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Introduction

Personality Type : INTJ                  DOB: 88-10-21

WJ is an individual who is passionate, determined and motivated for self-improvement in any task he undertakes. As someone who thrives on facing a problem head on, and using a mixture of analytical and creative thinking to see it solved, he has achieved and excelled in both his academic and sporting pursuits. 

Looking back, the first evidence of this mindset being put into action would be the music studio WJ operated during his later high school and early tertiary study years.

With music as his first love, it was unsurprising that his tertiary qualification was rooted in this world: a diploma in Sound Engineering.He also completed two short courses during this period; one in Project Management and another in Financial Management. In his final year of study WJ also obtained his Grade 8 in drums (Cum Laude) through Trinity College London, achieving the highest mark in South Africa during that period. This too was the period in which Blind Pilot Productions cc was launched.

These first years of his professional life would pave the way for the scope of things to come, and qualifications and accolades followed one after the other.  From successfully competing in mountain biking and road racing events (including a 350 mile, 7-day solo trip through the Allegheny Mountains in Virginia), to being appointed to administrative and management positions (Financial Administrator and later Financial Manager at the Academy of Sound Engineering) all while studying.

Work experience

Jan 2014Present

Financial Manager (Senior Management)

Academy of Sound Engineering (Pty.) Ltd South Africa, JHB

Management of financial department & staff, Appointment of staff, Pricing Strategy ,Financial modeling, Capital Budgeting, Cash flow Analysis, Investment proposals & Management of funds, Ad-hoc project management, Financial Consulting in decision-making process with Directors of Parent and Subsidiary, Business Management proposals, General strategic decision-making consultation, Workflow design, Financial Policy design & implementation, Obtaining & securing of Short-term and Long term finance, Cost saving strategies & negotiations with suppliers.  Training of staff.  Provisional Income Tax calculations, Final release on payment to suppliers, Designated signatory, business structuring of new subsidiaries, negotiation with new suppliers, facilitation of financial year-end audit with auditors, reporting to directors/shareholders on entity  key performance, monitoring & management of bad debt, Approval of Extended Payment term client contracts. Budget Monitoring & Reporting. Business Administrator liaising with company secretaries. 

Aug 2015Present

Lecturer in Small Business Management

Academy of Sound Engineering (Pty.) Ltd South Africa, JHB
Jan 2014Present

Financial Management e-Tutor - Part Time

University of South Africa (UNISA)
Mar 2013Mar 2014

Financial Administrator & Production Management Lecturer

Academy of Sound Engineering (Pty.) Ltd.
Mar 2012Dec 2013

Full Time Lecturer & Mentor

Academy of Sound Engineering (Pty.) Ltd.
Jan 2011Dec 2011

Accounts Officer - Part Time

Pi Properties CC.

          

Jan 2005Dec 2011

Business Owner 

Blind Pilot Productions CC.

Education

Jan 2015Dec 2015

Current - Completion of CIMA Management Level (2)

Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA) 

F2 Completion 2015

P2 Completion 2015

Case Study Exam Completion 2015

E2 Completed Nov 2014

http://www.cimaglobal.com

Jan 2014May 2014

Diploma in Management Accounting (CIMA, 2014)

Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA) 

Completion of Operational Level (1)

Jan 2013Jan 2014

Bachelor of Commerce Honours Business Management (Financial Management)

University of South Africa (UNISA)                                    

Majors: Financial Management, Strategic Management, International Financial Management

www.unisa.ac.za

Feb 2009Dec 2011

Bachelor of Commerce Financial Management

University of Pretoria (UP)                                       

Majors : Financial Management (III), Financial Accounting (III), Strategic Management (III)

www.up.ac.za

Jun 2008Dec 2008

Short Course in Financial Management

University of South Africa (UNISA)
Jun 2007Dec 2007

Short Course in Project Management

University of South Africa (UNISA) (PMBOKⓇ)
Feb 2007Dec 2008

Diploma in Sound Engineering - Music Production

Academy of Sound Engineering 

Pro Tools Operator (210M) 

http://www.ase.co.za

Skills

MS Excel, Office, iWork

Self taught Advanced Excel user with  VBA/Macros knowledge. 

MoneyWorks Accounting Software

Chart of accounts design, Custom forms design, scripting for specific needs, proposing suggested changes to software developers, collaboration with database architect & developer, process design with software integration. Accounting Software Crossover management. 

Python

Self Taught - Basic knowledge.

First on Scene - First Aid Level 1 & 2

Sport

WJ is a passionate cyclist since 2011 who has completed in various competitions ranging from mountain bike marathon races and stage races through to road racing attaining respectable positions in his age category with  a couple of top 20 age category results at National Mountain Bike competitions. 

Adventure

WJ has a passion for outdoor activities by going on multi-day hikes up to fully sufficient wilderness level.  He has also recently completed a solo 400 mile/ 7day bicycle tour through the Allegheny Mountains in Virginia/West-Virginia part of the Blue Ridge Parkway Mountain Range. WJ  planned, prepared and built his own touring bicycle specifically for the trip in four weeks.

Interest/Hobbies

Business Management/Leadership ArticlesLeveraging Technology                                   
CyclingAdvanced use of Apple Macintosh & OSX
Coffee Barista Raspberry Pi, VBA, Python
Progressive Rock, Alternative RockSoftware integration
American Cycling Association (ACA) - MemberStatistics

Volunteer Work

Pro Bono Management Consultant Services assisting in Business Plan Proposal - Entering the Music Business Industry for DTI applicant. Augustus 2015. 

References

Available on request.