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Financial Accountant
£30,000 - £35,000

Group Risk Financial Accountant Salary £30,000 - £35,000 Plus Pension, Medical, Life and bonus We are delighted to be working for a FTSE 100 business based in Milton Keynes. The organisation operates in over 65 countries with a revenue of over £1.9 billion. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants a career with a dynamic organisation within a small, friendly and hardworking team. We are looking for someone who has at least 3 years experience in a financial accounting role, within the risk and insurance sector. This role is reporting directly to Head of Insurable Risk. You will be responsible for working closely with various stakeholders, internally and externally (insurance brokers, auditors) You will be: Preparing and finalising budgets Rolling monthly forecasts Year end reporting Invoicing Cash flows Analysing variances Supporting central finance, treasury and tax function Work with Brokers and Insurers to deal with policies and invoices. Manage the quarter intercompany billing You may be qualified or working towards a qualification or qualified by experience. You should have excellent excel skills and be bale to think outside the box. 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!  

Head of Finance (Hospitality & Catering)
£50kpa

Ascendant Recruitment are working closely with an exceptionally rapidly growing company based on the outskirts of Milton Keynes. Due to the success of their recent growth and development our client is looking to recruit a Head of Finance to support them in bringing all of the accounts in house and building a successful accounting process. You’ll be accountable for the accounting operations of the company, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles. The successful candidate will be a qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with the ability to challenge and influence senior stakeholders. Have excellent working knowledge of Sage 50 and an understanding of Hospitality Labour Control Systems as well as Hospitality Business Systems would be beneficial. Main Purpose and Role Responsibility to ensure all mainstream financial accounting and control systems are in place at site level and group level. To ensure all management information requirements are met to prescribed standards and time-scales. To report at Board level on the financial health and projected profitability of our sites, brands and company as a whole. Build strong and trusting relationships with operations Provide financial insight and identify new opportunities Make recommendations on how financial performance can be improved Challenge under-performance whilst maintaining relationships Own and manage the budget and forecast process for the group Take ownership of the balance sheet and cash flow for the group Manage the Finance team ensuring the following is delivered within pre-set time frames: Ongoing implementation of financial processes and controls across the whole group. Preparing weekly reporting including variance analysis (actuals, forecast and budget) and associated commentary for the group. Reconciling reported margins against budget (food & beverage margins) and investigating any anomalies. Production of monthly management accounts, with variance analysis vs budget. Monthly balance sheet reconciliations for key areas of stock, prepayments and accruals. Managing and developing Director and Board Reports. Carrying out sales reconciliation between POS and Sage monthly Intercompany recharges Keeping track of overhead spend at site vs. budget Review of banking reconciliations Monitoring and following up on site debtors. Assist in the production of annual budget. Fortnightly and monthly payroll Preparation and delivery of quarterly VAT returns Ensure all HMRC deadlines are met including corporation tax, filing of management accounts online Liaising effectively with external auditors for year end accounts 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!

Group Risk Financial Accountant
£35kpa plus benefits

Ascendant Recruitment are delighted to be working with a FTSE 100 client with an office based in Milton Keynes. Due to changes within the business our client is looking to recruit a full time permanent Group Risk Financial Accountant. This is fantastic opportunity for someone to make a career step up from their current role or for someone looking for a new change in company / challenge. The objective of the Group Risk Management function is to identify all insurable risks to which the group is exposed and to use risk management techniques to ensure that the group’s assets are adequately protected and potential liabilities are avoided in the most cost effective manner. The Role: An experienced individual to support function with delivering all financial reporting requirements for the risk companies. Responsible for the accuracy and efficiency of all financial transactions/reporting and ensuring that existing controls are enforced effectively and developed were necessary. In this role, you will have to work closely with various stake holders both internally (Local business finance teams & Group Finance, Tax, Treasury) and externally (Insurers, Brokers and Auditors) Key Competencies: Aspiring to become a member of an accounting professional body 3 to 4 years’ experience in financial accounting roles Good understanding of IFRS Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages especially Excel (Advanced user required), Word and PowerPoint. A good eye for technical details and ability to complete all tasks in a thorough manner Positive approach and resilient in the face of obstacles. Ability to understand and interpret vast amounts of data. Please apply today! (Full job description also available upon request) 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!

Qualified Accounts Senior
£27k - £30kpa

Ascendant recruitment are working with an ongoing reputable client who are recruiting an ACCA Qualified Accounts Senior on a full time basis. Due to expansion in the company my client has now opened and is looking for a senior person to join the team to support the directors. The ideal candidate must have a practice background and must be ACCA qualified. The company offers the advantage of working from home as they have a fantastic cloud system that allows you to do this. Role Requirements: Preparation of year end accounts for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies Corporation tax matters including returns preparation Self-Assessment accounts and income tax returns preparation Tax planning and advice Preparation of management accounts Preparation of VAT returns and bookkeeping Staff payroll matters Reviewing compliance with VAT, P11D & PAYE liabilities Liaising with staff, partners and clients during job completion Company formation and review of business contracts Software implementation Familiar and can work on various accounting platforms: IRIS, SAGE, VT, ACT, Xero, TaxCalc 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!

Credit Controller
£21k - £23k dependent upon experience

Ascendant Recruitment are delighted to be working with a fantastic client based in Milton Keynes. Our client is a reputable, international client who have been in business for over 15 years! Due to restructuring within the department our client is looking to recruit several experienced revenues and collections professionals. Role Responsibilities: Working closely with international clients Reconciling accounts Working with 3rd party debt recovery companies Supporting the cash & banking department with AdHoc finance duties Adhering to company policies and protocol Recovering outstanding fee's Working as part of a team to reduce debtor days Key Competencies: A minimum of 2 years recent credit control / collections experience Confident with excellent communication skills Intermediate excel skills

Payroll Administrator
£25,000 - £29,000 depending on experience

Payroll Administrator Full or Part time will be considered Based in Northamptonshire This is a fantastic opportunity for a payroll administrator required for a busy Payroll department at a Accountancy practice. The role is for an experienced Payroll Administrator to work on multiple payrolls for a variety of  clients. You will be working as part of a small tight team so this this individual needs to be able to multi task, be able to work quickly and have excellent communications skills. Your responsibilties will include: Working on all stages of payroll processing for a portfolio of varied clients, based on their specific requirements. Corresponding with both H M Revenue and Customs and clients to deal with all payrollrelated queries, in a timely manner. To provide clients with all required reports to their deadlines. Deal with matters relating to auto enrolment pensions. General payroll administrative duties.   I am looking for someone who has previous payroll experience, preferably in an accountancy practice or a payroll bureau. Fully conversant with Sage Payroll software important. A knowledge of Iris Payroll would also be an advantage, but is not essential.  

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