Finance Manager

£55000 / year

About Candidate

Education/Qualification

  • Currently Studying ACCA (Self-Funded 7 Exams Remaining)
  • 2014 BA Hons 2:1 Business Management / HND Business Management – Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 2011 A Levels achieved in Business Studies, Psychology and Biology / AS Level in Maths – SRC Bede Sixth Form College 
  • 2008 13 GCSEs achieved at grade A – C including Maths and English – Northfield School and Sports College

Systems used

  • Microsoft Word and Excel – Advanced
  • Xero
  • Sage
  • SAP

Career Summary

Most Recent Employer – Construction Company

Position – Group Financial Manager

Dates – September 2023 – November 2023

  • Managed a team of 7 across the Wider Finance Department – including Credit Control / Accounts Payable / Group & Assistant Accountant
  • Worked Closely with IT and Head of Technical to Implement a new System – Worked a Central Member between Finance and Technical teams
  • Learnt Current Processes of the Company & Came up with Ideas / Plans to Improve Efficiency
  • Staff Management – Conducted 1-2-1s / Made Improvements and Changes for Team Culture and Efficiency

July 2023 – September 2023 Career Break to travel

Previous Employer – Logistics Company  

Position – National Finance Manager

Dates – July 2021 – July 2023

  • Worked Closely with the Managing Director – Supported Finance Activities within the UK across 65 Staff within 3 Locations
  • Managed a team of 6 – including Training / Learning & Development / Appraisals and Holidays etc
  • Monthly Management Accounts – including Accruals & Prepayments / Intercompany Reconciliation / Fixed Asset Management and Balance Sheet Control
  • Involved with the Integration of an Acquired Company – Worked across 2 Sets of Ops & Accounts System / Across a Wider team to Integrate the New Company
  • Key Contact for External Auditors for Audit Completion & Submission of Financial Statements
  • Worked Closely with the MD & Controlling Team to Create Budgets for the Following Year
  • Purchase Ledger Duties – including Payment Runs, Processed Non-Operational Invoices & Oversaw Operational Invoice Processing
  • Credit Control / Aged Debtors and Bad Debts Responsibility – Reviewed Credit Reports & Credit Limits
  • Bank Reconciliation & Cash Flow Management – Worked with Multicurrency – GBP, EUR, and USD
  • Arranged Company Car Leases with External Company – Managed all Insurances for the Company with External Insurance Broker
  • Oversaw an Office Move into the new UK HQ / General Office Management Duties
  • First place in the Cargo-partner Accounting Championship 2022 – competed across 40 countries

Previous Employer – Service Provider  

Position – Finance & Operations Manager & HR

Dates – August 2018 – June 2021

  • Worked Closely with Finance Director / CEO and Deputy CEO
  • Managed & Oversaw a Management Accountant & Finance Assistant
  • Supported the Business across all Finance Activities across 30 Staff in 5 Countries
  • Reviewed Management Accounts – including Accruals / Prepayments & Deferred Income
  • Processed Improvement & Cash Flow Management – Implemented use of Float APP
  • Worked with External Accountants in London and New York – Year End Accounts Completion / R&D Tax Return – Prepared the Company for Sale Alongside CFO
  • Oversaw Purchase Ledger including Payment Runs & Bank Reconciliations
  • Handled Sales Ledger – Monitored Sales & Raised Invoices
  • Cost Control – Monitored Purchase Orders & Monthly Recurring Services
  • Financing including Relationships with Bankers & Foreign Currency Management – Improved Financial Policies and Procedures
  • Business Partnering with all Departments – including Balancing Financial & Other Resources between Departments to achieve Company Goals / Budgeting
  • Minimised Financial Risk including Compliance with Company Policies & Data Privacy
  • Payroll (UK & USA) / HR & Office Manager Jobs – including Contracts and References
  • Managed Onboarding of New Staff / Offboarding of Leavers
  • Developed KPIs and Provided Insightful Information / Suggestions to the Management & Leadership teams
  • Take Lead on Applications / Innovation Grants – Reviewed Clients Contracts & Completed Onboarding & Procurement Process
  • Completed BCorp Application & Maintained the Certification Once Verified
  • Company Insurances – Office / Health & Travel
  • Organised Office Move – Worked with Office Brokers / Analysed & Compared Potential Options / Negotiated on Prices & Co-ordinated the move
  • Implemented Health & Wellbeing Initiatives across the Company / Organised Team Socials
  • Office Management Duties – IT Queries / Equipment etc
  • Maintained & Communicated Staff Policies (Company Handbook)
  • Managed Staff Travel / Worked with TOG to Deliver the best working Environment for Staff in London and New York

Previous Employer – Construction Company

Position – Finance Manager / Assistant

Dates – November 2015 – August 2018 

Previous Employer – Logistics Company

Position – Accounts / Operations Manager

Dates – April 2014 – September 2018  

Position – Accounts Assistant

Dates – November 2014 – November 2015