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Insolvency Administrator

Southampton, Hampshire
Job Type
9 Sep 2022

Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency Administrator

Based in either Reading or Southampton

A career in Turnaround, Restructuring, and Insolvency will provide a great deal of variety. You will have exposure to many different industries, sizes of business and entrepreneurs. You will benefit from a close working relationship with senior members of the team providing you with high quality on the job training. Job satisfaction will come being part of a successful team and from knowing that you have made a difference to the outcome for many different stakeholders including; directors, shareholders, employees, creditors etc.

Our client is seeking a candidate who Ideally has experience in an accountancy / bookkeeping role previously and has an interest or experience in the insolvency area. You will be expected to interpret financial statements, review and prepare and forecasts and various financial documents.

Our client does not expect you to have experience of turnaround or insolvency as detailed training, support and supervision will be given. Whilst an AAT or similar qualification is desirable it is not essential, and they will consider study support.

Your role:

For turnaround assignments assisting partners, directors and managers with:

  • Reviewing and analysing financial performance of entities

  • Preparing integrated cash flow, profit and loss and balance sheet forecasts

  • Advising on options available for improvements in performance / turnaround

  • Preparing formal and informal turnaround plans

  • Considering funding requirements for the purpose of obtaining funding

  • Ongoing reviews of implemented turnaround strategies

For formal insolvency appointments assisting partners, directors and managers with

  • Attending initial meetings with directors
  • Conducting a solvency review
  • Preparing letters of advice
  • Preparing documents of appointment
  • Preparing proposals, progress reports, and final reports
  • Investigating the conduct of directors
  • Assisting employees making claims for arrears of wages, redundancy pay etc
  • realising assets
  • dealing with creditor queries, then agreeing and paying claims
  • ensuring that key targets are met as per the cases' diaries
  • Involvement in business development and marketing activities
  • Over time we would expect the administrator to take on their own small portfolio of clients and be responsible the management of those cases

The person:

  • Be able to prepare written reports to a high standard, providing the reader with a narrative explanation/ interpretation of financial results

  • Ideally have been in an accountancy / bookkeeping role as you will be expected to interpret financial statements, review and prepare and forecasts and various financial documents

  • Have advanced and comprehensive spreadsheet skills with strong numerical ability

  • A good communicator who is confident, enquiring and happy to challenge when appropriate

  • Have the ability to stand back and look at the bigger picture as well as having a keen eye for detail

  • Work at pace with a good deal of energy and enthusiasm and be comfortable with a dynamic and changing environment

  • Be able to quickly assimilate information from a number of sources

  • Be comfortable in delivering high standard work to tight deadlines

  • Be resilient in difficult situations e.g. you may be tasked with undertaking redundancy consultations

  • Able to work effectively as part of a team

  • Have strong IT skills, including Word and Excel, and the ability to adapt to unfamiliar packages

  • Have a flexible and proactive approach

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  • Job Reference: 708121400-2
  • Date Posted: 9 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Focus Resourcing
    Focus Resourcing
  • Location: Southampton, Hampshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Permanent