Available upon request
Accounting and Finance Experience
- Flat 1, 197 Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 3AN, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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- email: [email protected]
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SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERTISE
As an analytical and dynamic individual who has 20 plus years experience, a proven history of exceeding expectations through performance, I believe I would be able to participate and impact considerably the ongoing operational success of any company. Some of the key talents I can bring include streamlining existing systems, and improving the efficiency of the finance function. Through the years of working experience in different fields of Commerce and recently in Education, I have gained the following expertise;
-Expertise in developing and delivering monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements for management.
-Proficiency in managing accounts payable and accounts receivable, generating invoices/credit notes and monthly statements for clients, dealing with queries, efficient problem solving, reconciling accounts and ensuring accuracy and completeness of data.
-Proven ability to identify and implement improvements to streamline processes and increase efficiency and productivity.
-Staff supervising, training and support.
-Excellent computer skills; proficient with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, QuickBooks, Sage Accounting and able to learn proprietary systems/applications quickly and easily.
-Continuously review current processes and procedures and identify areas for improvement; workings alongside external teams to project, manage change.
• Quarterly Reports
• Accounts Payable/Receivable
• Cash flow forecasts
• Problem solving
• Accruals / Pre-payments
• Cost Control
• Internal auditing
• Budgets / Forecasting
• Process Improvement
• VAT returns
• Bank reconciliations
• Variance reports
• Financial Statements
• GL Reconciliations
• Debt Control
• HR Management
• Provisional Tax
Email - [email protected]
Started off in the Company as Bookkeeper and through the years worked to the current position of Financial Director.
Manage all financial transactions, posting debits and credits, producing financial statements and recording all transactions. Prepare management reports and financial summaries using Microsoft Excel detailing company’s financial status. Generate bank deposits, verify and balance receipts. Create invoices and track overdue accounts. Manage payroll and prepare payroll tax returns. Research and resolve billing and collections disputes. Vat returns. Income Tax returns. Costing. Budgets, Debt Collection.
The store specialised in Unisex Cotton clothing, leather shoes & bags and accessories.
Preparing Income Statements for the six branches, general administration, salaries & wages and actively involved in decision making. I had the oversight of the area Sales Managers at the six branches and two accounts clerks at Head office.
Managed financial transactions and record keeping with strict attention to detail. Verified and posted transactions to general ledger. Reconciled and balanced accounts. Compiled statistical reports for management. Generated monthly statements and invoices for customers. Communicated with customers to address inquiries and resolve issues.
General Administration, accounts payable, accounts receivable, banking, account reconciliations, VAT, Salaries and Wages, PAYE, Unemployment Insurance Fund, Penison, Stock taking, Sales.
Ensured accurate and timely processing of accounting data. Performed accounts receivable functions, balancing cash and posting sales invoices. Worked with accounts payable department to post invoices. Keeping accurate reconciliations of all accounts. Accurately entered transactions into proprietary company accounting system. Completed ad hoc assignments and analyses for managers and supervisors. Letters of Credit at the bank as the Company’s main function was to manufacture and export Slate Furniture.
Ensured accurate and timely processing of accounting data. Performed accounts receivable and accounts payable functions, balancing cash and posting sales and purchases invoices. Reconciling the accounts. Preparing cheques for payment to suppliers. Preparing month-end Statements and doing Debt Collecting.
March 2009 - April 2011: