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Finance/accounts/admin/grants officer 450 000
Job Type: Full-Time , open to relocation

Education

From 0 to 1996
South Hampstead High School
From 0 to 1998
South Hampstead High School
From 0 to 2003
London Guildhall University
From 0 to 2016
London College of Accountancy
Languages:
English

Experience

Senior Finance Officer
The Prostate Cancer Charity
March 2009 - February 2011 (2 years )

Allocation of correct codes to daily income

Accurate processing and recording of income

Sales ledger processing including raising invoices and credit control

Weekly payment runs by Bacs and Cheque

Petty Cash reconciliations

Bank Reconciliations

Fixed Asset Maintenance and reconciliations

Preparation of month end journals

Assist the Finance Manager in production of Payroll

Access Accounts

Assistant Financial Controller
BRB (Residuary) Ltd
November 2008 - February 2009 (3 months)

Daily Cash Forecasting

Daily Bank Reconciliations

Processing of weekly Cheque and Bacs payment runs

Royline Payments

Cash Allocation

Payroll Upload

Period End Returns

Preparation of Journals

Any other ad-hoc duties as required

Gathering documents for the Interim Audit

Finance Officer
Nesta
June 2008 - October 2008 (5 months)

Fixed Asset Register Maintenance

Cash Flow Management and Bank Reconciliations

Monthly Reconciliation of Balance Sheet Accounts

Vat Returns

Sales Ledger & Credit Control

Purchase Ledger

Petty Cash

Banking

Charge Card Reconciliations

Telegraphic/Chaps payments

Main Liaison for day-to-day Finance queries

Liaison with external banker on day –to-day issues

Assistant Financial Accountant
Travel2 Ltd
December 2007 - June 2008 (7 months)

Assistant Financial Accountant

Intercompany Management

Monitoring and tracking of all Capital Expenditure

Assisting IT Manager with Capex Budget

Fixed Asset Registers Maintenance

Fixed Asset Capitalisation

Fixed Assets Balance Sheet Reconciliation

Monthly Depreciation for Travel2, Travel Bag, and Harvey World Travel.

Preparation of Complex Intercompany Monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliations.

Calculation of VAT Paid and Received.

VAT Balance Sheet Reconciliations

Preparation of Journals

Production of all returns for the Office of National Statistics

Responsibility for the collation of all Balance Sheet Reconciliations for review by the Reporting Manager

Any other ad-hoc duties as required.

Sun Accounts Administrator

Great Plains Super User.

Finance Assistant
Comic Relief Ltd
October 2006 - December 2007 (1 year 3 months)

BANKING
I record all cheques and cash received at the Comic Relief office on a spreadsheet and carry out the banking function for either Comic Relief Ltd. or charity projects, entering these on our computerised system.

NOMINAL LEDGER
Monthly Reconciliation of the Bank Accounts to the Nominal Ledgers and producing the necessary journals as required. Reconciliation of various other Nominal Ledger accounts as may be required.

GRANTS LEDGER
Entering and agreeing the various Grants Approvals and Payments on the Accounting system. Integrating with both the Grants system and Great Plains.
Acting as finance liaison officer with the Grants personnel in ensuring that payments are verified correctly and monitoring the checks on both systems.
Liaising with Grants Team with regard to the introduction of the new Grants System.
I am responsible for the Grant Creditor system in establishing the accuracy of the balances and the Control Account reconciliations.
Ensuring that the balances are in agreement between all systems on a monthly basis.
Helping with year end.

CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES
I am responsible for the safe handling of cash and cheque donations. This includes the sorting, storing, counting and recording of the proceeds and ensuring that they are posted to the correct account.
Liaising with Ernst & Young.
Monitoring Ebay income, making sure all cheques & credit cards are processed and cleared before the items are sent.
Dealing with Gift Aid enquiries and assisting with donation queries from the public.
Assisting with Gift Aid and sponsor forms processing and inputting on to the database.
Passing all relevant paperwork to departments and filing all remittance advices.

PETTY CASH
I make payments against approved items
Maintain and balance Petty cash floats on Great Plains for Charity Projects and Comic Relief Ltd. and enter into petty cash spreadsheet.
Analyse into expense codes and enter onto the accounts system.
Responsible for the checking and payment of volunteer expenses when approved.

PURCHASE LEDGER
Assisting with the entering invoices onto Great Plains on a daily basis and distributing them to the relevant department for authorisation for subsequent payment.
Assisting with the preparation of payments for Grants, Comic Relief Ltd, Overhead A/c and Comic Relief Red Nose Day bank accounts.

PAYROLL
I assist with the preparation of the monthly payroll as required and when necessary.
I deal with staff queries and distribute Pay slips when required.

ADDITIONAL
Managing the Virgin Rail Passes
Assist with the production of regular management information
Any ad hoc duties as required in the Finance Department from time to time e.g. preparing for the annual audit.
Helping with jobs that affect the whole organisation (e.g. preparing mail shots during the Red Nose Day Campaign.
Cover the Senior Account Clerk’s duties during their absence.
Making calls to external customers and contacts to increase fundraising activities.

Accounts Clerk
Saint - Gobain General Delegation UK & Ireland
April 2006 - September 2006 (5 months)

I ensure the invoices/personal expense claims received are properly approved and coded prior to posting to the purchase ledger.

I ensure that VAT on purchase and sales invoices is correctly accounted for.

I raise cheques (both computer and manual) to an agreed timetable; arrange their signature and issue.

I prepare and issue sales invoices as required and input correctly into the sales ledger.

I perform sales invoice credit control and when necessary chase for payment. I also ensure that cash received is correctly posted to the ledgers.

Credit card and AMEX reconciliations

Intra group Treasury Account Reconciliations

Control of the sterling and foreign currency petty cash account.

I organise the approval and processing of foreign currency invoices.

I check supplier statements and resolve any queries arising

I collate information for VAT returns.

Completion of National Statistics Office returns.

Maintain and summarise monthly purchase invoices requiring analysis for taxation purposes.

Provide assistance to the Financial Accountant and the Assistant Financial Accountant as required.

Accounts Assistant
The Institute of Quality Assurance
October 2004 - April 2006 (1 year 7 months)

I have sole responsibility for purchase ledger, using Great Plains Dynamics software.

I distribute invoices to departments for coding/authorisation and also maintain the invoice log.

I write up and post payments in a manual cash book and prepare the bank reconciliation on a monthly basis.

I prepare a mid month and month end cheque run every month consisting of computerised and manual cheques for signature.

I distribute cheques once signed and I periodically reconcile purchase ledger to nominal ledger.

I prepare refunds for customers and post to the system.

I process telegraphic transfers for overseas payments.

I also process expenses for internal and external staff.

Every quarter I go through the Historical Aged Trial Balance report.

I deal with telephone enquiries from suppliers and file accounting records on a regular and timely basis.

I undertake any other duties as required and cover for colleagues’ absences by updating PDQ’s and sending out bank statements to the advertising agent for example.

Part Time Finance Assistant
HomeLink Estates Ltd
September 2003 - October 2004 (1 year 2 months)

I was responsible for rent accounts, service and maintenance charges.

I entered invoices onto the purchase ledger paying up to 200 invoices a month.

I maintained the sales ledger, raising invoices and performing credit control duties.

Chasing overdue invoices and outstanding debts in writing and by phone, ensuring that customers were paying within payment terms.

I assisted in the collection of rent and payments to Landlords.

I processed receipts onto customer accounts within the sales ledger, matching receipts against invoices and credit notes as per customer advice.

I dealt with suppliers and customers on a regular basis, identifying and resolving queries.

Bank reconciliation of their main bank account, problem solving and also petty cash.

I assisted with the maintenance and development of spreadsheets.

I helped with administrative and general ad hoc duties.

I used Sage Accounting Package.

Part Time Customer Service Assistant
Transport for London
June 2000 - August 2005 (5 years 3 months)

Assisting customers to buy tickets, helping with directions and any other queries

Perfoming platform duties

Section 12 safety checks

Additional information

About Me

I am a bright and confident Accounting with Spanish graduate with over 8 years practical accounts experience gained within the public and private sector. I am seeking a role that will give me the opportunity to work in an environment where I am constantly challenged whilst expanding my knowledge and gaining responsibility. Over the years I have gained practical experience in Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Credit Control, various Reconciliations, Payment Runs, Petty Cash, VAT Returns & Calculations, Fixed Assets, Cash flow Forecasting and Preparation of Journals.