Ayo Oyebade Productions

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Ayo Oyebade's Resume





Over the past 28 years, I have in conjunction with full time employment had the opportunity to build a client base of limited companies, sole traders and partnerships, for whom I prepare statutory accounts, company and personal tax returns, cash flow forecasts, business plans; successfully handled HM Revenue & Customs enquiries into PAYE, Corporation Tax and VAT. Clients include actors, producers, TV & Film directors, photographers, graphic designers, electricians, international wholesalers, cleaning companies, business consultancies, and sub- contractors.




  • Chief Financial Officer of Talking Drum Entertainment Limited;
  • President of Hendon Rotary Club 2011-12 and 2013-14;
  • Practice manager of a small accountancy firm with a client base of over 400 individuals, theatre and film companies;
  • Successfully completed a small project with my Rotary club in partnership with an African club, raising funds and supplying textbooks to a college.
  • Treasurer of Face Front Inclusive Theatre





Ayo Oyebade Productions (incorp. Crownking Accounting Services) 1989 to Current


Currently running my own accountancy practice with a small client base.

Lachman Smith Limited (incl. Michael J Smith Associates) July 2000 to June 2011

Senior Accountant and Practice Manager


As practice manager, I ran a small accountancy firm, with over 400 clients, which include Actors, Producers, Directors, Theatre and Film companies amongst others.

Services provided included:

  • Bookkeeping;
  • VAT registration, processing and returns – manual and electronic;
  • Payroll processing and PAYE year end returns;
  • Auditing individual projects carried out by client organisations;
  • Sole Trader accounts and personal tax returns;
  • Partnership accounts and returns;
  • Management accounts preparation for corporate clients;
  • Charity accounts preparation;
  • Trust accounts and returns, also a trustee of s mall trust;
  • Statutory accounts & company tax returns;
  • Filing accounts at Companies House, HM Revenue & Customs and Charities Commission;
  • Simple business plans and cash flow forecasts;
  • Preparation of simple US Federal & State Tax Returns;
  • Company formation via online formation companies;
  • Trained bookkeepers and administrators of client companies to use various software like – Sage 50, QuickBooks, MYOB, TAS Books;
  • Completed Accountants’ certificate for potential lenders to clients;
  • Ensured compliance with various government legislations including Health & Safety, Data Protection and Money Laundering Regulations;
  • Statutory duties – annual return filing, appointment and termination of company officers, applying to strike off companies;
  • Communicated with clients daily and third party organisations including HM Revenue & Customs, Companies House, Charities Commission and Mortgage companies;
  • Arranging advertising and publicity to bring in business;
  • Recruiting staff and preparing simple employment contracts.
  • Turnover of company was in the region of £350,000 per year average of 30 invoices per month yielding £30,000 per month, sole traders were charged an average of £500 for accounts and tax return, companies were charged £1,000 upwards.


ADC Chartered Accountants                  February 1998 to November 1999 Audit Senior

  • As an audit senior, I achieved a satisfactory level of success in the audit of various companies including some with turnover more than £1 million;
  • preparing audited accounts and financial statements for all types of businesses;
  • preparing management accounts for subsidiary companies in formats necessary for consolidation with worldwide companies;
  • Preparing audit groundwork for quoted companies;
  • Auditing and preparing financial statements for self-administered pension schemes.


Freelance and subcontract accounting span from 1989 to date and account for the period between 1989 and 1998.





Thompson Associates Limited                                   May 1988 to December 1989


Company Accountant (Bookkeeping, payroll, draft accounts);





London Borough of Islington                                    September 1986 to May 1988


Assistant Accountant


Budget preparation, budget maintenance and control





Greater London Council/ILEA                                   March 1980 - March 1986





  • Accomplished practice manager, supervising two full-time and two part-time staff, dealing with high profile clients in the entertainment industry;
  • Successful audit and accounts senior involved in bookkeeping, payroll, financial and management accounts preparation, auditing, and cash flow forecasting and other ad hoc financial reporting.
  • Responsible, hardworking and meticulous;
  • A proven ability to meet tight deadlines, work under extreme pressure and on own initiative;
  • Confident in dealing with members of the public and various government agencies.
  • Good communicator, using all formats;
  • Ability to handle very complicated situations.


Proficient in the use of software like:

·      Microsoft Office 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 365;

  • Sage Accounts Production Advanced; Sage 50; Sage Payroll; ·     
  • QuickBooks Pro;
  • VT Software;
  • IRIS Accounts & Taxation;
  • IRIS Tax Assistant;
  • Tax Calc;



  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (PQ)
  • Fellow of the Association of International Accountants
  • Fellow of the Institute of Cost and Executive Accountants
  • Associate Member of Association of Business Executives
  • Association of Accounting Technicians (up to Final Stage)
  • London Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Higher Certificate Costing & English)
  • BTEC National Certificate in Business Studies         September 1980 to June 1982
  • G C E Ordinary Level (8 subjects)                                            December 1979
  • Government College Ketu                                                         1974 to 1979 O' Levels: Mathematics, English, Literature, Commerce, Biology, Religious Knowledge, Economics, Government, Yoruba



·         President of Hendon Rotary Club 2013-14, previously 2011-12;

  • Secretary of UK Nollywood Producers Guild;
  • Working behind the scenes on film sets as Production Manager, Associate Producer and Production Accountant
  • Other interests include football, tennis, athletics, swimming, reading, writing, theatre.



References are available on request.