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Title Cost Accountant
Salary 25-30,000
Location Stoke-on-Trent
Job Information

WWB are currently representing a leading manufacturing business in Stoke on Trent with their search for a Cost Accountant. This business is currently experiencing growth and therefore is an exciting time to join. This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who enjoys working in a fast paced environment, additionally this role will suit those who are extremely diligent and passionate about their career as a finance professional.
You will be joining an established finance team and work closely with the Finance Director and commercial teams. Key responsibilities include:
-Reviewing costs, making amendments and identifying anomalies which then need to be communicated to senior management
-Analysis and review of standard costings
-Looking at pricing structures for manufactured products and transferring this data
-Working closely with the finance department at budgeting times to ensure the validation of data and rolling out the manufactured standards
-Generating NPI Costing
-Producing timely and accurate reports on monthly manufacturing performance and KPI’s

This role will suit a candidate who is qualified or studying towards their ACCA/CIMA studies. You will be commercially minded and have excellent numerical and analytical abilities. In addition a candidate with strong communication as you will be liaising with various areas of the business across all levels.

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Title Financial and Risk Manager
Salary £35-45k
Location Manchester
Job Information

My client is a highly successful financial services organisation who are looking for a Financial and Risk Manager for an immediate start on an initial temporary basis with a view to moving onto a permanent contract. This role ensures that Private Client Accounts are managed to a high standard and provides administration of all group and related holdings to the same high standards.

Key deliverables for the Financial and Risk Manager include: staff management, trade and settlement queries, monitor and action aged debt reports, portfolio performance reviews, monitor performance of in house stocks, Inland Revenue submissions, performance monitoring of funds under management, trade bookings, unit trust settlements and administration of ISAs/PEPs.

The successful Financial and Risk Manager will be qualified ACA/CIMA/ACCA, have a robust personality, be tenacious, have a strong team playing mentality and a right first time attitude. A solid understanding of double entry and strong systems skills are also essential. Strong academics in mathematical based subjects would be a distinct advantage. For more information contact Richard Hatchett on 0161 669 3800.

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Title Financial Planning Analyst
Categories financial planning analyst, recruitment
Salary £35-40,000
Location Lancashire
Job Information

WWB Recruitment are exclusively short listing for an experienced Financial Planning Analyst to join an international business on a initial six month contract. As the Financial Planning Analyst, you will play a key role within the organisation through the provision of sales reporting, analysis, budgeting and forecasting to drive business performance. This will include analysis of sales revenue reporting, product performance, pricing and promotions.

Suitable candidates will be of graduate calibre and hold a professional accountancy qualification or experience equivalent. As the Financial Planning Analyst, you will demonstrate excellent excel skills, prior delivery in a financial planning role and possess excellent communication skills. This is a key role within the finance team and therefore experience in a commercial finance role is a prerequisite.

Our client is an international business which has worked aggressively to deliver its business plan. As their strategic plan builds momentum, they are looking to engage a dynamic and commercially focused finance professional for the next exciting stage of their journey. This role is initially offered on a six month basis, a strong possibility of long term opportunities does exist.

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Title Tax Assistant
Categories recruitment, tax assistant
Salary £18,000 to £22,000
Location Leeds
Job Information

You will be responsible for a portfolio of mainly (but not exclusively) Personal Medical clients and will undertake their compliance tax affairs efficiently, profitably, in accordance with the firm’s tax manual and in compliance with statutory deadlines. You will also identify and summarise tax planning opportunities and advise the assignment partner/manager and client accordingly as well as keeping the partner/manager fully informed of the current status of the compliance work and of any problems or delays encountered. It is also essential that you respond to clients’ ad hoc queries and HMRC correspondence (including enquiries) as a matter of priority and to practice the principles of excellent service at all times. You will be expected to develop an advanced level of technical knowledge through working with partners and managers, appropriate reading and training courses. Where appropriate you may also be asked to assist with marketing activities and tax advisory projects as required.

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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 European Financial Controller
Salary £50-60,000
Location Lancashire
Job Information

WWB Recruitment are exclusively shortlisting for an experienced European Financial Controller to join an international business based in the Northwest. As the Financial Controller for EMEA, you will be responsible for ensuring the timely and accurate reporting for the countries under your management; effectively manage and drive the performance within the accounting team; manage and maintain the EMEA cash-flow and ensure local compliance in relation to statutory accounts, VAT, instrastat and corporation tax.

Suitable candidates will be of graduate calibre and hold a relevant professional accountancy qualification. As the Financial Controller you will be able to demonstrate appropriate experience in financial control and have managed of a European division for a large corporation. Strong excel skills and a proven track record in business analysis and performance management are necessary.

Our client is a leading international business operating out of 26 countries. Due to a number of key changes within the business, an excellent opportunity exists for a hands on European Financial Controller to join the management team. The role is initially offered on a contract basis however long term opportunities exist for the right individual.

Please contact Saj Akbar on 0161 669 3801 or sakbar@wwbrecruitment.com for a confidential discussion.

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Title Finance Manager
Salary £35-40k
Location Manchester
Job Information

WWB are exclusively recruiting a finance manager for a multinational distribution and services organisation based in Manchester.

The finance manager will be responsible for all month end close duties, financial statements for two companies, monthly forecasts, accruals and prepayments, statutory compliance and reporting, VAT returns, AP and AR process monitoring, audit preparation, monthly and quarterly management reporting, actual to budget/forecast variances, KPI tracking, commercial analysis and making recommendations to improve business performance.

The successful finance manager will be ACA/CIMA/ACCA qualified with a recent background of working to tight reporting timescales, have good interpersonal and communication skills and have experience of divisional structures within large listed organisations. Strong Excel and systems skills would be a distinct advantage.

Our client offers an excellent working environment with the opportunity to develop your skills and experience. Contact Richard Hatchett on 0161 669 3800 for more information.

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Title Finance Manager
Salary £35-40k
Location Macclesfield
Job Information

WWB are exclusively recruiting a finance manager for a venture capital backed SME who have grown exponentially recently to over £100m t/o.

The finance manager will be responsible for the accounts of two legal entities and will prepare detailed monthly management accounts, profit and loss accounts, consolidated accounts for board review and sales team analysis, bank and control account reconciliation, variance analysis, VAT returns, cash flow forecasts, payroll management, intercompany, commercial analysis, process improvement and ad hoc projects.

The successful finance manager will be ACA/CIMA/ACCA qualified with experience of managing high performance finance teams within entrepreneurial organisations. You will have strong IT skills including Excel and have a high level of communication skills.

Our client offers the opportunity to work within a growing and changing environment where you will be able to develop your skills and career over the long term. For more information contact Richard Hatchett on 0161 669 3800.

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Title Group Finance Director
Salary 130,000USD Tax free
Start Date 2014-09-11
End Date 2014-10-31
Location East Africa
Job Information

We currently seek a Grp FD for a large international conglomerate based in East Africa. We need someone who has previously worked in Africa or the MiddleEast as FD or Group FD. This is an Ex Pat position with the usual benefits associated with large corporations.

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Title Senior Financial Accountant
Salary £70-90k
Location Dubai
Job Information

WWB is exclusively recruiting a Senior Financial Accountant for a multinational construction and energy services group for their Middle East operations head office in Dubai.

The Senior Financial Accountant will be responsible for liaising with local finance managers over tax, audit and statutory requirements, managing the local statutory accounts production and consolidation processes, reporting to the head office in the UK, working on improving systems and processes, developing long term strategy with the CFO and working with external advisors.

You will be ACA qualified, ideally with one of the big 4, and have worked as a Senior Financial Accountant or Financial Controller recently within the construction, energy and oil & gas sectors in the Middle East region. Essential is a solid understanding of the Statutory and Tax requirements locally within the region as well as UK Gaap and IFRS.

On offer is the opportunity to work with a rapidly growing part of a global organisation and play a key role supporting the CFO and local management teams. Apply online for immediate consideration.

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Title Financial Controller
Salary £50 – £60k
Start Date 2014-09-11
End Date 2014-09-30
Location Birmingham
Job Information

WWB are exclusively recruiting for a Financial Controller to support the finance function of an aerospace industry based organisation in Birmingham. With an international client base and office network this role is incremental in supporting the finance department through a process of budgeting, year end and audit. Working for a £10m turnover business experiencing impressive growth and forecasts for the next 2-years.

The ideal candidate should be hardworking, efficient, dynamic with excellent attention to detail. Our client will consider a candidate who is looking to make a move from Practice to Industry or on the upward curve therefore looking for that next step.

Good problem skills and the ability to work under pressure is a must. Working knowledge of ERP systems, Due to the nature of this role the successful candidate must possess the ability of making a positive impact from an early stage combined with excellent communication skills due to cross functional teams.

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Title Group HR Manager
Categories group HR manager, recruitment
Salary £30 – 40K
Start Date 2014-09-16
Location Stoke on Trent
Job Information

WWB are exclusively representing a service based industry in Stoke on Trent in the identification of a HR Manager. In this business-immersed position the HR Manager will have involvement in a full range of HR activities to cover all offices spread across the UK.

The HR Manager will play a crucial role in supporting the organisation`s people plan. The responsibilities of the HR Manager will be a wide-range from the transaction day to day HR operations through to assisting with any restructures, disciplines, process improvement and implementation.

My client is keen to maintain the positive image of HR within the business by continuing to be a physical presence on all of the sites across the UK. Successful stakeholder engagement and rapidly building relationships with line managers will be key to this achievement.

The successful HR Manager will have:
- Good prioritisation and time-management skills.
- Strong ability to gain senior level engagement.
- CIPD preferred.
- Confidence to influence line managers on HR processes.

Experience of working within a similar role in a professional environment is essential to be considered for this role. In addition the ability to take a hands on approach when working closely with the office/branch network.

Your application will be reviewed by WWB Recruitment. Please be aware we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised & regularly receive applications from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 7 days if you are selected for interview.

Please contact Kerri-Ann Hargreaves for further information.

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Title Internal Auditor
Categories internal auditor, recruitment
Salary £35,000 – £40,000
Location Knutsford
Job Information

WWB are exclusively representing a multinational business which is looking to identify an Internal Auditor to join their growing team with a view to accelerating their career within a large organisation. Are you an up and coming Internal Auditor looking for the next level in your career?

This is an outstanding  opportunity to join a company looking for their next Head of Internal Audit. We are looking for an individual who is on the upward curve, newly qualified or with some post qualified experience. You will be tasked with developing and steer an audit department – effectively to create your own mark on a department and company. By the nature of internal audit you will be joining a large and prestigious organisation who are keen to develop this function and with this comes travel and a level of responsibility.

Please contact Kerri-Ann Hargreaves for further information.

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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 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 Interim Managing Director
Salary 90-100k pro rata
End Date 2013-12-31
Location Lancashire
Job Information

Our client, a well-known consumer brands organisation, is seeking to recruit an Interim MD to work with the CEO and senior management team to review, implement change and turnaround the business. The successful candidate will have a strong background in FMCG and will be an experienced operator at this level.

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Title Business Risk Senior Manager
Start Date 2014-12-16
End Date 2015-01-31
Location East Africa
Job Information
Mission /Core Purpose of The Job:Establish a risk management framework for MTN to effectively manage all risk exposures ( opportunity, hazard, uncertainty etc) that pose an internal or external threat (political, economic, financial, market, international ) to the business, its people and its assets and ensure it is reviewed and updated regularly to address new elements of risk in the company. 
Context:

  • Highly dynamic and fluctuating Telecommunications industry.
  • Within the legal, regulatory and commercial environment of Sudan.
  • Highly competitive market with new and established competitors.
  • Fast moving industry.
  • Context changes in terms of technology advancements.
  • Compliance with legislative frameworks i.e. of local Telecommunication Regulations ,Labor Law, and By Laws
  • A unique unit separate from other divisions yet touching on all aspects of the business
  • Activities conducted in line with recommendations from King III Report
  • Institute of Internal Auditors guidelines and standards 
Key Performance Areas:
Task Complexity:Strategic input

  • Contribute to challenge and implement the long-term strategy for the Business Risk Management function and ensure alignment of all activities undertaken in the BRM unit to the strategy
  • Input into reviewing organisational activities and assist in recommending corrective actions if necessary
  • Contribute towards long-term forecasts and predictions (2-5 years)
  • Analyse trends and highlight areas of the business that may be developed further
  • Translate Group policies, processes and procedures into localised operation
  • Proactively highlight and address risks and issues as to minimise the impact on the organisation
  • Ensure that audits address areas of concern relative to the goals and performance objectives
  • Manage the impact of a variety of economic, financial and managerial programs in conformance with MTN policies, procedures and sound business practices 

Operational Planning

  • Translate Business Risk Management plans into operational implementation plans, and drive the execution thereof
  • Align operational targets to business strategy
  • Consider the long term (1-2 year) implications of actions on the viability of the business from a more broad perspective
  • Consider the impact of solutions on other areas of the business, as well as the interdependency of units
  • Drive best practice, continuous improvement and innovation at process and procedure level within the Internal Audit unit
  • Construct, implement and fine-tune methods, processes and systems to enhance effectiveness and meet organisational goals
  • Consider local conditions, as well as competitor activity to create competitive advantage
  • Estimate resource requirements and manage resources (people, finances and products), taking local conditions into consideration
  • Provide professional and administrative support to the General Manager
  • Guide the audit staff in performing professional internal audit work in line with IIA guidelines 

Operational Implementation

  • Develop the overall Combined Assurance Plan (CAP) for MTN
  • Assign resources to implement audit plans and design measures to track implementation and monitor compliance
  • Manage the audit process as per the annual audit plan or as required
  • Adapt the plan as required
  • Ensure consistency across the IT and Financial Auditing teams
  • Ensure that systems are in place and operating effectively for gathering information required for audits
  • Ensure maintenance of data integrity, accuracy and controls
  • Recommend improvements in audit controls as required
  • Monitor implementation of actions taken and report on deficiencies
  • Ensure that all IIA and regulatory guidelines are adhered to in the audit process
  • Plan and scope audits as required by the plan
  • Schedule and assign work to meet completion dates
  • Ensure audits are conducted as per the annual plan
  • Make recommendations to mitigate risks
  • Evaluate the ability of the existing control portfolio to assure the accomplishment of MTN’s future goals and objectives
  • Ensure implementation of audit recommendations by business
  • Schedule regular follow-up activities
  • Report on implementation of recommendations
  • Ensure and maintain high departmental quality of audit projects, aligned to IIA standards and Group BRM methodologies, by reviewing and monitoring project plans, budgets, scope and compliance to policies, procedures and processes
  • Develop hypotheses and accounting and statistical tests to determine if program results and benefits are being achieved as desired
  • Identify and analyse uneconomic and inefficient practices and assess alternatives 

Stakeholder Engagement and Management

  • Provide a link to the External auditors and other external stakeholders
  • Engage with relevant stakeholders, including Executive Management and External Auditors to identify audit needs and priorities
  • Co-ordinate coverage with independent external auditors
  • Confer regularly with management on the timing of internal audit work
  • Ensure assignments are performed with the least possible interference with the day-to-day functioning
  • Manage the relationship with all departments and business units
  • Confer, advise, initiate and coordinate with other departments on policies and procedures
  • Communicate audit status and issues to stakeholders / senior management
  • Ensure buy-in to and implementation of recommendations by business units
  • Provide consultation to management with regards to controls and control portfolios
  • Provide status updates and Risk Management Reports to the Audit and Risk Committee. 

Budget Management

  • Forecast, plan, develop and review budget for the BRM unit that provides MTN with return on investment, and seek OPCO approval thereof
  • Manage and optimise the budget, ensuring all expenditure is in line with the agreed budgets
  • Monitor costs and determine initiatives to optimize resources
  • Ensure cost effectiveness by maximising cost/benefit ratios
  • Identify areas where money is lost in the OPCO and seek ways to reduce expenditure
  • Plan for future budget spend as required 
Supervisory / Leadership / Managerial Complexity: Refers to the responsibilities for directing, guiding, motivating and influencing others. 

  • Recruit, engage, develop and retain people with outstanding skills, qualifications and potential
  • Define the Divisional KPAs and KPIs that will be cascaded down to each area
  • Evaluate and assess people performance
  • Understand the need to train and develop staff to be able to use resources optimally and enhance performance
  • Deploy and redeploy resources to get the work done
  • Build and enforce a customer centric approach
  • Build talent by identifying and developing new leaders for the respective environment
  • Build employee relations and collaborative teamwork
  • Coach and guide subordinates
  • Build professionalism, loyalty and commitment to the Organization
  • Communicate actively and effectively resolving any potential conflicts that may arise
  • Display insight into leadership style and how it impacts on performance positively and negatively
  • Have the self insight and flexibility to adapt to different situations
  • Manage boundaries that separate units in order to optimise workflow
  • Live the MTN Brand (Values) 
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
  • Attend meetings and Steering Committees as required and on behalf of CEO
Lateral Dimensions:
Creativities :(improvement/innovation inherent)  Indicates the potential for improvement and / or innovation inherent in a position

  • Apply market research in an optimal way to add as much value as possible to other areas of the business
  • Proactive research and speedy communication of results and recommendations to the relevant areas to build a competitive advantage
  • Recommend innovative solutions to enhance MTN performance
  • Deploy and redeploy resources in the most effective way
  • Make continuous improvements at system, process and procedure level
  • Define and exploit opportunities for Business Improvement and Risk Management
  • Establish sound relationships with all internal stakeholders, external auditors and regulatory bodies
  • 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 Business Risk Management unit which may impact on the unit
  • Implement cost-saving activities
  • Network extensively and build and maintain stakeholder relationships (internal and external)
  • Proactively encourage and maintain executive relationships
  • Establish and set targets for retention of talent
  • Motivate staff through innovative interaction
  • Build future business plans 
VulnerabilitiesRefers 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. 

  • Limited resources
  • Evolution of technology
  • Changes in the Sudanese regulatory environment
  • Changes in labour law
  • Fluctuations in the market
  • Legislative changes and impact of IIA guidelines
  • Reliance on the stability and availability of systems
  • Ineffective support from key stakeholders
  • Non-achievement of turnaround times
  • Inappropriate processes
  • Lack of synergy between Internal Audit and other areas of Business Risk Management
  • Corporate Governance regulating business risk
  • Staff performance issues
  • Lack of clarity in operational strategy
  • Integrity of MTN data
  • Working across functional silo’s in the MTN
  • Resource allocation and very short deadlines.
  • Retention of experienced staff
  • Limited pool of resources with technical knowledge required
  • Increasing pace of the business requiring fast turn-around times
  • Lack of support from line management 
Collaboration
1.   Responsibility towards:

  • Reports to: CEO
  • Direct Reports: Internal Audit & Risk Analyst Managers (3 other potential subordinates)
  • Matrix Reports:   External Auditors and Consultants
  • Key Customers:  MTN Units
  • Key Suppliers:  Finance,IT,Business Units
  • Others Bodies, ADR (Audit Director Round Table) and IIA 
Discretionary Space:
Independent thought and Judgement:                                                                

  • Objectives set for the BRM unit
  • Gathering and dissemination of information
  • Implementation of Internal Audit plans/strategy
  • Team motivation
  • Budget compliance
  • Resource allocation
  • System, process and procedure fine-tuning and development to achieve business objectives
  • Implement change on a discretionary basis as presented by the CEO
  • Decision-making that is effective and responsible for managing risk from an Internal Audit point of view
  • Implement efficiencies and effective systems and processes
  • Input into the annual Combined Assurance Plan based on knowledge of the Company
  • Assessment of priority of each audit and management request in relation to the plan
  • Some choice in deciding which reviews to perform, based on the CAP
  • Some choice in deciding what findings require additional work and/or need to be included in the audit report or be discussed with management 

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

As per Delegation of Authority (DoA)

Minimum Requirements – Minimum necessary, and not the ideal / preferred should be included.

Education:

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance, etc
  • CA,CIMA, CIA or CISA
Experience:

  • At least 5 years financial experience in Business Risk or Auditing
  • At least 2-3 years of leadership experience in similar positions, in fast-moving industries
  • A strong background in managing business risk in a telecommunications context
  • Served articles with one of the big auditing firms 
Training:

  • Systems training
  • Computer training- accounting and audit record keeping systems, Microsoft, etc
  • Project management
  • Team Management/Leadership
  • Legislation –King III
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of risk, controls and auditing methodologies
  • Standards for the professional practice of Internal Auditing
  • Written and verbal communication 
Competencies
Knowledge:

  • Broad knowledge of the industry
  • Understanding the regulated environment
  • An understanding of the MTN business (including Group and other OPCOS)
  • Knowledge of finance and auditing best practices
  • Knowledge of local markets, including market trends
  • Knowledge of organisational theory and design
  • Understanding of business finance, including budget management
  • Knowledge of standards and processes to manage risk, control and internal audits
  • IIA Standards and methodologies
  • IT Auditing processes and related technology 
Skills / physical competencies:

  • People management and leadership skills – the ability to hire the right people, get the best out of people, and make sound people management decisions
  • Feedback skills
  • Relationship skills – to build relationships to facilitate efficient workflow
  • Coaching skills – to develop the team and staff
  • Scanning skills – to search for new ideas, trends and principles
  • Strong “can-do“ attitude combined with an ability to use minimum resources to get maximum outputs
  • Systems thinking – understanding the “big picture”
  • Delegating skills
  • Business and financial acumen –understanding of the business as a whole
  • Negotiation skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Planning skills
  • Conflict management skills
  • Communication skills- written and verbal
  • Extraction and communication of sensitive information
  • Influencing skills
  • Time management, specifically the ability to prioritise
  • People skills – creating and nurturing the tone of the internal culture
  • Flexibility – the ability to adapt and change in the light of changing circumstances / new information
  • Culture diversity management skills
  • Stress management skills
  • Legal and commercial skills
  • Risk management skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to work with conflicting objectives
  • Ability to work with deadlines in a deadline-driven environment
  • Crisis management skills
  • Ability to maintain current knowledge, developments and techniques and practices in the field
  • Ability to evaluate staff performance 
Behavioural qualities:

  • Integrity (2)
  • Commitment to the Organization (2)
  • Leadership (2)
  • Coaching & Developing (2)
  • Managing Accountability (2)
  • Teamwork & Cooperation (3)
  • Customer Focus (2)
  • Performance Excellence (2)
  • Taking the Initiative (2)
  • Analytical Thinking (2
  • General working conditions

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

Please be specific when listing conditions, requirements, tools of trade and use of motor vehicle/ travel allowances.

  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Extended working hours.
  • Outdoor working conditions.
  • Flexibility to travel (local / international)
  • Laptop and mobile communication tools
KPI/ Quality Measurements
  • Expenditure within budget
  • Quality of reports
  • Timely reporting and the accuracy thereof
  • Objectives met as set for the unit
  • Dissemination of information
  • Implementation of project plans
  • Team motivation
  • Achievement of internal processes KPA’s
  • Increased risk management awareness throughout MTN
  • Implementation and effective use of ERA (Enterprise Risk Assessor) and CAM (Combined Assurance Methodology) software for risk assessments and reporting
  • Existence of agreed project timelines as well as implementation
  • Agreed  risk assessments by the Executives and Audit Committee
  • Compliance with Group Risk Management Framework
  • Increased awareness of insurance policies and implementation of insurance recommendations
  • Implementation of project risk management in all projects
  • Increased awareness and application of crisis prevention management principles for all events
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Title Purchase Ledger Consultant
Salary £35-40k pro rata
End Date 2013-03-31
Location Manchester
Job Information

Our large and successful client seeks to recruit an experienced Purchase Ledger Manager/Financial Accountant to undertake a project to review the entire Purchase Ledger processes and controls and to ensure it is fit-for-purpose for multi-million, multi-site organisation. This is a high-volume environment and will require an experienced PL Manager with knowledge of Balance Sheet reconciliations, e-procurement systems and staff management. This is an interim role anticipated to last approximately 6 months.

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

  • To apply technical competence and expertise in auditing the goals, performance objectives and impact of a variety of economic, financial and managerial programs in conformance with company policies and guidelines for professional practice. 
Context: (Global influences, environmental / industry demands, organisational mission, etc.) 

  • Dynamic and complex Telecommunications industry
  • Fast-paced, dynamic and  highly competitive MTN environment
  • Diverse and team-focused
  • Context changes in terms of technology advancements
  • Compliance with legislative frameworks i.e. NTC, Telecommunication Regulations ,Labor Law, and By Laws,
  • A unique unit separate from other divisions yet touching on all aspects of the business
  • Activities conducted  in line with recommendations from KING (III)  report
  • Institute of Internal Auditors guidelines and standards 
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.       

  1. Provide some input into the operational plan (1-2 years) for the System Audit Unit
  2. Contribute towards continuous improvement and innovation at process and procedure level
  3. Input into identifying ways to fine tune systems in line with changing work practices
  4. Assist in identifying innovative ways to use minimum resources to achieve maximum outputs
  5. Conduct audits of IS, Network and Revenue Assurance records and procedures
  6. Apply professional technical and auditing principles in performing audits
  7. Verify reports against source records to determine reliability
  8. Verify detail of recorded transactions
  9. Ensure that all transactions are properly supported by documentation and recorded correctly
  10. Perform research as required to locate and summarise laws and ordinances and review legal summaries to ensure compliance
  11. Draft questionnaires, summarise results, draw conclusions and draft reports concerning the economy and efficiency of operations reviewed
  12. Utilise computer programs in the evaluation of data
  13. Recommend ways to bring programs and operations into compliance with goals and objectives
  14. Prepare work papers, schedules and summaries
  15. Evaluate situations and determine the best methods to reach defined outcomes
  16. Implement effective methods and standards in place
  17. Gather information and research to ensure delivery of effective results
  18. Utilise efficient project administration (e.g. file maintenance, cross-referencing, marking and identifying documents, etc.)
  19. Develop practical solutions for problems encountered
  20. Address problems on a case by case basis, ensuring an optimal balance between the response to the situation, the cost of that response, and the core purpose of the organisation
  21. Deal with problem situations that arise, timorously and efficiently
  22. Follow clear and linear procedures to diagnose and solve problems that are not always obvious
  23. Sort, accumulate and analyse information about a particular situation or problem to assist with problem solving
  24. Provide information and knowledge as required to resolve problems
  25. Generate different options for the known problem, evaluate possible methods to resolve the problem, and select the most appropriate solution in terms of enhanced effectiveness and efficiency, and reduced cost
  26. Tailor solutions to suit the problem (within defined parameters)
  27. Take action to prevent the re-occurrence of problems
  28. Make use of available resources to solve problems encountered during audits 
 Reporting:

  1. Ensure that all processes and procedures implemented are aligned to the set operational framework for the System Audit Unit
  2. Ensure that workflow continues without interruption
  3. Continually improve existing processes and procedures to enhance effectiveness, efficiency and performance
  4. legislation or other regulations and guidelines
  5. Seek feedback from stakeholders and continuously seek ways of improving on standards 
Supervisory / Leadership / Managerial Complexity: Refers to the responsibilities for directing, guiding, motivating and influencing others.                                                                       

  • Develop supportive and constructive relationships with all stakeholders and information providers
  • Communicate actively and effectively resolving any potential conflicts that may arise, and sharing and providing relevant information
  • Live the MTN Brand
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. 

  • Perform ad hoc projects as required
  • Give professional advice or assist staff on ad hoc requests related to business improvement                
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

  • Improve methodologies and tools used by System Audit
  • Build an independent opinion on business needs, opportunities and possibilities to improve processes, technology, quality, etc.
  • Suggests concrete ways to improve productivity, and improve resource utilisation
  • Strive to automate processes and procedures wherever possible
  • Apply market research in an optimal way to continually improve processes and procedures
  • Communicate research results and recommendations to the relevant areas of the business to build a competitive advantage
  • Recommend creative and innovative solutions to enhance MTN SD’s performance
  • Explore innovative ways to improve system audit processes
  • Introduce innovative ways to present results of audits conducted
  • Provide innovative recommendations to improve business operations and achievement of goals
  • Establish sound relationships with all stakeholders
  • Encourage continuous service improvement
  • Recommend implementation of  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. 

  • Business expectations vs. the delivery reality
  • Data integrity and incorrect or unreliable information
  • Inefficient business processes will impact negatively on revenue
  • Limited resources
  • Evolution of technology
  • Legislative changes
  • Reliance on the stability and availability of systems
  • Dependant on knowledge of the strategic direction and business plans of MTN
  • Dependant on staff providing the required information for the audit process
  • Dependant on other departments to assist in the audit process
  • System availability and inefficiencies 
Collaboration: Refers to formal and informal relationships
Responsibility towards: 

  • Direct report to: System Audit Manager
  • Matrix reports: BRM Senior Manager
  • Key customers: MTN, Audit & Risk Committee, Board of Directors and MTN Management and EXCO, MTN Group Internal Audit, External Auditors, Forensic, Management, Information Security Management, Business Continuity and Revenue Assurance
  • Key suppliers: MTN Business Units
  • Relations:  
Discretionary Space: The degree to which individuals are allowed to exercise independent thought and judgement.

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

  • Dissemination of information
  • Provide the input to prepare the audit plan for the System Audit Unit
  • Make recommendations on financial audits conducted
  • Escalate issues that require management attention
  • Decide on an appropriate audit approach and selection of methodologies
  • Enhance processes and procedures for the System Audit Unit                                                           

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:

  •  Relevant B Degree (e.g. Accounting or Finance, etc.)
  • CIA/CPA certification preferable 
Experience:

  • At least 2-3 years of experience in the telecoms industry
  • Experience in System audit
Training:

  • MTN Systems training
  • Computer training-Microsoft products
  • Project Management
  • Legislation
  • Audit techniques and report writing
  • System Audit Training program 
Competencies
Knowledge:

  • A broad understanding of the MTN business and industry
  • Familiar with MTN products and services
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of principles, practices and techniques of accounting and auditing
  • Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
Skills / physical competencies:

  • Planning skills – plan, prioritise, resource allocation and deliver on time
  • Technical and professional excellence
  • Relationship building
  • Feedback skills
  • Computer literate
  • Problem solving skills
  • Budgeting skills
  • Conflict management skills
  • Communication skills written and verbal
  • Influencing skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Stress management skills
  • Time management skills (specifically the ability to prioritise)
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines 
Behavioural qualities:

  • Commitment to the Organization (2)
  • Teamwork & Cooperation (1)
  • Customer Focus (1)
  • Performance Excellence (2)
  • Taking the Initiative (1)
  • Analytical Thinking (1)
  • Resilience – maintaining composure and dealing effectively with stress
  • Service orientation
  • Professionalism
  • Flexible and adaptable – changing opinions / behaviour in the light of changing situations
  • Approachable
  • Assertive
  • Strong detail focus – attention to detail and accuracy
  • Creative
  • Action-oriented – sense of urgency
  • Diplomacy and tact
  • Operate with integrity (high ethics) –to maintain confidentiality
  • Consultative
  • Perseverance
  • Confident
  • Rule-following
  • Good listener
  • Compliant
  • Methodical and systematic
  • Independent-minded – ability to work independently
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Ability to be succinct and concise
  • Ability to think laterally
  • Have a sense of practicality and materiality
  • Objective
  • Independent
  • Inquisitive 
General working conditions:

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

Please be specific when listing conditions, requirements, tools of trade and use of motor vehicle/ travel allowances.

  • Normal working hours
  • Constant pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Laptop and mobile communication tools 
KPI’s/ Quality measurements
  •  Efficient cost control
  • Quality of audits conducted
  • Quality, accuracy and expediency of reports
  • Objectives met for the unit
  • Effective dissemination of information
  • Efficient implementation of project plans
  • Provision of recommendation of efficient implementation of processes and procedures
  • Effective auditing systems in place 
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Title Senior Insolvency Manager
Salary £45,000 negotiable
Start Date 2012-09-07
Location Manchester
Job Information

A successful practice seeks to recruit an experienced Senior Insolvency Manager to look after a case-load consisting of mainly Corporate clients (approximately 95%) and a small team of staff. This is an excellent opportunity to join  an award-winning and growing practice.

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Title Treasury Manager
Salary D.O.E
Location Lagos, Nigeria
Job Information

Our client is an International organisation with a global reach. They currently seek a Treasury Manager to manage the Group’s treasury function. Reporting to the Group FD your role will be to control, monitor and keep up-to-date with the organisations currency and liquidity needs. This is a big role, the turnover of the organisation is in the Billion dollar bracket and they have multi currency and numerous divisions. I therefore seek a suitably qualified treasury/accountant who has worked in similar organisations. You will manage the relationships with numerous banks, deal with import duty, letters of credit, review finance and plan weekly, monthly and 5 year forecasts. You will also manage a team of people managing bank reconciliations. If you are interested we would like to hear from you immediately.

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

  • Investigate and monitor telecommunications services and electronic interaction for any misuse as defined by MTN policy and procedures.
Context: (Global influences, environmental / industry demands, organisational 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 is in a rapid roll-out phase.
  • MTN policies, procedures and process documentation are continuously improved and updated.
  • MTN Group BRM specific requirements and expectations.
  • MTN Business Plan.

 

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. 

  • Research and document current procedures and processes that impact fraud across MTN.
  • Liaise with Senior Management, Legal Representatives, subscribers, fraud  and Law Enforcement Agencies on fraud related issues.
  • Understand and balance the relationship between operational needs and inherent fraud risks.
  • Liaise with Law Enforcement Agencies over call record requests.
  • Log all reported and discovered breach incidences in forensic audit case register.
  • Understand and advise on Government regulations and GSM frauds standards.
  • Promote fraud awareness across MTN.
  • Investigate and resolve fraud incidents in conformance with documented policies.
  • Support analytical needs (statistical analysis of data related to compromised recharge cards, call records, vendor account details in financial software) for Forensic Audit investigations.
  • Develop periodic reports on forensic audit incidents, investigations and outcomes.
  • Recommend additional tools and methods that could be deployed in combating breaches to MTN policies, processes and procedures.
  • Give constant feedback to internal stakeholders on reported incidences which require investigation.
  • Liaise with Human Resources on disciplinary issues. 
Supervisory / Leadership / Managerial Complexity: Refers to the responsibilities for directing, guiding, motivating and influencing others.                                                                                      

  • Supervise activities performed by the forensic auditors.
  • 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’s Business Risk Management policies, procedures and methodology manuals. 
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
  • Attend ad hoc steering committees for various projects
  • Attend ad hoc meetings on behalf of Senior 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

  • Develop personal knowledge and awareness of industry detection methods, best practice and legal requirements.
  • Make positive contributions in the area of building controls in business processes and systems across MTN.
  • Identify ways to improve processes and procedures where there have been breaches to minimize fraud.
  • Develop tools, templates and processes to assist in automation of workflow. 
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.

  • Resistance of MTN staff members to change in business and system processes due to reviews by forensic audit team.
  • System malfunction/breakdown.
  • Lack of necessary support from other departments.
  • Reluctance by various departments to provide adequate information to the team.
  • Dependence on IS and Network Group for data.
Collaboration: Refers to formal and informal relationships
Responsibility towards: Direct reports: BRM Senior manager

  • Matrix Reports:  None
  • Key Customers:  All departments, Law Enforcement Agencies.
  • Key Suppliers:  Information Systems, NWG, Finance and Business Operations.
  • Others:  All departments in MTN, Legal Representatives.
Discretionary Space: The degree to which individuals are allowed to exercise independent thought and judgement.

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

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

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

  • Direct relationship  properly identified law enforcement agents
  • Direct access to all Executives and departments
  • Draft reports for Audit committee.
  • As per delegation 
Minimum Requirements: Minimum necessary, and not the ideal / preferred should be included.

 Education:

  • First degree in Information Technology, Law, Finance, Accounting and Psychology.
  • ACA, CISA, CCNA/CCNP, CISSP.
  • For added advantage – CFE,CPA, CIA. 
Experience:

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

 

Training:

  •  Business writing.
  • Fraud investigation.
  • Software in use by organization. 
Competencies
Knowledge:

  • Legislation and Compliance.
  • Business Risk Management.
  • Information Management.
  • Internal Audit Practices. 
Skills / physical competencies:

  • Business Process Design and Re-engineering skills.
  • Financial Acumen.
  • Fraud Detection and Control.
  • Interviewing Skills.
  • Investigation skills.
  • Planning and organising skills.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Project Planning and Control
  • Reporting skills
  • Stakeholder Relations Management skills 
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Title Product Manager-Corporate Islamic Banking
Salary 50,000
Start Date 2014-12-05
End Date 2014-12-31
Location Oman
Job Information
Main Role (Overall   accountability):

Responsible for development and management of Islamic Banking products and services for Corporate Banking segment within the framework and regulations of Sharia & Central Bank of Oman.

Principal   Accountabilities:
  •  Develop and manage Corporate Banking products (Asset & Liability) based on shariah compliant contracts.
  •  Coordinate with internal sharia reviewer, Sharia Board of the bank, internal approving authorities,  and Central Bank of Oman for Sharia certification of products structure and procedures.
  • Obtain regulatory approval for the Islamic products from the central bank of Oman.
  • Prepare the business and marketing plan for each product and monitor/follow up business targets to the marketing units/Relationship Managers.
  • Liaise and follow up with other departments such as Finance, Risk, IT, Operations and Compliance to get the products approved and implemented.
  • Assist Head of Corporate Banking in evaluating the needs of the various business segments for Islamic products in order to capitalise on market opportunities and adjust marketing strategies to reflect changing conditions.
  • Redevelop or reengineer existing Islamic corporate products and services based on the assessed needs of the market.
  • Support and train the department’s Relationship Managers in identifying and resolving Islamic Banking related issues with their customers.
  • Develop and/or review Sharia compliant operational policies and procedures guidelines.
  • Ensure compliance of the Islamic Banking products in coordination with Sharia audit department.
  • Support the department’s Account Relationship Managers in resolving various ongoing issues related to operations of accounts.
  • Conduct regular training sessions for Relationship Mangers on related topics and products of Islamic Banking.
  • Review and recommend Sharia compliant operational policies and procedures and various legal agreements.
  • Ensure compliance of the Islamic Banking products and coordinate between the department and the Bank’s Sharia Reviewer/Board.
  • Coordination with IT department for new developments/up gradation of core banking system for existing as well as new corporate banking products
Personnel   Specifications:
  •  MBA (Preference will be accorded to professionally qualified candidates).
  • Certification or PGD in Islamic Banking.
  • Should have at least 8 years experience in product development or management, out of which at least 5 years in Islamic Banking product development.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of Islamic Banking products and the underlying Islamic law of contracts.
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Self Starter
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Title Product Manager-Private Islamic Banking
Salary 50,000
Start Date 2014-12-05
End Date 2014-12-31
Location Oman
Job Information
Main Role (Overall accountability):
  • The Private Banking Group provides personalized services and a range of investment, wealth protection, deposit and loan products addressing specific banking, investment and advisory needs of the Ultra High net worth (UHNW) and High net worth (HNW) clients in Oman.
  • The main role is to identify new and emerging trends in the investment markets and develop and maintain bank muscat propositions to be fit for purpose in the UHNW/HNW client market segments in which the Private Banking Group is active. This role will
    • Identify,       evaluate, develop and promote new investment, protection, deposit, loan       and such other regulated products and tailored propositions.
    • Maintain       a suite of recommendation lists.
    • Support       sales strategies and development.
    • Support       mitigation of regulatory and business risk.
    • Oversee       the completion of enquiries from sales and relationship managers.
Principal Responsibilities

Origination

  • Create investment solutions for the Bank’s UHNW/HNW clients based on well defined client needs and market segments, the characteristics of which reflect the attributes of such products/propositions.
  • Build and grow the offering suite for bank muscat Private Banking by proactively identifying and on boarding new investment ideas and by maintaining a suite of recommendation lists and products for the sales teams.
  • Negotiating, finalizing and building effective revenue streams (both upfront and annuity ) for the offering suite, to generate fee income for attainment of business goals
  • Act as subject matter expert, provide product knowledge and support to the sales team, raising awareness and understanding of the proposition and new product launches
  • Work with clients and RMs to structure optimum investment solutions within bank’s regulatory framework and as per client’s risk appetite.

Structuring and Documentation

  • Interpret financial data, financial condition and level of risk related to various types of investment products
  • Conduct effective and detailed due diligence on various investment products as well as product providers with a view to arrive at solutions that mitigate regulatory and business risks associated with any offering of the products by bank muscat, as per internal processes and guidelines.
  • Ensuring all product related documentation as per process and introducing checks /controls if required.

 Monitoring and review

  • Regular reviews of client portfolios and informing relationship managers / clients of any portfolio re allocation to be done , in case of changing market conditions
  • Regular interaction with market experts to be updated on performance of past products and prevailing market conditions
  • Providing regular product updates, strategic and tactical product recommendations and actionable intelligence to all relevant product stakeholders
  • Provide analytical support for generating required product/ client reports from Wealth Management system

Information and reporting

  • Provide portfolio analysis  and support regulatory reporting as needed
  • Identify & implement opportunities for improved business operations, partnerships and client satisfaction
  • Contribute to the development of plans, processes, systems and procedures to improve the overall functioning of the unit.
Personnel Specifications:

Professional /Post Graduate in Finance, accounting or related discipline

  • 5-7 years of investment / private banking experience with 3+ years of experience on product management experience for high net-worth and ultra high net-worth clients.
  • Demonstrated skill in ability to ideate structure and select ideal investment solutions for UHNW/HNW clients.
  • Experience on investment advisory / research will be an added advantage
  • Working knowledge of applicable Bank products and services.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and good process -facilitating
  • Detail oriented, and good organizational, interpersonal, communication, and writing skills.

 

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Title Segment Pricing & Acquisition Senior Manager
Start Date 2014-12-16
End Date 2015-01-31
Location East Africa
Job Information

Job Purpose:

To ensure that MTN has an excellent understanding of customers and potential customers based on accurate and statistically robust data at demographics and segment level.

Key tasks:

  1. Lead the implementation of road map projects.
  2. Enhance revenue by acquisition and increasing usage from/ various segments in the market and customer base.
  3. Work with different stakeholder-departments to develop and ensure full feasibility of all projects in order to define and implement the desired functionality to target different segments.
  4. Work with Communications and PR departments to define a promotion plan and communications strategy (product marketing budget, positioning, marketing creative, channel mix etc.).
  5. Ensure pricing and commercial models are based on price elasticity & profitability studies to deliver desired return on investment and profitability in line with business plan and commercial plans.
  6. Ensure all key processes are defined and kept updated while at the same time ensure strict adherence to the same. Continuously implement best practices in the respective area.
  7. Ensure regular interaction with different stakeholders to understand prevailing opportunities and challenges and recommend proactively solutions to improve business situation.
  8. Identify new marketing potential in terms of new segments or niche to grow both market size and revenue.
  9. Develop overall annual marketing strategic business plan including roadmap and accordingly define different milestones, tracking measurements.
  10. Responsible for the definition and successful implementation of regional push through differentiated value proposition for all customer and business segments in alignment with the company strategy and objectives.
  11. Work closely with GEO marketing and research team to gauge regional potential.
  12. Track and recommend improvement around already launched regional initiatives that ensure the achievement of the main financial KPIS Revenue, MOU, ARPU, Market Share, Churn, etc.
  13. Tracking Competition and regulatory actions and its impact on business and prepare action plans.
  14. Track competition and all other regional market activities whether above or below the line and ensure the company’s competitive edge and proactive respond to any threat or opportunity.
  15. Responsibility of Business planning & budgeting for marketing division and submission of consolidated strategies from different marketing departments.
  16. Ensure to delegate and empower the subordinates and provide the proper training to improve team’s productivity and skills.
  17. Regional performance tracking & working with regional teams to identify obstacles in regional revenue & RGS growth.
  18. Participate in MTN groups’ initiative and attending conference calls and meeting and provide the group with required queries of MTN performance with coordination with finance team.

Telecommunication experience is a must have.

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Title Chief Financial Officer
Salary US$ 130,000
Start Date 2014-10-16
End Date 2014-10-31
Location East Africa
Job Information

WWB are exclusively shortlisting for a Chief Financial Officer based in East Africa. This role will suit an individual who has a background in imports and commercial industry. In addition to this a background of working alongside private equity establishment is essential.

Job Purpose: To manage the financial control framework that must be followed by the Group and all subsidiary business areas, to take responsibility for all financial information provided internally and externally, planning/ planned sources of finance and, to give guidance on, and approval to, the interpretation of accounting standards and policies.

Financial Accounting: Manage the preparation of financial accounts, detailed budgets and financial plans on a composite and unitary basis for approval and distribute to all departments throughout the group to ensure all department heads are aware of their budgets.  Review and compare results with approved budget levels and analyse deviations. Investigate variances with managers and recommend remedial action to the General Manager.

Banking and Customer Relations: Establish effective working relationships with banks, financial and credit institutions to pursue and negotiate the securing of the company’s planned financial needs including short and long term debt through the available various resources such as conventional credit, debt capital markets, equity markets and financial derivative markets in order to limit and cover the group’s exposure to underlying liabilities and assets. Ensure proper credit lines are available to the company in order to meet its financial obligations.

Budget & Cost Control: Direct the preparation of short term and mid range plans and budgets based on broad corporate goals and growth objectives. Gain approval and monitor performance against plans and seek resolution of variances to ensure effective cost control and optimize achievement of agreed targets.

ERP System: Develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive and effective ERP system of financial control, fully utilizing the information technology capability, to ensure the integrity of the financial system and limit access to approved employees.

Internal Control and Audit: Develop and monitor all internal controls to ensure the company’s assets are safeguarded, financial risks are minimized and all statutory requirements are met. Review all internal controls through external audits and monitor the financial effectiveness of internal systems. Develop and upgrade financial guidelines and processes to ensure efficient and effective management of the company’s finances can take place.

External Audit: Foster an effective working relationship with auditors to ensure that all recommendations and findings identified by audit are acted upon promptly with any necessary action implemented.

Leadership: Ensure the effective achievement of the Finance Department functional objectives through the supervision of the team – setting individual objectives, managing performance, developing and motivating staff, provision of formal and informal feedback and appraisal – in order to maximise subordinate and departmental performance.

Policies & Procedures: Direct the development and oversee the implementation of operational policies covering all areas of finance activity so that all relevant procedural/legislative requirements are fulfilled while delivering a quality, cost-effective service to customers.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. University degree in Accounting or Finance.
  2. CPA/CMA/CFA or equivalent is a plus.

Minimum Experience:

  • 10 – 15 years of relevant experience in finance functions, of which at least 5 years are at a managerial level.

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of Financial Regulations.
  • Analytical capabilities.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Skill in Budget Preparation.
  • Knowledge of Policy & Procedure.
  • Time Management.
  • Business Skills & Understanding.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Performance management.
  • English Language.

This is a progressive business. Strong investors in people. With an excellent package including; free education, fully expensed car, house, free airlines tickets, and a good family location.

Please contact Ashraf Nour for further details: anour@wwbrecruitment.com

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Title IFA Administrator
Salary £16,000-£20,000
End Date 2014-07-31
Location Preston, Lancashire
Job Information

My client is a successful firm of IFAs based in Preston, seeking to appoint an experienced Financial Services Administrator. You will work within a team to support the IFAs with the processing of new business, liaising with providers and all other administrative duties. This company offers a pleasant working environment and will provide study support to complete professional qualifications if desired.

Applicants should be experienced working in an IFA office and have exposure to dealing with HNW individuals and experience of the full range of financial planning products including pensions and investments. You will ideally have worked with 1st Software. Salary is negotiable depending on experience. Please apply to Leanne Boddy at WWB Recruitment.

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Title Quality Assurance Manager
Salary $84000-$102,000
Location East Africa
Job Information

My client is one of the region leading Food Manufacturers and is currently seeking an experienced Food Quality Assurance Manager to be based out of their East Africa.

Key responsibilities for the successful Quality Assurance Manager will include:

  • To co-ordinate the establishment of, implementation, maintenance and improvement of quality management systems for the safe and consistent manufacture of chilled products to the standards required for specifications, legislation and good manufacturing practices.
  • To manage the Technical team in the absence of the Technical Manager from site.
  • Management of 6 direct reports
  • Ensure on-going site accreditation to HACCP
  • Must have knowledge of Coca Cola or Pepsi quality system
  • Assist and measure site compliance to legislative, business and customer requirements and work closely with customer technical representatives.
  • Work closely with Process Development to implement new recipes, products and processes into manufacturing effectively.
  • Participate in delivering and supporting others in the Quality based improvements required on site.
  • Ensure on-going certification to the sites quality based accreditation and Customer Audit standards.
  • Lead the factory QA team to effectively manage the sites quality management system, legal requirements, business standards and processes.

The successful Quality Assurance Manager will ideally have a relevant degree or equivalent qualification within food and MUST have a background in Quality Assurance Management within Food FMCG environments.  In addition to being certified in ISO, HACCP, and others international quality system.

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Title Financial Controller – EMEA
Categories financial controller, recruitment
Salary £50-60,000
Location Lancashire
Job Information

WWB Recruitment are actively  shortlisting for an experienced European Financial Controller to join an international business based in the Northwest. As the Financial Controller for EMEA, you will be responsible for ensuring the timely and accurate reporting for the countries under your management; effectively manage and drive the performance within the accounting team; manage and maintain the EMEA cash-flow and ensure local compliance in relation to statutory accounts, VAT, instrastat and corporation tax.

Suitable candidates will be of graduate calibre and hold a relevant professional accountancy qualification. As the Financial Controller you will be able to demonstrate appropriate experience in financial control and have managed of a European division for a large corporation. Strong excel skills and a proven track record in business analysis and performance management are necessary.

Our client is a leading international business operating out of 26 countries. Due to a number of key changes within the business, an excellent opportunity exists for a hands on European Financial Controller to join the management team. The role is initially offered on a contract basis however long term opportunities exist for the right individual.

Please contact Saj Akbar on 0161 669 3801 or sakbar@wwbrecruitment.com for a confidential discussion.

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Title Group Company Accountant
Salary £30-35k
Location Stockport
Job Information

WWB is recruiting a Group Company Accountant to working with the Group Managing Director of a small and successful financial services business in South Manchester.

The Group Company Accountant will be responsible for:

  • Heading up a small finance department in a rapidly expanding finance group
  • Reporting directly to the Managing Director and the Board
  • Low volume but high value transactions
  • Monthly Production of Management Accounts, Group Consolidated Accounts and supporting MI report
  • Production, monitoring and analysis of Financial Forecasts and Budget / Actual variance analysis
  • Cash Flow management including handling Creditor payments and queries

 The Group Company Accountant will have the following experience and skills:

 

  • Experienced Company Accountant
  • Qualified Accountant preferred although not essential
  • Must be highly competent in advanced Excel modelling and producing Excel based financial forecasting
  • Experienced in using Sage MMS
  • Highly professional, presentable and with strong Communication skills
  • Prepared to work in a small team to be involved on a hands on basis for the Accounting function, as well as the high level management reporting responsibilities

 

 On offer is the opportunity to work in a fast growing and dynamic organisation and play a key role within the management team. Apply online for immediate consideration.

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Title Financial Controller
Salary £55-70k
Location Aberdeen
Job Information

WWB is representing a rapidly growing oil and gas services organisation to recruit a talented Financial Controller on a permanent basis to report to the Finance Director of a rapidly growing division of a successful plc.

The financial controller will be responsible for:
• Managing the finance team
• Producing management accounts
• Reporting against KPI’s, budgets and regular forecasts
• Overhead and capital expenditure reporting
• Developing product costing and stock valuation systems
• Debt control and cash management
• Statutory reporting including HMRC compliance and statutory accounts
• Managing the IT department
• Assisting the FD with commercial decision making analysis
• Liaising with group finance

The successful financial controller will be ACA, CIMA or ACCA qualified and will have the ability to manage a small multi-disciplined team effectively as well supporting the FD with commercial projects. You will have experience of working within a blue chip corporate environment as well the capacity to work within a growing SME such as a division of a plc. Systems skills including advanced Excel and systems process improvement experience are essential. Previous experience of managing an IT team would be an advantage.

Our client can offer an excellent working environment and career progression.

Salary £55-70k + benefits including car and pension.

Contact Richard Hatchett on 0161 669 3800 or apply online for immediate consideration.

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Title Commercial Management Accountants
Salary £36-40k
Location Manchester
Job Information

WWB is exclusively recruiting two commercial management accountants for a growing and dynamic business who is based in the North West and operates nationally. They have a number of well-known brands in their portfolio and are looking to add two talented accountants to assist their growth plans.

The commercial management accountants will be responsible for producing all the management accounts for several entities across multiple sites, working on projects, sales and margin analysis, payroll cost analysis, working with senior management and operational heads to analyse costs and drive profit margins and revenues. There will also be the opportunity to work on acquisition targeting and tracking as well as integrating any new businesses to the portfolio.  

You will be ACA, CIMA or ACCA qualified with strong commercial skills, have very strong Excel and analysis skills and possess recent experience within a multi-site retail or leisure operation.  

Our client can offer the opportunity to work in a fun, challenging and rewarding business to develop your career. Apply online for immediate consideration.

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Title Tax Assistant
Salary £18,000 to £22,000
Location Leeds
Job Information

You will be responsible for a portfolio of mainly (but not exclusively) Personal Medical clients and will undertake their compliance tax affairs efficiently, profitably, in accordance with the firm’s tax manual and in compliance with statutory deadlines. You will also identify and summarise tax planning opportunities and advise the assignment partner/manager and client accordingly as well as keeping the partner/manager fully informed of the current status of the compliance work and of any problems or delays encountered. It is also essential that you respond to clients’ ad hoc queries and HMRC correspondence (including enquiries) as a matter of priority and to practice the principles of excellent service at all times. You will be expected to develop an advanced level of technical knowledge through working with partners and managers, appropriate reading and training courses. Where appropriate you may also be asked to assist with marketing activities and tax advisory projects as required.

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Title Private Client Investment Manager
Salary £30k
Location Manchester
Job Information

WWB is recruiting for a Private Client Investment Manager to join our client on a permanent basis to proactively assist with the investment activity of Private Clients.

Duties include:
*Undertake and record trades.
*Communicate investment recommendations.
*Deal with client queries.
*Liaise internally with settlements team.
*Monitoring funds and company’s holdings.
*Monitoring news relevant to stocks and prices.
*Regularly provide analysis on external markets.
*Complete performance reviews and update monthly stock recommendations.

The successful candidate will come from a strong mathematical background ideally from outside the financial services sector. Our client is particularly interested in candidates from a technical sales role within the engineering, pharmaceutical, biotech or IT as example sectors however this is not exhaustive.

The following attributes are essential: logical mathematical reasoning, mental agility, service culture mentality, ability to understand key drivers of the business, organised, tenacious, interested in current affairs and able to be a good team player. 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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    Title Audit Manager
    Categories audit manager, recruitment
    Salary £40,000 – £50,000
    Location Stoke on Trent
    Job Information

    WWB are actively representing a Top 10 firm of Chartered Accountants in the Stoke on Trent area with a highly enviable reputation. They are looking to recruit a qualified Audit Manager to work out of their busy Stoke on Trent offices. The ideal candidate will have an excellent track record within Audit, and will presently either be an Assistant Manager looking for the next step into full Management, or be a Manager within a similar sized firm. You will be from an environment which places emphasis on relationships and the development of business. You will have had good hands on experience of large clients as well as exposure to leading a team. If you are looking for an excellent move into a firm that will fast tract your career then please apply. Based in Stoke on Trent however you will be required to travel to different locations across the office network.

    Please contact Kerri-Ann Hargreaves to discuss.

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    Title Credit Controller/Sales Ledger Clerk
    Salary up to £21k
    Location Stoke on Trent
    Job Information

    WWB are exclusively assisting a business in Sandbach with the recruitment of a temporary Credit Controller to cover a period of maternity leave, up to 6 months. You will be working as part of a small finance team at the UK Head Office and will be primarily responsible for credit control however experience of purchase ledger and other accounts related duties would be advantageous. This is a challenging role because of the complex nature of the business therefore it will suit a candidate who has a demonstrable track record of primarily working within a credit control position.

    Due to the nature of the business and international client base this role requires a candidate who is a good team player who is flexible and supportive but whose main experience is in sales ledger and prompt payment collection. In addition, clear and concise written communication is vital and experience of multi-currency accounts and on-line invoice dispute systems would be useful.

    Duties will include but not limited to; proactively chasing outstanding invoices, resolving queries, liaising with various internal and external departments, raising credit notes and adjustments on an online system.

    Our client offers the opportunity to work within a growing and changing environment where you will be able to develop your skills.

    For more information contact Kerri-Ann Hargreaves.

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    Title Head of Legal & Compliance
    Salary US$130K-150K
    Location Doha-Qatar
    Job Information

    We are seeking a Head of Legal & Compliance to join our new office in Doha. This will be an exciting role involved in setting up of the L&C for our Qatar Branches.

    Key Roles & Responsibilities:
    As a senior member of the function make a significant contribution to the direction of the Legal and Compliance function in Qatar.
    Promote, lead and manage the culture and practice of Compliance within regulatory requirements and ethical standards consistent with supporting the Group’s strategic direction and growth aspirations in Qatar.

    Establish and maintain frameworks within Qatar to ensure compliance with applicable banking regulations, internal policies, procedures and codes so as to protect the reputation of the bank with its regulators and balance the needs of other stakeholders.
    To identify, mitigate, monitor and manage regulatory (including financial crime) risks across Qatar.
    Ensure the effectiveness of the Group’s management of Legal, Compliance and Regulatory Risk issues by taking Country level responsibility and leadership for:
    *Legal *Compliance & Regulatory Risk *FCR To maintain close and open relationships with the regulators in Qatar.

    For the following functions: business, regional and country Compliance teams and Financial Crime Risk: *Oversee the implementation of Group Compliance policies and procedures through appropriate training and communication and, where necessary, recommend appropriate Compliance policies and procedures for approval by relevant committees. Support implementation of Business Compliance policies and procedures. *Ensure effective management of compliance matters across Qatar working closely with TB and WB Compliance at Group. Assume active involvement in problem-solving and crisis management over critical issues that have an impact on the Bank’s business/operations in Qatar. *Working with Business Compliance where necessary, in the event of serious regulatory breaches, or where risk tolerances have been breached, responsible for ensuring Group and Regional Compliance Management are informed and that actions are taken quickly to remediate and/or activities are ceased. *Ensure appropriate and effective risk based monitoring is conducted by Compliance across Qatar *Provide reports to Country, Regional and Group teams on key regulatory risks. *Advise the CFO/COO Qatar on material Compliance issues as required and provide support to CFO/COO’s on material compliance and regulatory risk issues to ensure that appropriate arrangements for meeting regulatory obligations and maintain high standards of conduct, in accordance with internal policies are established and monitored. *Drive the institutionalisation of regulatory relationships across Qatar and work with the local CEO to ensure effective Regulatory Relationship Plans are in place. *Ensure the function in Qatar is appropriately resourced by competent staff sufficiently independent in performing duties objectively *Promote the migration of best practice and lessons learned. *Responsibilities exclude BCP/ Crisis Management and Operational Risk management. *Legal Responsibilities: – Through local knowledge and relationship and communication with external lawyers, ensure that any information made on changes on local laws is conveyed to the WB Regional Legal Team, Middle East. – Present to Manco on at least semi annual basis summary report on litigations. – Capture any local legal risks in RRMI.

    In addition, this Job Description should be read in conjunction with the Management Manual. The Manual defines responsibilities for establishing, maintaining and implementing the Group’s high level systems and controls.

    Requirements

    Qualifications & Skills
    *Solid experience in the regulatory field or equivalent relevant legal experience. *A strong understanding of the regulatory environment in Qatar *Strong analytical skills. *Good judgment enabling the provision of sound advice in difficult areas of law, regulation and practice and the proactive management of compliance and regulatory risk. *Personal authority, integrity and ethics. *An inquisitive and proactive approach to practices, procedures and specific transactions. *Ability to manage and give leadership to subordinates across Qatar. *Independence, robustness and resilience. *Sharp business acumen, including the ability to assess risk. *Strong leadership qualities, excellent inter-personal skills and multi-cultural awareness. *Strong integrity, independence & resilience. *Personal authority with proven ability to establish relationships and exert influence at senior levels of the Group and with regulators and other external stakeholders. *Arabic language skills are preferred

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    Title Head of Recruitment, Gulf Region
    Salary US$130K-150K
    Location Doha-Qatar
    Job Information

    We are currently seeking a senior professional to join our team in the role of Head of Recruitment, Gulf Region.

     Principal Accountabilities

    • Drives and oversees delivery of recruitment outcomes for the company across all segments (volume, specialist, executive, graduate and contingent workforce) across businesses and functions
    • Provides regional leadership in resourcing best practice and delivery of recruitment for the business through in-house recruitment and/or third party providers to ensure a quality pipeline of talent to meet current and future business demands in the region.
    • Drive the Middle East resourcing agenda forward, as well as collaborating with Group to implement global initiatives with the ability to act globally and translate deliverables locally in home market to meet business needs.
    • Guide and advise country recruitment teams across the region in the Middle East, positively influencing within a complex matrix environment.
    • Partners with HR Generalists, business teams, Recruitment Process Outsourcing  (RPO) and/or in-house recruiters to understand business requirements, develop and update demand plans and sourcing plans.
    • Provides relationship management and advice to the regional HR and senior business executives on resourcing strategies and policies by clearly articulating the value to the business.
    • Reviews and manages suppliers performance against Service Level Agreement (SLA) through regular governance meetings to ensure continued improvement in recruitment process efficiency, quality of hires and candidates and hiring managers’ experience.
    • Benchmarks against external best practice to drive quality recruitment services as a major contributor to a world-class HR function, valued by the company and admired by the market

    Desired Skills and Experience

    Requirements

    •  Bachelor/Masters’ Degree in Human Resources/General Management.
    • Significant recruitment experience at a senior level with demonstrated commercial delivery and strong track record of recruitment process and operational management.
    • Extensive experience in Banking/Information Technology/Information Technology Enabled/Outsourcing characterized by high and varied demand for manpower
    • Demonstrable success of managing and driving external RPO vendor including account management, issue/escalation management and monitoring Service Level Agreement performance of the outsourced provider
    • Substantial experience in managing a large complex department in a matrix environment and working virtually in a global team
    • Expertise in Recruitment Analytics and Project Management
    • Outstanding track record of people leadership, inspiring excellence in service delivery as well as innovation
    • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills with the ability to liaise and manage senior stakeholders at the executive level
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    Title Finance Director
    Salary £75k-£85k
    Location Nigeria
    Job Information

    My Client a successful Manufacturing business is currently recruiting a Financial Director to come and Join their expanding business.

    Reporting directly to the CFO you will have 8 direct reports that will deal with the transactional finance and payroll

     Your Duties will include:

    •  All Financial reporting for the Group
    • Management of the Finance department and a Finance team of 2
    • Control of the company project accounts, working closely with the Project Managers to maximize the profitability of ongoing projects.
    • Sole responsibility for all the groups VAT and Corporation Tax
    • Reporting to the Finance Director and Managing Director on the Groups Financial position

     

    Essential Experience required 

    • A minimum of 5 years’ Experience in a similar role
    • high attention to detail
    • work proactively under pressure
    • Effective communicator

     Desirable (Not Essential) 

    • Experience working in a Manufacturing Business
    • ACA, ACCA or CIMA (However QBE will be considered)
    • Experience dealing with Project Accounts or working as a Project Accountant
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    Title Financial Accounting Manager
    Salary £40,000-45,000
    Location Preston
    Job Information

    WWB Recruitment are actively shortlisting for a  talented ACA/ACCA trained finance professional to join their client as a Financial Accounting Manager. As the Financial Accounting Manager, you will play a critical part in providing accounting support and structure to the finance department.

     

    There will be a clear focus on creating and establishing financial controls, systems and processes which will deliver accurate, high quality consolidation of group reporting and management information. This will include (not limited to) implementing controls and processes across the group to meet accounting standards, business needs and consistently deliver management reporting and information that supports effective business decision making; design, implement and consolidate group management reporting; prepare and deliver the year end audit, acting as a point of contact for auditors ensuring that they have access to all required areas of the business and their queries are answered; manage and develop a team (4); support the group where appropriate to ensure the sound delivery of business objectives.

     

    This is a fantastic opportunity for a career focused ACA/ACCA qualified individual to have significant impact within a growing organisation. The successful candidate must be of graduate calibre and have qualified within a practice environment (top 10 ideally). With a minimum of c3 years post-qualified experience, you will have proven success within a Group/Reporting/Financial Accounting role in a fast-paced, high volume environment. Our client promotes from within and this role would suit finance professionals who are looking to progress in to a Financial Controller position over the next 12-18months.

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    Title Finance Business Partner
    Categories finance business partner, recruitment
    Salary £40-45k
    Location Cheshire
    Job Information

    WWB are exclusively representing an international engineering organisation in their search for a talented Finance Business Partner to join them on an initial six month contract.

    You will provide the link between finance and operations and have responsibility for over 50 non-finance specialists delivering high level financial support to them. Duties include: budgeting, forecasting, cost centre reporting, setting up new projects, CAPEX appraisal and business case submission, KPI reporting and liaising with finance and operational senior management.

    Candidates must be ACA/CIMA/ACCA qualified and have demonstrated the ability to add tangible value in a commercial role recently. Ideally you will come from an engineering or manufacturing background. SAP is essential as are strong Excel skills. Communication and interpersonal skills must be to a high level. Candidates who have experience of interfacing with an R&D function would be of particular interest.

    Our client can offer a challenging and rewarding working environment and the role will give the successful candidate the opportunity to add real value to the business. Contact Richard Hatchett on 0161 669 3800 for more details.

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    Title Project Accountant
    Categories project accountant, recruitment
    Salary £35-45,000
    Location Liverpool
    Job Information

    WWB are actively shortlisting for a qualified Project Accountant to join a high profile business based in Merseyside. As the Project Accountant, you will be tasked with establishing project finance systems; preparing financial reports; reviewing financial performance measures relevant to the business objectives; providing on-going financial risk analysis and recommendations of risk management strategies and support key stakeholders in relation to budgets, expenditure and potential financial risks.

    Suitable candidates will hold a professional accountancy qualification and have recent and relevant experience in a similar role. You will be able to display relevant experience in developing financial operational systems and schedules, possess excellent financial management skills and have a proven ability to prioritise in a demanding environment delivering to tight deadlines. Experience of using ERP and advanced excel and preferred.

    Our client is leading international business which has exceeded its growth targets in the last fiscal. As part of their continued success a new opportunity exist for a strong Project Accountant with exceptional analytical, financial reporting, and presentation skills to join the team.

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    Title Senior Management Accountant
    Salary £30,000-£40,0000
    Location Manchester
    Job Information

    WWB Recruitment are exclusively short listing for a commercial senior Management Accountant/Finance Manager to join a growing business based in Manchester. This is a newly created position due to business growth. Reporting to the UK Controller with a dotted line to the GM, the senior Management Accountant/Finance Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the month end close process for two companies, ensure compliance with local statutes and reporting, prepare and file VAT returns and assist in the preparation of budgets, forecasts and annual financial plan.

    Suitable candidates will hold an appropriate professional accountancy qualification and will be able to demonstrate an all round accounting skill-set in a successful, forward looking business. A broad level of I.T knowledge is required to develop and enhance existing reporting, ensuring key business information is communicated to the SMT. Equally you will be able to take a comprehensive business view, providing a financial perspective on the decision making process.

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    Title Financial Accountant
    Salary £30-40k
    Location Cheshire
    Job Information

    WWB are recruiting a financial accountant for a market leading financial services organisation to join a key and successful regional finance team in this newly created role. Reporting to and supporting the financial controller you will be responsible for ensuring financials are correctly stated and understood, support cost management and regulatory reporting.

    Accountabilities include: fixed asset management, cost reporting, cost analysis, inter-company reconciliations, revenue recognition, bank and cash reconciliations, debtor/creditor reporting, regulatory reporting to HMRC and FCA, VAT control and systems support provision.

    You will also provide commercial analysis of regional financials and liaise with the regional sales managers to provide accurate and relevant information about income and expenses to support decision making.

    Candidates will be ACA/CIMA/ACCA qualified and our client will look at candidates currently in practice who are looking for their first move into industry as well as candidates already in industry. You must have strong Excel skills and any current financial services or SAP experience would be an advantage. Strong communication skills, an ability to question current processes and adaptability to change are all essential. Contact Richard Hatchett on 0161 669 3800 for more information.

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    Title Financial Controller
    Salary £40-45,000
    Location Hereford
    Job Information

    WWB Recruitment are exclusively short-listing for a commercially focused Financial Controller to join a profitable manufacturing business. As the financial steward for the site, you will be responsible for the financial control and administration of a £60m operation. This will include the timely production of management accounts; producing an annual budget; detailed forecasts and resolving controls/process issues. As the Financial Controller you will offer commercial insight into business opportunities and provide financial support and guidance to ensure continued success.

    Suitable candidates will be of graduate calibre and hold a relevant accountancy qualification. This role requires costing experience and specifically, for someone to have gained their experience in a busy manufacturing environment. Good technical ability will be supplemented with a commercial outlook. Strong systems skills and previous exposure to a multi-disciplined team would be advantageous.

    Our client is a successful manufacturing business with a strong presence throughout Europe. Recognised by their peers as being at the forefront of research and development, they continue to secure new business in a competitive sector. A new opportunity now exists for a ambitious Financial Controller to join the team. Excellent promotional opportunities exist for the successful candidate.

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    Title Group Financial Controller
    Salary £80-100k
    Location Cumbria
    Job Information

    WWB are assisting a consistently growing Plc with a market cap of over £500m to recruit a Group Financial Controller for their Head Office in Cumbria.

    As Group Financial Controller you will report to the Group Finance Director and be responsible for: commercial analysis, acquisition target tracking and integration, foreign exchange, currency hedging, group accounts consolidation including overseas subsidiaries, managing audit and banking relationships, monthly board reports, annual group accounts and management of the Tax and Treasury functions.

    The Group Financial Controller will be qualified ACA, CIMA or ACCA with extensive experience of working in a large, complex and changing organisations. You will need to demonstrate being able to run finance teams effectively within a demanding Plc environment as well as contributing to the formulation and execution of short, medium and long term business strategies.

    Our client offers the opportunity to work within a growing and market leading organisation with extensive international operations. If you are looking for a challenging but rewarding role and have the pre-requisite skills and experience please contact Richard Hatchett on 0161 669 3800 for more information.

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    Title Internal Auditor
    Salary 35000-42000
    Location Liverpool
    Job Information

    WWB Recruitment are actively shortlisting for an Internal Auditor to join a blue chip business based in Liverpool. As a first time mover into industry, you will be part of a team overseeing and reviewing controls/processes for a high profile business and its subsidiaries. This will include, site audits, performance reviews, developing/improving controls and working closely with process owners to ensure effective delivery. This is truly a fantastic opportunity for someone who is embarking on their career, giving you access to the SMT and a perfect springboard on which to develop your skills and develop your career with a fast track to a senior role.

    Suitable candidates will be of graduate calibre and have recently obtained their professional accountancy qualification in a small/medium practice environment. With hands on experience of accounts production and audit you will be an ambitious and committed individual who is looking to develop their career in industry.
    Our client is a high profile business with a strong portfolio of brands synonomous with quality and excellence. As part of their continued development plan, a first class opportunity is available for a career motivated individual to join the team. Our client invest and nurture talent, as such this is the perfect role to introduce you to the senior management team/senior board and is the perfect platform on which to showcase your talents.

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    Title Account Executives – Group Risk
    Salary £17,000-£25,000
    Location Edinburgh
    Job Information

    My client is a leading provider of Employee Benefits and Group Risk services seeking to appoint additional Group Risk Account Executives to join their team based in Edinburgh. This company offers a nurturing culture that recognises success and encourages contribution from employees. If you are looking to join an international organisation and embark on a prosperous career in financial services then this could be the opportunity for you.

    The role will involve the administration and on going management of a portfolio of Accounts, therefore I am looking to speak to applicants with exposure working with Group Risk products. It is essential to have first class communication and organisational skills.

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    Title Audit Manager
    Salary £45,000
    Location South Manchester
    Job Information

    I’m currently looking for an Audit Manager for a Northwest firm of chartered accountants. The role is based in South Manchester and will focus on managing the portfolio of clients with the partners. Typically client turnover range from£ 3 – 100m t/o, average around £20m t/o. This is an outstanding firm and will suit an existing audit Manager in a top 20 firm.

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    Title Finance Assistant
    Salary £14-18,000 d.o.e
    Location Knutsford
    Job Information

    Our client is a large and successful business. They now seek to recruit an experienced Finance Assistant to work with the Divisional Controller on a variety of basic Finance tasks. The successful candidate will be a hard-working, polite person, with good IT/keyboard skills, an eye for detail and accuracy, with a friendly, outgoing personality. This is an urgent requirement, and therefore the role is initially offered on a temporary basis, but a permanent role does exist for the right person.

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    Title General Manager
    Salary US$100k
    Location Tanzania
    Job Information

    Our rapidly expanding client seeks an ambitious and experienced General Manager to lead their operation in Tanzania. You should be a accomplished GM with experience of managing the day-to-day operations of a busy organisation.

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    Title Strategic HR Manager
    Start Date 2013-06-05
    Location Lagos, Nigeria
    Job Information

    Our client is a major international organisation based in Lagos but with offices globally.
    They are currently looking for a strategic HR Manager. I would be interested to hear from any HR professionals in Lagos who have
    been to instrumental in building and training teams and putting in place structures.

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    Title Commercial Finance Manager
    Categories commercial finance manager, recruitment
    Salary Negotiable DoE
    Location Manchester or London
    Job Information

    WWB Recruitment are actively shortlisting for a Commercial Finance Manager to join a leading UK service provider. Working closely with financial and operational teams you will be responsible for providing commercial support in the preparation of new bids, new tenders and the renewal of contracts. This will include identifying and exploring new business opportunities, price differentials, trend analysis and performance reviews.

    Suitable candidates will be of graduate calibre and hold an appropriate accountancy qualification. With a strong understanding of the private medical sector you will display sound commercial acumen in your current role, posses good systems knowledge, display excellent communication and negotiating skills and have the confidence and credibility to operate at director level both internally and externally.

    Our client is a leading provider of medical services well respected in its community. As the Commercial Finance Manager you will play a key role in delivering business strategy and contribute greatly to the design and delivery of key initiatives. Our clients offers a structured and detailed programme of personal development to ensure continued career development.

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    Title Financial Analyst
    Salary £35,000
    Location Lancashire
    Job Information

    WWB Recruitment are actively short-listing for a commercially focused Financial Analyst to join an expanding business based in the Northwest. As the Financial Analyst you will support the continued growth of the business in the provision of key financial information and analysis. This will include the preparation of financial forecasts and budgets, analysis of KPI’s, development of financial models, analysis of revenue streams and reporting on deviations. You will also be required to work with other departments building strong productive relationships optimising business opportunities.
    Suitable candidates will be of graduate calibre and be at the latter stages of study (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) or have recently obtained their accountancy qualification. You will possess strong knowledge and experience of budgeting and forecasting financial information, possess excellent communication skills demonstrated in effective business partnering, and have first class analytical skills using Excel, Access and VB for data extraction and analysis.
    Our client is a profitable business with a broad customer base. As it continues to expand, an excellent opportunity exists for a career mobile Financial Analyst to join the team. This role will play a pivotal role in the delivery of business strategy and is the perfect stage to showcase talent in a progressive business.

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    Title Finance Manager
    Salary £25000-30000
    Location Macclesfield
    Job Information

    My client is an entrepreneurial and rapidly growing organisation who are looking to recruit a finance manager to manage the day to day accounts team and ensure cost effectiveness across the group.

    Key responsibilities for the finance manager include: managing the daily tasks and work load of three accounts assistants, ensuring all payments are made correctly, efficient collections, recording and processing of invoices on the Sage system, credit control duties, raising sales invoices, expense processing, petty cash reconciliation, utility cost management, group banking, staff performance including reviews and target setting, reviewing financial processes for continuous improvement and supporting the group FC with ad hoc commercial projects.

    The finance manager will be AAT qualified and/or part qualified ACA/CIMA/ACCA and have experience in: managing teams, SAGE systems, streamlining processes and strong Excel skills.

    On offer is the opportunity to play an instrumental role within the organisations management team and to make a real difference to the business performance. For more information contact Richard Hatchett on 0161 669 3800.

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    Title Commercial Sales Accountant
    Salary Competitive
    Location Macclesfield
    Job Information

    WWB are assisting a £200m t/o services organisation recruit a Commercial Sales Accountant to join their team on a permanent basis.

    The Commercial Sales Accountant will be responsible for: managing complex sales tenders, supporting preparation of initial bid finances, analyse and benchmark bid finances, manage the approval process, liaise with and update key senior stakeholders, review and approve client submission documents, attend client presentations and ad hoc sales finance tasks as required.

    You will be ACA/CIMA/ACCA qualified with strong Excel modelling skills and have previous experience of working in a contract services organisation working on bids, tenders and contract delivery. Strong communication and presentation skills are essential.

    On offer is the opportunity to work in a challenging and rewarding role where you will be able to see tangible differences to the business from your input on the financials of the contract bids, from inception to award and delivery. For more information contact Richard Hatchett.

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    Title Financial Controller
    Salary £35,000 – £45,000
    Location Manchester,
    Job Information

    We are currently looking for a Financial Controller for a service based organisation based in the Manchester area (west of the city centre). We are handling this role on an exclusive basis. This is an opportunity for someone at the Finance Manager, Management Accountant or Financial Accountant level to step up to the Controller position. It is therefore ideal for someone who is qualified and wishes to further advance their career. Looking after 2 junior member of the Finance team (Accounts Assistants) your role will encompass a wide variety of duties such as preparing complex management accounts, group reconciliations, developing models for potential acquisitions. Working closely with the FD you will support this position helping with a variety of tasks.

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    Title Accountant (ACCA/ACA)
    Salary £24,000 – £30,000
    Location Congleton
    Job Information

    WWB Recruitment are representing a client in the Cheshire area who is looking to identify a qualified ACCA/ACA qualified accountant on a temporary basis. You will be joining a well-respected business which supports clients across the UK and Europe. This is an exciting time to join the business which has grown steadily throughout the last few years with further expansion ahead.

    Reporting to the Group Accountant and board of Directors you will be responsible for producing accounts for a portfolio of clients. It is key to your role that you possess the ability to build relationships and support a client with all their accounting needs. Other responsibilities include but not limited to;

    - Producing full UK Company statutory accounts for review & filing
    - Presenting accounts to clients
    - Personal & Corporate Tax computations
    - Assisting in the production of internal management accounts
    - Onward reviewing of internal accounting practices
    - Production of KPI reports
    - Payroll
    - VAT returns

    The successful candidate will have a proven track record of producing accounts within an accountancy practice environment however as this is not a Chartered Accountants candidates from industry will be considered. In addition you should possess good technical knowledge including an up to date understanding of UK Personal & Corporate Tax and enjoy dealing directly with clients. The preferred candidate will have experience of using Sage Line50 and Digita (or other) Accounting Software with strong Excel skills.

    For further information please contact Kerri-Ann Hargreaves

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    Title Finance Director
    Salary £80-90k
    Location Aberdeen
    Job Information

    WWB are working with a leading Oil and Gas organisation to recruit a Finance Director in Aberdeen to support a Managing Director and their senior management team.

    As the Finance Director you will work closely with the Managing Director to formulate, implement and monitor short, medium and long term business strategies. You will be tasked with commercial analysis, acquisition tracking, dealing with overseas subsidiaries, supporting operational management teams and delivering increased revenues as well as managing the cost base effectively.

    The Finance Director will be qualified ACA, CIMA or ACCA with strong academics and an impressive career to date with the ambition to take your career to the next level within a leading Plc. A deep knowledge of Oil, Gas and Engineering sectors is essential as well possessing the personal attributes of strong communication and influencing skills to effectively able to liaise with Directors within the business both operational and within finance.

    On offer is the opportunity to work within a growing and market leading international organisation. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding role and have the prerequisite skills and experience please contact Richard Hatchett on 0161 669 3800 for more information.

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    Title Audit Senior – Manchester
    Categories audit senior, recruitment
    Salary £30-35k
    Location Manchester
    Job Information
    WWB are working with a global audit firm with operations in over 100 countries to recruit an Audit Senior for their Manchester office to work with a mix of FTSE and AIM listed businesses.

    The Audit Senior will be responsible for:
    • Assisting the planning, execution and finalisation of all areas of the audit assignments.
    • Visiting clients’ premises off site.
    • Identifying risk matters and raising where appropriate with managers and/or partners.
    • Producing work for the manager and/or partner to review clearly highlighting issues and providing potential solutions to issues identified.
    • Identifying and understanding client needs, suggest potential solutions on technical matters and communicate and agree client needs and potential solutions with managers.
    • Actively engage with senior client staff in order to gain a good understanding of their business and ensure the efficient execution of the audit.
    • Taking primary responsibility for monitoring progress against budget, and when the actual differs from the budget then gain a full understanding for the Manager.
    • Supervising, coaching and developing junior members of staff within teams, on client premises and in the office.
    • Ensuring compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory) requirements.
    • Participating in group, stream and firm wide activities.

    The Audit Senior will be:

    • Newly Qualified ACA/ACCA or overseas equivalent.
    • Educated up to degree level or AAT.
    • Experienced in supervising and coaching junior members of staff on site.
    • Have working knowledge of UK and International GAAS, IFRS, UK GAAP and Financial Reporting requirements.
    • Have working knowledge of firm services, issues regarding advice, and regulation and compliance, including anti-money laundering.
    • Demonstrable knowledge of current economic and market trends.
    • Have experience with FTSE or AIM listed clients and auditing international groups.

    For more information apply online for immediate consideration.

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    Title Data Analyst
    Salary £30-35,000 DoE
    Location Lancashire
    Job Information

    WWB Recruitment are actively short-listing for an accomplished Finance Analyst to join a successful VC backed business.  The Finance Analyst will support the business in the successful delivery of key business projects. This will include active engagement in the business and close interaction with key stakeholders to understand business priorities and translating them through key data analysis.

     

    Duties will include (but not limited to)

    •             Interrogation and manipulation of different data sets

    •             Undertake testing of data migration

    •             Develop and manage data management methodology

    •             Process mapping/financial modelling

     

    Applicants will be of graduate calibre and possess a strong background in financial analysis and data migration. You will have a high level of competency in Excel, Access/SQL and have experience of process mapping/modelling.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary.

    This is an exciting opportunity for a career motivated Finance Analyst to join a high profile business based in the Northwest.  This is a brand new opportunity within the business and the perfect platform to show case your talents.

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    Title Audit Senior – Liverpool
    Salary £30-35k
    Location Liverpool
    Job Information
    WWB are   working with a global audit firm with operations in over 100 countries to recruit an Audit Senior for their Liverpool office to work with a group of Social Housing clients.

    The Audit Senior will be responsible for:
    • Assisting the planning, execution and finalisation of all areas of the audit assignments.
    • Visiting clients’ premises off site.
    • Identifying risk matters and raising where appropriate with managers and/or partners.
    • Producing work for the manager and/or partner to review clearly highlighting issues and providing potential solutions to issues identified.
    • Identifying and understanding client needs, suggest potential solutions on technical matters and communicate and agree client needs and potential solutions with managers.
    • Actively engage with senior client staff in order to gain a good understanding of their business and ensure the efficient execution of the audit.
    • Taking primary responsibility for monitoring progress against budget, and when the actual differs from the budget then gain a full understanding for the Manager.
    • Supervising, coaching and developing junior members of staff within teams, on client premises and in the office.
    • Ensuring compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory) requirements.
    • Participating in group, stream and firm wide activities.

    The Audit Senior will be:

    • Newly Qualified ACA/ACCA or overseas equivalent.
    • Educated up to degree level or AAT.
    • Experienced in supervising and coaching junior members of staff on site.
    • Have working knowledge of UK and International GAAS, IFRS, UK GAAP and   Financial Reporting requirements.
    • Have working knowledge of firm services, issues regarding advice, and   regulation and compliance, including anti-money laundering.
    • Demonstrable knowledge of current economic and market trends.
    • Have experience with Social Housing, Property or Public Sector Clients.

    For more information apply online for immediate consideration.

     

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    Title Bookkeeper (AAT)
    Salary £18,000 – £20,000
    Location Congleton
    Job Information

    WWB Recruitment are representing a client in the Cheshire area who are looking to identify an experienced cashier or book keeper who is ideally AAT qualified. You will be joining a well-respected business which supports clients across the UK and Europe from an accounting perspective. This is an exciting time to join the business which has grown steadily throughout the last few years with further expansion ahead.

    Duties will include:
    • In-house Companies and Client bank account reconciliation
    • Posting of sales and purchase ledgers within Sage
    • Raising of Client invoices and collection of funds
    • Procurement of multi-currency via our in-house foreign exchange system
    • Dealing with dual exchange rates on a daily basis
    • The ability to meet accounting and taxation deadlines

    The ideal candidate will need to have a minimum of 3 years’ experience within an Accounts office or practice environment and be fully conversant with Sage Line 50 Accounts package. They must be able to manage a fast paced and changing workload and have excellent attention to detail and eagerness to get it right first time. Have a good level of IT literacy to efficiently use our bespoke on-line case management and accounting system, of which full training will be provided.

    For further information please contact Kerri-Ann Hargreaves

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    Title Group Finance Director
    Salary £80-90k
    Location Cumbria
    Job Information

    Our client is a privately owned business based in Cumbria who have grown significantly into an operation spanning three distinct business streams. A talented finance director is sought to replace the incumbent who is retiring in 2014.

    The finance director will be responsible for the competent financial management of the group finances adhering to all statutory reporting requirements. You will set and implement financial policy and strategy with the CEO, ensure that the group accounts and monthly management information is collated accurately and effectively, review business performance and drive improvements, set Capex guidelines and perform all group treasury duties.

    The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate effective management of a group of companies and possess the ability to influence positively outcomes under challenging and changing market conditions. You will need to have a high level of influencing skills, gravitas and strong leadership capabilities.

    Our client can offer the opportunity to work closely with a CEO to drive the business forward and play a key board level role within the organisation. Contact Richard Hatchett on 0161 669 3800 for more information.

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    Title Commercial Sales Accountant
    Salary £40k + car + bonus
    Location Macclesfield
    Job Information

    WWB are working with a successful contract services organisation to recruit a Commercial Sales Accountant to join their team.

    The Commercial Sales Accountant will be responsible for managing the financials for large sales tenders ensuring all internal and external deadlines are met, working with the sales teams preparing initial bid finances, analyse and appraise bid finances, review and approve client submission documents, attend client presentations as required and assist with any ad hoc projects.

    Candidates must be ACA/CIMA/ACCA qualified with a track record of working on sales, bids and tenders ideally within the contract services sector. High level communication skills and an ability to embed finance within sales teams is essential and you will be required to be able to demonstrate where you have been able to add value to sales and operational processes. Strong Excel skills are essential and Hyperion experience would be an advantage.

    On offer is a highly visible role within the business which will give you the opportunity to utilise and demonstrate your commercial skills to add tangible benefit to the sales process. For more information contact Richard Hatchett.

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    Title Financial Controller
    Salary £25-30k
    Location Edinburgh
    Job Information

    WWB are recruiting a part qualified accountant to work as a financial controller for an iconic business based in Edinburgh.

    As financial controller you will be responsible for managing two staff, delivering all transactional accounts through the team and liaising with the shared service centre, analysing all pre and post event financials, margin analysis, commercial management, operational stakeholder management and ad hoc projects.

    The financial controller will be ACA/CIMA/ACCA part qualified with a high level of attention to detail, be technically sound with a commercial mind set, possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and be credible and effective with operational staff of all levels.

    The role of financial controller will offer a part qualified accountant the opportunity to work for a household name, develop your management and commercial skills and to see tangible differences to the operations and bottom line through your work. Benefits include study support. For more information contact Richard Hatchett on 0161 669 3800.

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    Title Financial Controller
    Salary £50-60,000
    Location Manchester
    Job Information

    WWB Recruitment are actively shortlisting for an experienced hands on Financial Controller to join a NASDAQ listed business based in the Northwest. As part of the senior management team, you will be responsible for all UK reporting including financial statements, monthly financials and quarterly reporting packs. The Financial Controller’s role will be to provide leadership to the finance team, be responsible for system and process improvements, manage working capital and provide meaningful management information to the SMT to support the commercial decision process.

    Suitable candidates will be of graduate calibre and hold an appropriate accountancy qualification (ACA/ACCA/ACMA) with experience of working in a fast paced business. An ability to demonstrate expertise in contract review/negotiation, transfer pricing and IFRS/US/UK GAAP would be advantageous. Experience of ERP (Oracle/SAP) systems and strong excel skills are preferred.

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    Title Assistant Group Treasurer
    Categories assistant group treasurer, recruitment
    Salary £25-30k
    Location Cumbra
    Job Information

    WWB is assisting a large and growing plc to recruit an Assistant Group Treasurer to work in their Head Office finance team.

    The Assistant Group Treasurer will be responsible for: daily bank reporting, conducting financial analysis, providing regular updates on interest rates and Foreign Exchange activity to mitigate risk, intercompany loan accounts and summaries, debtors reports, production of Group Treasury update reports, Group and intercompany netting, intercompany accounts, credit card reporting, project work in relation to acquisitions, cash forecast models, maintenance of loan agreements, review of expense claims and new cash management structures.

    The Assistant Group Treasurer will be responsible for developing relationships with multiple lenders and therefore must be professional and confident with strong stakeholder management skills both internally and externally. This role also has two direct reports and therefore previous line management experience is preferred.

    This role would suit an individual who is ACT qualified who has previously worked within a large finance team and has experience in covering Treasury duties (with desire to develop a career within a full Treasury role and would like to take the Corporate Treasury Exams), or alternatively an experienced individual who has previously worked within a Treasury role. Apply online for immediate consideration.

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    Title Insolvency Case Manager
    Categories insolvency case manager, recruitment
    Salary £20,000 – £22,000
    Location Stockport
    Job Information

    Our client, a successful firm of Insolvency Practitioners, based in Stockport, is seeking to appoint an experienced Insolvency Case Manager. This broad customer services based role will require you to focus on the upkeep and maintenance of a large and varied client base. Your ability to work well within a team, to both maximise performance and to meet personal and company targets is key.

    Duties will include being responsible for the completion of income and expenditure reviews and annual reports in line with relevant IVA protocol, building a good relationship with your client base to maximise retention and cross selling opportunities, making welcome and courtesy calls, checking and monitoring monthly contributions, pursuing clients for collection of arrears, setting variation, full and final and termination meetings and dealing with creditor contact received by clients.

    The ideal candidate will have experience of dealing with formal personal insolvency procedures, confidence in English and Scottish insolvency laws and procedures, an inquisitive and analytical approach with a keen eye for detail and excellent report writing skills, strong communication skills with an analytical approach to work, and experience of dealing with creditors, collectors and bailiffs. You will also need to have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to deal with a high volume of cases whilst ensuring deadlines are met and be committed, proactive, and passionate about delivering the best possible service to clients.

    Salary: £20,000 – £22,000 per annum dependant on experience.

    For further details please apply to Leanne Boddy at WWB Recruitment.

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    Title Finance Manager
    Categories recruitment
    Salary £40-45,000
    Location Merseyside
    Job Information

    WWB Recruitment are actively shortlisting for a career motivated Finance Manager to join a profitable manufacturing corporation based in Merseyside. As the Finance Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely delivery of monthly management accounts, financial statements and the budgeting and forecasting process. The Finance Manager will also play a pivotal role in supporting the senior management team in the commercial decision making process.

    Suitable candidates will be of graduate calibre and have obtained an appropriate professional accountancy qualification. To be considered for the post of Finance Manager, you will possess a minimum of 2 years post qualified experience and have hands-on experience of the manufacturing sector. This position is second to the Divisional Director and it is imperative you have had both balance sheet and P&L experience. Experience and knowledge of ERP systems would be advantageous as is managing and mentoring a small team.

    Our client is a well known US corporation and its customer base includes blue chip brands. This position is an exceptional opportunity for a talented finance professional who is looking to progress within a global organisation. Excellent promotional opportunities exist for the right candidate.

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    Title Interim Finance Lead
    Salary £50-60k
    Location Bury
    Job Information

    WWB is recruiting an interim finance lead to cover a maternity leave for a UK based subsidiary of a US corporate who specialises in the manufacture and distribution of precision products. 

    The finance lead will be responsible for managing the sites cost base, business case submissions, identifying cost savings, conducting financial analysis of savings opportunities and supporting the senior managers of the manufacturing and operational areas. You will be managing a small finance team and be responsible for all statutory and BAU accounting requirements including reporting to the US group.

    The successful candidate will be qualified (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) and have both strong financial accounting and commercial skills. Recent experience within the manufacturing sector and reporting to US GAAP requirements are both highly desirable.

    This role as finance lead offers an opportunity to play an influential key role within the management team and to add tangible value to the business. Apply online for immediate consideration.

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