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Payroll Specialist – Bedford

Interim Payroll Specialist, Bedford, fixed term contract 12 months, £32000 per annum

Our Client based in North Bedford, a leading business in their market, are currently looking for a Payroll specialist to join their regional head office team on a 12 month fixed term contract.

The Payroll Specialist will be based in their prestigious Head office on the outskirts of the town, close to local amenities with ample parking available. An employer of choice for Bedford.

As Payroll Specialist, your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage all payroll processes, queries and issues
  • Processing the monthly payroll for the UK
  • Ensure the payroll is processed accurately, on time and conforming to UK legislation
  • Uploading the monthly Pensions data
  • Support with general enquiries from HMRC & staff at all levels
  • Support the testing and development of new Payroll systems and processes throughout the Company.
  • To produce year-end information re: P60’s P11D’s etc..
  • Provide payroll administration support for Benefits administration
  • To assist employees, HR Team, Line managers and the business with payroll queries/issues
  • To assist with HR issues including: Benefits (BUPA/Pension/Life Assurance/Season Ticket loans and Gym Membership), and Holidays
  • Absence Management including SSP, SMP, SAP etc.
  • Maintain a positive and solution oriented approach to work, providing open and honest feedback.

Desired experience:

  • CIPP qualification is preferred
  • Experience in the SAGE KC Snowdrop payroll software
  • Proven experience in a payroll position in a fast-paced environment required
  • Strong knowledge of UK legislation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer literacy including Microsoft Office applications

Please apply now with your latest CV attached if you are an experienced Payroller immediately available for your next project and would like to know more about this opportunity.

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Billings Administrator – Hertford

Billings Administrator, temporary assignment, 3 month, £11 per hour + holiday pay

My Client client has a track record consistent growth in a competitive market with 4 offices across the UK and 200 strong team.

This Temp to Perm role for a Billings Administrator is based at their Head Office in Hertford.

Role Overview:
In this role, you’ll support the day to day operations within the Billing Team, which will include amongst others, processing service billing for all copiers within the company and all other acquired entities.

We are looking for a team member, who is proactive and able to manage and prioritise their own workload, while meeting tight deadlines. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills both written and verbal, very strong organisational skills and the ability to work well under pressure.

Main Duties will include (but not limited to):
•    To collect meter readings from customers via email and telephone
•    To make sure readings are processed efficiently and accurately
•    To run remote software to get readings that require billing

Key Skills and Experience:
•    Good understanding of billing processes
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Knowledgeable in using Microsoft Office, and Strong Excel
•    CBS systems experience essential

You will be organised, professional and have the ability to challenge ideas and ask questions, and enjoy being hands on in team environment. Intermediate Excel and good systems experience would be a distinct advantage.

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Accounts Assistant – Wellingborough

Accounts Assistant, broad based permanent role in a busy head office, Wellingborough, £26,000 – £30,000  

This multi sited company are seeking an Accounts Assistant in a newly created role to work as part of their professional head office finance team.

As Accounts Assistant, you will report to the Financial Controller and your responsibilities will include, but not  be limited to:

  • Assisting in the production of monthly management accounts for submission to Group in line with their reporting timetable
  • Assisting in the production of annual reports (both Budgets and Statutory Accounts)
  • Preparing Monthly VAT return/EC Sales return for approval and timely submission by FC
  • Assisting in the production and issue of weekly reports
  • Assisting with the production of KPI’s and internal reporting and dealing with queries thereon.
  • Preparing Monthly/quarterly Balance Sheet Reconciliations
  • Management of Company vehicle fleet and related administration duties
  • Completion and submission of National Statistics Surveys
  • Update and maintenance of finance procedures, as required

This is a role suited to a candidate who holds broad experience working in a finance role, ideally with reporting skills, intermediate Excel, good attention to details and the ability work to set deadlines.  You will be supported with personal development if you are studying towards an accounting qualification and encouraged to build a long term career with the business through your close contact with the financial controller and finance director.

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Accounts Assistant – Milton Keynes

Accounts Assistant, AAT Part/Qualified, Permanent Appointment, Milton Keynes, £23,000 – £25,000

This global organisation are looking to appoint an Accounts Assistant to join the UK Finance team in a newly created position

As the Accounts Assistant, you will be working closely alongside the Financial Controller and the rest of the finance team, with varied duties including:

  • VAT returns
  • Intrastat
  • Payroll
  • Reconciliations

Our client is seeking a reliable, part or fully qualified AAT candidate for the Accounts Assistant role, who possesses all round accounting experience covering the above areas and has good attention to detail. Strong Excel skills are essential, together with the ability to communicate confidently at all levels, so you can fit in and become a valued member of this busy, friendly head office team.

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Finance Manager – Milton Keynes

Finance Manager, qualified  ACCA, CIMA or ACA, Milton Keynes, c£60,000  

Our client, a well established and successful international business services group, is seeking a Finance Manager to join their efficient UK head office finance team. The role reports to the Financial Controller and will involve working closely with both senior management team members as well as the finance department.

As the Finance Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing clear leadership and direction to the Transactional finance team, including personal development of team members
  • Preparation of monthly management reporting and KPIs
  • Management and reconciliation of intercompany accounts
  • Management of the Fixed Asset Register and monthly reporting on CAPEX
  • Making improvements in forecasting and budgeting processes

For the Finance Manager role we are looking for someone who is ACA,CIMA or ACCA qualified, has experience in leading a team and working within a multi-currency business, has an excellent understanding of VAT and foreign currency requirements and is keen, self motivated with the ability to work to tight deadlines.  As you will need to build and maintain strong working relationships at all levels across the business, as well as leading a small team to ensure that required expectations on all deliverables are met, you will also require confident and effective communication skills and have the capability to lead by example.

This is a high profile, senior leadership role which encompasses a large number of different reporting requirements, so if you have a background covering these areas and would like take the next step in a fast moving, positive business environment please send your CV for consideration at the earliest opportunity.

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Management Accountant – Milton Keynes

Management Accountant/Financial Analyst, qualified/finalist ACCA or CIMA, Milton Keynes, c£40,000  

Our client, a well established and successful international business services group, is seeking a Management Accountant to join their efficient UK head office finance team. The role reports to the Financial Controller and will involve working closely with the client facing team of Account Managers.

As the Management Accountant, your responsibilities will include:

  • Financial analysis and reporting of financial performance of allocated projects
  • Preparing budgets and forecasts
  • Month end management accounts including delivery of month end close
  • Assisting with statutory reporting
  • Preparing performance metrics for the UK Leaderships Team.

For the Management Accountant role we are looking for someone who is ideally ACCA or CIMA qualified, or at least at the final stages of qualification, holds strong Excel skills including Pivot tables and V look ups and is keen, self motivated with the ability to work to tight deadlines.  As you will need to build and maintain strong working relationships at all levels across the business, as well as working as part of a small team to ensure that required expectations on all deliverables are met, you will also require confident and effective communication skills.

This is a very high profile, commercial role with a broad mix of analysis and accounts production responsibility, so if you have a background covering these areas and would like to progress you career in a fast moving, positive business environment please send your CV for consideration at the earliest opportunity.

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Assistant Accountant

Assistant Accountant, fast paced head office environment, Hemel Hempstead, £28,000 – £32,000  

We’re proud to be the recruitment partner of a well respected business in Hemel Hempstead. They have a vacancy for an Assistant Accountant to join the team on a permanent full time basis.

Working in a busy and fast paced environment your duties as the Assistant Accountant will include the following:

  • Completing full sets of service charge accounts
  • Working directly with multiple departments to ensure that accounts are kept moving throughout all stages
  • Posting Journals
  • Handling the transfer of lost sites to the new managing agents
  • Setting up accounts workings spreadsheets

The ideal Assistant Accountant must have service charge accounts experience and a proven background in financial accounts. Part Qualified or Qualified by Experience candidates will be considered for this role. You will be confident building relationships at all levels and will have strong communication skills. You may be required to attend client meetings from time to time.

This is a great role offering study support, career progression and great benefits

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Finance Administrator – Leighton Buzzard

Finance Administrator, fast paced, busy head office environment, Leighton Buzzard, £18,000

We’re proud to be the recruitment partner of a well established business in Leighton Buzzard. They have a vacancy for a Finance Administrator to join their busy head office team on a permanent, full time basis.

Working in a fast paced environment, your duties as Finance Administrator will include the following:

  • Bank reconciliations
  • Query resolution
  • Allocating payments
  • Inputting data and maintaining records
  • General admin support to the team
  • Ad hoc tasks as needed

The ideal candidate will have some previous background in finance, preferably as a Ledger Clerk or Credit Controller, as well as good all-round administration experience.  We need someone who is confident using Excel and IT packages for data entry and reporting purposes and is detail oriented and customer focused, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. This is a great role offering ongoing training, personal development and career progression

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Management Accountant – Northampton

Management Accountant, CIMA/ACCA Part Qualified, well established Legal Practice, Northampton, c£40,000 

A new opportunity has arisen for an experienced, part qualified Management Accountant to join the Northampton head office of this well established and well respected firm of Solicitors.

Working in compliance to Solicitors Accounts Rules and with day to day interaction with legal cashiers, you will need to have previous experience within the legal profession and be looking for a progressive move within the profession, where you can continue to build a long term career.   Reporting to the Finance Director, your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Month end management accounts tasks and preparation of elements of the finance pack
  • Assisting with preparation of budget packs and year end statutory accounts
  • Assisting with financial accounting duties including management of the fixed asset register, posting of journals, accruals and prepayments.
  • Monthly and year end Payroll processes including completion of P11d’s
  • Management of the purchase ledger function including monitoring the aged payables report
  • Analysing and investigating trends and anomalies on accounts, client ledgers, and within the accounting system
  • Supporting the Legal Cashiers within the accounts team during busy periods
  • Assisting with ad hoc duties and projects, including VAT support, accounts software updates and process/system reviews

The successful candidate will be studying towards, or have recently completed, a recognised accounting qualification and must have extensive payroll knowledge as well as an accomplished background in the completion of management accounts. You will be detail orientated and an effective communicator, with an analytical eye and mind-set so that you can investigate issues and anomalies effectively.

We are looking for a self-motivated team player with a ‘can do’ proactive attitude who is seeking a largely autonomous role, albeit working closely with the Finance Director on a day to day basis.

If this sounds like you , we would be very pleased to receive your CV as soon as possible so we can discuss this opportunity in more detail

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Financial Reporting Analyst – Northampton

Financial Analyst, Northampton, Part Qualified ACCA or CIMA £30,000 – £35,000 + Study + Bonus
Due to a recent restructure and internal promotion, a super opportunity has arisen for a Financial Analyst to join the friendly head office finance team of this fast moving and exciting international business, with a reputation for providing a high quality service.   This is an excellent employer that is keen to invest in its employees, to encourage both personal and professional development.
The Opportunity
As the Financial Analyst, key responsibilities for your own portfolio of entities within the group will include:
  • Timely reporting, ensuring each finance department adheres to the group policies and procedures.
  • Reporting of actual results on a monthly basis ensuring both internal and external requirements are met
  • Providing thorough analysis and understanding of key business issues.
  • Ensuring monthly reporting is successfully achieved in a timely manner and all queries are resolved.
  • Ensuring entities reporting is consistent with IFRS and Group Accounting Policies, including support for implementation of standards.
  • Performing analytical review, ensuring that all variances have been analysed and adequate details have been provided.
  • Reviewing tax report, making sure that bookings are correct and consistent with IFC packages.
  • Reviewing statutory to management reconciliation, making sure that explanations have been provided to support the reconciliations.
  • Maintaining and developing key reporting tools.
The Candidate
The ideal person for the Financial Analyst role will be a finance graduate who has previously worked in a financial analysis role and is currently studying for CIMA, ACA or ACCA qualification.  As a good team fit, our client is looking for a hands on, competent and pro-active individual who is keen to get involved in all areas of accounting. You will have proven analytical and accounting ability, gained ideally from a fast paced head office environment and excellent Excel skills.  Good attention to detail, a confident manner, and the willingness to make a positive contribution to the team to ensure that all departmental deadlines are met, will be rewarded with excellent prospects to develop your career within the business as you progress towards qualification (as your predecessor has recently shown!) and study support after a qualifying period
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