1. Miss Caroline Dixon MAAT, Bsc(Hons), FCCA
An intuitive accountant, driven and dedicated. A loyal and professional team player. Capable of delivering to deadline, and
implementing process improvement where necessary.
Improvement of processes and procedures within Gunnebo Industries Limitedt,within Finance and Sales department.
Implementing SAP and excel training for all employees within Gunnebo Industries Limited.
Successful completion oftwo year end audits and stock takes at Gunnebo Indsutries Limited.
Successful completion ofHMRC PAYE auditat Gunnebo Industries Limited.
Implementation of Improvementof monthlyVAT reconciliation process,to significantlyreduce production time.
Submission oftwo years of Research and Developmentclaims,to bring significanttax advantages to the company.
Review and presentation ofnew method of Research and Developmenttax claim process to significantlyimprove
companies cash flow.
Production of Group statutory accounts to PLC Brochure level for Antonov Plc 2009.
Conversion from UK GAAP to IFRS for Antonov plc in 2009. For production of statutory accounts.
Yearly production of budgetfigures,developing and designing a budgetmodel thatis simple and effective, plus
incorporating jointventure interests.
Automation of the purchase order system atAntonov plc, and later further developing the purchase order process.
Migration 3 people’s roles into one from the EON renewables business into the newly formed accounting centre, and
handed over within 4 months,inclusive ofwriting appropriate procedures.
Automation of the fruit machine’s income role atEnterprise inns,plus being involved with the integration of Unique pub
Consolidation and production ofyear end statutory accounts for the consolidation ofthirteen companies through hyperion.
In any given role, I have always produced managementaccounts for board level to deadline on a monthly basis. This is
inclusive of having the commercial acumen to understand the business and explain variance to budget where necessary.
During my time in any given company I ensure the companies finances adhere to the relevant accounting standards and
seek to streamline and implementimproved processes where necessary.
December 14 – Present Gunnebo Industries Ltd (Permanent role)
Finance Manager and Company Secretary
• Responsible for Staff in Finance, Sales and Purchasing
• Responsible for HR and IT within the organisation
• Submission on monthlymanagementaccounts reporting to group covering full profit and loss,Balance sheetand working
• Responsible for coordination,collaboration and submission ofFigures for the Year End Audit.
• Responsible for reporting quarterly forecasts and budgetto group, within Cognos.
• Responsible for Monthly closing within SAP.
• Responsible for all external reporting:
• Submission ofVAT return
• Submission ofcapital governmentreturns
• Implementation ofoutsourcing ofpayroll, and responsible for s ubmission ofPAYE, P11d and P60
• Ensuring all balance sheetaccounts accruals,prepayments,provisions are reconciled and complete on a monthly basis
and submitted to group.
• Submission ofmonthlycashflow forecastto group
• Intercompanyreconciliation and submission to group on a monthly basis
• In March 2015 the companywas informed ofa HMRC PAYE audit, previouslythe companyhad not adhered to some
compliance issues spotted bythe HMRC during the audit. Ensuring appropriate submission ofinformation to HMRC,
implementation ofnew expenses policyand motor vehicle policy, the initial fine from the findings was puton hold,and
the companywas awarded dispensation on business expenses.
• Implementing new Human Resources policy,performance developmentreviews,training needs assessments.
2. • Involvement in control and reconciliation and year end stock takes within the organisation.Responsible for emplo ying a
new purchasing manager to implementperpetual stock control and purchasing control within the organisation.
• Implementation ofcreditcontrol within the organisation,accountopening and collection procedure.
• Ensuring all balance sheetreconciliations were completed on a monthlybasis.
• Responsible for ensuring appropriate financial processes were putin place and adhered to within the organisation.
• When the General Manager was not available due to him travelling to England 2.5 days per week from Irela nd,ensuring
• the smooth running ofGunnebo Industries Limited overseeing additional areas of warehouse,along with being
responsible for sales and purchasing and finance.
• Identifying substantial costs savings within the organisation and reducing costs by £200k per annum.
• Where necessaryI have strived to implementand streamline currentprocedures and processes within the companyto
ensure the smooth flow of day to day processes.
• Implementation ofautomated intercompanyinvoices within SAP.
• Implementing IT infrastructure to ensure lock down of social media could notbe accessed during working hours,and
various websites such as gambling and explicitsites could notbe accessed.
Systems: SAP, Cognos, excel, word
September 2013 to December 14 Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC)
Financial Accountant ( Initial 12 month Fixed term extended to 15 months.
Preparation of Financial Year end statements 2013 to FRS 101
Submission and analysis oflarge companyResearch and Developmentcosts to our tax consultantto facilitate a large
companies tax reclaim for 2011/12 and 2012/2013.Review of new above the line method and recommendation.
Involvement in presentation to the HMRC tax inspector in order to facilitate a large research and developmenttax claim
Monthly reporting of financial statements to our Group companyin India Tata Motors Limited (TML)
Submission ofsubsidiaryinformation to our Indian parentcompanyin line with IFRS standards
Calculation and posting ofmonthlyaccruals and prepayments
Preparation and reconciliation ofthe monthlyVAT return
Monthly bank reconciliations
Agreementof related party balances with other group companies
Monthly fixed assetregister,recognising additions and calculating depreciation
Completing governmentbusiness surveys and filing of submissions
Keeping TMETC informed ofstandards we should be applying to be inline with IFRS
During my time at TMETC I have developed the VAT return process to simplifythe monthly reconciliation
Where necessaryI have strived to implementand streamline currentprocedures and processes with the role.
Redesign ofVAT reconciliation process
Introduction of new accruals process
18 month Costanalysis to identify substantial costsavings and process improvements needed within the organisation for
Systems: Sage 200,excel, word
February 2013 – August 2013 Calthorpe Estates Limited
Management Accountant (Interim contract)
Preparation and analysis offinancial statements for group (consisting of2 trusts and 7 companies)
Production and analysis ofmonthly board pack
Preparation of year end Audit pack
Liason with managing agents and participation ofmonthlymanagementmeetings with regards to both operational and
financial aspects ofthe estate
Quarterly balance sheetreconciliations
Systems: Great planes,FRX consolidation tool,Excel, Access
December 2012 – February 2013 Amber Foods Limited (Part of 2 Sister’s food group)
Project Accountant (Interim 2 month contract)
Project to implementchanges within the newly upgraded Navision system,by working with IT at 2 Sister’s food group
Year end rollover
Exchange rate utilisation
Interrogate sales order book and GRNI report to delete and identify duplicate and void orders where necessary
Identify excess customer’s and supplier’s on the newlyimplemented system
Investigate and update the company’s currentcontracthire database
Cover shortfall of staff where necessaryin production of the daily and weekly figures - offal, biscuits and residuals
To assistwith the training of staff and communicate to IT where necessaryany training issues and process issues that
were occurring within the system
Systems: MS Navision Dynamics,Excel
3. June 2012 –November 2012 EON
Senior Financial Accountant (Interim 5 month contract)
Migrate 3 part roles into one role due to restructuring within the organisation
Obtaining monthlyaccruals and Value of work done for assets under construction and several offshore sites.
Accounting for a jointventure company
Monthly balance sheetreconciliation and reviews
Systems: SAP, Excel
August 2009 – June 2012 Antonov Plc
Group Financial Accountant (April 2011 – June 2012)
Group Management Accountant (August 2009 – March 2011)
Group Financial Accountant (promotion)
Direct reportto the Finance Director in the daily managementofthe Finance Departmentmanaging general ledger,
purchase ledger,payroll, and cash.
Supervision ofthe purchase ledger assistant and ManagementAccountant
Production of the Group consolidated monthlymanagementaccounts to monthlydeadlines
Production of statutory accounts for Group accounts (IFRS) and UK (UK GAAP) entities to be prepared and submitted
within the appropriate timeframes,ensuring all IFRS knowledge is up to date.
Liaison and coordination with external accountants,auditors and tax advisors in the UK
Processing ofquarterlyVAT return
Processing of monthlypayroll information to send to payroll agency
Managementof information for other group external reporting requirements
Identification of opportunities to implementand increase efficiencywithin the finance department
Implementation ofFinance Departmentprocedures
Group Management Accountant
Assistance ofthe production of the Group consolidated monthlymanagementaccounts
Assistwith the production of the Group Statutory accounts
Supervision ofpurchase ledger assistant
Developmentofmonthly costreporting system and projectreporting system
Production of monthlytrade accruals
Production of monthlyprepayments
Assisting with the developmentof purchasing procedures
Automation of purchase requisitions posted into the Navision general ledger system
Production of annual budgets and quarterlyreforecasting
Systems: Excel, Word, MS Navision dynamics
June 09 – August 2009 Infor technologies
Interim – Financial Accountant
April 09 – June 09 Becta, Millburn Hill Road, Science Park, Coventry
Interim – Financial Accountant
May 08 – April 09 AT&T, Highfield House, Redditch, Worcestershire
Entity Controller – Employee accounting
Managing payroll information from outsourcers for 7 countries on a monthlybasis,loading these files into oracle and
ensuring all payments have been made correctly.
Ensuring all employees are paid on time
Monthly adjustments relating to invoices received and accruals necessary
Monthly balance sheetcontrol file reconciliations relating to the above countries
Monthly commentaryfor each account for both balance sheetand profitand loss review
Liasing with outsourcers and international HR to ensure all information is received on time and where there are
discrepancies investigate and correct
Reporting inline with US GAAP and Sarbanes Oxley
4. March 08 – May 08 Forrest Garden Ltd, Hartlebury industrial estate, Hartlebury
Interim – Management Accountant
Petty cash book
Production and review of Monthly management accounts
Assistance with year end and preparation of auditschedules required
Systems: Sage, excel
April 07– February 08 Binding Site Ltd, Warstock Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham
Interim - Group Accountant
Production of group monthlymanagementaccounts for 9 companies via excel spreadsheets,liasing with local company
accountants t including US,Germany, France, and Spain.
Production of monthlyconsolidated sales performance figures
Production of group year end statutory accounts
Production of holding companyaccounts
Consolidation ofgroup rolling forecast
Assisting in the developmentof consolidation software
Monitoring of banking covenants to ensure the appropriate cover
Systems: Sage, Excel
Dec ember 2003 –April 2007 Enterprise Inns Plc, Monkspath Hall Road, Shirley,
Solihull, West Midlands.
Financial Accountant - Income
Responsible for reporting to board level, and creditcontrol of all fruit machine supplier income (turnover of £30m).
Reporting and collection of other royalty income, for supplyto Enterprise public houses. These related to food and
Training fees income – accounting for all training courses run by Enterprise inns for potential and existing tenants.
Reconciliation and accrual ofmonthlydistribution costs for delivery of drinks to the entire Enterprise estate.
Liaison with appropriate operations managers within the business
Involvement in the implementation of an automated system for supplementaryinvoices for the whole of the income
Responsible for upgrade and specification ofthe Gaming machines system.
Integration of machine income systems due to the acquisition ofUnique Pub Company– in 2004.
Brewmaster (nominal ledger),Word,Excel
July 2001 – December 2003 Bowater Windows, 4 Hockley Court, 2401 Stratford Road, Hockley Heath, Solihull, West
Production and consolidation ofgroup accounts (13 companies) on a monthlybasis via hyperion.
Production of the year end statutory accounts for group. Group turnover in excess of £180m.
Production of the group daily cash forecast.
Production and analysis ofgroup board pack, which was profit and loss,balance sheetand cashflow for all
Accounting for the holding companyBowater Home Improvements Limited.
Consolidation ofthe year end tax information,to submitto Ernst and Young to produce the tax calculation.
Weekly order book analysis.
Processing of Capital expenditure requestforms.
Preparation and review on a monthlybasis ofthe group Fixed Asset Register.
Monitoring of the daily foreign exchange rates.
Providing companysecretarial support.
Hyperion, Word, Excel.
5. May 1998- July 2001 Britannic Assurance, 1 Wythall Green Way, Wythall.
Job Title: Finance reporting Analyst – (August 00- July 2001)
Finance Supportanalyst – (July 99 – August 00)
Management reporting technician – (May 98 – July 99)
Finance Reporting Analyst
Production and developmentof the Sales and Marketing Monthly Managementreport,delivered to board level.
Analytical review and housekeeping of the Sales and Marketing cost centres on the peoplesoftsystem.
Finance Support Analyst
Business partnering with the Human Resources Managementteam,to support managementof 11 cost centres with a budget
of £9.4m,which included reporting and analysis ofvariances across the business function,alongside preparation ofmonthly
prepayments and accruals relating to each costcentre..
Preparation of monthlyheadcount/absenteeism figure.
Analysis on monthlysalarybill and commenton increase/decrease in headcountand cost.
Monitoring and sign off of monthly payroll reconciliation’s between financial accounting and the payroll department.
To supportand assistwith the preparation and justification ofthe yearly budget,along with identifying costsavings within the
Management Reporting Technician
Production of the Group Monthly ManagementReport.
Analysis of the monthly costreports.
Maintenance of the fixed assetregister.
Maintaining and updating central budgetspreadsheets.
To co-ordinate the monthlymanagementexpense month end process.Collating all accrual's journals and adjustmentjournals.
Peoplesoft,Excel 97, Word 97.
February 93 – May 98 Beneficial Bank. 28 Paradise Circus, Birmingham
Job Title: Assistantaccountant – Purchase Ledger (Sept97 – May 98.)
Senior Clerk Financial Control – (April 96 – Sept 97)
Financial Control Clerk – (Nov 95 – April 96)
Senior Credit Analyst – November 1995
Assistant Accountant (Purchase ledger)
Processing ofall supplier invoices.
Month end accruals reporting and reconciliation ofinvoices received notpaid.
Checking of all invoices coming into the departmentfor appropriate coding and obtaining appropriate approval.
In this role I spent time driving the departmentforward by way of making service level agreements with our internal customers.
Senior Clerk Financial control
Control and reconciliation ofall cash/bank reconciliation’s which are daily,weekly and monthly.
Balancing and reconciliation ofseveral other general ledger accounts,including the intercompanyand foreign currency
April 1996 – I became a member ofthe JD Edwards implementation and tes ting team.To supervise the parallel run.
Financial Control Clerk
Daily balancing and clearing ofseveral suspense accounts (BACS payments and CreditCard suspense).
Posting journals and vouchers onto the general ledger system daily.
Month end reconciliation ofsuspense accounts under mycontrol.
Senior Credit Analyst
Underwriting and accepting Creditcards using an automated scorecard system.Upto a limitof £10000.
JD Edwards,Excel NT, Word NT, CCN Autoscore system and CreditBureau (Now
March 91 –February 93 HFC Bank, Retail Services Business Centre.
Job Title: Service operator/ Underwriter
6. November 90 – February 91 Sarah Harvey recruitmentconsultancy,Solihull
Job Title TemporaryVDU Operator.
August 90 – October 90 Massey Ferguson Finance Ltd,Kenilworth
Job Title Sales SupportCo-ordinator
February 90- July 90 Guardian Communications,Birmingham
Job Title Telephone Sales Consultant
July 88 – February 90 Clifford Brown Dispensing Opticians,Solihull
Job Title Trainee Dispensing Optician
Education and qualifications
1999-2002 FTC ACCA. 2007 awarded FCCA
June 2002 Oxford Brookes University Bsc(Hons) in Applied Accountancy.
1996-1998 Matthew Boulton MAAT February 1999 (NVQ 4)
1994-1995 Rapid results College Finance and Leasing association diploma
Elements ofFinancial- Appraisal – Equivalent‘A’ level in accountancy)
1987-1988 Solihull College ofTechnology Pre Health Service Course involving work
placementin medical institutions.
1982-1987 Tudor grange School,Solihull 9 GCSE’s
Math’s (C), English (C),Biology (C), History (D), Geography (D), Physics,
Computer Studies,English Literature,French.
Address: 3 Cleobury Close, Brockhill, Redditch, Worcestershire, B97 6TG
DOB : 23/6/1971
Hobbies and interests
I enjoy the gym and attend dance classes and I enjoy horse riding at the weekend.
I have copies for Enterprise inns plc, Bowater Windows, Britannic Assurance, Beneficial Bank