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DAYAN ILLEPERUMA

Aspiring Accountant

Summary

An experienced and capable individual with extensive knowledge of accounting and finance, effective organizational skills and proficient administrative skills. A quick learner with proven ability to take initiative and communicate effectively with colleagues, clients and senior managers.  

Searching for a role to put into practice the skills learnt from previous roles and develop within a growing organisation.

Education

2017Present

Provisional Member  

Charted Accountants Australia and New Zealand
July 2013Dec 2015

Master of Professional Accounting and Finance

University of South Australia

Studied full-time juggling part-time jobs - Handled pressure and managed to meet deadlines

Nov 2009Dec 2012

BSc (Hons) Business Management

University of Wales
  • Conducted a study and compiled a report on the findings on the male hair gel market for Unilever's for a university Project which managers were highly impressed
  • Completed  quantitative  thesis on  how the brand and other factors of a car influence on consumer decision in purchasing an economy car. Analyzed the data in SPSS and made recommendations based on findings.

Work experience

Oct 2017Present

Accountant

Synergy Accountants

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of financial statements and complete tax returns for sole traders, trusts, partnerships and companies
  • Preparation of Business Activity Statements and Instalment Activity Statements
  • Assist managers with the preparation of Income Tax Returns & financials for SMSF’s using Class
  • Preparation of FBT, GST and PAYW reconciliations
  • Providing business development advice to clients, including budgeting, forecasting and tax minimisation strategies
  • Assist managers with the preparation of tax planning reports and Drafts tax minimisation solutions
  • Act as an intermediary between management, clients and external suppliers (e.g. ATO, ASIC, solicitors, financial institutions

Achievements:

Developed a logbook app to deliver a better customer service. 

June 2017September

Graduate Accountant (Contract - 4 Months)

Etax Accountants

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare high quality tax returns for high net individual tax return claims, including rental, business income and capital gains.
  • Understand clients overall operations and deliver the most impactful outcomes.  
  • Answer clients taxation questions and queries in a busy environment
  •  Ensure peak customer service satisfaction in quick turn-around time frames
  •  Professionally communicate and deal with ATO and client queries through phone calls, email, ATO portal and live chat
  • Reviewing client tax returns
  •  Responding professionally to all correspondence (both internal and external)

Oct 2016April 2017

MONEY MENTOR

Uniting Care Wesley Bowden (UCWB)

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide money mentor services to the clients who require support to manage their finances
  • Provide advice for low-income individuals and families to organize their finances
  • Promote continuous improvement to enhance the client and organisational outcomes
  • Update database to support the provision of services
  • Undertake all associated administrative tasks that support the money mentoring service
Oct 2013Nov 2016

Crew Member- Adelaide (While Studying)

Mcdonalds

Key Responsibilities:

  • Handle cash transactions and operate POS registers
  • Engaging in counter and drive-thru sales and providing exceptional service to meet customer requirements and satisfaction
  • Preparing and packing food according to McDonalds policies and procedures
  • Serving food to dine-in customers in the event of delays
  • Ensuring the quality and quantity of food items packed or served
  • Ensure proper maintenance of equipment.

Sept 2011June 2013

Assistant Accountant

Ruhunu Hospital

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assistance with the preparation of month end financial reports
  • Preparation of accounts payable and receivable
  • Bank account reconciliations
  • Managing Fixed Asset Register
  • Recommending improvements in accounting systems and providing operational support
  • Planning of annual office maintenance budget
  • Petty cash management 
  • Preparation and development of Practice Products and services
  • Identifying problems in any area of the organisation, bringing them to the attention of the managers and directors, and propose solutions

June 2010May 2011

Online Marketer

Dragonfly training

Key Responsibilities:

  • Online marketing research and digital marketing campaigns including social media and blogs
  • Customer query management
  • Digital marketing integration including email campaigns and social media
  • Customer, designer and other stakeholder liaison
  • Market research using customer questionnaires and focus groups
  • Assistance with development of marketing plans and evaluations

DEMONSTRATED SKILLS

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Problem Solving and Analytical
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills developed through university research projects 
  • Demonstrated effective ability to resolve problems throughout Assistant Accounting job when performing the responsible tasks
  • Steadfast to ensure deadlines are met and all information and reports provided
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Computer
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access) ·
  • Intermediate knowledge on MYOB and Quickbooks
  • Intermediate Knowledge on SPSS
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General Skills
  • Proactive, determined and able to work across all departments
  • Maintain positive relationship with workmates and clients
  • Strong attention to detail

VOLUNTEERING ACTIVITIES

Student Mentor 

As part of this volunteer role, Responsibilities Included:

  • Encourage a sense of belonging and community within University for new and ongoing students
  • Deliver administrative, academic, geographic, and social support to first-year students through peer relationships
  •  Increase knowledge, awareness and accessibility of the various university services
  •  Promote diversity in the University community

Certified Mental Health First Aider 

Offer help to a person developing a Mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. First Aid is given until appropriate professional help is received or until the crisis resolves.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • School Choir - Choir Leader 

  An active member of School choir and lead the team to be the 3rd in the country

  • Young Entrepreneurs Club

 Nominated for best president and had the opportunity to represent the country in young entrepreneurs conference held in Canada.