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Job Title: Senior Manager -Management Consultancy- Business Turnaround

Salary: £110000 - £150000 per annum + Bens + Bonus

Location: England, London

Recruiter: Nicola Connolly

Industry: Consultancy

Job Reference: SH5673NC


This successful global Consultancy have a growth mandate - they plan to double the size of the organisation over the next 7 years.

Our client is recognised for being specialist in their market. Ready to grow and presenting great opportunities.

Currently top heavy with high utilisation, the practice for performance improvement have just had a good year! They are creating a diamond shape - to allow for promotion.

The difference between this Consultancy and some of the bigger consultancies is that there is no more audit chanel - they do things now!

For their senior business model they need a Snr Manager/Jnr Director level individual.

The business is performance improvement - how to keep companies in business and wealthy. Looking at areas such as cost reduction, restructuring, M&A -making P&L as efficient as possible. Implementation of a new operational strategy. Fundamental projects are looking at companies in distress, underperforming - change them into performing.

Your role will be to take out the complexity and to turn things around.

They have 'rescued' and taken through separation various leading organisations

This role is very 'hands on' delivery role. Working in teams of 2-3 per engagement. Looking for someone mature in attitude, entrepreneurial, 'impactful', gets things done. You are the key link in the project and must be able to manage the workable workstreams and projects

You need to be someone want to push to achieve better and on projects you will always be working with 'C' level - ie COO/CFO/Chief Strategy Officer.

The role is intellectually stimulating, to be successful you need you to have a mix of an operational and leading Consultancy background - used to working in a corporate finance environment with M&A, or restructuring - to be able to have the level of impact needed.

You need solid performance improvement experience to be successful at this level. Sector agnostic - ideally you will have worked in a sector with a 'product'. Sectors of interest are automotive, consumer goods & retail, aerospace, manufacturing, food distribution and supply chain, mining and energy sectors.

To be right for the role:

We need you to have expertise from working at a top tier Consulting firm where you have worked on performance improvement, a deal environment and have excellent financial analysis expertise. This is together with having worked in a similar role in industry. Your academics need to be first rate - ideally with an MBA. To be right for this role you may be a Senior Manager or Jnr Director elsewhere.

You do need to have studied at leading institution and an 'engineering' type of degree would certainly be beneficial.

Languages would be very useful too. ie Italian, German, French & Spanish.

This organisation do believe in a work/life balance.


Job Title: Finance Director

Salary: £95000 - £110000 per annum + Car Allowance, Bonus

Location: England, London

Recruiter: Emily Beebe

Industry: Telecommunications

Job Reference: SH6197EB


Stanton House is partnering with a global telecommunications business who are looking for a Divisional Finance Director for a £400 million business unit. Leading a team of 17, the onus will be on you to integrate finance strategy and process to ensure alignment across the division. The organisation is a market leader in its field and has made significant acquisitions recently to push forward their ambitious growth plans. This is a unique opportunity to progress your career whilst working within an organisation that is transforming the B2B telecommunications sector.



The CEO, CFO and MD of the Division will be major stakeholders of yours, so you will need to be confident, communicative and full of ideas. This role is for you if you are a strategic thinker, motivated to reengineer finance and partner with the business at the highest levels.



Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

* Leading the divisional finance team (< 19 team members) and owning finance for a £400 million turnover division
* Aligning the division in terms of finance process and strategy
* Full responsibility for Sales, Margin, Capital, Budget plans and forecasts including month end consolidations
* Presenting to the senior leadership team and supporting them with major decision making processes
* Business partnering with the Managing Director to ensure smooth integrations within the division
* Supporting ad hoc projects with appropriate accounting, analysis, cost management and budget control



Key Skills & Experience:

* CIMA, ACCA OR ACA qualified with 7+ years post qualified experience
* Experience within the technology, telecoms or service industry is a must
* Experience of adding value in a commercially oriented contract or bidding environment is a must
* Very experienced in diverse finance practices such as FP&A, reporting, commercial finance and controllership
* Proven ability to lead a team (local and remote)
* Strong communication skills with an ability to work with minimum supervision
* Self-motivated and a strong team player
* Advanced user of excel with a proven ability to handle large data sets
* Oracle, FTT, Brio knowledge is advantage



Given the complex long term contracts associated with this role, it is essential that applicants have experience of working in a large B2B telecommunications, technology or service businesses.

We expect a high level of interest in the role and cannot guarantee feedback to applicants who do not meet the essential criteria stated.

If you believe you have what it takes, please apply immediately as the hiring manager is looking to interview as soon as possible.


Job Title: UK Reporting & Risk Manager

Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Car allowance + Bonus + Benefits

Location: England, Berkshire, Reading

Recruiter: Kate Chodak

Industry: Accountancy

Job Reference: 6352KC


UK Reporting and Risk Manager needed for global FMCG brand in Berkshire.

£80,000 - £90,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a UK Reporting and Risk Manager to join a leading FMCG company in the Berkshire area.

This role would be ideal for an individual looking to lead a highly capable team managing all aspects of UK Risk, Reporting and Treasury. This role offers high levels of exposure within the business and allows an individual with aspirations to build strong relationships and their own capability the opportunity to really make a real difference. This is a fantastic brand in the Reading area, and provides a platform for an ambitious individual to progress their career as a result.

To successfully deliver in this high-profile position, you will need to have:

* Fully qualified accountant (ACA Big4 preferred).
* Extensive post-qualified experience with experience within a FMCG environment desirable but not essential.
* Significant internal controls and risk management experience.
* In-depth technical accounting knowledge and experience to be able to direct a tax agenda.
* Strong IFRS technical knowledge and statutory accounts preparation.
* Tax experience (Corporation Tax, Payroll, VAT) and Treasury experience.
* Strong communicator, capable of influencing senior management and external advisors.
* Self-starter with a resilient and proactive approach.

A little more information about the role:

* Lead a team to plan and deliver all legal entity reporting requirements, accurately and on time.
* Lead a team to plan report and manage all aspects of UK direct and indirect taxes, including management of the UK relationship and risk rating with HMRC.
* Ac as internal subject matter expert for all aspects of legal entity reporting, including provision of accounting advice across the business under UK GAAP (IFRS) and US GAAP.
* Lead relationships with external auditors.
* Lead the UK treasury team to plan and report on all treasury matters, including management of bank accounts, intercompany, FX hedge programmes and working closely with peers to maximise cash availability and mobilise cash efficiently.
* Lead a team to ensure an effective control and risk framework across the business.
* Management of defined benefit pension plan accounting, including P&L and cash budgeting process, covenant reviews and risk reduction exercises.

If you are interested in the role, please apply below. Unfortunately, we may not be able to respond to every unsuccessful applicant.


Job Title: Senior Finance Business Partner

Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + Bens

Location: England, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge

Recruiter: Daniel Flynn

Industry: IT

Job Reference: SH/6173


A high-growth, international software design company is looking to hire a Divisional Finance Lead for an exciting business partnering implementation project working with their largest revenue generating division. You will build and manage key relationships with C-Suite level stakeholders to provide critical decision support and embed a business partnering culture to support future growth analysis.

Responsibilities

* Partner with General Managers and Operations Leaders to understand current and to-be models for financial management and performance.
* Provide Financial Planning and Analysis, P&L management guidance, short term risk mitigation and long-term planning support.
* Take ownership of improving the level of financial strength and financial inputs to support the decision-making of General Managers and leaders in your partner organizations.

Requirements

* Must be degree educated in a numerate subject.
* Must be a Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA).
* Must have started career either within the Big 4 or a large commercial graduate scheme.
* Previous leadership experience in a large commercial environment.
* Demonstrable experience in a similar role, building relationships with C-Suite level stakeholders to help build financial stability in a business.

In exchange for your expertise you will receive a compensation package above market rate and join a business with a high-performance, collaborative culture.


Job Title: Financial Controller

Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + package

Location: England, Surrey

Recruiter: Stuart Levers

Industry: IT

Job Reference: SH/6314/SL


A fantastic opportunity has become available for a Financial Controller to join an P/E backed SME technology business in Guildford.

The role is one that requires a hands on, proactive professional to take up the responsibility of managing the entire accounting process for the business. Reporting directly into the Group FD, the ideal candidate will be someone who is driven, possesses strong analytical skills and has a proven track record of business partnering with senior stakeholders. Furthermore, the role itself is incredibly broad, offering you that perfect opportunity to get involved in all aspects of the business being involved within a fast-paced, energetic sector.

To successfully deliver in this high-profile position, you will need to:

* Be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with experience working with senior stakeholders.
* Have a strong academic background to degree level.
* Have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to have a positive influence on colleagues across the board.
* Be proactive and self-motivated in your approach to your work.
* Ideally have previous experience working in the technology sector.
* Have excellent analytical skills with the ability to really add value to both the commercial side of the business but also to drive forward the technical side as well.

A little more information about the role:

* You will be responsible for leading and developing the finance function of the business.
* Reporting into the Group FD, all lines of communication from your team will go through you, so you are responsible and accountable for content.
* You will be heavily involved in managing the end to end accounting function along with supporting auditors on an ad hoc basis.
* You will ensure that there is a robust financial model in place throughout the finance team.


Job Title: Senior Commercial Finance Manager

Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits

Location: England, Berkshire, Reading

Recruiter: Kate Chodak

Industry: Accountancy

Job Reference: 6258


Senior Commercial Finance Manager needed for a global network provider in the Berkshire area.

£70,000 - £80,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Senior Commercial Finance Manager to join a global network provider based in the Berkshire area.

This role would be ideal for an individual looking to work for a global business brand with the opportunity to leave your footprint and make a difference. This is a fantastic opportunity and provides the perfect way for an individual who thrives off responsibility to make a difference within a highly reputable company.

To successfully deliver in this high-profile position, you will need to:

* Be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA).
* Strong business partnering skills used to effectively manage and influence senior stakeholders.
* Strong commercial acumen to identify key business drivers and trends. Using insight and experience to make balanced and effective decisions.
* Experience of coaching, developing and guiding teams in delivery of business objectives.
* Experience of handling relationships with various stakeholders across a business, managing expectations and delivering on these to individuals up to director level.
* Experience of working within a Telecoms environment is desirable.
* Excellent Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills.

A little more information about the role:

* Responsible for leading, challenging and influencing business stakeholders to support them in the delivery of functional goals to support overall corporate strategy.
* Support business stakeholders in the build and execution of functional plans providing financial expertise to assist and guide on decision making.
* Manage relevant financials for the assigned area and analyse the market to proactively identify any risks/opportunities.
* Provide guidance and direction to other finance professionals in developing high performing finance talent.
* Supporting Sales and Marketing teams to ensure targets are achieved.
* Manage a direct report to manage the P&L, providing insight and guidance to effectively challenge the channel.
* Lead and develop a high-performing team of 2 who will support you in financial management, explaining performance versus short term targets and impact on longer term margin ambitions.

If you are interested in the role, please apply below. Unfortunately, we may not be able to respond to every unsuccessful applicant.


Job Title: Finance Business Partner

Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Car + Bonus

Location: England, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon

Recruiter: Harriet Donegan

Industry: Trade and Services

Job Reference: SH/5946


As the Finance Business Partner, at this FTSE 250 outsourcing company, you will be the finance lead for a contract supplying a range of services to the NHS and wider health sector. You will be responsible for supporting business leaders in delivering profitable and sustainable growth for these services. You will provide dedicated, commercial and financial decision support and act as a trusted point of contact for non-finance senior management providing decision support to help improve financial performance.

You will report to the contract director with a dotted line to the Regional Finance Director and will be supported by a shared service finance team who take responsibility for reporting, forecasting and transactional accounting work, allowing you the ability to truly partner with the business.

To meet the requirements of the post you must be professionally qualified (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) with demonstrable commercial experience of optimising financial outcomes, providing insights on financial performance and optimising commercial customer relationships. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrable experience of adding value in a commercially orientated bidding and contracting environment.

In return for your skills and experience you will join a business that has recently undergone a substantial finance transformation which will create excellent future career prospects.


Job Title: Quality Assurance & Testing Lead

Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + excellent bonus and benefits

Location: Scotland, Edinburgh

Recruiter: Stefanie Corlay

Industry: IT

Job Reference: SH6286SC


Stanton House are currently recruiting for a Quality Assurance and Testing Lead to join the Customer Service, Payments and Fraud team of a leading Financial Services company in Edinburgh. In this role you will be responsible for setting and developing an automated test QA framework, for the selection of QA tools, the definition of a test approach, recruitment of a QA function and ensuring all CIO QA uses the framework, tools and approach.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Quality Assurance & Test Lead with previous experience setting up a QA function from scratch to shape a brand-new function. You will have gravitas to influence the leadership CIO Team. You will have a real breadth of experience with a technical background in SW Engineering and Testing and will also be aware of the SW market for test automation to bring your market knowledge to the bank. If you are looking for a new challenge that will require you to roll up your sleeves and build something from scratch, this is the right opportunity for you!

Key responsibilities:

* QA Professional and Technology Leader specialising in all areas of Quality Assurance & Testing.
* Provide expertise for the QA Domain across the Bank and report directly to CIO leadership team.
* Leadership for QA function in the use of target test approach and QA best practices.
* Owner of the target test approach, associated tools and frameworks.
* Ensures re-usability of framework
* Responsible for keeping approach and frameworks up to date in line with Industry trends, emerging technologies and best practice. Is the bank thought as a leader in QA/Testing?
* Building a strong test engineering team through the recruitment, development and retention of test engineering and
* Governance of the use of target test approach to ensure continuing alignment by programmes.
* Stakeholder management at a programme level to aid adoption of test approach and articulating the key benefits.
* Technical expertise in assessing and identifying tools used to support of the test approach.
* Continuous improvement of the test approach and frameworks.
* Assess feedback from QA teams and provide guidance to ensure optimal use of the approach while improving the approach where necessary.



Required skills/ experience:

* Ability to set a vision for QA and see it implemented across multiple programmes.
* Domain expert in QA having worked at an Enterprise Test level in large organisations.
* Expert knowledge of Industry QA Test Approaches and Automation Frameworks.
* Track record of having improved QA functions by focusing on the people, process and tools.
* Expert in all areas of testing
* Expert knowledge of Agile, Scrum, BDD, TDD
* Stakeholder Management
* Leadership qualities
* Excellent communication skills at all levels.



Should you be interested, please send your CV with Stefanie at or call 0131 560 2290


Job Title: Senior Finance Business Partner

Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + car allowance + 20% bonus

Location: England, Surrey, Weybridge

Recruiter: Stuart Levers

Industry: FMCG

Job Reference: SH/6113/SL


An exciting opportunity has become available for a Senior Finance Business Partner to join a leading FMCG organisation in Weybridge.

The role offers the perfect opportunity for a proactive individual, who possesses a strong commercial background, to join a successful team within the Finance division of the organisation. Furthermore, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the growth of the business providing a detailed overview concerning budgeting, forecasting and strategic planning along with a responsibility of identifying areas of weakness within the organisation.

To successfully deliver in this high-profile position, you will need to:

* Be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with extensive post-qualification experience.
* A strong academic background along with good commercial awareness.
* Have previous experience working in commercial finance roles with a good foundation of knowledge surrounding imports/exports and international business.
* Excellent MS-office skills and various other software.
* Have excellent management skills with the ability to influence colleagues in a positive manner.
* Have a positive attitude, paired with a strong analytical approach with the ability to work competently under pressure to meet deadlines when necessary.

A little more information about the role:

* You will play a key part in supporting the growth of the business, developing the current structure that is in place in the commercial and revenue management department.
* You will provide strong financial support to sales team in your region.
* You will be the first port of call for any financial issues that appear in your region.
* You will be responsible for supporting revenue growth through analysis and feedback on the plan in place.
* You will provide and report the commercial performance of the business to key stakeholders.


Job Title: Commercial Finance Manager

Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + bonus

Location: England, Berkshire

Recruiter: Lee Costello

Industry: Telecommunications

Job Reference: 6036


Commercial Finance Manager required for this global consumer technology provider in the Berkshire area.

An excellent opportunity has become available for a Commercial Finance Manager to join this global consumer technology business based in the Berkshire area. The hiring manager describes this role as:

Finance Business Partner to the commercial function supporting the overall strategic direction and decision making around trading for the division.



This role would be ideal for an individual looking to work for a global brand with the opportunity to progress further within the company in the future. On top of this, the position offers great exposure to the sector, with the responsibility of driving the achievements and progression of the business whilst ensuring all deals are of appropriate value. This is a fantastic opportunity and provides a platform for an ambitious individual to make a difference within a global company and progress their career as a result.

To successfully deliver in this high-profile position, you will need to:

* Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW).
* Experience working with Telecommunications, IT or Technology.
* Experience of partnering a commercial sales function within the business.
* Possess knowledge in both the commercial and strategic sector.
* Have strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
* Have an understanding on how to support and challenge the business appropriately in order to produce more efficient results.
* Be comfortable working on multiple projects efficiently to meet deadlines set.
* Have a comprehensive understanding of working with MS Excel, PowerPoint and similar sources.

A little more information about the role:

* You will be managing relationships with Commercial delivery units playing a key role in consumer trading and decision making.
* You will be required to interpret results and proactively identify issues, work with the business to address key performance problems with tangible action plans to remedy.
* You will drive and support the achievement of business plans and forecasts for trading volumes.
* You will act as a gatekeeper for all consumer postpay pricing and trading decisions within the business.
* You will work closely with all areas of the consumer commercial business whilst reporting to the Senior Commercial Finance Manager.