SENIOR FINANCE BUSINESS PARTNER - £70K TO £80K - Reading, UK

Apointe are currently exclusively recruiting for a leading UK services organisation in their search for a Senior Finance Business Partner to work out of their offices in West Reading but with a huge degree of flexible working.

The Senior Finance Business Partner will need to be ACA/ACCA or CIMA qualified with a strong academic record. The Finance Business Partner will be working closely with the Operations team of the business so the ability to form relationships at all levels of an organisation is crucial. Excellent analysis skills are essential, and you will need to display an advanced level of Excel. The ability to present to senior non-financial management in a way which they can understand, interpret and digest will also be important.

  • Qualified ACA/ACCA or CIMA 
  • Cost analysis
  • Profitability analysis
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Business partnering with Operations
  • The production and development of KPIs
  • Improvement of processes and systems
  • Project management
  • Ad-hoc analysis
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GENERAL LEDGER ACCOUNTANT - READING - £40,000

As a General Ledger Accountant you will be a commercially focused individual with the ability to partner and establish relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. Communication and the ability to build rapport across the entire organisation will be key as the group continues to grow and expand into new markets and locations. Attention to detail and a positive outlook will be essential in order to succeed in a dynamic environment.
Part Qualified, ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent (or working towards)
  • Experience of working in a multi-entity, multi-currency environment
  • Ability to establish and develop relationships with individuals located in overseas jurisdictions 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Strong Excel skills 
  • Ideally working experience in Oracle NetSuite 
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken 
  • Personality with a strong sense of work commitment who should be able to handle – in fact, really enjoy! - a fast-paced and dynamic environment 
  • Responsible for the majority of the day-to-day accounting entries associated to a number of the group’s subsidiaries based across Europe and Asia-Pacific
  • Activities to include: - Maintenance of accurate accounting records in accordance with accounting policies, including the calculation and processing of accruals and prepayments - Support the month end close process - Preparation of monthly balance sheet and bank account reconciliations - Preparation of financial statements and other key month- and year-end reporting deliverables - Assist with the production and continuing development of management information 
  • Assist in the development and help to establish processes and protocols across the International Finance Function, identify improvements and opportunities for efficiencies 
  • Work with the International Controller and Finance Manager EMEA to assist in the transformation of the International Finance Function 
  • Assist in the implementation of the new group wide ERP system 

CLIENT ACCOUNTS MANAGER 40-50K - Wokingham, UK

Client Accounts Manager
My client is well respected in their field, circa £400m turnover and highly acquisitive.
Due to a recent acquisition, as well as a drive for efficiency and accountability they now seek a Client Accounts Manager. This role is focussed on team management as is not overly hands on in terms of getting involved with the numbers.
You will be managing a team of 5-6 people that will be getting hands on with the figures, your role is to drive and mange this team to produce the required information, ensuring that what is delivered is done so with high attention to detail as you will presenting these figures to the Directors alongside the Head of Department. You will be successful in ensuring your team focus on delivering department output.
Focusing on the management, streamlining and overall improvement of the Client Accounting function, the successful individual will have a "numbers" background.
You will have a genuine sense of accountability, efficiency, empathy and urgency.
The suitable Client Accounts Manager will work on a hybrid working week with at least 3 days per week in the office and receive a basic salary ranging from £35-40k depending on experience.

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FINANCE MANAGER 50-60K - Henley-on-Thames, UK

Apointe is working with a multi-million turnover company who are looking to hire a Finance Manager. The owner of the company has just sold close to 50% to private equity and is looking for someone who wants to run the finance department and step into an FD role in the not too distant future.
Lots of opportunity, and organic growth on offer with this role. You will be ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified with experience within an SME accounting function.
The purpose of the role is to ensure the accurate and timely monitoring, management and reporting of financial information and the development of policies, systems, and processes.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Managing the month end reporting process and ensuring the monthly management accounts and group reporting documents are delivered accurately and within deadlines
  • Ensuring that balance sheet reviews are completed on a monthly basis by the team. Review these files and ensure all issues are resolved
  • Assist in the budgeting process.
  • Assist in identifying and proposing cost savings and efficiencies.

  • Able to communicate at all levels
  • The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working as a finance manager/Senior Accountant in a fast moving environment with a minimum of 3+ years post qualification experience, involvements in budgets, forecasts and experience of divisional or departmental accounts
  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA Qualified
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SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT 50-60K - Reading, UK

The client;
  • A small highly successful, dynamic, and fast-growing firm based in Reading, Berkshire.
  • Chartered Accountants. Chartered Management Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers.
  • This role provides an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate to progress with the Practice.
The Role;
  • Reporting directly to our Client Services Director
  • Managing workflows of a small team, ensuring prompt delivery of work accurately and on budget in line with our customer guarantees
  • Management, development and coaching of junior staff within your team.
  • Manage your own portfolio of clients ensuring quality of service and expert advice.
  • Preparation of accounts for sole traders, partnerships, and Limited companies
  • Preparation of corporation and personal tax returns
  • Undertake initial file reviews for your team for technical accuracy and completeness prior to being reviewed by the Client Services Director.
  • Carrying out analytical reviews for clients and conduct client review meetings to assist clients to interpreting and making sense of their financial data.
  • Promote the Practice and recommend additional value-added services to clients.
  • Manage own daily workloads.

Candidate requirements;
  • Qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA OR if you have proven experience of working in practie and would consider yourself as QBE our clients would also consider this
  • Excellent technical knowledge of current Financial Reporting Standards
  • Experience delivering excellent service to clients.
  • Excellent communication skills written and verbal.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting/tax systems; specifically, Xero would be an advantage, along with a prerequisite for excellent Excel and IT skills
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PART QUALIFIED MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT 30-40K - Wokingham, UK

Apointe are partnering with our clients based close to Wokingham that re looking for a Part Qualified Management Accountant. A leader in their field with a turnover of close to £500m there is so much room for progression within the company.
The last Part Qualified Management Accountant we placed with this company was given study support and mentoring and has recently become a fully qualified Accountant.
The Role -
To provide an effective Management Accounting service to the business, maintaining the General Ledger, ensuring the completeness and accuracy of the company's financial records, providing timely information to the business.
Principal Accountabilities:
  • Prepare necessary journals to account for revenues and costs (including accruals and prepayments), ensuring all entries are accurately processed through the GL so that Management Accounts are produced and issued in accordance with internal guidelines in appropriate formats.
  • Produce timely and accurate management information in accordance with internal deadlines and in compliance with the Group accounting policies (FRS102).
  • Provide insightful analysis and commentary of revenues and costs to Finance and Operational Managers, ensuring the accuracy and legitimacy of the accounts.
  • Partnering with the designated area of the business via monthly P&L review meetings (virtually) to talk through variances month on month and against budget and gaining knowledge of upcoming costs/changes that may affect their individual P&Ls;
  • Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, taking remedial action to rectify any errors, ensuring that the company's assets and liabilities are accurately recorded, providing supporting explanation where appropriate.
  • Maintenance of schedules for prepayments and accruals, ensuring costs are accounted for in the correct accounting period.
  • Act as a point of contact for finance queries for a designated area of the business, investigating and providing a timely response to P&L and Balance Sheet queries.
  • Identify and implement process improvements to drive greater efficiency, improve accuracy in the production of the management accounts, to meet the growing needs of the business, as agreed with management.
  • Completion of returns to the Office for National Statistics
Essential Key Skills:
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills - Experience of Microsoft suite of products, Word, Excel etc. (to include Pivot tables, Lookups, and Sumif(s) formulas).
Experience:
  • Experience of multi-site businesses with high volumes of data and cost centres.
  • Knowledge of Divisional / Regional / Branch accounting.

What can our clients offer:
  • Competitive Salary
  • 22 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) increasing by 1 day each year up to an additional 5 days of leave
  • An additional 10 days holiday every 5 years of service
  • Staff discounts with many retailers
  • Free 24 hour Employee assistance programme
  • Salary sacrifice pension
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Family friendly Maternity, Adoption ,Paternity and parental bereavement policies (subject to conditions)
  • Annual award incentives
  • Support to gain relevant professional qualifications
Qualifications:
  • ACCA or CIMA early stages or part qualified
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