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- Specialism: Finance & Accountancy
- Sector: Commerce & Industry
- Roles: Permanent
- Location: North West
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Leeds, West Yorkshire | Permanent
£55000 - £60000 per annum
Sellick Partnership has been engaged to recruit a Treasury Manager for a private equity backed service business in Leeds. The organisation that we're representing have bold growth plans and have ambitions to become the number one player in a highly competitive, lucrative market. They have outperformed their competitors over the past few years and will continue to do so by driving their strategic plan, delivering further improvements and changes that will make a real impact on the whole business. Reporting to the CFO, the post holder will manage the treasury portfolio ensuring compliance to all relevant regulatory requirements and local polices. You must ensure Treasury Front Office supports the business in achieving its strategic goals therefore a solid understanding and proven experience of Treasury is required. Specific aspects of the role include: Responsible for delivering the longer term treasury strategic plan assist the CFO with all aspects of forward planning. Management of the treasury portfolio for both client and corporate monies to ensure that all regulatory requirements are met Deliver appropriate levels of client and firm liquidity across a number of key portfolios Management of treasury reporting requirements focussing on forecasting cash flows, interest rates, regulatory and liquidity reporting Develop relationships with key internal stakeholders to deliver key strategic and operational requirements Deliver a risk management treasury framework focussing on continuous improvement and reducing organisational risk Delivery of treasury MI to the executive and provide analysis / recommendations to assist with the decision making processes Roll out improved compliance, controls and processes across the treasury function Work alongside the auditors to deliver key reports and answer any related queries Manage the daily, weekly and monthly Treasury reporting requirements which include but are not limited to forecasting cash flows and interest rates, CREST cap requirements, regulatory reporting, liquidity reporting and committee documentation. Candidates wishing to apply for the role will have proven experience of being a Treasury Manager and have a thorough understanding of treasury and cash management workstreams coupled with an up to date working knowledge of FCA CASS rules and how these are applied within a finance environment. Ideally the candidate will have worked within an investment firm or a financial services business and will have thorough understanding of the regulatory environment and relevant risk frameworks / controls. The candidate will have advanced Excel skills and the ability to analyse and make recommendations on large volumes of information. Advanced stakeholder management, communication and presentation skills are key as the individual will be working with a number of key executives across the business. Focussed on delivering specific objectives, you will be proactive, dynamic and self-motivated with a desire to find and deliver improvements. In addition you will have the ability to work independently and together with other personnel both finance and non-finance. You will have a creative and innovative approach to problem solving and analysis; delivery orientated - able to work in pressurised environments, meet multiple deadlines and manage own priorities. You will also be able to demonstrate business acumen and ability to gain knowledge across the breadth of a variety of functions. Good communication skills - able to translate financial information and create successful business relationships. You will also be able to take a 'big picture' view with demonstrable internal consultancy and influencing skills, while possessing a keen eye for the detail. If you consider yourself to be a committed, career driven professional who can demonstrate the above experience and who would welcome the stimulus of this commercial finance post then we would be pleased to hear from you. If you would like to apply for this role or would like to find out more, please apply online or contact Jonathan Moss at Sellick Partnership on 0161 834 1642. 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.
Manchester | Permanent
£40000 - £45000 per annum
Sellick partnership has been engaged to recruit a Commercial Analyst for our client, an instantly recognisable and reputable financial services business based in Manchester. The role Reporting to the Senior Finance Manager, this critical role will be responsible for the provision of commercial reporting information including analysis to enhance upon decision making. You will be responsible for analysing the impact of MI developments to the system and implementing changes where required. Key accountabilities will include; Production of monthly commercial management packs Lending income, balances and new business reporting and analysis across the business Provision of business focused management information Pricing analysis, bad debt analysis and modelling the lending forecast, budget and 5 Year Plan and Stress Scenarios Liaison with Central Finance concerning Group reporting and ad-hoc requirements and presentations Ensuring consistency of reporting across the business Business partnering with senior members of the business Support to wider business initiatives Ad-hoc analysis. The person The successful applicant will ideally be ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified either moving for the first time from practice, making their second move within industry or coming from a similar commercial analysis role ideally within the financial services industry. You will be driven, inquisitive and have a desire to succeed and improve. This is a very exciting opportunity for an ambitious and passionate candidate to forge a career in a highly successful business. You can expect to progress quickly within the organisation if performing well within the role and adding value. In addition, you will need to demonstrate excellent analytical skills; be able to maintain and develop established models and possess excellent use of core financial software - Excel, Access, Essbase, Word, Powerpoint. If you consider yourself to be a committed, motivated individual, who can demonstrate the above skills then we would be pleased to hear from you. For more information please apply online or contact Jonathan Moss at Sellick Partnership on 0161 834 1642.
Manchester | Permanent
£40000 - £45000 per annum
Sellick Partnership has been assigned to recruit a permanent Lead Commercial Finance Analyst for a very successful and instantly recognisable retail business based in Manchester. The business has outperformed their competitors over the past few years and will continue to do so by driving their strategic plan, delivering further improvements and changes that will make a real impact on the whole business. You will partner closely with senior stakeholders across the business and within the retail operations providing meaningful insight. You will be tasked to provide and develop robust commercial information for the business and business partners, ranging from complex modelling to performance reporting that will drive the business direction and decisions. You will continually improve forecasting and budgeting assumptions and models, by applying new thinking and techniques. Provide appropriate challenge and influence to stakeholders to ensure they make well informed decisions that improve business performance. The person The successful applicant will be a qualified Accountant (ACA or ACCA or CIMA) who is making their first move from practice (top4) or coming from a commercial / financial analysis role, coupled with the ability to conduct financial modelling. The role requires an ambitious and proactive individual who enjoys applying a strong commercial focus, with the ability to build robust and productive relationships, providing support and challenge across all functions and liaising with senior management. If you consider yourself to be a committed, career driven professional who can demonstrate the above experience and who would welcome the stimulus of this commercial finance post then we would be pleased to hear from you. If you would like to apply for this role or would like to find out more, please apply online or contact Jonathan Moss at Sellick Partnership on 0161 834 1642.
Manchester | Permanent
£70000 - £80000 per annum
Sellick Partnership has been engaged to recruit a UK Accounting Specialist for an instantly recognisable global financial services organisation in Manchester. The Finance team in Manchester helps internal stakeholders by providing world-class accounting operations and control and decision support while instituting world-class change management. As the lead accounting specialist for the UK Controllers you will support the UK Financial Controller in ensuring that generally accepted accounting practice (US GAAP and IFRS) and the corporate accounting policies (CAP) are adhered to for all UK entities and statutory reporting is of a high quality. This will include ensuring the Financial Statements across the group entities in the UK are consistent, in line with External Auditors expectations, meet accounting and disclosure requirements and represent the entity's business and transactions correctly. This will include working closely with the external auditors and Technical Accounting group to ensure that the books and records correctly account for both standard and non-standard transactions and identify where IFRS and US GAAP diverge. Where the two GAAPs diverge ensure that there is well documented and the appropriate adjustments are made in the IFRS ledger. Through the audit cycle working closely with the legal entity controllers ensure that the audit is well managed and effective. A key part of the role will be to ensure that UK Controllers are ready for accounting change so a proactive approach will be required to identify and articulate what needs to be implemented and the associated time lines. From time to time detailed papers will need to be written to support the position the business has taken that will stand up to scrutiny from the external auditors. There will also be opportunities to bring your experience and insight to the wider group in support of particular transactions or identification of issues where the solution will be outside of Finance. Thus being able to work across different areas and building robust relationships will enable you to have a far reaching impact. This role includes excellent growth potential within Finance and can also serve as a gateway to other areas within the business. Your success will largely derive from your technical and analytical abilities as you take on multiple projects/tasks within tight timelines. The quality of your work product will also be key and should demonstrate attention to detail and sound judgment. The person The successful applicant will be a qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA coming from a similar role coupled with a strong academic record and ideally have Financial Services experience. It is essential you have in depth knowledge of IFRS and US GAAP and a proven track record in translating accounting theory into practical application. You will have experience within working with complex departments; have great verbal and written communication skills and in-depth knowledge of 'controls'; regulatory reporting experience ideal; experience of a fast moving, complex, highly controlled, multi-national/ functional organisation; analytical with an inquisitive/challenging mind set and significant experience of accounting systems and processes (e.g. advanced user of excel) Due to the multi-faceted nature of this position it is essential that the successful individual has proven experience in relationship building, influencing others as well as managing people and projects. In a workplace where teamwork is essential, excellent people skills are a must. Likewise the individual must be diligent with has a keen eye for detail and an analytical mind. If you consider yourself to be a committed, motivated individual, who can demonstrate the above skills then we would be pleased to hear from you. If you would like to apply for this role or would like to find out more, please apply online or contact Jonathan Moss at Sellick Partnership on 0161 834 1642.
Sellick Partnership has recently published their Salary Guide & Market Insight Report 2018/19 providing valuable insights into salaries, remuneration packages and recruitment trends for the Finance & Accountancy sector across the North West, Midlands, North East and Yorkshire. In this blog I will take a look at the benefits of candidates and clients benchmarking salaries, why it’s important and how you can use a Salary Guide to your advantage. How can it help clients? After going through the recruitment process and finding a high-calibre candidate who fits in well with your company culture and has all the necessary skills for the role, the last thing you want to happen is to have the candidate decline your offer. There are many reasons for why this might happen, but one of the main reasons could be down to the remuneration or benefits package that is on offer. Nowadays, roles will often be rejected if they do not offer the right level of flexible working or additional benefits such as 25 day holiday allocation and sabbaticals. Candidates within the Finance & Accountancy sector are searching for roles that will allow them to have a healthy work/life balance, and with multiple generations now firmly in the workplace it is important that employers are up-to-date with the motivations of the current talent pool in order to remain competitive. By offering the right package in-line with competitors and the current market, employers will be able to attract the very best candidates. The Sellick Partnership Salary Guide & Market Insight Report provides information on what salary and benefits packages are being offered in the North West, Midlands, North East and Yorkshire. By using this information you will then be able to tailor your offering to both current and future employees. The information provided in the guide will help you to evaluate your remuneration packages and find out if it is competitive enough compared with other salaries being offered in the market. How can it help candidates? When looking for a new role or speaking with your employer about a promotion, one of the first things anyone will always want to find out is what benefits are being offered, what the salary is, and how much can they expect to earn. Whether you are applying for a new role, or negotiating a new rate with your existing employer, it is important to do your research and find out how you compare with others in the same role. By finding out what similar companies are offering to their employees, you will be in a much better position to ask for the right salary for your role. Industry information is valuable, and will help you when negotiating with a potential or existing employer. Find out how you or your business compares today, and download Sellick Partnership’s Salary Guide & Market Insight Report 2018/19. If you are a finance professional looking to make your next career move, please click here to view our latest vacancies.
Last week Abigail Day, Associate Director, Alice Cresswell-Hogg, Public Sector Consultant and I attended the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) North West Branch Conference hosted at the Hilton Hotel in Blackpool. Sellick Partnership has continued to be a loyal supporter of HFMA conferences for over a decade, and this was around the 10th North West conference that I have attended since working for Sellick Partnership for 12+ years. I missed the last two HFMA North West Conferences due to taking time off to be on maternity leave so it was great to be back. These events are key for us to attend as they provide us with an excellent opportunity to meet with our new and existing clients to gain insightful market knowledge and to continue building relationships. The day started with a welcome from John Graham, HFMA North West Branch Chair and delegates spent the day listening to senior finance professionals including Gary Hull CTA, Associate Director and Brian Cooper CTA, Senior Manager from E&Y who spoke about Minimum Wage Legislation and the conference was concluded by Linda Moir, the former Head of Event Services for the London 2012 Olympics. Delegates attended our stand and participated in the Contact Card Drop for a chance to win a Veuve Clicquot Champagne picnic hamper and Hotel Chocolat hamper. Once again, all delegates were given the opportunity to take part in our well-known Sellick Partnership Buzzwire for the chance to win a bottle of wine. In the evening, remaining guests were seated for an awards ceremony and gala dinner followed by a drinks reception in the club and bar of the hotel. Sellick Partnership is an established NHS provider and over the last decade we have built strong working relationships with our clients and candidates. I have personally worked at Sellick Partnership in the finance and accountancy sector for 12 and a half years. In this time, I have been heavily involved with the NHS and have helped with their recruitment needs and plans. Further to this, I can say that a lot of our long-standing relationships have been built upon networking at these conferences, they really are invaluable. A thoroughly enjoyable conference was had by all and we are looking forward to working with you in the future. If you require any support with your recruitment needs or would like to find out more about other conferences that we exhibit at, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Accountancy is a thriving and competitive sector and can be extremely lucrative for successful candidates if they remain focused and determined to succeed. That being said success can often be difficult to achieve. Here is a quick list of some steps you can take to position yourself for success within financial services. Have confidence in your own ability from the start Confidence provides a foundation for acceleration in nearly every aspect of finance, and is the single most important soft skill candidates should work on. Candidates must be confident in their ability to move a company forward and harness a willingness to put their company and team at the forefront of everything they do. A great way of doing this is to put yourself forward for new projects, promotions and mentorships etc. It is also important to celebrate every success no matter how small to keep yourself motivated and engaged to succeed. By aligning yourself with senior finance professionals and learning at every step in your career you can prepare yourself and build your confidence, technical ability and soft skills all at the same time. Never lose momentum The journey to becoming qualified can be a long and often laborious one, and it is important to not lose momentum. Many candidates feel they need a break, or choose to slow down after months and often years of hard work, but it is important to persevere. Candidates need to ‘strike while the iron is hot’, and secure a role quickly after qualifying and continue their journey within the sector. Candidates already in a role should use this time to further develop their skillsets in preparation for their next move in order to remain competitive in the current candidate-led market. Be prepared to make mistakes – and learn from them A role in finance is challenging, and most candidates will make a mistake at some point in their career. It is extremely important to learn from these mistakes, and ask questions on how to avoid them in the future. Candidates who make mistakes, rectify them and learn from them will develop faster, and have a better knowledge of the sector long-term. Not only will this increase your skillset, but it will also give prospective employers an indication of how well you manage difficult situations, a skill that is essential for modern day finance candidates. Develop more than just technical ability Having a wider understanding of the business, and having the soft skills needed to shape the commercial and strategic decision-making process of the organisation is an essential skillset – especially in finance. Finance leaders are expected to be able to make key decisions, drive business performance and analyse market or industry trends. Therefore candidates should invest in these skills in order to be successful. It is never too early in your career to be commercially minded, and developing this skill early will make you a much more attractive candidate from the offset. Chase opportunities not cash Experience is vital in this sector. Candidates with relevant sector experience and specialist knowledge are much more attractive to clients that those without. I would therefore advise all finance candidates to get as much as experience as possible, especially if they are aiming to secure a managerial position during their career. This should take priority rather than looking for roles with an above average salary. A good place to start would be to look for an internship or junior position at a bank or an accounting firm, or in the finance department of a large company. This type of experience will count in your favour when you want to advance your career in the sector long-term, and will go some way in helping you achieve those higher salaries when you are more experienced. A final piece of advice is to expect the unexpected. Being fully prepared will ensure candidates are ready to embark on their new career path. Depending on the role finance candidates may be required to meet targets, liaise with clients and work long, busy days. One thing is certain, a career in finance for any candidate will require an enormous amount of attention to detail, a logical way of thinking and a passion for numbers, so ensuring you are ready for an exciting, busy and challenging journey is essential. A career in finance has so much to offer a young ambitious professional and while this list is not exhaustive, it does offer a well-defined and tangible route for success, with special consideration for the fast-changing landscape of the finance sector. If you are interested in a career in finance and think you have what it takes you can get in touch with me by calling 0161 834 1642 or by emailing me on email@example.com. Alternatively you can view more tips on developing your soft skills by checking out our candidate resources section.