Snapshot of a Candidate
ACA From Travel/Service Sector
Relevant Industry Candidate
A driven chartered accountant with over ten years’ experience in both practice and industry. Proven track record of success, overseeing the finance department/business growth from £100m of revenue to £180m at his previous company, ultimately leading to the sale of the business.
Exceptional academics having been awarded a Master’s degree in International Accounting with distinction, the highest possible grade.
BA (Hons) Accountancy and Financial Management, 2.1.
With an employment history that demonstrates loyalty, and being immediately available, this commercially astute candidate is available for contract or permanent opportunuties.
DUTIES IN PREVIOUS ROLE
Key strategic partner to the MD and CFO.
Responsible for month end processes, including preparation of management accounts, MI and board pack reports with a focus on timely and accurate reporting within a high pressure environment.
Management, coaching and mentoring 8 direct reports. Development of the team through an appraisal process, and support through accountancy qualifications.
Lead on development of internal conference and events software system – a tool used both by operational staff and the finance function in order to monitor supplier payments, invoicing and profitability of each event. Promoted the business case as this area grew from £1.3m to £5m client spend over three years.
Heavy involvement in the preparation of the data pack and responding to financial due diligence requests relating to the acquisition of the group.
Responsible for preparing the wider group consolidated financial statements consisting of 32 business units, including 11 overseas entities.
Ownership of the statutory reporting for several entities producing all supporting schedules, posting year end journals and key contact for external auditors. Includes managing audit process to meet regulatory filing deadlines.
Annual budget preparation.
Cash flow forecasting on both a short and medium-term basis. Core focus upon working capital and financial stewardship to meet large recurrent industry supplier liabilities.
Lead on accounting system upgrade, liaising with technical team in the US to undertake the necessary testing.
Analytical review of all financial and management reporting to explain variances and identify discrepancies.
Adhoc tasks such as preparing purchase price allocation for acquired entities and PSA for HMRC upon the company’s acquisition.
Compliance duties for industry regulators as well as VAT returns.
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