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Commercial Manager – E-commerce – Brackley

Commercial Manager – E Commerce, financial business partnering role, Brackley, to £80,000+ Benefits

Reporting to the Head of Commercial Finance, you will be part of a team that is responsible for business partnering our world class Commercial function.  As the Commercial Manager, E-commerce, you will focus on business partnering the e-commerce store, which is the official direct-to-consumer offering for the business.

This role requires someone with the ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment, who is comfortable dealing with a high volume of workload. You will be the first point of contact for all Finance related topics; therefore, this requires a significant degree of collaboration with colleagues across the Finance department. You will play an important role in our transformation journey to deliver a World Class Finance team.

Your key Responsibilities as the Commercial Manager, E-commerce will include:

  • Finance Business partner to the e-commerce and licensing team
  • Owner of the P&L budgeting and forecasting process, ensuring it is aligned to balance sheet and cashflow
  • Critical review of the management accounts and key contact for P&L queries
  • Financial modelling for strategic business decisions to ensure appropriate action can be taken with a high degree of financial visibility
  • Development and production of daily, weekly, and monthly reporting in line with the needs of the businesses
  • Involvement in the preparation of monthly management board packs for C-suite level review
  • Deep understanding of the cost base of our e-commerce business, able to identify opportunities to improve cost efficiency and product margins
  • Maintaining up to-date knowledge of the current product range and new product lines
  • Working with analyst and graduate level team members to ensure financial integrity is maintained when performing transactional tasks related to e-commerce
  • Provide support to the Accounts Receivable team on payment reconciliation queries, providing the relevant commercial insight and context
  • Continuous process review and implementing improvements in controls and governance to mitigate risk to our e-commerce business and enhance efficiency
  • Support and taking accountability for collaboration in the business, sharing information and bringing relevant stakeholders into conversations
  • Collaborate with the finance transformation team to develop processes and system improvements that enhance functionality, accuracy, and data integrity across finance tasks
  • Identify areas which would benefit from the use of automation technology to eliminate repetitive and/or non-efficient tasks
  • Support the development of methodologies to automate reporting and integrate into systems both current and new

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualified
  • Excellent Excel & IT skills – SAP and Shopify experience preferable
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • High competence and computational accuracy

Personal Attributes:

  • Comfortable working in a high-performance environment and with the ability to deliver against challenging deadlines in the face of competing demands
  • Creative problem solver who is able to use technical skills and relationships to implement solutions
  • The drive, determination and commitment to get things done and get results
  • Strives for continuous improvement, is questioning in nature and comfortable in introducing change
  • Recognises key relationships and makes a conscious effort to build rapport irrespective of status
  • The ability to provide clarity over large amounts of data and bring numbers to life through effective storytelling.
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Assistant Management Accountant – Luton

Assistant Management Accountant, progressive part qualified role, Luton, to £30,000

My client is a forward thinking business who have ambitious plans for where they want to position themselves in their sector.

As a result of an internal promotion, they need an Assistant Management Accountant to join the team at their Luton office

As the Assistant Management Accountant, your duties will include:

  • Fixed Assets
  • Accruals and Prepayments
  • Journals
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Assisting with management accounts prep
  • Supplier invoicing, queries etc 

The ideal candidate will have some management accounts experience and be AAT/CIMA/ACCA studier. Great role that would suit a Finance Grad/Junior Finance Assistant who has some finance experience and is ready for a step up.

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Expenses Clerk – Bedford

Temporary Expenses Clerk, high volume hands on role, 6 months+, c£25k, Bedford

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

This is a 6 month interim Contract looking for someone ASAP

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

  • Ability to process expense claims within an agreed time frame – precision paramount
  • Organization skills and excellent accuracy
  • Professionalism with both claimants and colleagues
  • Competent in both Excel and Word
  • Adaptable to change
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Proactive and flexible

The ideal candidate for this Expenses Clerk opportunity will have 2-3 years of Expenses and Accounting experience, be confident working as part of a team, building relationships at all levels and working to deadlines.  A great role working for a highly successful business.

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Credit Controller – Milton Keynes

Credit Controller, senior role with emphasis on query resolution/aged debt review, Milton Keynes/Hybrid, to £31,000   

This exciting and thriving business are looking to recruit a Credit Controller to join their professional team. Working 2 days in the office and 3 days homes based.

You duties as the Credit Controller will include:

  • Attending weekly Debtor reviews
  • Recording of debit notes, Monthly reconciliations 
  • Review customer’s credit status 
  • Running Debtors report 
  • Allocation of Remittances and receipts and chase overdue invoices by telephone & email.

Best suited to an enthusiastic candidate who holds strong credit control skills, be a confident communicator, good IT skill including Excel and be able to work to set targets.

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Credit Controller – Northampton

Credit Controller, busy head office collections role, Northampton, to £28,000

Our client, an established local business is looking to appoint a Credit Controller to join their busy and professional finance team.

Reporting to the Credit Manager, this role is responsible for facilitating strong cash flow via timely collections. Additional duties for the Credit Controller include:

  • Maintaining and building relationships with customers
  • Monitor customer accounts and collect debts via phone
  • Report preparation to help identify and address issues
  • Query resolutions
  • Ad-hoc duties as requested by Divisional Credit Manager

This opportunity is suited to a candidate with a confident manner, strong communication skills with previous collections skills. The ability to work to deadlines and work on their own their own initiative.

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Junior Finance Assistant – Wellingborough

Junior Finance Assistant, temp to perm role, Wellingborough, to £25,000

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Junior Finance Assistant to join this lovely team on a temp to perm basis.

Our client is seeking somebody who has one to two years’ experience within finance already but who is keen to grow and develop within their career.

As the Junior Finance Assistant, your responsibilities initially will include:

  • Processing Invoices
  • Investigate and resolve queries
  • Reconciliations
  • Support other areas of finance

Ideally you will be able to start immediately.

You will absolutely benefit from an outstanding mentor who will progress you within your career and encourage you to learn more.

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Purchase Ledger Clerk – Woburn

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

Our client, a well established and successful SME business in the Bedfordshire area, have a need for an experienced Ledger Clerk to join the team ASAP. This position is available on a temp basis and 100% Office based.

Your duties as the Purchase Ledger Clerk will include:

  • Scanning and processing accounts payable invoices
  • Matching, batching and coding invoices
  • Query resolution
  • Statement reconciliations
  • Daily, weekly and monthly reports as required
  • Support Finance Manager as needed

The successful candidate will have strong transactional experience. Access Dimensions experience would be an advantage. This is an ongoing interim role for a minimum of 3 months.

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Payroll Administrator – Letchworth Garden City

Payroll Administrator, all round hands on payroll position, 3 months+, to £25,000

We are proud to be working with a well established business in the local area. They are looking for a Payroll Administrator to join the team on a temporary to permanent basis, starting as soon as possible. This is a full time role with a hybrid arrangement working from home one day per week.

The responsibilities of the Payroll Administrator:

  • Payroll processing 500 per week to gross pay
  • Processing new starters and leavers
  • Processing amendments (bonus pay, pay increases, sickness etc)
  • Supporting HR with ad hoc queries
  • Sick pay administration
  • Maternity pay
  • Paternity pay
  • Support with payroll project work

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Proven ability to meet deadlines in a customer focused environment;
  • Evidence of a strong ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
  • Proven strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy
  • Self-motivated and proactive approach to problem solving
  • Knowledge of basic payroll techniques and principles
  • Proven experience resolving discrepancies on pay
  • Knowledge of Sage
  • Worked in a commercial high volume department.

The ideal candidate will have previous payroll experience. Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work in a team environment. You will be working in a supportive environment where you can expect excellent training and ongoing professional development. This role will become permanent after a short probation period.

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Accounts Payable Clerk – Uxbridge

Temporary Accounts Payable Clerk, high volume hands on role, 12 months FTC £30,000

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

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months

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
  • Finance administration
  • Support to business as needed

The ideal candidate for the Accounts Payable Clerk opportunity will have 2-3 years purchase ledger experience, excellent working knowledge of SAP, 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. the role allows you to work from home 3 days per week. – 2 days are office based. Working week is 40 hours with an hour for lunch.

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Practice Manager – Bedford

Practice Manager, broad office, facilities, admin management role, Bedford, £42,000

Professional services company require experienced Office Manager to oversee the general administration of the practice. The role will include accounts, facilities, IT and health & safety, personnel records.

Overseeing 2 staff, as Practice Manager you will be responsible for:

  1. General office administration across the practice to provide administrative and operational support to the business as required.
  2. Accounts management including credit control, and cashflow, financial reports and budgets. (overseeing 2 accounts administrators)
  3. Facilities management for 2 offices
  4. Ensuring the Quality Management System is kept up to date, identifying and implementing policy and procedural changes, managing internal audits, risk management.
  5. Managing the firm’s complaints handling system and dealing with complaints.
  6. Managing the firm’s information and communications systems in conjunction with outsourced support.
  7. Ensuring the practice complies with all health and safety requirements and assisting in identifying health and safety needs across the business.
  8. Co-ordinating and overseeing the insurance requirements of the business including professional indemnity and office insurances.
  9. Maintaining personnel records, dealing with the administration of holidays and sick leave, and assisting in the recruitment and induction of new staff and with staff training and development.
  10. Managing the accounts department, production of financial reports and budgets
  11. Administration of the firm’s practice management, accounts

If you have broad office and staff management experience and are looking for a new long term challenge with a well-established and stable business, please apply with a copy of your current CV as soon as possible!

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