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Accounts Administrator and Commissions coordinator

This established family run business are looking to appoint an Accounts Administrator/Commissions Coordinator to join their busy team.

The main duties are to support the Sales Director with the company agent’s commission, together with supporting the Accounts Assistant raising sales invoices,

  • Posting supplier invoices,
  • Raising supplier payments,
  • Cash allocation and statement reconciliations.

This role is varied and will be suited to an organised, proficient, multi tasker who is able to work to deadlines, who has strong communication skills and good levels of Excel including pivot tables and V look ups. Previous sales ledger and purchase ledger skills are essential. Knowledge of Xero would be an advantage.

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Payroll Administrator – Milton Keynes

This multi-sited and established business are seeking a Payroll Administrator to join their efficient and professional payroll department on a six month contract basis.

The duties will include

  • Checking and processing monthly and weekly payrolls,
  • Liaising with HMRC,
  • The calculation of statutory payments,
  • Automatic enrollment administration and resolving queries.

The role is suited to an individual who holds over three years previous payroll experience, is organised in their work and have strong attention to detail. It is also desirable that you have a payroll qualification. In return our client offers a supportive and progressive working environment.

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Trainee Payroll Assistant – Towcester

Abacus Consulting have the pleasure of working in partnership with an Accountancy practice based in Towcester, who are looking for a keen, enthusiastic and dedicated Trainee Payroll Assistant.

Previous experience is not required, however they would be looking for the successful candidate to be educated to an A level standard with the opportunity to work towards a membership of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP).

The Trainee Payroll Assistant  role will be responsible for:

  • Processing of monthly payroll for clients
  • Reporting to HMRC
  • Data inputting and maintaining confidential databases
  • Assisting with pensions administration
  • Processing payroll year ends, P60’s and P11D’s
  • Dealing with and responding to client queries
  • Production of various letters and submission of company secretarial forms
  • Creation of new client files
  • Finalising of client accounts
  • Office filing and scanning documents to database
  • Providing admin support and assisting in daily office duties

The client is willing to offer, very generously, assistance with training costs towards CIPP, onsite parking and pension contribution. This is a fantastic opportunity for somebody looking for their first step into finance/accountancy within a reputable and well established firm of Accountants.

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Accounts Manager/Bookkeeper – Towcester

Abacus have the pleasure of working with a leading, family owned business based just outside of Weedon, Northamptonshire as this successful company are looking to add to their team with an experienced Assistant Accountant / Company Accountant

This Company Accountant role would suit somebody looking for a varied and challenging role encompassing the following;

  • Day to Day running of Accounts
  • Responsible for financial forecasts and projections including P/L, fixed asset accounts and VAT
  • Month and year end figures and forecasting
  • Managing cash flow and forecasting
  • Liaising with banks and invoice discounting
  • Responsible for all Companies House documentation and submission
  • Collation of payroll information for a third party
  • Opening of post, date stamping and distribution throughout the departments
  • Deal with all aspects of HR. Employment issues and contracts to be forwarded to a third party
  • Managing of company insurance plan, updating any changes
  • Management of Ledgers
  • Accounts analysis
  • Oversee and manage company expenditure and plan into financial forecasts
  • Organise and manage staff holiday rota

This is a broad based opportunity with full responsibility for all aspects of finance, so it will suit someone who is used to working in an autonomous capacity and having ownership of the accounts department, reporting to the general management team. The company can offer onsite parking, a generous remuneration package and 28 days holiday, inclusive of bank holidays. Due to the rural location, your own transport will be required.

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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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Commercial Analyst – Northampton

An exciting, business facing opportunity for an enthusiastic and self motivated Part Qualified Accountant to join the head office of a major wholesale and distribution organisation on a 6 month contract basis to assist with excess workload.

As Commercial Analyst, you will be working closely with the Directors of Trading in proactively managing Commercial Gross Margin and liaising with Category Managers to ensure a good understanding of both Margin and Central Income. The ability to identify both future risks and opportunities is key to the role, as is the ability to proactively effectively challenge and influence stakeholders.

Some of the ways in which you will be able to improve cash profit will include:

  • Ensuring the accuracy of margin entries and promotional funding on a weekly basis
  • Advising on terms changes year on year, to maximise benefits to the business
  • Identifying low margin and problem areas
  • Undertaking analysis of major drivers of category growth, such as pricing and promotional activity

Ideally you will be part way towards your CIMA or ACCA qualification, with experience of working in a commercial or analytical role within a corporate head office and keen to gain more exposure to the business end of a fast moving and rapidly changing operation. Advanced Excel will be essential in this role as you will be modelling and developing complex spreadsheets as part of your day to day remit.

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Financial Accountant – Northampton

We are currently working closely with a fast paced, well-established leading automotive retail business who are seeking an experienced Financial Accountant to join their central finance team in Northampton.

As the Financial Accountant, you will be responsible for the Central Accounts function of 12 colleagues. As a team, you will be responsible for:
The daily controls of purchase ledger

  • Bank reconciliations
  • Departmental profit and loss reporting
  • Ownership of key balance sheet accounts.
  • Other responsibilities will also include reporting to the Group, regular forecasting & budgeting, project planning and management and working closely with the Finance Director to strategise effectively as the business naturally expands.

Due to the nature of the role and the industry, having experience within either CDK/Kerridge or a similar Dealer Management System would be essential for this opportunity, following recent system changes within the business. Individuals ideally will be ACCA/CIMA/ACA qualified, with relatable experience to this industry. This person will need to have a passion for the business and it’s operations and someone who would like to invest themselves in the business for the foreseeable future.

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Finance Business Partner – Milton Keynes

Finance Business Partner, Milton Keynes                  Competitive Salary + benefits

Abacus Consulting are delighted to be working in partnership with Honda R&D Europe (UK) Ltd, Motorsports Division in Milton Keynes (HRD-MK) to recruit a Finance Business Partner.

HRD-MK is Honda Racing’s European F1 operations centre and is responsible for the development, build and supply of the energy storage system (ESS) – the base for European trackside operations, and the provision of dyno activity as part of performance and reliability. Honda’s F1 power units power Scuderia Toro Rosso, and from the 2019 season, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing. This is an exciting time to build a career within such a recognised brand.

This is a new role and a fantastic opportunity to work with the finance team and partner with all areas of the HRD-MK business in controlling, planning and providing transparency of operating cost, investment, headcount; together with taking responsibility for building budgets and forecasts. Understanding the F1 power unit engineering development and operations programmes will be essential in this role to help effectively support the business meet its financial targets without compromising its overall objective of winning the World Championships.

  • You will be required to work closely with stakeholders in Engineering & Programme Management, as well as department managers in Operations; HR; Facilities, and IT.
  • As you will be working with multiple departments and stakeholders across the business, it is essential you have effective and influential communication skills.
  • You will be required to regularly report on actual and forecast spend for development and racing programmes in a timely and accurate manner.
  • You will identify and understand activity within the cost centres by working closely with cost centre managers. You will also look at the development and implementation of processes and policies, whilst achieving budgetary targets.
  • You will lead the annual budget process, including presenting to the Management Team and stakeholders.
  • Reporting to the Finance Manager, with a dotted line to the Senior Manager for Business Administration you will provide regular, robust support including ad-hoc projects and requests.
  • To be successful in this position you must be an individual who is energetic, flexible, and self-sufficient, who is resilient in a challenging but exciting environment.
  • The successful candidate will need to adopt a collaborative working style, with a pragmatic approach to problem solving.
  • As this is a high profile brand you must have the drive and passion to invest yourself fully in the business to deliver to the required outputs.

You will be a CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualified Senior Finance Professional with experience in a fast paced engineering or manufacturing environment – ideally within motorsport/automotive industries.  If you are from an alternative industry you must evidence in your application why you are a fit for this role and environment.  Strong financial analysis and business partnering skills are essential for this role, as well as good working knowledge of ERP systems. You will need to be able to comfortably navigate and utilise Excel and Powerpoint to present complex financial matters to senior non-financial stakeholders.

If this Finance Business Partner role sounds right for you, please apply now. 

All direct 3rd party and agency submissions will be forwarded to our retained Consultant Jake Brown at Abacus Consulting, who can be reached on 01908 547888 for further information​



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Assistant Accountant – Buckingham

Abacus have the pleasure of working alongside a multi sited, multi million pound, international manufacturing company based in Buckingham. With rapid organic growth within its chosen sector, the company are looking for an Assistant Accountant to join their already successful and friendly team.

The Assistant Accountant is likely to be a graduate with at least 2 years experience within a finance department, with previous hands on responsibility for credit control and customer risk management.

The successful candidate will;

  • Maintain sales ledger, make journals, record sales, reconcile and produce reports
  • Prepare cash forecast and execute potential corrections as per budget plan
  • Foreign currency exchange management and providing analysis, including preparing reports for exposure coverage
  • Account reconciliations, finance expenses, finance income, journals and cashiering

The company provides a dynamic working environment that encourages their people to be proactive and bring new ideas to the table that will contribute to the success of the business. They also encourage personal professional development, so would welcome someone who is progressing towards ACCA or CIMA qualification. They are offering a generous remuneration package including bonus, pension, healthcare and ongoing training.

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Assistant Financial Controller – Stevenage

This is a newly created and exciting opportunity for a progressive and confident individual to join this locally based group of companies.  You will be finalist level/newly qualified ACCA/CIMA/ACA and have proven experience within both financial and management accounting.  You will have a good understanding of UK GAAP and VAT, strong controls and processes experience and strong analytical skills.  Strong organisational and project management skills are essential and you will be self-motivated, pro-active and an effective communicator at all levels across the business.  Advanced Excel skills are essential. This is a superb opportunity for someone who is looking to progress into a Financial Controller role.

The role will include, but not be limited to:

  • Budgeting, forecasting and reporting of overheads, including any variances against budget and YOY
  • Preparation of quarterly management accounts and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Employee expenses, including control and processing
  • Preparation of Year end audit, including liaising with external auditors
  • Financial Analysis and reporting
  • Management of fixed assets including depreciation schedules
  • Completion of VAT returns and liaison with HMRC
  • Cash flow analysis and reporting
  • Mentoring the finance team
  • Establishing and maintaining robust internal controls and processes
  • Supporting the Financial Controller and Directors with ad-hoc reporting and projects
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