Andrea Clarke - Accounting Professional

trainee accountant at FGS

Nationality

Irish

Current location

Ireland

Work category

Accounting and Finance

Education

Bachelor/Degree

I was let go from my last position a month ago due to the economic downturn. As I am not yet qualified I am looking for bookkeeping positions. I am in a very good position in that I know what the Accountants look for when clients submit their records, I can prepare a clients accounts in a way that will significantly reduce their accountants fee. I am mostly looking for work in the longford area or within a 15 mile radius of longford town.

Andrea Clarke's Professional Experience

2008 - 2011

FGS - trainee accountant

I began my work experience with FGS in the Taxation department. I stayed in this department for the first six months of my training and worked on mainly small tax returns, Form 11`s and Form 12`s. I was responsible for maintaining the tax and CRO database on a daily basis and for checking all Notice of Assessments. I was also responsible for voluntary strike off`s for companies and for setting up new companies with CRO.

After six months I moved departments and took over the internal monthly management accounts for FGS. The internal accountant left and I was trained up to prepare monthly management accounts for the Longford practice, monitoring bank position and assisting with credit control.  I worked very closely with one of the Partners on this part of my training. As well as doing this role I also worked with another internal group called Financial Control Services. I mainly did the bookkeeping function for some of the larger clients. In my second year of training I took a leave of absence for Maternity leave. When I returned last July I began my training in the Audit department. I have mostly worked on accounts preparation for sole traders and companies. I have had a very varied experience during my time at FGS which I feel will always stand to me. I am a very adaptable person and a very quick learner. I am a people person and have no problems working closely with clients.

Key Skills
Financial control, Bookkeeping, Taxation, Accounting
2007 - 2008

Capmark Servicing - Senior Accounts Analyst

Preparation of monthly management accounts in respect of the Special Purpose Vehicle’s.
Updating all monthly management accounts onto Sage Accounts Production.
Assistance with annual statutory audit
Reconcile daily, weekly and monthly bank statements for the European bank accounts.
Assist other members of the team in meeting internal and external customer requirements
Project work on an ongoing basis as directed by management.

Key Skills
2003 - 2006

Capmark Servicing - Senior Financial Statement Analyst

Act as a representative for the investors to communicate financial performance issues regarding the properties and participate in a team effort to meet investor deadlines.
Perform quality control checks on financial analyses performed by staff to ensure compliance with Investor and Capmark requirements.
Assist in training new employees and perform other duties and special projects assigned.
To contact borrowers’ on a regular basis with queries and requests pertaining to their loans.
Interpret loan documents to determine if the Borrower has met its loan covenants

Key Skills
Training
2001 - 2001

McKeigue Kelly & Co Accountants - Trainee Accountant

I worked here as experience while in college. I mainly did the following:
Dealing with clients over the phone on a daily basis.
Bank Reconciliations and the input of this information onto the accounts package, also preparing trial balance through to profit and loss account.
Clerical Duties in the absence of the Secretary.

Key Skills

Andrea Clarke's Education and Qualifications

2003

Bachelor/Degree - Accounting & Finance

AIT, Athlone,Co. Westmeath.

2002

Diploma - Business Studies specialising in Finance

AIT, Athlone,Co. Westmeath.

2001

Certificate - Business Studites

AIT, Athlone,Co. Westmeath.

Andrea Clarke's Additional Information

Languages

Interests

My main interest outside my family is that I play concert flute. I would mainly play for family occasions but have from time to time been requested to play at Weddings or Funnerals for people who may have heard me play.

Memberships

I am a trainee accountant with ACCA and have three exams to complete for full membership. I am a qualified accounts technician through ACCA.

Awards

Bronze 1996 & Silver 1997 & Gold Gaisce Awards 1999
European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) 2005
Train the trainer 2008
Currently, I am studying part-time for the Part 3 ACCA Professional exams.