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£20,000 - £25,000
This small, growing company has received awards for being an excellent employer. They are now searching for a bright, positive minded and solution focussed individual to assist their Head of Finance. Duties will include but will not be limited to: Producing up to 200 sales invoices Producing credit notes Allocating receipts Sending out statements to customers Credit control by email and phone Reconciliation Posting c. 60 purchase ledger invoices Paying authorised invoices This is a role which would suit someone who is good at detail and processing with previous experience of finance or an individual, who wants to start a career in accounts but already has good Excel knowledge. You must also be prepared to work as part of a team and help with non-finance related tasks. The company offers excellent benefits including 25 days’ holiday, bonuses based on performance and profit, free parking and flexi-time.
£27,000 - £30,000
Do you like being busy and having a variety of work? Then this opportunity with a respected long-standing professional services company could be one you have been waiting for. You would have responsibility for the following: Sales ledger invoicing All aspects of purchase ledger including accruals and prepayments Credit control Keeping the daybook up to date on Excel Reconciling bank statements on a daily basis Staff expenses VAT Returns Accounts to trial balance The company uses Excel, Sage and Iris and so experience of any or all of these would be an advantage in your application. Ideally, you will also be AAT qualified with strong debit and credit knowledge , have a hands-on approach and be prepared to help out in other areas of the business. In return the company can offer 22 days’ holiday plus and additional day at Christmas, a salary sacrifice scheme and a statutory pension. Hours are 9am to 5.30 with a half day every other Friday. This is an urgent role so do not delay in applying if you think it may be of interest!
£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. You must be able to demonstrate resilience and enjoy working in a busy environment. 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.
£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
November Report on Jobs
Cavill Robinson Financial Recruitment contributes to the Report on Jobs each month, which is produced by KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. This month's key findings are: There has been a solid drop in permanent staff appointments and only a slight rise in temporary billings. Vacancy growth eases to a 93 month low Pay continues to rise as candidate availability falls again. Commenting on this month's survey results, James Stewart Vice Chairman at KPMG said: "Businesses are still waiting to hear that starting gun, and until there is some certainty around Brexit and now the election, employers continue to stall on creating vacancies and making permanent hires. “It’s not just businesses that are being cautious, however, and over October we’ve seen jobseekers become increasingly nervous about making a career change. The lucky few that do find jobs are continuing to demand higher pay as reflected in the rise in starting salaries and temp pay. “The IT and computing sector threw caution to the wind last month as the best performer in vacancy growth. Meanwhile, the medical sector is not far behind, and we also saw a sharp increase in the demand for temp staff in this sector.” Neil Carberry, Chief Executive of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, said: “These figures underline why this needs to be a jobs election. The labour market is strong, but permanent placements have now dropped for eight months in a row, and vacancies growth has fallen to its lowest level since January 2012. One bright spark is the temporary labour market, which continues to provide flexible work to people and businesses that need it during troubled times. “Ending political uncertainty and getting companies hiring again is vital – but we must also look to the long term future of work. Jobs must be front and centre during this election campaign, and we will be launching our REC manifesto for work next week. We will be urging all political parties to run on policies which support and enhance the UK’s flexible labour market – allowing businesses to create jobs, employees to build careers and the economy to grow. Jeanette Robinson, Managing Director at Cavill Robinson Financial Recruitment said: "We are now seeing a market, which is increasingly being affected by people's unwillingness to move due to political uncertainty. This coupled with the extremely low unemployment rate within the Cambridgeshire market and surrounding areas is driving fast wage growth. This needs to be factored into any company's budget preparations for next year as the success of the local market in creating jobs will ensure this continues."
Will private recruitment agencies survive under a Labour Government?
Over the next few weeks with an election coming up, I thought I'd look at how recruitment agencies and employment might change under the different parties. Many young recruiters will be too young to remember the negativity with which Labour viewed our industry. When I first started in recruitment, way back in 1986, Labour wanted to make it illegal to run a private recruitment agency. This wasn't wishful thinking. It was a high priority for them as the unions have always viewed the activities of the private recruitment sector with suspicion and dislike believing that the industry exploits people rather than helps them. Even in the early days of New Labour, the recruitment industry was viewed very negatively. When New Labour revamped the Employment Agencies Act in the 90's, they wanted to make it illegal to charge a fee for a temp to perm. This would again have meant the death of the industry as everyone would have taken a temp on for a couple of days and then made them permanent at no cost. It took a change of Employment Minister to the hugely pragmatic Alan Johnson and huge amounts of lobbying from the industry to put paid to that idea. Whilst Corbyn and McDonnell are not talking about anything which would threaten our industry currently, this does not mean to say that they or the unions will not be thinking about it. It would be the norm, in my opinion, for a very left wing government to go down this kind of route. Have a good week. Jeanette
The problem of candidates ghosting recruiters
Recruiters are often accused of not getting back to candidates but we have the same problem the other way round currently. We are experiencing a large number of people submitting their CV's for roles but when we try to contact them by phone, email and text to ask them to meet with ourselves, we receive no reply. Whilst there is always an element of this in our job, it is happening to a much greater extent at the moment. The result is that we are wasting a lot of valuable time trying to speak to people, who are not serious about their job hunt. That time could, instead, be spent helping people who are desperately wanting to change job. I can only assume people send their CV and then are getting cold feet about changing jobs in the current uncertain climate when a potential interview means that their job hunting is turning into something real rather than just a wishful thought. We are always delighted to receive your CV and herlp you with your job hunting but please, please, please make sure you have every intention of responding to us when we call if you do submit it. Thank you and have a great week. Jeanette Robinson