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General Ledger Accountant

Ascendant Recruitment are working closely with a well known manufacturing company in Daventry  who are recruiting an experienced General Ledger Accountant on a full time permanent basis offering a salary of up to £26kpa. The successful candidate must have a minimum of 3 years experience working within a similar role, be able to work to tight deadlines and work on their own initiative with a high level of accuracy. Role Responsibilities: Working within the finance team in Daventry you will be reporting into the General Ledger Supervisor, Assisting with the preparation and completion of the annual UK statutory accounting pack and international reporting pack Compiling and consolidating basic analysis of finance information Monthly and annual account reconciliations Journals Intrastate and VAT preparation Processing sales invoices and credits Adhoc projects  

Accounts Assistant
£24kpa dependent upon experience

A fast growing client in Milton Keynes is looking to recruit a temporary to permanent accounts assistant on a full time basis offering a salary of up to£24kpa. The successful candidate must have a minimum of 3 years of working within a solid varied accounting background. This is a great opportunity to work within a fun yet very busy finance team where you will be responsible for managing your own workload. The successful candidate must have experience working on Sage 50. Responsibilities: Bank Reconciliations Balance Sheet Reconciliations Fixed Assets / Depreciation Journals Accruals / Prepayments Profit & Loss Intermediate excel skills Analysis of data 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!

Accounts Payable Administrator
£19,500 - £21,000

Accounts Payable Clerk Based in Leighton Buzzard A large logistics business with operations across 4 sites in the UK are looking for an accounts administrator to join their team on a permanent basis. My client is looking for a team player who has excellent communication skills. The salary is between £19,500 and £21,000 depending on experience. The successful candidate will be responsible for the smooth running of the accounts payable function and cashiering. Additionally, assisting the financial controller with accounting support as necessary. Duties include; - Helping the financial controller prepare non-operational invoices. -Ensuring all supplier invoices are authorised and correctly coded to the correct cost centre and department. -Keeping up to date with analysis of regular standard costs. -Providing support on accounting transactions, including posting journals when necessary. -Dealing with the processing of bank transactions on a daily basis. -Reconciling the payments to the accounting ledgers. -Assisting with the company compliance to legislative requirements, including VAT, PSA and P11D production. -Processing expense payments. -Dealing with the receipt of credit card payments. -Assisting with maintaining the accounting records. Experience; -Ideally 1 years accounts payable experience -Sage 200 -Good excel skills 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!   

Purchase Ledger & Expenses Clerk

We are delighted to be working with a well known national company whose head office functions are based in Milton Keynes. Due to a maternity at the beginning of November our client is looking to recruit someone on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a well known company in Milton Keynes where you will be working within a large finance team and working closely with some fantastic people within the team! The role is being advertised as full time however there is scope for someone to work 4 days a week also if they are looking for part time work too. The Role Processing of purchase ledger invoices and employee expenses into SAP Liaising with other departments to investigate queries and ensure authorisation of invoices and purchase orders Preparation of 2 monthly purchase ledger and expenses runs for suppliers and employees and related BACS transfers Dealing with colleague and supplier queries Preparation of supplier statement reconciliations Other ad hoc tasks including preparing remittances and making banking/cheque/credit card payments Occasionally working flexible hours to ensure tight deadlines are met Key Requirements Has a proactive attitude, an open and honest team player-willing to 'muck in' to ensure success of the team as a whole Is numerate with a keen eye for detail and accuracy Has a professional and organised approach and is able to review their own work and take responsibility for end results Is able to prioritise and deliver results to strict deadlines Has excellent problem solving skills with the ability to communicate the results clearly and confidently to colleagues and customers Has a willingness to adapt to the constantly changing needs of the team and the business as a whole • Has a proactive approach to managing a busy workload Has PC Skills in particular Excel, Outlook and Word. Training will be given on our accounting systems

Financial Accountant
£30,000 - £38,000

Financial Accountant Based in Milton Keynes Salary between £30,000 - £38,000 depending on experience. We are looking for a Financial Accountant  to join a forward thinking Accountancy Organisation who provide an innovative service to their clients. You would be supporting small businesses to medium enterprises and providing Financial Support through financial information and advice. Ideally you will be ACCA or CIMA  qualified. We will consider applications from newly qualified accountants as well those qualified by experience. You will be responsible for: Nominal ledger including prepayments and accruals Payroll Monthly accounts VAT Budgeting Forecasting Knowledge in Sage, Xero or Navision would be advantageous. This is a senior role within the business, reporting directly to the Group Financial Controller. The company is customer focused and need liek monded people who want longevity with a company.  

Qualified Finance Business Partner
£40000 - £40000

Ascendant Recruitment have the pleasure in working for a local company who are based within the education sector. Due to changes within the team our client is now looking to recruit a full time Qualified Finance Business Partner to join their team immediately! The successful candidate will be immediately available, ACCA / CIMA Qualified or equivalent and have the ability to manage deadlines with excellent attention to detail and communication skills. Due to the industry of the client a full Enhanced DBS check will also be conducted. The Role: Strategic financial planning of resources to deliver school’s objectives and priorities. Support the senior leadership teams in dealing with finance, accounting and finance risk matters onsite and Trust levels. Assist Head and Executive Head in decision-making and contribute positively to the management of school finances. Be responsible for the financial compliance, management, reporting, control, review, analysis, planning and budgeting and provision of financial advice for the school. Actively seek ways to drive funding and school revenue upwards whilst managing costs. Analyse and present the financial implications of business and operational options to facilitate informed decision-making by Executive Head and Head of School. Work with the Operations Manager in ensuring the school uses resources effectively and efficiently at all times and work collaboratively with colleagues in income generation (e.g. fund application, other income generation initiatives). Actively model and promote the values and ethos of the company. Work closely with the Operations Manager in achieving Value for Money for the procurement of supplies and contracts. Responsible for ensuring the validity, accuracy and completeness of book-keeping and financial recording performed by school staff in line with accounting principles. Support and report to the Director of Finance & Operations in all financial, accounting, auditing and financial compliance matters in relation to the school. Person Specification: A fully qualified CIMA/ACA/ACCA professional with at least 3 years’ post qualification experience Strong business partnering, financial modelling and problem solving skills. Ability to communicate financials well with non-finance colleagues. Demonstrate track record in meeting deadlines and producing quality reports to a high standard. Enthusiastic, embrace company ethos and committed to the provision of education for our young people with high personal integrity and strong work ethics. Possess a valid UK driving licence. Primarily based at school but willing to travel to Head Office in South East London (when needed). If this sounds like the perfect role for you then get in touch today- we want 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. 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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