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Assistant Accountant – AAT Part Qualified

  • Ref: KRCT161120
  • South Manchester
  • Posted: 4 days ago
  • Salary Expectation: £27,000 - £30,000

Availability/Notice Period: 4 weeks

Education

  • Currently studying Level 4 AAT
  • 2009 A Levels in Psychology, English Language and Literature, Media Studies and General Studies / AS Levels in Psychology, English Language / Literature, Media Studies, Textiles and General Studies – Wellington School Sixth Form
  • 2007 GCSE’s achieved at grade A – D including Maths and English – Wellington School

IT Systems

  • Microsoft Word and Excel
  • MRI
  • Propman
  • PropCo
  • Navision
  • SagePay

Career Summary

Current Employer – Financial Planning Company

Position – Assistant Accountant

Dates – November 2019 – Present

  • Daily collections account reconciliations
  • Daily Analysis of UK collections which includes updating automated collections spreadsheet and confirming to system uploads
  • Detailing UK Daily Manual Collections to be applied to the system by the team
  • Daily bank movement analysis for both UK and Australia
  • Updated daily cashflow and preparing 13 weeks forecast
  • Daily bank transfer of funds for UK and Australian accounts
  • Daily review and release of UK and Australian merchant funding wires
  • Daily review and release of merchant refunds
  • Weekly release of accounts payable runs for both UK and Australian businesses
  • Monthly reconciliation of UK and Australia accounts
  • Providing general support to senior members of the finance department

 

Previous Employer – Property Management Company

Position – Client Accountant

Dates – June 2017 – November 2019

  • Periodic client reporting for service charge and rent income
  • Transfer of rent income to clients
  • VAT Reporting and periodic reconciliations
  • Overseen arrears control alongside surveyors / liaising with credit control
  • Instructed treasury team for tenant refunds, supplier payments and client payments
  • Approval of accounts payable invoices
  • Sign off service charge reconciliations and approving year end balancing credits / charges
  • Weekly cash flow forecasting on one large client
  • Meet with clients and colleagues from nationwide offices
  • Completed workflow processes instructed by surveyors
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Managed cash balances to ensure each property service charge is funded in line with expenditure
  • Released accounts payable invoices in line with property cash balances for weekly payment runs
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Sold property handovers
  • Provided completion statements
  • CIS Reporting to clients where applicable
  • General maintenance of tenant accounts / Ad-hoc transactional adjustments
  • Responding to tenant queries / requests where necessary
  • Being first point of contact for clients where all accounts queries are concerned
  • Inputting property budgets and raising tenant billings where required
  • Allocation of tenant income when required
  • Recharged insurance paid by client to tenants
  • Accruals, Prepayments and Journals where required
  • Keep in line with KPI targets set by compliance team / RICS guidelines
  • Ensured that property accounts do not go overdrawn – In some cases processing company loans / requesting funding from client to replenish deficit
  • Management of own workload always whilst working in an incredibly busy and fast paced environment
  • Aside of the job role have also undertaken workshops in business networking and presentation skills – have also recently gained a certificate in mental health first aid

 

Previous Employer – Food Manufacturing Company

Position – Assistant Management Accountant

Dates – January 2017 – May 2017

  • Weekly forecasting and actual business performance
  • Compare forecasted and actual variances, reporting to relevant departments
  • Accruals/Prepayments
  • Overseen Sales Ledger duties, and providing cover for this role entirely when required, this is currently making up 50% of the role due to a colleague being on leave
  • Shipping/Distribution of goods on our computer system, Navision
  • Maintained and updated product prices
  • Liaised with Sales and Marketing, keeping up with current and upcoming product promotions and fees to be accrued
  • Weekly reporting on KPI’s for the business, based on forecast and actual figures produced

 

Previous Employer – Estate Agents

Position – Various Roles

Dates – February 2015 – December 2016

January 2016 – December 2016 Assistant Service Charge Accountant

  • Bank reconciliations
  • Reviewed property budgets and expenditure for the year
  • Prepared financial statements and year end accounts for clients
  • Liaised with property managers
  • Liaised with external accountants
  • Aiding senior service charge accountants, when required
  • Posted accruals and prepayments
  • Reconciled year end accounts and submitting to external accountants

February 2015 – December 2015 Client Monies Controller

  • Reconciled the client monies bank account daily
  • Imported account transfers to the computer system daily
  • Manually allocating receipts received into bank account, through SagePay and the streamline terminal
  • Set up and maintaining the entire tenant direct debit database
  • Exported direct debits through the Auddis system and running a Direct Debit generation monthly
  • Carry out internal payment runs to other areas of the business (paying fees to correct accounts)
  • Completed refunds via BACS to tenants, solicitors etc
  • Raised fees and interest charges on tenant accounts
  • Banking/allocating cheques received
  • Liaised with tenants via telephone and email, generally providing payment/Direct Debit customer service
  • Liaised with bank when resolving account issues/transaction queries
  • Worked alongside credit controllers, setting up direct debit collections based on their instruction
  • Worked alongside property managers, mainly when allocating cash for insurance claims and energy receipts
  • Run tenant debtor reports