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Management Accountant – Operations & Commercial job in  Edinburgh, Midlothian  

Management Accountant – Operations & Commercial job in  Edinburgh, Midlothian   
  • PublishedNovember 18, 2022

Edinburgh, Midlothian

Permanent, full-time

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Meraki Talent an engaged on a permanent Management Accountant role based in Edinburgh paying £50,000 plus an excellent benefits package.

The Opportunity

This award-winning company has a fantastic ethical purpose with very clear vision and growth journey ahead of how its expands both domestically and internationally.

The CFO is seeking to hire a high calibre Management Accountant that can support both the operations and commercial functions of the business. Due to the lean nature of the organisation, this role will have exceptional access to the CFO as a mentor figure with brilliant visibility & exposure to the entire business.

The key components of the role will include:

  • Management accounting
  • Commercial & operational analysis – sales, KPI’s, P&L, costings, margins etc.
  • Budgeting & forecasting
  • Financial accounting
  • Balance sheet integrity
  • Overseeing taxation, VAT & payroll
  • Development of processes, procedures, controls & systems

Candidate Profile

We are seeking to engage with qualified Accountant with solid management accounting experience, however finalists that are still actively studying with strong relevant practical experience w Continueill also be considered.

On Offer

The role of Management Accountant is based in Edinburgh with excellent hybrid and flexible working available. The position will offer:

  • Up to £50,000 base salary
  • Excellent benefits package
  • Flexible and hybrid working

Next Steps

Please do not hesitate to contact John Gilbertson for a private & confidential discussion regarding this excellent permanent role. A full job specification is also available.

Senior Management Accountant – Front Office Compensation – Global Financial Services Group – Up to £70,000 Bonus Benefits – Central London with hybrid working job in  London, South East England

  London, South East England

 Permanent, full-time

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Role Summary:

This role is within the Business Unit Control team and will be responsible for assisting in the delivery of the Front Office Compensation process flows and reporting. This role will have a primary focus on the calculation, accounting and payment of front office bonuses, helping to drive process efficiencies and substantiation of the Balance Sheet.

Profile Criteria:

  1. Fully-Qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) candidate with strong management accounting experience with the ability to document procedures and implement a strong control environment
  2. Good communication and influencing skills with stakeholder management experience (stakeholders will be internally within finance, front office staff, senior management, etc.)
  3. An individual with a good understanding of accounting fundamentals and principles
  4. Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  5. Confident user of Excel with Oracle or Hyperion being a beneficial (but not essential) 

Some of the position’s responsibilities and coverage:

  • Responsible for the end-to-end Front Office Compensation Process for assigned asset classes. This will include the calculation and accounting for the following:

Accrue Front Office variable bonus in accordance with employment contracts.

Distribution of variable bonus statements to the Front Office in line with contractual payment cycles. Manage the submission of Front Office bonus payments to payroll.

Calculate and record Front Office Equity deferrals

  • Take ownership for control and sign off on Front Office Compensation for assigned asset classes reported within the Financial Performance of assigned Legal entities and business divisions.
  • Proactively assist in the Front Office Compensation automation project. This will be a key project within Business Unit Control to improve process efficiency, implement robust controls and reduce risks which exist in the current manual process. This will require collaborative working across Finance, IT, the Business and Senior Stakeholders.
  • Ensure all Front Office Compensation Processes are documented and reviewed.
  • Prepare Balance Sheet reconciliations, ensure reconciliation of all balances back to the relevant calculations and records.
  • Assist in the preparation of annual Budgets and Forecasts for P&L and Balance Sheet, ensuring full understanding of key Front Office Compensation changes.
  • Ensure an effective risk and control framework is embedded to support our processes.
  • Engagement with year-end audit process.
  • Build and maintain professional relationships with the EMEA Finance Team and other key stakeholders. There should be clear communication and adoption of Group Accounting Policies and ensure the Expenditure Control Framework is adhered to at all times.
  • From time to time, you will be asked to undertake any other reasonable duties as required within this role.
  • Technical Training Tax Manager/Senior Manager job in London, South East England

 London, South East England

 Permanent, full-time

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Meraki Talent are working with a leading London based accountancy firm on the role of Technical Tax Manager/Training Manager. The firm will also consider a Senior Manager for this position.

The company

The business is a UK Top 30 accountancy firm with their office based in Central London. They employ 500+ individuals across the disciplines of Audit & Assurance, Governance & Risk, Business Services, Corporate Finance – Transaction Advisory – Restructuring, Tax etc.

The business has been through a steady period of growth recently with client development and the introduction of internal staff members across all service lines and specifically Tax.

The role

As a Technical Tax Manager, you will provide technical Tax support and training to ndividuals at all levels within the tax department from Assistant grade up to Partner level. You will be a subject matter expert and the go to individual within the firm for complex tax matters and intricacies.

You will be working closely within a market leading Tax team reporting direct to the Tax leadership team. The Tax department consists of over 90 staff members across differing experience levels including Assistants, Managers, Senior Managers, Directors up to Partner grade.

This position will concentrate primarily within Corporate Tax which accounts for half of the overall department.  You will be given the experience to mix and work with other Tax teams such as Private Client, Trust, Employment Tax, and Indirect Tax teams.

Duties & Responsibilities

Designing, delivering, and leading tax training on emerging and complex Tax matters

  • Providing technical advice to tax trainees, guiding them through their training material
  • Support the Tax leadership team on all tax training and technical matters
  • Liaising with internal teams to support & arrange external training where & when required

Key Experience

Experience of delivering Tax technical training, ideally within practice but not essential

  • Solid working knowledge of corporation tax
  • Live recent experience dealing with HMRC and tax compliance
  • A passion for developing your expertise and training staff, helping them gain relevant experience
  • Ability to create interactive sessions both virtually and in- person on Tax training
  • Working knowledge of learning and development best practices for pre and post sessions
  • Solid interpersonal skills, with ability to create, build & influence relationships across the firm

Contact information

For full information and a confidential chat regarding this opportunity, please contact Dean at Meraki Talent.

Finance Business Partner – Financial Services job in  Edinburgh, Midlothian

 Edinburgh, Midlothian

 Permanent, full-time

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Meraki Talent are supporting with the appointment of a permanent Finance Business Partner based in Edinburgh for a financial services organisation paying £65,000 – £75,000 base salary plus excellent bonus potential and benefits.

The Opportunity

The position of Finance Business partner will have the opportunity to join one of the world’s leading investment companies emerging from a period of change. This means the role will play a key part in driving revenue and cost savings within their given vertical, in line with new business strategy. The role will have some hands-on elements with the analysis and reporting, however most of the successful individuals’ times will be spent out in the business engaging and influencing key senior stakeholders.

Candidate Profile

  • Qualified accountant – CA, ACCA, CIMA etc.
  • A minimum of 3 years PQE in a finance business partnering/financial analysis-based role
  • Experience of working within financial services

You will possess strong stakeholder management skills and an ability to deliver on key business objectives. You will have acute commercial awareness and an ability to communicate complex finance to non-finance stakeholders in a clear, concise, and digestible manner. Lastly, you must have a strong data skill set and it would be advantageous if you have experience using reporting tools such as Power BI.

Key accountabilities

  • Improving the quality and impact of financial reporting on business performance, ensuring accurate and timely delivery
  • Working with the business to ensure financial performance is understood and acted upon
  • Providing analysis and insight that links financial reports to business strategies Building partnerships and maintaining strong relationships with senior managers and their teams
  • Providing accurate, timely and comprehensive annual budgets as well as re-forecasts
  • To independently conduct monthly review meetings with budget holders and to act as a key point of contact to support the budget holders with commercial business, capital and investment proposals
  • Monthly presentation of financial performance, full year forecasts and budget variances including understanding financial opportunities and risk
  • Embedding cost discipline across the business, challenging current ways of working, driving efficiencies and cost savings wherever possible
  • Review of monthly commitments and preparations of monthly accruals and prepayments reconciliations including timely follow up on any queries
  • Assist with half-year and year-end deliverables
  • Support project teams with financial analysis and control to ensure business cases are fit for purpose together with post implementation reviews

On Offer

The position of Finance Business Partner will offer:

  • £65,000 – £75,000 base salary
  • Excellent bonus potential
  • Fantastic pension contributions
  • Other company benefits & perks
  • Excellent flexible and hybrid working 

The office is based in Edinburgh with hybrid working (3 days per week in the office per week).

Next Steps

Please get in touch with Tom McVay for a private and confidential discussion regarding the role and/or click ‘apply’.

Direct Tax Lead – Advisory, Governance and Planning job in  London, South East England

 London, South East England

 Permanent, full-time

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About this role:

This role will report into the Head of Tax – EMEA and APAC and is responsible for overseeing the organization’s EMEA direct tax advisory, tax strategies, project and governance activities. Additional responsibilities include working with APAC teammates on similar activities. With respect to direct tax advisory and tax strategies, this role will provide expert advice across all EMEA jurisdictions including working with the wider business on the tax implications and governance required around new products and initiatives. This role helps the organization by ensuring compliance with applicable tax laws and regulations and ensuring the impact of tax law changes on the business are considered. In addition, the role is key to embedding the tax risk governance framework to adhere to wider regulatory controls within the business.

In this role, you will:

  • Serve as a point of contact for regional management, new product or business initiatives, transaction related tax considerations and regional external tax advisors
  • Provide expert advice to the Corporate Tax and EMEA Finance leadership
  • Oversee the day-to-day responsibilities for all direct tax advisory, tax strategies and project management
  • Serve as the key point of contact for all tax risk governance and control matters, including embedding all processes and controls and working with leadership on tax control matters
  • Provide advice, review and consultation as to the reasonableness of regional direct tax calculations
  • Serve as a primary tax contact for organizational projects conducted within Corporate Tax or requiring significant involvement from Corporate Tax within region
  • Be a key contact and providing technical advice and support in dealing with tax authorities, as required
  • Consult management on the potential impacts and requirements related to direct tax legislation (including OECD BEPS initiatives)
  • Serve as regional leadership supporting advice and review of permanent establishment direct tax risks
  • Provide technical income tax consultation regarding complex financial transactions and make recommendations related to income tax and accounting for income tax consequences
  • Identify opportunities requiring complex tax research, prepare memorandums and make recommendations relating to income taxes and income tax risk reduction strategies
  • Work with stakeholders to implement key risk initiatives

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of relevant direct tax experience
  • Effective skills to drive value, manage risk, and promote a culture of inclusion and development while being responsible for tax advisory, tax strategies, projects and governance activities across EMEA
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills to facilitate communication and collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders on relevant and complex tax concepts
  • Highly effective at partnering and developing relationships across the organisation
  • Ability to operate independently while driving continual improvement across the function
  • Relevant experience in the financial services industry

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.


  London, South East England

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Management Accountant and FP&A Analyst  Job in  Paddington, London

 Paddington, London

 Permanent, full-time

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Are you a finalist level or qualified Accountant looking for an exciting Management Accounts and FP&A role?

Does a role in an exciting Media company sound like it might be just the tonic?

And, do you have a strong academic profile and are you looking to join a business that will offer an interesting mix of experience?

If so this could be the role for you.

We require a candidate with strong communication skills and outstanding stakeholder management to join this fast paced team.

The next 6 months will be a busy period for the team as they prepare for a Transformation. As such this role will focus on Management Accounts which will account for approximately 80% of the role and the remaining 20% will be FP&A. Once the transformation is underway the split will reverse and the role be 80% FP&A and 20% Management Accounts and Reporting.

As well as strong Management Accounts & FP&A experience it is required that you will have a good working knowledge and exposure to budgeting and forecasting and a keen interest in using data to tell a story.

The role will include the following tasks:

  • Interrogate and analyse earnings reports,
  • Deal monitoring and feasibility analysis
  • Scenario and financial modelling
  • Ensure decision making, analysis and planning is reported accurately and robustly
  • Timely reporting of all monthly, quarterly and year-end financial information and deadlines.
  • Identifying trends, variances to budget and risks to achieving annual results.
  • Support budgeting/forecasting process
  • Manage cash flows, deal pipeline, cash requirements and related reporting etc

This role is interviewing ASAP so please make contact.

Required skills

  • Budget Management
  •  Financial Analysis
  •  Financial Planning
  •  Forecasting
  •  Management Accounts
















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