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£18,000 + Study
Are you an outstanding graduate with a good degree and a clear desire to pursue a career in accountancy? If so, then my client is keen to meet with you? They can provide an excellent study package and support which will match your ambitions. You will be trained in all aspects of accountancy from preparing accounts to tax returns and audit. As the firm is expanding, career prospects are excellent. If this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for, don’t hesitate and send your CV to us today.
If you enjoy working in a fast paced environment which requires attention to detail, this could be the role for you. My client, based South of Cambridge is recruiting a Finance assistant to join their busy team. Responsibilities will encompass: Downloading, coding and inputting purchase ledger invoices for 4 companies Reconciliation of supplier accounts Dealing with queries Raising sales ledger invoices and credit notes Preparing payment runs weekly Allocating payments Use of Excel including V-Lookups and Pivot tables Ideally, you will be studying for your AAT or have passed it although experienced candidates without this qualification will also be considered. The benefits package is excellent including study support, the ability to buy and sell annual leave, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, a range of discounts on different products and a pension scheme.
£45,000 - £50,000
My client is a major international business with an outstanding reputation. They are now seeking an Assistant Tax Accountant to work closely with their Senior Tax Manager. Responsibilities will include: • Preparation of financial information for c. 4 UK Group companies corporate tax returns and liaising with external tax advisors • Reviewing overseas corporate tax returns • Liaising with overseas tax advisors for year end tax accounting and the management of overseas payments • Preparing direct tax rate forecasts and tax payment forecasts • Preparation of R+D claims • UK tax accounting for year end reporting and consolidation of UK position with overseas subsidiaries tax accounting provided by external providers • Review of applications to HMRC for customs special procedures • Preparation of transfer pricing documentation • Liaising with internal shipping department to create solutions to manage VAT and customs duties for international contracts • Supporting the Senior tax manager in preparing tax models for international contract bids The company offers 25 days’ holiday with the option to buy more, an excellent pension scheme, an employee profit share scheme, a subsidised canteen, gym facilities, discounts on life assurance and medical schemes and a 37 hour week. The company finishes early on Friday.
£40,000 - £50,000
My client is a major international business with an outstanding reputation. They are now seeking to strengthen their finance team by recruiting two Finance Business Partners. Key responsibilities will include: • Building good relationships and working with senior stakeholders in the business at Director level • Working with budget holders to create budgets and reforecasts, which are accurate and well understood • Understanding and articulating the operational opportunities, risks and sensitivities associated with the financial forecasts • Challenging and influencing senior stakeholders to ensure forecasts are accurate • Monthly reporting including variances against budget • Analysing data and communicating this effectively to non- finance stakeholders • Creating metrics and KPI’s to enable the business to monitor their performance • Ad hoc projects e.g. activity- based costing, investment or capital expenditure appraisals etc • Supporting balance sheet reviews and analysis To be successful in this Finance Business Partner role, you will ideally have the following experience: • ACCA, ACA, CIMA qualified/part qualified • Experience in a corporate accounting or finance role • Performing budgeting and forecasting processes • Excellent analytical skills • Managing complex priorities • Managing and influencing senior stakeholders • Driving change • Excellent Excel skills In exchange, the company offers 25 days’ holiday with the option to buy more, an excellent pension scheme, an employee profit share scheme, a subsidised canteen, gym facilities, discounts on life assurance and medical schemes and a 37 hour week. The company finishes early on Friday.
My client is a leading employer in the centre of Cambridge. They are recruiting for a strong Credit Controller to join a friendly team. The main duties for this Credit Controller role include: Chasing overdue debtors by letter, telephone and email Managing all aspects of outstanding invoicing by dealing with queries Liaising with internal departments regarding problem debtors Daily ledger reconciliations Maintenance of debtor reporting and updating system notes Providing ad hoc reports on demand The successful applicant for this Credit Controller role will have had previous credit control experience and be aware of litigation processes for debt collection. In addition, this Credit Controller role requires excellent verbal and written communication skills along with strong Excel abilities. In return, the company offers an excellent benefits package.
My client based in Huntingdon is recruiting for a Payroll Administrator, who has either a minimum of 2 years’ payroll experience, together with a relevant payroll qualification or an experienced Payroll Administrator with a minimum of 5 years’ payroll experience. Working within a team of 4, the Payroll Administrator must be fully conversant with processing payroll from start to finish. Duties will include, but are not limited to; Processing Starters, Leavers, Holiday pay, Pension deductions, SMP/SPP/SAP and SSP etc. Issuing P45’s, P60’s etc. Calculating Benefits in Kind, preparing P11ds and submitting to HMRC Preparing and submitting pension contributions Dealing with any payroll queries Carrying out RTI submissions Being fully up to date on all HMRC legislation Year End processes and procedures The successful applicant will be a team player, with strong communication skills and who is diligent and able to work in a methodical manner. They will possess good time management skills and have a keen eye for detail. In return, the company offers an excellent benefits package, which includes 25 days’ holiday (plus Bank Holidays), free parking, pension scheme and child care vouchers.
£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.
£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.
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.
£40,000 - £48,000
This highly respected accountancy practice has an opportunity for an ACA/ACCA qualified accountant to head up and develop its audit team. You will have responsibility for leading and managing all audit, accountancy, taxation and work-related requirements for the firm’s audit clients. Specifically, you will schedule and plan audits, prioritising and managing the team’s workload to meet deadlines, research technical and audit issues and communicate audit findings to senior management and clients. As well as being qualified with a minimum of three years’ experience of working in practice, you will be technically strong with a good knowledge of accounting and auditing standards and basic tax planning. You will also know and be able to use accounting packages such as IRIS, Xero, Sage and QuickBooks and be proficient with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel. In addition to a competitive basic salary, the company also offers a range of exceptional benefits.
£26,000 - £30,000
This highly respected accountancy firm are keen to recruit a motivated Semi-Senior Accountant to join their friendly team and work with a varied portfolio of clients. Your responsibilities in this Semi Senior role will include: Preparing and presenting complete accounts files to the accounts manager ready for review. These will encompass sole traders, partnerships and corporate entities. Preparing basic business tax and personal tax computations Training juniors and assisting with queries Preparing VAT returns Liaising directly with clients Review and implementation of client book-keeping systems In order to be successful for this Semi Senior Accountant role, you will have the following: ACA/ACCA part qualified Practice experience of 2-3 years Experience in accounting packages such as IRIS,Xero,Sage, Quickbooks etc You will also have intermediate excel skills coupled with good interpersonal skills and a strong emphasis on customer service. In return the practice offers an outstanding benefits package.
I have known and worked with Jeanette on recruitment in a number of businesses for over 25 years. She is very thorough and professional in her approach and the team that work with her are friendly and helpful. Jeanette has an extensive knowledge of the recruitment industry and also the recruitment market in Cambridge, which is invaluable in finding the best candidate for the position."A Professional Approach" Colin Faiers : Head of Accounting and Finance - Sidney Sussex College
I have had the pleasure of working with Cavill Robinson on a number of occasions over the past few years and would have no hesitation in recommending them. They provide a very professional service. I am particularly impressed with their methods that ensure that they only put forward carefully selected candidates that meet the selection criteria. Their hands-on approach ensures that they fully understand both the candidates they are putting forward as well as our company, which includes understanding the culture of our organisation and appreciate that this is an important factor."They understand the culture of our organisation" James Martin: Head of Finance -The Technology Partnership
Savills use Cavill Robinson as their preferred agent for recruiting accounts staff because they have a proven record in matching candidates to both the role and the culture of the organisation in which the candidate is being placed."A proven track record" Andrew Tucker : Head of Finance - Savills
Having found the recruitment process more time consuming over the last few years and having had some rather bad experiences with agencies, Cavill Robinson are a refreshing change. They do more than just send CV's, as care is taken from every perspective to make sure they know in detail our requirement and from an applicant's view, what kind of employer we are. Recruitment is a two way process so it is important the "best fit" for both us and potential employees is the focus rather than just sending lots of potentially unsuitable CV's for us to review. Applicants are interviewed and screened prior to being recommended for interview with us thereby making sure we have a considered selection of suitable candidates resulting in our recruitment process being streamlined and efficient. Their approach is always very professional and I am happy to recommend their service to other organisations considering using an agency either now or at some stage in the future."A refreshing change" Sherry Woolsten: Director - The Payroll Services Company
Having dealt with a few employment agencies, I found Cavill Robinson to be by far the best. Jeanette was professional whilst being very warm and friendly, she had a genuine interest in me as a person as well as a client and I didn’t feel our initial meeting was so much an interview as a chat with a friend. I actually found my new role via the first application I made with Jeanette, she has the know how to present you, both skillset and background wise, in the best and most honest way to the potential employer, so if you’re looking for a new role definitely give Cavill Robinson a call.A Genuine interest in me as a person - Karen Summerbee
I’d like to commend the team at Cavill Robinson for the professional way they have dealt with all aspects of my temporary placements over the last two years. The placements I’ve had over that period have consistently met my requirements; from timespans and income, to ensuring that my levels of experience could be used by Cavill’s clients, making me feel that I made a worthwhile contribution in helping with their immediate needs."Placements met my requirements" Robert Sabak
Vital information for Trainee Accountants!
I have been recruiting this week for three trainee accountant posts for a reputable firm in the local area. Both they and myself have been despairing of the calibre of CV's which we have been seeing from graduates trying to get into accountancy, which is what is prompting me to write this blog. The standard of spelling and grammar on the CV's, we have been receiving is to put it bluntly, poor. There are a two key issues where this is concerned and they are: 1) If you want to be an accountant, attention to detail is all. If you can't pay attention to detail on your CV, then there is not much hope for you being given a trainee role by any employer in accountancy. 2) If you are going to communicate in business, then you need to make sure you can write clear English and both spelling and grammar ensure that this is the case I would urge you then, before you send your CV anywhere to check it, check it again and then get someone else to check it. Do not rely on the spellcheck or your computer for grammar help. I look forward to receiving some better quality CV's in the future. Have a good week. Jeanette
May/June UK Report on Jobs
Cavill Robinson are one of 400 agencies nationwide contributing to the Report on Jobs. Produced by the REC and KPMG, which gives a monthly update of the state of the jobs market. James Stewart, Vice Chair of KPMG comments on this month's job market as follows: Brexit uncertainty continues to dampen the jobs market as companies kept their recruitment decisions on hold in May. Permanent staff appointments fell at a slightly faster pace than in April, while subdued confidence ensured that growth in temporary billings hit a six-year low. “Of increasing concern is that uncertainty is feeding through to weaker growth in job vacancies, while the supply of candidates fell sharply as people are becoming more risk averse with regards to switching roles. Relatively muted trends for permanent staff vacancies were seen across the board, with retail, construction and executive/professional hit particularly badly. “We expect the labour market to remain in stalemate over the summer as the contest for a new Prime Minister kicks off. Companies are unlikely to make any dramatic investment decisions until a new leader is in place and have more insight on the future direction of Brexit.” Neil Carberry, Chief Executive of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, said: “The jobs market is still creating opportunities for those looking for work. With vacancies rising and starting salaries going up sharply, it is worth people talking to recruiters about that next step in their career. “Overall, though, the survey again shows what uncertainty does to hiring plans.." Jeanette Robinson, Cavill Robinson's Managing Director adds: "We must remember that this is a nationwide survey covering all aspects of recruitment. Our fee income this year has leapt by 61% so we are not seeing any Brexit slowdown in finance or in the local area. There are however severe shortages of quality candidates to fill vacancies. Often this is caused quite simply by companies paying below the market rate and not moving swiftly enough when they do see a good candidate. When we have vacancies paying a good salary and clients who move quickly, we usually fill the roles even in these difficult market conditions."
How jobs change through time
I spent last weekend in Shropshire on the border of Wales, where my great great great grandfather and his father came from. My mother has researched our family history and I was struck by the changing pattern of employment in our family reflecting the history of this country. My great great great great grandfather was an agricultural labourer working at a farm in Shropshire. His son was a miner. Presumably that meant more money but a shorter life. He moved firstly to Walsall and then to Hyde in Cheshire presumably for work and better prospects but we don't know how he moved that great distance. Did he walk or as it was the early years of the railways, did he have the money to travel by train? Either way, he was prepared to travel far further than a lot of people today to find work. My grandfather was a welder. This was the height of manufacturing in England and during the war he welded pieces for Spitfires. My mother remembers him working such long shifts during the war that he would fall asleep taking his socks off! My mother as the daughter of working class parents benefited from Balfour's Education Act, which for the first time gave free grammar school education to those who couldn't afford it, as did my father. My mother became a teacher, which was seen as a step up the social ladder for someone from her background. It was also one of the few opportunities open for bright girls like her at the time. The others were nursing, being a librarian or a secretary. Her daughter, me, now runs her own business, has foreign holidays and owns her own property and car. It made me wonder what my great great great great grandfather would say if he could compare his lifestyle with mine. It also made me wonder where we shall all be in four generations time. How jobs will have changed by then and whether we shall have continued our climb or be going backwards? It is certainly quite incredible to me that in a mere four generations, our family has prospered the way it has.. Part of it has been down to politicians with vision, who did the right thing to help the working class escape from their social situation and part of it has been down to individuals seizing those opportunites. I sincerely hope that today's politicians at some stage can offer a strong vision for the future so that ordinary people can continue to progress. Have a good week. Jeanette