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Brian McGowan

Brian McGowan

Director & Company Secretary

Escape to Golf Ltd

Dublin

Director & Company Secretary at Escape to Golf Ltd

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Escape to Golf Ltd

Director & Company Secretary

I work to promote Golf Clubs, Hotels and other activities in Ireland. Working as company secretary, I manage the office administration and accounts, produce revenue returns, reconcile bank statements, review creditors and debtors and organise payments and receipts.

I also liaise with partners and produce quotations for various holidays for people all over the world.

I work closely with our web designer and have help create the website www.escapetogolf.com. I still produce magazines/flyers promoting our products, I also produce the graphics for display on the website via adobe illustrator/photoshop/fireworks.

I also help with Search Engine Optimisation and Facebook/twitter social media.

Career medium 05
Career

Ben Developments Ltd and Redpark Construction Ltd

Office Manager

The Renault Centre

Parts & Bodyshop Manager

I was responsible for stock management, parts sourcing, customer retention, parts sales, parts claims, reporting to company directors, liaising with department managers, promotions and planning deliveries of parts and repaired vehicles in South Dublin and North Wicklow. I would negotiate parts orders for effective pricing to help profit margins.

I carried out Estimates for repairs to damaged vehicles. Scheduled repairs with workshops, ensured customer satisfaction at all times. I was responsible for liaising with Insurance companies, insurance brokers, insurance assessors and our own customers vehicles that were booked in for servicing and or repairs.

Held monthly meetings with managing directors to discuss existing and future targets. Reviewed outstanding cash owed to company for parts and crash repairs to see when monies could be obtained.

I also reviewed standard of repairs by sub contractors and agreed repair costs for crash repairs.

Career medium 03
Career
Career medium 06

Blanchardstown Renault

Parts Advisor

Worked as part of a busy Parts Department selling franchised parts to the general public, the motor trade and the service department. I learned to to use the digital parts catalogue for sourcing specific parts for Renault vehicles both commercial and passenger vehicles. I carried out regular stock checks both physical and bi annual. I entered invoices into our stock system to replenish stock levels when stock was received.

I also learned how to asses crash damage on vehicles, prepare estimates for repairs, liaise with insurance companies and obtained payments from various insurance companies.

On weekends I would work with the service department and liaise with mechanics to produce service bills for customer and the car sales department.

I also reviewed outstanding cash customers and followed up calls looking for cash accounts to be cleared on a timely basis

Career

P. Kelly Motors

Service & Parts Executive

Education medium 04

Institute on Accounting Technicians Ireland

Accounting Technician Certificate

Currently studying for last exam. So far first year was completed in 2009 successfully. I had to take leave for the second year In 2010-2012 due to the birth of my third child. I returned late in 2013 in an attempt to pass 2nd year exams which I achieved bar Advanced Taxation II which I will resist in May'14.

Education

Dublin Institute of Technology Bolton Street

Certificate in Construction Technology

Introduction to Quantity Surveying and Levelling and Construction Technology

Education medium 05

Construction Industry Federation

Managing Safely in Construction

A very detailed course for all construction managers and executives highlighting all areas of concern for employees safety when working on site. Guidelines which are set out by the Health Service Executive. This course was achieved to help the Health & Safety Manager in managing safety on all sites.

Education

Dublin Institute of Technology Bolton Street

Diploma in Motor Industry Management

I qualified as a Transport Engineer after two years and achieved a Diploma in Motor Industry Management (3 Year Term)

Portmarnock Community School

Achieved my Intermediate and Leaving Certificates