Recruitment Consultant, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire

Competitive Salary + Commission

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Recruitment Consultant to join our specialist executive recruitment company, based in Wheathampstead.

The opportunity would suit an individual who wishes to work in a motivated and mature working environment. It is a great opportunity to add value to a growing niche company.

  • It would be highly advantageous if you possessed experience of working in any of the following areas; recruitment, client relations, finance, sales & marketing.
  • Individuals need to be highly driven, tenacious, passionate and have an ambition to succeed within a growing business.
  • You must also have excellent presentation skills together with a focus on customer satisfaction.
  • You will be responsible for further developing the existing client base and market presence within your specialist area.

The company values a healthy work/life balance and provides a flexible but professional working environment. This combined with a competitive remuneration scheme make it an attractive opportunity. This is an exciting and challenging stage in the development of the company and we are looking for an individual with drive and charisma who will add great value to the business.

Candidate Resourcer, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire

Competitive Salary + Commission

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Candidate Resourcer to join our specialist executive recruitment company.  The role has been newly created due to the continuing growth in our client base. The role will support our growing Finance Professional Services team. It is a great opportunity to add value to a growing niche company.

Your main focus, will be to search, select and engage with candidates both in the UK and internationally. You will build up an expertise in the finance and accountancy market sector. You will establish the capability to be able to identify candidates who are specialists in their industry and be able to match candidates with our client’s needs.  We specialise on the functions of Professional Services Finance recruitment and our clients include the top accountancy firms in the UK.

You must have the drive to succeed and ability to research. You will be rewarded for your efforts. Ideally you will possess the following attributes:

 

  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Previous experience of research
  • An ability to build relationships
  • A competitive nature
  • An excellent telephone manner
  • A desire to earn commission
  • A strong work ethic
  • Self-starter who understands the need to complete everything to the best of their ability

 

The role will involve direct targeting and headhunting using various job boards and social media platforms to source candidates. You will also be responsible for advertising vacancies. A flexible approach, a hard work ethic are essential. This is an exciting stage in the development of the company and we are looking for an individual with drive and charisma who will add great value to the business and someone who is keen to push forward their career.

Senior audit manager, International group, Gatwick, UK (Big4)

From £65,000 + car
Our client’s International group portfolio of clients include some the largest and most successful of the businesses that the company work with in the UK. They are complex, influential and exciting. This work is for those who respond well to the challenge of understanding a clients’ business and key controls. As you progress, there will be opportunities for foreign travel and overseas secondments to key geographic global markets of the Americas, APAC and EMEA. Working in the International team will accelerate your opportunity to build your international and UK network within the firm.

Hours:

This is a permanent role. They do encourage careful consideration of agile ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients. If this opportunity is interesting as a permanent role with a degree of flexibility please do discuss with us.

Location:

You will be based in the Gatwick office, however travel will be required for client based projects. The company work across industry specialisms – their clients are varied, and vary in location. Whilst some clients are based locally, they do spend time on site with regional clients. They specify full mobility for their audit and assurance roles but will make arrangements respectfully.

 

Responsibilities:

As a Senior Manager within the Audit and Assurance practice you will have responsibility for:

  • Managing key audit and assurance relationships across a variety of industry sectors;
  • Identifying and developing both audit and assurance opportunities with new and existing senior clients;
  • Leading audit and assurance teams and developing managers and junior team members to reach their potential;
  • Ensuring all regulatory changes are implemented and complied with both internally and on client engagements;
  • Building relationships with other departments to deliver market and client focused business solutions;
  • Having a broader perspective of potential issues encountered when managing diverse teams and the strategies to overcome them including having a clear understanding of the firm’s commitment to creating a more inclusive culture;
  • Managing diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution

Requirements:

To qualify for the role you must have:

  • ACA/ACCA qualification (or equivalent);
  • Thorough knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS;
  • PCAOB experience is desirable, but not essential;
  • Strong understanding of financial reporting and controls;
  • A proven track record in establishing and maintaining excellent relationships with clients;
  • Experience of motivating and developing teams;
  • An ability to implement solutions to address changes in regulatory requirements;
  • Experiencing of working with International or Ltd company clients;
  • The ability to work under own initiative and in many different and stimulating environments;
  • Knowledge of US GAAP reporting;
  • Significant presentation and business writing experience;

For more information please contact elizabeth@williamscottassociates.com

N.B There is a similar role available in Reading.

Senior audit associate, Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, UK (Big4)

£36,000 + allowance

 

As a fast growing business unit our client have many opportunities for career progression – particularly to the manager grade where they service  clients from FTSE 100 to the privately owned business and work across a variety of industries from Financial Services to Property to manufacturing to the public sector and many more. This also gives you an opportunity to work with new people day in day out, and get to know people across the office and from all lines of service.
As a Senior Associate you will have a fantastic opportunity to take ownership of your development, and particularly on smaller clients can be seen as one of the main faces of our client even to their senior client members.  You will have involvement in the audit from beginning to end – from planning, supervising the work of others, dealing with senior members of the client’s management team and significant involvement in completion/dealing with engagement leaders.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Providing audit and business advice to a variety of clients
  • Providing an on-site co-ordination role for audit clients including planning, day to day management of the audit team, liaising with clients and completing audit assignments
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with new and established audit clients
  • Working and liaising with other members of the audit team and colleagues in other parts of the firm as necessary to provide a high quality client service
  • Strong business awareness, sound reporting skills and the ability to work under your own initiative
  • Reporting directly to a partner, director, senior manager or manager
  • Having team management responsibilities
  • Responsibility for the coaching and development of more junior members of the team
  • A chance to give back to community and social welfare projects, often using your business skill
  • We fully support internal mobility both nationally and internationally

 

Requirements:

  • ACA / ACCA qualification essential
  • Significant auditing and accounting experience
  • A passion for client service
  • A keenness to further your own personal development and career goals

 

Please send CVs or requests for more information to elizabeth@williamscottassociates.com

Group Financial Controller, Essex, UK

£70,000 + car allowance + benefits

Our client is a global market leader in the Electronics sector. The group have international operations in the UK, Germany, USA, China, Singapore and Taiwan. The business is headquartered in Northern Home Counties and employs approximately 200 people worldwide.

2016 has been a successful year for the company and to support the ongoing successful growth of the business, there is a need for a talented and motivated Group Financial Controller.  This individual will be responsible for Group Financial Control working closely with the Group FD and senior management team.  The role will have an international remit, interacting closely with global operations.

This will be a visible role within the group and you will have regular interactions with the executive team and senior managers.  The role will encompass a number of project matters.  For example, due to the ongoing growth of the business and positioning itself for further future growth, there is a need to globally implement an ERP system in 2017. You will be fully engaged in the implementation of this project.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Timely accurate, and complete financial reporting including consolidation of group accounts for both Management Accounts and external financial reporting.
  • External financial reporting to include annual report and accounts, interim half-yearly reporting and supporting numbers for trading statements.
  • Working closely with other advisors and suppliers such as banks, insurers, actuaries.
  • Working closely with Group FD and the senior management team to implement and drive on-going improvement in the business.
  • Ensuring adherence to Group Reporting rules and controls
  • Responsible for adherence and provision of advice re IFRS and Group accounting standards.
  • Managing, together with the Group FD, relationship with external auditors.
  • Supporting client contract structuring and negotiations from a financial perspective.

 

Qualifications:

  • A Qualified and financial reporting experienced accountant with experience in multi-currency international finance experience.
  • Experience of working within a fast growing, product-led company.
  • Exposure to an international business environment.

 

This role requires a talented and exceptionally technical individual who has the drive, enthusiasm and motivation to support the ongoing development of this dynamic and growing international business. As Group Finance Controller, you must have the ability to develop financial reporting to highlight the challenges and future needs of the business. This role requires an individual who can add considerable value to Group FD and the senior management team, and therefore, in turn to the business.

For more information please contact leo@williamscottassociates.com or call 0203 818 6000.

UK Chief Accountant, Hemel Hempstead, UK

Up to £120,000 pa + Bonus+Benefits

This role offers the opportunity of being involved with one Europe’s most dynamic  IT services organisation.  Our client is an international market leading  information technology consultancy.  The global business employs 38,000 and has a turnover of almost €4bn.  They requires a UK Chief Accountant. Reporting to UK CFO, this is a pivotal role with extensive interaction with the senior executive team.

 

Responsibilities:

The role has responsibility for group financial reporting and central functions, including Tax & Treasury. The role will be responsible for day to day finance and accounts operations.  You will ensure the financial integrity of UK business.

Responsibility include;

  • Statutory reporting;
  • Managing relationship with external auditors:
  • Manage all central accounting teams.
  • You will leading a diverse group of teams, plus managing the shared service centre outsourced to India.
  • You will address complex accounting issues as these affect the Group’s reporting of performance and strategic direction;
  • Review of monthly balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring no surprises;
  • You will present updates to the wider Finance, Business Finance and Commercial teams.
  • You will work closely with global HQ Corporate and Commercial Finance divisional to ensure Group Accounting Policies and business performance reporting are understood.

 

Qualifications:

It is crucial that the successful candidate has:

  • ACA/ACCA or equivalent
  • Strong business and commercial acumen.
  • The ability to highlight the financial challenges and future needs of the business.
  • The ability to think strategically, supports and adds value to the executive team.

For more information please contact leo@williamscottassociates.com or call 0203 818 6000

Audit Executive, St Albans, UK

£37,500

Our client are a highly ranked Top 10 practice firm.  They have recently opened a new, dynamic business space in St Albans designed to bring business leaders together to work, connect and develop. They provide a wide range of audit and assurance services to private, public and international companies across various sectors. They audit over 8,500 firms annually, ranging from FTSE and AIM companies to Small Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) companies.

 

Responsibilities:

  • You’ll work as part of the team, in leading on site audit teams, effectively providing a hands on compliance and/or advisory role that exceeds client expectation, and engaging with clients and guests within the St Albans business space.
  • You’ll prepare and review work papers and drafts of the financial statements
  • You’ll allocate work to other members of the audit team, ensuring associates understand their responsibilities and have received excellent on-the-job coaching preparing or reviewing work papers and drafts of the financial statements
  • You’ll discuss relevant audit issues with personnel at the client’s premises in a professional and articulate manner
  • You’ll create a positive impression with the client, responding to any queries in a respectable time frame
  • You’ll effectively support and engage with managers throughout the audit process
  • You’ll interact with local businesses and take part in St Albans networking activities.

 

Qualifications:

  • ACCA, ACA, CA, CPA, or equivalent
  • Good Knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP
  • Audit Software and Microsoft experience.
  • Strong technical abilities with a good audit grounding

Audit Specialist, Central London, UK

£45,000

Our client, a boutique 16 partner firm requires an audit specialist to not only undertake audit assignments but support the corporate finance department on an ad hoc basis.
They have a mixed client portfolio, including Leisure, Financial Services, Property, Media some very large private businesses, ranging from several million to £5m – £50m+ t/over bracket, though some are in the hundreds of millions. This offers an excellent opportunity for career development within an expanding London firm and an opportunity to be exposed to a real diversity of client work both in the audit and Corporate Finance project area. High performing individuals will be well remunerated and will progress very quickly.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to either Senior Managers or directly to Partners.
  • Time split between audit and corporate finance.
  • Acting as on site senior, responsible for planning, executing and completing audit work to a high standard. Will be working regularly with juniors & semi seniors, so must be able to train juniors during an audit, delegate, monitor & review their work.
  • Due Diligence, Valuations and Transaction Support projects
  • A high technical & practical standard sought, so experience working in a well-reputed and recognised firm is preferred.

Qualifications:

  • ACA or ACCA Qualified
  • Must be computer literate with advanced knowledge of Excel and good knowledge of Word, Pro Audit is useful but not essential.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Knowledge of IFRS would be useful.