TRACE RECRUIT LTD

TRACE RECRUIT LTD Hatfield, UK
Oct 19, 2018
Brand new role created within this SME Telco Technology provider due to some private equity investment from one of the UK's biggest infrastructure investment funds. Reporting directly to the CFO is this is a classic Finance Manager / Finance Controller role in a growing SME with the added perk of being the one to implement, develop and improve a finance function fit for a bigger business. You'll manage a team of three and will be responsible for the recruitment of a new FP & A Analyst as one of your first jobs, which should help spread the load. Ultimately, you'll be responsible for developing Finance team that can provide timely, meaning full and commercial accounting insight to internal, external and investment partners as the business grows. Based in Hatfield, you will also be required to travel to Central London regularly initially, although this will lessen over time. Key Duties: Develop and implement a fresh and meaningful management reporting function Day to day team management, objective setting, coach, train and motivate as required Manage monthly management accounts cycle and annual statutory audit workload Set and manage the overall 'finance systems' strategy working cross functionally Coordinate and approve monthly payroll inputs and manage relationship with bureau Oversee the company's tax affairs (CT, VAT, PAYE, etc.) and ensure compliance; Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities Cash flow forecasting and management including covenant compliance Support fundraising activities as required (financial & commercial due diligence) Build relationships with external investors and provide high-level operational and financial headlines as / when needed Experience Needed: Qualified Accountant (ACCA or ACA) with minimum 5 years post qualified experience (ideally working in fast paced / high growth businesses) High level of current technical accounting knowledge (IFRS etc.) Extensive finance systems experience including complex cross business implementations Experienced people manager; skilled at coaching a motivating a medium sized team Ability to communicate with non-financial people at all levels Must have energy and drive and be excited by a growth opportunity This is not a role for a back-office accountant looking to tick the boxes!!
TRACE RECRUIT LTD London, UK
Oct 18, 2018
Financial Controller, Retail, up to £70,000 plus benefits A leading international retailer is currently looking to appoint a Financial Controller. Based in the West End the role will assume global leadership of management accounting, accounts payable, stock control, compliance and internal audit. The business is experiencing significant growth, and the role will play a key role is this maturing business. Some of the key responsibilities include: Leadership and development of a growing financial control team Preparation of monthly Management Accounts across 4 legal entities Senior stakeholder liaison across retail, head office, marketing and warehouse Preparing board report commentary Leadership of Purchase Ledger Statutory Accounts and associated Tax reporting Managing the interim and year end audit and compliance processes Ongoing commercial support to the business during budgeting and re-forecasting cycles Leadership of process improvements to improve efficiencies across the business Support the Head of Finance on systems upgrades & initiatives Due to the pace the business is growing at we are looking for a relatively specific skills set and person type. You will be degree educated and a qualified accountant. You must have Retail or FMCG experience, ideally from within a big business. Technically management accounts experience is essential along with evidence of leading, and driving change to improve ways of working. Trace is an innovative recruitment consultancy. Our person organisation fit profiling tool, the Predictive Fit Profiler, is helping us fit our candidates with our clients from a personality, behaviours, motivations and cultural compatibility perspective.
TRACE RECRUIT LTD London, UK
Oct 18, 2018
A dynamic and growing digital marketing agency based in London is looking for an experienced and ambitious Financial Controller. After significant growth organically and via acquisition the CFO & Group FC now need a Finance Controller to assume leadership of the financial and business analysis providing first class management information to drive business decision: Monthly reporting, including P&L, Balance Sheet and KPIs Prepare and report quarterly forecasts, budgets and long term strategic plans for the Agency. Monitor performance against plans and highlight variances, suggesting actions to improve. Interpret and analyse financial data and present commercial insight to create tangible objectives. With Senior Management implement and develop future growth plans and business strategies ensuring the long-term financial stability of the company and commercial success Supply information to the Senior Management team to keep them informed of financial and key organisational decisions. Responsibility for client profitability reporting, ensuring all data inputs are accurate and timely. Work with Senior Management to analyse and interpret the outcomes, providing insight to the profitability of specific work and clients. Attention to the reporting requirements around staff cost metrics and resourcing, including utliisation statistics and charge out rates. Analysis of the impact of new projects from a financial / margin perspective. Providing support on evaluating profitability and in the negotiation of commercial terms, working with the legal department where necessary. Tight, working capital management, including billings and management of WIP. Ensuring strict financial controls are maintained and processes are standardised wherever possible. Give clear leadership and direction to a team of two, including managing performance and conducting appraisals. Encouraging and stimulating a culture which promotes good performance and rewards productivity. We require an exceptional candidate. Some of the skills and qualifications we require to fulfil the Financial Controller role include: Qualified accountant with a good quality degree Experience of leading a small local team with transactional responsibility A track record of improving profitability and recoverability of projects through smart pricing strategy and financial modelling skills Ability to tell a story through numbers and insightful commentary A desire to challenge and influence non finance business partners Ideally experience of integrating acquired businesses/teams A positive, sociable outgoing demeanour Trace is an innovative recruitment consultancy. Our person organisation fit profiling tool, the Predictive Fit Profiler, is helping us fit our candidates with our clients from a personality, behaviours, motivations and cultural compatibility perspective.
TRACE RECRUIT LTD London, UK
Oct 18, 2018
Head of Finance role reporting into the COO of a Global Communications Agency. The role will lead a team of 6 and work in partnership with the Commercial Director. Some of the key responsibilities: Leading and improving the financial/management accounting team Responsible for company wide accounting, reporting and compliance Key point of contact with the US Parent Group Responsible for bringing finance to life for the Board and Senior Management Drive profitability through effective management of cost base Responsible for budgeting, forecasting and long term planning Large scale systems and process improvement task We are looking for a proven Marketing Services senior finance leader. You will be passionate about doing things to the highest standards, a change agent, systems savvy and an expert in financial control, reporting and compliance. This is a contract role initially but could well lead into a permanent opportunity month 6-9 onwards. Trace is an innovative recruitment consultancy. Our person organisation fit profiling tool, the Predictive Fit Profiler, is helping us fit our candidates with our clients from a personality, behaviours, motivations and cultural compatibility perspective.
TRACE RECRUIT LTD London, UK
Oct 16, 2018
Based in North London. You must have a formal accountancy qualification. Reporting to the MD, this is a stand alone role - you will be solely responsible for providing first line financial and commercial support to ensure my client achieves their financial strategy, goals and targets through the accurate, timely and quality accounting, analysis and reporting. Key responsibilities: Preparation of all monthly closing related matters that include preparation of management and financial reports Lead the planning, budgeting and forecasting process along by working closely with the business Review, monitor and report monthly performance identifying variances to plan and opportunities for business improvement; Prepare timely and accurate reporting and other related statutory reports on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis The role will also include handling all, tax and payroll matters Take a pro-active guidance role in ensuring good internal control, self-governance and continuous improvement Profile Bachelor degree in Business or related discipline (major in accounting, finance or similar) ACA, CIMA or ACCA qualification. Demonstrated experience in managing statutory requirements Sound commercial and business acumen along with the ability to influence Strong knowledge of business processes with a track record of process improvement Candidates with small company/SME experience retail, manufacturing, FMCG, wholesale will be advantageous To apply online please click the 'Apply' button below
TRACE RECRUIT LTD London, UK
Oct 10, 2018
This is a very commercial and business focused role, it's not just about reporting!!! Great opportunity for an ambitious, lively Finance Controller looking for a step in to 'Number One' role in a small, growing business. My client is a large corporate and this role is within an SME that they acquired last year and it's growing fast with potential to be a real super-star business. This role is part commercial and part financial and we need someone who has bags of energy and will get excited about being involved in the nitty-gritty of running a very profitable SME. You'll get involved in the high-level strategic work as well as being a hands-on Head of Finance, so we need someone with a broad set of skills. Key Duties: Take full control of a small Finance team and be responsible for all reporting and statutory requirements Provide insightful analysis and commentary to be used to understand and challenge the business' performance Ensure management and ad-hoc reports / requests for the Division and Group are 'fit for purpose' and completed in a timely and accurate manner. Present results at the monthly board meeting Prepare, report and analyse P&L and Balance Sheet forecasts Stress testing - run stress tests/scenario analysis to understand how the business performs in varying scenarios. Ensure that the outputs are appropriately used by the business. Report results in accordance with the Group timetable for the ICAAP process Pricing - ensure that products are structured/priced to deliver appropriate returns using the consistent and accurate application of Return on Equity ('RoE') measures Work with the Managing Director and senior management team on the development of the businesses strategy Develop the detailed budget resulting from the strategic plan Ensure compliance with internal and external audit and governance, including Group Accounting Policy Manual Identify opportunities for process improvement, either financially, commercially or operationally, by working with all areas of the business Key Requirements: At least 7 years PQE with proven leadership experience Experience within Financial Services is ideal but not essential Graduate or equivalent level of qualification or experience; commercially strong and analytical, with experience in a business partnering role ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent PQE in an appropriate commercial environment with experience of financial control and financial planning and analysis Advanced IT skills - Microsoft Office - Excel and PowerPoint Amazing opportunity for someone looking to make their mark as a Head of Finance in a growing business, with the added security of being part of a FTSE listed Group.
TRACE RECRUIT LTD London, UK
Oct 09, 2018
A large listed UK business are looking to recruit a Divisional Financial Manager Reporting directly into a Finance Controller, you will be directly responsible for managing a small team to oversee the Monthly, Quarterly and year end processes for all management and financial reporting, budgeting and forecast. A perfect role for an ambitious Practice qualified candidate who is looking for that next step up towards a Financial Controller role. Key responsibilities: Managing a team of 2 Responsibility for overseeing the monthly, quarterly, half yearly and year end reporting Preparation of interim and year end financial packs, statutory accounts. Acting as a Business Partner to the key Divisional (non-Finance) business leaders Preparation and review of monthly P&L's. Senior level stakeholder engagement; with both internal and external parties. Assess and improve reporting process to ensure business efficiency. Build relationships across the business to ensure objectives are achieved. The successful candidate will be: A Qualified Accountant - ACA/ACCA or CA with at least 3 years PQE Strong Financial Accounting experience Management Experience is highly desirable Experience of working in a large, multi-site business is highly advantageous. Confidence in dealing with Senior Stakeholders Ambition to get to the next level This essentially a mini-Finance Controller role and the next step will be a much bigger, FC position - so will suit those candidates determined to develop their careers within senior Finance.
TRACE RECRUIT LTD London, UK
Oct 07, 2018
Client Details: Our client is a highly regarded Aeronautics / Logistics company. Due to an internal promotion, we are looking for a commercial finance leader to lead a team of 4. Previous management experience and a formal accountancy qualification is essential. The opportunity: Business partner with leaders to deliver profitable growth and robust financial management across key programs of work Proactive problem solving and critical thinking for commercial initiative development and implementation Be a thought leader in revenue realisation through pricing structure design Supporting the business with the delivery of accurate commercial insights and analysis, identifying risks and opportunities Influencing better, forward-looking decision support to drive optimal business outcomes Review business unit performance against the strategic plan and provide commercial insights, analysis and action plans accordingly Oversee financial and operational performance of the business unit, providing advice and implementing strategy to increase efficiency Manage profit drivers and provide analysis of issues affecting profitability within the business unit Drive the delivery of communications and actions within the business unit Your profile: Experience working with fast-moving Logistics / Aeronautics / Retail / FMCG / consumer goods would be advantageous ACA/ CIMA/ACCA Qualified Demonstrated experience in business management with responsibility for all aspects of managing the P&L Talented business partner with proven success in managing diverse stakeholder relationships at all levels, internal and external Strong financial acumen and prior experience managing large scale projects/change programs A natural leader with the proven ability to use influence and persuasion to achieve desired outcomes A keen eye for the improvement of process efficiencies If these sounds like you please apply today. My client is interviewing this week.
TRACE RECRUIT LTD London, UK
Oct 06, 2018
Divisional lead Finance role for a recently acquired subsidiary of an international Consulting business. Purpose of the role To lead finance for a recently acquired OpCo, c£15m t/o Key business partner to CEO Run the smooth integration into Group and its systems/processes Provide all performance reporting and commercial decision support to senior stakeholders Key Areas of Responsibility: Financially and Commercially steer the business Provide accurate, timely and insightful reporting analysis for management team Periodic control and process reviews at businesses with follow up reporting to management on weaknesses and remediation activity Review Management Information Systems to ensure suitable for trading entity Ensure the team produce high quality monthly reports, management information and adhere to Group reporting requirements Impact group wide ERP implementation project. Qualifications, skills and person specification: Qualified Accountant Experience of c-suite business partnering/performance reporting Strong people-management skills Interpersonal confidence/authority Evidence of owning an driving business initiatives Experience of working in an acquisitive environment, ideally with company integration experience Systems (ERP) change/implementation Sound core accounting background Working knowledge in a 'consultancy' business model