Matthew Day

Financial Controller

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Matthew Day

Financial Controller

Wordpress Engineer

Proud Dad

Avid Outdoor Chef

About Me

Hello! I’m Matthew Day.

An experienced professional with a demonstrated history of adapting to my surroundings. I have thirty years of success within accounting, tax, software, hospitality, logistics, graphic paper, and presently the Wood industry.

  • Age: 47
  • Nationality: British
  • Employment Status: Employed
  • Location: London, UK

As of April 2021 I am excited to announce that I have been appointed the Financial Controller for SCA Products (UK) Ltd.

Curriculum Vitae
Experience
2021 - Present
Financial Controller
SCA Products (UK) Ltd - National, UK

Managing all aspects of the finance function within SCA Products (UK) Limited, the UK base of operations for Europe's largest private forest owner, providing industry bests in wood, pulp, containerboard, and renewable energy.

2019 - 2021
Customer Service & Finance Manager
SCA Graphic Paper UK Ltd - Kent, UK

Managed sales growth for over 20 accounts, in a declining market. Building lasting relationships with the best in the paper industry. I managed the smooth running of an office of 8 employees, including all finance functions and regulatory responsibilities.

2016-2019
Financial Controller & Operations Coordinator
SCA Logostics UK Ltd - Kent, UK

Managed all aspects of finance, including credit control, general ledger, a self-billing payables system, and month end management accounts. Supervised critical KPI data collection and reported to senior management. Coordinated all aspects of the forwarding function for Graphic, Containerboard, RDF, Timber and Pulp as a senior member of a small, dynamic team.

2015-2016
Accountant
SCA Logistics UK Ltd - Essex, UK

Managed a comprehensive MIS system (created in my previous role) to capture labour and volume throughput.  Maintained full payables and receivables service.  Online banking and maintaining a petty cash system.  Calculated quarterly VAT returns.  Consulted on labour planning (Operations) and plant maintenance (Engineering).

2012-2015
Management Information & Technology Consultant
Self-employed @ SCA Logistics UK Ltd - Essex, UK

Primary role was the development of Management Information Databases suited to clients' individual needs, including the design, collection and inputting of close to real time data.

Also performed ad-hoc IT tasks including installation, configuration and and maintenance of hardware/software.

2008-2011
Business Owner/Operator
Silver Jubilee Public House - Essex, UK

Day to day running of a popular and busy public house, including all aspects of running a hospitality business.

2004-2005
Tax Management Consultant
Deloitte - London, UK

Primarily designing, coding and testing in-house tax software for one of the big three accounting firms, but also included other aspects of public accounting work.

2002-2004
Tax Analyst (Fixed Assets)
Thomson Reuters, Tax & Accounting - Detroit, Michigan, USA

Designing and testing, working alongside outstanding programming talent, to create award-winning tax and accounting software.  During this period I was working primarily on the UltraTax Fixed Assets module, and played an instrumental role in implementating the new Property Tax functionality.

1999-2002
Tax Analyst (Corporation Tax)
Thomson Reuters, Tax & Accounting - Detroit, Michigan, USA

Designing and testing, working alongside outstanding programming talent, to create award-winning tax and accounting software.  During this period I was working primarily on the UltraTax State Corporation Tax modules, and in particular, I was responsible for the successful role-out and subsequent maintenance and support, of Alaska, Hawaii, Indiana and Iowa State Corporation Tax modules.

1997-1999
Staff Accountant
Clayton & McKervey, PC - Detroit, Michigan, USA

Staff Accountant duties, including auditing, financial reviews and tax computation for individuals, corporations and partnerships.

1996-1997
Assistant Accountant
Pycraft & Arnold, Ltd - London, UK

First role out of university, primarily responsible for accounts payable, but I also looked after the fleet of company cars and performed other ad-hoc tasks as set by junior and senior management.

Education
2021
CIMAStudy & BBP University
Management Level

In order to reinforce my almost 30 years of experience in the world of Finance, I have registered and started my path towards qualifying as a member of the Certified Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

2016
BPP University
London, UK

AAT - Level 3 Certificate in Accounting

1992 - 1995
University of Greenwich
London, UK

BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance

!989 - 1992
South East Essex Sixth Form College
Essex, UK

A-Levels

1984 - 1989
St. Thomas High School for Boys
Westcliff, UK

GCSEs

Volunteering
2014 - 2019
Swim England Essex
Essex

Marshalled competitors into their heats and lanes.

 

Provided photography services for multiple Swim Clubs, within the Swim England Child Safeguarding Regulations.

2013-2019
Basildon & Phoenix Swimming Club
Essex, UK

Committee Member.

Responsible for the creation & maintenance of the club website & Social Media, bringing the club's online presence into the 21st century.

Marshalled competitors into their heats and lanes.

Qualified Team Manager - I assisted the head coach in the supervision of dozens of children and young adults of varying ages at national competitions, for example: the Arena National Swimming League.

Provided photography services during competitions and awards ceremonies.

2012-2013
Runnymede Swimming Club
Essex, UK

Committee Member.

 

Responsible for the creation & maintenance of the club website & Social Media.

 

Ad-hoc assisting of coaches poolside from time to time.

Skills
Finance
  • Management Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Credit Control
  • Accounts Payable
  • Fixed Assets
  • Tax
  • VAT
  • Computerised Accounting - including SAP, Sage and Agresso
  • Legal & Regulatory
Key Skills
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Commercial Outlook
  • Comfortable with Forex
  • Excellent IT knowledge
  • Comprehensive Microsoft Knowledge
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Valuable Computerised Accounting Experience
  • Process Improvement
  • Dynamic & Flexible
Customer Service
  • Key Account Management
  • Upselling
  • Business-to-Business (B2B)
  • International Business
WordPress
  • Domain Name Registration
  • Website hosting
  • WordPress Installation
  • Responsive and "mobile-ready"
  • Email Hosting
  • SEO Optimize
  • Search engine marketing
Projects
This Site
Web Sites
Linkedin Profile
Social Media
BPSC Website
Web Sites
Blog
August 10, 2021 Balancing Life

As I balance work life with home life, I hope, in the not too distant future, to be able to…

Get in Touch
  • Location: Essex, UK
  • Email: matthew@matthew-day.co.uk
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