ACCA part qualified accountant with extensive experiences in month end accounts, general ledger, accounts receivable and reconciliations in commercial and private business environments using Oracle, SAP and Sage. Seeking to further a career in Financial Services and Management Accounting. Good team player with strong academic knowledge, communication skills and positive attitude. Always strive to achieve targets as previously used skills and initiatives to win customers and improve cash flow.
An experienced Oracle, SAP and Sage user, part qualified accountant studying for final ACCA exams in June 2015, seeking to further a career in Management Accounting and Financial Services. Acquired extensive experiences in professional, profitable and charitable business environments, with good communication skills, positive attitude and a team player. I have successfully utilised financial reporting and credit management experiences to improve corporate cash flow position for multiple international companies. Demonstrated highly intuitive, friendly and people skills in combination with huge commitment to work effectively and proactively to achieve targets within tight deadlines. Always have the desire to take ownership and give more, pay attention to detail in financial and non financial scenarios to resolve issues quickly and correctly.
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS / ACHIEVEMENTS
Prepared full year end receipts and payments accounts in line with UK Charity Commission.
Investigated trial balance errors with general ledger and performed income audit duties to verify and record revenue and cost figures, including allocation of staff expenses to the correct business units.
Assisted new business start-ups with concise business plan and 5 year forecast for investors to review.
Prepared month end management accounts using Sage, calculating and posting deferred income with intercompany charges.
Proven ability to devise ways to improve company’s profitability and growth.
Carefully implemented a robust process for revenue control on write-offs and cash levels to improve cashflow and minimise over or understating sales revenue.
Created excel debtor’s analysis with commentary used for sales commission claims and monitoring aged debtors by respective account manager.
Continuously achieved targets and exceeded expectation through good initiatives, forecasting and presenting cash collection targets to team members with concise action plan reviewed regularly.
Worked diligently to successfully bring ledgers up to date through complex backlog of allocation of payments on customer accounts and reconciling bank transfers with invoices.
Conducted regular credit meetings involving senior management to address credit issues, taking into account customer and company long and short term objectives.
Delivered results by bringing clear thinking and determination to improve aged debtors’ report, (60days overdue debtors reduced from over 20% to below 3%). As a result won the best department and nominated for best employee for the year.
Competent in the use of SAP, Sage, PeopleSoft, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Fluent in French conversational in Spanish and German.
June 14 – Present,
Finance Assistant – NDC Technologies Ltd, Essex – Part of The Spectris Group
Liaising and supporting auditors and shared services to perform internal control tasks including assets counts and verifying customer account balances with invoices and payments.
Resolving VAT queries on customer invoices and taken measures to stop recurrence.
Supporting sales colleagues to tailor customer credit terms to reflect correct company policy.
Processing bank guarantees and liaising with the bank to set terms and conditions.
Checking and processing withholding tax to ensure correct accounting treatments.
Communicating with sales team and customers to give update and ensure credit policy is implemented.
Aug 13 – June 14,
Financial Consultancy Services – UK Private consultant
Assisting new business start-ups to write concise business plan with 5year forecast for investors to review.
Preparing end of year receipts and payments accounts in line with UK Charity Commission.
Acting as finance contact for charities and using business models to provide long term strategic financial forecast and advising on asset acquisitions and compliance.
Providing support to non financial people on tax, accounting standards and other financial related issues.
Mar 08 – Aug 13
Management Accountant/Credit Control – Springer UK / Biomed Central Ltd
Checking through monthly invoices to ensure any deferred income are correctly accounted.
Preparing monthly cash flow forecast based on departmental revenue/cost analysis and assisting in month end profit and loss accounts through collating and checking financial data.
Evaluating customer prepayments to correctly include in monthly trade creditors on balance sheet.
Carefully allocating trial balance and suspense transactions through to the correct profit and loss codes.
Using excel to prepare monthly management fee schedules and posting journals accordingly.
Performing checks to ensure all month end intercompany charges and revenue transfers have been completed and allocated correctly to the respective business unit.
Managing over £3million international customer ledger, checking and updating credit worthiness, country risk analysis and debt levels to ensure payment and allocation issues are resolved.
Calculating and posting month end intercompany recharges for associate companies.
Presenting budgets and explaining any variances to managers before sending for senior approval.
Using SAP and Excel to prepare accounts receivable reports with commentary on debt status, highlighting any potential risk with counter action plans.
Performing balance sheet reconciliations including trade debtors against customer account balances and resolving any discrepancies which might have occurred due to timing or system error.
Feb 07 – Mar 08
Regional Credit Manager – Morgan’s Hotel Group, London
Managing day-to-day receivables for two busy high profile Central London hotels – Sanderson and St Martin’s Lane hotels, part of the Morgan’s Hotel Group.
Using credit tools and trade references to check and approve customer application forms.
Ensuring month end cash collection targets along with credit issues were carefully interpreted to team and management for budget preparations.
Oct 06 – Dec 06
Senior International Credit Controller – BBC Worldwide
Performing daily credit control duties on large international clients and assessing complex payment history to assist finance managers and sales team make decisions on accepting future orders in credit.
Communicating credit limits and account status to international customers in English and French.
Sept 05 – Sept 06
Credit Controller – Crown Records Management Limited, London
Supervising the collections team to provide timely and accurate analysis on customer accounts for senior management and regional sales team.
Performing and supervising credit control duties and account maintenance of a multi currency ledger.
Checking and processing letters of credit to ensure documentation are correct and payments are completed on time.
July 99 – Aug 05
Accounts Assistant – Intercontinental Hotels Group / Holiday Inn, Regents Park
Assisting and supporting all finance roles including raising invoices, purchase ledger and reconciling company credit card statements and investigating and resolving disputes with the bank.
Supporting the financial controller with accurate and timely information on month end intercompany journals and implementing accounting policies in line with accounting standards.
Sept 97 – Jul 99
Accounts Assistant / Hotel Controller – St George’s Hotel, London
Checking and coding invoices along with preparing expenses pack to issue petty cash request.
Performing general accounting duties to deliver high standards of services to customers and staff, through good maintenance of working environment and resolving debit and credit note disputes.
Education & Qualifications
2012 – 2014 London School of Business and Finance
ACCA Part Qualified Accountant, sitting final ACCA exams in Dec 2014
2003 – 2006 University of Westminster Business School London
MSc International Finance
1997 – 2001 Middlesex University London
BA Honours Accounting and Marketing – with one year work placement
1995 – 1997 Unity College London
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