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CV, Experienced Accounts Assistant Targeting Africa

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 44366
(10/29/1980, male)
List top 5 skills: accounts assistant, accounts officer, finance officer
Short Bio:

A highly competent, dedicated and enthusiastic finance professional with the ability to deliver consistently high results within tight deadlines.

An effective team player with excellent interpersonal skills. Has a natural ability to build relationships with all stakeholders.

Possess excellent numeracy and analytical skills with the ability to analyse and interpret complex financial information.

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map

Nationality: 

British

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

accounting and finance

Spoken languages: 

Creole, english, french, Urdu

Locations I am interested in working:

africa

List of countries I have a visa to work in:

Mauritius, United Kingdom



KEY SKILLS

• A part qualified ACCA accountant

• Good knowledge of Sun Systems, Vision, Sage line 50,IPOS, Q&A, Dynamics Great Plains, Iris Exchequer, EDMS, Efinancials, Sap R-3systems: Purchase to Payable, Accounts Receivable and General Ledger modules.

• Works independently or as part of a team, and able to use own initiative.

• Fluent Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and desktop publishing packages.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

August 2015 – March 2016
Accounts Officer
Peabody Trust

Working alongside the managements accounts team, jointly managing 5 different development schemes, creating/posting journals, running reports, analysing forecasts, facilitating meetings with project managers/budget holders, account reconciliations. I have gained some essential knowledge of Sun and EDMS

I provide excellent front line customer service by working in partnership with internal and external stakeholders to ensure our customers’ needs are met and the departmental team objectives are achieved.

I ensure effective service delivery, providing advice and resolving complex queries by ensuring all expectations are managed and proactive resolutions are identified.

Certain workload consists of registering invoices in a timely and accurate manner, providing the correct coding, allocating payments to subsequent accounts once payments have cleared.

In addition I provide first line support to users on the P2P system, supplier queries dealt with effectively and efficiently, I ensure internal stakeholder’s needs are met, I meet deadlines set to ensure all SLAs are met, to further myself I reduce demands and late charges or any other additional costs to benefit the business.

 

July 2014 – July 2015
Finance Assistant (perm-Redundancy)
Patrick Bamford Limited (PBL)

A boutique corporate services and structured finance solutions company dedicated to supporting complex high value real estate transactions through sourcing acquisition finance, leading the structuring and coordination of the acquisition process, and providing bespoke post-acquisition management services such as loan compliance monitoring and management and statutory reporting.

My key duties include management of all activities in AP and AR ledgers in SUN systems, reviewing payment batch reports before BACS and CHAPS runs, cancelling invoices not relating to the company for financial year, preparing weekly update reports for team managers, and regularly liaising with receiver organisations, and external suppliers.

 

Feb 2014 – June 2014 Accounts Assistant (Contract)
Choice Support

Choice Support is a leading social care charity providing support to disabled people with a wide range of needs throughout England.

My key duties included processing of purchase invoices and making weekly payment run, payment of staff expenses claims by receiving and verifying expenses reports and requests for advances or petty cash.

Verifying vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions

 

Aug 2013- Sept 2013
Accounts Assistant (Temp)
Tropical Health and Education Trust

Tropical Health and Education Trust is the UK Support organisation for Health Links between health institutions in Africa, Asia and elsewhere in the world and their counterparts in UK.

My role was to process financial transactions including posting reports from overseas and raising cheques and invoices. I will be processing staff and volunteers expenses claims in multiple currencies and maintain the relevant spreadsheets as well as doing the reconciliations.

 

Jan 2013- July 2013
Accounts Assistant (Perm-Redundancy)
ABF The Soldiers Charity

ABF The Soldiers Charity give lifetime support to serving and retired soldiers and families

I was solely responsible for the AP function and maintain and develop the purchase ledger system and procedures. I was also processing and making grant payments. I was doing reconciliations for 13of our regional accounts across the UK as well as vendors, credit cards and petty cash reconciliations.

 

Oct 2012 – Dec 2012
Accounts Payable Officer (Perm-Restructuring)
Action On Hearing Loss

Action On Hearing Loss is the largest charity in the UK working with hearing loss and hearing health

I was part of a small accounts payable team and processing high volume of invoices on average 200+ per week. This includes match, batch and code invoices as well as staff and non staff expenses claims and making weekly payment run by BACS and cheques. I will also be responsible for reconciling suppliers accounts monthly.

 

Mar 2012- Sept 2012
Finance Assistant (Temp)
Carers Trust

Carers Trustworks to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill.

My role was to be fully responsible for the purchase ledger section this includes match, batch and code invoices and get approvals for payment as well as maintaining the purchase order systems. I will be doing the fortnightly payment runs by BACS and cheques and suppliers reconciliations monthly. I will assist with month end journals including accruals and prepayments.

 

July 2009 – Oct 2009
Accounts Officer (Perm- In Mauritius)
Emtel Limited

Emtel Limited is a telecommunication and information service provider in Mauritius.

My duties involves creating purchase orders using SUN systems and match against invoices for payment. I have been processing multicurrency invoices (USD, Euro, GBP and INR) as well as making payments. I will be making manual and computerised cheque payments and dispatching cheques to suppliers. I dealt with internal and external queries.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

2003 – 2009
Kaplan Financial – ACCA part Level 2

1999
London Chamber of Commerce Accounting Level 3-Pass