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CIMA Part Qualified Accounts Assistant

  • Ref: LCCB291020
  • Rochdale
  • Posted: 1 week ago
  • Salary Expectation: £24,000

Availability/Notice Period: Immediate


  • CIMA Certificate Stage
  • BSc in Nutrition and Exercise Science – University of Central Lancashire Preston
  • A Level and BTEC in Music, PE, and Psychology
  • 9 GCSE’s achieved including Maths and English

IT Systems

  • Microsoft Word and Excel – including SUMIF, Vlookups and Pivot Tables
  • SAP
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365

Career Summary

Most Recent Employer –A Manufacturing and Service Business

Position – Assistant Accountant

Dates – August 2018 – August 2020

  • Reported to the Finance Manager and then Chief Financial Officer – daily worked with SAP, Microsoft dynamics 365 and Excel
  • Responsible for day to day management of the AP function – this would include overseeing the work of 2 AP Assistants
  • Responsible for end to end processes from Coding, Batching and Posting of Invoices through to Weekly Supplier Statement Reconciliations and preparation for Month End
  • Responsible for preparation of Weekly Payment Runs using NATWEST – BACS Payments could range from £100,000 to over £400,000
  • Payments would be made in Sterling / Euro / US – Australian and Singapore Dollars
  • Responsible for extensive Supplier Query Management and Resolutions – worked to prevent Accounts being placed on Stop
  • Created Supplier Accounts, checked Company Reg and VAT numbers
  • Daily responsible for preparation of Bank Reconciliations for 4 Bank Accounts – Sterling / US Dollar and Euro’s
  • Assisted with preparation of aspects of Month End including Accruals and Prepayment Journals – checked Posting to the General Ledger
  • Created Weekly Cash Forecast (showing the next 4 weeks), used Accounts Payable and Accounts Received Journals, giving both exact and estimate figures
  • Created EC sales and Intrastate Reports – posted to HMRC website
  • Created Expenditure Reports, to help efficiently monitor Budget
  • Created Monthly Credit Card Journals – matched to Transactions and Ledgers
  • Assisted with YE Audits – Query Management / Document Management etc.


August 2018 – March 2019 worked across Sales Ledger and Credit Control functions


Previous Employer – A Baking Company

Position – Purchase Ledger Clerk

Dates – October2016 – August 2018

  • Processed on average 800 invoices per week
  • Worked with all department and sites to make sure invoices matched and were goods receipted
  • Dealt directly with suppliers to resolve and assist with any queries
  • Reconciled supplier statements once a week, to prevent accounts from going on stop and to make sure all invoices were posted into the correct month


Previous Employer – Retail Company

Position – Retail Assistant

Dates – October 2014 – September 2016

  • Spent two years working in a fast-paced environment, learning the importance and value of correct product placement, presentation and improving productivity
  • Whilst in a busy retail environment. In my two years, noticed a change and attitude towards good customer experience and how important this is.
  • Worked alone and as part of a team really helped become a diverse and valued member of their team