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Matthew Wainwright

Senior Consultant - Finance
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Matthew is an MSc qualified and experienced consultant. He specialises in the identification and placement of Accounting, Finance and Risk professionals, from newly qualified to board level across a range of engineering and manufacturing sectors.

Possessing the ability to clearly understand and translate business needs, he has an excellent track record of delivering exceptional candidates with the required qualifications, experience and personality to meet the client’s needs and objectives.

With success working on confidential retained assignments as well as contingent projects, his client base ranges from local SMEs to corporates with international operations. Our professionalism and integrity means that we take the time to listen to your requirements and provide only the best people for your roles, aiming to find clients and candidates their perfect fit for fulfilling, long-term placements.

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Corporate Finance Executive / Assistant Manager

Corporate Finance Executive / Assistant Manager (x2) £35,000-£55,000 + Bonus + Benefits Birmingham Permanent The Role These positions (two openings) will offer an exciting environment for a Chartered Accountant with a background in Mergers & Acquisitions, Lead Advisory and Corporate Finance: Assist the CF Team in undertaking Mid-Market Buy-side and Sell-side deals. Assist clients through acquisitions, disposals, mergers, MBO & LBO’s etc. Use initiative to generate leads and work for the business through networking, industry knowledge, and events. Offer guidance to junior colleagues. The Person This opportunity is ideal for a Chartered Accountant to take the next step in their career. You will possess: Accounting experience gained either in a respected Public Accounting Practice, or a Mid-Market Corporate Finance Firm. A full ACA (ICAEW, ICAS or equivalent) qualification, also ideally gained in a leading practice or Boutique Corporate Finance firm. 1-2 years experience in M&A, Deals, Corporate Finance or Transaction Services departments would be preferred for the senior position. Ability to ensure deliverables are met and work is to standard. The Company Our client is an established Accounting firm, looking to make new appointments within it's growing Lead Advisory department. Starting salaries would be described as “above average”, with an generous profit-share bonus scheme offered. How to Apply To apply, please do so online, attaching a copy of your CV and details of your current remuneration. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Executive Search, a leading recruitment consultancy. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Executive Search are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Birmingham

Corporate Finance Manager

Corporate Finance Manager (x2) Excellent Package Permanent Nottingham or Derby locations The Role This position will offer an exciting environment for a Chartered Accountant with a background in Corporate Finance, Transaction Services or wider "Deals" departments: Take a leading role in Mid-Market Buy-side and Sell-side deals. Assist clients through acquisitions, disposals, mergers, MBO & LBO’s etc. Generate leads and work for the business through networking, industry knowledge, and events. Provide strategic direction to the wider Senior Management Team. Offer guidance and management to junior colleagues. The Person This opportunity is ideal for a Chartered Accountant with Deals experience to take the next step in their career. You will possess: Thorough knowledge of Corporate Finance and M&A accounting. Experience gained either in a Leading Public Practice, or a Mid-Market Corporate Finance Firm / Boutique. A full ACA (ICAEW/ICAS) or ACCA qualification, also ideally gained in a leading practice or Boutique Corporate Finance firm. Ability to lead a team of ambitious and capable colleagues, ensuring deliverables are met and work is to standard. The Company Our client is an established Corporate Finance firm, with an increasing market share. Starting salaries would be described as “above average”, with an attractive bonus & incentive scheme. Opportunities are available at offices in both Derby and Nottingham. How to Apply To apply, please do so online, attaching a copy of your CV and details of your current remuneration. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Executive Search, a leading technical and industrial consultancy. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Executive Search are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Nottingham

Corporate Finance Director

Corporate Finance Director Competitive Salary, Bonus & Benefits Permanent Birmingham The Role This position will offer an exciting environment for a Chartered Accountant with a background in Mergers & Acquisitions, Lead Advisory and Corporate Finance: Take a leading role in Mid-Market Buy-side and Sell-side deals. Assist clients through acquisitions, disposals, mergers, MBO & LBO’s etc. Generate leads and work for the business through networking, industry knowledge, and events. Provide strategic direction to the wider Senior Management Team. Offer guidance and management to junior colleagues. The Person This opportunity is ideal for a Chartered Accountant with Deals experience to take the next step in their career. You will possess: Thorough knowledge of M&A and Corporate Finance accounting. Experience gained either in a Leading Public Practice such as Big 4, or a Mid-Market Corporate Finance Firm / Boutique. A full ACA (ICAEW, ICAS or equivalent) qualification, also ideally gained in a leading practice or Boutique Corporate Finance firm. Ability to lead a team of ambitious and capable colleagues, ensuring deliverables are met and work is to standard. The Company Our client is an established Accounting Firm, with an increasing market share and new offerings in the Lead Advisory space. How to Apply To apply, please do so online, attaching a copy of your CV and details of your current remuneration. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Executive Search, a leading technical and industrial consultancy. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Executive Search are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Birmingham

Customer Experience Manager

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MANAGER To £325 per day Ltd Co Interim – initially 2 months, likely to be extended. Financial Services Solihull The Role The position is with a business currently expanding their Product Development and Propositions Teams. As such, they are looking to appoint an Interim Customer Experience Manager: Design new, and improve existing, Customer Journey Strategies. Create working prototypes and undertake CX & UI Testing. Flesh out prototype customer journeys using Agile methodologies and a range of digital tools. Create and deliver thought-out propositions to senior business partners and customers. Manage the lifecycle of projects, from conception to product development and delivery. The Person This opportunity is ideal for a professional with experience in Customer Experience Development and/or Proposition Development. You will be able to demonstrate: Examples of successful Customer Experience design and management, and strategy development. Experience gained in a service led environment is essential, such as Financial Service, Telecommunications, Utilities etc. The ability to formulate innovative solutions and manage projects. Outstanding communication and analytical abilities. The Company Our client is an established financial services provider in the retail banking space, with an upbeat culture and ongoing training and development opportunities. How to Apply To apply, please do so online, attaching a copy of your CV and details of your current remuneration. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / West Midlands

Financial Analyst

Financial Analyst To £35,000 plus Bonus, Benefits Permanent Financial Services Solihull The Role This position will offer an exciting and ever-changing environment for an Accountant with strong Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) skills: Support the Department Manager in delivering key financial & management information to enable informed business decisions to be made. Submission of reports to assist in Group Reporting. Analyse variances between actual financial results against budgets & forecasts. Assist in the production of long-term budgets & forecasts. The Person This opportunity is ideal for a Commercial Accountant with to take the next step in their career. You will possess: Advanced FP&A accounting ability. Advanced Excel knowledge, utilising large datasets to draw meaningful outputs. VBA also ideal. Knowledge of CODA and Hyperion software would be advantageous. Experience gained in a larger/corporate working environment, ideally within Banking & Financial Services, or other regulated service-led industry such as Energy & Utilities, Telecommunications, or similar. A full or part ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualification. The Company Our client is an established financial services provider in the retail banking space, with an upbeat culture and ongoing training & development opportunities. How to Apply To apply, please do so online, attaching a copy of your CV and details of your current remuneration. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Executive Search, a leading consultancy. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Executive Search are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Solihull

Senior Management Accountant

Senior Management Accountant To £50,000 plus Bonus, Car Allowance, Benefits Permanent Financial Services Solihull The Role This position will offer an exciting and ever-changing environment for a Qualified Accountant with strong business partnering and reporting skills: Produce Analysis and Reports which provide reliable information about the profitability indicators of major client accounts. Monitor KPI's to allow proactive identification of profitability variances against forecasts. Provide in-depth analysis of major variances where they are identified. Assist in the production of long-term budgets & forecasts. Provide analysis into major cost drivers within the business. Oversee & develop a team of capable Assistant Management Accountants. The Person This opportunity is ideal for a Qualified Accountant with to take the next step in their career. You will possess: Advanced Forecasting, Analysis and Reporting ability. Experience gained in a larger/corporate working environment, ideally within Banking & Financial Services, or other regulated service-led industry such as Energy & Utilities, Telecommunications, or similar. A full ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualification. Prior experience of managing a team would be advantageous. The Company Our client is an established financial services provider in the retail banking space, with an upbeat culture and ongoing training & development opportunities. How to Apply To apply, please do so online, attaching a copy of your CV and details of your current remuneration. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Executive Search, a leading consultancy. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Executive Search are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Solihull

Restructuring & Corporate Insolvency Manager (Industry)

Restructuring & Corporate Insolvency Manager (Industry) To £65,000 + Bonus, Car Allowance, Benefits Permanent Financial Services Solihull The Role This position will offer an exciting and ever-changing environment for a Chartered Accountant with a background in Business Restructuring, Insolvency or Corporate Recoveries: - Assess financial stability of the business’s Banking and Retail corporate partners; evaluating & advising on future deals & new partners. - Advise on the acquisition and/or disposal of client portfolios. - Present recommended action plans to multiple internal Risk and Finance Committees at a senior level. - Oversee a team who are responsible for analysing partners’ financial information against KPI’s, internal commercial underwriting frameworks and Risk management. The Person This opportunity is ideal for a Chartered Accountant to take the next step in their career. You will possess: - Thorough knowledge of Restructuring, Recoveries, and/or Corporate Insolvency Accounting; including appraisal, due diligence and risk management. - Experience of leading a team of Finance & Risk professionals and partnering with senior internal & external stakeholders. - A full ACA (ICAEW or equivalent) qualification, gained with a leading Accounting Practice. - Good communication & technical accounting skills. The Company Our client is an established financial services provider in the retail banking space, with an upbeat culture and ongoing training & development opportunities. How to Apply To apply, please do so online, attaching a copy of your CV and details of your current remuneration. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Executive Search, a leading technical and industrial consultancy. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Executive Search are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Solihull

Head of Collections Strategy

HEAD OF COLLECTIONS STRATEGY, Highly Competitive Salary + Bonus + Car Allowance + Benefits The position is with a business currently expanding into new profitable markets. As such, they are looking to make several key appointments, including a Head of Collections Strategy: Work closely with Directors & C-level executives to determine company Collections and Customer Support Strategy. Create and manage £multi-million annual budgets, extracting best-value from available resources. Lead and develop a capable team of Collections & Customer Support Managers and the associated department of 100 junior staff. Use relevant experience and leadership to drive Transformation and Project work, ensuring key deliverables are met. Liaise with senior internal & external stakeholders, relating to financials, compliance, regulatory reporting, and risk departments etc. The Person This opportunity is ideal for an experienced Operations professional, with experience in Collections, Recoveries, and Customer Support. You will be able to demonstrate: Current/prior experience operating in Collections & Recoveries, at a senior level. Experience of working in a Regulated Industry. This may include the following: Banking & Financial Services, Energy & Utilities, Telecommunications, or similar. Work history within blue-chip organisations, where you have led large teams, and customer numbers are in the >100,000’s or >millions. Qualifications such as Lean Six Sigma, Prince2, Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) or similar, would be advantageous. The ability to work alongside C-suite executives to deliver on budgets and deadlines. The Company Our client is an established financial services provider in the retail banking space, with an upbeat culture and ongoing training and development opportunities.

Permanent / Solihull

Corporate Finance Director

Corporate Finance Director Competitive Salary and Outstanding Bonuses Permanent Finance Greater Manchester/Liverpool & Merseyside The Role This position will offer an exciting and environment for a Chartered Accountant with a background in Mergers & Acquisitions, Lead Advisory and Corporate Finance: Take a leading role in Mid-Market Buy-side and Sell-side deals. Assist clients through acquisitions, disposals, mergers, MBO & LBO’s etc. Generate leads and work for the business through networking, industry knowledge, and events. Provide strategic direction to the wider Senior Management Team. Offer guidance and management to junior colleagues. The Person This opportunity is ideal for a Chartered Accountant with Deals experience to take the next step in their career. You will possess: Thorough knowledge of M&A, Lead Advisory and wider Corporate Finance accounting. Experience gained either in a Leading Public Practice such as Big 4, or a Mid-Market Corporate Finance Firm / Boutique. A full ACA (ICAEW ICAS or equivalent) qualification, also ideally gained in a leading practice or Boutique Corporate Finance firm. Ability to lead a team of ambitious and capable colleagues, ensuring deliverables are met and work is to standard. The Company Our client is an established Corporate Finance firm, with an increasing market share and new offerings in the Advisory space. Starting salaries would be described as “above average”, with an incredibly attractive bonus & incentive scheme. Commutable from Manchester, Liverpool, Cheshire, north Staffordshire, and parts of Lancashire. How to Apply To apply, please do so online, attaching a copy of your CV and details of your current remuneration. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Executive Search, a leading recruitment consultancy. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Executive Search are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Manchester
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  • I have been working Jonathan Lee for 9 months on a contract based in Rainham Essex. At the beginning Matthew helped me through all the legal documentation and insurance requirements to be able to undertake the assignment and we have been in regular contact throughout. The assignment itself is great and I am glad to have found this through Jonathan Lee. I would and already have recommended Jonathan Lee to my friends and colleagues to use in the future.

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    MD
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    Fowler Welch
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