Bayman Topping & Smythe are a specialist financial recruitment consultancy, that really puts people at the heart of what we do.

Our extensive knowledge of the market place comes from over 45 years experience of recruiting qualified accounting professionals into the private, public and not for profit sectors.  We’ve also developed specialist knowledge of recruiting within the niche tax and treasury market.  This has helped us develop our unique approach to financial recruitment – which puts the people that we work with, on both sides of the process, at the heart of what we do.

We support our clients throughout their careers – helping them find the perfect role is only half of what we do. Our clients are business partners, taking time to understand their business needs is crucial in allowing us to provide, advise, support and ultimately find the best people to join their team and support business growth.

OUR VALUES

Always approachable

We’re all people at the end of the day, and being approachable is in our DNA. Awkward conversations, difficult decisions, personal advice, we take it all in our stride and promise to offer our honest advice and support.

Constant improvement

We’re committed to providing the very best service so will always strive to stay ahead whether that’s learning new platforms, meeting new clients, or understanding industry changes. Staying ahead allows us to continually deliver the best to you.

Conscious collaboration

It’s never about us. It’s about you. We focus on collaborating with everyone we work with, to deliver what you need. Defining job requirements, writing job descriptions or finding the right candidate, we take time to understand and find the perfect solution for your business, or coaching, advising and helping you as a candidate to not only find that next role but to also secure it.

Making a difference

Whether that’s to the business bottom line, a candidates future, or putting back into the world, we always strive to make a difference in whatever we do.

Make it enjoyable

We love what we do, and we want people to love working with us too. We promise to never take ourselves too seriously – but to deliver a great service, with a smile on our face.

Jan 19, 2022
Part time
£28,000 - £30,000 yearly
BTS Remote
We are currently recruiting for a Purchase Ledger Team Leader to join a Northwest – based housing association for a 12m FTC, this role will be part-time and would suit a candidate looking to work 3 or 4 days a week. The company is incredibly flexible in terms of hours and days and the role could be fully remote-based or hybrid working. The position is paying £28k - £30k (this will be prorated depending on hours.) The Job Reporting to the Finance Manager, the role is covering a 12 month secondment. The position will involve managing a team to deliver effective financial transaction processing and supporting the Purchase Ledger Expenditure Officers and the wider Finance team in ensuring timely processing of invoices and payment to suppliers. Key Responsibilities To lead the transactional team, managing the purchase ledger, ensuring strong controls, excellent customer services and the delivery of a financial transaction service that supports the Groups objectives Ensure...
Jan 18, 2022
Contract - Day Rate
£220 - £300 daily
BTS Manchester, UK
We are recruiting an experienced Finance Manager for a Housing Association based in Manchester. The role can be hybrid/WFH with other flexible family-friendly work patterns. Paying up to £300 per day depending on PAYE/Umbrella. The role is inside IR35 and expected to be a minimum 3-4 months. THE JOB Reporting directly to the FD, The role will manage a small finance team and be responsible for the production of key financial and management information. Key responsibilities: Responsible for the day to day management of the finance business partnering team Develop and manage the production of the monthly management accounts,  and business partnering packs Variance analysis, cashflows and accurate and timely forecasting Lead and manage the production and reporting of annual budgets, including providing any financial training and guidance to budget holders Responsible for the review of payroll costs and reporting KPI analysis and review any issues affecting...
Jan 18, 2022
Contract - Fixed-Term Salary
£22,000 - £23,000 yearly
BTS Manchester, UK
Based in Manchester, this Housing association are looking for a Rent Officer/Finance Assistant to commit to a 6 month contract. Paying circa £23k for a 35-hour week, flexible working, 25 days holiday + bank holidays this role is predominantly home-based with the occasional visit to the office. THE JOB: The overall purpose of this role is to ensure that rents are accurately posted and reconciled. The post is key to the accurate allocation and effective management of income for the organisation. A large part of the role will be answering queries and following the process from start to finish so requires a thorough approach to work. Key aspects: Support the Finance Business Partner with accurate and efficient rent accounting Develop and maintain strong relationships with relevant colleagues, including the wider Finance and Income team To administer the rent accounting systems and prepare the weekly rent account file, ensuring all transactions are processed in an...
Jan 14, 2022
Contract - Fixed-Term Salary
£30,000 - £31,000 yearly
BTS Manchester, UK
We are recruiting an Information Governance Officer for a Northwest-based Housing Association for an initial 3 Month Interim role – with potential permanent opportunities available. Paying up to £31K, plus excellent hybrid and flexible working, coupled with generous holidays and pension etc.   The Job Reporting to the Governance Manager, you will champion Information Governance across the organisation, providing guidance and advice on general enquiries. You will be the first point of contact for all access to information requests, Data Sharing queries and ensuring Data Sharing agreements are in place, ensuring compliance with the UK GDPR and Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018. Key responsibilities: Coordinate, monitor and support business areas to respond to access to information requests, such as Subject Access Requests (SARs) and other requests for personal information in line with current legislation and regulation Conduct Data Protection audits to ensure...
Jan 14, 2022
Permanent
£44,000 - £45,000 yearly
BTS Manchester, UK
We are looking for an experienced Treasury and Business Planning Accountant for this well-established social housing organisation. Reporting to the Head of Finance, and managing a small team, this is an integral member of the financial management team. Paying up to £45K plus excellent benefits and a superb work-life balance. THE ROLE: Managing a small team of transactional and part qualified accountants you will be responsible for the provision of an effective Treasury and Business planning service to the association. Core duties & responsibilities: Treasury management including loan portfolio management and covenant compliance Develop and maintain effective Business Plan, including stress testing Cash & Debt manager including liquidity and cashflow forecasting Oversee the daily banking function and the AP & AR operations Securitisation management, ensuring reporting and periodic valuations are carried out Liaison and reporting to internal and...
Jan 14, 2022
Full time
£47,000 - £48,000 yearly
BTS Manchester, UK
We are recruiting an experienced Performance & BI Manager for a North West Based Housing Association on both and Interim and potentially Permanent basis. Paying to £48K plus excellent hybrid and flexible working, coupled with generous holidays and pension. The Job Managing a small team, the  roles’ purpose is to develop, co-ordinate and manage the Business Intelligence function. Supporting the EMT and wider organisation to use meaningful insight to inform decision-making and improve services. Key responsibilities: Responsible for the development of the organisation’s performance framework Lead on developing the Data Strategy with Directors and Managers Ensure an accurate and robust data infrastructure is in place optimising automating data collection and analysis and providing excellent data governance/quality assurance Monitor performance against benchmarks and trends to provide insight and analysis that drives performance improvement...
Dec 10, 2021
Permanent
£37,000 - £42,000 yearly
BTS Wythenshawe, Manchester, UK
We are excited to be exclusively partnering with Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) to recruit a Permanent Finance Business Partner – Rents & Service Charges to join their team, as they embark on an organisation wide business transformation journey, evolving both Finance and the Organisation for the future. Apply online now, click through to our dedicated microsite to find out more  https://jobs.baymantoppingsmythe.com/wchg or call Claire Bayman on 07968025239 for an initial discussion. The Job Reporting to the Finance Manager, the role will play a key role in developing and delivering financial support to the Service Charges Team. Leading on rent and service charges for the Group, the role will oversee the annual rent and service charges budget setting and ensure the notice and annual accounts are issued. Key responsibilities Lead the service charge finance function, ensuring all service charges and rents are set in accordance with relevant regulatory...
Dec 10, 2021
Permanent
£45,000 - £47,000 yearly
BTS Wythenshawe, Manchester, UK
We are excited to be exclusively partnering with Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) to recruit a Strategic Finance Business Partner to join their team to support the Development Team. The Business Partner will be a proactive supporter of the organisations plan to build over 1000 homes. They will also be part of the company wide business transformation journey, helping shape the Finance function and the Organisation for the future. Apply online now, click through to our dedicated microsite to find out more  https://jobs.baymantoppingsmythe.com/wchg or call Claire Bayman on 07968025239 for an initial discussion. The Job The Strategic Finance Business Partner will support the Strategic Finance Manager in treasury management, cash flow forecasting, and the provision of key financial information. Supporting the Development Team as a practical and collaborative business partner, providing robust budget management,  investment appraisal, and review of proposed schemes....
Dec 10, 2021
Contract - Fixed-Term Salary
£45,000 - £47,000 yearly
BTS Wythenshawe, Manchester, UK
We are excited to be exclusively partnering with Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG)  to recruit an Interim Senior Finance Business Partner to join their team for a 12m FTC, as they embrace their business transformation journey, evolving both the Finance function and the Organisation for the future. Apply online now, click through to our dedicated microsite to find out more  https://jobs.baymantoppingsmythe.com/wchg or call Claire Bayman on 07968025239 for an initial discussion. The Job Sitting across a number of business operations, this is a flexible role designed to be a key supporting role for the Finance Managers, Assistant Director of Finance and their respective budget holders. The role will provide business support, guidance, and management information, contributing to the business plan and leading the budget process. Key Responsibilities Monthly budget monitoring reviews, providing guidance and analysis to budget holders Supporting budget holders...
Dec 10, 2021
Contract - Fixed-Term Salary
£35,000 - £37,000 yearly
BTS Wythenshawe, Manchester, UK
We are excited to be exclusively partnering with Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) to recruit an Interim Finance Business Partner to join their team for a 12m FTC, as they embrace their business transformation journey, evolving both Finance and the Organisation for the future.  Apply online now, click through to our dedicated microsite to find out more  https://jobs.baymantoppingsmythe.com/wchg or call Claire Bayman on 07968025239 for an initial discussion. The Job Reporting to the Finance Manager, the role will be key to providing business support, guidance, and management information to allocated service areas. You will support the annual statutory accounts and budgets process, and ensure compliance with relevant financial, statutory, and regulatory requirements. Key Responsibilities Complete monthly budget monitoring reviews providing guidance and insightful analysis to budget holders, helping budget holders to understand significant variances and trends...
Dec 08, 2021
Contract - Fixed-Term Salary
£22,000 - £23,000 yearly
BTS Manchester, UK
Based in Manchester, this Housing association are looking for a Rent Officer/Finance Assistant to commit to a 6 month contract. Paying circa £23k for a 35-hour week, flexible working, 25 days holiday + bank holidays this role is predominantly home-based with the occasional visit to the office. THE JOB: The overall purpose of this role is to ensure that rents are accurately posted and reconciled. The post is key to the accurate allocation and effective management of income for the organisation. A large part of the role will be answering queries and following the process from start to finish so requires a thorough approach to work. Key aspects: Support the Finance Business Partner with accurate and efficient rent accounting Develop and maintain strong relationships with relevant colleagues, including the wider Finance and Income team To administer the rent accounting systems and prepare the weekly rent account file, ensuring all transactions are processed in an...
Dec 08, 2021
Full time
£12.00 - £12.30 hourly
BTS Manchester, UK
This Manchester-based Housing Association is looking for an experienced Finance Assistant to join them on an ongoing temporary basis. The role is flexible in terms of working hours and can be a hybrid of WFH and office-based. THE ROLE You will ensure that all rent transactions are posted in a timely and accurate manner and promptly raise sales invoices and take the appropriate follow-up action. Key responsibilities: To update and maintain the housing management system in relation to start, end of tenancy, rent and service charge increases on a weekly basis To ensure efficient and effective processing of rent payments received from various payment methods e.g., housing benefit schedules, payments cards, standing order and direct debit payments ensure the Neighbourhoods Team can take appropriate arrears action To set up and amend direct debits To set up sub-accounts and service charge accounts as authorised To prepare cheques and BACS payments relating to rent...
Dec 06, 2021
Permanent
£21,000 - £22,000 yearly
BTS Burnley, UK
We are recruiting for a Not for Profit and Housing provider who are recruiting for an experienced Finance Assistant to join their Corporate Finance Team. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a dedicated Finance Team supporting the companies' businesses and charities, where you can see how you can make a real difference to people’s lives through finance. Paying up to £22k  plus excellent benefits including flexible working, 28 days holiday including Christmas shutdown + bank holidays. The role will be office-based initially but in 2022 there will be a hybrid working pattern of office and home-based working. THE JOB Reporting to the Finance Transactions Manager, this role is to work within a team in the Finance department that provides support to various departments within the Calico Group Business Services team in Burnley. Key responsibilities: Daily administration of the rent accounting system, including tenancy amendments/adjustments/rent...
Dec 01, 2021
Contract - Day Rate
£175 - £250 daily
BTS Manchester, UK
We are recruiting for an experienced Interim Management Accountant for this well-established social housing organisation based in Manchester. Reporting to an inspirational Head of finance, you will be responsible for the management accounting support to one of their operations (Charity, Commercial or Capital). THE ROLE Working as part of an established finance team, you will be responsible for accounting and business partnering for the business area you  are supporting, and contribute to the management accounts production for the wider group: Key responsibilities: Provide high-quality financial information and advice to enable effective management control of budgets Deliver costings, process developments, and systems reporting, ensuring robust procedures are implemented Preparation of financial & management accounts, service charges, and statutory audit  Financial modelling to evaluate and appraise new and complex projects Project appraisal including any...
Nov 24, 2021
Full time
BTS Remote
This Housing Association is looking for an Interim Head of Governance & Contracts to provide the organisation and its’ management, with independent assurance that operational and business support functions work effectively and continually progress towards the provision of outstanding services. The role is being recruited initially as a Fixed Term Contract with the strong potential for a permanent role. The job: The roles’ main focus is to deliver high standards of compliance in governance matters and support the board in a regulated environment. As the Interim Governance & Contracts Manager, you will report into the CEO & FD, and take ownership of corporate governance matters and other areas such as data protection, contracts management, SLA’s etc. Key responsibilities: Providing high-quality board support and committee meeting support Advise and support the ELT in line with regulatory/company rules, risk management, corporate strategy, and the business...
Nov 24, 2021
Permanent
£40,000 - £45,000 yearly
BTS Stockport, UK
We are recruiting an experienced Management Accountant for this well-established social housing organisation based in Manchester. Reporting to an inspirational Head of finance, you will be responsible for the management accounting support to one of their operations (Charity, Commercial or Capital). THE ROLE Working as part of an established finance team, you will be responsible for accounting and business partnering for the business area you  are supporting, and contribute to the management accounts production for the wider group: Key responsibilities: Provide high-quality financial information and advice to enable effective management control of budgets Deliver costings, process developments, and systems reporting, ensuring robust procedures are implemented Work collaboratively with the Leadership Team and Budget Managers to support strategic and operational decision Preparation of financial & management accounts, service charges, and statutory audit...