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Solomon Dean

I am at the end of my accounting degree. I am seeking work in the accounting field while I continue to study to be a Chartered Accountant. With over 5 years’ experience in customer service, I am a confident communicator, yet also a quiet achiever.

Skills

Cash handling

Developed over time spent as a Librarian's assistant.

Accuracy and attention to Detail

Evolved over time spent as an accounting student and as a library assistant.

XERO and MYOB

Working knowledge of XERO and MYOB

Teamwork skills

Working and volunteering in different teams from offices to security.

Leadership skills and ability to take the initiative

Developed as a course representative at college, as a class leader and sports captain in high school.

Microsoft Office 

Microsoft Word and Powerpoint only. Typing speed of 55 words per minute and 12,750 keystrokes per minute.

Customer service skills

Developed over time spent in volunteering, sales and hospitality.

Languages 

British English,

Kuwaiti Arabic,

French,

Spanish (learning),

Te Reo Maori (learning).

Hobbies

Sudoku, geography, cycling, kayaking and volunteering.

Work History

2016Present

Waiter and Kitchen hand

Ela Cuisine, Elliot Stables, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Waiting tables, serving an average of 500 customers a shift.
  • Greet and welcome customers.
  • Wash dishes and assist the chef and manager for smooth flow of orders.
  • Inventory checks daily.
  • Operate the till at the point of sale,
  • Manage bookings over the phone,
  • Cash handling.
Jan 2015Oct 2015

Professional Mystery Shopper

IPSOS, AL Ara, AlShaya International, State of Kuwait.
  • Frequent visits including surveying globally renowned brands to different International franchises. Duties including,
  • Observe and report customer service and general store cleanliness to determine if company standards were met or exceeded. 
  • Daily reports were made of the same and sent to relevant managers.
  • Surveyed banks, retail divisions, customer care outlets, call centers, roasters, coffee shops, pharmacies and other fast food outlets.
  • Moreover, I had an 85% rating in mystery shopper survey.
20102016

Volunteering (Unpaid work)

Life church and the  Lighthouse Church
  • Car Park attendant, LIFE church (2016-ongoing - Auckland) Setting up traffic cones, managing traffic and foot traffic flow, greeting and welcoming guests up-to a 1000 regular attendee's.
  • Helped with administrative tasks in a Library (2011 - 2014 - State of Kuwait) - Accountable for book-keeping of fines, managing of members records, updating books and members details.
  • Proactively greet and welcome members and visitors.
  • Weekly inventory checks and correspond with senior figures of the church.

Education

April 2017April 2017

Day to Day processes with Account Right NZ,

MYOB Auckland Training Centre, Mt. Eden, New Zealand

Completed a 1 day course on day-to-day accounting processes.

May 2016ongoing

Bachelor of Business

Auckland Institute of Studies, Auckland, New Zealand

Accounting major,  (CPA Australia)

Apr 2010Mar 2015

High School graduate

A Don Bosco institution, State of Kuwait