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£26,240 pro rata + Benefits
This world renowned institution is looking for a Part Time Assistant Accountant/Management Accountant to work for 18 hours a week in one of its divisions. The responsibilities in this Part Time Assistant Accountant/Management Accountant role include: • Liaising and assisting budget holders • Ensuring that grants are used according to the contract stipulations • Ensuring that new grants are set up correctly on the system and tie up with costing • Ensuring costs are allocated correctly • Using Excel In order to be successful in applying for this Part Time Assistant Accountant/Management Accountant role, you will be AAT qualified or similar and be able to show that you have previous experience of allocating costs or dealing with budgets. You will be a self-starter with the ability to solve problems and a keen eye for detail. You must have excellent interpersonal skills. In return, the organisation offers 36 days’ holiday including Bank Holidays pro rata’d and an excellent pension scheme.
£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.
£18,000 - £20,000
My client is looking for an enthusiastic and methodical Accounts Assistant for a 10 month contract. Duties will include: • Processing credit/debit card, cash and cheque transactions • Matching receipts to remittance advices received by email and post • Allocating all bank credit transactions in Xero accounting system • Reconcile deferred duty/Vat reports with HMRC statements and payments • Checking and recording petty cash and credit card expenses • Matching purchase invoices with delivery notes and inputting these onto the system • Reconciling supplier statements • Setting up supplier payment runs • Allocating and posting payments in Xero accounting system • General administration duties You will need a keen eye for detail and have the ability to prioritise your workload in line with business needs.
My client has an urgent need for a Credit Controller with strong credit control skills. Key aspects of this credit control role include: • Collection of debt on multi company ledgers in a timely and effective manner • Monitor and maintain accounts • Resolving queries around outstanding invoices both internally and externally • Responsible for ensuring all software system notes are input in a timely and accurate manner • Escalate disputed or complex accounts to the Credit Manager • Processing client refunds • Liaise with the accounts team to allocate payments • Placing restrictions on clients’ accounts due to non-payment • Identify accounts to be sent a suspension notice pending restriction • Obtaining and updating direct debit instructions • Collecting card payments over the phone • Arranging extended payment plans for certain customers In order to be successful in this role, you must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a credit control department in a commercial and fast paced environment. This must be coupled with a knowledge of Sage, databases and Excel. In return the company offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes flexible working, the ability to buy and sell annual leave, PerkBox benefits, a cycle scheme and childcare vouchers.
£20,000 - £24,000 Pro Rata
My client, based just outside Ely, has grown substantially in the last year and now needs a part time Accounts Assistant to help their busy Financial Controller. This Part Time Accounts Assistant role will be for three hours a day for five days a week. Responsibilities will include: • Inputting receipts • Raising credit notes • Inputting invoices • Chasing outstanding invoices by phone, letter and fax There will also be a chance to learn how to reconcile accounts and assist with the weekly wages. You must be able to demonstrate that you have good accurate input skills for this role as around 50% of the duties will involve this. In addition, you will be proactive and have the ability to develop good relationships with customers in order to collect cash.
£37,500 - £40,000
This growing practice is looking for an Audit Senior to strengthen their team. The role will consist of forty per cent audit and sixty per cent accounts preparation for a very varied client base, which includes charities, construction, manufacturing companies and farms. You will perform all aspects of the audit from planning through to completion and will usually have responsibility for one member of staff. In addition, you will have some involvement in personal and corporation tax. The practice offers excellent benefits and will pay £37,500 for a newly qualified accountant or £40,000 for someone post qualified.
£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.
£26,000 - £28000 + Study
My client, a small friendly practice, is offering an excellent and varied AAT Qualified /Accounts Assistant role for someone who is enthusiastic and hard working. Key job duties will include: • All aspects of accounts to Trial Balance for owner managed limited companies and sole traders • Bookkeeping for clients • All aspects of payroll from start to finish • VAT Returns • Personal and corporation tax returns • Training to take accounts and tax computations to review stage In order to be successful in this AAT Qualified / Accounts Assistant role, you must be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for progressing your career in accountancy coupled with knowledge of Iris and Xero. You will also have experience of bookkeeping, VAT and payroll. In return the business offers an excellent benefits package including: • Study support for ACCA • 25 days’ holiday plus Bank Holidays • A 37.5 hour week with the ability to flex start and finish hours • Overtime paid at time and a half • Free parking • Non-guaranteed bonuses based on performance and profit • Auto enrolment pension
£22,000 - £23,000 + Study Package
My client is a one partner practice, which now has a superb opportunity to join their business and train in all aspects of accounts. Job duties for this Trainee AAT/Accounts Assistant role will include: • Scanning client invoices • Statement reconciliations • Inputting detail from client sales invoices on to Xero • Training on all aspects of payroll • Training on all aspects of accounts to trial balance In order to be successful in this Trainee AAT/Accounts Assistant role, you must be able to demonstrate a real interest in progressing your career in accountancy. In return the business offers an excellent benefits package including: • Study support for AAT • 25 days’ holiday plus Bank Holidays • A 37.5 hour week with the ability to flex start and finish hours • Overtime paid at time and a half • Free parking • Non-guaranteed bonuses based on performance and profit • Auto enrolment pension
£50,000 - £60,000 DOE
My client is a highly respected practice based near Royston. They are now urgently looking to strengthen their team with a qualified accountant with experience within an accountancy practice to join their thriving team. Key responsibilities for this Qualified Practice Accounts Manager will be: • Overseeing and managing clients’ accounts, tax and value-added services assignments, to include monitoring against budget and established timeframe • Assisting in the management of the overall team • Managing a varied portfolio of SME clients • Preparation of accounts, tax returns for companies, sole traders, partnerships and individuals • Acting as a major point of contact for client requests/needs • Developing, retaining and motivating junior members of staff • Working as part of the management team on issues such as resource planning, staff retention and improving processes To apply for this Practice Qualified Accounts Manager, you must have previous experience of working in a practice and be able to display proven client relationship skills coupled with a broad accounts and tax knowledge. You must have good excel skills and excellent knowledge of accounting packages such as Iris, Xero, Sage, Quickbooks etc. In addition to a competitive basic salary, the company also offers a range of exceptional benefits. For further information on the role, contact Jeanette Robinson or send your CV for her attention.
£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.
£26,000 - £30,000
This highly respected accountancy firm are keen to recruit a motivated Semi-Senior Accountant to join their friendly team and work with a varied portfolio of clients. Your responsibilities in this Semi Senior role will include: Preparing and presenting complete accounts files to the accounts manager ready for review. These will encompass sole traders, partnerships and corporate entities. Preparing basic business tax and personal tax computations Training juniors and assisting with queries Preparing VAT returns Liaising directly with clients Review and implementation of client book-keeping systems In order to be successful for this Semi Senior Accountant role, you will have the following: ACA/ACCA part qualified Practice experience of 2-3 years Experience in accounting packages such as IRIS,Xero,Sage, Quickbooks etc You will also have intermediate excel skills coupled with good interpersonal skills and a strong emphasis on customer service. In return the practice offers an outstanding benefits package.
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
Should I try to show my personality on my CV?
Last week, I read a comment on Linkedin from a lady wanting to know whether she should show her personality on her CV so I thought I'd write a little about this in my blog this week. A CV is a sales document. It's sole purpose is to get you an interview. You should always therefore, look at the job ad which you are applying to and tailor your skills and achievements to what is on the advert as best as you can. This is what a recruiter will judge your application on. The Linkedin lady added that that she wanted to show she was "out of the box". I assumed by this she meant that she wanted to show she was different from the other candidates and wanted to do this by getting her personality across. I strongly recommend that you do not do this at the CV stage. There is a strong danger that you will write something which will put the recruiter off or, even worse, depending on what you write, you could come across as slightly odd. The interview is the time for your personality to come across. If you write a CV with bullet points showing that you have some or all of the skills the job is looking for, the chances of getting an interview will be high. Have a good week. Jeanette
How active is the 2019 Jobs Market?
Every month, Cavill Robinson contributes to the UK Report on Jobs. This is a survey of recruitment agencies nationally carried out by KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and which the government also uses to take note of what is happening in the UK jobs market. This month for the first time in two and a half years, permanent placements have fallen and vacancy growth has edged down to a 27 month low. At the same time, there has been a sharp decline in the number of candidates entering the market place, which is pushing up starting salaries to historically strong rates. Much of this is due to the uncertainty surrounding the Brexit negotiations, which in my view, having had personal dealings with Brussels on the Agency Workers' Directive, will probably continue until 5 to midnight on the 29th March. At that point, I suspect compromises will be made, which noone will be 100% happy with but which will mean life can continue! I think our main worry should be the shambolic proceedings in Westminster rather than Brexit itself. If we have politicians with vision and a belief in Britain, there is absolutely no reason why our economy and with it, the recruitment market place, should not continue to thrive. However, I look at the way our politicians have handled Brexit and the uncertainty they have created and I can't help but feel that it would be useful for more of them to have had jobs in industry or to have run small businesses. They seem to have little comprehension of the uncertainty they have created for business by their inability to organise themselves and make sensible decisions or the impression they have given to the outside world of how incompetent most of them appear to be. We can only hope that Brexit is dealt with sooner rather than later so that the economy can spark back into life.
Maternity Leave Proposals - How fair are they?
I think I should probably start this blog by stating that I am an out and out feminist, who believes strongly that women should have careers. I also have two women working for me, one with a ten year old and one, who is a single mother with a one year old. Both work substantial parts of the week from home because it works for both them and the business. During the time I have run Cavill Robinson, which is a small business, I have had to deal with two employees, who got pregnant. One is the lady still working for me with the 10 year old child and her pregnancy worked as well as could be expected because we worked together to make sure that the disruption to the business was minimal. Both myself and the staff were highly supportive of her and were delighted when she returned to work.The other was a complete disaster because the woman concerned, who managed one of my offices at the time, put herself first and gave no thought at all to the impact of her pregnancy on other staff and their workload or to the business. Her behaviour resulted in resentful staff, an exhausted boss (me), who had to manage her workload as well as my own for a year and as she was also a producer for the business, a huge loss of revenue putting other staff's jobs at risk. She resigned shortly after returning to work because at the time I was unable to give her the working hours she demanded. I therefore found the recent government proposals about extending the protection women receive concerning redundancy extremely interesting. The consultation document states that 1 in 9 women have been fired or made redundant when they have returned to work after a maternity leave or have been treated so badly that they have felt forced out of their jobs. This means that 8 out of 9 women have not had this problem. Clearly, some of the minority who have been fired or made redundant will have lost their jobs unfairly because of their maternity but because it is a minority who lose their jobs, I do wonder, after my experience, whether some at least of those redundancies or dismissals actually have other reasons than the maternity leave issues. Despite this and in order to reduce the number of women affected by job loss due to maternity leave, the government is proposing extra rights for women returning to work after having a baby. Currently, before making an employee on maternity leave redundant, employers have an obligation to offer them a suitable alternative vacancy, where one is available with the employer. This gives the woman priority over other employees, who are also at risk of redundancy thereby challenging the "default setting" of automatically offering redundancy to the woman on maternity leave. The government is proposing that these rights should also cover the first six months after a woman returns to work. Whilst I can see what the government is hoping to achieve by such a measure, I do question how fair this is to other employees and whether such a route is going to create a sense of injustice amongst other staff should genuine redundancies have to be made. However, it seems that if one is brave enough to question the law around maternity leave as it stands. let alone any enhancement of it, one is seen as having antiquated views that need changing. Indeed, the government's consultation document states that a "change in atitude and culture is needed as well as legislation". I would suggest that a change in how the government approaches this would be more effective from a small business perspective. Some understanding of the very real difficulties maternity leave can cause for a small business would be welcome. In addition, more help in coping would be more effective than giving women ever more rights, which arguably and regardless of discrimnination issues, endanger young women's career prospects. It is not enough for the government to cover the majority of a woman's maternity pay. They should cover all of it. In addition, they should pay the cost of covering the role in some way and above all, they should pass legislation ensuring that the woman gives a fixed date for when she intends to return to the business allowing the business to plan how it is going to deal with her absence. Only then will they begin to change attitudes instead of creating headaches.