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Accounts Assistant – Milton Keynes

Our client, a leading financial services organisation, are looking for additional support for their head office finance team on a fixed term contract basis until the end of 2020.

About the job

Joining as an Accounts Assistant, you will be working closely with the Financial Accounting Manager, and your main responsibilities in the role will include:

  • Assisting with the processing of Monthly invoices
  • Sales Ledger invoicing
  • Credit control for outstanding debtors
  • Processing daily payments Cheques, BACS, CHAPS

About you

To succeed as the Accounts Assistant, you will need:

Accounting experience with a good understanding of accounting functions – including purchase ledger, sales ledger and credit control
High level of computer literacy essential
Excellent oral and written communication skills

On Offer

  • £21,000 per annum salary
  • 25 days pro-rata holiday + statutory bank holidays
  • Pension contribution
  • A broad, interesting role in a pleasant, head office working environment
  • Free parking
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Finance Business Partner – Milton Keynes

We are working closely with a highly reputable and well-established organisation who are currently in the process of restructuring and redeveloping their business, whilst also expanding and refining their head office finance team.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Finance Business Partner to join the team and be part of the organisation’s 3 year transformation plan. As Finance Business Partner, you will be responsible for providing timely, accurate and incisive reporting for the business, to strengthen the decision making in the future. You will work closely with a number of departments within the business, to help them to understand and improve the financial reporting and business performance of their areas of operation.

As the Finance Business Partner your responsibilities will include:

  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Providing effective commercial procedures/change processes to deliver to required targets
  • Business planning & performance tracking
  • Effective financial reporting to drive forward business strategies
  • Financial Risk Management

Extensive experience of finance business partnering within a large group of stakeholders is essential to be considered for this opportunity.

You must be confident in your approach and you will be ready to challenge performance and existing ways of working to identify opportunities for improvement. You will ideally be an ACCA/CIMA/ACA qualified Accountant and a confident communicator with strong presentation skills. This is a great time to join this business who are in the midst of an exciting project, with great potential for long-term development opportunities for those coming on board at this stage.

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Senior Accounts Assistant – Milton Keynes

The Company

Abacus Consulting has the pleasure of working with a leading automotive dealership based in Milton Keynes with an enviable record of expansion and success, growth, both through acquisition and organic growth.

The Opportunity

Our client is looking to recruit a Senior Accounts Assistant to join their successful and friendly team with somebody motivated, hardworking, and with previous finance experience, ideally within the automotive trade. This is nice modern and friendly environment which offers a great move for somebody looking to join an exciting and forward-thinking team.

As the Senior Accounts Assistant, your day to day responsibilities would include;

  • Balance Sheet Reconciliations
  • Fixed Asset Maintenance
  • Month End Stock Reports
  • Analysis – Query resolution
  • Suspense Account Reconciliation
  • Other ad hoc duties

The Candidate

The person best suited to the Senior Accounts Assistant role would be:

  • Experienced in working as an accounts assistant within an automotive retail environment (essential)
  • Enthusiastic and motivated, keen to progress with their career
  • Able to quickly learn new skills
  • Strong in administration and time management skills
  • An excellent communicator, both written and oral
  • Experience of CDK/Kerridge software is essential

The Offer

On offer is a generous numeration package, 30 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays, staff discount, life insurance and a workplace pension scheme. Please send your CV as soon as possible if you would like to find out more about this opportunity.

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Accounts Assistant – Milton Keynes

The Company

Abacus Consulting has the pleasure of working with a leading automotive dealership based in Milton Keynes with an enviable record of expansion and success, growth, both through acquisition and organic growth.

The Opportunity

Our client is looking to recruit an Accounts Assistant to their successful and friendly team with somebody motivated, hardworking, and with previous finance experience, ideally within the automotive trade. This is nice modern and friendly environment which offers a great move for somebody looking to join an exciting and forward-thinking team.

As the Accounts Assistant, your day to day responsibilities for the Accounts Assistant would include;

  • Raising Sales Invoices
  • Posting commissions
  • Reconciliations
  • Assisting with shortfalls and discrepancies
  • Some analysis
  • Other ad hoc duties

The Candidate

The person best suited to the Accounts Assistant role would be:

  • Experienced in working as an accounts assistant within an automotive retail environment (essential)
  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Able to quickly learn new skills
  • Strong in administration and time management skills
  • An excellent communicator, both written and oral
  • Experience of CDK/Kerridge software desirable but not essential

The Offer

On offer is a generous numeration package, 30 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays, staff discount, life insurance and a workplace pension scheme. Please send your CV as soon as possible if you would like to find out more about this opportunity.

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Accounts Payable Team Leader – Luton

Are you experienced in accounts payable (AP), ideally in a high volume/fast paced environment?  Do you have experience managing a team of AP Clerks? If you do then please read on as we have a vacancy in Luton for an AP Team Leader. Working in a fast paced environment the duties of the post holder will include:

  • Capture of AP data
  • Processing high volumes of invoices onto the system
  • Statement reconciliations
  • Query resolution
  • Setting KPI’s, appraisals, and ongoing support/training to the team as needed
  • Support to the Transactions Manager/business as needed

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in AP and be confident looking after a team of AP clerks on a day to day basis, supporting the AP Manager as needed. You will be confident building relationships at all levels, have strong Excel/IT skills, have sound commercial awareness and be comfortable managing a busy workload. This is a hands on role. Immediately available candidates/candidates available at short notice are going to be of particular interest as the role is vacant. If you’re experienced in AP and looking for your next move, then hopefully this is the role you have been looking for. Please apply with an up to date CV as soon as possible.

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Assistant Management Accountant – Northampton

Due to excess workload and organic expansion, this well established and multi sited business is seeking an Assistant Management Accountant to join their busy finance team.

As the Assistant Management Accountant, you will be responsible for:

  • Ledgers
  • Journals
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Preparation of management accounts
  • Financial analysis
  • Balance sheet reconciliations

You will also assist with ad hoc projects in support of business growth. This is ideally suited to a professional and enthusiastic candidate, who holds varied finance skills and is able to work to deadlines. Knowledge of Pivot tables and V look ups is essential.

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Accounts Receivable Assistant – Letchworth

We are supporting a well established business in Letchworth with their current recruitment for an Accounts Receivable (AR) Clerk.

Working in a high volume/fast paced finance team, the duties of the postholder will include:

  • Inputting transactions
  • Cash allocation
  • Reconciliations
  • Query resolution
  • Managing inbox
  • Reporting unallocated cash position
  • Working closely with internal teams
  • Building strong supplier relationships
  • Ad hoc support to the AR Supervisor as needed

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in Sales Ledger/Accounts Receivable, although candidates with little or no finance experience will also be considered. You will progressive and keen to learn.

This is a great role for a sales ledger clerk to join a leading business in their sector. The successful candidate can expect excellent training, ongoing professional development and have an opportunity for progression.

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Purchase Ledger Clerk – Stevenage

Our client, a successful SME business in Stevenage, need a Purchase Ledger Clerk on a permanent full time basis. The business is in a strong position in their sector and continue to grow.

Working in a busy and fast paced environment, your duties as the Purchase Ledger Clerk will include:

  • Processing invoices
  • Reconciling supplier statements
  • Payment runs
  • Query resolution
  • Finance administration
  • Ad hoc support to the team as needed

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in Purchase Ledger in a high volume environment. Strong Excel is a must including vlookups.

You will be a team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

If you’re keen to learn and progress, then this is a great opportunity! There is a very experienced leadership team in place in finance. The FC and FD have both been with the business for 10 + years. You will be working at their head office in an open plan environment. The business actively promotes a 9-5 culture across the business. If you’re an experienced ledger clerk looking for a move, please apply as soon as possible!

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Credit Controller – Letchworth

Our client, a well established and highly successful business in Letchworth, require an experienced Credit Controller to join their busy finance team on a fixed term contract for the next 12 months, needed for Maternity cover.

Working in a fast paced environment, your duties as the Credit Controller will include:

  • Controlling and monitoring credit allowed to customers.
  • Ensuring written Credit Control procedures are adhered to.
  • Receiving credit limit increase requests for all Customers; following the company’s credit control procedure for credit risk assessment, and then passing on for authorisation to the Credit Control Supervisor.
  • Responsible for authorisation of procedures, involving decision-making and resolution of customer queries.
  • Requesting overdue monies from customer by phone and letter. Sending legal letters on agreed dates.
  • Ensuring customer queries are dealt with on a timely basis and are resolved to ensure payment is received.
  • Ensuring issues raised by Supervisor/Chief Accountant review are followed up and resolved within set deadlines.
  • Ensuring customer accounts are agreed, dates and released according to written procedures.
  • Ensuring customer accounts with overdue invoices are submitted to debt collection agencies in accordance with procedures.
  • Reviewing daily report listing of stopped customer accounts where monies have been paid. Removing flag from relevant accounts

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in Credit Control, be customer focused and solutions driven. You will have good Excel and IT skills, be confident dealing with queries and building relationships at all levels. You will be a team player with a strong work ethic and can do attitude. Immediately available candidates are of particular interest as this is an urgent role, the hiring manager is keen to interview experienced Credit Controllers as soon as possible.

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Administration/Customer Services Assistant – Northampton

Administration/Customer Services Assistant, temporary to permanent role, Northampton, £19,000

This well known, multi sited business are looking to recruit a Customer Service Administrator to join their busy team on a temporary to permanent basis.

As the Customer Service Administrator, your role will include:

  • Completion of customer bookings
  • Investigating and resolving queries
  • Booking deliveries and collections

This role is ideal for a candidate who holds previous customer services or order processing experience, ideally in a high volume, head office environment.  To be successful in the Customer Service Administrator role, you are likely to be highly organised with the ability to work to deadlines, good communication skills and strong attention to detail.

If this sounds like you, please apply with a copy of your latest CV as soon as possible!

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