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Eric Irvine K.
a Colworth Road, London
E JE, United Kingdom
Proactive and resultsoriented professional with a positive demeanour
and strong work ethic
Flexible and conscientious
individual with over years of progressive financial management and
accounting experience in energy; leisure; banking; and legal sectors.
Contribute to improved revenue and profits in competitive markets. Proven
ability to manage staff, develop and oversee operating budgets, and
communicate with other departments, business partners, and senior management
to ensure organisational goals are met. Proactive, handson and have
acumen to identify problems and implement corrective actions in challenging
and demanding environments. Excellent communication and interpersonal
skills; multitasking with an ability to interact with people of diverse
backgrounds. Exceptional and effective team member; keen on surpassing
goals, attaining corporate objectives, and exceeding expectations.
Areas of Expertise
Strategic Analysis & Planning « Document Management
Policy development & Implementation « Budget Planning & Control
Task management « Business/ Revenue Growth
Business Analysis « Relationship Management
Revenue Forecasts « Finance & Budgeting
Needs Assessment/Gap Analysis « Organisation Representation
Profit & Loss Management « Office Management
Maintaining bank relationships « Customer Service Management
Inventory management & control « Resource Management
Team Management/Direction « Cross Functional Coordination & Organisational
Planning & Execution Skills « Reporting & Documentation
Leadership & Supervision « Record Maintenance
Training, Development, & Mentoring « Presentation Skills
Negotiation Skills « MultiTasking Ability
Target/Objective Oriented « Motivational Skills
Complaint/Query Resolution « Planning & Implementation Skills
Recognised as a self driven and dedicated
professional, record of achievements include:
Resolved % of payment disputes
with client hotels in Greece, Malta and Tunisia at Lastminute.com within
the first months of starting work.
Gained recognition for ability
to quickly learn new systems by earning a place on sharedservices off
shore project Lastminute.com/WNS PP Project.
Actively participated in implementation
of new system at Lastminute.com Sage to SAP.
Updating accounting system
and records at Workpermit.com covering year period with turnovers
of > £m.
Submitted all over due HMRC
tax returns spanning a year period.
Recalculated income tax and
VAT liability – saving over £K nearly % of HMRC claim.
Formulation and implementation
of debt management policies and strategies.
Contributed to reduction of
corporate debt from days to days.
Designed and set up local
bank’s first foreign trade counter.
Workpermit.com Immigration Consultants
London, United Kingdom
Preparing financial statements
for – for certification by external accountants to meet
Preparing – Partnership
& Individual tax returns including VAT and P returns.
Recalculation of tax liability
due to HMRC.
Processing of Immigration
consultants monthly commission claims and staff payroll.
Reviewing the firm’s cash
and credit control procedures.
Implementing financial policy
and procedure for company: receivables and payables, petty cash –
nature of transactions and limitations.
Reporting – management accounts;
sales analysis; and payables due analysis.
Day to day running of office
Finance Function SharedServices Offshore
Project Team Member Mar – July
Lastmniute.com/WNS Pune, India
Implementation and knowledge
transfer on PP shared services offshore project.
Training offshore team on
how to effectively deal with payment queries and disputes.
Credit control duties –
following up of outstanding debt via telephone and email and shared
tactics on how to overcome language barrier for French speaking clients.
Accounts Payables May
services Woking, Surrey
Reconciling payables ledger
for Greece, Tunisia, Malta and Spain.
Investigating and resolving
payment queries and disputes.
Agreed and implemented an
effective payment plan with client hotels to clear outstanding invoices.
Participated in defining end
user requirements for new system SAP.
Participated in system changer
over from Sage to SAP; identified and reported problems experienced.
Collections Officer Aug – Jan
ZESCO Limited Power
utility Lusaka, Zambia
Participated in the formulation
and implementation of debt collection policies and strategies.
Planned and supervised countrywide
debt collection exercises.
Prepared monthly revenue collection
reports for senior management.
Negotiated for effective debt
settlement plans with corporate clients.
Identifying and training new
Assistant Accountant July
ZESCO Limited Power
utility Kitwe, Zambia
Maintenance of fixed asset
Making accruals and payment
Making payroll journals and
Calculation and posting of
Monthly control accounts and
Authorisation of stock requisitions
Bank reconciliations for local
and foreign currency accounts
All aspects of day to day
processing of receivables and payables.
Assistant Loans Officer/Accounts
Assistant/Foreign Trade Consultant Mar
Stanbic Bank Limited
Financial services – Kitwe, Zambia
Manual assessment of credit
Loan stock inspections to
ensure there was no charge on secured assets.
Preparing vouchers for sundry
payments and invoicing bank’s tenants.
Making payroll adjustments
for advance payments and overtime
Safe custody of counter stock
foreign currency bank drafts and travellers cheques
Preparation of bank drafts;
issuing travellers cheques; and processing letters of credit L/Cs.
Masters in Business
Administration – Finance & Investment
Management Jan – Jan
University of Wales,
Association of Chartered
Certified Accountants ACCA – Professional
Jan – Dec
London School of Business
and Finance, United Kingdom
Bachelor of Science
in Accounting Jan – July
Oxford Brookes University,
Association of Accounting
Technicians AAT – Diploma & NVQ Jan
School Certificate – St Class Jan
Kitwe Boys’ High School,
Recovery, ACCA London, June
ACCA Professional Ethics Module,
Fair or foul: accounting and
the financial crisis, ACCA London, April
Managing Poor Performance,
Supervisory Skills, AAT, July
Customer Service Skills, ESB,
Principles of Lending, Stanbic
Bank workshop, July
Foreign Trade, Stanbic Bank
Proficient in Microsoft Office
, SAP, Sage lines & , ACCPAC, Pastel and Quickbooks.
Affiliate Association of
Chartered Certified Accountants ACCA, UK
Member Association of Accounting
Technicians AAT, UK
Student Association of Corporate
Treasurers ACT, UK
Nationality : Zambian
Hobbies : Avid football fan; travelling,
cooking, reading and community work volunteer at Jewish Care’s
Brenner Centre, Stamford Hill – London
Language Skills : English and very basic