Emily WoodhouseBookkeeper

Bio

I grew up in China, also lived and studied in Germany for a few years. Now I am happily married with two beautiful children.

I have now lived in Bournemouth over 10 years. By living and working abroad and also studying and bringing up two young children this has been both rewarding and challenging. It has taught me to be well organised and self-disciplined, which is a must when you working in an accountancy environment.

I am currently studying AAT level 4 and looking forward to make good progress in my future development.

Interesting Fact

Since coming to England I feel I have managed to grasp the English language quite well. However as my husband’s family are predominantly Scottish, I am still getting to grips with the Scottish accent. LOL

Favourites

Film

Fast and Furious franchise

Sport

Badminton

Hobby

Cooking, swimming

Place

Home

TV Programme

Emmerdale

Music

Michael Buble

Food

Any : ) Bake

Drink

Baileys

Bookkeeper

Not sure what a Management Accountant does?  Don’t worry you are not alone so here’s a little something that will help you discover what Jason can do for you.

Management Accountants combine accounting and business management skills.  A management accountant’s role is to look to the future.  Analysing the performance of a business and advise on how to prevent problems, adapt to changing circumstances and improve value.

Your Management Accountant

Duties

  • Oversee, review and adhere to budgets
  • Assist in company wide budgetary planning
  • Ensure that all of the company’s financial practices are in line with statutory regulations and legislation
  • Analyse the financial climate and market trends to assist in strategic plans for the future
  • Review and create accurate management reporting structure
  • Introduce and train management team on reading and understanding management information
  • Monitor cash flow, accounts and other financial transactions
  • Seek out methods and practice to minimise financial risk
  • Update and implement financial policies and procedures
  • Marriage counsellor and mediator

Duties

Oversee, review and adhere to budgets
Assist in company wide budgetary planning
Ensure that all of the company’s financial practices are in line with statutory regulations and legislation
Analyse the financial climate and market trends to assist in strategic plans for the future
Review and create accurate management reporting structure
Introduce and train management team on reading and understanding management information
Monitor cash flow, accounts and other financial transactions
Seek out methods and practice to minimise financial risk
Update and implement financial policies and procedures
Marriage counsellor and mediator

Work History

(March 2011 – present)

Working in capacity as Finance Director and Finance Controller for a range of businesses in a portfolio of clients. In that role I attend board meetings, develop and implement financial plans, raise finance were required, due diligence on acquisitions and disposals etc. I have personally worked with businesses in this role from startup to £6.5m turnover, high growth tech businesses from startup to £12m exit as a couple of examples, managing teams of people and working with non-finance managers.

Achievements and responsibilities:

Building a Cloud based accountancy practice from scratch, disrupting the traditional model with monthly fixed fees
Working with business owners to build from start-up to £6.5m turnover and in some cases exit without having a traditional finance department
Implemented multiple systems for clients covering, online bookings, finance, ecommerce, DD, credit cards, staff rostering saving many man hours and creating successful customer journeys
Encouraged ‘add-on products’ to increase revenue and ensure client satisfaction
Published a book on how to get the most from Xero
Acquisitions and disposals, tax advice, systems implementations, strategic advice, Board meetings

(September 2009 – February 2011)

Achievements and responsibilities:

Managed a team of 10 finance professionals providing outsourced finance functions to small businesses ranging from start-up to £10m turnover
Ensured customers were satisfied with their service and encouraged feedback and implemented changes
Act in capacity as the finance manager within client businesses such as building robust financial and planning models and offering support and advice in relation to key business decisions
Regular Board and management meetings attended
Statutory accounts production, corporation tax, personal tax, budgets, forecasts, business plans, management accounts, management reporting
Moved the company onto a computerised invoicing solution from a paper-based system that resulted in close down for 2 days at month end

(June 2007 – September 2009)

Achievements and responsibilities:

Managed a team of 5 finance professionals providing outsourced finance functions to small businesses ranging from start-up to £10m turnover
Ensured customers were satisfied with their service and encouraged feedback and implemented changes
Act in capacity as the finance manager within client businesses such as building robust financial and planning models and offering support and advice in relation to key business decisions
Regular Board and management meetings attended
Statutory accounts production, corporation tax, personal tax, budgets, forecasts, business plans, management accounts, management reporting

(June 2004 – May 2007)

Achievements and responsibilities:

Improved process and procedures to reduce month end turnaround time from 10 to 5 working days in a £40m+ turnover business
Reduced headcount in the finance department from 14 to 7 which also included the Finance Director and Financial Controller replaced by North American colleagues within the group
Implemented and trained company on year-end inventory count following on from secondment in North America using bespoke inhouse system
Completed all month end and annual budget reporting requirements, liaised with external auditors
Managed cashflow in a particularly difficult low margin high volume business

(January 2002 – May 2004)

Achievements and responsibilities:

Improved processes and systems and reduced team from 3 to 1.5
Moved company from weekly payroll to monthly in hotel industry which was uncommon
Reporting directly to business owners who were in London and being responsible for Finance and Operations for this family run business
Responsible for the first online hotel booking system in Bournemouth
Implemented one of the first Wi-Fi networks across a hotel by partnering with T-Mobile

(September 1999 – December 2001)

Achievements and responsibilities:

Whilst being made redundant improved systems to maintain deadlines whilst reducing team from 12 to 5
Involved in handover and training of new team in Milton Keynes
Looked after month end and adhoc reporting for 5 regional managers and 70+ sites
Involved in implementation and testing of new month end and budgeting software

Could your business benefit from working with a Management Accountant?

Having someone keep score accurately could be the difference between making right and wrong decisions.

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