Graduate Finance Opportunity

Graduate Finance Opportunity

You have an opportunity to enter a globally renowned professional services organisation. You will solve daily issues as they arise and complete month end tasks such as balance sheet reconciliations and reports. You will identify and implement work process improvements to maintain control of daily accounting procedures.

In return you will build your experience, in your technical ability and your ability to liaise with clients at a high level. You will be given continual training, and offered further development such as ACCA or CIMA qualification, in order to develop within this role and gain experience for future roles.

This company has ample opportunity for the right person to grow and develop within the organisation and launch into a career in finance.


* You will be a graduate in a finance or mathematics related degree (will consider AAT candidates who are looking to progress their career)
* 2:2 graduates will be considered with relevant experience and the right characteristics for the role
* You will ideally have some experience in finance but this is not essential
* You have a keen interest in working in the finance
* You will have a keen eye for detail, be hard working, and work well with others
* The successful candidate must be able to showcase advanced excel skills as the role will involve forecasting/budgeting models and financial analysis

Key Skills

* Solutions driven
* Excellent IT skills to include excel spreadsheets
* Disciplined and organised approach
* Flexible attitude
* Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
* Open minded and able to embrace and influence change
* A “can do and will do” attitude
* Able to deliver results

If you fit the above requirements and are looking for a new opportunity within a fantastic company then please do not hesitate to apply.

Alternatively if you require any more information please call or email me on:

– s.powell @butlerrose . com

Butler Rose is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.
Butler Rose Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy

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Team Manager

Team Manager



Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (JLT) is one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. Our client proposition is built upon our deep specialist knowledge, client advocacy, tailored advice and service excellence. Together, we place our clients first, champion independent thinking and expect to be judged on the results we deliver. JLT has offices in 40 territories with more than 10600 employees supported by the JLT International Network enabling us to offer risk management and employee benefit solutions in 135 countries.

Role Summary:

To proactively manage a team of staff engaged in a variety of tasks related to the administration of Final Salary and Defined Contribution Schemes to deliver contracted levels of service and reporting within agreed costs.

The Team Manager role is pivotal in providing an effective and consistent service to clients. As the ‘engine room’ of our business it is vitally important that a Team Manager can maintain:

* A clear understanding of client profitability and expected service
* An effective and well trained group of Senior Administrators and Administrators
* A buoyant and healthy level of team morale to deliver service in a customer focussed and conscientious manner and ensuring customers are treated fairly at all times.

Key responsibilities:

* Deliver work within specified timescales agreed in the service contract or with the Senior Manager as appropriate.
* To ensure the team complies with internal procedures, all aspects of pensions legislation and adhere to service and quality standards.
* Manage and distribute work to the team and ensure the accurate and efficient throughput of work and dealing with issues that impact team performance.
* Liaison with other Team Managers onshore and offshore as needed to ensure service issues are managed and resolved.
* Liaison with the Senior Manager regarding resourcing and client expectations for all schemes managed by the team.
* Day to day Client contact on service matters.
* Responsible for the effective development and training of all team members to fulfil both JLT’s needs and the employee’s potential (relating to the administration of pension schemes).
* Collation and reporting of Management Information to the Service Manager as required.
* Ensure timely production of Administration reports for clients and deal with queries arising with the client either by phone or occasionally face to face.
* Record complaints as they are received and ensure that the Complaint database is updated and maintained. Investigate any complaint raised and where needed undertake a root cause analysis of the issues and take corrective action.
* Encourage ideas and suggestions for improving working methods considering client and member experience, where appropriate implement and document changes under the guidance of the Service Manager.
* Manage training needs and priorities alongside that of client work so that training is provided where needed and appropriate, whether ‘on the job’ or formal.
* Ensure the maintenance of all required documentation and procedures to allow effective and successful internal auditing.
* Conduct formal staff appraisals and document these within the timescales.
* Undertake monthly 1:1’s with all team members to be held to listen to team member’s concerns/comments but also to:
* Provide feedback on quality and quantitative measures
* Review and update Personal Develop Plans
* Review Competency on processes and scheme knowledge
* Undertake performance management with individuals as required
* Assist with Client Audits as required.
* Manage and participate in projects as required from the business and/or clients from time to time.

Skills Required:

Strong working knowledge and experience of pensions administration and pensions legislation and Regulation

Basic PMI qualifications as a minimum and ideally working towards APMI

Computer literate and strong on Microsoft Office suite esp. Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Additional Details:

As you would expect from a company like Jardine Lloyd Thompson, we offer highly attractive reward packages. We are aware of how integral our employees are to our progress, so we ensure that everyone shares in that success. Whilst this varies from company to company within Jardine Lloyd Thompson in the UK, typical benefits can include:

* Employee share schemes
* Flexible Benefit Scheme (called Choices)
* Generous holiday entitlement
* Pension Plan
* Private healthcare scheme

JLT aims to be an equal opportunities employer and we would like to encourage applications from all the community, irrespective of race, religion, gender, disability, age or sexual orientation

Accounts Administrator

Our client based South of the City are looking to recruit an Accounts Assistant to join their team on a permanent basis. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience within a similar role.

Duties Include:

* Responsible for full set of accounts
* Manage A/R and A/P
* Review and monitor Cash Flow
* Prepare monthly Cash Flow projections and financial/management reports
* Maintain Fixed Assets register
* Maintain the accounting records of A/R, A/P, GL and Journals
* Work with UK-Accountant in the quarterly VAT return
* Liaise with UK-Accountant and tax agent in the year-end closing and corporation tax filing
* Responsible for projects and training courses invoicing
* Responsible for monthly payroll to staff
* Maintain payroll record
* Maintain personnel records and personnel’s leave records
* Responsible for all the PAYE Forms

Experience Required:

* Able to work independently
* Minimum LCCI/Diploma Holder in Accounting
* Able to operate KashFlow Accounting System would be an advantage

Office Angels is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Client Manager

Established Chartered Accountancy firm require a qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA) to join their team and manage a diverse portfolio of accounts and audit clients.

About You

We require an individual with recent experience in a general practice environment and strong communication and IT skills.
We anticipate you will be ACA or ACCA Qualified. There is potential for this role to develop to Senior Manager/Director if desired.

About The Role

Based in an modern open plan office environment, this role will include:

Review of statutory accounts preparation
Managing payroll and bookkeeping team
Preparation of more complex accounts
Undertaking more complex statutory accounts
Creating cash flow forecasts and reviewing management information
Acting as Senior on your clients audits
Liaising with clients and colleagues
Along with other Managers, managing mentoring and planning work for junior staff members.
Use of Sage and IRIS

About Our Client

Centrally located open plan offices, with free car parking. Established Sage and Xero users who can provide training on these packages if required. Diverse client portfolio with high percentage of very locally based clients.

Things You Should Know

Great centrally located offices with free parking.

Commutable from: Addlestone, Aldershot, Alton, Andover, Ascot, Bagshot, Basingstoke, Bordon, Bournemouth, Bracknell, Camberley, Chertsey, Cobham, Cranleigh, Crawley, Dorking, Egham, Epsom, Esher, Farnborough, Farnham, Feltham, Fleet, Frimley, Gatwick, Godalming, Guildford, Hook, Horsham, Kingston, Leatherhead, Lightwater, London, Maidenhead, Petersfield, Portsmouth, Reading, Redhill, Reigate, Slough, Southampton, Staines, Sunbury, Walton, West Byfleet, Weybridge, Windlesham, Windsor, Woking, Wokingham and Yateley.

Howett Thorpe recruit for roles within accounts payable, credit control, payroll also covering accounts assistants, audit, management accounts, financial accounts, analysts, financial controllers, financial directors, corporate finance, tax including all part qualified and qualified vacancies.

Howett Thorpe is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role and comply with all relevant UK legislation and do not discriminate on any protected characteristics. Due to the high volume of applications we currently receive, we are unable to respond to all candidates. If you do not hear from a Consultant within 5 working days please assume that you have not been successful.

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Finance Manager

Job – Finance Manager

Salary -GBP40,000 to GBP50,000

Location – Croydon

My client is looking for a qualified ACCA/CIMA Finance Manager to lead a team covering all aspects of Financial management including preparation of Management Accounts and supervision of Credit Control

The role will be office based, although occasional UK travel will be required.

General Background, Experience & Professional Qualifications:

Experience in a senior management role.
Strong people management experience.
Proven ability to meet deadlines.
Understanding of Client KPIs and quality expectations,
Experience of Month End/Year Financial reporting including Tax(VAT/CIS)
Recognised accounting qualification, e.g. ACCA/CIMA

Key Responsibilities:
Develop, motivate and performance manage the Finance Team to ensure maximum engagement and operational effectiveness
Ensure the Finance Team is compliant and operates in accordance with my clients strategy and governance
Actively develop the Finance Team as well as oneself regarding training and development, providing coaching & mentoring where applicable
Manage the process of contractor cash receipts/payments from both Insurers & Contractors
Provide accurate MI for the department, business & clients, including WIP/revenue tracking, payment reporting, bank recs, aged debt, client MI, KPI MI
Communicate with auditors, solicitors & administrators concerning financial matters
Deliver month end accounting including management accounts, commentary & balance sheet reconciliations
Prepare monthly CIS returns & quarterly VAT returns
Calculate and report deferred fee income schedules
Communicate with the Senior Management Team on a regular basis regarding corporate and departmental information and updates
Provide financial vetting of prospective and current contractors
Proactively pursue potential bad debt and bad WIP with relevant business department heads and the Operations manager
Adhere to company policies and procedures within the areas of empowerment
Develop effective relationships with stakeholders, and assist with overall growth plans

Excellent interpersonal skills and people management attributes
Advanced Excel skills (vlookups, pivots, SUMIF’s, macros)
Excellent analytical and decision making ability in order to analyse information/problems and make good and timely decisions
Strong organisational skills including effective time management
Strong performance management skills ensuring Finance team achieve their full potential

You must have the following

Knowledge and understanding of regulatory requirements relevant to finance / accounting
Knowledge and understanding of FCA procedures
Understanding of Client KPIs and quality expectations,
Provision of analytical reporting leading to improvement planning and service improvement.

World leader in the industry, this is a great opportunity for someone to join the company who are growing business levels. Good links to public transport

Payroll Assistant

Prime-Appointments are currently recruiting for a candidate in Chelmsford on a Fixed-Term Contract basis working as a Payroll Assistant.

This position is on a Full-time basis, working Mon-Fri.

Your duties will include:
Provide cost effective, efficient, timely and accurate banking, payroll and employee expenses services
Ensuring compliance with all external audit, tax and legal requirements
Provide support with reporting and monitoring Group bank balances
Complete transfers, payment processes, seek payment approvals, cash forecasting and review employee expenses
Support the Payroll Manager with the preparation and processing of the monthly UK payroll
Complete Payroll for circa. 1000 employees, including overtime, allowances, new starter inputs, leaver calculations, pension and HMRC reporting;
Provide absence cover for Banking Senior Services Representative and Payroll Manager
Provide support to the Payroll Manager for corporate and purchase card administration
Support the day to day operations for the Group expenses tool (Webexpenses), and deliver enhancements to the tool, ensuring full system testing, updated user training materials, communications to the business and end user training
Support colleagues in Tax & Treasury with delivery of and compliance to Group travel policy and travel pre-approval
Provide administration support for the day to day operations of the Group’s bank accounts and banking tools

Please note that if you have not been contacted within 7 days your application for this position has been unsuccessful