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Finance Manager – Towcester

Abacus have the pleasure of working with an owner managed, group of companies based in Towcester, Northamptonshire. This successful company are looking to add a hardworking and dedicated Finance Manager to their team.

Reporting into owners of the business, and with one direct report, this opportunity would suit a hands on, Part Qualified AAT, ACCA or CIMA Finance Manager with experience of working with multi sited SME’s.

As the Finance Manager, your responsibilities would encompass the following;

  • Produce monthly management information
  • Produce statutory returns including VAT
  • Preparation of payroll to send to external accountants on payroll
  • Work with the external accountants on year end procedures
  • Forecasting and budgeting including cashflows within the group 
  • Negotiate with tenants and suppliers
  • All aspects of managing the smooth running of a small finance team to ensure production of accurate information and strict financial control

This a fantastic opportunity for someone ideally with experience of Sage 50 accounts software looking to really add value to their prospective employer.  The successful candidate’s input will be essential in the day to day running, decision making and future of the company.  On offer is a generous numeration package along with study support, free onsite parking, a fantastic rural setting, 28 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays, on site cafe and on site gym.

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Senior Financial Analyst – Luton

Following internal promotion, our client, an international, Blue Chip manufacturing/distribution business, are looking for a recently qualified ACA or ACCA accountant to join their UK head office as a Senior Financial Analyst.

Ideally looking for your first move in to commerce following training with a Big 4 or Top 10 firm, you will report to the Financial Controller and work in the commercial finance team, where you will act as a Business Partner for the Sales and Marketing departments.  As Senior Financial Analyst you will be responsible for building strong relationships with colleagues to work proactively on account plans and gain an awareness of future projects and account focus areas.

Other key areas of responsibility will include:

  • Completion of month end procedures and group reporting
  • Overseeing the whole General Ledger close 
  • Working with colleagues in offshore SSC to ensure procedures are correctly followed
  • Producing profitability analysis and identifying opportunities for the business
  • Working with key stakeholders to understand and improve processes and KPIs, and ensure sound commercial decision making

This post offers an outstanding opportunity for career progression, with its broad remit of financial and commercial responsibilities, for which confident communication skills and the ability to collaborate with colleagues across all levels of the organisation will be necessary.  The potential rewards are best demonstrated by the fact that the last 3 individuals who have held this post have all been promoted to Financial Controller for the business.

If you meet the above criteria and are looking for a challenging and high profile position, with long term career prospects within a very well respected and well established local employer, please submit your application as soon as possible, interviews will take place within the next 7-10 days.

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Banking Administrator – Letchworth

Our client, a well established business in Letchworth, have an opening for a Banking Administrator to join their finance team.

Reporting into the Finance Manager, and working as part of a team, your duties as the Banking Administrator will include:

  • Bank reconciliations
  • Allocating payments
  • Posting journals
  • Month end tasks
  • Dealing with queries

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in Sales Ledger/Bank Reconciliations. Our client are looking for a team player with a can-do attitude who is keen to learn and progress. You will have good Excel skills and be confident working to deadlines and building relationships at all levels. Immediately available candidates/candidates who are available at short notice would be of particular interest. This is a great role offering progression and study support could be available for the right candidate. If this role is of interest please apply as soon as possible!

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Recruitment Administrator – Northampton

We are seeking a Recruitment Administrator to join this successful and growing local organisation in the Care sector to cover maternity leave.

As the Recruitment Administrator, your responsibilities within the role will include:

  • Resourcing candidates
  • Placing advertisements
  • Onboarding checks
  • Liaising with hiring managers within the business and providing relevant support
  • Reporting and working with approved suppliers 

It is essential you have worked previously within the Care industry in some capacity and have strong administration skills.  In return our clients offer a supportive working environment in modern offices.

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Stock & Administration Clerk – Stevenage

Our Client based in Stevenage require and Admin and stock clerk for Maternity cover for 12 months. You must be available immediately and have had previous admin and basic finance experience. Our client is an instantly recognised brand with fantastic Benefits.

Job Responsibilities: 

Processing of “Goods in Transit” report which is a monthly duty and consists of the following tasks:

  •  Checking Invoices to Stock cards
  •  Checking that the correct unit price is invoices
  •  Photocopying for the above

Further general Admin duties to include the following:

  •  Processing refunds for the “Internet Sales” and allocating to the Sales Ledger
  •  Assisting with processing customer payments from our centres
  •   Updating excel spreadsheets
  •  Dealing with manual expense cheques and keeping spreadsheet updated
  •  Various Admin duties as required

The Candidate:

  • The ideal candidate will have a flexible approach to tasks and be able to manage their own workload, be an excellent communicator with proven experience of working in a busy environment.
  • The successful candidate will be part of a small team but should be equally happy working on their own.
  • Candidates must be proficient in Word and Excel and must have good communication skills
  • Candidates must also have a keen eye for detail

The role reports directly to the Accounts Supervisor.

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Finance Officer – Luton

Our client, a recognised and well established name in Luton, are specialist service provider who deliver accommodation and specialist service solutions throughout Bedfordshire. They have a desire to help and enable those people in society who are most in need and most disadvantaged by promoting values of fairness and integrity in all aspects of everything they do. They currently have a vacancy for a Finance officer on a temp to perm basis to start ASAP.

About the role:

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a committed team and contribute to the business through supporting their finance function.  We are looking for a numerate person who is highly motivated, ideally with some exposure to purchase ledger and sales ledger, as well a general accountancy & finance experience, but this could be an excellent first step for the right person to embark on their accountancy career.

You will be responsible for providing financial and administrative services in order to ensure effective, efficient and accurate financial and administrative operations. You will assist in maintaining existing financial systems including petty cash, expenses, mileage claims, income & expenditure records and wages, and managing the rent allocations including arrears with Local Authorities, Housing Officers, Key Stakeholders and Tenants.

About you:

  • Experience of working for a Non-Profit or Charity and / or Limited Company
  • A competent user of MS office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work effectively in a busy office environment and meet deadlines
  • Clear communication skills, both spoken and written
  • Ability to process and input data under pressure and to volume.
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Experience in bookkeeping and financial records
  • Previous ledgers experience

Please apply now if you have the skills above to fulfil this role.

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Purchase Ledger Clerk – Luton

Our client, based in Central Luton, are currently recruiting for an experienced Accounts Payable Clerk initially on a Temporary trial basis.  My client is an international manufacturing business who are currently experiencing phenomenal growth.

The Accounts Payable function is made up of an experienced team who can offer a great training and support network, as well as future progression opportunities for the right people.

As the Purchase Ledger Clerk, your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Scanning and processing accounts payable invoices
  • Matching, batching and coding invoices
  • Query resolution
  • Statement reconciliations
  • Daily, weekly and monthly reports as required

The successful candidate will be an experienced accounts payable clerk with a proven track record of working within a high volume, high-intensity environments. Ideally, you will be from a manufacturing background or similar fast-paced industry.

You will have the following experience: 

  • High volume accounts payable background
  • Excellent IT skills including advanced Microsoft Excel
  • Working knowledge of SAP is desirable

Please apply now if looking for your next interim role.

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Assistant Management Accountant – Bedford

Our client, a well established business in the Bedford area, need a Assistant Management Accountant due to the previous incumbent relocating.  They have operations both in the UK and Europe and supply to high profile clients.

Working in a busy finance environment, reporting into the Financial Controller, the duties of the Assistant Management Accountant will include the following:

  • Variance analysis and commentary
  • Assisting with budgets and forecasting
  • Reconciliations
  • Ad hoc analysis and reporting
  • Maintaining financial controls and processes
  • Support to the F.C as needed

The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years management accounts experience and be CIMA or ACCA part qualified, and actively studying. You will have strong Excel skills, proven experience working to deadlines and building relationships at all levels. This is a great role for an up and coming part qualified candidate. You will be working as part of a friendly supportive team. The Financial Controller is very keen to develop this individual and will support study and career progression where possible.

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Assistant Accountant – Sandy

Our client, based in Bedfordshire are currently recruiting for a Senior Bookkeeper / Part Qualified Accountant to join them and assist the Finance Director with the day to day accounting functions of the Business.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Bookkeeper who is either ACCA or CIMA Part qualified, or AAT qualified, seeking a role where they are able to add value within a busy Finance and accounts team. The role is initially interim for approximately 6 months, but there is a possibility of the role converting to permanent. Sage Line 50 experience and being available ASAP  is essential.

As the Senior Bookkeeper, your duties will include:

  • Preparation of monthly and annual management accounts which includes Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet, variance analysis and supporting commentary, downloading information from the accounts system to Excel and using the spreadsheets to report financial information to operational managers
  • Preparation of accounts to Trial Balance including Nominal Ledger, Accruals and Prepayments and other adjusting journals
  • Reconciliation of sales /purchase ledger, cashbooks, bank accounts and control accounts
  • Preparation of Payroll. This includes calculation of all deductions, SSP SMP payments, NI, PAYE, year end returns and monthly PAYE/NI contribution returns
  • Processing all supplier invoices and associated payments
  • Proficient with using excel and inputting formulas
  • Raising all sales invoices
  • Processing debtors for debt collection and liaising with external debt collection company
  • Quarterly VAT returns
  • Hands on approach and good work ethics

Skills and attributes:

  • Previous experience in Bookkeeping at a similar level
  • Sage Line 50

If you, or someone you know, think this is a role where you can add value please apply now.

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Accounts Assistant – Milton Keynes

This thriving business with several sites country wide are seeking an Accounts Assistant to join their finance department.

As Accounts Assistant, your responsibilities will include:

  • Raising invoices
  • Reviewing payment requests
  • Allocating payments
  • Reconciliations
  • Processing refunds
  • Resolving queries

A busy and varied role that will involve liaising at all levels across the business.  Our client is looking for a candidate who holds previous finance experience, has good attention to detail, is keen to learn new skills and can communicate confidently.

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