The following is a selection of written feedback I have received in relation to my accountancy assignments and full time positions over the years.
“My colleagues and I remember your excellent work… both in the routine undertaken by temporary staff and the more complex tasks assigned to experienced employees. We are confident that your abilities will be evident to would-be employers and wish you every success in establishing yourself in the accounting field.” Secretary, Soc Gen Lease Limited (Feedback on my very first accounting assignment).
“During the period of time Mr Paddock was with me, he tackled his duties competently and effectively. His ability, willingness to learn and his positive attitude to work enabled him to broaden the role, adding new duties and making existing ones more efficient. Much of this was done on his own initiative and with minimum supervision. Throughout, Mr Paddock demonstrated a committed and professional approach to his work, earning the respect of colleagues at all levels.” Finance Director, Crest Homes (Thamesvale) Limited.
“He demonstrated a sound understanding of the principles of accountancy and quickly adapted to the financial software package we used. He was reliable and worked on his own initiative to improve documentation and systems control over his areas of responsibility. He was diligent and achieved the accounting deadlines set for him.” Management Accountant, Crest Nicholson plc.
“Neil demonstrated a sound and thorough approach to the tasks in hand and worked hard to deliver the required outputs to a demanding timescale. This involved working on his own initiative and prioritising the workload himself, which he did in a more than adequate manner. I found Neil to be a cheerful and personable member of my team, and he interacted well with staff at all levels within the company.” Chief Accountant, The ADI Group Limited.
“Neil proved himself to be adaptable and resourceful when tackling the above [duties]. In addition, Neil demonstrated strong PC skills applied with a high degree of professionalism. In his various dealing with managers and other members of staff, Neil showed himself to be approachable and a good communicator.” Finance Manager, Fosroc Expandite Limited.
“As well as excelling in his work, Neil demonstrated an extremely high level of dedication and the ability to work independently as he was appointed various projects at year end.” Financial Accountant, Scitor Limited.
“I found him to be well organised and methodical. He has good interpersonal skills which enabled him to establish good working relationships with key contacts in the business. Neil made a valuable contribution.” Finance Manager – Customer Operations, Cellnet.
“During this period of employment, Neil added significant value to the business and was one of the first employees in CHRD to receive a Gold Impact Award, having been nominated by the Corporate Tax department for his work on the tax equalisation system. Neil was also instrumental in the development and implementation of the highly acclaimed Driller Financial Reporting System which was a major step forwards in financial reporting and became the principle financial information tool used by the CHRD Leadership Team. Regarded by Corporate Audit as “best practice”, this Driller financial technology is in current usage today in a number of business units within the global GSK plc.” Finance Director, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare R&D.
“Throughout the period that Neil worked for me, he was able to convert intricate highly detailed financial data into user friendly summaries that met customer requirements. He was then able to champion the customer’s understanding of the information and their application in order to deliver value to the business. Neil’s deliverables were pivotal to the Finance Department’s 2000-2001 objectives of transforming itself from a historical “score-keeper” to a valuable business partner. Neil was a major contributor to the department and a pleasure to have in the team.” Finance Director, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare R&D.
“Neil has a rare blend of sound financial skills coupled with innovation and a flare for continuous improvement. Neil was able to bring these skills together and deliver an outstanding level of business partner advice and support to the consumer healthcare business, enabling pipeline investments to be considered in an entirely novel and thought provoking manner.” Finance Director, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare R&D.
“Neil worked in my organization from 1996 to 2004. What impressed me most about Neil was his creativity and diligence. He created processes and procedures which allowed us to understand the financial implications of portfolio decisions and resource allocations. This is a particularly challenging task in a complex R&D-based organization. The result was a system that could be used by non-financial staff to input data and generate an understanding of the financial implications of decisions and priorities. At the same time as he was creating these systems he accomplished the basic responsibilities of his position in the finance organization. He is extremely hard-working, diligent, and demonstrates a substantial commitment to the task(s) at hand.” Senior Vice President, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare R&D.