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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.
We specialise in
Senior and Transactional Finance and Part-Qualified Accountancy
of permanent placements
had a salary of
£60,000 or over
of our business
of our placements are
exclusive to MERJE
1 day ago
£45,000 - £55,000
An established yet rapidly growing business based in Chorley are currently looking to recruit for a Finance Manager on a permanent basis. As the Finance Manager you will be responsible for the timely production of financial management and statutory information, including forecasting. You will take a pro-active stance in identifying and addressing weaknesses in control, processes and participate in commercial activities such as customer/supplier negotiations and evaluation. Your key responsibilities will include; · Responsible for several divisions of the business and impending acquisitions · To supervise a team of Management Accountants to complete the monthly management accounts preparation, within the month end timetable, providing training and guidance when required · To complete the Finance Board pack including accurate and meaningful commentary to the Financial Controller and Finance Director within the month end timetable. · To review all balance sheet reconciliations, including bank reconciliations for each of the Group Companies ensuring accuracy and the timely rectification of reconciling items · To update profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow forecasts for the Group on a monthly basis · Preparation of annual statutory accounts and tax calculations, within 35 working days of the year end · Assisting the Financial Controller with the budgeting and re-forecasting process · To hold regular 1:1’s with your team and coach, train and mentor your team as and when required · Completion of VAT returns for review by the Financial Controller within 20 working days of the quarter end and then submit, once approved by the due date · Keep abreast of Accounting Standards and Tax legislation and update processes accordingly. Preparation of quarterly corporation tax calculations. · Identify key business KPI’s for inclusion within the Group Finance Pack. · Assist in due diligence as and when required · Integrate any acquisitions in line with the agreed integration plan · To consistently asses the workload and skills of the team, identifying any issues to be raised with the Financial Controller · Assist the Financial Controller in the recruitment and selection of members of the team In order to be considered for the position you must be a CIMA/ACA/ACCA Qualified Accountant with a history of mentoring and developing teams. This is an exciting position and will suit a candidate with an energetic and driven approach to their work.
1 day ago
£37,000 - £42,000
A rapidly growing and highly acquisitive company based in Chorley are currently looking to recruit a Management Accountant on a permanent basis. This position would suit a candidate who is ambitious and extremely driven to progress at speed through their career. Working closely to the Finance Manager and Financial Controller you will have the following responsibilities; Complete the monthly management accounts preparation, within the month end timetable Contribute to the monthly Finance packs providing accurate and meaningful commentary to the Finance Manager/Finance Director Own divisional/departmental reporting, producing accurate accounts and informative commentary; attending monthly operational meetings as key finance representative raising financial issues where necessary and ensuring timely follow-up of actions Complete, review and challenge balance sheet reconciliation items with the team members ensuring accuracy and the timely rectification of reconciling items Complete the monthly data warehouse reconciliations Complete the preparation of annual statutory accounts and tax calculations for the Finance Manager to review Lead the year-end audit timetable, liaising with internal and external stakeholders and contributors to ensure accounts signed to timetable Assist the FP&A Manager with the budgeting and re-forecasting process Completion of VAT returns for review by the Finance Manager Collate and analyse data and produce routine and complex reports Keep abreast of Accounting Standards and Tax legislation and update processes accordingly Preparation of quarterly corporation tax calculations, 10 working days before the payment deadline Assist in due diligence as and when required Assist in integrating any acquisitions in line with the agreed integration plan Participation in companywide projects taking responsibility for completion of tasks assigned to you, liaising with other departments when required Actively build positive relationships with customers, suppliers and colleagues as required Work with the Finance Manager to ensure business continuity within your team, should anyone, including yourself be absent from work Maintain a record of business processes and document new processes as and when required Constantly review the processes and procedures and identify areas for improvement, looking particularly for areas where we can automate tasks and improve efficiency Deputise for the Finance Manager when absent Ad-hoc activities as determined by the CFO, Finance Director or Finance Manager In order to be considered for the vacancy you will be a Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA). You will be educated to ‘A’ level/degree standard with a proven experience of working in a finance environment to MA level. Having experience using SAGE accountancy package as well as excellent excel skills would be of benefit.
1 day ago
Up to £35K
MERJE Ltd are recruiting a fantastic Forecasting Analyst position for a Financial Services business based in North Yorkshire. Due to continued success, this highly successful business needs an enthusiastic and ambitious individual to help support the business through the financial planning process, and work with key business areas to support the delivery of strategic aims. Key Responsibilities: Working within the business partnering team in addition to support the 5 year business plan Proactive in identifying opportunities that drive improvements in the forecasting process. Financial forecasting, a key component of setting the strategic direction of the organisation. Support the delivery of financial forecasts that are accurate and on time. Implementing processes to streamline the function as well as suggesting efficiencies Key Requirements: Must have previous experience in a similar capacity and an eagerness to learn Excellent attention to detail with a hands on approach Extremely analytical with advanced excel knowledge This is an excellent opportunity for an analytical minded individual with a desire to succeed in an environment where opportunities are endless. In return, you will have be supported with a structured development plan and opportunities to progress your career. If interested, please forward your CV for immediate consideration as my leading client is looking to appoint ASAP.
8 days ago
£34,000 - £37,000
A well-established retail business based in Rossendale are currently looking for a Management Accountant on a permanent basis. Reporting into the Finance Director and Financial Controller you will be responsible for the overseeing of a small finance team, consisting of 5 members of staff. Your duties will vary but your main responsibilities will be to ensure the smooth running of the management accounts; Preparation of timely property management accounts for review by the FD Company KPI’s Budgeting/forecasting Bank Reconciliations Overseeing the Debtor and Creditor ledgers including month end reports Day to day running of the Accounts department Working closely with the Finance Controller and the Finance Director In order to be considered for the role you must be a part or fully qualified Accountant ACA/ACCA or CIMA. You will be highly proficient in Excel as well as having good understanding of finance systems. You will have the ability to work in a fast moving environment as well as being able to control and motivate staff. This role will suit a candidate who is looking to progress in their career and develop from two experienced heads above them. The ideal candidate will be newly qualified however for the right candidate with excellent experience a part qualified will be considered and study support will be given. You must however have experience of producing the Management Accounts.
8 days ago
Purchase Ledger Clerk
£18,000 - £22,000
A well established and well known SME based in Rossendale are currently looking for an experienced Accounts Payable professional to join an experienced finance team. The team is friendly, fun and most of all hard working within a busy finance department. Your main responsibilities will include building excellent relationships with suppliers and ensuring the smooth running of the purchase ledger process. From receiving an invoice through to making payment, your aim is to ensure all invoices are checked accurately, thoroughly and in a timely manner to avoid disruption to customers. Main responsibilities; Post bank transactions on a daily basis to assist with cash forecasts. Responsible for completing all daily purchase ledger functions accurately, and in a timely manner. Monitor the shared mailboxes within finance and deal with any phone calls to help the team answer any requests efficiently from within or outside of the business. Allocate PO numbers Take responsibility for checking and obtaining VAT receipts for all transactions on the monthly credit card statements. Complete various payment runs to set deadlines. Investigate any debit balances or aged balances on the ledger. Any Ad-Hoc tasks required by the business. Assisting with other Finance duties In order to be considered for the role you will be experienced within a fast-paced and high volume, purchase ledger department. You must be computer literate, able to use e-mail systems as well as word and excel applications to an intermediate level (V-Lookups and Pivot Tables). Having knowledge of Sage 50 or CRM systems would be advantage but is not essential. You will have a stable CV with proven experience within Accounts Especially Accounts Payable. This role would also suit someone who is looking for career progression as there will be opportunities to develop within the finance team if this is of interest to you.
12 days ago
Credit Controller – Part Time
Up to £24,000 pro rata
MERJE Ltd are exclusively recruiting a fantastic Part-Time Credit Control position for a high growth SME Services business based in Didsbury. Due to continued success, this highly successful business has ambitious growth plans over the next 3 years to double in size. They are looking for the Credit Controller to work closely with the Managing Director as well as the Financial Controller to take ownership of the Sales Ledger. Key Responsibilities: Chasing outstanding debt in a timely manner conscious of reducing debtor days Sending out sales invoices and following up on payments Building lasting relationships with customers and being the go to person for queries Updating customer accounts with relevant information Implementing processes to streamline the function as well as suggesting efficiencies Cash allocation and other adhoc responsibilities Key Requirements: Must have previous experience in a similar capacity and an eagerness to learn Excellent attention to detail with a hands on approach Ability to communicate on all levels This is an excellent opportunity for a talented Credit Control 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.
13 days ago
£35,000 – £40,000
A leading insurance business is looking a tax advisor to join their team in Rugby to provide technical advice to the clients they provide insurance to. Looking for mixed tax knowledge, dealing with queries over the phone regarding UK Taxation matters. You will be required to research queries and provide accurate answers, with guidance to a varied client base. You will ideally be ATT or CTA qualified and will be required to maintain and develop, broad knowledge of direct UK taxation. Study support with be provided for exams if keen to become qualified, if not already. 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
£30,000 - £38,000
A growing, start-up lending business are looking to hire a bookkeeper to look after the reconciliations and journal entries for the business. Strong experience of Xero is required and you will also be responsible for payroll. The role reports to the CFO and will also work closely with the other Directors to ensure all the payments and transactions are recorded accurately. AAT would be desirable but not essential and good academics essential. 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.
21 days ago
Our Client, a large leading International Financial Services business is looking for an Audit Liaison Manager to join their current Audit Team. The purpose of the role is to be the liaison between the business and auditors as well as managing the Audit process for the Financial Management Division from end to end to ensure it is efficient. Key responsibilities include: Co-ordinating all Audit requests and providing central oversight of audit responses Working with Senior Management, the internal Assurance functions & External Auditors on joint planning to ensure the overall annual activity and specific engagement plans are reasonable and achievable Being the central point of contact and escalation point during audits for both auditee and auditor Reviewing responses and artefacts before submission to auditors to ensure they satisfy requirements and to check overall quality/reasonableness Leading audit closure from a divisional perspective to ensure that the audit report is accurate, agreed by key SMEs/ stakeholders and ratings proportionate Producing regular reports on audit progress and highlighting any potential findings to senior stakeholders The Person: With a professional Audit / Risk Management or other relevant qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIA, IFoa) ideally you will have an Understanding Regulatory / Accounting regimes (PRA, IFRS) with at least 4 years of experience in Audit field or other relevant experience. 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.
29 days ago
Interim Group Tax Manager
c. £500 per day
My client, a large Pan European FTSE listed organisation, is looking for an Interim Group Tax Manager, reporting to the Group Financial Controller to handle the direct management of the Group’s Tax affairs, ensure compliance with Tax legislation and develop / implement planning opportunities to maximise the group’s Tax position. Key responsibilities include: Overseeing the management of the Group Tax functions and establish a clear Tax policy aligned to the Group’s overall vision and monitor and review the tax policies and ensure procedures/ controls are kept up to date. Overseeing the Group’s tax reporting process, consolidating and reviewing subsidiary submissions and organising deliverables to the Group audit committee and external auditors – for full year and interims. Managing the tax profile of the Group and manage relationships with tax authorities and external tax advisors, and working with Regional FD's to ensure compliance with local tax regimes. Managing the preparation and submission of UK Tax returns for all companies (direct and indirect taxes), reviewing year-end tax provisions and tax disclosures for the statutory accounts for all UK companies, and co-ordinating implementation for any tax planning or restructuring activities. Providing tax advice to Board and all functions across the group to support business decisions and ensure that tax plays an appropriate role in the decision-making process and that the corporate structure meets the commercial needs of the business. Co-ordinating the implementation for any tax planning or restructuring Developing internal controls in respect of direct and indirect tax compliance and take ownership of the Senior Accounting Officer review process. The Person: You will be a qualified professional who can demonstrate a track record of success in their careers to date with a recognised accounting/tax qualification (ACA / CTA). You will have worked in a direct corporate tax environment with exposure to other taxes (personal & indirect), and will be expected to provide commercial insight into the various business issues across the Group and create opportunities to maximise value. You will possess a positive outlook with a 'can do' attitude, with the ability to set your own agenda and work priorities. You will be confident and able to offer opinions and be prepared to be challenged on them. 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.
29 days ago
£52,000 - £58,000
Our client is a long established and highly regarded wealth management firm who are recruiting for an Audit Manager to join their office in Gloucestershire. The roles involves and delivering complex audits assignments (where appropriate with a focus on using data analytics) to provide assurance to senior management on the effectiveness of the control environment, as well as identifying opportunities to enhance the efficiency of business processes. Key responsibilities include: • Plan, lead and deliver audits to a high quality and in compliance with audit methodology, within agreed budget and timescales. • Promote and develop the use of data analytics by the internal audit team to support the efficient delivery of audits and provide enhanced insight to management on their processes. • Engage with stakeholders, throughout audits, to ensure they are kept up-to-date and are aware of emerging issues. • Take full responsibility for producing clear, comprehensive and concise scope documents, audit working papers and impactful audit reports. • Present findings to senior management and agree appropriate actions which balance risks, strategic objectives and commercial realities. • Act as Lead Auditor on larger audit assignments, managing other colleagues and co-source auditors. Required Skills: • Substantial knowledge of the financial services industry and working in a regulated company. • Good understanding and practical experience of internal audit methodology and process. • Hands-on experience of deploying data analytics during the delivery of audits. • The ability to concisely and impactfully articulate audit findings to Directors and senior management, and cope with challenging conversations. • Strong personal impact with the ability to build enduring relationships across the business. 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
Senior Financial Modelling Analyst
Up to £60,000
An established and successful retail business with a family of well-known brands working from headquarters in central Manchester. Now looking for a Senior Financial Modelling Analyst to join the Financial Services team and support further business growth. This company is unable to provide sponsorship Key Responsibilities of the Senior Financial Modelling Analyst: Oversee and manage all financial modelling, including ongoing maintenance, identifying opportunities of improvement, etc. Provide analytical support to enhance decision making and enable profitable growth Act as the subject matter expert, sharing knowledge of financial modelling and forecasting, data preparation, investigating and solving complex problems, championing data quality, etc. Develop an understanding of the portfolio and potential impacts from strategy changes, providing recommendations Ideal knowledge and experience for the Senior Financial Modelling Analyst role: Strong background both professionally and academically within statistics / mathematics / data Experience of complex data analysis Good technical skills with Excel, SAS, SQL and similar statistical packages Strong understanding and experience in statistical and financial modelling – knowledge of techniques such as logistical regression, cluster analysis and propensity modelling Excellent analytical and problem solving abilities, a logical and curious mind 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
Financial Modelling Analyst
Up to £40,000
An established and successful retail business with a family of well-known brands working from headquarters in central Manchester. Now looking for a Financial Modelling Analyst to join the Financial Services team and support further business growth. This company is unable to provide sponsorship Key Responsibilities of the Financial Modelling Analyst: Analyse and develop a strong understanding of the financial services portfolio, customer trends and what impacts business profitability Provide analytical support for all financial modelling, understanding the impacts of strategy and portfolio changes Apply expertise in data preparation, investigating complex problems, championing data quality, etc. Share knowledge and support the development of the wider team Contribute to identifying areas of improvement and developing and implementing solutions including new tools, technologies, platforms, etc. Ideal knowledge and experience for the Financial Modelling Analyst role: Strong background both professionally and academically within statistics / mathematics / data Good technical skills with Excel, SAS, SQL and similar statistical packages Strong understanding and experience in statistical and financial modelling – knowledge of techniques such as logistical regression, cluster analysis and propensity modelling Excellent analytical and problem solving abilities, a logical and curious mind 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 2 months ago
Group Project Finance Controller
£80,000 - £90,000
A leading construction and development company in London and the Home Counties have a newly created position for a Group Project Finance Controller to join them in their Head office in Hertfordshire. Key responsibilities include: The role is a senior finance position reporting to the Head of Finance, responsible for leading on the financial control on key construction projects, taking them from ‘cradle to grave’ beginning with the initial appraisals and reporting on monthly/bi monthly movements thereafter. You will be responsible for the production of monthly management and statutory accounts for the different projects and putting in place an integrated cost and general ledger structure for the different divisions of the business. Good tax knowledge is important as the role will involve streamlining the group’s tax structure. Looking for someone who wants to grow and develop with the role and there is good opportunity for progression. Key experience: • Big 4 trained with years of PQE • Construction or property experience • Good tax knowledge • Consolidations experience 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 2 months ago
Commercial Finance Manager/Executive
£50,000 - £60,000
A new, healthy snack business is looking for a hands on, commercial accountant to join them as they go live with their products. Running the finance unction as well as being a key visor to the senior management, this is a newly created role looking for some with previous experience within the food industry. Key responsibilities include: • Providing and interpreting financial information • Monitoring and interpreting cash flows and predicting future trends • Analysing change and advising accordingly • Formulating strategic and long-term business plans • Researching and reporting on factors influencing business performance • Analysing competitors and market trends • Reporting systems • Liaising with auditors, bankers, accountants, and organisations such as HMRC. • Producing accurate financial reports to specific deadlines • Managing budgets • Keeping abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation Skills: • Commercial and business awareness • Excellent Admin / Presentation skills • An analytical approach to work • Experience with FX and its impact on business • Negotiation skills and the ability to influence others • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritise • The ability to work as part of a team and to build strong working relationships • The capacity to make quick but rational decisions • The potential to lead and motivate others • Good IT skills. • ‘Out of the box thinking’ 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 2 months ago
Senior Regulatory Accountant
£60,000 - £70,000
An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a consumer lending organisation that is committed to providing fantastic services to customers and a stimulating work environment, enabling growth and development for individual employees and the business as a whole. Seeking a qualified accountant to join in the Regulatory Accounting team. Key responsibilities include: • Preparation of statistical and supervisory returns to the BoE / PRA / FCA / EBA, including Corep / Finrep • Review and analysis of the returns to ensure timely and accurate production of the reports in line with reporting definitions • Assist with implementation and automation of current and forthcoming regulatory returns • Assist with improving data extract in line with the regulatory definitions • Assist with designing reports to extract information to support regulatory returns • Liaising with team members within Finance and other stakeholders within the business with the view to enhance data quality • Knowledge of RWAs / CVA / PVA for capital calculation purposes • Maintain and update regulatory reporting policies and procedures • Assist with any other external reporting Experience & Qualifications required: • Accounting qualification • Regulatory reporting experience, preferably within banking • Finrep experience essential 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.
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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