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Whether you are a Finance Manager, Accountant or CFO, we are looking for qualified and part-qualified finance professionals to fill a number of roles in multiple industries including retail, construction, property, FMCG and financial services.
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Recruiting the most talented Finance, Audit and Accountancy Candidates
The Finance & Audit team at MERJE are always looking for talented individuals to fill finance roles across several sectors. Whether you are a Finance Manager, a part-qualified or fully-qualified Accountant, or an Audit specialist, our team can work with you to find your next Finance job based on your experience, skills and ambition.
We work across several industry leading companies to recruit Finance, Accountancy and Audit experts for leading companies, including:
We have the ability to attract ambitious and talented individuals, covering the following roles: CFO, Finance Director, Finance Manager, Financial/Management Accountant, Financial Controller, Financial Analyst, Part-qualified Accountant, Purchase Ledger Clerk, Payroll Manager, Tax, Treasury and Audit.
MERJE was founded in
Our Management Team each have over
years' recruitment experience within their specialist markets
of permanent placements had a
salary of £40,000 and over
Contract and Interim roles comprise of
of our placements
2 days ago
Group Financial Controller
£80,000 - £90,000
Our client provides tailored end-to-end Wealth and Financial Management services for private and corporate clients. With over 20 offices and more than 600 staff nationwide, they are one of the fastest growing Wealth Planning brands in the UK. They are looking for a new Group FC to join their Head Office in Plymouth, working alongside the Group FD. You will be responsible for the group’s central finance and revenue reconciliation teams, which deliver management accounting, payroll, payroll taxes compliance, VAT compliance, purchase ledger, staff expenses, revenue accounting, payaway calculations, banking, cash forecasting and management and revenue reconciliation. You will be responsible for ensuring that comprehensive and appropriate controls are in place and operating effectively. In particular, you will ensure that nominals are reconciled, reviewed, understood and timely corrective actions taken. In a fast moving environment, you will identify and mitigate against evolving and new risks to the robustness of the numbers through implementing mitigating actions and controls. Where appropriate, you will work with the w der business to ensure that risks emanating from operations are addressed and resolved. The Group FC will get underneath the numbers and be able to articulate financial performance. Trends will be identified and recharges applied in line with group policy. The Group FC will ensure that the numbers are appropriate both across the group and within individual entities. Skills & qualifications: • A recognised professional accounting qualification: ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent with strong post qualified experience. • Significant experience as a finance manager. • Strong technical accounting skills. • Strong understanding and experience of maintaining an effective and robust control environment. • Experience of VAT and payroll taxes. • Experience of working in a fast-moving environment. • Excellent organisational skills. • Excellent excel skills. • Strong academic record. Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
3 days ago
Commercial Financial Analyst
Cheshire West and Chester
£30,000 - £35,000 DOE
MERJE Ltd are currently partnered with an international services business based in Cheshire, to recruit a highly commercial Part Qualified Financial Analyst to join the business on a permanent basis. Working very closely with the Senior Finance Manager and as part of successful team, the Financial Analyst will play a key role in providing financial support to senior management. Key duties: Financial reporting on a monthly basis and providing in depth analysis on business performance Business partnering with various business units, providing profitability analysis – driving cost reductions and process improvement Produce commercial management reports, prepare annual budgets and quarterly forecasts Perform modeling and financial analysis relating pricing, product development, promotion, and productivity Highlight strengths and weaknesses within the business units and implement changes to drive improvements. Key requirements: Must be actively studying ACCA or CIMA Part Qualified and actively studying Demonstrable track record of operating in a similar Capacity Attention to detail and presentation Commercially astute with a business partnering nature Strong Excel skills This is an excellent for an ambitious individual who wants to progress in a commercial, international capacity. If interested, please forward your CV for immediate consideration.
6 days ago
IT Risk Manager (Audit Analytics)
£65,000 - £70,000
Our client, a leading internationally recognised Consultancy firm who are recognised for their commitment to delivering an outstanding quality of client service, are looking for an IT Risk Manager to join their fast-growing Technology and digital risk team to be involved in defining risk and control frameworks and designing end to end risk management. Responsibilities: As IT Risk/Audit Analytics Manager, you will have responsibility for: • Ownership of a portfolio of audit analytics clients, reporting to the regional managers / Senior Leadership and team Directors • Managing engagement teams within the wider Technology & Digital Risk team, including developing the skills and confidence of junior staff • Working with audit teams in London to integrate analytics more deeply into the external audit approach • Contribute to the groups leadership in Audit Analytics & Controls • Providing Risk Advisory/Consulting services to Top Tier clients; • Building and developing long terms relationships with stakeholders across their client organisations Requirements: • Practical experience of working in Technology Risk, Controls & Analytics within a professional services firm or FTSE 350 • Ability to think creatively, generate innovative ideas, challenge the status quo and deliver effectively with what can often be ambiguous requirements. • Computer Science or technical experience or qualifications, for example SQL, VBA, ACL, Tableau, Qlikview • A good understanding of finance and accounting • Strong technical abilities in audit methodologies, combined with strong business acumen
6 days ago
Accounts Payable Clerk
MERJE Ltd are currently partnered with a high growth Services business based in Willenhall to recruit an experienced Accounts Payable professional. Working very closely with the Accounts Manager and as part of a small team, the Accounts Payable Clerk will be responsible for processing c1000 invoices on a monthly basis. Key duties: Matching, batching and coding invoices Processing payments by BACs/CHAPs Reconciling supplier statements Managing petty cash General administration Liaising with suppliers and resolving queries Filing Invoices Data Entry and other ad-hoc duties as required Key requirements: You will have excellent communication and attention to detail with the ability to communicate with senior members of staff. You will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a similar capacity Ability to work independently with minimal supervision Ability to use initiative with a proactive nature. This is an excellent for a talented finance professional looking for autonomy and responsibility in their role in a fast paced business which has ambitious growth plans. If interested, please forward your CV for immediate consideration.
9 days ago
£30,000 - £40,000 DOE
MERJE Ltd are currently partnered with a Birmingham based international country to recruit a technically astute Part Qualified or Qualified Audit professional, to join the business on a permanent basis. Working very closely Audit Manager and as part of successful team, Audit Semi Senior will play a key role in the timely delivery of both on-site at clients, and in the office, ensuring that all aspects of the audit are completed on time and within budget. Key duties: Prepare or review work papers and drafts of financial statements Allocate work to other members of the audit team, ensuring associates understand their responsibilities and have received excellent on-the-job coaching preparing/reviewing drafts Produce commercial management reports, specifically drafting sections of the report to management Oversee all aspects of audit fieldwork and completion Be able to seize opportunities, adapting quickly and wisely to changing conditions to optimise growth for both clients and yourself Provide a distinctive service to clients, showing a genuine interest in creating and maintaining relationships. Key requirements: ACA, ACCA or CA Qualified or actively studying with demonstrable track record of operating in a similar Capacity Attention to detail and presentation You will be highly technical with ambitions to progress in a challenging environment. Strong Excel skills This is an excellent for a talented Audit professional looking for autonomy and responsibility in their role with opportunities to progress longer term in a fast paced business which has ambitious growth plans. If interested, please forward your CV for immediate consideration.
18 days ago
£35,000 - £45,000 pa
A successful manufacturer based in Wigan are currently recruiting for a Finance Manager on a permanent basis. This is an exciting opportunity join a business that has been established over 20 years but has seen significant growth in the past few years from 5 million to 9 million turnover. Working within an SME this will suit a very ‘hands on’ Financial Controller. You will have one direct report that will be responsible for all transactional work but you will be responsible for overseeing this work. Your main duties will include; Preparation of monthly Management accounts with Variance Analysis and Commentary Managing Projects Preparing Annual Budgets, Project Budgets Cash Flow modelling and Cash Flow forecast Import/Export (experience of dealing with foreign currency & European VAT) Contract Assessment and Review Assistance with Stock audit Engaging with suppliers to improve relations Implementation and control of Compliance and Governance Reporting to Managing Director You will be working within a very close knit team, within a very friendly environment. This will suit a qualified by experience or CIMA qualified Accountant. In return you will receive an attractive salary and excellent working hours (35hr week). Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
19 days ago
Model Development & Delivery Manager - Financial Services
Up to £56,000
A long established business that has focused on providing exquisite mortgages and savings products over the years. A well regarded group that has won multiple awards for their financial products, employee engagement and for supporting local communities with their charitable efforts. Now looking for a Modelling Manager to join the team. This company is unable to provide sponsorship Key Responsibilities of the Modelling Manager: Own a model suite comprising of IRB Framework, IFRS9 Model Framework, Balance Sheet Management models, Product Pricing models, Market & Liquidity Risk Management models, etc. Manage delivery, model governance, development plans, ensure full documentation, etc. Stakeholder Management Ensure model methodologies are aligned with industry best practice Ideal knowledge and experience for the Modelling Manager role: Strong background in and understanding of the Financial Services industry, markets, competitors, trends, regulations, etc. - especially relating to model development and delivering model suites Detailed understanding of a range of models including IRB, IFRS9, Pricing, Market & Liquidity Management, etc. Knowledge of time value of money concepts Delivery focused, able to work to tight deadlines, understand strategic priorities, develop and deliver operational plans Excellent communication skills and ability to build stakeholder relationships Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
20 days ago
£40,000 – 50,000
A toy manufacturer based in Wigan are currently looking for recruit a Financial Controller on a permanent basis. Customers include large global supermarkets and high street retailers as well as smaller independent traders. Goods are designed in house with manufacture being outsourced to China. In addition to this particular company they are also responsible for 12 other entities within the organisation. Reporting to the Director and managing one Assistant Accountant, you will be responsible for the following: Production of Management Accounts Intercompany reconciliation between 12 entities Budgeting Forecasting Analysis work Oversee Assistant Accountant Liasing with Directors on a daily basis Board presentations Overseeing Purchase Ledger, Credit Control and Sales Ledger. Running of Payroll function This role will suit a hands on Financial Controller ideally coming from a SME background. You will be a qualified Accountant (CIMA) or qualified by experience looking for that new challenge. If this role sounds of interest then please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
24 days ago
£40,000 – 45,000 pa
A leading manufacturer in their field are currently recruiting for a Management Accountant on a permanent basis, based at their office in Nelson. In order to be considered for the role you will be qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA). The focus of the role will be on the International subsidiaries and it will include full P&L and Balance Sheet management for each entity. The role, where necessary, will include support for the UK business, notably in relation to intercompany transactions. Your main duties will include; Management of cash and posting of all transactions, including bank reconciliations. Month end management accounts preparation including P+L commentary and variance analysis against budget/forecast. P&L analysis on margin by channel, carriage and other KPIs. Balance sheet reconciliations International tax compliance including VAT returns, sales taxes and other international compliance obligations relevant to finance. Supporting finance tasks for the UK subsidiary where applicable. Report into the Finance Manager, supporting the management of two accounts assistants within the finance team. Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
26 days ago
Purchase Ledger Clerk
£17,000 - £20,000 pa
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Accounts Payable Clerk to join a stable and established manufacturing company based in Darwen. This will suit an Accounts Payable Clerk who is comfortable working as part of a team as well taking on duties individually. Responsibilities in this role will include; Setting up supplier accounts and processing supplier invoices, ensuring correct authorisation is received. Handling supplier account queries via email/telephone, with prompt resolution. Reconciling supplier accounts, resolving differences (including significant issues) promptly. Managing supplier accounts for debit balances and refunded payments. Performing and entering payment runs (BACs, CHAPS and direct debits). Sending out remittance advices. Assisting with purchasing, cash management and budgeting. This is a demanding role and therefore the ideal candidate will be confident working to strict deadlines and prioritising their workload to do the best possible job. To be successful, a positive attitude, keeping calm whilst working under pressure, is essential. In return you will receive an attractive salary plus 25 days annual leave as well as other great benefits. Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
about 1 month ago
£45,000 - £50,000
The client is a growing construction/infrastructure business with a number of long term projects that need dedicated project accountants/controllers working with them. A key position has arisen for a Project Accountant/Controller to work in Rainham on one of these projects. This position is responsible for the reporting of project financial performance. Maintaining accurate data in relevant systems and reports, and supporting the Project teams with accurate and timely information. Reporting into the Commercial Financial Controller, you will support management with accurate forecasting and cash flow for specific projects. Ideally, you will be a qualified accountant and have the ability to travel in and around the Essex area, and potentially further afield should a project require this. Please note, should you not receive feedback within 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
about 2 months ago
Part-Time Financial Controller – 3 Days Per Week (£50-£55k pro rata)
£50,000 - £55,000 (pro-rata) + Benefits
MERJE Ltd are exclusively recruiting a fantastic Part-Time Financial Controller position for a high growth SME Services business based in Didsbury, Greater Manchester. Due to continued success, this highly successful business has ambitious growth plans over the next 3 years to double in size and are now looking to appoint a permanent Part-Time Financial Controller to work closely with the Managing Director to lead all financial reporting activities internally and externally. The Part-Time Financial Controller will operate initially on a c3 day per week basis and will play a key role in the timely delivery of all financial reporting, including all month end management accounts and statutory reporting and undertake all aspects of financial management for the business, including budgeting and profit forecasts, cash flow forecasting and working capital management in addition to taking ownership for the loan book as well as development of internal controls and processes. Key Part-Time Financial Controller duties: Managing the production of the month end management accounts pack with full commentary Preparation of the monthly Board Pack and oversee loan book activity and interest rates analysis Management of day to day cash flow reporting and working capital management Budgeting, Forecasting and building 3-year plan in addition to financial analysis to aid commercial decision making including income recognition Lead all process improvement of the current financial controls and reporting with further integration of the balance sheet. Preparation of company annual statutory accounts and consolidation Oversee management of supplier payments plans and general administration duties Profile of Part-Time Financial Controller: ACA, ACCA or CIMA Qualified with demonstrable track record of operating in a similar Financial Controller or Finance Manager capacity You will be able to communicate with real confidence and flair with the ability to influence at a high level including senior stakeholders Attention to detail and presentation but also ability to see things in the bigger picture You will be highly analytical and commercially aware and be able to communicate and bring the numbers to life to the management team Good IT Skills including, Excel, all MS packages and working knowledge of Sage would be advantageous This is an excellent Part-Time Financial Controller opportunity for a talented finance professional looking for a more flexible working week or someone who wants an improved work / life balance. In return, you will have great exposure working with a dynamic Managing Director, have autonomy and responsibility in your role with opportunities to progress longer term in a fast paced, owner managed business which has ambitious growth for substantial growth in the next 3 years. If interested, please forward your CV for immediate consideration as my leading client is looking to appoint ASAP.
about 2 months ago
Internal Audit Manager
Our client is a leading financial services organisation looking for an Internal Audit Manager with good CASS knowledge who will have overall responsibility for the IA service with a focus on business risks from the generation of a risk based annual plan through to delivering independent internal audits across the business. The role supports the Board and senior management to protect the assets, reputation and sustainability. You will be required to identify and mitigate or minimise strategic, operational, financial and compliance risks to the business. You will develop and implement a risk-based audit plan and ensure that all auditing standards are fully understood and applied. Ideally looking for a qualified individual (ACA/ACCA/CIA) with experience from the asset management sector with good knowledge of CASS audits. Please note, should you not receive feedback within 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
about 2 months ago
Group Management Accountant
This is a key position for a Group Management Accountant to work alongside the Group FC with our client, a construction/infrastructure business. You will assist in the delivery of timely and accurate financial information. This position will give exposure to all functions within finance, coupled with coaching from the finance leadership team and they will support you to reach fully qualified status with development opportunities. Key responsibilities: Position of month end journals Production of the management accounts Balance sheet reconciliations VAT, CIS and CITB return submissions Production of accurate cash flows Assist with the annual year-end audit Assist with the production of year-end statutory accounts Improvement of existing processes and procedures The Person: Strong Excel skills and knowledge of other MS Office programmes Strong understanding of debits and credits Finalist/Part-Qualified (ACCA/CIMA), with final papers approaching Excellent attention to detail Ability to work to tight deadlines Ability to spot opportunities to improve processes Minimum 2 years’ experience within a finance function Please note, should you not receive feedback within 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
about 2 months ago
Group Management Accountant
MERJE have partnered with an international services business based is South Yorkshire to recruit an enthusiastic, progressive, newly qualified Management Accountant to join their newly created team. If you have a technical mind with skills that have equipped you be step into a business partnering capacity, then please apply. Responsibilities: Responsible for all aspects of accounting for head office companies including: Ownership and maintenance of head office general ledgers. Completion of monthly group reporting packs including actual and forecast data. Lead the preparation of the annual budget for head office companies, ensuring buy in and approval from key stakeholders including Group Function heads, Group Financial Controller and the Group CFO. Working closely with Group Function heads to ensure they have full ownership of their department costs, producing high quality, insightful monthly cost reporting and regularly updating and challenging forecasts. Providing support to the Group Financial Controller and the Group Accountant in the provision of accurate and incisive monthly management account data and analysis Production of the monthly Group management accounts and Board reports. Analysing and reviewing head office performance and forecasts including regular updates with Group Function heads to discuss and challenge results. Provide support and analysis for the Planning & Performance function as necessary, including as part of the quarterly business performance reviews and the annual medium term plan process. The Person: Must be qualified ACA/CIMA/ACCA with a good technical background Must be able to present financial information clearly, confidently and concisely both verbally and in written reports You will be a good team player and able to form and develop strong relationships both within the business and with external advisers Have excellent analytical skills and a good working knowledge of MS office products including Excel, PowerPoint and Word Please note, should you not receive feedback 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
2 months ago
Assistant Audit Manager (Treasury)
A leading consulting firm is looking for corporate Treasury auditors to join their growing team. Key responsibilities include: This role is looking for qualified external auditors who are keen to move in to a role doing Treasury Audits for Corporate clients as their next step in their career. You will be trained if no previous Treasury experience and the role involves providing specialist support to external audit teams by managing the external audit of Treasury functions for FTSE100 clients which involves auditing the end to end Treasury lifecycle. You will look at derivative valuations, hedge accounting, and financial instrument classifications. Risk management assessments including foreign exchange, interest rate, liquidity, funding, credit and commodities. Leading internal audits on treasury functions ranging from big corporations to small private businesses. Provide technical support on accounting and regulatory projects such as IFRS 9 Financial Instruments. Provide financial instruments accounting advice to clients or internal team. The Person ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent Previous audit experience is essential Treasury and financial instruments audit experience is desirable Desire to work in an audit environment and build a business and a career in professional services Ability to interact with clients and other professionals across the firm
I was very pleased with MERJE’s approach and particularly their understanding of the client. The recruitment process ran smoothly from start to finish and they demonstrated high levels of customer service throughout. I would not hesitate in working with MERJE again, or recommending their services within the finance space.
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