting position within one the leaders in their field who are looking to grow, develop and diversify their business in the coming years then please contact me as soon as possible on / to find out more
Investigo Crawley, UK
Aug 14, 2018
Infrastructure Project Manager, Crawley, West Sussex Infrastructure Project Manager required by a leading financial services organisation located in Crawley, West Sussex. Reporting into the infrastructure delivery manager the infrastructure project manager will be responsible for the delivery of a broad range of infrastructure projects. You will be managing circa 5-6 projects at any one time with frequent project deliveries. Infrastructure Project Manager, Crawley, West Sussex The successful candidate will be engaging with a broad range of technical teams and managers and will need to have exceptional communications skills and the ability to influence stakeholders. Required experience Proven end to end project delivery experience. Experience of managing multiple projects at any one time. Experience of managing a broad range of infrastructure projects. Very strong communication and stakeholder management skills. Previous experience of operating within an IT operations role would be highly beneficial. Infrastructure Project Manager, Crawley, West Sussex This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading global financial services organisation offering career progression and a compressive benefits package.
Investigo London, UK
Aug 14, 2018
HEAD OF FACILITIES - UK- WORLD RENOWNED LONDON BASED SALARY - £90,000 PLUS BENEFITS My client is an international commercial law firm who is recruiting for a Head of Facilities to lead and revolutionise the facilities for the business. This position is a London centric role and candidates must have experience working in a similar corporate environment . The position includes the management and development of the FM resources in providing a total FM service including: planned maintenance, energy conservation, Health & Safety, waste and environmental management (operational), procurement, archiving, reprographics, post, , re locations, refurbishments and new office Fit Outs, office moves management to ensure suitable office environments and services are provided and maintained in a safe and cost effective manner. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES To effectively lead and manage the team of Facilities Managers through the implementation of the unitary management model To drive Operational Excellence across all service partners using developed and appropriate metrics(SLA's KPI's) To ensure all service lines are meeting high levels of statutory responsibilities i.e. HR Practice, QHSE and Compliance ensuring appropriate records are in place, risks are mitigated and that are in line with relevant country legislation. To oversee and influence effective financial control across all budget streams To drive through the service line leadership the defined customer focused culture and ensuring all Colleagues are living the purpose and principles Pioneer co-ordinate FM best practice throughout the contract to promote innovation, and a pro-active approach throughout the team and build the 1 team brand To develop a best in class team throughout the region by ensuring colleagues have effective development plans, talent mapping and engagement plans Improvements to the efficiency and consistency of service delivery. Champion a culture of customer service excellence, innovation, operational focus and performance measurement and lead by example. Required Strategically robust with a clear passion for growing relationships and opportunities. Energetic and determined, with a strong desire and focus to deliver added value and exceed client business targets. Demonstrable P&L experience and a high degree of commercial acumen to play a part in directing and leading the growth of the business. Demonstrate ability to build target setting in the team, making it part of the culture, encouraging colleagues to excel in order to really achieve. Experience of working within a broad service environment and managing operations and client and end user relationships is highly desired. Experience in Facilities Management roles Degree level education is preferred but not essential NEBOSH and IBOSH qualifications are required Qualifications Education to Degree Level Member of BIFM A recognised Health & Safety Qualification Relevant Experience At least 5 years management level experience in a similar role Project Management Change Management Procurement Environmental
Investigo London, UK
Aug 14, 2018
Investigo are partnering with one of Europe's fastest growing, AI driven tech start-ups, based in Central London. Having gone through a number of high profile funding rounds and with an aggressive acquisition strategy on the horizon, they are looking to increase their offering on a global scale. They are looking for a Commercial Finance Manager to join one of their fastest growing business units, in a high profile role with regular exposure to the board and country managers. This is a great platform and a highly coveted position within the company, working in an incredibly high performing team. Key responsibilities: - End to end ownership of the business unit - External market analysis and reporting on key trends within the industry - Drive the use of available MI to evaluate & understand key drivers of performance - Partner with heads of department & product leads to develop business strategy from a financial perspective -Proactively engage with stakeholders and the wider business to develop & implement plans to optimise performance and take advantage of new opportunities - Lead on investment cases to drive growth of the business unit - Ad-hoc tasks as required by the senior leadership team Key requirements: - Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with relevant post qualified experience - Strong academic background - Excellent communication & presentation skills - Ability to influence senior stakeholders - Experience working in a fast paced, commercial environment (TMT/Retail advantageous) - SQL experience would be beneficial If you are interested in this opportunity or are interested in having a discreet discussion to find out more, please get in touch with Gareth Powlson -
Investigo London, UK
Aug 14, 2018
Commercial Finance Manager required for our client, a global, multi brand retail group based in Central London. This is a hugely exciting role that will focus on the international markets and business partner with the central finance and brand teams. You will manage a team of 2 Finance Assistants and have previous commercial and international finance experience. KEY SKILLS Qualified accountant with +1 years PQE Experience in a retail, franchising or wholesale business an advantage, as well international / shared service experience Experience of managing people Ability to manage multiple stakeholders across a complex business Ability to liaise and present at a senior level KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Consolidation of the monthly management accounts, submitted by the Brands, into a review pack to be presented to the Group CEO, including co-ordinating the commentary from the Brands Working with the Brand and Group Finance teams to ensure the monthly forecasts for the International and Wholesale business are complete and with appropriate detail for decision making Coordinating with the Group Finance Team the plan process Work with the Director in reviewing partner performance - including responding to any requests from the partner - and discuss with the Brand teams With the Director and the Debt Control Team continually improve the process of reporting, forecasting, managing and communicating partner debt Be a key person in the on-boarding process of new partners, including co-ordinating with all internal departments and ensuring invoicing is correct Assist the Director in supporting the Brand Team on commercial conversations being held with new or existing partners Provision of insightful management information to key business partners Modelling partner scenarios as required by the Director Be involved with migrating to a new accounting system as required by the central project team Business partnering with internal and external stakeholders to provide ad hoc financial support Management of the weekly sales reporting Management of the sales polling finance support and the processing of partner claims Management and development of the Finance Assistants For more information, please contact Amel Steel on /
Investigo Reading, UK
Aug 13, 2018
Business Analyst required by a large and complex company. Reporting to a Lead Business Analyst this role is part of a new and exciting centralised centre of excellence for Business Analysts within this industry leader. The successful Business Analyst will be responsible for: Investigating operational requirements, problems and opportunities whilst seeking effective business solutions through improvements Assisting in the analysis of stakeholder objective and any underlying issues which arise from these investigations Working with stakeholders in defining Acceptance Testing requirements Facilitating the scoping and business priority-setting for change initiatives Discovering and analysing requirements for fitness for purpose as well as adherence to business objectives and consistency, challenging positively as appropriate Managing requests for and the application of changes to base-lined requirements Identifying the impact on business requirements of interim (e.g. migration) scenarios as well as the required end position Experience the ideal Business Analyst will have: Relevant Business Analysis qualification (ISEB, BCS, etc) Minimum of 5 years Business Analyst experience Demonstrable awareness of the use of IS within the Utility sector Good stakeholder management skills Awareness and application of national/international standards e.g. ISO20000, ISO27000, ISO001, ITIL Full job description and package details available on application.
Investigo London, UK
Aug 12, 2018
A world leading E-Commerce business based in London is currently looking to recruit a Head of FP&A. The role will initially be a maternity cover before transitioning to a new perm role within the group after a 12 month period. The role will be responsible for supporting the FD and commercial team across Financial Planning & Analysis. Key responsibilities; Managing a team of 6 people Creating a world class FP&A function for the division. Providing analysis of key drivers to support decision making and providing key insights to senior management Report monthly performance against forecast explaining key variances Deliver of the 5 year strategic plan Manage the annual budgeting process Work closely with the Product team, understand new promotions, product launches and competitor analysis Work with the BI teams to utilise big data sets to drive insights. The successful candidate will need to be; Fully qualified with a minimum of 5 years+ in FP&A. Excellent communication skills Strong stakeholder management Team management experience High level of ability with Excel If interested in this role, please contact Andy Young .
Investigo London, UK
Aug 11, 2018
Our London based client is a highly successful global fashion retailer that is currently seeking to appoint a Group Digital Change Manager into their Digital function. This role has been newly created due to a high number of digital change projects the transformation team are currently supporting. Reporting into the Digital Director the position is focused on is having you look at the business impact of digital change across the group. You will be looking at the business performance from their implementation of this digital roadmap by leading steering groups/workshops to assess the business benefit. Possibly re-align the business processes if needed. Some of the projects are Mobile application re-platform, Personalisation, e-receipts/e-tickets, new check-out, search engine optimisations, digital instore customer journey. To be successful in the role you will have the following experience: Previous experience on large scale digital transformation from a business change perspective Deep understanding of the Retail industry especially digital sales channels and mobile Significant experience in creating requirements specifications, process models and business rules for e-commerce solutions Previous experience as a Consultant/ Business Analyst / Project Manager on digital development project. Be familiar with project planning tools and have an in-depth knowledge of the project lifecycle, including an understanding of alternative methods and approaches for Multi-Channel / digital developments.
Investigo London, UK
Aug 11, 2018
Finance Systems Business Analyst, London, PeopleSoft Finance Systems Business Analyst (PeopleSoft) required by a leading insurer located in London. The Financial Systems Business Analyst will be responsible for supporting development of the Financial Systems of the Finance Department with particular focus on the PeopleSoft General Ledger and other financial reporting systems. The Analyst will manage business requirements, assist in the preparation of detailed technical/functional design documents and assist the business areas with testing efforts. RELEVANT EXPERIENCE Typically requires three to five years of Systems business analyst work experience 5+ years Finance experience/operational knowledge of accounting processes Past experience of working on projects and/or business analyst support Experience with financial accounting and reporting software (PeopleSoft (or similar), Data Warehouse and Reporting Cube Tools) Finance Systems Business Analyst, London, PeopleSoft RESPONSIBILITIES Serves as a subject matter expert in business analysis best practices, participating in projects concerning critical functionality Participates in and/or leads project planning from requirements through design, development testing, implementation, evaluation and maintenance Works collaboratively with the Technology Groups in areas that may include software acquisition and customisation, technical infrastructure support, baseline application support and miscellaneous development projects. May resolve basic problems or partner with technology development for analysis and solution Regularly communicate with the Technology Groups as part of change control processes to mitigate any changes impacting financial systems, with a view of the end to end process, including the Accounting Rules Engine, PeopleSoft and Reporting Cubes Identifies and recommends improvements when appropriate and may advise business partners on options and technical limitations Planning, developing and executing routine test/use cases and validating results during all phases of testing May escalate to a more experienced resource when needed Provides technical leadership, coaching and mentoring to team members Provides backup and Financial close production support for the Financial Systems Analyst including Managing the scheduling of PeopleSoft jobs. This includes amending job configuration where required, running jobs on an ad hoc basis and monitoring the status of scheduled jobs Verify the accuracy and completion of daily system processing, including interfaces into PeopleSoft from the Accounting Rules Engine, Investments and Cash Systems, amongst others, and liaising with other resources where error correction or further investigation is required Learn new software and functionality as required Any reasonable Ad-hoc duties Finance Systems Business Analyst, London, PeopleSoft This is a great opportunity to join a leading insurer offering career progression and a comprehensive benefits package.
Investigo London, UK
Aug 11, 2018
Project Manager, London, Insurance Project Manager required on a 12 month fixed term contract basis to join the transformation function of a leading global insurance organisation. The project manager will be responsible for designing and running a key IT implementation project of an existing system into a recent acquisition. The focus of this role is managing the change element around the implementation. Required Experience: Proven experience of managing end to end project management. Proven insurance industry experience. Experience of managing the change elements of implementations projects. Strong communication and stake holder management experience. Project Manager, London, Insurance Role Responsibilities: To oversee project team members and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work including those in other countries. Lead project meetings to establish effective governance and oversight from all key stakeholders, and effectively document the output from these meetings. Identify, establish and build business relationships vital to the success of the project and manage the people change. Maintain a high standard of customer service and recommend action where appropriate. Produce, co-ordinate and consolidate reports as required, in support of business change and project governance. Define the scope of projects in collaboration with senior management Create all project documentation including business cases and risk logs. Create detailed work plans which identify and sequence the activities needed to successfully complete projects Develop schedules for project completion that effectively allocate resources to activities Determine the objectives and measures upon which projects will be evaluated Execute the project according to the project plan Project Manager, London, Insurance This is a great opportunity to work on an interesting integration projects for a leading insurance organisation.
Investigo Hemel Hempstead, UK
Aug 11, 2018
A great opportunity for a Commercial Finance Manager to join the Commercial Finance team in a fast growing FTSE 100, offering an amazing culture that suits energetic / proactive individuals. We are looking for a Qualified CIMA / ACCA / ACA with circa 3+ years post qualified experience to deliver effective financial business support to the commercial team. You will be responsible for the delivery of financial planning, reporting and analysis and work on projects to support new business initiatives. You will be able to work in a fast paced complex business, a true self starter, with high levels of motivation and enthusiasm who shows ambition to progress in this growing business. It's imperative that you are extremely proactive and able to identify issues quickly and recommend viable solutions. Gravitas and strong communication skills will be key in this role to allow you to support and challenge effectively where necessary with key stakeholders at all levels within the business. Key responsibilities will include: Supporting key new business initiatives and providing challenge and insight around these. Maintaining an understanding of the accuracy of the numbers to ensure confidence in the results shown. Supporting the Commercial Finance Lead in the design and development of the new strategic Commercial Platform. Managing the development and continual improvement of monthly reporting including the speed of reporting, the quality and content of reporting. Establishing strong collaborative relationships in order to support internal customers. This is an amazing opportunity to join a genuine 'employer of choice' suited to fast-track types destined for the top!
Investigo Surrey, UK
Aug 11, 2018
The purpose of this role will be to oversee the analysis and design of large programmes of work and to line manage a team of Business Analysts. The Lead Business Analyst will manage and deliver the analysis and design components of enterprise wise, complex programmes. Essential for the role: Extensive Lead level Business Analysis experience A background working in Financial Services Proven knowledge and experience of Agile principles Direct management experience Knowledge of various Project and Change Management processes/practices Strong communication, facilitation and presentation skills
Investigo London, UK
Aug 11, 2018
Investigo are looking for a Lead Business Analyst to join a top Retail client. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a technically innovative organisation. Key responsibilities/experience required include: Building and leading a capable team of analysts with a shared, clear vision Embedding the standards, processes and best practices needed to drive high-quality requirements Experience working within a Agile Scrum team and product development environment Significant experience of eliciting and defining business requirements within a large programme or portfolio A proven track record of leading business or systems analysts or product owners within an agile environment Significant experience of eliciting and defining business requirements within a large programme or portfolio Please note, this is a senior role and we will be only considering applications from candidates who have recently held senior/lead roles in recent years.
Investigo Weybridge, UK
Aug 11, 2018
Head of People & Culture - Facilities Hiring Manager: HR Director Location: Weybridge, with UK travel Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 based on experience + Car This is an exciting role for a Head of HR to join a successful facilities business by attracting, developing and inspiring people to thrive. This is a generalist role with the main focus being to help the business be recognised as an employer of choice through employee engagement, talent attraction and development, and building a diverse and inclusive culture. Key responsibilities: * Owning and driving the People & Culture strategy * Establishing and executing a Business People Plan and driving organisational change to deliver business objectives * Employee relations - providing professional advice, guidance and support in line with organisation's policies, procedures and employment law, as well as policy change and development * Driving the Talent Review process, ensuring strong succession and a pipeline of talent * Developing and delivering people propositions for bids, contributing to the growth of the business * Managing effective relationships with Unions * Providing leadership and coaching to People & Culture team and business teams * Driving employee engagement through the annual engagement and pulse Surveys and follow up actions What we are looking for: * Strong senior level HR generalist experience, preferably within the business to business management services / facilities sector. Multi-site, operationally diverse experience * In depth knowledge of employment law, TUPE and organisational change, operating in a heavily unionised environment * Strong senior stakeholder management with the ability to influence * Team driven and a collaborative mindset, with experience of managing a geographically spread People & Cutlure team * High level of change experience with a problem solving approach, and the ability to manage ambiguity in a fast-paced, dymanic environment * Highly efficient, with an ability to work to deadlines * Educated to degree level or equivalent and/or CIPD qualified If this sounds like you, please apply NOW or email
Investigo Welwyn Garden City, UK
Aug 11, 2018
Finance Manager required to create a Shared Service area within a fast growing and acquisitive business set in central Herts. Due to recent acquisitions and a period of sustained growth my market leader in the engineering services sector has a brand-new opportunity as Finance Manager Shared Services. The remit is to create a Shared services area for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Credit Control Treasury, Payroll and an element of IT. You will inherit a team of 3 direct line managers and will oversee a team of approximately 30 reports. Once you have gained a solid understanding of the group activities and numerous divisions you will with the support of the IT and wider finance team project manage and create the processes and systems required to create the Shared Service function. The ideal candidate will be a qualified Accountant ACA, ACCA or CIMA with prior exposure of managing and developing a shared service area coupled with strong leadership skills. This is an opportunity to join a business with a reputation for excellent employee retention and a sensible work life balance. On offer is a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
Investigo London, UK
Aug 11, 2018
Due to company's restructure/ expansion, an excellent opportunity has arisen for a Financial Controller for this High End/ Luxury Retailer based in West London. The company is going from strength to strength after increasing investment and therefore need a commercial focused Financial Controller to come in and support the growth of the business. The Finance Director is looking for a strong No2 in finance to work with and develop the financial procedures and drive the business forward. The role of Financial Controller: The suitable candidate will need to be managing the day-to-day finances of the business as well as supporting the growth strategy. You will also need to be strong in SAP systems and someone who understands the pitfalls and scenario-based problems when expanding new retail stores The key duties will be. Delivery of monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting with additional commentary to provide business insight and support revenue growth and cost control. Taking a proactive approach to the development and design of the board packs to provide performance analysis internally VAT and corporation tax returns; Continually improving systems and processes to ensure accurate reporting in a timely manner Preparation of the budgeting and forecasting process Assisting with analysis of new revenue streams and modelling business cases to support the business growth Ad hoc reporting and analysis as required. Be be shortlisted you must have the following: To be considered for this position you need to have a proven track record as a Financial Controller opportunity you will ave expert knowledge of SAP in a retail environment Be a qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) Have a demonstrable background in a similar position; Possess all-round finance skills, including financial reporting and management reporting at month end Have a strong attention to detail and the ability to notice errors and investigate where appropriate Be able to easily ascertain ways in which to implement savings for the business Be comfortable working across all areas of finance Show a proactive approach to working in a changing environment and developing processes where necessary Have a background and interest in the furniture industry with a strong commercial understanding of how the industry operates Demonstrate strong modelling skills with a background in business case appraisal work This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has the drive and ambition to develop their career in a progressive and expanding luxury retail brand.
Investigo Knaphill, Woking, UK
Aug 11, 2018
Investigo are exclusively supporting a high profile services company in Surrey to recruit a newly created Financial Controller role. This role has fast track career progression to a Head of role and will give high level exposure to the board. Due to the role being newly created, our client has flexibility to make the role more complex depending on experience, this can include, FP&A and systems projects as well as supporting, banking and treasury. This role will manage and develop a sound financial framework in order to measure and guide country performance and as accurate accounting, ensuring that business processes are compliant in accordance with corporate policies. You will also be responsible for taking the lead on budgeting and forecasting process, and being a key player in the overall budget process. Our client is looking for the following: ACA or ACCA Qualified 2:1 or 1st class degree Strong financial reporting and controls exposure Strong communication skills with internal and external customers Previous experience of managing a qualified team Our client will also consider Manager or Senior Managers straight from Big 4
Investigo 133 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LN, UK
Aug 11, 2018
My client are a leading provider of FM services with a portfolio of clients spanning a range of sectors, including Banking, Retail, Transport, Corporate & Media. One of their key accounts is with a national retailer and is for the delivery of IFM services to their national property portfolio - to include corporate Head Office buildings, data centres and retail stores. As Strategic Account Director, you will have full operational responsibility for the delivery of IFM services to this account as well as accountability for the development of this account - it has the potential to grow to well in excess of £60m p/a and this role will be responsible for achieving this. In order to be considered for this role, we are looking for someone who: Can demonstrate a strong track record in delivering the full range of IFM services across a multi-site portfolio. Has experience in the strategic development of accounts - aligning themselves with their customer, identifying needs and providing compelling solutions. Ideally has a base in the North of England but the flexibility to travel throughout the UK.
Investigo London, UK
Aug 11, 2018
Title: Head of Change - Distribution London Permanent Responsibilities Act as Commercial Head to cut costs and increase profit Manage a team of 8 Business Analysts and Project Managers Performance Management Management Reporting Head up a project team to support planning, design, requirement gathering, documentation & overall project admin support for Clients Work closely with the internal client teams to ensure understanding and proper implementation of change solutions Participate in developing sustainable solutions that will deliver the agreed benefits To support, mentor and coach sponsors and stakeholders Experience and Qualifications Certified in Project Management, Prince2 ideal but no essential Experience of a fund management company or similar financial services environment is desirable Excellent Stakeholder management skills Ability to build and maintain strong relationships Proven Project Management skills and ability to understand and maintain project governance Strong analytical thinking and ability to identify root cause Strong communication & multitasking skills Excellent planning, prioritisation, problem solving and organisational skills Experience of balancing multiple tasks and playing different roles depending upon the size/type of project. Proficient in Excel, Visio, Power Point, MS Project Dynamic "can do" attitude with a strong desire to make things happen