Rob has over 25 years professional recruitment experienced gained mainly within Financial Recruitment. He has a well-established, highly successful, and stable background supporting the recruitment needs of major blue-chip clients and SMEs.

Rob worked for 19 years within an independent financial recruitment consultancy which grew significantly across the UK before joining Probe in 2016 to strengthen our Business Services Division which specialises in Finance, HR and Sales recruitment and was keen to work with Probe because of our independence, which enables the delivery of an excellent service to both candidates and clients.

Rob Dorricott

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Rob has over 25 years professional recruitment experienced gained mainly within Financial Recruitment. He has a well-established, highly successful, and stable background supporting the recruitment needs of major blue-chip clients and SMEs.

Rob worked for 19 years within an independent financial recruitment consultancy which grew significantly across the UK before joining Probe in 2016 to strengthen our Business Services Division which specialises in Finance, HR and Sales recruitment and was keen to work with Probe because of our independence, which enables the delivery of an excellent service to both candidates and clients.

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The role of the Payroll Manager is to manage the UK Payroll and provide a full in house managed payroll service for all Group UK sites.

Client Details

Probe Recruitment are recruiting for a Payroll Manger to work for a global business, based in Solihull. This is a market leading business that require a graduate calibre Payroll Manager with at least 5 years payroll experience.

Payroll Manager Duties

  • Supervising one Payroll Specialist.
  • Managing monthly processing of multi-site payroll, including, pension, benefits, PAYE, NI, court orders etc. (approx. 1000 employees)
  • Ensuring systems are set-up and updated to reflect our current employee base, including wages, benefits, sickness and vacation time in line with contracts.
  • Critically reviewing and analysing current payroll process and procedures, recommend improvements and implement central payroll manual.
  • Critically reviewing and analysing current payroll, benefits and tax procedures in order to recommend and implement changes leading to best-practice operations and changes in UK legislation.
  • Reviewing and identifying opportunities for streamlining process improvements, efficiencies, system integration and elimination of duplicate data handling.
  • Partner with HR in aligning and implementing a more sophisticated payroll and flexible benefits system.
  • Manage monthly preparation of relevant management reports, including monthly, quarterly and year-end reports (gross payroll, hours worked, vacation accrual, tax deductions, benefit deductions, etc..)
  • Act as "Super-User" for the time and attendance / payroll system providing system improvements and advice, guidance and training to other users.
  • Partner with HR to provide advice and support.
  • Interface with Payroll Provider, managing change requests, service provision and monthly review.

Profile

Proven track record of Payroll experience, ideally gained as a Payroll Manager or Payroll Supervisor within a multi-site manufacturing environment.

Working understanding of UK payroll legislation including HMRC requirements, PAYE tax, NI, Pensions etc.

Ability to manage and lead staff to excellent performance.

Extensive knowledge and practice of SAP payroll systems required.

Previous experience of ADP payroll systems.

Qualified to Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) Diploma level or working towards.

Computer literate and familiar with Microsoft Office, especially Excel.

Excellent communication skills and highly with the ability to work to strict and challenging deadlines.

As Payroll Manager you will receive a competitive salary plus other benefits.

 

Probe Recruitment currently recruiting for a Management Accountant, on a permanent basis within the North Birmingham area for a leading Global Business. The salary for this position is up to £35,000 per annum depending on experience. The ideal candidate will be AAT or ACCA qualified with experience gained within a manufacturing organisation.

Requirements of the Management Accountant:

  • Carry out Monthly Management accounts Preparation & Review
  • Handle Monthly Management reporting, Commentaries & KPI’s
  • Deal with Annual Budget & Forecast implementation & Review
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliations & Review
  • Ad-hoc projects to implement continuous improvement in efficiencies
  • Liaison with external Auditors and Year End audit
  • Provide financial support and analysis covering all aspects to drive financial performance and control from P&L to cash flow
  • Review and distribute management accounts and month-end reports
  • Liaison with all accounting departments and with the purchasing department, logistics and controlling functions
  • Assist to prepare business plans, budgets and forecasts within the prescribed timetables
  • Production and distribution of regular flash reports to monitor progress against billing and cash collection targets
  • Monitoring of overhead expenditure against budget (e.g. travel, accommodation, entertaining, training, disbursements etc.)

Management Accountant Competencies:

  • Good interpersonal skills and a strong sense of confidentiality
  • Knowledge of SAP an advantage
  • Knowledge of French or Spanish in addition to fluent English as an advantage.
 

This division of a global business is looking to recruit an experienced Trade Compliance Manager to ensure all its UK are in full compliance with the import and export laws of the countries where they do business. Compliance with trade regulations will be achieved through a centralized process of classification, certification and verification of import/export activities.

The Trade Compliance Manager will have overall responsibility for for the trade compliance of approximately $100 million annual transactions.

Responsibilities:

  • Function as an expert resource to UK locations in the areas of import/export transactions, policies and procedures with a strategic focus to streamline efficiencies, eliminate waste, and utilize emerging tools and technologies with a focus on customer satisfaction and cost containment while ensuring compliance with regulations.
  • Design, implement and manage a robust trade compliance program for the UK Operations, including the ongoing development and maintenance of procedures which define responsibility and accountability for completion of activities and supporting operational processes.
  • Develop and deliver an ongoing, tailored training program that includes but is not limited to export control and technology, AEO compliance, Corporate Trade Standards, general awareness, risk identification, and escalation. Personally conduct training as required.
  • Develop and maintain country specific import/export matrices to include classifications, license requirements and shipment restrictions, including leading a UK reclassification project. Coordinate with the Global Trade Compliance for division wide visibility.
  • Represent UK Operations in dealings with customers, suppliers, plants, BU and RU personnel as well as government agencies in response to general inquiries on shipments or licenses. i.e. HMRC, ECO
  • Sign documents and file reports related to import/export shipments on behalf of UK Import Export operations under Power of Attorney as granted by the BU President.
  • Develop and manage a compliant export licensing program to include effective use of OGELs, SIELs, UK GEA’s and other licenses as required to include US TAA’s.
  • Conduct periodic internal and external compliance assessments of UK facilities to ensure adherence to policies, procedures and compliance of all activities and transactions with the appropriate import/export laws and record-keeping including completion of the business's Audit and Self Assessment Program. Coordinate with Management on issues, opportunities, recommended solutions and project plans.
  • Develop and manage an Inward Process Relief program that identifies both current and future opportunities to provide relief of duty paid on imported articles.
  • Work with Customs Brokers to expedite clearance of UK products; provide documented feedback to brokers on operational/compliance-related matters; and conduct post-entry/post-shipment audit of import/export shipments, respectively.
  • Remain current on regulatory/industry activities that impact the company's business.
  • Gain expert understanding of the organisation's intermediary and anti-corruption process to effectively determine and manage intermediary relationships as necessary.

Essential Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a customs and export compliance role or similar government role.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in administering an Inward Process Relief program.

Salary:

£58,000 plus £6,000 car allowance

 

Probe Recruitment are supporting a Manufacturing organisation in Lichfield who are looking for an Assistant Plant Controller with responsibility for controlling all plant costs and internal controls, compiling the annual budgets/forecasts and ensuring that all statutory reporting requirements are met.

  • Control of Plant Direct Margin Costs: Control all direct margin costs at part level.
  • Change Control: Review and approval of sales price, BOM and standard costs changes. Develop reporting systems to communicate impact of changes
  • Standard Costs: Set up and maintain standard costing for existing parts. Develop reporting systems to communicate financial margins at part, commodity and vehicle level
  • New vehicle projects: Review new program costs down to EBITDA level. Ensure integrity between programs reported profits and plant level profitability. Develop reporting systems to communicate profitability status at program milestones.
  • Launch costs: Control and report all plant launch costs. Work with launch team to prepare annual launch forecast
  • Monthly forecasting: Support Plant Controller during monthly forecasting process.
  • P&L responsibility: Full responsibility for specific P&L lines.
  • Month End procedures: Journal preparation, P&L and Balance Sheet analysis during 3 day close. Balance Sheet reconciliation
  • Corporate reporting: Complete monthly direct margin report for monthly management information pack including commentary. Support Plant Controller on other reports required for monthly management pack.