Finance Administrator

£26000 / year

About Candidate



  • 1986 ULCI typing passes in preliminary and grades 1 and 2 – Accrington and Rossendale College
  • 1985 7 O Levels including Maths and English – All Saints Catholic Language School

Systems used

  • Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Sage Line 50, Access, Navision, and other in-house systems

Career Summary

Previous Employer –  Interior Designer

Position – Sample Room Administrator / Support Finance Admin

Dates – March 2019 – October 2022

  • Initially started as temporary worker and worked in a team of 8 – 9 employees, after 4 months employed permanently as a Sample Room Manager
  • Developed own organisation system based on the design of wallpaper to ensure all stock was readily available, the room was easy to manoeuvre, and all archived stock was accounted for
  • Organised stock, controlled inventory, and curated samples books for a variety of new and existing customers
  • Worked across other departments including sales support team and accounts department
  • Helped with sales support administrator and processed invoices
  • Communicated directly with delivery companies to ensure the postage of samples were accurate and on time
  • General postage duties such as oversaw stationery orders and monitored the Franking Machine

Previous Employer – Supplier

Position – Purchase Ledger (Temporary assignment)

Dates – January 2019 – March 2019

  • Responsible for processing 60+ invoices per day with values ranging from £20,000 – £24,000
  • Raised Sales Ledger invoices, up to 50 per day with values ranging up to £15,000
  • Downloaded statements and allocated payments daily
  • Raised PODs for customers and issued copy invoices

April 2018 – September 2018: Short-term contract as an Accounts Assistant with Doric FPD Ltd

Previous Employer – Contact Centre

Position – Logistics Assistant (Temporary assignment)

Dates – October 2017 – April 2018  

  • Based in a team of four and reports to the Manager
  • Responsible for managing Ticket requests – acting to strict SLA’s and KPI’s
  • Responsible for approving Purchase Ledger Invoices and for creating Purchase Orders
  • Carried out stock checks – responsible for update of Database
  • Dealt with telephone queries – extensive Query Management and Resolution

Previous Employer – Healthcare Provider  

Position – Purchase Ledger Clerk

Dates – July 2005 – October 2017   

  • Responsible for all aspects of the Purchase Ledger function, reporting to the Office Manager and working within a team of 5 people
  • Sales Ledger and preparation of Daily Banking to cover holidays
  • Worked to build consistently strong relationships with Internal and External contacts – the business has 25 locations across the UK
  • Daily responsible for opening and distributing Post – allocating to correct Teams including Wages and Purchase Ledger
  • Daily responsible for Date Stamp of PL Invoices – Matched / Batched and Nominal Codes
  • Processed approximately 1000 Invoices per month ranging in value from £40 -£50,000 using Sage Line 50
  • Invoices related to Stock and Non- Stock including Rates / Mobile Telephones and Electricity
  • Extensive Query Management and Resolution – including Costs / Price / VAT
  • Responsible for Allocation of correct VAT element to Invoices (able to claim aspects of VAT back – Vehicle hire)
  • Responsible for preparation of Bimonthly BACS Payment runs ranging up to £150,000
  • Responsible for preparation of Supplier Statement Reconciliations on an on-going basis
  • Responsible for Payment of Travel and Entertainment Expenses via the Purchase Ledger
  • Accountable for collation the of Weekly Timesheets via Sage – making amendments and deductions including RTI / Pension / SSP
  • Dealt with Supplier and payment queries