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Payroll Administrator – Milton Keynes

Payroll Assistant, all round hands on wages role, Milton Keynes, to £32,000 

Due to company growth our client has a super opportunity for a Payroll Assistant. With 43 locations countrywide, the role is located in the Milton Keynes Head office.

Our client will provide excellent training and genuine career progression opportunities for the Payroll Assistant, where your responsibilities will include:

  • New Starters
  • Absence Management
  • Salary Changes
  • Overtime/ Casual Hours
  • Leavers
  • Processing the payroll and answering payroll and pension scheme queries
  • Running relevant reports post payroll
  • Supplying information to key business members as required
  • Assisting employees with payroll and Cascade queries.

Best suited to a candidate who holds 1 year + experience working within a payroll team, strong communication skills, good attention to detail and be able to work to deadlines.

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Management Accountant – Hertford

Management Accountant, part qualified CIMA/ACCA, Hertford, to £40,00

Abacus Consulting are proud to be the recruitment partner of a leading business based in the Hertford area, established for over 25 years.

Working as part of a small finance team, reporting into Head of FP&A, your duties as the Management Accountant will include:

  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Cashflow forecasting 
  • Variance analysis and commentary
  • management accounts preparation and month end tasks 
  • Mentor and support more junior members of finance team
  • Decision support to business as needed 

The ideal candidate will have management accounts experience and be AAT, CIMA or ACCA studier. Must be a confident MS Excel user. Will need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Great role for a junior management accountant looking for the step up or more experienced candidate. Onsite parking and great benefits, including wellness and virtual GP access.

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Part-time Purchase Ledger Administrator – Milton Keynes

Part time Purchase Ledger Administrator, friendly head office finance team, Milton Keynes, £25,000 FTE

Working within a Finance team of 7 and working closely with the Finance Manager and Purchase Ledger Supervisor.

As the Part Time Purchase Ledger Administrator, your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Accurately match stock invoices to P/O’s and code overhead invoices
  • Resolve account queries
  • Process supplier invoices (approx. 500 per month)
  • Assist with booking in and price queries relating to stock P/O’s
  • Chase any outstanding invoices which are still waiting approval
  • Post outgoing payments through the cashbook
  • Monthly supplier statement reconciliations
  • Support the Management Account during month end closing and our year end audit as required

This is a busy and varied role. Suitable to an organised candidate with good communication skills who holds experience of purchase ledger duties.

Our client is looking for someone to work ideally 20hrs a week from 10am to 2pm Monday to Friday,  flexibility can be offered.

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Credit Controller – Stevenage

Credit Controller, busy hands on collections role, Stevenage, to £30,000

My client are a solutions driven business with a network of international offices. At this time, they have a need for a Credit Controller for their Stevenage office.

Working as part of a team of controllers, reporting into Credit Manager, your duties as the Credit Controller will include:

  • Chasing late/non payment
  • Cash allocation
  • Raising credit notes
  • Partnering sales team
  • Query resolution
  • Credit administration
  • Supporting other team members and Manager with ad hoc tasks

Candidates must be experienced in collections and have current/recent SAP experience. Please apply ASAP to avoid missing out on this great role!

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Credit Controller – Welwyn Garden City

Credit Controller, Four month+ Temporary assignment, up to £13 per hour+ Holiday, Welwyn Garden City

Our client based in Welwyn Garden City is keen to secure a number of interim Credit Control Clerks to work as part of their team on an ongoing interim contract.

As the Credit Controller, you will be responsible for your own ledger, which will entail high volume calling, chasing differing values of money. Ideally you would have gained previous credit control experience in a shared service centre or head office environment, working to KPIs and targets, and be able to work using your own initiative. However, training will be provided.

In return for your expertise in dealing effectively with workloads in a busy, and sometimes pressurised team, our client offers an excellent working environment, on-site parking and career development with the possibility of a longer term contract

If you would like to be considered for this role, please contact us today.

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Expenses Administrator – Bedford

Temporary Expenses Administrator/Clerk, high volume hands on role, 6 months, £13.00 p/h, Bedford

Our client, a well-established business in the Bedford area, have a need for an experienced Expenses Administrator to join their head office finance team.

This is a 6 month FTC looking for someone ASAP

Working in a busy and fast paced finance team, your duties as the Expenses Administrator will include:

  • Ability to process expense claims in accordance with company policy
  • Knowledge of VAT scopes compliant with HMRC
  • Deal with queries, liaise with employees
  • Working with the business to ensure smooth transition of claims
  • Adaptability to change
  • Working as a key team player
  • Reconciling & posting daily journals
  • Running reports for the business
  • Work to deadlines
  • Chasing outstanding corporate credit card balances

The ideal candidate will have had recent Expenses experience or used to working in a high volume processing team. You will be confident working as part of a team, building relationships at all levels and working to deadlines. You will be confident communicator and able to challenge the status quo. Great role working for a highly successful business in Bedford.

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Head of Tax – Letchworth Garden City

Head of Tax, senior management role with leading professional Practice, Letchworth, c£100,000

Working for an accountancy practice with a portfolio of clients, the purpose of the role is to maintain existing client relationships, ensuring service levels are met and commercial, tax and business planning opportunities are considered. You will run a team of staff providing outsourcing and compliance services
The Head of Tax is available to applicants with strong technical capabilities in corporate and business taxes applicable in the owner managed and SME sectors. This will require an ability to give holistic advice, majoring in corporation tax but spanning areas like VAT, employment related taxes (share schemes/status) and, to a lesser extent, stamp taxes.

Good client care and development skills will be needed as there will be a strong advisory focus to the role, with a lesser focus on compliance work. The candidate will also be a natural team leader enthusiastic about, and capable of, driving the department forward through the dual aspects of:

  • Setting and achieving of financial targets, developing products and winning new work from new and existing clients
  • Leading the developmental and cultural aspects of the team, including appraisals, pay reviews and staff wellbeing, in line with the departmental and firm wide business plans.
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Audit Manager – Letchworth Garden City

Audit Manager, established Accountancy practice servicing a range of SME businesses, Letchworth, to £75,000

The Audit Manager is a key member of the audit team and will be based in Letchworth. The manager is ultimately responsible for the delivery of audit and assurance services to a range of clients across the firm. You will join a growing audit department with options and support to progress in your career. This role has a number of direct reports who you will oversee, ensuring delivery of a high-quality service along with guiding and mentoring them.

Your key areas of responsibility as the Audit Manager will include:

  • Meeting potential new clients – tender presentations
  • Agreeing new quotes, and preparing tender documents
  • Monitoring financial and non-financial KPIs and seeking to improve on them
  • Managing client and RI expectations
  • Monitoring quality control, standardisation and making improvements
  • Managing the delivery of audits across a range of sectors, utilising staff within the department and from the OMB team.
  • Detailed review of audit work, to include planning, fieldwork, completion and attendance at clearance meetings with clients
  • Training and support for the Audit team
  • Trouble shooting
  • Dealing with technical matters beyond the remit of your team
  • Setting team objectives alongside the Head of Audit and being accountable for meeting these objectives
  • Managing the quality review process with our external provider and ensuring CCH Pro Audit and Accounts Production is updated regularly.
  • Improvements to systems and processes, and ensuring best practice is adopted by all members of the team

Applicants should be qualified ACA OR ACCA with extensive Audit experience

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Finance Assistant – Letchworth Garden City

Finance Assistant, accounts payable focus, Letchworth, to £28,000

My client has a strong heritage and are well respected in their industry. They have a need for a Finance Assistant on a permanent, full time basis. This is office based every day.

Working as part of a finance team, in a busy and fast paced environment, your duties as the Finance Assistant will include:

  • Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable
  • Payment runs
  • Reconciling supplier statements
  • Query resolution
  • Finance admin/support

Previous accounts payable and receivable (Sales & Purchase Ledger) experience would be useful. Candidates who are available immediately or at short notice will be of particular interest. Town centre location.

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Management/Commercial Accountant – Milton Keynes

Management Accountant, Part Qualified/Finalist, Commercial finance role, Milton Keynes, £36,000-£45,000+ benefits

Our client, a well-established, modern, highly reputable organisation in the north Buckinghamshire area providing a high level of services to their clients is seeking a Commercial Management Accountant to join their efficient main finance team. The role is responsible for the integrity of the commercial accounting activities of the business. They will have full responsibility of the financial analysis and reporting of financial performance of allocated projects.

As the Commercial Management Accountant, your responsibilities will include:

  • Financial Management of projects including preparation of budgets
  • Review project performance with client services team
  • Budgets, forecasts, financial analysis
  • Month end responsibilities – postings, transactions, nominal accounts
  • Business process improvements

For this position we are looking for someone who has had experience in project accounting as extensive management accounting. Someone who understands the processes relating to SME commercial environments. This person will be highly IT literate, with strong excel capabilities. You will require confident communication skills as you will be tasked with working alongside senior stakeholders in the organisation, as well as the clients you provide a service to.

This individual will also be self-motivated and pro-active, with the ability to work towards business deadlines. Someone who will be able to demonstrate how they can maintain and nurture relationships across the organisation. We are ideally looking for someone who is part qualified in the ACCA, CIMA or ACA qualifications, preferably in the finalist stages of their studies This role is not a progressive role, so would be ideally suited to those looking to settle into a role for the foreseeable future.

This positions sit within a key team in a highly successful, well-established organisation who operate to deadlines and required outputs as set by their clients. If you are a confident management accountant who can work from their own initiative, with a passion for business success, please send your CV for consideration at the earliest opportunity.

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