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Accounts Payable Clerk – Luton

Our client, a well established SME business in the Luton area, have a requirement for an experienced Accounts Payable Clerk to join their team.

Working as part of a small back office team, reporting into the General Manager, your duties as Accounts Payable Clerk will include:

  • Posting invoices
  • Reconciling supplier statements
  • Dealing with finance queries
  • Payment runs
  • Credit Control
  • Petty Cash
  • General office duties as and when required, eg greeting visitors
  • Ad hoc support to business as needed

The ideal candidate will have strong Purchase Ledger experience, ideally in an SME environment. You will be comfortable working in a small team, you may from time to time be in the office on your own with minimal supervision. Experience working in a sole charge accounts role would be useful. You will be confident posting invoices, reconciling statements and dealing with queries on the phone and via email. Immediately available candidates are of particular interest, although we welcome applications from candidates who would have to give 4 weeks/1month notice. A very good benefits package is on offer including bonus and birthday treats.  Limited parking spaces are available.

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Finance Manager – Norwich

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Finance Manager to join the finance team within this well-established, highly reputable group. As Finance Manager, you will be responsible for partnering with the Head of Business to ensure the integrity of the daily operating controls, KPIs, forecasts and driving the business forward using effective strategic planning.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Production of monthly management accounts
  • Effective annual budgeting
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Planning and analysis for audit
  • Monthly forecasting to the group.

You will be also be involved in the growth of this site, which will play a pivotal role in the business’ development plans for the future. There are more sites to be developed, meaning this group will continue to grow at a significant pace.

Alongside yourself, you will have an Assistant Finance Manager who will in turn manage and effectively delegate to an accounts and sales admin team. Having the confidence to lead a team, whilst making carefully calculated decisions will allow you to succeed in this opportunity. Due to the nature of this role and the business, it is essential that you have CDKMS knowledge, with ideally a background or some experience within the motor industry. You will be a confident communicator who can effectively business partner with the relevant departments, to allow success for your team and the business.

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Senior Ledger Clerk – Daventry

Abacus are working with a Daventry based manufacturing company, rich in history they are the UK’s leading supplier within their chosen sector, and offer their services to a wide range of markets and industries.

Due to continued growth, they are now looking for an all-round Bookkeeper to help in the day to day running of:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Credit Control
  • Sales Ledger
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Petty Cash
  • Expenses
  • Month end assistance

On offer from the client is 33 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays and working hours of 8.30am – 5.15pm with a 3.45pm finish on Friday. School hours are also considered for the right candidate. Ideally you will have studied to AAT or be thoroughly experienced in all the above aspects of finance

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Purchase Ledger Clerk – Wakefield

Our client a multi sited organisation are looking to appoint a Purchase Ledger Clerk to join their busy finance team at the Wakefield offices.

As the Purchase Ledger Clerk you will be responsible for:

  • Accurately checking supplier invoices
  • Raising payments
  • Investigating queries
  • Setting up new suppliers
  • Monthly statement reconciliations. 

This is a varied role and would be ideal for a candidate who holds previous purchase ledger experience, with confident communication skills and the ability to work within a team whilst managing their own work load.

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Accounts Assistant – Buckingham

Abacus have the pleasure of working with a global manufacturing business based in Buckingham. The client is looking for a career driven, hardworking individual with experience using SAP. With rapid organic growth within its chosen sector, the company are looking for an Accounts Assistant to join their already successful and friendly team.

This is a temporary to permanent position and can offer the successful candidate an opportunity to work towards individual career goals, whilst working in an established, internationally recognised brand.

Ideally you will be studying towards AAT, ACCA, CIMA qualification.  As the Accounts Assistant, your day to day duties would include;

  • Timely recording of company operations in the system whilst providing accurate analysis.
  • Ensure compliance with Group standards, Audit and Tax authorities
  • Responsible for recording and maintaining the General Ledgers and Inventory valuation
  • Intercompany reconciliations – Cost cycles, B/S, I/S and equity
  • Record expense claims
  • Assist internal and external accounting audits
  • Filing and submitting income tax
  • Filing and submitting deferred tax calculation
  • VAT submissions / Intrasat
  • Preparing monthly reports for business review

On offer is an hourly rate of £12p/h + accrued holiday pay for temporary, and up to £25,000 per annum for the permanent role.

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Payroll Administrator – 9 Month Contract

We are looking for an enthusiastic person familiar with a busy payroll environment to join the Head Office payroll team . The Payroll Assistant will support the payroll team (of 6) with the processing of the central computerised payroll system for 38 sites and approximately 6,000 payroll transactions each month. The work requires quick and accurate keyboard skills combined with a methodical and committed approach.

The successful applicant will ideally possess:

  • At least two years previous experience in a hands on payroll environment. Knowledge of SSP & SMP is essential
  • Experience in a high volume, multi-site payroll structure
  • Practical experience of statutory payment processing
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Excellent keyboard skills
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • The ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • The personality to work as part of a small dedicated team
  • Practical knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • GCSE pass in Maths and English
  • Experience of Snowdrop KCS would be an advantage
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Financial Controller – Luton

A superb opportunity for an experienced Financial Controller to join this UK leading organisation in a new role, supporting the locally based Finance Director

As Financial Controller, you will have responsibility for producing accurate and timely management information, as well as management of statutory reporting, including liaison with auditors. The role will require continued improvement of controls, processes and procedures as well as ad-hoc projects.  Cash flow management, compliance with HMRC and tax filings will all be an integral part of this role.

The successful candidate will be ACA or ACCA qualified, have proven leadership skills and the ability to manage stakeholders at all levels, and is likely to be looking for a step up in to a first Financial Controller role in which they can develop with the mentoring and support of the FD.

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Sales Ledger & Billings Clerk – Luton

My Client client is a leading light in Luton, consistently growing in a competitive market.

This fixed term contract for a Sales Ledger and Billings Clerk. is based at their Head Office in Luton.

Reporting to the Finance manager and working alongside other team members, as the Sales Ledger Clerk you will have collective responsibility for

  • Creating/mailing 100’s of invoices per month
  • Invoicing customers
  • Investigating variances/queries
  • Working closely with Sales, Customer Services and internal Systems teams to achieve correct monthly billing

You will have a natural flair for problem solving and improving processes and have a keen interest in developing rapport both internally and externally.

You will ideally have experience of billing, most definitely have a accounts background, be studying towards a finance qualification, and have experience of working with financial systems and interrogating data, posting journals and running reports.

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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Management Accountant – Milton Keynes

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a finalist or fully qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) Management Accountant to join the finance team within this well-established, highly reputable business. 

As Management Accountant, you will be responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of high quality financial support and information to senior management, Directors and stakeholders within the business.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing the completion of monthly management reporting
  • Monthly management accounts
  • Balance sheet and P&L reconciliations
  • Planning and analysis for audit
  • Monthly forecasting to the group
  • Effective annual budget planning.

    You will be also be involved in the review of new contract sales, engaging regularly with the CFO to identify anomalies whilst ensuring internal controls and systems are effective and efficient.

This position will not initially have any direct reports, however internal changes may take place in the future where team members could report into this position. As a highly numerate, astute accountant you will have strong technical accounting skills, effective verbal and written communication skills, strong business acumen and demonstrable leadership skills. The ideal candidate will be a graduate who has developed in their education and career at an impressive pace.

SAP experience is essential to be considered for this opportunity as this person will be expected to pick up requirements shortly after commencing in this position. This is an exciting opportunity that will provide professional development and long term-career progression.

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Credit Controller – Milton Keynes

As a result of Maternity leave, our client is keen to appoint a Credit Controller to support the existing team on an ongoing temporary basis.

Reporting to the Credit Control Supervisor, As Credit Controller you will take responsibility for a client base of SME (high volume and low value) accounts, where your focus will be on:

  • Hands on cash collection
  • Resolving payment issues
  • Attending debt review meetings with customers
  • Producing clear reports to management.

Pro-active and energetic, you will have a tenacious approach to building relationships with colleagues and achieving company targets. Your background will be at least two years of working in a high volume credit control environment with a good understanding of Excel.

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