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Job Title: V.P. for Boutique Business Turnaround Consultancy

Salary: £120000 - £150000 per annum + Bens + Bonus

Location: England, London

Recruiter: Nicola Connolly

Industry: Consultancy

Job Reference: SH5673NC


This success global boutique 'Business Turnaround 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 VP.

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

V.P. 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.

Your will need solid M&A 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 M&A 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. For this VP 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.


Job Title: Operations Director - Accounting and Finance

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

Location: England, London

Recruiter: Emily Beebe

Industry: Trade and Services

Job Reference: SH5676EB


A large service organisation are looking for an Operations Director with a finance background to lead a large team in delivering it's Accounting and Finance contracts. The role is perfect if you're a commercial finance leader looking to move away from core finance into a more operational line of work.

This unique opportunity will involve ensuring the business is delivering on current contracts, supporting the creation of bids and mitigating operational and financial risk. This is a huge operation which will involve leading a substantial team across the country so you will need to be energetic, level headed and full of ideas.

This role will involve 2 - 3 days travel across the UK each week and outside of that you will be mostly home based.



Responsibilities will include but aren't limited to:

* To be accountable for existing finance contracts, ensuring the Contract Managers are delivering in line with contractual expectations
* Manage clients, partnerships and other stakeholders and support the Contract Managers in delivering a first-class service delivery to clients
* Identify operational and financial risks & opportunities and ensure necessary action plans are in place and delivering results
* Support the Business Development team on new opportunities and respond to the opportunities as the Subject Matter Expert. Identity and present pricing and commercial risks
* Managerial oversight of circa 250 FTE (circa 10 direct reports) and mentor direct reports and the wider teams where appropriate
* Establish and maintain constructive relationships with clients both on operational and a senior level, aligned with the Partnership teams



Education, Skills and Qualifications

* Financial background, ideally ACA, CIMA or ACCA with a strong understanding of finance processes
* Demonstrable track record of developing and maintaining relationships with Senior leadership in a matrix environment
* Experience of P&L ownership and managing complex budgets
* Evidence of success in leading, managing and motivating staff across multiple locations to achieve agreed outcomes
* Experience of contract management, including commercial contractual relationships across multiple clients



Please only apply if you're from a finance background. The business are looking to interview straight away so if you think you have what it takes, please apply immediately

Due to a high response rate, unfortunately unsuccessful applicants may not receive a reply


Job Title: Finance Director

Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + market leading compensation

Location: England, London

Recruiter: Joe Maher

Industry: Accountancy

Job Reference: JMOVRC


As Head of Finance/FD you will play a pivotal role in driving the strategic success of this business unit, ensuring financial rigour and first class analysis is provided to c-suite whilst leading a high performing team.

Responsibilities Include:

* Management of a small finance team
* Monthly accounting including the provision of detailed analysis to the board
* Provision of strategic insight to support growth targets, ensuring CAPEX is invested into tangible revenue streams
* Ownership of the 3/5 year plan



To be considered you should have first class academics and have qualified (ACA) with one of the Big 4. Ideally you will have experienced a start-up or high growth environment and be passionate about Technology/Renewable Energy.


Job Title: Senior Finance Business Partner

Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + excellent benefits package

Location: England, Surrey, Weybridge

Recruiter: Stuart Levers

Industry: FMCG

Job Reference: SH/4205/SL


Senior Finance Business Partner

A fantastic opportunity has arisen within a leading FMCG business based in Weybridge, Surrey. Reporting into the Head of Commercial finance you will be responsible for the provision of high quality business partnering to senior stakeholders within the division.

The role will focus on driving long term growth and excellence in strategic planning for the EMEA business.

Responsibilities

* Act as a Finance Business Partner to the GMs and FDs, providing financial control and supporting the decision making to drive forward the EMEA strategy
* Ensure a robust and effective process is in place for investment evaluation; as well as providing financial advice and support on opportunities for revenue growth and margin improvement within their assigned countries.
* Influence and challenge GMs and FDs and business leaders on their strategic choices and investment decisions
* Support operational excellence, leading to better systems and ways of controlling and monitoring business performance
* Introduce more efficient finance processes and innovative finance solutions through working closely with other Finance Business Partners, Finance Directors and other Operational colleagues
* Improve forecast accuracy, ensuring that risks & opportunities are well understood within their assigned countries.
* Support the performance management process across the EMEA Region

My client is looking for an exceptional business partner with a strong academic profile. You will be a qualified accountant with a minimum of a 2:1 degree. For further information please contact


Job Title: Head of Financial Planning & Analysis

Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + car allowance + excellent benefits package

Location: England, Surrey, Woking

Recruiter: Stuart Levers

Industry: FMCG

Job Reference: SH/5659/SL


Head of Financial Planning & Analysis

An exciting position has arisen with a successful, forward thinking blue chip business based in Surrey for a Head of Financial Planning & Analysis. Leading a high performing team and driving the planning and performance processes across EMEA, this is a fantastic opportunity for a strong, talented and driven individual to make a real contribution to the future success of the organisation.

Key focus for this role will be co-ordinating the budgeting and forecasting processes and understanding the key business environment for major risks and opportunities. As a business critical role, the successful candidate will provide creative, strategic support and implement new ideas. Exceptional communication and leadership skills are essential, along with the ability to drive engagement and effective collaboration within the team.

Responsibilities

* Work closely with the Commercial Financial Business Partners to understand the needs of the business and provide them with best in class reporting and planning tools
* Partnering with the Financial Planning and Analysis Director in leading the team responsible for the development of expert models and the creation of business reports
* Providing non-EMEA management with key financial information
* Execute continuous improvements for company-wide financial and reporting processes
* Oversee the creation of central requirements and offer clear, concise and insightful analysis of business performance
* Provide direction and recommendation in reference to risk areas to senior leaders to make informed business decisions

A strong voice and ability to challenge decisions when working with both internal and external stakeholders will be crucial to successful performance in this role.


Job Title: Financial Controller

Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + + car allowance + bonus

Location: England, West Sussex

Recruiter: Stuart Levers

Industry: Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain

Job Reference: SH/5517/SL


An excellent opportunity for a resilient and results orientated Financial Controller with a private services business based in Horsham. You will provide strong leadership to the entire financial accounting team whilst leading the finance operations team. The business is amid a transformation project and your role will be pinnacle in supporting this process, you will be reporting directly to the Finance Director

As the Financial Controller, your role will entail, but not limited to:

* You will manage external relationships with auditors, tax advisors and HMRC. You will be accountable for statutory reporting and preparing for the external audit.
* In addition to raising awareness across finance of best accounting practise and sharing your financial knowledge, you will ensure that the financial processes are robust enough.
* You will ensure the business is up to date with accounting and financial risk policies in line with IFRS and any other relevant guidelines.
* Working with the finance operations team, you will need to ensure that the financial processes and systems are continuously improved to guarantee efficiency and effective controls.
* You will oversee any projects from a finance perspective that require cross-functional participation.
* With an emphasis on making significant improvements around the accuracy of the reported numbers, you will look at where those improvements can be developed and implemented.

As the Financial Controller, you will need to be a Qualified Accountant, ACA, ACCA or equivalent with a relevant solid experience working in a complex, preferably international business where the finance function is going through change due to the growth of the business. As well as being a strong accountant with an excellent technical skillset and natural analytical skills, you will need to be exceptionally organised and able to handle multiple tasks to deliver on tight deadlines. As the Financial Controller, you will need to be driven to deliver on driving change through the business whilst managing the financial accounting team.


Job Title: Finance Systems Manager

Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits

Location: England, Hampshire, Basingstoke

Recruiter: Kate Chodak

Industry: Accountancy

Job Reference: 5691


Finance Systems Manager needed for FTSE250 business in Hampshire!

£70,000 - £75,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits

Stanton House is currently recruiting a Finance Systems Manager which is a newly created position in a new Finance organisation and operating model. The key purpose of the Finance Systems Manager includes being responsible for ensuring that process controls within the financial IT systems are operating effectively. The successful candidate will need to extract and analyse large volumes of financial and process data from the financial systems to highlight areas of financial risk and help focus an assurance testing strategy to understand whether these pose a key risk to the Group.

Key responsibilities:

- Ensure that the governance over financial IT systems is operating effectively

- Interrogate IT systems and data to highlight areas of risk based on information contained within the IT systems

- Responsible for reviewing changes to Finance IT processes and ensuring that the impact to financial controls has been considered by the process owners

- Design, develop and support the implementations of strong process, controls and process governance improvement initiatives in respect of the financial IT systems

- Ensure the appropriate assurance work takes place and is sufficient to cover all areas of finance IT systems risk

- Develop and monitor the KPIs and reports associated with Finance IT systems and ensuring any areas of risk are addressed

- Share best practice and communicate roles and achievements effectively to Finance and non-Finance stakeholders

Key requirements:

- University degree holder

- ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified accountant with demonstrable experience of managing Finance IT systems and ensuring they are governed appropriately. Excellent process, controls and systems understanding and application needed

- Previous experience in using data analytics to highlight control weaknesses, must be able to understand and describe typical issues surrounding the quality of data within business systems and how these can be resolved

- Knowledge of an ERP, e.g. SAP or Oracle

- Evidence of building and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external customers and key business stakeholders

- Overall understanding of SAP systems, specifically the structure and organisation design of SAP

- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to influence, be assertive and drive change.


Job Title: Technical Architect - Edinburgh

Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Comprehensive benefits package

Location: Scotland, Edinburgh

Recruiter: John Walker

Industry: IT

Job Reference: JW5661


Technical Architect - Edinburgh - Up to £73,000 + Bonus + Comprehensive benefits package

Stanton House are working with a FinTech client who are currently looking for a Technical Architect to sit across both the business and IT architecture domains. Ideally candidates who have either worked in a Technical Lead role or Architecture role would be suited towards this opportunity. The role itself sits between the architecture and development teams and ensures that the applications are implemented as designed. Key responsibilities for this role will be writing detailed designs and working closely with both Architects and Developers (onshore & offshore)

Essential:

* Demonstrable background working within Financial Services / Fintech
* Strong background working in development at either Lead / Architect levels
* Excellent communication skills both orally and written
* Background working across one or more of the following technologies: Java, .Net, Oracle, SQL Server
* Experience of creating high level designs

If you are interested in the above position and would like more information please apply now or call John Walker on 0131 560 2290


Job Title: Finance Systems Assurance Manager

Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits

Location: England, Hampshire, Basingstoke

Recruiter: Kate Chodak

Industry: Accountancy

Job Reference: 6666


Finance Systems Assurance Manager needed for FTSE250 business in Hampshire!

£65,000 - £75,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits

Stanton House is currently recruiting a Finance Systems Assurance Manager which is a newly created position in a new Finance organisation and operating model. The key purpose of the Finance Systems Manager includes being responsible for ensuring that process controls within the financial IT systems are operating effectively. The successful candidate will need to extract and analyse large volumes of financial and process data from the financial systems to highlight areas of financial risk and help focus an assurance testing strategy to understand whether these pose a key risk to the Group.

Key responsibilities:

- Ensure that the governance over financial IT systems is operating effectively

- Interrogate IT systems and data to highlight areas of risk based on information contained within the IT systems

- Responsible for reviewing changes to Finance IT processes and ensuring that the impact to financial controls has been considered by the process owners

- Design, develop and support the implementations of strong process, controls and process governance improvement initiatives in respect of the financial IT systems

- Ensure the appropriate assurance work takes place and is sufficient to cover all areas of finance IT systems risk

- Develop and monitor the KPIs and reports associated with Finance IT systems and ensuring any areas of risk are addressed

- Share best practice and communicate roles and achievements effectively to Finance and non-Finance stakeholders

Key requirements:

- University degree holder

- ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified accountant with demonstrable experience of managing Finance IT systems and ensuring they are governed appropriately. Excellent process, controls and systems understanding and application needed

- Previous experience in using data analytics to highlight control weaknesses, must be able to understand and describe typical issues surrounding the quality of data within business systems and how these can be resolved

- Knowledge of an ERP, e.g. SAP or Oracle

- Evidence of building and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external customers and key business stakeholders

- Overall understanding of SAP systems, specifically the structure and organisation design of SAP

- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to influence, be assertive and drive change.


Job Title: Hyperion Controller

Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum +

Location: England, Hampshire

Recruiter: Jenna Gander

Industry: Telecommunications

Job Reference: 5570


A Hyperion Controller is required for a leading telecommunications organisation based in Hampshire.

This great opportunity offers the successful candidate the chance to manage the development process for Hyperion, ensuring priorities in order, and key customers are regularly updated. You will lead and support changes within Hyperion, Business Intelligence and ERP Solutions, owing to recommendations provided by key stakeholders and 3rd party suppliers.

Day to day responsibilities will include:

* Manage the Hyperion development roadmap

* Prioritise enhancements
* Embed a tracking system
* Communicate with colleagues to understand their needs, translating them into enhancements

* Lead the development of Hyperion & support other ERP solutions

* Liaise with IT and Finance teams ensuring solutions are efficiently delivered
* Clearly define the governance process in place with key stakeholders

* Manage administration resource in the provision of Hyperion BAU support to cover

* Review the impact of business changes on Hyperion Planning
* Manage updates to Hyperion models, to incorporate any changes

The ideal candidate for this role will preferably be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA). Previous experience of supporting and developing Hyperion Product Suite is essential. The ability to fully comprehend Management information requirements, and create solutions using Hyperion is also highly desirable.