Royal Opera House,London,UK, Greater London
Jul 2006 – Sep 2012
Reporting to the Head of Finance (ROH), my role is the provision of management information to the various departments of the ROH. Tasks undertaken included:
*Preparation of accurate monthly management accounts, budgets, reports and forecasts specifically for the collections, archives and other departments, as required. These include all aspects of payroll, headcounts, overheads, accruals, prepayment, B/S accounts and P&L accounts.
*Daily banking reconciliations for various departments including the ROH Shop and the Front of House (FOH) sales.
*Processing of departmental costs and income as required, ensuring that these are correctly coded and authorised for entry in a timely fashion into the general ledgers. Preparing general ledger entries and maintaining records and files; reconciling accounts.
*Controlling costs charged to the individual productions through project management. Also preparing and reviewing of actual costs against forecasted budgets on a monthly basis.
*Processing of supplier invoices, petty cash, and time records in order to produce up to date reports on production costs on a weekly basis. Constant liaisons with various head of departments (HODs).
* Preparation of schedules and necessary documentation for year end audit/review
*Processing of Schedule D payroll invoices for submissions on a weekly basis. Processing monthly taxi journals to reallocate costs to various projects as required in an appropriate and timely fashion.
* Produced purchase orders using IPOS. Controlling the processing of all stock issues and invoices in order to maintain the accurate and adequate recording of work in progress (WIP).
*Updating and maintaining of the fixed assets register and knowledge of depreciation methods.
* Ensuring that financial activities are performed in accordance with current policies, procedures, and external regulations as mandated by the Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP).
*Writing accurate and appropriate commentary for various reports to a high standard.
*Writing a detailed operations finance manual for future guidance and handover.
*Supporting the Head of finance and financial controller (Collections, Education & ROH2) with ad hoc projects as required.
Skills & Experience acquired:
*Strong and advanced knowledge of Excel, Vision, Q&A, SUN Accounts, IPOS & Advanced Inq.
* Good understanding of double entry book keeping.
* Eagerness to take on additional work where available and when time permits.
*Full responsibility of own work and good team work qualities.
*Ability to manage own time and keeping superiors informed of progress against deadlines
*Ability to convey accounting information in a simplified manner to non-accounting staff.
*Ability to communicate at all levels of management in the organisation (Written/ Oral).
*Experience of preparing accurate management accounts to a high standard and attention to detail.
*Self starter with proven ability to identify problems and seek solutions where necessary.
*Proven ability to work under pressure, and to complete work to tight reporting deadlines.
*Experience of working in a cohesive finance department. Ability to be focused and punctual to work.
Askonas Holt Limited, London, UK, Greater London
Apr 2006 – Jun 2006
*Used SAP accounts for general journal entries and also nominal ledger analysis and ledger posting (e.g. accruals and prepayment).
* Ensuring timely payments of vendor invoices and expense vouchers and maintaining accurate records and control reports. Also creating and maintaining of inventory reports.
* Management of the entire fixed assets of the company. Monthly taxes payments and reports.
* Assisted the chief finance officer (CFO) with the preparation of statutory accounts and month end procedures.
Credit Controller / Finance Officer
Centre For High Performance Development (CHPD),London,UK, Greater London
Mar 2006 – Apr 2006
(2 Months Contract) Credit Controller / Finance Officer
*Used Sage Line 50 for general journal entries.
*Responsibility for all activities in the accounts payable/receivable functions.
*Responsibility for bank reconciliation, negotiating with past due accounts, maintaining cash receipts and referring accounts to collection agencies.
* Assisting financial director with the preparation for financial statements.
* General assistance to the finance director and other finance officers as required.
Assistant Property Accountant
Imperial Estates and Developments,London, UK, Greater London
Sep 2005 – Feb 2006
■Tracking & knowledge of the concepts surrounding the various council taxes, government taxes, property maintenance rates, insurance fees that are related to the various properties. Making sure that these payments are made in time to avoid any additional costs or penalties being accrued.
■Constant liaisons with estate agents / managers in order to accurately account for tenants monthly payments. Sole responsibility for bank reconciliations functions.
■Responsibility for keeping in depth records and tracking for all maintenance costs and supplier invoices. Responsibility for keeping all receipts manually and electronically.
■ Supervision and ensuring collection of all tenants rents and other incomes.
■ Implementation of good budget control measures and incentives for company’s cost saving/costing measures
■Preparing accurate month end management accounts, budgets and reports. Also preparing schedules and necessary documentation for year end audit/review
■Supporting the chief finance officer (CFO) with ad hoc projects as required
Anabay Consulting Limited,London, UK, Greater London
May 2002 – Feb 2005
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham,London, UK, Greater London
Apr 2001 – May 2002
Loftus Road Plc (QPR Football club& WASP Rugby),London,UK, Greater London
Mar 2001 – Apr 2001
(Permanent Staff - Made Redundant due to team's relegation from the higher League)
National Eczema Society,London,UK, Greater London
Feb 2001 – Mar 2001
Purchase Ledger Assistant
Smile Management,London,UK, Greater London
Feb 2001 – Feb 2001
Bill & Bens Greenhouse Ltd,London,UK, Greater London
Nov 2000 – Nov 2000