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We believe in certain values which we live by as a business and in how we interact with our clients. We are open, inquisitive, brave, proud and above all human.

“We are always looking for people who will challenge the status quo. We want people with intelligence, imagination and flair, who believe they can make a difference to our clients and those around them to make this a great place to work.”

Emma Jordan – Head of Human Resources


Prior to joining Future Thinking I had spent the previous 15 years in client-side organisations such as Thorntons, Virgin Media and Boots. I chose to join Future Thinking as they offer a really exciting opportunity to get involved in a fantastic breadth of truly innovative research techniques, working with some amazing clients.

As head of the Quantum Lab, our centre for innovation, I get to work with some of the brightest minds in MR, in developing our expertise around the latest thinking in consumer psychology, and digital innovation, and then grounding it in actionable, consumer-led insight that makes a real difference to our clients.

Dan Young – head of Quantum Lab

Management Accountant
London

Salary: On application

Who are we looking to employ?

An experienced Management Accountant, based in our London office, to produce accurate and reliable management information for UK trading entities, Bulgaria and Group consolidation.

Your role

Your role will involve:

  • Preparation of accurate monthly management accounts and associated management information (including statistical data such as balance sheet reconciliations) to group timetable
  • Responsible for reconciling the Intercompany P&L accounts
  • Control of local cash forecasting and analysis of requirements and possible actions
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory and regulatory issues relating to Finance; e.g. VAT returns, EC Sales list, Corporation Tax returns, ONS data
  • Control of payroll processing
  • Preparation of information for auditors and any other external review (e.g. banks) as requested
  • Ensuring integrity of sales, purchase and nominal ledger
  • Overall control of incentive payments including cash withdrawals from the bank
  • Maintain and recommend improvements to financial controls and processes
  • Liaison with business units as required
  • Any other ad-hoc requests as requested by the GFC or CFO

What we want from you

You will be a Qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA or ACCA) with:

  • A minimum of 2 years in a similar role
  • A strong customer service focus, with excellent interpersonal skill and the ability to build effective working relationships with Internal and External stakeholders
  • Good planning and organisational skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong Excel skills (pivots, vlookups, sumifs)
  • An enthusiastic and energetic self starter with the ability to work autonomously, identify problems and implement changes to drive continuous improvement
  • Good communication skills (written and oral)
  • Diligence and attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and deliver within tight reporting deadlines

And preferably with:

  • Experience of using Paprika
  • Marketing Services or other project/job based industry experience
  • Experience of a Private Equity and growth/change environments

What you get from us

  • Interesting, exciting projects with some of most innovative and important brands in the world
  • Stimulating, informal working environment
  • Lots of scope for career and personal development
  • Competitive package

How to Apply

As well as sending us your CV, we’d like to know why you’d be great for us! What qualities and experience do you have that will really make you a perfect fit for the role? You can submit in any format you wish that best conveys your main points. If you are invited for interview, you will have the opportunity to talk this through.

Contact us for more information on this position +44 (0)20 7843 9777

Deputy Head of Field
Oxford

Salary: On Application

A new role as deputy head of department in the Field Operations team based in our Oxford office.

Who are we looking to employ?

We are looking for an experienced management professional with solid Market Research experience, particularly in fieldwork. We want somebody who thrives on the challenge of helping colleagues deliver successful projects across both Quantitative and Qualitative areas of research.

We need a well-organised team player with proven people management skills, able to work upon their own initiative and communicate effectively and appropriately. Somebody who is experienced in overseeing busy project schedules, ensuring appropriate external and internal resource deployment; prioritising according to changing need.

This role reports into Future Thinking’s Head of Field and provides an excellent opportunity for career progression.

Your role

Your role will involve:

  • Management of the Field teams in both Oxford (Quant) and London (Qual), supervisors, interviewers and other suppliers to ensure successful project delivery
  • Project Management: project delivery on time, spec and budget
  • Provide costings and advice for research teams
  • Periodic Field site visits and briefing support
  • Trouble-shooting to successful resolution
  • Working collaboratively with other parts of the Operations group
  • Whilst the role is based in Oxford, you will also be required to work a proportion of your time in our London office.

What we want from you

  • Significant experience in the Market Research industry having worked with both Quantitative and Qualitative fieldwork methods. Must have a proven track record of successfully setting up and delivering face to face fieldwork projects either in research or operations departments
  • Previous line management experience
  • Financially astute with experience of working to commercial delivery and financial targets is a requirement, as is the ability to build Field project costs in close consultation with our researchers. Experience of payroll would also be an advantage
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and good telephone manner are vital. You should have a good track record of building strong relationships with both internal and external teams
  • Strong business IT skills, technologically capable. Experience of deploying up to date Field & Qual data collection technology is a distinct advantage.
  • Ability to remain calm, methodical and organised under pressure with experience of issue resolution/trouble-shooting
  • Ambition to learn, progress in the role and drive the team and business forward

What you get from us

  • Interesting, exciting projects with some of most innovative and important brands in the world
  • Stimulating, informal working environment
  • Lots of scope for career and personal development with a clear progression plan
  • Competitive package

How to Apply

As well as sending us your CV, we’d like to know why you’d be great for us! What qualities and experience do you have that will really make you a perfect fit for the role? You can submit in any format you wish that best conveys your main points. If you are invited for interview, you will have the opportunity to talk this through.

Contact us for more information on this position +44 (0)20 7843 9777

French Management Accountant
Paris

Salary: On application

Future Thinking is one of the fastest growing and largest independent market research companies in Europe, with more than 150 employees across offices in the UK, France, and Italy and a partner network in 38 countries worldwide.  We offer thought leadership across a wide range of specialisms and genuine expertise across a wide range of industry verticals.

We provide strategic research and actionable insights to a wide range of leading companies; offering both bespoke solutions, analytics and proprietary techniques to help guide decisions in areas like, market development, new product development, innovation, customer satisfaction and experience, brand, communications, buying behaviour and much more.

For more information, visit www.futurethinking.com

We are now looking to add an experienced Management Accountant based in London or Paris to focus on the financial accounting and reporting for the French entity for monthly management accounts, quarterly and annual financial accounts, and supports the monthly reporting for regulatory purposes. This role will be reporting into the Group Financial Controller.

 

Who are we looking to employ?

  • Bi-Lingual Speaker (English and French)
  • Qualified Accountant with a recognised accounting body (ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent)

Your role

  • Responsible for conducting month-end processes including journal postings, accruals and prepayments
  • Completing monthly balance sheet account and income statement reconciliations
  • Preparing monthly management accounts and departmental results
  • Preparing quarterly statutory reporting packs and supporting schedules for parent company and subsidiary
  • Responsible for preparation of annual financial statements
  • Preparing other external reports and responsible for preparation of the annual departmental and consolidated company budgets
  • Managing the year-end process
  • Providing ad-hoc information – such as analysis of project expenditures; new products
  • Collaborating with and advise Group Finance Operations team on financial accounting for transactions
  • Developing and implementing best practice financial and management accounting processes for new finance system
  • Seeking opportunities to enhance, innovate and improve existing processes and controls

What we want from you

  • Working understanding of IFRS accounting standards
  • Experience of producing French Management Accounts and French Sales Tax,  Financial Services experience
  • Advanced MS Excel user
  • Competent in using MS Word, PowerPoint

What you get from us

  • Stimulating, informal working environment
  • Competitive salary and flexible benefits
  • International travel

Contact us for more information on this position +44 (0)20 7843 9777