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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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Head of Collections Strategy

HEAD OF COLLECTIONS STRATEGY Highly Competitive Salary + Bonus + Car Allowance + Benefits Permanent Financial Services Solihull The Role 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. How to Apply To apply, please do so online, attaching a copy of your CV and details of your current remuneration.

Permanent / Solihull, West Midlands

Management Accountant

Management Accountant £18-£24 Per Hour (Ltd Co) Contract - 6-12 months Peterlee Manufacturing / Off Highway The Role This position sits in a vital area, evaluating and analysing the finances of a multi-million pound revenue business unit: Undertake standard month-end accounting in full, and other standard management accounting activities. Analyse spend against budgets, reporting on variances. Analyse fixed overheads and variable costs for the business unit. Report key financial information to departmental heads. The Person This opportunity is ideal for a Part, or Fully Qualified Accountant who is available at short notice to continue their development in a professional blue-chip environment. To be successful you will: Be able to demonstrate excellent commercial awareness and be able to partner with multiple stakeholders. Be capable of compiling management accounts and month-end reports. Possess advanced Excel skills. Either be working towards, or hold a full, ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualification. The Company Our client is a large manufacturer and supplier of components to off-highway vehicles and heavy machinery. They now seek a capable and dynamic finance professional to work in a commercially focussed business area. How to Apply To apply, please do so online, attaching a copy of your CV and details of your current remuneration.

Contract / Peterlee, County Durham

Finance Business Partner

Finance Business Partner To £50,000 + Bonus + Car + Benefits Permanent Financial Services Solihull The Role The position is with a business currently expanding their Finance and Accounting Teams. As such, they are looking to make several key appointments in this area: Act as a key Finance Business Partner to internal stakeholders and customer counterparts. Undertake periodic Pricing, Budgeting & Forecasting activities, to ensure projected performance is accurate. Take ownership of initiatives within the wider Finance team to deliver credible financial and management reports. Provide analysis of financial performance against forecasts. Conduct detailed P&L reviews and deliver analysis. The Person This opportunity is ideal for a qualified finance professional to play an important part in the continued success of a well-established business. You will be able to demonstrate: Excellent Pricing, Budgeting, Forecasting and Commercial Accounting abilities. Good negotiation and presentation skills. Prior experience in Financial Services, such as Banking or Insurance, would be advantageous. A full ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualification. Advanced Microsoft Excel ability, and a familiarity with accounting systems such as Hyperion software. 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.

Permanent / Solihull, West Midlands

Transaction Services Senior Manager

Transaction Services Senior Manager Excellent Package - above market rate Permanent Finance Warrington The Role This position will offer an exciting and environment for a Chartered Accountant with a background in Transaction Services, Due Diligence and Corporate Finance: Take a leading role in Due Diligence assignments. Manage client assignments, ensuring deliverables and milestones are met. Present key reports to clients and internal senior management. Assist with Lead Generation for the business through networking, industry knowledge, and events. Offer guidance and management to junior colleagues. The Person This opportunity is ideal for a Chartered Accountant with experience in Transaction Services to take the next step in their career. You will possess: Thorough knowledge of Transaction Services, Due Diligence 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 multiple-office Partnership which offer a full range of Advisory services. Starting salaries would be described as "above average", with an attractive bonus & incentive scheme. Commutable from Manchester, Liverpool, Cheshire and Staffordshire. How to Apply To apply, please do so online, attaching a copy of your CV and details of your current remuneration.

Permanent / Warrington, Cheshire

Corporate Finance - Director

Corporate Finance - Director Excellent Package - above market rate 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.

Permanent / North West England, England
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