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NAME GREGORY ALAN BOWIE (BCom, CA)
PROFILE Telephone: 021-061-5164
Email: gingabowie@hotmail.com
KEY SKILLS 3 years commercial accounting experience as an accounting contractor overseas -
2 years in London, United Kingdom, and 1 year in Pitt Meadows BC, Canada.
9 years technical accounting experience in practice.
– Sound understanding of and experience in: Tax & Compliance Work
(Income Tax, Wages Tax, Interest Tax)
– Preparation of Annual Financial Statements and Tax Returns
– Undertaking of elements of the Management Accounting Process
(Monthly Reporting, Budgets, Forecasts, Variance Analysis, Cash
Flows)
– Proficient in all areas of financial accounting, including preparation
and review of annual and monthly financial statements, journal
entries, balance sheets and reconciliations.
– Regular liaisons and discussions with various clients, offering a range
of services to ensure that their needs and expectations are met
POSITION/HISTORY
Nov 2014 – Aug 2015 EGIS PROJECTS CANADA, PITT MEADOWS BC, CANADA
ACCOUNTANT (TEMPORARY CONTRACT)
– Reconciliation and reporting of toll bridge daily funds.
– Reconciliations of posted toll revenue transactions, transponder
and interoperability toll transactions
– Cash flow forecasting.
– Assist with preparation of budgets.
– Assistance with preparation of annual and monthly financial
statements and reporting packages.
– Preparation of sundry tax remittances – GST, NRWT, PST, WCB.
– Preparation of journal entries and bank reconciliation in Quickbooks.
– Accounts payable, invoicing and accounts receivable.
– Providing data for report preparation on key organisation KPIs, and
ensuring compliance with KPIs.
– Interest reversals, refunds and sundry other financial adjustments.
– Assist with the auditing of potential duplicate transactions, toll
adjustments and reversals.
June 2013 – Nov 2014 Time spent travelling in Egypt, Jordan, Russia, Scandinavia, UK, Europe,
USA, New Zealand, Canada. Casual and temporary part-time
administration type work also completed during this travel period.
July 2012 - June 2013 FINANCIAL TIMES LIMITED, LONDON, UK
INTERIM FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT (TEMPORARY CONTRACT)
– Preparing month end journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations,
clearing suspense accounts. Reviewing balance sheet reconciliations
provided by other team members to ensure correctness and agreement
with trial balance figures. Completing monthly, quarterly and annual
Business Statistics returns as required by UK law.
– Working with intercompany contacts in UK, Europe, Asia, USA to
agree intercompany recharges and balances between intercompany
partners in these locations.
– Assisting with the transition from Sun to Oracle accounting system,
including investigating and correcting any migration and mapping
issues, and errors.
– Preparing quarterly operations plan budgets for HR, Training and
Legal areas, working alongside the heads of these departments to
complete these.
– Completing testing in Oracle of the AGIS intercompany system,
providing training to other team members and writing up system
notes on the various processes.
– Completing disaster recovery testing.
– Assisting and liaising with external auditors in providing information
to them and being available to answer their questions.
April 2012 - June 2012 THE NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON, UK
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT (TEMPORARY CONTRACT)
– Assisting the Finance Team with the preparation of the year-end
financial statements for the 31 March 2012 period, in preparation for
the annual audit.
– Preparing various workpapers and reconciliations to ensure the assets
and liabilities of the organisation are correctly recorded in the
financial statements. E.g. fixed assets, prepayments, creditors and
accruals, debtors, deferred income, accrued income, cash and
investments, income/expenditure.
– Preparation of year-end journals to correctly record items in the above
areas.
– Use of Agresso accounting software to run various general ledger and
trial balance enquiries, checking accuracy of information.
– Preparation and maintenance of the audit files, ensuring completeness
of supporting documentation and appropriate referencing and crossreferencing
tasks.
– Working with the Financial Analyst to prepare information for
disclosure areas in the accounts, such as remuneration, related parties,
key performance indicators, staff numbers.
– Liaising with various heads and senior staff in other departments to
confirm completeness and accuracy in areas such as buildings and
fixed assets, gifts in kind and contract information for disclosure in
files.
– Assisting the auditors in providing information to them and being available
to answer their questions.
– Other ad hoc and project work as required by Finance Manager and
Financial Analyst.
Oct 2011 - Jan 2012 TICKETMASTER UK, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT (TEMPORARY CONTRACT)
– Collating and summarizing information in Microsoft Excel to create
various spreadsheets for items such as capital expenditure by project,
intercompany transactions, prepayments and maintenance costs.
– Setting up files, organizing and referencing information to maintain
appropriate backup for the figures displayed in these spreadsheets, in
preparation for external audit.
– Performing various auditing tasks from an internal perspective, such as
checking reconciliations, verifying figures to supporting documentation,
matching balances to general ledger and trial balance figures, reconciling
fixed assets.
– Completing various ad hoc tasks and projects as required by the
Financial Controller, including reviewing employees’ timesheets and
noting any missing information, organizing journals posted during the
year and creating leadsheets to summarise, use of Salesforce and
Harvest software systems to gather information.
– Preparing journals and assisting with the calculation and reconciliation of
year-end balances and accruals. In-depth use of Oracle accounting software
to enter journals, produce reports and summarise information.
Jun 2011 – Oct 2011 Time spent travelling in USA, Canada, UK and Europe.
Mar 2002 – Jun 2011 WHK COOK ADAM WARD WILSON (“WHK”), Invercargill,
New Zealand (now CROWE HORWATH)
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT
– Being responsible for a number of local business clients. Industries
include logging, farming, family doctor surgeries, physiotherapists,
dentists, engineering consultants and commercial rental properties.
– Using BankLink accounting software system to analyse monthly
results, prepare GST returns, advise clients of profit/loss and cashflow
situations.
– Monitoring client results throughout the year in relation to the
taxation being paid, re-estimating provisional tax due during the year
if necessary to avoid a large tax bill at year end, and thereby
minimising additional use of money interest charges that may arise.
– Using the current results and any additional information provided by
the client to forecast what the yearly result will be, and basing tax estimation
on this.
– Making comparisons of current year results to previous years,
advising clients of variances and offering solutions to any
improvements that could be made.
– Collating all information from during the year and requesting any
additional information at year-end, in order to complete the clients’
annual financial statements and taxation returns, not just for the main
client but also for the family group.
– Allocating shareholder salaries, dividend distributions, family trust
distributions and any LAQC losses in order to reach the best overall
tax situation for the client.
– Accounting for investments and investment portfolios. Calculating
any FIF and PIE adjustments to income earned, calculating loss or
gain on investment and determining whether capital or assessable.
– Being available as the contact person for these clients and answering
any questions they may have.
– Completion of audits for schools and not-for-profit entities during
various short-term secondments to the WHK audit team.
EDUCATION 2006: University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Bachelor of Commerce - Major in Accounting
2001: Southland Boys’ High School, Invercargill, New Zealand
B Bursary (7th Form Certificate)
PROFESSIONAL 2009: New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants
QUALIFICATION Chartered Accountant (CA) Qualification
COMPUTER SKILLS Competent user of Microsoft Office applications. Experience in the use of a
variety of accounting software including XPA Systems, Oracle, Banklink,
QuickBooks. Proficient at using the internet for research.
SPECIAL 2015: Egis Projects Canada
ACHIEVEMENTS Q2 2015 Employee of the Quarter Award
2009: WHK Cook Adam Ward Wilson
Selection for secondment to WHK Murray Darling, Mildura,
Australia for 11 weeks from October to December 2009.

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CV Gregory A Bowie 2015

  • 1. NAME GREGORY ALAN BOWIE (BCom, CA) PROFILE Telephone: 021-061-5164 Email: gingabowie@hotmail.com KEY SKILLS 3 years commercial accounting experience as an accounting contractor overseas - 2 years in London, United Kingdom, and 1 year in Pitt Meadows BC, Canada. 9 years technical accounting experience in practice. – Sound understanding of and experience in: Tax & Compliance Work (Income Tax, Wages Tax, Interest Tax) – Preparation of Annual Financial Statements and Tax Returns – Undertaking of elements of the Management Accounting Process (Monthly Reporting, Budgets, Forecasts, Variance Analysis, Cash Flows) – Proficient in all areas of financial accounting, including preparation and review of annual and monthly financial statements, journal entries, balance sheets and reconciliations. – Regular liaisons and discussions with various clients, offering a range of services to ensure that their needs and expectations are met POSITION/HISTORY Nov 2014 – Aug 2015 EGIS PROJECTS CANADA, PITT MEADOWS BC, CANADA ACCOUNTANT (TEMPORARY CONTRACT) – Reconciliation and reporting of toll bridge daily funds. – Reconciliations of posted toll revenue transactions, transponder and interoperability toll transactions – Cash flow forecasting. – Assist with preparation of budgets. – Assistance with preparation of annual and monthly financial statements and reporting packages. – Preparation of sundry tax remittances – GST, NRWT, PST, WCB. – Preparation of journal entries and bank reconciliation in Quickbooks. – Accounts payable, invoicing and accounts receivable. – Providing data for report preparation on key organisation KPIs, and ensuring compliance with KPIs. – Interest reversals, refunds and sundry other financial adjustments. – Assist with the auditing of potential duplicate transactions, toll adjustments and reversals. June 2013 – Nov 2014 Time spent travelling in Egypt, Jordan, Russia, Scandinavia, UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Canada. Casual and temporary part-time administration type work also completed during this travel period. July 2012 - June 2013 FINANCIAL TIMES LIMITED, LONDON, UK INTERIM FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT (TEMPORARY CONTRACT) – Preparing month end journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations, clearing suspense accounts. Reviewing balance sheet reconciliations
  • 2. provided by other team members to ensure correctness and agreement with trial balance figures. Completing monthly, quarterly and annual Business Statistics returns as required by UK law. – Working with intercompany contacts in UK, Europe, Asia, USA to agree intercompany recharges and balances between intercompany partners in these locations. – Assisting with the transition from Sun to Oracle accounting system, including investigating and correcting any migration and mapping issues, and errors. – Preparing quarterly operations plan budgets for HR, Training and Legal areas, working alongside the heads of these departments to complete these. – Completing testing in Oracle of the AGIS intercompany system, providing training to other team members and writing up system notes on the various processes. – Completing disaster recovery testing. – Assisting and liaising with external auditors in providing information to them and being available to answer their questions. April 2012 - June 2012 THE NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON, UK FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT (TEMPORARY CONTRACT) – Assisting the Finance Team with the preparation of the year-end financial statements for the 31 March 2012 period, in preparation for the annual audit. – Preparing various workpapers and reconciliations to ensure the assets and liabilities of the organisation are correctly recorded in the financial statements. E.g. fixed assets, prepayments, creditors and accruals, debtors, deferred income, accrued income, cash and investments, income/expenditure. – Preparation of year-end journals to correctly record items in the above areas. – Use of Agresso accounting software to run various general ledger and trial balance enquiries, checking accuracy of information. – Preparation and maintenance of the audit files, ensuring completeness of supporting documentation and appropriate referencing and crossreferencing tasks. – Working with the Financial Analyst to prepare information for disclosure areas in the accounts, such as remuneration, related parties, key performance indicators, staff numbers. – Liaising with various heads and senior staff in other departments to confirm completeness and accuracy in areas such as buildings and fixed assets, gifts in kind and contract information for disclosure in files. – Assisting the auditors in providing information to them and being available to answer their questions. – Other ad hoc and project work as required by Finance Manager and Financial Analyst. Oct 2011 - Jan 2012 TICKETMASTER UK, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT (TEMPORARY CONTRACT)
  • 3. – Collating and summarizing information in Microsoft Excel to create various spreadsheets for items such as capital expenditure by project, intercompany transactions, prepayments and maintenance costs. – Setting up files, organizing and referencing information to maintain appropriate backup for the figures displayed in these spreadsheets, in preparation for external audit. – Performing various auditing tasks from an internal perspective, such as checking reconciliations, verifying figures to supporting documentation, matching balances to general ledger and trial balance figures, reconciling fixed assets. – Completing various ad hoc tasks and projects as required by the Financial Controller, including reviewing employees’ timesheets and noting any missing information, organizing journals posted during the year and creating leadsheets to summarise, use of Salesforce and Harvest software systems to gather information. – Preparing journals and assisting with the calculation and reconciliation of year-end balances and accruals. In-depth use of Oracle accounting software to enter journals, produce reports and summarise information. Jun 2011 – Oct 2011 Time spent travelling in USA, Canada, UK and Europe. Mar 2002 – Jun 2011 WHK COOK ADAM WARD WILSON (“WHK”), Invercargill, New Zealand (now CROWE HORWATH) CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT – Being responsible for a number of local business clients. Industries include logging, farming, family doctor surgeries, physiotherapists, dentists, engineering consultants and commercial rental properties. – Using BankLink accounting software system to analyse monthly results, prepare GST returns, advise clients of profit/loss and cashflow situations. – Monitoring client results throughout the year in relation to the taxation being paid, re-estimating provisional tax due during the year if necessary to avoid a large tax bill at year end, and thereby minimising additional use of money interest charges that may arise. – Using the current results and any additional information provided by the client to forecast what the yearly result will be, and basing tax estimation on this. – Making comparisons of current year results to previous years, advising clients of variances and offering solutions to any improvements that could be made. – Collating all information from during the year and requesting any additional information at year-end, in order to complete the clients’ annual financial statements and taxation returns, not just for the main client but also for the family group. – Allocating shareholder salaries, dividend distributions, family trust distributions and any LAQC losses in order to reach the best overall tax situation for the client. – Accounting for investments and investment portfolios. Calculating any FIF and PIE adjustments to income earned, calculating loss or gain on investment and determining whether capital or assessable.
  • 4. – Being available as the contact person for these clients and answering any questions they may have. – Completion of audits for schools and not-for-profit entities during various short-term secondments to the WHK audit team. EDUCATION 2006: University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand Bachelor of Commerce - Major in Accounting 2001: Southland Boys’ High School, Invercargill, New Zealand B Bursary (7th Form Certificate) PROFESSIONAL 2009: New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants QUALIFICATION Chartered Accountant (CA) Qualification COMPUTER SKILLS Competent user of Microsoft Office applications. Experience in the use of a variety of accounting software including XPA Systems, Oracle, Banklink, QuickBooks. Proficient at using the internet for research. SPECIAL 2015: Egis Projects Canada ACHIEVEMENTS Q2 2015 Employee of the Quarter Award 2009: WHK Cook Adam Ward Wilson Selection for secondment to WHK Murray Darling, Mildura, Australia for 11 weeks from October to December 2009.