Financial Accountant

  • Job Title : Financial Accountant
  • Position Reports To : Divisional Finance Director
  • Contact : recruitment@fireandsecuritygroup.com
  • Based : Salford Quays, Manchester

Job Purpose Summary

Job Purpose Summary

Highly motivated Qualified Accountant ideally with previous finance experiences of best practice along with attention to detail, determination, drive and creativity. This is a challenging role with future growth strategies and prospects which will offer the successful candidate opportunities to lead and develop with the business.

More than just a “number cruncher” you will be capable of preparing, reviewing and reporting financial and business performance and be responsible for the monthly management accounts, financial statements and annual and interim audits. A key requirement of the role is to ensure accurate, conclusive and detailed management information is delivered to our parent company Marlowe Holdings Plc in the format they require in line with the group reporting timetable. As well as your direct reporting line into the Finance Director you will be the key reporting contact for the Marlowe PLC Financial Controller.

A positive mental attitude is essential as we have a driven timetable structured environment; therefore the ideal candidate will have experience within a business where a leading, hard working, adaptable, “Go-getter” approach is key. Business forecasting, modelling, treasury management and payroll experiences are desirable.

 

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • To provide support to the Finance Director and to be the key contact within Swift Fire & Security Group for the Marlowe Holdings PLC Financial Controller developing a close working relationship with them
  • To ensure that accurate consolidated monthly management information and analysis is delivered to internal management and Marlowe Holdings PLC in accordance with the strict monthly reporting timetable
  • To oversee the monthly balance sheet reconciliations and internal controls
  • To assist in the preparation of the groups annual financial statements in line with FRS101 & 102 and to assist the Marlowe Holdings PLC Financial Controller with any further analysis required for Marlowe Holdings PLC’s financial statements under IFRS
  • To manage the annual and interim audit process and develop a good working relationship with the groups auditors
  • To assist the Group Financial Controller in delivering key analysis to departmental budget holders of the business ready for monthly departmental meetings
  • To oversee VAT Preparation of returns/ HMRC Returns
  • To oversee Corporation tax compliance and analysis for the groups tax advisers
  • To oversee Treasury Management and day to day banking control and provide assistance on cash flow reporting and cash management
  • Ad-hoc support including reporting analysis and other special acquisition projects

Person Specification

  • A qualified accountant either ACA or ACCA with a commercial outlook and experience of working within commerce and industry
  • Experience of group consolidation accounting
  • Strong IT skills
  • Capable of working effectively under pressure
  • Tenacious approach
  • Desire to develop their career as the group grows
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to exhibit resilience
  • Determination to succeed in a deadline driven environment
  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • The desire to lead by example
  • Ability to work without supervision
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Major Account Manager

  • Job Title : Major Account Manager
  • Position Reports To : Head of Major Accounts
  • Contact : recruitment@fireandsecuritygroup.com

Job Purpose Summary

To professionally represent the Company’s brand and successfully manage the Company’s Key Accounts. Ensuring customer retention and development, whilst achieving effective customer service. Increase RIF base ensuring future and increase installation turnover.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Customer Account Development Plan to assess customer potential
  • Increase Customer liaison to ensure a high level of customer service and satisfaction
  • Manage Key and Strategic Accounts within the your set area
  • Effectively manage the customer expectations
  • Ensure KPI’s are achieved
  • Collate appropriate information and ensure all correction documentation
  • To represent the Company in a professional manner at all times
  • The constant attainment of agreed targets
  • Be continually aware of the changes in legislation & product development

Person Specification

  • Personality – Energy, Drive and Enthusiasm
  • Consistently achieve sales, revenue and margin targets
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Activity Driven (with a Hunter Approach)
  • Identify target accounts for new business generation
  • Develop account strategies to maximise sales opportunities
  • Ensure optimum cross selling activity
  • Ensure the client is given the highest possible level of customer service
  • Provide reliable sales forecasts to the Sales Manager on a weekly basis
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Sales Administrator

  • Job Title : Sales Administrator
  • Position Reports To : Installation Finance Controller
  • Contact : recruitment@fireandsecuritygroup.com
  • Based : Risley

Job Purpose Summary

You will support the Sales function as required, delivering more than is expected with a professional approach throughout.

 

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Supporting the sales manager and sales staff for quotes and enquiries
  • Constructing all install files and engineers packs for contract review
  • Ensure all information is with the file for credit controlling and adding to a spreadsheet
  • Ensuring the Sales team have collated all elements of signalling requirements, key holder info, URN, and payments
  • Supporting the Sales Coordinator at times, telephone answering and general customer queries

Person Specification

  • Personality – Energy, Drive and Enthusiasm
  • Excellent administration and computer skills
  • Customer focused with the ability to resolve customer queries
  • Analytical in approach with experience of reports (ideally including reconciliation)
  • Be capable of working effectively under pressure in a deadline driven environment
  • Professional with excellent communication, admin and people skills
  • Able to produce documents to a high specification and have significant experience of manipulating data using Microsoft Excel and other appropriate packages
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Detail oriented
  • The ability to handle multiple priorities with a structured approach
  • Self motivated, proactive, enthusiastic
  • The ability to work independently and a desire to learn
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Executive Assistant – Manchester

  • Job Title : Executive Assistant – Manchester
  • Position Reports To : Chief Executive Officer
  • Contact : recruitment@fireandsecuritygroup.com
  • Based : Salford Quays, Manchester (National Travel Required)

Job Purpose Summary

Job Purpose Summary

Working directly with the Chief Executive Officer, this role will influence and contribute to business strategy at the highest level. The role will involve the management of ad-hoc projects and ensure their effective delivery.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:
  • Provide regular business updates to the Chief Executive and the Board.
  • Management of the CEO’s diary and organisation of meetings/travel.
  • Managing confidential and sensitive information with a high degree of discretion.
  • Identify, plan and implement bespoke projects to improve quality, accuracy, reduce cost and increase productivity by reducing wasted time and reworking, resulting in significant business improvement and customer satisfaction.
  • Coordinating and compiling Board packs and ensuring actions are followed up and completed within the required timescales.
  • Negotiating framework agreements with top 20 business partners /suppliers.
  • Attending and preparing presentations and reports for key customer visits.
  • Carrying out Market and background research, presenting findings and recommendations.
  • Producing briefing papers, reports and presentations as and when required.
  • To monitor, resolve and respond to any incoming correspondence to the Chief Executive effectively and appropriately.
  • Support and drive the companies Communication & Engagement Strategy to maintain an efficient flow of information between executives and employees/clients.
  • Provision of event management support for occasional external activities such as conferences / exhibitions.
  • Review data collection and analytics to identify business and performance opportunities.
  • Ad Hoc project/administrative duties that commensurate with your skills and experience, as directed by the CEO.
  • Assistance with the development of the overall business short, medium and long term strategies.
  • Assistance with acquisition integration projects to achieve business alignment through the Fire and Security Group.
  • Drive customer excellence programme.
  • Attend KPI meetings and drive departmental initiatives for improvement.
  • Ad hoc marketing /ecommerce projects as required.

Person Specification

  • Essential:
  • Highly self-motivated professional.
  • Capable of managing a heavy workload and prioritising tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • To converse at a senior level.
  • Excellent presentation skills with solid communication and management capabilities.
  • Fully conversant with MS Office, with Advanced Level Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Desirable:
  • At least 5 years previous corporate business experience.
  • Demonstrable CPD or University Degree 2:1+.
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Prospect Engineer – South West, Yorkshire

  • Job Title : Prospect Engineer – South West, Yorkshire
  • Position Reports To : Area Service Manager
  • Contact : recruitment@swiftfireandsecurity.com
  • Based : South West, Yorkshire

Job Purpose Summary

A self managing Fire and Security Prospect Service Engineer covering a specific geographical area. The key responsibility of this role is to respond to call outs, install, service and maintain CCTV, Access Control, Intruder and Fire Alarm Systems.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Maintain Fire and Security Systems in line with current standards and customer requirements
  • Respond to demand service calls on all types of fire and security systems in line with current standards and also customer requirements
  • Plan and implement routine and demand call visits for your designated geographical area
  • Assist colleagues as and when required
  • Be adaptable to changing circumstances and contribute feedback and ideas to help the business grow
  • Approach all training positively
  • Effectively communicate with customers to ensure a good understanding
  • Operate within the requirements of company Quality Assurance and Health & Safety policies and procedures
  • Have a full UK Driving Licence

Person Specification

  • Personality – Energy, Drive, Enthusiasm
  • Technical background / interest in the electrical industry
  • Experience of front line customer service is preferred
  • Looking for Additional areas of sales opportunities
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good all round knowledge/awareness of Fire and Security Systems
  • Ability to work unsupervised with the capability to problem solve
  • Professional attitude
  • Passion and enthusiasm to learn
  • Ability to perform well as an individual and as part of a team
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Major Account Surveyor – National

  • Job Title : Major Account Surveyor – National
  • Position Reports To : Head of Major Accounts
  • Contact : recruitment@fireandsecuritygroup.com

Job Purpose Summary

To professionally represent the Company’s brand and successfully manage and survey Company’s Key Accounts and National Accounts, providing support to the national accounts team.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Customer Account Development Plan to assess customer potential
  • Increase Customer liaison to ensure a high level of customer service and satisfaction
  • To produce surveys for national account customers
  • Effectively manage customer expectations
  • Collate appropriate information and ensure all correction documentation
  • To represent the Company in a professional manner at all times
  • The constant attainment of agreed targets
  • Be continually aware of the changes in legislation & product development

Person Specification

  • Professional, positive approach to all situations
  • Customer focused
  • Demonstrate Initiative, drive / ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills & organisation skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Approachable friendly personality
  • Excellent sales and negotiation skills and good business sense
  • Good IT, budget and report writing skills
  • Appropriate business attire at all times
  • To create a professional impression at all times (internally & externally)
  • Commitment to deliver as expected
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House Account Estimator

  • Job Title : House Account Estimator
  • Position Reports To : Core Sales Manager
  • Contact : recruitment@swiftfireandsecurity.com
  • Based : Salford Quays, Manchester

Job Purpose Summary

To provide quotations for any required remedial /additional works for any domestic and commercial customers and specific major account customers when required. To also manage any FSD sales enquires from the point of quotation to confirming the equipment has been ordered and closing the raised jobs down.

 

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Estimate all domestic and commercial quotes for works up 8hrs and specific 16hr jobs
  • Estimate specific major account customers when requested
  • Estimate all FSD sales enquires
  • Sourcing any required parts and ensuring costs are correct
  • Processing, raising sites , call No’s to ensure parts are ordered for any received orders for FSD
  • Chasing delivery notes for FSD orders and completing on cash when delivered so the works can be invoiced
  • Maintaining the level of FSD stock and requesting replenishment stock when low
  • Complete and process all mobile data leads
  • Credit check , winning and processing any received purchase orders

Person Specification

  • Personality – Energy, Drive and Enthusiasm
  • Administration experience in a similar role
  • Excellent administration and computer skills including Microsoft excel, word & Power point, Sage 200
  • Customer focused with the ability to resolve customer queries
  • Be capable of working effectively under pressure in a deadline driven environment
  • Professional with excellent communication, admin and people skills
  • Able to produce documents to a high specification and have significant experience of manipulating data using Microsoft Excel and other appropriate packages
  • Strong organisational skills
  • The ability to handle multiple priorities with a structured approach
  • Self motivated, proactive, enthusiastic
  • The ability to work independently and a desire to learn
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System Sales Executive – South West

  • Job Title : System Sales Executive – South West
  • Position Reports To : Regional Commercial Manager
  • Contact : recruitment@swiftfireandsecurity.com
  • Based : South West

Job Purpose Summary

An industry leading Fire and Security company looking for a sales person with the same high quality standards. Due to continued growth this company is looking to recruit an ambitious Fire and Security sales person with design experience who is looking for a fresh challenge and excellent rewards.

 

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • You will be responsible for identifying and developing new business with end users, Electrical Contractors and Consultants who require a Fire and/or Security system
  • You will be in contact with them to help with the specification process until sale. You will have excellent Fire Alarm Systems sales and design experience and ideally Security Sales Experience
  • You will have a history of achieving targets with a combination of large and small contracts, as well as being able to generate new business sales from leads and have previous experience of bringing in projects for your past employer
  • This role requires someone with a good client base and someone who can hit the ground running

Person Specification

  • Consistently achieve sales, revenue and margin targets with key focus on contractors and consultants
  • Focus on contractors and consultants
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Activity Driven (with a Hunter Approach)
  • Identify target accounts for new business generation
  • Develop account strategies to maximise sales opportunities
  • Ensure optimum cross selling activity
  • Ensure the client is given the highest possible level of customer service
  • Provide reliable sales forecasts to the Sales Manager on a weekly basis
  • Design specifications to BS5839 Fire Alarm Standards and Security Systems with NACOSS Approved Codes of Practice
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Group Recruitment Manager

  • Job Title : Group Recruitment Manager
  • Position Reports To : Group Head of HR
  • Contact : recruitment@swiftfireandsecurity.com
  • Based : Salford Quays - Machester (National Travel)

Job Purpose Summary

The role of Group Recruitment Manager will support and facilitate the growth of the Group of Companies by attracting the best talent and acting as the point of contact for all recruitment related queries. The successful candidate will be required to take complete ownership of the recruitment function for the Marlowe Group of Companies, to ensure that all recruitment requirements are met in relation to attracting, identifying and on boarding candidates of the highest calibre in the shortest amount of time in order to effectively meet the overall business needs and strategy.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels, and have enthusiasm and passion for recruitment and attracting the ‘best of class’ talent across all Companies.
  • Responsibility for the entire recruitment cycle from the creation of Job Descriptions, advertising, sourcing and competency based interviewing to the on boarding of all successful candidates.
  • Deliver an exceptional recruitment service to all team members. Providing advice to line management on the appropriate search and selection methods.
  • Responsibility for controlling the recruitment budget across the Group of Companies, reviewing on an annual basis with the Board of Directors with an emphasis on cost saving initiatives.
  • Reporting to the Board monthly on recruitment spend against staffing budget.
  • To review all Company Recruitment Policies and Procedures as required, implementing changes where necessary and updating all team members of such changes.
  • Ensuring all relevant policies are compliant with current legislation.
  • Manage and improve the recruitment length consisting of age of vacancies through to successful appointment.
  • To meet and strive to exceed set KPI’s including average days to recruit, agency spend etc.
  • Maintaining the Recruitment Inbox, screening high volumes of CV applications and shortlisting for interview working in conjunction with the relevant Recruiting Manager.
  • Conduct telephone interviews and arrange interviews with the Recruiting Manager, providing feedback to both successful and unsuccessful candidates.
  • Proactively source candidates through a variety of methods including; headhunting, social media, referrals and Job Board CV Database searches.
  • Maintain a future talent pipeline to suit the business requirements.
  • Update and issue Job Descriptions and Job Advertisements – advertising both internally and externally – utilising all recruitment methods available.
  • Act as the Group Representative on internal and external interviews held.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with external agencies producing a Preferred Supplier List if necessary for both recruitment agencies and Job Boards.
  • Delivering training to Recruiting Managers on the recruitment and selection process, offering any advice where necessary.
  • To manage and support the Executive Recruitment and succession planning process, working closely with the Board of Directors with a high degree of confidentiality.
  • The ability to manage numerous live vacancies whilst working to tight deadlines.
  • To produce monthly reports on recruitment activity/spend etc. to be issued to the Board of Directors and analysed during the monthly Board Meetings, ensuring a high degree of accuracy.
  • Support in other Projects as required upon the request of the Senior Management Team.

Person Specification

  • Essential: Personality – Energy, Drive and Enthusiasm
  • Proven track record of headhunting and recruiting candidates either for an agency or an in house recruitment role
  • Interview Experience
  • Commercial acumen
  • Enthusiasm / passion for Recruitment
  • Confident & Friendly individual
  • Focused & Flexible
  • High attention to detail
  • Professional in approach
  • Must be able to work well in a fast paced environment and under pressure
  • Ability to work effectively on your own as well as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent administration and organisational skills
  • Be able to prioritise workload on a daily basis and work to deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office packages
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Hold a Full UK Driving Licence
  • Desirable: Facilities management / Fire and Security / Water treatment knowledge
  • Educated to Degree level
  • Recruitment related Qualification (e.g. CIPD, IOR, MIRP)
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Credit Controller – Manchester

  • Job Title : Credit Controller – Manchester
  • Position Reports To : Credit Control Manager
  • Contact : recruitment@swiftfireandsecurity.com
  • Based : Salford Quays, Manchester

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Achieving monthly individual and team cash collection targets
  • Achieving Debtor Day Target by reducing overdue debt
  • Chasing customers via telephone, letter and e-mail
  • Processing online Credit Card payments
  • Bank Reconciliations
  • Posting of payments and allocation on customer accounts
  • Responsible for opening new customer accounts, performing credit checks and setting credit limits
  • Assess credit of existing customers/ authorising removal of STOP status
  • Liaise with customers and internal departments to resolve queries in a timely and professional manner
  • Record and maintain accurate chase history of customers account
  • Issuing statements/ copy invoices
  • Collating account history/ documentation for commencement of legal action
  • Opening and distribution of all incoming mail and issuing of Department out going mail
  • Supporting the Credit Control Manager in maintaining the Department as a support function of the business
  • Any other ad hoc task as and when required

Person Specification

  • Personality- Energy, Drive and Enthusiasm
  • Proficient in excel spreadsheets
  • Professional and organised
  • Good telephone manner
  • Computer literate
  • Experience of Sage Line 200 & Cash4Windows preferred
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