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FINANCIAL CONTOLLER - 60K + BONUS - Oxford, UK

Apointe is working with a returning client that has seen exceptional growth of over 30% YOY that are looking for an experience FC to lead the finance team and run the day-today operations. A hands on role, this will be an incredibly rewarding role for the right candidate.

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE: 
  •  Experienced financial controller
  • Process and data driven
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft suite – especially Excel
  • The ability to explain complex financial issues to non-finance members of the team 
Key Accountabilities:
  • Managing all the company’s transactional accounting, making sure that all accounting transactions are properly made and accounted for, including: 
  • All cash management and accounts payable; 
  • Receivables; 
  • Cash disbursements; 
  • Payroll and treasury functions; and Capital expenditure.
  • Preparing accurate management accounts on a monthly basis, including forecast cashflow, budget comparison and operational data for the main UK trading company 
  • Liaising with outsourced accountants to assist preparation and review of statutory accounts and corporation tax for the subsidiary accounts; 
  • Preparing the annual consolidated financial statements and managing the external audit process 
  • Managing and reporting on company tax position – including Corporation tax, VAT and PAYE. 
  • Manage all financial compliance and the internal control environment; 
  • Managing the finance team and ensuring that their development and performance needs are met (2 direct reports - 4 indirect reports); and 
  • Running a project to upgrade the company’s finance systems. 
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FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT - £45K TO £50K - Oxford, UK

Apointe is working with a multi-million turnover manufacturing company who are looking to hire an Accountant to assist the current Financial Accountant in the job of keeping the company accounts to the highest standard whilst assisting other members and partners of the company in their financial needs.
QUALIFICATION:
  • ACA, CIMA, ACCA newly qualified
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:
  • Experience of working in a Finance function
  • Good understanding of month end procedures
  • Strong IT skills, especially Excel
  • Supporting month-end activities including Group reporting, journals, invoicing and balance-sheet reconciliations.
  • VAT return preparation & submission for the group, including monthly completion and filing Intrastat reports.
  • Preparation of the statutory financial accounts and information for the annual Tax filings.
  • Support in assembling data for quarterly and annual Tax filings and interim and final statutory audits.
  • Complete weekly bank reconciliations and provide cash flow forecasts for UK accounts.
  • Supplier setups and maintenance on the finance system, follow up outstanding PO receipting.
  • Complete monthly fixed asset process e.g. depreciation, additions, disposals.
  • Fixed Assets impairment review.
  • Fixed Asset monthly forecast reporting.
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual National statistics.
  • Review aged debtors and creditors monthly following up aged items.
  • Completing and agreeing monthly intercompany balances.
  • Maintaining UK Finance user facing documentation e.g. Expenses and DOA
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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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GROUP FINANCE MANAGER - £60K - Reading, UK

Apointe are working with a fast-growing company listed on the London Stock Exchange that are looking for a Group Finance Manager.

They are looking are looking for self-motivated professionals who thrive in dynamic environments, joining their team means you will work in a high performing global company where employees collaborate and strive for excellence.

The Group Finance Manager will be a key member of the Finance team and will support the Group Finance Director in the
  • design and implementation of internal control framework;
  • Group Treasury activities including cash forecasting, treasury policy and controls;
  • Management of the Group’s external filings, including the Annual Report and interim financial reporting; and
  • Ad-hoc tasks and projects.

  • A Big 4, ACA qualified with strong experience of internal controls / SOX controls specialist work in a multinational environment;
  • Proven ability to identify and implement smarter tools to improve visibility around the Key Controls Framework of the Group and the progress of the individual operating companies against their control improvement plans;
  • Develop certain Group wide policies and procedures, driving consistency across the Group; and
  • Provide a point of reference for controls/process excellence across a fragmented and inconsistent business.
  • Ability to present information clearly, confidently and concisely, and will have an excellent eye for detail.
  • Strong project management as well as excellent relationship management skills, with the ability to deal with ambiguity and change and have strong influencing and negotiation skills with the ability to work across different countries and cultures.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Internal Control
  • Own design, implementation, documentation, assessment and monitoring of the group’s internal control framework, including group policies for internal control and control objectives for core processes and key risks in order to ensure that the group has adequate controls;
  • Maintain the framework documentation and processes;
  • Support development of relevant guidance and policy with internal stakeholders;
  • Co-ordinate the control self-assessment (CSA) process;
  • Implement and deliver a programme of periodic testing of the CSA and the operational and financial
  • controls;
  • Co-ordinate the collation and track the delivery of the control improvement plans at Group and
  • operating company level;
  • As appropriate, support the remediation of internal controls;
  • Ensure high quality reporting on the control environment, including reporting to the Audit
  • Committee;
  • Working with Internal Audit and external auditors to ensure our Key Controls Framework meets the
  • needs of the business and ensures an efficient external audit process.
  • Treasury
  • Support the Group Finance Director in maintaining Treasury strategy and policies and procedures;
  • and in operational Treasury activities, including weekly cash flow forecasting, identifying funding
  • requirements of the business and reviewing the Group’s FX exposures
  • Preparation of treasury management information for presentation to the Executive Leadership Team
  • and Board
  • Annual and Interim financial reporting
  • Support the preparation of the Group’s Annual and Interim Financial reports, working with various internal and external stakeholders in completing the filings submitted to the London Stock Exchange
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INTERIM GROUP ACCOUNTANT - £55k - Reading, UK

Interim group accountant job paying up to £55k based in Reading.

Your new company
Your new interim job will be at a well established growing business in the centre of Reading as part of the accounting team in the head office. The offices are open plan, bright and modern.

You will be taking on a key role liaising with each of the business units and drawing together the group financial results, support the preparation of statutory accounts, consolidations, liaise closely with and gathering data/information for auditors. There are a number of sideline projects including system and process changes to get stuck into as the assignment progresses.
In addition to your qualification (ACA/ACCA/equivalent), you should have strong financial accounting experience ideally with solid prior exposure of working in audit for a firm of chartered accountants. Good communication skills are essential and the confidence to suggest and support new processes and procedures.
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IFRS16 PROJECT LEAD - £500 TO £700 PER DAY - Reading, UK

Apointe are working with a longstanding client in the heart of Reading that need a qualified Accountant to head up their IFRS16 project. For more information on this please call the office.  
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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK - £20K TO £25K - Maidenhead, UK

Apointe are working with a business advisory group that require an Accounts Payable Clerk based in Maidenhead
Good standard of general education with passes in GCSE English and Maths.
General Accounts Payable processing skills
Working with the Accounts Payable Supervisor:

  • Entering invoices for 4 business into finance system
  • Assisting with weekly payment runs
  • Managing Accounts Payable email account and dealing with general supplier payment queries
  • Adhoc reporting as required by Finance Director and Head of Finance
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ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT - £20K TO £25K - Reading, UK

Apointe is working with Global IT company, a multi-million turnover business looking to hire an Accounts Assistant to provide accounts and admin support to the wider finance team.
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE: 
  • Experience of sales invoicing and credit control 
  • Experience of multi-currency environments (desirable but not a must)
Key Accountabilities:
  •  Sales invoicing. 
  • Raising accurate invoices, raising customer credit notes, update PO numbers and so on. 
  • Accounts Receivable. 
  • Daily running of AT ageing report, daily check that PowerBI matches the AR ageing report, participate in fortnightly Finance/ Senior service delivery meeting. 
  • Month End. 
  • Prepare and post month end tasks, assist with the prep and posting of prepayments, assist with fixed asset capitilisation and depreciation. 
  • Cash Reconciliations. 
  • Reconcile GBP, HKD, Ireland, and Italy bank accounts daily. 
  • Assist with year-end audit pack & respond to auditor questions. 
  • Assisting with Office of National Statistics surveys. 
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FINANCE MANAGER - TEMP TO PERM - £60K - BRACKNELL - Bracknell, UK

Apointe is working with a multi-million turnover company who are looking to hire a Finance Manager on a temporary to permanent basis. 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, processes and personnel within the Finance Team.
  • Previous experience in team management including undertaking regular appraisals 
  • Able to communicate at all levels 
  • The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working as a finance manager 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
  • 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
  • Reporting and accounting as per regulatory and legal requirements, raising any arrears of concern with the Financial Controller. 
  • This role has responsibility for a team of 5 management accountants (2 senior management accountants, 2 management accountants and one assistant accountant) 
  • Dealing with and resolving queries from the group’s auditors. 
  • Assist in the budgeting process. 
  • Assist in identifying and proposing cost savings and efficiencies. 
  • Provide Financial Training for non financial personnel as and when required. 
  • Provide cover for direct reports during periods of absence. 
  • Undertake regular 121 meetings with direct reports and carry out annual  performance reviews 
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FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT (IFRS16) - £65K - Reading, UK

We are partnering with a high profile technology business near Reading looking to recruit a fully qualified (ACA, CIMA or ACCA) Financial Accountant to join their Finance Transformation team, supporting their IFRS 16 implementation. This will be a 12 Month Fixed Term Contract initially, with scope for extension/conversion to permanent employment thereafter.

The Finance Transformation team is accountable to the Finance Operations Team for accurate financial information, specifically for IFRS 16 (Leases). New ERP Finance and Lease Accounting systems are being implemented and the role is specifically responsible for the input and interpretation of lease accounting information in accordance with IFRS 16.


  • Full Accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA or equivalent)
  • Demonstrable experience in making accounting judgements
  • Ability to deal with large data sets (Advanced MS Excel / Pivot Tables).
  • Strong understanding / experience of IFRS 16 and Lease accounting-specific double entries
  • Experience using Lease accounting software (Innervision would be strongly advantageous)
  • Project management skills
  • Track record of success in working with cross-functional teams

  • Support IFRS16 ERP (Innervision) implementation
  • Reviewing and interpreting lease contracts to extract mandatory information for input into template for upload into the lease accounting system
  • Assist Group FC and Project Accountant during the month end and reporting process
  • Liaise with External Auditors in relation to process walk-throughs and controls
  • Working across 3 entities and covering thousands of right-of-use assets across multiple asset classes
  • Responsible for ensuring the completeness and accuracy of lease accounting information demonstrating attention to detail
  • Effective collaboration with the various stakeholders (Operations, Group Finance & Commercial finance teams) to obtain the required information and identify required changes to business processes under the new IFRS16 standard
  • Review Leasing processes with key users to document and create end to end process flow 'as is' and provide input into the future ready process
  • Provide insightful results and ensure accurate financial reporting output in accordance with IFRS and Group's timelines
  • Year end lease reporting
  • Review and preparation of monthly journals
  • Balance sheet reconciliation
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PHP DEVELOPER - READING - £50,000 to £55,000 - Reading, UK

You will be writing software modules including tests and documentation. Testing and modifying systems to ensure that they operate reliably, including fault finding, diagnosing and fixing. Providing technical support and responding to feedback.
Perform analysis, design, development, adaption, testing and implementation of software. They will have the ability to effectively contribute and work in a team, guided by project documentation, such as; Use case descriptions, business process models, system requirements, etc.
With your advanced skills in OO and SOLID practices and MVC frameworks, you will provide input in technical discussions, to determine the best solution.

  • Understand and apply PHP coding framework standards and methodologies (Symfony, Slim).
  • Write SOLID, object-oriented PHP according to coding standards as well as efficient SQL queries.
  • Write technical as well as non-technical specifications based on user stories.
  • Provide estimations and communicate on deliverables to meet expectations.
  • Test new features in the shared development environment using realistic scenarios.
  • Be self-reliant on supporting IT systems.
  • Maintain and manage IT systems documentation as a guidance for support.
Programming and Development:
  • Developing integrations between systems in Europe and across the globe.
  • Development of modules and full software components in a variety of languages (mainly PHP) and environments following best practices (SOLID, OOP etc.)
  • Database programming and maintenance
IT Planning & Execution
  • Contributing to daily SCRUM meetings, monthly developer’s summits
  • Considering application security and measures for prevention of damage, loss, break-in, etc.
  • Considering contingencies and fall-back when promoting code to a live environment, prepare functional test plans
  • Development in alignment with organisational vision and values
  • Log and manage tickets through Agile ticketing system
  • Develop according to agreed standards and tools (Git, Upsource, etc.)
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INTERIM GROUP FINANCE MANAGER - READING - CIRCA £250-£300 PER DAY - Reading, UK

Apointe is working with an impressive technology company listed on the London stock exchange that are going through a phase of huge growth and need a highly technical qualified accountant to help with implementation and monitoring of the group internal control framework and liaise with the internal & external audit teams and the business Systems teams in their testing of internal controls.
As the Interim Group Finance Manager you will be working for a company that is proud of and committed to their culture that values Customer Focus, Flexibility, Knowledge, Speed, and Integrity. Joining their team means you will work in a high performing global company where employees collaborate and strive for excellence.

QUALIFICATION:
  • A Big 4 ACA qualified Accountant
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:
  • Strong experience of internal controls
  • Strong experience of SOX controls
  • Experience working in a multinational environment

Group Finance Manager - Reporting to the Group FD
Key Accountabilities:
  • Internal Control to include;
  • Own implementation, documentation, assessment and monitoring of the group’s internal control framework, including group policies for internal control and control objectives for core processes and key risks in order to ensure that the group has adequate controls, especially as these relate to Phase 2 of the S4 Hana SAP roll-out;
  • Maintain the framework documentation and processes;
  • Support development of relevant guidance and policy with internal stakeholders;
  • co-ordinate the control self-assessment (CSA) process;
  • implement and deliver a programme of periodic testing of the CSA and the operational and financial controls;
  • Co-ordinate the collation and track the delivery of the control improvement plans at Group and operating company level;
  • As appropriate, support the remediation of internal controls;
  • Ensure high quality reporting on the control environment, including reporting to the Audit Committee;
  • Working with Internal Audit and external auditors to ensure our Key Controls Framework and audit testing thereof meet the needs of the business and ensures an efficient external audit process.
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PROJECT MANAGER - READING - £50,000 - Reading, UK

  • Act as the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for internal and customer Project, Engineering and Service Delivery teams and co-ordinate all project and transitional activities and develop and sustain excellent relationships with customers
  • Ensure projects are coordinated through all project phases to completion in line with the requirements, quality standards, budget and timescales to meet the customers' expectations
  • Create and regularly maintain all required project profitability reporting documentation
  • Create and regularly maintain all required project documentation, i.e. PID, Project Workbook (incl., Action Log, Risk Log), Project Schedule, Project Cost Tracker
  • Produce weekly and/or monthly reports on performance on assigned projects and where necessary present weekly/monthly status.
  • Track project scope and identify any cases of scope creep, escalating to the appropriate level, within the Project Services Team.
  • Identify any required amendments to project documents, e.g. plans or contracts and escalate to the appropriate level within the Project Services team, for the amendments to be handled under change control.
  • Ensure that any resources are assigned to individual project activities and that they are fully briefed and have the required skills, tools and instructions to complete the required work to the agreed quality and performance levels.
  • Identify & track all costs incurred in delivering the project via the Project Cost Tracker, created during project start-up.
  • Provide accurate and timely billing to the customer for all assigned projects on a monthly basis, working closely with the Project Services and Finance teams to ensure that costs are allocated to the correct project and that any invoice queries are swiftly resolved.
  • Identify all key stakeholders - internal & external - during project start-up and manage them accordingly throughout the project.
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with the Customers Project and Operations/Service Delivery teams to understand their business needs.
  • Own any Project related escalation or complaint logged by the customer.
  • Manage any risks to project delivery, by analysing them and identifying actions to mitigate the impact of the risk, using the Risk Log tab in the Project workbook, to capture all progress and other updates.

Ideally 5 years-experience within an IT Service Management and/or Project Management environment

* Formal ITIL Foundation qualification is preferred
* Experienced in delivering presentations and customer facing Service/Project reviews
* Ability to multi-task and work simultaneously on multiple projects
* Ability to work under pressure
* Proficient/Expert level knowledge of MS Office/O365 suite.
* Experience of working with offshore/near shore/remote teams and resources.
* Retaining objectivity and proper understanding of a problem or situation when placed under conditions of stress
* International experience of benefit
* Proficient in the use of automated tools to assist in the project management process by automating mechanical tasks such as scheduling, resource balancing and time recording, e.g. Microsoft Project.
Salary - circa £50,000
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PROJECT MANAGER - READING £50,000

Project Manager
Our clients are hoping to recruit a Project Manager to join the team based in their Reading headquarters.
A managed service provider for IT support and infrastructure.
You will be a key member of the Projects team delivering both large and/ or multiple small projects.

  • Act as the Single Point of Contact for internal and customer Project, Engineering and Service Delivery teams and co-ordinate all project and transitional activities and develop and sustain excellent relationships with customers
  • Ensure projects are coordinated through all project phases to completion in line with the requirements, quality standards, budget and time-scales to meet the customer's expectations
  • Create and regularly maintain all required project profitability reporting documentation
  • Create and regularly maintain all required project documentation, i.e. PID Project Workbook (incl., Action Log, Risk Log), Project Schedule, Project Cost Tracker
  • Produce weekly and/or monthly reports on performance on assigned projects and where necessary present weekly/monthly status to the PRB.
  • Track project scope and identify any cases of scope creep, escalating to the appropriate level, within the Project Services Team
  • Identify any required amendments to project documents, e.g. plans or contracts and escalate to the appropriate level within the Project Services team, for the amendments to be handled under change control.
  • Ensure that any resources are assigned to individual project activities and that they are fully briefed and have the required skills, tools and instructions to complete the required work to the agreed quality and performance levels
  • Identify & track all costs incurred in delivering the project via the Project Cost Tracker, created during project start-up.
  • Provide accurate and timely billing to the customer for all assigned projects on a monthly basis, working closely with the Project Services and Finance teams to ensure that costs are allocated to the correct project and that any invoice queries are swiftly resolved.
  • Identify all key stakeholders - internal & external - during project start-up and manage them accordingly throughout the project.
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with the Customers Project and Operations/Service Delivery teams to understand their business needs.
  • Own any Project related escalation or complaint logged by the customer.
  • Manage any risks to project delivery, by analysing them and identifying actions to mitigate the impact of the risk, using the Risk Log tab in the Project workbook, to capture all progress and other updates.
  • Demonstratable experience within an IT Service Management and/or Project Management environment
  • Formal ITIL Foundation qualification is preferred
  • Experienced in delivering presentations and customer facing Service/Project reviews
  • Ability to multi-task and work simultaneously on multiple projects
  • Proficient/Expert level knowledge of MS Office/O365 suite. •
  • Experience of working with offshore/near shore/remote teams and resources.
  • Proficient in the use of automated tools to assist in the project management process by automating mechanical tasks such as scheduling, resource balancing and time recording, e.g. Microsoft Project.

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