Want to join us?

We are always looking for exceptionally talented people who share our passion for getting inside our clients’ worlds and delivering lasting results.

CPL is one of the UK's most admired content agencies. If you want to join us as we continue to build upon our reputation, please get in touch.

Even if your ideal position isn’t listed here, don’t let that put you off. Get in touch and send your CV to jurgita.sukaityte@cpl.co.uk

 

 

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Senior Management Accountant

CPL is looking to take on a forward thinking, highly motivated senior management accountant to be a key member of the finance team.

You’ll be passionate about numbers and enjoy developing and refining existing processes to best support the business’ needs. With a keen eye for detail, you’ll be dedicated to producing the highest quality reports to ensure that the business is fully equipped with useful, relevant information.

Aside from core finance, you’ll be working across a range of projects and should be comfortable thinking through new tasks in a logical way to define the best way to proceed.

WHY JOIN CPL?

CPL is a fast-growing, award-winning agency that is proud to create ‘content that works’. We are packed with talented people who tell stories with impact, whatever the channel.

We help a range of corporates, brands and membership bodies achieve their strategic priorities by creating excellent content that inspires their audiences and gets results.

We are only as good as our people – and by joining CPL you will be part of an agile and flexible team that works alongside clients to shape their strategies and approaches in the fast-moving world of content marketing.

Ask our team and they’ll say CPL is a great place to work, which is why so many of them stay with us for so long. Our offices in Cambridge offer a supportive, lively environment in which you’ll be able to develop your career, learn lots of new stuff and have some fun along the way.

PURPOSE OF ROLE

  • Be a senior member of CPL’s finance team

  • To ensure the effective delivery of accurate financial information to the business, and monitor cash flow

  • Help CPL achieve Strategic Priority 2 in Our Story: Improve underlying profits by increasing efficiencies and managing costs sustainably

KEY OBJECTIVES

  • Working with colleagues across CPL to improve the overall level of knowledge about finance

  • Preparation of the monthly management accounts, key metrics and variance analysis

  • Management of cash flow and preparation of cash flow forecasts

  • Posting of CPL ‘Prime’ sales invoices to ledger, overall responsibility for managing the CPL Prime debtors’ ledger

  • Preparation of balance sheet reconciliations, maintaining the Fixed Asset Register, creating and posting journals, prepayments & accruals

  • Managing the payroll process, in conjunction with the HR co-ordinator and payroll bureau, for the organisation, including processing of benefits (e.g. pension, childcare vouchers) and BACS transfer of net pay

  • Coordinating and directing the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and reporting variances

  • Maintaining P&L revenue schedules; controlling deferred and accrued revenue

  • Providing information to accountants for preparation of annual financial statements

  • Calculation, presentation and payment of VAT

  • Monitoring the accounting function and financial systems and helping in the implementation of improvements – particularly in regard to payroll, KPIs and the chart of accounts;

  • Deputise for Director of Finance when required

  • Cover for assistant accountant and finance co-ordinator when required

  • Other ad-hoc requests to support the needs of the business.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

  • Part-qualified accountant

  • Good working knowledge of accounting principles and practices

  • Experience and understanding of payroll related compliance, and knowledge of payroll taxes

  • Attention to detail and consistency

  • Flexible and adept at managing conflicting priorities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels with both financial and non-financial teams

  • Intermediate to advanced level in Microsoft Excel

  • Good working knowledge of Sage financial software

  • Sound industry experience

  • The ability to work as part of a team

HOW YOU’LL BENEFIT

  • Competitive salary

  • 28 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays

  • Pension

  • Subsidised parking

  • Relaxed, friendly office with fresh fruit, regular social events and annual Christmas party

TO APPLY

Email your CV and covering letter to jurgita.sukaityte@cpl.co.uk

 

 

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Junior designer/digital production assistant

We are looking for a junior designer with digital production experience. You’ll be part of a growing team, working with senior members across a wide range of digital and print projects.

WHO ARE WE?

We’re a successful, well established content marketing agency, based in Cambridge and you’ll be joining our Godolphin team who provide a full service to Sheikh Mohammed's global horse racing and breeding operation.

THE ROLE

To provide design and artworking support to the Godolphin team working across all technologies and media (including, but not limited to, print, large format, websites, social media and video). Producing collateral for the family of Godolphin websites managed by CPL will be a core part of this role.

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience of an agency environment or similar.

  • Design flair and an understanding of typography.

  • Work comfortably with mac-based Adobe CS (predominantly InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) and Quark.

  • Some experience of content management systems including Wordpress and Drupal (not development!) and the ability to liaise with CPL’s digital developers to ensure small digital developments are clearly specified and completed on time.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Good organisational skills that support the rest of the team.

  • The ability to see projects through from inception to production, often against tight deadlines.

This role features regular client liaison so you must be comfortable with client contact, and due to the nature of the horse racing industry weekend cover will be required on a rota basis.

This role is full-time.

HOW YOU'LL BENEFIT

  • Competitive salary

  • 28 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays

  • Pension

  • Subsidised parking

  • Relaxed, friendly office: fruit; Friday drinks

  • Regular social events and annual Christmas party

TO APPLY

Email your CV and covering letter to adele.emmins@cpl.co.uk

 

 

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A place to develop your career

At CPL we like to build long-term relationships, and that applies as much to our people as to our clients. 

Our reputation is built on the collective skills and knowledge of those we employ. If you join us you can expect hard work, and plenty of laughter, music, company lunches, pub trips, yoga sessions and ping-pong battles. We know that happy teams are more productive and our environment and results pay testament to that.

While CPL is a fairly relaxed place, it's also a highly professional one. Clients come first, deadlines are met and we always look for the best way to get the work done creatively and efficiently. We also make sure we have some fun along the way.