Senior Accountant Electronic CV

Ayton, Eyemouth


  • Senior Accountant Electronic

    Plexus Corp



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    City:   Ayton, Eyemouth
    Desired job title:   Senior Accountant Electronic
    Location:   Ayton, Eyemouth
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    Industries

    Accountancy Scientific Insurance banking-finance

    Job Titles

    Tax Accountant Senior Accountant Tax Accounting Accountant International Financial Reporting Standards Accounting Research And Development Insurance Broker Senior & Management

    Skills

    Senior Accountancy Consolidations US GAAP Statutory Reporting Shared Services Tax ACMA Qualification Microsoft Excel CERTIFICATIONS , NLP Practitioner

    Qualifications

    HND Business Studies

    Employment History

    Senior Accountant Electronic

    2013 - Present

    responsible for the financial accounting of UK operations, and consolidation of reporting under US GAAP to Parent company. Delivered transition to IFRS statutory reporting. Successful claims to Scottish Enterprise for R&D and Training grants c£ 1m. Successful claims for R&D tax credit c£ 1m. Facilitated transition of AR and AP shared services to Penang.


    Finance Manager

    2012 - 2013

    AMEY (WYE VALLEY LTD), Hereford * ------- reporting to Account Director (Hereford) and FC at Amey HQ in Oxford. Responsible for management accounts and financial control for the contract to provide services to Hereford Council - roads & building maintenance, street lighting etc


    Finance Director

    2011 - 2012

    Realised £ 35k p.a. savings on scrap steel revenues. ------- Submitted £ 750k bid for Supply Chain funding.


    Project Accountant

    2011 - 2011

    Subsidiary of Cape Lambert Resources Ltd, exploration and feasibility studies for iron ore licences in the Marampa area of Sierra Leone. reporting to Head of Finance. Tasked with completion and sign-off of 2010 Accounts, audit of half-year accounts to 30th June 2011, and organising due diligence for imminent AIM flotation and split from parent company. Also revamping chart of accounts and rollover from old balances, and establishing two new subsidiaries for parent company from scratch onto Pegasus Opera.


    Group Financial Controller

    2003 - 2011

    Served in company's chief finance role 2003-2009, reporting to Group FD from 2009 (brought in to facilitate future growth plans and liaise with Shareholders/Brokers).


    Finance Director

    2000 - 2011

    ) * Accountant (1997-2000) Finance Director of subsidiaries. Supervise 5 at Malvern site covering accounts and procurement (2 trading companies + parent company); also manage one site accountant at other locations based in West Bromwich and Swadlincote. Produce monthly management accounts and annual accounts. Ensure efficient control of group's financial resources, including budgetary control, variance analysis, cash flow management, and forecasting. Generate monthly financial report, quarterly board report, and half-yearly interim statement. Liaise with company secretary, solicitor, stockbroker, bank relationship manager, auditor, insurance broker, pension and healthcare provider, etc. as needed. Also collaborate with Operations Director to manage day-to-day activities where there are financial implications. ------- * Led finance function in turnaround of company from operating loss of £ 1.4m to profit of £ 1.2m; grew group turnover from £ 5m to £ 23m through organic growth and acquisition. * Doubled labour efficiency; grew sales per hour from £ 20/hr to £ 45/hr by establishing key performance indicators and implementing working pattern and/or workflow changes. * Initiated perpetual inventory control system. * Designed manpower forecasting model to control overtime and temporary staff decisions. * Improved gross margins from 32% to 42% by overhauling costing system for main Malvern company to enable confident quotation process. * Consolidated upgraded accounts function from three systems into one. * Saved £ 50k pa by renegotiating group insurances and changing banking institutions. * ALAN McCLEAN * Page 3 * afmcclean@gmail.com * Secured key suppliers (insurance broker, IT support provider, U.S. consignment stockholder-vital to meeting higher quality requirements). * Introduced foreign exchange facility to manage dollar and euro trades, and hedging contract for term loan. * Improved debtor/cre


    Group FC

    1997 - 2011

    AIM-listed engineering group with current turnover of c£ 23m; comprised of 4 trading companies mostly supplying metal pipefittings for engines to blue-chip OEM's such as Caterpillar, Cummins, and Rolls Royce.


    Manager

    1995 - 1996


    Project Accountant

    1991 - 1995


    Site Accountant

    1980 - 1991


    1972 - 1980

    Budgetary Control Retail £ 250m ------- Areas of Expertise Cash and Working Capital Management * Delivery of grant and R&D tax credits (cash) at Plexus of c£ 2m * Reduced stocks at MTC by £ 0.25m * Negotiated confidential invoice discounting facility for Tricorn Group plc * Turnround at Tricorn prior to acquisitions - cash holding increased by £ 900k, bank overdraft reduced by £ 500k, net debt reduced by £ 2.16m Business Analysis and Improvement * Overhauled costing system at MTC, contributed to 10% gross margin enhancement * Developed standard costing system for Redman Fittings resulting in 20% ROS * Developed daily KPI and manpower models; sales/ hour increased from £ 20 to over £ 40


    Education History

    Name of Institution: Leicester Polytechnic

    Institute Location: , Leicester, , UK

    Education Title: HND

    Major: Business Studies

    Description: CERTIFICATIONS NLP Practitioner PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Associate Member-Cost Accountancy, CIMA IT Proficient in Excel (pivots,lookups etc) ERP systems used:



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    Senior Accountant Electronic CV Profile

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    Senior Finance Professional

    Results-oriented finance professional, with more than 30 years of experience managing and revitalising operations chiefly in manufacturing and engineering sectors. Has experience in the Middle East and Africa, is used to reporting at Board level and for AIM-listed Plc company. Strong in cash and working capital management, business analysis and improvement, cost reduction, acquisitions and disposals and strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting, project accounting, contract tenders and management reporting.

     

     

    Professional Experience Summary

    Plexus Corp                                                07/13 –                                Senior Accountant                Electronic mfg                £45m

    Amey Wye Valley                                10/12 – 06/13                Finance Manager                Service/Civils                £30m

    Jenks & Cattell                                                11/11 – 05/12                Finance Director                Engineering                £5m

    Marampa Iron Ore Ltd                                04/11 – 09/11                Project Accountant                Mining                                £500m

    Tricorn Group plc                                02/97 – 03/11                Group FC                                Engineering                £25m

    The Cellar                                                05/95 – 12/96                Manager                                Leisure                                £1m

    Al Bayda (Jeddah)                                03/91 – 04/95                Project Accountant                Construction                £30m

    Wavin Plastics                                                01/80 – 02/91                Site Accountant                                Manufacturing                £40m

    British Shoe Corporation                08/72 – 12/80                Budgetary Control                Retail                                £250m

     

    Areas of Expertise

    Cash and Working Capital Management

                    Delivery of grant and R&D tax credits (cash) at Plexus of c£2m

                    Reduced stocks at MTC by £0.25m

                    Negotiated confidential invoice discounting facility for Tricorn Group plc

                    Turnround at Tricorn prior to acquisitions – cash holding increased by £900k, bank overdraft reduced by £500k, net debt reduced by £2.16m

     

    Business Analysis and Improvement

                    Overhauled costing system at MTC, contributed to 10% gross margin enhancement

                    Developed standard costing system for Redman Fittings resulting in 20% ROS

                    Developed daily KPI and manpower models; sales/ hour increased from £20 to over £40

     

    Cost Reduction

                    Implemented China supply of components saving c£500k per annum

                    Achieved annual savings of £100k on China import costs

                    Negotiated freight contract with Caterpillar on cost recovery only basis; now generates ongoing £130k per annum profit

     

    Acquisitions and Disposals

                    Performed internal financial due diligence for acquisition of RMDG Aerospace and Maxpower Automotive.

                    Produced viability models for Searchwell Ltd and Issquared Ltd resulting in disposal

     

    Strategic Planning

                    Developed post-acquisition management reports for Tricorn Group plc and streamlined the reporting process in new companies

                    Project-led the implementation of ERP system at MTC

                    Developed enlarged and consolidated cash forecasting model

     

    Financial Accounting

                    Delivered successful transition to FRS102 for Plexus F16 accounts

                    Delivery of clean external audit for Plexus every year to Pwc

     

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    Professional Employment Details

    PLEXUS CORP, Kelso, · July 2013 – to date

    Senior Accountant, responsible for the financial accounting of UK operations, and consolidation of reporting under US GAAP to Parent company. Delivered transition to IFRS statutory reporting. Successful claims to Scottish Enterprise for R&D and Training grants c£1m. Successful claims for R&D tax credit c£1m. Facilitated transition of AR and AP shared services to Penang.

     

    AMEY (WYE VALLEY LTD), Hereford · Oct 2012 – June 2013

    Finance Manager (temporary contract), reporting to Account Director (Hereford) and FC at Amey HQ in Oxford. Responsible for management accounts and financial control for the contract to provide services to Hereford Council – roads & building maintenance, street lighting etc

     

    JENKS & CATTELL ENGINEERING LTD, Wolverhampton · Nov 2011 – May 2012

    Interim Finance Director

    Revitalised IT infrastructure and support. Realised £35k p.a. savings on scrap steel revenues.

    Submitted £750k bid for Supply Chain funding.

     

    MARAMPA IRON ORE LTD, Freetown, Sierra Leone · Apr - Sept 2011

    Subsidiary of Cape Lambert Resources Ltd, exploration and feasibility studies for iron ore licences in the Marampa area of Sierra Leone.

    Project Accountant

    Temporary contract, reporting to Head of Finance. Tasked with completion and sign-off of 2010 Accounts, audit of half-year accounts to 30th June 2011, and organising due diligence for imminent AIM flotation and split from parent company. Also revamping chart of accounts and rollover from old b####ces, and establishing two new subsidiaries for parent company from scratch onto Pegasus Opera.

     

    TRICORN GROUP PLC, Malvern, Worcestershire · 1997-2011

    AIM-listed engineering group with current turnover of c£23m; comprised of 4 trading companies mostly supplying metal pipefittings for engines to blue-chip OEM’s such as Caterpillar, Cummins, and Rolls Royce.

    Group Financial Controller (2003-2011)

    Served in company’s chief finance role 2003-2009, reporting to Group FD from 2009 (brought in to facilitate future growth plans and liaise with Shareholders/Brokers).

    Finance Director (2000-2011) · Accountant (1997-2000)

    Finance Director of subsidiaries.  Supervise 5 at Malvern site covering accounts and procurement (2 trading companies + parent company); also manage one site accountant at other locations based in West Bromwich and Swadlincote.  Produce monthly management accounts and annual accounts.  Ensure efficient control of group’s financial resources, including budgetary control, variance analysis, cash flow management, and forecasting. Generate monthly financial report, quarterly board report, and half-yearly interim statement.  Liaise with company secretary, solicitor, stockbroker, bank relationship manager, auditor, insurance broker, pension and healthcare provider, etc. as needed.   Also collaborate with Operations Director to manage day-to-day activities where there are financial implications.

                    Led finance function in turnaround of company from operating loss of £1.4m to profit of £1.2m; grew group turnover from £5m to £23m through organic growth and acquisition.

                    Doubled labour efficiency; grew sales per hour from £20/hr to £45/hr by establishing key performance indicators and implementing working pattern and/or workflow changes.

                    Initiated perpetual inventory control system.

                    Designed manpower forecasting model to control overtime and temporary staff decisions.

                    Improved gross margins from 32% to 42% by overhauling costing system for main Malvern company to enable confident quotation process.

                    Consolidated upgraded accounts function from three systems into one.

                    Saved £50k pa by renegotiating group insurances and changing banking institutions.

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                    Secured key suppliers (insurance broker, IT support provider, U.S. consignment stockholder—vital to meeting higher quality requirements).

                    Introduced foreign exchange facility to manage dollar and euro trades, and hedging contract for term loan.

                    Improved debtor/creditor days by implementing invoice discounting and extremely tight cash management.

                    Performed financial due diligence and enlarged group forecasts for 2 acquisitions.

                    Installed new pension schemes—stakeholder and Group SIPP.

                    Led project to install ERP system and obtained grant funding of £50k to offset.

                    Established Nanjing office providing purchasing and engineering liaison with Chinese suppliers; supply chain provides 75% of all components and 30% of assemblies to Malvern site.

     

     

     

                    ALSO – March 2010, completed voluntary programme in Kenya implementing accounts system and training local accountant for sustainable agricultural project.

     

     

    EARLY CAREER NOTES (full details on request)

     

    THE CELLAR, South Shields / General Manager / Finance Manager

     

    AL BAYDA TRADING & CONTRACTING, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia / Project Accountant

     

    WAVIN PLASTICS, Durham / Site Accountant / Assistant Site Accountant

     

    BRITISH SHOE CORPORATION, Leicester / Assistant Budgetary Controller / Cost Accountant

     

     

    DOB: 13/07/52

     

     

     

     

    EDUCATION

     

    ACMA (qualified via home study)

     

    HND, Business Studies

    Leicester Polytechnic, Leicester

     

    CERTIFICATIONS

    NLP Practitioner

     

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    Associate Member—Cost Accountancy, CIMA

     

     

    IT

    Proficient in Excel (pivots,lookups etc)

    ERP systems used:

    SAP, Pegasus Opera, Sageline, Caliach, JD Edwards

     

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