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Freelance Office Manager / Bookkeeper London, UK

Flexible office management + bookkeeping if req. Maternity cover, part-time or a few hours. Moving office? I'll take care of the administration for a smooth transition. Wide range of skills covered.

Rating:Unrated (New)
Hourly Rate / Cost:£29.41 per hour (ex. VAT)
Daily Rate / Cost:£235.29 per day (ex. VAT)
Available From:Now
Candidate ID:317569
: Offers a discounted hourly rate to registered charities
: Freelancer has their own limited company

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CV (Curriculum Vitae) / Résumé

Having trained in graphic design, a creative background in advertising then magazine design led to me setting up a very succesful studio hire company with a business partner As a service industry, client hospitality and relations formed a large part of the brief as much as creating and sustaining a business from its outset. Both the hospitality aspects and creative approach have proved very valuable additions to my current role. I produced on several events including fashion shows and conferences.

I later sold my stake in the company to focus on personal projects. Along the way I have gained a cross section of skills which culminated in my current role of contracting Office Management services. As well as several years in a role with financial responsibility including among others, budgeting, bookkeeping, vat returns and credit control, I set out to offer companies strategic solutions to their administration headaches. Perfectly confident as a team manager but with the ability to knuckle down to the job in question, my goal is always to ensure smooth running of the office environment and facilities.

I have recently finished a long contract with an online media company based in London but with a holding company in NY. The role encompassed all the UK bookkeeping and day-to-day financial duties (on QuickBooks Pro) as well as the general administration, facilities and some HR duties.
My skillset would ideally suit an sme whether requiring a specific aspect of the role or a wider brief where there is the need to pass on the responsibility of administration with the confidence that the job gets done. I have worked from various bespoke software in order to obtain or input data.

Employment History

(Nov 2007 & ongoing)

bookkeeper-credit controller


Part time - I took over the bookkeeping to provide better visibilty of the accounts inhouse.
Forecasting and ensuring positive cashflow position.
Raising invoices
Vat returns
Bank reconciliation
Preparation of books for year end filing with accountants.
General advice and some office administration when required.
Maintaining insurance policies.
Health and safety - ensuring compliance.

(Jun 2005 to Nov 2008)

Office/accounts manager


Gatekeeper for all UK company matters
Primary signatory on the company's UK bank account
Using QuickBooks Pro - solely responsible for bookkeeping and day-to-day financial activity (UK)
Ensure prompt payments of all liabilities.
Account management - dealing with client enquiries, disputes and ensuring a good relationship.
Office relocation - oversaw all aspects of this from the logistical move to the redecoration of the space ensuring smooth transition with no interruption to business.
Liaised with lawyers on lease renewals.
Set up and administrate new benefits policies - eg private healthcare
Advise NY office on UK procedures
Client hospitality - preparation ahead of meetings and event co-ordination for presentations.
Recruitment - placing job ads when required and co-ordinate interviews.
Disciplinaries - attending and acting as mediator
Travel - arranging flights and accommodation for NY and UK employees
Procurement - setting up discount rates with suitable suppliers.
Stock - ordering items as required.
General maintenance of premises and facilities.

(Jan 1997 to May 2004)

Director (Co-owner)

Spring Studios Ltd, London

Having realised a potential gap in the market after fiinding it difficult to hire studios for magazine shoots - we came up with a business proposal. We researched and finally found a suitable premises from where to create a photographic studio hire company.

Manage the running of the studios including bookings and production requirements
Create new pricing structures that better fitted the market range
implement new ideas to expand on the core business.
design logos and stationery to ensure strong branding
Liaise with the bank and factoring company
Manage a team of staff
Maintenance of the environment
Catering - setting up a location catering department
Stocks and procurement - evaluating and negotiating these on a regular basis
Production on a series of events and conferences held at the studios


(Sep 1980 to May 1984)

Cornwall College of Further Education

Datec Dip in Graphic Design
BTec Higher Dip in Graphic design (specialising in Advertising Art Direction)

Assignment History

(This Candidate has recently been shortlisted or contracted for the following people4 assignments)

  • Administrator: We are small business that provides ecommerce support services to retailers and we are looking for someone to help us organise our administration processes, take care of our invoicing, accounts payable, bank reconciliation and generally act as an office manager and helping hand to the team. Please apply for more details.
  • Freelance Administrator: Looking for some admin support
  • Freelance accountant in charity sector required. AAT/QBE part or fully qualified.

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