Introduction

To whom it may concern,

I am a qualified professional with strong interest in Traveling, Sales and Business Management.

I am willing to work any place in Africa.

I am available for interviews via Skype or Viber: My ID is "sonja_stander" 

I have extensive experience in:

  • Branch Management
  • Sales Management
  • Financial Management
  • Business Management
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Labour Relations (IR)
  • Payroll & Accounting
  • Pastell

I have the following skills:

  • Sales and Marketing Management
  • PASTEL Accounting and Payroll
  • Professional Public Speaking
  • Professional Assistance
  • Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Labour Relations (IR)

I can be contacted via:

Your time and consideration will be much appreciated!

Kind Regards,

SONJA STANDER

Professional Associations and Affiliations

NPAA - Namibia Professional Assistants Association 

http://www.npaa.iway.na/

  • January 2003 - December 2003 -  Treasurer

  • January 2004 - December 2004 -  Chairperson

Key functions:

  • Sound knowledge of Associations Constitution and Operating Manual.
  • Relays relevant information to Chapter Board and Members.
  • Chairs Chapter Board meetings.
  • Liaise with the National President.
  • Co-ordinates board and member activities.
  • Ensures that the Constitution and Chapter Operating Manual rules are adhered to in every respect.
  • Authorises the Secretary to circulate the minutes of the Chapter Board meetings after approval.
  • Organized workshops and seminars.
  • Chairs AGM until the new Chapter Board is chosen.

PSASA - The Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa

 http://psasouthernafrica.co.za/

January 2005 - December 2006 - Treasurer

Key functions:

  • General financial oversight.
  • Funding and sales.
  • Financial planning
  • Financial Budgeting.
  • Financial reporting.
  • Banking, book keeping and record keeping.
  • Attend monthly board meetings.

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Work History

Work History
Oct 2013 - Jun 2015

Office and Training Manager

Traffic Monitoring Solutions / At Your Service

Key Responsibilities:

www.tgi.na/

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of staff.
  • Prioritizing of daily office activities.
  • Manage unit and staff compliment.
  • Manage training, succession and planning of staff compliment.
  • Ensure that all staff in branch signed of Procedures, new and old, to be forwarded to HR for safekeeping.
  • Conducting meetings within branch, ensuring that employees are well informed on company policies.
  • Compiling and maintaining of disciplinary measures.
  • Reporting to COO / Head on an on going basis with regards to performance, evaluation and appraisals of employees.
  • Process Enhancement (implementing the best possible processes/practices).
  • Provide Professional Customer Service to other branches, departments and external service providers and Clients.
  • Conduct on-going performance evaluations and appraisals.
  • Responsible for Fleet functions.
  • Actively Manage customer service expectations within the branch.
  • Monitors branch budget as assigned.
  • Prioritize daily branch activities and therefor improve time and work management.
  • Focus on results and sales targets.
  • Motivating team on a daily basis.
  • Adhering to company rules and regulations and procedures.
  • Coordinate with head office and other regional branches regularly.
  • Strive to have good relationship with my team.
  • Approves employee HR requests.
  • Any other responsibilities required by EXCO.

Oct 2010 - Sep 2013

Branch Manager

Trustco Group International

Key Responsibilities:

www.tgi.na/

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of staff.
  • Prioritizing of daily office activities.
  • Manage unit and staff compliment.
  • Manage training, succession and planning of staff compliment.
  • Ensure that all staff in branch signed of Procedures, new and old, to be forwarded to HR for safekeeping.
  • Conducting meetings within branch, ensuring that employees are well informed on company policies.
  • Compiling and maintaining of disciplinary measures.
  • Reporting to COO / Head on an on going basis with regards to performance, evaluation and appraisals of employees.
  • Process Enhancement (implementing the best possible processes/practices).
  • Provide Professional Customer Service to other branches, departments and external service providers and Clients.
  • Conduct on-going performance evaluations and appraisals.
  • Responsible for Fleet functions.
  • Actively Manage customer service expectations within the branch.
  • Monitors branch budget as assigned.
  • Prioritize daily branch activities and therefor improve time and work management.
  • Focus on results and sales targets.
  • Motivating team on a daily basis.
  • Adhering to company rules and regulations and procedures.
  • Coordinate with head office and other regional branches regularly.
  • Strive to have good relationship with my team.
  • Daily checking of cash boxes, application forms, claims and cancellations.
  • Responsible for all CIF changes.
  • Approves employee HR requests.
  • Any other responsibilities required by EXCO.
Jan 2005 - Dec 2006

Accountant

Congruence Training Sandton - Gauteng, SA

http://www.congruence.co.za/

Key Responsibilities:

  • Documents financial transactions by entering account information.
  • Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options.
  • Maintains accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures.
  • Maintains financial security by following internal controls.
  • Prepares payment by verifying documentation and requesting disbursements.
  • Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications and participating in professional societies.
  • Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns.
  • Payroll and all related HR duties.
Jun 2000 - Dec 2004

Office Administrator

WML Consulting Engineers

www.wmleng.com/

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Arranging both in-house and external events.
  • Interview job applicants.
  • Recruiting, training  and supervising junior staff and delegating work as required.
  • Customer service.
  • Payroll and all related HR duties.
  • Help with day to day activities.
  • Managing and maintaining budgets.
  • Organising and storing paperwork, documents.
  • Coordination and implementation of office procedures.
  • Prepares payment by verifying documentation.
  • Prepare financials for auditors.
  • Perform accounts payable and receivable and invoicing.

Portfolio of Employment & Assocoations

Education

Education
Nov 2012

The A - Z of Namibian Labour Relations (IR)

Labour Solutions Corporation (labsol)

Industrial Relations Programme (IRP)

In collaboration with The Namibian Institute for Managerial Advancement (nima)

Jun 1994

Pastel Accounting

Schoemans Office Systems

Subjects:

  • Pastel Setup; General Ledger; Reports; Debtors; Creditors; Cash Book and Bank Reconciliation.
Mar 1992

Professional Skills for Secretaries

Institute for Management and Leadership

Subjects:

  • Human Relations; Telephone Etiquette; Meeting Procedures and Communication.

Portfolio of Education

Skills

Skills

Management

Business Management

PASTEL Accounting and Payroll

Professional Public Speaking

HR and Labour Relations (IR)

Sales and Marketing Management