My Employment History

January 2014 – Present

Director and Senior Accountant, Pros Assist Incorporated Financial Accountants

Pros Assist is a gifted team of qualified practicing members of the Institute of Financial Accountants notably headed by our leading Financial Accountant Alom. With over two decades of experience in private practice advising sole traders and partnership clients alike, Alom leads the Pros Assist team in offering expert advice in all matters relating to taxation and profit offering wide ranging business support advising clients on project viability, business planning and funding.

At Pros Assist, we pride ourselves as a dedicated team of professionals to ensure all your needs are taken care of to the highest standard. All our staff are highly qualified and professionally trained with several years of experience and regulated by the Institute of Financial Accountants. We take a proactive approach to our work and make ourselves available when you are available. We are contactable during office hours and additionally out of office hours, evenings and weekends. Our mobile contact details are made available to our clients ensuring the highest level of care 24/7.

 

July 2012 – December 2013

FisherE@se Supervisor, HW Fisher & Co

FisherE@se Limited is an online accounting service that essentially becomes your company’s back-office.

From payroll services to monthly management accounts and accounts payable, our experienced team has it covered. No more need to invest in expensive software and training.

With FisherE@se, smaller businesses can access a team of dedicated back-office specialists that would otherwise be unaffordable, while larger organisations can make savings by allowing us to provide the back-office support that is normally an expensive overhead.

In both cases, clients can review their records or check progress online at any time, no matter where they are. And it goes without saying that all FisherE@se clients have their own user name and password, so their information is kept secure and confidential.

Our back-office services:

Annual bookkeeping assignments
Monthly management accounts
VAT
Payroll services
Accounts receivable
Accounts payable
Bank reconciliation

 

April 2009 – June 2012 

Accountant, Nicholas Peters & Co

Nicholas Peters and Co. was formed in January 1998. We are a general practice with a particular speciality in property.

Nicholas Peters and Co was originally founded by Peter Petrou with Andrew Georgiades becoming the second Partner in 2002. Between the two partners the firm has now been built up to a team of staff based between a West End Branch and a Barnet Branch and recently expanding into the Midlands.

We are a friendly firm who aim to be an important part of clients business not only in carrying out accounting work but also in business advice and planning. We aim to create a relationship with each client where they feel they can approach us at anytime and treat us as an extension of their business, be it small or large.

We offer a friendly, reliable and efficient service which ensures that clients fulfil their legal obligations, minimise their taxes by taking advantage of all allowances available and also develops an ongoing long term relationship with its staff to ensure that clients are comfortable in talking to us about all business matters without fear of an invoice following.

We offer business advice which is based on over 20 years experience of partners work in the industry thus enabling the firm to help business find solutions.

My role included:

Reporting directly to the partners.
Preparation of statutory accounts.
Preparation of corporation tax, personal tax and payroll computations.
Maintaining a very dynamic portfolio of SME clients including solicitors, hoteliers, fashion designers, mechanics, high spec recruitment consultants and events management companies.
Liaising with intricate clients in complex and time restricted situations.
Providing bookkeeping training to clients alongside training on VT Transaction software.
Performing audits on SME clients with large assets and high turnover.
Supervising juniors with general bookkeeping, accounting and taxation queries including PAYE and payroll matters.

 

August 2008 – April 2009 

Semi-senior Accountant, Anthony Lawson Limited

A four partner accountancy firm based in London.

My role included:

Preparation of statutory accounts using Iris.
Preparation of corporation tax computations including CT600s using Iris.
Preparation of Self Assessment tax computations and returns.
Book-keeping for a portfolio of clients on VT Transaction and Sage Line 50.
Liaising directly with clients for accounting queries.
Ad hoc duties such as producing business plans, budgeting and ratio analysis.
Assisting partner of general practice administration, conferencing with partner to organise client’s records inwards, process time allocation to members of staff, time restructuring to meet deadlines.

 

July 2002 – July 2008 

Junior Accountant, K J Pittalis & Co

KJ Pittalis & Co was established in 1958 by the founding and managing partner, KJ Pittalis.

Since then the practice has evolved and expanded inherently and now offers modern and up to date services for clients.

The managing partner is John K Pittalis and the team has strengthened over the last few years. It consists of a loyal and dedicated workforce providing professional services to our clients to help their businesses move forward.

The practice specialises in dealing with owner managed businesses and deals with all aspects of their accounting and taxation affairs.

My role included:

Monthly, quarterly and annual VAT analysis using different schemes such as cash accounting, annual accounting and flat rate schemes. VAT returns calculation and computations.
Preparation of Self Assessment tax returns.
General book-keeping and maintaining accounts, analysis of sales and expense ledgers and day books.
Reconciliation of bank account, PAYE control account, VAT control account, debtors and creditors.
Producing creditors and debtors lists.
Preparation of accruals and prepayments, ensuring estimates are material and reasonable. Investigate unusual trends or variances and giving explanations where appropriate. Raising adjustment journals. Carrying out analytical reviews on both balance sheet and income statement figures to ensure no misstatement.
Computing corporation tax and CT600. Preparation of draft financial reports for review by seniors.
Client liaison.
Assisted in Audit of multi million pound companies.

 

December 2004 – Present 

Executive Member, Bangladesh Welfare Society of Barnet

BWSB is a charity organisation lead by members that reside within the locality of Barnet.

The organisation helps and promotes the Bengali community:

- To advance the education of the general public in the Bangladeshi culture and heritage.

- To advance the education of members of the Bangladeshi and non-Bangladeshi community in Barnet in the Bengali and English languages.

- The relief of poverty, the advancement of education and the promotion and protection of good health, particularly but not exclusively of women of Bangladeshi origin by the provision of advice, information and support in such matters as health, education, welfare and employment.

- The provision of facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life of those persons who have the need of such facilities by reason of their age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances.