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£26,000 - £30,000
My client, a small bookkeeping company, is looking for an experienced, professional and reliable Payroller/Payroll Manager to prepare payrolls for local and nationwide businesses using Xero, Sage and Brightpay. Specific duties for this Payroller/Payroll Manager job will include: • All aspects of preparing weekly, bi-weekly and monthly payrolls for c.100 companies. Payrolls vary in size from just one director to 200 staff but the average size of payroll is 10 to 15 people. • Supervising one person • Managing payroll payments • Dealing with queries from HMRC • Dealing with queries from clients and their employees • Setting up and management of auto-enrolment pension schemes and monthly upload to the schemes The benefits for this Payroller/Payroll Manager role include flexible start/finish times, 20 days holiday in the first three years rising to 23 days after that and 25 days after five years. There is also an option of joining a healthcare scheme after six months.
£28,000 - £30,000
My client is a well known leader in its field and is now implementing a new Microsoft Dynamics AX system. As a result of this, they are recruiting an Interim to assist with the introduction of new sales ledger processes. The role will have two parts. The first part will be before the implementation goes live and will consist of the following: • Understanding current processes • Working with existing teams in Peterborough and Cambridge to harmonise current processes • Overseeing and assisting with sales ledger data cleansing • Supporting both sales ledger staff and administrators on the new system and ensuring they buy into it The second part of the role will come into effect after the system goes live and will consist of the following: • Providing reassurance and assistance to the teams as they become used to using the new system • Ensuring the smooth running of the sales ledger and dealing effectively with any issues the new system may initially cause • Analysing what reports the system can produce and developing those which may be useful to the business In order to be successful in your application, you will either be a bookkeeper or Finance Assistant or have strong sales ledger experience. You will also have managed at least one person and have very sound debit and credit skills coupled with a thorough understanding of transactional processes. You must have excellent communication skills and the ability to persuade people to change the way they currently work. Benefits include 25 days holiday, a discretionary bonus, a cycle loan, life insurance at four times salary and use of a gym.
£45,000 - £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.
£24,000 - £27,000 Pro Rata
My client is looking for a Part Time Payroller to work 15 – 20 hours a week. The role can be based in either Cambridge or Snettisham. Duties of this Part Time Payroll position include: •Preparing all aspects of c.110 payrolls weekly and monthly. Most of these are very small with only one or two employees but one has 30 employees •Preparing rear-end employee and employer returns •Dealing with all PAYE/NIC queries •Dealing with new payroll registrations •RTI •Using Sage Payroll and Moneysoft Payroll Manager Benefits include 25 days holiday, life assurance and a pension where the company matches contributions up to 3 per cent.
£20,000 - £25,000
This well-respected practice is looking for an enthusiastic AAT qualified or someone studying ACCA. Key aspects of the role will include accounts preparation for sole traders, Limited companies and partners. You will also be doing bookkeeping and preparation of VAT returns. Some experience of payroll would be useful, but not essential as the business will train. Experience of the following would be advantageous; IRIS, Sage, Xero, IRIS Payroll. Ideally, you will have 1 – 3 years’ experience of working within a practice and will be keen to take your career further. As well a competitive basic salary, the company also offer a range of benefits.
£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.
£30,000 - £40,000
Develop your career with this well-respected accountancy firm! My client is keen to hear from any motivated ACA/ACCA qualified accountants with experience of working within audit and who would like to join their team. You will report to the Audit Manager and lead on-site audits for SME’s. This will include managing the audit including budgeting for it and supervising and training junior team members along with reviewing their work. In addition, you will prepare accounts and tax computations for companies as well as assist with client cashflows and business plans. In addition to being qualified with experience in audit, 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. The compnay offer a competitive basic salary, the company also offers a range of exceptional benefits.
My client is a respected professional services company based in Cambridge. They are now looking for a junior accounts clerk with an interest in tax or someone, who is currently in a cashiering role with a bank or building society, who wants to develop their career or someone who has worked for HMRC. Duties will include the following: • Personal tax returns • Trust and Estate documentation – accounting and taxation • LPA administration In order to be successful in this Tax/Trust Junior Accounts role, you must have an interest in tax and trust matters and either want to study the ATT qualification or be currently studying for it. The company offers excellent benefits including 22 days holiday a year; life assurance; an income protection scheme;private health care after two years’ employment; cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers.
Due to growth, my client, an established charity, is now recruiting an Interim COO to strengthen their organisation. Key responsibilities for this Interim COO are as follows: Overseeing an established team of line managers covering HR, Finance, Communications, Fundraising and Operations Nurturing and supporting the skill base of the existing team, Developing the team’s existing skills further Input to the strategic aims of the charity through assisting the CEO Overseeing the production of reports and any other management information and ensuring it is submitted in a timely fashion In order to be considered for this Interim Charity COO role, you need all or some of the following skills base: Excellent people management and development skills The ability to listen carefully and bring out the best in people Proven leadership ability at a senior level Ideally some form of charity experience The ability to learn quickly A working understanding of financial reports An understanding of HR issues This Interim Charity COO role will suit someone who has been in a senior role and now wants to give something back to the community or who feels passionate about working in the charity sector. Benefits include a pension where the employer contributes 5% if you contribute 3%, 25 days’ holiday and flexible working.
£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 £37,00 for a newly qualified accountant or £40,000 for someone post qualified.
This small subsidiary of an international company is seeking a temporary Assistant Accountant or Finance Assistant to assist a very busy Financial Controller. A key focus of the role will be extensive analysis of sales, orders and products using Pivot tables and V-Lookups in Excel. This will be coupled with the need for good double entry knowledge to prepare accruals, prepayments and journals in order to produce the trial balance. In addition, you will prepare the weekly cashflow, VAT and intrastat returns as well as perform intercompany reconciliations and assist with accounting related to imports and exports. Ideally, you will be someone who takes pride in investigating errors and has an eye for detail. You will be commercial, confidential and comfortable working in a quiet environment. You will have both good technical and Excel skills. The assignment is for at least three months and could go permanent.
£35,000 - £45,000
My client is a one partner practice, who is keen to recruit an accountant with practice experience to their team. You will be responsible for your own portfolio of clients and deal with all aspects of their accounting requirements. This will encompass accounts from incomplete records, tax returns, giving advice and some audit. Benefits include flexitime, four weeks holiday in the first year of employment rising to five weeks in the second year. The company also closes at Christmas for a week and this time is also given as holiday. Study will also be provided if needed and the company has parking.
£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.
£35,000 - £45,000
Realise your potential with this very successful practice! They are looking to strengthen their growing tax team with a Corporate Tax senior. This Corporate Tax Senior role will give you responsibility to manage and carry out the production of corporate tax returns and computatuions for various stakeholders and clients. This will include the following: Liaising with HMRC Informing clients of their tax liaibilities and agreeing these to HMRC statement of account. Identifying tax planning opportunities Assisting on consultancy Carrying out research projects Coaching junior members of staff This Corporate Tax Senior role requires you to be preferably ATT qualified with a minimum of 2 years@ practical knowledge of corporate tax matters coupled with experience of supervising and coaching junior staff members. Benefits include 25 days’ holiday plus Bank Holidays and the opportunity to buy or sell up to 5 days, free parking on site, employee recognition awards and bonuses, a genuine work life balance and a supportive management structure to help you achieve your potential.
50,000 - 75,000
This professional services company has experienced substantial growth in its Financial Services Department by taking a holistic approach to their work. They are now looking for talented individuals to help them continue their expansion. These Financial Adviser roles need the following: • Good all round knowledge to deal with a mixed portfolio of clients both corporate and personal of varying values • Someone who whilst being a team player retains their individuality • Someone with empathy for their clients • Either Chartered or Level 4 qualified In return, the company offers 25 days holiday of which 2 have to be taken at Christmas, a company pension scheme, a day off on your birthday, death in service and PHI as well as discounts on a range of benefits and social events.
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
Cambridge Unemployment Rate - Much lower than the national rate
It is being reported today that te national unemployment rate has hit 4%, which is lower than at any time since 1975. Locally according to the Office for National Statistics, Cambridge has an unemployment rate of 0.8%. This means that companies are going to have to be ever more thoughtful about how they recruit. The not so far off days of hundreds of candidates knocking on the door when a vacancy was advertised are gone. Good candidates often have more than one interview and can pick and choose the job they most want. If you are planning on recruiting, it is essential that you pay at least market rate to attract candidates. You need to think as well about the things that the modern candidate will find attractive, whether that is a good pension or flexible working. What makes you special to a job hunter and why shuld they work for you? These will become ever more important if you are going to find the people you really want to grow your business. Call me on 01223 300639 if you are about to recruit and need to discuss how to make your role more attractive to prospective candidates.
The "Don'ts of Approaching Interviews
Sometimes people blow their chances of getting their dream job in ways which could be avoided. The following are experiences, which I ,and clients, have had and which have lost candidates the job which they were hoping for: Not answering the question. I had an extreme example of this back in the 1980's. I asked a gentleman in his 50's a specific question relating to his last role. His answer began with, "Let me take you back to 1968"! I groaned inwardly and thought "Please don't". No matter how hard I tried, he would not answer the questions I asked. Don't waffle. You may answer the question but if you go on and on and on and on, you may notice the interviewer's eyes beginning to glaze over. This is not a good sign! You need to give your answer to the question with maybe an example of what you are talking about and then stop! Don't be too succinct. For example, I have interviewed people in the past, who have put "bookkeeping" on their CV. When I have asked them to explain exactly what they did, I have received the answer "Well, you know, bookkeeping"! Unfortunately, I didn't know as bookkeeping to some people can just mean doing ledgers and to others it can include producing the P+L and Balance Sheet. Interviewers don't have crystal balls to guess what you have done, though I often think they would be helpful. You do need to explain. Don't wear strong perfume or aftershave or smoke a cigarette before the interview. Coming up soon - how to practice for an interview.
2018 - A great time to increase your salary
Cavill Robinson is one of the many agencies which contributes to the data for The Report on Jobs. This is produced by the Recruitment and employment Confederation and also PWC and is recognised by government as a key indicator on the jobs market. Reporting on July's data, its key findings this month are that staff vacancies are expanding at their quickest pace since Novemebr last year and that canddiate shortages are at a historical high. This is resulting in a marked increase in starting salaries for people changing jobs. We at Cavill Robinson have been seeing this now for some time. ISo if you are thinking of changing jobs, this is a good year to do so. Why hesitate? Be bold and make the move!