2008-2009
ZENITH HYGIENE GROUP Plc

Manufacturer and supplier of cleaning and hygiene products in the UK and Eire. Turnover 38 m.

HEAD OF GENERAL LEDGER ACCOUNTING
Reporting to the Group Financial Controller.
  • Leading a small team including 2 specialists and covering Payroll.
  • Completing Monthly Intrastat forms and EC Sales for the UK company.
  • Ensuring all Accruals and Prepayments are properly accounted for in the Monthly Management Accounts prior to publication to senior management.
  • Completing Balance Sheet Reconciliations.
  • Providing Daily Cash flow, actual and forecast.
  • Completing and consolidating Monthly Management Accounts for two companies.
  • Assisting with the production of the UK Statutory Accounts for all group companies and the production of published accounts in accordance with a company listed on the AIM.
  • Assisting with stock takes.
 
Interim Career

January-July 2008

BAY RESTAURANT GROUP

Formed to acquire selected assets from within the former Laurel business. Bay Restaurants comprises casual dining brands such as 84 Slug and Lettuce, 24 ha ha Bar & Grill, together with 85 La Tasca Restaurants. Set to be the fourth largest casual dining operator in the UK.

INTERIM FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT
Reporting to the Head of Finance.
  • Managing Quarterly VAT returns for 4 groups of companies.
  • Finalising accounting entries to reflect the take-over of the La Tasca Restaurant chain by the then Laurel Pub Co in May 2007; recording clear books of accounts from a previously rather opaque situation.
  • Managing Quarterly & Annual National Statistics forms
  • Providing Fixed asset schedules for the year end accounts that agree with the General Ledger to the Fixed Assets Register.
  • Completing Statement of Affairs for the companies that went into Administration.
  • Preparing UK Statutory Accounts and Year End file for the La Tasca Group of companies in readiness for audit.
  • Liaising with HMRC regarding Tax penalties and other matters.
  • Dealing with ad hoc duties for the Head of Finance.