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Financial Accountant

  • Ref: KRSR140820
  • Bury
  • Posted: 4 weeks ago
  • Salary Expectation: £29,000

Availability/Notice Period: Immediate


  • ACCA Studier – Self Funded / 5 Exams remaining – Kaplan Live Online
  • 2016 BA Hons Accounting and Finance – Sheffield Hallam University
  • 2012 4 A Levels in Accounting, Business Studies, General Studies and Psychology / 1 AS Level in Art and Design – Holy Cross Sixth Form College
  • 2010 11 GCSE’s achieved including Maths and English – Parrenthorn High School

IT Systems

  • Microsoft Word and Excel – including Pivot Tables and Macros
  • Oracle
  • SAP
  • Sage
  • SharePoint
  • Cedar
  • Atlas
  • Epay
  • Hyperion
  • One Stream
  • iSte Portal
  • QAD
  • AX
  • SAP 4 Hana

Career Summary

Current Employer – Manufacturers – T/O £27m

Position – Various roles

Dates – June 2017 – July 2020

April 2019 – July 2020 Financial Accountant

  • Reported to the Financial Controller and based in a team of seven
  • Responsible for Monthly Standard Cost Analysis and Roll Ups
  • Liaised with Purchasing, Quality and R&D Managers to finalise product costings
  • Purchase Price Variance Calculations
  • Prepared Monthly Management Accounts and Month End closing of Production and Stock
  • Utilities Cost Analysis, Distribution and Accruals
  • Analysis of Debtors, Creditors and Capital Expenditure movements
  • Presented Working Capital and Forecast information to the Senior Leadership Team each month
  • Worked closely with the Sales team to finalise Sales Forecasts
  • Quarterly Forecasts and Budget Submissions to Head of Finance and Head Office by reporting deadline
  • Trained, mentored, and supported prior role successor to provide a good quality handover
  • Received high praise for timely and accurate submissions of the quarterly forecast and yearly budget

June 2017 – April 2019 Assistant Management Accountant

  • Monthly preparation and submission of two business unit’s VAT returns to meet head office and HMRC reporting deadlines
  • Reported the monthly management accounts and schedules
  • Managed the Fixed Asset register and Capital Expenditure with budget holder’s approval to ensure any RFA additions, asset capitalisation, disposal, impairment, or depreciation is carried out in accordance with group policy
  • Monthly forecasting responsibilities including Forward Order Load, Capex Tracker, Cash and Forex
  • Preparation and posting of various journals including accruals, prepayments, and recharges
  • Prepared, tested, and review SOX controls to ensure they are of sufficient audit standard – Analysing customer / vendor ageing reports, capital work in progress, open purchase orders, journals, and sales pricing
  • Received an award for my work on VAT Returns and passing the HMRC VAT inspection
  • Being given responsibility of the Fixed Asset roles and controls


Previous Employer – Retail Company

Position – Capital & Project Investment

Dates – July 2016 – June 2017

  • Maintained 70+ supplier records, ensuring all payments are up to date and creating statement reconciliations monthly for each client
  • Ensured the invoice and purchase order process was carried out in a timely manner and to a high standard within SLAs
  • Worked closely with Quantity Surveyors, Project Managers and Main Contractors to agree supplier Final Accounts per project
  • Ensured refit and acquisition projects are carried out within assigned budgets
  • Detect which projects are to become overspent and would require more finance
  • Analysed unforeseen expenditures and requesting further approval for an increased budget
  • Trained and supervised the temporary team members on the Accounts Payable side
  • Offered a permanent position 2 months after starting as a temporary staff member
  • Contributed to the reduction of aged debt by £2m and praised by receiving an award from the senior manager in the quarterly team review


Previous Employer – A Private Hospital

Position – Finance / Procurement – Student Placement Year

Dates – July 2014 – July 2015

  • Reported directly to the Procurement Manager and worked in a team of 14
  • Placement was in mostly the procurement department; however, did spend 2 months in Financial Accounts
  • Responsible for processing invoices on the Purchase Order system on the Oracle system and using Excel spreadsheets
  • Resolved any invoices on payment holds and any that were rejecting on the system due to missing information – reconciling invoices on the system – dealing with full query resolution
  • Dealt directly with suppliers who were chasing payment and end users in the Hospital to ensure outstanding invoices were released for payment in a timely manner
  • Liaised with the external Accounts Payable – NHS Shared Business Services (also an Oracle application) – to make the final release of payments
  • Financial Accounts – roles included completing Month End control accounts, pharmacy batches and reconciliations, RTA (Road Traffic Accident) accruals, cashiers banking and supplier journals
  • Procurement – ordering of goods for the trust via purchase orders


Previous Employer – An Insurance Agency

Position – Assistant Administrator

Dates – May 2013 – May 2014 (Part Time)

  • Responsible for processing client’s payments (direct debits, refunds etc.) and posting them onto the system
  • Reconciled clients’ accounts, solving problems that occurred and corrected any errors
  • Liaised with clients dealing with any problem with their payment – full query resolution
  • Provided general administration work to help the department


Previous Employer – Accountants Company

Position – Accounts Assistant

Dates – June 2011 (Work Experience)



Previous Employer – Solicitors

Position – Office Assistant

Dates – September 2010 – September 2011 (Part Time)