Summary

Managing Partner of Edvance Consulting. I live in Blackpool and would be willing to work within around 20 minutes drive which can take me all over the northwest. I am a qualified Bookkeeper having level 1 basic bookkeeping, level 2 sage computerised bookkeeping and Level 3 Diploma in Payroll. With over a decade of experience in bookkeeping, and accountancy, and a great knowledge of Sage, Iris Kashflow, Xero accounting packages and Payroll Management, I am the financial arm of the Edvance Consulting.We are very proud that after only 2 months trading we were shortlisted in 2 categories for the BIBA awards. I am also studying for my BA in Business & Finance Management at UCLAN where I have just passed my first year. At Edvance we work with businesses to unlock their potential by offering creative solutions for practical problems. We offer packages, one off services and payment plans to ensure all businesses with varying levels of budgets are catered for. For Edvance, it is not about telling you how to improve your business, but working with you to help it grow. Edvance Consulting- Moving your Business Forward. If you would like to contact me email www.edvanceconsulting.co.uk or ring me my mobile is 07824 511962


Expertise


Bookkeeping, Payroll, Trial Balances, Profit & Loss Statements, HMRC, Tax Returns, End of year & the Financial Statement of Position.

Experience

  • Edvance Consulting

    Managing Partner
    1 - 5 Employees 2015 - Current
    Edvance Consulting

    I am the financial and admin arm at Edvance Consulting. We specialise in Start Up businesses helping them to grow their business and ideas using constructive mentoring and financial advice. This is a joint effort with my business partner Elliot. Also as part of this company we do bookkeeping and payroll work. I have just started using Xero accounting package which I am finding very user friendly and it will help me to interact with my clients more efficiently. 

  • CLD Bookkeeping

    Managing Director
    1 - 5 Employees 2014 - 2015

     I reopened my company in February 2014 after terminating it in September 2011 due to having my youngest child. All my client base from this company has been amalgamated into Edvance Consulting which was set up in February 2015.

     Marketing the business through traditional and social mediums

     Offering Bookkeeping services to individuals and small – medium sized businesses

     Using Excel for spreadsheets, profit & loss accounting, and payroll management

     Knowledge of Iris Kashflow systems

     Knowledge of Iris Open Tax 

  • Arena Digital Productions

    Accounts Assistant
    21 - 100 Employees 2007 - 2014

    This was my first bookkeeping role after achieving my ICB qualifications in 2007. Upon expanding the company took on a Financial Controller who I worked closely with on a day to day basis. My main job roles were:

       Processing around 300 purchase ledger invoices a month onto Sage Line 50

    •   Processing around 250 customer invoices a month onto Sage Line 50

    •   Inputting sales receipts and purchase payments through Sage Line 50

    •   Reconciliation of the bank accounts on a daily/weekly/monthly basis

    •   Entering wage details into the system including tax payments etc.

    •   Weekly sales reporting onto a sage spread sheet of sales made on a weekly basis

          •   Entering petty cash receipts, payments through banking in Sage Line 50

  • Jobcentre Plus

    AO
    100+ Employees 2004 - 2006

          I worked in the call centre when new claims to JSA, Incapacity Benefit and Income Support started to be taken and the applications filled out over the telephone. This was my main role but I also got involved in:

          Mentoring new staff members

          Acting as deputy team leader

          Executing a number of different Jobcentre initiatives, including helping vulnerable customers to claim benefits whilst liaising with Welfare Rights and the team leader. 

    Implementing benefit claims management including telephone communication with claimants, data inputting, completion of all relevant paperwork and appointment scheduling.

     Attending conferences with managers from the district area for brainstorming sessions to develop new ideas in order to improve customer service and the claim process.

     On occasion I performed computerized job searches as per telephone requests from job seekers. 

     During my two years at Jobcentre plus I was evaluated and credited with a High Performance Standardization


Education History

  • GCSE's

    Palatine High School
    1990 - 1995

    Completed 10 GCSE's with grades A-C

  • A Levels

    Blackpool and the Fylde College
    1995 - 1997

    Passed Law, Psychology and English Literature

  • Business and Financial Management

    Blackpool and the Fylde College
    2014 - 2016

     Modules currently passed Academic and Digital Literacy, Develop Enterprise for Small Business, Intro to Financial Accounting, Managing in the Legal Context, Managing People in Organisations and Responding to Business Information Systems. 


Qualifications

GCSE's

A Levels

Level 1 in Basic Bookkeeping (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers)

Level 2 Sage Computerised Bookkeeping (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers)

Level 3 Diploma in Payroll Management (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers)

 BA (Hons) Degree in Business and Financial Management


Interests and Hobbies

I love spending time with my children

Reading Books

Walking 

Swimming

Socialising with my friends


Email Claire

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