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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

May 2017August

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

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.

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

Achievements

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

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.