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Why ICDS?

ICDS Finance are a specialist division of ICDS Group, focusing on recruiting for Accountancy professionals within the UK in both temporary and permanent vacancies in retained and contingency basis. With an average of nearly 10 years’ experience per consultant, ICDS Finance are able to offer an extensive personal network to pool from, along with a first class ability to understand your needs and manage a full recruitment process. 

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Document Controller - London

Permanent
Central London / West End, London, UK
Competitive salary

Our client are a leading Mechanical and Electrical contractor with operations throughout UK and Ireland. They are currently recruiting a Document Controller for a waste to energy plant which is £54m cap-ex project will burn refuse derived fuel which is subject to a strict environmental permit. The steam turbine will produce up to 10MW to the grid. Working with a dynamic team the successful candidate will be initially based in either the Dublin or London office and will move to site fulltime after pre-construction. Responsibilities: • Company Documents o Managing and updating project doc control procedures document o Managing Doc Register o Reviewing all Documents for Quality prior to issue • Newforma Responsibilities o Managing and updating Newforma procedures document o Managing Newforma Doc Control in line with Newforma procedures document o Spot checking/policing to ensure the team is using Newforma correctly • Managing project team contact lists • Managing Project QP (Quality Procedures) Schedule • Managing Project Document Templates Candidate Profile: • At least 3-5 years’ experience working in Document Control with contractors in the UK or Ireland. Location: • Dublin or London (until May 2018) • Birmingham (May 2018 – December 2019) • Flexibility to travel between site and office as/when necessary To register your interest please apply online or contact Andreea @ ICDS

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Accountant

Permanent
Nationwide, UK
£40,000 - £50,000 per annum

A fast growing, circa £5 Million T/O professional services firm based near Watford are looking to bring back in house their finance function from the external practice. The Accountant will ideally be looking to work around 3 days a week with some flexibility offered on both sides. The organisation has a dynamic and fun atmosphere and has seen consistent and steady growth over the years – now requiring someone to be permanently on site to help provide higher management and MI reporting for the business to the Managing Director and senior management team. The role will manage a junior member of staff who will be responsible for junior accounting and payroll of a large (circa 300) temp base. Reporting directly to the Managing Director the post will offer a wide scope, but will focus predominantly on the below: Payroll authorisation/review Monthly management accounts Preparation of Statutory Accounts MI and analytical reporting on company performance/acquisitions etc Management of the finance team – including staff supervision/management Developing new accounting process/controls and system implementation You will have previous SME experience, ideally exposure of reporting directly to Board level. You will ideally be qualified with a strong analytical mind-set and have exceptional skills at reporting both statutory and MI. You will be a team player and have great communication skills being able to work in a highly adaptive and fast pace d environment.

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Accounts Assistant/Payroll

Permanent
Nationwide, UK
£20,000 - £25,000 per annum

Are you studying or looking to study AAT? Do you have payroll and general accounting experience? Then this role could be ideal for you. Working within the professional services industry – the organisation works to strong margins and is therefore much more able to deal with difficult market conditions and provides a long term opportunity to work with a successful, stable organisation to gain invaluable experience in finance. Based near Watford, the company has seen strong growth over the last few years and is now in a position to begin recruiting a finance team. This role will report into the Head of Finance who will in turn help to guide and mentor you and give guidance on work. The role will be responsible for: Payroll of around 300 temporary/permeant staff – dealing with all starters and leavers Invoice processing – adding all new suppliers and customers to the accounting system and ensuring payment/invoices are paid/raised Reconciliations of bank accounts to ensure all balanced for month end Support the Finance Manager in month end duties MI reporting for both the head of finance and management team General office/administrative duties VAT returns/Accruals/Prepayments/Fixed Asset Register etc. You will have previous payroll experience, be looking or studying your AAT and have great communication skills You will be energetic, have good IT skills, particularly excel and be keen on leading and developing a career in accountancy.

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Payroll and Benefits Manager

Permanent
Nationwide, UK
£38,000 - £42,000 per annum

Do you enjoy working in a vibrant atmosphere with a well-recognised and successful business? Then this organisation is ideal. The Payroll Manager will be in charge of the entire internal payroll function of the organisation, with responsibility of developing and mentoring your junior payroll staff and being able to liaise effectively with all areas of the business. This is a critical and senior role within the business and will be crucial you are interested in looking at ways of developing new processes, implementing new systems and being able to provide all necessary reporting to both internal and external stakeholders. The organisation has seen consistent and strong growth over the last few years and continues to do so and works with most of the largest organisations within the south providing support to these. The role has great scope and will include, but not exhaustively, the following: All month and year end reporting of payroll All company benefits Support in looking at new benefits and recognition for the business Responsible for ensuring all starters and leavers are correctly dealt with form a payroll prospective Providing advice and guidance, alongside your juniors, to any queries of the 1000+ staff Develop systems and process to ensure the smoothest running of operations Dealing with all statutory compliance – from P11d’s to SMP/SPP etc. You will have great communication skills, ideally have worked within an environment as the number one pay roller or head of a group of payroll function – ideally with a payroll qualification. You will have experience of managing/supervising staff and have great technical skills including competent IT skills. This is a warm and friendly working environment and as such, you will have a similar persona but additionally, a real drive to make this role your own.

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Financial Modeller

Permanent
Nationwide, UK
£28,000 - £35,000 per annum

As part of a close-knit team, you will be working with colleagues around this highly regarded, £30 Billion+ property organisation, as well as other members of the Business Modelling Team providing modelling, analytical and strategic support on a range of operational projects. This particular role includes support to a new Asset area that the organisation is currently pursuing. You will be responsible for the following areas: Assisting in the development of a new venture, including modelling potential deals, preparing board approval papers, reviewing legal agreements and supporting operations Working with Asset Managers to identify the best options for properties within our estate. Support them in their development of business cases, ensuring all contractual positions are considered and that all risks have been quantified. Assisting in the development and maintenance of our property database and underlying Excel models through collaboration with Asset managers, IT Managers and the Commercial Team. Designing and building sophisticated Excel models to analyse our existing property portfolios and to support contractual negotiations with our clients. Reviewing / assessing / modelling complex contractual provisions and their impact on the risk and return of the company. Supporting the development and maintenance of our forecasting system through collaboration with IT managers and Reporting Managers. Assisting in the preparation of budget and forecast information to be presented to senior management and the board. Modelling and analysing refinancing opportunities within our estate. Modelling and evaluating new portfolio acquisitions. You will have the following background/skills: Minimum of 2:1 degree in a numerate discipline In depth financial or operational Modelling experience Excellent knowledge of Excel Good standard knowledge of other Microsoft packages Knowledge of corporate or project finance modelling tools Good attention to detail Good interpersonal skills Organised and adaptable working style Conscientious, use initiative within department and have ambition to develop and progress This is a great role for someone looking to develop a career within a fast growing, commercial minded environment and offers full study support, on-site training and professional external training courses.

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Senior Manager - Financial Control and Reporting

Permanent
Nationwide, UK
£76,000 - £84,000 per annum

Interested in working with a company in the top ten fastest growing UK firms? The position is a newly created role that will report directly into the Head of Finance and be an integral part of the senior finance team. As an organisation, the company is renowned for its excellent working environment and has seen tremendous growth since being founded over 6 years ago. Providing services to both consumers and business, the organisation is able to mitigate risk by being flexible and dynamic and catering to both worlds. Based in their central London offices, you will have a team of both newly and part qualified accountants and be responsible for the group accounting of the organisation and reporting to external bodies. You will have responsibility including, but not exhaustively: Develop the controls and processes around external reporting. Ensuring junior staff are trained in, and understand, statutory accounting requirements. Investigate and implement efficiencies in all external reporting Development, management and testing of the month-end control environment Ensure all statutory accounts are prepared for all entities. Ensure all statutory accounts are ready for audit and clear audit with a minimum of queries. Ensure all regulatory reporting is delivered on time and the requirements for regulatory reporting are fully understood and documented. Develop and implement a robust month-end control environment Develop the documentation of processes and systems for the Group You will be ACA/CA qualified and have extensive post qualified experience in a group accounting role. You will excellent substantive experience of improving and developing new processes and have supervisory/managerial experience. You will be ambitious and eager to join a company that will offer you a variety of development opportunities’ and be looking to grow a career within a fast growing, dynamic and successful business.

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Payroll Specialist

Permanent
Nationwide, UK
£28,000 - £32,000 per annum

Are you looking for a role that offers great scope for progression and an all-round, payroll post where you can put your own mark? As a half billion pound organisation, but with a relatively small finance team, you are able to have not only the advantage of working with a successful, strong, stable business, but also one where there is great breadth to your role and very little hierarchy to go through in order to make changes that are needed. The company has a relatively young demographic with lots of energy and are looking for people that marry up with both the hard work mind-set, but also enjoys a social work environment. The role is a newly created role to help support in a new company venture to add tertiary payroll services for this organisations client base. The view is that this new business area offers amazing growth potential and are looking for individuals that are wanting to join them at this exciting stage. Management of your own payroll section Full payroll exposure, dealing with all starters and leavers and tax codes All statutory payroll requirements/calculations such as SMP, SPP etc Expenses processing of P11d’s Monthly analysis and reporting around key issues, areas of development You will have strong payroll experience managing a full 360 payroll post, alongside good interpersonal skills, strong communication skills and a great customer service attitude. The role offers bonus potential, great office locations with open plan and great views over London and will support you in continue training and development for yourself.

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Assistant Accountant

Permanent
Nationwide, UK
£25,000 - £30,000 per annum

Are you looking for a role that offers great scope for progression and an all-round, Assistant Accountant post where you can put your own mark? As a half billion pound organisation, but with a relatively small finance team, you are able to have not only the advantage of working with a successful, strong, stable business, but also one where there is great breadth to your role and very little hierarchy to go through in order to make changes that are needed. The company has a relatively young demographic with lots of energy and are looking for people that marry up with both the hard work mind-set, but also enjoys a social work environment. The role is a newly created role to help support the Head of Finance and the organisations client base/internal stakeholders. The business offers amazing growth potential and are looking for individuals that are wanting to join them at this exciting stage. Management account reporting, supporting the Head of Finance and the production of the Management Account pack Extensive reconciliations of both bank, balance sheet and GL Support of transactional teams when needed including Credit Control Ad hoc reporting/analysis You will have good transactional accounting experience managing a full ledger, ideally have been studying/studied an AAT, strong excel skills, good reconciliations exposure, alongside good interpersonal skills, strong communication skills and a great customer service attitude. The role offers bonus potential, great office locations with open plan and great views over London and will support you in continue training and development for yourself.

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Commercial Finance Manager

Permanent
Nationwide, UK
£72,500 - £80,000 per annum

A major property organisation that manages a multi-billion pound asset base, is looking for a Commercial Finance Manager to take over the current incumbent who has recently been promoted. With a host of awards, the firm has genuinely led from the front in creating a new way of interacting in a more positive and fair way with their client base. The firm is set to continue on its growth plans, currently developing two new sites and with further ambitions on this. As a client I have both worked with personally from a consumer and as a client, I can genuinely say the organisation offers a true “breath of fresh air”. The role is instrumental to the decision making process of the company, responsible for looking at new acquisitions and there benefits/detractions. The role reports directly to the Head of Finance and is responsible for two junior members of staff. The role will be responsible for the following, although will include a number of additional areas not listed below: Financial modelling of current asset base and potential new revenue generators Acquisition and new site assessment Revenue forecasting from a 6 week, 6 month and 5 year forward plan Business partnering with all OPEX areas on adhoc analysis Budgetary control and reporting You will have extensive business partnering experience and have most recently been in a pure commercial/business partnering style role. Ideally CIMA or ACA qualified and have strong technical experience, including extensive experience in analytical toolsets including excel and modelling experience. It is highly important the individual has great interpersonal skills, experience ideally of supervising staff and will also have some experience/exposure to property or product based experience.

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Business Partner

Permanent
Nationwide, UK
£64,000 - £70,000 per annum

Voted as one of the best places to work in the UK and an organisation that has seen recent press attention due to its great working environment, this role offers a lot for an individual both from a work prospective, but also personally. As one of the largest organisations in the UK, the role offers scope to develop not only within the central London sites, but also internationally should you wish. Due to a recent change in the set-up of the operations teams, my client are currently looking for a new position which will be responsible for the European Marketing teams. This role is heavily OPEX focussed, but does also look at the revenue generation of the firm and adds real value and decision making support to the direction of this business unit. The role in more detail will entail the following: Monthly variance analysis for all cost centres Modelling of future products/projects and the ROI Ad hoc MI reporting for teams and senior management Review of management account packs and subsequent amendments Supervision and support for junior members of staff You will have a strong educational background, exceptional business partnering/commercial accounting experience and be adept at interpreting and presenting data. You will have strong rapport building skills alongside clear communication/language skills. You will have experience of modelling and also be eager to develop your career further within a strong organisation. A clean cv is a must, with logical reasoning behind each move.

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Group Accountant

Permanent
Nationwide, UK
£57,000 - £60,000 per annum

Offering services to nearly a million people a year, this organisation is highly likely to be used or have been used by yourself and therefore is widely known within the market. Working with a number of the leading brands in the UK, the organisation provides physical services to both consumers and business’. Well known for offering great career opportunities’, you will be joining a fast paced and dynamic environment that continually pushes people to exceed. The role is responsible for the group accounting of the firm, taking the accounts from a number of international entities, each reporting by different standard’s and be able to consolidate and then report these figures for senior management. The role has a heavy focus of leading projects to being to unify and standardise the reporting from the international entities and will be a large part of this role for the initial short term period. The role in more depth will entail: Statutory Accounting in UKGAAP and IFRS Report production and template remodelling Balance sheet reconciliations Internal stakeholder management (particularly for international entities) MI reporting to senior finance staff within the organisation You will be ACA trained, preferably from a top 10 firm with experience of dealing with international clients, potentially from your Audit experience. Exposure to international reporting standard’s will be important alongside an ability to communicate to all levels and be able to influence internal stakeholders.

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