About Candidate

Education/Qualification

  • 2021 -Certificate of Higher Education in Accounting – Course Cloud
  • CPD Accredited
  • 1981 O Levels achieved – St Philip Howard School
  • 2022 – Beginning studies for AAT Level 3 – Self Funded

Systems used

  • Excel / Word / Outlook
  • JD Edwards
  • Oracle
  • Navision
  • Xero
  • ConnectWise
  • Sage Cloud Payroll
  • QuickBooks

Career Summary

Current EmployerTransportation/trucking/railroad company

Position – Purchase Ledger / Payroll / Bookkeeper

Dates – April 2024 – Present

  • Record day-to-day financial transactions, including sales, purchases, receipts, and payments
  • Maintain accurate ledgers and journals, ensuring that all financial data is correctly recorded and categorized
  • Reconcile bank statements with the company’s financial records to ensure consistency and accuracy
  • Identify and resolve any discrepancies between the bank statements and the company’s records
  • Prepare and process invoices for customers and clients
  • Record and track payments received and ensure they are applied to the correct accounts
  • Handle receipts and ensure they are logged appropriately
  • Monitor and manage accounts payable (bills and expenses) and accounts receivable (income and payments)
  • Ensure timely payments to suppliers and follow up on overdue invoices from customers
  • Calculate and process payroll, including salaries, wages, bonuses, and deductions
  • Prepare and submit VAT returns to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in compliance with UK tax laws
  • Ensure accurate calculation and recording of VAT on sales and purchases
  • Generate financial reports, such as profit and loss statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements
  • Perform general administrative duties related to financial management, such as filing, correspondence, and data entry
  • Support other administrative functions as needed within the organization

Previous Employer –Electrical Contractor experienced in the Industrial, Commercial and Domestic Sectors

Position – Purchase Ledger / Payroll / Bookkeeper

Dates – October 2023 – April 2024 

  • Reported to Accounts Manager with dotted line to MD
  • Purchase Ledger – end to end including using PO system / matching to Delivery Notes
  • Enter Payments onto Vendor Accounts – Reconcile Payment
  • Prepare Supplier Statement Reconciliations – Query Management and Resolution
  • Makes Payments using Co Credit Card
  • Processed Invoices – Match / Code etc
  • Payroll – preparation of Weekly Payroll for 32 staff
  • Worked from manual Timesheets -using Sage – cross checks with HR spreadsheet
  • Gains sign off
  • Calculate Deductions / Amendments – Sick / Holiday / Overtime / Expenses etc.
  • Weekly submissions to HMRC and preparation of Weekly Payslips
  • Ad hoc duties

Previous Employer Wholesaler

Position – Purchase Ledger Clerk

Dates – March 2022 – October 2023

  • Report to the Accounts Manager – works as part of a Purchase Ledger team of 3 in a wider Finance team
  • Process Delivery Notes onto Nav as Goods Received
  • Match and Batch Delivery Notes to Purchase Invoices check quantities before processing
  • Input Supplier Invoices onto Nav and applies any Discounts or Credit Notes as applicable
  • Payments via World Pay daily

Reason for Leaving: Role is not sufficiently challenging

Previous Employer – Manufacturer

Position – Finance Administrator

Dates – November 2021 – March 2022

Previous Employer – Oilfield Services

Position – Purchase Ledger Clerk (Temp)

Dates – September 2021 – November 2021

Previous Employer – IT Support and services

Position – Accounts Assistant (Temp)

Dates – July 2021 – September 2021

  • End to Sales and Purchase Ledger

Previous Employer – Logistics

Position – Accounts Assistant

Dates – August 2020 – June 2021

  • Worked in a small team of 4 and reported to the Managing Director / Office Manager
  • Responsible for a varied range of Accounts duties – covering Purchase and Sales Ledger and some general Administration duties
  • Purchase Ledger – processed up to 20 Invoices per day with values up to £15,000 – responsible for the full process – scan, match, batch, and coding
  • Carried out weekly Supplier Statement Reconciliations
  • Responsible for preparing and sending Supplier Payments by Cheque as requested – the MD would complete the BACS Payment run
  • Responsible for daily Bank Reconciliations across 4 UK Bank Accounts
  • Sales Ledger – processed up to 200 Sales Invoices per week – up to £1800 in value
  • Processed and input all Invoice Finance data / payments and reconciled twice weekly with Aldermore – used Xero and Excel to ensure all Invoices matched / balanced
  • Weekly reconciled Petty Cash – small amount up to £25
  • Handled telephone and email enquiries through to resolution
  • Checked agreed rates on Courier Exchange
  • Produced weekly Debtor reports to reconcile all overdue Payments

Previous Employer – Recycling Centre

Position – Accounts Assistant

Dates – February 2018 – June 2020

  • Worked in a large Finance team and reported to the Accounts Manager
  • Responsible for a range of duties across Finance – Sales and Purchase Ledger, Bank Reconciliations, Supplier Reconciliations, Credit Control and Petty Cash reconciliation
  • Purchase Ledger – processed up to 250 Purchase Invoices per week with values up to £5000
  • Responsible for twice weekly Supplier Statement reconciliation
  • Raised and processed Cheque Payments – twice weekly
  • Carried out daily Bank Reconciliation for several Accounts
  • Petty Cash Reconciliation – up to £200
  • Input Sales Invoices and Credit Notes onto Xero
  • Produced Debtor reports twice weekly and carried out Credit Control duties – chased outstanding payments
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Previous Employer – Waste Management

Position – Administrative Assistant

Dates – December 2016 – February 2018

Previous Employer – Wholesaler

Position – Finance and Administration

Dates – February 2016 – November 2016

Previous Employer – Security

Position – Various Positions – Cash and Bank / Payments and Administration

Dates – October 2013 – February 2016

Previous Employer – Technology Support

Position – Accounts Assistant

Dates – September 2009 – October 2013

  • Worked within a sole role reporting to the Financial Controller
  • Raised Sales Ledger invoices daily – this were of high value and complex (including the consolidation of invoices)
  • Cash Allocation – responsibility for recording payments received by way of BACS, CHAPS and Cheque before allocating them to the system
  • Matched batched and coded Purchase Ledger Invoices matching to the relevant PO
  • Daily posted credit notes and deals with associated queries
  • Credit Control – chasing both aged and current debt by way of telephone, email, and letter
  • Discussed debt with the Financial Controller if debtor did not respond to the 3/7-day letter reminders
  • Petty Cash Management and Banking/ Internet Banking
  • Reconciliation of supplier statements and responding to and addressing any queries