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Accounting Back Office

London, Greater London, United Kingdom
September 19, 2020

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Thomas William Kinkead

077**-****** *********@*****.*** London


Since February 2018 I have mostly been contracting for small businesses. My primary interest is still in financial services/advice and all of my long term career goals are in this area too. Strong experience of discretionary fund management front and back office roles including: Client relationship management / Client services. Implementing MiFID II process changes - writing new suitability report templates & processes to meet new legal requirements, and be clear and easily understood by the clients. Writing suitability reports and investment proposals for HNW clients, breaking down complicated aspects into easily digestible points leading to positive action being taken by the client. This often involved modelling cash flows (particularly with regards to retirement income) and portfolio modelling. Investment analysis, liaising with key partners and HNW clients, general operations, and much more were also part of the role. I have very strong teamwork skills, particularly in cross cultural teams where others struggled to make meaningful and profitable connections. I have a very positive mindset (although not without a healthy balance of cynicism) and I enjoy the company of others. I am honest; results oriented, and value my integrity highly. I also have very unique analytical/research skills and a keen eye for solving problems. I have excellent written and verbal English skills, especially with regards to presentation and report writing. I prioritise being clear, concise and conscientious when presenting information and I believe it is this approach which has led to favourable results..

I take pride in my professional and positive attitude when it comes to building lasting client relationships. My intention is to further professional qualifications, experience, and exposure. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Investment Management Certificate PQ / CISI Investment Advice Diploma (RDR compliant level 4 qualification) WORK EXPERIENCE

March 2018 - Present Contracting: Private Equity related

• Currently doing ad hoc contract work related to previous experience. Financing and managing small business projects.

• NBP-UK: Negotiated with developers to secure a building for the new plant on favourable terms.

• NBP-UK: Mediated meetings for raising capital and helped with the fine details for these contracts.

• KDC-UK: Researched details on exporting vaccines to West Africa / COVID-19 PPE response

• Freelance procurement of various products (nutritional supplements, medical devices, etc..) June 2017 – Feb 2018 4 Shires Asset Management: Trainee Investment Manager

• Discretionary wealth management front and back office paraplanning role

• Writing client investment proposals, suitability reports, cash flow models, which secured clients

• Creating portfolio models, rebalancing portfolios, AML, KYC and full Client on boarding

• Investment research, modelling, and analysis

• Developing and rolling out changes due to MiFiD II standards pertaining to suitability reports and reviews

• Setting up / transfering SIPP’s, ISA’s, and investment accounts. Fact finding from previous providers.

• Various reconciliation / error checking / pricing / calculation tasks

• Daily NAV calculations / Trade Settlements / Portfolio Performance

• Liaising with HNW clients and solving ad hoc queries to a level exceeding their expectations

• General assistance with colleagues in a wide range of tasks

• Software used: IMiX / Figaro / Share Scope / Pulse / Custom built excel sheets and Access database Jan 2014 – 2017 Contracting:Private Equity (Financing SMEs)

• Ad-hoc project based work used to fund my education providing short term capital to small businesses (start-ups)

• Analysing and modelling credit risk & other risk of SME’s financial statements

• General operations

• Client facing: Building and maintaining lasting client relationships in customer service / advisory / consultancy capacity

• Individual projects generally took 3-6 months to complete, work days intermittent Aug 2014 – Sept 2014 Brewin Dolphin UK, Internship: Fund/Wealth Management

• Part of the team that worked within Fund management and personal wealth

• Worked with and gained a practical understanding of Bond / Equity Valuation

• Portfolio construction based on individual clients needs as assigned within the team / experience on Bloomberg Sept 2014 Westhouse Securities, Work Experience: Stockbroker

• Execution only trading in investment trusts

• Gained a working understanding of the placement, trading process ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE: From 2006 – 2013 (Architectural Design, General Office, Administration, Telesales, Chef, Labouring, etc… I have consistently worked hard from a young age, choosing my education wisely and without excessive debt)


Sept 2015-2016 University of Surrey MSc Accounting and Finance (Merit) Modules: Finance & Investments, Research Methods, Principles of Accounting, Corporate Finance, International Finance, International Financial Reporting, Quantitative Methods, Investment Analysis, Dissertation: The Efficiency of UK Challenger Banks Using Data Envelopment Analysis. Worked throughout to fully self-finance the degree (for my undergraduate I only mostly self-financed, with the remainder being student loan). This is a point of pride for me due to its difficulty to achieve. Jan 2013 - Dec 2014 University of Buckingham BSc (Hons) Business Enterprise (2.1) Sept 2011 – 2012 Bournemouth and Poole College A-Level Equivalent (*3) - Access course Business and Law GCSEs - 8 B-C including English BB, Science CC, Maths B, Full Diploma in Digital Applications. SKILLS DEVELOPED

IT Skills

• Quick to learn new software

• Experience on platforms such as Bloomberg, Share Scope, IMiX, Figaro, Pulse

• Extensively experienced with Microsoft Packages including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

• Proficient in Desktop Publishing

• Experience in international online sales and payment processing (including understanding of FX risk as well)

• Excel specific; macros, pivot tables, vlookup, some VBA. Communication

• Skills developed from various business projects internationally – Notable success in emerging markets where a high level of interest and understanding led to lasting profitable endeavours

• Effective communication skills developed from working in a client- facing role as part of the Fund management/Private wealth team and other work experience.


• Financial Services: Paraplanning / Suitability / Law / Practice / …

• Accounting: Management Accounting / Financial Accounting / Finance /…

• Investment Analysis: Portfolio Construction / Bond & Equity Pricing / Security Selection / ...

• Quantitative: Regression / Data Envelopment Analysis / Financial Modeling / …

• Insight: Strong ability to see beyond the data and analyze what it means for businesses, as well as an ability to convey this information in a simple to understand manner which leads to positive client action Teamwork and leadership

• I have the ability to work effectively in a group with cross-cultural teams, which I have worked on throughout University and on other project teams. The work produced consistently outstanding results.

• I led project teams successfully to deliver outputs on time with high grades, high ROI’s, or which received funding from investors and fulfilled their function.

• Good time management to meet deadlines for task completion and well suited to work in high-pressure roles. Interest and Hobbies: Casual cyclist / Weightlifter / Keen reader / Chess / Travel / Cooking / Socializing / Vaguely plans to row the Atlantic Ocean

References available on request.

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