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Project Finance Support – Bedford

 Project Finance Support, interim management role, 6-8 months, £200 per day (PAYE), Bedford

The Company

The role is primarily required to provide support to the Head of Project Finance during a period of ledger migration and conversion. It is expected that the role will run for 6-8 months.

Your main activities as Project Finance Support will be related to project cost and revenue accounting, accounts receivables and financial planning and analysis. The Project Finance Team will retain oversight of the activities but will also be working on supporting a ledger migration project and will therefore require support to maintain continuity of day-to-day activities.

The role is designated as a non-office based position, therefore working from home, but you may be required to attend offices in Bedford from time to time.

Key responsibilities as Project Finance Support:

  • Running all monthly EAC Report Packs with reconciliation back to Sage for all entities
  • Owning the weekly missing timesheet report for all entities
  • Assisting with the Data cleansing of the Projects and Accounts Receivables Sage Ledgers
  • Assisting with cost queries in relation to both actual & committed costs for all entities
  • Update and maintain the Support Contracts Schedule
  • Assisting the Project Finance Team with the FY21 Statutory Audit
  • Daily posting of cash receipts
  • Assisting AR with various credit control duties
  • Assisting with the set-up of New Projects
  • Maintaining and updating the invoicing to go schedules
  • Ad-hoc query & support tasks as they arise

Role requirements:

  • 3+ years’ experience in a FP&A or project accounting role
  • SAGE experience
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Experience of working in a US multinational an advantage
  • Proactive, organised and with a keen eye for detail
  • The ability to work effectively in a fast-pace, demanding environment

To Apply

If you are available to start a new role at short notice and this opportunity sounds like the right next step for you to build on your experience and broaden your skills set, then we are very keen to hear from you, please forward your CV to Abacus Consulting without delay!

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Finance Assistant – Stevenage

Finance Assistant, regional head office finance team, permanent role, Stevenage, £22,500 

Our client, who belong to an international group of companies, have a requirement for a Finance Assistant for their UK base in Stevenage. The Finance Assistant position is a newly created role working as part of a small finance team and reporting into the Accounts Manager

As the Finance Assistant your duties will include:

  • Purchase/Sales Ledger
  • Reconciling supplier statements
  • Credit Control
  • Cash allocation
  • Query resolution
  • Finance administration
  • Support to Accounts Manager as needed

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a similar role and be studying AAT. You will have good Excel and IT skills and be someone who enjoys working as part of a team, supporting other colleagues, and building relationships at all levels. This is an urgent role; interviews will take place as soon as possible and will probably be a 2 stage process either in the office or via Zoom/Teams.

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Accounts Assistant – North Bedfordshire

Accounts Assistant, varied, hands on role, SME business, North Bedfordshire, £24,000 – £27,000 

My client, established over 20 years ago, have a requirement for a Finance Assistant to join their head office finance team on a permanent full-time basis. The business is in a strong position and is currently looking at opportunities to develop and diversify into new markets, they have recently acquired a new facility and will be expanding headcount further in 2021 and beyond.

Working as part of a small head office team, reporting into the Financial Controller, your duties as the Finance Assistant will include the following:

  • Managing Purchase/Sales Ledger
  • Processing payments
  • Reconciliations
  • Credit Control
  • Payroll
  • Cashflow forecasting
  • Accruals and Prepayments
  • Fixed Assets
  • Support to FC as needed

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a similar all-round finance role and be an AAT studier/AAT Qualified or CIMA/ACCA early stages. Study support will be discussed at interview stage. The FC would be keen on someone who is keen to progress and take on additional responsibilities.  This is an urgent permanent role, although temp to perm will be considered for anyone who is immediately available. We are therefore advising that if you are interested in this role that you email your CV as soon as possible.

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Sales Ledger – Milton Keynes

Sales Ledger Assistant, busy head office team, permanent role, Milton Keynes, £22,000 – £24,000   

We currently have a newly created opportunity for an experienced Sales Ledger Assistant to join the vibrant, fast moving and busy head office finance team of our well established client based in Milton Keynes.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated team player who is a confident communicator, both verbal and written, with good attention to detail, strong administration skills and effective time management.  As the Sales Ledger Assistant, your responsibilities will include:

  • Receive, sort and log daily banking for allocated sites.
  • Complete daily banking posting sheets for allocated sites.
  • Correctly allocate payments to the relevant outstanding Sales Ledger accounts.
  • Raising cheques.
  • Review your Sales Ledger accounts, resolve queries and distribute weekly debtor reports to your allocated sites.
  • Reconcile cash suspense accounts.
  • Investigate and resolve queries quickly and efficiently, internally and externally
  • Keep all filing up to date.
  • Highlight any known financial risk to the business.

Ensure that all systems and procedures in place within the business comply with current legislation and Group policy.
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is seeking a permanent position, working as part of a team, with variety and responsibility within a friendly environment.  If you have previous experience working in a cashiering/sales ledger role and are looking for an exciting new challenge with a business that is rapidly recovering as the lockdown restrictions are lifting, then please apply now with a copy of your most recent CV attached.

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Purchase Ledger Assistant – Luton

Purchase Ledger Assistant, Luton, permanent role, £21,000 to £23,000 depending on experience     

Our client, a well established business with a strong customer base in the local area, need a Purchase Ledger Assistant on a permanent full time basis. The role has arisen due to the retirement of the present incumbent

Working in a busy finance team, reporting into the Company Accountant, your duties as the Purchase Ledger Assistant will include:

  • Processing invoices
  • Reconciling supplier statements
  • Payment runs
  • Query resolution
  • Support to finance colleagues/Company Accountant as needed

The ideal candidate will live locally, have proven experience in Purchase Ledger and be available for interview/start at short notice for a handover. Interviews likely to be in the office although Zoom interview can be discussed if needed. If you’re an experienced Purchase Ledger Assistant, open to work and live in the Luton area, please email your CV as soon as possible!

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Reporting Accountant – Milton Keynes

Reporting Accountant, Milton Keynes, Qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA, £55,000 + benefits

Our client, a well established and highly reputable organisation, is seeking a Reporting Accountant to join their efficient UK finance team. The role reports to the Head of FP&A, whilst working closely with other departments and the core finance team to provide accurate and incisive reporting across the business.

As the Reporting Accountant, your responsibilities will include:

  • Development & design of reports and supplementary information
  • Review and improve reporting and analysis processes
  • Provide monthly financial reports on P&L, Working Capital and Cashflow statements
  • Perform Ad-hoc analysis and reconciliations
  • Provide necessary guidance and training on reporting processes where needed

For the Reporting Accountant role we are looking for someone who is ideally ACCA, CIMA or ACA qualified with a minimum of 3-4 years post qualification experience. Someone who is astute, highly IT literate with strong PowerPoint skills and a high level of accuracy. Someone who has had extensive experience with management reporting and has a passion for this. 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. Initially this role will be based from home, with the potential to return to the office in 2nd half of 2021 – at which time there may be flexible working patterns available.

This is an essential role to this organisation, where timeframes and deadlines are critical for successful operations. Strong organisational and planning skills are required, as well as a keen eye for detail so if you are interested in this position, then please send your CV for consideration at the earliest opportunity.

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Accounts Assistant – Rushden

Accounts Assistant, broad, hands on permanent opportunity,  £25,000 – £28,000, Rushden

This local and established business is seeking an Accounts Assistant to join their friendly and thriving finance team.

As the Accounts Assistant, your role involves a variety of accounting tasks, therefore requiring a proven successful background in a busy and diverse accounts environment. Day to day tasks for the Accounts Assistant will be:

  • Preparation of management Information including P&L accounts, balance sheets and VAT
  • Credit control duties including reporting, resolving queries and posting, completion of new supplier credit account forms
  • Reconciliation of credit card transactions
  • Purchase ledger duties
  • Oversee and reconcile petty cash expenses
  • Preparing monthly, weekly and ad-hoc BACS payment runs and reconcile accordingly
  • Processing payroll, reconciliation of PAYE and HMRC returns
  • Participate in annual audits and external statistical requirements where required.

Ideally our client is seeking a fully AAT qualified candidate with previous experience working in a similar varied role, who is organised and able to multi-task and works well in a fast paced environment, together with good computer skills including Microsoft Office suite.

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Financial Accountant – Northampton

Financial Accountant, Northampton, Qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA, £48,000 – £50,000 + benefits

Our client, a well established and highly reputable organisation, is seeking a Financial Accountant to join their efficient UK finance team. The role reports to the Head of Finance, whilst leading a small team of junior finance team members to oversee the day to day financial operations.

As the Financial Accountant, your responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing financial processing, compliance and reporting
  • Administer VAT for the group, working closely with the regions to ensure accurate coding and training
  • Reviewing financial systems and procedures to ensure risk is minimised
  • Annual statutory accounting
  • Deputise for Head of Finance in their absence

For the Financial Accountant role we are looking for someone who is ideally ACCA, CIMA or ACA qualified with a minimum of 2-3 years post qualification experience. Someone who is astute, highly organised and IT literate. Someone who has had experience effectively managing, training and developing a close-knit team. 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. Initially this role will be based from home, with a view to return to the officer in summer, depending on the external factors and requirements laid out by the government.

This is an essential role to this organisation, where timeframes and deadlines are critical for successful operations. Strong organisational and planning skills are required, as well as a keen eye for detail so if you are interested in this position, then please send your CV for consideration at the earliest opportunity.

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Financial Accountant – Milton Keynes

Financial Accountant, Milton Keynes, Qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA, £45,000 + Excellent benefits
Our client, a well established and highly reputable services group, is seeking a Financial Accountant to join their efficient UK finance team. The role reports to the Financial Controller, whilst working closely with a highly experienced team of accountants across a large scale operation.

As the Financial Accountant, your responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing financial processing and reporting
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Reviewing and implementing new processes and systems to business standards
  • Working closely with the FP&A team to analyse month end variances
  • Providing support to audits

For the Financial Accountant role we are looking for someone who is ideally ACCA, CIMA or ACA qualified with a minimum of 2-3 years post qualification experience. Someone who is highly IT literate, holds strong Excel skills and has worked with a variety of systems and packages before including Oracle Netsuite. Someone who will be able to demonstrate where they have implemented effective change and can work autonomously. 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. Initially this role will be based from home, with potentially some flexibility once the office reopens to team members.

This is an intricate, varied role within a highly successful and robust sector. This business is undergoing a large scale operation on digitising their processes and procedures, so if you are able to adapt to this environment and are comfortable with your IT capabilities, send your CV for consideration at the earliest opportunity.

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Credit Controller – Dunstable

CREDIT CONTROLLER – £22,000-£24,000 – Dunstable

Our client, a well established and highly successful business in the Dunstable area, require an experienced Credit Controller to join the  team on a permanent, full time basis.

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

  • Chasing late/non payment
  • Cash allocation
  • Query resolution
  • Setting up new accounts
  • Reporting on status of debt/overdue accounts
  • Support to Senior Credit Controller as required
  • Credit administration

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.

The interview process is likely to be via Zoom or Teams, with a possible face to face interview if it is safe to do so. In the short term the successful candidate may be required to work from home. This is a great role offering excellent progression. If you’re an experienced Credit Controller looking for a new role we are keen to hear from you!

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