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- Specialism: Finance & Accountancy
- Sector: Commerce & Industry
- Roles: Permanent, contract, temporary and interim
- Location: Midlands
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Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire | Permanent
£25000 - £30000 per annum
Sellick Partnership are exclusively recruiting for a Bookkeeper to join a reputable, family owned business based near Hanley, Stoke on Trent. Our client is looking to for an experienced SME Bookkeeper on a full time and permanent basis. This role would be suitable for candidates that are looking to work in a small, comfortable business that provides a wide exposure to accounts, along with full training where necessary. The duties of the Bookkeeper include, but are not limited to: Managing cash flow, including processing/managing supplier payments for the group Providing support in preparing statutory accounts and management accounts Preparing and submitting monthly VAT returns Assisting the team in improving internal processes and procedures Reconciling the group bank accounts including credit cards, PayPal and any other relevant accounts Recognising and accounting for prepayments and accruals Work closely with the senior management team and also the companies' external accountants The ideal Bookkeeper will have the following: Qualified in AAT (desirable) - QBE will be considered Ability to embrace technology to help improve efficiencies and processes within the group Previous experience in Xero and Sage Payroll (desirable) Strong analytical mind set Ability to communicate financial information effectively In return the company is offering a highly competitive salary, along with flexible working hours. If you believe that you suit the criteria above, please apply now for immediate consideration. Interviews will be taking place ASAP. 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. 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 https://www.sellickpartnership.co.uk/data-processing-notice
Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire | Permanent
£34000 - £40000 per annum + excellent company benefits
Sellick Partnership are exclusively recruiting for a Financial Accountant to join a well-known business in Stoke on Trent. This business is within the Financial Services sector and require either a part-qualified or fully qualified finance professional to join their small, established and stable team. This will either be a development role for someone who is studying, or a fresh challenge for a qualified Accountant looking to gain exposure to a fast-paced industry. Duties of the Financial Accountant include: Prepare and submit statutory regulatory returns to external governing bodies on a timely basis Support the Interim Finance Director in the preparation of the statutory annual accounts Support the Interim Finance Director in the delivery of key regulatory documents Prepare and review suitable credit, capital and liquidity models for stress testing and scenario planning for submission and review to Interim Finance Director Develop and maintain Management Information for submission to Board Committees Prepare detailed Assets and Liabilities Committee papers Management of the Treasury Back Office function Prepare quarterly collective and individual impairment assessments Provide assistance to the Head of Risk Contribute to relevant projects which require financial input The successful candidate will have the following: Proven experience within a similar role Financial services experience is preferred Actively studying towards an Accountancy Qualification (ACA,ACCA,CIMA) or qualified. Advanced Excel skills (e.g. Macros, Pivot tables, Vlookup etc) Excellent communication skills and ability to work within a team environment In return, the company offer a fantastic benefits package including: Full study support (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) 35 hour working week 23 days holiday plus bank holidays (this will increase to 28 days) Birthday off work Pension, private medical insurance and Medicash plan If you are interested in the above position and feel your experience matches the criteria please apply now for immediate consideration - suitable CVs will be contact immediately. For any more information please contact Jemma Bailey. 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. 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 https://www.sellickpartnership.co.uk/data-processing-notice
Crewe, Cheshire | Permanent
£30000 - £40000 per annum + company benefits
Sellick Partnership are exclusively recruiting for a Management Accountant to join a highly reputable and growing business in Crewe. The main purpose of this role will be to deliver accurate and timely financial information from both the Management Accounts team and the MI team, with a responsibility for maintaining client money control procedures and other associated financial controls. Duties of the Management Accountant include: Ownership of the production of monthly management accounts for the wholesale division Supporting P&L Preparation Producing detailed variance analysis Working with the Financial Accountant to ensure balance sheet integrity is maintained Working with & supervising 1 x Assistant Management Accountant who owns production of all cost centres & overheads Ownership of the posting and reporting of wholesale margin Delivering Full Management Accounts for selected companies Integration of selected newly acquired entities Robust Balance sheet reviews and controls Lead and develop a small local team to establish a highly creditable set of Accounts and MI, with information suitable and of decision grade material Oversight of credit control and maximisation of cash inflows Cash flow analysis and working capital management Involvement in forecasting process and cycle Other ad hoc duties The successful Management Accountant will have the following: At least part-qualified or newly qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA (study support provided) Proven experience within a similar role IT literate Confident communication skills and an ambitious nature If you are interested in the above position and feel your experience matches the criteria please apply now for immediate consideration. 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. 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.
Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire | Permanent
£45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Sellick Partnership are exclusively recruiting for an experienced Financial Controller to join a large, independent company based in Stoke-on-Trent. Due to their growth, both organically and via acquisition, they have created this new role to assist the Board with the growth of the company. Due to some recent acquisitions, this Financial Controller is required to look after a handful of the group companies (c.5-6 million T/O), and therefore someone with an SME background, who is happy to be very hands-on, would be beneficial. The duties of the Financial Controller will include: Working with the Board of Directors to provide challenge, assurance and reporting of the Group's financial performance Monthly KPI, WIP and cost analysis for the Board of Directors, with comparisons to budget and YOY, identifying trends and action plans Preparing cash flows, budgets and forecasts Capex analysis and reporting Providing support in preparing statutory accounts Managing a small team and overseeing the Credit Control team The ideal Financial Controller will have the following: Fully qualified in CIMA, ACCA or ACA is essential Proven ability to perform the duties above Strong analytical skills Ability to provide commercial insight Previous staff management experience If you are looking for your next opportunity and you feel as though you suit the criteria above, please apply now for immediate consideration. Interviews will be taking place in the next few weeks. 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. 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 https://www.sellickpartnership.co.uk/data-proc
Graduates can be a valuable asset to any organisation, especially those within the Finance & Accountancy sector, but only if businesses act fast and find candidates that have the right skillset and are the right cultural fit. Graduates represent the future growth of businesses and give them a pipeline of new talent to train and mentor, and if firms are able to attract the ‘cream or the crop’ they will be in a very strong position against their competitors. I regularly speak to businesses that have been left disappointed come September because they have been unable to attract the graduates they need. In my experience, one of the major reasons organisations miss out is due to the way they promote their benefits, and what they have on offer. The market is very much graduate-led, and it is unlikely that the most sought after candidates will spend a great amount of time researching what you have to offer. Instead, businesses need to ensure they are promoting the right benefits in the right places. For example, an ambitious Finance & Accountancy graduate will want to know that they will get the support and mentoring needed to build a successful career, so firms that are interested in securing these candidates need to promote benefits such as what training and development is on offer and whether there is access to any additional qualifications. These benefits should be promoted directly to candidates where possible at open days, on websites and job boards where graduates are likely to be most active. I would also urge Finance & Accountancy firms to properly vet candidates properly and ensure they are speaking with the right talent on the market. Generally, graduates will have a good idea of what they are looking for, however I have had experience with candidates that have been unsure and are considering various roles and sectors. Firms need to, where possible, ensure that the candidates they are speaking with are 100 percent committed and have a genuine interest in the business and role from the offset. A strong vetting process during the interview stage can help with this, and will help ensure businesses are employing committed and motivated candidates that will contribute towards future growth. Finally, it is important to know where to look for graduates. Businesses need to be proactive and not rely on graduates coming to them. Firms that know they need to employ graduates should have a presence on campus throughout the year at careers days and recruitment fares. Failing that, businesses can engage with a recruitment agency such as Sellick Partnership that specialises in the Finance & Accountancy sector and already has relationships with higher education establishments across the North West. Generally, agencies will have up-to-date market knowledge and insights, and have access to a wealth of readily available candidates, including graduates. Working with a recruitment firm can assist with your recruitment and act as an extension of your HR team, saving time and money long-term. If you need help securing graduates for your business, or would like some advice on how to attract the very best candidates on the market, please contact myself or a member of my team by calling 0161 834 1642. Or click here to view the full article in the Manchester Evening News. Article can be found on P28-19. Martin Parr, Manager, Sellick Partnership
Have you ever considered a career within the Finance & Accountancy sector but unsure what it can offer? We can help. We regularly advise candidates of all levels on the best job roles for them. Here we answer the questions we always get asked and outline the top reasons why so many of our candidates choose to become accountants. Today the Finance & Accountancy sector is huge, and accountancy specifically 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. 1. 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. 2. 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. To find a job with a better salary today, head to our jobs page! 3. 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. 4. Variety: 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. 5. A number of career options: 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. Roles that you could get into include audit, reporting, business partnering and commercial and analysis. 6. 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. 7. 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. 8. 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. 9. 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. 10. 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. If you are interested in a role as an accountant and want to discuss 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 Finance & Accountancy jobs here.
Integrated Care Systems have started to be rolled out across the country in a bid to streamline the way the NHS works, and deliver care to patients across the UK. In short, Integrated Care Systems plan to combine NHS commissioners, providers and local authorities, making them work more collaboratively to improve healthcare for the populations they serve. It is hoped that by combining these services, the NHS on the whole will work more effectively, making the service quicker and more efficient. These changes will undoubtedly have an impact on the permanent and interim talent pool across the public sector, specifically back office areas. But what does that mean for candidates and NHS organisations in the short and long-term? Short-term considerations Short-term it is looking likely that services will run a ‘business as usual’ approach. There is still a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the new systems, and I am confident that we will not see any huge changes until a more concrete plan is in place. However, I do think that organisations should consider taking on interim staff to assist with any changes that are coming in. Interim staff can be used to help embed new ways of working, whilst keeping the day-to-day activities running, something I believe will be crucial when the transition to become an Integrated Care System starts. If the organisations involved do not invest in staff they may not have the support needed to ensure the transition goes smoothly. If I am correct and the demand for interim candidates increases, it is likely that organisations will be competing for the same talent as the market remains very much candidate-led at the minute. I would therefore advise that organisations seek out interim support early on to ensure they have a chance of securing the best candidates on the market. Longer-term considerations Longer-term I believe that these changes will have a hugely positive impact on the care patients receive across the country. Aligning these services, and building a more collaborative approach will only make our NHS stronger long-term. However, I do believe organisations and candidates working in this sector should start to prepare. Whilst streamlining these services, it is likely that back office support roles will be reduced after the initial influx of interim workers I mentioned previously. For example, currently there may be four or five finance teams working within one geographical area. With a new Integrated Care System in place, there may only be a need for one slightly larger team, allowing the NHS to save costs and streamline this function. This could be problematic for many interim candidates that rely on work within the NHS. I would advise candidates in this area to look at widening their experience or to start considering permanent vacancies. By widening their public sector knowledge outside of the NHS, candidates could give themselves a much wider scope for securing new interim jobs. Failing that, now could be a good time to look at permanent vacancies, especially within organisations that are being integrated. Progress and opportunities as a result of Integrated Care Systems Integrated Care Systems have only been in operation for a year, but there are encouraging signs of progress, and I am confident they will improve the sector overall. Evidence shows that partner organisations and their leaders are working more collaboratively to manage performance and finances in a way that was not happening previously. If this progress is replicated across the country, Integrated Care back office roles, such as Management Accountants, will be highly sought after, and organisations that are demonstrating progress and are working efficiently will likely be at an advantage and be able to attract and retain the best candidates in the market. The changes also present a huge opportunity for any interim or permanent candidates that are looking to strengthen their CV, so anyone that may want this exposure should consider looking at opportunities sooner rather than later. Our advice moving forward Whatever happens, organisations that are involved in the Integrated Care System changes need to ensure that they are communicating and working with their employees at every step. Change and uncertainty can be challenging to manage, especially if there is a likelihood that job roles may be impacted. It is therefore important for business leaders to be genuine, honest and listen to the wants and needs of the organisation as a whole. Organisations will not be able to achieve their goals if the staff are not performing, so as a priority organisations should open the lines of communication between management and employees, and talk openly and regularly about any concerns. Finally, I would advise both candidates and NHS organisations not to worry. There is currently very little to indicate that the new Integrated Care Systems will have any negative impact, so until more is announced there is very little anyone can do. For now I would keep as up-to-date as possible with developments, consider speaking with a recruitment professional about the market and how the changes may impact it and ensure that employees at all levels are kept motivated and informed with what is going on. We have a wealth of experience assisting candidates and businesses with situations similar to this. So if you are currently working for an organisation that may be impacted by the new Integrated Care Systems, or are a business leader and need advice on sourcing the right talent, feel free to get in touch. You can email me on email@example.com or you can call me directly by ringing 01332 542580.