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Finance Analyst – Watford

This is an exciting and newly created opportunity to support the Finance Director, and to be responsible for the commercial financial and data analysis for a dynamic and well known organisation in a highly sought after sector.

You will be primarily responsible for the preparation of a number of key reports and will work closely with stakeholders and departments across the business. As Finance Analyst, you will evaluate and analyse a significant amount of information, to enable sound decision making and understanding. You will provide meaningful analysis as well as assisting with running the month-end procedure.

Working closely with the Finance Manager and the rest of the accounts team, your role will include but not be limited to:

  • Supporting the production of the monthly forecast, annual budget and strategic plans
    Preparation of data and analysis for month end reporting
    Working with key stakeholders to understand and improve processes and to improve KPIs, as well as budget management
    Monthly reviews to ensure departmental spend & headcount forecast are accurate and variances, risk & opportunities against these are well understood
    Financial and commercial analysis of a variety of business areas.
    Preparation and maintenance of clear and accurate MI reporting including commentary and writing reports and presentations for the leadership team
    Data modelling capabilities
    Managing the business planning process, P&L and balance sheet reconciliations
    Ensure process and controls are adhered to and seek opportunities to recommend improvements

This role will suit a Finalist level or newly qualified CIMA or ACCA Accountant who is ambitious and keen to work in a challenging, fast placed environment, where they will be given autonomy and a great opportunity to put their own stamp on the role.

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Commercial Analyst – Dunstable

Our client, a leading business in their sector, with a name that is synonymous with quality and innovation, have a need for a Commercial Analyst to be based at their offices in the Dunstable area.

Duties will include:

  • Collating data from multiple sources, interpreting and presenting in a timely manner
  • Supporting project managers to maximise revenue streams
  • Maintaining cost tracker spreadsheets
  • Ensuring systems and processes are robust and fit for purpose
  • Query resolution
  • Ad hoc analysis as required

The ideal candidate will be highly analytical with sound commercial awareness and have the gravitas to build relationships at all levels. You will have at least two years’ experience in project management or a similar commercial/analytical role. A good understanding and working knowledge of ERP’s would be a distinct advantage and strong Excel is a must to pivot table and vlookup level. Whilst this role is mainly based at their Bedfordshire office the successful candidate will be required to travel within the UK to their other operational bases and customer sites as and when required. This is a great role with a leading business that offers a very nice working environment with excellent on-site facilities. They are in a strong position in their sector and are keen to attract the best possible talent.

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Senior Client Accountant – Hemel Hempstead

We are delighted to be partnering with a successful and well established organisation in Hemel Hempstead. Due to some internal moves they are currently recruiting for a number of new accounts vacancies, including a Senior Client Accountant.
Reporting into the Head of Client Accounting the Senior Client Accountant will have a client facing role and may be required to attend client meetings in the office or offsite as and when required.

Duties will include the following:

  • Accounts preparation
  • Business partnering with internal stakeholders
  • Third party engagement eg Auditors/Directors
  • Attending client review meetings
  • Query resolution
  • Ad hoc reporting

The ideal candidate will probably have three to five years accounting experience and will ideally be part qualified although candidates who are Qualified by Experience will also be considered. Experience preparing a set of accounts is essential for this role.

Our client are keen to interview suitable candidates as soon as possible. An excellent benefits package is on offer including study support if required and our client are keen to promote from within as much as possible.

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Financial Services Administrator – Daventry

Our client, a multi sited financial services business, are recruiting for a Client Services Assistant to join their professional team, due to company expansion.

The main purpose of Client Assistant role is to deliver exceptional service to clients. Duties will include:

  • Processing client pledges
  • Updating new client records
  • Loan note calculations
  • Calculation of interest
  • Communicating with clients, investee companies and third party administrators
  • Processing transactions such as dividends and loan interest payments

This is a varied position for a candidate who is organised in their work, keen to learn, holds strong communication skills and is able to work to deadlines and multi-task. Candidates will hold previous financial services experience, or alternatively have worked within banking, an accounting practice or legal practice environment. Strong Excel skills are essential.

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Senior FP&A Accountant – Hoddesdon

A new 3 month interim Senior FP&A contract to cover a secondment within the central finance team for a large blue chip business in south Hertfordshire. Your position would be responsible for providing overall financial support towards achieving performance goals (i.e. operating margins, operating cash flow, inventory turns, cycle time reduction, etc.). As Interim Financial Planning and Analysis Accountant, your remit will also include:

  • Providing overall financial support and direction for new initiatives
  • Contingency planning
  • KBMs
  • Inventory/cycle time reduction
  • Process improvements
  • Budget/strategic plan agenda items to maximize financial and operational performance
  • Assisting the UK Financial Controller, playing a key role in driving change and establishing reporting excellence
  • Proactive financial analysis to drive overall performance, delivering on financial metrics

The demands of this role will require a qualified Accountant with proven staff management ability, as well as a hands-on, down to earth approach, strong communication skills in dealing with internal and external customers and extensive budgeting and forecasting experience.

Interviews will take place ASAP. Experience that my client desires includes: US GAAP, SOX, Hyperion, and CIMA, ACCA or ACA Qualification.

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Commercial Finance/Operations Manager – Bedford

This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity for an ambitious and collaborative Finance Manager to join a growing and dynamic service sector organisation.

Working as part of the senior management team, and reporting to the owners, the Finance Manager will be responsible for all aspects of financial management, liaising with external auditors and bodies such as HMRC.  You will also get involved in management accounting/analysis and will be working closely with operations to get more clarity behind the figures.  The role will also cover duties around IT, facilities, HR and operations so has a very broad remit which will be very much involved in helping in all areas of the business.

The Finance Manager role requires a highly organised individual who is confident, and who can manage relationships effectively, both internally and externally. You will need to have advanced IT and strong Excel skills and your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Financial and administrative support for the management team
  • Monthly management accounts, year end and liaising with auditors
  • Data reporting and analysis
  • Review and improvement of procedures and systems
  • Managing suppliers and approving payments
  • Control and improvement of internal policies and procedures
  • Health and safety compliance and other regulatory/statutory controls
  • Budgeting, forecasting and partnering with budget holders
  • Payroll processing/HR support and compliance
  • Ad hoc projects and administrative support
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Accounts Payable Assistant – Luton

Our client, an innovative and well established business, are looking to hire an experienced, all round Accounts Payable Assistant on a permanent, full time basis to start as soon as possible.  Working in a fast paced and dynamic finance environment, the duties of the Accounts Payable Assistant will include the following:

  • Bank reconciliations
  • Multi-currency payments
  • Processing expenses
  • EC sales
  • Analysis of overheads
  • Setting up new suppliers
  • Dealing with supplier queries
  • Finance administration
  • Ad hoc support to team

The ideal Accounts Payable Assistant will have proven experience in a similar role, preferably from working in a busy and fast paced finance environment. Good Excel and IT skills are a must and you are likely to be a team player with a can do attitude and strong work ethic. You will also be detail oriented, customer focused and solutions driven with the confidence to build relationships at all levels. Our client are keen to get a suitable candidate in place as soon as possible, therefore candidates who are immediately available or available at short notice are of particular interest, but we also welcome applications from experienced Accounts Payable candidates in permanent roles. You will be working in very nice modern and comfortable offices with onsite parking and excellent onsite facilities.

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Finance Assistant – Hitchin

Our client, a well established and successful business, are looking for a Finance Assistant to be based at their offices in Hitchin following recent restructuring within the business.

Reporting into the FP&A Accountant, the Finance Assistant will be mainly responsible for transactional support to the finance team, with key responsibilities including:

  • Accruals and Prepayments
  • Journals
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Fixed Assets
  • Assisting with month end tasks
  • Assisting with budgeting and forecasting
  • Assisting with weekly and monthly reporting

The ideal Finance Assistant will have at least 1 years finance experience in a transactional role and will probably be studying AAT, CIMA or ACCA but at early stages.  Advanced Excel and IT skills are must, together with the ability to work as part of a team and build relationships at all levels including non-finance colleagues and suppliers.

You will be keen to learn and progress, with a can-do attitude, and as such this role would suit an active studier who is looking for a step up, perhaps coming from a more transactional role and wanting more exposure to financial and management accounts. If this is the case then look no further, this is a great role that will support you with your studies and provide this opportunity. Our client are keen to interview as soon as possible, so if you are keen on this role then please do apply today.

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Financial Accounting Supervisor – Daventry

We are currently recruiting for a Financial Accounting Supervisor with broad, hands-on experience to join a leading and well-established international manufacturer and distributor with multiple sites across Northamptonshire.

The Financial Accounting Supervisor will be responsible for taking ownership of key financial processes, management and development of the accounts team and monitoring and improving internal processes and controls. Effective business partnering and regular financial reporting to internal and external stakeholders will be required in this opportunity.

The Financial Accounting Supervisor will be required to maintain SOx compliance procedures, complete regular VAT reporting and implement required accounting policies. Other responsibilities will include;

  • Compilation and analysis of information
  • Fixed assets accounting
  • Monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Year end local and international tax packs
  • Intercompany loan account reconciliations

This role would suit a fully qualified ACCA/CIMA/ACA individual who is hands on, pro-active and can utilise their initiative to effectively delegate and lead by example.  The successful candidate will be a confident, engaging communicator, comfortable in leading a small team. Ideally, you will be a proficient excel user who has also gained ERP system knowledge and experience through their career. Coaching and development will be essential to help develop the growing team within this highly successful business.

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Client Accountant Hemel Hempstead

We are delighted to be partnering with a successful and well established organisation in Hemel Hempstead. Due to some internal moves they are currently recruiting for a number of new accounts vacancies including a Client Accountant.

Reporting into Finance Manager, and working in a busy and fast paced environment, the duties of the Client Accountant will include:

  • Accounts preparation
  • Assisting with budgets
  • VAT reporting
  • Query resolution
  • Ad hoc reporting and tasks
  • Support to Finance Manager as required

The ideal candidate is expected to have at least 2-3 accounting experience and will probably be CIMA or ACCA part qualified, although candidates who are AAT Qualified or Qualified by Experience will also be considered.

The ability to work as part of a team and build relationships with colleagues at all levels is a must. Our client are keen to promote from within as far as possible, have recently promoted one of the team into a supervisory role and the hiring manager for this role started out as a junior Accountant.

An attractive benefits package is on offer including study support and healthcare. We are encouraging interested candidates to apply without delay!

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