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Patterson - Finance Officer - Cheltenham, England, UK

Kayla Patterson

Cheltenham, England, UK


Finance Officer


•OCR Level 3 NVQ qualified in Business and Administration.
•NVQ Level 2 qualified in Accounting.
•Ability to do manual calculations as well as being competent with payroll systems.
•Experience of working in a fast paced payroll department.
•Working to tight deadlines with limited resources.
•Experience of Sage

Work History

Finance Officer

Age Concern Gloucestershire

From July 2006

Supervising daily accounting function, and maintaining the payroll. Responsible for general book keeping, processing petty cash and reconcile on regular basis. Ensuring purchase ledger and sales ledger are input accurately.

• Maintaining the historical financial accountability and financial controls of the organisation.
• General book-keeping.
• Process petty cash payments and reconcile on regular basis.
• Salaries and monthly payroll include processing expense claims for payment.
• Responsible for Purchase Ledger and Sales Ledger data entering
• Entering and raising cheques.
• Assist Finance Manager with preparation and production of year-end accounts ready for audit.
• Assist Finance Manager with the reconciliation of bank accounts.
• Processing of sales invoices, expense & credit card claims.
• Reconciliation of sales ledger accounts.

Payroll Officer

Gloucester City Council

June 2002 - July 2006

Work as part of a team in a busy finance department ensuring that wages are paid correctly and on time. Also responsible for analysing and reporting on financial data & involved in running employee benefits schemes & conducting equal pay reviews.

• Experience using Sage & Microsoft Excel.
• Running monthly payroll.
• Petty cash handling and recording.
• Administration.
• Able to work own initiative and to strict deadlines.
• Strong communication skills to assist with query resolution.
• Excellent time management.
• Arranging the payment of staff salaries through the computerised payroll system.
• Administering SSP SMP SPP schemes.
• Processing all tax documentation, P45, P46 etc.
• Calculating payroll from timesheets and general payroll administration.
• Ensuring all permanent & temporary staff is paid on time.
• Undertaking calculations relating to payroll queries, overpayment, maternity and BACS recalls.

Finance Assistant

June 1997 - April 2002

Responsible for weekly and monthly payroll reports, financial accounts and budgets. Identifying and recommending modifications to existing procedures or the production of new systems to improve efficiency.

• Supporting Management Accountants as required.
• Supervising the daily accounting function.
• Daily inputting of sales & purchase invoices to the finance system.
• Control of authorization and payment of purchase invoices.
• General ledger maintenance.
• Purchase & sales ledger data entry.
• Processing of sales invoices, expense & credit card claims.
• Reconciliation of sales ledger accounts.
• Train other Finance Assistants with new areas of work.
• Filing, archiving & photocopying of invoices, statements and correspondence.
• Logging, investigating and resolving supplier invoices under query.
• Maintenance of old debt accounts.

Qualifications & Certifications

AAT Level 2


Barnwood Park

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