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  • Role:

    Junior Finance Business Partner | Contract

  • Type:
    Contract
  • Where:
    City of London, London
  • Starts:
    Immediate
  • Salary
    £250.00 — £300.00
    Per day
  • Industry:
    Accountancy
  • Doing what:

    Junior Finance Business Partner | Contract

    Harmonic are proud to work with a prominent UK Banking client (note: they do not require candidates to have financial services experience) who are seeking a Junior Finance Business Partner for an immediate start.

    The client are undertaking a large Transformation programme, and so are investing in additional project accounting and FP&A capacity.

    Please note that a permanent opportunity will be made available to strong candidates.

    What you need (essential):

    * Project Accounting experience
    * Solid background in FP&A and Finance Business Partnering
    * Experience of working on business / finance transformation programmes
    * Qualified accountant

    Bonus Skills (non-essential)

    * Financial Services experience

    Rate: £250-325 per day

    Contract length: 3-6 months

    Interviews: This week (from City of London office)

    Please forward an up-to-date CV in the first instance to be considered for interview.

  • Role:

    Chief of Staff

  • Type:
    Permanent
  • Where:
    London
  • Salary
    £85000.00 — £150000
    Per annum + Shares
  • Industry:
    Accountancy
  • Doing what:

    Chief of Staff

    The company

    Harmonic Group's exclusive client are a leading light within the UK services industry. Growing at over 35% pa, the business presently generates net revenues of over £35 million, with ambitious growth targets for the coming financial years.
    Providing services from a 22-strong global office network, they have engaged with Harmonic to expand (their already hugely talented) senior management team.

    The role

    A new role within the business, the Chief of Staff will act as right-hand person to the CEO. Based from the HQ in London (West End), your core purpose will be to ensure effective communication, delivery and implementation of the company strategy across the globe and across teams with different national and professional cultures. Some projects may involve leaders from around the world and from very different disciplines ranging from operational 'high touch' service delivery to software development or from marketing to compliance.
    Team objectives and deliverables are presently aligned to the company vision and mission via the use of an innovative critical thinking and strategic framework. This has produced a collaborative yet entrepreneurial culture which has been the bedrock of the company's success. As headcount continues to grow rapidly across multiple countries, time zones and departments, you will focus upon ensuring that this strategic and cultural alignment flourishes rather than dilutes with scale.

    As Chief of Staff you will be a superb cross-departmental problem solver and organiser. You will have a passion for accountability, process, and the ability to think laterally and to identify project and department inconsistencies that need solving to ensure great decision making. While creativity is welcomed within the business, your personal focus will be upon implementation rather than strategic analysis. The role would subsequently suit an individual who has experience of working with senior stakeholders to ensure the delivery of organisational change and/or communications in a fast-growth multi-national business. Applicants who have prior experience within Management Consultancy, Business Change, Operations or Communications will therefore be particularly welcome.

    While remuneration is generous at all levels, this is linked to colleagues demonstrating long-term delivery and impact. They are rightly proud of having market-leading staff retention at all levels in the business, which has been established via a recruitment policy that targets individuals motivated chiefly by personal and professional development, a positive values-driven working culture and by having tangible impact upon the business's exceptional ongoing expansion. As Chief of Staff you will be a vocal ambassador and role model for this approach.
    Due to the nature of the duties and the level of interaction with senior colleagues, you must be highly-motivated and detail-oriented. Decision-making processes are collaborative, with open and honest communication sitting alongside the ability to self-evaluate being the most valued professional behaviours. As Chief of Staff you must therefore be able to deliver within a working environment that requires independence, maturity and confidence.

    What you need (Essential)

    * Successful track record of supporting the communication, delivery and execution of a business strategy within a successful, high-growth, complex organisation.
    * Ability to organise and to motivate diverse international and cross-departmental teams.
    * Proven experience of co-ordinating and delivering communications across multiple international locations.
    * Passion for efficient processes and the delivery of consistent 'best practice'.
    * Highly-motivated with strong academic background.
    * Ability to articulate complex concepts in simple, concise language. And to summarise these in flawless prose.
    * First-rate emotional intelligence and the ability to adapt your communication style to a diverse audience where required.

    What we'd like to see (Non-essential)

    * Fluency in any major world languages would be welcome but not necessary.
    * Willingness to travel globally several times a year.

    Salary:
    80-150k (depending upon experience. Note the client are open to backing potential over experience, but wish to consider a range of experience) + Shares + Bens

    Location

    London (plus occasional international travel)

  • Role:

    Financial Controller - Banking - Contract

  • Type:
    Contract
  • Where:
    City of London, London
  • Starts:
    ASAP
  • Salary
    £450 — £550
    Per day
  • Industry:
    Banking
  • Doing what:

    Financial Controller - Banking - Contract
    Based within a 10 minute walk of Liverpool Street, Harmonic's exclusive client are recruiting for a contract Financial Controller to begin work within the next 3-6 weeks on an initial 6 month maternity cover contract (likely to extend to 9-12 months).
    The bank have a great working culture which is extremely un-stuffy and contractor-friendly.

    The role:

    Managing a team of 10 more junior accountants, you will have full controllership for the monthly close of several companies. You will support consolidations, but these are completed and formalised by a separate team.
    Your duties will also include:

    * Quarter-End Board Pack production
    * Gathering the figures to support production of the regulatory returns

    Rate: £450-500 per day.

    Please forward an up-to-date CV to be considered for interview this week.

  • Role:

    Interim CFO (part time) | Sports Analytics | SAAS

  • Type:
    Contract
  • Where:
    City of London, London
  • Starts:
    ASAP (Jan very latest)
  • Salary
    £450 — £600
    Per day
  • Industry:
    Leisure and Sport
  • Doing what:

    Interim CFO (part time) | Sports Analytics | SAAS

    One for the numerate sports fans...
    Harmonic Finance are proud to be working exclusively with a technology scale-up who focus upon sports analytics and SAAS.

    The role:

    The business currently have a mature, experienced board which includes members with strong expertise in sales strategy, legal and corporate governance. In advance of a large funding round (due to be closed successfully during October), they are seeking to bolster the board with an experienced interim, part-time CFO.
    The business have a strong BAU Financial Controller, ably supported by a bookkeeper/finance assistant. However, the organisation lack expertise and capacity in VC fundraising, high-level financial planning and analysis and the ability to assess and deliver their acquisition plans successfully. Commercial analysis (including customer retention costs etc) is also below the desired level
    They are currently in the process of considering 6-8 different acquisition opportunities, include one which will offer them a platform to launch a (non-UK) IPO.
    Successful candidates will be offered a board position and potential share options following an initial period. Travel to the United States may be required.

    What you need:

    * Experience as a CFO within a successful Software as a Service (SAAS) business.
    * Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA
    * A passion for sports
    * A good track record in fundraising and/or trade/PE/IPO transactions

    Days per month:

    3-5 initially, with scope to increase as required.

    Rate:

    Negotiable daily (depending upon experience)

    Interviews:

    Mid-October

    Please forward an up-to-date CV in the first instance to be considered for interview.

  • Role:

    Finance Treasury Manager

  • Type:
    Permanent
  • Where:
    Leicestershire
  • Starts:
    ASAP
  • Salary
    £35000 — £43000
    Per annum + bonus + fantastic bens package
  • Industry:
    Retail
  • Doing what:

    Finance Treasury Manager - Retail



    Harmonic Finance are proud to be working exclusively with one of the UK's leading stock market listed retailers. Who following a significant period of growth, the business is further bolstering it's East Midlands headcount, with a particular focus upon Treasury.



    The client have one of the best benefits packages on the market and a fun, vibrant company culture.



    The role



    Reporting into an exceptional (and very friendly!) Financial Controller, your role will be to focus on the provision of an internal treasury service. This will involve the coordination and administration of the company's treasury function including: cash flow forecasting, borrowing, FX and banking.





    There is a huge amount of career development potential for the successful candidate.



    What we need to see:



    * Strong Treasury Experience
    * Some experience within a retail and/or product business
    * PQ and Fully Qualified status
    * Excellent cash flow forecasting skills



    Salary: negotiable depending upon experience.



    Benefits: A phenomenal package. Please call for details



    Please forward an up-to-date CV in the first instance to be considered for interview.

  • Role:

    Credit Control Manager

  • Type:
    Permanent
  • Where:
    London
  • Starts:
    ASAP
  • Salary
    £35000 — £40000.00
    Per annum
  • Industry:
    Retail
  • Doing what:

    Credit Control Manager: International luxury retailer | West London

    Harmonic Finance are proud to recruit for one of the United Kingdom's fastest-growing luxury retailers. Located in beautiful, architect-designed premises in West London (easily reachable via the TFL overground) they are seeking a Credit Control Manager who has experience of supporting a business with revenues in excess of £20 million.
    You will have a direct report into a highly impressive (and fun!) Financial Controller who has recently joined the business.

    The role:

    * Full management of the (growing) Accounts Receivable function
    * Collaboration with non-Finance teams to communicate and embed best practice
    * Design of processes for recording of sales, credits etc
    * Please contact us for the full, detailed run-down of further responsibilities!

    What we'd like to see (Essential):

    * Experience in a wholesale, multi-channel retail business
    * Ability to demonstaret basic DoS metrics
    * Grasp of basic accounting and the Dunning process
    * Breadth of experience within a mid-sized business

    What we'd like to see (non-essential):

    * Any USA market experience in a Credit Control context would be beneficial
    * Experience of managing remote teams in other territories would be looked upon favourably.

    Salary: 35-40k
    Interviews: from next week
    Please send an up-to-date CV in the first instance to be considered for interview.

  • Role:

    Financial Controller - Niche retailer - Hove

  • Type:
    Permanent
  • Where:
    Brighton, East Sussex
  • Starts:
    ASAP
  • Salary
    £60000 — £70000
    Per annum + 20% bonus
  • Industry:
    Retail
  • Doing what:

    Financial Controller | Retail | Brighton

    Harmonic's exclusive retail client require a hands-on Financial Controller to join them asap. The business (a relaxed, non-corporate environment) require you to manage the day-to-day operations as the company builds towards a Private Equity transaction.
    Duties:

    * Overseeing Financial Controls
    * Support FD to liase with auditors
    * Supporting Management Accounts production
    * Budgets
    * VAT
    * Some FP&A duties
    * Supporting FD to get data room ready for taking business to market
    * Support and Management of AP/AR etc

    What you need:

    * ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified

    Bonus/Non-Essential experience:

    * Any retail sector experience would be beneficial
    * Experience of working in businesses with a USA and/or Chinese entity would be helpful.

    Rate/Salary: £60-70,000 + 20% bonus

  • Role:

    Financial Controller | Luxury Retail and Architecture Group |

  • Type:
    Permanent
  • Where:
    City of London, London
  • Starts:
    Next 3 months
  • Salary
    £55000 — £65000
    Per annum + bonus + bens
  • Industry:
    Retail
  • Doing what:

    Financial Controller | Luxury Manufacturing & Retail | Old Street

    The Client:

    Based a short walk from Old Street station, the client are a prominent retailer and manufacturer of luxury products. Working in conjunction with architects and designers, their staff have a deep knowledge of their product and a passion for their industry.

    Company culture is professional, but defiantly non-corporate. The office is a beautiful architect-designed environment. And although the workforce has a broad age range, staff frequently socialise together (including at an annual paid-for company trip abroad)

    Staff retention is excellent. And long-service is rewarded by 'John Lewis'-style partnership financial bonuses.

    The business rank among our favourite clients to work with because of their strong, positive company values and sense of fun!

    The Role:

    The position is a new role within the organisation, and has been created in response to continued growth of the group of companies. The role will suit an experienced Financial Controller who is both a talented hands-on accountant and an effective leader and developer of teams. You will be reporting into a Head of Finance who will focus predominantly on strategic finance matters.

    Duties:

    1 Manage, mentor and grow the finance team and ensure excellent teamwork across the function.
    2 Provide support to the Management Accountants of the group of companies and check for accuracy in all areas of their work, including the Rolling Order Book, credit card analysis, gross profit spreadsheet, accurals, prepayments, stock and fixed assets.
    3 Ensure the timely production of accurate Management Accounts that are ready for distribution at Board level.
    4 Working alongside Sales and Manufacturing to provide ad-hoc FP&A analysis
    5 Check monthly payroll information including PAYE/NIC and Qualifying Workplace Pension Scheme, and authorise payroll transmission.
    6 Oversee the production of quarterly commission statements to ensure accuracy and timeliness.
    7 Produce a monthly cashflow forecast and liaise with Management Accountants to ensure that monthly supplier payments are managed effectively to match this forecast.
    8 Oversee debtors, assisting the Management Accountants where necessary.
    9 Maintain day to day relationships with external contacts such as Barclays, Sage, Standard Life Pension, Auditors etc
    10 Ensure that Management Accountants produce monthly reconciliations of each balance sheet account and that these are checked with Sage.
    11 Overall control for the finance system (Sage) with responsibility for the maintenance and updating of the system.
    12 Overall control of Barclays.net - administration and updating of system, ensuring all fraud prevention controls are in place.
    13 Stock - oversee the monthly reconcilations for the product stock. While assisting the Management Accountant with the smooth recording and reconciling of stock.
    14 Audit - oversee the annual audit, ensuring that the Management Accountants and team produce the correct information and a solid audit file. Prepare information requested by external auditors for annual audits and review financial statements.
    15 Liaise with external tax advisers and manage any tax information required, eg. P11Ds, annual returns etc
    16 Ensure that the VAT and Intrastat returns produced by the Management Accountants and the finance team are prepared accurately and on time and are submitted in accordance with HMRC deadlines.
    17 Calculate variances from budget/forecast and highlight any areas of weakness in cost control and recommend improvements.
    18 Ensure all financial policies are up to date and that there are appropriate internal controls in place over all accounting and financial transactions across the business.
    19 Oversee the staff expenses and credit card systems managed by the Management Accountants to ensure that they are carried out correctly.
    20 Bank accounts/cashflow - oversee the company bank accounts, ensuring the most cost effective use of international accounts and maintaining strong cashflow across the businesses.
    21 Refine and develop accounting processes and systems as necessary.

    What we need to see (Essential):

    * At least 3 years experience as a Financial Controller within a business turning over in excess of £10 million
    * Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA
    * Evidence of strong leadership and management skills of teams of at least 4 people

    What we'd like to see (Not Essential):

    * Recent experience of having worked in a product, retail or manufacturing business

    Salary:

    60-70k + Bonus + Bens

    Interviews:

    First stage interviews will be conducted on Monday September 4th.

  • Role:

    Finance & Accounting Systems Analyst

  • Type:
    Contract
  • Where:
    City of London, London
  • Starts:
    ASAP
  • Salary
    £0.00 — £0.00
    Per annum
  • Industry:
    Insurance
  • Doing what:

    Finance and Accounting Systems Analyst | London

    The client

    Working on behalf of one of the world's largest insurance industry clients, we are seeking a skilled Finance and Accounting Systems Analyst.
    The client are sector agnostic, and do not require candidates to possess insurance experience.

    The role

    Reporting into a forward-thinking Financial Controller and CFO, you will be supporting an evaluation of the client's processes in relation to their general ledger.
    The capture and pre-processing of data is currently inefficient. Particularly so in reference to: staff expenses, interfaces with banks, credit cards, payroll and bank transactions.
    You will be tasked with reviewing and documenting the 'as-is' end-to-end processes, coming up with recommendations. And then automating the processes (most likely in VBA/Excel). As the project progresses you will also document any agreed changed for posterity.

    What you need (essential):

    * Good requirements gathering and process mapping experience
    * Experience of working alongside accountants, specifically on accounting and finance systems projects.
    * Good Excel and VBA technical skills
    * Strong verbal and written communication

    What we'd like to see (non-essential):

    * An earlier career background in accounting would be helpful, but is not essential.
    * Some insurance industry exposure (particularly within a Lloyd's Syndicate) would be looked upon favourably.

    Duration: 6 months (good chance of extension)
    Start date: Ideally within 5 weeks
    Rate: Negotiable depending upon experience

  • Role:

    Snr Management Accountant / Finance Manager - Music & Film

  • Type:
    Permanent
  • Where:
    City of Westminster, London
  • Starts:
    September-Nov 2017
  • Salary
    £50000 — £60000
    Per annum
  • Industry:
    Media
  • Doing what:

    Snr Management Accountant / Finance Manager : Music and Film Industry

    The Company:
    Harmonic are proud to be working on an exclusive basis with one of London's premier post-production and video editing companies. Well-known for working on feature films, music promos, documentaries and adverts they have won several national and international awards.
    The business is located in the heart of Soho in a beautiful architect-designed office which was recently refurbished, although there is a sensible management attitude towards flexible home working if required.
    Despite recent growth and a strong financial performance, the company nonetheless has a great tight-knit 'family' feel, with excellent diversity. They are also very values-led which no doubt contributes heavily to a staff turnover of near zero over recent years.

    The Role:
    The business currently outsources the production of the Management Accounts, Stat, VAT and P11ds etc to a bookkeeper and an accountancy practice. As the first internal Finance hire for the organisation, you will be tasked with breaking down which tasks can be 'in-sourced' and keeping the show on the road in a business-as-usual capacity.
    However, the role also encompasses a large amount of commercial financial analysis and project accounting. The client are mid-point in developing an MI reporting dashboard, the delivery of which you will own. Candidates will therefore also need to display some background in FP&A or business partnering, ideally within a business whose revenue streams are linked to project-based billing structures.
    There is a marginal preference for candidates to work five days a week. However, the client will also welcome applications from candidates seeking to work a 4-day week for instance.
    Duties:

    * Project accounting - helping with invoicing, billing, profitability reporting.
    * Management information - owning the dashboard and producing agreed MI on
    * a monthly basis, with a pertinent commentary.
    * General book-keeping - accurately reconciling bank transactions, processing receipts and expenses, owning and maintaining our accounts in Xero.
    * Setting up and paying suppliers within agreed terms.
    * Debtor book - carefully managing clients to reduce our average debtor days while maintaining great relationships.

    What we'd like to see (Essential):

    * ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified
    * Experience within an arts-based organisation (TV, Film, Music, Events, Theatre etc)
    * Solid FP&A experience alongside good all-round Management Accounting experience

    Salary: 50-60k depending upon experience
    Interviews: Mid-August

  • Role:

    Financial Controller (Contract)

  • Type:
    Contract
  • Where:
    Brighton, East Sussex
  • Starts:
    ASAP
  • Salary
    £300 — £360
    Per day
  • Industry:
    Retail
  • Doing what:

    Financial Controller | Retail | Brighton

    Harmonic's exclusive retail client require a hands-on Financial Controller to join them asap. The business (a relaxed, non-corporate environment) require you to manage the day-to-day operations as the company builds towards a Private Equity transaction.
    Duties:

    * Overseeing Financial Controls
    * Support FD to liase with auditors
    * Supporting Management Accounts production
    * Budgets
    * VAT
    * Some FP&A duties
    * Supporting FD to get data room ready for taking business to market
    * Support and Management of AP/AR etc

    What you need:

    * ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified

    Bonus/Non-Essential experience:

    * Any retail sector experience would be beneficial
    * Experience of working in businesses with a USA and/or Chinese entity would be helpful.

    Rate/Salary: £300-360 per day (poss negotiable) or perm 60k + bonus
    Duration: 3-6 months (extensions likely)

  • Role:

    Interim Chief Financial Officer - Manufacturing / Supply Chain

  • Type:
    Contract
  • Where:
    East Sussex
  • Starts:
    ASAP
  • Salary
    £500 — £1000
    Per day
  • Industry:
    Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain
  • Doing what:

    Interim Chief Financial Officer - Manufacturing / Supply Chain Business

    The client:

    A highly successful international design and manufacturing business, Harmonic Finance's client design and manufacture high quality consumer products both in the United Kingdom, Asia and the United States. They presently turnover circa £35 million with a healthy EBITDA.

    The role:
    As they are presently on the cusp of taking the business through a Private Equity transaction, The Board have taken the decision that the current CFO should focus on dealing with the Private Equity partners and the rigours of the transaction. Your role will be to act as the interim 'Business-As-Usual' CFO, keeping the Finance team, reporting and controls steady, while also acting as the eyes and ears of the permanent CFO and Chair.

    What you need (essential):

    * Experience in Supply Chain
    * Experience of overseeing Finance for U.K., Chinese (Hong Kong) and USA operations
    * At least 5 years experience as a CFO/FD
    * Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA

    What we'd like to see (non-essential):

    * Experience of working within a manufacturing business
    * Past experience of having worked in a business which has been taken through a successful Private Equity transaction.

    Rate: negotiable depending upon experience
    Duration: 7-9 months
    Start: ASAP
    Process: Please forward CV/Linkedin profile to be considered for interview. Applicants will be reviewed from Tuesday 12th July.

  • Role:

    Chief Financial Officer - Management Consulting

  • Type:
    Permanent
  • Where:
    Stratford, London
  • Starts:
    ASAP
  • Salary
    £120000 — £130000
    Per annum + BONUS
  • Industry:
    Consultancy
  • Doing what:

    Chief Financial Officer - Management Consulting

    The client:

    Located in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, Harmonic have been engaged on an exclusive retained basis to secure a Chief Financial Officer for a leading Consulting business.

    Focussing on the supply of high-margin fixed price management consulting projects with an information technology bias the business aim to double in size within the next 4-5 years before going to market.

    The role will involve international travel totalling one week in every 4-5.

    Job Overview

    * Work with the CEO and COO to define and deliver a long-term strategic growth plan for the business.
    * Act as main point of liason with external investors (Private Equity)
    * Oversee the successful running of the Group's finance function

    What we need to see (essential):

    * Qualified accountant status (ACA or ACCA)
    * Strong leadership skills and a strategic commerical outlook
    * Human Capital industry experience

    What we'd like to see (bonus):

    * Previous experience of leading a successful exit

    * Solid experience of overseeing Finance function which provides services and reporting to international locations (ideally including the EU and United States)

    Salary: 120-130k + 25-50k annual bonus

    Interviews: First stage week beginning 26th June

  • Role:

    Community Analyst- Graduate - Business Development

  • Type:
    Permanent
  • Where:
    Camden, London
  • Starts:
    01/09/2017
  • Salary
    £22000 — £36000
    Per annum + bonus + bens
  • Industry:
    Recruitment Consultancy
  • Doing what:

    Business Development - Community Analyst

    Harmonic get great people and great organisations to work in tune together. And following a bumper start to 2017, we're looking for three talented people to help us expand our reach into exciting new markets.

    As one of our first intake of Community Analysts for September '17, the position offers you the opportunity to shape the future direction of one of London's most exciting start-ups. And to do this while working in one of the coolest, most creative workplaces in Camden Town, London.

    Combining business development, networking, research, marketing and commercial negotiations, Harmonic Community Analysts will be taken through a broad education in recruitment business development which offers unrivalled career progression.

    About Harmonic

    Harmonic supply accounting and finance professionals who enable our clients to be brilliant. Focussing on filling roles ranging from Chief Financial Officers through to Royalties Accountants, we work with some of the most exciting organisations in Europe, ranging from ground-breaking technology start-ups, through to major fashion labels.

    Led by Charlie Walker, the youngest-ever recipient of the prestigious Recruitment International 'Entrepreneur of the Year Award', Harmonic is our founder's second business (having built his first to a £30 million turnover operation aged just 24 back in 2008). He and his co-founder Fin Glanvill are passionate about operating working cultures where values underpin everything. And where colleagues are rewarded for what they have contributed to the growth of the business. Their intention is for the senior management team of 2021 to be 90% comprised of former Community Analysts.

    The Role

    Community Analyst is the first rung on the Harmonic career development programme. The position is a broad introduction to recruitment and staffing, which focusses upon the development of business development skills (80% phone, 10% meetings, 10% marketing and events) and the building of a trusted community of candidates within a niche marketplace. Daily and weekly targets will be used during your training so if you don't thrive in a competitive environment (albeit a super-friendly one!), then this probably isn't the role for you. We expect successful candidates to make promotion to Senior Community Analyst between their fifth and eight months in the job.

    Duties

    * Build a niche candidate community via phone and face-to-face business development
    * Source information or 'leads' on urgent hiring opportunities for Harmonic to fill
    * Source candidates for live Harmonic vacancies
    * Take responsibility for the quality of the Harmonic CRM data
    * Manage and monitor social media channels
    * Write and co-ordinate the design of bespoke marketing materials for your marketplace
    * Create original content specific to your market for the Harmonic website

    Work Environment and our Values

    Let's make no bones about it: we expect high standards. Harmonic Group is going places. And quickly. You should therefore expect to work long hours when needed, and not be too phased by the prospect of competition. However, while we expect our colleagues to apply themselves, we also pride ourselves on being model employers. Our working environment is supportive and empathetic, with advice and coaching on hand when needed outside of our regular review process. Above all, our three core values: Knowledge, Respect and Community aren't just there for PR purposes, they underpin everything we do internally as a business, as well as externally.

    And although we're fans of great British tailoring, we only pull out the suits and formal dress for client meetings and parties. It's important to us that you're able to work comfortably and express your own personality. In keeping with this, our offices are based out of Interchange, Camden- voted London's most vibrant workspace no less- where we work alongside some of Europe's most exciting creative and technology businesses. As an Interchange member, you will gain regular access to talks by entrepreneurs ranging from the founder of Boiler Room through to the CEO of Barclays. We even have our own magazine. And dogs!

    What we'll need to see throughout the recruitment process (essential)

    * Fantastic verbal and written communication skills
    * Good educational background
    * A competitive spirit
    * An appreciation and sharing of our values
    * Creativity
    * Strong, lateral thinking processes
    * Previous paid work experience (can be part-time or between terms)

    What we would like to see (non-essential)

    * Some prior business development/sales exp

    Package & Benefits

    * Basic salary of £22,000 (rising to £23,000 following probationary period)
    * Uncapped commission scheme (realistic first year earnings=32-36k, second year earnings= 55-75k)
    * 1 x company weekend away (paid for by Harmonic!)
    * 1 x individually-targetted weekend away (New York or similar)
    * Weekly Yoga, Pilates, HIIT Circuit Training
    * Discounted food and drink in Camden Lock and Stables Market (up to 30%)

  • Role:

    Graduate - Community Analyst - Business Development

  • Type:
    Permanent
  • Where:
    Camden, London
  • Starts:
    01/09/2017
  • Salary
    £22000 — £36000
    Per annum + bonus + bens
  • Industry:
    Recruitment Consultancy
  • Doing what:

    Business Development - Community Analyst

    Harmonic get great people and great organisations to work in tune together. And following a bumper start to 2017, we're looking for three talented people to help us expand our reach into exciting new markets.

    As one of our first intake of Community Analysts for September '17, the position offers you the opportunity to shape the future direction of one of London's most exciting start-ups. And to do this while working in one of the coolest, most creative workplaces in Camden Town, London.

    Combining business development, networking, research, marketing and commercial negotiations, Harmonic Community Analysts will be taken through a broad education in recruitment business development which offers unrivalled career progression.

    About Harmonic

    Harmonic supply accounting and finance professionals who enable our clients to be brilliant. Focussing on filling roles ranging from Chief Financial Officers through to Royalties Accountants, we work with some of the most exciting organisations in Europe, ranging from ground-breaking technology start-ups, through to major fashion labels.

    Led by Charlie Walker, the youngest-ever recipient of the prestigious Recruitment International 'Entrepreneur of the Year Award', Harmonic is our founder's second business (having built his first to a £30 million turnover operation aged just 24 back in 2008). He and his co-founder Fin Glanvill are passionate about operating working cultures where values underpin everything. And where colleagues are rewarded for what they have contributed to the growth of the business. Their intention is for the senior management team of 2021 to be 90% comprised of former Community Analysts.

    The Role

    Community Analyst is the first rung on the Harmonic career development programme. The position is a broad introduction to recruitment and staffing, which focusses upon the development of business development skills (80% phone, 10% meetings, 10% marketing and events) and the building of a trusted community of candidates within a niche marketplace. Daily and weekly targets will be used during your training so if you don't thrive in a competitive environment (albeit a super-friendly one!), then this probably isn't the role for you. We expect successful candidates to make promotion to Senior Community Analyst between their fifth and eight months in the job.

    Duties

    * Build a niche candidate community via phone and face-to-face business development
    * Source information or 'leads' on urgent hiring opportunities for Harmonic to fill
    * Source candidates for live Harmonic vacancies
    * Take responsibility for the quality of the Harmonic CRM data
    * Manage and monitor social media channels
    * Write and co-ordinate the design of bespoke marketing materials for your marketplace
    * Create original content specific to your market for the Harmonic website

    Work Environment and our Values

    Let's make no bones about it: we expect high standards. Harmonic Group is going places. And quickly. You should therefore expect to work long hours when needed, and not be too phased by the prospect of competition. However, while we expect our colleagues to apply themselves, we also pride ourselves on being model employers. Our working environment is supportive and empathetic, with advice and coaching on hand when needed outside of our regular review process. Above all, our three core values: Knowledge, Respect and Community aren't just there for PR purposes, they underpin everything we do internally as a business, as well as externally.

    And although we're fans of great British tailoring, we only pull out the suits and formal dress for client meetings and parties. It's important to us that you're able to work comfortably and express your own personality. In keeping with this, our offices are based out of Interchange, Camden- voted London's most vibrant workspace no less- where we work alongside some of Europe's most exciting creative and technology businesses. As an Interchange member, you will gain regular access to talks by entrepreneurs ranging from the founder of Boiler Room through to the CEO of Barclays. We even have our own magazine. And dogs!

    What we'll need to see throughout the recruitment process (essential)

    * Fantastic verbal and written communication skills
    * Good educational background
    * A competitive spirit
    * An appreciation and sharing of our values
    * Creativity
    * Strong, lateral thinking processes
    * Previous paid work experience (can be part-time or between terms)

    What we would like to see (non-essential)

    * Some prior business development/sales exp

    Package & Benefits

    * Basic salary of £22,000 (rising to £23,000 following probationary period)
    * Uncapped commission scheme (realistic first year earnings=32-36k, second year earnings= 55-75k)
    * 1 x company weekend away (paid for by Harmonic!)
    * 1 x individually-targetted weekend away (New York or similar)
    * Weekly Yoga, Pilates, HIIT Circuit Training
    * Discounted food and drink in Camden Lock and Stables Market (up to 30%)

  • Role:

    Finance Director | Interim | Underwriting Agency

  • Type:
    Contract
  • Where:
    London
  • Starts:
    July 2017
  • Salary
    £950 — £1600
    Per day
  • Industry:
    Insurance
  • Doing what:

    Finance Director | Interim | Underwriting Agency

    The client:

    One of London's foremost Underwriting Agencies.

    The role:

    You will take overall responsibility for all financial matters of the underwriting agency including financial and management reporting, capital management, investment, treasury and taxation.

    Additional responsibilities will include managing the Syndicate Management & Reporting Team and the Reinsurance processing team.

    Duration: 9 months initial

    Please send an up-to-date CV in the first instance to be considered for interview.

  • Role:

    Head of FP&A | Lloyd's Syndicate

  • Type:
    Permanent
  • Where:
    City of London, London
  • Starts:
    Sept 2017
  • Salary
    £142000 — £155000
    Per annum + Bonus
  • Industry:
    Insurance
  • Doing what:

    Head of FP&A | Lloyd's Syndicate

    The role:

    * Manage two different teams, one is focused on Management Accounting, which has a headcount of 5, and in addition, there is a Business Planning & Analysis team with a headcount of 3;
    * Manage the annual business planning and budgeting, and quarterly forecasting processes of the Group;
    * Ensure that the incurred, committed and forecasted costs of each relevant Executive and department are accounted for accurately, in a timely manner and meeting the requirements of the accounting policies and control environment of the Group;
    * Ensure the accurate and timely completion of the revenue accounting for the business;
    * Review and enhance the efficiency, controls and effectiveness of the revenue accounting and sales reporting processes on an ongoing basis;
    * Provide support to the Head of Finance as a member of the Finance leadership team to enable them to meet their responsibilities to maintain the financial control environment of the Group;

    What we need to see (essential):

    * Good understanding of management accounting processes, and have previously held a "Senior Finance" level post in an another Insurance firm
    * Significant experience in providing finance business partnering support to diverse business areas
    * Experience in managing business planning, budgeting and forecasting processes for diverse businesses
    * An accountancy qualification (CIMA / ACA/ ACCA)
    * Experience in managing the production and reporting of financial management information using data warehouses and end-user reporting tools
    * Experience in managing a team of qualified and part-qualified accountants

  • Role:

    TECHNICAL ACCOUNTANT- IFRS 17 - INSURANCE

  • Type:
    Permanent
  • Where:
    City of London, London
  • Starts:
    ASAP
  • Salary
    £550 — £675
    Per day
  • Industry:
    Accountancy
  • Doing what:

    Technical Accountant - Insurance - IFRS 17

    We are recruiting for a major Insurer who are looking to appoint a technical accountant to support with the implementation and developments of IFRS 17.

    This role is aimed at effectively evaluating and embedding key reporting changes, providing critical technical and commercial guidance on key business developments, and ensuring compliance with relevant regulatory standards and developments in an increasingly complex reporting environment. The incumbent will play a significant role in developing the regulatory reporting expertise within the Group.

    The role will have a high degree of contact with senior management and will work closely with the wider finance management team.

    The role will cover the following areas:



    Accounting developments

    · Implement major accounting projects and other changes.

    · Drive the evaluation and implementation of these changes across the international Group and manage the embedding of the change within the business.

    · You will be a key source of information, interpretation and compliance with these significant reporting developments, providing advice and support to senior and executive management as appropriate.

    · Control the reporting framework.

    · Develop the Group's reporting framework, ensuring compliance with relevant accounting and regulatory reporting developments.

    · This will include keeping up to date with technical developments from IASB and FRC, conducting impact analyses, briefing stakeholders and implementing plans as appropriate.



    Solvency II developments

    · Implement major S2 projects and other changes.

    · Drive the evaluation and implementation of these changes across the international Group and manage the embedding of the change within the business.

    · You will be a key source of information, interpretation and compliance with these significant regulatory reporting developments, providing advice and support to senior and executive management as appropriate.

    · Control the reporting framework.

    · Develop the Group's reporting framework, ensuring compliance with relevant regulatory reporting developments.



    Advisory and transaction support:

    · Advise on major business development initiatives.

    · Provide commercial advice to senior and executive management regarding new business initiatives and developments, including possible major overseas acquisitions.

    · Provide commercial accounting advice.

    · Provide commercial advice on other financial reporting areas, raising the quality of the Group's reporting.



    Qualifications:



    ACA (approximately 3+ years PQE)

    Strong accounting technical knowledge. Must be comfortable with IFRS and Solvency II reporting regulations

    Experience of insurance sector will be highly advantageous. Financial services experience a pre-requisite.

  • Role:

    Interim Head of Treasury- Financial Services

  • Type:
    Contract
  • Where:
    North West England
  • Salary
    £650 — £900
    Per day
  • Industry:
    Banking
  • Doing what:

    Job description

    Head of Treasury - Interim- Financial Services
    The Client & Role description:
    One of the UK's most innovative Financial Services organisations, Harmonic's exclusive Greater Manchester client are seeking an interim Head of Treasury to start over the next 4-6 weeks. Beginning on an initial 6 month assignment, the client are undertaking a massive programme of change which offers the opportunity for multiple contract extensions for the successful candidate.
    Those in a Treasury Manager position who are looking to take the next step up will be considered.
    Note that this role is ALM/Middle-office focused, NOT front-office.
    The role:

    * Oversee all cash management functions including cash concentration, account funding. Ensure adequate liquidity for working capital needs and invest short term excess cash. Manage inter-company cash, including inter-company lending, dividends, and capital injections.
    * Analyse balance sheet and funding and credit risk
    * Own the forecasting of Interest Rate changes
    * Review the efficacy of current Treasury Systems and begin an investigation into whether procuring and implementing a new system may be be beneficial to the business.
    * Oversee cash management banking and financial institution relationships. Negotiate bank and service fees. Implement new bank technologies, products and services to improve cash cycle and simplify company operations.
    * Ensure compliance with internal controls, policies and procedures. Develop and monitor treasury operational policies. Manage compliance for Treasury operations.

    What we need to see:

    * At least three years in a Treasury Manager or Head of Treasury role
    * Extensive Banking or Financial Services experience
    * Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA

    Start date: Next 4-6 weeks
    Duration: 6 months, but long term extensions available for suitable candidates.
    Day rate: Negotiable depending upon experience.
    Rate: day rate, negotiable based upon experience.

  • Role:

    Finance Analyst- Financial Services - Contract - Hampshire

  • Type:
    Contract
  • Where:
    Hampshire
  • Starts:
    ASAP
  • Salary
    £250 — £300
    Per day
  • Industry:
    Financial Services
  • Doing what:

    Finance Analyst - Financial Services - Hampshire - Contract



    The Client & Role

    One of the UK's most prominent Financial Services groups, Harmonic's client are seeking to bolster their commerical finance modelling and forecasting capability. Reporting directly into one of the senior Finance team, the contract begins at 6 months, but has an excellent chance for extension.

    What we need to see (Essential):

    - A minimum of 3 years experience as a Finance Analyst

    - Financial Services experience

    - Strong excel modelling skills and data analysis



    What we'd like to see (non-essential):

    - Insurance industry experience



    Rate: £250-300 per day.



    Start: ASAP.

  • Role:

    Senior Business Analyst - Accounting Systems Implementation

  • Type:
    Contract
  • Where:
    City of London, London
  • Starts:
    ASAP
  • Salary
    £500 — £625
    Per day
  • Industry:
    Insurance
  • Doing what:

    Senior Business Analyst - Accounting & Finance Systems Implementation - Insurance

    The Client:

    One of the largest insurance companies in the world, Harmonic's exclusive client has an unrivalled reputation for excellence on the London market.

    The Role:

    You will act as the Lead Business Analyst on a multi-million pound implementation of a cloud-based Finance and Accounting system implementation. Your role will involve gathering high-level requirements from senior stakeholders, shaping the overall change strategy and supervising more junior analyst colleagues.

    What we need to see (essential):

    * Previous experience of working as a business analyst on a large Finance systems implementation
    * Insurance sector experience

    What we'd like to see (non-essential):

    * London market experience
    * Oracle (ideally Hyperion) system exposure

    Duration: 12 months

    Rate: £500-625 per day

  • Role:

    FP&A Analyst - Banking

  • Type:
    Contract
  • Where:
    City of London, London
  • Starts:
    ASAP
  • Salary
    £ — £
    Per annum
  • Industry:
    Banking
  • Doing what:

    FP&A Analyst: App-based Challenger Bank

    The client:

    At the forefront of the Challenger Bank revolution and leading utilisation of app-based user interfaces, Harmonic's exclusive client are looking for a day rate contract FP&A consultant to support the production of the client's internal financial planning and analysis.

    Role description:

    - Support completion of annual budgeting process
    - monthly management reporting
    - financial forecast
    - monitoring of capital adequacy
    - analysis of proposed product innovations

    What we need to see (essential):

    - Qualified CIMA/ACA/ACCA status
    - Previous experience working in FP&A in a Banking (and ideally a challenger banking) setting

    Start date: No later than June 12th, but ideally next week.

    Rate: day rate, negotiable based upon experience.

  • Role:

    Regulatory Reporting Manager - Challenger Bank

  • Type:
    Permanent
  • Where:
    City of London, London
  • Salary
    £95000 — £110000
    Per annum + bonus + shares
  • Industry:
    Banking
  • Doing what:

    Regulatory Reporting Manager - Challenger Bank

    Having just been granted their banking licence, Harmonic's exclusive client are now seeking their first Regulatory Reporting Manager.

    The role:

    Enabling the successful candidate to have unrivalled impact upon the organisation, you will be tasked with setting up effective and compliant reporting processes, disclosures and ensuring that all necessary returns are delivered successfully and in a timely manner.

    Although heavily invested, the current headcount for the bank is small. You will be charged with hiring two people to cover liquidity and as soon you begin.

    Key Duties:

    * Responsible for ensuring all prudential regulatory returns (Bank of England, Capital, Liquidity, COREP) are submitted accurately and on time
    * Review and enhance existing reporting processes
    * Prepare group Pillar 3 disclosures within required timescales
    * Implement new reporting requirements into the BAU processes, ensuring they are well understood and appropriately reviewed and controlled

    ICAAP process and other reporting

    * Support the ICAAP process by consolidating the group submissions and carrying out an initial review of the results
    * Support ad hoc reporting, communication and analysis as required
    * Where required support other regulatory initiatives such as ILAAP and RRP
    * Support the preparation and presentation of information to rating agencies

    Regulatory change

    * Support the regulatory change process by supporting projects and providing input to requirement definition documents
    * Provide subject matter expert support to projects as and when required
    * Maintain up to date knowledge of reporting requirements, regulatory changes and developments

    Essential Requirements:



    * Qualified Accountant
    * Extensive Regulatory reporting experience (Either capital or liquidity, ideally both)



    Salary:



    95-110k depending upon experience + 17-20% bonus + share options + healthcare + 30 days holiday



    Location: City of London

  • Role:

    Graduate - Community Analyst - Business Development

  • Type:
    Permanent
  • Where:
    Camden, London
  • Starts:
    01/09/2017
  • Salary
    £22000 — £36000
    Per annum + bonus + bens
  • Industry:
    Recruitment Consultancy
  • Doing what:

    Business Development - Community Analyst

    Harmonic get great people and great organisations to work in tune together. And following a bumper start to 2017, we're looking for three talented people to help us expand our reach into exciting new markets.

    As one of our first intake of Community Analysts for September '17, the position offers you the opportunity to shape the future direction of one of London's most exciting start-ups. And to do this while working in one of the coolest, most creative workplaces in Camden Town, London.

    Combining business development, networking, research, marketing and commercial negotiations, Harmonic Community Analysts will be taken through a broad education in recruitment business development which offers unrivalled career progression.

    About Harmonic

    Harmonic supply accounting and finance professionals who enable our clients to be brilliant. Focussing on filling roles ranging from Chief Financial Officers through to Royalties Accountants, we work with some of the most exciting organisations in Europe, ranging from ground-breaking technology start-ups, through to major fashion labels.

    Led by Charlie Walker, the youngest-ever recipient of the prestigious Recruitment International 'Entrepreneur of the Year Award', Harmonic is our founder's second business (having built his first to a £30 million turnover operation aged just 24 back in 2008). He and his co-founder Fin Glanvill are passionate about operating working cultures where values underpin everything. And where colleagues are rewarded for what they have contributed to the growth of the business. Their intention is for the senior management team of 2021 to be 90% comprised of former Community Analysts.

    The Role

    Community Analyst is the first rung on the Harmonic career development programme. The position is a broad introduction to recruitment and staffing, which focusses upon the development of business development skills (80% phone, 10% meetings, 10% marketing and events) and the building of a trusted community of candidates within a niche marketplace. Daily and weekly targets will be used during your training so if you don't thrive in a competitive environment (albeit a super-friendly one!), then this probably isn't the role for you. We expect successful candidates to make promotion to Senior Community Analyst between their fifth and eight months in the job.

    Duties

    * Build a niche candidate community via phone and face-to-face business development
    * Source information or 'leads' on urgent hiring opportunities for Harmonic to fill
    * Source candidates for live Harmonic vacancies
    * Take responsibility for the quality of the Harmonic CRM data
    * Manage and monitor social media channels
    * Write and co-ordinate the design of bespoke marketing materials for your marketplace
    * Create original content specific to your market for the Harmonic website

    Work Environment and our Values

    Let's make no bones about it: we expect high standards. Harmonic Group is going places. And quickly. You should therefore expect to work long hours when needed, and not be too phased by the prospect of competition. However, while we expect our colleagues to apply themselves, we also pride ourselves on being model employers. Our working environment is supportive and empathetic, with advice and coaching on hand when needed outside of our regular review process. Above all, our three core values: Knowledge, Respect and Community aren't just there for PR purposes, they underpin everything we do internally as a business, as well as externally.

    And although we're fans of great British tailoring, we only pull out the suits and formal dress for client meetings and parties. It's important to us that you're able to work comfortably and express your own personality. In keeping with this, our offices are based out of Interchange, Camden- voted London's most vibrant workspace no less- where we work alongside some of Europe's most exciting creative and technology businesses. As an Interchange member, you will gain regular access to talks by entrepreneurs ranging from the founder of Boiler Room through to the CEO of Barclays. We even have our own magazine. And dogs!

    What we'll need to see throughout the recruitment process (essential)

    * Fantastic verbal and written communication skills
    * Good educational background
    * A competitive spirit
    * An appreciation and sharing of our values
    * Creativity
    * Strong, lateral thinking processes
    * Previous paid work experience (can be part-time or between terms)

    What we would like to see (non-essential)

    * Some prior business development/sales exp

    Package & Benefits

    * Basic salary of £22,000 (rising to £23,000 following probationary period)
    * Uncapped commission scheme (realistic first year earnings=32-36k, second year earnings= 55-75k)
    * 1 x company weekend away (paid for by Harmonic!)
    * 1 x individually-targetted weekend away (New York or similar)
    * Weekly Yoga, Pilates, HIIT Circuit Training
    * Discounted food and drink in Camden Lock and Stables Market (up to 30%)

  • Role:

    Group Reporting Accountant- AIM listed business

  • Type:
    Contract
  • Where:
    London
  • Starts:
    ASAP
  • Salary
    £600 — £723
    Per day
  • Industry:
    IT
  • Doing what:

    Group Reporting Accountant - AIM listed business - Technology

    The Company

    Employing 300 permanent staff and 90 contractors based across two zone 1 North London locations our client are a major employer within the UK SAAS market

    The position is principally responsible for the consolidation of regional financial data and subsequent preparation of monthly Group Management Accounts. The successful candidate will also be required to prepare various other group reports including annual budget consolidations and quarterly forecasts.

    The position includes liaison with international business units.

    Role outline:

    * Manage, maintain and develop the reporting system
    * Prepare monthly Group Financial Accounts to UKGAAP standard
    * Maintain and develop Business Unit excel submission packs
    * Consolidate annual budget packs
    * Consolidate quarterly forecast packs
    * Prepare year-end reporting analysis and other ad hoc analysis as requested by Group CFO / Group Finance Controller

    Skills Required

    * Accountancy qualification e.g. ACA / CIMA
    * Excellent excel skills - ability to consolidate and analyse large amounts of data from multiple sources (VLOOKUPs, pivot tables etc.; macros an advantage).
    * Problem solving -thinking through how to modify reporting system to reflect changes in group taxonomy / investigating and resolving issues.
    * Attention to detail and ability to self-check work.
    * Process driven
    * Excellent organisational skills

    Rate: up to: £723 per day

    Duration: 6 months

    Start: ASAP.

  • Role:

    Finance Director - Blockchain Fintech Startup - Contract - Lond

  • Type:
    Contract
  • Where:
    London
  • Starts:
    ASAP
  • Salary
    £750 — £1200
    Per day
  • Industry:
    IT
  • Doing what:

    Finance Director - Blockchain Startup - Contract - London
    Following a meeting with the company Founders this morning, Harmonic are proud to work exclusively with one of Europe's foremost Blockchain startups who are currently closing their Series B funding round.
    The role is one of the most interesting FD opportunities we have ever sourced and presents the opportunity to get in at ground level to a business who have wonderful potential to build towards an Exit/IPO.
    The role:
    Having recently emerged from stealth mode, the business now requires an experienced Finance Director.The role will involve working directly with the CEO/COO and recently-hired CTO to deliver a scale-able finance function within the application development arm of the business.
    The role will involve strategic leadership in that you will need to plan out both the as-is and to-be structure of your department, whilst also anticipating increasing requirements for reporting and compliance. You need to have a strong affinity with cutting edge Fintech as the revenue streams, costs and risks to the business are all intertwined with the blockchain technology.
    What you need (essential):

    * Successful career to-date working as a CFO/FD (within a startup technology environment for some of your career)
    * Qualified or Chartered status
    * At least 12 months direct experience within Fintech
    * Past experience of effectively reporting into external investors (Angel & VC)
    * Ability to improve the structure of financial reporting (internal and external) for the business.
    * Demonstrable background of structuring and building high-quality, but lean, finance teams.

    What we'd like to see (not essential):

    * Experience of working in a business (or business unit) where blockchain or crypto-currencies have been at the forefront
    * Some understanding (at a non-technical, functional level) of Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning would be helpful
    * Some understanding (at a non-technical, functional level) of biometrics would be helpful

    Duration: 6 months initial with potential to transfer to permanent status
    Rate: Negotiable daily
    Location: London
    Start: April (could wait until May potentially for a strong candidate)
    NB:
    Please be aware that although Harmonic pride ourselves on offering excellent service, we anticipate an overwhelming volume of responses to this vacancy. And it may therefore, regretfully, be impossible to respond to each one by phone. Please therefore forward your CV in the first instance and assume that if you have not heard from us within 3 working days of your application, that unfortunately you haven't been successful on this occasion.