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Summary

I am a motivated worker who strives to excel and perform beyond the expectations of others. I am not hesitant to take on new challenges and am a resourceful person who will take initiative to solve challenging problems I am faced with.

I have a reputation for productivity, professionalism and complex problem resolution with a strong commercial acumen.

Education

2017Current

Chartered Accountant Programme

Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand
20092013

Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting and Commercial Law

University of Auckland
20002005

NCEA Level 3

Westlake Boys High School

Key Skills

Financial Accounting

Financial Modelling & Analysis

Business Process Improvement

Analytics/BI toolsets

Advanced Excel Skills

 

References

Toni Horsman (Foodstuffs North Island Ltd)

Group Accounting Manager

PH: +64 27 838 6949

Philip Bell (Downer NZ Ltd)

NZ BSC (Business Services) Manager

PH: +64 21 364 545

Work History

July 2017Current

Accountant

Foodstuffs North Island Ltd

Achievements/Projects:

  • Preparation of statutory financial accounts for various associates of Foodstuffs North Island Group

As a part of the finance team, me responsibilities include:

  • Working within strict deadlines for timely month-end close
  • Preparing, interpreting & analyzing profit & loss statements to provide feedback to various business managers
  • Understanding the intricacies and complexity across all relevant divisions of the business to provide deeper analytics of financial numbers to stakeholders
  • Analyzing budgets variances against actuals and communicating material differences to relevant business managers to ensure all data captured is complete and accurate
  • Preparing GST & Income tax returns
  • Perform complex general accounting functions, including preparation of journal entries, account analysis and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Continuously looking for ways on improving business process efficiency and ensure that they support the best commercial outcome

 

May 2016July 2017

BSC Administrator - Accounts Receivable

Downer NZ Ltd

As a part of the Business Services team, my responsibilities included:

  • Carrying out all Accounts Receivable functions including invoice generation, receipting, payment allocation and resolving queries from both internal and external stakeholders in accordance with company policy and service level agreements.
  • Developing extensive knowledge regarding various accounting systems and business processes.
  • Ensuring and educating the business appropriate GL codes are being used when raising invoices
  • Monthly reconciliations of the debtor account to ensure accurate receipting is being performed
  • Continuously looking for ways to improve the processes involving the Accounts Receivable team

Being also part of the Bonds Treasury team, my responsibilities included:

  • Processing Bond applications for the Downer business. Ensuring all relevant paperwork is complete and accurate for the CFO & CEO to sign off. 
  • Liaising with financial institutions to ensure Bonds are processed correctly and on a timely basis.
  • Communicating with Finance Managers of different divisions to ensure Bonds are being discharged on a timely basis for project cost management.
  • Performing trend analysis of Bonding requirements based on historical data of different Downer divisions.
  • Forecasting for future Bonding facility requirements for the review of CFO & Group Financial Controller.
  • Monthly reconciliation of active Bonds to ensure accurate reports are being generated.
  • Providing training to non-financial stakeholders of the business on general and financial aspects of Bonds.

Sep 2015May 2016

Contract Claims Administrator

Prendos New Zealand Limited

Achievements/Projects:

  • Handling claims from over 80 current projects ranging from $50k to $15m
  • Updating the claim template to better accommodate larger projects and reflect up-to-date NZS 3910 standard requirements

Responsibilities:

  • Processing claims received from contractors on Prendos claim template (excel based).
  • Going over the claim to identify any unusual amounts and handing over to the building surveyor.
  • Working with the building surveyor to issue any changes necessary to the claim.
  • Issuing out provisional schedules and payments certificates to contractor and client in a timely manner.
  • Liaising with contractors and resolving all issues regarding claims. 
  • Undertaking reconciliations of progress claims at every set time frame.
  • Producing cost reports for each individual project.
  • Resolving Microsoft excel problems when they arise.

Nov 2013Jun 2015

Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Kingstown Blue Spring Resort Ltd

Achievements/Projects:

  • Successfully signing over 25 of the biggest Asian travel agencies in the Auckland region with the hotel.
  • Organizing festive events and coming up with promotional ideas during holiday seasons.
  • Partaking in the redesigning of the hotel and contributing ideas for prospectively redeveloping the hotel into a resort complex.
  • Collaborating with external designers and creating monthly electronic newsletters and flyers to be distributed to guests of the hotel.

Responsibilities:

  • Achieving maximum sales profitability, growth and account penetration within an assigned territory and market segment by effectively selling hotel services (conferences, events, rooms) and related products.
  • Personally contacting and securing new business accounts/customers.
  • Promoting, selling, and securing orders from existing and prospective customers through a relationship-based approach.
  • Demonstrating products and services to customers both potential and existing, and assisting them in selecting those best suited to their needs.
  • Fostering positive stakeholder relationships through collaboration, consultation, and partnership with culturally diverse individuals.
  • Managing time efficiently and effectively – hotel was located 2.5 hours from Auckland.

Mar 2010Feb 2012

Tutor

JungJin School of Academy

Projects and responsibilities:

  • Creating mock exams based on learning material of each school and specific standards (NCEA or Cambridge)
  • Meeting and discussing with student's parents
  • Teaching science to senior secondary students (year 11-13).
  • Figuring out different ways of teaching different individuals
  • Taking responsibility as a mentor.
  • Consistently organizing and preparing each lesson.