Finance Manager  

£45000 / year

About Candidate

Education/Qualification

  • CIMA Part Qualified – five exams remaining
  • 2005 BSc Hons Accounting and Finance – University of Bradford
  • 2001 A Levels achieved in Chemistry, Biology and Business Studies – Greenhead College
  • 1999 11 GCSEs achieved including Maths and English – Salendine Nook High School

Systems used

  • Excel
  • Binsa Management Software
  • Sage Line 50
  • QuickBooks
  • Navision
  • Agresso
  • Oracle
  • Xero
  • SAP
  • Word & Outlook

Career Summary

Most Recent Employer – Manufacturer

Position – Finance Manager  

Dates – February 2022 – April 2022

  • People Management: Support and management of a team of 6 within the finance team
  • Team split into two credit controllers, two accounts assistant, finance analyst and a purchase ledger clerk
  • Monthly Reporting: Production of the management accounts pack with commentary
  • Balance Sheet: Full balance sheet reconciliations including, accruals, prepayments, Payroll, accrued and deferred income, intercompany reconciliations, and stock reconciliations

Previous Employer – Technology Supplier

Position – Finance Manager – Contract

Dates – April 2021 – December 2021

  • Monthly Reporting: production of the management accounts pack including the balance sheet and cashflow forecast
  • Balance Sheet: full balance sheet reconciliations including accruals, prepayments, bank reconciliations, accrued and deferred income reconciliations and FX reconciliations
  • Vat, Tax and Payroll: Monthly reconciliations of VAT, Monthly reconciliations of Payroll including balance sheet reconciliations on PAYE and Pensions
  • Quarterly VAT submissions and monthly PAYE payments to HMRC, R&D Tax production of report for submission to HMRC
  • Responsible for the management of three junior staff members in finance
  • Responsible for cashflow management using cashflow forecasting model complimented by invoice finance facility and communication across the business
  • Responsible for the production of the Audit Schedules for year-end audit
  • Provided Interaction and support to Auditors
  • Reconciliations of key accounting ledgers for the purposes of the yearly audit
  • Responsible for the implementation of purchase ledger accounting system to input and correctly match invoices against PO numbers and input invoice information into  accounts system (Sage 1000)

Previous Employer – Software Company

Position – Management Accountant

Dates – May 2020 – October 2020

  • Monthly Reporting: production of the management accounts in a timely manner
  • Balance Sheet: full balance sheet reconciliations including accruals, prepayments, bank reconciliations, accrued and deferred income reconciliations and FX reconciliations
  • Vat, Tax and Payroll: monthly reconciliations of VAT, monthly reconciliations of Payroll including balance sheet reconciliations on PAYE and Pensions
  • Quarterly VAT submissions and monthly PAYE payments to HMRC. R&D Tax production of report for submission to HMRC
  • Responsible for the production of daily report of on-going projects within the business including information of associated costs of each project against budget

Previous Employer – Recruitment Company

Position – Finance Manager  

Dates – July 2019 – January 2020

  • Monthly Reporting: preparation of accurate and timely monthly management accounts for the business and the production and calculations of sales staff commissions
  • Balance Sheet: full Balance sheet Reconciliations, including accruals, prepayments, bank reconciliations and PAYE
  • Responsible for the implementation of Xero accounting system in the business
  • Bringing the outsourced payroll process in house for the business
  • Training of two junior staff members, one on payroll and the other on credit control with a focus on development of duties around monthly reporting of key information to senior staff

Previous Employer – Software Company

Position – Management Accountant

Dates – February 2016 – July 2019

  • Monthly Reporting: preparation of accurate and timely monthly management accounts for both UK & USA businesses and review of all the sales contract details and products sold
  • Production and calculations of sales staff commissions
  • Used Salesforce CRM for building customer relationships
  • Involved in training, implementation, and integration of Salesforce
  • Produced reports on customer information and the calculation of commissions for sales staff
  • Produced detailed data reports based on key customer parameters such as size, potential value of contract and future opportunities
  • Full balance sheet reconciliations including accruals, prepayments, bank reconciliations, accrued and deferred income reconciliations and FX reconciliations
  • Monthly reconciliations of VAT, Monthly reconciliations of Payroll including balance sheet reconciliations on PAYE and Pensions
  • Quarterly VAT submissions and monthly PAYE payments to HMRC
  • R&D Tax production of report for submission to HMRC
  • Production of the daily CFO pack which includes information on current cash balances, Debtors & creditors balance, information on current trends providing an overall view of the current business
  • Preparation and upload of all the UK and USA billing into SAP
  • Forecast of future sales volume based on current product sales
  • Production of Schedules for year-end audit and interaction and support provided to Auditors
  • Implementation of SAP into the business for both the UK and USA
  • Implementation of Dunning letter process from manual to automated

Previous Employer – Enterprise Company  

Position – Senior Accountant

Dates – July 2014 – October 2015

  • Looked after the full accounting process from the transaction level up to the production of the monthly management accounts and variance analysis
  • Conducted all the bank reconciliations, payroll calculations, and quarterly VAT returns
  • Oversaw the company agents and reviewed all contracts and paperwork produced by the agents
  • At year-end produced the Audit schedules and collaborated with the auditors to produce the company statutory accounts

Previous Employer – Manufacturer

Position – Head Office Financial Accountant

Dates – September 2013 – December 2013

  • Accounting for three UK head office entities
  • Produced accounts for three entities including full management accounts with variance analysis
  • Quarterly VAT returns
  • Assisted with the IXBRL compliance and SOX audit

Previous Employer – Consultancy Services

Position – Management Accountant

Dates – June 2012 – May 2013

  • Preparation and production of the Monthly Management Accounts for both Infrastructure and Joint Ventures, including Balance sheet Reconciliations, Payroll Analysis, Production of Direct and Indirect Reporting with commentary, Variance analysis to Budget of each cost centre and Consolidation of the P & L in Hyperion
  • Production of the monthly recharges / intercompany Journals

Previous Employer – Electric Company

Position – VAT Ops Specialist – Projects   

Dates – January 2012 – May 2012

  • Worked as part of global team reviewing accounting and VAT treatment of sales transactions in forty countries

Previous Employer – Provider

Position – Management Accountant

Dates – May 2009 – November 2011

Previous Employer – Various Contract Roles

Position – Assistant Management Accountant

Dates – July 2005 – April 2009