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Group Financial Accountant – Northampton

ACA / ACCA Qualified Financial Accountant, Northampton, £50,000 – £54,000

An exciting, unique opportunity has arisen for an experienced Group Financial Accountant to join the finance team within this international brand based in the Northampton area. The Group Financial Accountant will be pivotal within the finance team, forecasting growth over the coming years and forming a part of a highly experienced department. This brand has a rich history with fantastic values and is currently going through a period of rapid growth, from an already impressive base level.

As Group Financial Accountant, you will work closely with your direct line manager to ensure that month end group reporting and year end statutory processes are achieved within suitable timeframes. You will take ownership of month end consolidations – both reporting and adjustments, as well as oversight of the intercompany reconciliations.

Additional responsibilities for the Group Financial Accountant will include:

  • Ownership of group balance sheet reconciliations
  • Group transaction reviews including transfer pricing agreements
  • Preparation of financial statements for UK subsidiaries
  • Support and help develop process implementation plans
  • Ownership of Group Finance Manual updates and changes

Your previous experience must include working with group consolidations, ideally including oversea subsidiaries – any experience with multi-currency and/or multi-site operations would be highly advantageous – as this is such a critical part of your remit. Having an understanding of IFRS policies will also be highly beneficial coming into this position.

The Candidate

The ideal individual must be an ACCA/CIMA/ACA qualified accountant, who is a confident communicator with strong interpersonal skills. You will be able to work closely with multiple departments both in-house and overseas to obtain required information, allowing you to deliver to required timeframes and update the finance manual as and when required. You will ideally be an advanced excel user, being comfortable in all applications within Microsoft office and where possible, an understanding of Microsoft Dynamics.

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Financial Analyst – Hatfield

Financial Analyst, Hatfield, CIMA or ACCA part qualified, £40,000 – £45,000 + Benefits

We are currently recruiting for a Financial Analyst with strong commercial analysis and management accounts experience, for a well-established business based in the Hatfield area.

The Financial Analyst role is a newly created position which will report directly to the Financial Controller, created in order to provide more detailed financial information to the Senior Management , and departments , following a period of continued business growth.

Role Purpose

To act as a key asset in the future growth of the company by providing financial consulting and strategic support to senior management.  As the Financial Analyst you would be the analytical engine of the company, providing insights and support to optimise business decision making.

Key responsibilities

  • Analyse current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, cost of sales, expenses and capital expenditures
  • Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analysing causes of unexpected variance
  • Oversee and manage the continued development of Budgeting, Financial Forecasting, Operating Plan and modelling tools
  • Ad-Hoc Reporting and Analysis
  • Quarterly and Monthly Financial reports
  • Improve performance by evaluating processes to drive efficiencies and understand ROI in new projects
  • Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives
  • Analyse complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision making purposes
  • Supporting Senior Management Team and Departments heads with in-depth analysis
  • Prepare presentations to the Senior Management Team

The person

You are likely to have the following qualities to be successful in the Financial Analyst position:

  • Inquisitive and challenging nature to ensure best practice for the business
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance and/or part qualified CIMA with 3+ years’ experience of Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Proven ability to put together monthly reports for management meetings
  • Proven ability to interpret Financial Data to support business requirements
  • Proven ability to present a well-supported case with your findings
  • Strong communication skills, combined with a good sense of humour and strong work ethic
  • To Apply

If this Financial Analyst opportunity sounds of interest, please submit your CV as soon as possible to ensure an early discussion and maximise your chance of securing an interview.

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Income Analyst – Wellingborough

A position for an Income Analyst has arisen with this established, well known and multi sited organisation.

As the Income Analyst, your role will include:

  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Budgeting
  • Forecasting
  • Calculation of accruals
  • Journals
  • Dealing with reports and analysis.

This is a varied role suited to a candidate who has a can-do manner, a team player with excellent attention to detail, strong communication skills and Excel skills including Pivot tables and V look ups. Previous experience working within a finance department is required.

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Commercial Financial Analyst – Wellingborough

As a 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. 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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SAP Professionals – UK/South East

Abacus Consulting has been recruiting accountancy staff for our clients for the past 18 years and we work in close partnership with a number of companies which are implementing or developing SAP.

In the course of providing these clients with relevant finance personnel, we have received numerous requests to assist with Interim Project Managers and IT Contractors with specialist SAP knowledge, so we are looking to develop our offering in this direction.

As such, we will need to build a database of experienced operators and so we would welcome CVs from anyone who is looking for this type of work, with proven experience and expertise in the following areas:

  • SAP BW on HANA
  • SAP Integrated Business Planning
  • SAP Project Management

If you are looking to work with a new business partner in your future contracting career and would like to help us with our plans to become a major player in this market, please send in a copy of your CV with a covering email as soon as possible.

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Partnership Opportunity for ACA / ACCA qualified with a client following

Our client is recruiting at Partner level to bring in somebody with their own small client portfolio which would supplement taking over some of the Senior Partner’s client portfolio as part of the firm’s succession plan.

This is an exciting and secure long term opportunity for an ambitious ACA or ACCA qualified with a Public Practice background ideally dealing with the audit, accounting and tax requirements for owner managed businesses but the firm is flexible on the areas of experience.

This opportunity would suit:

  • An ACA / ACCA qualified with a client following and a general practice background
  • Somebody with ambition and an interest in assisting with the development of the business
  • A client base which is within a reasonable distance from Northampton so location does not not become an issue in respect of your own clients

Please contact us if this opportunity is of interest and we can arrange to have an initial meeting. All details and information will remain confidential at this stage until we know we have a good match on both sides.

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Newly Qualified Audit Senior

Opportunity for a newly qualified ACA / ACCA with experience in accountancy and audit gained from working within Public Practice, to join a Top tier firm in Northampton for your next stage of career development.

Newly Qualified ACA / ACCA Practice Audit Senior £32K-£35K Milton Keynes

Newly or nearly ACA / ACCA qualified with relevant Practice experience in audit and accountancy.

About the Role:
As Newly Qualified Practice Audit Senior you will be working in a team, reporting to Manager and Partner level and be given the opportunity to work closely with clients, managing junior staff and developing your technical, commercial and people management skills.

The client base is varied and consists of Owner Managed Businesses which will provide exposure to different industry types and systems and will allow you to develop your breadth of experience.

If you are fully or nearly qualified ACA / ACCA with relevant Practice experience and interested in joining a Top tier firm in Northampton, this is an excellent opportunity to continue with your Professional development.

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Accounts Senior, Bedford

Our client is an established firm of accountants with a varied client base and planning for future growth.

ACA / ACCA Qualified Accounts Senior – Bedford £35K – £40K

Due to restructuring we are recruiting for a qualified ACA / ACCA experienced accounts senior to join an independent firm in Bedford to deal with the accounting and tax requirements for a varied client base consisting of sole traders, partnerships, limited companies and special clients such as solicitors.

Reporting directly to the Partners this is a roll your sleeves up general practice role where you will be dealing with the basic work alongside the more complex so it will suit someone who enjoys this type of variety. There will be supervision of junior staff and regular client contact which requires the ability to deal professionally with people at all levels.

There are prospects for future progression as the firm starts to plan for succession, which will start to open up new opportunities. That said, it is not a prerequisite that you want that progression to secure the role.

To register your interest in this opportunity please contact Wavelength by clicking on the apply button or e-mail

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Audit and Accounts Semi-Senior

Audit and Accounts Semi-Senior – Near Kettering
c£20K – £25K + study support

Opportunity to join a Top 20 Public Practice firm of accountants at semi-senior level for an ACA / ACCA studier; AAT candidates will also be considered. It is essential that you have audit experience as well as the ability to prepare statutory and year end accounts and have current experience gained from working for a Professional firm of accountants.

As an approved training office all trainees work towards the Chartered or Certified qualification. Full study support is provided with expert tutors – the firm’s trainees have an excellent success rate in moving through to qualification.

All trainees develop rapidly taking on increasing responsibilities within audit teams.

About the Role

  • Audit of limited companies, charities, public sector entities etc. using a computer based system
  • Preparation of accounts for sole traders, partnerships, charities and companies
  • Preparation of taxation computations
  • Working as assistant on ad hoc assignments
  • Supervising and reviewing the work of junior staff
  • Helping junior staff to develop technical skills
  • Complete staff assignments where responsible for reviewing the work of others
  • Assisting the Audit Manager as required


  • At least two years accounts/audit experience
  • Working towards a professional ACCA or ACA qualification (AAT candidates considered)
  • Basic knowledge of PAYE, corporation tax, income tax, VAT and company secretarial procedures.
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with clients and colleagues at all levels
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Proven planning and prioritising skills
  • Good technical and analytical skills
  • Able to work under pressure with accuracy and focus

Please note this role involves visiting clients at their premises, so having own transport is desirable

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Qualified ACA / ACCA Audit Senior

Qualified ACA / ACCA Audit Senior £33K-£38K

Opportunity for an ACA / ACCA qualified with a Practice background to join an established firm, offering long term progression.

The successful candidate will deal directly with a large variety of clients and will lead audit teams on companies with turnovers up to £30m, including specialist audits e.g. pensions, solicitors, charities and schools. As part of a close team you will report directly to the manager or partner.

ACA / ACCA qualified with at least 3 years relevant Practice experience in audit and accountancy which will have included up to 50% audit exposure.

About the Role:

·  Leading teams on statutory audits – up to £30m turnover

·  Preparation of accounts for a wide range of clients

·  Preparation of Corporation Tax and Schedule D computations

·  Production of monthly and quarterly management accounts

·  Helping with ad hoc assignments e.g. business plans, cash flows, valuations

·  Supervision of staff

·  Where applicable, drafting recommendations to management post audit.

Software used: Viztopia Bookkeeping,Word,Excel, Sage Taxation, Sage Line 50

This is an excellent career opportunity for an ambitious Accounts and Audit Senior to join an established firm in Milton Keynes offering prospects for progression to Manager and beyond.

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