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Johnson - Bookkeeper - Grantham, England, UK

Lynn Johnson

Grantham, England, UK




I am a self employed book keeper qualified to MIAB standard with the International Association of Book keepers and I am competent with all Sage software and Quick Books accounting systems.

My skills are: Purchase & Sales ledgers, Bank reconciliations, Vat returns, credit control, supplier payments, Trila balance, P&L balance sheet analysis, accruals & prepayments, cash flow forecasting, preparation of year end accounts.

I have experience of accounting & book keeping working for Companies ranging from Recruitment consultancy's, Management consultants, Solar & Wind Energy products, Membership Institutions, Food retail, and Sole traders.
I am flexible with working either Employed or Self Employed and would travel to work on the Clients premises or home based.

Work History

Employed Book-keeper


From September 2011

qualified to MIAB level 3

Hawkins Thompson Recruitment

July 2011 - March 2012

Book - keeper

Finance Manager

The IDM Group

June 2009 - March 2012

Responsible for all aspects of the financial accounts using a Sage computerised system from day books to management reporting, bank transactions & reconciliations, Creditors, Vat returns, Paye, cash flow forecasts, credit control, and preparing accounts for yearend

Accounts Administrator (part-time)

Jarvis Johnson Ltd

From April 2006

Responsible for all aspects of the accounts within Jarvis Johnson using a Sage computerised accounting system.
Controlling all transactions from New Suppliers and Customers through to all bank reconciliations, payments and credit control, and VAT returns to preparing monthly management reports and analysis for the Director.
Operate a factoring system for a major client to comply with their payment terms. Keeping the accounts to a fair and true standard in preparation for the accountants to provide year end financial statements.

Recruitment Consultancy

From November 1999

Administrator (part-time)

November 1999 - March 2006

General administration duties involving reception, telephone, preparing CV's and the smooth running and updating of the candidates and client database.
Assessing CV's and selecting new daily web users for current roles and passing onto consultants.
Weekly mail merges of Company information for marketing promotions.
Reception duties and taking initial telephone calls.
Part time accounts - Invoicing and selection of suppliers for payments & bank reconciliations.

Humana International - Executive Search Consultants

May 1999 - October 1999

Administrator (part-time)

May 1999 - October 1999

General office administration and reporting to the Managing Director.
Reception, telephone, use of Word, Excel, Access and Outlook. Liaising with consultants and preparing briefs and profiles for clients and interviews for candidates applying for current roles.

BOC Group plc

March 1994 - February 1999

Financial Accounting Centre

Inventory Accounting and Validation Supervisor

November 1992 - March 1994

Responsible for centralised purchase ledger and inventory accounting for 50 BOC sites nationwide. Processing 25,000 invoices per month, value £25million and responsible for a monthly stock movement value of £8million.
Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports to the management. Dealing with external and internal financial audits.
Reported to Divisional Financial Controller. Staff of 6.

• Managed my team to provide accurate financial reports to management to meet monthly, quarterly and annual deadlines on time.
• Senior involvement in the set up of on and off site branch training and operating a central 'help desk'.
• Became an expert on the computerised accounting system for BOC Group plc after I identified and corrected a hidden recurring system error which was adding considerable amounts of stock value to the ledger.
• During the four years of my responsibility for the national inventory accounting system for BOC, there were no reportable non-compliance's found on either internal or external financial audits by Cooper & Lybrand.

Accounting Supervisor

Reported to Financial

October 1990 - November 1992

Responsible for national inventory accounting system and reconciliation, Implementation and debugging of a new ASI computerised system and offsite training of branch personnel.
Reported to Financial controller. Staff of 3.

Senior Inventory Accounting Clerk


February 1977 - September 1990

Responsible for national stock accounting system and purchase ledger.
Imputing of records onto computerised accounting system and liaising with site stores on the movements of all major stock for production. Reported to accounting supervisor.

Qualifications & Certifications

Literacy & Information Technology

North Nottinghamshire College

Brinsworth High School

Accounting Professional to Level 3

City & Guilds

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