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Commercial Finance Analyst Wellingborough

An exciting, business facing opportunity for an enthusiastic and self moivated Part Qualified Accountant to join the head office of a major wholesale and distribution organisation.

As Commercial Financial 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. As you progress towards full qualification, there will be ample prospects to develop your role and your career within the finance team either locally, or within other group activities around the country.

 

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Deputy Payroll Manager, Wellingborough

Following a period of sustained expansion, this well established, award winning business are seeking a Deputy Payroll Manager to join their head office finance department. Working closely with, and deputising for, the Payroll Manager, you will be assisting in the day to day running of the Payroll team, with your main responsibilities including:

  • Ensuring the smooth running of the payroll function, which includes nine Payroll Administrators
  • Ensuring effective procedures and processes are in place
  • Overseeing the resolution of queries from employees and external organisations
  • Identifying opportunities for continuous improvements, and developing improved procedures
  • Providing guidance on payroll processes, legislation and compliance
  • Reconciliation and payment of 3rd party payments, including HMRC
  • Overseeing the upload of monthly payroll data

We are looking for someone with a thorough experience of all aspects of payroll, ideally within a high volume environment, who will be confident in supervising and mentoring a large team of staff . As such, you are likely to be self motivated and confident in dealing with staff at all levels across an organisation, with experience of leading a team and a high level of technical expertise in payroll legislation. Advanced Word and Excel skills are desirable, and training will be provided on the in-house systems used.

The company is renowned for looking after its employees well, so you will be joining a positive atmosphere with a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities to progress with the business as it continues to grow.

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Accounts Receivable Clerk – Luton

Our client, an innovative and progressive SME business, have a vacancy for an Accounts Receivables (AR) Clerk to join their finance team based in Luton. Working in a dynamic and fast paced sales ledger environment, the duties of the AR Clerk will include: 

  • Allocating payments
  • Daily reconciliations
  • Dealing with unallocated cash
  • Handling queries
  • Dealing with AR administration
  • Ad hoc support to the Finance Manager as required

 The ideal candidate will have previous experience in AR or credit control and be a team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills. Immediately available candidates are of particular interest although candidates on one months’ notice will also be considered. The Finance Manager is keen to interview and get someone in place as soon as possible.

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Assistant Accountant – Bedford

We are working with a successful and growing business in the Bedford area who have a vacancy for an Assistant Accountant. Reporting into the Management Accountant the Assistant Accountant will be involved in the following:

  • Bank reconciliations
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Expenses
  • Credit Cards
  • VAT returns
  • Payroll
  • Intrastat
  • Ad hoc support to Management Accountant as required

The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of debits and credits, have previous experience in a similar role – ideally in a busy and fast paced environment. You will be assertive and confident, have the gravitas to build relationships at all levels both internally and with stakeholders alike. Strong MS Excel skills are a must, including SUMIFS, pivot tables and vlookups. Multi-currency experience would be useful but is not essential. What is very important for this role is that candidates are flexible and are team players with a can do attitude and a strong work ethic. The business is in good financial shape and is very positive about the pipeline for 2018 and beyond.

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Accounts Assistant – Bedford

Our client, a well established and successful business are recruiting for an Accounts Assistant. This is a newly created vacancy as the present incumbent is moving internally.

Reporting into the Accounts Manager, working in a team of 7, the responsibilities of the Accounts Assistant will include:

  • Processing purchase invoices
  • Reconciling supplier statements
  • CIS payments
  • Dealing with supplier queries
  • Finance administration
  • Support Accounts Manager as required

The successful candidate will have proven experience in Purchase Ledger/CIS, and probably have a background of working in a small company environment.  The role is broad in scope, as such flexibility and a can do attitude are both key. Candidates who are studying AAT are welcome to apply, studying is not required for this role, but support for study can be discussed at a later date if this is important to you.

There will be scope for progression for the right candidate, as has been demonstrated by the previous person doing this role. This is a great role working for a growing business who operate both in the UK and internationally. The senior management team are experienced and passionate about this business, they are in good shape as it stands and have ambitious plans for future growth.

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Payroll Assistant, Wellingborough

Following a period of sustained expansion, this well established, award winning business are seeking an additional Payroll Assistant to join their head office finance department.

Working as part of a busy payroll team, you will be responsible for the delivery of high quality and Payroll, ensuring that employees are paid accurately and on time, including:

  • Calculation of statutory payments such as SMP/SPP and SSP
  • Calculation of manual payments
  • Processing company payments such as company sick pay
  • Calculation of interim payments and adjustments to employees’ pay
  • 3rd Party disbursements
  • Dealing with queries from employees and external organisations, and data entry

We are looking for someone with experience of covering all aspects of payroll, ideally within a high volume environment, who will be able to hit the ground running and take ownership of their own section of employees. As such, you are likely to be self motivated and confident in dealing with staff at all levels across an organisation, with a pride in the levels of customer service you provide and the ability to work autonomously within the team. Intermediate Word and Excel skills are desirable and training will be provided on the in-house systems used.

The company is renowned for looking after its employees well, so you will be joining a positive atmosphere with a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities to progress with the business as it continues to grow.

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Purchase Ledger Clerk-part time (20hrs+) – Letchworth

An opportunity has arisen at this local school for a temporary Purchase Ledger Clerk to join their finance team. This role reports to the Site Accountant and your main responsibilities will be matching invoices, raising BACS payments, reconciling supplier statements, checking and processing expense claims and investigating account queries.

This position is suited to a candidate who is keen and enthusiastic. It is vital for this role that the successful candidate is able to work to given deadlines, has the ability to liaise at all levels across the business and is able to prioritise their work load.

Previous accounts payable experience is essential.  Due to the location you must have access to your own transport.

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Sales Ledger Clerk – Luton

Our client, an innovative business services company, has an opportunity for an experienced Accounts Assistant to join their Sales Ledger team on an interim basis. This could lead to a permanent position after a period of time.

Working with one other person in receivables, you will produce invoices, bank cheques and administer direct debits for low value accounts. With good attention to detail and the ability to prioritise your own workload, you are likely to have experience working in a pressurised, high volume accounts department.

As the company continues to grow, you will also get involved in reviewing systems and procedures, staffing levels and producing management reports, so there are definable prospects for progression if the role leads to a permanent opportunity. An AAT studier with at least two years of sales ledger experience along with solid Excel and Sage Line 200 experience is preferable.

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Central Income Analyst, Wellingborough

This multi-sited organisation are looking to appoint a Central Income Analyst to work within their busy accounts department.
The role will entail:

  • Budgeting
  • Forecasting
  • Accruals
  • Preparation of balance sheet reconciliations
  • Developing reports
  • Journals and providing information to the auditors as required.

This role would be suitable for someone with strong Excel skills, who has previous experience working within a finance team, who has the ability to work to set deadlines, who is able to liaise confidentially across the business and who has a can do manner to assist the finance team with other duties as and when required.

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Finance Analyst, Milton Keynes

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious, driven Finance Analyst to join this industry leading organisation. This international manufacturing business is headquartered in the US and continues to expand globally.

As the Finance Analyst, you will provide support to the Finance Manager and the senior management team whilst providing regular communication and support to neighbouring departments.

Responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Daily sales reporting with accurate forecasting of EU revenue
  • Month end reporting processes
  • Calculation of product costings
  • Detailed spend analysis, internal & external reporting

The successful candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of MS Excel and will be required to use this extensively in this role.
The individual needs to be highly driven, ambitious and capable of using their own initiative to proactively manage their day. A confident communicator with an analytical mindset. The ideal candidate will have a background in manufacturing, have some experience working for a US backed company and be actively studying towards an ACCA, CIMA or ACA

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