38 Collingwood Street, Collingwood Buildings, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1JF
- Specialism: Finance & Accountancy
- Sector: Commerce & Industry
- Roles: Permanent, contract, temporary and interim
- Location: Durham, Darlington, Cleveland and North Yorkshire
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County Durham, England | Permanent
£18000 - £22000 per annum
Sellick Partnership are currently assisting in the recruitment of a Payroll Administrator to join a well established organisation based in County Durham. The client is keen to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join their busy finance team. This role would suit someone who has previous payroll as well as other financial experience as there will be opportunity to carry out additional responsibility to assist the finance function. The ideal candidate will have worked with Excel, Word, Sage payroll and Sage 200 and have excellent communication skills. The Payroll Administrator will be responsible for: Weekly Payroll Collecting timesheets and collating the information ready for the Managers to approve. Respond to all employee's issues and questions in a professional manner and within agreed timescale. Process weekly payroll for over 80 members of staff (2 payrolls to be processed) Responsible for the upkeep of the payroll information of the members of staff The reconciling/posting of labour costs on sage 200 against projects. Ensure HMRC compliance and knowledge is kept up to date and current Process end of year and RTI submissions ensuring accuracy and on time. Costing of Regional Projects Update and maintain cost sheets from daily site records Enter provisions for future costs expected Check purchases invoices against POs, tickets and adjust costs accordingly Approve said invoices or follow up any queries with the supplier Monthly cost analysis to be carried out in time for the Management reports to be produced Other Financial Duties this role may entail Reconcile the Bank statements for over 10 companies Responsible for the upkeep of the petty cash Reconcile the visa card statement Any other Adhoc duties The salary for the position will be dependent on experience, and the company will offer excellent benefits such as 5% pension contribution, generous holiday allowance, and the opportunity for salary review for exceptional performance. If you are interested in this position, please contact Kathryn Heeler 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.
Hartlepool, County Durham | Permanent
£30000 - £35000 per annum
Sellick Partnership have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Payroll candidate to join a large organisation based in Hartlepool. Reporting in to the Financial Controller this is a newly created position within the organisation. The overall purpose of the role is to manage the payroll function and ensure the timely, accurate, and confidential processing and reporting of the company payrolls. This role is responsible for developing and implementing appropriate financial processes and procedures and to ensure these and followed to achieve efficient, accurate and timely operation of the payroll Responsibilities: Production of the monthly payroll for c150 employees Production of weekly payrolls for over 300 employees Proactive development of systems and processes, working practice and service delivery Ensuring that all data is accurately input into the payroll system in accordance with statutory and contractual obligations and timescales Ensuring that appropriate, timely, accurate pay advice is provided to appropriate parties Liaison with staff and appropriate stakeholders including external bodies regarding payroll queries Ensuring that all pension information, returns and payments are processed Ensuring that all statutory, pension and voluntary payroll deductions are paid to external bodies and that appropriate systems are in place to ensure this Production of year end returns and reports, including gender pay gap reporting Collation of information for and submission of P11Ds and similar returns Leading on the development and implementation of a company-wide expenses policy Ensuring that expenses are paid in a timely manner and that all appropriate systems are maintained Ensuring that changes required due to legislative changes are implemented Updating payroll records from authorised changes to personal data Completion of fiscal year and procedures accurately and on time Preparation of analysis and reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes and deductions Preparation of analysis and reports to senior management for use in budgeting and commercial decision-making Completing payroll journals to strict deadlines Ensuring that authorised monthly and weekly BACS files are produced and processed Ensuring that all payroll and pension control accounts are reconciled and that variances are investigated and corrected To develop and undertake audit checks ensuring accuracy and to ensure that variances are reviewed to comply with audit requirements Essential Experience: Requires at least 5 years' of experience working in payroll, at least 2 of which were as a manager or in another senior role Requires up-to-date knowledge of pension regulations (particularly auto-enrolment), employment taxes, minimum wage requirements and other initiatives such as the apprenticeship levy Must be proficient in the use of Sage 50 Payroll Must have good Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel 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.
Durham, County Durham | Permanent
£30000 - £35000 per annum
Sellick Partnership are currently assisting in the recruitment of an Assistant Manager to join an Award Winning Accountancy Practice based in County Durham. This is the perfect opportunity for an Accounts/Audit Senior to take the next step in their career within a well-established firm, as well as experience in managing Audits. The ideal candidate is likely to be 2 - 5 years post qualified ACA/ACCA, and have previously worked within an Accountancy Practice. You will join the Audit and Accounts team in a senior position and with responsibility for auditing their clients and in most cases you will assist the Manager in leading for the Audits, planning and running it, with a heavy amount of client interaction and taking part in the planning and reviewing elements of the role. It is a mixed role, with you completing Accounting functions for Clients also. If this position is of interest please apply or contact Kathryn Heeler 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.
Darlington, County Durham | Permanent
£25000 - £35000 per annum
Sellick Partnership are currently assisting a Darlington based Accountancy Practice in the recruitment of an Accounts Senior. This is a permanent opportunity for an ACA/ACCA Qualified or Qualified by Experience person with experience of working within a practice environment. The responsibilities of the Accounts Senior will include: * Preparation of larger accounts jobs up to manager and partner review stage * Potentially assisting or leading audits * Training of and assistance with queries from junior members of staff * Potentially reviewing of trainee work * Ad-hoc assignments from partners (such as basic tax planning and other exercises), * Dealing with ad-hoc telephone queries from clients. Additional managerial / supervisory responsibilities could be offered after an introductory period if looking for that in the future. The work would be largely based in Darlington (80-90% of the time) with occasional travel to clients (almost all within 15 miles of Darlington). If you are interested in the position please apply or contact Kathryn Heeler 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. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can view more tips on developing your soft skills by checking out our candidate resources section.