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Title Management Accountant
Categories financial controller, financial planning analyst
Salary £32-38k
Location Manchester City Centre
Job Information

WWB is recruiting a Management Accountant for an award winning and consistently growing professional services organisation based in their Manchester City Centre head office.

The Management Accountant will be responsible for producing monthly management accounts, preparing statutory accounts for group and subsidiaries, overhead budgets and forecasts, balance sheet and cash flow forecasting, daily cash flow model management, VAT submissions, cost analysis and allocation as well as monthly balance sheet reconciliation.

The Management Accountant will be ACA/CIMA/ACCA qualified or a finalist soon to qualify and have strong Excel skills, SQL experience is desirable and would be an advantageous.

On offer is the opportunity to work in a leading Manchester employer know for cultivating the careers and development of their staff. Apply online for immediate consideration.

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Title Financial Accounts and Tax
Categories financial controller
Salary £40-50k
Location Macclesfield
Job Information

WWB is recruiting a Financial Accounts and Tax Manager for a leading Cheshire based employer to join their diverse and growing organisation which has a turnover in excess of £200m.

The Financial Accounts and Tax Manager will be responsible for managing a small team of three staff, managing the annual audit process, consolidating balance sheets for multiple business units and statutory entities, highlight areas of trend and risk, manage fixed assets, all statutory reporting, corporate tax point of contact, VAT expert keeping up with all legislation changes within the UK and overseas, liaise with HMRC over tax queries, identify process and procedure changes for improvement and ensure all overhead costs are accounted for correctly.

The Financial Accounts and Tax Manager will be ACA or ACCA qualified with a strong audit background and have strong commercial acumen and communication skills.

On offer is the opportunity to develop your career within a large group organisation with potential opportunities arising from strong performance. Apply online for immediate consideration.

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Title Financial Controller
Categories financial controller
Salary £40-50k
Location Warrington
Job Information

WWB is exclusively recruiting a talented Financial Controller for a growing c.£10m t/o organisation who are part of a larger FTSE listed plc.

The Financial Controller will be managing a small team and reporting to the local MD and divisional FD and be responsible for all financial planning and appraisal of the businesses performance, all budgeting processes and duties, group reporting, financial control and compliance management, project accounting and business case appraisal.

The Financial Controller will be ACA/CIMA/ACCA qualified with commercial experience in industry, have solid planning and project experience as well as a strong and flexible communication style as you will be liaising with both operational staff and the executive board.

On offer is the opportunity to be the lead finance contact on site for a growing business that has been recently acquired by a dynamic and growing plc and to work closely with the MD to drive business performance. Apply online for immediate consideration.

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Title Corporate Tax Associate
Categories corporate tax associate, recruitment
Salary £18,000 to £24,000
Location Manchester
Job Information

• Assist in the preparation of corporate tax returns and tax accounting for tax compliance services.

• To treat client staff with respect and courtesy, and to practice the principles of excellent client service at all times.

• To ensure tax quality at all times by adhering to the firms quality standards.

• Carry out duties assigned by the associate or manager efficiently, thoroughly and in accordance with the firms’ tax procedures.

• Assist in the preparation of tax returns for tax compliance services.

• Maintain contact with the associate or manager ensuring he/she is fully informed of issues arising from the work undertaken.

• To ensure that review points raised on the work by managers and associates are cleared promptly.

• If studying, achieve passes in the professional exams at first attempt.

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Title Risk Analyst Manager
Start Date 2014-12-15
End Date 2015-01-31
Location East Africa
Job Information
Core purpose of the Job:  (Short description)

  • To provide support to Enterprise Risk Management and to ensure implementation of risk management best practices by analysing current and potential risks and reporting on risk exposures and prevention strategies for the business.
Context: (Global influences, environmental / industry demands, organisational mission, etc.)

  • Highly dynamic and fluctuating Telecommunications industry
  • Within the legal, regulatory and commercial environment of Sudan
  • Highly competitive market with new and established competitors
  • Context changes in terms of technology advancements
  • Legislative frameworks i.e. NTC, Sudan’s Telecommunication Regulations ,Labor Law, and By Laws
  • Interaction with General Managers,  CEO and Executives on a regular basis
  • A unique unit separate from other divisions yet touching on all aspects of the business
  • New function within MTN 
Key Performance Areas: Core, essential responsibilities / outputs of the position (KPA’s)
Key Tasks: Indicates those KPA’s that are essential to the position itself. These are normally specific to the incumbent, the job, and the function. Excludes role and leadership / management.

Operational Planning

  1. Align operational targets to business strategy
  2. Consider the long term (1-2 years) implications of actions from a broad perspective
  3. Drive best practice, continuous improvement and innovation at process and procedure level
  4. Identify and analyse causes of uneconomic and inefficient practices and assess potential alternatives to yield better results

Operational Implementation

  1. Utilise appropriate models for analysing potential risks to the business, taking a 360 degree view of the organisations risk profile
  2. Facilitate on-going enterprise-wide risk assessments and mitigation of risks and ownership in all Divisions, in line with the Group ERM Framework. This involves interviews and workshops with Senior Management and process owners
  3. Roll-out  the ERA risk management system, ensuring that the usage thereof is optimised
  1. Ensure that all identified risks are adequately captured and in ERA on a regular basis
  2. Facilitate the implementation of Project Risk Management for all projects
  3. Support the Senior Managers in the implementation of Business Continuity Management and implementation of political risk management procedures
  4. Conduct follow-ups on the implementation of insurance recommendations. This involves close interaction with the insurance brokers and Group BRM
  5. Perform regular reviews of the risk processes followed by the Divisions and report on progress
  6. Ensure cooperation among departments to manage the organisation’s full range of risks
  7. Promote an integrated approach to all elements in the risk management process i.e. assessing, control, financing and communication
  8. Analyse market trends and potential environmental changes and provide input to ensure business continuity and disaster preparedness
  9. Assess business plans and proposed transactions for risk mitigation
  10. Provide risk management input for decision-making, as required
  11. Support the General Manager in ensuring alignment of ERM, Internal Audit, Forensics and Information Security to eliminate duplication of effort
  12. Source and provide, as required, information required for the renewal of insurance policies

Reporting

  1. Provide input into weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting to General Management and Executive Management
  2. Organize monthly Risk Working Group meetings, take minutes of key issues discussed, and ensure that key issues are acted upon

Training and Support

  1. Provide on-going support to management and staff
  2. Organize on-going ERA training for Risk Champions and support them on an on-going basis
  3. Train management and staff on risk management and the Group ERM Framework, as required

Budget Management

  1. Provide input into forecasting, planning, and development of the budget for the unit
  2. Manage and optimise the budget, ensuring all expenditure is in line with the agreed budgets
  3. Monitor costs and determine initiatives to optimize resources
Supervisory / Leadership / Managerial Complexity: Refers to the responsibilities for directing, guiding, motivating and influencing others.                                                                    

  • Work with and provide leadership to the risk champions in the different Divisions in MTN Sudan who will have a dotted line reporting responsibility to the General Manager
  • Interact with senior management in MTN Sudan to obtain buy-in from people in the organisation regarding risk issues
  • Leadership will entail influencing, coaching, education, guidance and performance monitoring of risk champions to ensure ownership and implementation of risk management strategies
  • Manage boundaries that separate units in order to optimise workflow
  • Live the MTN Brand – change and influence employees behaviour
  • Display self insight into leadership and flexibility to adapt to different situations

 

Role Complexity: Does not refer to the various “roles” that the incumbent has to assume in the conducting of the duties. Instead, this   would be additional complexity that should not be inherent in this job, but the incumbent has responsibility for Example HR Managers having to manage an IT function.

 

  • Ad hoc project involvement
  • Give professional advice or assist staff on ad hoc requests related to enterprise risk management
  • Attend ad hoc steering committees for various projects
  • Attend ad hoc meetings on behalf of Senior Manager- General Manager
  • Attend project team meetings for various unrelated projects
  • Obtain buy-in from management
  • The function requires the ability to handle issues from all across the organisation and all businesses

 

Lateral Dimensions:

These indicate the areas where the individuals could contribute uniquely in addition to the indicated duties, as well as how they could be affected by others or circumstances not necessarily under their control.

Creativities :(improvement/innovation inherent)  Indicates the potential for improvement and / or innovation inherent in a position

 

  • Introduce innovative ways to analyse risk and present results
  • Improve methodologies and tools used by Enterprise Risk Management
  • Provide innovative recommendations to minimise business risk and improve the business performance
  • Apply market research in an optimal way to add as much value as possible to other areas of the business
  • Conduct proactive research and speedy communication of results and recommendations to the relevant areas to build a competitive advantage
  • Recommend innovative solutions to enhance MTN Sudan’s performance
  • Deploy and redeploy resources in the most effective way
  • Make continuous improvements at system, process and procedure level
  • Identify innovative ways to use minimum resources to achieve maximum outputs
  • Identify and exploit new opportunities to grow the business further
  • Encourage continuous service improvement
  • Proactively seek information on business issues, particularly outside the Enterprise Risk unit which may impact on the unit
  • Implement cost-saving activities

 

Vulnerabilities: Refers to the latent difficulties, or things that could potentially go wrong that affect a specific position. Such vulnerabilities may / may not be under the control of the incumbent Direct implication or first level of impact.

  • Lack of buy-in on implementation of recommendations
  • Dependant on stakeholders providing the required information
  • System inefficiencies
  • Limited resources
  • Changes in Sudanese regulatory environment
  • Reliance on the stability and availability of systems
  • Ineffective support or resistance from key stakeholders
  • Corporate governance regulating business risk
  • Poor strategy elements
  • Integrity of MTN Sudan’s operational data
  • Budgetary constraints
  • Working across functional silo’s in the MTN organisation
  • Increasing pace of the business requiring fast turn-around times
  • Lack of IS tools to obtain data / detect risks
  • Information not documented or outdated
Collaboration: Refers to formal and informal relationships
Responsibility towards: 

  • Direct reports: BRM Senior manager
  • Matrix Reports:  BRM GM
  • Key Customers:  Board of MTN Sudan, Audit & Risk Committee, GM Business Risk Management, Executive Management, Line Management, Internal Audit, Group Business Risk Management
  • Key Suppliers:  Risk Champions, Executive Management
  • Others:  External Audit, Forensics, Information Security Officer, Information Security Manager

 

Discretionary Space: The degree to which individuals are allowed to exercise independent thought and judgment.

Independent thought and Judgement: Relates to the decision-making constraints place upon a position or conversely, the degree of freedom in decision-making.                                                                      

  •  Objectives set for the unit
  • Dissemination of information
  • Implementation of Enterprise Risk plans and assignments
  • Prioritising of projects
  • Designing of models for analysing risk
  • Identifying key risk areas
  • System, process and procedure fine-tuning and development to achieve business objectives efficiently
  • Implement change and improvement on a discretionary basis
  • Implement efficiencies and ensure effective systems and processes
  • Escalate issues that require senior management attention
  • Budget compliance
  • Safeguarding confidential information
  • Managing relationships across all levels in the organisation

                                                     

Authorities: Financial and other decision making authorities, e.g. engaging contracts with suppliers.

  • As delegated authority.
Minimum Requirements: Minimum necessary, and not the ideal / preferred should be included.

 Education:

  • A relevant Degree–Accounting, Finance or Business Administration
  • Honours Degree will be preferable
  • Certification- ERM or CIA or equivalent 
Experience:

  • 5 years applicable experience
  • A strong background in risk management procedures 
Training:

  • Relevant systems, processes and procedures training
  • Computer training- Microsoft products
  • Project management
  • Legislation
  • Principles and practices of ERM 
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Title Personal Tax Associate
Categories personal tax associate, recruitment
Salary £20,000 to £24,000
Location Chester
Job Information

 

• To act as day-to-day point of contact for the client, and to practice the principles of excellent client service at all times.

• To ensure that the assignment is undertaken in accordance with the pre-assignment instructions, and to carry out complex aspects of the assignment efficiently, thoroughly and in accordance with the firm’s procedures.

• To attend Business Development and networking events as and when required.

• To ensure tax quality at all times by adhering to the firms quality standards.

• To provide a full and personal tax compliance service as required by the circumstances of each client.

• Preparation of personal tax returns.

• To maintain an awareness of the firm’s specialist services and publications.

• To provide adequate briefing, supervision and training for junior staff.

• To review work completed by junior staff for adequacy and completeness, and to undertake job appraisal interviews.

• To assist in student recruitment, training and marketing activities as required.

• To develop and maintain an advanced level of technical knowledge through appropriate reading and courses, and to fulfil the professional bodies’ CPE requirements.

• If studying, achieve passes in the professional exams at first attempt.

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Title Personal Tax Senior
Categories personal tax senior, recruitment
Salary £28,000 to £34,000
Location Manchester
Job Information

1.1 To provide support to the managers in providing high quality tax advice to a broad range of personal tax clients within our Private Client department.

2.1 Preparing and reviewing client tax returns (personal), ensuring information is correct and submitted to H M Revenue & Customs (and overseas tax authorities) before the due date
2.2 Preparing and reviewing tax computations for partnerships, sole traders and individuals in an accurate and timely manner.
2.3 Assisting with the supervision of tax trainees as appropriate.
2.4 Liaising with clients on tax compliance issues, ensuring that deadlines are met.
2.5 Effective liaison with counterparts in audit and accounts department.
2.6 Dealing with HMRC enquiries by letter and telephone. Agreeing satisfactory conclusions in conjunction with Manager.
2.7 supporting managers on tax planning and other ad hoc projects.
2.8 assisting manager with billing.

3.1 Prepare accurately, and within timescales, appropriate tax returns/schedules etc (attention to detail, technical knowledge, analysis, teamwork).
3.2 Communicate effectively, and in a timely manner, with clients (client focus, personal impact, listening).
3.3 Manage service levels and value in a timely and cost effective way, obtaining appropriate targets (self-planning, and organising,)
3.4 Manage service risk by ensuring that work is carried out to highest professional and client standards (attention to detail, technical knowledge).
3.5 Manage technical knowledge by staying up to date (self-awareness, technical competence).

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Title Management Accountant
Categories financial controller, financial planning analyst
Salary £30-40k
Location Wilmslow
Job Information

WWB is representing a private equity owned business who are growing rapidly, are acquisitive and are highly ambitious to secure a talented Management Accountant to join their finance team due to an internal promotion.

The Management Accountant will be responsible for preparing month end accounts and reports for the board and investors. Duties include: month to day sales KPI’s, reconciling accrued income book, monthly contract book preparation, expenses spend analysis, preparing consolidated management accounts with variance analysis, MI pack preparation, commission and bonus calculations as well as any other ad hoc reports required.

The Management Accountant will be ACA/CIMA/ACCA qualified who is looking for the next step in their career to help drive the finance team forwards and play a key part in the management team. You will have excellent presentation and communication skills as you will be liaising regularly with the executive team as well as managing a small finance team.

On offer is the opportunity to work for a company that values it staff and is enjoying high levels of growth which will provide career advancement for the successful candidate. Apply online for immediate consideration.

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Title Systems Audit Manager
Start Date 2014-12-16
End Date 2015-01-31
Location East Africa
Job Information
Mission/ Core purpose of the Job:  (Short description)

Manage, co-ordinate and report on all internal systems audits

Context: (Global influences, environmental / industry demands, organizational mission, etc.)

  • Highly dynamic telecommunications industry
  • Fluid risk environment requiring continuous appraisal of controls
  • Constant dynamics in the country economic, regulatory and legal environment
  • Skill base and availability of quality skills is relatively low in the country
  • No single, generally-acknowledged source of best practices in policies & processes
  • MTN SUDAN is in a rapid roll-out phase
  • MTN SUDAN policies, procedures and process documentation are continuously improved and updated
  • MTN Group BRM specific requirements and expectations
  • MTN SUDAN Business Plan
  • Inadequate process and system integration in MTN SUDAN
  • IS infrastructure
  • MTN SUDAN Internal System Audit is still a newly formed function

Key Performance Areas:Core, essential responsibilities / outputs of the position (KPA’s)

Role Complexity:

  • Conduct on-going audits as per the audit plan and as the need arises 
Task Complexity:

Conduct Audits

  • Conduct on-going audits as per annual audit plan and as  need arises,
  • Provide opinion on audit assignments conducted e.g. technical reviews of IS and Network
  • Ensure audit reports are timely, accurate, objective and constructive
  • Perform complex, non-standard, ad hoc requests. 

Audit Methodology 

  • Ensure compliance with audit methodology and laid down standards and make recommendations where changes are required
  • Provide input to the overall audit methodology
  • Support processes to ensure compliance with the required standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors and International Best Practice 

Planning 

  • Identify the significant risk(s) associated with strategic objectives of the company
  • Provide input into annual audit plan according to the strategic objectives and the associated risks
  • Develop and record a plan for each engagement which should reflect the scope and objectives of the audit assignment linked to the significant risk exposure within that particular environment
  • Ensure efficient and effective execution of annual audit plan and amend when necessary
  • Provide input to the annual budget 

Consultation 

  • Regular consultation with management on matters pertaining to risk management, internal controls and corporate governance processes.
  • Incorporate knowledge gained from consulting engagements into audit assignments and overall audit plan 
Supervisory Complexity/Leadership Complexity/Managerial complexity

  • Manage challenges arising from prioritization of planned internal audits & other assigned projects
  • Manage the performance of teams and team members
  • Skills transfer to internal auditors to ensure staff development, motivation and business continuity.
  • Conduct the necessary supervision and quality assurance procedures in accordance with MTN SUDAN’s Business Risk Management policies, procedures and methodology manuals.
Lateral dimensions of the position
Creativities (improvement/innovation inherent)

  • Recommend improvements in Internal Control System in conjunction with process owners across MTN SUDAN
  • Report to the Audit Committee, CEO, Head of BRM on control weaknesses in MTN SUDAN
  • Proactive risk management in a fast-growth organization
Vulnerabilities (control span) 

  • Inadequate documentation of policies, procedures and other process documentation in MTN SUDAN
  • Inadequate independence of internal auditors from the organization and third parties
  • Inadequate cooperation from process owners
  • Restrictive company policies 

 

Collaboration

Responsibility towards:

  • Direct reports: System Auditors
  • Matrix reports: None
  • Key customers: All departments
  • Key suppliers: All departments
  • Relations, etc: MTN Internal Audit, CEO, MTN SUDAN Audit Committee

Discretionary Space 

Independent thought and Judgment:

  • Assess risk issues and determine level of criticality
    • Make appropriate and applicable recommendations in audit reports
    • Free to assign tasks and work schedule to direct subordinates 

    Authorities:

    • Direct access to all Executives and departments
    • Draft reports for Audit committee.
    • As per delegation
    Minimum Requirements

    Education:

    • Preferably B Sc (Electrical/ Electronics/Mechanical Engineering), Computer Engineering, Telecommunications, or Computer Science with strong predilection for engineering; or in any Business/Systems oriented discipline
    • M Sc. (Telecommunications or any Communications related field) or
    • ACA, CISA, CCNA/CCNP, CISSP
    • For added advantage – CPA, CIA 

    Experience:

    • Minimum 4 years in a Business environment of which 3 years should be in Internal Audit
    • 2 years in a Management position
    • 3 years in a Systems/ IT/ Telecomm environment 

    Training:

    • Internal audit,
    • Fraud management,
    • Business risk management,
    • Internal controls,
    • General management
    • Systems Audit (ISACA, ISO)
    Competencies:  Please refer to the MTN Value Competencies, these are competencies that MTN desires of all it’s employees, regardless of job function or career level)

    Skills/Knowledge/Attributes:

    • Business Process Design and Reengineering
    • Business Risk Management
    • Career Counselling
    • Feedback and Coaching
    • Financial Acumen
    • Fraud Detection and Control
    • Information Management
    • Internal Audit Practice
    • Investigation
    • IT Security Administration
    • Legislation and Compliance
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Planning and Budgeting
    • Problem Solving
    • Project Planning and Control
    • Quality Assurance
    • Reporting
    • Resource Management
    • Stakeholder Relations Management.
    • System Design and Integration

    General working conditions (e.g. shift work, drivers license, specific tools, special clothing, environmental requirements, etc.)

    • Standard MTN SUDAN working conditions
    • Extended work hours 
    Quality Standards
    • Percentage of implemented recommendations
    • All assignments concluded within specified time frame
    • Quality of audit work papers
    • Compliance with MTN SUDAN Audit Methodology
    • Level of development and skill acquisition of subordinates 
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