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Financial Controller
£50000 - £60000 per annum

Financial ControllerPermanent£50,000 - £60,000 depending on experienceMilton Keynes This key role is to support the UK organisation to meet or exceed their financial targets by providing valuable analysis to their management and teams. This position requires working closely with the overseas Headquarters as well as help develop group strategy. This is a role for someone who is ambitious, career minded and wants a long progressive career with a leading manufacturer.You will oversee the financial management of the company including: Preparation of Monthly management and Year End financial statements that comply with group and local reporting standardsProduction of monthly reports with trend and variance analysis against budget, forecast and prior yearManagement of finance team and outsourced payrollManaging external relationship with Auditors, Tax Advisors, Bankers and Company SecretaryEnsuring compliance and reporting of information to HMRC and other government bodies within reporting dates and deadlines.Financial Analysis and Recommendations to assist MD and other Directors and Managers in operational and strategic decisions across all areas of the businessParticipation in monthly executive and management meetingsAdvising Directors and Managers on general legal matters covering contractual agreements, employment law and health and safety We are looking for someone that has: Professional qualification such as ACA or CIMA/ACCA or MBA with background in business accounting and financeAt least 6 years of relevant experienceExcellent business and financial analysisResults oriented and ability to work in an entrepreneurial environmentAbility to manage projects with diverse audience and strong influencing skillsStrong time management skills: strict observance of the deadlines, adaptability towards ad hoc requests and pressure.Communication proficiency, written and oral, internal and external.Rigor, ethical conduct, strategic thinking, team playerExcellent IT skills, timekeeping, meeting deadlinesProject management and desire to develop and introduce improvementsA good knowledge and practical understanding of legal matters impacting on the business environment If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! WE WOULD PREFER YOUR CV IN WORD FORMAT Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment companies, with PA/Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Finance and Temporary divisions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current vacancies please visit and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If this isn't your perfect role, register with us and let us find it for you.

Credit Controller
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Credit Controller Permanent£22,000 - £25,000Milton Keynes We are looking for an experienced credit controller with sales ledger experience. This is an opportunity to join a small team in an established, successful Milton Keynes organisation with a turnover of £23 million.Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:Credit ControlCustomer account reconciliationQuery resolutionPosting payments to ledger and reconciling to invoicesBankingTaking credit card payments over the phoneGenerating and despatching invoicesRaising credit notesPrepare and despatch monthly statements to customersPerform these duties in an accurate and timely manner and in accordance with good accounting practiceTo continually develop knowledge and skills to carry out roleAd hoc Sales Ledger/Credit Control work as required We are looking for someone with: Minimum of 3 years Sales Ledger/Credit Control experienceProficient in MS Word and ExcelExperience of SAP Business One is desirableAble to record information accuratelyFlexible and can do attitude If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! OUR PREFERENCE IS TO HAVE YOUR CV IN WORD FORMAT Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment companies, with PA/Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Finance and Temporary divisions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current vacancies please visit and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If this isn't your perfect role, register with us and let us find it for you.

HR & Payroll Advisor
£27000 - £30000 per annum £2k car allowance

HR & Payroll AdvisorFull time, permanent£27k - £30k plus £2k car allowanceMilton KeynesA fast developing and growing company in Milton Keynes with a multi million turnover are looking to recruit a HR & Payroll Advisor on a full time permanent basis offering a competive salary and great benefits.Our client is looking for someone with a minimum of 2 years experience in payroll who can support and work alongside the current HR manager. The HR aspect of the role can be trained so they are happy to consider an applicant who has strong payroll knowledge who would be interested in developing on the HR side too. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:Prepare and process monthly payroll across Group, managing starter, leavers, changes, SMP, SPP, SSP and salary sacrificeExplore system functionality to ensure value and reporting capability fully utilisedFollow legislative changes in order to ensure compliance with HMRC guidelines as well as assisting the businesses in planning for such changeOwn, prepare and manage all HR documentation to include, offers, starter packs, leavers, exit interviews, references, probation and pensionOwn, manage and review handbooks and policies across groupSupport annual pay review and performance reviewsSupport HR projects and line managers with recruitmentSupport line managers with the probation processAssist with maternity, paternity, flexible working and absence matters We are looking for someone with: At least 2 years' experience and knowledge of managing and processing payroll from start to finishExperience of HR Administration i.e. offer letters, contracts of employment, pensionPrevious experience of using ADP HR & Payroll softwareKnowledge and understanding of relevant payroll, pension and employment legislationKnowledge and understanding of HMRC & Tax rulesKnowledge & understanding of running auto-enrolment pensions and salary sacrifice schemes. Skills & Qualifications required: Proficient and confident using Microsoft Outlook, Intermediate/Advanced level of Word & ExcelGCSE Maths & English Language & Literature Grade A-CIdeally hold a recognised payroll qualification (or be part qualified).Excellent organisational and administrative skills, along with strong numerical and analytical skillsHigh level of accuracy and attention to detailA natural communicator, you will be confident, friendly and approachable with the ability to liaise effectively at all levels.Ability to manage and work using your initiative, ability to prioritise effectively and deliver to deadlinesInitiative and drive to create and improve systems of organisation to benefit the businessProactive approach to tackling problems, challenging status quo and driving efficiencies If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 48 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.In line with new data protection legislation, we will hold your data for 14 days, and if by that time we have not communicated and put appropriate consent in place, we will delete your data from our systems.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!

Finance Manager
£40000 - £55000 per annum

Finance ManagerPermanent£40,000 - £55,000 depending on experienceMilton Keynes This key role is to support the UK organisation to meet or exceed their financial targets by providing valuable analysis to their management and teams. This position requires working closely with the overseas Headquarters as well as help develop group strategy.You will oversee the financial management of the company including: Preparation of Monthly management and Year End financial statements that comply with group and local reporting standardsProduction of monthly reports with trend and variance analysis against budget, forecast and prior yearManagement of finance team and outsourced payrollManaging external relationship with Auditors, Tax Advisors, Bankers and Company SecretaryEnsuring compliance and reporting of information to HMRC and other government bodies within reporting dates and deadlines.Financial Analysis and Recommendations to assist MD and other Directors and Managers in operational and strategic decisions across all areas of the businessParticipation in monthly executive and management meetingsAdvising Directors and Managers on general legal matters covering contractual agreements, employment law and health and safety We are looking for someone that has: Excellent business and financial analysisResults oriented and ability to work in an entrepreneurial environmentAbility to manage projects with diverse audience and strong influencing skillsStrong time management skills: strict observance of the deadlines, adaptability towards ad hoc requests and pressure.Communication proficiency, written and oral, internal and external.Rigor, ethical conduct, strategic thinking, team playerProfessional qualification such as ACA or CIMA/ACCA or MBA with background in business accounting and financeAt least 6 years of relevant experienceExcellent IT skills, timekeeping, meeting deadlineProject management and desire to develop and introduce improvementsA good knowledge and practical understanding of legal matters impacting on the business environment If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment companies, with PA/Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Finance and Temporary divisions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current vacancies please visit and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If this isn't your perfect role, register with us and let us find it for you.

Management Accounts Assistant
£25000 - £30000 per annum

Management Accounts AssistantPermanent£25,000 - £30,000Milton Keynes We are looking for an AAT qualified or CIMA starter to assist in the everyday transactional duties in this role as well as take responsibility for: Posting journalsReconciling balance sheets and P & L accountsCredit card paymentsAccounts payable dutiesSales LedgerPurchase LedgerCredit ControlReporting on UK and International SalesAssist in compiling HMRC reports We are looking for someone who can hit the ground running and take ownership of duties. Someone who is a quick learner can take the initiative on new tasks as set by the Financial Director. You must be a confident user of Excel and Navision would be beneficial but not essential. This would suit someone who is happy in their own company as sometimes you will be working alone. If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment companies, with PA/Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Finance and Temporary divisions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current vacancies please visit and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If this isn't your perfect role, register with us and let us find it for you.

HR & Payroll Administrator (part time)
£25000 - £28000 per annum benefits package

HR & Payroll AssistantPart time, permanent£25k - £28k pro rata plus £2k pro rata car allowanceMilton KeynesWe have a rare part time opportunity for an experienced HR & Payroll Assistant to join a successful Milton Keynes based company. The role is 25 hours per week and offers numerous benefits as well as a generous salary. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:Prepare and process monthly payroll across Group, managing starter, leavers, changes, SMP, SPP, SSP and salary sacrificeExplore system functionality to ensure value and reporting capability fully utilisedFollow legislative changes in order to ensure compliance with HMRC guidelines as well as assisting the businesses in planning for such changeOwn, prepare and manage all HR documentation to include, offers, starter packs, leavers, exit interviews, references, probation and pensionOwn, manage and review handbooks and policies across groupSupport annual pay review and performance reviewsSupport HR projects and line managers with recruitmentSupport line managers with the probation processAssist with maternity, paternity, flexible working and absence matters We are looking for someone with: At least 2 years' experience and knowledge of managing and processing payroll from start to finishExperience of HR Administration i.e. offer letters, contracts of employment, pensionPrevious experience of using ADP HR & Payroll softwareKnowledge and understanding of relevant payroll, pension and employment legislationKnowledge and understanding of HMRC & Tax rulesKnowledge & understanding of running auto-enrolment pensions and salary sacrifice schemes. Skills & Qualifications required: Proficient and confident using Microsoft Outlook, Intermediate/Advanced level of Word & ExcelGCSE Maths & English Language & Literature Grade A-CIdeally hold a recognised payroll qualification (or be part qualified).Excellent organisational and administrative skills, along with strong numerical and analytical skillsHigh level of accuracy and attention to detailA natural communicator, you will be confident, friendly and approachable with the ability to liaise effectively at all levels.Ability to manage and work using your initiative, ability to prioritise effectively and deliver to deadlinesInitiative and drive to create and improve systems of organisation to benefit the businessProactive approach to tackling problems, challenging status quo and driving efficiencies If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 48 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.In line with new data protection legislation, we will hold your data for 14 days, and if by that time we have not communicated and put appropriate consent in place, we will delete your data from our systems.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!

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