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CV, UK Based Management Accountant Targeting South Africa

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 25628
(10/08/1980, female)
List top 5 skills: accountant, finance manager, financial controller, management accountant, senior accountant
Short Bio:

I have worked in mainly small-medium size companies in small finance teams which has allowed me to develop all-round accounting skills.

More recently I have worked as a Management Accountant which has allowed me to see the 'bigger picture' in financial terms and also allowed me to improve/streamline existing processes.

I am currently studying ACCA, with 2 exams left to complete.

I am a hard worker and am very tenacious, I will do everything in my power to get the job done.

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map

Nationality: 

British/Zimbabwean

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

accounting and finance

Spoken languages: 

english, IsiNdebele, IsiZulu (moderate)

Locations I am interested in working:

South Africa



Career Summary

Dec 2011 – Current
Management Accountant – Royal Albert Hall, London

Responsibilities

• Accurate and timely production of monthly management accounts for the Hall including the key element of working with budget holders to obtain understanding and explanations for any variances.

• Directly line-manage the following staff: the Assistant Management Accountant, the Ticketing Accountant and the Senior Accounts Assistant and Purchase Ledger Clerk.

• Overseeing of the monthly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts and preparation of the VAT return each quarter.

• Assist in the preparation of annual budget and regular forecasts throughout the year.

• Oversee maintenance of the financial system (CODA Dream) and sales invoicing system (Proactis).

• Assist with the improvement of financial controls and procedures within the Finance Department and elsewhere within the organisation. Maximise the potential of the Coda Dream accounts system and Proactis invoicing system.

• Assist with the production of statutory and members accounts.

• Preparation of the Royal Albert Hall Developments corporation tax computation, for review and submission by the Hall’s audit firm.

• Completion and submission of the Royal Albert Hall Trust tax return.

• Review and authorisation of the VAT, Foreign Entertainers, PSA and Gift Aid tax returns, ensuring they are accurate and complete and are submitted according to strict HMRC deadlines.

• Review and authorisation of Performing Rights Society returns.

• Oversee the completion and submitting of National Statistic returns.

• Deputise for the Head of Finance in their absence.

Nov 2010 – Sep 2011
Finance Manager (Maternity Cover) – Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, London

Responsibilities

• Checking weekly payroll, sales & purchase ledger entries; preparing monthly payroll

• Reconciliation and analysis of bank and control accounts

• Reconciliation of WIP and project costs

• Accruals and prepayments

• Assisting Finance Director in the preparation of monthly management accounts and statutory accounts

• Preparing HMRC returns – VAT (partial exemption), NI/PAYE, FEU, section 16

• Reconciling agency ticket sales

• Preparing box office and royalty settlements for productions

• Inter-company transactions including VAT Group returns

• Credit control

• Line management of Finance & Administration Officer, supervision of administration assistants performing financial tasks

• Providing financial information and support to budget holders

Apr 2010 – Nov 2010
Management Accountant (Maternity Cover) – English National Ballet, London

Responsibilities

• Leading in the streamlining of existing systems using Microsoft Dynamics GP

• Reconciliation and analysis of control accounts

• Analytical review of profit & loss and balance sheet accounts

• Preparing HMRC returns – VAT, NI/PAYE

• Assisting Finance Director in the preparation of management accounts and statutory accounts

Aug 2006 – Oct 2009
Finance Manager (Part-time 0.8FTE) – Graeae Theatre Company, London

Responsibilities

• Overall responsibility for financial management and the development and maintenance of financial controls, systems and procedures

• Preparation of budgets, cashflow forecasts, monthly and quarterly management accounts

• Attendance at Finance Sub Committee meetings (Board level)

• Reconciling control accounts, i.e., debtors, creditors, payroll, VAT, bank

• Processing payroll (incl. pensions, NI/PAYE)

• Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual HMRC reports; annual statutory accounts

• Line management of a Finance Assistant

I have also been engaged on freelance contracts whilst employed by Graeae Theatre Company. These roles are as follows.

Aug 2008 – Apr 2009 Finance Manager – People’s Health Trust, London

Sep 2006 – Jan 2008 Finance Manager – Film IT! London

Mar 2005 – Jun 2006 Finance Officer – Jacksons Lane Community Centre, London

Dec 2004 – Jul 2006 Bookkeeper – Graeae Theatre Company, London

In all the above freelance roles, I was the sole accountant and was responsible for all the accounting.

Sep 2004 – Dec 2004
Finance Officer – Shape London (Ongoing Temp)

Responsibilities

• Monitoring grant income

• Reconciling all bank accounts and credit card transactions on a monthly basis

• Processing payroll and preparing HMRC returns; filing VAT returns

• Providing financial information and reports to departmental heads and other members of staff

• Processing staff and volunteers’ expense claims, maintaining office petty cash and floats

June 2004 – Sept 2004
Accounts Assistant – Fiery Angel Ltd, London

Responsibilities

• Accounts receivable and payable

• Liaison with venues to arrange advance cheques

• Processing payroll, petty cash, NI/PAYE and VAT returns, reconciling bank and control accounts

• Preparation of production reports for Finance & Managing Directors

Oct 2001 – May 2004
Accounts Clerk – University of Cambridge, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cambridge

Responsibilities

• Accounts receivable and payable

• Reporting for budget holders

• Processing of payroll, banking, petty cash and staff expenses

• Charge of Accounts Office in the absence of the Chief Accounts Clerk.

Mar 2001 – Oct 2001
Temporary work with Agencies in Cambridge

Positions Covered

Administrator, Receptionist, Registry Clerk – Various duties were undertaken such as reception cover and general administration within this period.

Feb 2000 – Dec 2000
Secretary/Administrator (Voluntary) – Greater Bibleway Church, Cambridge

Sept 1999 – Feb 2000
PA to Finance Director and Operations & Credit Manager – AMS Wholesalers, Zimbabwe

Qualifications

Current Studies ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
• Fundamentals / Professional level (2 papers to completion)

Sept 2001 – July 2003 AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians), Cambridge Regional College
• AAT Qualified (July 2003)

Mar 1997 – Feb 1998 Secretarial Training (Pitman Qualifications)
BIC Academy, Zimbabwe

Jan 1993 – Dec 1996 GCE O’ Level
Usher Secondary School, Zimbabwe
• English A, Science B, Mathematics C, English Literature B, Geography B and Religious Studies C

Skills

MS Office: Excel, Word, Access, Outlook

Accounting: Coda/Dream, Proactis, IRIS Exchequer, EARNIE payroll, Microsoft Dynamics GP & FRX, Sage Line 50, QuickBooks, MYOB and TAS Books

Box Office programmes: Patron Edge, Spektrix, Tessitura