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To whom it may concern,

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

I am available for interviews via Skype  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
  • Pastel

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:

  • email [email protected]  
  • Mobile: +264 817144827
  • Skype
  • Your  time and consideration will be much appreciated!

Kind Regards,


Professional Associations and Affiliations

NPAA - Namibia Professional Assistants Association

  • 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

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.


Work experience

Jul 2015Jun 2018

Property Management

Erf 2872 Walvis Bay

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement marketing initiatives to achieve to achieve occupancy goals
  • Manage and control advertising
  • Obtain referrals from existing tenants
  • Process applications and follow up with applicants
  • Promote and show properties to prospective tenants
  • Interview, qualify and place tenants
  • Complete all required paperwork for new tenants
  • Collect security deposits
  • Ensure the premises is ready for new occupants
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations
  • Enforce terms of rental agreements
  • Establish appropriate rental rates
  • Ensure timely payments
  • Minimize rental arrears
  • Keep accurate and up to date financial records
  • Check and pay invoices
  • Investigate and resolve resident complaints and concerns in a timely and efficient manner
  • Monitor and complete maintenance and repairs timeously and cost-effectively
  • Organize incoming and outgoing inspections and prepare inspection reports
  • Implement preventative maintenance programs
  • Negotiate and manage contracts with outside vendors
  • Hire and train property staff
  • Direct and control all personnel and resources to ensure property is properly maintained and owner objectives met
Oct 2013Jun 2015

Office and Training Manager

Traffic Monitoring Solutions / At Your Service

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the efficient functioning of an office through a range of administrative, financial and managerial tasks
  • Organising meetings
  • Organising company events
  • Dealing with correspondence, complaints and queries
  • Supervising and monitoring the work of administrative staff
  • Managing office budgets
  • Liaising with staff, suppliers and clients
  • Implementing and maintaining procedures/office administrative systems
  • Organising induction programmes for new employees
  • Assess staff needs for training
  • Assist with the design of training materials
  • Coordinate the delivery of training programs
Oct 2010Sep 2013

Branch Manager

Trustco Group International

Key Responsibilities:

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 2005Dec 2006


Congruence Training Sandton - Gauteng, SA

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 2000Dec 2004

Office Administrator

WML Consulting Engineers


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.


Boetie Fuller (Erf 2872 Walvis Bay)

Contact number:  +264 813381200

David Pretorius (Traffic Monitoring Solutions)

Managing Director - Email:  [email protected] Contact number:  +267 71305100

Annette Brand (Trustco Group International)

COO: Trustco Insurance - Email: [email protected] - Contact number: +264 61 2754220

Paul du Toit (Congruence Training - South Africa)

Managing Director - Email: [email protected] - Contact number: +27 11 804 3520

Johann van den Berg (WML Consulting Engineers - Namibia)

Business owner - Email: [email protected] - Contact number: +264 64 206714

Portfolio of Employment & Assocoations


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


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

Professional Skills for Secretaries

Institute for Management and Leadership


  • Human Relations; Telephone Etiquette; Meeting Procedures and Communication.
Jan 1986Dec 1991

Grade 12 - Senior certificate

Success Correspondence College
  • and Windhoek High School


Portfolio of Education


Business Management
PASTEL Accounting and Payroll
Professional Public Speaking
HR and Labour Relations (IR)
Sales and Marketing Management