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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

Nov 2018Present

Accountant

Accru Harris Orchard Charted Accountants

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of year end financial statements and complete tax returns for Companies, Trusts and Partnerships
  • Preparation of Business Activity Statements and Instalment Activity Statements
  • Inter entity loan calculations
  • Preparation of Bank reconciliations, Loan & superannuation reconciliations
  • Maintain fixed assets register
  • Bookkeeping in Xero, MYOB & quickbooks
  • Process journals (eg. analyse last year's journals, write up journals in excel, enter data into XPA)
  • Process CU forms (e.g prepare CU forms, get ready for lodgement) 
  • Preparation of PAYG payment summaries for clients and PAYG payment summary statement to ATO. 
  • General spreadsheet and word processing. 
  • Maintain company secretarial matters (e.g. preparation of minutes and resolutions, reviewing and filing of annual statements)
  • Research (general accounting issues) 
  • Complete all standard administration tasks and additional tasks as instructed and in a timely manner. 
  • Billing (e.g. go through WIP, draft bill, narration using timesheets prepare bills)
Oct 2017Oct 2018

Graduate Accountant

Synergy Accountants

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist senior staff with a wide range of business service activities.
  • Preparation of income tax returns for individuals, companies, partnerships and trusts.
  • Assist managers with the preparation of Income Tax Returns & financials for SMSF’s using Class
  • 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

 

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)
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.