Marketing Executive (Fixed Term Maternity Cover)

We’re looking for an experienced Marketing Executive to join our Gosforth office providing Marketing support across the firm on a 10 month fixed term contract (Maternity Cover) commencing January 2022.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Communicate with target audiences to build and develop client/potential client relationships
  • Support marketing plans, digital and direct marketing, events, campaigns and PR
  • Support the Senior Marketing Manager in delivering agreed activities
  • Carry out general administrative tasks including maintaining and updating client databases
  • Work closely with in-house colleagues to support design and implement marketing materials such as brochures and adverts
  • Write and proofread marketing copy for both online and print campaigns
  • Produce creative content, including assisting with videos and blog posts
  • Support the firm’s social media channels (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn) to enhance audience engagement
  • Support the Senior Marketing Manager in the management and maintenance of the website and assist with SEO
  • Help to organise and attend events such as webinars, conferences, seminars, receptions, and exhibitions
  • Assist in the preparation of client proposals, reports, and presentations in line with our brand guidelines

Essential Criteria

  • Minimum of 3 years marketing experience
  • Degree or equivalent in Marketing/Communications
  • Previous experience within a Marketing role – in-house or agency
  • IT literate – Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Good organisation skills
  • Ability to prioritise own workload to ensure that all deadlines are met
  • Ability to communicate well with all levels of staff across the firm
  • Proactive attitude

Desirable

  • Professional Services Marketing experience
  • InDesign, WordPress, Mailchimp

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension
  • Flexible benefits and staff discounts with major retailers

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If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to jointheteam@taitwalker.co.uk.

Wealth Support Administrator (Apprentice)

We are looking for the right candidate to join our Wealth Management team as an Wealth Support Administrator (Apprentice).

The role will be to provide suitable technical support to the team and take overall responsibility for the administrative process, whilst operating at all times within the compliance and internal procedures of the firm. Other duties include:

  • Administration, such as photocopying, answering telephones, maintaining the filing system and sorting post
  • Effective communication with product providers
  • Assist the Advisers with their diaries and time management
  • Liaising and working closely with dedicated Para-Planners
  • Data input to the back office systems
  • Set up client files and ensure checklists are completed accurately
  • Issuing policy documents and correspond with providers
  • Preparation of portfolio valuations
  • Chasing work through to completion
  • Maintaining case schedules in a timely manner
  • Understanding and apply all aspects of the firms approach to treating customers fairly

Desired skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Organised
  • Good I.T. skills including Word, Excel and e-mail

Personal qualities

  • Friendly, outgoing and confident to speak to customers face to face and over the phone
  • To work under own initiative and prioritise work effectively
  • Enthusiastic
  • Willing to learn and develop

Desired qualifications

Please note this is a 12 month fixed term contract.

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If you are interested, and would like to apply for this role, please send your CV and covering letter to jointheteam@taitwalker.co.uk.

Business Services Executive (Graduate ACA Trainee)

Would you like to work for one of the region’s leading accountancy firms? We’re looking for graduates to join our Business Services team as Business Services Executives (ACA Trainees) at our Gosforth office commencing September 2022.

MHA Tait Walker offer an excellent ACA trainee program with full study support, flexible working and a competitive benefits package.

With over 170 staff across six offices, MHA Tait Walker is the North East’s largest independent firm. The chosen candidate would join our experienced Business Services team and work with a wide range of North East businesses.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and keen to start their career in accountancy.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A 2:1 degree or higher, related subjects preferable, all disciplines considered or be AAT qualified
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Ambition, be hard-working and a team player
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to work well under pressure, be organised and enjoy a variety of tasks

Apply

Please submit all CVs to jointheteam@taitwalker.co.uk.

Please note, submitting your CV to MHA Tait Walker you consent for us to holding your details for a period of 6 months. Your details will be held internally and will not be shared with any third parties or processed any further without your consent.

Agency CV’s will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications is 2nd January 2022.

Business Services Executive (AAT Apprentice)

Would you like to work for one of the region’s leading accountancy practices? We’re looking for an Business Services Executive (AAT Apprentice) to join our growing team based at our Gosforth office commencing September 2022.

The successful candidates will gain experience within our Business Services Department. This is an exciting opportunity to gain a strong understanding of accounting fundamentals whilst studying towards the AAT qualification.

The ideal candidate would be enthusiastic and keen to start a career in accountancy and in addition will have:

  • A levels (Grades A – C) demonstrating strong numeracy skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Be ambitious, hard-working and a team player
  • Be a good communicator
  • Be able to work well under pressure, be well organised and enjoy a variety of tasks.

Apply

Please submit all CVs to jointheteam@taitwalker.co.uk.

The closing date for submissions is 2nd January 2022.

Agency CV’s will not be accepted.

Business Services Executive (Outsourcing)

Would you like to work for one of the region’s leading accountancy practices? We’re looking for a Business Services Executive (Outsourcing) to join our growing Business Services’ team based at our Newcastle Office.

The Outsourcing team provides clients with a wide range of accounting services with the aim to take the day to day strains away, allowing clients to focus on their business.

The successful candidate will work with clients’ financial information mainly with VAT preparation, bookkeeping and management accounts. Ensuring deadlines are met and compliance with necessary regulations. Completing the job as far as possible before passing management accounts/VAT work to manager for review or prior to passing over to the accounts team for statutory accounts preparation.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Reconcile bank accounts, post journals, post bank/credit card transactions and sales/ purchase invoices/credit notes, allocate customer receipts and supplier payments, export data and analyse data in following accounting software SAGE L50, SAGE Online, XERO and Quickbooks
  • Compilation and analysis of data in Microsoft Excel
  • Preparation of payroll journals from source data
  • Scanning invoices/uploading into Receipt Bank and completion of reviews before submission into Xero
  • Entering weekly cash takings onto Xero
  • Review of work completed, produce review points, monitor clearance of queries to ensure it technical accuracy and presented correctly
  • Calculate more complex areas for sets of management accounts (where appropriate)
  • Input from records and produce VAT, management information
  • Prepare the necessary schedules, using clients’ books and records, to enable completion of the bank/cash control account and the bank reconciliation, including the analysis of payments and receipts on spreadsheets
  • Input purchase and sales invoices
  • Prepare a VAT analysis and returns
  • Prepare sales and purchase control accounts
  • Calculate any accruals or prepayments and prepare the appropriate schedules
  • Prepare HP and loan accounts if necessary
  • Prepare and/or check fixed asset registers including preparation and/or checking of depreciation calculations
  • Resolve simple queries and seek assistance from a more senior member of staff if the queries are of a more complex nature
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly management accounts (where appropriate)

Skills and experience:

  • AAT qualified with relevant experience
  • Experience of Microsoft office, Sage, Xero is essential. Other packages such as Digita and Quickbooks preferable
  • Client focus and commercial awareness
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative

A competitive financial package which includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension
  • Flexible benefits such as the opportunity to buy additional holiday, cycle to work and staff discounts with major retailers

Both Full-time and Part-time applicants will be considered for this role.

Apply

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to jointheteam@taitwalker.co.uk.

Payroll Executive

We are looking for an experienced Payroll Executive to join our expanding Payroll Team.

Our payroll team, based in our Newcastle office are a key part of the service we provide to our clients.

Our payroll clients range from small companies to large businesses with more than 500 staff. You will get to work with some of the most dynamic companies in the North East. We have payroll clients in all sectors, including Healthcare, Manufacturing, Leisure, Digital and Retail.

Responsibilities and Duties

The successful applicant will be responsible for their own allocation of clients, dealing with the payroll process from beginning to end including Auto Enrolment, Statutory Calculations and RTI submissions to HMRC.

Qualifications and Skills

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent telephone and written communication skills
  • Ability to build and maintain good relationships both internally and externally through high levels of commitment and excellent client service
  • Ability to be the day-to-day contact for allocated clients
  • A formal payroll qualification or certificate (not essential if the candidate can demonstrate sufficient practical experience within a payroll team/environment)
  • Up to date Sage Payroll experience
  • Practical Auto Enrolment knowledge and experience
  • Experience of working in an environment that requires tight deadlines and a high volume of Payrolls
  • Experience of processing multiple payrolls independently
  • Ambition to expand their knowledge in a growing market and to expand their ability through continuous learning
  • Ability to hit the ground running and have excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent IT Skills including Excel and Teams Knowledge

Benefits

A financial package which includes a competitive salary, pension and flexible benefits such as the opportunity to buy additional holiday, cycle to work and staff discounts with major retailers.

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If you are interested, and would like to apply for this role, please send your CV and covering letter to jointheteam@taitwalker.co.uk.

Microsoft Power Platform Developer

The role is a permanent role for an experienced Power Platform Developer, where the role will involve creation and administration of business applications within Power Automate, Power Apps, PVA and Power BI.

The firm has an existing number of key business processes, applications and workflows that require re-developing completely using modern development practices and which will integrate 3rd party software with Microsoft 365 for both internal and external users.

The successful candidates will act as a subject matter expert for the Power Platform technology stack by gathering requirements from key business stakeholders throughout the client facing teams within the firm, creating proof of concept designs, through to the implementation of solutions and handover to internal teams of the end solution to be used as “business as usual”.

The Power Platform Developer will help shape the future of the design and delivery of Business Processes which impact both internal and external users of our Services. The Power Platform Developer will support other projects and initiatives that allow for collaborative working across all offices as part of the wider team and with clients.

Key aspects of the role

  • Work with the partner group to understand the overall Business Processes and the priority areas for app development
  • Gathering of technical and user requirements and understanding how the current Business Process works
  • Developing the model for a new process based on Power Platform and seeking its approval by key stakeholders
  • Designing and building new and replacement solutions using the Power Platform and the wider Microsoft 365 ecosystem and associated technologies such as (but not limited to) Word, Powerpoint, SharePoint and Teams
  • Develop custom connectors for APIs for other software products which are used within the firm
  • Good understanding of other areas within the Microsoft 365 ecosystem that form part of the Power Platform, such as Power Virtual Agents and QnA makers and ability to determine the most appropriate solution to optimise a Business Process
  • Develop, manage and maintain the project lifecycle from concept, creation, deployment and ongoing administration
  • Develop and execute test plans to prove robustness of solutions
  • Excellent customer service, working with key stakeholders well to define requirements and manage end user roll out and where appropriate training
  • Undertake appropriate remediation actions where needed in a timely manner to ensure high levels of user satisfaction and continuity on project deliverables
  • Develop, complete and update all documentation relating to the processes, solution, design, and testing
  • Experience required
  • At least 2 years’ experience of Power Platform, including Power Apps (Canvas and Model Driven), Power Automate and Power BI and any other associated technologies such as Dynamics 365
  • Proven ability to create professional Canvas and Model Power Apps with attractive user interfaces, associated views, forms, business rules, relationships and process flows
  • Ability to incorporate user authentication, data validation and visualisation, file upload abilities in Canvas apps
  • Experience creating complex workflows using Power Automate, utilizing JSON to connect to external data sources, connecting to Microsoft Dataverse (CDS Connectors) to configure flows
  • Ability to integrate flows and apps with other Microsoft 365 services such as SharePoint, Word, Excel, Powerpoint and 3rd party software such as eg Docusign, Signnow
  • Good understanding of data architecture. designing databases and services using Microsoft solutions
  • Ability to identify new technology as its released by Microsoft and the potential use in internal and client facing scenarios
  • Microsoft 365 qualifications (such as Developer Associate) or evidence of other continuing professional development desirable

What we offer

The role will involve working within a client service team and will be working directly to senior management within the firm. The role will provide a significant amount of autonomy but will provide the opportunity to develop software led solutions to customer issues.

The financial package will be tailored to the successful candidate but can include:

  • Hybrid working possible with flexible working hours
  • Competitive salary
  • Pension
  • Flexible benefits such as the opportunity to buy additional holiday, cycle to work and staff discounts with major retailers
  • Strong progression opportunities for the right candidate
  • Company wide commitment to training and personal development

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If you are interested, and would like to apply for this role, please send your CV and covering letter to jointheteam@taitwalker.co.uk

Business Services Senior Executive (Audit)

Would you like to work for one of the region’s leading accountancy practices? We’re looking for a qualified Business Services Senior Executive (Audit) to join our growing Business Services’ team based at our Newcastle Office.

Responsibilities and Duties

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and supporting on audit assignments for our corporate client base with typical turnovers ranging between £1-50m.

Responsible for the audit process from initial planning through to completion reporting to the relevant Partner/Audit Manager.

Supervision of junior staff and providing training as required.

Skills and Experience

  • Experience of external audit and knowledge of International Auditing Standards
  • Experience of preparing Statutory Accounts under FRS102
  • ACA or ACCA qualified or qualified by experience
  • Full driving licence

Benefits

A competitive financial package which includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension
  • Flexible benefits such as the opportunity to buy additional holiday, cycle to work and staff discounts with major retailers

Apply

If you are interested, and would like to apply for this role, please send your CV and covering letter to jointheteam@taitwalker.co.uk