Finance Officer

£28000 / year

About Candidate

Education/Qualification

  • 2022 ACCA Part Qualified (5 exams left)
  • 2014 BSc Hons Finance and Accounting – University of Salford
  • 2012 Diploma in Higher Education in Finance and Accounting (ACCA) – University of Salford
  • 2010 NVQ Level 3 AAT – The Manchester College
  • 2008 Introductory Diploma in Business Retail and Administration – Manchester City College
  • 2002 ESOL / Key English Test / Preliminary English Test – MANCAT
  • 1997 Maths achieved – Middle School

Systems used

  • Excel – Pivots / Lookups / Sums
  • SAP
  • Sage 50
  • QuickBooks
  • Oracle
  • Navision
  • Word & Outlook

Career Summary

Current Employer – Charity

Position – Finance Officer

Dates – October 2020 – Present

  • Sole role reporting to the Finance Manager
  • Responsible for all aspects of the accounting function for the organisation
  • Budget preparation and reporting
  • Yearend procedures and statements
  • Prepares the monthly management accounts – balance sheet reconciliations, accruals and prepayments, income, and expenditure
  • Processes Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable and makes payment runs / chases via Credit Control
  • Bank reconciliations and cash management/reporting
  • Prepares and pays monthly payroll for twenty-two staff
  • Ad hoc reporting as required

Previous Employer – Charity

Position – Finance Officer

Dates – January 2018 – October 2020

Financial Administration:

  • Management of the day-to-day operation of finances and ensured the smooth operation of the support systems and services
  • Management and maintenance of Sales and Purchase Ledger, BACS Payments, Bank and petty cash reconciliations, Credit Control, Payroll
  • Conducted month and year end procedures and statements (Trial Balance, P&L account, Balance Sheet)

Financial Management:

  • Contribution and assistance for setting of budgets on an annual basis with the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Trustees
  • Production of income and expenditure reports and monthly budget and forecasts reports
  • Set up new accounting software and transfer of all the financial data, plus setting up Fixed Assets Register and related procedures
  • Preparation and presentation of finance reports to the Chief Executive and the Board of Trustees
  • Assistance with Project funding and annual reporting; enforcement and monitoring of financial policies and procedures
  • Consulted with external accountants and other relevant external financial organisations
  • Quarterly Restricted Funds analysis

Previous Employer – University

Position – Research Finance Assistant

Dates – July 2017 – January 2018

  • Based in a team and reported to the Team Manager
  • Set-up, management, and maintenance of academic projects including accuracy of records
  • General financial assistance within the Research Delivery Team to provide a professional and efficient service to Researchers and other colleagues e.g., tracking expenditure, progress, and general reporting
  • General assistance within the Research Delivery Teams in preparations for internal and external reporting requirements – Preparation for funder assurance visits
  • Supported internal and external project audits – regular project reviews
  • Preparation of Financial Statements for Research Projects / Project Budgeting and cost analysis / Ran reports to assist with forecasting and budgeting for project income
  • Reconciliation and Closure of projects / Audit of Projects

Previous Employer – Insurance

Position – Assistant Management Accountant

Dates – January 2017 – July 2017

  • Assisted with monthly management accounts preparation
  • Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Bank reconciliations, posting and balancing
  • Reports on creditors
  • Assisting with an Accounts Payable project

Previous Employer – Retail  

Position – Senior Reconciliations Officer

Dates – July 2015 – January 2017

  • Responsible for multi-currency reconciliations
  • Foreign currency contra payments and reversals
  • Bank and Contra accounts reconciliations
  • Bank to general ledger reconciliations
  • Journal postings and cash allocation
  • Resolved queries from customers and suppliers and streamlined the transaction process
  • Data interpretation and associated reporting and analysis
  • Weekly Cash management and Cash collection reports
  • Transactional accounting

Previous Employer – Manufacturer

Position – Accounts Assistant

Dates – November 2014 – July 2015

  • Managed Sales and Purchase Ledger
  • Raised Sales Invoices for international customers, as well as dealing with purchase invoices and returns, expense forms and requests for payments, monthly BACS run, stock adjustments and preparing statutory accounts

Previous Employer – Supplier

Position – Purchase Ledger / Purchase Returns Administrator

Dates – September 2014 – November 2014

Previous Employer – Charity

Position – Shop Assistant (Voluntary)

Dates – June 2014 – September 2014

Position – Accounts Assistant – University Work Placement

Dates – January 2012 – March 2012

Previous Employer –Freight

Position – Accounts Assistant (Voluntary)

Dates – March 2010 – September 2010

Previous Employer – College

Position – Receptionist (Voluntary)

Dates – October 2007 

Previous Employer – Retail

Position – Shelf Assistant

Dates – April 2007 – June 2007  

Position – Administrator/Bookkeeper (Voluntary)

Dates – July 2000 – September 2001