Finance & Accounting

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.

If you would like a confidential discussion surrounding strategic hiring for your organisation or your own career path we would be delighted to hear from you to determine how our services can assist you in finding the right solution so please call us on  0121 321 4311

 

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.

 

Probe are pleased to be partnering exclusively with an established manufacturing/engineering company in their search for a new Financial Controller. 

The company is a division of a much larger international group and will therefore be a great role for an ambitious accountant looking for their first financial controller position. Candidates must have SAP and manufacturing experience ideally gained in the automotive sector.

Reporting to the Plant General Manager the Financial Controller's duties will include:

- be responsible towards the Group, and for the scope, of the reliability of Management data and compliance with procedures,

- draw up the results for the scope according to the methodology, criteria and indicators defined by the Group,

- respond to the Region's financial requests,

- provide the Plant General Manager with the analyses and comments to understand and potentially improve economic performance within their scope.

  • In collaboration with the Plant General Manager and under the functional responsibility of the Regional Controlling Manager, takes part in

- monitoring productivity (gathering actions),

- gathering part of the data (financial data) of the financial performance ongoing improvement plan in order to achieve the targets set (relevance, simplicity and reliability of data; aiming for economic performance),

- drafting the results (P&L) for the scope and concise analyses: Flash, a monthly review with the Plant General Manager and Regional Industrial Management.

- updating the grid of price,

- calculating the Quality of Turnover and reconciling it with the P&L,

- alerting the Plant General Manager to shortfalls in relation to targets and deviations from procedures and the reality observed in the field (data reliability),

- drafting budgets and ensuring they are followed by Budgetary Control,

- monitoring the investment allocation.

e group have a reputation for developing its staff, and due to its size, comes the ability to offer long term career opportunities.

 

Introduction:

Growing business require an experienced Credit Controller who is capable of hitting the ground running in a standalone role. As Credit Controller you will be responsible for for aspects of credit control including:

Duties of a Credit Controller:

  • Chasing debt via telephone, email and dunning letters.
  • Posting and allocation of payments.
  • Daily banking, maintaining credit limits.
  • Using sanctions to to encourage prompt payment.
  • Month end reconciliation.
  • Working closely with sales teams to resolve customer issues.

Please send your CV ASAP.

 

This Accounts Assistant role offers: Summer Bonus, Christmas Bonus, Good Pension, 28 days holiday (incl B/Hols) This is a fabulous opportunity if you are looking for a well-established, growing company and if you are looking to being part of a great, supportive team!

As the Accounts Assistant - you will be working for a very well-established business who have been established for approx. 35 years and are leaders in their field!  They are a growing / expanding business who have a great team comradery within the business.  Every employee makes a difference and is valued.

As the Accounts Assistant, your duties will include:

  • A good all-round transactional accounts role including;
  • Purchase Ledger
  • Credit Control
  • Sales Ledger
  • Bank Reconciliations
  • You could also get involved in various other areas of accounting to support the team

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

  • Previous good all-round experience as an Accounts Assistant
  • Experience with Purchase Ledger/Sales Ledger and Credit Control is essential
  • Good Systems experience, (NAV exp would be beneficial but not essential)
  • Excellent IT skills, including Excel and spreadsheet experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexibility
  • A good team spirit – willing to help colleagues where possible.

Benefits package for the Accounts Assistant:

  • Bonus Scheme – Christmas AND Summer - based on company performance
  • 28 days holiday (incl 8 Bank hols)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Free Parking

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

 

Probe Recruitment are supporting a Manufacturing organisation in Banbury who are looking for an Assistant Plant Controller with responsibility for controlling all plant costs and internal controls, compiling the annual budgets/forecasts and ensuring that all statutory reporting requirements are met.

  • Control of Plant Direct Margin Costs: Control all direct margin costs at part level.
  • Change Control: Review and approval of sales price, BOM and standard costs changes. Develop reporting systems to communicate impact of changes
  • Standard Costs: Set up and maintain standard costing for existing parts. Develop reporting systems to communicate financial margins at part, commodity and vehicle level
  • New vehicle projects: Review new program costs down to EBITDA level. Ensure integrity between programs reported profits and plant level profitability. Develop reporting systems to communicate profitability status at program milestones.
  • Launch costs: Control and report all plant launch costs. Work with launch team to prepare annual launch forecast
  • Monthly forecasting: Support Plant Controller during monthly forecasting process.
  • P&L responsibility: Full responsibility for specific P&L lines.
  • Month End procedures: Journal preparation, P&L and Balance Sheet analysis during 3 day close. Balance Sheet reconciliation
  • Corporate reporting: Complete monthly direct margin report for monthly management information pack including commentary. Support Plant Controller on other reports required for monthly management pack.
 

A leading manufacturing business requires an experienced Financial Controller to lead and manage all financial activities associated with its Redditch plant. The successful candidate will provide strategic and functional guidance to the plant operations team and will lead plant’s planning process including annual budget, quarterly projection, and standard setting. The successful candidate will be responsible for the financial accounting, reporting, and analysis in support of Plant and overall business requirements.

Financial Controller Responsibilities:

• Directly manage the Plant Finance Functions including cost system maintenance, standard cost development, and cost estimates for new and revised products

• Manage creation of and adherence to the production budget for the Plant.

• Responsible for budgeting and forecasting of standard costs, manufacturing variances, inventories and capital spending.

• Responsible for financial reporting and accurate product cost standards for all SKU's. Perform cost analysis and modelling of opportunistic sales proposals, continuous improvement project opportunities and new product introductions

• Establish, manage, and report on budgeted and actual expenses for respective cost centres and associates.

• General Accounting functions relating to review of monthly financial results, account analysis, and CIP analysis. Responsible for managing balance sheet reserves in order to minimize financial exposure of all business operations

• Provides Monthly and Quarterly Plant Performance presentation to Business Management Team and corporate representatives

• Manage directly and through others, the monthly close for the plant including the calculation and reporting of manufacturing costs and variances and Inventory transactions and balances

• Calculate, analyse, and report any variance standards on a monthly basis

• Perform cost analysis and modelling of opportunistic sales proposals, continuous improvement project opportunities and new product introductions

Skillsl and Experience:

• Knowledge & Experience 5 + years of senior finance and accounting management experience including cost accounting in a Manufacturing company

• Demonstrated track record of progressive financial work experience including financial modelling, operating expense control, trend analysis, budgeting, forecasting and strategic financial direction.

• 1-3 years of experience as a Plant Controller / Financial Controlling or similar role

• Strong command of the fundamentals of Cost Accounting

  • Familiarity and experience with Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma is a plus

• Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA or equivalent)

 

This Purchase Ledger Clerk role offers a great basic salary and benefits, but also offers a super opportunity – Working for a family owned and run business – everyone plays their part in this outstanding and unrivalled team.  Do you like a fast-paced environment?  Do you have good PL skills - preferably within the manufacturing sector? Then please contact me!

As the Purchase Ledger Clerk - you will be working for an Independently owned and managed Manufacturing business who really are a leader in their field with a client base stretching across the UK and Europe! They have been established for over 35 years and are committed to quality, reliability and superior customer service and after care.

As the Purchase Ledger Clerk, your duties will include:

Main duties:

  • Inputting invoice & credit notes onto Sage
  • Statement reconciliations
  • Checking purchase order invoices
  • Reviewing HELD invoices
  • Processing staff expenses
  • Answering supplier’s phone calls and resolving queries in a timely manner

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

  • Previous experience as a Purchase Ledger Clerk – Preferably in the Manufacturing Sector
  • Strong IT skills with experience with the following:  SAGE 200, SAGE payroll, Outlook, Excel, Word
  • Excellent organisation, time management and planning skills.
  • Ability to adapt positively to change.
  • Attention to detail – is essential
  • Excellent communication skills both face to face and via telephone.
  • Good listening and questioning skills when given instructions.
  • Ability to remain calm and professional at all times.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Self-motivation

Benefits package for the Purchase Ledger Clerk includes:

  • 28 Days holiday per year (incl BH’s)
  • Pension scheme
  • Free Parking
  • Outstanding opportunity to learn new skills and develop career

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

 

Leading business require an experienced Purchase Ledger to join its finance department in Minworth.

Reporting to the Financial controller you will be responsible for maintaining and updating the Purchase Ledger; processing high volumes of supplier invoices, ensuring existing controls are met. Other Purchase Ledger Clerk duties include:

• Match Goods Received Notes (GRN's) against Purchase Orders (PO's), and processing invoices against matched PO's.

• Establish new supplier accounts and manage supplier queries.

• Arrange and authorise BACS payment runs.

• Employee expenses

• Use of AS400 software

• Reporting using excel, including extensive use of v-lookups

 

Leading business require an experienced Purchase Ledger to join its finance department in Minworth.

Reporting to the Financial controller you will be responsible for maintaining and updating the Purchase Ledger; processing high volumes of supplier invoices, ensuring existing controls are met. Other Purchase Ledger Clerk duties include:

• Match Goods Received Notes (GRN's) against Purchase Orders (PO's), and processing invoices against matched PO's.

• Establish new supplier accounts and manage supplier queries.

• Arrange and authorise BACS payment runs.

• Employee expenses

• Use of AS400 software

• Reporting using excel, including extensive use of v-lookups

 

The role of the Payroll Manager is to manage the UK Payroll and provide a full in house managed payroll service for all Group UK sites.

Client Details:

Probe Recruitment are recruiting for a Payroll Manger to work for a global business, based in Solihull. This is a market leading business that require a graduate calibre Payroll Manager with at least 5 years payroll experience.

Payroll Manager Duties:

  • Supervising one Payroll Specialist.
  • Managing monthly processing of multi-site payroll, including, pension, benefits, PAYE, NI, court orders etc. (approx. 1500 employees)
  • Ensuring systems are set-up and updated to reflect our current employee base, including wages, benefits, sickness and vacation time in line with contracts.
  • Critically reviewing and analysing current payroll process and procedures, recommend improvements and implement central payroll manual.
  • Critically reviewing and analysing current payroll, benefits and tax procedures in order to recommend and implement changes leading to best-practice operations and changes in UK legislation.
  • Reviewing and identifying opportunities for streamlining process improvements, efficiencies, system integration and elimination of duplicate data handling.
  • Partner with HR in aligning and implementing a more sophisticated payroll and flexible benefits system.
  • Manage monthly preparation of relevant management reports, including monthly, quarterly and year-end reports (gross payroll, hours worked, vacation accrual, tax deductions, benefit deductions, etc..)
  • Act as "Super-User" for the time and attendance / payroll system providing system improvements and advice, guidance and training to other users.
  • Partner with HR to provide advice and support.
  • Interface with Payroll Provider, managing change requests, service provision and monthly review.

Profile:

Proven track record of Payroll experience, ideally gained as a Payroll Manager or Payroll Supervisor within a multi-site manufacturing environment.

Working understanding of UK payroll legislation including HMRC requirements, PAYE tax, NI, Pensions etc.

Ability to manage and lead staff to excellent performance.

Extensive knowledge and practice of SAP payroll systems required.

Previous experience of ADP payroll systems.

Qualified to Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) Diploma level or working towards.

Computer literate and familiar with Microsoft Office, especially Excel.

Excellent communication skills and highly with the ability to work to strict and challenging deadlines.

As Payroll Manager you will receive a competitive salary plus other benefits.

 

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.