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Finance Business Partner – Bedford

Finance Business Partner, Finalist/Newly Qualified ACCA/CIMA,18 month fixed term contract, Bedford, £45,000 per annum

Due to an exciting new project, this well established and respected blue chip company have a new

Working initially from home, reporting via their Bedford head office, your responsibilities as the Finance Business Partner will include:

  • Being a champion of business partnering, taking the function to a high level of influence, challenge and support.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with both finance and non-finance stakeholders.
  • Ownership of your functional area’s rolling forecast models, ensuring they are accurate and fit with the business’ S&OP process and 18 month rolling financial forecast.
  • Provide insight for month end results and support month end reporting with accurate commentary and analysis.
  • Month end analysis for functional cost owners to ensure costs are controlled and decision-making is based on a commercial understanding.
  • Work collaboratively with the Group Accounting Manager to ensure reports are continually improved and forecasts are collaboratively produced.
  • Assisting with the providing of accurate and timely management accounts.

This is a broad based and commercial, business facing role which will suit a qualified or finalist ACCA/CIMA/ACA with excellent Excel skills including Vlookups/Pivot Tables/SumIFs and experience of Oracle would be advantageous.  You will be a team player willing to help others when required, able to work without close supervision and take responsibility for own actions with an analytical, inquisitive and pro-active approach to meet both internal and external customer needs.

If this sounds like you and you are available at short notice for your next challenging, long term assignment with a fast moving, equity backed organisation, please forward your CV as soon as possible for a more detailed conversation about this opportunity.

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Accounts Payable Clerk – Bedford

Temporary Accounts Payable Clerk, 6 months +, c£10 per hour, Bedford

Our client, a well-established business in the Bedford area, have a need for an experienced Accounts Payable Clerk to join their head office finance team.

This is an ongoing interim contract starting as soon as possible.

Working in a busy and fast paced finance team, your duties as Accounts Payable Clerk will include:

  • Posting invoices
  • Reconciling supplier statements
  • Dealing with finance queries
  • Payment runs
  • Finance administration
  • Support to business as needed

The ideal candidate for the Accounts Payable Clerk opportunity will have 2-3 years purchase ledger experience, be confident working as part of a team, building relationships at all levels and working to deadlines. You will be confident posting invoices, reconciling statements, working as part of a team and handling queries. Great role working for a highly successful business, very nice offices with free onsite parking and subsidised canteen.

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Assistant Financial Accountant – Luton

Assistant Financial Accountant, Part qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA, 3-month fixed term contract, Luton, £160 per day 

A new opportunity for an Assistant Financial Accountant on a 3-month interim contract. This role is working for an instantly recognisable business based in Luton.  Availability to start ASAP is paramount. 

This is a pivotal role within the team which has primary responsibility for the accurate accounting and control of UK&I intercompany entities.  The job holder will need to have excellent interpersonal skills as building relationships and knowledge of business processes is critical to the overall achievement of this role.  In addition, the job holder should be a self-starter, competent with systems and possess well developed organisational and problem solving skills.

The position:

  • Monitor workflow in the run-up to period end for documents that have not been approved and work closely with the various business units to understand whether an accrual is required
  • Reconcile the intracompany ‘funding’ position at month-end, correct any underlying accounting and ‘match & consolidate’ transactions.  Work with business owners to ensure any differences are corrected and prepare/issue the monthly Treasury cash settlement form.
  • Reconcile the intracompany ‘trading’ position at month-end, correct any underlying accounting issues to resolve any differences
  • Own and run the daily Hyperion Mismatch, timing differences and disputed items reporting during the month-end cycle.  Ensure reports are circulated to all relevant parties for follow-up and action
  • Carry out in-depth reconciliations, follow up and resolve differences by working with the various business units to resolve.  Highlight any outstanding and un-resolved balances for subsequent high-level control action
  • Carry out monthly group level intercompany balance reconciliations for submission into Trintech (BS reconciliation database) which meets our internal (COSO) and external audit control requirements
  • Provide a supporting role to cover for absence, on fixed assets & WBS
  • Collaborate closely with CE colleagues in developing consistent ‘ways of working’ and potentially enabling the ability to provide cross border support in exceptional circumstances
  • Actively challenge existing processes for continuous improvements and identify areas for automation via process change or robotics
  • Management and coach two direct reports

You will be:

  • Qualified or Part-qualified accountant from a recognised accounting qualification
  • Self-starter, able to work using their own initiative
  • Strong systems, process & analytical skills
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills
  • Personable, with strong communication skills both written and oral
  • Curiosity and resilience – able to work in an ever-changing, fast-paced, and international environment

Please apply now for more information and a conversation with the Consultant looking after this role.

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Accounts Payable Clerk – Duxford

Temporary Accounts Payable Clerk, 3 months +, £25k 

Our client, a well established business in the Duxford area, have a need for an experienced Accounts Payable Clerk to join their head office finance team of 5.

This is a 3-month FTC starting as soon as possible.

Working in a busy and fast paced finance team, your duties as Accounts Payable Clerk will include:

  • Posting invoices
  • Reconciling supplier statements
  • Dealing with finance queries
  • Payment runs
  • Finance administration
  • Support to business as needed

The ideal candidate for the Accounts Payable Clerk opportunity will have 2-3 years purchase ledger experience, be confident working as part of a team, building relationships at all levels and working to deadlines. You will be confident posting invoices, reconciling statements, working as part of a team and handling queries. Great role working for a highly successful business, very nice offices with free onsite parking and an excellent working environment.

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Accounts Payable Clerk – Bedford

Accounts Payable Clerk, well established, small friendly team, Bedford, £24,000

Our client, a well established business in Bedford  have a need for an experienced Accounts Payable Clerk to join their friendly head office finance team.

Working in a busy and fast paced finance team, your duties as Accounts Payable Clerk will include:

  • Posting invoices
  • Reconciling supplier statements
  • Dealing with finance queries
  • Payment runs
  • Finance administration
  • Support to business as needed

The ideal candidate will be an experienced AP Clerk with good Excel and IT skills, be confident working as part of a team in a busy and fast paced environment. This is an urgent role, we are particularly keen to hear from AP candidates in the Bedford area who are immediately available or who could start at short notice.

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Finance Manager – Letchworth Garden City

Finance Manager, well established and thriving SME organisation, all round, hands-on role, Letchworth, £50,000 

This well established, respected and thriving SME organisation are looking for an experienced Finance Manager to join their busy accounts team.

With full control of the day to day running of the accounts function, and the management and mentoring of a small team, your key responsibilities as Finance Manager will include:

  • Nominal, purchase, sales ledgers
  • Journals
  • Payroll (with necessary input from the HR function)
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Credit control
  • Control of the treasury management function
  • Accurate and timely tax returns and, with professional advice where necessary
  • Budgeting, Forecasting & Reporting
  • Accurate and timely production of management and financial accounts
  • Preparing annual budgets and periodic forecasts, including cash flow projections
  • Ad hoc project and development work for the finance function

As you can see, this is a challenging and diverse remit which will suit a qualified CIMA, ACCA or ACA Accountant with proven experience in a broad financial management role and the ability to understand, interpret and communicate financial data at all levels of an organisation.  You will need to draw upon your sound knowledge of accounting standards, excellent IT skills, efficient time management, prioritisation and organisational ability and thorough attention to detail in this role.  As a confident communicator with strong interpersonal skills with a clear focus on customer service, you will be a critical and high profile member of the management team for the organisation, with significant influence on developing their commerciality and the business decisions taken.

Please apply with a copy of your current CV as soon as possible if this opportunity sounds of interest.

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Credit Controller – Part Time – Milton Keynes

Part Time Credit Controller, up to 27.5 hours per week, Milton Keynes, c£26,000 per annum pro-rata  

A part time Credit Control role working 25-27.5 hours per week has arisen within this established company. Ideally working over 5 days but would consider 4-day week (Mon to Thurs).

This is a busy role and your duties as the part time Credit Controller will include

  • Send out statements to all clients monthly
  • Send out invoices in a timely manner after the Accounts Receivable Assistant has raised them
  • Work with the Treasury Assistant to allocate cash received
  • Work with the Accounts Receivable Assistant if CIS credits or VAT adjustments are required
  • Chase clients either by phone or email and to track communication trail.
  • Prepare monthly debtor reports on collections/issues to go through with senior management
  • Liaise with Accounts Receivable Assistant / Project Managers on customer queries
  • Instigate credit stop procedure and take necessary legal action where required

The ideal candidate will hold previous credit control skills, be able to work to deadline, have clear communication skills and the ability to liaise at all levels with confidence

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Sales Ledger Clerk – Northampton

Sales Ledger Clerk, small friendly team, Northampton, £22,000

The local and established business are seeking a Sales Ledger Clerk to work within their efficient finance department.

As the Sales Ledger Clerk, your responsibilities will include

  • Raising and issuing daily and weekly invoices
  • Collating customer purchase orders for inclusion on customer invoices
  • Liaising with colleagues to ensure all customer invoicing requirements are met
  • Reconciling invoice activity to ensure all work has been invoiced
  • Investigating queries

This role is suited to a candidate who has sales ledger experience, who is able to work to deadlines and manage priorities whilst working under their own initiative and displays a positive attitude with confident communication skills. Knowledge of Sage Line 50 Software would be an advantage

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Credit Controller – St Neots

Credit Controller, 3 months+, Temporary assignment, £11.28 per hour + Holiday, Large Company Environment, St Neots

 Our client seeks a Credit Control clerk to work as part of their team on an ongoing interim contract.

As the Credit Controller, you will be responsible for your own ledger, which will entail high volume calling, chasing differing values of money.

Ideally you would have gained previous credit control experience in a shared service centre or head office environment, working to KPI’s and targets, and be able to work using your own initiative. However, training will be provided.

In return for your expertise in dealing effectively with workloads in a busy, and sometimes pressurised team, our client offers an excellent working environment, on-site parking and career development with the possibility of becoming a permanent employee, although there is no guarantee.

If you would like to be considered for this role, please contact us today.

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Senior Finance Officer

Senior Finance Officer, part time – 29 hours per week, Ampthill, £34,000 – £37,000 per annum pro-rata

My client, a customer-centric and solutions driven business, have a need for a Senior Finance Officer to join the team at their offices in the Bedford area. This is a permanent role 29.6 hours a week with flexible working available.

Working in a fast paced and dynamic environment, your duties as the Senior Finance Officer will include:

  • Being the go to person for VAT matters
  • Providing financial support to key stakeholders
  • Financial reporting and compliance
  • Systems/process improvements
  • Taking ownership and resolving queries that may arise

The ideal candidate will be AAT Qualified, have proven experience in financial accounting (VAT is a must) and have strong Excel skills. This is a fantastic opportunity that would suit someone who is looking for a role with flexible working hours and offering future progression. Excellent benefits are available with this role, the business support well being and ongoing professional development.

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