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Credit Controller – Luton

Our client is a leading business in their sector and has an international footprint. At this time, they have a vacancy for a Credit Controller to join their team in Luton.

Working in a busy collections function, with a highly experienced management team behind you, the Credit Controller will have a key role to play in partnering sales and operations teams whilst ensuring that SLA’s are adhered to

Your duties as the Credit Controller will include:

  • Managing key accounts
  • Working as a team to hit KPI’s
  • Query resolution
  • Resolving aged debt and disputed accounts
  • Partnering sales and operations
  • Ad hoc support to Credit Manager as needed
  • Ensure accurate recording of calls and notes to Excel and systems

The ideal candidate will have proven collections experience in a high volume/fast paced environment. You will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, be confident dealing with queries and handling situations in a professional manner whilst ensuring that targets are adhered to. Candidates who are ICM qualified or studying towards ICM are of particular interest although Qualified by Experience candidates will also be considered. You will be confident working in Excel and have strong IT skills. We are looking for team players who are customer focused and solutions driven. The successful candidate can expect excellent training and ongoing professional development in what is a world class business. If you’re an experienced Credit Controller looking for your next move, we look forward to hearing from you!

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Accounts Payable Assistant – Northampton

Accounts Payable Assistant, Northampton, to £25,000, Permanent position

Our client who is established with locations around the UK is looking to recruit an experienced Accounts Payable Assistant to work within their efficient, head office Accounts Payable team of 6.

Reporting to the Finance Manager, your responsibilities as the Accounts Payable Assistant will include:

  • Checking and processing supplier invoices
  • Statements reconciliation
  • Investigating account queries
  • Assisting with payment runs

This is a busy role for a candidate who is able to work to deadlines, the ability to work on their own initiative and liaising at all levels with confidence. Previous accounts payable experience dealing with high volumes is essential.

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Systems Accounting Manager – Milton Keynes

Systems Accounting Manager, 12 Month Interim assignment, Milton Keynes, £55,000 – £60,000

A unique opportunity has arisen for a Systems Accounting Manager to join the team within this highly respected public sector business in Milton Keynes for a fixed term of 12 months.

The Systems Accounting Manager will play an essential part within the business, working closely with internal departments as well as external stakeholders. This position is critical to help aid process improvements through the duration of 2020 and may be extended further into 2021.

As Systems Accounting Manager, you will be aligned between 2 departments, working closely with both the finance and the IT teams. You will be expected to regularly engage with, and work closely with colleagues from designated business units. to enable you to evaluate and provide continuous improvement and best practice, whilst leading the process on implementations.

Additional responsibilities for the Systems Accounting Manager will include:

  • Lead development of new processes and migration of data
  • Oversee operation and maintenance of newly integrated software/packages
  • Provide management information through regular meetings internally
  • Provide leadership/support on areas which require financial input into the systems
  • Provide regular reporting and documentation on require workflows
  • You will have ideally had experience working in financial services, with systems implementation experience and project management where possible. You will be a strong negotiator with the ability to read, write, and advise on, system changes.

The Candidate

The ideal individual must be an ACCA, CIMA or ACA qualified accountant, who can lead, supervise and offer solutions to resolve complex system issues. You will be adept at writing within a host of IT packages and systems and you will have had exposure to SAP (exposure to S4/HANA would be an added advantage) in your previous positions.  You will be an expert Excel user, with experience writing applications in VBA. This is a great opportunity to join an established, highly reputable organisation at a pivotal time in their history.

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Part Time Payroll Assistant – Northampton

Part time Payroll Assistant, Northampton, 3 days per week, £22,000 pro-rata 

A local and established Accounting Practice are looking to recruit a Part Time Payroll Assistant to work Wednesday, Thursday and Friday within their busy team.

The Part Time Payroll Assistant will be checking and processing multiple payrolls for both weekly and monthly paid employees. This will include liaising with clients and investigating queries.

The Part Time Payroll Assistant position is suited to a candidate who holds strong payroll experience, together with good attention to detail, who is confident at communicating effectively at all levels with both internal staff and clients

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Finance Assistant – Milton Keynes

Accounts Assistant, Milton Keynes, £22000 – £24000 

The Company

Abacus Consulting are currently partnered with a fast-growing company based in Milton Keynes. Following a sustained period of business expansion, this company is looking to add an ambitious Accounts Assistant to their small, but friendly head office finance team, reporting into the Finance Director.

The Opportunity

The successful candidate will have keen eye for detail, knowledge of Sage 50 and have experience in a similar role. This is a nice modern environment with free onsite parking, which offers a great opportunity for the appointed candidate to be part of a positive, successful team.

Your day to day responsibilities as the Finance Assistant would include:

  • Inputting, printing and distributing supplier invoices for approval
  • Checking and analysing expenses and credit cards for VAT
  • Raising invoices and credit notes as requested
  • Signing off all purchase orders for payment
  • Assisting with Month and Year end
  • Liaising with suppliers regarding payments and solving queries in an efficient and timely manner
  • Liaising with customers to resolve invoicing queries and take payments


  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Knowledge of Sage 50
  • Intermediate excel (V look ups, Pivots)
  • Resourceful and Adaptable
  • Previous experience in a similar role

The Offer

On offer is a generous numeration package between £22 – £24k, 28 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays increasing year on year, Free lunch, FREE ONSITE PARKING and discretionary bonus

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Part Qualified Accountant – Luton

Part Qualified Accountant, Luton, £26,000 – £35,000

Due to a recent restructure our client, a solutions driven professional services business with a global footprint, have a need for an Accountant to join their finance team in Luton. Reporting into the Client Accounting Manager, and working in a fast paced environment with a highly experienced senior finance team to support you, the successful candidate will have a pivotal role to play in proving timely financial support to clients,

Your duties as the Accountant will include the following

  • Transactional support
  • Accruals
  • Journals
  • Assisting with accounts preparation
  • Query resolution
  • Ad hoc financial support as needed

The ideal candidate is likely to be actively studying AAT, ACCA or CIMA, with a strong academic record and proven experience in finance. The role would suit an up and coming candidate who is keen to learn and progress. You will be solutions driven and client focused in your approach. We are looking for a candidate with strong technical accounting skills but also sound commercial awareness and the gravitas to build relationships at all levels. A great package is on offer including study support. You will be working in nice modern offices with plenty of onsite parking. Other benefits include working from home/flexible hours. Interested? If so please apply with an updated CV ASAP.

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Management Accountant – Luton

Management Accountant, Finalist / Qualified  ACCA or CIMA, Luton, £35,000 – £40,000

Due to a recent restructure our client, a solutions driven professional services business with a global footprint, have a need for a Management Accountant to join their finance team in Luton.

Reporting into the Finance Manager, and working in a fast paced environment with a highly experienced team behind you, the successful candidate will have a pivotal role to play in proving timely financial support to the business, including forecasting and revenue reporting

As Management Accountant, your duties will include:

  • Cashflow forecasting
  • ONS reporting
  • Financial analysis and commentary
  • VAT returns
  • EC Sales
  • Accruals and Prepayments
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Ad hoc decision support as needed

The ideal candidate for the Management Accountant role is likely to be ACCA/CIMA Finalist or Qualified, although we would also welcome applications from Part Qualified and Qualified by Experience candidates.  Strong management accounts experience is essential and previous supervisory experience would be an advantage.

We are looking for a candidate with strong technical accounting skills, but also sound commercial awareness and the gravitas to build relationships at all levels. You will be working with an established senior finance team in a collaborative manner. The successful candidate can expect to progress within the business – the current Finance Manager was previously doing this role before being promoted.  Interviews will be taking place w/c 18th November, so if you are interested you are strongly advised to apply with updated CV ASAP

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Assistant Accountant – Luton/Nottingham

Our client, a leading and innovative and leading business in their sector, have a need for an Assistant Accountant to join their finance team. This is a newly created role to support the Financial Controller with day to day finance tasks, financial analysis and reporting

The Assistant Accountant will be involved in the following:

  • VAT returns
  • Intrastat/EC Sales
  • Reconciliations
  • Payroll processing
  • Budgets and Forecasting
  • Financial reporting
  • Period end tasks
  • Assisting with audit preparation
  • Ad hoc financial support as needed

The ideal candidate for the Assistant Accountant role will have proven experience in all or most of the above, have advanced Excel and systems skills and be available for interview/start at short notice. Whilst the role is based in Luton some travel will be required to their site near Nottingham on a weekly basis, likely to be 1-2 days a week. It is therefore essential that applicants are willing to travel.

This is a great role with the intention that the suitable candidate will progress to a more senior finance role within the business.  Ideally you will be actively studying and keen to complete your qualification, and study support is on offer. This is an urgent role; we are therefore encouraging suitable candidates to apply ASAP!

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Assistant Accountant – Northampton

Experienced Assistant Accountant, fast paced business, Northampton, £23,000 – £25,000

Our client is a very successful, multi-sited organisation, who are a leader in their field with over 1400 employees.  A role has arisen for an Assistant Accountant to join the fast paced finance department.

The Assistant Accountant will support the Finance Manager and your day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Reconciliation of various balance sheet accounts
  • Banking, cashiering and analysis
  • Collection of overdue debt

The Assistant Accountant role is suited to a candidate who is looking to step into a supervisory role, with responsibility for 2 team members holds strong CDK or Kerridge knowledge, intermediate Excel including  pivot tables and V look ups, and has previous accounting experience in the above areas

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Sales Ledger Support – Milton Keynes

Temporary Sales Ledger Assistant, 12 Month Fixed Term Contract, Milton Keynes, c£21,000

Abacus have recently taken on a new role, working with one of the UK’s leading service providers in the Energy sector.  They are looking for a hard working and adaptable Sales Ledger Assistant to join their divisional Accounts Receivable Team on a 12 month contract basis.

As Sales Ledger Assistant, your duties would be as follows;

  • Posting Cash
  • Processing Credit Notes
  • Account Reconciliations
  • Supporting Credit Controllers

To be successful within this role, you would have previous experience of working within a similar role or another finance, drive and commitment to achieving targets, a keen eye for detail and a good working knowledge of Excel (lookups and pivots).

Our client is looking for a quick start, so if the Interim Sales Ledger Assistant opportunity is of interest, please apply as soon as possible

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