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CURRICULUM VITAE - Natalie Connery FMAAT

Personal Details
Address:

Barn 1
Dial Barns
Weedon
Northamptonshire
NN7 4LB

Nationality:
Date of Birth:

Mobile Tel. No.:


Email Address:

07818 001446
natalie.connery@btinternet.com

Professional Qualifications
Education

British
06 May 1970

FMAAT MEMBER OF THE IFAC


7 O Levels

Personal Profile
A proficient self- starter with natural Business Acumen.
With Accounting/Finance/Commercial experience spanning 20 years.
Prides herself with integrity, honesty, loyalty and extremely good interpersonal
skills.
Extremely hard working, conscientious, reliable and self motivated.

Skills Summary

Excellent Business Acumen and commercial experience

Extremely organised and efficient.

People Management ranging from teams of 6 to teams of 2 or stand- alone roles.

Accounting and Finance, from ground level, right up to production of full monthly
Management Accounts pack, presented to Board on a monthly basis.

Final Year End Statutory Accounts and relevant Tax computations and submission of to
Companies House and HMRC

Full management/administration and submissions re All Company Secretarial Duties.

Full management and administration of Payrolls ranging from 100 Employees to 10


employees to include tax year end P60/P11d submissions to HMRC.

Full management of VAT to include quarterly returns, EU Returns and Intrastat

Full management and administration of company pension schemes, fleet cars, Company
Insurances.

Enjoy working on my own initiative and autonomously as well as a good team player.

People Management experience ranging from teams of 6 to teams of 2 or stand alone roles.

Very professional but also very personable.

Love to get the job done right first time and on time.

Used to working to strict deadlines.

Computer skills are of a very high standard to include: Orion AS400, Access Horizon, Sage
Line 50, QuickBooks, Exchequer Enterprise, Pinnacle DMS, and Win-build. Proficient in Excel.

Career History
Sept 2011 to Current
Group Financial Controller and Company Secretary Emizon Group Ltd Security
Alarms Industry Annual Sales Turnover 2-3 Million

Responsibilities
To bring this rapidly growing small company Accounts and processes up to a high standard.
Day to day Finance Management using Sage Software.
Managing short term cash flow on a day to day basis.
Management of Long term cash flow forecasting.
Annual Budgets and quarterly rolling Forecasts
Monthly Board Meeting participation and presentation of Accounts pack.
Stock Management and reconciliation.
Production of Year End Statutory Accounts and submission to Companies House.
Corporation Tax returns and R & D Tax Credit Claim.
Managing funding and investment rounds to continue company growth.
Managing Share issues, Company Register and Companies House returns, EIS tax relief for
Investors, investor loans and convertible loan stock.
Liaison and relationship building with Banks to secure funding.
Quarterly VAT and monthly EEC returns submitted to HM Revenue and Customs
All PAYE and HMRC returns.
Company Insurances administration and Management
First point of contact for shareholders and Company Directors.
Implementing and managing suitable changes in line with the needs of the Company.
Commercial support and decision making with Managing Director
Deputising for Managing Director in his absence.
Skills Required:
Confidence in own ability
Hands on and autonomous approach to work
Initiative
Ability to make a mark
Ability to communicate well at all levels, including board level
Ability to work well under pressure
Ability to work to a tight budget for a small company in order to help
the company develop

Achievements to Date:
1. Core Costs brought in to line and goodwill credits secured totalling 25k plus.
2. New cost efficient Sim contracts negotiated and secured.
3. Business interruption managed and full secure daily file backup process
implemented.
4. Good Financial controls and procedures implemented along with Monthly Finance
Pack and improved financial reports to ensure 100% accuracy.
5. Substantial reduction in aged Debtors resulting in much improved cash flow.
6. Relationship building with Bank and Bank Manager which resulted in more facilities
available.
7. Prompt and efficient filing of Stat Accounts and Tax Returns.
8. Prompt and efficient claims for R & D Tax Credits to facilitate cash flow.
9. Day to day commercial and management support and decision making with
Managing Director which has improved Business Operations.

Oct 2010 to Sept 2011


Finance Manager (UK) H & K Equipment Ltd Manufacturing -Turnover 60
Million (Contract)
Direct report to Finance Director

Responsibilities
Preparation of Month End Accounts for monthly Board review to include full analysis of
sales and gross margin, fully reconciled balance sheet, inventory over 90 days schedule,
foreign exchange reconciliation.
Full processing and management of monthly and Year End Payroll for 90 employees to
include P60/P11d submissions to HM Customs and Excise.
Freight and Installation cost v sales analysis reports for review by FD.
Detailed margin review for each sale over 10k before contract is invoiced communicated
to Managing Director via email.
Production of Weekly Productivity Report to include production efficiency, steel utilisation,
and laser efficiency communicated to Board of Directors and Middle Management via
email.
6 Monthly and Year End full Stock take in preparation for Annual Audit.
Management of Company Insurance to include Public Liability (injury claims), commercial
combined and motor insurance.
Actively support negotiations of commercial contracts as appropriate with Sales Director
for UK.
Management and administration of Company Pensions for UK in conjunction with IFA.
Management of a team of 2 (Purchase Ledger clerk and Accounts Administrator).
Support a culture of team working.
Skills required:

Good Man Management skills

Excellent Accountancy skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

Accuracy

Integrity

Aug 2010 to Sept 2010


Re-location from Hertfordshire to Northamptonshire

Career History Cont


April 2010 to July 2010 - 3 Month Contract Due to house move chain break
Finance Manager - YSI Hydrodata Ltd (Water Quality Instruments) Turnover 6
Million
Direct Report to Managing Director (UK)

Responsibilities
Full responsibility for the Finance Function to include:
Management and processing of full Monthly Management Accounts Pack for Head Office in
USA to strict deadlines. To include detailed P & L statement, sales and gross margin
analysis, overheads comparison against budget, prepayments and accruals, fully reconciled
Balance Sheet, commentary, stock schedules and cash flow forecasts.
Monthly stock control and calculation of provisions.
Full processing and management of monthly Payroll for 20 Employees.
Quarterly VAT/Intrastat/EEC returns submitted to HM Revenue and Customs.
Multi currency Accounting.
Full bookkeeping for all ledgers throughout the month using Sage Line 50 software.
Full management of credit control/debtors.
Management of company insurances/fleet cars/pensions.

August 2008 to April 2010


Company Accountant Norden (UK) Ltd (Sirius Group) Manufacturing
Turnover 5 million
Direct Report to Managing Director (UK)

Responsibilities
Full responsibility for the Finance Function to include:
Monthly and quarterly reporting of management Accounts Pack to Head Office in Sweden
to strict deadlines via VPN Frango. To include detailed P & L statement, sales and gross
margin analysis, fully reconciled balance sheet, cash flow forecast, overhead analysis
against budget, stock reconciliation with provisions, prepayments and accruals schedule,
detailed debtors over 60 days and provisions schedule and commentary.
Fully Audited Year End Final/Statutory Accounts reported to Sweden to strict deadlines.
Full Bookkeeping for all ledgers throughout the month using Access Horizon software.
Budget and rolling forecast preparation and reporting of to Head Office in Sweden
to strict deadlines.
Monthly and Year End stock control and calculation of provisions.
Monthly Staff Payroll for 10 Employees to include Tax year end /P11ds/P60s and
submission to HM Customs and Excise.
Annual audit preparation/working with auditors to finish Year End Accounting and report to
Sweden to strict deadlines.
Liaison with Banks/HMRC.
Quarterly VAT/Intrastat/EEC returns submitted to HM Revenue and Customs.
Multi currency Accounting and reconciliation.
Quarterly HR reports submitted to Global Head Office.
Company Insurances administration and Management.

Career History Cont


June 2007 August 2008
Finance Director - Mypad Asset Management Ltd - Estate Agents and Letting
Agents Turnover 2 Million
Direct Report to Managing Director

Responsibilities

Full responsibility for the Finance Function to include:


Full involvement with company strategy, company restructuring and general improvements
to company policies and procedures.
Liaison/relationship building with Banks.
Board level advice and leadership.
Full responsibility for VAT and general Tax advice.
Monthly Management Accounts pack to include P & L statement and fully reconciled
Balance Sheet.
Long term cash flow forecasting.
Short term cash management.
Full bookkeeping for all ledgers using QuickBooks software.
Liaison and management of Payroll with Bureau.
Full Final Year end Accounts and submission to Companies House.
August 2005 May 2006
Group Financial Controller and Company Secretary Mantles Group Ltd - Car
Dealership Turnover 25 Million
Direct Report to Managing Director

Responsibilities:
Full responsibility for the Accounting Function.
Full management and processing of Monthly Management Accounts to include
Detailed P & L, fully reconciled balance sheet, commentary, cash flow forecast, preparation
and journal posting of prepayments and accruals.
Annual Budgets.
VAT returns.
PAYE returns.
Tax Year End returns.
Monthly Payroll managed 1 member of staff for main payroll (100 employees) managed
and processed senior management team payroll (10).
Company Secretarial Duties.
Company Insurances.
Year End Statutory Accounts and liaison with auditors.
Management of IT for the company.
Employment Law/HR.
Liaising with MD to manage sale of one division of the group.
Managing new set up of accounting/DMS system to encompass new dealership.
Health Care management and administration.
Pension scheme management and administration.
Management of a team of 6.
Skills required:

Good Man Management skills

Excellent Accountancy skills

Excellent Accuracy and integrity

Career History Cont


May 2001 August 2005
Director of Finance Beechwood Homes Ltd, Potters Bar Property Developer
(House Builder) Turnover 16 Million
Direct Report to Managing Director

Responsibilities:
Sole responsibility for the Accounting function and management of 1 assistant to include
the following:
Year End Accounts and liaison with auditors.
Management and processing of full Monthly Management Accounts pack to include P & L,
fully reconciled Balance Sheet, long term cash flow forecast, and WIP schedule.
Prepayments and Accruals.
Management of Bookkeeping using Exchequer Enterprise.
Annual Budgets.
Long term cash flow forecasting.
Short term cash flow management.
Management and transfer of monies between company Current and Loan Bank Accounts
for short term cash flow.
VAT returns.
PAYE return.
All Tax Year End returns to include P60 and P11d and CIS and submission to HM Customs
and Excise.
Class 1A National Insurance calculations.
Company policies/strategy/HR/recruitment/company employment law.
Full monthly payroll administration and management for 10 Employees.
Companies House Returns.
Sub Contractor Payments.
CIS scheme management.
Management of Lease Cars.
Property Management Companies - Published Accounts, bookkeeping and budgets (5
Companies).

Achievements/Improvements made:
Reduction in External Accountancy fees (more work carried out in-house)
Management of successful accounts software migration from Buildax to Exchequer
Enterprise
Implementation of Month End Management Accounts Pack
Implementation of WIP schedule - updated each month, to form part of the monthly
management accounts pack
Improved chart of accounts
Reviewed and reduced costs for office gas/electric/phones/insurance

Career History Cont


March 1999 May 2001
Management Accountant Withey Group, Borehamwood - Construction

Responsibilities:
Monthly Management Accounts for 3 companies within the group and relevant liaison with
the MD's of those companies.
Managed and supervised Purchase Leger Dept with 2 employees.
Vat returns.

Skills needed:
Accuracy
Excellent Accounting skills
Excellent Software Skills

Achievements/Improvements made:
For one of the companies ( not part of the group) previously outsourced accounts were
brought in house by me and relevant software and procedures implemented
Very messy Purchase Ledger tidied up and reconciled

1990 1999
Accountant M & P Electrics, Hitchin
Responsibilities:
Sole responsibility for Accounts Department to include all ledgers and month end accounts,
salaries, PAYE, VAT, and Year End Tax returns

Skills needed:
Accounting skills
IT
Accuracy

Achievements/Improvements made:
Accounting records amended to encompass Standard Accounting Practice
Implementation of Sage Line 50 Software