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James Rawling

18 Green Street Ilford, IG2 4PP


Personal statement

A recent accounting and finance graduate with a 2:1 honours degree from New Buck
University, looking to secure a Graduate Role as a Financial Analyst or similar position to
utilise my current analytical skills and knowledge and to help me further develop these skills
in a global organisation with diverse culture and fast-paced environment.

My eventual career goal is to assume responsibility for the analysis and implementation of all
accounting and financial data and actively contribute to the overall success of any business I
work for.


January 2017 – January 2018- New Buck University Accounting and Finance
BSc. (Honours) 2.1

Key Skills gained:

 Financial statement analysis and interpretation, tax planning, investment, financing
and dividend policy decision making
 Understanding and knowledge of accounting systems and processes with a critical
interpretation of the main issues and themes that affect the policy and practice of
 Explore and evaluate a range of contemporary business and management issues in
relation to Accounting and Financial reporting
 Analyse empirical evidence concerning financial management, risk, and the
operation of global capital markets.
 Research information about complex business situations using appropriate
qualitative, quantitative and ICT techniques and skills
 Range of personal and interpersonal skills, including the capacity for continuous
learning, taking initiatives, performing to deadlines, working in a team, communicating
effectively and persuasively
 Proficiency in all areas of Microsoft Office, including Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Notable Modules – International finance, UK Taxation, Financial Reporting &

Management, Strategic Decision Making & Business Information System.

Oct. 2014 – Oct. 2016 - Mont Rose College London Accounting & Finance
Work Experience

April 2014 – December 2017 - M&A Clothing Store Ilford

Position: Sales Assistant

Key responsibilities:

 serving and advising customers

 arranging goods in displays and on shelves
 rotating and replacing stock
 promoting extra products
 taking cash and card payments and making sure the till balances
 dealing with returns
 meeting sales targets

Key results:
 Achieved four out of five revenue targets, equating to over 150% against overall
targets set during entire period of employment.
 Personally, billed over £25,000 during the duration of employment.
 Demonstrated resilience and ability to upsell products, consistently meeting KPIs set
for adding more value to sales.
 Significantly improved negotiation skills, regularly converting customers from point of
enquiry to sale, something which earned me Sales Assistant of the period during the
month of June.

November 2010 –April 2014 - Green Caffe London

Position: Barister

Key responsibilities:
 Serving customers in a polite and professional manner.
 Replenishing and restocking the shelves, always ensuring high level of stock
management efficiency.
 Helping train new team members in key competencies.
 Demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of key health and safety standards used within
the industry.

Hobbies & Interests

I have a keen interest in football. I was the captain of my college football team during my
time at the college, and during this period I organised several successful football
matches and events both on and off campus.


References are available on request.