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Matthew Wainwright

Consultant
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Matthew is an MSc qualified and experienced consultant. He specialises in the identification and placement of accounting, finance and risk management professionals, from newly qualified to board level across a range of engineering and manufacturing sectors.

These include automotive, aerospace, general manufacturing and consumer goods. 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 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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Assistant Financial Controller

ASSISTANT FINANCIAL CONTROLLER - Interim To £35 per hour Interim / Contract (3-6 months) Automotive / Manufacturing Coventry The Role This position supports the Financial Controller of this well-known Automotive manufacturing business in the analysis & reporting key accounts: Prepare monthly accounting packs for two priority business units. Manage engineering budgets and forecasts. Track and report costs and spend for the engineering teams, and to report to management. Assist in the appraisal of various projects, providing financial insight into feasibility and profitability. The Person This opportunity is ideal for a Qualified Interim Finance professional, who is available at short notice, to gain commercial exposure during a mid-to-long term contract. You will possess: Previous management accounting experience, gained in the manufacturing, automotive, or aerospace sectors. Excellent commercial accounting skills, including the ability to develop complex budgets and forecasts. Good Excel ability and a familiarity with SOX (Sarbanes Oxley) accounting standards. A full ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualification. The Company Our client is a multinational manufacturer of complex components which are primarily supplied to the automotive sector. How to Apply To apply, please do so online, attaching a copy of your CV and details of your current remuneration.

Contract / Coventry, West Midlands

ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT - Payables & Receivables

ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT - Payables & Receivables To £27,000 + Benefits Permanent Finance Solihull The Role This position sits in a team that is responsible for accurately maintaining the Accounts Payable & Receivable of the business's UK & Ireland division. Key activities will include: Maintaining and updating the Purchase Ledger; processing high volumes of supplier invoices, ensuring existing controls are met. Maintaining and updating the Sales Ledger; processing high volumes of customer payments. Processing BACS and manual payment runs. Reconcile the ledgers in preparation for month-end accounting. Investigate and resolve queries in a professional manner. The Person This opportunity is ideal for an Accounts Clerk who is seeking their next challenge in a large and supportive business. You will possess: Experience in both Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable during your career. Familiarity in a high-volume accounts department. Good basic accounting ability; being able to reconcile the general ledger and report information to management. Good ability in Excel, experience with Oracle software is an advantage. AAT qualifications are desirable. 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 Clerk to maintain the Accounts Payable and Receivables for the UK&I. 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

Site Management Accountant

SITE MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT £30,000-£45,000 + Bonus + Benefits Leicester (south) Manufacturing Permanent The Role This position is a standalone Finance role, working closely with the Plant General Manager & Technical Colleagues, and reports to the Financial Controller who is located remotely. The position will involve: Forecasting and reporting on costs across the site, including standard costs, overheads, and operating costs. Performing variance analysis to identify and interrogate discrepancies. Liaising on a daily basis with general management and technical colleagues in order to drive efficiencies, using financial data as justification. Producing standard month-end & year-end periodic reports, for review by finance colleagues located in a UK Shared Service Centre. Having input in the optimisation of a new ERP system; QAD (previously MFG/Pro). The Person This opportunity is ideal for a Finalist or fully Qualified Accountant, who has experience in a business facing role, to continue their professional development in friendly yet rewarding environment. To be successful in this position you will: Be able to demonstrate excellent management accounting abilities, particularly cost accounting and forecasting. Have worked in a manufacturing or engineering type environment, which may include the automotive or aerospace sectors. Be capable of communicating complex financial information to non-finance colleagues, in order to justify points effectively. Think and act independently, with limited oversight from more senior finance colleagues. Possess a full ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualification, or be at the final stages of professional study. The Company Our client is a subsidiary of a global manufacturing corporation. They now seek a dynamic & commercially minded Accountant or Finance Manager. The business is easily commutable from along the M1 from the north or south, and the M69/M6 from Birmingham and Warwickshire. How to Apply To apply, please do so online, attaching a copy of your CV and details of your current remuneration.

Permanent / Leicester, Leicestershire

Senior Management Accountant

SENIOR MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT To £50,000 + Bonus, Car, Benefits Permanent Financial Services Solihull, West Midlands The Role This position will play in important part in budgeting & forecasting and analysing profitability across a range of product lines. Key activities include: Develop complex analytical tools to identify customer trends and profitability across a diverse product portfolio. Recommend changes to portfolios based upon findings in order to maximise customer engagement and retention. Assist in the production of 3 year business plans and financial forecasts, which factor in a large number of variables. Ensure budget holders stay within spend at a Head/Director level. Be responsible for the work and development of a small team of management accountants. The Person This opportunity is ideal for a Qualified Accountant to play an important part in the continued development of a customer focussed department. You will possess: Experience in a Commercial Management Accounting capacity, where you have developed novel tools & KPI's to extrapolate key information from large datasets. Prior experience within the Financial Services sector. This may include retail banking, investment banking, or insurance. The ability to manage junior colleagues. A full ACA / ACCA / CIMA Qualification. Advanced Excel usage, to VBA (Macro) level. Essbase an advantage. The Company Our client is an established multinational financial services provider in the retail banking space, with an upbeat culture and ambitious growth plans. 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

Finance Analyst

FINANCIAL ANALYST To £42,000 + bonus + competitive package Peterborough Manufacturing / Off Highway Permanent The Role This position sits in a vital area, evaluating and analysing the finances of Commercial & Sales department which feeds into a >£1billion revenue business unit: Business partner with Commercial & Sales to produce realistic forecasts. Monthly reporting of spend for the Commercial & Sales department, and undertaking analysis to compare to forecasts. Report on headcount and costs. Co-ordinate quarterly and annual sales forecasts for marketing spend. Undertake month-end accounting preparation. The Person This opportunity is ideal for a Finalist or Newly Qualified Accountant 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. Have gained experience in the manufacturing or engineering sectors, ideally with a large organisation. Possess advanced Excel skills. Either possess, or be working towards, 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.

Permanent / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire