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£26,000 - £30,000
My client has recently doubled their turnover and as a result is looking for a good Credit Controller. Responsibilities will include: • Credit control by phone, letter and email • Raising invoices c. 300-500 a month on 2000 accounts • Setting up procedures • Assisting with onboarding new clients • Dealing with queries The successful Credit Controller for this role will be tenacious, firm but polite and not take no for an answer. They will also be able to use Excel to intermediate level and have initiative. Exposure to CIS would be desirable but is not essential. The company has an excellent benefits package which includes 25 days’ holiday, free parking, flexi-time, study support, discretionary bonuses and a pension scheme.
Join this fast-growing business at an exciting stage in its development. These Purchase Ledger positions are brand new. Responsibilities will include: • Processing 2000 invoices • Dealing with supplier queries • Statement reconciliations • Dealing with contractors • Ensuring invoices are approved The successful Purchase Ledger applicants for this role will be able to demonstrate that they are comfortable dealing with volume and have good communication skills. In return, the company offers an excellent benefits package which includes 25 days’ holiday, free parking, flexi-time, study support, discretionary bonuses and a pension scheme.
£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.
£20,000 - £22,000
If you like administration and a varied role, this Administrator role could be just what you’ve been looking for. Working for a small company, this is an all round role and could suit either someone looking for a start in their career or an experienced Administrator. Aspects of the role will include: Giving administrative support to members of a small team Taking sales orders Producing invoices Sending out correspondence to customers Assisting with shipping Inputting items of stock and notes regarding products Ordering stationery Answering the phone Ideally you will be well spoken and polite, intelligent and organised with the ability to use both Word and Excel. Benefits include 20 days’ holiday, medical insurance, a discretionary annual bonus, a friendly working environment, wine at cost price and parking.
£23,000 - £24,000
This is an exciting time to join this leading Cambridge employer. They are looking for a Finance Assistant to work within their Banking Receipts Team. You will deal with volume processing and so must be accurate with your inputting. You will also resolve queries when receipts are received. This will involve searching multiple systems and liaising with internal departments and sometimes clients. You will also send remittances and post BACS payments. The successful candidate will have good Excel skills, be intelligent, organised, a good communicator and preferably have some exposure to accounts. They will also have attention to detail. In return the company offers excellent benefits.
This fast-growing company based in Cambridge is recruiting for an Accounts Administrator to join their friendly team. Primary responsibilities include: • Dealing with c. 250 invoices a month • Dealing with queries • Supplier statement reconciliations • Producing reports • Preparing payment runs • Assisting with expenses Secondary responsibilities will include some sales ledger including: • Maintaining contact with customers to ensure payment To be successful in this Accounts Administrator role you will have good attention to detail coupled with Accounts Payable experience and the ability to build good relationships with suppliers. The company offers an excellent benefit package.
£30,000 Pro Rata
My client is looking for a part time payroll administrator for up to 25 hours per week, ideally fixed term for 6 months but with a possibility of the role going permanent. You will need to be available to start this Part Time Payroll position immediately. Duties will include: • UK payroll for 120+ employees • US payroll for 15 employees and EU payroll for 4 employees • P11Ds • Auto-enrol administration • Benefits administration to include: buying/selling holiday, cyclescheme, Childcare vouchers and Private Medical insurance • Timesheet administration – adding codes and calculating overtime Payroll is currently processed within the HR team and they are looking for someone who has proven payroll experience and can work autonomously.
£26,240 + benefits
This world renowned institution is looking for a Full Time Assistant Accountant/Management Accountant for one of its divisions. The responsibilities for this 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 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.
£30,000 - £37,000
An interesting opportunity has arisen within in this owner managed practice for a qualified/part qualified accountant from a practice background to work closely with the owner on a very varied portfolio of clients. Work would include audit, accounts preparation and dealing with tax matters. The business can offer 25 days’ holiday, discretionary bonuses, flexitime, free parking and a pension where the employer contributes 4% and the employee matches that. There are very strong Partnership prospects within the next four years and so this is a superb career move for a qualified/part qualified accountant with a practice background to progress.
£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.
£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.
£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.
£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
Managing Mental Health in The workplace
We recently held an event for our clients called Managing Mental Health in The Workplace. Stuart Jessop a Trustee from MIND came to talk on this subject, drawing from his own experience of having suffered from depression from a young age. There were some very useful pointers from him on how to deal with mental health in the workplace. He said that often we are tempted to sit down with someone and tell them what they "should" be doing to help their mental health but that in reality, this adds to the pressure they are feeling and has a negative effect. What can be doen, is to give the person concerned a list of options they can investigate for themselves. I found his comments on suicide also interesting. 80% of suicides in the UK are male. Men often feel they have noone to turn to when they encounter mental health problems. He said that it has been shown that the role of hairdressers is one of the reasons why women don't commit suicide as often! Hairdressers often listen to women's problems as they cut their hair ( I would add beauticians perform a similar role!). Barbers, on the other hand, don't as a rule listen to men pouring out their problems. He told us that there had been a trial study in Glasgow where barbers had been trained to listen to men the way women's hairdressers listen to women and there were some very positive results! Clearly, we have a long way to go in learning to recognise and manage mental health issues but it seems to me that a positive start has been made. Have a good week. Jeanette Robinson
Robot Interviewers - The future of recruitment
Today, the BBC had an online article about a robot, which can interview people. Without doubt at some stage in the future, this will be a reality but I wonder how people will react to being interviewed by a machine. Changing jobs is one of the most important and stressful decisions you can make. Are candidates going to be happy interacting with a non-human? Will they feel confident that they are being listened to and what's more that their information will be interpreted in the way that they want it to be? I found after listening to the artcle, which showed an example of the machine asking questions, that I had a lot of questions in my head as to how it would work in practice. The argument for such machines is that they don't have the same predjudices or unconscious bias, which humans have, however I thought AI learnt from the input it gets, so it may form those biases over time. At the same time, finding someone for a job, isn't just about a skillset. It is about a team fit as well and whether members of the team will get on with each other. Is a machine going to be able to do that? I assume that the machine has a way of storing candidate's answers but where do those answers go or does the machine make the hiring decision too and what happens if it gets the hiring decision wrong? We are, after all, dealing with human beings and after 32 years in recruitment, they still never cease to surprise me. Or maybe, we'll just end up with robots interviewing other robots. The future of recruitment looks interesting!!
Job hopping - is it a good idea?
In recent years, I have seen a substantial increase in the number of job hoppers. I class a job hopper as someone who stays at companies for less than two years before moving on. On many CV's now, people are staying for less than a year before moving on. They tend to be people under thirty and whilst I understand the need to move on for career progression, there are a number of reasons for thinking twice before leaping into another role after six months or so. These are: 1) If you are in a company for under a year, the company has not had enough time to really assess you or give you further opportunities. These rarely come along immediately as the company needs to see how you perform before giving you more responsibility. 2) Companies will steer clear of interviewing people whose track record is bitty as they expect you will leave them too after a short while. They don't see any reason why they should invest management time and effort in someone, who won't stay around long enough for them to reap a reward on their investment. 3) Jumping from job to job shows someone,in theory, who can't make good decisions about their life choices, which then makes companies worry about the kind of person you are. Do you have resilience? Do you have staying power when the going gets rough or tough decisions have to be made? How much backbone do you have? 4) Jumping around also makes a company think that maybe you are having to move because you aren't very good at your job. In this day and age of the internet, people are used to having their expectations met immediately and in most aspects of our lives now, we don't have to be patient and wait for results. Unfortunately, sometimes we still do and I think that developing a career is one of those areas. Companies aren't just going to give you the job of CEO because you think you want it. You have to prove to them that you can do it first and sometimes it's a gradual process that takes a few years. If you do have to move jobs frequently through no fault of your own - eg redundancy - always put the reason for leaving on your CV so that the recruiter can see the narrative and understand the reasons. Happy job hunting and have a great week! Jeanette Robinson