About Candidate

Education/Qualification

  • 2023 – UDEMY – Financial accounting Course
  • 2023 – UDEMY – Xero Accounting Course
  • 2018 – University of Salford – Bachelor’s in Zoology
  • 2012 – Pendleton College – A-Level or equivalent: Applied Science
  • 2007 – Wentworth High School – GCSEs achieved including Mathematics and English

Systems used

  • Excel
  • Xero
  • Sage
  • Word / Outlook

Career Summary

Current Employer – Car body shop

Position – Accounts Officer – Temporary Assignment

Dates – February 2024 – present

  • Assisting the Accountant across accounting processes including month end transactions /invoices – payables and receivables / bank reconciliations and VAT returns

Previous Employer – Fire Protection equipment supplier

Position – Accounts Officer

Dates – April 2023 – February 2024

  • Heading up the Accounts Department and supervising a small team
  • Reported at Monthly meetings
  • Prepared reports and financial statements
  • Conducted financial audits and investigations
  • Prepared, processed, and sent invoices to relevant companies using Xero Accounting
  • Promptly and periodically
  • Documented account information in company database or proprietary software
  • Delegated tasks and coordinated workflow
  • Responded to day-to-day finance queries from stakeholders
  • Suggested actionable improvements to streamline year-end audit processes
  • Raised and distributed credits due to customers
  • Collected all receipts from employees
  • Kept accounting spreadsheets up to date

Previous Employer – Charity Shop

Position – Accounts Administrator – Assignment

Dates – October 2022 – March 2023

  • Reported to the Finance Manager
  • Responsible for Processing, Statement/invoice reconciling, Bank Payments, Cheque Writing/sorting, Checking invoices for discrepancies in price, quantity, and items
  • Produced weekly financial reports for Accounts Manager
  • Maintained an accurate and up to date record of invoices
  • Kept accounting spreadsheets up to date
  • Completed balance sheet reconciliation

Previous Employer – Manufacturers

Position – Office Manager

Dates – July 2021 – September 2022

  • Taxing, insuring and MOT of all company vehicles
  • Acting as the point of contact for any invoice or banking queries and Daily bank reconciliations
  • All round administration support
  • Monitored and controlled office inventory
  • Communicated with clients to resolve enquiries, schedule appointments and address billing questions
  • Oversaw day-to-day office operations
  • Scheduled appointments and maintained the calendar
  • Handled supply purchases and inventory management
  • Dealt with general customer enquiries
  • Oversaw effective file management to keep office records up-to-date
  • Collected and distributed post

Previous Employer – Furniture Store

Position – Administrative Support

Dates – September 2021 – June 2021

  • Posted customer payments to correct accounts
  • Dealt with key account needs for major trade contacts within the business
  • Induction champion and first point of contact for any new customers
  • Trained staff on inhouse systems and software
  • Attended monthly managerial meetings
  • Kept both physical and digital files and records up to date
  • Organised delivery routes to ensure quick and timely order processing from placement to delivery
  • Streamlined the order process by amending the back-office system settings
  • Slashed delivery costs by offering customers discounts
  • Verified timesheets from agency staff
  • Assisted associated departments with clerical and administrative support