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Financial Controller – Qualified

  • Ref: LCLM141020
  • Westhoughton
  • Posted: 6 days ago
  • Salary Expectation: £40,000

Availability/Notice Period: 4 Weeks

Education

  • 2009 CIMA Associate
  • 2002 AAT Qualified
  • 1999 Level 3 BTEC National Certificate Business and Finance
  • 1999 NVQ Level 3 Business Administration
  • 1996 9 GCSE’s achieved including Maths and English

IT Systems

  • Microsoft Word and Excel – including Macros, V Look Ups and Pivots, Sage, Motamacs and other In-House systems

Career Summary

Current Employer – A Car Dealership

Position – Branch Financial Controller

Dates – January 2019 – Present

  • Manages a Team of three and reports to the Regional Financial Accountant – direct reports are an Assistant Accountant, Accounts Assistant and Sales Administrator
  • Prepares the year-end Accounts – these are a more detailed version of the monthly Management Accounts
  • Quarterly manages the VAT return – this is then passed to Head Office to be signed off
  • Prepares the monthly Management Accounts for two Franchises using Motamacs
  • Responsible for Accruals, Prepayments, and Full Balance Sheet Reconciliations including the Fixed Asset Register
  • Holds monthly / weekly review meetings with Managers and the Operational Director – reviews sales and forecasted sales
  • Signs off the monthly payment run with the Assistant Accountant – on average this is circa £50,000
  • Produces weekly forecasting and funding reports using Excel – these are distributed to the relevant Managers / Directors
  • Completion of composites for Peugeot and Vauxhall
  • Accountable for Debtor review meetings – these are done on an ad-hoc basis but monitors any outstanding balances closely
  • Oversees monthly vehicle stock takes and annual budgets
  • Consolidates payroll information to send to the payroll department for processing and checking payslips before payment
  • Responsible for any ad hoc reports when requested from Head Office

 

Previous Employer – A Car Dealership

Position – Accountant

Dates – February 2010 – December 2018

  • Based in a sole role as the Accountant and reported to the Managing Director
  • Produced the Annual Year End Accounts- acted as the first point of contact for the external Auditors
  • Responsible for completing and submitting the quarterly VAT returns
  • Completed the monthly and annual management accounts for one site, including all aspects of the sales and purchase ledgers
  • Full balance sheet reconciliations including the bank reconciliation, accruals and prepayments and the fixed asset register
  • Held monthly accounts meetings with Departmental Managers going through variances, KPI’s and ways for improvements
  • Annual accounts meeting with the Accountants/Auditors
  • Completed weekly and monthly PAYE payrolls using Sage
  • Set up and managed the pension scheme
  • Managed Cashflow Forecasting and Annual Budgets
  • Liaised with the Bank Relationship Manager and dealing with the online banking
  • Authorised on the bank mandate
  • Re-negotiated contracts including the company insurances
  • Completed Company House returns
  • Completed National Statistic returns

 

Previous Employer – A Car Dealership

Position – Accountant

Dates – January 2006 – December 2009

  • Accountant reporting to the Financial Director
  • Completion of management accounts within a four-day deadline for 3 sites for a company with a £50 million turnover
  • Full balance sheet reconciliations for 3 sites
  • Group bank reconciliation and vehicle funding analysis
  • Review accounts and balance sheet of 3 sites with company directors
  • Main contact with manufacturers for resolving queries and receipts
  • Processed the payroll journal for six branches with an average of 160 employees and completing the payroll using sage
  • Monthly account review meetings with general managers analysing variances
  • Prepared action plans and follow up
  • Cash-flow forecasting and downloading of the online bank system for processing
  • Manufactures composites for three franchises within required deadlines
  • Managed sales and purchase ledger
  • Credit control including, vehicle debts, finance commissions and manufacturers bonuses
  • Completed any ad hoc projects as specified by the Financial Director

 

Previous Employer – A Car Dealership

Position – Assistant Accountant

Dates – June 2004 – January 2006

 

Previous Employer – A Car Dealership

Position – Assistant Accountant

Dates – December 2003 – June 2004

 

Previous Employer – A Car Dealership

Position – Assistant Accountant

Dates – September 1998 – December 2003