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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.

Work History

Sept 2011May 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 CEO, consultants, managers and/or directors, and propose and implement solutions

Achievements

Identified numerous flaws in the inventory management of pharmaceutical products and initiated the implementation of the new inventory management system, saving the pharmacy $10,000 monthly in costs.

May 2010July 2011

Management Trainee - Accounting

Eugein

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of the accounts payable function within the Finance team
  • Assistance with budgeting/forecasting and variance analysis
  • Maintenance of fixed asset register
  • Preparation of bank reconciliations
  • GL Ledger maintenance
June 2010May 2013

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

Achievements

With a limited budget conducted successful marketing campaign to a mobile app. This featured in apple appstore app of the week in productivity category in many countries including USA, Canada and Argentina and increased downloads in millions.

Oct 2013Nov 2016

Crew Member- Night Staff

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.

Education

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

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) · MYOB, Quickbooks
  • Intermediate Knowledge on SPSS

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Teamwork and communication
  • Frequently delivered oral presentations for group presentations at the university
  • Demonstration of strong interpersonal skills in extra-curricular activities and volunteer roles particularly in YESL (Young entrepreneurs Sri Lanka) and Money Mentoring
  • Able to communicate with a diverse range of people
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General Skills
  • Proactive, determined and able to work across all departments
  • Maintain positive relationship with work mates and clients
  • Strong attention to detail

VOLUNTEERING ACTIVITIES  

MONEY MENTOR - United Care Wesley Bowden (UCWB)

Responsibilities:

  • To provide money mentor services to the clients who require support to manage 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

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

    I was an active member of School choir and lead the team to be the 3rd in the country

  • Young Entrepreneurs Club

   Got nominated for best president and had the opportunity to represent the country in young  entrepreneur’s conference which was held in Canada.

References

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