About Candidate

Education/Qualification

  • Currently studying towards ACCA – self funded
  • 2018 – International Business BA Hons 2:1 – The University of Westminster
  • 2014 – Level 3 Business – SGS College
  • 2011- 8 GCSEs achieved including Maths and English – Oldfield Girls School

Systems used

  • Microsoft Word and Excel – Advanced including – Formula / Reverse Engineering / Sum / If / Index Match
  • Power Bi
  • Inhouse Systems
  • Sage 200
  • X3
  • Reuters
  • Fourth
  • HSBC online
  • Opera
  • Bloomberg

Career Summary

Current Employer – Wholesaler

Position – Commercial Accountant

Dates –August 2022 – Present

  • Reports to the Commercial Director – works in a role that is a mix of Deport and Office based
  • Works to prepare detailed Forecasting and Annual Budgets across Depots
  • Creating Financial, Risk and Pricing Models – update of Targets
  • Month End duties Depots – providing financial commentary with monthly P&Ls for Business Unit Directors
  • Accruals, Intercompany Posting, Prepayments and Journal posting
  • Overseeing Cost and Pricing details for new and renewal of Business Contracts
  • Responsible for extensive Balance Sheet Reconciliations / Analysis
  • Preparing, Analysing, Manipulating, and explaining large sets of Data
  • Explaining Finance to Non-Finance professionals
  • Stakeholder management and relationship maintenance
  • Working closely with the FD, C.O.O and numerous senior FC’s
  • Ad-hoc reports

Previous Employer – IT Service management company

Position – Assistant Finance Business Partner

Dates – January 2022 – July 2022 (Contract)

  • Reports to Finance and Business Partners – works with Finance and Non-Finance Managers
  • Works to Review / Re Cost / Analysis / Margins etc of New Bids and Existing Tenders
  • Works to build Financial Cost Modules – adds Margins then reviews with Sales Teams
  • Works with the Teams and Business to maximise Margins – whilst retaining existing Tenders and winning new Bids
  • Extensive use of Excel to review Data – when reviewing inherited Data uses Reverse Engineering to better understand Data before preparation of further Data Analysis
  • Resulting Analysis results in presentation of Costs / Revenue and Profit
  • Producing and presenting costs, revenue, and profit of company contracts
  • Building and maintaining Stakeholder relationships
  • Negotiating with Sales Team on pricing value for Customers
  • Liaising with various Business Units

Previous Employer – Hotel

Position – Assistant Financial Controller (Contract)

Dates – February 2021 – December 2021

  • Responsible for the daily revenue audit and bank reconciliation
  • Month end journal imports
  • Assist with the EBITDAR and commentary
  • Responsible for producing the debtors report and commentary
  • Prepared the payment run
  • Processed invoices and refunds
  • As the FC is part-time, also the acting FC in the office 3 days a week
  • Any other ad-hoc finance duties
  • In control of the debtors, creditors, and deposit ledgers

Previous Employer – Hotel

Position – Assistant Financial Controller

Dates – June 2019 – November 2020

  • Holiday Inn is self-accounting hotel, was in control of the daily financial reporting, journal posting, bank reconciliation, AP ledger, daily cash and department reporting audit and analysis
  • In control of mid-month and end of month supplier payments, assisting the Financial Controller in the budgeting/forecasting and month end reports
  • Analysis of large amounts of key financial and operational data
  • Managed an accounts assistant and credit controller
  • Any other ad-hoc financial tasks
  • Aged debt analysis and process actions required
  • Coordinate bank deposits
  • Maintained accounts, verifying, and posting transactions
  • Deputising for the Financial Controller when necessary

Reason for Leaving; Made Redundant

Previous Employer – Hotel

Position – Assistant Financial Controller

Dates – October 2018 – May 2019

  • Involved with pre- opening stage and then responsible for daily banking which includes reconciliation of previous days revenue
  • Responsible for updating and tracking the statistics which help with budgeting, updating weekly sales, preparing the accruals for month end, assisting in payroll process and enquires, also assisting in creating the month end manager reports
  • Part-managing the Purchase and sales ledger
  • Accepting PO requests from each HOD, AP ledger, accepting invoices from suppliers and raising credit notes if necessary, dealing with all pretty cash enquires and requests, delt with refunds and overall financial control of the hotel department
  • Liasing with suppliers, clients, and banking contracts
  • Managed client invoices and payments
  • Deputised for the financial controller when necessary

Reason for leaving; Offered same position with a self-accounting hotel

Previous Employer – Retailer

Position – Accessories Responsible

Dates – September 2017 – August 2018

Previous Employer – Retailer

Position – Sales Advisor

Dates – January 2016 – June 2016