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Payroll Administrator - Central Milton Keynes
£23000 - £29000 per annum

Payroll AdministratorPermanent, Full TimeUp to £29,000pa dependent on experienceMilton 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!

Financial Accountant
£40000 - £50000 per annum

Permanent£40,000 - £50,000Aspley Guise Are you an experienced Financial Accountant looking for a new, stimulating, busy role? We are seeking that perfect individual to complement our clients existing finance team. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: To develop consistency of accounting treatments across the businessMaintain effective control systems and proceduresTo review monthly reconciliations of balance sheet accounts.Preparation of monthly accounts and quarterly accountsPreparation of BudgetsMaintenance of the fixed asset registersTo prepare year end financial accounts for audit, prepare VAT returnsMaintain capital expenditure recordsEnsure the Finance team are proficient in both procedures and business systemsOther project work as requested We are looking for someone with: At least 3 years' experience of working in an accounting environmentQualified to ACCA level or studying towards the ACCA qualificationWorks accurately with attention to detailExcellent communication skillsExperienced at preparing management accounts and year end financial accountsKnowledge of audit processesWorking experience of preparing Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Corporation tax computationsExperience in preparing VAT returns and ensuring VAT complianceWorking knowledge of purchase ledger, sales ledger, nominal ledger and fixed asset register processes and systemsKnowledge of payroll reporting processes and employment taxes including CISExperienced in all types of reconciliation work 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.

Financial Accountant
£40000 - £50000 per annum benefits package

Financial AccountantPermanent£40,000 - £50,000Milton Keynes We have an opportunity within a prestigious Milton Keynes organisation for an experienced, forward thinking, Financial Accountant. This fantastic opportunity will offer the right person an excellent salary and bonus structure plus pension, flexible benefits including medical insurance, gym membership etc. If it's career progression and personal development you're seeking, this company is for you! Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Preparation of the annual UK financial statementsOversee and coordinate the external audit processSupport the preparation of the other UK entities and subsidiaries within the GroupInter-company reconciliationsEnsure completeness and accuracy for all input to the reporting processSupport to the wider finance department as required We are looking for someone with: Qualified or nearly qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMAPrevious financial accounting experience Excellent MS Excel skills and ability to analyse large amounts of dataKnowledge of SAP & CCH accounts preparation software advantageous Good communication skills with the ability to build effective working relationshipsStrong problem solving and troubleshooting skillsA positive attitude and a commitment to get things done 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.

Assistant Accountant
£25000 - £30000 per annum

Assistant AccountantPermanent£25,000 - £30,000Aspley Guise We are looking for an accurate, team player, to assist with the preparation of monthly and quarterly management accounts and year end financial accounts. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliationsConduct internal auditsPrepare management reportsPrepare financial reportsMaintenance of the fixed asset registersReporting of key dataWhere possible, assist with the training of team membersAd hoc project work We are looking for someone with: Experience of accruals and prepayments - manual as well as computerisedMinimum 3 years relevant experienceProfessional, articulate and great communication skillsAAT qualified 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.

Financial Accountant
£40000 - £50000 per annum

Financial AccountantPermanent£40,000 - £50,000Aspley Guise Are you an experienced Financial Accountant looking for a new, stimulating, busy role? We are seeking that perfect individual to complement our clients existing finance team. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: To develop consistency of accounting treatments across the businessMaintain effective control systems and proceduresTo review monthly reconciliations of balance sheet accounts.Preparation of monthly accounts and quarterly accountsPreparation of BudgetsMaintenance of the fixed asset registersTo prepare year end financial accounts for audit, prepare VAT returnsMaintain capital expenditure recordsEnsure the Finance team are proficient in both procedures and business systemsOther project work as requested We are looking for someone with: At least 3 years' experience of working in an accounting environmentQualified to ACCA level or studying towards the ACCA qualificationWorks accurately with attention to detailExcellent communication skillsExperienced at preparing management accounts and year end financial accountsKnowledge of audit processesWorking experience of preparing Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Corporation tax computationsExperience in preparing VAT returns and ensuring VAT complianceWorking knowledge of purchase ledger, sales ledger, nominal ledger and fixed asset register processes and systemsKnowledge of payroll reporting processes and employment taxes including CISExperienced in all types of reconciliation work 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.

Financial Controller
£50000 - £60000 per annum

Financial ControllerPermanent£50,000 - £60,000 depending on experienceMilton Keynes This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified and experienced Finance Manager to make that next step to Financial Controller or an existing Financial Controller to bring new and fresh ideas and approach to working to the existing finance team and drive the UK business forward.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 helping 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.

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