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If you’re looking to recruit new talent for your team, it’s always worth checking out this page!

Each week we speak to hundreds of people who are searching for their next job opportunity. Following an initial telephone screening, we invite the very best candidates to come in and register with us in person, where we interview them in more depth and gain a better understanding of their skills, personal qualities and the types of role they are looking for.

From there, we hand pick a select few to be our weekly Star Candidates – these are people who have made an exceptional impression based on their positive attitude, achievements and abilities.

 

Introducing our Star Candidates

Every week we’ll reveal details of our latest Star Candidates below.

To arrange an interview or find out more about any of them, simply click on the link underneath their description or call your local office: 01908 200270 (Milton Keynes) or 01604 439380 (Northampton). Alternatively you can email us stating which candidate you are interested in.

Our Star Candidates tend to get snapped up very quickly so if you like the sound of any of them, it’s worth acting quickly to avoid missing out!

April 2018:

Customer Service and Administrator:

Bianca- Customer Service Administrator

Meet our wonderful Star Candidate named Bianca today! She is a SAP superuser!

If you’re seeking a person with 15 years’ experience in customer service and extensive administration skills, meet Bianca.

Bianca can work in Milton Keynes and the surrounding area. She is available immediately.

Bianca- Customer Service Administrator- £26000 minimum per annum

Skills and experience

  • Extensive background in SAP, 5 years’ experience from various roles
  • High volume data analysis using Excel functions
  • Staff supervision/ training
  • Presentation skills
  • Fully competent on MS office Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Lotus Notes applications, In house CRM systems, Sales Force
  • Great organization skills, excellent multi-tasker
  • Methodical, accurate with an eye for detail
  • Take pride in my work and can react promptly and with initiative to a variety of situations

March 2018:

Customer Service:

Olivia - Coordinator – circa £30k

If you’re looking for an enthusiastic, industrious co-ordinator to join your team, Olivia fits the bill perfectly and she is available in just one week! She has a degree in Events Management, superb analytical skills and the ability to manage numerous responsibilities simultaneously. In her current role she’s completed a range of diverse tasks, from coordinating meetings to finding events sponsorship, so flexibility is a key strength. If you’d like Olivia in your squad, please call us today!

Olivia’s Strengths:

Organisation! Olivia has arranged conferences for up to 400 delegates and is comfortable arranging contracts, budgets and sponsorships for these events.     

Streamlining Processes! In order to improve internal office systems, Olivia designed and introduced new policies to improve efficiency, resulting in time and cost savings.

Budgeting! Whether it’s issuing marketing fees or managing project budgets, Olivia is confident with many aspects of financial management within business. 

 

Tracey – Sales Manager – circa £30k

Tracey has just relocated to Milton Keynes and is available for an immediate start! She has experience with Sales and Marketing, Relationship Building and Networking.  Tracey doesn’t mind if her new role involves some travel.

 

Tracey’s Strengths:

 

Confidence! Tracey is well-practised in closing sales over the telephone and face to face.  No opportunity is left unexplored.

 

Targets! Results-driven, with a positive attitude and a talent for negotiation.  Tracey’s aptitude means that generating leads and building relationships comes with ease.

Organisation! Tracey has heaps of experience in event planning, including budgeting big events held at Olympia £1.2m, Earls Court £750k and she has worked for clients such as Virgin, Siemens, Network Rail.

 

If you’d like to meet Olivia click here to drop us an email

Evelyn, an outstanding Customer Service Advisor

Spring is getting ever closer, so if you’re seeking a skilled and devoted person who has a spring in their step, meet our Star Candidate Evelyn.

She is a seasoned Customer Service Advisor with exceptional people skills. A well-spoken, professional and resourceful individual, she would be a vital requirement for any company.

She has experience running a customer service team but is looking for a temporary or permanent customer service role.

Evelyn has just moved to Milton Keynes and is available immediately and sure to be snapped up!

Evelyn- Customer Service Advisor - £9 per hour

Skills and experience

  • Bilingual in both English and Spanish
  • Enthusiastic and hardworking
  • Customer-centric orientated
  • Passionate about customer service
  • Organised and reliable
  • Keen eye for continuous development
  • Effective team leader

Click here to enquire about Evelyn!

 

Warehouse and Logistics:

Need someone urgently?

Alastair, a Warehouse Operative available immediately!

We have a Warehouse Operative available immediately until 13/04/18.  

Definitely going to be an instant hit, meet our Star Candidate Alastair.

Ideally he’d like to work in Milton Keynes or Leighton Buzzard.

Alastair has a car and is flexible.

Alastair- Warehouse Operative – Flexible with pay

Skills and experience

  • Picker/Packer
  • Warehouse Operative
  • Taking delivery of goods for storage
  • Packing orders for dispatch
  • General warehouse duties
  • Adhering to all health & safety regulations
  • Ensuring all company policies are adhered to

Click here to enquire about Alastair!

 

Nathan, a wonderful Retail Manager looking for a career within Warehouse management

We have a retail manager looking to transfer his skills into warehouse management skills. We’re sure you’ll love him, so let us introduce our Star Candidate Nathan.

He has worked in numerous management roles since 1990 so has a wealth of experience under his belt.

Ideally he’d like to work in Milton Keynes in retail or warehouse management.

He is flexible with all working hours, day or night.

Nathan has his own transport and is ready and willing!

Nathan- Retail Manager - £29,000

Skills and experience

  • Responsible for over 50 members of staff
  • Management skills
  • Organised
  • Trained in refits
  • Skilled in training staff
  • Maintaining stock availability, stock ordering
  • Telephone and email communications outstanding

Click here to enquire about Nathan!

 

Simon, an outstanding Operations Manager

Spring is getting ever closer, so if you’re seeking a skilled and devoted person who has a spring in their step, meet our Star Candidate Simon.

He has nineteen years of loyal service, has been made redundant and is available immediately.

The ideal role would need to be local in the Milton Keynes area.

Flexible with all working hours.

He is a seasoned Operations Manager with exceptional people and leadership skills.

 

Simon- Operations Manager - £45,000

Skills and experience

  • Over nineteen years’ of managing in the Distribution/Fulfilment section of one of the UK’s largest retailer
  • Extensive knowledge of what is required to be a successful leader
  • Customer-centric orientated
  • Energetic with a passion for safety
  • Hardworking, organised and reliable
  • Keen eye for continuous development
  • Possesses I.O.S.H (Health & Safety) and NEBOSH certificates

Click here to enquire about Simon!

 

February 2018

 

Customer Service:

Sophie - Administrator / Customer Service - £8.50 per hour Immediately Available

“If you’re in need of some superb short term cover, then pick up the phone and call me about Sophie! She’s well presented, highly organised and able to pick up new tasks quickly. In addition, Sophie is fluent in both English and French, a strong team player and able to manage her time effectively. She’s immediately available until September and would be a fantastic addition to any team.”

Skills and experience

  • Experience of providing customer service and administrative support
  • 2:1 degree in Film Studies
  • IT literate with a good knowledge of Microsoft Office and accurate typing skills
  • Able to speak fluent English and French
  • Highly organised and able to manage time effectively
  • Trustworthy; experience of cashing up tills and depositing money
  • Reception work; first point of contact for customers, handling payments and resolving queries
  • Experience of accurately inputting information into databases
  • Energetic and enthusiastic approach
  • Available immediately until September 2018

Click here to enquire about Sophie!

 

Craig - Customer Service Team Leader - £25,000 + Immediately Available

“Fabulous! Craig is an approachable and incisive team player with a love of delivering outstanding customer service. As well as some impressive professional achievements, he has extensive experience of managing teams, delivering business objectives and implementing service improvements and efficiency savings. Craig is determined, enthusiastic and excels at motivating teams to achieve business success.”

Own transport? Craig has his own transport and is happy to consider roles in Bedford and Milton Keynes.

Reason for leaving: Unfortunately, Craig’s role was recently made redundant, so he’s available immediately and keen to secure a new position.

Craig in his own words… ‘A creative, energetic and professional manager who excels at delivering business objectives and ensuring the needs of customers are met.’

Skills and experience

  • Over twenty years’ experience within customer service management roles
  • Leading, coaching, developing and motivating a team of customer service advisors, including reward and recognition and disciplinaries
  • Increasing the NPS (Net Promoter Score) from 34% in January 2017 to 78% in November 2017 whilst improving customer satisfaction from 60% to 92%
  • Implementing service improvements and efficiencies, reducing the cost-to-serve from £4.10 per contact to £2.26
  • Award winning; won Manager of the Year and his team won several awards for increasing business through upselling
  • Handling escalated customer complaints, including identifying root cause and resolving the underlying issues
  • Producing thorough company invoices and internal contact centre reports
  • Call monitoring, resource planning and forecasting
  • Working closely with suppliers to implement performance improvements
  • Self-motivated and leads by example

Click here to enquire about Craig!

 

Nicola - Customer Service Executive - £18,000 +

“Fantastic! If you’re seeking a friendly, personable and highly skilled new addition to your customer service team, then you need to talk to us about Nicola. She has over four years’ experience in customer-facing roles and is adept at taking payments, handling complaints and enquiries and liaising with couriers to resolve issues. Nicola is well presented, able to learn new systems quickly and brings an enthusiastic, can-do approach to everything she does.”

Own transport? Nicola drives and is happy to consider roles across Northampton and Milton Keynes.

Reason for leaving: Nicola is keen to learn and is eager to secure a role where she can grow and develop alongside the business.

Nicola in her own words… ‘A bright, creative, competent and self-motivated individual who’s ambitious and eager to learn.’


Skills and experience

  • Over 4 years’ experience within fast-paced, customer-facing roles
  • Handling high volumes of incoming calls from customers and other departments
  • Quickly responding to emails regarding complaints, enquiries and stock availability
  • Polite and consistently offers excellent customer service, even when under pressure
  • Accurately creating new customer accounts and meticulously updating current records
  • Placing orders and taking payments, ensuring all information is kept secure in line with data protection regulations
  • Handling and resolving customer complaints in a professional manner
  • Able to meet strict time deadlines and achieve targets
  • Compiling and sending out invoices to trade customers
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and eager to progress

Click here to enquire about Nicola!

 

Kerry - Customer Service Executive - £21,000

“Outstanding! Kerry is a fantastic candidate with a wealth of customer service experience and an impressive track record of building and maintaining strong working relationships with clients. As well as terrific interpersonal skills, Kerry is also a highly organised and efficient administrator with experience of managing diaries, arranging delivery schedules and running reports. Kerry would be a friendly and hardworking addition to any team, so please get in touch before she’s snapped up!”

Current salary: £20,000 

Expected salary: £21,000

Own transport? Kerry drives and is happy to consider roles across Rushden, Wellingborough, Brackmills and Olney.

Reason for leaving: Kerry’s role has recently changed and she’s keen to return to a more customer-focused position.

Kerry in her own words… ‘Highly focused with a comprehensive knowledge of how to maintain a professional, helpful and courteous relationship with customers.’


Skills and experience

  • Over 15 years’ experience within customer service and administration roles
  • Advanced Excel knowledge and strong understanding of PowerPoint, Access and Sage
  • Confident, professional telephone manner and comfortable assisting customers with enquiries and queries
  • Providing thorough administrative support for managers; diary management, booking flights and arranging itineraries 
  • Raising quotations, placing orders and arranging the despatch of goods for customers and suppliers
  • Meticulous attention to detail; running reports to manage stock levels, processed orders and marketing contributions
  • Helping customers book services, assisting with technical issues and providing advice
  • Liaising with manufacturers to arrange deliveries and check stock levels
  • Focused, adaptable and able to prioritise workloads
  • Using Excel, CRM system and forecasting data to produce accurate reports

Click here to enquire about Kerry!

 

Administration:

 

Georgia - Export Administrator - £23,000 Immediately Available

“Georgia is a well organised, friendly and hardworking lady with a passion for export work and an impressive track record of going the extra mile to ensure work is completed to a high standard. She has superb customer service and interpersonal skills, experience of both import and export shipments and the ability to resolve complex issues. Georgia is a fabulous candidate who’s immediately available and eager to find her next export role.”

Own transport? Georgia drives and is happy to consider roles across Northampton and Milton Keynes.

Reason for leaving: Unfortunately, Georgia’s role was recently made redundant, so she’s immediately available and keen to secure a new position.

Georgia in her own words… ‘A passionate export executive, specialising in the movement of products throughout Europe and worldwide. I am excited to expand on my current knowledge and skillset within this growing industry.’
 

Skills and experience

  • Over 4 years’ experience within fast-paced, import and export roles
  • Processing and creating all necessary documentation to ensure special certification products can get through customs
  • Specialist in sea freight shipments and good knowledge of air and road freight throughout Europe and worldwide
  • Excellent knowledge of country, customs and legal requirements, including the movement of raw materials and hazardous / dangerous goods
  • Completing NES entries and other export documents, including EUR1s and Vet Certifications
  • Strong interpersonal skills; building and maintaining client relationships, managing customer expectations and resolving any issues
  • Responsible for managing key accounts with a spend of up to £500k
  • Handling import shipments, ensuring they are legally compliant and all documents are accurate
  • Managing deliveries and processing purchase orders
  • Adept at working to deadlines in high pressure environments 

Click here to enquire about Georgia!

 

Danielle - Administrator - £20,000

“What a star! Danielle is a confident and dedicated lady with over four years’ practical experience and a positive attitude to work. She has a wide range of valuable skills, including data analysis, reporting, technical administration and customer service and she excels at learning new things extremely quickly. Thanks her to committed approach, willingness to learn and ability to manage busy workloads, Danielle would be a terrific asset to any company.”

Own transport? Danielle has her own car and is happy to consider roles across Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.

Reason for leaving: Unfortunately there are currently some redundancies taking place at Danielle’s workplace, so she’s proactively seeking a new position.

Danielle in her own words… ‘A committed and hardworking individual with a positive approach, strong IT skills and the ability to pick up new tasks quickly.’

 

Skills and experience

  • Over four years’ experience within administration and customer service roles
  • Excellent IT skills, including intermediate Excel, databases and CRM, sales and call logging systems
  • Obtaining and importing data and using this to run customer reports
  • Promoted twice in four months due to her analytical approach and strong work ethic
  • Excellent attention to detail; analysing customer reports, identifying data anomalies and raising these with the supplier
  • Helping customers with budgeting by scrutinising consumption data and producing accurate forecasts
  • Customer service; proactively resolving issues by telephone and email, including handling up to 200 calls per day
  • Producing bespoke Excel spreadsheets for customers, clients and internal teams
  • Team player; assisting colleagues and covering for team leaders when required
  • Monitoring the team inbox and allocating emails as appropriate

Click here to enquire about Danielle!

 

Georgia - Administrator - £9.00 per hour Immediately Available

Georgia is currently combining work with her studies and is partway through an English Literature and Creative Writing degree, where she’s predicted to gain a 2:1. Georgia has experience of working to deadlines within a fast-paced customer service environment and assisting with reception and administration duties. In addition, she’s well organised and self-motivated with excellent communication skills.

Click here to enquire about Georgia!

 

Helen - Administrator / Coordinator - £10.00 per hour Immediately Available

“Adaptable! If you’re seeking dynamic, flexible and professional support for your team, you need look no further than Helen. She has a wealth of experience across some diverse sectors, including administration, customer service and HR, as well as a talent for analysis and reporting. Helen has excellent interpersonal skills, a highly efficient approach and will hit the ground running in any role. Superb!”

Skills and experience

  • First point of contact for clients, including handling all telephone and email enquiries
  • Currently studying towards IASSC Six Sigma accreditation
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, PeopleSoft and Playbook
  • Coordination; planning visits, compiling audit packs and booking flights and accommodation
  • Raising regulation certificates and compiling classification reports
  • Mapping workflows within the office in order to move the business towards paperless auditing
  • Analytical; studying data and reports to validate project criteria and determine daily tasks
  • HR; writing and reviewing standard operating procedures, managing absenteeism and designing a staff induction process
  • Managing and training teams both in person and remotely
  • Approachable, professional, organised

Click here to enquire about Helen!

 

Olivia - Customer Service / Administration - £18,000

Another superb candidate with a great skill set! Olivia is passionate and efficient, with the ability to work well in fast-paced environments whilst offering a thorough administrative service and an exceptional customer experience. She’s comfortable taking orders and payments over the telephone, dealing with social media enquiries and often sends between 70 and 80 bespoke emails to customers each day. Bright, enthusiastic and eager!

Click here to enquire about Olivia!

 

Victoria - Administrator / Customer Service - £9.00 per hour Immediately Available

“Fantastic! Victoria is a recent graduate with outstanding customer service skills, the ability to remain calm under pressure and a strong track record of identifying and implementing efficiency savings. She excels at resolving issues and queries, prioritising tasks and has some great examples of going above and beyond to help customers. Victoria has strong IT skills and is seeking a role where she can learn new skills and help the company develop.”

Skills and experience

  • Recently graduated with a 2:1 degree, successfully combining her studies with work
  • Identifying efficiency savings and successfully leading the implementation of solutions
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and able to learn new systems quickly
  • Managing and training new staff to deliver an exceptional customer experience
  • Organised meetings with fellow employees to generate ideas for improving the workplace
  • Managing multiple tasks simultaneously whilst remaining calm under pressure
  • Quickly resolving issues and queries on behalf of customers
  • Excellent problem solving, teamwork and leadership skills
  • Able to meet strict deadlines in fast-paced roles
  • Approachable, professional, can-do attitude

Click here to enquire about Victoria!

 

Chloe - Senior Administrator - £25,000 +

“Chloe is a diligent and adaptable lady with the ability to work accurately and efficiently within pressurised environments. She has over ten years’ experience across fast-paced administration, PA and customer service roles and is super organised, so you can be sure she’ll complete all tasks to an extremely high standard. Chloe has strong IT skills and is comfortable managing all aspects of office support.”  

Own transport? Chloe drives and would be happy to look at roles across the Milton Keynes area.

Reason for leaving: Chloe currently works a number of late nights and is seeking a role with more regular hours.  

Chloe in her own words… ‘An organised and competent individual, capable of producing high levels of output and accurate results.’

Skills and experience

  • Over ten years’ experience within administration, PA and customer service roles
  • Responding to customer enquiries via telephone and email
  • Working closely with councils and businesses to ensure any issues are resolved quickly
  • Tracking property maintenance issues and making sure appropriate contractors attend to undertake repairs
  • Highly organised; preparing work plans, liaising with residents and managing cleaning teams
  • Closely monitoring ongoing projects to ensure new properties are ready for the market
  • Working closely with company directors, including providing regular business updates and managing priorities
  • Reviewing website content, tracking rankings and instructing the web design company
  • Continually reviewing processes and ensuring they are as efficient as possible
  • Submitting orders for goods and keeping track of deliveries

Click here to enquire about Chloe!

 

Karen - Administrator - £18,000 Immediately Available

A fantastic all-rounder! Karen has a strong background in both customer service and administration, including accurate, thorough data entry, reception and general office support. She has over 15 years’ experience within office roles, a good knowledge of several IT systems and a professional, reliable approach.

Click here to enquire about Karen!

 

Accounting and Finance:

 

Laura - Finance Assistant - £25,000 pro rata

“Outstanding! Laura is a meticulous and incisive finance professional with over ten years’ experience and an extensive knowledge of accounts payable and receivable, payroll and completing reconciliations. She’s comfortable working with stakeholders at all levels, meeting strict deadlines and undertaking in-depth data analysis and reporting. Laura is seeking a part time role, ideally to fit around school hours, and would be a friendly and reliable addition to any team.”

Key Skills and Experience

  • Accurately collating payroll and pension information for 300 staff
  • Ensuring all data is reconciled to quickly identify and resolve any discrepancies
  • Responsible for completing all accounts payable and receivable tasks
  • Highly accurate; making sure all entries are correct to avoid any database or reporting errors
  • Administering personnel information, ensuring all data protection guidelines are adhered to
  • AAT Level 3, intermediate Excel skills and able to learn new systems quickly
  • Good knowledge of financial administration, data analysis and reporting
  • Professionally handling enquiries from internal and external stakeholders
  • Deputising in the absence of management
  • Coaching colleagues and training new staff on programmes and processes

Click here to enquire about Laura!

 

Richard - Billings and Collections Team Leader - £28,000 Immediately Available

“Richard is a focused and meticulous candidate with over 20 years’ experience within accounting roles and some extremely impressive professional achievements. His strengths include proactively identifying and resolving finance issues, organising the payment of outstanding invoices and building strong working relationships with customers. Richard is also an accomplished team manager and is comfortable working closely with stakeholders at all levels. Excellent!”

Key Skills and Experience

  • Strong knowledge of Excel (including Pivot Tables and VLOOKUPs), SAP, Sage 200 and Inspire
  • Overseeing all key accounts to include collections and site visits to discuss any areas of concern
  • Running weekly debtor reports for board members and Senior Account Managers
  • Increased cash collections on over 120 debts and reduced accrued income to its lowest level in three years
  • Reviewing credit limits and recommending any amendments
  • Offering and applying credit terms and negotiating repayment plans
  • Managing a team of credit controllers, including staff working remotely
  • ICM qualification in Credit Management and Economics and certificate in Management Studies
  • Achieved 98.4% accuracy in cashflow forecast and reduced overdue debt position by 30% whilst collecting 105% of target
  • Forecasting and planning future spend and profits

Click here to enquire about Richard!

 

Lauren - Finance Assistant - £22,000 Immediately Available

Lauren is a friendly and hardworking lady with over seven years’ experience across credit control, invoicing, payroll and bank reconciliations. She has a great understanding of several systems, including Tempest, Sage 50 and Xero, as well as a strong knowledge of Excel. In addition, Lauren is currently studying towards her AAT Level 4 diploma and is a real people person, so is able to build strong working relationships with colleagues and clients alike.

Click here to enquire about Lauren!

 

Imran - Management Accountant - £36,000

“Excellent! Imran is a meticulous, versatile and focused candidate with a Masters’ degree and over eight years’ practical experience within finance roles. He has a strong track record of producing monthly management accounts, undertaking multi-currency bank reconciliations and managing the day-to-day running of finance departments. Imran is also comfortable line managing colleagues and is seeking a new role with more responsibility, where he can push and challenge himself even further.”

Key Skills and Experience

  • Accurate production of the monthly management accounts reporting pack
  • Undertaking variance and robust financial analysis to help the Finance Director make sound business decisions
  • Maintenance of accrual, fixed asset and prepayment schedules
  • Responsible for multi-currency bank reconciliations
  • Managing the day-to-day running of the finance department, including supervising two Accounts Assistants
  • Masters’ degree in Economics and Finance and currently studying towards ACCA qualification
  • Assisting the FD with reviewing costs against budgets and forecasts
  • Preparing accruals, fixed assets and prepayments and posting of subsequent journals
  • Management of both sales and purchase ledger
  • Undertaking sales reporting and forecasting

Click here to enquire about Imran!

 

Carol - Finance Assistant - £22,000

“Carol is a friendly, adaptable and methodical candidate with over 15 years’ experience within the accounts payable department of a top three firm of accountants. She’s comfortable completing monthly bank reconciliations, working to strict regulatory deadlines and preparing weekly payment runs. Thanks to her analytical approach, Carol is also adept at resolving complex issues, accurately compiling KPI data and ensuring all payments are made in a timely manner. Terrific!”

Key Skills and Experience

  • Preparing weekly BACS, international, CHAPS and cheque payment runs in line with internal guidelines
  • Working to strict payment deadlines for PAYE, pensions, monthly rates and quarterly rent payments
  • Working with other finance teams to ensure correcting entries are made in a timely manner
  • Customer service; resolving queries from vendors regarding payment dates and confirmation of details, liaising with banks where appropriate
  • Cancelling and reissuing cheques
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, SAP and numerous online banking systems
  • Arranging BACS recalls and traces
  • Completing monthly bank reconciliations across multiple accounts
  • Compiling and completing KPI data and presenting it at monthly team meetings
  • Providing weekly forecasts to the treasury department, ensuring sufficient funds are available
  • Preparing and posting journal entries

Click here to enquire about Carol!

 

Ali - Finance Analyst - £32,000 Immediately Available

“A soon-to-be CIMA qualified, highly analytical finance professional who is available immediately, Ali is meticulous, focused and extremely hard working with seven years’ professional experience. His strengths include producing detailed, accurate reports, budgets and variance analysis and helping to drive efficiencies and cost savings. In addition, Ali has stakeholder engagement and business partnering experience and would fit well within any team. He’s now looking to secure a role within a company where he can develop and grow alongside the business.”


Key Skills and Experience

  • One more exam to complete before he is CIMA qualified
  • Producing meticulous MOB reports as part of the month-end cycle
  • Analytical; compiling detailed revenue variance analysis and comparing actual performance against forecasts
  • Responsible for invoicing and cross charging process, including calculating and posting figures to the general ledger
  • Advanced Excel skills and knowledge of SAP, Oracle and Access
  • Calculating and posting cost accruals for numerous sites
  • Analysing variances between forecast and actual expenditure and recommending areas of improvement in order to drive efficiencies
  • Reviewing year-end accounts and resolving audit queries
  • Producing monthly and quarterly financial reports, general ledgers and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Performing detailed reviews of payment runs to ensure accuracy

Click here to enquire about Ali!

 

Shalane - Assistant Accountant - £25,000 Immediately Available

Fab! Shalane is a self-motivated and dedicated candidate with ten years’ experience across a range of finance roles. Her strengths include bank and intercompany reconciliations in multiple currencies, budget planning and the management of income, banking and purchase ledger. Shalane is also part-ACCA qualified and has a great understanding of several systems, including Excel, Sage Line 50/200, SAP and Navision.

Click here to enquire about Shalane!

 

Graduate:

 

Catherine - Business Graduate - £20,000 +

Delightful! Catherine is an organised, efficient and versatile candidate with a strong background in event planning and administration. As well as a 2:1 degree in French Studies, she’s also fluent in both English and French and is comfortable building rapport with clients, arranging meetings to sell venues and the end-to-end organisation of events. Catherine has her own car, is eager to find a new challenge and would be a personable, dedicated addition to any team.

Click here to enquire about Catherine!

 

Warehouse and Logistics:

 

Stephen - Counterbalance Driver / Warehouse Operative - £18,000

“Top man! Stephen is an enthusiastic and reliable chap with a wide range of valuable skills and over 20 years’ experience within busy warehouse and production roles. His strengths include operating reach and forklift trucks, picking / packing and efficient manufacturing on a production line. Stephen is also adept at leading teams and is passionate about working to the best of his ability whilst encouraging colleagues. A fantastic candidate.”

Skills and experience

  • Over twenty years’ warehouse and production experience
  • Skilled at operating reach and forklift trucks
  • Experience of managing the goods in department and stores
  • Undertaking general warehouse duties
  • Picking and packing
  • Adept at machine operating, including presses and powder coaters
  • Strong team player; passionate about doing a great job and bringing the best out of his team
  • Loyal, friendly and eager to impress
  • Able to work within a team or on own initiative
  • Forklift certificates and CV available on request

Click here to enquire about Stephen!

 

Human Resources:

 

Zoe - HR Advisor - £28,000 Immediately Available

“A truly terrific candidate! Zoe is articulate and focused, with over six years’ experience and a strong knowledge of several HR sectors. She’s currently studying towards her CIPD Level 5 and has some impressive professional achievements across TUPE, employee engagement and reporting. Zoe is currently responsible for providing ER advice to 450 employees across multiple sites, so you can be sure that she’s highly organised and a strong team player.”

Own transport? Zoe owns her own car and is happy to consider roles across Milton Keynes, Northampton, Bedford and the surrounding areas.

Zoe in her own words… ‘A strong team player who works closely with the executive team to ensure all company objectives are met through effective people management and a strong HR strategy.’

Skills and experience

  • Studying towards CIPD Level 5 and completed a CIPD certificate in HR Practice
  • Providing ER advice for over 450 employees across 11 sites
  • Lead on the TUPE process, including holding consultation meetings
  • Led a project that implemented an automated system to track employee turnover, making the process much more efficient
  • Tracking and managing long-term sickness cases to ensure managers follow company policies
  • Working closely with an occupational health provider and coaching managers to support employees with mental health conditions
  • Conducting mediation sessions with employees in order to find a successful resolution to ongoing disputes
  • Responsible for planning and delivering the company induction and working with new employees to ensure the day is engaging and beneficial
  • Successfully created an interactive employee handbook, drawing together new and current policies
  • Experience across employee engagement, performance management, workforce planning, and remuneration and reward

 

Click here to enquire about Zoe!