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Senior Payroll Administrator
£25000 - £29000

Senior Payroll Administrator Permanent £25,000 - £29,000 Milton Keynes As the Senior Payroll Administrator you will be primarily responsible for assisting with the administration and processing of payrolls within the team, to provide a first-class payroll bureau service. The salary offered is dependent on experience. This is your chance to secure a rewarding role offering a position in an award-winning firm offering great benefits and career progression. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Responsible for the day to day administration of medium to large sized multiple client payrolls; 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 required To process all types of manual payroll calculations, including salary sacrifice schemes To have an extensive knowledge of PAYE/NIC and statutory payments eg redundancy, SMP/SAP, SPP and SSP when running client payrolls To have an extensive knowledge of pension schemes, including AE process and pension upload to pension providers website To send BACS payments Proactively liaise with HMRC and assist with more technical enquiries when they arise; To use own initiative to resolve issues We are looking for someone with: Previous payroll processing experience is essential, ideally within a bureau environment Experience of PAYRITE payroll ideally or a similar payroll software Able to work with no supervision Good IT skills, intermediate level of Excel is essential Minimum 5 GCSE's (or equivalent) grades A-C desirable Demonstrates up to date knowledge of current payroll legislation Excellent communication skills 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! 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.

Accounts Administrator
£22000 - £24000 per annum

Accounts AdministratorPermanentup to £24,000Milton Keynes We have a full-time opportunity for an experienced Accounts Administrator within small, well established family business. While you may have responsibility for a specific range of tasks, due to the nature of the business it can sometimes be required for you to help out in additional areas including organising packing and despatch and other duties related to goods in and out. The key attribute required is flexibility and in reward for the right calibre person a generous salary and a friendly working environment is offered along with benefits and free parking. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Answering the telephone, taking messages or dealing with queriesSales Ledger, Credit control activities, chasing payments, issue statementsAccounts payable activities, processing supplier invoices, preparing for payment runPurchase Ledger, process supplier invoices & prepare payment runs and remittance advicesReconcile supplier & customer accountsPosting of payment receipts/expenditureReconciliation of financial statementsQuery resolutionUnderstanding of ISO 9001:2015 procedures & processesAdditional assistance with sales order processing, purchase orders and stock control with SAGE may be required. We are looking for someone with: Previous accounts experience essentialWork with accuracy and attention to detailGood standard of education with Maths and English GCSE or equivalentSAGE 50 Professional or similar experience essentialMicrosoft Office: Outlook, Excel, Word to intermediate levelExcellent communication skills, verbal & writtenAbility to build & maintain relationshipsEnjoys working in close knit 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.

Payroll Administrator
£23000 - £27000 per annum plus benefits

Payroll AdministratorPermanent£23,000 - £27,000Milton Keynes As the Payroll Administrator you will be primarily responsible for assisting with the administration and processing of payrolls within the team, to provide a first-class payroll bureau service. The salary offered is dependent on experience. This is your chance to secure a rewarding role offering a position in an award-winning firm offering great benefits and career progression. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Responsible for the day to day administration of medium to large sized multiple client payrolls; including administer RTI submissions and process end of year forms P60Processing of pay scale & allowance uplifts, incremental rises and contractual changes as and when requiredTo 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 payrollsTo have an extensive knowledge of pension schemes, including AE process and pension upload to pension providers websiteTo send BACS paymentsProactively liaise with HMRC and assist with more technical enquiries when they arise;To use own initiative to resolve issues We are looking for someone with: Previous payroll processing experience is essential, ideally within a bureau environmentExperience of PAYRITE payroll ideally or a similar payroll softwareAble to work with no supervisionGood IT skills, intermediate level of Excel is essentialMinimum 5 GCSE's (or equivalent) grades A-C desirableDemonstrates up to date knowledge of current payroll legislationExcellent communication skillsOrganises 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! 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.

Accounting Manager
Up to £50000 per annum Benefits

Accounting ManagerPermanent£50,000Milton Keynes We have an opportunity for a qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA individual to join an accounting team to provide management, guidance and support in all aspects of the team's activities. This role will require some travel and sometimes extended work hours due to the nature of the services provided. This is an opportunity that offers career growth and development. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Manage the team and oversee their day to day activities and providing support and guidanceOversee and review production of monthly management information as requiredRapidly respond to regular daily queries and information requests from clientsCarry out accounting and financial tasks on behalf of the clientOversea the preparation of client employee's Annual Earnings SummariesReview VAT, ECSL, Nat Stats and other Government Returns as requiredBuild relationships with senior client personnelContinuously review current practices and procedures for efficiency and effectiveness, recommend and implement improvements where necessary.Ensure the team is working within policies and proceduresPlan the workload of the team, ensuring all holidays and absences are accounted for. We are looking for someone with: People management experienceExperience of managing clientsMotivated and focused on client experienceExperience of preparing monthly financial reportsProactive with good analytical skills - ability to find solutions and explain them clearlyQualified ACA/ACCA/CIMAERP experience is essentialExcellent communication skillsAdvanced Excel skillsGood organisation skills, ability to work to tight deadlines 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
£28000 - £30000 per annum benefits

Assistant AccountantPermanent£28,000 - £30,000Milton Keynes Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: To assist the Financial Controller in the accounts close processCalculation and posting of month-end accruals and prepaymentsCompletion of balance sheet reconciliations on a timely basis each monthActing as a tester on the SOX rotational testing programmeCompleting SOX compliance work following accounts close each month. In particular, ensuring that all journals and balance sheet reconciliations have been properly authorisedKeeping the Finance DM board up to datePerforming the churn calculation each month and posting the required journalsSupporting the year-end process by providing analysis for both audit and tax purposesIn conjunction with the rest of the Finance team, leveraging the SAP / Salesforce systems to improve MI disseminated around the businessAny other tasks as required including assisting with various Finance projects We are looking for someone with: Part qualified accountant (ACCA or CIMA)Motivated, enthusiastic, reliable and flexible team playerGood technical accounting knowledgeThe ability to work across different functionsAbility to develop constructive interdepartmental cooperationGood communication skills,Good interpersonal and people management skillsGood all round systems skills including SAPGood organisational skillsGood numeracy and problem solving skillsThe ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlinesA commitment to completing a professional accountancy qualification 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
£45000 - £60000 per annum benefits package

Financial ControllerPermanent£45,000 - £60,000Milton Keynes This is an exciting opportunity for a large group (part of a global brand) based in Milton Keynes in this newly created role. Salary is dependent on experience and benefits package includes private healthcare, pension and group bonus. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Support the development and review of the strategic business planSupport the preparation of long-term plans (i.e., 3-year and 5-year plans) andProvide direct finance expertise, assumptions and analysis to strategic planning process ownersProvide finance expertise, assumptions and analytical support to other functionsAnnual planning activity associated with the organisation's annual financial planning efforts. Planning activities primarily include the annual budgeting process and development of the capital plan.Performing preparation and consolidation of annual sales and annual production schedule budgetForecasting including periodic activities of monthly, quarterly and annual forecasting efforts as well as event driven activities. Forecasting activities primarily include year-end or rolling forecasts, including development of P&Ls, balance sheets and cash-flow statements, and collaboration with operations in the generation.Preparing and consolidating of interim outlooks/forecasts and variance analysisBusiness reporting including the compilation and creation of management reports to support the management team to understand performance against short and long term plans and forecasts.Design, maintenance and governance of the library of standard business performance reports, KPIs and scorecards used for performance reportingProviding operations management with interpretive financial information to make business performance assessments and capital investment decisions through the use of sensitivity, pro forma and cause-and-effect analysis.Performing of cost analysis and cost variance analysis, preparing various contract/customer /unit fluctuation analysesRisk management, compliance activities and other projects as required We are looking for someone with: Part qualified or QBEAdvanced SAP knowledge and experienceSomeone who is looking to make an impact and educate the business.The ability to hit the ground runningAn investigative approach with passion to make recommendations 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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