Cover Letter

To whom it may concern,

I hereby apply for any vacancy within your organisation that is in line with my expertise.

Please find my Online Curriculum Vitae in the following formats:

  • The Pdf (Acrobat) version.

My Portfolio:

  • I am an experienced Professional Financial Accountant / Bookkeeper,  Business Owner.
  • I  have extensive experience in Pastel, Accpac, VIP Payroll and Great Plains.
  • With my +/-26 years experience in the Accounting environment I am able to comfortably take on any Financial Accounting and Bookkeeping position!
  • I have been an Accountant for the past 18 years and have handled Accounting aspects namely Financial Statements, Bank Reconciliations, Balance Sheets, Supplier and Debtor Reconciliations, Salaries, Submissions, Etc.

I posses the following skills and aptitudes:

  • My exceptional interpersonal, skills allow me to achieve key business objectives by productively engaging with stakeholders of various levels.
  • I have proven analytical and technical aptitudes coupled with sound commercial awareness.
  • I am proactive and highly focused with strong investigative skills, and possess an analytical and logical approach to problem solving as well as handling and interpreting financial data.


Your time and consideration will be much appreciated!

Kind Regards,

.

VERONICA VAN BLERK

Contact number: +27(0)83 290 6182
Email: VvanBlerk@mtnloaded.co.za

Professional Objective & Aspirations

After running my own Financial Accounting business from home for 7 years with a Portfolio of 9 companies, I am now aspiring to seek permanent employment and a stable income.

1. I gained extensive experience in the Accounting / Finance Environment. I attended and achieved various courses in finance i.e. Pastel Accounting, Accpac, VIP Wages and Great Plains.

2.  +/-26years experience in the Accounting environment enables me to comfortably take on any Financial Accounting and Bookkeeping position. 

3. I have been an Accountant for the past 18 years and have handled Accounting aspects namely Financial Statements, Bank Reconciliations, Balance Sheets, Supplier and Debtor Reconciliations, Salaries, Submissions, Etc.

Personal Information

  • Surname - Van Blerk
  • Name - Veronica 
  • Residential Address - Wonderboom, Pretoria, South Africa.
  • Contact number - +27(0)83 290 6182
  • Identity Number - 600723 0031 08 9
  • Language Proficiency - English and Afrikaans
  • Marital Status - Widow 
  • Dependants - None
  • Drivers License - Code 08
  • Transport - Has own transport
  • Availability - Immediately
  • Expected Salary - Negotiable

Work History

Work History
Aug 2008 - Present

Accountant / Bookkeeper from Home

Own Business

Key Portfolio:

  • Present for (9) Companies handling their Full Financials i.e.
    • Journals,
    • Ledgers,
    • Cash Books,
    • Balance Sheets,
    • Incomes Statements,
    • Bank Reconciliation’s up to Financial Statements.
  • As well as Audits.

Reason for leaving: Seeking now permanent employment and stable income.

Aug 2000 - Jan 2009

Accountant

JCW Petfood (Pty) Ltd. (Bronkhorspruit)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monthly reports: Compare all reports that was printed for month end.
  • Print all transactions for the month on Pastel as well as detailed cash book.
  • Full Accounting: Trail Balance and Balance Sheet up to Management Accounts.
  • Month end - Print all reports on Pastel:
    • Inventory,
    • debtors,
    • sales commission, etc.
  • Complete VAT returns and issue cheque if necessary.
  • Complete RSC levies and issue cheque.
  • Complete PAYE forms and issue cheque.
  • Complete UIF forms and issue cheques.
  • Complete Skills Levy forms and issue cheques.
  • Responsible for the Insurance of the Company (Price Forbes).
  • IRP 5 Certificates.
  • Do banking summary as well as cash up summary on Pastel.
  • Obtain bank statement via Internet and reconcile on a daily basis.
  • Complete cash flow on Excel spreadsheet on a monthly basis.
  • Complete banking (deposit book, send money to bank).
  • Petty cash: Handle all petty cash, Reconcile account, Petty Cash Value - R 5 000.00.
  • Make out all cheques that is needed and reconcile bank statement.
  • Creditors: Reconcile all creditors on Pastel, Issue cheques and post them with reconciliation's to creditors.
  • Do telegraphic payment to various creditors (Internet), Book value ± 5 Million.
  • Debtors:
    • Do reconciliation's on debtors,
    • Print age analysis,
    • Do all relevant journals.
  • Book value ± 5.2 Million, Invoicing when required (COD as well as on Account).
  • Wages: On a monthly basis compile all hours worked overtime, and do salaries for monthly paid employees (12 Employees) (Excel Spreadsheet).
  • Fortnight paid wages ± R92 000.00 per fortnight depending on overtime worked (120 employees) (Excel Spreadsheet).
  • Print salary slips for fortnight and monthly employees as well as reports and cash pay-outs.
  • Do telegraphic payments into various accounts - Internet.
  • Cash up: Capture all receipts for the day on Pastel.
  • Inventory (stock): Do stock recon on a monthly basis, Compare variances.
  • Print reports for Directors and discuss problems, Book value ± 7.5 Million.
  • PRODUCTION: Monthly recon of meal receipts, Liquids, finished product, packaging, pallets.
  • Sales reports (Sales Reps): Print Age Analysis for Sales Reps on a weekly basis, Print Sales Commission Reports.
  • Weekly reports: Print sales figures on Pastel.
  • Compile all necessary information and complete weekly report, including bank reconciliation, sales, expenses, age analysis, etc on Excel spreadsheet.

Reason for leaving: Started my own business.

Mar 1998 - Apr 2000

Senior Bookeeper

Aerial Empire (Pty) Limited (Paradigm Interactive Media Group)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of Junior Staff, Month end Reports, Weekly Reports,
  • Print all reports on Great Plains and Pastel - Inventory, debtors, sales commission, etc.  Print all transactions for the month on Pastel and Great Plains as well as detailed cash book. & Compare all reports that was printed for month end. & Start with Month Pack that consist of 125 pages. 
  • Full Accounting - Trail Balance / Balance Sheet up to Management Accounts.  Debtors / Creditors full function, Wages / Salaries, Inventory (stock, General admin.)
  • Compile all necessary information and complete weekly report, including bank reconciliation, sales, expenses, age analysis, etc on Excel spreadsheet.
  • Complete VAT returns, Complete RSC levies, Complete PAYE forms, Complete Skills Development levy. & Submit all relevant documents to SARS, Assist Branch Manager if necessary.
  • Capture all receipts for the day on Great Plains and Pastel. & Do banking summary as well as cash up summary on Great Plains and Pastel. & Obtain bank statement and reconcile.
  • Put credit journal through for c/card payments and deposits on Great Plains. & Submit journal through on Pastel for cash deposits, Complete cash flow on Excel spreadsheet.
  • Cash flow: Handle all cash receipts and change to sales people, Reconcile cash flow on a daily basis, Float Value - R 1 000.00.
  • Complete list of all R/D cheques, Reconcile statements for c/card payments. & Petty cash: Handle all petty cash, Reconcile account, Petty Cash Value - R 5 000.00.

Reason for Leaving: Retrenched

Feb 1981 - Oct 1997

Financial Accountant

Sunbake (Pty) Ltd.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Full responsibility of Capital Budget, as well as composition of Groups Budget value ± R45 million. & Placing Capital orders above R2 000,00 (vehicles, machinery, garage tools, etc) & Handle all payments of Capital purchases (cash or lease).
  • Send out Capital Progress reports on a monthly basis to the Board of Directors. & Reconcile suspense accounts on a monthly basis and attend suspense meetings once a month.
  • Full creditors function for 2 divisions(Head Office and Engineering Department) including administration and reconciliation (value ±R2 - 3 million) on Pastel for Head Office and on Accpac for the Engineering Department (value ±R1 million).
  • Full debtors function including administration and reconciliation for the value of ± R2 - 3 million on Pastel for Head Office and ±R1 million for Engineering Department on Accpac.
  • Typing of letters, forms, confidential correspondence on WP 6.1 and Lotus 4.2 for Engineering Director and Financial Department & Minutes of meetings, Organize Director's diary, Screening of calls, Organize local and overseas travel arrangements.
  • Assist with local and overseas suppliers, with import of machinery from overseas suppliers and Liaise with excise-office, Suppliers from time to time.
  • Maintain record of the Fleet Vehicle Register (562 vehicles including trucks and passenger vehicles).& General secretarial duties: Typing of invoices to suppliers and Handle personnel credit cards and reconcile statements, General administration duties.

Reason for leaving: Company Amalgamated with Ruto Mills.

Education

Education
Jan 1990

Coopers & Lybrandt

Pastel Accounting: Pastel Evolution; Pastel 10.3; Pastel Partner 7.

1989

Whitehead Morris Secretaries

Skills Developments for Executive Secretaries.

1989

SYNERGY

Executive Secretary Conference.

Accounting Packages & Computer Literacy

  • ACCPAC; 
  • Pastel Partner 7; 
  • Pastel Evolution and 
  • Pastel 10.3
  • VIP Payroll;
  • Great Plains (Microsoft Dynamics) and 
  • Quattro-Pro
  • Janus; 
  • Lotus 4.2; 
  • Harvard Graphics; 
  • Corel 7
  • Microsoft Office: Excel; Word Perfect and Spreadsheets.

Portfolio of Education