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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!
Finance/Accounts Administrator Based in Cranfield Salary between £18,000 - £21,000 depending on experience plus £2500 bonus (paid quartely) My client is a leading and innovative software company looking for an experienced Finance Administrator. Ideally you will be a graduate with some or all of the following experience: Fixed Assets Keeping a record of all bad debts and making provision of bad debt every month Expenses Bank reconciliations, GBP and Euro bank accounts Purchase Order Invoicing Accruals Payroll VAT returns General office admin duties You must have SAP knowledge and available to start immediatley. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has all or most of the above as this is a stand alone finance role within the company. 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!
Payroll Administrator Salary between £17,500 - £19,000 depending on experience Ascendant Recruitment are recruiting for a Payroll Administrator with a bureau background for a client based in Milton Keynes. Ideally you will have experience of weekly and monthly payrolls and working in a highly demanding environment. You will be responsible for: Checking and processing adjustments Updating details for new employees, rate changes, tax code changes, produce validation reports. Investigate any queries and take appropriate action with agreed time scales. Provide data to enable invoices to be raised You should have excellent customer service skills, outstanding communications skills and be hardworking and committed. This is a Contract with the view to go permanent if an opportunity arises. 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!