Finance Assistant CV

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  • Finance Assistant

    Ocean Outdoor UK Ltd



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    City:   London
    Desired job title:   Finance Assistant
    Location:   London
    Added On:   about 3 months ago

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    Industries

    Accountancy Finance

    Job Titles

    Part Qualified Accountant Chartered Accountant CIMA Purchase Ledger Sales Ledger Finance Assistant Accounts Payable Accountant Accounting

    Skills

    Monthly Closing Prepayments Accruals Credit Cards Year-end Forecasting Month End Reporting Bank Reconciliations Cost Reduction Financial Analysis cash cashflow management Pivot Tables Financial Report Writing Management Accountant Customer Liaison the sole management Reconciliations Account Reconciliations BACS processing Foreign Exchange SWIFT Takeovers Treasury Operations

    Qualifications

    Bachelor of Science Physical Geography with Geology A Levels Biology A Levels Geography A Levels Maths GCSE

    Employment History

    Finance Assistant

    2018 - Present

    : Ocean Outdoor UK Ltd, Soho, London ( ------- Digital Out of Home (DOOH) Media Agency that advertise on premium outdoor sites across the UK, Nordic region and the Netherlands. Key sites include the Piccadilly Lights and the Imax Waterloo Acquired by Ocelot in March 2018 and listed on the LSE as OOUT on 10th January 2019. Turnover £ 141.3 million 2019. * Managing the month end prepayment and accruals schedule for two subsidiaries, MediaCo Ltd and Forrest Outdoor Media Ltd (OOH companies respectively based in Manchester and Scotland, that were acquired by our parent company Ocean Outdoor Ltd on April 22nd 2015 and June 1st 2018). * Aided BDO auditors in preparation of 2019 year-end financials for MediaCo and Forrest subsidiaries. * Creation of annual marketing budget to aid management in yearly advertising and photography expenditure with monthly reports and updated forecasts. * Production of volume rebate for a key customer's gross media spend according to 2019 contract stipulations; including site exemptions and additional incentives. * Financial analysis into site rent composition (fixed rent and profit share), for investigation into site contract maximisation. * Monthly bank reconciliations for the parent company and five subsidiaries' multiple currency accounts (GBP, EUR, USD and SEK). * Monthly production of credit card and cash expense reports utilising pivot tables. * Travel expenditure breakdown to enable management to implement informed cost reduction strategies. * Daily bank account reports per subsidiary to inform c-suite members of liquidity and cashflow management during Covid-19. * Proactive identification and resolution of the intercompany balance.


    Accounts Payable

    2017 - 2018

    London based Event Management Company acquired by American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT) on 28th June 2018. Turnover £ 50 million 2017. * Creation and maintenance of a supplier debt database to support the management of customer relationships. * Carried out the remote consolidation of the sales and purchase ledger for both our New York office and sister company MPI (Medical Projects International based in Windsor), into the London office. * Responsible for the sole management of these two operations in conjunction with my previous work in assisting the larger London operation including; payment runs, weekly cash expense reimbursements and monthly credit card reconciliations. * Worked in conjunction with the treasury department to allocate and process the weekly payment run budget (in excess of £ 1,000,000) across multiply currencies via SWIFT, BACS and virtual credit cards for MPI and the London and New York offices. * Involved in the total account reconciliation to facilitate the data transfer into a new accounting software, NetSuite, following the takeover by Amex GBT.


    Education History

    2013 - 2015

    Name of Institution: The University of Southampton

    Education Title: Bachelor of Science

    Major: Physical Geography with Geology


    2005 - 2012

    Name of Institution: Dr Challoner's Grammar School

    Institute Location: , Amersham, ,

    Education Title: A Levels

    Major: Maths, Geography, Biology

    Description: 10 GCSE's including 4 A* in Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Biology


    2019 -

    Name of Institution: Management Level

    Education Title: CIMA

    Description: F02 - Advanced Financial Reporting P02 - Advanced Management Accounting E02 - Project and Relationship Management


    2017 - 2018

    Name of Institution: Operational Level

    Education Title: CIMA


    2016 - 2017

    Education Title: CIMA

    Major: Business, Accounting

    Description: Currently studying Passed Passed Passed Passed



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    Personal Statement

     

    Whilst still learning about the world of finance and accounting, I am a highly motivated individual who is eager to continually develop within this field, having chosen to pursue this career over my university studies. As a part-qualified accountant who has self-funded their CIMA progression, I am looking to benefit from the tutelage of professionals within the industry while I continue with my studies and development towards becoming a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

    Work Experience

     

    Finance Assistant: Ocean Outdoor UK Ltd, Soho, ###### (Dec 2018 – Sept 2020)

    Digital Out of Home (DOOH) Media Agency that advertise on premium outdoor sites across the UK, Nordic region and the Netherlands.

    Key sites include the Piccadilly Lights and the Imax Waterloo

    Acquired by Ocelot in March 2018 and listed on the LSE as OOUT on 10th January 2019.

    Turnover £141.3 million 2019.

     

                    Managing the month end prepayment and accruals schedule for two subsidiaries, MediaCo Ltd and Forrest Outdoor Media Ltd (OOH companies respectively based in Manchester and Scotland, that were acquired by our parent company Ocean Outdoor Ltd on April 22nd 2015 and June 1st 2018).

                    Aided BDO auditors in preparation of 2019 year-end financials for MediaCo and Forrest subsidiaries.

                    Creation of annual marketing budget to aid management in yearly advertising and photography expenditure with monthly reports and updated forecasts.

                    Production of volume rebate for a key customer’s gross media spend according to 2019 contract stipulations; including site exemptions and additional incentives.

                    Financial analysis into site rent composition (fixed rent and profit share), for investigation into site contract maximisation.

                    Monthly bank reconciliations for the parent company and five subsidiaries’ multiple currency accounts (GBP, EUR, USD and SEK).

                    Monthly production of credit card and cash expense reports utilising pivot tables.

                    Travel expenditure breakdown to enable management to implement informed cost reduction strategies.

                    Daily bank account reports per subsidiary to inform c-suite members of liquidity and cashflow management during Covid-19.

                    Proactive identification and resolution of the intercompany balance.

     

    Accounts Payable: Banks Sadler, Camden, ######: (March 2017 - Sept 2018)

    ###### based Event Management Company acquired by American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT) on 28th June 2018. Turnover £50 million 2017.

     

                    Creation and maintenance of a supplier debt database to support the management of customer relationships.

                    Carried out the remote consolidation of the sales and purchase ledger for both our New York office and sister company MPI (Medical Projects International based in Windsor), into the ###### office.

                    Responsible for the sole management of these two operations in conjunction with my previous work in assisting the larger ###### operation including; payment runs, weekly cash expense reimbursements and monthly credit card reconciliations.

                    Worked in conjunction with the treasury department to allocate and process the weekly payment run budget (in excess of £1,000,000) across multiply currencies via SWIFT, BACS and virtual credit cards for MPI and the ###### and New York offices.

                    Involved in the total account reconciliation to facilitate the data transfer into a new accounting software, NetSuite, following the takeover by Amex GBT.

    Professional Qualifications

     

    CIMA Management Level (2019 - present)

    F02 – Advanced Financial Reporting                                                Currently studying

    P02 – Advanced Management Accounting                                Passed

    E02 – Project and Relationship Management                                Passed

     

    CIMA Operational Level (2017 - 2018)                                                Passed

     

    CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (2016 - 2017)                Passed  

    Key Skills

     

                    Strong time-management gained from balancing work commitments whilst attending accountancy courses and revising for exams.

                    Leadership and interpersonal skills developed through induction and training of new members of staff in both previous roles.

                    Experience of change management gained through the acquisition of Banks Sadler by Amex GBT.

                    Ability to work under pressure developed during audit deadlines.

                    Communication skills honed as lead CRM for accounts payable at Banks Sadler.

                    Fluent in Microsoft Office (Excel: VLOOKUPs and pivot tables)

                    Trained in using Netsuite, Salesforce and Expensify.

    Education

     

     

    The University of Southampton (2013 - 2015)

    Physical Geography with Geology BSc (Hons) Left during 2nd year

     

    Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, Amersham (2005 - 2012)

    3 A-Levels: Maths (A), Geography (B) and Biology (B)

    10 GCSE’s including 4 A* in Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Biology

    References

     

                    References are available on request.

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