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£40,000 - £55,000
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.
Join this busy sales ledger department and develop your career! My client is a large company looking for either someone with a year or two in sales ledger or someone with the right attitude keen to start out on a career in accounts. • Key aspects to the role will include: • Checking and inputting invoices • Dealing with queries • Allocating cash The company has excellent benefits and is a first class employer. If this sounds like the kind of role for you, send your CV today!!
My client is a medium sized firm of solicitors and is now looking for a Senior Wills and Probate Solicitor 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 • Able to take over the running of the department within two years Benefits include 25 days holiday plus extra days at Christmas, free parking and statutory pension.
£32,000 - £33,000
My client is a medium sized firm of solicitors and is now looking for a Junior Wills and Probate Solicitor with a minimum of four years PQE to do the following: • Basic wills • Filling out IHT forms • Dealing with private client matters • Basic estate administration • Handling deeds of retirement and appointment of new trustees • Dealing with Enduring Powers of Attorney and Lasting Powers of Attorney Benefits include 25 days holiday plus extra days at Christmas, free parking and statutory pension
£27,000 - £30,000
If you enjoy a variety of work and working for small business which is a market leader, this could be the job you’ve been waiting for. You will be responsible for all aspects of accounts including: • The production of monthly management accounts • Cash flow forecasts • Credit control • Payment runs • Annual budget preparation • Quarterly reforecasting • Processing purchase and sales ledger • Monthly project cost reporting and P+L reconciliation • Processing expenses • Upholding current KPI’s and offering new insights • VAT Returns • Purchase and sales order processing You will ideally be AAT qualified or studying towards this and be a self-starter with experience in Sage 50. You will also have good excel skills. The business will look at candidates either from practice wanting to move to industry or from industry. Benefits include private healthcare after a year, an income protection illness scheme, death in service, 20 days’ holiday and free parking. In addition, study support is available for the right person.
£12.50 to £13.00
A superb opportunity has arisen for a professional and enthusiastic Finance Assistant to join a busy finance team with an expanding company. The role could become permanent for the right person. My client will need you to do the following: • Posting c. 750 sales invoices a month using Sage 200 • Credit control for a small number of customers • Posting purchase ledger invoices • Reconciliations • Running reports from Sage 200 • Use of Excel spreadsheets This is an urgent requirement so send your CV as soon as possible to be considered.
£12.50 to £13.00
This is an ongoing temp assignment within a busy finance department. My client needs you to: • Post simple journals where templates have been set up but you will need basic debit and credit skills to do this. • Reconciliations • Banking • Allocating costs to projects Email us now with your CV for further information
£42,000 - £45,000
This is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your accounting experience within a is a growing and world leading manufacturing company. They are recruiting a Contract Finance Business Partner / Management Accountant for 6 to 12 months to cover maternity leave. The responsibilities of this Contract Finance Business Partner/Management Accountant include: • Producing the monthly accounts for the UK entity including balance sheet reconciliations and reviewing revenue and cost of sales • Extensive liaison with budget holders to review costs and drive financial improvement • Extensive business partnering with Operations to include gross margin analysis, production variance analysis, inventory reporting, analysis of variances against budget and calculation and analysis of KPI’s You will ideally have experience of a manufacturing environment with strong communication skills coupled with good commercial sense. In return the company offers a superb and comprehensive benefits package includes 25 days’ holiday, the ability to buy or sell up to five days holiday, family private medical insurance, personal pension plan where the company contributes 12% of your pensionable salary and you contribute 3%, life policy and profit related pay. The company pays out a proportion of its annual profits to staff as a cash bonus subject to conditions. In addition, the company has discounts at nationwide gyms, corporate membership of a swimming pool and a squash club.
£10.00 - £12.00
My client requires a payroll administrator for a short term contract to start immediately. Duties will include: • Processing high volume weekly and monthly payroll • Ensuring all payments are made to employees, accurately and on time • Completing daily and weekly financial reports • Resolving pay queries • Authorising holiday Requests • Monitoring Daily and weekly hours worked • General office administration This is an urgent requirement to start ASAP. Please send you CV if you are available immediately.
£10.50 - £11.00
My client requires a Purchase Ledger Clerk with excellent data input skills for a months holiday cover. Duties will include: Processing invoices on JD Edwards Checking statements Chasing invoice approvals Answering telephone calls as required This is an urgent requirement to start ASAP. Please send you CV if you are available immediately.
My client is looking for someone for three months for an all round finance position looking after a company with a £1.5 million turnover. Responsibilities will include: • Purchase, sales and nominal ledgers • Accruals and prepayments • Bank reconciliations • WIP reconciliations • Analysing costs and allocating to the right codes • Balance sheet reconciliations • Use of Excel including V-Lookups This is an urgent requirement so please email your CV as soon as possible if this is of interest.
£45,000 - £55,000
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
£12.50 to £16.00
My client, based in Cambridge, needs someone for two days a week for the next few months to analyse their general ledger. You will be ensuring that all funding is utilised and coded accurately. You will also produce monthly reports to advise on balances and expenditure and new spreadsheets will need to be created to keep on top of budgets and recharges. To be successful in this role, you will need a very good understanding of debits and credits and strong Excel spreadsheet skills.
£28,000 - £29,000
My client is searching for someone with a passion and enthusiasm for payroll. This is an all- round, varied payroll role including Producing payrolls for your own portfolio of companies Companies range in both size, complexity and industry The successful candidate must have: Strong payroll knowledge from start to finish In return, they are offering: Career development and sponsorship of CIPP learning i Staff welfare scheme including Perkbox membership Flexible working hours 30 days’ holiday a year plus Bank Holidays Private medical insurance Free parking A professional and caring employer dedicated to staff wellbeing
£47,000 - £53,000
Cavill Robinson is a preferred supplier for the leading UK provider of tax services. Their work is diverse and their clients span a range of industries from multinational organisations, to entrepreneurs and family businesses. Due to phenomenal growth, they are now recruiting for a Corporate Tax Manager to join the South East corporate team based in their brand new Cambridge office. Specific responsibilities will include: • Managing a varied portfolio of clients • Providing tax advisory services with opportunities to get involved in tax structuring and due diligence work, international tax services, transfer pricing and other project based work • Coaching junior members of the team • Advising multi-national businesses on international tax developments and strategy • Involvement with M&A transaction work which can include advising on tax implications of a wide range of UK and international transactions including acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, refinancings, disposals and IPO’s The successful applicant must have the following: • A minimum of a 2:1 degree • UK professional qualification (ACA/ACCA/ATT/CTA/legal qualification) or overseas equivalent • Ideally both international and UK corporate tax advisory experience • Strong analytical skills and a proven ability to solve complex problems in a collaborative and creative way • Experience of developing and maintaining strong relationships with clients and internally In return, my client has a comprehensive benefits package including flexi working to encourage a work/life balance and a “Dress for your Day” policy which lets you choose what you feel is appropriate to wear for each working day.
£42,000 - £47,000
Cavill Robinson is a preferred supplier for the leading UK provider of tax services. Their work is diverse and their clients span a range of industries from multinational organisations, to entrepreneurs and family businesses. Due to phenomenal growth, they are now recruiting for a Corporate Tax Senior Associate to join the South East corporate team based in their brand-new Cambridge office. You will have the opportunity to shape the role to your specific interests and/or existing specialisms. Specific responsibilities will include: • Managing a varied portfolio of clients • Providing tax advisory services with opportunities to get involved in tax structuring and due diligence work, international tax services, transfer pricing and other project-based work • Coaching junior members of the team • Advising multi-national businesses on international tax developments and strategy • Involvement with M&A transaction work which can include advising on tax implications of a wide range of UK and international transactions including acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, refinancings, disposals and IPO’s The successful applicant must have the following: • Alongside a strong academic background, you will have an ACA/CTA(or similar) qualification • Excellent team, organisational and communication skills • Good networking skills and the ability to work under time pressure • Strong analytical skills and desire to develop a breadth of technical skills • Plenty of self motivation • Up to date UK Corporate Tax experience with a particular focus on large corporates In return, my client has a comprehensive benefits package including flexi working to encourage a work/life balance and a “Dress for your Day” policy which lets you choose what you feel is appropriate to wear for each working day.
£54,000 to £58,500 + Benefits
My client is a large accountancy firm located in brand new offices in Cambridge. Due to 30% year on year growth within their Private Business Tax Division, they are now looking to strengthen their team by recruiting a Private Business Tax Manager. The successful candidate for this Private Business Tax Manager role will join a team of about 30 with a market focus across the South East focussing on a mixed tax role. The role centres around tax planning and dealing with tax issues for high net worth individuals and privately owned businesses varying in turnover from a few million pounds to over a billion. The ideal candidate for this Private Business Tax Manager role will either be a qualified accountant or a qualified tax accountant with an intellectually curious mindset and a desire, through being pro active to advance their career. The firm would look at either established Tax Managers or Senior Associates wanting to move into a management role. The firm can offer an excellent benefits package including real career progression due to continuing growth and the size of the business; a very firm commitment to flexible working;25 days’ holiday; private medical insurance; life assurance; a discretionary bonus which can add up to 10% of salary; an outstanding pension scheme and income protection.
£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.
£45,000 - £55,000
My client Biggleswade is looking for an ambitious Tax Accountant to work closely with one of the partners. Your background to date will have been in compliance and you will be looking for the next step in your career which will include advisory work. Benefits include 25 days’ holiday, a pension scheme which is contributory after two years and free parking. For the right person, there is strong potential to develop your career to Partner level.
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
October Report on Jobs
The latest Report on Jobs from KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which Cavill Robinson contributes to, came through this week. James Stewart, Vice Chair for KPMG commented: "Brexit uncertainty continues to take its toll on the jobs market, evident by the quickest drop in permanent placements in over three years as employers delay hiring staff. Given the current climate, it’s not a surprise but is still a concern to see that the demand for staff increased at the slowest rate since 2012 – and that people are reluctant to seek new roles. On the plus side however, the latest decline in staff supply was the least marked for over two and a half years amid greater competition, softening the pressures on pay. “Looking ahead and with investment also contracting, businesses desperately need clarity on Brexit outcomes in order to re-build confidence in the jobs market and be able to make more informed decisions on their long-term hiring plans.” Neil Carberry, Chief Executive of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, said: “Today’s figures are a sobering reminder to politicians of all parties that national prosperity relies on businesses creating jobs and growing careers. Britain’s record on jobs is world-leading. It’s a key part of our economic success, with recruiters at the forefront of it. And there are still great opportunities out there for those looking for a new job and a boost in earnings.But all this rests on business confidence – the confidence to invest, to hire someone, to try something new – and it’s clear that things are getting harder. Permanent placements have now dropped for six months in a row and vacancy growth is slowing. While we continue to benefit from the flexibility of our jobs market as demand for temps holds steady, today’s survey emphasises the real world impacts of the political and economic uncertainty businesses are facing. “The first priority should be avoiding a damaging no-deal Brexit and giving some stability back to British businesses, so they can drive the prosperity of the whole country. " Jeanette Robinson, Managing Director of Cavill Robinson Financial Recruitment said: The Cambridge market is seeing some slowdown due to the current uncertainties around the political situation but the main issue for recruiters is people deciding not to change jobs as they view it as a risk in the current climate. This combined with an unemployment rate below the national one means that for those companies seeking new staff, it is still imperative to think carefully about salary levels to attract good candidates. Overall, we need the politicians both in Westminster and Brussels to come to an agreement on the way forward so that businesses can be clear of the way forward.
Are promises about The National Minimum Wage sustainable?
When the National Living Wage was originally introduced, it was not supposed to cripple businesses whilst at the same time ensuring that employees were paid fairly. We now have both Labour and the Conservatives promising significant increases. The Conservatives have pledged to raise the National Living Wage to £10.50 within the next five years and to reduce the age for those who receive it from 25 to 21. Labour meanwhile wants to increase it to £10 an hour and to include all workers under the age of 18. Whilst it is truly commendable that both sides want to end low wages, there is a third element in the equation and that is the companies who are expected to find this extra amount - and it will not just be the extra amount for the lowest paid. In order to keep a differential between workers, they will no doubt be faced with pressure to increase the wages of all employees. This is on top of all the other employment costs, which have been loaded on to them in recent years. These include the apprenticeship levy, previous increases in the National Living Wage and added pension costs. It seems that government and opposition alike have the impression that money grows on trees and all businesses have to do, is to reach up to the branches to pick some off and hand it out to deserving workers. Sadly, this is not the case and for many smaller enterprises or in those commercial areas where margins are small such as the retail sector, further large increases to staffing costs could be the straw which breaks the camel's back. Job losses could occur so that the books can be balanced and people could find themselves out of work, rather than feeling wealthier. In addition, the costs of paying people more will have to be passed on to the consumer resulting in inflation. Raising people's wages is a laudable ambition and an apparaent vote winner but politicians need to be careful that in zealously pursuing it, they don't actually achieve the opposite and put people out of work. Have a good week. Jeanette
Is the future a four day week?
There has recently been talk in the press of the Labour Party, backed by the Unions wanting people to only have to work a four day week and for companies to still pay them as if they were working for a five day week. It would be lovely to think that this could work and in some lines of work, with the efficiencies which technology can bring, it might do. If it could be made to work, it would allow people to balance their lives more, particularly if they are carers either of elderly parents or children. However I think in many cases there would be major hurdles to overcome. It would create recruitment issues in essential services where there is already a shortage of qualified staff, such as the NHS. In addition, firms would need to be sure that the same level of productivity was reached in four days as in five in order to be able to pay the same level of salary. This is not a straight forward issue at all and if it were to be introduced needs to be thought through carefully. I'm sure, though, that people thought the same when weekends were introduced and now we take them for granted. It will certainly be interesting to see whether it becomes a workable proposition at some stage in the future. Have a good week. Jeanette Robinson