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Customer Service Advisor – Milton Keynes

Customer Service Advisor, 4 months temporary role, Milton Keynes, £11 per hour   

One of our long term clients, a very well respected and well established organisation, have asked us for support in recruiting for a number of Customer Service Advisor roles.

The Customer Service Advisor roles are initially temporary for 4 months and dependent on performance there may be opportunities for permanent positions or extensions to be offered beyond the contract period.

The roles will based on site in Milton Keynes and will be full time hours with a degree of flexibility.  As a Customer Service Advisor, your duties will include:

  • Handling large volumes of inbound and outbound calls
  • Providing guidance where possible or referring calls to relevant departments where necessary 
  • Logging information correctly.

You will need to be confident using various forms of technology, along with working on multiple systems, Ideally you would have worked in a similar customer service role previously and be immediately available to start a new position.

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Payroll Administrator- Northampton

Payroll Administrator – Northampton, £24,000 with 25 day holidays + Bank Holidays

This multi-sited award winning organisation are seeking a Payroll Administrator to join their thriving payroll team.

The key responsibilities include dealing with client,

  • Employee and HMRC payroll queries,
  • Pension uploads,
  • Investigating and resolving payroll queries,
  • Processing amendments,
  • Producing reports and helping manage the weekly and monthly payroll.

This is a busy role which is suitable to a candidate who is efficient, organised, and who has the ability to work to set deadlines with strong communication skills. Some previous experience dealing with payroll is required.

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Financial Controller – Northampton

Financial Controller (part time), Northampton, Finalist OR Qualified CIMA/ACCA, 25-30k

Our client, a well-established essential organisation, located in an idyllic location, is seeking a Financial Controller on a part time basis to join their efficient UK team. The role is responsible for taking ownership of the organisation’s accounting function, whilst providing financial reporting and information to senior stakeholders.

As the Financial controller, your responsibilities will include:

  • Monthly Management Accounting functions including P&L and Balance Sheet Reconciliations
  • Maintaining the Fixed Asset Register
  • Quarterly forecasting, P&L & annual budget preparation
  • Monthly Payroll ownership
  • Financial reporting, flash reporting and ad-hoc reports as required
  • For the Financial Controller position we are looking for someone who is ideally qualified, or who holds extensive experience at this level and could work closely with senior management.
  • Someone who is highly IT literate, has had experience managing a payroll process and who is happy to step in and support any finance processes as and when required.

This individual will also be self-motivated and pro-active, with the ability to work towards business deadlines. Someone who will be able to demonstrate how they can maintain and nurture relationships across the organisation. As you will need to build and maintain strong working relationships across the business, as well as working as part of a small team to ensure that required expectations on all deliverables are met, you will also require confident and effective communication skills.

There is the potential for this role to offer a flexible, hybrid working pattern with a split between both office and remote working, after the probationary period.

This is an essential, unique and critical role within a well-established organisation. If you are a confident manager and accountant, with a passion for business success and a drive to move your career into a forward thinking, modern, positive business environment, please send your CV for consideration at the earliest opportunity.

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Finance Manager – Oxford

Finance Manager, qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA, commercial business partnering, Oxford, £55,000 + Bens

A newly created position for a Finance Manager to join a fast growing, successful international business to provide support to the Finance Director for the European entities, including the UK.

As the Finance Manager, you will support all aspects of general accounting, payroll, forecasting, and planning operations and provide FP&A support to the finance and commercial team.  Your key areas of responsibility will include:

  • Ensuring all proper financial controls are in place, and prepare financial statements and reporting results to appropriate parties.
  • Providing FP&A support and business analytics to Europe commercial and marketing teams
  • Support month-end close and preparation of associated reporting
  • Ensure business process controls are effective and evidenced
  •  Support audit activity
  • Hands-on responsibility for daily accounting and financial operations including payroll
  • Hand on responsibility for Sarbanes Oxley procedures and policies.

We are looking for someone with a minimum of 5 years of related experience, CIMA or ACCA qualification, ideally with strong experience in Sarbanes Oxley control and advanced Excel Skills.  As this is a pivotal role in a tightknit finance head office team, you will make full use of your strong verbal and written communication ability, in particular demonstrating your exceptional listening skills to ensure you are receiving constructive feedback and building robust relationships with stakeholders across the business.  There will be limited travel required to UK and European sites, so there will need to be a degree of flexibility around this, but there will also be hybrid working available, with just 2 days per week required in the office on a regular basis.

If this sounds like the next challenge you have been looking for and you feel you have the right experience and qualification to fulfil the role and carve out a long term, rewarding career with a progressive, ambitious organisation, please send your CV asap for further details and an early interview.

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Purchase Ledger Assistant – Northampton

Temporary Purchase Ledger Assistant, 6-8 week, Northampton, £12 per hour

Our client who is established with locations around the UK is looking to recruit an experienced Accounts Payable Assistant to work within their efficient, head office Accounts Payable team  on a temporary basis for a period of 6 – 8 weeks to assist with excess workload.

Reporting to the Finance Manager, your responsibilities as the Accounts Payable Assistant will include:

  • Checking and processing supplier invoices
  • Statements reconciliation
  • Investigating account queries
  • Assisting with payment runs

This is a busy role for a candidate who is able to work to deadlines, the ability to work on their own initiative and liaising at all levels with confidence. Previous accounts payable experience dealing with high volumes is essential.

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Stock and Costing Analyst -Milton Keynes

Stock and Costing Analyst, part qualified accounts role for retail head office, Milton Keynes, £27,000    

An opportunity for a Stock and Costing Analyst has arisen within this successful retailer, with online services as well as 50 sites across the UK.

The Stock and Costing Analyst reports to the Financial Director and your responsibilities in the role will include:

  • Weekly stock reconciliations
  • Booking of all stock
  • Dealing with delivery confirmations
  • Daily stock analysis, branch audits, posting stock adjustments
  • Reporting all returns, ensuring purchase ledger have all relevant information to raise credits and deal with all discrepancies.

Ideal role for a candidate who holds good analytical skills with a flair for presenting your findings. Knowledge of double entry, previous experience working within the retail sector is essential and advanced Excel skills are also required.

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Commercial Financial Analyst – Milton Keynes

Commercial Financial Analyst, retail head office, Milton Keynes, £32,000 

This multi sited retail business, which has been established for over 40 years, are looking to recruit a Sales and Cash Analyst to join their busy finance department.

As the Sales and Cash Analyst, your duties will include:

  • Daily and weekly sales reporting
  • Sales and cash reconciliations including gift cards, payments via Paypal, Amex , Global Pay and cheques
  • Reconciling till floats
  • Managing company credit cards
  • Monitoring petty cash
  • Dealing with refunds and charge backs
  • Investigate and resolving queries.

This is busy and varied role for a candidate who has previous experience working within retail who is highly numerate, strong communication and organisational skills, the ability to work to deadlines and within a team. Good knowledge of Excel is essential Pivot tables, V looks ups and formulas as these are used daily.

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Assistant Accountant – Hemel Hempstead

Assistant Accountant, ACCA or CIMA Part Qualified, Hemel Hempstead, £30,000-£35,000 

This is a newly created role with a well established business in the Hemel area. Working in a busy and fast paced finance environment, reporting into the Financial Controller

As the Assistant Accountant your duties will include:

  • Fixed Assets
  • Journals 
  • Accruals and Prepayments
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliations
  • Statement Reconciliations
  • VAT Return
  • Producing management accounts and variance analysis 
  • Ad hoc finance support to the business as needed 

The ideal candidate will probably be studying CIMA or ACCA and have previous experience in a similar role or looking for a step up. You will need to have good Excel and IT skills, be confident working as part of a team and building relationships with finance and non-finance colleagues.

This is a permanent, full time, office based role. The FC is keen to interview suitable candidates ASAP!

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Spanish Speaking Reporting Accountant – Northampton

Spanish Speaking Reporting Accountant, Northampton, Finalist OR Qualified CIMA/ACCA, 35-45k + Bonus

Our client, a well-established international organisation is seeking a Spanish Speaking Reporting Accountant to join their efficient UK finance team. The role is responsible for reporting on the Group financial results and working closely with the Spanish speaking regions to effectively advise and support as required.

As the Reporting Accountant, your responsibilities will include:

  • Timely reporting of a portfolio of the Spanish speaking countries/divisions to ensure adherence to required timeframes
  • Accounting and reporting training to Spanish speaking entities
  • Update and maintain the portfolio system
  • Support annual budgeting process including review and forecasting
  • Business partnering and networking with international teams to strengthen working relationships
  • For the Reporting Accountant role we are looking for someone who is ideally at the finalist stages or fully qualified in ACCA, CIMA or ACA.
  • Someone who is a fluent/native Spanish speaker, who can effectively converse with the Spanish speaking teams on a daily basis. Someone who is highly IT literate, commercially minded and has a good knowledge of technical accounting.

This individual will also be self-motivated with the ability to work to deadlines at different times within the working day, due to differences in time zones in both South America and Europe. Someone who will be able to demonstrate how they can maintain and nurture relationships on an international basis. As you will need to build and maintain strong working relationships at all levels across the business, as well as working as part of a small team to ensure that required expectations on all deliverables are met, you will also require confident and effective communication skills.

This role will offer a flexible, hybrid working pattern with a split between both office and remote working. Fully qualified individuals will have immediate access to a company car scheme.

This is a fast paced, unique and critical role within a highly successful and growing organisation. If you are a confident Spanish communicator, interested in playing a key role in monthly reporting and accounting training, with a passion for organisational improvement and a drive to progress you career in a forward thinking, modern, positive business environment, please send your CV for consideration at the earliest opportunity.

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Finance Business Partner – Bedford

Finance Business Partner, Finalist/Newly Qualified ACCA/CIMA,18 month fixed term contract, Bedford, £45,000 per annum

Due to an exciting new project, this well established and respected blue chip company have a new

Working initially from home, reporting via their Bedford head office, your responsibilities as the Finance Business Partner will include:

  • Being a champion of business partnering, taking the function to a high level of influence, challenge and support.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with both finance and non-finance stakeholders.
  • Ownership of your functional area’s rolling forecast models, ensuring they are accurate and fit with the business’ S&OP process and 18 month rolling financial forecast.
  • Provide insight for month end results and support month end reporting with accurate commentary and analysis.
  • Month end analysis for functional cost owners to ensure costs are controlled and decision-making is based on a commercial understanding.
  • Work collaboratively with the Group Accounting Manager to ensure reports are continually improved and forecasts are collaboratively produced.
  • Assisting with the providing of accurate and timely management accounts.

This is a broad based and commercial, business facing role which will suit a qualified or finalist ACCA/CIMA/ACA with excellent Excel skills including Vlookups/Pivot Tables/SumIFs and experience of Oracle would be advantageous.  You will be a team player willing to help others when required, able to work without close supervision and take responsibility for own actions with an analytical, inquisitive and pro-active approach to meet both internal and external customer needs.

If this sounds like you and you are available at short notice for your next challenging, long term assignment with a fast moving, equity backed organisation, please forward your CV as soon as possible for a more detailed conversation about this opportunity.

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