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£21,000 pro rata
This is a varied Part Time Finance Assistant role within a friendly team situated to the south of Cambridge. You will be expected to work five hours a day Tuesday to Friday and duties will include: • Processing purchase invoices and credit notes • Reconciling supplier statements • Dealing with queries • Processing payment runs bi- monthly and ad hoc • Processing credit card and manual expenses • Raising sales invoices This Part Time Finance Assistant role requires at least three years’ in a similar role, experience of multi currency transactions and knowledge of VAT rules in relation to processing invoices and expenses. In return the company offers 25 days’ holiday plus Bank Holidays. These would be pro rata’d. They also offer a pension, private health, a bonus scheme and free parking.
£14.00 to £16.00 per hour
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this role is currently on hold. My client needs a tenacious temp credit controller immediately to collect a backlog of debt for a period of 3 to 6 months. You must have excellent communication skills, not be frightened of using the phone and have the ability to find the correct person to speak to as much of the debt is within the public sector and so this can be difficult. You will be skilled also at clearing any issues which are preventing payment. In addition to chasing debt, you will process cash and reconcile accounts. This temp credit control role requires initiative and so you must be self motivated. If this temp credit control role sounds like you, please send your CV today as this is an urgent position.
£26,000 pro rata
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this role is currently on hold. We have an exciting part time Credit Control / Sales Ledger role for a fantastic company based in Cambridge. Duties will include: Dealing with 150 accounts Inputting invoices Statement runs Inputting payments Reconciling accounts Knowledge of Excel You will ideally have at least 6 months previous experience in a similar role. This will be for 21.5 hours per week and the hours and days are flexible, so you can essentially pick your own hours! They are a friendly team and benefits include on site parking, 25 days holiday and auto enrolment pension scheme.
£60,000 - £65000
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this role is currently on hold. My client is looking to strengthen their finance team with a proven Contract Finance Manager. Initially, this will be a contract role but there is a possibility that ultimately, they will create a permanent role for the right person. Key aspects to the role will encompass: • Strong leadership skills to develop the finance team, ensuring that processes are followed in an efficient and timely manner • Implementing processes where none exist or existing ones are weak • Extensive use of complex Excel spreadsheets • Producing monthly management accounts for four profit centres • Cashflows • Statutory accounts • Liaising with HR to manage the payroll process • Managing the VAT, Intrastat and other international tax returns You must be able to commit for six to nine months, have extremely strong Excel and leadership skills. This is an urgent role and we look forward to receiving your CV.
£22,000 to £24,000
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this role is currently on hold. This family run company, based North of Cambridge, is keen to recruit an experienced Purchase Ledger Clerk to work in a friendly finance team. Responsibilities will include: Invoice posting Invoice authorisation Statement reconciliations Dealing with queries Dealing with VAT In return, the company can offer free parking, 20 days holiday rising by a day a year to a maximum of 25, private medical insurance, pension and salary sacrifice.
£70,000 - £75,000
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this role is currently on hold. My client is looking for a qualified accountant with a minimum of three years’ practice experience to head up their Rural Division. The Manager is responsible for the delivery of accounts, taxation, bookkeeping, management accounts and payroll to a range of clients within the rural sector and related industries. The role has two direct reports and reports into the Head of Rural It is not essential to have had previous experience of this area as the firm has different specialists, who will be able to support the Rural Manager Ideally you will have/be: An ACA /ACCA qualified with a number of years in practice Strong supervisory experience Strong technical knowledge Self motivated and ambitious An ability to communicate clearly both verbally and written An ability to review existing systems and processes and make improvements is desirable The business which is at the forefront of technology and has strong core values of teamwork, enthusiasm and integrity can offer an attractive package including flexi working, 25 days’ holiday, and free parking.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this role is currently on hold. My client is a medium sized firm of solicitors and is now looking for a Head of Department (Wills and Probate) with ten years plus experience handling private client matters within a private practice to do the following: • Handle large and complex caseloads of will drafting, estates administration, tax and trust work • Handle High Net Worth individuals ranging in values £2million+ • Administer estates relating to agricultural assets • Deal with Enduring Powers of Attorney and Lasting Powers of Attorney • Handle non contentious as well a contentious probate work • Handle deeds of retirement and appointment of new trustees as well as IHT400’s There are real partnership prospects with this company. Benefits include 25 days holiday plus extra days at Christmas, free parking and statutory pension.
£45,000 - £55,000
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this role is currently on hold. This is a great opportunity to advance your career within practice and to have the chance to really add value to a business. My client is an owner managed practice based in the North of Cambridge and they are seeking to recruit a right-hand person to the owner of the business. The post is extremely varied, and you will be expected to bring fresh ideas with you to enhance the role. Key aspects include: • Responsibility for mentoring and developing two members of staff and reviewing their work • Responsibility for a portfolio of clients with an interesting mix of limited companies, sole traders and partnerships • Accounts production, both monthly and statutory • Personal and business taxation • VAT Returns • Regular liaison with clients and dealing with their queries You will be a qualified accountant, who is currently working in practice or who is in industry but has had recent practice experience. If you are newly qualified and are looking for an opportunity to start managing staff for the first time, the client would also be interested in you. In return, you will be offered a superb benefits package which includes: • 25 days’ holiday • Overtime paid at time and a half • Non-guaranteed bonuses based on performance and profit • Free parking • The ability to flex start and finish hours • Potential to progress within the practice
£45,000 - £50,000
My client is an accountancy practice based in Royston. They are a highly respected accountancy practice with their own audit team. This an ideal opportunity for a motivated Audit Senior individual to join the team. Duties of this Audit Senior role include: • Leading on-site audits for SME’s under the supervision of the Audit Manager/Audit Partners • Accounts preparation for companies, charities, pension schemes and corporation tax computations for incorporated businesses for review by managers or partners. • Assisting the Audit Manager with the planning, fieldwork and completion of audit assignments • Travel to clients across the region • Planning assignments, including budgeting and analytical review • Producing work for manger and partner review clearly highlighting issues and providing solutions • Understanding of clients’ businesses and their key risks • Supervising, training, delegating and reviewing work of junior team members • Ability to work within fee budgets and control recoverability • Continuing professional development with a view to progressing in the practice To be successful in your application for this Audit Senior role, you will need to be ACA/ACCA qualified with experience in auditing working in a multi partner accountancy practice, proficient at Microsoft office especially Excel and have excellent knowledge of accounting packages e.g. IRIS, Xero, Sage, QuickBooks etc. In addition to a competitive basic salary, the company also offers a range of exceptional benefits to include half days on alternate Fridays, pensions scheme and private health scheme after 1 year.
£40,000 - £48,000
This highly respected accountancy practice has an opportunity for an ACA/ACCA qualified accountant to head up and develop its audit team. You will have responsibility for leading and managing all audit, accountancy, taxation and work-related requirements for the firm’s audit clients. Specifically, you will schedule and plan audits, prioritising and managing the team’s workload to meet deadlines, research technical and audit issues and communicate audit findings to senior management and clients. As well as being qualified with a minimum of three years’ experience of working in practice, you will be technically strong with a good knowledge of accounting and auditing standards and basic tax planning. You will also know and be able to use accounting packages such as IRIS, Xero, Sage and QuickBooks and be proficient with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel. In addition to a competitive basic salary, the company also offers a range of exceptional benefits.
I have known and worked with Jeanette on recruitment in a number of businesses for over 25 years. She is very thorough and professional in her approach and the team that work with her are friendly and helpful. Jeanette has an extensive knowledge of the recruitment industry and also the recruitment market in Cambridge, which is invaluable in finding the best candidate for the position."A Professional Approach" Colin Faiers : Head of Accounting and Finance - Sidney Sussex College
I have had the pleasure of working with Cavill Robinson on a number of occasions over the past few years and would have no hesitation in recommending them. They provide a very professional service. I am particularly impressed with their methods that ensure that they only put forward carefully selected candidates that meet the selection criteria. Their hands-on approach ensures that they fully understand both the candidates they are putting forward as well as our company, which includes understanding the culture of our organisation and appreciate that this is an important factor."They understand the culture of our organisation" James Martin: Head of Finance -The Technology Partnership
Savills use Cavill Robinson as their preferred agent for recruiting accounts staff because they have a proven record in matching candidates to both the role and the culture of the organisation in which the candidate is being placed."A proven track record" Andrew Tucker : Head of Finance - Savills
Having found the recruitment process more time consuming over the last few years and having had some rather bad experiences with agencies, Cavill Robinson are a refreshing change. They do more than just send CV's, as care is taken from every perspective to make sure they know in detail our requirement and from an applicant's view, what kind of employer we are. Recruitment is a two way process so it is important the "best fit" for both us and potential employees is the focus rather than just sending lots of potentially unsuitable CV's for us to review. Applicants are interviewed and screened prior to being recommended for interview with us thereby making sure we have a considered selection of suitable candidates resulting in our recruitment process being streamlined and efficient. Their approach is always very professional and I am happy to recommend their service to other organisations considering using an agency either now or at some stage in the future."A refreshing change" Sherry Woolsten: Director - The Payroll Services Company
Having dealt with a few employment agencies, I found Cavill Robinson to be by far the best. Jeanette was professional whilst being very warm and friendly, she had a genuine interest in me as a person as well as a client and I didn’t feel our initial meeting was so much an interview as a chat with a friend. I actually found my new role via the first application I made with Jeanette, she has the know how to present you, both skillset and background wise, in the best and most honest way to the potential employer, so if you’re looking for a new role definitely give Cavill Robinson a call.A Genuine interest in me as a person - Karen Summerbee
I’d like to commend the team at Cavill Robinson for the professional way they have dealt with all aspects of my temporary placements over the last two years. The placements I’ve had over that period have consistently met my requirements; from timespans and income, to ensuring that my levels of experience could be used by Cavill’s clients, making me feel that I made a worthwhile contribution in helping with their immediate needs."Placements met my requirements" Robert Sabak
Report on Jobs May 2020
Every month, Cavill Robinson Financial Recruitment contributes to the Report on Jobs, which is compiled by the recruitment trade association, the REC and KPMG. This months's figures bear out the atrocious impact of the government's decision to shut down the economy because of Covid-19. Commenting on the latest survey results, James Stewart, Vice Chair at KPMG, said: “Lingering uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, and when the outlook may improve, continues to take its toll on the UK jobs market. Hiring plans which were put on hold in March remain on ice, with many businesses focusing on maintaining their current staff rather than expansion or replacement. The number of people looking for work has risen at the quickest rate since July 2009 making it a highly competitive market. With a potential July stimulus package from the Government set to include a focus on retraining and skills, adaptability will be the key to success for jobseekers in 2020.” Neil Carberry, Chief Executive of the REC, said: “Given the impact of the lockdown in early May, it’s no surprise that these figures look bleak. But in the two weeks since this data was collected, lockdown rules have been eased and the feedback we get from recruiters every day suggests that the slight improvements that we can see in the placements and vacancies data have continued. I’m also hearing from business leaders all over the country that things are starting to look up. There is a long way to go, but it’s time to talk about how we recover from this crisis. “Collaboration between government, businesses and recruiters will be vital as we try to get the economy up and running again. The UK’s staffing and recruitment companies are experts at helping people find work, and we are ready to support jobseekers in the months ahead.” Jeanette Robinson, Managing Director of Cavill Robinson said: These are very bleak figures for both jobseekers and the recruitment industry. History will judge whether effectively shutting down the economy was the right thing to do but the damage it has wreaked on people's lives and livlihoods is disastrous and it is difficult to know how long the impact will last. It can only be hoped that we are now moving in the right direction but I fear mass redundancies once the furlough scheme starts to be tapered down and competition for roles will be intense."
The State of The Job Market May 2020
I have been in finance recruitment since 1986 and during that time have seen a number of recessions, including the Great Recession of 2008. I have never seen a jobs market like this one in all that time and i fear that in the long term , Rishi Sunak's furlough scheme will contribute to making it worse. Firstly, since all this started about 8 weeks ago, it is accurate to say that there have been hardly any roles around. Even when companies do want to recruit, they have the difficulty of onboarding people whilst socially distancing. It is hugely difficult to integrate someone into your company's culture and ensure they know what they are doing, if you can not sit with them for a few weeks. In addition, whilst people can interview by Zoom, Skype or whatever other on line platforms they can use, the reality is still that people would like to meet face to face at the final stage. I strongly believe that Rishi Sunak is not helping matters by extending his furlough scheme through to October. Many of the jobs he is protecting are now redundant. More of them will become redundant as companies run out of cash from paying their other expenses as the months go on. At some stage, the government will have to face what they are dreading and running scared from, namely mass unemployment caused by their policies regarding this virus, which is currently killing about 1 to 2% of those infected. I understand that their decisions are not easy and it is admirable to want to save jobs but if you shut the economy down, companies can not live off thin air and mass unemployment will be the result. At some stage, the government is going to have to decide whether the death rate justifies huge swathes of the population losing their jobs and becoming impoverished. Currently, it looks as if they think it is and a compliant public, which is still being paid agrees with them. I shall be very interested to see what the public think when the funds currently paying them, dry up. Stay safe Jeanette Robinson
How To Survive Working From Home
I was speaking to a client this week who told me she "hates" working from home. As someone who has been primarily working from home now for a few years, I was genuinely surprised as I love it. So I thought I thoguht it would be helpful to all of you who ahve been catapulted from an office exisistence to the isolation of home to write a few tips on how to cope. 1) Have a structure to your day. This is extremely important as otherwise you will go in one of two directions. You will either do nothing at all or you will spend hours in front of the computer without giving yourself a break. 2) Working from home can be very intense. You can almost by accident, find yourself not moving from your computer screen from early in the morning to late in the evening. Your Things to Do List should incorporate breaks which you can tick off as well as work 3) You should schedule "Catch Up With Colleagues" calls into your weekly diary. These can be about work or just social. Either way, they help you stay connected and stop the feelings of isolation. I usually have early morning calls with staff and then one later in the afternoon. It helps us to review work, keep on track and exchange ideas. 4) As I said before, working from home can be intense and when I started doing it, I often found I had fionished all my work early. If this happens, don't worry that you've missed something. It's just that without many interruptions, you get a lot more done in a lot less time. You can use that extra time to do something for yourself, whether that's learning a new skill or housework. I personally, love that aspect of homeworking. 5) Try and go for a walk outside at some point during the day - as i write this, we are still allowed one exercise a day. It gives you fresh air and makes you feel as if you are still connected to the real world ( as much as this is possible at the moment!) 6) If when things get back to normal, you are still working from home, take yourself off to a local cafe or restaurant once or twice a week for lunch and enjoy a restful hour or so away from your desk. 7) If you have children, find out from your boss when you have deadlines for work and find out if they are happy for you to work otside the 9 to 5. One of my employees has a two year old and she frequently (pre this situation) takes her child to child groups in the morning but then does work for me in the early evening when her child is in bed. It suits her and it suits me. Flexing your work an be a major plus point when you work from home. 8) Other plus points: You don't have to commute and you can stay in bed a bit longer as a result! So in short, you can be more productive at times that suit you in less time than normal. This leaves you loads of time to devote to family or hobbies. Just don't keep biscuits, cake, or chocolate in the house if you want to stay slim!!!! Have a good week and remember - the lockdown won't last for ever!! Jeanette