About Zainab Khan:
I am a very ambitious, enthusiastic and resilient accounting graduate who possesses strong skills and qualities such as the synthesis of complex ideas, presentation, writing/critical analysis, problem solving and communication skills. I can adapt at managing tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment and I am seeking a fulfilling and rewarding role.
I am a very motivated and dedicated individual who has been a problem solver and looking for new challenges from a very young age. I am always looking for new things to try and striving towards new experiences to develop as a person. When it comes to my professional life, I have a vast amount of experience from Accounting, HR, Teaching and Retail and these career fields have provided me with lots of key skills as I am a problem solver, analytical thinker, strategic thinker and I am a great relationship builder. I want to build my career continuously and strive towards developing as much as I can professionally.
I would be a suitable candidate as I have accounting and finance experience already and I have coordinated in these sectors before to ensure that the data is actioned in a swift and correct manner and have the necessary skills for this role. I am a very positive person and have a forward-thinking outlook. I am very flexible, a multi-tasker and someone who enjoys working with accounting and finance and has a solutions-focused approach. I continually strive for ways to work in a smarter manner to ensure that my employer continues to evolve, and I have a strong ability to work as part of a team but also by myself which is vital in this role.
When it comes to my personal life, I love to try new things and I can be very creative when it comes to having various hobbies. I am an avid animal lover and I recently started taking horse riding lessons and I am also a jet setter and seasoned traveller and visited a number of countries before Covid and one of my future dreams is to travel around the world and experience new cultures and people across the world. I also love nature as well and I find that going for long walks is very relaxing for me as I love to be at one with nature.
Accounts Assistant - Part Time Aug 2022 - Present
Yousaf and Co. Chartered Accountants, Glasgow
Working with spreadsheets, sales, purchase ledgers and journals. Calculating and checking to make sure payments, amounts and records are correct.
Managing petty cash transactions.
Controlling credit and chasing debt.
Reconciling finance accounts and direct debits.
Corporate Tax Virtual Internship
PWC Via Forage, Glasgow
Nov 2021 - Dec 2021
Completed modules in Tax Rate, Tax Provision, Tax Risk, Conflict of Interests, International Tax, VAT, Understanding BEPs and International IP Transfer.
Investment Banking Virtual Internship Sep 2021 - Oct 2021
KPMG Via Forage, Glasgow
Completed modules in: M&A Screening, Company Analysis, Strategic Rationale, Modelling, DCF, Presentation, Real Model, Client Communication, Cross-Team Collaboration and Reacting to Changes.
Special Needs Teaching Assistant Nov 2020 - Jun 2021
Now Education, Birmingham
Enhanced student learning by optimising a wide range of instructional approaches and innovative classroom activities.
Evaluated and revised lesson plans and course content to facilitate and moderate classroom discussions and student-centred learning. Communicated information about individual students back to the class teacher so learning plans and risk assessments can be updated.
Looked after children's physical, social and emotional welfare and created a stimulating environment.
Gave information and helped the teachers along with keeping records and attending review meetings.
Provided a safe and healthy environment and followed the safeguarding along with preparing learning materials under the supervision of the teacher and worked within the class with the children.
HR Internship Jan 2020 - Apr 2020
Thermofisher Scientific, Glasgow
Worked with the HR Manager and helped to maintain employee records, trainings and personal information through HR software and the CRM system. Worked under the instructions of the Talent Acquisition Lead for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and conducted research and data analysis tasks for universities across the EMEA region.
Reviewed job requisitions, advertising, screening resumes, updating recruiting spreadsheets daily and creating and sending weekly recruiting activity reports to the HR staff and the TA lead.
Assisted in research of laws/policies to exercise knowledge of HR issues and responded to staff inquiries regarding HR policies, employee benefits and other HR-related matters.
Retail Assistant Sep 2019 - Dec 2019
Barnardo's Children's Store, Glasgow
Provided friendly service and assistance to clients promoting customer loyalty, satisfaction and sales.
Greeted customers, helped local merchandise and suggested suitable options. Worked closely with the shift manager to solve problems and handle customer concerns.
Replenished sales, floor merchandise and organised shelves and racks for optimal appearance.
Organised store merchandise racks and displays to promote and maintain visually appealing environments.
Assisted customers with prompt and polite support in-person and via telephone.
Accounts and Finance Assistant Feb 2019 - Aug 2019
Yousaf and Co. Chartered Accountants, Glasgow
Took care of administrative tasks such as correspondence, filing and printing. Carried out bookkeeping regarding the double entry system, extracting a trial balance, post-trial balance adjustments, completing VAT returns, accounts preparation for sole traders and partnerships.
Accounted for material, labour and overhead costs with several costing techniques such as marginal costing, job costing and process costing. Completed purchase ledger invoices and performed daily/monthly reconciliations.
Performed weekly audits to ensure that procedures were accurate and followed. Supported the preparation of management accounts and month-end duties.
Sales Assistant Jan 2015 - Oct 2018
Spar Store, Kilmarnock
Maintained and organised presentable products to drive continuous sales. Carried out cash landing, organising racks and shelves to maintain the store visual appeal, engaging with customers and promoting specific merchandise. Advised and assisted customers and dealt with customer transactions and returns.
Aimed to hit sales targets weekly and reporting sales to the manager. Maintained records related to sales, returns and inventory availability.
Assisted customers with prompt and polite support in person and via telephone.
Bachelor of Accounting BAcc (Hons) - 2:1
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