As finance continues to look towards a future of doing more with less, the importance of recruiting and retaining finance professionals with the right commercial ability has never been more important.

The success and effectiveness of recruiting finance individuals for your business at an appropriate level of professional qualification and industry background is paramount and we should never forget the importance of employing candidates with the drive and ambition to support your immediate and long term needs.

Accountancy and Finance provides Professionally Qualified (CIMA, ACCA, GMAC, and ACA) permanent, interim and contact staff. These appointments range from Part-Qualified through to Finance Directors and CFO’s with many years PQE. We also supply accounting support staff across the finance function.

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An established global brand is seeking to recruit a Payroll Specialist. Reporting to the UK Payroll Manager you the Payroll Specialist will is responsible for supporting and providing a full in-house managed payroll service for all UK sites.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

The key responsibilities are:-

  • Process monthly payroll for multi-site payrolls including pensions, benefits, PAYE, NI, court orders - payroll size approximately 1,000 employees
  • In-line with the payroll calendar and payroll procedures, input in an accurate and timely manner all required payroll elements (basic pay, tax, national insurance, pension, BACS and such) for all new hires, transfers, promotions and terminations
  • Maintain payroll system wage types and records to support the business and legal requirements - wages, benefits, sickness, vacation plus all contractual requirements
  • Support process improvements, identify and assist implementation of efficiencies, system integration and elimination of duplicate data handling
  • Complete Year End data in line with HMRC guidelines - includes P60’s, P11d’s and all other requirements as directed by HMRC and UK authorities
  • Liaise with Site HR across all sites to ensure a smooth and efficient payroll
  • Support the Payroll Manager to ensure compliance in all areas
  • Assist in preparing monthly KPI’s for review with Payroll Manager, Site HR and Group HRIS
  • Support Site HR teams and act as a key user for the ADP GlobalView TM and Payroll systems - providing improvements, advice, training and guidance to users
  • Complete User Acceptance Tests (UAT) for all payroll related change requests

The ideal candidate will have

  • Qualified professional - Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) at Certificate level
  • High level of computer literacy - excel, word, PowerPoint
  • 3-5 years’ experience and high level of skill with payroll and time management systems a requirement
  • SAP/ADP system experience and knowledge a preference (ADP GlobalView)
  • Experience within a shared service centre environment
 

This Finance Manager role offers: an Excellent Salary plus Incentive Bonus Scheme (Up to 5% of salary!), Plus Private Healthcare and Life Cover, Plus 33 days holiday, Plus Pension Scheme! And a stable career with a world leader in their market! A Dynamic business where no 2 days are the same!  What’s not to like!

As the Finance Manager  - you will be working for one of the most Creative, Organisations in their field with an outstanding reputation with a Global Client base!  Established for approx. 25 years they are not a “new starter” – they know who they are and what they do and they do it well!  They are a growing business who have a very “team Spirited” ethos!

As the Finance Manager, your duties will include:

  • Supporting the FD in defining and improving the finance internal procedures, giving regular feedback on issues, proposing solutions and improvements
  • Assist the FD with the closure of accounts month end ensuring all reporting to trial balance is valid, accurate and produced to schedule
  • Manage the invoicing and accounts payable email accounts, allocate work to team members and ensure tasks are completed in a timely manner in line with company KPIs and targets
  • Review and submission of all invoices, payables and receivables ensuring allocation to correct cost centres and projects, whilst identifying prepayment and accrual invoices
  • Ensure proper application of VAT applicable to the service industry functioning within the EU and Worldwide (to include an understanding of TOMS)
  • Supporting our niche Venue finding department in processing disbursement invoices and reconciliation of projects resulting the in the timely production and distribution of VAT packs (full training will be given in this area)
  • Prepare and schedule all payments in the accounts system applying the correct terms and carry out final pay run checks ready for submission to the bank; international and within the UK
  • Review and reconcile supplier and customer statements, proactively identify problem accounts, follow up exceptions and ensure clean, accurate, up to date ledgers
  • Maintaining accuracy of work in progress reports by liaising with account managers to ensure consistent and accurate project budget tracking

This position would be ideal for a Finance Manager or an Assistant Finance Manager.

I would be very excited to speak with you if you have:

  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Ability to think outside the box
  • Able to juggle tasks effectively and multi task!
  • Experience within a Fast Paced environment
  • Have sound knowledge and ability in double entry and reconciliations,
  • AAT qualified/part qualified or qualified by experience – Totally flexible!
  • Good working knowledge of Sage accounting system
  • Good knowledge of the service industry and the UK, EU and International VAT systems that apply
  • Knowledge of management systems for all accounting functions including purchase ledger, sales ledger, payroll, cash and banking, nominal ledger
  • Excellent communication (both oral and written and excellent interpersonal skills)
  • Ability to be proactive and use your initiative
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent IT skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access)
  • Ability to lead and develop team members
  • Ability to prioritise responsibilities under pressure and deliver to deadlines
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills - ensuring internal and external deadlines are met and to the required standard
  • Analytical thinking / Problem solving

Benefits package for the Finance Manager:

  • Incentive scheme - could potentially earn an additional 5% of salary!
  • 25 days holiday, increasing to 26 after 4 years, Christmas Eve closed day
  • Employee assistance programme with access to helplines/counselling
  • Autoenrollment pension
  • After completing 6-month probationary period - private healthcare & life cover

To find out more about this fabulous opportunity, please send your CV ASAP.

 

This Payroll Administrator role is an outstanding opportunity for an existing Payroll Administrator who would also like to learn HR too!  You will receive an excellent salary plus a good benefits package incl; 28 days holiday (incl 8 Bank hols) Increasing after 2 years, Pension Scheme, Long Service Award, Staff Discounts, Healthcare Voucher Scheme!

As the Payroll Administrator - you will be working for a very well-established retail health organisation who have sites across the UK and a leader in the UK market.

As the Payroll Administrator, your duties will include:

  • Processing a Monthly Payroll from Start to end
  • Collating and processing timesheets using Sage Payroll System
  • Assessing electronic timesheets for accurate processing of timesheets
  • Processing starters and leavers
  • Processing Pensions, sick leave and holiday pay
  • Dealing with and resolving payroll queries
  • Ensure all statutory deductions are made from employee’s salaries
  • Producing monthly report for management team
  • Assisting with Employee Relations team with HR issues (training given)

I would be very excited to speak with you if you have / are:

  • Previous experience as Payroll Administrator
  • Experience of Sage 50 Payroll – This is essential
  • A positive “Can Do” attitude
  • A strong team player – always willing to support colleagues
  • Keen to learn new skills – e.g. HR tasks and supporting the HR team
  • Good understanding and experience of PAYE and Auto Enrolment Pension Schemes
  • Experience of a Variety of Payrolls
  • Solid understanding of Microsoft packages; Outlook, Word and Excel
  • The ability to engage with colleagues in a friendly yet professional way

Benefits package for the HR Officer:

  • 28 days holiday (incl Bank Holidays)
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Excellent Development and Career Opportunities
  • Long Service Award
  • Healthcare Voucher Scheme

To find out more about this fabulous opportunity, please send your CV ASAP.

 

About Our Client

Our client is the UK subsidiary of a leading global manufacturing business.

Job Description

Reporting to the MD, you will be required to drive improvements in systems, processes and controls, enhancing financial reporting and planning. You will be responsible for all finance decisions that affect the UK business.

Key Duties include:

  • Provide strategic and operational financial leadership.
  • Ensure all financial practices are in line with statutory regulations and legislation.
  • Manage year end statutory accounts and audit process.
  • Management of the annual budgeting process.
  • Oversee financial accounting and treasury functions ensuring financial control processes are adhered to.
  • Lead and develop the finance team.
  • Involvement in all financial planning, financial accounting control.
  • Ensuring the provision of appropriate financial information e.g. monthly management reporting to the board.
  • Identify key risks and opportunities.
  • Ability to act as a business partner to the MD and senior management team, providing strategic, analytical and business support.
  • Provide all supporting analysis to validate strategy and business plan.
  • Treasury and cash flow management

The Successful Applicant

We are looking for fully qualified ACA/ACCA or ACMA Accountant with a proven track record in a finance leadership role, ideally within an automotive manufacturing business. You will have strong financial controls experience and be experienced in developing financial management systems, procedures and controls.

You will be comfortable supervising and developing a small finance team. You will have "handson" approach and happy to get into the detail but also have the ability to contribute at Board level offering your strategic and commercial acumen. You will demonstrate the ability to positively communicate with colleagues, customers and suppliers in order to form and maintain good working relationships.

 

My client is seeking to recruit an Assistant Finance Manager to it's market leading division. You will have the opportunity to gain experience in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and gain exposure to a wide range of duties. If you are high achieving part qualified with excellent Excel skills and are looking for the opportunity to progress your career with a forward thinking business, please apply or get in touch for further information.

As Assistant Finance Manager your duties will include:

• Providing financial analysis and support to all operational teams in order to drive sales and reduce costs

• Complete client reporting and forecasting

• Complete Budgeting and Forecasting

• Variance analysis and commentary

• Profit & Loss

• Responsible for weekly reporting

• Complete monthly closure of accounts

• Produce Monthly management accounts

• Debt management responsibility

• Ensure all stock takes are completed as required and that all declared stock valuations are accurate.

• Cost of sales analysis, including identifying the best selling and most profitable items.

Proactively review the sales of all items to assist with maximising income

 

This Senior Accounts Payable Officer is a Temporary to Permanent position, it offers a great basic salary plus a great benefits package incl; Bonus paid twice per year – based on company performance, Half day on Fridays! 31 days holiday (incl 8 Bank hols) raising after 3 years, Contributory Pension Scheme, Cash Healthcare Plan, Subsidised Canteen, Free Parking! 

As the Senior Accounts Payable Officer - you will be working for a Global Manufacturing Company whose product has an outstanding reputation for its quality and performance.  They have maintained this reputation for over 75 years!

As the  Senior Accounts Payable Officer, your duties will include:

  • To ensure supplier invoices are processed (logging / matching / entering) and paid in accordance with the agreed terms for that supplier
  • To make sure all correspondence from suppliers and colleagues are dealt with in a professional and efficient manner
  • To make sure Invoice Queries are issued and processed in a timely manner
  • To make sure supplier statement reconciliation is carried out in accordance with agreed timetables
  • To ensure debit notes are raised in accordance with agreed timetables
  • Preparation of accounts payable statistics, and attendance at monthly meetings to discuss any issues arising, and plan action
  • To carry out monthly payment runs are accurately
  • Other ad-hoc tasks as requested by the Finance Manager
  • To supervise one junior member of staff

I would be very excited to speak with you if you have:

  • Previous experience as a Senior Accounts Payable Officer
  • GCSE (Grade C or above) or equivalent in Maths and English
  • Sage 200 Accounting System – experience required
  • Experience with Pegasus Opera 2 - preferred
  • Previous experience of Purchase Ledger
  • Supervisory experience
  • IT Literate
  • Experience AS400 system preferred
  • Effective and confident communicator
  • Self-motivated
  • Attention to detail
  • Adaptable

Benefits package for the Senior Accounts Payable Officer:

  • Bonus paid twice per year – based on company performance
  • Half day on Fridays!
  • 31 days holiday (incl 8 Bank hols) raising to 33 after 3 years
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Cash Healthcare Plan
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Free Parking

To find out more about this fabulous opportunity, please send your CV ASAP.

 

This is a super Contract opportunity for an experienced Accounts Assistant.  This is a full time role and is a for 3 – 4 months initially with a view to extend the contract.  You will be working with a super, professional and supportive team.  Immediate start is desirable. Free parking, free refreshments. 

You will be the Accounts Assistant for a great Finance Team, within a Global, Manufacturing business, a genuine leader in their field.  Their staff are proud to be part of the business which makes it a great place to work!

As the Accounts Assistant Your duties will include:

  • General Ledger Analysis
  • Purchase Ledger Assistance
  • Journal Postings
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliation
  • Ad hoc Month End Duties
  • Other accounts duties as and when required

I would be very interested in speaking with you if you have:

  • Previous Experience as an Accounts Assistant
  • Know your way round a balance sheet!
  • MS Office incl Excel Competent
  • AAT Foundation (Studying or passed)
  • Good Spreadsheet Skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to pick things up quickly
  • Good analysis skills
  • Team Player – happy to help team as and when required
  • Knowledge of SAP advantageous

Benefits for the Accounts Assistant:

  • Long term contract
  • Free Parking
  • Free Refreshments
  • Possibility for this contract to be extended

This is a super opportunity if you are looking for a full time contract post as an Accounts Assistant - to find out more about it, please send your CV ASAP.

 

This is a super Contract opportunity for an experienced Accounts Assistant.  This is a part time role – 30 - 37 Hours Per Week / 4 Days Per Week and is a 3 – 4 month contract working with a super, professional and supportive team.  Immediate start is desirable. Free parking, free refreshments. 

You will be the Accounts Assistant for a great Finance Team, within a Global, Manufacturing business, a genuine leader in their field.  Their staff are proud to be part of the business which makes it a great place to work!

As the Accounts Assistant Your duties will include:

  • General Ledger Analysis
  • Purchase Ledger Assistance
  • Journal Postings
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliation
  • Ad hoc Month End Duties
  • Other accounts duties as and when required

I would be very interested in speaking with you if you have :

  • Previous Experience as an Accounts Assistant
  • Know your way round a balance sheet!
  • MS Office incl Excel Competent
  • AAT Foundation (Studying or passed)
  • Good Spreadsheet Skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to pick things up quickly
  • Good analysis skills
  • Team Player – happy to help team as and when required
  • Knowledge of SAP advantageous

Benefits for the Accounts Assistant:

  • Long term contract
  • Free Parking
  • Free Refreshments
  • Possibility for this contract to be extended

This is a super opportunity if you are looking for a part time contract post as an Accounts Assistant - to find out more about it, please send your CV ASAP.

 

Company:

This Finance Business Partner has become available due to outstanding growth within the organisation.  This is a part-time position, approx. 3 days per week. You will be paid an excellent basic salary with a superb benefits package!   

As the Finance Business Partner - you will be working for one of the largest retail businesses in the UK, with a reputation for quality and an outstanding customer focus.

Duties:

The duties for the Finance Business Partner will include:

  • A Budgeting and forecasting service to the Business Stakeholders
  • You will be Identifying and defining key business revenue and cost drivers
  • Be able to measure, report and analyse business performance
  • Challenge the business, driving the performance improvements
  • Produce board reports and post investment reviews

Requirements:

I would be very excited to speak with you if you have:

  • Previous experience as a Finance Business Partner
  • You are a Qualified Accountant
  • Min 3 years post qualification experience
  • Business Analysis skills
  • High organisational skills
  • Ability to cope well under pressure

Benefits package for the Finance Business Partner include:

  • 31 days holiday (incl 8 Bank hols)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Free Parking
  • Part time hours - approx. 3 days per week

To find out more about this fabulous opportunity, please contact send your CV ASAP.