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Assistant Accountant – Hemel Hempstead

Assistant Accountant, Semi Senior/Practice role, permanent, Hemel Hempstead, £28,000

Our client, a well established Practice in the Hemel area, have a need for an Assistant Accountant to join the team on a permanent full time basis. The business has performed well despite the disruption and uncertainties caused by Covid with their client base holding firm as well as new business coming in

As the Assistant Accountant, your duties will include:

  • VAT returns
  • Payroll
  • Bookkeeping

The ideal Assistant Accountant will have at least 2 years Practice experience and confident using Sage 50. You will be confident speaking with clients on email and phone and have good all-round bookkeeping experience.  If you are studying towards accountancy qualification, support will be provided towards this, so if you’re looking for your next move in Practice please apply as soon as possible.

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Company Accountant – Bedford

Company Accountant, Bedford, £30,000 – £30,000 permanent position

Our client are a well established SME business based in Bedford. They are well respected in their sector and are looking for an experienced Accountant to join the team on a permanent, full time basis. They are looking to get someone in place as soon as possible. Working in a fast paced environment, reporting into the MD, your duties as the Company Accountant will include:

  • Managing purchase and sales ledger processing
  • One direct report – Ledger Clerk
  • Managing cash allocation
  • Banking
  • Credit Control
  • Payroll
  • Project accounting
  • Period end tasks
  • Ad hoc finance support as needed

This is a busy all-round role and we are therefore looking for experienced bookkeepers who have ideally worked in a similar role before in an SME business. The ability to communicate clearly at all levels, including senior management team/MD is a key success factor. You will be confident working in Excel, Sage experience is essential, ideally Sage 200. Supervisory experience would be an advantage. You are going to be solutions driven, diligent and have a can do attitude. Immediately available candidates/candidates who are available at short notice will be of particular interest. Our client have a Covid-safe working environment but it is anticipated that the successful candidate will work from home in the short term. Candidates will be subject to background checks which forms part of the client’s recruitment process.

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Finance Manager – Wellingborough

 Finance Manager, hands on role with growing SME business, temporary to permanent, Wellingborough, £30,000   

A well established and successful local business are looking for an immediately available Finance Manager to join them on a temporary to permanent basis in this newly created position.  As this will be the lead role in finance, with responsibility for one other accounts assistant, you will have complete control of the accounting function up to extended trial balance, working closely with the company’s appointed external accountants and the Directors of the business.

As Finance Manager, you will have responsibility for:

  • Managing the day to day accounting operations across the business
  • Recording all day to day financial transactions, completing the posting process and updating all relating spreadsheets
  • Processing sales and suppliers’ invoices including credits, receipts and payments
  • Processing expenses / credit card transactions
  • General Ledger, Month End and bank reconciliations
  • Preparing and Posting Journals
  • Production and submission of VAT returns and EU VAT reclaims, dealing with any HMRC queries
  • Production of Monthly Management reports and Year End preparation for submission to accountants
  • Process Manage and submit Monthly Payroll and Pension
  • Lloyds voucher commercial Discount facility.

We are looking for an experienced all round accountant for this role with previous knowledge of Sage Line 50 and intermediate Excel skills.  As you will be largely autonomous in this role, you will need to be a self-starter happy working under your own initiative and scheduling the work for the finance assistant and the accounts function generally.  This is a growing business looking for their first in house accountant, so the expectation is that the role and the team will expand with the continuing success of the company and you will have the opportunity and responsibility of developing with the additional demands accordingly.

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Assistant Accountant – Northampton

Assistant Accountant, 12 month contract, initially working from home, Northampton, £25,000

This local organisation are looking to recruit an Assistant Accountant for a 12 month fixed term contract.  We are looking for someone with good management accounting, reporting and forecasting skills and experience of working in a busy environment, providing accounting/reporting services to tight deadlines.

As the Assistant Accountant, your responsibilities will include:

  • Producing reports
  • Variance analysis
  • Assisting with month end
  • Reconciliations
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Ad hoc accounting projects

There will be some flexible working arrangements, so you will need to be comfortable working independently to prepare monthly reports and analysis and competent using electronic finance and analytical systems.  As you will be liaising with internal stakeholders, as well as senior management in the finance team, you will need good written and verbal communication skills, and have the ability to present financial data in an appropriate manner for which intermediate/advanced Excel skills will be necessary.

If you have experience of the above and are available to start a new role in November please send your CV without delay.

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Financial Accountant – Luton

Our client, a well-established business in the Luton area, have an exciting opportunity for a Financial Accountant to join their regional head office team.

As the Financial Accountant your responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing the month end close process to ensure that the final numbers are accurate, timely and complete
  • Ensuring the timely and accurate completion of Annual statutory accounts packs and Quarterly tax reporting (GTC)
  • Monthly estimates/ VAT Returns/ Pension accounting/ ONS surveys/ Net Debt reporting/ IFRS 16 reporting
  • Ensuring that the monthly reconciliation process is completed by the end of the 10th working day of the month and that all accounts within Head Office are reviewed
  • Ensuring that shared service teams have a sound understanding of all GL codes, as the main point of contact with the FP&A business partners.
  • Ensuring that Group requirements are met, providing detail as required to internal or external audit and completing month end and year end reporting

We are looking for an ACCA, ACA or CIMA qualified accountant with strong financial accounts experience gained in a fast paced environment. Supervisory experience would be an advantage, as there will be some managerial responsibility.  You will have strong Excel and systems skills and be confident working to tight deadlines in a busy finance team, building relationships at all levels.

Our client is keen to interview suitable candidates as soon as possible so we look forward to receiving your application with an up to date CV if this opportunity sounds of interest.

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Billing Specialist – Milton Keynes

Billing Specialist, fixed term contract Maternity Cover, Milton Keynes, £Negotiable **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

To Apply

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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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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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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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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