CV, South African Chartered Accountant seeking work in Australia

I am currently unavailable for work
Serial No: 14891

Skills keywords: accounting, analytical, chartered accountant, finance, strategy
Short Bio:

Registered Chartered Accountant with 10 years post articles experience. Over the years I have gained knowledge, achievements and various competencies in the IT, Manufacturing, Logistics, Business Education and Leisure industry sector. As I am not your average CA – I am very hands on and can add value to all parts of a business. People would describe me as being honest, modest, a catalyst, mentor, business leader and a hard worker.

Current location: Gauteng, South Africa - View on map
Nationality: South African
Preferred Sector of Employment:  accounting and finance, IT and Technology, education and training
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, english
Location I am interested in working: Australia

Education Summary

Registered Chartered Accountant (SA) – 2004
Completed CPD programme with SAICA
Completed Training Contract with SAICA
Honours B.Compt

Diploma: Advanced Business Management Programme -2008

Prince 2 Project Management Foundation – 2008
Integration Strategy: Budgeting & Reporting
Pastel Accounting BIC
Practical Audit Approach for SME’s
Excel for Auditors
Business Valuation Best Practice
VIP Payroll (Part 1/2/3)

Advanced Certification: Auditing
APT audit specialist
Caseware audit software
Advanced Certification: Auditing
Financial Analysis for Optimal Value
Strategic Finance and Value Creation
Excel on Steroids
Excel for Auditors
Business Valuation Best Practice
VIP Payroll part 1,2,3
VIP premier advance
IFRS Certification
Alchemex Report Writing
Financial Modeling

Tertiary Education

University: University of South Africa (UNISA)
Undergraduate Studies: Degree Obtained – B.Compt Accounting
Full Time 1994 – 1998

Postgraduate Studies :
Degree Obtained – B.Compt Honours Accounting (CTA)

Obtained my CTA on the 5th attempt
Part- & Full Time 1999 – 2002
Part 1 Of The Qualifying Exam – South African Institute Of Chartered Accountants
Obtained part 1 of the Board Exam 1st attempt
Part Time 2002

APT Specialist Course In Preparation Of Part 2 At RAU
Obtained part 2 of the Board Exam 2nd attempt
Part Time 2002 – 2004

End Result 2004 :
• Obtained the qualification as a Chartered Accountant Of South Africa on 27th February 2004.
• Registered with the South African Institute Of Chartered Accountants. (SAICA) Membership Number: 04898193

Secondary Education

High School Attended : Helpmekaar Boys High 1989 – 1993
Aggregate symbol obtained: Symbol C
Subjects Passed :
Afrikaans (1st Language)HG E Business Economics HG B
English (2nd Language) HG D Accounting HG E
Mathematics SG A Science HG D

Career Summary

Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
Business School in Educational Sector
August 2011 to date
Director of Finance
Reporting To Dean and Director of Business School

Responsibilities & Achievements
• Develop new financial reporting pack across multiple divisions and cost centres

• Manage internal audit function and act upon areas of concern – in progress

• Implement job descriptions and key performance indicators of all finance staff

• Implement reporting deadlines for issue of management accounts

• Implement early warning signals to assess Business Health – in progress

• Implement system of payroll tax for part time employees with consultation of external auditors

• Implement cash flow management policy

• Improve on payment requisition process

• Leading new programme costing project to track revenue, costs and margins of different programmes

• Implement overhead cost recovery methodology

• Active participation on Exco, Manco and Ops Co

• Continuous discussion and system implementation to drive process automation

• Consulting role for Strategic IT projects including CRM School Administration system

• Formulating and implementing Risk register as part of Risk Committee

• Participate on Board level as ex-officio member

• Implementation of CFC to minimise forex risk exposure

• Implementation of Sharepoint to track and monitor payments requisitions

• Implementation of Programme Job Costing to track margins on programmes

• Applying changes to constitutional docs in line with the Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) as required by the changes to the New Companies Act,71 of 2008

• Revise budget methodology and implement activity based budgeting principles to track actual versus budget activities

• Development and implementation of deferred income automated revenue recognition

• Implementation of rolling forecasts for management account purposes – in progress

• Development and Implementation of invoice automation between CRM and Accpac

• Preparation of annual financial statements for S21 for statutory audit purposes

• Identifying and implement cost efficiencies

• Identifying and implement efficiencies within Finance department – people, controls and systems

• Implementing a debit order system for self funded students

Moregolf (Pty) Ltd
Retail and membership in the Golf Industry
May 2009 to July 2011
Financial Manager of 4 divisions
Reporting To Chief Finance Officer

Responsibilities & Achievements
• Managing the finance and admin staff

• Month end management account reporting

• Implemented a system of General ledger recons

• Implemented changes to current systems used

• Assisting auditors with their annual audit

• Participation, coordination, direction and active involvement in the design and implementation of the following;

• A credit control function and related systems as well as ITC roll out.

• Centralisation of finance functions across the retail and membership divisions.

• New budget templates with supporting schedules.

• Establishing reasons as to admin errors relating to refunds and putting measurement into place.

• A controls of scrutiny of general ledger accounts to ensure proper allocation of revenue, expenses, assets and liabilities.

• Analysing revenue in terms of averages and being able to explain unusual trends and fluctuations to management.

• Strengthen focus on forecasting than just reporting historical numbers.

• Sensitivity analysis to predict EBIT, as result of pricing strategy.

• System on monitoring payments to Golf Clubs to ensure alignment to contracts and internal control systems.

• Review terms and conditions of membership agreement to ensure business risk is minimised.

• Review existing contract to Golf Club to changing them to minimise business risk.

• New staff Key Performance Indicators aligned to business strategy.

• Simplifying group structure in terms of interco transactions, number of bank accounts and eliminating redundant processing.

• A new process whereby all GL accounts are prepared, reviewed and signed off on a monthly basis.

• Group membership stats to align focus on key business drivers.

• Better controls and metrics to monitor and control members unpaids and arrears.

• A new and improved Business Intelligence Reporting – changing structure of accounts to be more meaningful to key stakeholders.

• A new system of VAT output reconciliation to Revenue.

• A new system of reconciling billing system to Pastel GL revenue.

• Study and review Consumer Protection act and identify areas that apply to the membership industry – recommended actions to be implemented.

• Implementing a system of proper and complete month end creditors’ reconciliations.

Reason for leaving – Currently on a contract basis

ITEC Finance (Pty) Ltd / ITEC Distribution (Pty) Ltd
Office Automation
March 2009 to May 2009 – Contract
Financial Manager March – May 2009
Financial Consultant – May 2009

Reporting To Financial Director

Responsibilities & Achievements
• Reconciling Asset Swap Investment Accounts

• Preparing for FY 2009 audit and managing audit related queries

• Implement new process as to local creditors reconciliations

• Implement new process for monthly management account reporting schedules

• Investigated differences in VAT 201 with Sales recorded, Depreciation & Fixed assets

• Investigated and corrected differences found in opening balances versus audited financial statements

• Investigate and recommend the accounting treatment for Forward Cover Exchange contracts in line with IFRS

• Reconciling differences in the rental deals between the Billing and Accounting system

• Design and implement templates to speed up the month end reconciliations process

• Draft document to management on ways and means to improve the ineffectiveness and inefficiencies within the system

• Investigate and recommend the accounting treatment for Foreign subsidiary as foreign integrated operations

• Assisting and giving guidance and direction to my team members

• Investigate and recommend processes and internal controls to be in place that should be taken over by the Finance department from the Logistics Department

• Assisting auditors with their annual audit

Reason for leaving – Contract Expired



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