Caroline Bowers

Caroline Bowers

Work History

Work History
Nov 2010 - Dec 2011

Accounts Clerk

BWL Accounting Services

BWL Accounting Services is a small to medium practice in King William's Town. 

Prior to working full-time at the practice, I completed a few stints of vocational work. I developed a passion for accounting and was then offered a year contract. During the year I learned a great deal in the field and gained confidence. Being a smaller practice I have been exposed to many work tasks and have been involved as follows:

  • Write up cashbooks, balanced reconciliations.
  • Processed onto Pastel Accounting, books to trial balance, learning about Income Statements and Balance sheets.
  • Completing returns for various clients such as Vat, PAYE / UIF / Skills, recons and Workmen’s Compensation.
  • Woking on Pastel Payroll.
  • I have learnt how to work on e-filing (SARS) related to all the various tax types
  • Compiled various tax returns (under supervision)
  • I am proficient on Word / Excel and have completed schedules, cash flows, letters, client bills and tax computation schedules.
  • I completed emails / letters and answering the telephone on a daily basis, various forms of filing and form preparation.
  • I have learnt about Annual Duty / CIPRO for companies and Close Corporations.

Education

Education
Jan 2007 - Nov 2010

BTech Hospitality Management

Cape Town Hotel School (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)

Cape Town hotel School falls under the Business Faculty of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. It is located in Granger Bay next to the well known V&A Waterfont with the gracefull backdrop of the City and Table Mountain .

Students are educated as future managers in the event, hospitality and tourism industry. The emphasis is on efficient management, backed by a thorough practical knowledge of the related industry. tudents are expected to work in the restaurant connected to the School, under supervision and with the necessary guidance.

Segment taken from the Cape Town Hotel School Website: http://active.cput.ac.za/CTHS/public/index.asp?pageid=853

Skills

Skills

Accounts Clerk

Objective

To find a career in which I enjoy my job and my life as a whole. Being flexible and determined I believe I can find this for myself by keeping positive in every aspect in my life.

When I find this position, I would ideally like to study a BCom Accounting / Finance through correspondence and further enhance my growth in the industry and my education.

With good timing and my perseverance for tasks and jobs, I believe I could reach my dream.

Summary

I am an enthusiastic, young individual looking to get into an exciting career in Administration and Accounting.

Having learnt a great deal in the different industries I have gained knowledge for the solid grounding of my career.

I am a very organised person and enjoy keeping structure in my life and working environment. I am a go-getter and I am keen to learn new skills on a continuous basis as it keeps me interested and motivated. I am a fast learner with new programs, software and new responsibilities and I would like to broaden my knowledge in the field.

Having worked in hotels at the reception desk and liaising with clients in my previous position via email, telephone and face-to-face, I have had plenty experience with customer relations and I am comfortable dealing with clients.

I am passionate about the accounting industry and have had an interest since school days. Even though I didn’t study in the field, my degree included accounting, which I excelled in and thoroughly enjoyed. Having a years experience behind me now, having worked in a small practice and covering many aspects of accounting, I believe that I would be able to manage accounts with little difficulty.

I have a positive attitude, passion for my work and a keenness to grow and learn from the opportunities given to me, to better myself and the company I work for. I am a hard working, target-driven, enthusiastic, energetic and responsible individual.

Interest

I have many interests which are both part of my work and social lives. Some include the following:

·I have a passion for administration and organised spaces, be it my living area or my desk at work.

·I have a creative streak and enjoy relaxing by creating arts and crafts. Often becoming an entrepreneurial sideline business.

·I enjoy watching documentaries and interesting films.

·I love cooking and baking.

·I have an interest in healthy living, fitness and good food.

·I am concerned about the environment and do my best to reduce my carbon footprint as much as possible.