I have a well-nourished interest in reading and writing fiction; though my preference lean towards Science Fiction (Space Operas and Military SF,) I have more recently acquired a taste for Military and Historical Military Fiction, as well as some Fantasy works.I also enjoy the occasional video game.

Work History

Work History
May 2010 - Present

Unemployment Situation

I left Lambert Smith Hampton following a personality clash with another member of staff, recently brought into the Purchase Ledger Team. Feeling uncomfortable with the developing situation, I decided to leave the company in hopes of finding similar employment elsewhere. This did not go to plan.

I was renting at the time and was unemployed for a significant length of time, during which I incurred debts that I was unable to repay. I sought to improve my situation; moving back in with family and applying for a Debt Relief Order (DRO,) on the advice of the Citizen’s Advice Bureau.

The DRO enabled me to clear all debts, provided that I remained unemployed for a further 12 Months. The DRO went into effect at the end of December 2010, and came to an end at the end of the following year; during this time I had to assess whether the wages/salaries on offer would enable me to clear my debts and start over, in a reasonable amount of time.

I moved to Skegness with family in late September 2011, and have been attempting to find work since the following January (at which time I was debt-free and able to accept any wage/salary on offer.) I do not have any experience in Retail or Bar Work; which meant that despite applying for numerous positions, I am still currently unemployed.

I am aware that having a significant length of unemployment on my CV is not ideal; but at the time it seemed the best option available to me. I have made every effort to improve my employability; I have enquired at the Job Centre regarding any short-courses available, and the possibility of completing my AAT Qualification. I am also taking driving lessons, and have my Practical Driving Test booked for the 14th of February – I hope that having my own transport and a full Driving License will improve my employability, and the number of employers that I can get to comfortably.

In short…

I started 2013 in the hopes that I could put the mistakes and misfortune of the previous years behind me. I have qualifications and experience in an office environment, and in accountancy specifically; I simply need to get my foot in the door.

May 2010 - May 2010

Temporary Purchase Ledger Clerk

Nottingham City Council

•    Matching, batching and coding of invoices

May 2008 - Nov 2009

Purchase Ledger Clerk

Lambert Smith Hampton

    •    Logging of invoices onto system (Approx. 500 invoices per week)     •    Querying invoices with both with internal Surveyors and Suppliers    •    Responding to queries raised by both Surveyors and Suppliers    •    Raised payments against Supplier invoice; Manually, and as part of a Payment Run    •    Raised payments manually via Online Banking    •    Raising Reports for Aged Creditors where required    •    Liaising with Cash Allocation team regarding refunds received

Jan 2008 - May 2008

Temporary Purchase Ledger Clerk

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

•    Working within a small team to code and input invoices

•    Following up on Queries

Aug 2006 - May 2007

Accounts Assistant

The Smashing Glass Company (Nottingham) Ltd.

Supporting the Company Financial Accountant with -     •    Processing of all invoices for our subsidiary companies    •    Batching  and Coding of Invoices

    •    Monthly Balancing of Aged Creditors lists with Supplier Statements to be used by the Company  Accountant in order to make payments    •    Inputting of Sales Invoices on a monthly basis for one of the subsidiary companies    •    Inputting of Petty Cash slips for subsidiary companies    •    Inputting of Credit Card Transactions for subsidiary companies    •    Involved in writing up all incoming monies (cash, cheque and card transactions)    •    Inputting and allocating incoming monies    •    Involved in applying CIS Tax Deductions (and in researching the changes made as at April 2007)    •    Involved in preparation of employee payroll administration; inputting all timesheet information for approximately 20 employees and various filters for lateness, holidays and sickness

Oct 2005 - Jun 2006

Accounts Assistant

Impact Marketing & Publicity Ltd.

Supporting the Company Financial Accountant with -    •    Raising of Daily Sales Invoices from Sage Line 100; including 7 day invoices, confirmation of payment invoices, copy invoices and pro-forma invoices    •    Inputting of Purchase Ledger Invoices on a weekly basis    •    Raising Aged Creditor reports for use by the Managing Director, on a weekly basis    •    Raising Cheques and Manual Remittance Advices from Sage to match MD’s weekly payments schedule    •    Raising of Aged Debtors report for use by the Credit Control department; including production of debtor statements and debtor letters

Apr 2005 - Aug 2005

Trainee Junior Accountant

Gamble & Madin Chartered Accountants

Working with a small team of Trainee Junior Accountants, reporting directly to Partners - Assisting in preparation of Year End accounts for small Partnerships and Sole Traders, Reconciliation of client cashbooks with bank statements, Analysis of client income and expenditure, Preparation of schedules such as; bank and cash reconciliations, loan and hire-purchase control accounts, fixed asset registers and also an element of Minor Bookkeeping.

Sep 2004 - Feb 2005

Trainee Junior Accountant

Cobb, Burgin & Co. Chartered Accountants

Working as part of a small team, reporting directly to the partner - Assisting in the preparation of Year End accounts for small Partnerships and Sole Traders, Analysis of client income and expenditure, Preparation of schedules such as; bank and cash reconciliations, loan and hire-purchase control accounts and fixed asset registers.



Additional Skills & Attributes

I have a good working knowledge of computers generally, and an aptitude towards learning and developing an understanding of unfamiliar systems. I have had experience in using the Microsoft Office Suite; most notably Word, Excess and Access, as well as Sage Accounting Software (Sage Line 100, Sage Line 50, SAP.) I have some theoretical knowledge of Sage Payroll also.

I am hard-working, honest and reliable. I am well-organised and able to prioritise my workload.

Wilsthorpe School & Sixth Form



Grade C: English LanguageGrade D: Information & Communications Technology (ICT/IT)



Grade B: including - Mathematics & Statistics Grade C: including - English Language & Literature

Total of Eight GCSEs Grade B - D

Beeston College & Derby College

AAT Intermediate Level

NVQ Level 3

2011 - Present

Pitman Training


•    Sage Line 50 Accounts•    Sage Payroll•    PayrollInternalised Short-Courses:

•    Purchase Ledger•    Sales Ledger•    Book Keeping Level 2 Module 1•    Final Accounts 1•    Microsoft Excel 2003 & Expert•    Microsoft Publisher 2003•    Microsoft Word 2007•    Microsoft Access 2007•    Microsoft PowerPoint 2007•    Effective Business Communication•    Get into… Personnel

2012 - Present

First College


•    Health & Safety in the Workplace