Finance Assistant

£23000 / year

About Candidate

Education/Qualification

  • 2023 – BSc Economics and Finance achieved with a 1st Class Honours – Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 2020 – 3 A-Levels achieved – Cardinal Langley RC Sixth Form
  • 2018 – 10 GCSEs achieved at grades 8-5 including Maths and English – Cardinal Langley RC High School

Systems used

  • Microsoft Word, Teams, and Excel, BI – Vlookups and Pivot Tables
  • SQL
  • Python
  • Other In-House Systems

Career Summary

Took a short career break to travel around Europe. Now keen to get back into a Finance Position.

Most Recent Employer – Service Provider

Position – Data Analytics Programme

Dates – September 2023 – November 2023

  • Used data analysis tools, including Excel, SQL, Python, and Power BI
    • Manipulated data to create reports that support or inform business decisions
    • Used a variety of systems including Microsoft Power BI (dashboards, excel reports etc.)
    • Demonstrated employability skills of persistence, personal responsibility, and communication
    • Collaborated effectively with peers to solve complex data-related challenges

Previous Employer – University

Position – Economics Research Assistant (Temporary)

Dates – January 2022 to April 2022

  • Worked effectively within a small team of two, while directly reporting to a Senior Lecturer
  • Demonstrated proficient data management skills, adeptly handling both current and archived data sources to maintain accuracy and facilitate informed decision-making
  • Executed various administrative tasks, displaying strong organizational skills and attention to detail in maintaining smooth operations
  • Played a pivotal role in enhancing presentation quality, offering valuable assistance that contributed to the overall visual and communicative impact
  • Utilized advanced Microsoft Excel capabilities, including VLOOKUP, master sheet creation, sorting, and pivot table implementation, optimizing data analysis and reporting processes
  • Thrived in a predominantly remote work environment, effectively utilizing excellent communication skills through Email and Microsoft Teams

Previous Employer – University

Position – Category Manager Support (Temporary)

Dates – June 2021 to July 2021

  • Developed a solid grasp of procurement processes for goods and services
  • Assisted Category Managers, providing vital admin support on procurement projects
  • Maintained audit compliance using established templates and folders
  • Analysed data effectively using Excel pivot tables, enhancing decision-making
  • Crafted insightful data analysis reports, showcasing strong written communication skills
  • Managed admin tasks, including contract archiving and data collection from suppliers

Previous Employer – Marketing Company

Position – Auditor (Temporary)

Dates – October 2020 to July 2021

  • Conducted covert evaluations, assessing service quality and adherence to standards
  • Summarized findings in detailed, actionable reports, facilitating improvements
  • Provided objective feedback, contributing to enhanced customer experiences
  • Adapted seamlessly to diverse industries, maintaining consistent evaluation standards

Previous Employer – High School/Sixth Form

Position – Cleaner

Dates – October 2019 to September 2020