Samra Ahmed

Samra Ahmed

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Nominated for:

Banking and Finance Award 2015





Job Title:

Business Rates Auditor

Educational Achievements:

Brunel University
Accounting and Finance, 2.1
2009 – 2012

Year 1 Modules: Mathematics for Economics and Finance, Statistical Research Methods, Microeconomic Principles, Macroeconomic Principles, Financial Markets, Introduction to Financial Accounting.

Year 2 Modules:
Financial Accounting & Statement Analysis, Company Law & Regulation, Corporate Finance, Corporate Investment, Econometrics for Finance, Management Accounting - Decision Making.

Year 3 Modules:
Economics Project, Financial Engineering, Financial Accounting, Auditing, Taxation.

Dissertation Title: An empirical study into the relationship between ownership structure and bank performance within Western Europe.
Burntwood Sixth Form
2007 – 2009

Mathematics (B), English (B), Spanish (B).
Burntwood Secondary School
2002 – 2009

12 GCSE's (A-B) including; Maths (A), Statistics (A) and English (A).

Professional Achievements:

Business Rates Auditor
January 2015 – Present (5 months)St. Pauls, London.
- I am currently working for CBRE Group, a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company; based within the Ratings and Taxation team.

Bookkeeping Assistant
Best Bookkeeping
November 2013 – October 2014 (1 year)Putney Bridge, London.

•Assisting and reporting to Accounts Manager.
•Responsible for the bookkeeping of 12 clients and being able to multi-task and prioritise the workload.
•Working with accounting software KashFlow and Sage depending on client.
•Raising multi-currency purchase and sales invoices, coding and posting to ledgers, requiring a good working knowledge of double entry bookkeeping.
•Posting wages journals.
•Credit control; running aged debtors reports and chasing overdue payments.
•Customer services; answering queries, providing invoices, remittances and statements of account.
•Regular banking, allocation of money and reconciling bank statements resolving any variances.
•Collecting, processing and posting all expense claims.
•Petty cash management and reconciliation.
•Making sure all information is processed in time for quarterly VAT returns to be completed and submitted.
•Liaising with clients in order to collect paperwork, resolve issues and answer any queries.
•Assisting Accounts Manager with any other ad hoc work i.e. client stock management.

Personal Assistant - Accounts
Sherwood T Group Ltd
July 2012 – October 2013 (1 year 4 months)Raynes Park, London.

•VAT returns.
•Generating weekly and monthly invoices for payment of services rendered to send off to councils and dealing with any subsequent enquiries.
•Invoicing and bank reconciliations.
•Producing risk assessments for local authorities whereby risks are acknowledged and solutions are identified.
•Maintaining excellent client services whilst liaising with councils, local authorities and schools.
•Making weekly payments on time to employees as well as addressing any employee concerns ensuring the resolution of issues in a timely manner.
•Preparing information needed for the accountant to produce wage slips for employees that require it.
•Processing CRB and security checks for job applications.
•Dealing with enquiries by email, telephone or face to face.
•Working towards critical and non-negotiable deadlines.
•Completing administrative tasks such as updating staff records, maintaining and organising appropriate documents where required and using MS excel/outlook/word.

Summer Internship
Lewisham PCT Headquarters Department of Finance and Resources
May 2010 – August 2010 (4 months)Lewisham, London.

•Shadowed the senior commissioning accountant of the NHS’s Lewisham Primary Care Trust.
•Was introduced to software package Oracle whereby I was taught to make journal entries.
•Processed invoices, conducted data entry, made reports on excel and queries on access using coding.
•Was invited to sit in on the annual governance report looking at pooled budgets in conjunction with financial statements.

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