Since 2003 Ascendant Recruitment has helped thousands of talented people find permanent, contract and temporary jobs with over 300 of the finest employers in the region.
Following on from the success of our Milton Keynes office, in 2015 we opened a second office in Northampton, allowing us to better serve our Northamptonshire-based clients and candidates.
Our recruitment divisions include:
We work with companies and candidates across the whole of Northamptonshire, including Northampton, Kettering, Corby, Rushden and Wellingborough.
You'll find contact details for our Northampton-based team below:
Call: 01604 439380 Monday to Friday (8am – 5.30pm)
Ascendant Recruitment Limited
Whether you’re a candidate looking for your next career move or an employer looking for a talented new member for your team, we’d love to hear from you.
Ascendant Recruitment are delighted to be working with a brand new manufacturing client in Northampton. Our client is a successful SME business that has been operating for over 20years with a current turnover of £30million. Our client is looking for a hands on commercially minded Finance Manager to join their team on a full time permanent basis offering a salary of up to £32kpa for the right person. Over the last 5 years our client has increased their headcount by over 40% due to a succession and development. The ideal candidate will be someone who is proactive in interacting with all the other departments and building relationships. We are looking for an approachable, enthusiastic people person who can oversee, guide and support a team of 5 finance professionals. The Role Responsibility for management accounts production, nominal ledger and inter-company reconciliations, stock costing, payroll and associated reporting (PSA, P11d, etc), VAT (and other regulatory filings) and internal control procedures. Manage and develop the finance team (4 direct reports plus 1 apprentice, 1 indirect and 3-5 other key liaisons which include some oversight). Undertake the day to day running of the Finance department ensuring the timely and accurate completion of team tasks. Manage Finance Projects and Finance elements of other Group projects. Promote a culture of professionalism and cohesion within the team that leads to individuals completing tasks to a high standard and in a timely manner by training, coaching and feeding back. Role Responsibilities: Ensure accurate and efficient processing of all accounts and payroll duties in accordance with Company directives and current legislations/laws Management accounts pack production (final review and input from your team’s work) for 5 Group companies, including cost centres Management accounts analysis, identifying areas which require further investigation and recommending cost saving opportunities Ensure Month end procedures and reporting including Group sales and cashflow Liaise with USA colleagues to ensure all Group balances are reconciled monthly before management accounts are submitted. Review and authorise VAT returns and procedures (Group and individual) Payroll review and submission including year-end and P11d’s, PSA and expenses Answer queries/find answers to technical queries in Sage, Payroll and Excel Provide reconciled information to support other regulatory returns as required such as EC Sales, Intrastats and Government surveys Cover (or arrange cover for) Purchase Ledger, Sales Ledger and payroll during staff holidays, absence or busy periods Standard journal entries and review of all journal entries posted by staff Document retention including digital safe/contracts Year end and audit preparation including tax pack, PBC list Verification and maintenance of fixed asset register in Excel (acquisitions, disposals) Projects as assigned to support CFO Ensure documentation of and compliance with internal controls and update where necessary Stay up to date with legislation and regulations that affect the Company and department Control and amend Sage user access Ad-hoc VAT, reports, analysis/contract work. Key Competencies: Management Accounts production and Nominal Ledger reconciliations Completed year end payroll reports, P11d’s and can answer PAYE/NI queries, review monthly payroll Manufacturing stock costing, BOM, NRV etc… Month and year end closing Group balances reconciliations Journal posting, Prepayments, Accruals, Depreciation Competent in the use of excel; as a minimum Pivot Tables and VLookup Completed VAT returns and maintained the internal controls required in order to provide the required information. Can answer VAT queries (Group VAT knowledge desirable) Experience of supervising a small team Experience of mentoring, coaching and training at various levels Imports and Exports (Intrastats, EC sales knowledge) Foreign currency transactions; understand revaluations and the impact this has on a ledger Use of SAGE 200 desirable Audit preparation, PBC lists Please apply today! Due to the high number of quality roles we are working upon, we may not be able to call you within 24 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a Consultant as quickly as possible, and if you are shortlisted by our client we will call you within 48 hours. If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent, typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!
Are you passionate about delivering first class customer service? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment? If this sounds like you and you’re immediately available, please read on… We have several exciting opportunities for Customer Service representatives to work at a large, busy call centre for our well-established client in Kettering. About the role: You’ll be taking inbound enquiries from customers and resolving their queries efficiently and professionally. This could include ordering spare parts and accessories to fulfil orders, increasing revenue by promoting company products and services and booking service appointments. About you: You’ll have an excellent telephone manner and the ability to remain calm under pressure. You’ll already have customer service experience, which you may have gained from another call centre or possibly within a retail environment. These superb roles are available now so if you’d like to be considered please apply today!
Recruitment Consultant Up to £30,000 basic (pro rata) + uncapped commission Northampton Are you a proactive, self-confident and highly motivated salesperson who’s looking for a career that fits around your family life? Are you returning to work after a career break or looking for a new challenge? Can you build and develop excellent working relationships with clients and candidates whilst working in a fast paced, dynamic environment? Are you honest, hardworking and seeking a stimulating, financially rewarding role with the opportunity to progress your career and earn uncapped commission? Then we could be a perfect match! Due to continuous growth and development, Ascendant Recruitment has several exciting opportunities for Recruitment Consultants to join our friendly, supportive team in Northampton on a part-time or flexible basis. About You: With previous experience in a fast paced sales role and a proven track record of exceeding targets, you’ll be a positive, dynamic and focused self-starter. You’ll be passionate and tenacious with a can-do attitude and excellent communication skills. You’ll also be flexible, accurate and reliable with the ability to manage your time effectively in order to maximise every minute of your day. Resilience, a hardworking attitude and outstanding customer service skills are a must, as is the ability to flourish and prosper whilst working under pressure. You’ll be passionate about upholding our strong company values and unwavering in your desire to further the reputation of Ascendant Recruitment with clients and candidates alike. Oh, and a great sense of humour would be helpful too! About Us: We are a leading independent recruitment agency who are incredibly ambitious and looking to increase market presence across our Office Support, Finance, Sales and Marketing, HR and Warehousing divisions. Since our inception in 2003, we have gained an enviable reputation for providing a high quality recruitment service that is friendly, professional and reliable. We pride ourselves on offering high quality temporary, permanent and contract solutions to many of the region’s major employers, including Mercedes, Audi, Volkswagen and Domino’s Pizza, as well as many other thriving local companies. With ambitious growth plans, you’ll be joining us at an exciting time and there are opportunities to take your career path in different directions. What We Offer: A competitive basic salary and uncapped commission, as well as other regular sales competitions and prizes. Support from a genuine sales team; your colleagues will cross sell, arrange meetings and pass pre-vetted candidates and leads to you. A personalised training and development programme, which will equip you with all the tools you need to succeed. The opportunity to work for a company with an excellent local reputation. Support from a dedicated marketing department. Freedom to run your own desk. An opportunity for the very best people to progress into managerial roles. Please click here for more information: https://www.ascendantrecruitment.co.uk/join-our-winning-team
Our Northampton based client is seeking people with a great customer service attitude to join their expanding team. You will be receving incoming calls, helping customers with queries like changing their address, renewing subscriptions and other general enquiries. This really is the nice side of customer service. This role is Monday to Friday with one Saturday in five or six. A successful candidate will have experience working in a customer service environment and have a true can do attitude. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is looking to develop their customer service experience while working within a fun and vibrant environment. For more information, please get in touch! Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 24 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a Consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days. If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!
The Role: To support retailers with their hand held technology, configuring and refurbishing hand held terminals via downloading the latest software and providing live testing. You will also be required to complete all the associated paperwork, printing the labels and packing up the equipment. You will be based in a small warehouse and will need to assist with loading and unloading deliveries. This role is Monday to Friday. There are 2 shifts: 8am to 4pm and 9am to 5pm - although there is always overtime to be had if you would like it! This role would suit a school leaver or equivalent. Requirements: Self-motivated and able to work within a team Good attention to detail Good communication skills Able to work to deadlines, must be adaptable/flexible - manage changing priorities Must have computer skills (Microsoft packages) Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 24 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a Consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days. If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically, only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck
Personal Tax - Assistant Manager Based in Northampton Salary guide up to £40,000 plus benefits We are pleased to be working with one of the leading accounting firms in recruiting for an Assistant Manager in their Personal Tax team. My client has an opportunity for the right person to join a close-knit environment where you can be challenged, inspired and developed. My clients Personal Tax Compliance Unit specialises in advising client’s on how to minimise their tax liability and to ensure they are complying with their tax obligations. As the tax system is always changing, the team are skilled in keeping client’s up-to-date on developments and advise on how the changes might affect them. The ideal candidate will: Demonstrate sufficient leadership skills to provide support to managers in managing a team responsible for producing tax returns to agreed service standard and act as a role model within the team, coaching and mentoring your junior colleagues. Be technically strong to review and supervise work and be able to provide intelligent and creative solutions to client tax issues both proactively and re actively. Demonstrate a strong understanding of the full range of the firm’s services to identify new Tax Planning/Advisory opportunities and be able to cross-sell accordingly. Ideally you will be CTA qualified and have personal tax experience. This is a pure compliance role with some elements of advisory. We will consider applications from candidates who are ATT qualified and working towards their CTA. You’ll be technically strong, with the ability to process complex tax returns and supervise the processing of tax returns. You’ll have previously mentored/supervised more junior colleagues. You should have gained experience from a top 25 firm. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 24 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a Consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days. If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!
Haven't seen what you're looking for? 3 out of 10 people we've placed went into jobs that were never advertised. Call us today on 01908 200270 (Milton Keynes) or 01604 439380 (Northampton) to see how we can help you find your perfect role.