Judith Sellam


Sep 1977 - Jun 1982


Ostrovski Junior and Highschool - Israel

High school graduation

Jan 1971 - Jul 1977

Grade 1 - Grade 5

Avondale Junior School

Junior School in Zimbabwe

Work experience

Work experience
Aug 1982 - Aug 1984

Secretary to the President of the Military Courts in Judea and Sameria

Israel Defence Forces

During my military services, I worked as a secretary to the President of the Military Courts in Judea and Sameria. I was responsible for all the basic secretary services as well as writing/ typing the protocol during the court cases.

Aug 1984 - Oct 1986

Accountant / Secretary

Canadian Embassy, Tel Aviv

Worked at the embassy as an accountant/secretary and provided financial services to the mission until the birth of my first baby. I provided financial services such as creditors, debtors, balance sheets as well as salaries.  In addition I  provided secretarial services to the senior officers such as typing in English, Hebrew and basic French, translating  to and from the 3 languages, proof-reading typed material and providing routine information as required.

Jul 1990 - Jan 1996

Accounts Manager

Gerber Goldschmidt Group - Sanji Division

Worked in the Sanji Media division and was in charged of mainly collecting debts and reconciling accounts for  the big departmental stores including returns etc. Also provided general accounts and administrative services to the company.

Jun 2000 - Nov 2014

Assistant Accountant

Canadian Embassy - Tel Aviv

Provide full financial  and accounting services to mission and representative office in Ramallah. Using IMS "(Integrated Management System) financial system. I am responsible for inputting and maintaining data in  according to departmental regulations and  procedures,auditing of travel/hospitality claims .I am responsible for paying salaries and overtime to all Local Engaged Staff  and processing Pension/Social Security calculations and payments to Government offices for LES. Kept records of leave and attendance forms and advising employee's and supervisor quarterly of employee status. Submitted 208's (employee information information forms) to HQ, and other related HR responsibilities required. Provide budgetary services  to OGD's . Manage the two mission bank accounts in Shekels and USD. Processing of VAT refunds for official VAT and CBS personal VAT on a quarterly basis. Assist senior accountant with Budgets / Bank Reconciliations/ Monthly Finstat and any other projects required. Assist all embassy staff with any other requirements whether or not in my job description.

Nov 2014 - May 2015

Executive Assistant to Canadian Ambassador in Israel

Canadian Embassy
Was requested to move positions for a 6 month period as executive assistant to the  Canadian Ambassador in Israel. My responsibilities were to run and control a very busy schedule. Make appointments with high level people, This position required a great deal of sensitivity and organisational skills. In May 2015, after a Canadian Executive Assistant arrived from Canada I returned to my previous position and am working as Assistant Accountant until today.

May 2015 - Oct 2015

Assistant Accountant

Canadian Embassy, Tel Aviv
Same as above....... Ongoing and still working in this position.



Budget Management

I have very good knowledge of all the budget management and requirements relating to the embassy as I have worked in the finance office for the past 15.5 years

Microsoft Office,

Good knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook. Basic Knowledge of Power point.

Strong organisational and interpersonal skills

I am very well organised and work well under pressure. I learn quickly and am able to plan,organize my tasks in the most professional manner. I am able to prioritize my work accordingly and meet all deadlines. I have very strong interpersonal skills and work well with all my colleagues.