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Curriculum Vitae
I am an experienced Finance Manager QBE with 15 years of experience in all aspects of accounting & bookkeeping including payroll, general ledger, purchase ledger, sales ledger, management accounts and end of year accounts.
I have worked in teams and have had sole charge of the finance department. I also have experience in managing a team, training apprentices and recruiting. I speak fluent English and Portuguese, dab a little in Spanish and can read French.
I am currently doing an MBA in Finance and as such I am after a flexible position. Name: Carla Rio Alves
Address: RG12 9SN
Mobile Phone: 07577450192
E-mail: carlarioalves@hotmail.com
Availability for interview: anytime
Key Skills
 Microsoft Access – Create and save database, enter relevant data, produce and format reports, import and interrogate database and present and print data.
 Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook
 Lotus Notes
 Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance
 SAP
 Graphs and Charts
 Bookkeeping and Accounting
 Sage Computerised Accounts
 Sage Payroll, Sage One, Sage 50, Sage 200 and Sage One Payroll and Sage Instant Payroll
 Fourth Shift ERP
 Business Communications
 Experience in Customer Service
 Organisational skills
 Zoho Invoices and CRM
 Salesforce
 Constant Contact
 Deal with various currencies
 Payroll Knowledge and experience skills for: UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany & Czech Republic
Languages
 Portuguese – native speaker
 English – Proficient
 Spanish – intermediate
 French – good level of understanding not so good at verbal communication
Education, Training and Qualifications
RBS Mentor Certificate in GDPR
Certificate in Internal Audit
University of South Wales
Msc in Management & Finance
Plymouth University
BSc Economics (also gained part exemption for CIMA qualification)
Bracknell & Wokingham College 2009/2010
CMI PG Certificate in Management and Leadership
Bracknell and Wokingham College 2009/2010 AAT Diploma for Accounting Technicians Level 3
Thames Valley University, February 2006 – January 2007 and Chartered Management Institute Certificate of Higher Education in Management
Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce – May 2006
Professional Telephone Techniques with Assertiveness
Bracknell & Wokingham College, April 2004 – July 2004
Bookkeeping and Accounts level 2 (Pitman’s First Class Pass) Business Communications Levels 2 (Pitman’s First Class Pass) Sage Computerised Accounts (Pitman’s First Class Pass) Excel Spreadsheets (Pitman’s First Class Pass).

Bracknell & Wokingham College, April 2003 – December 2003
OCR Certificate for IT users (Clait Plus) Certificate in Microsoft Access Database Certificate in Excel Charts and Graphs
Career History
Head of Finance at Flubit April 2012 – Present
 Ownership of day to day operations of the Finance department, including managing and growing the finance team
 All Financial and Management reports
 Management of budgets for all departments in the company
 Responsible for invoicing, managing credit control, cashflow, cash management
 Prepare YE accounts and Tax Returns
 Review/Prepare and submit VAT Returns
 Liaise with HMRC including during HMRC audits – VAT and Payroll
 Liaise with external accountants
 Run payroll in house for 4 years and outsourced for 3
 Work cross-functionally to implement and improve controls and processes
 Process Payments to Merchants and Opex
 Weekly and monthly management of company’s bank accounts in different currencies making sure there’s always
enough funds available in the different currency accounts
CRA Business Director August 2011 – Present
Advisory role only on some of the below Financial Control, Admin and HR
Feast HQ Ltd, Fireworks Merchant Ltd, Network Locum Ltd, Seedrecruit Ltd, SmartEye Productions Ltd, Eurolaser IT Ltd, Hammond Cars, CMYUK Ltd, CMYUK Digital Ltd, FIYOK Medicare Ltd, Imagination Generation Ltd
Accounting Consultant at Albemarle & Bond Holdings Plc June 2011 – March 2012 (10 months)
Reconciliations of: Assets Operating Costs Loans – Libor rate calculation, and amortization and repayment amount Cash
Bookkeeping and Credit Control (Maternity Cover) May 2010 – November 2010 (7 months)
Establish and maintain relationships with debtors
Chase debtors (customers/clients) for cash on a daily basis to achieve DSO target
Analyse credit risk for the company Minimise risk by analysing accounts using bespoke system and apply credit limit based on result
Produce daily, monthly and quarterly reports
Handle high volume of customer queries and put in place procedures minimising risk of
October 2007 – May 2010
Tollgrade UK Ltd – Senior European Accountant/Executive Assistant Financial Controller, European HR Officer and Assistant Facilities Manager
 Prepare financial statements according to monthly close schedule
 Facilitate and complete monthly close procedures
 Analyse revenues, commissions and expenses to ensure they are recorded appropriately on a monthly basis
 Prepare monthly account reconciliations
 Assist with analysing financial statements on a monthly basis and report on variances
 Assist with financial and tax audits – liaise with internal and external auditors
 Assist with preparation of tax returns and corporate reporting requirements
 Create quarterly commission reports; analyzing and correcting discrepancies
 Implement and monitor internal controls
 Manage Accounts Payables and general ledger
 Intercompany processing and reconciliation
 Balance Sheet reconciliations
 Control Accounts RECONCILIATIONS
 Prepare statutory accounts information
 Payroll preparation, review, approval and disbursement preparation – including EOY and P11Ds
 Pension Management – Submission to L&G and respective journal entry
 Employee Expenses – review to company policy compliance and process for payment using Concur
 Liaise with vendors, banks, customers (and general public) and employees as needed
 All Purchasing functions as necessary
 All office management functions including management of the assistant accounts administrator – book events, cars,
travel, hotels, etc. Organise and maintain calendars, manage holiday and time off records, other ad hoc functions.
 Manage and coordinate all service providers – cleaners, security system team, liaise with landlord, etc.
 Produce forecasts and budgets
 Produce monthly, quarterly and year end management reports and KPIs for Corporate Management in the USA
 Assist HR director as needed with all functions – Create and update Employee handbooks for all 5 entities

May 2007 – September 2007
Diamond Business Solutions
Telemarketer – Home based
Generating sales leads to major businesses like Reebok, selling Wills to private customers, and HIPs to estate agencies.
February 2007 – April 2007
Afrotherapy
Marketing Manager
During the time I worked for Afrotherapy.com I organised 2 events, participated in a major fashion event in London, started an e- newsletter, and organised magazine coverage including a makeover article in Black Hair magazine with our own models, hairstylist and products. Contacted several magazines and online shops for links and publicity and also upped the ranking of Afrotherapy on the major search engines.
August 2004 – February 2007 Tyler Engineering Ltd General Manager
 Carry out all customer service related functions – Be first point of contact to customers and suppliers on the telephone and in person – deal with all queries and enquiries from customers, suppliers, employees and subcontractors. Manage the call out system.
 Manage administration team
 Manage accounts system – bank reconciliation, cheque runs, supplier payments, month end reports, balance sheet,
VAT returns, sales invoices, expenses, cash, CIS, credit control – using Sage line 50 and Sage Payroll and purchasing systems. Ordering parts with suppliers throughout the UK and also negotiating prices, inputting orders on the in-house system, raising purchase orders and performing general administration duties as required.
 Assume all HR functions including liaising with recruitment agencies, arranging interviews, short listing CVs, send spec letters to prospective employees, contact colleges and training centres, liaise with jobcentres and youth agencies, cold call past applicants, contact other employers and conducting interviews, short list for 2nd and or 3rd stage. Also arrange training and monitor job performance, maintain good levels of organisation and functioning of the office at all times.
 Sales including: sales of Service Agreements and certain installations to agreed targets by means of telephone. Market the company by telephone, mail shots, and advertising and other methods, monitor and record customer satisfaction with company performance, maintain contact with customers and manufacturers as appropriate monitor and record sales and marketing performance. Prepare quotations.
 All CRM functions.
 Provide management cover during holidays and sickness, support, coordinate and always manage the technical team 
References: Provided upon request

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