38 Collingwood Street, Collingwood Buildings, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1JF
- Specialism: Finance & Accountancy
- Sector: Public Sector
- Roles: Permanent, contract, temporary and interim
- Location: North East and North & East Yorkshire
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Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear | Permanent
£20000 - £23000 per annum
Sellick Partnership are currently assisting in the recruitment of several experienced Payroll Officers to join one of the country's top performing NHS Foundation Trusts on a permanent basis. Responsiblities will include but not be limited to: Responsible for all salaries, wages, personal expenses and pension administration processing for a section of staff employed by one or more of the Trusts/HA paid by the service, in accordance with procedures, and in accordance with financial timescales and legal requirements. Operating the Computer based payrolling system. Maintaining all documentation and records pertaining to the section. Investigating and answering queries both verbal and written. Knowledge, skills and experience: Knowledge and understanding of Complex Statutory Requirements for PAYE, Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Sick Pay, Payment of Tax Credits, Recovery of Student Loans, and Employee Expenses . 5 GCE O Levels, including English & Mathematics or NVQ level 2 equivalent. NVQ Level4/AAT/Foundation Qualification in Payroll & Pension or equivalent experience. Ability to complete complex calculations whilst working under pressure of such deadlines. Ability to input data into information systems rapidly where accuracy is essential. Ability to communicate orally, electronically and in writing to employees, managers, and outside agencies, regularly dealing with irate and distressed employees. Ability to resolve payroll related problems, and suggest and implement appropriate corrective action through sometimes relatively complex calculations, on an excel spreadsheet and through complex input to computerised payroll system. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an organisation who looking after the wellbeing of around half a million people across Northumberland and North Tyneside - one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS Trust in England. If you are interested in this position, please contact Helene Dodds in our Newcastle office, or submit your application via the following link. Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you. Sellick Partnership is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.
Northallerton, North Yorkshire | Permanent
£24999 - £25000 per annum
Sellick Partnership is working with a highly successful manufacturing company based in North Yorkshire to execute finance activities and processes to ensure financial controls are in place, adhered to and financial reporting is accurate, completed and submitted on time to meet business, group, stakeholder and regulatory requirements. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: * Payroll processing, RTI and pension returns reporting * Employees expenses processing and reporting. * Purchase ledger maintenance, invoice matching, payment processing, supplier statement reconciliations. * Cash flow processing including creditor \ debtor payments and cash book processes. * Assisting Finance Manager with on time preparation of monthly management accounts, processing journals, reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, trial balance and balance sheet. * Cash Flow and Profit and Loss Forecasts * Assisting Finance Manager with VAT, EC Sales, Intrastat Returns and year end accounting processes. * Ensure all staff hours & timekeeping are appropriately recorded on through the required systems. * Adhere to general housekeeping and 5S rules ensuring the team always maintain a clean, tidy and organized working environment. * Attend functional and business meetings as required and support other departments in order to meet Company objectives. * Adhere to company policies and procedures. The ideal candidate will be AAT Qualified and have experience of working in a busy finance office. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a high performing business with a worldwide customer base. If you're interested in applying, please contact Helen Dodds at Sellick Partnership.
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear | Temporary
£20000 - £28000 per annum
Sellick Partnership are currently assisting in the recruitment of a Payroll Officer to join a large education organisation based in Newcastle upon Tyne. This is a temporary opportunity for three months to start as soon as possible. My client is keen to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join their busy payroll team. The ideal candidate will have worked with iTrent and have knowledge of the Local Government Pension Scheme. Teachers Pension Sceheme knowledge would also be benifical. Monthly Payroll Processing monthly payroll for over 3000 members of staff. Respond to all employee's issues and questions in a professional manner and within agreed timescale. Responsible for the upkeep of the payroll information of the members of staff. Ensure HMRC compliance and knowledge is kept up to date and current If you are interested in this position, please contact Helene Dodds in our Newcastle office, or submit your application via the following link. Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you. Sellick Partnership is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.
Northallerton, North Yorkshire | Permanent
Up to £35000 per annum
Sellick Partnership is working with a highly successful manufacturing company based in North Yorkshire to appoint a Finance Manager who will execute, co-ordinate and manager all financial activities and processes. Responsibilities: Accurate and on time preparation of monthly management accounts including Cash Flow, Profit and Loss, Forecast Reports, Trial Balance and Balance Sheet. Preparation and submission of VAT, EC Sales and Intrastat Returns. Preparation of year end schedules and reconciliations for external audit and liaison with auditors Manage Creditor & Debtor Payments & Receipts and Cash Flow process. Manage business and functional budgeting and forecasting processes reporting variances. Project cost accounting analysis and validation of cost saving projects. Develop and implement robust financial systems, processes and controls. Coach, develop, manage and build knowledge of the finance team to provide optimum support to the business. Manage, execute and control resource requirements including recruitment, appraisals, development and disciplinary activities Contribute to the development, management, execution and control of the company's short and long-term finance strategy, objectives and KPI's. The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with 2-3 years experience of working within a manufacturing environment. You should have sound knowledge and understanding of product costing and cost accountant analysis and be experienced in finance software packages, particulary Sage. You will recieve 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, and the auto-enrolment pension (2% employer's contribution, rising to 3% 1 April). If you are interested in this opportunity then pleae contact Helen Dodds at Sellick Partnership. Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you. Sellick Partnership is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website
This Saturday 10 November 2018 is International Accounting Day, a date celebrating when Venetian mathematician Luca Bartolomeo de Pacioli published an in-depth look at bookkeeping practices. Today the accountancy sector is huge, and is an integral part of most businesses across the globe. However, despite the size of the sector we are still constantly on the lookout for high-calibre, qualified accountants to take key positions across the UK. In this blog I take a look at what I think are the top ten benefits of becoming an accountant and why people should really consider it as a legitimate career move. Excellent development and career prospects: you will get out what you put in while working in finance. If you are career driven, hardworking and focused the world really is your oyster. The training on offer and the opportunities to learn new skills and develop both personally and professionally in this sector are second to none and hard work always pays off. A better than average salary: accountants can work in high pressure environments, and the salary often reflects this. Accountants in the UK can earn anything from £25,000 as a gradate entering the profession to over £100,000 as an experience chartered accountant. There are also opportunities to earn upwards of £500 per day as an interim contractor, making it a very well paid profession for candidates that are willing to work hard. Job Security: businesses will always need accountants, so overall accounting is a very stable industry to work in, and while no field can guarantee anyone a job, the prospects in accounting are excellent and are likely to stay that way. Variety of the role: as an accountant you will be able to work in almost any industry, so the variety and choice within the role is excellent. You will also work with a range of people across the business you are in, giving the role variety and making each day different and interesting. Variety of roles available: as an accountant you will also enjoy access to a vast number of different roles on a permanent, contract and interim basis. This gives candidates in the Finance & Accountancy sector a much greater chance of securing work, and if you are flexible with what you want you will likely be able to secure a role you want with relative ease. Role that you could get into include audit, reporting, business partnering and commercial an analysis. Ability to make real change: Today’s finance professionals do much more than just crunch numbers. Accountants are often required to have technical abilities coupled with a commercial acumen that enables them to advise decision makers on strategy and business processes. This makes the role of an accountant incredibly varied, challenging and often very exciting. Technology and the ever changing environment: technology is changing the way finance leaders run their teams and how they conduct business. As a result, more finance leaders are investing in digitisation of the finance function, opening up opportunities to gain efficiencies and analyse trends. This again means varied career paths as professionals who are tech-savvy have an opportunity to excel, and trained accountants will be at the forefront of exciting business change. You will gain transferable skills: the skills you will learn and develop as an accountant are easily transferable to other roles and even sectors. For example, accountants could go into teaching, trading or recruiting, so if you ever want a change of scenery you will have plenty of other options to choose from. Many accountants also become business leaders in their own right, securing Managing Director roles and setting up their own businesses. You have the option to travel: with qualifications like CIMA, ACA and ACCA, you can work in more than 120 countries. Giving you the ability to travel with work and pleasure. This is especially advantageous as you might end up working with a big firm with multiple offices in different countries. No need for a university education: you don’t need a degree to become an accountant. Having an accountancy degree can enable you to skip a few exams on the way to full qualification, but generally it will not matter whether or not you have been to university. I believe becoming an accountant is a clever career move for anyone that is ambitious and focussed. I have seen so many candidates progress through the ranks relatively quickly within finance. It is a sector that is constantly growing, and I firmly believe that the role of an accountant will always be needed. For more information on how you could get on the accountancy career ladder get in touch with me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can check out our latest accountancy roles here.
Going on maternity leave is one of the most exciting and exhilarating experiences a new parent will ever go through! Having all the time in the world with your new born child, watching them grow and being there for them all the time is a truly memorable and rewarding experience. However, for most of us that time needs to come to an end at some point. That time for me came a few months ago and deciding the right time to return has been one of the most challenging decisions of my career to date. No one tells you how difficult going back to work will be after having a child. On the one hand I was looking forward to getting back to the career I have built for myself over the past 15 years, and on the other hand I felt apprehensive about Jack settling in at nursery and adapting to this new way of life. Luckily, I work for an organisation that has a great deal of experience with new mums and they made my return to work, and my return to work as easy as it could be. I can imagine the whole experience to be very different at an organisation that may not be as supportive. The important thing I realised when making my decision of when to come back to work was not to rush it. Parents who return to work too soon will only resent their job which is not a healthy situation to be in. One of the toughest decision for me was what nursery to send Jack to, and worrying about how he would be in a new and strange environment. It took me a long time to find a nursery that I was happy with, and it wasn’t until the eleventh hour that I found somewhere I knew he would enjoy. It is very important to find a nursey that you are 100 percent comfortable with as this made my return much easier. I imagine that parents who do not find a nursery they are totally comfortable with, or who jump straight back into their regular working day-to-day will resent their workplace even more. You need to be able to concentrate at work, and spark the right balance between your home life and your work life – which I know is much easier said than done. My advice for anyone struggling with this decision is to do keep in touch with your employer through keep in touch days and phase your return rather than jumping back into the deep end. Work with your employer and decide on a phased return to work scheme that is suitable for you. I would advise any new working mums to make good use of staying in touch days as these really helped me to keep on top of what was going on and get back up to speed. Keeping in touch regularly, and ensuring detailed handovers are in place will really help you plan your return, set realistic expectations and ensure you are not putting too much pressure on yourself. It may also be beneficial to buddy up with people that have had or are going through a similar experience. Getting advice from other women can really help make decisions that bit easier. That being said, the most important thing about a return to work is figuring out the right balance for you. When you are in work, you should try to fully concentrate on work, and when you leave the office leave your work at the door. I know this will be really challenging for a lot of professionals, especially those in high stress careers, however it is vitally important. New parents need to be brave and ask for the flexibility they need to make work/life balance work for both parties. Be prepared to give something back to your employer in return for what they give to you, and make sure that you make a good business case for working flexibly. Most employers will be accommodating, so remember to always ask for help if you feel that you need it. The quicker you feel secure and comfortable being back at work, the more productive you will become and your employer should be aware of this. I would therefore advise you to work with your manager to ensure you are both doing all you can to make your return to work as seamless and stressless as possible. Most important of all, both employees and employers should remember that working out a solution is what everyone wants, so putting the time and effort in to do so, from both parties, is worth the effort. I think the most important aspect of all of this is to have a very clear plan. This is something I wish I had done a little bit better. Planning your return to work is just as important as getting back into it, so ensure you work with your employer to make the process as easy as possible. If you would like any more advice on how to navigate your return to work feel free to get in touch by emailing me at email@example.com, alternatively you can check out our candidate resources section for more top tips on finding your next role.
On Monday 29 October, 2018 the Chancellor Philip Hammond announced ‘austerity is coming to an end’ in a 72-minute-long speech that incorporated Universal Credit increases, a special tax for digital giants and equipment for schools. We take a look at the top five elements that businesses should take from this year’s budget. 1. IR35 to be rolled out to the private sector “Designed to ensure fairness”, IR35 is being rolled out to the private sector in a move that has worrying implications for the temporary sector. The update to the off-payroll working rules will see self-employed contractors, who work through their own company but are, in practice, employed by a third party, pay an increased amount of tax from 2020. According to HM Treasury, the taxpayer could be missing out on up to £1.2bn a year by 2023 due to people incorrectly paying tax as if they were self-employed. There are fears that this change, which initially will only be applicable to large and medium-sized businesses, could stifle economic growth and place a huge strain on the UK’s contract and interim workforce. 2. Apprentice training fees halved for SMEs Small business owners who offer apprenticeship training will welcome a reduction in the amount they have to contribute, down from 10 percent to 5 percent in training fees. This is part of a “£695 million package to support apprenticeships” and will come into effect for new starters from April 2019. 3. Entrepreneurs relief rules tightened Conditions under which entrepreneurs can apply for relief have been tightened, with the minimum qualifying period extended from 12 months to two years. Before the Budget was announced, there were concerns that the Chancellor was planning to scrap the relief entirely. In his speech, Hammond said: “Encouraging entrepreneur members must be at the heart of our dynamic economy, so I will retain entrepreneurs relief.” 4. £675 million for the future of British high streets A Future High Streets Fund has been promised by Hammond to help councils improve local high streets. Co-funded by the Government, the £675 million grant has been designated to help facilitate the redevelopment of high streets around the country in a move that will be well received by local business owners. In addition, from April 2019, small retail businesses will have their business rate bills cut by a third for two years, saving them an estimated £900 million. 5. Annual Investment Allowance to increase five-fold Businesses that are looking to invest and grow will benefit from a five-fold increase in the Annual Investment Allowance. The increase from £200,000 to £1 million will be available for two years, and businesses can apply from 1 January 2019. The lifting of the allowance cap was announced as part of a package aimed at boosting businesses in a bid to show the world that, “Britain is open for business”. Other measures included targeted relief for acquiring intellectual property-rich businesses and export help through direct lending. Finally, Hammond announced that employment is at a near record high and, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) forecast, it is set to keep growing with 800,000 more jobs predicted by 2022. However, there was a noticeable absence of information on how companies will be supported in the development of these new roles, nor were any plans announced on how the government intends to help businesses recruit new talent when large numbers of the UK workforce inevitably leave after Brexit. To discuss what the Budget could mean for your business please feel free to get in touch with me on firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can check out our Insights section for all our latest blogs, news and resources.