Alice Poulson

Freelance Bookkeeper

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  • LocationHornchurch, United Kingdom

About me

 

A Freelance hardworking mother of 2 girls, I am a very confident and competent individual, who is able to adapt to any situation. Having excelled in motivated and enthusiastic environments I have a proven track record of maintaining a high professional standard to deliver and meet business objectives. I am an effective team member and communicator and strive to constantly be proactive.

Skills

 

  • Advertising
  • Film
  • Marketing PR
  • TV
  • Visual Arts
  • Design
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Quickbooks
  • Xero
  • Sage 50 Accounts Professional

Work history

2013

Freelance Production Accountant & General Manager

Soup Factory Ltd

Dec 2012 - Sep 2013
  • Working Freelance part - time both from home and on site at the studio. - The instigation and management of new finance and procurement system. - Holding weekly budget meetings with the management team to run through financial updates, new job possibilities and company finances. - Producing weekly accounts and ensuring books are kept up to date. - Making sure all finances are accounted for and paying staff/suppliers for relevant jobs. - Petty Cash Reconcilation. - Producing innovative and impactful solutions to the budget working with some producers on a wide scale of jobs. - Reconciling the bank accounts.

2011

Finance Manager

Adversion

Apr 2010 - Oct 2011
  • Head of Finance at Adversion Ltd. Day to day running of Finance department. ? Management of daily billing for the whole of Adversion (including multi-currency invoicing) Monthly Billing Revenue circa £200k ? Control of Sales and Purchase Ledger ? Credit management. Debt Chasing ? Daily Bank Recs ? Weekly forecast meetings. ? Cash flow management ? Assisting P&L reports. ? Trail balances ? Assisting in Payroll. ? Estimate Management. ? Opening of new customer accounts including credit checks determining payment terms. ? Weekly Management Meetings.

2010

Seniior Production Accountant

Smoke Mirrors

Mar 2005 - May 2010
  • Working closely with the Production team I deal with all aspects of billings, credit control, purchase ledger and dealing with queries both internally and externally. ? Daily billing for the whole of Smoke & Mirrors (circa 450 clients) including multi-currency invoicing. Monthly Billing Revenue circa £600k ? WIP reporting on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis ? Assisting maintenance of Credit Control (Current aged debtors £700k) ? Month-end close procedures including WIP reporting, updating Budget Trackers and Aged Debtor lists for Head office ? Management of 1 Junior Accounts assistant. ? Re-charging clients for purchase invoices for outside costs including mark-up ? Management of internal re-charges for 3rd party costs ? Agreeing rate cards for new and existing client with the Production Manager ? Opening of new customer accounts including credit checks and determining payment terms ? Attending weekly Job Schedule Meetings for updates to Forecasts and Budgets ? Providing ad-hoc client reporting to Production and Facility Managers ? Dealing with client invoicing queries and liaising with Production team to resolve issues. ? Using my pro-activeness to continually implement new monthly accounts procedures ? Weekly Data Analysis of all jobs undertaken. ? Weekly Profitability Analysis Reports to provide for FD. I have gained extensive experience in Post-Production, Work In Progress and multinational accounts in the media/Post Production industry

2005

Production Biller

Ascent Media

Apr 2002 - Feb 2005
  • Working within a team of 15 Billers, I worked closely with the sales teams for both the Records and Film Departments, invoicing clients such as Buena Vista, Polydor & Disney. I managed a portfolio of accounts which enabled me to gain a wide knowledge of both UK and overseas clients within the Media Industry. Responsibilities: Responsible for portfolio of clients (Circa 100) Invoicing £150k per month Multi-currency Invoicing and liaising with overseas offices and clients Preparing and processing of Month end revenue accruals Assisting Credit Controllers with chasing of Debts at month-end Maintenance of Invoicing Schedules for weekly sales meetings Dealing with invoicing queries from both clients and Sales teams Involvement in analytical ad-hoc projects as requested by Billing or Sales Manager Administration of the customer account database for portfolio clients

2002

Billings Assistant

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Dec 1999 - Feb 2002
  • Working within a team of 15 Billers, I worked closely with the sales teams for both the Records and Film Departments, invoicing clients such as Buena Vista, Polydor & Disney. I managed a portfolio of accounts which enabled me to gain a wide knowledge of both UK and overseas clients within the Media Industry. Responsibilities: Responsible for portfolio of clients (Circa 100) Invoicing £150k per month Multi-currency Invoicing and liaising with overseas offices and clients Preparing and processing of Month end revenue accruals Assisting Credit Controllers with chasing of Debts at month-end Maintenance of Invoicing Schedules for weekly sales meetings Dealing with invoicing queries from both clients and Sales teams Involvement in analytical ad-hoc projects as requested by Billing or Sales Manager Administration of the customer account database for portfolio clients

Education

1997

Media Communications

Redbridge College

Jan 1995 - Jan 1997
  • GNVQ Advanced Media and Communications - Distinction

1995

Gsces

Plashet Comprehensive School

Jan 1990 - Jan 1995
  • GCSE's, 7 Passes