Cash / Bank Team Leader

£30000 / year

About Candidate

Education/Qualification

  • Currently studying CIMA Management Level
  • 2018 Diploma of Higher Education in Accounting and Finance (Hons)– University of Salford
  • 2014 BTEC Business National Extended Diploma Level 3 – Bolton Sixth Form College
  • 2012 GCSEs achieved in Maths and English at grade C – Sharples High School

Systems used

  • Microsoft Word and Excel – Intermediate
  • Sage 50 / Sage X3
  • Quickbooks
  • Salesforce
  • Kerridge
  • Oracle

Career Summary

Current Employer – Service Provider

Position – Cash / Bank Team Leader – Contract

Dates – May 2023 – Present

  • Taking full duty of the cash & banking tasks/processes and providing full Audit support
  • Pro-active capacity planning, covering any leave
  • Created capacity to cover outside team
  • Month end closing for AP/AR/C&B, absorbed more entities within remit
  • Centralised all payments to under C&B team and assisting other divisions
  • Review historical performance vs metrics, develop remediation plans to improve performance
  • Ensuring inward transactions and outbound transfers are processed within agreed SLA’s
  • Managing risk of unauthorized, inaccurate, or duplicate payments and financial loss
  • Developing and mentoring my team of two
  • Managing cash analytics for all UK/DK/ES entities
  • Working closely with AP/AR/Accounting teams and Treasury for forecasting and governance
  • Implementing new processes promoting improvement initiatives, ensuring industry best practices
  • Applying controls, segregation of duties, and DOA. Conducting performance reviews and 1-1’s
  • Identified numerous risks – remediated with taxonomy’s, process maps, SOP’s for control
  • Tracking daily performance, taking appropriate action if needed to achieve metrics
  • Reconciling all banks and reviewing aged control account balances

Previous Employer – Retail

Position – Cash and Bank Associate

Dates – April 2022 – May 2023

  • Responsible for the timely completion of all payment’s, DD and VCC requests
  • Prepared payments in various currencies, raising payment runs requests in a prompt manner to allow approvals to be completed after initial checks in line with payment schedules
  • Ensured payment cut-offs are adhered to, advising capacity in line with treasury workload
  • Upload GL balances for month end BS reconciliation and settle any variances
  • Investigate and reconcile items, across multiple business currencies and entity sites, liaising internally to action any outstanding. Helped clear a portion of aged queries from prior years
  • Identified regular nominal issues and trained wider team with reconciliation processes
  • Liaised with finance teams regarding queries and deliver suitable outcomes to meet demands
  • Worked flexibly in the team, providing training and support to newer colleagues, and recommending better control methods for evolving processes

Previous Employer – Service Provider  

Position – Accounts Payable Clerk (via Recruitment Solutions NW Ltd)

Dates – August 2021 – March 2022 

  • Reported to the AP Manager – worked as part of a larger team
  • Worked across Cost of Goods / Resale – International Ledger
  • Daily worked across query management via Ticketing system
  • Worked Internally and Externally to resolve Queries – worked to update Suppliers within KPI targets
  • Responsible for Supplier Statement Reconciliations – Weekly and Monthly – for more Complex Statements completed Bimonthly
  • Raised Credit Notes as appropriate
  • Worked across Payment Runs – Biweekly – gained Authorisation for Payment
  • Applied agreed Supplier Payment Terms – worked across a range of FX – including Sterling / Euro / US -Canadian – Australian and Fiji Dollars and Currencies from the Middle East etc.
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate Supplier Data / Running a range of Reports etc.
  • Month End assistance – ensured all Invoices were posted / Supplier Statement Reconciliations are completed, Variances balanced off and chased Supplier Credits
  • Ad hoc duties

Previous Employer – Property Company

Position – Finance Officer (Temporary)

Dates – May 2021 – August 2021

  • Reported to Head of Finance – works on Supplier Account and Supplier Statement Reconciliations
  • Responsible for processing high volumes of electronic and manual of Stock Invoices
  • Timely completion of queries to efficiently keep within contractual agreements
  • Swift completion of Payments runs per agreed schedules
  • Report running for Stock and other Data information daily
  • Assisted in departmental plans to help keep data updated and relevant
  • Recommendations for processes and feedback upon current and proposed changes
  • Maintained Supplier Bank details
  • Provided audit support, identify, and amend errors as presented
  • Supported the AP processes, and quickly adapt to business changes

Position – Payments Officer (Contract)

Dates – March 2020 – May 2021

  • Reported to Payments Supervisor
  • Accurately manage and reconcile relevant Control Accounts
  • Processed high volumes of electronic and manual Invoices
  • Extensive Query Management and Resolution
  • Timely completion of Payments runs to ensure Suppliers are being paid promptly
  • Operate internal controls, rectify identified errors, and take appropriate action
  • Support business to manage the P2P process including data analysis where required

Previous Employer – Property Company

Position – Purchase Ledger Assistant (Temporary)

Dates – January 2020 – March 2020 

Previous Employer – Property Company 

Position – Accounts Payable Clerk (Temporary)

Dates – October 2019 – November 2019

Previous Employer – Service Provider

Position – Various Roles 

Dates – November 2018 – July 2019

November 2018 – July 2019 Accounts Payable Clerk

  • Posted and matched invoices/credit notes, creating and posting payments runs
  • Bank postings and adjustments, supplier statement reconciliations
  • Raised and processed losses, prepayments, authorising and revising amounts
  • Maintained active relationships with ledger of suppliers, month end procedures
  • Dealt with customer and supplier queries for resolving on a timely basis
  • Foreign currency transactions, foreign currency conversions for present and past dates
  • Supported continuous improvement with the larger finance department

November 2018 – February 2019 Accounts Assistant

  • Completed bank reconciliations
  • Completed financial reports on a regular basis and providing information to the finance team
  • Completed purchase orders
  • Entered financial information into appropriate software programs
  • Overseen company ledgers
  • Managed payroll
  • Prepared financial documents such as invoices, bills, and accounts payable and receivable
  • Administered business expenses
  • Assisted with budgets