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Part Qualified Finance Business Partner

We have a contract available with our client based in prestigious offices in South Bedfordshire. They are looking for a Financial Business Partner who acts as a proactive and business driven finance professional, supporting and offering expertise to the business leaders to enable them to make qualified decisions.

As Finance Business Partner you will be responsible for financial planning, budgeting and analysis within the Sales and Marketing division of the business.  The overall ambition for the Finance Business Partner is to support the sales organisation to grow sales, ensure profitability as well as enhancing efficiency

In your day to day activities, you will:

  • Act as a finance business partner to the allocated functions or units by proactively supporting and constructively challenge the managers/management team and organisation in the execution of business plans.
  • Develop initiatives/activities with an impact across the area.
  • Be responsible for budgeting, planning and analysing within a function or unit.
  • Be responsible for reporting to Group Finance.
  • Evaluate business cases and projects in close cooperation with business partners.
  • Deploy and integrate performance management methods and approached in ongoing dialogue within area of responsibility.
  • Contribute with a constant focus on performance management with high quality analysis to strengthen the business decision-making process.
  • Discuss and agree with Business Managers budget input to feed into the Area budget phase.
  • Provide cost/sales follow up monthly to Managers and discuss possible actions needed.
  • Provide monthly reporting package to functional manager or unit management before meetings.
  • Participate in various projects within finance to develop the function and the services provided to the organisation.
  • Secure a common way of working across the Area so the business will get one point of contact.
  • Work in the FP&A team to secure a best practice sharing and take on responsibility for aligning processes.
  • Work together with internal stakeholders Group finance and other Area finance functions to enhance knowledge sharing.
  • Train managers in understanding the company financials, processes and tools.


  • Able to effectively communicate and provide verbal and written direction in English required.
  • Microsoft Office experience required (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with SAP systems/software preferred.


This would suit someone who has:

  • Minimum of three (3-5) years accounting experience
  • Experience in a Sales Organisation
  • Experience with SAP and TM1 an advantage.
  • Part qualified, studying for ACCA or CIMA.

Please apply now if this looks like the fantastic opportunity that you have been looking for.

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Bookkeeper – Wellingborough

This established local business are looking to appointment a part time Bookkeeper working 30 hours per week ( Monday to Friday) to join their busy finance team. Working in a team of three others and reporting to the Financial Controller.

Your duties and the Bookkeeper will be are varied and will include:

  • Sales ledger
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Maintaining petty cash
  • Journals
  • Checking and processing expenses
  • Supporting the Financial Controller when required.

This is a super role which is suited to a candidate who holds all round accounting experience, the ability to work to deadlines, be confident at communicating and be proficient using pivot tables and V look ups

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Management Accountant – Stevenage

Our client, a well-established and respected organisation in the Stevenage area, has the opportunity for a Management Accountant to join their expanding finance team. The post reports into the Financial Planning & Analysis Manager and will take responsibility for the preparation, analysis and publication of the monthly management accounts.

The role also includes a requirement to provide finance business partner support to budget holders, collaborating with and challenging their functional teams.

As Management Accountant, your main duties will include:

  • Managing the quarterly forecasting process from budget holders, incorporating it into the management account reports
  • Producing analysis detailing the financial and non-financial KPIs, including commentary, analysis and trends
  • Providing advisory support to budget holders  in forecasting and managing spend
  • Assisting with the budgeting cycle and analysis
  • Assisting with year-end preparation, including updating the review document and assisting auditors with their queries

If you are CIMA/ACCA qualified (or finalist) with high level attention to detail and the ability to work to agreed deadlines, please apply.

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Finance Manager – Milton Keynes

Our client, a local retail organisation are looking for an experienced Manager to over see the finance team whilst they recruit for a permanent person.

As interim Finance Manager, your duties will include:

  • Overseeing the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable functions
  • Cashflow forecasting
  • Completing VAT returns
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Process enhancements.

You should be immediately available with hands on staff management experience.  There is the possibility of the role becoming permanent for the right candidate.  In return our client offers on site parking and a vibrant working environment.

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Financial Planning & Analysis Manager – Stevenage

Our client, a well-established organisation in the Stevenage area, have a newly created full-time FP&A Manager position within their expanding finance team. The post reports into the Head of Finance and will take responsibility for all financial planning, analysis and forecasting.

The emphasis is on delivering improved management information, developing new strategic reports and modelling, as well as to support and challenge financial decisions at all levels.

Your main responsibilities as the Financial Planning and Analysis Manager will include:

  • Full understanding of revenue flows, articulating weekly variances
  • Collaborating with Stakeholders to identify risks and opportunities 
  • Preparation of Monthly Accounts to established timescales
  • Driving improved transparency and accountability
  • Owning the budget and forecasting process
  • Production of analysis detailing both the financial & non-financial KPIs
  • To work with the business to ensure that all information reporting and analysis is consistent
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Payroll Manager – Stevenage

Our client, a well established organisation in the Stevenage area, have a vacancy for a Payroll Manager to join their team. The role has arisen as it was previously a part time role but due to business needs they now require an experienced Payroller on a full time basis. Whilst the job title is Payroll Manager, this is a sole charge role and the requirement will be that this person actually processes the payroll and manages everything on a start to finish basis

Reporting into the Financial Controller, your duties as Payroll Manager will include:

  • Managing remuneration and benefits including SMP/SPP
  • Processing timesheets, overtime and bonus
  • Managing taxes, pensions and deductions
  • Maintaining payroll records
  • Query resolution
  • RTI reconciliation
  • Ad hoc support to FC/business as needed

The ideal Payroll Manager will have proven experience in a sole charge role. This is not a supervisory role. The successful candidate will be processing the payroll, dealing with administration, handling queries and provide the best possible service to employees.

The Financial Controller is keen on someone who can demonstrate a proven track record in Payroll, someone who will want to make the role their own, be proactive and back themselves when putting forward ideas for making improvements to the payroll function. You will be a team player with a can do attitude. If you’re an experienced Payroller with the required skills and experience, we would love to hear from you.

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Finance Manager – Milton Keynes

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Finance Manager to join the finance team within this well-established, highly reputable group. As Finance Manager, you will be responsible for managing the transactional finance team to ensure that cash collections and supplier payments are effectively managed within allotted time frames. You will lead, develop and motivate the team and contribute towards the future strategy of the finance department and the business.

The day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Managing all aspects of purchase and sales ledger
  • Managing credit control functions
  • Overseeing all bank reconciliations and postings
  • Cashflow forecasting and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Improvement and implementation of new processes and procedures

Strong Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and credit control experience will be essential if you are to effectively lead the team in this post. The ideal individual will be a confident communicator who is pro-active and leads by example. You will have had prior supervisory experience, with the capability of reporting upwards to senior management. Experience of dealing directly with customers and resolving queries is key for this business, so it is essential that you can work towards pressured deadlines to deliver to required outputs in this environment. Having experience within retail/wholesale sectors in particular would be highly beneficial.

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Senior Finance Officer – Hemel Hempstead

Our Client, a well established and fast growing organisation in the Hemel Hempstead area, have a requirement for a Senior Finance Officer to join their team. The role has arisen as the present incumbent is moving internally to an operational post.

Working in a busy, high volume environment, and reporting into the Finance Operations Manager, your duties as the Senior Finance Officer will include the following:

  • Direct line management of 2 Finance Assistants (Sales Ledger/Credit Control)
  • Mentoring, training and holding regular performance reviews with staff
  • Reporting including Aged Debts
  • Ongoing review of controls and processes
  • Ensuring systems are robust and fit for purpose
  • Taking ownership of historic debt
  • Query resolution
  • Ad hoc financial support to business as required

The ideal Senior Finance Officer will have a strong background in Sales Ledger/Credit Control and have proven supervisory experience. You will be able to demonstrate a proven track record working in a high volume transaction environment, ideally within a not for profit or public sector organisation.  The successful candidate will have strong communication and interpersonal skills and be confident building relationships at all levels. You will be customer focused and solutions driven

This is a great role working for a well respected employer in the local area. A great package is on offer include bonus, study support and onsite gym. The culture is very much 9-5 regardless of role. Interested? If so, we suggest that you email your CV to us as soon as possible as the hiring manager is keen to interview suitable candidates this week.

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Purchase Ledger Clerk – Wakefield

Our client a multi sited organisation are looking to appoint a Purchase Ledger Clerk to join their busy finance team at the Wakefield offices.

As the Purchase Ledger Clerk you will be responsible for:

  • Accurately checking supplier invoices
  • Raising payments
  • Investigating queries
  • Setting up new suppliers
  • Monthly statement reconciliations. 

This is a varied role and would be ideal for a candidate who holds previous purchase ledger experience, with confident communication skills and the ability to work within a team whilst managing their own work load.

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Accounts Assistant – Buckingham

Abacus have the pleasure of working with a global manufacturing business based in Buckingham. The client is looking for a career driven, hardworking individual with experience using SAP. With rapid organic growth within its chosen sector, the company are looking for an Accounts Assistant to join their already successful and friendly team.

This is a temporary to permanent position and can offer the successful candidate an opportunity to work towards individual career goals, whilst working in an established, internationally recognised brand.

Ideally you will be studying towards AAT, ACCA, CIMA qualification.  As the Accounts Assistant, your day to day duties would include;

  • Timely recording of company operations in the system whilst providing accurate analysis.
  • Ensure compliance with Group standards, Audit and Tax authorities
  • Responsible for recording and maintaining the General Ledgers and Inventory valuation
  • Intercompany reconciliations – Cost cycles, B/S, I/S and equity
  • Record expense claims
  • Assist internal and external accounting audits
  • Filing and submitting income tax
  • Filing and submitting deferred tax calculation
  • VAT submissions / Intrasat
  • Preparing monthly reports for business review

On offer is an hourly rate of £12p/h + accrued holiday pay for temporary, and up to £25,000 per annum for the permanent role.

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