Tim Johnston MAAT
Accounting: Management accounts / Treasury / Credit Control / Forensic accounting & Liquidations.
Tax experience: P11D-PSA / VAT / IPT and various European cross border taxes.
Accounting systems: Excel (Pivot tables / V lookups and sum if statements) / Word / Subscribe /
Coda / Sun / IBS / Microsoft Dynamics GP / QuickBooks and most banking EFT payment systems.
Southgate College - AAT - Pass and entry to the association.
Hendon College - ONC Business studies – Pass.
St Dunstan’s college – O and A Levels.
JUL 2015 to JAN 2016– Tokio Marine H.C.C. - Cash and Liquidity Project Accountant.
Installing a cash flow & liquidity process, compiling procedures and training staff.
Various reconciliations of older legacy accounts.
Reason for leaving: The 6 month project will have been successfully completed by Jan 2016.
JUN 2015 to JUL 2015 - PURE TECH. LTD. – Accountant – Temporary 6 week contract.
Payroll and VAT reconciliation contract and once sorted train and document procedures.
MAY 2015 – CANOPIUS Lloyds Underwriter - Management Accountant – Paternity cover.
Expense analysis, reconciliation and reporting, whilst a male member of staff was absent from work.
NOV 2012 to MCH 2015 - ACE INSURANCE CO. (Syndicate 2488) – Contracting Accountant.
Credit Control for Syndicate 2488 (AGM) 60% Facility accounts, including covers, binders and treaties
the remainder 40% be open market direct business.
Daily: run pivot tables showing the largest debtor polies, allocate cash using Sweep journals or
liaise with account handlers, technicians or underwriters, to establish why premiums were unpaid.
Reconciliation projects: IPT on Lloyds bureau, Intercompany differences, cashbook to systems
renunciation’s, gross to net booking errors which impacted ACE reinsurance calculations.
Workflow diagrams: I worked with IT to help chart the procedures to send the role abroad.
Monthly procedures were established to enable the role to be transferred offshore.
Reason for leaving: The role was ready to be transferred offshore.
FEB 2012 to OCT 2012. Various contracting assignments successfully completed.
MW Appointments – Safeonline LLP. May – Sept 2012. Sole role Accounts Manager maternity
Red Personnel - Ruspetro Ltd. Apr – May 2012. Project setting up a complete QuickBooks
accounting ledger. Contract completed successfully and handed over to Russian staff.
Hays Personnel – Cap Vest Ltd. Mch - Apr 2012. Accountant - Private Equity firm required help
with K1 US tax returns, first quarter accounts preparation and various reconciliations, using Great
Plains Accounting system, assisting with their year-end.
Burish Trading Ltd. Feb – Jul 2012. Internet trading company accounting roles included: VAT /
Corporation tax returns and accounting reconciliations using QuickBooks accounting system.
JAN 2011 to OCT 2011 - CARDIF PINNACLE INS. CO. (B.N.P. BANK) – Assistant Accountant.
Maternity cover in the Reporting Accounts, helping with the production of year and quarter end accounts.
Head Office Controls (B.N.P.) prepared within the deadline dates, with increased detail and accuracy.
Intercompany reconciliations done between CPIC and the rest of the group on month end closure.
Preparation of Accounts Ownership Matrix, detailing balance sheet account owners and controls.
Provided help preparing FSA and returns including: O.N.S.,A.B.I. and Irish Tax Authorities RR.
Production of detailed work procedures for CPIC and Head Office.
Client reconciliations for “Solvency 2 project”, documenting processing errors.
Reason for leaving: Maternity contract completed successfully.
FEB 2006 to SEPT 2010 – CRAVEN & PARTNERS LTD (JLT). - Management Accountant.
Regular monthly management accounts pack to the board, using Great Plains accounting system.
Assisted preparing statutory accounts and FSA returns and deputised on Lloyds and IBA projects.
Reconciliations: balance sheet, general ledger, credit control and old legacy IBA entries.
During this period I worked for other companies, details on request.
Reason for leaving: I left JLT for personal reasons and resumed work once they were resolved.
AUG 2003 to JAN 2006 - Various contracting assignments. Contracts from 3 to 10 months including:
Talbot Underwriting, Benfield, Groupama, Numerica and Monument Ins. In the following areas:
Systems implementations, write offs, Debt collection and credit control.
General management accounting, including: budgeting and major balance sheet reconciliations.
Reason for leaving: Contracts were all successfully completed.
JUNE 2002 to JUL 2003 – ROYAL PARKS AGENCY - Finance manager.
Responsible for a team of four staff, duties and systems similar to those performed at Sumitomo.
Reason for leaving: The NDPB status of the RPA fell through and I decided to return to the City.
AUG 1996 to JUN 2002 – SUMITOMO F&M INSURANCE CO. – Manager Finance Dept.
Managed a department of four consisting of 2 accounts assistants and 2 credit controllers.
Credit control on key accounts, that my staff could not reconcile, once reconciled I handed them back.
Streamlining procedures within the company and issuing new procedure guidelines.
Head office & European branch intercompany accounts and cross border tax.
Reason for leaving: I left due to merger with Mitsui F&M, which was unfavourable to Sumitomo staff.
APR 1986 to JUL 1996 –ZURICH RE. UK LTD. – Department Leader Accounts.
Bank reconciliations and preparation of accounts to Trial Balance.
Liaison with Credit Control Department to establish weekly cash flow reports.
Purchase ledger including: processing, coding, checking, VAT returns.
Reason for leaving: career progression.