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Billing Speciaslist – Milton Keynes

Billing Specialist, fixed term contract Maternity Cover, Milton Keynes, £32000 – £35000 **SAP experience essential** 

Our client requires cover for a Billings Specialist based in their Milton Keynes offices, with a strong emphasis on leading a team as well as hands on running of the billings function. We are looking for an experienced Billings Specialist who can focus the team and stay on top of the department.  This is a 12 month contract to cover maternity leave.

About the Role

  • Maintain billing plans for customer contracts
  • Processing sales orders for ad hoc orders
  • Review and processing of credit note, re-invoicing requests
  • Submit Billing Schedule of all contractual invoicing
  • Mailbox Maintenance

About the Candidate

 You will have the following.

  • Working knowledge of the above duties and experience of working on SAP is essential
  • Availability to start ASAP
  • Intermediate Excel skills – (pivot tables, look ups)
  • Previous experience of managing a team
  • Strong analytical skills

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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 with your most recent CV attached now.

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Finance Manager – Hertford

A small business with big plans, based on an impressive order book and a robust balance sheet, both of which are thriving in spite of the tough economic conditions and outlook.

This well established, £15m turnover company is looking to bolster its Senior Leadership Team with the appointment of a Finance Manager to take control of the accounting function and add commercial value to the operations by providing meaningful financial information and recommending business direction based on the numbers.

Reporting to the Managing Director, who has been overseeing a period of positive change which has resulted in the creation of a number of new Executive posts in preparation for meeting the challenging goals ahead, the Finance Manager is the number one role in accounts, leading a team of two staff initially.

Your remit as Finance Manager will cover all the usual responsibilities of a financial control role, including:

  • Ownership of the financial accounts and tax: completeness, accuracy and compliance
  • Control of the business planning agenda: timing, content, process, target development etc.
  • Strategic planning, annual budget, regular cash forecasting and management
  • Providing management information: performance measurement, reporting and analysis.
  • Clearly communicate performance of the business, drivers, opportunities and risks
  • Profit improvement: mitigation of risks and maximization of opportunities
  • Leader of change, driving system/process improvements and automation
  • Managing external relations: accountants, banks, auditors, funding institutions
  • Involvement with key customer and supplier meetings/relationships

We are looking for an ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant with a loyal track record in a similar level, number one finance role, who is keen to develop over the next 2-3 years to take on the Finance Director role within this business.

As the Finance Manager you will be a proactive and innovative team player, who places high value on your honesty, integrity, positivity and dependability.  You will be looking for an exciting opportunity where your full commitment and efforts will be rewarded not only with a competitive remuneration package, but more importantly with the satisfaction of becoming an integral part of a continuing business success story.  If this sounds appealing, please submit your CV for consideration as soon as possible.

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Finance Assistant – Stevenage

Finance Assistant, intermediate/advanced Excel, permanent appointment, Stevenage, £24,000

We are proud to be supporting a well established and successful business in Stevenage who have a newly created, permanent vacancy for a Finance Assistant. Working in a fast paced environment, reporting to the Financial Controller, the duties of the Finance Assistant will include

  • Posting bank payments to the ledger
  • Bank reconciliations (high volume)
  • Inputting purchase ledger invoices
  • Processing cheques and expenses
  • Assisting with period end tasks
  • VAT returns
  • Supporting the purchase ledger team and the wider accounts department as needed

The ideal candidate for the Finance Assistant job will have good all round accounts experience, ideally within a fast paced/high volume transactional environment. Strong communication and Excel skills are a must. Immediately available candidates are going to be of particular interest but we also welcome applications from candidates who have to give notice. You must be a car driver. The Finance Assistant vacancy is a great role working for a growing business, the successful candidate can expect genuine opportunities for progression as more roles are likely to become available in the finance team.

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Assistant Management Accountant – Northampton

Assistant Management Accountant ongoing Temporary assignment, £13 – £15 per hour + Holiday pay, Northampton         
Due to excess workload and organic expansion, this well established and fast growing local organisation is seeking an Assistant Management Accountant to join their thriving team on an ongoing temporary basis.

The job

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

  • Ledgers
  • Journals
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Preparation of management accounts
  • Financial analysis.

About You 

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. Strong Excel is essential and for the right candidate there is a strong possibility that this could lead to a permanent appointment.

If you are available to start and interested in an ongoing temporary role as an Assistant Management Accountant in Northampton, with the likelihood of a permanent appointment in time, please apply with a copy of your latest CV as soon as possible.

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Management Accountant – Northampton

Our client, a well established and multi sited business which has continued to prosper during the recent lockdown, is seeking a Management Accountant, who can also deputise for the Group Reporting manager, to join their busy finance team.

The job

As the Management Accountant, you will be responsible for:

  • Month End Processes
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Supporting the Assistant Accountants within the team
  • 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 Vlookups is essential.

Due to the restrictions on social distancing and working practices, the Management Accountant position will initially be working predominantly from home, other than a couple of days on site induction and some time spent in the office over the month end periods. In addition to the above brief, you will also assist with ad hoc projects in support of the business growth, which is continuing in spite of the current economic climate.

This role is ideally suited to a professional and enthusiastic candidate, who has held a similar position and advanced Excel skills are essential. All being well with the temporary assignment, there is a strong possibility that this position will convert to a permanent appointment.

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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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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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Finance Manager – St Albans

Finance Manager, Broad SME No. 1 finance role reporting to MD, St Albans, £45,000 – £55,000

A newly created opportunity for a CIMA, ACCA or ACA Qualified Accountant to join this well established SME services business, preparing for its next phase of growth.

Reporting to, and working closely with, the Managing Director of the business, as Finance Manager you will have broad hands on responsibility for running all aspects of the accounts function.  You will also have an active role in the leadership team of the business, implementing and developing systems and procedures and making proactive recommendations on where improvements to commerciality and profitability could be made.

On a day to day basis, your duties as Finance Manager will include:

  • Preparation of weekly MI reporting with analysis and commentary
  • Monthly management accounts including P&L, balance sheet and variance analysis
  • Ensuring robust financial controls in line with company policy
  • Supporting operational management to understand individual and team profitability
  • Running commission statements, communicating sales figures and targets to the team
  • Cashflow forecasting, credit control and accounts payable management
  • Ad hoc reporting, analysis and business planning as required

To succeed as the Finance Manager in this fast paced, sales orientated business, you will need a good understanding of accounting frameworks, policies and procedures, with strong all round finance experience in an SME environment.  As this is such a commercial, front line role, you will also need to demonstrate a high degree of business acumen and effective communication skills, with the ability to clearly explain the financial goals and performance of the company to non accounting staff.  You will be given autonomy in running the accounts function, whilst also making a tangible contribution to the broader management of the business, and the direction that it takes towards meeting its ambitious mid – long term strategic plans.

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