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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.
£47,000 - £55,000
My client is a large and successful FMCG business, which is now looking to recruit a Financial Accountant to assist and report into their Head of Finance. Key aspects to the role include: Managing 2 Assistant Accountants Reviewing a number of company P+L’s and consolidating Balance sheet reconciliations and consolidation Cashflow forecasting Forex management Preparing statutory financial accounts Liaising with auditors Deputise for the Head of Finance as and when required Ideally, you will be a qualified accountant who is used to working in a fast-paced environment. You will be a self-starter, who is not afraid to ask questions and challenge where needed. The company offers an excellent benefits package which includes 31 days’ holiday including Bank Holidays, private health, discounts on the company’s products, company pension after 6 months, a social centre including gym and tennis court and free parking.
£18,000 - £22,000 + Study
My client is a growing owner managed practice, which now has a fantastic opportunity for a Part Qualified AAT to join their friendly team. Key responsibilities will include: • Producing accounts for a variety of clients including limited companies, sole traders and partnerships • Producing personal and corporate tax returns • VAT Returns • Producing payrolls for clients Ideally, you will have had some experience in a practice already although this is not totally essential. You must be part way through your AAT with a focus on completing it and a strong desire to pursue a career in accounts. In return, you will be offered a superb benefits package which includes: • Study support • 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
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.
My client is a well-established UK based manufacturer supplying an international marketplace with its product. They are now recruiting for a Finance Director. This role will report to the European Finance Director and will support and challenge the leadership team through the provision of business insight and KPI’s and well as maximising business opportunities whilst minimising business risk. Key aspects of the role will encompass: • Managing and mentoring two finance staff and reviewing their work • Building on current KPI’s in order to track the company’s financial performance • Communicating financial information to non-financial people • Preparing monthly and annual financial packs • Supporting sales staff on tenders and costings • Analysis of customer and product profitability and working with sales staff to improve profitability • Researching and analysing market trends • Budgeting • Overseeing HR The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with strong communication skills and good commercial awareness gained ideally from a manufacturing background. The role would suit either an existing FD, or a Finance Manager or Financial Controller looking for their first role as a Finance Director. In return, the company offers 25 days’ holiday, private healthcare cover and a company pension.
With offices located in Cambridge and London our client provides specialist services to a variety of impressive customers and are looking to grow the business aggressively over the next three years. This is a fantastic opportunity for a commercially strong Finance Director that has recent success of providing expertise in respect of significant financial growth via mergers & acquisition. With exceptional cash management skills, the postholder will advise the shareholders in relation to all aspects of the businesses performance whilst assisting with the overall strategic development to ensure the business objectives are being met. Key duties will include; · Producing a rolling 6-month cashflow with commentary for a fast-growing business · Producing monthly management accounts with board pack commentary · Business performance analysis · Implementing & managing strong credit control processes · Implementing and managing strong supplier payment processes · Manage and restructure the existing finance team · Cost saving projects · Attend monthly board meeting · Manage relationship with outside suppliers · Raising finance for acquisitions · Liaise with HMRC · Take ownership of annual budget / forecast · Managing new and existing contracts · Contract costing including analysis of variances · Oversee merger of 2 businesses · Managing KPI’s Ideally, the successful candidate will be a qualified accountant who has recent experience of growing a business to c £25m + and who has exceptional cash management abilities to support the rapid growth of the company. A very competitive benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate
£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.
£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
Summer Reading Choices
As we are now at the beginning of the summer holiday season, I would like to write about a couple of books I have been reading and would recommend. Neither are particularly heavy but they are both fascinating. The first is Black Diamonds by Catherine Bailey. This is a history of the rise and fall of the Fitzwilliams, who lived at Wentworth House in Yorkshire. They made their money from coal mining and as well as being the riveting story of the family, there is a lot in this book about coal mining and the poor way in which workers were treated by coal mine owners. The other book, which I am still reading is Hired by James Bloodworth. James Bloodworth is an investigative reoprter, who went undercover working at Amazon, Uber and a call centre to find out the reality of low wage Britain. His findings are quite shocking about the way people are treated in these jobs. It is certainly making me think about whether our ever increasing demand for cheap supllies is having an effect on those lowest paid in our society, which is unacceptable and whether we are all complicit in causing modern day poverty in the same way coal mine owners were the cause of poverty in the last century. Have a good summer and happy reading.
Unemployment - lowest in 45 years
News out today backs up what we in the recruitment market are seeing. Unemployment is at its lowest in 45 years and employment has risen to 32.75 million, up 28,000 in the three months to the end of May. This brings the unemployment rate nationwide to just 3.8%. Wages are also growing at a rate of 3.6% a year. When you consider that the average weekly wage is now £468 and that is still £5 lower than the pre recession peak in 2008 of £473, there is certainly more growth in wages to come. Both of these factors, a low unemployment rate and a growth in wages are meaning that we are increasingly seeing companies struggling to find good candidates for their roles and this will not change anytime soon. . If companies can not raise their wage level then they need to be creative about their recruiting and look at flexible working or job shares. They need to look at older workers wanting to continue to work beyond retirement age and above all they need to be as non prescriptive with their job descriptions as they can be in order not to narrow the field of options open to them. Have a good week. Jeanette
June/July UK Report on Jobs
Cavill Robinson is one of 400 agencies nationwide contributing to the UK Report on Jobs. Produced by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG, it gives a monthly update of the state of the jobs market. James Stewart, Vice Chair of KPMG comments on this month's job market as follows: "Brexit stagnation continues to seize up the jobs market as the slowdown in recruitment activity continues. Permanent staff appointments fell again in June, the fourth month in a row, while subdued confidence ensured that growth in temporary billings remained historically weak. “As we approach the summer holidays, the worry is that vacancy growth – which held close to a multiyear low in June – is unlikely to bounce back as firms take a relatively cautious approach to hiring. Uncertainty is also likely to further dampen staff availability, as candidates are reluctant to change roles at this time. On a sector basis, IT & Computing continued to need more workers while construction and retail saw reduced demand. “Looking ahead, conditions across the labour market are likely to remain restrained against a backdrop of political and economic uncertainty before companies can start to make more informed decisions on their long-term hiring.” Jeanette Robinson, Cavill Robinson's Managing Director comments: "Whilst there is a slight slowdown in the Cambridgeshire marketplace, there is still a high demand for staff and a severe shortage of quality candidates. This is being caused partly by political uncertainty causing people to be cautious about changing jobs and partly by the robustness of the local economy and high employment rate. It is hard to forecast too far ahead whilst the Brexit drama continues."