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Systems Accounting Manager – Milton Keynes

Systems Accounting Manager, 12 Month Interim assignment, Milton Keynes, £55,000 – £60,000

A unique opportunity has arisen for a Systems Accounting Manager to join the team within this highly respected public sector business in Milton Keynes for a fixed term of 12 months.

The Systems Accounting Manager will play an essential part within the business, working closely with internal departments as well as external stakeholders. This position is critical to help aid process improvements through the duration of 2020 and may be extended further into 2021.

As Systems Accounting Manager, you will be aligned between 2 departments, working closely with both the finance and the IT teams. You will be expected to regularly engage with, and work closely with colleagues from designated business units. to enable you to evaluate and provide continuous improvement and best practice, whilst leading the process on implementations.

Additional responsibilities for the Systems Accounting Manager will include:

  • Lead development of new processes and migration of data
  • Oversee operation and maintenance of newly integrated software/packages
  • Provide management information through regular meetings internally
  • Provide leadership/support on areas which require financial input into the systems
  • Provide regular reporting and documentation on require workflows
  • You will have ideally had experience working in financial services, with systems implementation experience and project management where possible. You will be a strong negotiator with the ability to read, write, and advise on, system changes.

The Candidate

The ideal individual must be an ACCA, CIMA or ACA qualified accountant, who can lead, supervise and offer solutions to resolve complex system issues. You will be adept at writing within a host of IT packages and systems and you will have had exposure to SAP (exposure to S4/HANA would be an added advantage) in your previous positions.  You will be an expert Excel user, with experience writing applications in VBA. This is a great opportunity to join an established, highly reputable organisation at a pivotal time in their history.

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Part Time Payroll Assistant – Northampton

Part time Payroll Assistant, Northampton, 3 days per week, £22,000 pro-rata 

A local and established Accounting Practice are looking to recruit a Part Time Payroll Assistant to work Wednesday, Thursday and Friday within their busy team.

The Part Time Payroll Assistant will be checking and processing multiple payrolls for both weekly and monthly paid employees. This will include liaising with clients and investigating queries.

The Part Time Payroll Assistant position is suited to a candidate who holds strong payroll experience, together with good attention to detail, who is confident at communicating effectively at all levels with both internal staff and clients

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Part Qualified Accountant – Luton

Part Qualified Accountant, Luton, £26,000 – £35,000

Due to a recent restructure our client, a solutions driven professional services business with a global footprint, have a need for an Accountant to join their finance team in Luton. Reporting into the Client Accounting Manager, and working in a fast paced environment with a highly experienced senior finance team to support you, the successful candidate will have a pivotal role to play in proving timely financial support to clients,

Your duties as the Accountant will include the following

  • Transactional support
  • Accruals
  • Journals
  • Assisting with accounts preparation
  • Query resolution
  • Ad hoc financial support as needed

The ideal candidate is likely to be actively studying AAT, ACCA or CIMA, with a strong academic record and proven experience in finance. The role would suit an up and coming candidate who is keen to learn and progress. You will be solutions driven and client focused in your approach. We are looking for a candidate with strong technical accounting skills but also sound commercial awareness and the gravitas to build relationships at all levels. A great package is on offer including study support. You will be working in nice modern offices with plenty of onsite parking. Other benefits include working from home/flexible hours. Interested? If so please apply with an updated CV ASAP.

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Management Accountant – Luton

Management Accountant, Finalist / Qualified  ACCA or CIMA, Luton, £35,000 – £40,000

Due to a recent restructure our client, a solutions driven professional services business with a global footprint, have a need for a Management Accountant to join their finance team in Luton.

Reporting into the Finance Manager, and working in a fast paced environment with a highly experienced team behind you, the successful candidate will have a pivotal role to play in proving timely financial support to the business, including forecasting and revenue reporting

As Management Accountant, your duties will include:

  • Cashflow forecasting
  • ONS reporting
  • Financial analysis and commentary
  • VAT returns
  • EC Sales
  • Accruals and Prepayments
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Ad hoc decision support as needed

The ideal candidate for the Management Accountant role is likely to be ACCA/CIMA Finalist or Qualified, although we would also welcome applications from Part Qualified and Qualified by Experience candidates.  Strong management accounts experience is essential and previous supervisory experience would be an advantage.

We are looking for a candidate with strong technical accounting skills, but also sound commercial awareness and the gravitas to build relationships at all levels. You will be working with an established senior finance team in a collaborative manner. The successful candidate can expect to progress within the business – the current Finance Manager was previously doing this role before being promoted.  Interviews will be taking place w/c 18th November, so if you are interested you are strongly advised to apply with updated CV ASAP

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Assistant Accountant – Luton/Nottingham

Our client, a leading and innovative and leading business in their sector, have a need for an Assistant Accountant to join their finance team. This is a newly created role to support the Financial Controller with day to day finance tasks, financial analysis and reporting

The Assistant Accountant will be involved in the following:

  • VAT returns
  • Intrastat/EC Sales
  • Reconciliations
  • Payroll processing
  • Budgets and Forecasting
  • CAPEX
  • Financial reporting
  • Period end tasks
  • Assisting with audit preparation
  • Ad hoc financial support as needed

The ideal candidate for the Assistant Accountant role will have proven experience in all or most of the above, have advanced Excel and systems skills and be available for interview/start at short notice. Whilst the role is based in Luton some travel will be required to their site near Nottingham on a weekly basis, likely to be 1-2 days a week. It is therefore essential that applicants are willing to travel.

This is a great role with the intention that the suitable candidate will progress to a more senior finance role within the business.  Ideally you will be actively studying and keen to complete your qualification, and study support is on offer. This is an urgent role; we are therefore encouraging suitable candidates to apply ASAP!

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Assistant Accountant – Northampton

Experienced Assistant Accountant, fast paced business, Northampton, £23,000 – £25,000

Our client is a very successful, multi-sited organisation, who are a leader in their field with over 1400 employees.  A role has arisen for an Assistant Accountant to join the fast paced finance department.

The Assistant Accountant will support the Finance Manager and your day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Reconciliation of various balance sheet accounts
  • Banking, cashiering and analysis
  • Collection of overdue debt

The Assistant Accountant role is suited to a candidate who is looking to step into a supervisory role, with responsibility for 2 team members holds strong CDK or Kerridge knowledge, intermediate Excel including  pivot tables and V look ups, and has previous accounting experience in the above areas

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Financial Controller – Kettering

Financial Controller, ACA, ACCA or CIMA Qualified, Northamptonshire, £60-65k + Benefits 

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Financial Controller to join the finance team within this highly reputable national group, based in the Northampton area. This position is pivotal to this group to ensure high standards continue to be achieved and deadlines adhered to. This Financial Controller position will see the individual join a close-knit team in a friendly environment.

As Financial Controller, you will work closely with the CFO, overseeing the head office finance team to ensure that central processes and reporting requirements are achieved within suitable timeframes. You will also deputise for the CFO during any times of their absence. You will actively develop and promote the team through effective management and mentoring, whilst identifying opportunities for systems and process developments.

Your key areas of responsibility as Financial Controller will include:

  • Manage preparation of Head Office revenue
  • Preparation of monthly/ad-hoc budgeting/forecasting
  • Management preparation of VAT returns and statutory reporting
  • Oversight of payroll process for 2000+ employees within the group
  • Coordinate training of regional & head office personnel
  • It will be essential that you have had experience of leading and understanding internal payroll processes – the payroll team members will report into this position and it is critical that the Financial Controller has knowledge of best practice and current legislation in payroll.

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 sites and stakeholders, developing relationships and providing relevant training where needed. You will ideally have had experience of leading a small team in previous positions. You will be comfortable around multiple IT platforms and processes, as well as being intermediate to advanced level in Excel.

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Management Accountant – Luton

Management Accountant, CIMA, ACCA or ACA Qualified, Competitive Salary, Bedfordshire

The Company

Successful, autonomous division of a major Blue Chip listed business that has recently undergone a major corporate restructure, well placed to execute their ambitious, refocused business plans

The Role

As Management Accountant, you will be responsible for, amongst other things:

  • Reviewing the finance and reporting packs to improve accuracy and integrity
  • Highlighting key requirements/assumptions that underpin the forecast
  • Continually driving to achieve best in class. support the wider finance team
  • Monthly Management Accounts
  • Quarterly Reporting and  Business Planning
  • Ensuring quality and robustness of forecast, risks and opportunities to profit and cash

The Candidate

To succeed in the Management Accountant position within this fast paced and corporate environment, you will need to be an enthusiastic and committed team player with a proactive and problem solving approach.  As an effective communicator you will be building relationships with colleagues within finance, as well as across the wider business, with a view to agreeing and delivering objectives of the department and the company as a whole.  We do need a fully qualified CIMA, ACCA or ACA Accountant for this position, someone with strong commercial awareness and the ambition to quickly build their PQE to add value to the business as well as their own personal professional development.

To Apply

Please send your up to date CV as soon as possible to be considered for the Management Accountant position, or call William Hayward on 01582 434375 for an initial conversation and further information before doing so, if you prefer.

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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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Management Accountant – St. Neots

Finance Manager/Management Accountant, CIMA or ACCA Qualified, St Neots, £45,000 – £50,000      

The Company

A well established, successful privately owned manufacturing business that has seen impressive growth in the last 5 years (from £10m to £40m turnover) and continues to expand on a similar trajectory.

The role

A newly created post, the Management Accountant will work in a head office finance team of 9, reporting directly to the Finance Director and working as the number two in the department.

As Management Accountant, your duties will cover 4 main areas of responsibility:

  • Management Accounts production – monthly sets of accounts for 5-6 group companies, month end reporting, budgets, forecasting/variances
  • Costings – business partnering with factory/production managers, costs analysis
  • Financial Analysis – production of analytical data, creating reports, modelling, developing and monitoring KPIs, advanced Excel modelling
  • Ad hoc Projects – assisting FD with wide ranging projects – fleet review, financing, acquisitions etc
  • Supervising and developing one member of staff

The person

The Management Accountant will need to be fully qualified CIMA, ACCA or ACA with a demonstrable track record within management accounts, ideally within a manufacturing environment.  You will be looking to step up to a managerial level and be seeking a varied and challenging role which offers the chance to broaden your post qualification experience.  As you will be liaising significantly on a day to day basis with non finance production staff, as well as high profile senior management in the business, you will need to be a confident and effective communicator who can clearly explain the need for and purpose of KPI data, and be able to meaningfully present findings from your analysis.

To Apply

If you are looking for a new challenge in a fast moving and positive business which will recognise and reward your personal contribution to its continued success, please apply with an up to date CV as soon as possible.

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