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Jay Francis

Management Accountant - EMEA, Online & Brand

Management Accountant - EMEA, Online & Brand at Lonely Planet

London, Greater London, United Kingdom

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Jay Francis's Work Experience

Lonely Planet

Management Accountant - EMEA, Online & Brand

June 2015 to Present

London, United Kingdom


Assistant Management Accountant

April 2014 to May 2015


Finance Assistant

April 2011 to April 2014

London, United Kingdom

Jay Francis's Education

Anglia Ruskin University

BSc Business Information Centred around the role and application of Economics Marketing & I.T. within a business. Upper Second Class Degree

2004 to 2007

The John Bramston Sixth Form Centre

A-Levels in Business Studies I.T & Art

2001 to 2003

The John Bramston School

11 A-C GCSE including Maths English & Science

1996 to 2001

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Lonely Planet

Overseeing the day to day management of the UK Finance department, and responsible for the processing of all financial transactions made in the UK office. Ensuring that there are strong Internal controls in place and that accounting processes are followed. Responsible for compiling the monthly management accounts pack, co-ordinating or checking the input from other members of...

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About Jay Francis

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My professional experience gained has been created through financial roles, with an early insight into analysis, forecasting and reporting. Having acquired a Second Class, Upper Division in Business; the knowledge obtained has help drive my focus towards economics and primarily finance. The commitment shown to the accountancy sector, has been solidified by my Full Member status with the AAT (MAAT). Levels 2 - 4 completed in 18 months. I am now continuing my studies with ACCA. Short term goals: Continue technical growth. Introduce VBA coding to Excel Long term goals: Become ACCA qualified - (9/14 modules completed) Fluent in a foreign language Specialties: *Excel aficionado, also proficient with Word & PowerPoint. *Under pressurised conditions, am able to remain laser focused & manage time efficiently. *Superb reporting skills, at either bottom line or boardroom level. *Prolific analytical abilities for commercial performance and forecasting. *Outstanding working capital management, also enhanced by attending a ‘Credit Management’ course in Central London. *Experience with Sage, MCS, Opera & Aries accounting packagesManagement Accountant - EMEA, Online & Brand @ Overseeing the day to day management of the UK Finance department, and responsible for the processing of all financial transactions made in the UK office. Ensuring that there are strong Internal controls in place and that accounting processes are followed. Responsible for compiling the monthly management accounts pack, co-ordinating or checking the input from other members of the Finance team. Playing a key role within the EMEA region, working closely with all key staff to provide financial support and analysis as well as commercial input when required, as well as the coordination of the preparation of budgets and quarterly reforecasts by liaising closely with all Business Unit Managers and the Finance Manager in projecting future costs. Day to day management and processing: • Ensuring that the Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Accounts and Ledgers are maintained accurately and on a timely basis. Internal Management Reporting: • Accurate preparation of the Monthly Financial Reporting Pack, within specified global headlines. • Prepare reconciliations of all relevant Balance Sheet accounts. • Investigate variances to budget on all operating expenses, ensuring reported results are correct. Payroll: • Accurate and timely preparation of the monthly payroll for the UK operation. • Responsible for keeping up to date with relevant UK laws. Budgeting & Reforecasting: • Liaise with all UK based Business Unit Managers communicating monthly financial performance and provide further detailed analysis as required, whilst proactively providing additional support to improve their future financial performance. Audit: • Assist in the preparation for the audit and liaising with auditors. From June 2015 to Present (7 months) London, United KingdomAssistant Management Accountant @ • Production of weekly global sales & pipeline reports with commentary, to company directors and commerical teams. • Co-ordination of a comprehensive monthly KPI pack for distribution to the senior management team / board. • Producing the monthly management accounts for assigned divisions to deadlines, ensuring revenues/expenditure is correctly accrued/deferred. • Analysing results and providing explanations for material variances between actual and budgeted figures. • Processing monthly journals. • Control procedures including reconciliation of key Balance Sheet accounts. • To support the Financial Controller with the production of Singapore Branch intercompany management accounts. • Supervise & oversee the work completed by the Finance Assistant, providing additional guidance where necessary. • Assisting with the preparation of the Statutory Accounts and audit schedules, to ensure compliance with statutory requirements and group accounting policies. • Supplying relevant and informative management information to support decision making and respond to budget holder queries. From April 2014 to May 2015 (1 year 2 months) Finance Assistant @ Predominantly transactional based, duties included: • Cashbook, Sales Ledger & Purchase Ledger reconciliation • Raising and posting invoices, additionally liaising with relevant budget holders • Multi-currency bank reconciliations • Prepayment & Fixed Asset journal reconciliation • Implementing a stringent credit control process to reduce aged receivables • Ad-hoc cost and budget analysis, for both Finance and Non-Finance departments • Bi-annual royalty computations, reconciling to relevant accrual accounting policies and contractual agreements • Weekly commercial (boardroom) reporting • Intercompany deferred/recognised revenue reporting • Communicating with Singapore accountants, to ensure branch accounts comply with local financial framework • Comprehensive audit preparation packs and controls testing From April 2011 to April 2014 (3 years 1 month) London, United KingdomPayroll Administrator @ Administrator within a small team of 15 people in a busy payroll processing department paying a number of different NHS trusts across Essex & East of England. My job role was to ensure effective management of the processing of timesheet and travel claims and ensuring weekly and monthly payroll deadlines were met. I had to communicate with contacts both internal and external to the organisation in line with service level agreements, and to ensure client satisfaction. I had to ensure work was completed in congruence with confidentiality policies, data protection and Information Governance policies. From June 2010 to April 2011 (11 months) Accounts Payable Clerk @ Duties included: • Processing up to 500 invoices per month, reconciling goods received notes to invoices received & POs • Setting up cost centres and account codes for new inventory • Setting up supplier accounts & maintaining existing account details within the purchase ledger • Monthly reconciliation of supplier statements • Preparing monthly cheque runs in accordance with supplier trade credit terms • Close relationships with the Warehouse & Buying managers From September 2007 to September 2009 (2 years 1 month) Trainee @ From February 2007 to July 2007 (6 months) Chelmsford, United KingdomBSc Business Information, Centred around the role and application of Economics, Marketing & I.T. within a business., Upper Second Class Degree @ Anglia Ruskin University From 2004 to 2007 A-Levels, in Business Studies, I.T & Art @ The John Bramston Sixth Form Centre From 2001 to 2003 11 A-C GCSE, including Maths, English & Science @ The John Bramston School From 1996 to 2001 Jay Francis is skilled in: Accounts Receivable, Account Reconciliation, Financial Analysis, Accounts Payable, Bank Reconciliation, Financial Reporting, Pegasus, Royalties, Analysis, Microsoft Excel, Excel,, Aries Publishing, Subscription, Fixed Assets

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