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£21,000 pro rata
This is a varied Part Time Finance Assistant role within a friendly team situated to the south of Cambridge. You will be expected to work five hours a day Tuesday to Friday and duties will include: • Processing purchase invoices and credit notes • Reconciling supplier statements • Dealing with queries • Processing payment runs bi- monthly and ad hoc • Processing credit card and manual expenses • Raising sales invoices This Part Time Finance Assistant role requires at least three years’ in a similar role, experience of multi currency transactions and knowledge of VAT rules in relation to processing invoices and expenses. In return the company offers 25 days’ holiday plus Bank Holidays. These would be pro rata’d. They also offer a pension, private health, a bonus scheme and free parking.
£14.00 to £16.00 per hour
My client needs a tenacious temp credit controller immediately to collect a backlog of debt for a period of 3 to 6 months. You must have excellent communication skills, not be frightened of using the phone and have the ability to find the correct person to speak to as much of the debt is within the public sector and so this can be difficult. You will be skilled also at clearing any issues which are preventing payment. In addition to chasing debt, you will process cash and reconcile accounts. This temp credit control role requires initiative and so you must be self motivated. If this temp credit control role sounds like you, please send your CV today as this is an urgent position.
£60,000 - £65,000
This is a real career opportunity to become a valued member of a £30 million pound business with an exciting strategy to grow to £40 million in the next few years through both organic growth and acquisition. The company is a global manufacturer and supplier of cutting edge products, which accelerate drug development by combining the best science with first-rate engineering. It addresses high growth markets in genomics, structural biology and drug discovery and enjoys an enviable reputation for innovation, reliability and quality. This varied and stimulating role reports into the Group Financial Controller and is based on the western outskirts of Cambridge. The Role The company is now looking for a strong Finance Manager to be responsible for all aspects of accounting for its UK business and its US based agency business. Responsibilities include: • Mentoring and managing a team of four finance staff including AP and AR functions • Business partnering with the core team including the MD to provide detailed insight to the business and to make improvements to the current management reporting pack. This will include margin analysis, comparison to forecast and budget • Preparation of annual budgets • Collaboration with the manufacturing team to prepare monthly forecasts • Preparation of the monthly management pack, reporting to the MD, core team and Group Financial Controller • Implementing reporting timetable improvements • Implementing financial control improvements across all areas • Management of bank accounts, cash flow forecasts and cash reporting • Ensuring completion of all month end processes including bank recs, revenue recognition, control account reconciliations, VAT, Intrastat US sales tax and other tax reporting • Management of US sales tax reporting Key tasks • To develop and instill strong financial control discipline and a tight monthly reporting schedule; • To improve monthly reporting pack to provide core team with insight to the business • To develop strong relationships with key stakeholders including budget holders, manufacturing teams and the ERP System Manager • To provide high quality, consistent, timely reporting to group team for reporting to banks and private equity managers Benefits This Finance Manager role comes with the following benefits: • 25 days’ holiday with the ability to buy or sell five days • Profit share • Family Private Medical Insurance • Life policy of 6x salary • Excellent pension scheme where the company contributes 12% and you contribute 3% • Free parking • Free swimming and discounts to gyms nationwide • Cycle to work scheme • Childcare vouchers We look forward to receiving your CV.
£26,000 pro rata
We have an exciting part time Credit Control / Sales Ledger role for a fantastic company based in Cambridge. Duties will include: Dealing with 150 accounts Inputting invoices Statement runs Inputting payments Reconciling accounts Knowledge of Excel You will ideally have at least 6 months previous experience in a similar role. This will be for 21.5 hours per week and the hours and days are flexible, so you can essentially pick your own hours! They are a friendly team and benefits include on site parking, 25 days holiday and auto enrolment pension scheme.
£60,000 - £65000
My client is looking to strengthen their finance team with a proven Contract Finance Manager. Initially, this will be a contract role but there is a possibility that ultimately, they will create a permanent role for the right person. Key aspects to the role will encompass: • Strong leadership skills to develop the finance team, ensuring that processes are followed in an efficient and timely manner • Implementing processes where none exist or existing ones are weak • Extensive use of complex Excel spreadsheets • Producing monthly management accounts for four profit centres • Cashflows • Statutory accounts • Liaising with HR to manage the payroll process • Managing the VAT, Intrastat and other international tax returns You must be able to commit for six to nine months, have extremely strong Excel and leadership skills. This is an urgent role and we look forward to receiving your CV.
£22,000 to £24,000
This family run company, based North of Cambridge, is keen to recruit an experienced Purchase Ledger Clerk to work in a friendly finance team. Responsibilities will include: Invoice posting Invoice authorisation Statement reconciliations Dealing with queries Dealing with VAT In return, the company can offer free parking, 20 days holiday rising by a day a year to a maximum of 25, private medical insurance, pension and salary sacrifice.
£70,000 - £75,000
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.
My client is a medium sized firm of solicitors and is now looking for a Head of Department (Wills and Probate) 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 There are real partnership prospects with this company. Benefits include 25 days holiday plus extra days at Christmas, free parking and statutory pension.
£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
£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.
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
How To Survive Working From Home
I was speaking to a client this week who told me she "hates" working from home. As someone who has been primarily working from home now for a few years, I was genuinely surprised as I love it. So I thought I thoguht it would be helpful to all of you who ahve been catapulted from an office exisistence to the isolation of home to write a few tips on how to cope. 1) Have a structure to your day. This is extremely important as otherwise you will go in one of two directions. You will either do nothing at all or you will spend hours in front of the computer without giving yourself a break. 2) Working from home can be very intense. You can almost by accident, find yourself not moving from your computer screen from early in the morning to late in the evening. Your Things to Do List should incorporate breaks which you can tick off as well as work 3) You should schedule "Catch Up With Colleagues" calls into your weekly diary. These can be about work or just social. Either way, they help you stay connected and stop the feelings of isolation. I usually have early morning calls with staff and then one later in the afternoon. It helps us to review work, keep on track and exchange ideas. 4) As I said before, working from home can be intense and when I started doing it, I often found I had fionished all my work early. If this happens, don't worry that you've missed something. It's just that without many interruptions, you get a lot more done in a lot less time. You can use that extra time to do something for yourself, whether that's learning a new skill or housework. I personally, love that aspect of homeworking. 5) Try and go for a walk outside at some point during the day - as i write this, we are still allowed one exercise a day. It gives you fresh air and makes you feel as if you are still connected to the real world ( as much as this is possible at the moment!) 6) If when things get back to normal, you are still working from home, take yourself off to a local cafe or restaurant once or twice a week for lunch and enjoy a restful hour or so away from your desk. 7) If you have children, find out from your boss when you have deadlines for work and find out if they are happy for you to work otside the 9 to 5. One of my employees has a two year old and she frequently (pre this situation) takes her child to child groups in the morning but then does work for me in the early evening when her child is in bed. It suits her and it suits me. Flexing your work an be a major plus point when you work from home. 8) Other plus points: You don't have to commute and you can stay in bed a bit longer as a result! So in short, you can be more productive at times that suit you in less time than normal. This leaves you loads of time to devote to family or hobbies. Just don't keep biscuits, cake, or chocolate in the house if you want to stay slim!!!! Have a good week and remember - the lockdown won't last for ever!! Jeanette
Will Coronavirus change working patterns for good?
Until now, unless you have been a senior manager, flexible working for many employees has merely consisted of flexing start or finish times. I have wondered in the past week, whether the advent of the coronovirus will start to change this. If whole swathes of the workforce are forced to self isolate in case they have Coronavirus but in reality just have a cold, will companies insist that they continue working but from home in order to keep the economy moving. Once companies realise that their workforce is no less productive working from home, will this then change the way companies decide to engage with their workforces in the future. There is no doubt that technology enables staff in many occupations to work from anywhere but businesses have to date in many cases insisted on sticking to traditional models of employment. Seismic events like bad recessions or in this case a worldwide virus, make businesses reconsider their business models and make changes to them. It will be certainly be interesting in the forthcoming weeks to see how much disruption there will be if people are made to stay at home at the sign of the slightest sniffle or whether much will continue as normal using technology to achieve that. Have a good week. Jeanette Robinson
The points related work scheme - how effective will it be?
Today, the government has announced the details of the points related system for people wishing to come and work in this country. Some of the main points are as follows: UK borders will be closed to non-skilled workers Migrants need to be able to speak English Anyone wanting to come to the UK must have a job offer of £25,600 or in special cases where there are shortages eg nursing, an offer of £20,480 The cap on skilled workers will be scrapped and some will be allowed in without a job There has natually been an outcry from business associations, which have got used to endless supplies of cheap labour from the EU and as a recruiter, reading the bare bones of these plans, I understand their concerns but there is another side to this, which I have seen. I think for too long the potential of our own young people has been overlooked in favour of cheap labour from outside. In addition, wages have been held down by the excess supply of labour, particularly at the lower end of the job market for too many years whilst the people at the top have continued to benefit. This is not to denigrate those who have come and worked in the UK. Most of the people I have had dealings with are incredibly hard workers and do a superb job and as a recruiter, I shall miss their contribution. However, it is time to develop the UK workforce and I believe that this points system will only work if we do that. We need to invest and train our young people like never before and make them realise that there are lots of opportunities for them to be a success. We also need to have ways to encourage those currently at the bottom of the pile to take up training opportunities and show them a pathway to greater things. At the same time, young people need help to develop resilience and a collective backbone to deal with what life throws them and a realisation that we all do a stint at the bottom of the ladder as part of a climb to the top instead of expecting to be fasttracked to the top. If we get these things right, we have a bright future. If we don't, we shall struggle to grow our businesses and be the economic success which we can surely be. Have a great week. Jeanette Robinson