Accountant

£55000 / year

About Candidate

Education/Qualification

  • 2018 CIMA, ACMA, CGMA in Accounting – BPP / Kaplan Financial
  • 2012 Associate of Accounting Technicians in Accounting Technicians – All Saints Catholic College

Systems used

  • Microsoft Word and Excel
  • SAGE
  • In house – ERP Systems
  • Other in-house systems

Career Summary

Current Employer – Asset Finance and Construction Consultancy  

Position – Various roles

Dates – July 2013 – current

Group Systems Accounts – June 2022 – Present

  • After returning from America this role was created to adjoin the business systems and group finance teams
  • Working daily to achieve the company wide goals over the next 5 years
  • Working with the regional finance teams across the world, the idea is to create a standard working practice for day to day as well as month end processes
  • Having all regions working on the same platform should create accurate and comparable results, so working with them to align their processes and create a best practice

Finance Manager – July 2018 – May 2022

  • After developing key accounting skills in the UK – transitioned to a more analytical role centred around growing the business and improving the use and understanding of the global ERP accounting system
  • Cultivated a positive attitude towards what was an underutilised ERP system
  • Implemented changes which improved the day to day running of the business
  • Monthly project reforecasting with individual project managers across the US
  • Quarterly reforecasting
  • Annual budgets
  • Variance analysis
  • Coordinate annual external audit
  • Daily and monthly accounting tasks including those developed in my previous role
  • Payroll reconciliation for 150 employees
  • Work in progress calculation and review
  • Produce a comprehensive set of management accounts for FD review including commentary
  • Review meetings with 7+ cost centre managers

Management Accountant – July 2013 – June 2018

  • Started out as the accounts payable assistant completing the below tasks proficiently into the management accountant role where continued development in the US
  • Oversaw the management of 3 regions P&L’s, circa 40 costs centres and 380+ individuals
  • Management of daily cashflow for multiple currencies
  • Purchase order creation and management
  • Processed supplier invoices
  • Weekly supplier payments
  • Daily expense approval circa 200 employees, adhering to tax rules
  • Bi-weekly expenses payments
  • Travel portal management and monthly reconciliation
  • Worked proficiently through an accounting software change with very little
  • impact on the day to day running of the business
  • Fixed asset management
  • Balance sheet reconciliations 75+ accounts
  • VAT returns
  • Daily bank reconciliations
  • Accruals
  • Prepayments

Previous Employer – Publishing Company  

Position – Accounts Assistant

Dates – September 2009 – July 2013

  • On completion of A level’s applied through a government funded apprenticeship scheme for a position in a small firm
  • Held many roles and had many responsibilities, thus became a valued member of the company
  • Completed AAT qualification whilst working at Mondiale and gained many keys skills that still use today in current role