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  • Group Tax Accountant

    Contract: Permanent, Location: North Yorkshire (Drax) Show Full Details

    Description:

    Reporting to the Group Tax Manager, our client is looking for a part-qualified / newly-qualified tax professional to provide support with UK tax compliance, reporting and forecasting.

    Main Duties:

    • Preparation of annual tax computations and returns for a number of UK entities for timely submission to HMRC.
    • Drafting technical analysis and correspondence to support communications with HMRC.
    • Preparation of tax provisions and tax notes to be included in annual group accounts, and assisting with queries from group auditors.
    • Preparation of monthly and half yearly group tax provisioning.
    • Preparation of corporation tax provisions to be included in subsidiaries’ annual statutory accounts to provide accuracy of reporting.
    • General assistance with group reporting and compliance issues.
    • Transfer pricing - assistance in preparing intra group transfer pricing documentation, including data compilation for CBCR.
    • Assisting with Senior Accounting Officer administration to achieve ongoing compliance
    • Capital project tax analysis to make efficient and robust claims to HMRC.
    • Assistance in forecasting group tax payments on account and tax provisions including in group business planning forecasts.
    • Ad hoc tax projects to support both Group and business unit needs, including payroll, VAT and other indirect taxes and tax accounting more generally.

    Please apply by submitting your CV and covering letter explaining why you have applied for this role and why your skills and experience match the requirements of this role.  If successful, you will be asked to provide documentary evidence proving your academic/vocational qualifications and membership of professional bodies, including all those stated in your application form/CV whether required for the role or not.  

    Qualifications:

    • Qualified/Part qualified (ATT/CTA) tax professional adept at researching and reaching sound judgements on tax technical areas.
    • Good project management skills and strong time management skills.
    • Good MS Office skills, specifically Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
    • Ability to understand, distil and apply sound tax judgement to difficult commercial transactions and arrangements.
    • Have a good grasp of accounting concepts to better understand impacts to tax treatments in the group.
    • Have an awareness of the Senior Accounting Officer legislation.
    • Self-starter, able to drive projects forward unaided.
    • Highly motivated, good communication skills and a confident decision maker.
    • Ability to develop good working relationships at all levels both within and outside the organisation.
    • High level of personal integrity and professionalism.
    • Lead by example, as well as an excellent team player.
    • Ability to meet demanding deadlines and adapt quickly to changing business needs.

    Salary:

    £35,000 dependent on experience

    Ref: 0604MT166

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  • Senior Commercial Manager

    Contract: Permanent, Location: North Yorkshire (Drax) Show Full Details

    Description:

    The Fuel Procurement team is responsible for sourcing, managing and physical trading all of Drax’s fuel requirements. This entails the purchasing, management and optimisation of fuel, management of fuel supply relationships, development of the global biomass market and developing Drax’s biomass fuel supply strategy.

    Specifically oversee the management of existing Canadian, European, Brazilian and trader biomass supply contracts and relationships as well as the origination, negotiation and executed of any new contracts in this same region. Support development of Drax’s biomass fuel supply strategy, and a senior representative for the team in other Group biomass initiatives. .Project Lead for other commercial business initiatives that contribute to group strategy and value on an ad hoc basis.

    Main duties:

    • Oversee the management existing biomass contract regional portfolio ensuring that stakeholders are effectively engaged and managed (Sustainability, Logistics, Risk, Finance, Legal, Chemistry)

    • Oversee and execute contract amendments and new long term contracts in the regional portfolio meeting all business requirements and value targets

    • Ensure the relationships with all suppliers in the region are effectively managed to proactively foresee issues to put Drax in the best position possible and to enhance Drax’s strong reputation

    • Support the Head of Biomass and Supply and Development Director in the development of the medium to long term fuel strategy

    • Senior representative for the team in other Group biomass initiatives

    • Project lead for other commercial business initiatives that contribute to group strategy and value on an ad hoc basis

    • Lead, motivate, train and develop direct report to maintain an effective workplace, with appropriate cover for periods of absence

    • Manage senior stakeholders/project members throughout the whole of Drax Group

    • Senior team representative to support/cover for Head of Biomass and a go to biomass person for other parts of the Group

    Please apply by submitting your CV and covering letter explaining why you have applied for this role and why your skills and experience match the requirements of this role.  If successful, you will be asked to provide documentary evidence proving your academic/vocational qualifications and membership of professional bodies, including all those stated in your application form/CV whether required for the role or not. 

    Qualifications:

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience required:

    Minimum: Degree level or equivalent

    Job Holder must have:

    • Strong negotiation skills

    • Experienced in execution and management of contracts

    • Use proprietary contract evaluation models and publically available market analysis to develop commercial strategy and tactics

    • Good business acumen across a wide range of areas including finance and commercial

    • Physical supply chain experience

    • Experience of sustainability/environmental policy within the UK and Europe

    • Good numerical skills and the ability to use these when making commercial decisions and challenge/corroborate financial analysis

    • Good communication and people skills with the ability to communicate and influence at all levels of the organisation and external counterparties

    • Strong attention to detail, ensuring accuracy and integrity of work undertaken

    • Advanced MS Office skills, especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint

    • Experience in leading business critical commercial projects and managing a programme of different initiatives

    The job holder should demonstrate the following core behaviour:

    • Self-Starter, Can Do, Delivery Focused, Team Player.

    • Listening, hear what the other party is saying and take note.

    • Carry out all responsibilities in an honest, ethical and responsible manner.

    The candidate must be:

    • Highly motivated, hardworking, self-starter, committed and driven to delivering targets for the biomass business, capable of working under pressure and to fixed timescales.

    It would be advantageous to have:

    • Understanding of the nuances of developing markets and interest in actively influencing these

    • Knowledge of UK energy markets, global physical commodity markets and of international logistics and shipping

    • Ability to operate in a changing work environment.

    Salary:

    Competitive

    Ref: 0704MT167

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  • Senior Biomass Portfolio Trader

    Contract: Contract, Location: North Yorkshire (Drax) Show Full Details

    Description:

    12 Month Contract

    The Fuel Procurement team is responsible for sourcing and physical trading all of Drax’s fuel requirements.  This entails the purchasing and optimisation of fuel (coal and biomass) and specifically development of the global biomass market.

    Specifically, responsible for maintaining and optimising the spot position (i.e. within a rolling 18-month period) for Drax Power Station and imports for Billington Bioenergy. Ensuring all transactions are executed in line with DPL policy. Acts as the coordinator for execution and value add optimisation between logistics, the spot team and lead regional buyers.

    Main duties:

    • Control, report and interrogate the physical fuel spot position to ensure minimum stocks are maintained as appropriate to realise the business needs including the EN+ import position.

    • Optimise the position to add value and/or reduce cost for the business by concluding spot transactions or optimising term contracts as appropriate.

    • Monitor and advise of any risks to the position as they may emerge with mitigation recommendations.

    • Negotiate commercial settlements with suppliers for contractual non-performance or quality breach.

    • Negotiate sales and purchase contracts and execute trades to optimise Drax’s near-term (less than 1 year) fuel requirements and storage capabilities.Ensuring that such trades comply with the relevant risk management, sustainability and technical policies.

    • Trading counterparty relationship management and regular reviews.

    • Lead, motivate, train and develop staff to maintain an effective workplace, with appropriate cover for periods of absence, capable of meeting objectives and ensuring that positions are correctly maintained, administration and processes are monitored and reported accurately.

    • Managing cross-functional interfaces internally and externally to effectively develop viable, value adding initiatives and market development.

    • Evaluate first stage due diligence criteria for suitability of new supply or offtake opportunities.
    • Compliance with trading limits and delegations of authority including ensuring position is within limits and associated systems updated in required timescales.
    • Provide required support, management and cover when Head of Biomass is absent
    Please apply by submitting your CV and covering letter explaining why you have applied for this role and why your skills and experience match the requirements of this role.  If successful, you will be asked to provide documentary evidence proving your academic/vocational qualifications and membership of professional bodies, including all those stated in your application form/CV whether required for the role or not.


    Qualifications:

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience required:

    • Minimum: Degree level or equivalent

    The job holder must have:

    • Demonstrable physical trading or trading experience
    • Good numerical skills and the ability to use these when making commercial decisions.
    • The ability to execute and close contracts using proprietary contract evaluation models and publicly available market analysis.
    • Strong negotiation skills.
    • IT literate.
    • Communication, ability to lead the discussion and deliver clear concise responses.
    • Listening, hear what the other party is saying and take note.
    • Carry out all responsibilities in an honest, ethical and responsible manner.

    The job holder should demonstrate the following core behaviour:

    • Self-Starter, Can Do, Delivery Focused, Team Player.

    The candidate must be:

    • Highly motivated, hardworking, self-starter, committed and driven to delivering targets for the biomass business, capable of working under pressure and to fixed timescales.

    It would be advantageous to have:

    • Bulk commodities experience as a buyer/originator, preferably within the bulk grains and/or animal feed sectors.
    • An understanding of logistics for national and international deliveries would be useful, although logistics support is provided within the team.
    • Ability to operate in a rapidly changing work environment.

    Salary:

    Competitive

    Ref: 0804MT168

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  • Management Accountant / Financial Controller

    Contract: Permanent, Location: West Yorkshire (Wetherby) Show Full Details

    Description:

    Our client is seeking to recruit a permanent Management Accountant / Financial Controller / Group Accounts Manager (group of 4 small companies) to start as soon as possible. Hours are flexible and can fit around school timings (and holidays) and/or may be 3 - 5 days per week.

    Responsibilities:

    Preparing monthly reports, budgets, commentaries and financial statements

    Undertaking financial administration, liaising with banks and other third parties

    Liaising with managerial staff and other colleagues

    Supervising a purchase and sales ledger clerks

    Developing and managing financial systems/policies

    Controlling and forecasting income and expenditure

    Qualifications:

    Personal Skills:

    Good oral and written communication skills

    The ability to work as part of a team

    Excellent analytical and numerical abilities

    Sound business knowledge

    Accuracy and an eye for detail.

    Experience Required:

    5 years in responsible finance roles

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    Salary:

    circa £30,000pa (pro rata)

    Ref: 1310MT151

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  • Divisional Manager - Recruitment

    Contract: Permanent, Location: UK (Manchester) Show Full Details

    Description:

    Our client is a long established Recruitment Business based in Manchester. A small and committed team who are great at what they do and focused on meeting the needs of their clients and candidates & growing the business.

    Are you a recruiter who has worked their way up through the ranks and currently running a successful division? Or maybe you’re a fantastic consultant with years of recruitment experience looking for the big move to building and running your own division?

    The brief is simple but the task requires a very specific type of person:

    Our client is looking for an experienced, driven self-starter who will be able to quickly develop a division from scratch.

    For the right person the long-term benefits will be considerable, however results are essential as is the ability to fit seamlessly within the existing team.

    Qualifications:

    Salary:

    Competitive

    Ref: 2906LGA

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