IPS Group

IPS Group London, UK
Dec 11, 2018
An outstanding and brand new senior leadership role with a noted insurer offering an impressive existing footprint in the Group Risk Benefits space. The business has noted propositions in the group life, PHI and critical illness markets and is in growth mode. As part of this strategy, a new role leading on key accounts has been created which will involve managing and developing relationships with the major EBCs active in this area. It will also involve leading a small team of Account Managers and overseeing their performance and delivery. The ideal candidate will probably have a provider background where they will be able to demonstrate an impressive track record of leading teams and key account management in the group risk space. They will need the commercial acumen for the business development elements of the role and the technical credibility to work with some of the industry's biggest intermediaries and corporate clients.
IPS Group Dudley Rd, Birmingham B18 7QH, UK
Dec 09, 2018
Digital Workforce Platform Lead / Programme Manager - Insurance A leading global insurance business is moving its back office operations from London to Birmingham where they occupy brand new offices in the city centre. Here employees will be working from one of the city's newest buildings and modern working environments designed for activity based working with roof terrace and on-site gym room. Benefits include travel costs, free lunches and leading pension. This modern office is all about activity based working so there will be a strong focus on working on projects in that area. We are looking for experienced and well-rounded Project Managers / Programme Managers from a Digital Workforce background with strong relationship management, strategy skills, a good technical ability and digital acumen. Experience working in an Agile envirnment is key here. Key Attributes needed: Cloud Storage/Data Migration Confident Relationship Management skills Stakeholder management Ability to work in an environment of continual change/disruption Teamwork/leadership Portfolio Management Strong documentation capabilities Technical knowledge Adaptability and flexibility - must be comfortable with change Strong Platform/ Programme & Project Management skills Solid experience working with Agile methodology Previous significant experience of delivering multiple complex IT projects Proven leadership capability within a platform/ programme environment Significant experience of the use of various analysis and project management frameworks covering scope definition, planning, budgeting, reporting, management of risks and issues. The role can be based in Birmingham OR it can be for a homeworker too. You would also be required to travel to London on a weekly basis for meetings.
IPS Group 41, Barkston House, Croydon St, Leeds LS11 9RT, UK
Dec 08, 2018
We are looking for an experienced qualified accountant with law firm experience to lead the company's financial accounting, reporting and control activities within this fast paced and growing law firm. The role will include; Reporting on and analyses of the performance of the business Implementation of processes and controls Management of the finance team. Preparation of budgets, forecasts and cash flow projections. Maintenance of financial ledgers and accounting processes. Preparation of monthly management accounts. Timely production of internal financial reports. Financial modelling and analysis. Maintain fixed asset registers for all group companies. Overseeing the payroll process. Prepare annual forms P11D. Preparation of VAT returns. Act as the main point of contact with external auditors and provide all information requested for audit purposes. Recommend and implement changes that will improve the company's financial performance and financial controls. We are looking for a talented qualified accountant who is seeking to make their mark in a growing business with a flat management structure.
IPS Group City of Leeds, UK
Dec 07, 2018
IPS Finance are currently working with a global law firm who are looking for a finance manager to oversee the finance teams across the business. You will provide support to managers onsite and overseas across billing, cash management and AP. We are looking for an experienced operational manager who is able to support the team during a period of transformation, ensuring all end to end processes are maintained and to be a key point of contact for stakeholders. Some duties will include: Operational management of finance team - UK and overseas Take ownership at month-end and year-end Effectively manage change across teams, embedding new automation Aligning working procedures across all teams Evaluating and improving finance processes Ensuring teams are working compliant to SRA Accounts Rules Maintaining exceptional service to internal and external clients This is an excellent opportunity for someone with experience, ideally within the legal sector to become a key part of the finance team within a leading firm. The role will be fast paced and varied, working closely with the Senior Finance Manager. IPS Finance has over 35 years' experience in the Yorkshire accountancy recruitment market. We have built our business on long term relationships with both individuals and clients in all sectors, bringing real benefits to all concerned. Please visit our website Yorkshire.ipsfinance.com to view the latest accountancy / finance and practice opportunities.
IPS Group Wakefield, UK
Dec 06, 2018
We are looking for an experienced qualified accountant to take on an interim role with a professional services company in Wakefield. An immediate start is on offer and there is the potential for the role to go permanent. You will lead the company's financial accounting, reporting and control activities within this fast paced and growing law firm. The role will include; Management of the finance team. Preparation of budgets, forecasts and cash flow projections. Maintenance of financial ledgers and accounting processes. Preparation of monthly management accounts. Timely production of internal financial reports. Financial modelling and analysis. Maintain fixed asset registers for all group companies. Preparation of VAT returns. Act as the main point of contact with external auditors and provide all information requested for audit purposes. Recommend and implement changes that will improve the company's financial performance and financial controls.
IPS Group Bradford, UK
Dec 06, 2018
The newly created Financial Director role is pivotal and reflects the needs of a growing group of companies which provide financial services to commercial businesses. They are entering their next growth phase and the requirement is for an excellent strategic thinker with first class financial experience, ideally within the financial services sector. You will be authorised by the FCA and will take responsibility for the legal and compliance elements of the group of companies. The individual will manage a financial team and this role is a director position and will require that you attend regular board meetings as well as manage the relationship with the finance, audit, remuneration and compliance committee where corporate governance and compliance is monitored. You will also play a key part in maintaining stakeholder relationships. You will work closely with the CEO to develop and assist in delivering ambitious growth plans and will be a clear strategic thinker and leader. You will have a proven track record as a qualified accountant and be used to adding value to the business through your experience. This appointment, reporting to the CEO, will be accountable for the following: * Fully qualified accountant * Expert financial leadership, a key member of the senior management team and ensuring a high-performance environment * Develop highly effective relationships across all stakeholders, including bankers, auditors, consultants, customers & suppliers * Manage and develop the finance, admin compliance & legal teams * Ongoing reporting to the board , proactively raising issues with proposed solutions * Developing and delivering the 5-year plan together with the leadership team and board * Day-to-day running of key administrative functions such as IT, Facilities and Compliance You will have a good working knowledge and can demonstrate experience of the following: * A strong understanding of the issues facing financial services firms, with the accompanying challenges on analysis and reporting; * Be able to understand manage complex stakeholder needs and the implications within a group environment. * Strong technical and analytical skills, attention to detail and commercial awareness with a track record of building the necessary controls and reporting infrastructure * A track record of developing strong working relationships with senior leadership teams, as well as experience of growth * Strategic approach with ability to keep the long term in mind as well as taking a 'hands-on' approach to the short-term priorities * Strong customer focus, both internally and externally * Excellent communication skills and the ability to liaise with non-financial managers. * Demonstrate an entrepreneurial/commercial understanding of the business
IPS Group City of Leeds, UK
Dec 06, 2018
Head of Operations required for our Client, a successful civil litigation firm in central Leeds. Duties (including but not limited to): Support the continuous training and development of staff Implement and maintain strong internal controls Effective data management and reporting Implement, promote and review local business plans Ensuring the company manages bad debts effectively Oversee in house system development System development, processes, MI and reporting Point of contact for internal audits Managing line managers within the collections and litigation team. You will have experience managing a number of operations managers and ideally have experience within an operations role in a firm of Solicitors. You will have experience managing a diverse team, have extensive operations experience and ideally be working in a debt recovery / financial services environment. Salary up to £60,000 dependant on experience.
IPS Group City of Leeds, UK
Dec 06, 2018
Our Client, a leading civil litigation firm in central Leeds, are looking to recruit a Head of Compliance (SRA) to join their expanding team. You will be currently working as a either a compliance Solicitor or compliance manager within a firm of Solicitors and have extensive knowledge of the SRA and the code of conduct. You will be responsible for designing, implementing and leading the firms risk management and compliance function, designing and managing compliance and legislative processes and advising on ongoing requirements, managing risk procedures, drafting and ensuring compliance with the firms risk and compliance policies, providing advice on risk and compliance in relation to the delivery of wider business projects and more. Desirable skills: Extensive knowledge of SRA regulations with a strong understanding of regulatory handbooks Ability to translate and communicate regulatory information confidently whilst providing efficient, commercially focused results across the business A minimum of 5 years' experience as a compliance manager gained within a legal environment Debt recovery experience is desirable though not essential Financial services experience essential You will be required to work 35 hours Monday to Friday and be paid a salary up to £65,000. Exciting opportunity to join leading firm in Leeds managing their SRA compliance function.
IPS Group City of Leeds, UK
Dec 05, 2018
We are working with a FCA regulated business in Leeds City Centre on a Head of Finance role. Working as part of the senior management team, the appointed candidate will help formulate the strategy of the business moving forward and our client is looking to attract a high calibre individual who has worked in a senior capacity within a FCA regulated business and has contributed to operational plans within a regulated control framework. The post holder will be responsible for financial management which will include all financial reporting and control, business planning and forecasting, capital management and regulatory reporting. There is an existing finance team in place and the incumbent will help drive performance and look to improve systems and contols.
IPS Group City of Leeds, UK
Dec 05, 2018
An entrepreneurial marketing business is looking for a new interim Finance Director, with the option of becoming permanent. You will be reporting and working closely with the Chairman/Investor. As a key member of the management team. you will be responsible for all aspects of the accounting function and management accounts. Your duties will be varied and include ensuring reporting of financial results to the Chairman, continuously challenging performance and recommending and implementing improvements, leading the finance function, continually building levels of competency and efficiency and ensuring accurate accounting records are maintained for all group companies. Duties will include Full day to day running of the Finance Function and Payroll Liaising with external parties including external Auditors & HMRC External returns such as PAYE, VAT, CIS etc. Completion of monthly Management Accounts and Head Office Reporting Pack Managing the budget and forecast process Year End to trial balance and reporting requirements, including statutory accounts preparation and liaising with external accountants. Maintaining fixed asset register and investment portfolio Key Experiences A qualified accountant - CIMA, ACCA or ACA Can do attitude, willing to roll selves up to achieve the objectives of the group Track record of success as a senior Finance role. Experience in senior financial management roles, working closely with entrepreneurial individuals. Experience of M&A and Company Secretarial duties.