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Assistant Management Accountant – Northampton

Interim Role – Assistant Management Accountant – Northampton – £30,000 pro-rata – Ongoing/Temp To Perm  

Due to excess workload and organic expansion, this well established and fast growing local organisation are seeking an Assistant Management Accountant to join their thriving team on an ongoing temporary basis.

The job

As the Assistant Management Accountant, you will be responsible for:

  • Ledgers
  • Journals
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Preparation of management accounts
  • Financial analysis.

About You

You will also assist with ad hoc projects in support of business growth. This is ideally suited to a professional and enthusiastic candidate, who holds varied finance skills and is able to work to deadlines. Strong Excel is essential and for the right candidate there is a strong possibility that this could lead to a permanent appointment.

If you are available to start and interested in an ongoing temporary role as an Assistant Management Accountant in Northampton, with the likelihood of a permanent appointment in time, please apply with a copy of your latest CV as soon as possible.

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Business Planning Analyst – Northampton

The Company:

Due to internal promotion, a super opportunity has arisen for a Business Planning Analyst to join this multi sited, international organisation. Established in 1968 with over 6000 employees, this fast moving and exciting business has their UK head office based in Northampton.

The Opportunity:

As the Business Planning Analyst, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in reporting group results to the executive committee
  • Timely reporting for a portfolio of countries, ensuring each finance department adheres to the group policies and procedures.
  • Quarterly forecasting, collation of budget data and assisting with the presentation of the analysis to European Management

The Candidate:

The ideal person for the Business Planning Analyst will have previously worked in a finance function, either as a trainee, CIMA, ACA or ACCA part qualified accountant, or a finance graduate who has had a placement year as part of their degree.  You will need excellent Excel skills, strong attention to detail, a confident manner, and be able to make a positive contribution to the Planning team to ensure that all departmental deadlines are met.  Study support will be offered after a qualifying period and you will have excellent prospects to develop your career within the business as you progress towards qualification (as your predecessor has recently shown!)

To Apply:

Please send your CV as soon as possible to be considered for this Business Planning Analyst post, we will respond within 48 hours and meet all suitable applicants within 7 days.

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Management Accountant – Hatfield

We are currently recruiting for a Management Accountant, with strong Financial Planning and Forecasting Analyst skills, for a well-established business based in the Hatfield area.

This Management Accountant role is a newly created position, resulting from continued business growth requiring additional support with the provision of financial information, which will report directly to the Finance Director.

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 Management Accountant 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 Management Accountant position:

  • Inquisitive and challenging 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
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Finance Analyst – Hemel Hempstead

Our client is a charitable housing association aiming to help people who need support and care, or who cannot afford to buy or rent a home at market values. They do this by building hundreds of much needed new homes and providing care and supported housing services for a wide range of people. They currently manage 6500 homes and employ over 900 staff.

This role is responsible for providing in-depth financial analysis to the Association, deducing insights from financial results, trends and KPI’s to determine effectiveness, identify risks and opportunities and enhance future performance.  You will also be responsible for supporting the monthly reporting process, with the efficient production of monthly Management Accounts for the Association and the preparation of annual Service Charge Accounts for the Association’s Leaseholders and Shared Owners.

As the Financial Analyst, your key responsibilities for this role are:

  • Preparation of regular Financial KPI Reports and dashboards, including the provision of commentary to explain variances and trends within the financial results of the Association
  • Provide insightful financial analysis, using large volumes of financial data from various sources, identifying trends, patterns and anomalies.
  • Create reports and present financial analysis to internal stakeholders including Senior Management, Directors and the Chief Executive, as required
  • Undertake financial modelling and scenario planning to support decision making and enhance business performance
  • Provide financial input into internal and external benchmarking and data gathering processes e.g. HouseMark
  • Provide in-depth financial analysis on Sector benchmarking publications e.g. HouseMark, Placeshapers Global Accounts, Social Housing Magazine to gain meaningful insights into the performance of the Association compared to its peer group
  • Respond to analysis and modelling requests from internal customers and stakeholders in a timely manner, providing concise and meaningful information to support decision making, whilst ensuring compliance with applicable control processes and frameworks

You will need to be AAT qualified or CIMA part qualified, with strong analytical skills. The successful candidate will have experience in financial planning, analysis and reporting but you will need to have the ability to work with large or complex data to identify trends, ideally within a not for profit organisation, or another housing association.

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Accounts Payable Clerk – Northampton

Our client, a thriving and expanding organisation based in an out of town location, are seeking an Accounts Payable Clerk to join them on a temporary basis.

Your duties as the Accounts Payable Clerk will include:

  • Processing invoices
  • Statement reconciliations
  • Investigating queries
  • Searching for POs and other adhoc tasks.

It is essential that you have worked with SAP and a PO system previously, so if you have held a similar role where you have gained this experience and are immediately available to start a new role, please apply as soon as possible.

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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 activityIdeally 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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Client Accountant Hemel Hempstead

We are delighted to be partnering with a successful and well established organisation in Hemel Hempstead. Due to some internal moves they are currently recruiting for a number of new accounts vacancies including a Client Accountant.

Reporting into Finance Manager, and working in a busy and fast paced environment, the duties of the Client Accountant will include:

  • Accounts preparation
  • Assisting with budgets
  • VAT reporting
  • Query resolution
  • Ad hoc reporting and tasks
  • Support to Finance Manager as required

The ideal candidate is expected to have at least 2-3 accounting experience and will probably be CIMA or ACCA part qualified, although candidates who are AAT Qualified or Qualified by Experience will also be considered.

The ability to work as part of a team and build relationships with colleagues at all levels is a must. Our client are keen to promote from within as far as possible, have recently promoted one of the team into a supervisory role and the hiring manager for this role started out as a junior Accountant.

An attractive benefits package is on offer including study support and healthcare. We are encouraging interested candidates to apply without delay!

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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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