Financial Controller, Oxford or London


This is an exciting international Financial Controller opportunity working for a fast growing and award winning technology business, based in Oxford or London To support the ongoing growth, there is a need for a talented and motivated Financial Controller. This individual will work with the CFO and global senior management team. The company supports a flexible, hybrid work environment.

As Financial Controller you will be responsible for managing the finance function, reporting directly to the CFO. Other responsibilities will include:

  • Budgeting and planning. Prepare meaningful analysis for strategic business decisions and model financial forecasts
  • Cash management. Calculate and accurately present current and future cash position in real-time
  • Financial process planning & implementation. Develop and follow through processes to streamline operations
  • Coordinating across company secretarial activities including with Human Resources and Legal
  • Partner with key external stakeholders to achieve financial reporting requirements and goals
  • Take ownership of various financial projects and ensure that all projects meet established deadlines
  • You will have a strong financial reporting background having dealt with challenging technical financial reporting and accounting issues
  • You must hold a relevant financial qualification
  • High degree of proficiency in working with various financial applications and reporting tools
  • Exceptional analytical and interpersonal skills with a keen eye for detail
  • Proactive with a positive ‘can-do’ approach
  • Team player; able to actively contribute and participate as a member of the wider team
  • A sound business understanding as well as being commercially and risk aware
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Strong project management skills

A dynamic, self-starter who seeks to innovate and can work effectively as part of a virtual team. This role offers you a great chance to work with an impressive interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial team. We require a talented and technical individual who has the drive, enthusiasm and motivation to support the ongoing development of this dynamic and growing business. As Financial 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 this thriving international business.

Why 2021 is so important

I saw a poster in the tube at the end of 2016 that said “Thanks 2016, it’s been weird”. I think it is fair to say things got progressively weirder from then on.

2020 brought so much fear, mourning, anxiety and struggle but people are emerging in 2021 with the realisation that this year means so much as individuals and also communities. On a global scale now is the time to address issues such as climate change. In 2020 the hole above the Artic actually closed. It shouldn’t have taken a global pandemic to achieve this but can we sustain this progress once the pandemic is over? This year and the next will decide. On a personal level people are experiencing the need for positive change. Individuals are realising what is important to them and acting. No more waiting. No more procrastinating. Now is the time that changes are being made to make their lives more fulfilling, rewarding and purposeful.

Never before have there been so many resources available to help achieve this change. As part of that change those with the skills have trained to help guide people through those decisions – life coaches, career advisers, professional coaches, recruiters etc. If you’re looking for change, start by opening the door to guidance with making the decisions you need to make and taking the steps you need to take. At William Scott Associates we are here as individuals but also as part of the recruitment community to support you in the direction you choose to take.  We are happy to discuss options that are available to you, steps needed to reach your goals and make 2021 count for you.

Senior UK Legal Counsel

£125,000pa + 30% bonus + £7,500 Car.

Our client is a global technology business with annual revenue of circa €12 billion.  Due to ongoing growth the UK business requires a Legal Counsel.

Reporting the Group General Counsel you will be responsible for the following:

  • Drafting, negotiation and advising on a wide variety of IT contracts
  • Qualified solicitor or barrister with 6+ years PQE gained in a commercial law firm and/or large in-house legal department
  • Must be experienced in the negotiation and drafting of very large commercial contracts, ideally in the IT and financial services market place.
  • Corporate and regulatory/compliance experience would be an advantage.

This is a critical role offers a great opportunity to be introduced into a dynamic and expanding global business.

Assistant Audit Manager or Manager, Cambridge

Due to the recent growth in the region, we have multiple clients in Cambridge looking for audit assistant managers and managers.

It’s an exciting time to be in and around Cambridge as various industries grow. If you’re thinking of working for a larger firm or would like to relocate out of London please get in touch.


To apply you will need:


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and have completed Chartered Accountant qualification or equivalent. ACA, ACCA and ICAS preferred


Essential skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with accounting and financial frameworks such as International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and UK GAAP
  • Strong analytical, communication, project management and report writing skills


Employment experience:

Approximately 3+ years’ experience as an Auditor

Please message Elizabeth Tabor or Becca Moore for more details: /

Audit Assistant Manager, Perth, Australia

Our client are offering a supportive, flexible and innovative culture with extensive career opportunities.

They are one of the most trusted and respected global professional services firms and their audit practice in Perth is a market leader in the provision of Audit and Assurance services to clients in Western Australia.

About the Perth office:

  • A very international office – very mixed backgrounds from Australia, Ireland, UK, France and South Africa
  • Good sized office – 500 people with 80 in Audit. 8 partners
  • Expanding office – winning lots of new business
  • More listed clients than any other office

As you may already know, the Western Australia/Perth economy is largely driven by the mining industry and services to that industry so our portfolio of clients is reflective of this.

Aside from the above, they do have a diverse portfolio of clients in other industries as well.


To apply you will need:


  •  Relevant tertiary qualifications and have completed Chartered Accountant qualification or equivalent.

Essential skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with accounting and financial frameworks such as International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and/or US GAAP / US GAAS.
  • Strong analytical, communication, project management and report writing skills

Employment experience

  • Approximately 4+ years’ experience as an Auditor in a comparable public practice environment


Please message Elizabeth Tabor for more details:

Corporate Finance Senior Manager, Cambridge, UK (Big4)

£80,000 + car

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Manager to join our client’s Corporate Finance team, based in their Cambridge office.

Our client is the leading mid-market M&A adviser in the UK, Europe and Globally. Everything our client does is aimed at adding value for their clients whether they are buying, selling or re-financing their business. They pride ourselves on providing clients with objective, unbiased advice supported by:
genuine integrity and independence; deep sector knowledge; global execution capability; and
connectivity with the financial markets.

The position within the Cambridge M&A team will be primarily focused on supporting and leading deal origination and execution across a host of sectors and businesses in Cambridge and the wider East Anglia region, covering the Built Environment, Consumer Goods & Retail, Diversified Industrials, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Support Services, and TMT sectors, among others.

Cambridge, and the wider East Anglia region, is a key strategic growth area for our client. This is a fantastic opportunity for the candidate to join a growing and ambitious team working on a broad range of domestic and international transactions for corporate, private equity and owner-managed clients.
The position will be primarily focused on providing M&A and corporate finance advice to businesses across the region, hence a strong local network would be advantageous, alongside an enthusiasm to contribute to the development and delivery of a regional business plan.


Actively manage M&A projects (with support from Director/Partner) including being the day-to-day point of contact for clients.

  • Actively managing client interfaces, taking responsibility for managing all phases of the transaction cycle and deal execution.
  • Leading and managing the delivery of transaction documentation, including pitch materials and client proposals.
  • Directing and managing colleagues, wider support staff and other external advisers.
  • Supervising and reviewing financial analysis carried out by team members.
  • Set, monitor and control M&A project budgets, billing and other reporting requirements.
  • Build and develop strong relationships in the market.
  • Take responsibility for agreed areas of origination and business development.


  • Strong academic background.
  • Strong numerical, analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Independent thinker with the ability to identify problems and contribute to the development of solutions.
  • Comfortable discussing financially related commercial issues.
  • Ability to work on a range of projects simultaneously to demanding timetables.
  • Highly motivated, ambitious self-starter willing to take advantages of the opportunities this position offers, but also a team player.
  • Experience of working in and managing small teams.
  • Commitment to high quality standards and detail oriented.
  • Personal drive to deliver results.
  • Must have relevant corporate finance experience in an investment bank, Big 4, private equity team, M&A Boutique or corporate business development role.
  • Significant transactional experience with a demonstrable track record of deal execution across all phases of the transaction cycle from origination to completion including:
  • Preparing high quality pitch materials and proposals including sector mapping, market analysis and target client positioning;
  • Drafting transaction documentation, including: valuation analysis, potential buyer research, information memoranda and management presentations;
  • Financial modelling including LBO and DCF analysis;
  • Managing the due diligence process including co-ordinating all stakeholders and other advisers including, for example, legal and tax
  • Sector specific experience not a requirement but may be beneficial.

Manager, Transaction Services, London, UK (Big4)

£65,000 + car

Our client’s Transaction Services practice comprises approximately 350 people across the UK, organised to align to our client’s market orientated structure, and is at the heart of the firm’s agenda to increase its penetration of boardrooms and work with clients across the economic and transaction cycle.

Within this structure the TS Regions practice consists of a team of 100+ advising corporate’s, private equity houses and PLCs. Our client is driven by a passion to help their clients to execute transactions efficiently and maximise value.
Our client’s team works closely with colleagues across Deal Advisory as well as Tax, Audit and other Advisory teams; it is a multi-disciplinary and international environment that sits right at the heart of our client’s One Firm agenda.

Our client has an immediate need for a Manager (C grade) within our London office, to support the growth of our regions TS business.  The nature of our client’s regions business means that staff work on a wide range of deal types and sectors including the Retail, PE and Tech sectors.  Individuals are also expected to be flexible and to work across the regional practice from time to time according to the needs of the business.

Specific experience of financial due diligence is required, but our client will consider applications from exceptional individuals with similar skills (e.g. from undertaking IBRs in Restructuring).


  • Project management: individuals will be responsible for the delivery of client facing projects, being the main day to day point of contact for senior client contacts.
  • Team work: individuals will be key team members on large complex assignments and will lead work streams on smaller and medium size engagements.
  • Building relationships – individuals will be required to build and sustain relationships with client management team members for the benefit of the Firm as well as acting as an ambassador and role model for the Firm.
  • Developing people: individuals will need to demonstrate the ability to give clear directions, as well as positive and constructive feedback. They will coach less experienced staff and actively assist in the development of others.
  • Delivering quality service and time management: Individuals will be required to monitor and deliver high quality service to clients (both internal and external). They will need to be able to manage their own time, plan and organise work tasks, monitor progress and meet deadlines. Individuals will be proficient at managing multiple priorities. Individuals will need to have excellent analytical and report writing skills.
  • Advisory skills: Individuals will provide advice as a trusted adviser, using their skill, experience and understanding of transactions to the advantage of their client.
  • Risk management: individuals will be required to identify and manage risks and ensure the Firm’s frameworks are implemented. They will need to be able to construct scopes of work and engagement letters, and be responsible for all aspects of project management through SAP.

The role will be based in the South (with frequent travel between Bristol and Reading) but may involve some travel to support the wider Regions team together with a high level of flexibility to meet the demands of working in a transaction based environment.


To succeed in this demanding role you will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Strong academic and numerate background (ACA or equivalent highly desirable) Experience of financial due diligence is required, but we will consider candidates with similar skills.
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability of interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Strong personal impact
  • Ability to perform consistently at a high level under pressure
  • Evidence of managing teams in a fast moving environment with changing client requirements
  • Ability to manage more than one project at a time and to report direct to partners/directors on small/mid-sized projects

Audit Executive, St Albans, UK


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.



  • 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.



  • 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