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Financial Contoller

BL8207

The Business & Opportunity: Fantastic opportunity to join an established Manufacturing business in East Yorkshire. On the back of continued growth and a recent acquisition, a new position has been created for a Financial Controller. Requirement: Reporting to the Managing Director, you will take responsibility for the following: Preparation of monthly management accounts, including rolling forecasts, and inputting these in the Parent Company’s SAP based system; Financial and non-financial analysis of results and detailed commentary on the performance of individual components of the financial statements; Preparation of weekly and monthly KPIs; Preparation of Budget and Three-Year Strategy Plan once a year and attending the Budget and Strategy Reviews to provide commentary and clarity on the information being presented; Maintenance of appropriate schedules and ensuring that they are available to support both External and Internal Auditors; Responsibility of the reconciliation of all Balance Sheet accounts, including Bank Reconciliations; Develop and maintenance of Cash Flow forecasts; Assist with the payroll function; Preparation of VAT Returns and other similar regulatory forms, such as Intrastat and NSO; Liaising with Managerial Staff and Other Colleagues and providing adhoc reports as required.; Assisting in implementing procedures to strengthen the Control Environment in the company including a.o. segregation of duties, fraud prevention, and accuracy of the financial reporting; Assist the company’s management in determining the accurate cost of the company’s activities and products and suggest areas for improvement; Supervising any other members of the accounts team. Skills & Experience Required: Qualified ACA, ACCA, CIMA, ACMA. (QBE maybe considered); Likely to have worked in an SME, where you have performed a varied role; Good knowledge and appreciation of systems, controls processes and procedures; Experience from the Manufacturing industry; Solid experience with Excel and Database report extraction; Accustomed to problem solving with a good eye for detail; Willingness to travel to European sites (maximum once per month for one night). Be more than just an accountant, i.e. Act as a true partner business partner, helping the business operational performance. Salary & Location: In addition to receiving a competitive salary of c45k, they also offer excellent benefits.; Based in Brough, they are conveniently located close to the motorway network, hence will appeal to candidates from Hull, Brough, Hessle, Beverley, Barton-upon-Humber, Howden, Goole, Market Weighton, Knottingley, Selby and Scunthorpe. Apply Now: Interviews are being conducted asap, hence you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience

Permanent
EAST YORKSHIRE
c45k + BENEFITS
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Finance Manager (Part-Time)

BL8206

The Business & Opportunity: Fantastic opportunity to join a renowned and established healthcare business comprising of several residential care homes. The main focus of the role will predominantly be for one of the care homes, but you will also take responsibility for other areas of the business. This is a part-time role, approximately 21 hours, the equivalent to either 3 full days, or spread across 4-5 days if you prefer. Requirement: As Finance Manager, you will ensure the finance function provides an exceptional level of service. With dual responsibility for a small finance team, you will take responsibility for all finance activity. This will include: Preparation of monthly management accounts; Budgeting and forecasting; Weekly and monthly reporting; Conducting any related analysis for the senior management team; Attend and contribute towards weekly finance team meetings; Reconciliation of bank accounts; Preparation of audit files and liaison with external auditors; Joint responsibility to coach and manage the finance team; Adhoc projects and systems changes. Skills & Experience Required: Full or Part Qualified ACA, ACCA, CIMA, ACMA, or Qualified by Experience; Working knowledge of Sage 50 Accounts; Thrive in a hands-on role, and be flexible dependent on the ever changing needs of the business. Salary & Location: In addition to receiving a full time equivalent salary of 35-40k, they also offer free on-site parking and benefits; Based on the East side of Leeds, they are conveniently located close to the motorway network, hence will appeal to candidates from Leeds, Castleford, Pontefract, Wakefield, Selby, Wetherby, York and further a-field. They are also accessible via train and bus. Apply Now: Interviews are being conducted asap, hence you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience; N.B. Lyons Recruitment are exclusively retained on this recruitment campaign, hence any CV's submitted from other sources will automatically be redirected.

Permanent
LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE
35-40K (PRO-RATA) + PARKING + BENEFITS
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Group Financial Accountant

BL8203

As Group Financial Accountant, you will play a key role in helping the accounting team deliver the group’s financial strategy. Reporting to the Group Accounting Manager, this will include: Partnering and supporting the finance teams across 20+ countries; Taking responsibility for the Group Consolidation of the monthly management accounts and year-end IFRS consolidation and audit; Involvement in multiple group projects; Assisting in the production of the group’s annual financial statements, and project management of the annual reporting cycle and audit process; Producing the year end IFRS consolidation for the group, and the statutory accounts for the holding companies; Supporting the accounting team in relation to ensuring compliance around IFRS; Maintaining the group’s transfer pricing model for loyalties; Supporting the Head of Accounting and group accounting function to ensure alignment with commercial objectives. Skills & Experience Required: Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA) from a professional accountancy firm; Strong recent technical expertise with IFRS knowledge; First class interpersonal skills, able to confidently engage and partner with multiple international finance teams; Bright, articulate, drive and ambitious, with the desire to progress your career; Good analytical and Excel skills; Thrive working in a fast paced and dynamic environment where decisions are acted upon without bureaucracy; Enjoy working in a financial reporting role; Advantageous to speak a 2nd language, but by no means a pre-requisite. Location: Conveniently located close to the A1, so within easy commuting distance of Darlington, Middlesbrough, Richmond, Catterick, Northallerton, Bedale, Thirsk, Ripon, Kirkbymoorside, Leeming Bar, Boroughbridge, Harrogate, Wetherby, York & North Leeds. Salary & Benefits: Incredibly competitive package, including: Basic Salary in the region of 45-55k; Free on-site parking; Excellent Blue-Chip Benefits; Track record of offering proven career progression. Apply Now: Interviews are being conducted asap, hence you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience. N.B. Lyons Recruitment are exclusively retained on this recruitment campaign, hence any CV’s submitted from other sources will automatically be redirected.

Permanent
NORTHALLERTON, NORTH YORKSHIRE
45-55K + BENEFITS
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Finance Manager

BL8205

The Business & Opportunity: Fantastic opportunity to join a renowned and established Leeds based business operating within the hospitality and leisure industry. Due to the needs of the business, a new Finance Manager position has been created for this £20m turnover business. Being part of a wider global group, future progression opportunities may exist for an ambitious candidate. Requirement: As Finance Manager, you will ensure the finance function provides an exceptional service to venue clients and customers. Reporting to the Head of Finance, you will manage a small team, taking responsibility for all finance activity. This will include: • Produce timely and accurate monthly management accounts, along with analytical data and MI including wages, GP and spend analyses; • Lead, coach and develop the transactional finance team, ensuring their duties are carried out to a high standard; • Prepare monthly management reporting including balance sheet to the group reporting timeline and in accordance with group framework; • Assist with forecasting and budget preparation; • Review of the effective production and control of JV financials; • Ensure an accurate and up to date fixed asset register is maintained; • Build & maintain strong relationships with key members of other teams around the business. This includes the cashiering team and non-finance; • Monitor and review key venue client accounts to ensure information is provided accurately and on time; • Review monthly commission statements to venue clients; • Continual improvement and development of processes, procedures and key controls; • Support with Year End Audit and preparation of documentation; • Work with Head of Finance to review and assist with new systems, and carry out adhoc project work. Skills & Experience Required: • Qualified ACA, ACCA, CIMA, ACMA; • Likely to have worked in an SME, where you have performed a varied role; • Good knowledge and appreciation of systems, processes and procedures; • Advanced Excel skills, together with a good knowledge of other IT systems; • Experience from the hospitality/leisure industry will prove advantageous, but by no means a pre-requisite. Perhaps more important is an appreciation of how multi-site businesses operate; • Possess the kudos and gravitas required to effectively lead a team and liaise with the wider business; • Strong interpersonal skills with a natural positivity, tenacity, intellect, energy, passion, drive and ambition to drive the business forward; • Commercially astute to be able to analyse problems and implement solutions. Salary & Location: • In addition to receiving a competitive salary of 40-45k, they also offer free on-site parking; • Based on the East side of Leeds, they are conveniently located close to the motorway network, hence will appeal to candidates from Leeds, Castleford, Pontefract, Wakefield, Selby, Wetherby, York and further a-field. They are also easily accessible via train and bus. Apply Now: • Interviews are being conducted asap, hence you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience; • N.B. Lyons Recruitment are exclusively retained on this recruitment campaign, hence any CVs submitted from other sources will automatically be redirected.

Permanent
LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE
40-45K + FREE ONSITE PARKING + BENEFITS
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Finance Manager

BL8201

The Business & Opportunity: Fantastic opportunity to join a reputable, well-established family run business operating within the manufacturing and engineering sector. With a turnover of £3m, they boast an impressive blue-chip and loyal client-base, having won a number of industry awards. Requirement: As Finance Manager, you will report to the Managing Director and manage a small team responsible for all finance related activity. This will include: • Work closely with other members of the senior management team, and present information at the monthly strategy meetings; • Improve and where necessary, implement improved processes and procedures to make the team more efficient; • Preparation of monthly management accounts, together with add value analysis; • Close liaison with the external accountants and 3rd parties; • Cashflow management; • VAT and other HMRC related duties; • Support the sales teams by preparing job costings and margin analysis; • Manage and coach the 2 finance assistants with their payroll, ledger, credit control and invoicing tasks; • Potentially take on non-finance related tasks such as HR & IT duties. Skills & Experience Required: • Either Qualified (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) or Qualified by Experience. • Likely to have worked in an SME, where you have performed a varied role. • Good IT skills, ideally with a working knowledge of Excel & Sage (or similar). • Thrive in a small company environment and have a hands-on mentality. • A team player, able to forge strong relationships with co-workers and coach the finance assistants. • Experience from within the manufacturing or engineering sectors will prove advantageous, but by no means a pre-requisite. • Ideally live within reasonable commuting distance of their offices on the North West side of Leeds. (Easily accessible from areas such as Otley, Ilkley, Harrogate, Guiseley, Burley-in Wharfedale, Yeadon, Horsforth, Bingley, North Bradford etc) Salary & Benefits: • 30-35k • Free on-site parking • Flexi-time and/or reduced hours considered (minimum 25 hours per week). Apply Now: • Interviews are being conducted asap, hence you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience. N.B. Lyons Recruitment are exclusively retained on this recruitment campaign hence any CV’s submitted from other sources will automatically be redirected.

Permanent
LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE
30-35K + FREE PARKING + BENEFITS. (PART-TIME HOURS CONSIDERED)
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Finance Director

BL8200

The Business & Opportunity: Do you possess the drive and ambition to play an integral role with a progressive, multi-award winning business operating within the legal sector? If so, you’ll want to read on… Due to continued growth and increase in market share, this medium sized law firm have created a new opportunity for a Commercial Finance Director to join their team. It’s a perfect time to join the firm as you’ll be able to add valuable commercial and strategic input, as they continue to enjoy significant organic growth. Your Remit: Reporting to the Managing Partner, you will play a key role in the leadership of the business, contributing to strategy, whilst also managing the finance function. Specifically, this will involve: Bringing the numbers to life, producing meaningful statistics, management information, financial analysis and KPI reports. Interrogating, understanding and analysing key financial information. Presenting year-end figures and trends. Producing detailed departmental profit and loss figures. Managing and improving cashflow, cash generation and minimising interest and debt service costs. Compiling and presenting key findings around market intelligence. Assessing current controls and procedures, introducing new measures and more robust approach to improving efficiencies and financial processes. Inspiring, developing and managing the finance team, consisting of 6 legal cashiers. Working closely with the auditors including quarterly management accounts, budgeting & forecasting, preparation of year-end WIP figures, and annual statutory accounts. Forging and developing close relationships with the equity partners, heads of department, third parties, and arranging fee-earner financial seminars. Skills & Experience Required: Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/ACMA/CIMA). Previously operated at senior level capacity, whether it has been as Finance Director, or Financial Controller and now ready to step up. A hands-on mindset and attitude is imperative to work close to the numbers, as you will be the only qualified accountant in the team. Likely to come from an SME background, where you have performed a varied role with wide exposure. Commercially astute to be able to analyse problems and implement solutions. Possess the kudos, confidence and ability to liaise with Partners, Solicitors and third parties. Strong interpersonal skills with a sense of humour, positivity, energy, passion, drive and ambition to drive the business forward. Advanced Excel skills. Salary & Benefits: 60-80k+ Dependent on experience. 32 days holiday (including statutory days), rising on length of service. Discretionary Bonus. Private Healthcare. Free City Centre Parking or travel expenses paid. Pension. A modern, impressive working environment based in the Centre of Leeds. Apply Now: Interviews are being conducted asap, hence you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience. N.B. Lyons Recruitment are exclusively retained on this recruitment campaign, hence any CV’s submitted from other sources will automatically be redirected.

Permanent
LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE
60-80K+ Parking/Travel Expenses, Bonus, Generous Holidays, Pension, Healthcare
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Assistant Management Accountant

BL8199

Excellent opportunity to play an integral, add-value role for an established business operating within the hospitality sector. As Assistant Management Accountant, you will assist with the production of monthly management information for several divisions of the business, and take full responsibility for all hands-on finance related tasks for a smaller subsidiary. Your remit will be varied and will include: Producing monthly management accounts and key management information. Ensuring accurate monthly balance sheet reconciliations. Maintaining an accurate and up to date fixed asset register. Preparing weekly cashflow forecasts. Processing sales invoices and credit notes.. Meeting deadlines for monthly completion of cashbook, sales and purchase invoice processing. Completing monthly commission statements for clients. Covering for other members of the finance team. Ideal background and skills will be as follows: Minimum 2 years’ experience, including having been involved in a year-end process. Intermediate Excel Skills Experience of Sage beneficial, but not a pre-requisite. High attention to detail, with the ability to problem solve. Thrive in a fast paced environment. Experience from a hands-on, varied role, perhaps within an SME. Accountancy qualification (AAT or equivalent) OR Accountancy related degree Commit to a 9-12 month contract. Salary and Location: In addition to receiving a competitive salary up to 25k, they also offer free on-site parking. Based on the East side of Leeds, they are conveniently located close to the motorway network, hence will appeal to candidates from Leeds, Castleford, Pontefract, Wakefield, Selby, Wetherby, York and further a field. They are also easily accessible via train and bus. Next Steps: This is a 9-12 month fixed term contract with interviews being conducted immediately, hence you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

Temporary
EAST LEEDS
MARKET RATE
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Financial Reporting Manager

BL8196

Opportunity for an ambitious qualified accountant to play a key role within a high growth, acquisitive and dynamic industry, operating within the Property Services sector, where genuine career progression exists. Located in modern, impressive Leeds city centre offices. Reporting to the Finance Director, your main responsibilities will include:- Being the lead for data management within the business; Revenue recognition and analysis; Month end reporting; Producing and developing KPI's; Revenue forecasting; Preparing budgets and analysis; Disbursement recovery analysis; Involvement in acquisitions (due diligence, integrating, training and alignment of processes); Year end audit and group reporting requirements; Systems oversight and process management; Project work relating to future acquisitions. Ideal Candidate: Qualified Accountant, ideally ACA/ACCA having trained within an accountancy practice; Bright, charismatic and ambitious; Good degree of commercial acumen; High attention to detail; Experience in corporate reporting; Ability to engage effectively with colleagues at all levels across the business. Salary & Benefits: In addition to receiving an extremely competitive salary, you will also be rewarded with a generous benefits including a car allowance, pension, healthcare, mobile phone and excellent holiday allocation. Next Steps: Interviews are being conducted imminently, hence you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

Permanent
LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE
38-45K + CAR ALLOWANCE + GENEROUS BENEFITS
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Commercial Accountant

BL8192

Unique opportunity to perform a genuine commercial role within a dynamic, thriving industry. Working for one of the market leading operators of sporting and entertainment venues, this represents a truly exciting prospect for a bright, charismatic and ambitious qualified accountant. Reporting to both the Venue General Manager and UK Finance Director, you will act as Finance Business Partner providing the team with commercial finance, quality MI, and analytical input and advice. Your remit will include the following… Attend and actively contribute to weekly Senior Management meetings; Identify and implement improvements in processes and systems, with the objective of improving controls and efficiencies; Provide high quality MI and detailed commercial financial analysis of the operations to support decision making; Prepare annual departmental budgets to then deliver, discuss and challenge with Department Heads in monthly meetings; Work closely with the central transactional finance team to produce management accounts from journal stage to monthly packs and detailed forecasting and budgeting; Act as point of contact for audit of venue and prepare all audit files; Responsible for and have control over integrity and accuracy of MI from EPOS and other business systems; Provide commercial insight into working capital management through a stronger control framework or improvement in processes; Prepare event settlement analysis and event flash reports; Ad hoc project work as directed by UK Finance Director and GM. You will be a qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA/ACMA with the gravitas to be the ‘stand-alone’ Finance representative with internal and external stakeholders. You must have a good knowledge and track record of implementing processes, systems and control frameworks, together with change management experience and strong Excel skills. Any experience from within the leisure or hospitality sector will prove advantageous, but by no means a pre-requisite, as the personality traits far outweigh specific experience. In fact, as you will attend events and liaise directly with event promoters, you must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, together with a genuine passion for the industry. In addition to receiving an extremely competitive salary, you will also be rewarded with a good benefits package and a dynamic working environment. Interviews are being conducted asap, hence you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience. N.B. Lyons Recruitment are exclusively retained on this recruitment campaign, hence any CV’s submitted from other sources will be automatically redirected.

Permanent
LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE
39-43K + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
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Finance Business Partner

BL8191

Excellent opportunity to play an integral, add-value role for an established not for profit organisation in Bradford. As Finance Business Partner and reporting to the Finance Director, you will provide effective delivery of all aspects of financial service provision for the business and their stakeholders. Specific responsibility will be around capital and treasury management, and the co-ordination of statutory and regulatory returns preparation. This will involve: Implementing robust and efficient procedures and processes; Ensuring appropriate monitoring of cash resources, including cashflow monitoring and forecasting, and investment of surplus cash to maximise ROI; Acting as relationship lead for day-to-day banking; Undertaking management of the loan portfolio; Taking ownership for the preparation of financial statements; Ensuring fixed asset registers are maintained, and that capitalisation, disposals and depreciation are appropriately calculated; Supporting the production of management accounting information and Board reporting, in respect of fixed asset and treasury balances; Working alongside the Finance Director in the preparation of the Business plan, and development of the treasury strategy. You will be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, ACMA, CIMA, CIPFA) or ACT qualified and be technically strong, able to handle complex accounting. Experience from the education, housing or regulated industry will prove advantageous, but by no means a pre-requisite. In addition to receiving a competitive salary, you will be rewarded with excellent benefits. This includes flexitime, free parking, significant pension contributions and a generous holiday allocation. Interviews are to be conducted immediately, hence you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

Permanent
BRADFORD, WEST YORKSHIRE
36-37K + FLEXITIME, PENSION, FREE PARKING, GENEROUS HOLIDAY ALLOCATION
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Senior Accountant

BL8005

Opportunity to play a key role within a growing firm of Leeds based Chartered Accountants. Due to an increase in client base and exciting growth plans, a newly created opportunity has arisen to join the firm as an Accounts Senior. As a senior member of the business, you with work with the management team in the preparation of accounts, audits, tax computations, VAT returns and management accounts for a client portfolio of sole traders, partnerships and limited companies. You will also lead adhoc and add-value projects with clients, such as cash flow statements and projections. The firm are flexible on whether you are ACA/ACCA/AAT Qualified, or Qualified by Experience. However, you must possess experience from a small or medium sized firm of accountants and enjoy client interaction, always aiming to provide a great service. Audit experience is preferred but is by no means a pre-requisite. You will possess good IT skills including experience of different accounting packages. This represents an excellent opportunity to be part of an established and friendly accountancy firm on the North West side of Leeds, who also offer flexitime, a generous holiday allowance and free on-site parking. Interviews are to take place ASAP, hence you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

Permanent
LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE
28-35K + FLEXITIME + FREE PARKING + GENEROUS HOLIDAY ALLOWANCE
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Accounts Semi-Senior

BL8004

Opportunity to advance your career with an established and growing firm of Leeds based Chartered Accountants who also offer study support and flexitime... Due to an increase in client base and exciting growth plans, a newly created opportunity has arisen to join the firm. As a Semi-senior, you will work with the management team in the preparation of accounts, audits, tax computations, VAT returns and management accounts for a client portfolio of sole traders, partnerships and limited companies You are likely to be AAT Qualified or Part-Qualified and must possess some experience from a small or medium sized firm of accountants. You will possess goof IT skills including experience of different accounting packages, and be a confident communicator, able to liaise with clients and colleagues. This represents an excellent opportunity to be part of an established and friendly accountancy firm on the North West side of Leeds, who also offer a good study package, flexitime, generous holiday allowance and free on-site parking. Interviews are to take place ASAP, hence you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

Permanent
LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE
18-25K + STUDY SUPPORT, FLEXITIME, PARKING, GENEROUS HOLIDAYS
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Management Accountant

BL8002

Do you possess the drive and ambition to progress your career within a dynamic, award winning, and exciting high growth business? If so, you’ll want to read on… As a market leader experiencing continued growth and success, they have created an opportunity for a Management Accountant to play a pivotal role within their finance team. Reporting to the Financial Controller, and managing a small team, you will develop and analyse key financial information, produce meaningful management accounts, and aid senior management to make well-informed decisions. Working closely with the Financial Controller and wider team, you will: Identify improvements in systems and processes; Carry out analysis to advise on improving value and adapting to changing circumstances; Develop and improve month end reporting and analysis; Support non-financial managers in interpreting financial data; Support the Finance Director on project work; Offer your professional judgement on financial matters, advising on ways of improving financial performance. To achieve the above, you will also conduct all Management Accounts related duties with the support of an assistant. Specifically, this will include: Preparation of the monthly Management Accounts, including profit and loss accounts, budgets, cash flows, variance analysis and commentaries; Carry out reporting on business sensitive costs and procedures, e.g. stock; Work with the sales and purchase ledger teams to maintain control of the ledgers; Prepare year-end accounts; Liaise closely with the IT department to ensure accounts systems are being utilised as effectively as possible. You will possess experience from working within a broad management accounting role, together with commercial acumen to be able to add value. Experience from within a Retail, FMCG or e-commerce business will prove useful, but by no means a pre-requisite. Perhaps more important is someone who will thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing dynamic and creative environment, together with possessing a natural pro-active and positive attitude. You will be a ‘people-person’, able to engage and motivate a team and build excellent relationships. In addition to qualified CIMA/ACMA/ACCA/ACA’s, Qualified By Experience or exceptional part-qualified candidates will certainly be considered. Due to the ongoing growth and profitability of the business, genuine career opportunities exist, hence will best suit ambitious candidates. In addition to receiving a competitive salary, they offer excellent benefits including a generous holiday allocation, salary reviews, pension, healthcare cash plan, flexi-time, and a dynamic and friendly working environment! They also provide free on-site parking at their Huddersfield offices, so within easy commuting distance from the motorway network and most parts of Yorkshire & East Lancashire. Interviews are being conducted asap, hence you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience. Lyons Recruitment are exclusively retained on this recruitment campaign, hence CV’s from other sources will be automatically redirected.

Permanent
HUDDERSFIELD, WEST YORKSHIRE
38-40K + GENEROUS BENEFITS
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Interim Assistant Financial Controller

BL8001

A high-growth, fast paced, successful business require interim resource to join their busy finance team. Reporting to the Financial Controller, you will lead a sizeable team responsible for sales ledger, purchase ledger and payment processing. This will be a varied role involving: Supporting and advising the sales ledger supervisor with credit account applications and explaining decisions to the sales teams; Dealing with supplier issues; Completing new supplier account forms; Overseeing the purchase ledger team; Suggesting daily payment runs; Liaising with and helping the commercial team with accounts and payments; Leading the reconciliations process; Year end Audit schedules; Providing general support to the Financial Controller and wider finance team. You must possess direct hands-on experience with Ledger Management from a high volume transactional environment, and ideally thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. You can be ACA/ACCA/CIMA/ACMA qualified or qualified by experience. This is an immediate requirement, hence interviews will be conducted imminently. However, they will also consider candidates with a short notice period. It’s envisaged the length of contract will be in the region of 4-5 months. In addition to offering an excellent daily rate, they also provide free on-site parking at their Huddersfield offices, easy commuting distance from the motorway network. Lyons Recruitment are retained exclusively on this recruitment campaign, hence CV’s from other sources will be automatically redirected.

Temporary
HUDDERSFIELD, WEST YORKSHIRE
£190-250 PER DAY + FREE ONSITE PARKING
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Bookkeeper (Part-Time)

BL7020

A successful business, operating within the telecoms sector now require a part-time Bookkeeper with an immediate start. As the sole person in the finance team, your responsibilities will include: Ensuring that all ledgers are accurately maintained and deadlines met; Bank Reconciliations; VAT Returns; Submissions to HMRC; Investigating and resolving purchase ledger queries; Reconciling supplier statements to purchase ledger accounts; Managing the sales ledger; Considering ways to make the processes more efficient. This role will suit someone with strong bookkeeping experience, together with a confident telephone manner and good communication skills. You will possess strong numerical and IT skills, with experience of Sage being a pre-requisite. You will also have worked within a similar SME environment. Hours are part-time, either 2-3 full days per week, or equivalent hours (approximately 16-20 hours) spread over 3-5 days, whatever suits you best. It is envisaged the contract will last in the region of 3-6 months, possibly longer. Their offices are based in North Leeds, just a few miles north of Leeds City centre, and offer free on-site parking. Interviews are due to be conducted imminently, hence you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

Temporary
LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE
£15-20 PER HOUR
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Company Accountant

BL7019

Lyons Recruitment are retained to recruit on behalf of this reputable, high-growth, profitable business who supply their ever increasing client base with a vast array of architectural hardware products. It’s due to their ongoing growth that a new opportunity has been created for a Company Accountant. Reporting to the Managing Director, and being the sole finance person, this is an all encompassing role where you will take full responsibility for all accounts related tasks. Many of these duties will be hands-on in nature, and will include posting of cash, purchase ledger, sales ledger, data inputting, credit control, banking, and payroll. You will then take this to the next level by carrying out budgeting and forecasting, in turn producing meaningful management accounts and cash flow management, alongside VAT returns and liaison with HMRC. In addition to the hands-on accounting elements, you will be given a genuine freedom and opportunity to add value from a commercial footing. For example, carrying out detailed stock analysis and pro-actively improving efficiencies, systems and controls. It’s envisaged you will work closely with the Managing Director to help formulate future strategy and long term plans. This will best suit candidates who will thrive in a hands-on role, whilst also possess hunger, drive and ambition to develop and progress in line with the continued business growth. You will possess a strong work ethic, be meticulous in your approach and operate with a high level of attention to detail. You may currently be part qualified, working towards a formal accountancy qualification, however qualified ACA/CIMA/ACCA's and ‘qualified by experience’ candidates will also be considered. You will possess a good working knowledge of Sage, and it will prove advantageous (but by no means a pre-requisite) if you have previously worked in an SME, stock related environment. In addition to receiving a competitive salary, you will also be rewarded with an impressive benefits package including generous discretionary bonuses, Pension, Death in Service, potential study support if required, 25 days holiday and free on-site parking at their South Leeds premises. Longer term, this also offers a genuine opportunity to become the Finance Director of a successful SME, which could also come with the potential of shares. Interviews are to be conducted shortly, hence you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

Permanent
LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE
30-35K + BONUSES, FREE PARKING, PENSION, STUDY SUPPORT, PROGRESSION
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CFO

BL7006

Lyons Recruitment are delighted to be exclusively retained to recruit for a dynamic, high-growth, market-leading business operating within the Outsourcing arena. With an impressive client base consisting of household names, they provide a whole host of services around Strategy, Business Intelligence, Operations, Digital Solutions & Business Processing. With a current turnover of £40m, they are part of a larger Group and are continuing to enjoy and experience significant high growth. It is due to this sheer growth that they are now looking to recruit a newly created position of CFO. Reporting to the CEO, you will take full accountability for managing all financial matters, providing input into the Executive Team and Steering Group. This will involve: Creating and implementing the required financial reporting that will enable effective decision making; Defining, recommending and implementing the approach to the future finance structure, meeting the needs of the business plan; Implementing the required finance system and reporting changes to enable future growth;Establishing the control reporting that will demonstrate the delivery of returns in line with pricing and charging expectations; Supporting the business with achieving business plan objectives for both Revenue and Margin assurance, with specific focus on supporting activities for margin improvement; Working with advisors and the Group function to enable the business to effectively work across international geographies; Reviewing and comparing suppliers base and spend to create synergy savings that are beneficial without diluting the service proposition; Liaising with Group Finance to ensure respective obligations are met and that adequate funding facilities are in place. More specific duties will include: Leading and developing finance teams both in the UK and international Shared Service Centre; Leading and managing the budgeting process; Overall cash management on an on-going basis; Formulating annual budgets; Overall control of financial transactions and accountancy matters, including audit, systems and payroll; Preparing and submitting weekly and monthly updates; Managing all engagement at Group level for the services they supply; Presenting annual accounts with recommendations; Reviewing accounts, investigating variances and setting recovery plans; Treasury matters; Capital expenditure – evaluation and preparation of submissions from UK; Insurance/ risk management; Ensuring that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met; Keeping abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation. You will be a qualified accountant (ACA or equivalent) with a good degree of technical ability. It is important you possess significant and proven experience in a senior management capacity, likely to have previously operated at FD or CFO level. You must be able to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision making, together with possessing excellent communication skills to build strong relationships with Group Finance, the Executive team, external stakeholders and direct reports. Desirable, but not essential criteria include: Experience from a private equity environment; Qualification in project management; International exposure, together with an appreciation of company structures; Strong customer service and relationship management skills; Experience within the outsourcing/consultancy sector. (Alternatively, experience from within a high volume transactional business and/or Retail/FMCG/Financial Services). Geographically, candidates will be considered Nationwide, as you can be based from home. However, important to note the role will involve a fair amount of travel, including regular visits to their offices in South Yorkshire & South Central England. As the business continues to grow, it is envisaged the CFO’s remit will develop further over time, whether it be due to international expansion, and/or future career opportunities existing within the wider Group. In addition to an impressive basic salary, you will also receive a significant bonus, Equity participation and a generous holiday allowance. Interviews are to be conducted asap, hence you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience. With Lyons Recruitment being retained on an exclusive basis, any CV’s sent from other sources will be redirected.

Permanent
HOME BASED WITH TRAVEL TO YORKSHIRE & SOUTH
100-180K + SIGNIFICANT BONUS + EQUITY + BENEFITS
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Finance Director

BL7004

We are delighted to be exclusively working on behalf of our client, a successful and established market leading FMCG business. They are proud to be experiencing continued growth, both organically and via acquisition. Working alongside fellow board members, this is a key strategic and commercial finance opportunity where you will add genuine value and drive increased revenue and profit. You will play a key role in the leadership of the business, contributing to strategy, whilst managing the finance function through the next exciting phase of growth. This will be done through interrogating and analysing the financial climate and market trends, liaising with Board members and external stakeholders in ensuring the financial plan is delivered, and taking full accountability for cash management. Your wide remit will also include leading company fundraising initiatives, making recommendations to the Board, and being the point of contact with financial institutions and shareholders. You will help identify future M&A targets, ensuring the due diligence and right financial resources are in place to facilitate these, and then oversee the integration of new businesses into the group. Internally, you will inspire and develop the finance team, lead the annual business plan, budgets and targets, and play an active role in challenging the delivering these plans. Preferred criteria is as follows: Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/ACMA); Financial leadership and experience of managing change within an SME environment; Experience of business integration; Ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision making; Good working knowledge of Fundraising, M&A and associated due diligence; Commercially astute to be able to analyse problems and implement solutions; Proven experience at strategic level; Confidence and credibility to liaise and present to a variety of stakeholders; Work well in a driven and loyal culture; Able to inspire and motivate the team, together with suitable interpersonal skills and gravitas to influence and build strong relationships with external parties; Possess a natural energy and passion to thrive in a growing business; Live (or commit to relocating) within reasonable commuting of their offices near Ripon, North Yorkshire. In addition to a competitive salary, you will be rewarded with an excellent benefits package including car allowance, bonus, share options, pension and healthcare. It is also envisaged the financial benefits will increase in line with the continued growth and success of the business. You are advised to apply at your earliest convenience, as interviews are due to be conducted asap. N.B. with Lyons Recruitment being retained on an exclusive basis, any CV’s sent from other sources will automatically be redirected.

Permanent
NORTH YORKSHIRE
80-85K + CAR ALLOWANCE + BONUS + SHARE OPTIONS + PENSION + HEALTHCARE
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Company Accountant (Part-Time)

BL7003

Lyons Recruitment are retained to recruit on behalf of this reputable and well-established family-run business. Operating 6 companies within the group, their combined turnover is £4m. As Company Accountant and reporting to the Managing Director, you will manage a small team, taking responsibility for all finance related matters. This will include: Ultimate responsibility for financial control and reporting; Preparation of monthly management accounts and variance analysis; Cash management on a daily basis; Formulation and implementation of Credit Control Policy; Supporting the sales teams in job costing and margin analysis; Managing the local relationship with the Bank & Auditors; Forecasting and budget preparation; Budgeting, reporting and monitoring capital expenditure; Preparation/Submission of Annual Statutory Accounts; Working with the MD in formulating strategy and long term plans. You will possess a pro-active 'can-do’ attitude, able to develop and maintain positive working relationships, and thrive in a hands-on varied role. Candidates of any qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/ACMA) or those qualified by experience are all welcome to apply, and it will prove advantageous if you have previously worked in an SME or OMB environment. You will possess good experience with Sage Line 50 & Excel, together with a strong working knowledge of data analysis and presentation. In addition to offering a competitive salary and benefits, free on-site parking is also provided at their North Leeds premises. This will suit candidates looking for a part-time role, approximately 30 hours per week, which can be split into whatever works best for you – e.g. 3-4 days per week or shortened hours over 5 days. Interviews are to be conducted imminently, hence you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience. N.B Lyons Recruitment have been retained on an exclusive basis, hence any direct or other agency applications will be disregarded.

Permanent
LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE
£35000-£45000 (FTE) + Benefits + Free Parking
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Interim Group Financial Controller

BL6006

This is a fantastic opportunity to play an instrumental role in the continued growth and success of a South Yorkshire based business operating within the healthcare sector. As Group Financial Controller, you will assist the Chief Financial Officer to provide financial leadership, as well as drive the group finance function towards ever improving performance. You will play a key role in restructuring the team so that timely and accurate financial reporting is provided to the board. Specifically this will involve: Restructuring the Finance Department to improve its effectiveness in the production of the period end reports and financial analysis for the Group’s stakeholders; Managing the budget process for the group; Establishing and monitoring KPI’s for the Finance Department; Developing accurate cash flow forecasts and working capital management; Assisting in developing capital expenditure justifications; Managing the statutory reporting, tax compliance and insurance renewal for all companies in the group; Developing financial modelling for the strategic projects and group financial forecasting; Supervising the monthly group consolidation; Preparing monthly board reports; Managing year end statutory accounts process and year end audit; Liaising and helping external tax advisors complete tax compliance requirements Reviewing and monitoring balance sheet reconciliations and period end close procedures; Documenting and maintaining financial reporting procedures; Developing robust cash forecasting models, and perform capital project assessments as necessary; Assisting the CFO in various ad hoc analysis; As an interim, you must be able to hit the ground running immediately, hence possess the following: Experience of working in a private equity environment/understand due diligence process; Knowledge of corporate transactions and refinancing; Experience, or at least an appreciation, of working within a people/service based business; Technically strong; Very competent with Excel; Excellent communication skills; Good analytical skills; Good data processing skills/ This is an immediate requirement and can either be an interim position for circa 6-12 months, or you can be considered for the eventual permanent position should you wish. They are conveniently based just off the M1 in South Yorkshire and offer free on-site parking, hence easily accessible. As interviews are due to take place imminently, you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

Temporary
SOUTH YORKSHIRE
£500-£650 PER DAY
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CFO

BL5008

We are delighted to be exclusively working on behalf of our client, a successful and established market leading Environmental Consultancy. They are proud to be experiencing continued growth, both organically and via acquisition. Working alongside fellow board members, this is a key strategic and commercial finance opportunity where you will add genuine value and drive increased revenue and profit. You will play a key role in the leadership of the business, contributing to strategy, whilst managing the finance function through the next exciting phase of growth. Key responsibilities and objectives will include: Interrogating, understanding and analysing key financial information; Compiling and presenting key findings and reports; Actively involved in acquisition targets and leading the associated due diligence; Visualising and delivering strategic projects to enable the delivery of the 5 year plan; Negotiating and liaising with 3rd parties including investors, banks and auditors; Driving and managing change across the business; Inspiring and developing the finance team; Working closely with fellow board members and senior management to ensure strategic goals are achieved. Preferred criteria is as follows: Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/ACMA) together with a good academic background and technical ability; Worked at a high level within a small or medium sized company, ideally together with an appreciation of how systems and controls operate within larger businesses; Possess a good working knowledge of acquisitions and due diligence; Commercially astute to be able to analyse problems and implement solutions; Proven experience at strategic level; Strong influential skills, enjoying robust debates, whilst also being pragmatic, a good listener and team player; Work well in a driven and loyal culture; Able to inspire and motivate the team, together with suitable interpersonal skills and gravitas to build strong relationships with external parties; Have a natural energy and passion to thrive in a growing business; Possess the flexibility to travel at short notice (although you will be predominantly based in the North-East). In addition to a competitive salary, you will be rewarded with an excellent benefits package including a significant bonus, pension, free on-site parking and generous holiday allowance. It is also envisaged the financial benefits will increase in line with the continued growth and success of the business. You are advised to apply at your earliest convenience, as interviews are due to be conducted asap. N.B. with Lyons Recruitment being retained on an exclusive basis, any CV’s sent from other sources will automatically be redirected

Permanent
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE
70-90K + SIGNIFICANT BONUS, PENSION, FREE ON-SITE PARKING, GENEROUS HOLIDAY ALLOWANCE
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Group Financial Accountant

BL5003

This is a unique opportunity to play an instrumental role for an award winning business operating within the healthcare sector. Already a market leader, they are continuing to go through a period of rapid growth, with turnover set to quadruple within the next three years. Working closely with the Financial Controller & Finance Director, you will help deliver key business projects and take responsibility for group management and statutory accounts. Specifically this will involve: Preparation of accurate monthly consolidated management accounts; Management and coaching of the finance team to ensure tasks are completed accurately and in line with the month end timetable; Responsibility for the annual audit and preparing the statutory accounts; Working closely with the marketing team to ensure rigorous control of significant marketing budget; Monthly balance sheet reviews to ensure the team prepare detailed reconciliations; Regular liaison with Senior management to produce accurate forecasts and business plans; Providing add-value financial information to the business and completing ad-hoc financial and business projects. This will best suit a commercially focussed, qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/ACMA) with the ambition to advance their career within a fast-paced growth environment. Candidates with either public practice or industry experience are welcome to apply. You will have strong excel skills, experience of developing colleagues, possess a strong personal drive, be a team player whilst also willing to challenge the status quo, be a proven problem solver, and able to recommend solutions. You will have a “can do” approach with a tenacity and strong desire, and have a hands-on mentality. Situated on the north-east side of Leeds, they are easily accessible from most parts of the city and the motorway network. If this sounds appealing, and you want to be part of a fresh, exciting challenge in a successful growing business, you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience, as interviews are due to be conducted asap. N.B. With Lyons Recruitment being retained on an exclusive basis, any CV’s sent from other sources will automatically be redirected.

Permanent
LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE
35-40K + ON-SITE PARKING + GENEROUS BENEFITS
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Commercial Management Accountant

BL5002

This is an excellent opportunity to play an influential role within an exciting and successful business, operating in the service sector. Following a strong period of continuous growth, they have created a brand new position of Commercial Management Accountant. Reporting to the Senior Management team, you will perform fundamental tasks which will directly impact strategic decision making, in-turn leading to on-going profitability, growth and success. You will provide an excellent level of management information and detailed financial analysis on all aspects of the business finances. Specifically, this will include: Profitability Modelling; Budgeting & Forecasting; Cashflow forecasting and monitoring; Management accounting, including KPI reports for individuals and departments; Pro-active monitoring of trends to assist business performance, e.g. analysis, commentary and interpretation of monthly management information; Implementation of dashboard reporting and analysis; Preparation of quarterly capital and current account balances; Annual presentation on year-end figures and trends; Assisting with banking and other arrangements for external funding; Adhoc project work. You will ideally be a qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/ACMA), although non-qualifieds maybe considered. You will be commercially astute, with a proven ability to act strategically. First class interpersonal skills are imperative, together with excellent budgetary analysis/management information reporting and management accounting skills. This is an excellent opportunity to make a significant impact in an exciting and growing business, where genuine career progression opportunities exist. Based from modern Leeds City centre offices, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary, an generous benefits package, and a friendly, dynamic working environment. Interviews are due to be conducted asap, hence you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience. N.B. Although full-time is preferred, candidates seeking slightly reduced hours (e.g 4 days per week, maybe considered)

Permanent
LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE
40-45K + PENSION, BONUS, HEALTHCARE, 26 DAYS HOLIDAY
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Senior Financial/Management Accountant

BL3063

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative, progressive and award-winning plc, operating as a market leader across the IT sector. Due to continued growth, they have created a new, exciting opportunity for an ambitious accountant to play a key role within their expanding and dynamic team. Reporting to the Financial Controller, you will take responsibility for a number of add-value activities. You will lead the full-year statutory and interim reporting processes, deliver monthly management accounts, and enhance, review and develop the current financial control and reporting environments. In addition to these reporting tasks, you will engage in and lead a number of finance and commercial projects across the business. You will also assist in the implementation of a new finance systems implementation currently taking place. You will be a qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACMA, ACCA), able to demonstrate experience of efficient and accurate production of statutory and management reporting, with experience of systems implementations proving advantageous. Attributes which will also prove beneficial are: Candidates with the strength of character to challenge existing processes; An intelligent self-starter; Can cope with the pressures and strict deadlines of a medium sized plc; and personality traits to work within a fun, dynamic and hard-working environment. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated, driven, ambitious and career minded individual, where you will be rewarded with excellent remuneration and genuine future progression prospects. In addition to offering a competitive salary, you will also receive a decent benefits package including free on-site parking at their modern Harrogate based offices. As interviews are due to take place asap, you are advised to apply at your earliest opportunity.

Permanent
HARROGATE, NORTH YORKSHIRE
45-50K + FREE PARKING + BENEFITS
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Head of Finance

BL3051

Our client is a newly formed and rapidly expanding SME who have already made huge innovative strides in digitalising their sector. With an impressive management team in place, together with financial backing from the industries market leader, they have realistic plans to grow significantly over the next five years. To support their continued development and deliver further growth, they are now looking to recruit a high calibre Head of Finance. You will work closely with the board to deliver effective reporting and detailed management information to support the strategic direction of the business. To help achieve these goals, you will provide accurate financial insight and analysis. Managing an accounts assistant, you will also take hands-on responsibility for all financial control related activity. This will include: Monthly management accounts, Statutory accounts, Cash-flows, Budgeting and forecasting, Treasury Management, Balance Sheet Reconciliations etc. You will also take the lead in a large financial integration project, working closely with the software / IT teams in helping develop the new technology. You will ideally be a qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA/ACMA, however qualified by experience candidates will certainly be considered. Experience from an SME is vital, and it will prove advantageous if this has been within a fast paced, expanding business, where you have set up processes and systems, and had exposure to a financial / systems integration. You will also possess good data analysis / manipulation skills, and have strong commercial acumen, capable of supporting the business on commercial decisions including investment appraisals. Strong influencing and communication skills will also prove useful, as you will be required to operate and present at board level. This represents a fantastic opportunity to add direct value to their exciting growth journey in a number one finance capacity, with a genuine opportunity of progressing into Finance Director as the business continues to grow. In return, your financial package will improve over time. You will predominantly be based from their impressive, modern offices on the east side of Leeds, conveniently located close to the Motorway network and easily commutable from most parts of Yorkshire. There will also be a small amount of travel involved. Interviews are due to take place imminently, hence you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

Permanent
LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE
50-65K + BENEFITS
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Head of Finance

BL3012

Lyons Recruitment are retained to recruit on behalf of this exciting and dynamic Leeds based business. Operating in the Retail & Online sector, they sell luxury designer and own-branded products. With stores across the UK, together with their ecommerce business, overall turnover is c£15m. Reporting to the Managing Director, you will be part of a highly impressive senior management team, helping drive the business forward. You will be required to bring the numbers alive, fully understand and interpret key data and trends, and present insightful information. You will manage a small team, carrying out an all-encompassing, hands-on finance role. This will involve: Managing the annual budgeting process; Producing Management Accounts; Cash-flow Management; Overseeing all functions such as payroll, VAT, ledgers; Owning the Audit process from start to finish; Working Capital Management; Financial Analysis; Statutory Accounting; Regular liaison with all other departments including the Buying & Retail Directors and Head of Merchandising & Ecommerce. You must possess an understanding of Retail, EPOS and stock systems, having worked in an owner managed business or SME environment. Experience of working capital management is essential, as is the ability to manage the cash cycle of a stock based business. Experience from an online/ecommerce sector will also prove advantageous but is no means a pre-requisite. This will best suit a strong character who will thrive working in a challenging and fast paced environment. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package, and there is a genuine opportunity for the role to develop into a more senior Finance Director. Interviews are to be conducted imminently, hence you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience. N.B Lyons Recruitment have been retained on an exclusive basis, hence any direct or other agency applications will be disregarded.

Permanent
LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE
50-60K
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