Telephone: +44 20 7405 7500
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IMSworldwide’s international Head Office is based in central London, between the City and the West End. The nearest tube is Holborn, which is served by the Central & Piccadilly Lines.
We are located approximately 2 minutes away. Turn left out of the station on to Kingsway, and take the first street on the left (Gate Street). Descartes House is a glass fronted building and will be directly in front of you.
If arriving by Train to IMSWorldwide:
St. Pancras International is just 2 tube stops away via the Piccadilly Line from Kings Cross St Pancras. We can also be reached from both the London Euston & London Waterloo terminals in c.10 minutes via frequent bus services.
From the Airport to IMSWorldwide:
Holborn is reached from London Heathrow in c.50 minutes, directly via the Piccadilly Line. London City Airport is c. 35 minutes away, by DLR to Bank, then Central Line to Holborn.
Covering Maternity 9 to 12 months initially possibly perm
A lively and growing specialist recruitment consultancy is looking for a bright, proactive and capable person to support their finance team. Reporting to the finance manager, you will be responsible for managing payroll, sales invoicing, bought ledger, credit control and management information as well as a variety of ad hoc duties.
The ideal candidate will be proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel and have previously used an accountancy package, Quickbooks would be an advantage. You will be self motivated, driven and a confident individual with excellent communication skills at all levels and have a keen eye for detail. You will have previous finance experience and will be excited by the opportunity to take on more responsibility as the business grows. This is a varied role and will suit a dedicated, professional and focussed individual that is looking to work in a hands on, challenging role within a specialist recruitment consultancy.
If you are interested in the above role, please forward your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you may contact us on 0207 405 7500.
International and dynamic organisation based in the heart of central London are currently looking for an Administrator/ Finance Assistant. IMSworldwide’s client base is blue chip and major financial institutions.
Key responsibilities will include assisting with the monthly contractor payroll and invoicing to the highest standard within a key timeline. Liaising with consultants, clients and candidates on a regular basis. Writing contracts and ensuring all documents are collected to include passports, references, candidate and contact information. Assisting with a variety of ad hoc finance duties and collating management information.
As a key member of the back office team you will be highly organised with an ability to work under pressure, multi-task and meet deadlines. You will take ownership of your responsibilities and have an excellent attention to detail. You will be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook. Knowledge of finance procedures/ systems is essential.
If you are interested in the above position, please do forward your CV to email@example.com. Alternatively you may contact us on 0207 405 7500.
Unemployment figures for the UK show a fall of 0.1% to 7.7% (2.49M). This compares favourably with the Eurozone average of 11.8% (EA17 Unemployment Rate). Looking more closely at Europe, Spain and Greece unsurprisingly have the highest unemployment rates (26.6% and 26% respectively) with the powerhouse economies of Germany (5.4%) and France (10.7) straddling the UK figure. Further afield the US has unemployment levels of 8.1% and Japan 4.2%
In the UK, the fall in unemployment has centred around the long term unemployed meaning that those members of the workforce who have experience are continuing to find opportunities. The Service sector and FMCG industry are at the forefront of creating these opportunities and are helping to drive the UK’s recovery towards pre-crisis levels of growth.
The UK economy is set to grow at a steady if unspectacular 1% over the coming 12 months with inflation set to hover around the 2.5% mark until mid-year when it is expected to fall to the Government target of 2%. Unemployment which has recently fallen to 7.8% is expected to rise slightly to between 8.00% and 8.3%. The figures are more encouraging in the all important Service sector with growth predicted at 1.4% with a corresponding demand for skilled workers (both interim and permanent).
Bank of England economists and think-tanks such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have identified robust but cautious business confidence in the UK but growth being checked by the continued turmoil in the Eurozone and US.
Due to the low levels of growth in the UK economy, both the Bank of England and the OECD expect fluctuations in published economic data such as were seen in Q4 2012 with wet weather causing a reported ‘significant’ dip in high street sales, but the underlying message is positive for the UK with consistent demand for flexible skilled workers in the Service sector.
As 2012 comes to a close, the global economy continues its fragile recovery. Central Banks around the world are co-ordinating interest rate strategy in an effort to stimulate growth.
In Europe the key rates vary between the UK’s 0.5% and the European Central Bank’s 0.75% whilst in AsiaPac the Bank of Japan’s 0.1% contrasts with Australia’s 3%. The US Federal Reserve operates at 0.25% while the key BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) offer higher rates due to the current strength of their economies.
Summary of the Key Central Bank Interest Rates
UK = 0.5%
European Central Bank = 0.75%
US Federal Reserve = 0.25%
Bank of Japan = 0.1%
Australia = 3.00%
Brazil = 7.25%
Russia = 8.25%
India = 4.00%
China = 6.00%
It is the view of the World’s Central Banks that the combination of low interest rates and quantitative easing will allow growth to continue and unemployment to fall. The challenge for 2013 and beyond is to achieve this growth while at the same time keeping the looming spectre of inflation at bay.
Paragon, formally the third largest buy-to-let lender in the UK, issuing one in ten of all landlord mortgages prior to the credit crunch has announced that it is re-entering the buy-to-let market offering mortgages of up to 80% of property value. This is despite the rise in capital gains tax, and the potential for it to include buy-to-let mortgages as a non-business asset.
Figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show that buy-to-let lending has remained flat over each of the last 12 months. Paragon said buy-to-let arrears were “falling materially” and “redemptions remain at historic lows.”
Along with Paragon a new name in British banking, Aldermore, is also expected to announce a range of buy-to-let deals later this month.
The UK economy grew by 1% between July and September, latest official figures have confirmed.
Last month, the Office for National Statistics’ first estimate showed the surprisingly strong growth, bringing to an end a nine-month long recession.
The Olympic Games helped to boost growth over the summer.
The new figures also showed the economy contracted by 0.1% compared with a year earlier, whereas the previous estimate had shown flat growth.
An important factor behind the strong growth in the third quarter was consumer spending, which grew by 0.6% – the strongest rate for more than two years.
The services sector grew by 1.3%, unchanged from the ONS’ previous estimate, but growth in industrial production was revised down to 0.9% from 1.1%.
The contraction in the construction sector was also revised to show a slightly steeper drop.
The third quarter growth figure was enhanced by comparison with the previous three months, when an extra public holiday as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations hit growth.
The ONS will revise its growth figures for the third quarter again next month, when it will have a more comprehensive set of data for the UK’s economic performance.
Despite the confirmation of strong growth, analysts warned that it may be short lived.
“If anything, the details in the new data further highlight the temporary nature of the upturn,” said Chris Williamson at research group Markit.
“Payback is likely in the fourth quarter.”
David Owen at investment banking group Jefferies said: “People are generally expecting GDP to have slowed sharply into the fourth quarter on the published figure, or indeed to have actually contracted slightly compared to the third quarter.”
George Osborne yesterday named a Canadian, Mark Carney, as the next governor of the Bank of England – the first overseas appointment to Britain’s most prestigious financial post.
In a move which stunned City observers, Mr. Carney, who runs the Bank of Canada and once worked for Goldman Sachs, will take over from Sir Mervyn King at the end of next June. No foreigner has headed the Bank since its inception in 1694. Mr Carney does however have strong links with the UK, including a British wife, and plans to apply for British citizenship.
MP’s including the Labour MP Barry Sheerman roundly condemned the decision saying that he thought that it was surprising that ‘the leading banking nation on earth could not find a British candidate’. The move was however welcomed by business leaders. Simon Walker, of the Institute of Directors, said: ‘The UK operates in global markets, and faces global challenges, so it’s encouraging to see that the search for the new governor has extended to the global talent pool.
Although he is an economist by background Mr. Carney is seen as very much in touch with the financial markets and not just another macro economist. He described his appointment as ‘an honour’ and further added that he was ‘excited about taking over his role at such a critical time for the UK economy’.
IMSworldwide is a specialist recruitment consultancy with an exceptional track record in the provision of niche interim & permanent executives. We have achieved outstanding growth since our inception in 2000 and we are currently seeking to expand our team of recruitment consultants further.
Operating within the following vertical practice areas: Financial Services, Telecoms & Technology and Consumer & FMCG, we offer our clients a high level of service which is supported by our sector knowledge and innovative approach.
As a Recruitment Consultant you will be expected to come on board and take the reins, with responsibility for everything from liaising with clients and winning new business to hands-on billing and managing your daily KPI’s and monthly target.
We will offer the successful Consultant an excellent remuneration package, and genuine career prospects.
To join this forward thinking specialist recruitment consultancy you will need -
• At least 18 months Recruitment experience with in a professional market sector
• Strong interpersonal skills and a genuine desire to succeed
• A flair for developing business and maintaining relationships
• Be professional, driven and charismatic
• Proven successful billing history and the ability to bill between £10k and £20k per month
In return, you will receive:
• Highly competitive remuneration
• Full scope to progress and develop your career
• Individually tailored training
• Friendly yet professional Vibrant environment
IMSworldwide is a specialist recruitment consultancy, having achieved outstanding growth since our inception in 2000 we are currently seeking to further expand our team of recruitment consultants.
With a degree in a Business or Commercial discipline, you will build excellent rapport and have a naturally credible, proactive style. Motivated to deliver results and progress into a consulting role within a 6-month timeframe, you will be ambitious to learn and fast track your consulting career.
We offer employees opportunities for achievement that are unsurpassed within the recruitment industry. A low level of employee attrition attests this. IMSworldwide’s employees are empowered to do their job- we encourage team spirit and do not focus on hierarchy. We enable colleagues to make the very best of their abilities through both our comprehensive initial Learning & Development plan and an ongoing focus on Continuous Professional Development throughout their career.
IMSworldwide offers Junior Recruitment Consultants a great package
email us at: enquiries@IMSworldwide.co.uk