Brendan Peter McVeigh - ACCA Student Accountant

Accounts Technician & ICT Systems Administrator at RealView Innovations Ltd.



Current location


Work category

Accounting and Finance



Accounts Technician with ten years experience in sales ledger, payroll, purchase ledger and management accounts. An all rounder with the flexibility to apply myself to various accounts and administration roles.

Currently studying for a business studies degree and for a project management qualification. I will also be continuing my accounts studies toward a professional accounting qualification.

I enjoy working with technology and would be proficient with office and accounting applications. I can set up spreadsheets for data analysis and databases for data collection. I intend to take this further into programming.

Brendan Peter McVeigh's Professional Experience

2011 - Present

RealView Innovations Ltd. - Accounts Technician & ICT Systems Administrator

Bookkeeping and ledger support for optical technology company.
Also intern-ship to further develop network systems administration skills on Cent-OS and Windows Small Business Server dual server topology.

Key Skills
Administration Administration skills Bookkeeping Network Systems
2007 - 2008

Athlone Laboratories Ltd. - Accountant Assistant

Weekly wages run - Sage Micropay (90 employees), create EFT transmission and cheque payments, set up new employees details, apply tax credits for new employees, issue P45 (revenue online or manually), run payroll year-end procedure generate P60 details, arrange voluntary deductions and PRSA co-ordination.
Credit control, bi-weekly overdue debtor's report, deal with general queries from debtors.
Enter new orders and amendments on schedule database, update schedule for changes in exchange rates, product costs and selling price.
Produce month end management reports including absenteeism, production, rejections and accruals.
TMS clock-card system, produce on-site employee register daily, deal with advance adjustments of system, queries and problems, track employee holiday entitlement.
Complete CSO reports and other necessary correspondence to state agencies.
Check expense claims and issue payment. Generate recharge and overhead invoices.
Promoted the company off duty which generated new sale opportunity. Can be confirmed by John Clark Marketing Director.

2006 - 2007

SL Controls Ltd. - Accounts Assistant

Transfer of accounting data from spreadsheets and manual to TAS Books accounting system. Fortnightly payroll including expense claims and liaison with Revenue (15-20 employees). Assisting Finance Director present year-end accounts to auditor. Obtain quotes from suppliers and issue quotes to customers. Managing sales and purchase orders and generating invoices for parts and labour supplied. Additional administrative duties when needed.

Key Skills
claims data finance Finance Director invoices Payroll Purchase Ledger Sales Ledger
2001 - 2006

ICS Forwarding Ltd - Credit Control

Sales ledger, credit checking and debt chasing. Purchase ledger, posting invoices supplier statement reconciliation and preparing payment schedule. Profit analysis of manifests and reporting. Production of spreadsheet analysis tools for management. Preparation of spreadsheet analysis tools for management. Preparation of bank lodgement. Dealing with customer and supplier queries.

Key Skills
Credit Control invoices lodgements Purchase Ledger Reconciliation Sales Ledger spreadsheet analysis
1997 - 2001

Donnelly Coachworks - Office/Accounts Clerk

Responsible for the accounts, payroll and administration of a small family engineering company. Involved processing purchase and sales ledgers, bank reconciliation, credit control, debt recovery and preparation of correspondence with various bodies (HM Customs and I.R.S.) ad commercial. Developed a system of job cost allocation using manual and database systems. Identified alternative revenue sources. Highlighted key areas of resource mismanagement, and identified the work that can produce the greatest margin. Updated and upgraded the office computer equipment.

Key Skills
Administration Bank reconciliation computer upgrade Credit Control database systems engineering job costing Payroll Purchase Ledger Resource Management revenue sourcing Sales Ledger
1996 - 1997

Woo One UK Ltd - Accounts Assistant

Responsible for the bookkeeping and financial management of a medium sized limited company. Responsible for the weekly wages and monthly salary preparation and payment for a work force of 200 employees. The company had been operating for a year and I assisted in the set up of the accounting systems. Re-established the computer network after a virus brought it down.

Key Skills
accounting systems Bookkeeping Computers financial management salaries wages
1990 - 1991

Dungannon Development Association - Wages Clerk

Preparation of weekly wages for approximately 250 employees. Verify time-sheets and liaise with line mangers regarding absences. Schedule payment of N.I.C. and P.A.Y.E. deductions to I.R.S.. Dealing with all administrative duties regarding new starts, levers, sick leave and maternity leave. Assist with any queries and or correspondence with reference to the payroll function.

Key Skills
Administration Communications Correspondence Deductions Payroll time-sheets

Brendan Peter McVeigh's Education and Qualifications


currently studying - Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certificate

FAS Ireland


currently studying - ACCA Certificate of Accounting Technician

Distance Learning


currently studying - BA (hons) Business Studies (part-time)

Dublin Business School


Diploma - Business and Finance

Kirby College, Middlesbrough, UK


Certificate - Certificate of Pre-Vocational Education in Business Studies

St. Mary's 6th Form College, Middlesbrough, UK


second level/high school education -

St David's RC Secondary, Middlesbrough, UK

Brendan Peter McVeigh's Additional Information


My hobbies include computer systems and software. I have assembled my own desktop computer and a local area network at my home with computers running both Windows and Linux. I have a keen interest in classic cars and own a 1972 MG BGT that I am in the process of restoring. I am currently studying and applying the productivity and personal effectiveness guides of Dale Carnegie, Stephen R. Covey, David Allen and Timothy Ferriss.


ACCA Technician Student


Dungannon F.E. College, Dungannon, Northern Ireland,UK; Introduction to VAT
Sumlock Calculating Services, Middlesbrough, UK; RSA Typewritting Skills, Stage 1
British Telecom, Middlesbrough, UK; PhonePower
Teesside Chamber of Commerce, Middlesbrough, UK; Telephone Selling