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Payroll Administrator
£21000 - £25000 per annum

Payroll Administrator Permanent, Full Time £21,000 - £25,000pa Milton Keynes We are delighted to be working with a fantastic prestigious corporate client based in the centre of Milton Keynes. Due to a growing demand in their business and their busy workload it's now time to expand the team even further. We are looking for an experienced payroll administrator who is confident in all aspects of payroll.This is a fantastic opportunity to work for an excellent company who believe in giving back to their employees. With lots of opportunities for growth and progression our client also offers study support too! They are located 5 minutes away from the train station and has excellent links to all bus routes too! This is a permanent full time role offering a very competitive salary of up to £25kpa for the right person!!The Role:Responsible for the day to day administration of medium to large sized multiple client payrolls with no supervision; including administer RTI submissions and process end of year forms P60;Processing of pay scale & allowance uplifts, incremental rises and contractual changes as and when requiredUse PAYRITE payroll software efficiently, including import/exports and report writingTo process all types of manual payroll calculations, including salary sacrifice schemesTo have an extensive knowledge of PAYE/NIC and statutory payments eg redundancy, SMP/SAP, SPP and SSP when running client payrolls;Pro-actively develop and keep up to date with new payroll legislation and compliance;Pro-actively carry out payroll reconciliations and analysis with no supervision;Pro-actively liaise with HMRC and assist with more technical enquiries when they arise;To use own initiative to resolve issues and to assist the team where possible, by providing a range of solutions and seeking advice where necessary;Develops and maintain relationships with internal and external contacts at all levels;To work with other departments and understand the services that are being provided to clients (and not just payroll);Proactively communicate the full range of services offered by the national payroll team to clients.To have an extensive knowledge of pension schemes, including AE process and pension upload to pension providers website;To send BACS payments;Assist with small client setups and project work;Person Specification:Good IT skills, intermediate level of Excel is essential;Previous payroll processing experience is essentialMUST be able to work out manual payroll calculations to feedback to clients upon requestDemonstrates up to date knowledge of current payroll legislation and is confident in using payroll softwareExcellent communication skills (both written and oral) with clients and staff;Organises own work and prioritises own tasks;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.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 Assistant
£22000 - £25000 per annum

Accounts AssistantPermanent£22,000 - £25,000Milton Keynes We are looking for an individual with experience of Xero to join an accounting team in an established Milton Keynes organisation. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:Bank reconciliationsCredit ControlInvoicingReportingProcessing payments We are looking for someone with: Keen attention to accuracyExperience with Xero and confident use of ExcelHas the ability to problem solveExcellent communication skills, both telephone and face to faceAbility to prioritise and balance a changing workload 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!

Assistant Management Accountant
Up to £24000 per annum

Assistant Management Accountant Permanent£24,000 plus benefitsLeighton Buzzard We have a fantastic opportunity for a part qualified management account to join an established global leader in their field. You will be required to prepare the bank reconciliation, perform payment runs, submit intercompany recharges and assist towards the full preparation of monthly management accounts. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:Prepare the bank reconciliation.Administer payment runs.Prepare the Intrastat, VAT Return and EC Sales Report for both the UK business and the EU VAT registrations.Post the journal entries for credit card expenses during the month.Prepare and post the intercompany recharges.Prepare the Balance Sheet Reconciliations and resolve any differences identifiedPrepare and submit the intercompany balance reporting to head officeAssist with the annual UK and Asia audit.Assist and work towards full preparation of monthly management accounts.Cover for credit controller when on holiday.Code the purchase ledger invoice to the correct GL account and cost center.Reviewing and clearing the goods receipt and not invoiced register.Preparing the cashflow forecast.Follows company policies and practices as outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or applicable employment agreement. Follows safety guidelines and procedures in accordance to the job.Performs additional duties as assigned. We are looking for someone with: Part Qualified and working towards professional accountancy qualificationMinimum of 2-3 years' experience working within a finance teamAdvanced Excel skills, SAP desirableExcellent analytical and organisational skillsMust have excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.Must be able to operate in a fast-paced organization and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.An excellent working knowledge of MS Office You will be rewarded with a generous pension, 26 days holiday plus bank holidays, health and life insurance. 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!

European VAT Compliance Manager
£35000 - £55000 per annum

European VAT Compliance ManagerPermanent£35,000 - £55,000Milton KeynesAscendant Recruitment are working closely with a leading corporate company who have an office in Milton Keynes. Our client is looking to recruit an experienced VAT Compliance Manager to join their team on a permanent basis. We are looking for candidates who are either newly qualified with vat analysis looking for their next step up or an established qualified VAT Manager who has several years' experience. Salary is negotiable dependant upon experience. Reporting to the Head of European VAT Compliance, this role will involve supporting the team leader of the new centralised European VAT Compliance team This new GCRS team will be part of the established team responsible for project managing and tracking key global compliance deadlines on long term multi country engagements, including those for monthly, quarterly and annual indirect tax filings. The role has a number of key responsibilities: Assisting with the on-boarding of multi-country outsourcing clients including mapping and documenting of generic VAT compliance processes, liaison with key international client stakeholders throughout the management of the international project roll-out.Acting as key contact and escalation point for clients in respect of all areas of their VAT ComplianceAnalysing the output from key data tests performed during client implementation and as part of the regular return cycle. Look for indirect tax consulting opportunities arising and defining projects for completion either by the VAT team or by local VAT experts.Providing quality assurance over the European indirect tax filings including review of exception reports and sense checking draft returns for specific VAT treatments, interacting with relevant VAT and tax expertise in local countries where required.Ensuring European VAT Compliance documentation and process notes are kept up to dateWorking with the European VAT Compliance Leader on key multi-country service bids of which VAT is a key component.Managing the day to day relationship with the software vendor, ensuring SLA levels are met.Other ad hoc internal projects as they emerge within the businessWe are looking for someone with: Good VAT technical skills ideally from a previous European role in practice or industryAn interest and strong capability in VAT return processing, process improvement and technology enablementEffective use of IT, including Microsoft Office packages in particular excelRelationship management - internally and externallyExposure to projects with an international dimension and appreciation of the cultural nuances this generatesAbility to organise and manage time efficiently and effectivelySkills in functional process-mapping, including an attention to detail and ability to identify anomaliesSelf-starter, organised, professional - both internally and client facing 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!

Credit Controller
£28000 - £30000 per annum

Credit ControllerPermanent£28,000 - £30,000Milton Keynes Working for a world leader, you will be part of a small credit control team, where you will provide support in the collection of aged debts for the Milton Keynes office to assist them in achieving their monthly cash collection targets. This involves regular liaison with all departments and clients, maintaining accurate records at all times. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:Collection of aged debts with a focus on high value and old debtorsAttending regular meetings with managers to agree the appropriate strategy to collect aged and/or difficult debtsDealing with clients via telephone and email while maximising the number of calls made against call targets for the month (targeting a minimum of 20 calls per day)Ensuring all possible steps are taken to assist the relevant department in achieving their monthly cash collection targetsAttend regular meetings alongside the Revenue ControllerDealing with queries internally and externallyAssisting the Revenue team with the billing process at month endsProviding general assistance other departments on an ad-hoc basis We are looking for someone with: Previous experience of working in a credit control environment in a business to business environment, and a good knowledge and understanding of credit controlExperience of working within the public services arenaPossesses the confidence to deal effectively all stakeholders (internal and external)Good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbalMethodical approach to work with a strong focus on accuracyAble to prioritise and multi-task particularly when working under pressure and to tight deadlinesCan demonstrate initiative and the ability to be proactiveHardworking and enthusiastic approach to work; professional in outlook, attitude and appearanceConfident using MS Office, including Word and ExcelKnowledge of ARCS and the Elite accounts system would be an advantageHas the ability, from time to time, to work additional hours 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!

Credit Controller
£22000 - £25000 per annum

Credit ControllerPermanent£22,000 - £25,000Milton Keynes Working within a small team, this role provides support in the collection of aged debts for the Central Milton Keynes office to assist them in achieving their monthly cash collection targets. This involves regular liaison with all departments and clients, maintaining accurate records at all times. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:Collection of aged debts with a focus on high value and old debtorsAttending regular meetings with managers to agree the appropriate strategy to collect aged and/or difficult debtsDealing with clients via telephone and email while maximising the number of calls made against call targets for the month (targeting a minimum of 20 calls per day)Ensuring all possible steps are taken to assist the relevant department in achieving their monthly cash collection targetsAttend regular meetings alongside the Revenue ControllerDealing with queries internally and externallyAssisting the Revenue team with the billing process at month endsProviding general assistance other departments on an ad-hoc basis We are looking for someone with: Previous experience of working in a credit control environment, and a good knowledge and understanding of credit controlPossesses the confidence to deal effectively all stakeholdersGood interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbalMethodical approach to work with a strong focus on accuracyAble to prioritise and multi-task particularly when working under pressure and to tight deadlinesCan demonstrate initiative and the ability to be proactiveHardworking and enthusiastic approach to work; professional in outlook, attitude and appearanceConfident using MS Office, including Word and ExcelKnowledge of ARCS and the Elite accounts system would be an advantageHas the ability, from time to time, to work additional hours 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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