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Careers

It’s not just a job, it’s a vocation. Innovation runs through our DNA. It’s what gets us out of bed in the morning and drives us to go the extra mile. It’s our passion, pure and simple. And we’re looking for people who share it.

At MPA, we’ve come a long way, but we’ve got an eye on the future — with plans to grow and expand. So we’re always looking for great people to join the MPA team. If you think you’ve got what it takes to help businesses unlock ideas and creativity, we’d love to hear from you. In return we offer a wealth of benefits and the chance to work with a thriving company at the cutting edge of our industry.

Mission and values

We’re on a mission to release, accelerate and sustain world-leading innovation delivered by forward-thinking UK businesses. We’re guided at every stage by three core values: to always put the client first; to achieve excellence in all we do; and to innovate at every opportunity.

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MPA History

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

Turnover reaches just under £1 million.

2014

2019

Moving with the times

In 2007, Michael Price sets up MPA. Soon after he begins working with technology-based businesses to improve their innovation capabilities, mainly through the provision of R&D tax credits

Moving with the times

In 2008, MPA moves into its first office at 98 High Street, Olney.

Moving with the times

In 2009, MPA recruits our first permanent employee to run the office.

Moving with the times

In 2010, MPA continues to grow and we open our second office.

Moving with the times

In 2012, MPA grows to more than 20 staff and we open our third office at Incon House.

Moving with the times

In 2014, MPA combines our three offices and moves to Mercers Manor Barns.

Moving with the times

In 2019, MPA is building on our success in delivering R&D tax credits, and diversifying to offer support across all aspects of business innovation.

We are recruiting!

We are a leading UK professional services business, and we make life easier for our clients, who stay with us year after year because we deliver outstanding service and results.

We are passionate about the innovative approach we take in everything we do, we are proud of our team and hope you can join us!

Business Development Manager

Department: Marketing & Business Development

Salary: £40,000 (OTE £63k uncapped) + Company Bonus

Location: Milton Keynes - Remote , UK

Permanent / Full Time 

Excellent Individual and Company Bonus & Benefits

Home based but must be willing and able to travel to our office, clients and prospects, as necessary.

We are an Investors in People accredited employer and as we continue to grow, we are creating opportunities all the time for you to build and develop your career within a supportive and empowering environment, alongside a dedicated team of exceptional people. 

Our diverse backgrounds, skills, personalities, and exceptional values driven culture makes MPA a really great place to work.  We walk the walk when it comes to workplace flexibility and work / life balance, and we are dedicated to the personal and professional development of our people.

Role Purpose

Build trusted longstanding relationships with our clients, prospects, stakeholders and throughout our target markets, to support and grow the revenue of the business, expand our market potential and help to create opportunities to generate new revenue streams.

Responsibilities

Produce an individual Business plan in accordance with the Team Plan to clearly demonstrate how targets will be achieved.Monitor, review and amend individual plan following review with Head of Business Development ensuring all activities contribute towards target.Work with wider MPA teams to ensure client retention in the form of resigns and/or upselling of MPA services.Generate leads and new business from proactively working a Network of Referrers, Intermediaries and Partners.Build and manage a pipeline of opportunities across all services.Act on internally generated leads to generate new sales revenue.Prepare and research prior to attending prospect meetings to understand the client’s needs and successfully sell MPA services as per targets.Coordinating sales efforts alongside marketing strategies.

This is a critical role within our business and as such demands a proven professional.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

Relevant experience working within a Business Development role.Professional and articulate, reliable, and self-motivated.Comfortable working with people at all levels within the organisation in a fast-paced environment.Confident manner representing the brand with superb interpersonal skills.Commitment to excellent customer service.Ability to work autonomously.Methodical, organised and accurate.IT Literate with Microsoft office (including Outlook, Excel, Word).​The potential to progress to a more senior Business Development Role.Excellent understanding of CRM and reporting tools.

You will clearly understand the contribution that you make to the business and how meaningful your work is. Your efforts and achievements will be recognised and rewarded on both an individual and an overall business performance basis.

Innovation, ideas and alternative ways of working are valued, as are those who are prepared to go the extra mile to ensure our clients receive the experience they should expect from a leading provider.

We are a leading UK professional services business, and we make life easier for our clients, who stay with us year after year because we deliver outstanding service and results.

We are passionate about the innovative approach we take in everything we do, and we are proud of our team.

What we offer....

Health Care Cash Plan    Flexible Benefits Portal (budget to spend as you wish) Private Medical Insurance (Vitality) Group Life Assurance (4 x salary) Pension (Salary Sacrifice) Employee Assistance Programme (support when you need it most) Discount Portal (shopping, entertainment etc.) Company Bonus (in addition to job related bonus/commission) Performance Pathway with Learning & Development portal (personal and professional development) Reward & Recognition Programme Service Awards

Senior Business Development Manager

Department: Marketing & Business Development

Salary: £60,000 (OTE £83,000 uncapped) + Company Bonus

Location: , UK

Permanent / Full Time

Excellent Individual and Company Bonus & Benefits

We are an Investors in People accredited employer and as we continue to grow, we are creating opportunities all the time for you to build and develop your career within a supportive and empowering environment, alongside a dedicated team of exceptional people. 

Our diverse backgrounds, skills, personalities and exceptional values driven culture makes MPA a really great place to work.  We walk the walk when it comes to workplace flexibility and work / life balance, and we are dedicated to the personal and professional development of our people.

As a Senior Business Development Manager, you will build trusted longstanding relationships with our clients, prospects, stakeholders and throughout our target markets in order to support and grow the revenue of the business, expand our market potential and help to create opportunities to generate new revenue streams

This is a critical role within our business and as such demands a proven professional experienced in selling professional services. You will be able to demonstrate working at a senior level building relationships and selling to Owner Managers and Directors.  In addition, you will be able to drive a sales process from plan to close to achieve targets.  Exceptional communication skills in all forms are essential to this role, as is your understanding of CRM and your ability to influence and negotiate.

You will clearly understand the contribution that you make to the business and how meaningful your work is, with your efforts and achievements being recognised and rewarded on both an individual and an overall business performance basis.

Innovation, ideas and alternative ways of working are valued, as are those who are prepared to go the extra mile to ensure our clients receive the experience they should expect from a leading provider.

We are a leading UK professional services business, and we make life easier for our clients, who stay with us year after year because we deliver outstanding service and results.

We are passionate about the innovative approach we take in everything we do, and we are proud of our team.

Accountant

Department: Accounting and Tax

Salary: £31,500 + Company Bonus

Location: Milton Keynes - Remote , UK

Permanent / Full Time £31,500

Excellent Company Bonus & Benefits

Currently home based but must be willing and able to travel to our office as necessary.

We are an Investors in People accredited employer and as we continue to grow, we are creating opportunities all the time for you to build and develop your career within a supportive and empowering environment, alongside a dedicated team of exceptional people. 

Our diverse backgrounds, skills, personalities, and exceptional values driven culture makes MPA a really great place to work.  We walk the walk when it comes to workplace flexibility and work / life balance, and we are dedicated to the personal and professional development of our people.

Role Purpose

To provide timely completion of accounts assignments to enable MPA to provide proactive support and advice to our clients so that deadlines are met, and our clients feel valued. This in turn enables MPA to create and build client relationships, founded on us being their ​trusted adviser.

Responsibilities

Make time to understand the client, their industry, sector and economy so that you can build a relationship with the client and look for opportunities to win new work. Agree timeframes for all work to ensure deadlines are met and excellent client service is maintained.Delegate work to junior members of the team to build business capability and capacity.  This will also enable you to take on more detailed technical work therefore increasing personal capability. Complete tax computations and/or accounts for clients to the highest standard. Assist junior members of the team with tax calculations, accounting queries, bookkeeping, VAT, and any other services which the tax and accounting team may undertake.Ensure standards are upheld and that you are aware of these standards. This is to ensure that MPA’s ACCA accreditation is maintained and the service we are providing is to the highest standard. Further to this, that policy, process, best practice, and legal compliance is always observed.Maintain and keep up to date PeopleHR, my working papers, IRIS, Xero, HubSpot, Hubdocs and any other software or monitoring spreadsheets used within MPA. This includes ensuring it is done in a timely manner, is complete and is accurate so that information is available and reportable effectively and efficiently.Complete appropriate CPD to remain technically up to date.

This is a critical role within our business and as such demands a proven professional.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

Experienced Accountant working towards ACCA.Accounts preparation.  Tax training will be provided.Organisational skills – personal efficiency, time management skills and the ability to prioritise competing demands.Communication skills – ability to engage at all levels both verbally and in writing utilising a variety of channels.Role model – able to demonstrate the values, behaviours, and culture of the business.Professional expertise – general working knowledge of accounting standards and regulations.Trust – as a member of the tax and accounts team interfacing with the whole business, develop and demonstrate trust through expertise, values, and behaviour.Systems – strong knowledge and experience of tax / accounting software and other operational software (Microsoft word, excel, power point).Working style – able to work independently and demonstrate initiative as well as in a team providing support across all levels.

You will clearly understand the contribution that you make to the business and how meaningful your work is. Your efforts and achievements will be recognised and rewarded on both an individual and an overall business performance basis.

Innovation, ideas and alternative ways of working are valued, as are those who are prepared to go the extra mile to ensure our clients receive the experience they should expect from a leading provider.

We are a leading UK professional services business, and we make life easier for our clients, who stay with us year after year because we deliver outstanding service and results.

We are passionate about the innovative approach we take in everything we do, and we are proud of our team.

What we offer....

Company Bonus Health Care Cash Plan    Flexible Benefits Portal (budget to spend as you wish) Private Medical Insurance (Vitality) Group Life Assurance (4 x salary) Pension (Salary Sacrifice) Employee Assistance Programme (support when you need it most) Discount Portal (shopping, entertainment etc.) Performance Pathway with Learning & Development portal (personal and professional development) Reward & Recognition Programme Service Awards

We are always creating career opportunities

As a growing business we are creating opportunities all the time for you to build and develop your career within a supportive and empowering environment, alongside a dedicated team of exceptional people.

The diverse background, skills and personalities of the team makes the MPA Group a great place to work.  We walk the walk when it comes to workplace flexibility and work / life balance, as well as being committed to the personal and professional development of our people.

We are a leading Professional Services business and we have all the experience and skills needed under one roof, which makes life easier for our clients who stay with us year after year because we deliver outstanding service and results.

We are passionate about the innovative approach we take in everything we do, and we are proud of our team.

We love to hear from talented professionals who would like to join our team of innovators.

Please forward your CV and covering letter to: talent@mpa.co.uk

 

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