- Romford, GB
- £7 /hr
- Available now
Provision of bookkeeping services utilising Quickbooks, able to administer payroll, CIS Scheme and related admin. Majority of my work is in small businesses; start-ups, closingmore...Provision of bookkeeping services utilising Quickbooks, able to administer payroll, CIS Scheme and related admin. Majority of my work is in small businesses; start-ups, closing and phoenix. Currently Company Secretary for two companies. . I work from home and travel to clients with a reasonable distance of East London.
Area Covered: East, North London and South West Essex
Work Experience Summary: Team Apogee Ltd Business Consultancy Jan 2004 to Date (from 1 day to 5 days pw depending on work load)
Currently Shareholder, Head of Finance and Company Secretary for this start up business. Arranged the engagement of accountants and bankers.
Submission of company registration forms to Companies House.
Completed first year accounts utilising QuickBooks and made year end adjustments before submission to accountants for CT computation.
VAT Registration Application and Cash Accounting VAT Returns.
Chased payment for invoices by telephone and fax.
Represented the business at local Chamber of Commerce networking events.
Attended meetings with lead generators and researched companies for potential clients and learnt that lead generation in this category of business is better served by networking face to face.
The Kairos Foundation Aug 2006 to Date
Currently contracted as bookkeeper 2 days per week for the London branch of this American charity. Utilising Quickbooks, preparing financial and management accounts, reporting to the USA. Taking payments by cheque, cash and debit/credit cards, raising income invoices for courses. Entering bills and raising cheques, reconciliation of suppliers statements. Bank and Petty Cash reconciliations. Currently engaged on a project to reorganise the Chart of Accounts to comply with accounting regulations and the reporting requirements of the Trustees and Management Committee.
JSW Haulage Ltd Jan to Dec 2006
Company now ceased trading. Engaged on a short term contract reconstructing the accounts from October 2004. Correcting errors, reconciling all the accounts and generally putting the accounts into good order using Quickbooks. When the year end accounts to 31/10/05 were completed brought the rest of the accounts up to date. Thereafter was engaged one day a week as principal bookkeeper.
Ray Houghton 2003 to Date
This family member owns 7 buy to let properties preparation of accounts from source documents and information supplied for his accountant utilising QuickBooks.
Bank and sales ledger reconciliations.
Cultural Dynamics Ltd Management Consultancy Nov 2002 • Dec 2003 (3days pw)
Bookkeeper and non secretarial PA to FD/Company Secretary.
Maintaining accounts utilising QuickBooks completion of y/e accounts for submission to accountants for CT computation
Manual payroll, completion of Y/E returns.
Cash Accounting VAT returns.
Chasing clients for payment by telephone and letter.
Facilitated the in house printing of company information for client meetings.
Taking minutes at meetings.
Prepared financial information using Excel for board meetings.
Completed the statutory requirements for closing the company when directors voted to cease trading. That is, dealt with VAT issues, final accounts to accountant. De-registration with Companies House and HMC&E. Calculated NBV of assets for disposal.
Lindel Services Ltd Special Needs Transport Jan 2001 • Jan 2003 (2 days pw)
Office Administrator, Accounts Payable & Payroll
Using Sage and Excel enter invoices and expenses raising cheques.
Manual payroll for 17 employees and payment by cheque of 100+ self employed drivers and carers.
Set up and maintain register of CRB checks, vehicle documentation (log books, road tax, MOT’s and Insurance) ensuring that all drivers and carers documentation complied with legislation and client requirements.
Organised and maintained employee and vehicle files.
Olympic Plumbing Services (Sole Trader) Plumbing & Assoc. Services Jul 1995 • Present (1 day pm + 1wk at y/e)
Bookkeeper and Payroll for 6 employees.
Manual write up of analysed cash book, after a period of time by Excel spreadsheet and finally transferred to QuickBooks.
Cash accounting VAT returns.
Issuing CIS Vouchers and attending CIS scheme seminars run by IR.
Informing proprietor of relevant employee legislation, e.g. stakeholder pensions, contracts of employment.
Advising the proprietor to seek professional advice on issues outside my scope of competency.
Hays Storage plc Transportation & Storage Summer 1989 • May 1990 (evenings 5 days pw)
VDU Input Clerk
Creation of loading/waybill documentation for Ford JIT vehicle parts for European and Domestic vehicle manufacturing plants.
British Telecommunications International plc Mar 1982 • August 1987 (Full Time)
Clerical Assistant Higher Grade
General clerical support.
Arranging in house hospitality and meeting rooms.
Requesting data from overseas telecom providers, collation of that data for the purposes of forecasting telex traffic of the networks. Initially this was manually calculated then transferred onto computer.
Assisted in the testing of electronic mail during its development by sending test messages; reporting to manager transmission results.
Dodson Bull Ltd Voluntary Liquidated Assets taken over by Biggs Furnishers Ltd
Retail and Contract Carpet, Soft Furnishings and Furniture. Nov 1978 • Mar 1982
Senior Accounts Assistant to Company Secretary
Writing up of analysed Cash and Petty Cash Books, completion of journals for entering into Nominal Ledger by NCR accounting machine.
Bank and Ledger reconciliations.
Completion of VAT returns and liaising with HMC&E during control visits.
Manual payroll for 150 + employees (some monthly}. Liaising with IR, DSS and completion of statutory returns.
Calculation of year end adjustment journals, e.g. accruals, prepayments, depreciation and allocation of overhead costs to cost centres.
Coding and Batching of Invoices.
Avenue Springs Ltd Light Engineering Jul 1973 • 1974
Bought Ledger Clerk
Posting invoices to manual analysed ledger, raising supplier cheques.
Maintaining materials cost register from invoices received.
Typing Sales Invoices
Holiday and sickness cover for sales ledger.
Education Summary: IAB Diploma in Payroll Admin June1999. Received the Beryl Shepherd Award highest mark nationwide for this exam and Havering College Award for Student Excellence.
Pitman’s Word processing Intermediate 98.5% Pass March 1999
AAT NVQ4 Accounting Aug 1998
Pitman’s Computerised Accounts Level 2 March 1998 Sage Financial Controller for Windows
RSA Typewriting Intermediate 1973
5 CSE’s including Maths and English 1972