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Within the next 10 years, I would like to be settled in a good and stable work environment where I can perform at my best and grow to the highest I can reach. I strive to be the best in everything that I approach and like to be challenged. I believe in lifelong learning and try not to stagnate in a particular position. 

I'm a very driven and hard-working person who set high goals for myself and I will always strive to succeed in my goals.  

One of my other passions in life is to travel the world while building work experience, as I believe that you have to grab every opportunity that comes your way. This was my motivation to apply for a winter work and travel program, as I saw this as a perfect opportunity to build experience on a international level and to grow into what I want to become.

I see myself as a very loyal employee and believe that if you are loyal to your employer they would always be loyal towards you. 


July 2013June 2016

Non-degree purpose studies


Additional subjects to Bcomm Financial Management degree 

Passed subjects: 

Commercial Law llA; Auditing Theory & Practice; Corporate governance in accountancy; Financial accounting for companies; Selected accounting standards and simple group structures; General Financial Reporting; Distinct financial reporting; Group Financial Reporting; Specific Financial Reporting 

Jul 2013Jun 2016

SAIPA trainee 

South African Institute for Professional Accountants 

SAIPA is the leading Professional Accountancy institute in South Africa for the suitably qualified Professional Accountant(SA). The Professional Accountant(SA) performs a wide range of accounting and tax related services and is regarded as the business advisor to the SME ( Small Medium Enterprise) offering tailored advice on business challenges and creating opportunities of business success for their clients .

Jan 2010Nov 2013

Bcomm Financial Management


The Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Management is a specialised undergraduate degree that prepares students for the management of monetary resources in an organisation. This programme is primarily aimed at developing financial and managerial skills, to equip students to meet the demand for specialists and leaders in the financial sector.

The programme examines financial concepts such as capital, cash budgets, analysis of financial statements, taxation, commercial law and provides a comprehensive overview of financial management. In this way, while primarily gaining specialised financial skills, students consider and evaluate different factors in making informed decisions for continued financial growth in an organisation.

Jan 2005Dec 2009

Matric National Senior Certificate

De Kuilen High School


Amanda Power

Gaylord National USA Attractions Manager 


December 2016Present 

Professional Accountant (SA)

South African Institute of Professional Accountants

Reference No: 32315

SAIPA is a Professional Accountancy Organisation, boasting a membership of more than 10,000 members.

SAIPA is a full member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) as well as the Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA).

SAIPA has a Code of Conduct, a Constitution and By-laws as well as comprehensive investigation and disciplinary procedures.

SAIPA qualifications are nationally recognised at Level Eight by the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) in terms of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

SAIPA is one of the Professional Accountancy Organisations in South Africa that sets mandatory requirements for its members with regard to Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

SAIPA offers its members Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance.

SAIPA members can perform certain functions and issue certain reports in terms of the Companies Act, Close Corporations Act, Micro lending industry regulations, Sectional Titles Act, Non Profit Organisations Act and Schools Act.

SAIPA members are recognised as Commissioners of Oaths.

Jan 2010Nov 2013

Bcomm Financial Management


A student attaining the Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Management [BComm (Financial Management)] degree will be able to:

  • Obtain and assimilate knowledge appropriate to the practice of financial management in any organisation.
  • Obtain professional and technical skills required in financial management.
  • Prepare financial statements of entities, including groups of companies, using relevant financial information, accounting techniques and standards; and to analyse and interpret such financial statements.
  • Understand the general legal framework, and apply specific legal principles relating to business, including taxation legislation as applicable to individuals, single companies and groups of companies.
  • Explain the process of carrying out the assurance (audit) engagement and its application in the context of the professional (audit) regulatory framework.
Jan 2005Dec 2009

National Senior Certification


Work experience

July 2016Present

Financial Manager

De Toren Private Cellar

Full-time employee

De Toren is a exclusive wine cellar which sell their wines both locally and internationally. Being part of the team you have to comprises of superior business skills, good human relations and communication as well as a personality that can offer a exclusive high-end business relationship with current and future clients. 

As the financial manager it is expected to have the farms financial interests at heart and to take full responsibility of finances. 

Tasks would include, but is not limited to: 

Daily tasks comprises of updating exchange rates and capturing of bank account transactions, updating the petty cash and capturing data for debtors and creditors. 

Weekly tasks comprised of bank accounts and petty cash reconciliations, casual wages and bi-weekly wages, cash flow update and reconciliations of debtors and creditors.

Monthly tasks involve debtors and creditors payments/processing/reconciliations and queries, monthly cash flow and budget updates as well as reporting on discrepancies, present financial meetings with directors to report on balance sheet/income statement/cash flow and debtors, reconciliation and submitting of employee taxes, value added tax and excise duty, diesel allocations, capturing of business credit card transactions, monthly salaries, preparing documentation of import payments and export receipts, reconciliation of all related party loan accounts / month-end journals exp. depreciation 

Yearly tasks involve 6 monthly employee tax returns (EMP501) reconciliation and submission, yearly compensation commissioner report, assists auditors with the yearly audit, processing yearly audit journals, 6 monthly provisional tax calculation and submission as well as yearly income tax submission. 

The above mentioned tasks is specific tasks that needs to be completed but ad-hoc tasks also form part of my daily route as the financial manager. 

The above tasks are performed on SAP Business One and all the necessarily Microsoft Office programs. 

Jul 2013Jun 2016

SAIPA trainee 

Boshoff Visser Bellville Ingelyf

Full-time employee

I'm currently a final year trainee. 

The tasks of a trainee is very vast and include several duties in different departments. 

Our trainee program require experience in all of the following  aspects: 

Financial Accounting; Internal Control; Taxation; Commercial law; Management accounting; Practice Management 

Tasks would include, but is not limited to:

Prepare financial statements from source documentation and trial balance

Processing of bank statements on Pastel
Capturing of supplier invoices on Pastel
Capturing of debtor invoices on Pastel
Preparing bank reconciliation

VAT reconciliation for VAT returns

Payroll reconciliation for EMP returns  

Audit financial information as provided by accountants on Caseware
Identify errors made by accountants
Prepare adjusting journals to rectify errors made by accountants 
Perform stock takes and evaluate stock procedures
Correspond with SARS to fulfil the client’s taxation needs

My training program was audit orientated rather than the capturing of everyday financial data. Although I do not have practical experience in some accounting aspects I have the knowledge of how these topics needs to be handled, exp. payroll/VAT, as I had the responsibility to audit these accounting entries. 

Problem solving is a important part of my day-to-day responsibilities as clients do not always understand the basic accounting standards.  

Further requirements also involved basic taxation responsibilities. 

We acquire good Microsoft Office (Excel), Pastel and Caseware skills as this is the software we work with. 

Nov 2011Jan 2012

First Line Manager - Special Events 

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Centre

Job Summary:

This position assist the Mgr Special Events with the daily operation of assigned events, including supervision of event operations and box office staff.

Job Responsibilities: ·

Responsible for scheduling co-workers at the proper levels to safely operate the event. Ensure their time is correctly recorded and a full staff is maintained according to specific event needs. ·  Monitor performance of all event co-workers and provide any necessary feedback to the Mgr. Special Events. ·  Ensure all co-workers deliver flawless service and a high quality experience to all guests attending the events. ·  Ensure adherence to all cash handling policies and procedures if applicable. ·   Maintain open communication with other departments and throughout the property to ensure special requests are handled appropriately, ensuring guest satisfaction. ·  Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications: · 

Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. · 

Experience: Six months supervisory experience in a customer service position preferred. Excellent communication skills, detail orientation, clerical and cashiering skills required.


I can describe my personality as well as my goals in life as follow:

I have good leadership qualities. I've been taught to take responsibility for my actions from a very young age and I strive to do so. Therefore I’ll consider all the options and consequences before I make any decision. My parents drive for success have been my motivation to succeed in everything that I take on. I'm a very driven, hard working and dedicated person with a lot of perseverance. My belief is that virtually every obstacle we encounter in life, personal or professional, can be overcome with a positive attitude and hard work. I have always been complimented on my confidence, endurance and prompt response, no matter in what situation I'm in. Everyone has their own way of defining success, be it financially, socially, spiritually or in any other way. To me it is to be balanced in all different aspects in life.  I'm a very independent person and when it comes to taking care of myself I have no difficulties doing that. In a work environment I can make decisions that will always be to the best advantage of my employer. I am a pleasant employee that interacts with other employees and I’ll never let the opportunity to make new friends go pass me.

The above is my goals in life and what I see as the pathway to success.