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Curriculum Vitae Vincent Lavin

Personal Details
5 Lyme Street Home: 0161 442 8953
Heaton Mersey Mobile: 07905 100740
Stockport. Cheshire. SK4 3DF e-mail: vincent.lavin@which.net
Employment
5th November 2006 to Present Total Web Solutions Limited
Finance Manager for an IT / web services business.
4th June 2001 to 5th November 2006 Fichtner Consulting Engineers Limited
Financial Controller / Finance Manager for a consulting engineering business.
12th March 2001 to 1st June 2001 Accountability/RK Accounts Team/Hay Accountancy
Various temporary short-term assignments Management Accountant/Credit Controller/sole trader accounts for
medium size, larger companies and small companies (Vopak, Harness Software, D&S Labelling)
30th November 1998 to 9th March 2001 A-Team 2000 Limited
Financial Controller for small international road haulage company.
4th November 1998 to 26th November 1998 Manchester Metropolitan University / Accountemps.
Credit Controller for a university on a temporary assignment.
19th August 1998 to 30th October 1998. AMAC (UK) Limited.
Assistant Accountant for a wholesaler dealing with the disposal of ex-M.O.D. equipment.
27th June 1988 to 31st July 1998 Satake UK Limited.
Sales and Purchase Ledger Supervisor for a Japanese owned private company involved in the manufacture
of post harvest rice and flour milling machinery with worldwide interests.
23rd August 1982 to 24th June 1988 Jem Sheet Metal & Wire Products Limited.
Stockport.
30th July 1981 to 23rd August 1982 Garmar Engineering Company Limited.
Accounts Assistant dealing with all accounts for two small sub-contract machine shops involved in the
manufacture of equipment for the leisure and security industries.
1st January 1981 to 30th June 1981 Stockport College of Technology.
Student attending a six months course in engineering.
4th December 1980 to 24th December 1980 Sarah’sArndale centre, Manchester.
Catering assistant involved in food preparation for Retail Company.
13th August 1980 to 2nd October 1980 Peak Gas Limited. Stockport.
Salesman selling gas fired and bathroom equipment for a small retail outlet.
Experience
• Production of Management accounts including Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet & Trial Balance
• Production of Management reports including, actual against budget, cash forecasting & sales analysis
• Control and supervision of Sales Ledger with over 1000 live accounts.
• Control and supervision of Purchase Ledger with over 3000 live accounts.
• Control and Organise and allocate workload for Sales and Purchase ledger assistants.
• Sales invoicing and sales order processing.
• Supervise Credit Controller and Payroll Assistant.
• Credit control and debt chasing for domestic and export.
• Credit/Debit card processing of customer receipts and reconciling
• Setting up of Direct Debit mandates for customers and arranging collection of monthly charges
• Maintaining Domain Registry funds on account and arranging payments
• Monitoring spending on corporate credit card and checking validity of spend
• Administer commissions due to trade agents.
• Maintaining and reporting of costs and arrange accruals / prepayment.
• Cash Forecasting / cash flow management.
• Processing of expense claims, employees and sub-contractors.
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Curriculum Vitae Vincent Lavin
• Monitoring assets registers, hire purchase and lease agreements.
• Completion of VAT claims or returns and knowledge of VAT regulations.
• Completion of European VAT claims and European fuel duty rebate claims.
• Completion of all banking & bank reconciliation including foreign currency, treasury & high interest accounts.
• Analysis staff time & produce utilisation data / reports.
• Credit / debit card e-commerce processing & reconciliation
• Dealing with enquiries, external and internal at all levels.
• Production of payroll including PAYE, NIC’s, SSP, SMP.
• Assist in the production of sales quotations and product costing.
• Dealing with external agencies, Auditors, Customs and Excise, Inland Revenue, Banks, Finance Companies.
• Experience in sales and customer care.
Achievements
• Production of an extensive business plan for a new venture including cash and profit forecasting used by Banks &
other financial providers.
• Setting up and implementation of credit card e-commerce processing
• Set up new accounting system and management accounting reporting structure for a new business
• Set up claims procedures for claiming European VAT and European fuel duty claims.
• Improved quality of management information and created meaningful reports for Directors and the group HQ.
• Introduced new invoicing systems for accurate time billing.
• Reduced exposure to losses on foreign exchanges losses through trading with specialist banks / traders.
• Increased income on interest received on positive cash flow / bank balances by 150%.
• Introduced staff time management systems and analysis of employees time / utilisation.
• Improved collection and age of overdue debts by 30%.
• Implementation of credit rating policy.
• Developed new reporting system for the Research and Development section.
• Successfully co-ordinated and implemented a new accounting system, transferring all manual records including
payroll, stock control and sales documentation for two companies to a new advanced computerised system.
• Integration of bespoke Project Accounting / Job Costing Software with Sage Line 100 and management accounts.
IT Skills
• Lotus 123, Microsoft -Excel (Approved) -Word -Outlook -PowerPoint, Netscape, Pegasus, Database 4, Sage Line 50
& 100, NatWest Bankline, HSBC Hexagon, IBM AS400 with PRMS MRPII software and Evolution networked
system.
Special Skills
• Attended a Letter of Credit workshop run by Barclays Bank plc.
• Attended a three-day training course in Team Building run by BDG Group and Stockport & High Peak Tech. In
connection to the Investors in People programme.
• Attended a four day first aid course run by St. John’s Ambulance Brigade.
• Assisted in fund raising activities for my local church and helped set up a local Credit Union Association.
• Treasurer for a local amateur pub / social club league.
• Attended a training course giving basic skills in mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering also ARC and gas
welding, fabrication and sheet metal work.
Personal Qualities
• Ability to work unsupervised, organise and prioritise workload and to meet strict deadlines.
• Ability to work effectively as part of a team
• Honest and open-minded.
• Good sense of humour.
References
Ms. Thelma Leach. Mr P. Eddy - Director. Mr Miesha Vukasinovic– Director
67, Buersil Avenue, Fichtner Consulting Engineers Ltd. Total Web Solutions Ltd
Rochdale. 8 Acorn Business Park, 12 Riverview
Lancashire. Heaton Lane, The Embankment Business Park
OL16 4TR. Stockport. SK4 1AS. Heaton Mersey, Stockport SK4 3GN
01706 342866 0161 476 032 0870 7879888

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