Lisa Pillans

Freelance Bookkeeper & Accounting System Freelancer

Location:Thomasville / Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States
2 Skills

February 2011 – Present – IMG Worldwide

Monthly bank reconciliations. Monthly payment of sales & use tax. Deal with new property leases. GL accruals, clearing and maintain gl accounts. Processing game day sales at 50 colleges across the US. Processing ticket sales across 15 colleges on a weekly basis. Assist with the Financial Controller with any other projects.

December 2010 – February 2011 - Pepsico - Winston Salem
Temporary Placement
Accounts Assistant

Dealing with a project that Pepsi currently have running in the pricing department.

November 2007 – November 2010 – Rapleys LLP
Property Finance Controller

Managing 4 staff in the smooth running of our clients property portfolios in the UK. Set up new property details, accounting details, service charges. Monthly/weekly bank reconciliations. Monthly reporting to each of the clients along with complete account / bank account & vat reconciliations. Monthly / Quarterly client meetings.

Clients – Burger King, Milton Keynes Parks Trust, Siemens, Ladbrokes, Wimpey Homes and many more.

Attending meetings along with the Partners, to potential new clients to explain the financial side of the business.

Monthly / Quarterly charge raising to all tenants, along with quarterly Head Lease payments to all Landlords for the clients properties. Payments to creditors for the running of the service charge properties. Tenant receipt allocation. Yearly service charge reconciliations.

July 2004 – November 2007 – Realtime Distribution Limited
Accounting Administrator

Set up and running of the new financed banking with HSBC. Smooth running of daily control sheet, posting of sales to & download available funds online daily. Month end reconciliations to HSBC bank.
Processing new customer applications, relevant checks. Credit Control, dealing with customers by letter, email & phone. Dealing with a lawyer firm to issue LBA’s (Letter before Action) then proceed to court action.

Processing supplier invoices, matching up with purchase orders, weekly dollar & sterling payment runs, statement reconciliations. Petty cash, staff expenses, post sales receipts to customer accounts, post direct debits to supplier accounts, post cash book transactions, daily bank reconciliation’s (sterling, dollar & Euro accounts), daily cash flow, Monthly C79’s, Monthly Intrastat forms, manual cheques, post cheques to supplier accounts, also a cheque signatory. Journal postings, Month end reports.

Pegasus Opera, now changed to Sage 500.

March 2004 – June 2004 – Perkins Engines Limited – 3 month temp
Accounts Payable & Expenses Assistant

Processing supplier invoices, matching up with purchase orders dealing with supplier queries via email & telephone. Processing employee travel expenses.

July 2001 – March 2004 - Powermarque Limited
Funding & Accounts Payable Administrator – Made Redundant – Company was sold & closed.

Processing car dealer invoices, to ensure prompt payment of car dealer invoices, statement reconciliation.
Setting up of the funding process and maintaining the smooth running of the funding of vehicles with the Bank of Scotland. Dealing with funder by phone, email & post, to make sure we are paid within 48hrs, deal with any rental queries, maintain a rental analysis on excel, to deal with any internal / external queries. Journal postings.
Cover holiday and sickness in Sales Ledger, Cashier and Purchase ledger roles. Accounting package used: Cfacs – oracle based.

November 2000 – June 2001 Index Instruments
Accounting Assistant

Process sales & purchase invoices, automated payment runs, credit control, period end updates.

Payroll of 15 staff via a signing in system, payment of PAYE/NI, medical cover, also a cheque signatory, quarterly Vat returns, petty cash, sales expenses & commissions to be paid in salaries, daily banking, cash allocation, dealing with foreign currency, journal postings, dealing with any queries from Inland Revenue & Benefits Office, update holiday records. Month end procedures. Accounting package used: Sage100.

September 1998 – August 2000 Powermarque Limited
Accounts Payable Supervisor – Cashier

Overlooking the purchase ledger, dealing with queries, monthly review meetings with 3 staff that reported directly to myself.
Daily banking, posting receipts to customer accounts, posting direct debits to supplier accounts, posting direct credits, bank reconciliation, cash flow, allocation of cash, petty cash, manual checks

Accounts Payable Assistant
Processing of around 1300 purchase invoices, tying up with purchase orders, batching invoices, statement reconciliation, automated cheque runs, filing. Accounting package used: Cfacs – Oracle based. Then promoted to the above:

May 1990 - June 1997 Insulpak Limited
Accounting Clerk
Posting of cash, cash allocation, raising of sales invoices, raising of credit notes, raising of statements, filing, dealing with customer queries by letter & phone, credit control, filing, setting up new accounts. Accounting package used: in house package

1988-1990 The George Hotel

Greeting customers, taking meal and room reservations via the telephone and in person and general receptionist duties


Ramsey Abbey School, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND – CSE’s
English Grade 2
Math’s Grade 2
Office Practice Grade 1
Geography Grade 3
Science Grade 3
Typing RSA 1

Diploma – Sales Ledger
Diploma – WordPerfect

2 day course Microsoft Excel Levels 1 & 2
Skills (2) Rating
Accounting Systems