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Finance Manager – Peterborough

A superb opportunity has arisen for a qualified Finance Manager to join this national and growing organisation, overseeing two manufacturing and distribution sites.  Working closely with the management teams, you will provide monthly management accounts and analysis to the Head Office and present to board.  There will be considerable business partnering with commercial and operational teams across both locations to provide valuable and meaningful insight to site performance, variance analysis and budget monitoring.  You will get involved in various projects including systems implementation, process improvements and new product developments.  The successful candidate must be comfortable working autonomously and be able to manage stakeholders at all levels confidently. Previous experience working within manufacturing is essential for this role and you will have strong IT skills. ACCA, CIMA and ACA qualified and previous experience of working with an ERP are a must.

The role will include, but not be limited to:

  • Monthly management accounts preparation
  • Budget preparation and management
  • Variance analysis and P&L
  • Preparation and presentation of MI and board reports
  • Business partnering with operations and commercial teams
  • Stock control and analysis, working closely with the warehouse team
  • Standard costings and WIP
  • Internal controls and compliance
  • New product development and analysis
  • Projects to improve processes and systems
  • Integral part of the ERP implementation project
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Finance Manager – Hitchin

Superb opportunity to join this leading global organisation in the capacity of Finance Manager for this £25m turnover division. Reporting to the Finance Director, you will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Finance Team in the UK and support with all aspects of financial management. You will be responsible for monthly reporting and forecasting whilst providing commercial support to stakeholders across the business and help to drive financial awareness and understanding with budget holders. This role is extremely autonomous and requires someone driven, motivated and with a desire to continually review and improve processes and systems. The environment is fast paced, with tight reporting deadlines and needs someone to manage relationships at various levels across the business.   The role will include, but not be limited to:

  • Statutory reporting and liaison with external auditors
  • Financial reporting including P&L, balance sheet control and cash forecasting
  • Ensure controls and compliance are in place and adhered to
  • Financial statements
  • Preparation of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts as required
  • Cashflow monitoring and control
  • Overseeing credit control and ensuring debtor days are managed
  • Intercompany accounting
  • Fixed asset maintenance
  • Payroll processing
  • VAT and Tax computations and returns
  • EC sales reporting

The successful candidate will have previous experience gained within a similar role and have previous man-management experience. Advanced IT skills will be needed including working knowledge of an ERP system and advanced Excel. Previous experience working for an international business would be highly advantageous. You will be fully qualified ACCA, ACA, CIMA or equivalent.

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Accounting Manager, Wellingborough

Leading services business, consistently listed as one of the UK Top 100 employers for whom to work, are keen to appoint a driven individual to form part of their fast paced accounting team on a permanent basis

As the Accounting Manager, your main focus will see you assuming responsibility for the development and production of management accounts, monthly forecasting and annual budgeting for a multi-site operation. You will supervise, direct and review the work of the Management Accountants and will be responsible for managing all aspects of the P & L, balance sheet and statutory reporting.

Your role as Accounting Manager will be to mentor, drive and develop the team and ensure you all work together to improve processes, develop procedures and provide relevant and timely information on the financial performance of the business.

As a candidate, you will be a Qualified Accountant, an extremely confident/approachable individual with proven experience of managing a team and a solid background in both management and financial accounting, particularly in multi-site accounting, balance sheet management, forecasting and budgeting and complex analysis.

Advanced Excel is a pre-requisite and Hyperion reporting experience is highly desirable. This role is a superb opportunity for an ambitious and dedicated candidate to take the next step in their career, acquire more skills and involvement in new projects, and work for a company which offers impressive benefits, an excellent, supportive working environment and career progression in the finance team.

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Payroller, Milton Keynes

Our client a professional service provider are looking to recruit an experienced Payroller to join their professional team.

Reporting to the Financial Director, the duties of the Payroller will include:

  • Responsibility of your own monthly payrolls
  • Liaising with clients
  • Resolving queries
  • Processing payments
  • Producing reports and reconciliations.

This is a fast paced role for an organised candidate who holds strong communication skills, good attention to detail and the ability to work to set deadlines. Previous payroll experience is essential, (ideally multiple payroll). Knowledge of manual SMP and SSP calculations is imperative.

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Credit Control Supervisor – Milton Keynes

A role for a Credit Control Supervisor has become available within this thriving business services company, a UK market leader in a niche business to business sector.   The key areas of responsibility for the Credit Control Supervisor are:

  • To supervise two well established members of staff
  • Manage risk for the business
  • Credit checking
  • Support the Finance Manager with input into the cash forecast
  • Calculation of provisions
  • Monthly reconciliations
  • Hands on collections for your own portfolio of customers

 The candidate best suited to the Credit Supervisor role will have a proven track record of leading a credit control team, have a hands on approach, be highly numerate with strong attention to details and good knowledge of Excel (V look ups). Strong communication skills are essential and Diploma in Credit Management is desirable.

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Senior Accountant – Wellingborough

Leading services business, consistently listed as one of the UK Top 100 employers for whom to work, are keen to appoint a driven individual to form part of their fast paced management accounting team on a 12 month fixed term contract.

As the Senior Management Accountant, your main focus will see you assuming responsibility for the development and production of management accounts, monthly forecasting and annual budgeting for a multi-site operation. You will have a team of five reporting to you, most of whom are studying towards their CIMA/ACCA; your role will be to mentor, drive and develop them and ensure you all work together to improve processes, develop procedures and provide relevant and timely information on the financial performance of the business.

As a candidate, you will be a Qualified Accountant, an extremely confident/approachable individual with proven experience of managing a team and a solid background in both management and financial accounting, particularly in multi-site accounting, balance sheet management, forecasting and budgeting and complex analysis.  Advanced MS Excel is a pre-requisite and Hyperion reporting experience is highly desirable. This role is a superb opportunity for an ambitious and dedicated candidate to take their next step in their career, acquire more skills and involvement in new projects, and work for a company which offers impressive benefits, an excellent, supportive working environment and career progression in the finance team.

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Management Accountant, Northamptonshire

Our client, one of the TOP 100 employers in the UK, are keen to appoint an AAT qualified, or CIMA/ACCA part qualified candidate to form part of their fast paced finance team.

As an individual you will have proven experience of month end accounting and ideally working knowledge of US Gaap regulations. You will be assisting with the production of management accounts, which provide relevant and timely information on the financial performance of the business and the production of monthly forecasts and annual budgets.

You will be an enthusiastic team player with an analytical and pro-active approach to problem solving and a keenness to develop you accounting career.

Intermediate Excel skills are a pre-requisite for this role, which is an excellent opportunity for a focused candidate to become part of a superb company offering a genuine career in accountancy. As an employer, our client will offer the opportunity to multi skill in the finance team, as well as offering career mobility and training.

 

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Business Manager/Senior Recruitment Consultant

Abacus Consulting is going from strength to strength, in our 17th year of trading, the longest established independent accountancy recruitment specialist in Northampton.

You’ll see from our website www.abacusconsulting.co.uk that we have an incredibly loyal and experienced team to thank for our success, and we are now looking to grow further by recruiting an additional Business Manager to focus on the permanent, qualified accountancy market across Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire.

We envisage the person we need to be currently working in financial recruitment, or another white collar specialism, in the local area and to be ready for a new challenge in a professional, consultative environment with genuinely autonomous responsibility for developing their own business.

The Directors at Abacus take a very hands off, albeit supportive approach, viewing their responsibility to be the provision of the platform and tools required for the Business Managers to deliver to their clients.  As such, we use industry leading, state of the art recruiting software, have an extensive marketing budget and a comprehensive and continually cleansed database ready for you to make your own.

If you are tired of the “production-line” recruitment philosophy still so commonplace in many of our centrally managed, national competitors and you are ready for a more grown up approach, where your unique talents and ideas are properly recognised and rewarded for their originality, rather than ignored because they don’t conform to the herd, then we need to hear from you!

For an informal and completely confidential conversation about how your career could flourish with Abacus Consulting, please call William Hayward now on 07775 518093 or email whayward@abacusconsulting.co.uk

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Partnership Opportunity for ACA / ACCA qualified with a client following

Our client is recruiting at Partner level to bring in somebody with their own small client portfolio which would supplement taking over some of the Senior Partner’s client portfolio as part of the firm’s succession plan.

This is an exciting and secure long term opportunity for an ambitious ACA or ACCA qualified with a Public Practice background ideally dealing with the audit, accounting and tax requirements for owner managed businesses but the firm is flexible on the areas of experience.

This opportunity would suit:

  • An ACA / ACCA qualified with a client following and a general practice background
  • Somebody with ambition and an interest in assisting with the development of the business
  • A client base which is within a reasonable distance from Northampton so location does not not become an issue in respect of your own clients

Please contact us if this opportunity is of interest and we can arrange to have an initial meeting. All details and information will remain confidential at this stage until we know we have a good match on both sides.

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Newly Qualified Audit Senior

Opportunity for a newly qualified ACA / ACCA with experience in accountancy and audit gained from working within Public Practice, to join a Top tier firm in Northampton for your next stage of career development.

Newly Qualified ACA / ACCA Practice Audit Senior £32K-£35K Milton Keynes

Requirements:
Newly or nearly ACA / ACCA qualified with relevant Practice experience in audit and accountancy.

About the Role:
As Newly Qualified Practice Audit Senior you will be working in a team, reporting to Manager and Partner level and be given the opportunity to work closely with clients, managing junior staff and developing your technical, commercial and people management skills.

The client base is varied and consists of Owner Managed Businesses which will provide exposure to different industry types and systems and will allow you to develop your breadth of experience.

If you are fully or nearly qualified ACA / ACCA with relevant Practice experience and interested in joining a Top tier firm in Northampton, this is an excellent opportunity to continue with your Professional development.

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