Pontoon

Pontoon Warwick, UK
22/02/2019
Contractor
Accountant 6 months initially Warwick Pontoon has received 2 fantastic opportunities to join one of our blue chip, Utility clients based at their UK Head Office in Warwick as Accountants where you'll provide reporting and support to one or more business functions or companies, with a particular emphasis on timely, accurate and complete reporting and appropriate business planning, budgeting and forecasting. Day to Day: Lead on accurate reporting and financial insight to Finance and business managers, consistently across a number of business areas as required. Provide financial analysis and evaluation, including building robust budgets and forecasts. Deal with complex and non-standard ad-hoc requests in order to support the achievement of the business unit's objectives. Produce monthly reporting ensuring the data used is consistent and accurate, the appropriateness of all inputs and outputs, and the completeness, consistency and accuracy of all data to tight deadlines Lead on supporting Finance/Process Managers in establishing, maintaining and monitoring the financial control framework, ensuring compliance with all appropriate controls including those required for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Contribute to the development of a highly motivated, innovative and customer-focused finance team. Support Finance/Process Managers in meeting/exceeding all relevant targets and strategic objectives within the business unit(s). Develop and update written policies and procedures over the financial reporting process As appropriate, to support the delivery of change across Finance and the business, embracing new ways of working and owning delivery of key outcomes to drive the improvement of long-term business capability. Build own knowledge of RIIO and its impact on the industry and the business in order to support key decisions and advise and guide relevant stakeholders in own business area. Experience, Skills and Technical Know How: Experience of working with an offshore service centre Excellent system skills SAP Business Warehouse Microsoft packages in particular excel and PowerPoint Producing financial reports Ability to review, evaluate, summarise and appropriately challenge large quantities of data Detail Oriented Customer focus Stakeholder management Team working and relationships Business acumen Performance excellence Technical Capabilities Planning, forecasting and budgeting Part qualified Accountancy Essential Candidates will ideally show evidence of the above in their CV in order to be considered. Please be advised if you haven't heard from us within 48 hours then unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion, we may however keep your details on file for any suitable future vacancies and contact you accordingly. Pontoon is an employment consultancy and operates as an equal opportunities employer.
Pontoon 1 Old Shoreham Rd, Hove BN3 7BD, UK
21/02/2019
Customer Service Consultant 10 Month placement Hove Role Overview Our client, based in Hove, is looking for talented customer service individuals who can join them in achieving their goal to make life better by inspiring more people to protect their lifestyles by ensuring claims are administered efficiently and effectively. They have a strong team ethos where they work together to achieve the best for the customer. You will be responsible for selling and retaining our client's products and services to our customers. You will do this by establishing the customer's needs and providing them with detailed information to enable them to make an informed choice whilst providing an outstanding service. Accountabilities: Positively handle inbound within agreed service levels, ensuring the customers and the company's expectations are achieved, and that all output are of a consistently high standard. Display a clear and comprehensive understanding of relevant products. Listen to and acknowledge customer requests, take ownership by matching features and benefits to suit requirements. To consistently deliver an outstanding customer experience in line with departmental guidelines. (e.g. Behavioural or customer experience framework) To have an excellent knowledge of the products made available to our customers and a well-developed ability to navigate the systems to quote and retain, satisfying the customer efficiently. Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of all sales and Retention processes, including all changes that arise from continuous improvement activities or business change, ensuring accurate information is given to all customers. Proactively and consistently achieve quality targets, working with correct and up to date call structures at all times. Skills, Knowledge and Experience required: An outgoing nature and be confident on the phone Strong administration skills Passion for customers and put them at the heart of everything you do Motivated to deliver great service and have high standards A talent for making customers feel special Brilliant listening skills Confidence when working alone but you will also love working in a team environment If you are interested please contact me on or email on N.B. This particular client requires that, if you are not a British Citizen, you must hold an EU Passport, Tier 1 Visa / HSMP, Dependency Visa, or Ancestry Visa for this particular vacancy or have Permanent Residency status in the UK - please specify in your response which of these you have. Only suitable candidates need apply. If you have not received a response within a 48 hour period, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Pontoon is a global HR outsourcing company specializing in improving an organization's talent. We manage the contingent workforce and statement of work resources on behalf of our clients, as well as source and recruit direct hires. Pontoon's approach results in significant cost savings and revenue improvement, increased worker quality, workforce insight and greater regulatory compliance. A division of Adecco with operations in nearly 100 countries and with more than 1,500 colleagues worldwide, the Jacksonville, Florida-based organization delivers solutions to more than 150 industry-leading companies
Pontoon Andover, UK
21/02/2019
Customer Services Officer Location: Andover Duration: 6 months initial Start Date: ASAP Salary: PAYE (Negotiable) The client is a market leader in long term loans in the farm business sector. With ninety years experience, we have developed a first class reputation for supporting progressive farm businesses, including those with diverse rural enterprises. We have an Agent Network that now extends to over 150 Chartered Surveyor Offices throughout England, Wales & Scotland. The client is looking for is looking for an enthusiastic and versatile individual to join the Customer Services team. This is an interesting role which includes a wide variety of tasks stemming from loan alterations, restructuring or repayment. The successful candidate would be expected to demonstrate excellent attention to detail to enable them to calculate repayment statements and prepare loan alteration documentation. They would also be able to demonstrate strong communication skills to enable them to liaise with customers and other internal/external parties over the phone and through written correspondence. They would be expected to be a self-starter, team player and capable of operating in a small team within a busy environment. A clear focus on maintaining the clients reputation for delivering first class customer service is essential. A high standard of attention to detail is paramount in this role which spans a wide variety of processes and customer requests. The role is desk based and located in Andover. We want a workforce which is as diversely represented as our customers and so would encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We value diversity and always appoint on merit. Responsibilities Assist customers wanting to make a variety of changes to their loan agreements including part or early full repayment and restructuring of existing borrowing. Respond to a variety of ad-hoc questions from customers received by phone or in written correspondence. React to time critical system driven prompts to make pre-agreed changes to loan agreements and loans reaching the planned term end. Produce fixed rate break costs calculations and cross check the output of colleagues ensuring that personal work output exceeds required quality expectations. Assist customers wanting to extend interest only lending facilities at the end the original loan term via informed choice selling discussions and submitting proposals to the Credit team. Responsible for the input and checking of daily lending rates. Involvement in a variety of small ad-hoc projects. Continually review and routinely challenge processes in order to improve the customer experience or effectiveness. **Ajilon Consultant** You will be an integral part of Ajilon (Adecco), a FTSE500 Global organisation with over 52 clients and sole supplier to the biggest organisations in the country and the world. You will be employed by ourselves as an Ajilon Consultant working onsite with our client where you will receive a regular salary, annual bonus payment, pension contributions, holiday and sick pay, plus a number of additional benefits such as medical insurance, income protection, critical illness and life insurance, access to our discounted benefits website and library of online training materials and future career and certification opportunities. This great opportunity is being offered on a PAYE basis which means a LTD/Umbrella company cannot be used. If you think you have the experience and you would like to become an employee of this fast growing business unit within Ajilon please apply with your CV right now for instant consideration!
Pontoon Wokingham, UK
20/02/2019
Deliver post event reporting of balancing costs and volumes to meet regulatory, incentive and customer requirements. Support improvements to information transparency, accuracy and efficiencies. Support the delivery of the Balancing Mechanism Balancing Principles Statement audit for Market Operation. Minimise BM related disputes and provide analysis and explanation when they occur. Key Accountabilities: · Provide narrative around balancing actions taken and benefits delivered each month · Monthly balancing cost incentive reporting · External monthly balancing services costs and volumes report (Monthly Balancing Services Statement) · External monthly BSUoS forecast report · External daily balancing costs report · Provide weekly view of balancing cost to Settlements and Finance · Support Balancing Mechanism and Balancing Principles Statement Audit · Ensure we are compliant with the Balancing Settlement Code · Conduct post event analysis and provide response and resolution following Balancing Mechanism settlement errors / data inquiry requests. · Develop and provide company's response to Elexon in the event of Manifest Error and disputes · Ensure Settlement with Balancing Mechanism Participants is accurate. Knowledge & Experience Required: · Understanding of the Electricity Market in the UK · Proven analytical capability · Understanding of system balancing desirable Key Interfaces: · Elexon · ENCC · Wider Commercial Operations team · Suppliers and providers · CNI support teams in IS · Settlements · TNS- Electricity Codes Team · External Auditors
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Pontoon 1 Old Shoreham Rd, Hove BN3 7BD, UK
19/02/2019
PA to IT Transformations Director Competitive hourly rate Walking distance to Hove park/Hove train station Onsite café Working within this exciting, fast paced IT Transformations team you will be supporting the IT Transformations Director and their direct reports, currently working on a number of top transformation initiatives - you'll need to be assertive, confident & proactive with a can-do attitude! - Fantastic long term temporary assignment where you will be working for the onsite agency - Pontoon Task include; Diary Management Arrange travel & accommodation Provide assistance in preparing documentation Process desk bookings Arrange meetings including all related logistics such as room & visitor bookings Provide help & support in arranging social events Scope for involvement in broader PMO / team activities dependent on candidate's appetite for this - open to discussion Interviewing W/C 14th Jan - start date mid-February please contact me on or email N.B. This particular client requires that, if you are not a British Citizen, you must hold an EU Passport, Tier 1 Visa / HSMP, Dependency Visa, or Ancestry Visa for this particular vacancy or have Permanent Residency status in the UK - please specify in your response which of these you have. Only suitable candidates need apply. If you have not received a response within a 48 hour period, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Pontoon is a global HR outsourcing company specializing in improving an organization's talent. We manage the contingent workforce and statement of work resources on behalf of our clients, as well as source and recruit direct hires. Pontoon's approach results in significant cost savings and revenue improvement, increased worker quality, workforce insight and greater regulatory compliance. A division of Adecco with operations in nearly 100 countries and with more than 1,500 colleagues worldwide, the Jacksonville, Florida-based organization delivers solutions to more than 150 industry-leading companies.
Pontoon 133 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LN, UK
19/02/2019
Application Packaging Specialist - Windows 10 Manchester 3 MONTH CONTRACT Our high profile Banking client currently has an opportunity for a Application Packaging Specialist - Windows 10 to work in their offices based in Manchester. Role: As part of the DTP programme, these roles are required to provide the knowledge and understanding of applications within the windows 10 environment. They will be required to provide issue resolution, defect resolution and packaging advice and support. Skills required: Experience in application packaging is essential. Windows 10 experience Financial services but not essential Stakeholder engagement and Business Users engagement Pontoon is a global HR outsourcing company specializing in improving an organization's talent. We manage the contingent workforce and statement of work resources on behalf of our clients, as well as source and recruit direct hires. Pontoon's approach results in significant cost savings and revenue improvement, increased worker quality, workforce insight and greater regulatory compliance. A division of Adecco with operations in nearly 100 countries and with more than 1,500 colleagues worldwide, the Jacksonville, Florida-based organization delivers solutions to more than 150 industry-leading companies.
Pontoon London, UK
19/02/2019
Commercial Pricing Lead, Telecommunications, London, 6 months Looking for an experienced contractor to join a cross-functional project as the commercial pricing lead. Responsibilities will include excel modelling of go to market options, validation & challenge of input assumptions and influencing final go to market price points. A really great opportunity to get involved in a really exciting project in Enterprise. If you wish to apply for the above position, please call me on or email on Please be advised if you haven't heard from us within 24 hours then unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion, we may however keep your details on file for any suitable future vacancies and contact you accordingly. Pontoon is a global HR outsourcing company specializing in improving an organization's talent. We manage the contingent workforce and statement of work resources on behalf of our clients, as well as source and recruit direct hires. Pontoon's approach results in significant cost savings and revenue improvement, increased worker quality, workforce insight and greater regulatory compliance. A division of Adecco with operations in nearly 100 countries and with more than 1,500 colleagues worldwide, the Jacksonville, Florida-based organization delivers solutions to more than 150 industry-leading companies.
Pontoon Coventry, UK
19/02/2019
Business Analyst (Salary based role not available via limited or umbrella company payment) Coventry (Initial 6 month Fixed term) Job brief We are looking for a Business Analyst who will be the vital link between our information technology capacity and our business objectives by supporting and ensuring the successful completion of analytical, building, testing and deployment tasks.. Responsibilities Process Mapping Gathering requirements Define configuration specifications and business analysis requirements Perform quality assurance Define reporting and alerting requirements Own and develop relationship with partners, working with them to optimize and enhance our integration Help design, document and maintain system processes Report on common sources of technical issues or questions and make recommendations to product team Communicate key insights and findings to product team Constantly be on the lookout for ways to improve monitoring, discover issues and deliver better value to the customer Requirements Previous experience in Business / Systems Analysis or Quality Assurance Proven experience in eliciting requirements and testing Experience in analysing data to draw business-relevant conclusions and in data visualization techniques and tools Basic knowledge in generating process documentation Strong written and verbal communication skills including technical writing skills
Pontoon Warwick, UK
19/02/2019
Test Manager - Active Directory The Role The Test Manager will report into the Global Head of Test & Quality in the Test & Quality team and the Projects Manager for the Active Directory and Network Modifications projects. This role requires extensive knowledge of Active Directory and associated network infrastructure and required testing, including non-functional aspects. It also requires excellent soft skills for collaborating with suppliers and supporting users with testing. The role is expected to be full-time, on-site and based in Warwick, but may include travel to other sites in the UK as required. Active Directory- This is a Global project The Active Directory upgrade will deliver a modern identity and logon service which will enable people to seamlessly and securely connect to the IT services they need. The Active Directory program has contracted Microsoft Professional Services to examine the current implementation of AD, provide their recommendations for the upgrade, produce both a High-level & Low-level design. The program has recently received and approved the High-level design and is currently in the process of contracting for the Low-level design. Duties & Responsibilities Full responsibility for the planning, management and co-ordination of all testing activities within complex IT projects and evaluating risk potential during all stages of development. Work closely with the Business and Technical design leads to establish appropriate test scenarios to achieve the Design target quality objectives. Define and own the Test Strategy ensuring it meets the principles and best practice set out in the Test Framework. Collaborate with end users and project teams, including suppliers to define it. Help to set priorities that balance 'desirable' against 'practical' testing strategies. Ensure the most effective and efficient testing is carried out, including the use of specialised testing tools and techniques. Ensure use of appropriate tooling for requirement, test defect capture and management. National Grid's recommended tool is Microsoft's Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). Take responsibility for setting up the project in VSTS. Ensure testing scope is defined and reviewed (functional and non-functional). Any supplier created scripts must be reviewed and quality metrics captured. Manage and plan individual test phases and produce or assure phase test plans and exit reports depending on where the responsibility for the test phase lies (National Grid/ Supplier). Review and assure output from suppliers. Ensure suppliers are aware of, and follow, the Our Client best practice test processes All requirements and design artefacts must be statically tested, issues raised must be captured and reported on. Define, agree and execute Test witnessing, if required. Liaise with Programme / Project managers to manage expectations for the testing stages of projects. Agree quality criteria and corrective action Ensure that traceability exists between requirements, tests and results for each run and defects and that a suitable process is in place to handle the effect on testing of changes in requirements. Report quality metrics each week to project and TCoE as defined in the Our Client Test Framework. Assess team size and capability. Identify any gaps and should further resource be required, ensure that it is justified and update the Senior Project Manager on any cost impacts/changes. Deliver project documentation at appropriate stage gates in line with the Nationalgrid governance model (the Solution Delivery Framework). Define defect management and reporting procedures appropriate to the project. Manage the defect triage process. Define and deliver appropriate test reporting requirements. Deliver Test progress plus Risk and Issues weekly reports to the project manager and test capability lead. Create a UAT Test Plan and schedule with the relevant business owners. Plan UAT testing in, manage the pre-requisites, and assist in creation and risk-based prioritisation of business scenarios and support business users with execution of UAT Testing. Obtain formal sign-off approvals for UAT completion and store these in the project's SharePoint site as part of the project closure requirements. Oversee and plan Operational Acceptance Testing (OAT) which may be executed by suppliers. Ensure appropriate tests are performed, such as backup and recovery, security, high availability, resilience, site failover, disaster recovery and performance. Review deployment plans Facilitate test planning workshops with all relevant stakeholders Statically review or input into training materials. Manage resolution of any escalations relating to tests and test quality and escalate any issue that cannot be resolved with the Test Manager's remit. Highlight and drive risks, issues, dependencies and assumptions forward from identification through to resolution Attend appropriate Project boards and team meetings Maintain good knowledge of, advise on and justify testing processes Represent the project in a professional manner always. Skills Essential At least 4 years Test Management in multiple roles within an outsourced supplier environment, including functional and non-functional testing in a Waterfall environment. Substantial experience of working with Active Directory projects including related infrastructure at a functional and non-functional level. Broad Microsoft infrastructure background, understanding of Group Policy Objects, Windows testing experience, XP, Windows 7 Experience of large corporate international environments Experience of managing large numbers of business users in multiple locations and time zones. Nice To Have ISEB/ ISQTB Knowledge of Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services, or equivalent ALM toolset.
Pontoon Cheshire, UK
19/02/2019
Client Services - Treasury Chester We're currently seeking a Treasury Client Service Advisor/Specialist to join our dynamic, diverse Chester based EMEA Client Service team. Working with a varied multi-national client base you'll be responsible for navigating our cash management and treasury services on their behalf, building solid relationships and establishing yourself as a trusted advisor and navigating GTS on behalf of a dedicated portfolio of clients. This is a client facing role that offers a high level of visibility as you'll work in conjunction with a number of other internal teams to provide seamless delivery and support to a variety of client stakeholders. Whether you're already working within a Client service function or another client handling role within a banking/financial services organisation, if you have a natural client first approach and a passion for delivering a market leading service then we want to hear from you. In return we not only offer the support you'd expect from a leading global bank but also the opportunity to grow your career right here in [Bromley/Chester/Dublin]. With exposure to a variety of financial products and business partners we can offer excellent mobility and development. As a Treasury Client Service Advisor/Specialist your main responsibilities will involve: Supporting clients with all aspects of their treasury movements, managing expectations with regular updates. Team player, helping to form a cohesive industry team aligned to meet common goals and deliver a consistent service to all clients. Front line support, navigating all internal partnerships and activities throughout the enquiry to deliver an accurate and timely service. Form strong client relationships through regular verbal communication, understanding our clients business and priorities. Client advisory through proactive analysis, identifying operational efficiencies, repair reduction and self-service opportunities. Face to face meetings, delivering thorough, advisor service reviews. Promoting self-service opportunities and demand reduction. Tailoring your service approach according to client needs in order to influence positive 'client satisfaction' survey responses. Professionally resolve conflicts and barriers while appropriately escalating concerns that may jeopardise client experience. Leveraging industry and product expertise to deepen client relationships and mitigate risk throughout the servicing process. Partnering with Sales, Product, Operations, Technical Support and Fulfilment departments in order to provide a seamless delivery to the client. As a Treasury Client Service Advisor/Specialist you'll ideally need: Experience in client service or client facing roles Experience gained within financial services or investment banking. An understanding of cash management and/or treasury products and clearings Appetite to evolve and add to a continued excellence environment The ability to travel to client visits Strong verbal and written communication skills Influencing skills in order foster an optimum and timely resolution for the client Nice to have: Fluency in Spainsh in addition to English (written, reading and speaking). Please be advised if you haven't heard from us within 24 hours then unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion, we may however keep your details on file for any suitable future vacancies and contact you accordingly. Adecco is an employment consultancy and operates as an equal opportunities employer.
Pontoon London, UK
19/02/2019
Client Service Manager - Operations / Custody - One of our large Financial clients is currently looking for an experienced Client Service Manager with Operations / Custody - The main purpose of this role is the ownership of IOO/Custody client service delivery to one or multiple clients within IOO/Custody by facilitating efforts of their team and other internal stakeholders, coordinating resources to ensure timely delivery of reports/information, resolution of service issues and effective communication internally and externally. responsibilities Maintain excellent working relationships with the client Attendance and input to regular functional service review meetings to ensure adherence to the service level agreements and Key Performance Indicators Calculation and verification of monthly KPI's and KSI's based on information received from the relevant IOO business unit Maintains and updates a comprehensive client log that tracks all escalated IOO client service issues and shares this regularly with the client, relevant IOO business units, client service delivery manager and senior management Ensures and maintains client service levels to dedicated client/s by ensuring the timely and accurate delivery of reports/information, attends operational meetings both internally and externally with key client/s. Acts as the first point of escalation and key client service contact within IOO/Custody - follows up, monitors and resolves day-to-day client queries/issues that have been escalated by the clients or IOO/Custody business Unit. Responsible for identifying, escalating (as appropriate) and addressing service issues/adverse service trends as and when they arise. Documents and prepares ad-hoc reports regarding client meetings. Provides management reporting on transactions, including statistics on volume, productivity, new developments and service impact to clients. Identifies potential problem situations, trends, and improvement opportunities. Recommends changes to IOO/Custody business units as needed. Recommends enhancements to business for client account set-up, products, or services based on inquiries received. Provides technical expertise for new or complex products/services and oversees the implementation of new processes to support these products/services on an ongoing basis to ensure that client needs are met. Cultivates and maintains a strong and pro-active working relationship with Relationship Managers, Client Service Delivery Managers and other Service Managers (e.g. Fund administration, Custody and Transfer Agency) to ensure client service needs are consistently met. SKILLS An in-depth knowledge of Custody/ Middle Office services and client service background preferred Ability to communicate effectively with all staff and management levels both internally and externally; Time and organizational management skills essential, including the ability to balance the demands made by a change in circumstances with on-going job requirements. Good PC skills including good knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook. Ability to identify and implement process improvements; Demonstrate strong problem solving and analytical skills; Ability to grasp new concepts and ideas quickly. Self Starter/ Takes Initiative Excellent Communication Skills
Pontoon Stoke-on-Trent, UK
19/02/2019
Pontoon is a global HR outsourcing company specializing in improving an organization's talent. We manage the contingent workforce and statement of work resources on behalf of our clients, as well as source and recruit direct hires. Pontoon's approach results in significant cost savings and revenue improvement, increased worker quality, workforce insight and greater regulatory compliance. A division of Adecco with operations in nearly 100 countries and with more than 1,500 colleagues worldwide, the Jacksonville, Florida-based organization delivers solutions to more than 150 industry-leading companies. SUMMARY: The Recruitment Coordinatorwill manage all candidate administration within a specific region, organize and manage candidate interviews and assessments, including scheduling and preparing interviewer and candidate packs. As a Recruitment Coordinatoryou will be in charge of update the recruitment management system, including checking for new approved requisitions, ensuring all key data is completed, rejecting unsuccessful candidates, send pre-interview briefing packs to candidates, confirm interviews, offer management, send satisfaction surveys, manage purchase orders with external suppliers, maintain central files, record/monitor of monthly advertising spend, collate invoice information for team on monthly basis, respond to external candidate inquiries, and produce weekly and quarterly reports. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Updating and maintaining of recruitment management system, including checking for new approved requisitions, ensuring all key data is completed. Rejecting unsuccessful candidates and update recruitment management system. Scheduling interviews and update recruitment management system.? Preparation of interview packs for managers (interview notes and CV). Creating and updating candidate interview packs. Sending pre-interview briefing packs to candidates prior to interview with Consultant or Manager. Sending pre-assessment packs to candidates (when required). Reconfirming interviews with stakeholders. Offer Management & Pre-Employment Screening activities.? Sending out and collating satisfaction surveys to candidates and managers. Manage purchase orders with external suppliers 3rd Party billing activities/reconciliation.? Maintaining central file with information on advertising costs (online and traditional). Recording and monitoring of monthly advertising spend. Collating invoice information for team on monthly basis.? Respond to external candidate inquiries. Production of weekly and quarterly reporting.? Administer psychometric tests.? Support local recruitment events/programmes. Coordinating travel details and pre-meeting preparation.? Operations manual & SLA, Technology processes and Customer's internal policies & procedures. Achieving personal Recruitment Targets. Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned. EDUCATION & JOB REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Skilled in communicating effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Proven, relevant experience of working as a permanent recruitment coordinator. Evidence of analytical and reporting creation and validation. End-to-end recruitment process experience.? Evidence of strong organizational skills. Experience of working in recruitment/HR industry on supplier or client side. Business standard English Proficient with Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Pontoon London, UK
19/02/2019
PA/Team Assistant One of our Large Investment Banking clients, Bank of America are currently looking or an experienced Team assistant/PA The ideal candidate will have previous experience working within the Financial sector Team assistant/PA required within BAML Equities floor. This assistant will be supporting/covering 30 people including 5 MD's (managing calendars for 3 of these) Assistant duties including travel, expenses, booking meetings, taking calls, diary management etc. Note this will not a client facing role. This person will be working closely with two other assistants as well as helping cover the phone for the EMEA Equities Head. someone friendly, flexible, easy going and a team player. Investment banking is not essential but financial services/a similar corporate background is desirable. Hours will be 08:00 - 17:30 (occasionally until 18:00)
Pontoon Coventry, UK
19/02/2019
Cutover Manager Contract - Coventry based Our client currently shares IT and infrastructure with another company who we separated from in October 2016. We are looking for aan experinced cutover manager with abackground on large scale IT projects. This is an exciting programme of works which will deliver in short timescales, linking to a full end to end program for the transfer of the remainder of our infrastructure. There is a significant amount of visibility across the business meaning that we need to handle business impacts with care. The team will include architects, , business analysts, a test lead and business readiness specialist, all working together for a successful outcome. This person will be working very closely with the Workstream Lead, Project Manager and Test Lead. The team will be cutting over different elements of this project at different times, leading to multiple cutovers to be managed. We are looking for someone to help ensure that the transition of each cutover element is well organised and delivered. That includes transition documentation and agreements, cutover planning and the stand up and management of early life support all the way into business as usual arrangements. Experience Required Cutover Management Liaison with senior leadership Working within a project team Handling multiple personalities and priorities Experience in handling cutover plans and actions, gaining agreement from stakeholders and monitoring those plans and deliveries through cutover. Experience in working with Service Delivery and Transition teams to deliver Transition approach documents that are agreed and approved by all parties. Experience in working with Service Owners and Service Delivery to ensure that future business needs are met, including helpdesk scripting in place, request flows in place, and other support structures. Experience in early life support processes following cutover, including defect management, resolution tracking, working with technical teams to pursue resolution, key communications and reporting, through to handover from early life support to the Business support teams. Main Interfaces: Workstream Lead Other Workstream Leads and PMs Third party suppliers Cross Business liason (with a business readiness perspective) Key Tasks: Cutover planning Service transition agreements and documentation Identify ongoing support requirements and arrange for handover to those teams Early life support management following Cutover, including defect tracking, through to handover to Business. All of the above for multiple waves of delivery. Liaising with and managing key Stakeholder requirements and needs
Pontoon Warwick, UK
19/02/2019
I am currently recruiting for a python Developer to work with our main utilities Client t based in Warwick. They are looking for an experienced developer or a young up and coming talent that is looking to develop there skills and progress there career. The role involves in supporting in a business area that are looking to optimise a lot of manual tasks that are currently undertaken . If you are interested please send a CV The Role There is a business requirement for specific skills in (Python) software development to support the efficient delivery of the core role of Power Systems Engineering within Networks. This will allow the proficient completion of power system studies by providing automated solutions that will avoid unnecessary manual manipulation of data and integrate applications and services. The role will also provide capability to enable effective production of Tools and Software solutions that will analyse network issues to feed into Network Options Assessment process and solutions that integrate with our Pan-European Economic Model to allow efficient completion of our Cost Benefit Analysis. These activities will release the Engineers within the function to allow focus on complex issues and ensure they are utilising their skillset to maximum effect. Responsibilities * Development of non-standard scripts to facilitate process optimisation with 3rd party software * Management of the maintenance & development of non-standard / bespoke software solutions * Roll-out of bespoke software solutions across Networks, to bring broader business benefit and improve consistency * To lead on relevant process reviews on behalf of the team as necessary * Produce (or oversee) / review / present relevant training material in relation to scripting and new software solutions * To maintain up to date knowledge of research and developments in power system modelling and automation including participation in external forums / working groups etc. Experience * General power system knowledge especially transmission networks is desirable but not essential. * Expert knowledge in data management techniques and flexible data exchange * Process optimisation expertise * Familiarity with and integrated scripting functionality (to automate, for example, aspects of Load Flow Analysis) is desirable but not required. * Advanced proficiency in Python programming and VBA is essential (some knowledge of R is preferred but not essential) * Familiarity with DPL is desirable but not required. * Advanced proficiency working with Application Programming Interfaces * Advanced proficiency in Business Objects * Advanced proficiency in MS Access and data integration with other Microsoft Office applications
Pontoon Warwick, UK
19/02/2019
Business Analyst Responsibilities Our Main utilities Client are looking for x2 accomplished Business Analyst's to work across multiple projects that that are going to be highly regulated. These roles will involve working closely with regulator's and senior stakeholders. Include: Defining configuration specifications and business analysis requirements Performing quality assurance Defining reporting and alerting requirements Business Analyst Job Description Job brief We are looking for a Business Analyst who will be the vital link between our information technology capacity and our business objectives by supporting and ensuring the successful completion of analytical, building, testing and deployment tasks of our software product's features. Responsibilities Define configuration specifications and business analysis requirements Define reporting and alerting requirements Process Mapping Workshops Own and develop relationship with partners, working with them to optimise and enhance our integration Help design, document and maintain system processes Report on common sources of technical issues or questions and make recommendations to product team Communicate key insights and findings to product team Constantly be on the lookout for ways to improve monitoring, discover issues and deliver better value to the customer Requirements Accomplished Business Analyst with vast experience in regulated projects Utilities background desirable Business Change experience Previous experience in Business / Systems Analysis or Quality Assurance Proven experience in eliciting requirements Experience in analysing data to draw business-relevant conclusions and in data visualization techniques and tools Solid experience in working with senior level stakeholder Basic knowledge in generating process documentation Strong written and verbal communication skills including technical writing skills
Pontoon Warwick, UK
19/02/2019
Economist Our main utilities Client are looking for an experienced Economist to join there Power Networks business Area this role involves interact with team , engineers , economists , provide guidance and help to existing projects. Skills/Experience: Infrastructure investment appraisal perhaps across multiple (regulated) industries Cost benefit analysis (familiarisation with the Treasury Green book) Understanding uncertainty (perhaps option valuation) GB Energy market modelling Scenario planning A solid background in fundamental economics (ideally power system economics) Familiarisation with the European energy markets / codes Understanding of regulatory economics Ideas for the initial projects Ensuring our methodologies/processes will withstand external scrutiny Providing guidance on economic theory and best practice Responding to external consultations in this arena Providing thought leadership on economic issues.
Pontoon London, UK
18/02/2019
Compliance Manager 3 months initially Investment Management Client London Pontoon has received an excellent opportunity to join one of our blue chip, investment clients in London as a Compliance Manager where you'll work as part of the Compliance monitoring team and a wider Compliance team to provide high quality compliance monitoring support. Principal Accountabilities: Contribute to the creation, implementation and delivery of a comprehensive risk based Compliance Monitoring Programme (CMP). The CMP covers all FCA/PRA regulated firms and aims to reflect all relevant regulatory requirements impacting these businesses. Identify regulatory issues and risks while carrying out effective surveillance and monitoring reviews within the deadlines set. Ensure mitigating actions assigned within the reviews are completed within the agreed timescales. Maintain detailed knowledge of relevant rules and legislation to aid in the interaction with business areas as part of the CMP and within Compliance projects. Produce clear and to-the-point management information for various groups, committees and team meetings. Take responsibility for allocated compliance projects, and represent the Compliance team in business meetings. Qualifications: Educated to degree level Relevant commercial or professional qualification Knowledge: Business/commercial Previous experience in financial services compliance. Experience within a monitoring / audit function preferred. Sufficient commercial perspective and overall knowledge of business sectors in which the client operates Regulatory & Legislative Understanding of retail and wholesale regulatory requirements in an asset management and unit trust management context preferred. Pensions regulation knowledge would also be of advantage Good analytical skills and industry awareness including of emerging regulation to identify the impact on the business areas and developing strategies. Ability to work proactively with business areas to meet all new regulatory requirements. Skills: Demonstrate high attention to detail and ability to work effectively and efficiently, both individually and within a team to deliver good quality monitoring reviews on time. Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills to ensure high quality delivery of information in a concise manner. Demonstrate a proactive approach while contributing to the development and implementation of a comprehensive, risk-based CMP for each business area, which reflects relevant regulatory requirements impacting the business. Demonstrate good analytical skills and industry awareness in order to identify the impact on the business areas and developing strategies. Demonstrate a proactive approach to the development of effective and efficient methods and tools to manage compliance workloads. Demonstrate an ability to work with other compliance team members and business colleagues to promote a good conduct risk and compliance culture so in order to exceed regulatory expectations. Demonstrate an ability to maintain effective relationships with management and external parties, to enable the delivery of practical solutions to problems or the implementation of improved systems, processes or controls. Demonstrate curiosity and ability to challenge whilst undertaking risk assessments, projects, monitoring reviews and surveillance tests. Candidates will ideally show evidence of the above in their CV in order to be considered. Please be advised if you haven't heard from us within 48 hours then unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion, we may however keep your details on file for any suitable future vacancies and contact you accordingly. Pontoon is an employment consultancy and operates as an equal opportunities employer.
Pontoon 133 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LN, UK
18/02/2019
TECHNICAL ANALYST MANCHESTER A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an ambitious recent graduate in the Manchester area to join a major financial services organisation. The client is looking for a number of Technical Analysts to join an existing team within the access and identity management area of the bank, the roles will initially be offered on an initial 6-month basis with potential to be taken on as a full time employee. LOCATION: Manchester DURATION: Initial 6 months (potential switch to perm) THE ROLE: There are multiple roles available within the Cyber area of one of the UK's leading Banking clients. The role would suit a recent graduate or someone looking to gain experience within this area of the business. Unprecedented growth and development of new capability is seeing the expansion of the Identity and Access Management area to provide a secure platform focused on service excellence, and relentless automation, around the provision and management of Identity. This expanding remit will provide a diverse career path with opportunities to grow individual skills and gain experience across a number of key service areas and technologies. As major investment delivers new or changing services and tools roles in this area will adjust and reshape over time and we are looking for individuals who embrace this culture of continual evolution and who can help us on our journey towards automated service excellence. Challenging the existing processes and ways of working, with a view to eliminating waste and improving the customer experience will be the norm, and will be actively encouraged at all levels. With a wide range of skills and platforms to support this will be an outstanding team to work in for those looking for multiple options to develop personally and professionally in any number of directions. There are a number of technical Analyst positions available including working on a number of technologies, tools and systems including Windows, Mainframe, Unix and Midrange Analyst positions. KEY SKILLS/EXPERIENCE Educated to Bachelor's degree or greater Strong Analytical capabilities Technical/Analytical background Experience in an analytical/IT role Financial services experience beneficial Interest in Cyber Security, Access and identity Management **Ajilon Consultant** You will be an integral part of Ajilon (Adecco), a FTSE500 Global organisation with over 52 clients and sole supplier to the biggest organisations in the country and the world. You will be a permanent employee onsite with our client where you will receive a regular salary, annual bonus payment, pension contributions, holiday and sick pay, plus a number of additional benefits such as medical insurance, income protection, critical illness and life insurance, access to our discounted benefits website and library of online training materials and future career and certification opportunities. This great opportunity is being offered on a PAYE basis which means a LTD/Umbrella company cannot be used. If you think you have the experience and you would like to become a permanent employee of this fast-growing business unit within Ajilon please apply with your CV right now for instant consideration.
Pontoon Camberley, UK
18/02/2019
Data Analyst Camberley Contract: 6 month Our leading Financial Services client Bank of America Merrill Lynch is currently seeking to recruit a Data Analysis to work in the offices based in Camberley. The EMEA CTO COO team require an analytical data savvy reporting analyst to refresh their growing reporting portfolio. You will be an expert in MS Excel, PowerPoint & Access - you feel at home manipulating large data sets, managing data in a repository you will create, generating tables & charts to fit within a format/template, working these into sizeable PowerPoint decks with an incredibly high level of accuracy, professional finish & speed. The ability to wordsmith large amounts of low level information into an exec level summary is also a must. Responsibilities: Accountable for day-to-day project management of the CTO EMEA COO reporting review Disassemble reports into their raw data inputs & understand the underlying data providers (including constraints, time frames & format of data provided) Development of an overall project plan, identifying actions required to achieve a reduction in time taken to provide reports Deliver a new data repository that will satisfy the needs of the four existing reports & drive efficiency both for data providers & the EMEA CTO COO team using the data You will work closely with the CTO EMEA Business Manager, CTO EMEA COO as well as the various data providers & customers of the reports. You will be the point of contact for all aspects of the reporting improvement project Ensure the project is delivered on time and to budget Skills: Demonstrated reporting & data analytics experience in FS and/or technology environment Experience of running medium to large scale projects and programs end to end inclusive of people, process and technology Demonstrated leadership experience, ability to motivate project partners and drive execution, performance driven with the necessary intensity and optimism to succeed and deliver A disciplined thinker and capable of working across organizational boundaries in a very demanding, high-output environment Outstanding organisational skills, attention to detail and accuracy are essential Strong interpersonal/communication skills, both written and spoken (must be able to facilitate, co-ordinate, negotiate, influence and motivate). Ability to tailor approach accordingly and communicate effectively with customers, peers and all levels of management Pontoon is a global HR outsourcing company specializing in improving an organization's talent. We manage the contingent workforce and statement of work resources on behalf of our clients, as well as source and recruit direct hires. Pontoon's approach results in significant cost savings and revenue improvement, increased worker quality, workforce insight and greater regulatory compliance. A division of Adecco with operations in nearly 100 countries and with more than 1,500 colleagues worldwide, the Jacksonville, Florida-based organization delivers solutions to more than 150 industry-leading companies.