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Finance Assistant/Cashier – Luton

Finance Assistant/Cashier, Permanent, Luton, c£21,000 + benefits

Our Client, a well established business in Luton, have an opening for a Finance Assistant/Cashier to join their head office finance team. This is a permanent, full time role to replace the previous incumbent, who has recently retired.

Working in a busy and fast paced finance environment, the duties of the Finance Assistant/Cashier will include:

  • Bank reconciliations
  • Collection of direct debits
  • Cash allocation
  • Dealing with queries and general administration
  • Ad hoc finance support as needed, including payroll (training will be provided)

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in a similar role, especially in bank reconciliations. Candidates with all-round accounts experience would be of interest, as the Finance Director would be keen for this person to take on additional work as and when needed. You will be a team player with a can do attitude. Strong communication skills are must together with a good working knowledge of Excel.

Immediately available candidates with the required skills and experience will be of particular interest, as the Finance Assistant/Cashier post is currently vacant.

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Cashier – Stevenage

Our Client, a well established SME business in Stevenage, have an opening for a Cashier to join their finance team. This is a permanent, full time role, 9-5 to replace the present incumbent, who is moving on.

Working in a busy and fast paced finance environment, the duties of the Cashier will include:

  • Inputting sales figures
  • Cash allocation
  • Credit Cards
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Dealing with queries
  • Finance administration
  • Ad hoc support as needed

The ideal candidate for the Cashier position will have proven experience in a similar role, be a team player with a can do attitude. Strong communication skills are must together with a good working knowledge of Excel. Immediately available candidates with the required skills and experience will be of particular interest as the Accounts Supervisor is keen to interview suitable candidates as soon as possible.

The Cashier position is a great role working for a successful, growing business. Most of the finance team have many years’ experience with the business.

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Accounts/Sales Administrator – Milton Keynes

 Accounts/Sales Administrator, Milton Keynes, £22,000 plus excellent benefits, within a busy, friendly team.

The Company

Abacus Consulting have 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

They are looking to add to their successful and friendly team with somebody motivated, hard working, and with previous experience as either an Accounts Assistant or a Sales Administrator. This is nice modern and friendly environment which offers a great move for somebody currently studying AAT, or even a recent Graduate.

Day to day responsibilities for the Accounts/Sales Administrator would include;

  • Allocation of payments
  • Assisting site based sales admin with vehicle queries
  • Manufacturer funding and reconciliations
  • Processing of refunds
  • Keep all filing up to date
  • Highlighting any known financial risk to the business
  • Resolving internal and external queries in a timely manner
  • Centralised invoicing of BCA vehicles

The Candidate

  • The person best suited to the Accounts/Sales Administrator role would be;
  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Able to quickly learn new skills
  • Strong in administration and time management skills
  • An excellent communicator, both written and oral
  • Ideally (but not essential) experienced in using CDK/Kerridge software

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 to build your finance/administration experience.

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Business Planning Analyst – Northampton

The Company:

Due to internal promotion, a super opportunity has arisen for a Business Planning Analyst to join this multi sited, international organisation. Established in 1968 with over 6000 employees, this fast moving and exciting business has their UK head office based in Northampton.

The Opportunity:

As the Business Planning Analyst, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in reporting group results to the executive committee
  • Timely reporting for a portfolio of countries, ensuring each finance department adheres to the group policies and procedures.
  • Quarterly forecasting, collation of budget data and assisting with the presentation of the analysis to European Management

The Candidate:

The ideal person for the Business Planning Analyst will have previously worked in a finance function, either as a trainee, CIMA, ACA or ACCA part qualified accountant, or a finance graduate who has had a placement year as part of their degree.  You will need excellent Excel skills, strong attention to detail, a confident manner, and be able to make a positive contribution to the Planning team to ensure that all departmental deadlines are met.  Study support will be offered after a qualifying period and you will have excellent prospects to develop your career within the business as you progress towards qualification (as your predecessor has recently shown!)

To Apply:

Please send your CV as soon as possible to be considered for this Business Planning Analyst post, we will respond within 48 hours and meet all suitable applicants within 7 days.

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Payroll and Benefits Administrator

Payroll and Benefits Administrator, £22 – £25k, FLEXIBLE/REDUCED HOURS possible

The Company

A world leading manufacturer which was established nearly 100 years ago and employs 3900 people worldwide

The Role

  • We are looking for a Payroll and Benefits Administrator to work 34 hours (or less, this can be flexible). The duties of the Paroll and Benefits Administrator will be to:
  • Process and administer monthly payroll
  • Issue P45’s and P60’s, check approved overtime, issue payslips
  • Ensure RTI and HMRC compliance in all payroll matters,
  • Administration of private medical insurance
  • Process and reconcile all pay instructions, such as SSP, SMP, SPP, pay changes and bonuses.
  • Administration  of pension deductions and preparation of monthly payment contributions.

The Candidate

The Payroll and Benefits Administrator will have a busy, varied role, so the successful candidate is likely to hold strong, all round payroll administration experience and be able to multi-task.  Knowledge of Sage Payroll would be beneficial and you will have the ability to work in a discreet, organised manner, handling sensitive and confidentiality information.  Other personal attributes we are looking for include excellent communication skills, self motivation and be attention to detail.

To apply for the Payroll and Benefits Administrator position please email your CV as soon as possible

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Accounts Payable Assistant – Luton

Our client, a very well known, and well-respected organisation, with an impressive track record and significant plans for further growth, have a need for an Accounts Payable Assistant to join their head office finance team.

The Role

Working in a busy team, reporting into the Accounts Payable Supervisor, the duties of the Accounts Payable Assistant will include:

  • Set up new supplier accounts
  • Posting invoices, reconciling statements, payment runs
  • Expenses
  • Accruals
  • VAT/CIS returns
  • Period end tasks
  • Finance administration

The Candidate

The ideal candidate for the Accounts Payable Assistant post will have proven experience in Accounts Payable/Purchase Ledger, preferably from a large company/high volume environment. You will be a team player with a can-do attitude, confident working to deadlines, managing your own workload/time and with the gravitas to build relationships at all levels.

You will be customer focused and solutions driven and hopefully keen to progress within the organisation – the current incumbent is moving internally to a financial planning role. Study support will be provided if required.  Our client continues to expand and has ambitious plans for future growth, so this is therefore an exciting time to be joining their finance team. In addition to study, there is a great package on offer including free onsite gym, private medical and profit share (after qualifying period).

To Apply

Interested? If so, please get in touch with us as soon as possible with a copy of your most recent CV attached!

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Management Accountant – Hatfield

We are currently recruiting for a Management Accountant, with strong Financial Planning and Forecasting Analyst skills, for a well-established business based in the Hatfield area.

This Management Accountant role is a newly created position, resulting from continued business growth requiring additional support with the provision of financial information, which will report directly to the Finance Director.

Role Purpose

To act as a key asset in the future growth of the company by providing financial consulting and strategic support to senior management.  As the Management Accountant you would be the analytical engine of the company, providing insights and support to optimise business decision making.

Key responsibilities:

  • Analyse current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, cost of sales, expenses and capital expenditures
  • Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analysing causes of unexpected variance
  • Oversee and manage the continued development of Budgeting, Financial Forecasting, Operating Plan and modelling tools
  • Ad-hoc Reporting and Analysis
  • Quarterly and Monthly Financial reports
  • Improve performance by evaluating processes to drive efficiencies and understand ROI in new projects
  • Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives
  • Analyse complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision making purposes
  • Supporting Senior Management Team and Departments heads with in-depth analysis
  • Prepare presentations to the Senior Management Team

The person:

You are likely to have the following qualities to be successful in the Management Accountant position:

  • Inquisitive and challenging to ensure best practice for the business
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance and/or part qualified CIMA with 3+ years’ experience of Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Proven ability to put together monthly reports for management meetings
  • Proven ability to interpret Financial Data to support business requirements
  • Proven ability to present a well-supported case with your findings
  • Strong communication skills, combined with a good sense of humour and strong work ethic
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Billing Manager – Rushden

Our client requires cover for a Billings Manager based on their Rushden offices with a strong emphasis on staff management as well as hands on running of the billings function. We are looking for a hands on individual who can focus the team and stay on top of the department. We are looking for a Billing Manager on a 6 month Fixed Term basis – paying up to £26,000 (with a strong possibility of extension) + £5.5k Car allowance and potential to earn 30% Bonus

About the Role

Billing Manager – Rushden – £26,000 – 6 months Fixed Term Contract

  • To support and manage the team of 4 Billing Administrators in achieving agreed SLAs
  • To conduct appropriate checks prior to posting invoices to ensure accuracy of information
  • To understand the different VAT elements on each invoice
  • To answer any invoice queries within a timely manner
  • Speaking with customers and departments to negotiate changes and resolve queries
  • To support and assist as required other members of the Finance management team
  • To carry out regular one-to-ones with members of the Billing team, monitoring performance and targets
  • To manage sickness absence as well as annual leave, ensuring adequate cover at all times
  • To providing accurate data for reporting to be sent to relevant departments on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Setting high personal standards for self and others to follow

About the Candidate

Billing Manager – You will have the following.

  • Working knowledge of the above duties
  • Availability to start ASAP
  • Intermediate excel skills – (pivot tables, look ups)
  • Previous experience of managing a similar size team
  • Strong analytical skills

On Offer

£26,000 per annum, £5,000 per annum Car Allowance, up to 30% Bonus

To Apply

The Billing Manager vacancy is an immediate requirement, so if you would be interested in hearing more about the opportunity and securing an early interview, please apply now and we will respond by the next working day at the latest.

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Senior Accounts Assistant – Milton Keynes

As a result of a recent restructure and planned change, our client, a leading financial services organisation, are looking for additional support for their head office finance team on a fixed term contract basis.  The business is a well established, industry leading body which works closely with all the major insurance companies in the UK, offering a very stable and secure environment and whilst this post is initially for a period of 6 months, there is the possibility of a longer term career or future contract extensions.

About the job

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

Monitoring daily workload for Purchase Ledger and Accounts Assistants and report any issues to Accounts and Recovery Manager
• Releasing invoices – involves checking periods, nominal codes and prepayments
• Full responsibility for the processing of Monthly Levy invoices, Sales Ledger invoicing and credit control for outstanding debtors
• Responsible for direct debit collection. including reconciliation to ledger
• Responsible for all daily banking duties including petty cash, foreign currency and required reconciliations
• Process journals as appropriate
• Responsible for daily claims payments Cheques, BACS and Greencard
• Processing purchase ledger payment run weekly and assist with any queries
• Responsible for day to day iPOS administration
• Provide annual leave cover for Accounts Assistants
• Responsible for Claims Portal accounting including invoicing, cash collection, payment runs, cashbook and bank reconciliations

About you

To succeed as the Senior Finance Assistant, you will need:

Accounting experience with a good understanding of accounting functions – including purchase ledger, sales ledger, bank reconciliation and trial balance

High level of computer literacy essential, ideally with knowledge of SUN accounts, although this is not essential

Excellent oral and written communication skills

On Offer

£28,000 pro-rata salary

25 days pro-rata holiday + statutory bank holidays

Pension contribution

A broad, interesting role in a pleasant, head office working environment

Free parking

Please apply for the Senior Finance Assistant role as soon as possible if this opportunity is of interest, we are hoping for someone to start in the post before 12th August.

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Finance Analyst – Hemel Hempstead

Our client is a charitable housing association aiming to help people who need support and care, or who cannot afford to buy or rent a home at market values. They do this by building hundreds of much needed new homes and providing care and supported housing services for a wide range of people. They currently manage 6500 homes and employ over 900 staff.

This role is responsible for providing in-depth financial analysis to the Association, deducing insights from financial results, trends and KPI’s to determine effectiveness, identify risks and opportunities and enhance future performance.  You will also be responsible for supporting the monthly reporting process, with the efficient production of monthly Management Accounts for the Association and the preparation of annual Service Charge Accounts for the Association’s Leaseholders and Shared Owners.

As the Financial Analyst, your key responsibilities for this role are:

  • Preparation of regular Financial KPI Reports and dashboards, including the provision of commentary to explain variances and trends within the financial results of the Association
  • Provide insightful financial analysis, using large volumes of financial data from various sources, identifying trends, patterns and anomalies.
  • Create reports and present financial analysis to internal stakeholders including Senior Management, Directors and the Chief Executive, as required
  • Undertake financial modelling and scenario planning to support decision making and enhance business performance
  • Provide financial input into internal and external benchmarking and data gathering processes e.g. HouseMark
  • Provide in-depth financial analysis on Sector benchmarking publications e.g. HouseMark, Placeshapers Global Accounts, Social Housing Magazine to gain meaningful insights into the performance of the Association compared to its peer group
  • Respond to analysis and modelling requests from internal customers and stakeholders in a timely manner, providing concise and meaningful information to support decision making, whilst ensuring compliance with applicable control processes and frameworks

You will need to be AAT qualified or CIMA part qualified, with strong analytical skills. The successful candidate will have experience in financial planning, analysis and reporting but you will need to have the ability to work with large or complex data to identify trends, ideally within a not for profit organisation, or another housing association.

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