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Job Title: Director - Brexit Programme Manager

Salary: £0 - £150000 per annum + Competitive Benefits

Location: England, London

Recruiter: Philippa Perry

Industry: Financial Services

Job Reference: SHPP6646


A Global Investment Bank is looking for a highly talent and motivated permanent Director to lead their Brexit Programme, reporting to the Head of Strategic Initiatives and Head of Programmes.

You will need to work with senior front office Investment Banking professionals such as Head of Trading Products, Head of Relationship Management, Head of Legal, and CEO to oversee and drive the regulatory and business change for the Brexit programme.

The Hiring manager describes the role as:

"A high-profile, senior position which suits a pragmatic yet strategic programme manager who is looking to help shape and deliver the Business Target Operating Model by first understanding how Brexit will impact the bank. This individual will have extensive experience of regulatory programme delivery experience as well as business operational transformation within Investment Banking"

To successfully deliver this high-profile business transformation programme you will need to have:

* The ideal candidate should have at least 10 years of combined senior programme delivery and capital markets leadership experience.
* Specific experience in driving strategic operating model and regulatory changes with cross-functional teams impacting business, technology and corporate support areas within Capital Markets is a requirement.
* Global senior executive stakeholder management experience.

A little more information about the role:

* Hands-on involvement in delivering regulatory change for other European regulations affecting sell-side front offices (such as Mifid II) is a major plus, as is knowledge of the PESTLE factors influencing and driving Brexit.
* As such, responsibilities will include directly and indirectly lead, steer, coach and hands-on manage resources based in London and Dublin (with likely extensive travel to Dublin); managing senior executive stakeholders globally, and, providing oversight & steer to third parties.
* Be accountable for successfully driving & delivering business, operational, technology changes initiatives for the Brexit program for Capital Markets (covering both Trading Products and Investment & Corporate Banking divisions).
* Ensure that the program aligns with the overall LOB strategy and risk appetite.
* Directly and indirectly lead, steer, coach and hands-on manage resources based in London and Dublin
* Manage communications to senior executive stakeholders globally
* Assemble & chair senior level governance committees to ensure the objectives of regulatory business change programs / projects /initiatives are met; includes engaging with senior business leaders to resolve issues & make decisions.
* Lead and/or support specific Brexit workstreams
* Provide oversight & steer to multiple third parties
* Manage & oversee day-to-day program deliverables across all aspects of project delivery to ensure alignment with corporate standards.
* Participate in local or global LOB planning process, budget / financial reviews & roll-up reporting, if and as required.
* Ability to multi-task and deal with potentially balance conflicting priorities with a cool demeanor
* Superior people management skills
* Ability to not only drive at the senior management level but able to deep-dive into resolving granular issues where necessary

If you are interested in the role, please apply below. Unfortunately, due to the anticipated high level of response, we may not be able to respond to every applicant.


Job Title: P2P Global Process Owner

Salary: £90000 - £120000 per annum +

Location: England, London

Recruiter: Philip Jaques

Industry: FMCG

Job Reference: SH6526PJ


A FTSE listed company is looking for a highly talented and motivated P2P Global Process Owner to help define and implement the global process standards for finance.



The role provides the opportunity to work with director level stakeholders and be given a high level of autonomy during a defining period of growth and change for the business. The hiring manager described the role as:

"A key leadership role in our finance process team and a critical part of delivering our ERP implementation effectively"



To successfully deliver in this role, you will need to have:

* Significant, practical experience of the Procure to Pay process. This must be direct experience of managing the P2P process for a large organisation.
* Experience or working around ERP implementations.
* Strong experience and track record of working with third party outsource providers
* A proactive, self-starter who maintains a level of energy, enthusiasm and a need to finish a job.
* Global travel required - this will be up to 30%. Predominantly this will be Europe, the US and India.



Roles and Responsibilities:

* Lead all elements of the P2P tower across the ERP implementation and Shared Service Centre.
* Provide leadership and support to a team of P2P Subject Matter Experts.
* Lead key elements of the P2P design within the global ERP platform.
* Partner with regional teams in order to make P2P land effectively in each market.



If you are interested in the role, please apply below. Unfortunately, due to the anticipated high level of response, we may not be able to respond to every applicant.


Job Title: Salesforce Project Manager & Product Owner

Salary: £110000 - £120000 per annum + Competitive benefits package

Location: England, London

Recruiter: Audrey Rieffel

Industry: Media

Job Reference: SH6681AR


A global media business is looking for a talented Salesforce Product Owner with extensive salesforce implementation experience to contribute to a successful global salesforce delivery.



This is a fantastic experience for someone who wants the opportunity to lead and own a salesforce systems implementation project end-to-end in a complex environment. The hiring manager describes the role as:

"A high-profile position within the technology team which suits somebody who enjoys a fast pace of delivery and can work autonomously whilst successfully engaging with senior stakeholders"



To successfully deliver in this role you will need to have:

* Extensive experience with salesforce, both as a product owner and as a project or programme manager.
* Experience of delivery numerous end-to-end global salesforce implementations - from understanding market requirements, product vision, strategy and roadmap then delivering solutions in line with these.
* Evidence of working in complex business environments.
* Strong stakeholder engagement skills and evidence of the levels of stakeholders that you have engaged with.
* Strong background in business process analysis, requirements and application design preferably using Salesforce or another CRM product.
* Experience of working in software development environment.
* Technical background and passion for technology, security and innovation
* Experience with enterprise system implementations and related business process implementation
* Knowledge of structured design methods and modelling techniques
* Demonstrate knowledge of SaaS platforms and agile delivery methods



A little more information about the role - you will be:

* Gathering requirements from key stakeholders and then break those down into user stories for your scrum team to develop.
* Clarifying and prioritizing user stories making decisions where necessary on requirements.
* Providing input into design of solution roadmaps that support best practices and industry standards for end-to-end enterprise business processes.
* Facilitating communication between implementation team and project stakeholders.
* Provide support for UAT, innovation and new initiatives, adoption programs.

This role will involve up to 25% travel globally.



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


Job Title: Head of Finance

Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits

Location: England, London

Recruiter: Emily Beebe

Industry: Retail

Job Reference: SH6462EB


Stanton House have been mandated to find a talented and dedicated Head of Finance for one of the fastest growing consumer goods companies in the UK. As the CFO's right hand, you'll need to learn the business quickly, be flexible in style and approach and work well with senior leaders to support them in delivering commercial solutions.

As the Financial Controller, you'll look at the ways of working and be a change agent, pushing boundaries within Finance, you will be audacious and innovative in your approach, improving procedures and process. As part of your role you will provide an accurate, up to date financial picture of the periodic performance, to support and assist the senior leadership team in making key decisions which will shape the overall strategy and direction of the business.



Responsibilities include but aren't limited to:

* Managing, leading and developing the Finance team, which includes Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, supported by the Senior Finance Manager, ensuring timely and efficient delivery of service and effective cash flow planning.
* Managing, developing and collaborating with the Senior Finance Manager to ensure we have a fully functional high performing Finance team
* Continuously checking in with the Senior Finance Manager to ensure the team KPI's are on track
* Accountable for the accuracy of all monthly financial information, including gross margin reports, cost centre reports, divisional P&Ls, cash flows and balance sheet reconciliations for the business.
* Creating, developing and implementing accounting policies that are appropriate for the business and strengthen internal controls. Leading a strong financial control environment
* Responsible for embedding the necessary accounting and internal controls to ensure the reliability of all month end actuals and quarterly forecasts.



Skills, Qualifications & Profile

* Degree educated in a relevant discipline with a 2.1 or higher
* Either ACA qualified from a top 6 accounting firm OR CIMA qualified through a major graduate/rotation programme
* Experience within a large FMCG or retail business
* Have worked in, and understand the nuances of, a smaller fast-growth business
* A systems head with experience using NetSuite would be an advantage
* Building, managing, motivating and developing high performing Finance teams
* A natural ability to build strong relationship with senior stakeholders.
* Experience of full year end audit preparation, including production of statutory accounts
* Experience of UK tax reporting, with exposure to international regulations an advantage
* Comfortable working in a rapidly changing environment and are at ease with proposing, justifying, initiating and implementing change


Job Title: Head of Group Finance Systems

Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + 20% Bonus, £6000 - 7000 Car

Location: England, Bedfordshire

Recruiter: Philip Jaques

Industry: Building and Construction

Job Reference: SH6535PJ


A leading construction business is looking for a talented Head of Group Finance Systems to complete their ERP implementation in to BAU and drive continuous improvement.

The role provides the opportunity to work with director level stakeholders in a dynamic business. The hiring manager described the role as:

"A great leadership role for someone who likes to be an ambassador of change and wants to join our business during a defining period of transformation."



To be successful in this role, you will need:

* ACA, FCA or equivalent
* Strong experience of implementing and understanding of Oracle functionality
* Experience implementing and working with HFM and HP systems
* Experience of working with and supporting a Shared Service Centre or Centre of Excellence
* Ability to lead and deliver change to a range of stakeholders and functions within the business.
* Ability to work well with large stakeholder boards both internally and externally.



A little more information about the role:

* Take leadership of the ERP project to implement the HFM and HP systems, working with the existing project team and to lead migration of data, testing, and validation.
* Taking on responsibility for the day to day BAU running of HFM and HP, including ongoing maintenance, process improvement and system enhancement.
* Be the lead point of contact with the Oracle Centre of Excellence:

* Driving compliance, governance, oracle
* Driving continues improvement and efficiencies
* Supporting business change with the Business Process Owners and Process User Groups



If you are interested in the role, please apply below. Unfortunately, due to the anticipated high level of response, we may not be able to respond to every applicant.


Job Title: VP Regulatory Change Project Manager

Salary: £0 - £100000 per annum + Competitive Benefits

Location: England, London

Recruiter: Philippa Perry

Industry: Financial Services

Job Reference: SHPP6647


A Global Investment Bank is looking for a highly talented and motivated permanent VP Regulatory Change Project Manager to lead various change initiatives (predominantly regulatory programmes) covering APAC and EMEA, starting with the Securities Finance Transactions Regulation initiative.

You will need to work with cross functional teams within Investment Banking to drive regulatory changes impacting the business, technology and corporate areas.

The Hiring manager describes the role as:

"A high-profile position which suits a pragmatic project manager who is accustomed to delivering autonomously across multiple stakeholder groups and jurisdictions. This individual will have extensive experience of regulatory project delivery as well as business operational transformation within Investment Banking".

To successfully deliver this high-profile business transformation programme you will need to have:

* 10 years of combined senior project delivery and capital markets experience.
* Specific experience delivering regulatory projects such as Mifid II and EMIR regulations impacting business, technology and corporate support areas within Capital Markets.
* Global senior executive stakeholder management experience across multiple jurisdictions and virtual teams, as well as third party provider management experience.

A little more information about the role:

* Hands-on involvement in delivering regulatory change for other European regulations affecting sell-side front offices is a major plus.
* Responsibilities will include directly and indirectly lead, steer and hands-on manage resources based in London and Dublin (with likely extensive travel to Dublin); engaging with senior executive stakeholders globally, and, providing oversight & steer to third parties.
* Ensure that the project aligns with the overall strategy.
* Assemble & chair governance committees to ensure the objectives of the project are met; includes engaging with business leaders to resolve issues & make decisions.
* Manage & oversee day-to-day project deliverables across all aspects of project delivery to ensure alignment with corporate standards.
* Participate in local or global LOB planning process, budget / financial reviews & roll-up reporting, if and as required.

If you are interested in the role, please apply below. Unfortunately, due to the anticipated high level of response, we may not be able to respond to every applicant.


Job Title: Financial Controller

Salary: £100000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits

Location: England, London

Recruiter: Emily Beebe

Industry: Banking

Job Reference: SH6746EB


A new entrant into the retail financial services market is looking for a Financial Controller to be part of an exciting business with a clear and compelling digital proposition. This is a unique opportunity for a proven finance leader to really put their stamp on a business that has all the building blocks to become a market leader.



Whilst establishing and building a team and a best in class finance function, you will never lose sight of the customer and what the business was established to deliver. Your belief that a disruptive organisation full of talented people can make a difference will be infectious and as much of a benefit to the business as your financial and commercial acumen.



Once on-board, you will be responsible for:

* Building and developing the finance function
* Implementation and management of robust financial controls
* Defining the financial and reporting processes to comply with the regulatory environment
* Developing and implementing financial systems and processes
* Working as part of the senior team to deliver and execute the company vision



The ideal candidate will be

* A qualified accountant (ACA preferred) with strong academics and a progressive CV demonstrating frequent promotion
* Excited about the opportunity to define and build a finance department within a values driven, entrepreneurial organisation
* A capable technical accountant who has built on this by supporting commercial decision making
* Experienced in leading and developing a significant team with strong P&L management skills
* Knowledgeable about regulatory reporting (PRA, FSA)
* An exceptional problem solver who naturally involves others in finding solutions.
* A first class communicator and influencer who is curious about what others have to offer


Job Title: Head of Shared Services Finance

Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits

Location: England, Surrey, Guildford

Recruiter: Stuart Levers

Industry: Accountancy

Job Reference: SH/6910/SL


A fantastic opportunity has become available for a Head of Shared Services for a leading Private Equity backed business in the heart of Surrey.

My client is looking to build out a new Finance Shared Service Centre in the UK and is recruiting an experienced Senior Professional to take on the leadership and management of the UK Transactions team. This role will transition into a best in class shared service centre with responsibility for:

* Management Accounting
* Accounts Receivable
* Accounts Payable
* Fixed Assets & Master Data
* Project Accounting

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.
* Have previous experience in running a Shared Service Function
* 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:

* Ensure a timely and accurate cut-off of all sub-ledgers and general ledger accounts
* Building a strong, stable and motivated team within the Shared Service Centre. Making sure that the team are focused on delivering a quality product in an efficient way
* Setting clear strategic objectives for the SSC. These will be worked out in conjunction with the Group Finance team
* Setting policies that the SSC will be working towards, and ensuring the SSC meets all statutory reporting requirements
* Negotiate Service Level Agreements and Performance Targets, for the Centre to meet
* Ensuring processes are consistent and efficient across all the areas within the SSC, and look at ways to automate and make improvements to drive efficiency and effectiveness improvements


Job Title: Financial Controller

Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits

Location: England, London

Recruiter: Emily Beebe

Industry: Financial Services

Job Reference: SH6998EB


A SME financial services business, who are shaping the market, is looking for a Financial Controller to be part of an exciting business with a clear and compelling digital proposition. This is a unique opportunity for a proven finance leader to really put their stamp on a business that has all the building blocks to become a digital market leader.

Whilst establishing and building a team and a best in class finance function, you will never lose sight of the customer and what the business was established to deliver. Your belief that a disruptive organisation full of talented people can make a difference will be infectious and as much of a benefit to the business as your financial and commercial acumen.

Reporting to the Finance Director, and managing a team of 8-10, you will be responsible for financial accounting and regulatory reporting for multiple legal entities across the business. To be considered you must have strong technical understanding of banking standards and regulations, with high levels of drive and energy to support a fast paced and growing business. In addition, an ability to drive stronger control and efficiency through a combination of process improvements, system improvements, and training/investing in people, is crucial.



Key Responsibilities

* Build/lead/manage a high performing financial control team, with continuous investment in training across the team Manage the production of annual statutory financial reporting and collaborate with auditing services to ensure proper compliance with all regulations
* Timely and accurate preparation of all other statutory/regulatory returns in line with IFRS/ VAT/ Tax/ CASS requirements
* Ensure company financial systems are robust, compliant, fit-for-purpose, scalable for future growth, and configured to optimise efficiency (e.g. minimise manual processing)
* Own the monthly close and group company consolidation process every month, including inter-company and intangibles, ensuring the financial position of each legal entity is accurate
* Responsible for all areas of tax management, including overseeing VAT returns and capitalising on relief schemes
* Continually improve processes and systems to eliminate errors whilst improving efficiency across the Financial Control function
* Direct responsibility for the financial accounting team, ensuring high standards of accuracy and control are always maintained
* Actively contribute/lead projects as required, representing the requirements of Financial Control and the wider Finance team



Person Specification

* Qualified Accountant with 5+ years PQE (Financial services required, Banking is advantageous)
* Strong technical knowledge (IFRS/VAT/Tax required, CASS is advantageous)
* Advanced understanding of financial systems
* Advanced numeric/analytical and spreadsheet skills
* Experience building, managing and training teams
* Drive to solve problems and continuously improve processes
* Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines whilst working accurately with attention to detail


Job Title: Senior Finance Manager - Transformation

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

Location: England, Wiltshire, Swindon

Recruiter: Kate Chodak

Industry: Accountancy

Job Reference: 6617KC


Senior Finance Manager - Transformation being recruited for UK business in Berkshire!

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

An opportunity has become available for a Senior Finance Manager to join an exciting transformation project for a UK business in the Berkshire area.

The role will manage the delivery of all financial support and governance for the company's transformation agenda over the next couple of years, with a key focus on one of the major projects responsible for replacing the billing and customer management system. You will work closely with the Head of Transformation and Change to formulate and deliver financial plans providing challenge, assurance and progress which enables delivery of the resulting projects, enacts a business change, all within agreed timescales and budget. The role will play a critical part in understanding scope deliverables and ensuring development of an efficient overall progamme of work.

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

* University degree.
* Professional accounting qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA).
* Experience of leading or holding a major support role for Finance team working on a major transformation or operational project in a blue chip organisation.
* Significant communications experience of presenting in Program Steering Groups and budgets/forecasts to senior management.
* Familiarity with project accounting methodologies and PMO delivery.
* Considerable experience of working with SAP.

A little more information about the role:

* Control of project spend on transformation activity.
* Review and present all financial plans, budgets and forecasts, for all aspects of Transformation department in accordance with corporate requirements.
* Challenging project leads on operational approach that drives cost implications.
* Supporting project leads on finding optimal financial outcomes to project best practices.
* Presenting financial outputs and drivers to senior management including the MD and CFO.
* Manage and develop the Finance team developing the team to best practice and standard. Developing business partnering capability to help and enable the business to achieve its targets.
* Ensure expenditure controls are properly applied, including authorisation of capital and operating expenditure in accordance with company policies.
* Leadership, development and support of staff.

If you are interested in the role, please apply below. Unfortunately, due to the anticipated high level of response, we may not be able to respond to every applicant.