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

Senior Consultant


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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We are currently recruiting for the Financial Controller for a manufacturing company based in Tamworth. Part of a global group the company are specialists in their field and are undergoing several new developments. The ideal candidate will be an ACCA/CIMA qualified (or equivalent) accountant with previous experience working in a manufacturing environment. You will be responsible for the plant finance function ensuring all statutory reporting requirements are met while providing strategic support to the business from a commercial perspective. Reporting to the Plant Manager you will be responsible for managing a small finance team.

The Financial Controller’s duties will include:

  • Preparation of statutory accounts
  • Preparing budgets
  • Financial strategic planning
  • Monthly management accounts
  • Business partnering
  • Cost accounting
  • Commercial reporting
  • Leading and motivating a small finance team
  • The ability to work to tight financial reporting deadlines is imperative for this role. You must be adaptable to change with excellent leadership and communication skills. My client offers an exceptional working environment and an attractive benefits package.

A leading global business is seeking to recruit an ambitious part qualified Management Accountant to support the senior management team in completing financial analysis and the management of the cost accounting system.

As Management Accountant you will be responsible for the following;

  • Monthly cost reporting
  • Variance analysis
  • Reconciliation of Inter Company payable accounts
  • Maintenance of the fixed asset register
  • Maintain accurate standard and current cost system
  • Profit plan and departmental budgets
  • Report and analyse expenses, sale volumes, payroll costs, capital expenditures, cost of purchases, etc.


The successful Management Accountant will ideally have the following:

  • Part-qualified CIMA, ACCA or equivalent
  • US GAAP / SOX experience an advantage
  • Experience of preparing monthly management accounts.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Executive Assistant to work for a global brand in its offices in Sutton Coldfield. The Executive Assistant will provide high-level administrative support to company executives by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls and scheduling meetings for executives.

Duties include:

  • Read and analyse incoming memos, submissions and reports to determine their significance and plan their distribution.
  • Maintain executive management calendars/diary, arrange meetings and appointments and send invitations/reminders, as appropriate
  • Type reports, memos, letters and other documents using word relevant computer software.
  • Answer phone calls and direct calls to appropriate parties or take messages.
  • Record, type and distribute meeting minutes.
  • Greet visitors and determine whether they should be given access to specific individuals.
  • Perform general office duties such as ordering supplies and maintaining records management database systems.
  • File and retrieve corporate documents, records and reports.
  • Open, sort and distribute incoming correspondence, including faxes and email.
  • Make travel arrangements for executives.
  • Monitor office supplies and facility costs
  • Manage office equipment/maintenance contracts for the local facility
  • Manage postage machine contracts for all facilities
  • Review all expense reports and submit to final approval
  • Plan events and meetings, as needed


  • Proven experience as an Executive Assistant
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize daily workload and possess exemplary planning and time management skills
  • Possess strong organizational and communication skills
  • Technical Capacity (proficient in MS Office Suite including word, excel, Powerpoint etc. )
  • Full comprehension of office management systems and procedures
  • Ability to maintain composure under stressful situations
  • Ability to maintain confidential information in the strictest of confidence

An established global brand is seeking to recruit a Payroll Specialist. Reporting to the UK Payroll Manager you the Payroll Specialist will is responsible for supporting and providing a full in-house managed payroll service for all UK sites.


The key responsibilities are:-

  • Process monthly payroll for multi-site payrolls including pensions, benefits, PAYE, NI, court orders - payroll size approximately 1,000 employees
  • In-line with the payroll calendar and payroll procedures, input in an accurate and timely manner all required payroll elements (basic pay, tax, national insurance, pension, BACS and such) for all new hires, transfers, promotions and terminations
  • Maintain payroll system wage types and records to support the business and legal requirements - wages, benefits, sickness, vacation plus all contractual requirements
  • Support process improvements, identify and assist implementation of efficiencies, system integration and elimination of duplicate data handling
  • Complete Year End data in line with HMRC guidelines - includes P60’s, P11d’s and all other requirements as directed by HMRC and UK authorities
  • Liaise with Site HR across all sites to ensure a smooth and efficient payroll
  • Support the Payroll Manager to ensure compliance in all areas
  • Assist in preparing monthly KPI’s for review with Payroll Manager, Site HR and Group HRIS
  • Support Site HR teams and act as a key user for the ADP GlobalView TM and Payroll systems - providing improvements, advice, training and guidance to users
  • Complete User Acceptance Tests (UAT) for all payroll related change requests

The ideal candidate will have

  • Qualified professional - Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) at Certificate level
  • High level of computer literacy - excel, word, PowerPoint
  • 3-5 years’ experience and high level of skill with payroll and time management systems a requirement
  • SAP/ADP system experience and knowledge a preference (ADP GlobalView)
  • Experience within a shared service centre environment

About Our Client

Our client is the UK subsidiary of a leading global manufacturing business.

Job Description

Reporting to the MD, you will be required to drive improvements in systems, processes and controls, enhancing financial reporting and planning. You will be responsible for all finance decisions that affect the UK business.

Key Duties include:

  • Provide strategic and operational financial leadership.
  • Ensure all financial practices are in line with statutory regulations and legislation.
  • Manage year end statutory accounts and audit process.
  • Management of the annual budgeting process.
  • Oversee financial accounting and treasury functions ensuring financial control processes are adhered to.
  • Lead and develop the finance team.
  • Involvement in all financial planning, financial accounting control.
  • Ensuring the provision of appropriate financial information e.g. monthly management reporting to the board.
  • Identify key risks and opportunities.
  • Ability to act as a business partner to the MD and senior management team, providing strategic, analytical and business support.
  • Provide all supporting analysis to validate strategy and business plan.
  • Treasury and cash flow management

The Successful Applicant

We are looking for fully qualified ACA/ACCA or ACMA Accountant with a proven track record in a finance leadership role, ideally within an automotive manufacturing business. You will have strong financial controls experience and be experienced in developing financial management systems, procedures and controls.

You will be comfortable supervising and developing a small finance team. You will have "handson" approach and happy to get into the detail but also have the ability to contribute at Board level offering your strategic and commercial acumen. You will demonstrate the ability to positively communicate with colleagues, customers and suppliers in order to form and maintain good working relationships.


Market leading company is looking for a 1st Line IT Support Technician to join their IT team in Sutton Coldfield.

Key responsibilities:

To work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with an agile and flexible approach, providing 1st line contact technical support to customers and third party contractors, whilst ensuring high standards of customer service and accurate notes are intact. Contact will be via email, telephone and live chat and there is use of the internal ticketing system. Issues will need to be prioritised and dealt with quickly and appropriately with initiative.

Key skills required:

  • Proven software support experience or experience within a busy call centre environment.
  • The ability to work in a pressured environment dealing with challenging customers at times, taking on large amounts of information such as bespoke software, and multi-task with high workloads and moving targets.
  • The ability to troubleshoot, think laterally and question situations before escalating or delegating issues.
  • Be an excellent communicator (written and verbal), with a flexible working style and attention to detail, and the ability to work with initiative.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise effectively in a professional manner.
  • Flexible approach with excellent time management, planning and organisational skills.

This is a great opportunity to join an established organisation during an exciting period of development. The salary on offer for this position is £18,000-£19,000.


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.


  • 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.


£58,000 plus £6,000 car allowance