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SUMMARY

My passion is to be part of the digital future and use my creativity to build tools that make a difference. Learning to code has been the most satisfying experience of my career thus far and I look forward to a future of lifelong learning . I am also very excited about blockchain technology and would like to explore the possibility of working in that discipline as well.

I also have an accounting and entrepreneurial background spanning over 10 years through which I posses a unique skill set in working as an employee and also as a business owner. 

KEY SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

WEB DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN

-  Ability to break a problem into small pieces

 - Back end technologies - Ruby on Rails, NodeJS, ExpressJS, SQL, MongoDB,  Firebase

-  Front end technologies - ReactJS, HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap

-  Experience in working with Amazon S3 bucket, deploying to heroku and now.sh

-  Experience in conceptualising and programming a web app by drawing out wireframes, planning database       schema designs, preparing user flow diagrams and  code documentation

SMALL BUSINESS - START UP,  DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

-  Extensive hospitality experience in all aspects of business management

-  Operations and business development of both customer and business facing entities

-  Driving a strong social media presence

-  Ability to build and sell a profitable business

ACCOUNTING & FINANCE

- Strong analytical skills with an interest in statistics and economics

-  In depth understanding of the financial year life cycle

-  Ability to prepare, analyse and audit financial documents

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

August 2017Current

Intern Web Application Developer

Australia Post, Melbourne, Australia

I am currently working as an intern web app developer at the Digital Delivery Centre in Australia Post.

  • Exposure to various aspects of working in an agile environment
  • Working on production code in front end frameworks - React and Angular
  • Working in a test driven development environment
  • Exposure to micro services and continuous integration
  • Deployment to AWS platforms

Feb 2017July 2017

Education in Programming (Diploma in IT)

Coder Academy, Melbourne, Australia

My education in programming started as early as July 2016, but I received my formal education from Coder Academy in a fully immersive full stack programming curriculum

  • Gained strong understanding of programming concepts
  • Learnt 2 different programming languages - Ruby and JavaScript
  • Gained exposure to frameworks such as Node, React, Angular & Rails
  • Exposure to test driven development - Rspec and Jasmine
  • Working with SQL(MySQL, Postgres) and NoSQL(MongoDB, FireBase)
Sept 2016Dec 2016

Restaurant Manager

Mama's Buoi group of restaurants

Mama's Buoi is a trendy Vietnamese restaurant chain owned by the Roll'd Australia group.  I worked here as a restaurant manager for 3 months prior starting to my programming course.

  • Oversaw the launch of Mama's Buoi flagship store in the Chadstone dining precinct
  • Managed every aspect of operations in front of house, bar and financial reporting
  • Underwent a 2 week manager training program after which I recruited and trained over 25 staff
  • Assisted with the set up of supplier accounts and negotiations
Dec 2010Aug 2016

Founder/Owner/Operator/Financial Manager

RDV Holdings Pty Ltd, Adelaide, Australia

CHOCOLATREE I December 2010 - August 2016

With a turnover of over $1.5 Million Chocolatree is an award winning market leader in the dessert cafe industry

SWEET AS BAKERY PATISSERIE I September 2013 - August 2016

Sweet as Bakery specialises in preparation and wholesale supply of Petit Gateaux, Cakes and handmade chocolates to local Adelaide cafes

HOLY GUACAMOLY/POCO PICANTE I December 2013 - October 2015

A successful Mexican Quick Service Restaurant providing fresh, exciting and quick food

COFFYLOSOPHY I March 2014 - March 2015

A very popular boutique café specialising in house brewed coffee, breakfast, brunch and lunch

Business set up

  • Conceptualised and built 4 businesses from scratch
  • Worked on store design (look and feel), designed logos, menus and pricing strategy
  • Acquired and adhered to all necessary government and council approvals and requirements

Multi-store operations

  • Managed operations and financials and all other aspects of four high volume stores
  • Designed and implemented work procedures for all staff to maintain uniformity

B2B sales and customer relations

  • Actively sourced new sales leads and cafes to sell petit gateaux, entremets, waffles and other baked good manufactured at our kitchen
  • Maintaining and growing relationships with existing clients through regular meetings to keep them up to date with our product line

Sales increase and growth

  • Achieved 8-10% year to year sales growth through strategic social media presence, print marketing, innovation, quality control and customer relations
  • Starting in house production of cakes and chocolates, eventually leading to a 100% self produced menu which was executed at a low price point

Team building, leadership & mentoring

  • Motivated managed and built a team of over 40 skilled and unskilled employees across businesses
  • Experienced in bringing out the best in staff and maintained an extremely low attrition rate

Vendor relationships                                            

  • Timely interaction with third party vendors from senior management to sales representatives
  • Time to time negotiation of prices in accordance according to purchasing power and need

    Budgeting and cost control

    • Setting comprehensive monthly budgets for marketing, advertising, staffing and cost of sales while maintaining a positive cash flow
    • Forecasting monthly sales according to varying factors such as past sales, holiday season and weather

    Accounting and financial reporting

    • Managed all day to day book keeping aspects (MYOB), preparation and reconciliation of financials
    • Preparation and lodgement of quarterly BAS and yearly tax returns

    Quality control and assurance

    • Maintaining standards, consistency of taste and visual appeal of food served
    Jan 2008Nov 2010

    Junior Auditor /Assistant Accountant

    Accounting & Business Consulting Pty Ltd, Adelaide, Australia

    Accounting & business consulting is a mid size public practice based in Adelaide. I had secured a graduate position as a junior accountant and auditor after my masters degree. 

    • Administered new and existing accounts in the Practice Manager software program by invoicing, maintaining, preparation of end of year financial accounts and PAYG statements for clients
    • Preparing and lodging quarterly BAS for clients
    • Assisted senior accountants in various trust account audits

                 EDUCATION

     Master of Business (Accounting)           

    2005 - 2007 University of South Australia

    Adelaide, Australia

    Bachelor of Business (Management)

     2002 - 2005 Bharathiyar University

    Coimbatore, India

          ACHIEVEMENTS & CONTRIBUTIONS

    • Successfully set up 4 businesses within 6 years
    • Successfully sold all businesses on profit
    • Won multiple accreditions for chocolate making in the Royal Adelaide and Melbourne food awards
    • Maintained a negligible attrition rate in all businesses
    • Set up a chocolate kiosk at Westfield Marion over Christmas periods
    • Chocolatree has been also been part of the Adelaide fringe festival as a vendor
    • Supported the local community by funding/sponsoring important social causes
    • Completed BUPA challenge(long distance cycling) 3 years in a row
    •  Awarded certificate of recognition at University of South Australia for taking part in work placement scheme
    • Played cricket at school, University & club levels

                REFERENCES

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