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Interim Pensions Manager (Maternity Cover)


£Very Competitive  + Car Allowance  + Completion Bonus & Benefits


Location: Hybrid/Remote Working - Company HQ located in the West Midlands


Are you a master of managing pension schemes and employee benefits? Then you're exactly the person our client needs as their Pensions Manager. The company are headquartered in the West Midlands, and this role is on a maternity cover basis, with a handover commencing in mid-October 2023. As such, there is a high level of urgency in recruiting for this role. Currently the team work on a hybrid/remote basis so you can be based anywhere in the UK if you are close to good rail/road commuting links into the West Midlands for regular meetings. The contract will last up to 13 months and our client will offer a completion bonus as its imperative that the Interim Pensions Manager completes the project.


As Pensions Manager, your primary focus will be to manage our client's pension schemes and employee benefit arrangements.


As the main point of contact for external pensions providers and internal stakeholders, you'll need to be a confident communicator with a knack for numbers and spreadsheets.


Our client is a large organisation, part of a global plc. So, the role splits into 60% managing and dealing with queries from internal employees, and 40% of your duties will be the cyclical annual tasks. You may also have to deal with questions from the broader HR and Finance teams.


As such, you can expect a high volume of enquiries, so your organisational skills will be tested in prioritising your workload accordingly. You'll also have a right-first-time approach and demonstrate a calm, level-headed character.


You'll be responsible, with the support of the Benefits Advisor, for managing all matters relating to pension schemes, as well as other benefits like life assurance, company cars, private medical insurance, and voluntary offerings. You'll liaise with pension schemes formally and informally, write newsletters and letters, and even host webinars and events to help employees better understand their pension options.


To excel in this role, you'll need plenty of experience managing corporate pension schemes, Defined Contribution and Defined Benefit, preferably gained in-house or at a pensions consultancy firm. You should also have a Pensions Management Institute (PMI) qualification or equivalent experience. Above all, you should be passionate about employee benefits and rewards, with excellent communication skills and the ability to manage multiple stakeholders.


This role is working on a hybrid basis, meeting on-site occasionally at our client's Solihull office in the West Midlands. Our client offers flexibility on days, so you could work 5 full days or potentially opt for reduced hours across 4 days if preferred.


You must be able to commit to a minimum of 13 months of work to handle the annual tasks, such as preparing annual statements and reports and hosting the yearly trust meetings.


Please note that this role will be on the payroll for our client and not via a limited or umbrella company.


They want someone who can bring personality and flair to the role, so if you're ready to take on this new challenge, email your CV quoting reference LX 1595572 to or call us on 01905 381 320.



  • Finance Manager

    Finance Manager


    £65-70000 + Performance Bonus + Benefits




    Ready to energise your finance career with a role that demands skill, strategy, and leadership? Dive into the forefront of financial management and operations as the linchpin in our client's journey. They're a dynamic international player in the medical products sector, poised for a pivotal shift, and you could be the trailblazer they need.  This is a key role within their UK division covering both finance and company secretarial duties. 


    The Mission:

    Embark on an extraordinary challenge to move their operational model from distribution to a powerhouse business unit. Your acumen will guide crucial financial strategies, uphold the highest compliance standards, and create informed decision-making pathways that move them forward.


    Your domain covers key administrative and operational areas from the ledger to the boardroom. You'll navigate the complexities of financial reporting, ISO compliance, and data protection with finesse. Your scope includes everything from pension schemes and company assets to procurement processes and executive responsibilities.


    You're not just at the helm of finance. You're the architect of a versatile, solution-driven customer support and office management framework. By steering these diverse responsibilities, you'll showcase your financial prowess and capacity for leadership.


    Who You Are:

    You're an experienced finance professional with a robust financial management and controls background. You'll have worked in SMEs or for a division of a larger multinational enterprise. Adept in ISO practices, data protection laws, and ERP platforms (think Microsoft Dynamics, QAD, and Salesforce), you bring a wealth of knowledge and experience. You may also have covered the role of Company Secretary.


    Whether fully qualified or part-qualified, CIMA or ACA or ACCA, your real skill lies in your sharp analytical skills, unyielding attention to detail, and the drive to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Your communication skills are your bridge, connecting diverse teams under a united goal.


    Your Reward:

    Expect a handsome reward for your dedication and expertise: a salary bracket of £65,000 to £70,000 with a 10% potential bonus. But that's not all. Embrace a role that offers a hybrid working model and a canvas to sketch your career masterpiece.


    Take the Leap:

    If you're fuelled by ambition and ready to play a pivotal role in our client's evolution, they’re ready for you. Join them, make a definitive impact, and turn your career into a testament of success.


    To apply, please send your CV, quoting LX 2393580


    Finance Manager, Finance Business Partner, Financial Controller, Management Accountant, Financial Controller, 


  • Business Development Director

    Business Development Director - Professional Services Sector


    "Become the Driving Force Behind A Legal Firm's Ambitious Growth Plans."


    £60-80000 (DOE) + Excellent Benefits Package


    Buckinghamshire (Hybrid Working)



    Are you an accomplished business development leader with a talent for propelling professional services firms to new heights? Join our client as their Business Development Director and spearhead their strategic growth initiatives across the Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire and Sussex regions.


    Our client is a well-established and highly successful law practice operating specialising in the whole range of professional legal services from commercial to employment to family law. In this pivotal new role, working closely with the partners and solicitors and the marketing team, you'll be the catalyst for revenue expansion, orchestrating tailored growth strategies that resonate with each specialist market's unique dynamics. From meticulously researching industry trends and competitor landscapes to unearthing untapped new and lapsed client opportunities, your expertise will shape their approach to acquiring and nurturing valuable client relationships.


    Key Responsibilities:


    • Craft bespoke growth plans that unlock our client's potential in diverse regional markets, leveraging your deep understanding of brand perception and competitive forces.
    • Collaborate with practice area leaders to develop data-driven strategies, maintain comprehensive client intelligence, and rigorously measure business development ROI.
    • Architect and launch a high-impact Key Client program, deploying dedicated account managers to fortify relationships with top clients and cross-sell services.
    • Implement a performance management framework that aligns every team member's efforts with our client's ambitious growth objectives.
    • Lead the creation of compelling proposals, presentations, and pitches that articulate their unparalleled value proposition with conviction.
    • Strategically coordinate the company's presence at industry events, conferences, and networking platforms to generate leads and amplify brand visibility.
    • Mentor and upskill their solicitors on business development best practices, client management, and cross-selling opportunities.
    • Stay ahead of the curve by continuously exploring innovations in business development and marketing for professional services firms.


    The Ideal Candidate:


    With substantial experience in business development within the legal or professional services realm, you'll have a proven track record of creating and executing revenue-driving growth strategies. Your strategic acumen, coupled with exceptional communication and relationship-building skills, allows you to navigate complex stakeholder landscapes with ease.


    Applications are invited from graduate calibre candidates residing within the Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire or North Hertfordshire area as this role is a high profile and visible role requiring a regular consistent onsite presence at least 3-4 days per week. This on site presence will enable you to foster excellent stakeholder relationships and tailored growth strategies for each partner and their teams.


    If you're a seasoned business development professional seeking a challenging yet rewarding opportunity to leave an indelible mark, we want to hear from you.


    To apply, please send your CV, quoting LX 2338733



  • Assistant Management Accountant (Part Qualified)

    Assistant Management Accountant – Part Qualified


    £30-45000 (DOE & Qualifications) + Study Support + Benefits 


    Swindon, Wiltshire 


    Are you a part/fully qualified Assistant Management Accountant/Assistance Finance Specialist with a keen eye for detail? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where accuracy and efficiency are valued? Are you looking for an opportunity to advance your career in a high growth B2B environment. Then we have the job for you!

    As a result of growth, our client, is seeking an ambitious part qualified Assistant Management Accountant to join their experienced team as Assistant Finance Manager. 

    Our client is a well-regarded third-party logistics company based in Wiltshire, which is celebrated for its innovative solutions, particularly within the renewables and solar sectors. 

    You will report to the Finance Manager.

    Key Responsibilities:


    • Assisting with preparation of monthly management accounts and other financial reports including budgets
    • Creating and maintaining monthly cashflow forecasts
    • Developing and maintaining budgets for multiple sites including logistics depots
    • Analysing financial data
    • Assisting with month and year end both for the main group holding company and one smaller division.
    • Preparing reports for presentation to senior management including the MD to assist with decision making.
    • Assisting with the development of financial systems and procedures identifying opportunities to continuously improve.
    • Assisting with controlling income and expenditure ensuring expenditure is in line with budgets.
    • Communicating at all levels within the organisation, with the capability to present financial information to non-finance colleagues and teams.
    • Assist and support with the annual financial audit and external audits.


    Ideally, you will currently be working within a private sector organisation in a professional Finance Department. You will be proficient in the use of Xero or similar packages.  


    Experienced in the following:

    • Prepayments 
    • Accruals
    • Journals
    • Trial Balance Reconciliation
    • Variance Analysis
    • Production of Management Packs for Directors
    • VAT Returns
    • Fixed Assets
    • Preparation & Assisting with Audits
    • Checking Accuracy of Sales & Purchase Invoice Input


    The ideal candidate for this position will be fully qualified in AAT and working towards their CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualifications, with proven assistant management accountancy experience. Excellent attention to detail, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are vital for this role. You will be an advanced user of Excel. Experience of Sage or Xero would be highly advantageous.

    This role is offered on a hybrid basis with four days in the office and one day from home. Study Support including financial support and Day/Afternoon Release for your accountancy studies will also be offered.

    Email your CV, quoting reference LX 2324081