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Purchase Ledger Clerk – Milton Keynes

Purchase Ledger Assistant, Milton Keynes, £22,000 – £25,000

My client, a local professional services organisation, are looking for a Purchase Ledger / Accounts Payable Assistant to join their forward thinking and progressive company. The team you will be joining is held in high regard throughout the business and the company itself is going from strength to strength, this being evident with winning numerous awards throughout the past 10 years.

As the Purchase Ledger Assistant, your duties will include:

  • Registering and processing invoices on various accounting systems
  • Statement Reconciliations
  • Ledger Maintenance
  • Resolving Queries
  • Analysing and processing credit card statements
  • Supporting month and year end
  • General finance ad hoc duties

We are looking for a hard working, driven and inquisitive individual to join their friendly team. A good communicator, able to work to strict deadlines and experience of working in a high-volume Accounts Payable role, you will be offered a generous numeration package alongside a wealth of benefits. This is a great opportunity for an experienced Purchase Ledger Assistant to join a dynamic company.

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Accounts Assistant – Milton Keynes

Accounts Assistant, Milton Keynes, £24,000 plus excellent benefits, with a busy, friendly team.

The Company

Abacus Consulting have the pleasure of working with a leading automotive dealership based in Milton Keynes with an enviable record of expansion and success, growth, both through acquisition and organic growth.

The Opportunity

Our client is looking to add a new Accounts Assistant to their successful and friendly team with somebody motivated, hardworking, and with previous finance experience, ideally within the automotive trade. This is nice modern and friendly environment which offers a great move for somebody looking to join an exciting and forward-thinking team.

As the Accounts Assistant, your day to day responsibilities for the Accounts Assistant would include;

  • Allocation of payments
  • Assisting site-based sales admin with vehicle queries
  • Manufacturer funding and reconciliations
  • Processing of refunds
  • Vehicle stock management
  • Highlighting any known financial risk to the business
  • Resolving internal and external queries in a timely manner
  • Centralised invoicing of BCA vehicles

The Candidate

The person best suited to the Accounts Assistant role would be:

  • Experienced in working as an accounts assistant within an automotive retail environment
  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Able to quickly learn new skills
  • Strong in administration and time management skills
  • An excellent communicator, both written and oral
  • Must have experience using CDK/Kerridge software

The Offer

On offer is a generous numeration package, 30 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays, staff discount, life insurance and a workplace pension scheme. Please send your CV as soon as possible if you would like to find out more about this opportunity.

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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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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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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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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 activity

Ideally 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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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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Newly Qualified Audit Senior

Opportunity for a newly qualified ACA / ACCA with experience in accountancy and audit gained from working within Public Practice, to join a Top tier firm in Northampton for your next stage of career development.

Newly Qualified ACA / ACCA Practice Audit Senior £32K-£35K Milton Keynes

Newly or nearly ACA / ACCA qualified with relevant Practice experience in audit and accountancy.

About the Role:
As Newly Qualified Practice Audit Senior you will be working in a team, reporting to Manager and Partner level and be given the opportunity to work closely with clients, managing junior staff and developing your technical, commercial and people management skills.

The client base is varied and consists of Owner Managed Businesses which will provide exposure to different industry types and systems and will allow you to develop your breadth of experience.

If you are fully or nearly qualified ACA / ACCA with relevant Practice experience and interested in joining a Top tier firm in Northampton, this is an excellent opportunity to continue with your Professional development.

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Accounts Senior, Bedford

Our client is an established firm of accountants with a varied client base and planning for future growth.

ACA / ACCA Qualified Accounts Senior – Bedford £35K – £40K

Due to restructuring we are recruiting for a qualified ACA / ACCA experienced accounts senior to join an independent firm in Bedford to deal with the accounting and tax requirements for a varied client base consisting of sole traders, partnerships, limited companies and special clients such as solicitors.

Reporting directly to the Partners this is a roll your sleeves up general practice role where you will be dealing with the basic work alongside the more complex so it will suit someone who enjoys this type of variety. There will be supervision of junior staff and regular client contact which requires the ability to deal professionally with people at all levels.

There are prospects for future progression as the firm starts to plan for succession, which will start to open up new opportunities. That said, it is not a prerequisite that you want that progression to secure the role.

To register your interest in this opportunity please contact Wavelength by clicking on the apply button or e-mail

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