- Crawley, GB
- £20 /hr
- Available now
I am a qualified Chartered Accountant and Bookkeeper having three years’ auditing & accounting experience with PWC/BDO, a year’s treasury experience and have an MBA from Universitymore...I am a qualified Chartered Accountant and Bookkeeper having three years’ auditing & accounting experience with PWC/BDO, a year’s treasury experience and have an MBA from University of Leicester. I am an intelligent, sociable, adaptive, well mannered and positive leader and team worker, willing to learn and take on new responsibilities. Having acquired valuable problem solving and decision making skills from military, banking & accounting fields, I have set up my small practice since July 2010 and provide bookkeeping and other accountancy services at very reasonable prices. I have a small but highly satisfied client base and am looking to continue my professional experience and growth while building new client relationships.
Area Covered: London, West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey and neighbouring commutable areas
Work Experience Summary: Professional Experience:
July 2010- Till date: Providing accounting and bookkeeping services to clients on a self employed basis.
Apr 2009- July 2010: Worked as a Treasury accountant with Doosan Power Systems Ltd.
• In charge of daily cash process and bank accounts
• Management of foreign exchange deals
• Cash flow processes, Bonds and Guarantees and Month end processes
• Relationship building and liaison with banks
• Adhoc treasury tasks
Dec 2006- Oct 2008: Trained for ACA with BDO Stoy Hayward’s Epsom office (part of BDO’s southern regional group including Gatwick & Guildford, over 30 partners and 400 staff)
ï‚§ Led audits as a senior in a variety of sectors e.g. manufacturing, airways, technology, tourism, pension schemes, charities & housing associations etc. (T/O £300k-£100m)
ï‚§ Broad technical knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS’s
ï‚§ Budget preparation and monitoring for efficient job completion. Comparison with actual to identify weaknesses and remedial future action
ï‚§ Effective management of partner’s and manager’s expectations by agreeing objectives upfront and constant communication during the jobs
ï‚§ Taken responsibility to complete the files to review level for managers and partners.
ï‚§ Review of up to 3 juniors’ work including coaching & appraisal and creating a healthy atmosphere to work
ï‚§ Always upheld the firm’s and ICAEW’s values to act professionally and courteously.
ï‚§ Acted as an advisor to the clients through identifying their needs and providing solutions in line with the firm’s policies
ï‚§ Preparation of financial statements including cash flow and checklists such as Pentana and SORP 2005
ï‚§ Learnt from BDO’s training modules covering technical and behavioural aspects e.g. independence, ethics, money laundering regulations, charity, RSLs, tax and audit courses.
ï‚§ Proficient in Lotus notes, MS Office (Word, Power-Point, Excel, Outlook), Internet. & BDO’s ‘Compass 3’ audit software
ï‚§ Done e-learning course on IRIS for accounts production & tax on own initiative
Oct 2005- Oct 2006: Trained for ACA with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Gatwick office in Audit & Assurance (220 staff including 25 partners/directors)
ï‚§ Experience of auditing very small entities to listed global organizations including groups. (T/O £3m-£450m). Developed professional skepticism and all round client facing skills
ï‚§ Responsible for independently auditing full sections for a range of clients e.g. technology, pharmaceuticals, entertainment, legal, consultancies, motor and retail industries
ï‚§ Exposure to various accounting software during client work e.g. Sage, QuickBooks etc.
ï‚§ Experience of PWC’s ‘My Client’ auditing software
ï‚§ Experienced in stock counts e.g. cars, frozen food, electronics, jewellery, white goods etc.
ï‚§ Benefited from PWC’s training modules including audit methodology, communication and team building courses
ï‚§ Experience of developing a junior as a ‘buddy’ as per PWC’s system
ï‚§ Awarded quarterly recognition award from PWC for displaying extra-ordinary initiative and enthusiasm for work
Oct 2004- Apr 2005: Transco, Hinckley, UK, NGS System on Arc Gambia software
ï‚§ Experience of new geospatial system (NGS) at Transco on Arc Gambia software for digitisation of maps
ï‚§ Edited Transco maps of gas pipelines based on updates received from UK Ordnance Survey
Dec 1999-May 2004: Bank of Maharashtra as Regional Security Manager
ï‚§ Headed security department for a region comprising over 125 branches in the bank
ï‚§ Functioned as a team with other staff, architects, contractors and engineers in the accomplishment of various projects such as opening of new branches, renovation of existing branches, investigation of security breaches, training and promotional events
ï‚§ Conducted training lectures and meetings for the bank staff
ï‚§ Produced security audit reports and performed office correspondence in the bank
ï‚§ Liaison with Police, Municipal Corporation, Fire Brigade and other banks
ï‚§ Budgeting for the financial year and monitoring expenditure for the bank, effectively implementing a financial budget of over £ 50,000
ï‚§ Cash management for the currency chests handling movement of cash over £125,000
ï‚§ Procurement of office equipment and specialized services for the bank
Oct 1992- May 1999: Served in the Army as a commissioned officer (last rank- Captain)
ï‚§ Commanded a subunit in the Indian army as a troop commander having responsibility for over 150 soldiers & junior officers. Served as part of larger formations including forces from Infantry, Field Artillery, Armoured corps, Air force, Civil Police & Administration.
ï‚§ Conducted sand model discussions, operational briefings and training instructions
ï‚§ Produced situation reports, investigation reports and performed official correspondence
ï‚§ Budgeting, Purchase and accounting of fast moving consumer goods, canteen stores department and expensive assets of guest houses and officers' mess in Army
ï‚§ Achieved tight deadlines for various operations in Army such as troops’ deployment, supplies, training and other events (e.g. Sports, firing, ceremonies etc.)
ï‚§ Adapted successfully in changing environments across different locations & situations
Education Summary: ACA (Chartered Accountant from ICAEW UK), MICB (Bookkeeper from ICB UK), MBA (Master of Business Administration from University of Leicester, UK), BA (Bachelor of Arts, India)
Chartered Accountant & Bookkeeper