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Accounts Assistant – Towcester

This family owned business are looking to appoint an Accounts Assistant to work within their busy finance department.

As the Accounts Assistant, your duties are varied and will include:

  • Sales ledger
  • Credit control
  • Raising supplier payments
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Journals
  • Assisting the Accounts Manager with ad hoc projects

This is a role suited to a candidate who holds all round accounting skills, the ability to prioritise work load and be able to work to given deadlines. Knowledge of Sage Line 50 would be an advantage, but not essential. Due to the rural location, own transport is required

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Credit Controller – Letchworth

Our client, a well established and highly successful business in Letchworth, require an experienced Credit Controller to join their busy finance team

Working in a fast paced environment, your duties as the Credit Controller will include:

  • Chasing late/non payment
  • Cash allocation
  • Query resolution
  • Setting up new accounts
  • Reporting on status of debt/overdue accounts
  • Support to Senior Credit Controller as required
  • Administration including finance inbox

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in Credit Control, be customer focused and solutions driven. You will have good Excel and IT skills, be confident dealing with queries and building relationships at all levels. You will be a team player with a strong work ethic and can do attitude. Immediately available candidates are of particular interest as this is an urgent role, the hiring manager is keen to interview experienced Credit Controllers as soon as possible.

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Assistant Analyst – Woburn

Following internal promotion, our client, a leading business with an international footprint, have a vacancy for a progressive and enthusiastic part qualified Finance Analyst to join their head office finance team at offices based near Woburn. This is a permanent full time role.

Working as part of a dynamic and passionate finance team, your duties as the Assistant Analyst will include the following:

  • Assist in preparing group budgets and forecasts
  • Preparing board pack
  • Assist in evaluation of investment opportunities
  • Financial modelling
  • Decision support to business as needed
  • Ad hoc analysis and reporting

The ideal candidate will have strong academics, ideally with a 2:1 degree or higher, be actively studying CIMA or ACCA, and have 12 – 18 months experience in finance. The ability to work effectively as part of a small team is a must. The role also requires a candidate with integrity, sound commercial judgement, strong analytical skills and the ability to build relationships at all levels.  You will have advanced Excel and IT skills. Study support is a possibility for the right candidate. Our client works from very pleasant offices in a rural setting. This is a great role for an up and coming, part qualified accountant who is looking for a role where they can add real value and progress with the business accordingly.

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Assistant Management Accountant – Stevenage

Our well established SME client in Stevenage have a need for an Assistant Management Accountant to start as soon as possible. This is a permanent role which has arisen as the present Management Accountant is retiring. Part and full time candidates will be considered

Working as part of a small finance team, your duties as the Assistant Management Accountant will include the following:

  • Fixed Assets
  • Intercompany reporting
  • Analysis of stock
  • Preparing accounts up to TB
  • Period end reporting
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Variance analysis and commentary

The ideal candidate will be actively studying CIMA or ACCA and have proven experience in management accounts. Study support is a possibility for the right candidate and our client will also consider AAT/Qualified by Experience candidates. A background in an SME environment would be preferred, due to the varied hands on duties that this role covers. The successful candidate will have good Excel/IT skills, strong communication and interpersonal skills, sound commercial awareness and be highly analytical. Candidates who are immediately available, or can start at short notice, would be of particular interest.

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Payroll Officer – Milton Keynes

Due to a number of staff absences, our busy, well established professional services client has a vacancy for a Payroll Officer to join them on a temporary basis for 6-8 weeks.

Reporting to the Head of Finance, you will be working in a small Payroll Services team and have responsibility for your own clients with 500 monthly paid staff in total.

As the Payroll Officer you will be responsible for all aspects of payroll, including:

  • PAYE & NI calculations
  • Pensions
  • Processing starters and leavers
  • Paternity and Maternity payments

Our client uses iTrent (MHR) payroll software, so previous experience of using this would be advantageous, as would previous experience of running term time only payrolls.  If this opportunity sounds of interest, you are available to start work before the middle of July (at the latest) and you can commit over the summer for at least 8 weeks, we would be very pleased to hear from you.

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Finance Administrator – Hemel Hempstead

Our client, a well established business in their sector, have a need for a Finance Administrator to join their team in Hemel Hempstead.

Working in a busy finance team, your duties as the Finance Administrator will include:

  • Data input and ongoing maintenance of client data
  • Reconciling invoices
  • Assisting with accounts preparation
  • Reporting for senior management team
  • Dealing with queries and admin support
  • Support to other finance teams as needed

The ideal candidate will be actively studying AAT, CIMA or ACCA and have 2-3 years in a financial/management accounts role. You will be confident in Excel and have strong IT skills. The ability to communicate at all levels will be a key success factor in this role. The successful candidate can expect scope for progression and study support down the line.

Our client is keen to promote wherever possible and there have been recent instances where people have moved internally which has then created an opening. The line manager for this role has been with the business for some time, as has her boss also, so we feel that this role will offer not only stability but will hopefully also lead to a more senior role in the not too distant future. Interested? If so, please send your CV to us as soon as possible!

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Client Services Assistant – Daventry

Our client, a multi sited financial services business, are recruiting for a Client services Assistant to join their professional team, due to company expansion.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join a professional and friendly team who will offer support.

The main purpose of Client Services Assistant is to deliver exceptional service to clients. Duties will include:

  • Processing client pledges
  • Updating new client records
  • Loan note calculations
  • Calculation of interest
  • Communicating with clients, investee companies and third-party administrators
  • Processing transactions such as dividends and loan interest payments

This is a varied position for a candidate who is organised in their work,  holds strong communication skills and is able to work to deadlines and multi-task. Previous experience of working within a finance department is essential. Experience of working within a  regulated environment is an advantage. Ie. Financial Services, Legal, Accountancy Practice or Banking

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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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Senior 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 Senior Client Accountant.
Reporting into the Head of Client Accounting the Senior Client Accountant will have a client facing role and may be required to attend client meetings in the office or offsite as and when required.

Duties will include the following:

  • Accounts preparation
  • Business partnering with internal stakeholders
  • Third party engagement eg Auditors/Directors
  • Attending client review meetings
  • Query resolution
  • Ad hoc reporting

The ideal candidate will probably have three to five years accounting experience and will ideally be part qualified although candidates who are Qualified by Experience will also be considered. Experience preparing a set of accounts is essential for this role.

Our client are keen to interview suitable candidates as soon as possible. An excellent benefits package is on offer including study support if required and our client are keen to promote from within as much as possible.

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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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