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  • Senior Systems Sun Accountant

    Firecrest is currently helping the world’s leading shipping services business in their search for a Sun Systems Specialist.

    The client is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has subsidiaries in the UK and around the world. There are 12 trading UK subsidiaries and 23 trading subsidiaries overseas.
    Key duties
     Maintain and improve financial systems within the Clarkson group
     Take the lead in the roll out of financial systems to all Clarkson global offices
     Provide day to day support to all financial users
     Monitor the performance of key systems and implement solutions to minimise poor performance or inefficiencies
     Document processes and set up
     Work with the finance team to improve and enhance financial reporting and management information
    Preferred skills
     Core accounting capabilities with a passion for systems
     Qualified ACA/CIMA/ACCA
     Knowledge of SunSystems 6 and Query & Analysis add-in
     Experience of databases and client/server applications
     Exposure to report writing/presentation software
     Advanced Excel skills including some visual basic knowledge
     Applicants must have good interpersonal skills, good attention to detail, an ability to multitask and work to tight deadlines.

    London / £65k
  • Head of Finance - Creative Innovation Agency

    The Head of Finance is responsible for managing all aspects of Finance and Operations and will actively manage the accounting, finance and operations function of the business including managing the outsourced accounting and other professional providers/suppliers. They will produce and interpret all management information, manage all accounting and tax compliance and manage working capital to agreed KPIs. They will be responsible for operational efficiency and ensure agreed margins are delivered.

    The Head of Finance will actively participate in the development of the international finance and operation functions and be a key part of the international team responsible for implementation and application of all international accounting practices, procedures, controls and standards under the supervision of the CEO and CFO.

    Our client is striving for improvement and this individual will need the confidence, gravitas and intellect to deliver this.

    Key purpose:
    • Support the senior team in delivery of their Business Plan – commercial nous is key
    • Be the key point of contact for all finance & operational matters
    • Deliver robust and reliable financial and regulatory compliance
    • Be the commercial partner to creative and project management teams
    • Introduce and enforce effective and efficient processes and systems
    • Coach and develop finance & operations team
    • Support growth of 25% YoY
    • Support the building of a business capable of achieving a significant exit value
    • Create and deliver strong risk management and tax smartness
    • Develop a finance & operations function that “pays own way” in cost saving and efficiency initiatives

    Tech City / £65k
  • Finance Manager - Mobile Ticketing Technology

    Finance Manager

    Our Client is seeking an energetic and ambitious Finance Manager to help shape the company’s global growth during a period of international expansion. The role, reporting to the CFO, will offer candidates with an opportunity to manage the breadth of activities required for the lean finance function of a growth tech company.
    • Assist with the introduction and ongoing operation of financial controls to support the business’s expansion and increase in hiring.
    • Be responsible for preparing the monthly management accounts process, including oversight of key monthly reconciliations. Meet with each cost centre owner to confirm and discuss results each month.
    • Run the annual budgeting process and ad-hoc forecasting as required. Assist with preparation of long-range financial models as needed.
    • Oversee book-keeping operations to ensure that reporting consistency and comparability can be achieved in management reporting for four statutory entities in two reporting currencies.
    • Prepare the annual statutory accounts, and other statutory returns as necessary such as VAT and US Federal and State returns.
    • Collaborate with the Office Manager to run AR and AP processes.
    • Maintain monthly cash flow forecasts, and assist in optimising operating cash flow.
    • Implement and operate cash to revenue reconciliation and reporting processes for customer accounts where the client makes sales directly to consumers on behalf of transportation agencies.
    • Assist the company in introducing new policies to aid expansion and retention of staff, such as pensions and other benefits.
    Qualifications and Qualities
    • CA qualified, one year post-qualification preferable
    • Great communication and interpersonal skills
    • Inquisitive attitude, keen to learn with a good commercial mindset
    • Strong Excel skills essential
    • Well organised, motivated

    Borough Market / £50k
  • Group Financial Accountant - Insurance

    Consolidation of Group financials on a monthly basis including detailed reconciliation of balance sheet accounts

    Develop proforma quarterly external financial reporting format and own and manage the production of annual (and quarterly) reporting

    Development of monthly published “Group Finance Bible”, showing audit trail to local GL’s, Balance Sheet analysis and roll-forwards, Management Accounts Financial Statements reconciliation etc.

    Develop detailed understanding of Balance Sheet makeup by entity, and liaise with subsidiaries to develop meaningful variance analysis, and understanding of any exposures (e.g. ageing of AR)

    Detailed technical accounting responsibility/(consolidation adjustments) such as:
    Derivatives and hedge accounting

    Minority interest
    Share compensation etc.
    Acquisition accounting (goodwill, investments, share capital etc) Group Policy Adjustments (conversion from local GAAP to IFRS)
    Group Pension FRS17 adjustments
    Manage the year end consolidation audit
    Assist in finance projects (financing, acquisitions etc.)

    City / £55k + Benefits


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