David Maddock

  • Skegness Lincolnshire

Summary

I am an AAT Immediate Qualified Purchase Ledger Clerk with four years of varied accounts experience - eighteen months specifically working in Purchase Ledger. 

I previously worked as a Purchase Ledger Clerk for Lambert Smith Hampton Property Management in Nottingham; where I was responsible for all aspects of Purchase Ledger from coding and inputting of Supplier Invoices, to Queries and Statement Reconciliation and twice-weekly Payment Runs.

I recently moved to Skegness with my family and am looking for an Accountancy Opportunity in the local area. I am also looking to complete my AAT Qualification once I am in suitable employment. 

Work History

Work History
Dec 2010 - Dec 2011

Financial Difficulties & Debt Relief Order Period

Unemployed
May 2010 - May 2010

Temporary Purchase Ledger Clerk

Nottingham City Council (via Macildowie Associates)

Summary:

This was a temporary position as a Purchase Ledger Clerk for Nottingham City Council (via Macildowie Recruitment Agency)

Main Responsibilities:

  • Matching, Batching & Coding of Invoices
  • Filing
May 2008 - Nov 2009

Purchase Ledger Clerk

Lambert Smith Hampton (via BTG Recruitment)

Summary:

This was initially a temporary position as a Purchase Ledger Clerk for Lambert Smith Hampton Property Management (via BTG Recruitment.) The position became permanent in July 2008. 

Working for the Nottingham Office of Lambert Smith Hampton, I was one of two members of the Purchase Ledger Team (this eventually became three when the workload grew.) I was responsible for all aspects of Purchase Ledger from beginning to end, and was able to see the entire process and build a rapport with Suppliers, and internal departments. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Checking Coding and Authorisation of Invoices
  • Adding New Suppliers to the system where necessary
  • Logging Invoices onto the System (approximately 500 per week)
  • Responding to Queries raised internally and with Suppliers
  • Raising twice-weekly Payment Runs against Supplier Invoices
  • Raising Manual Payments where necessary
  • Raising Manual Payments via the Online Banking System
  • Raising Reports for Aged Creditors where required
  • Liaising with the Cash Allocation team with regards to Refunds and Returns

Achievements:  

Whilst at Lambert Smith Hampton I handled receipts from one of the larger clients managed by our office in Birmingham. I liaised with the Birmingham Office when monies were received from the client for payment of invoices due, and with regard to which supplier invoices due would be paid with those funds. The client did not pay enough to cover their expenses, and frequently had upwards of £80,000 of total debts incurred for work done or services received over a period of several months. I built up a rapport with the suppliers in question, and made best efforts to make payment where possible.

I was not authorised to spend any monies that were part of the client's 'float' or to contact the client directly, as I had suggested I might do on several occasions.

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I also dealt with one of our Suppliers - BT - directly after several incidents where Supplier Statements did not reconcile with the activity for each of our client's accounts. As a Property Management Company, Lambert Smith Hampton received funds from various clients to settle accounts with their Suppliers. Lambert Smith Hampton also paid suppliers amounts due from all clients under a single BACS payment; with a statement showing the amounts due to be paid to each account. 

Not all of those amounts matched the records held by BT, and where they disagreed with regards to bills previously paid or credits that weren't actually due, they took funds from other clients' accounts - treating it as though Lambert Smith Hampton incurred all costs, and the individual accounts made no difference. 

I explained to them several times, via telephone and written correspondence, that they should allocated debits and credits to the individual accounts and that if they any difficulties they should contact us (I also suggested that they ought to put credit notes taken twice or double-paid invoices onto the correct accounts.) However, BT stated that they could not do this as they had received singular amounts from Lambert Smith Hampton, to be allocated by them against accounts marked 'Care of Lambert Smith Hampton.'

This led to complications as they would often telephone and send demands for payment directly to the client. 

As the computer system used by Lambert Smith Hampton paid all invoices that there were client funds available to pay as a single financial transaction, I suggested to my manager that that amount should be divided into the individual payments made on behalf of each client, and the statements should make it obvious that the individual payments were made with regards to specific accounts and should not be treated otherwise. 

Although splitting up the payments, delayed the payment runs for a short time, and seemed to be a lot more work for something that should have been clear from the beginning, I explained that this should ensure that BT correctly allocated payments to the correct accounts, and they did not move money between client accounts that we were not aware of until a bill that we'd made payment against on the behalf of a client came under dispute from BT. I explained that this should make the accounts more closely match up and would save time dealing with complicated payment-allocation issues. 

The system that I'd suggested was put into place. 

Jan 2008 - May 2008

Temporary Purchase Ledger Clerk

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (via Select Financial Group)

Summary:

This was an ongoing temporary position as a Purchase Ledger Clerk for Nottingham University Hospitals (via SF Group.) I handed in my notice when I had managed to secure a permanent position working for Lambert Smith Hampton.

Working in the finance department of Nottingham University Hospitals, I worked within a small team where each individual was responsible for a selection of invoices (for example those incurred by the Pathology department.) I frequently found myself having finished inputting my allocated invoices and asking around the office to see if there were any more that needed to be inputted onto the system. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Code Supplier Invoices
  • Input Supplier Invoices onto the System
  • Follow up on Queries
Aug 2006 - May 2007

Accounts Assistant

The Smashing Glass Company (Nottingham) Ltd.

Summary:

Working as an Accounts Assistant at The Smashing Glass Company, I was responsible for supporting the Company Accountant.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Processing Supplier Invoices
  • Matching, Batching and Coding Supplier Invoices
  • Inputting Customer Invoices from one of our Subsidiary Companies onto the System
  • Monthly Balancing of Aged Creditors with Supplier Statements (to be used by the Company Accountant in making payments)
  • Inputting Petty Cash Transactions for one of our Subsidiary Companies
  • Inputting Company Credit Card Transactions for our Subsidiary Companies
  • Writing Up and Allocating Monies Received
  • Inputting Timesheet information onto Excel Sheet; making note of holidays, sickness, etc for the Preparation of Payroll
Oct 2005 - Jun 2006

Accounts Assistant

Impact Marketing & Publicity Ltd.

Summary:

Working as an Accounts Assistant at Impact Marketing & Publicity, I was responsible for supporting the Company Accountant.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Raising Customer Invoices on a daily basis
  • Inputting Supplier Invoices on a weekly basis
  • Raising Aged Creditor Reports for Managing Director to use to make Payment Runs
  • Raising Cheques and Manual Remittance Advices to match MD's weekly Payments Schedule
  • Raising of Aged Debtors Report to be used by Credit Control Department 
  • Producing Debtor Statements and Letters for Credit Control Department

Systems Used:

Whilst at Impact Marketing & Publicity I used Sage Line 500.

Apr 2005 - Aug 2005

Trainee Junior Accountant

Gamble & Madin Chartered Accountants

Summary:

I worked for Gamble & Madin as a Trainee Junior Accountant on a Modern Apprenticeship whilst working towards my AAT Qualification. I worked as part of a small team, reporting directly to the Partners. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the preparation of Year-End Accounts for Small Companies, Partnerships and Sole Traders
  • Reconciling Client Cashbooks with Bank Statements
  • Analysing Client Income and Expenditure
  • Preparation of Schedules, including;
    • Bank and Cash Reconciliations
    • Loan and Hire-Purchase Control Accounts
    • Fixed Asset Depreciation Registers

There was also an element of Minor Book Keeping

Sep 2004 - Feb 2005

Trainee Junior Accountant

Cobb, Burgin & Co Chartered Accountants

Summary:

When I started my AAT Foundation Level Qualification as a Modern Apprenticeship I contacted Cobb, Burgin & Co having seen an advertisement of theirs for a far more qualified and experienced person. I attended an interview where I explained the Modern Apprenticeship and was offered a job as a Trainee Junior Accountant. 

I worked as part of a small team, reporting directly to the Partners. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the preparation of Year-End Accounts for Small Companies, Partnerships and Sole Traders
  • Reconciling Client Cashbooks with Bank Statements
  • Analysing Client Income and Expenditure
  • Preparation of Schedules, including;
    • Bank and Cash Reconciliations
    • Loan and Hire-Purchase Control Accounts
    • Fixed Asset Depreciation Registers

Education

Education
Jan 2011 - Mar 2011

Short Courses:

Pitman Training
Aug 2006 - Sep 2004

AAT Accountancy NVQ Level 3

Broxtowe College

Note:

I studied towards my AAT NVQ Level 4 that would have completed the AAT Qualification and allowed my to become a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians. However, I did not pass all of my final exams. 

This is something that I would like to achieve in the near-future, with the support of my employer.

Aug 2003

GCSE & A-Levels

Wilsthorpe Community School

A-Levels:

  • English Language
  • Information & Communication Technology

GCSEs:

Grade B - 

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Double Science Award

Grade C - 

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Design & Technology
  • Geography
  • Modern Foreign Languages (French)

Skills

Skills

Computer Software

I am familiar with the use of Microsoft Office software, Sage Payroll, Sage Line 50 Accounts, Sage Line 500, SAP and several in-house accountancy systems.