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Name :
Richard van der Welt
Qualification :
Financial Accountant
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Financial Accountant

About our Client

Financial Accountant with 8 years of experience in all accounting functions, from the recording of basic transactions to the preparation of management accounts, financial statements, tax calculations, and audits. Strong technical skills combined with high attention to detail, to deliver work that is accurate, complete and on time. Well organised with good communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a successful team. Patient and approachable, and experienced in coaching and mentoring junior team members. Qualified Chartered Accountant with a reputation for improving and streamlining the overall financial function of an organisation.

Achievements

Professional Experience

Group Financial Accountant, July 2020 – Present

Overview: Full accounting function from day-to-day transactions to the preparation of management accounts, tax returns and statutory returns

• Day-to-day accounting and bookkeeping function up to trial balance (using Pastel)

• Preparation and presentation of the consolidated monthly management accounts pack

• Monthly reconciliations of bank, debtors, creditors, lender accounts, funder accounts and provisions

• Managing operational costs and day-to-day creditor payments

• Oversight of the loan management system and loan management staff

• Monthly SARS VAT and EMP submissions

• Preparation and submission of documents to SARS for VAT audits

• Preparation of monthly payroll using PastelPayroll

• Provide input in the development of policies and standard operating procedures

• Assist in the preparation of the provisional tax computations

• Provide input and assistance on annual budgeting

• Monitoring of monthly cash flows

• Monthly reconciliations of bank, debtors, creditors, lender accounts, funder accounts and provisions

• Ensure accounting records are closed off and ready for audit

• Coordinate annual audit and liaise with the external auditor

• Submission of monthly statutory returns (employees taxes, GST and employee compensation)

Accomplishments

•Introduced business intelligence software to automate certain functions which brought the preparation of the management accounts forward from the end of the month to the 15 of each month, and allowed for faster preparation of reports,more accurate data, and better decision making

• Introduced cost-saving measures in relation to minor work that was not feasible, saving the business around NZD4,000 per month

 

Senior Accountant, Jan – June 2020

Overview: preparation and review of annual financial statements as well as maintaining the accounting records of my client base

• Monthly accounting for clients consisting of processing of monthly bank statements, reconciliation of bank statements, debtors creditors and control accounts, monthly payroll and posting of payroll journals, posting of month-end accruals, maintenance of fixed asset registers, processing of year-end adjustments, year-end close procedures, calculation and submission of monthly statutory returns (GST, payroll taxes) and calculations and submission of tax returns

• Preparation of monthly management accounts and annual financial statements

• Supervised, coached and developed junior accountants within the firm.

• Provided proactive support and financial advice to clients

• Collaborated with directors regarding workflow planning and time management

 

Audit Manager, Nov 2017 – Dec 2019

Audit Clerk, Nov 2013 – Oct 2017

• In charge of managing the firm’s portfolio of audits including preparation and audit of annual financial statements, audit planning, and implementation of audit strategy

• Analysed and evaluated financial statements and information in accordance with IFRS and IFRS for SME’s standards, adopted accounting policies and accounting framework

• Conducting substantive audit testing, made recommendations, and reviewed the final audit file before handing it in for final review by the senior audit partner

• Coached and supervised junior audit staff

• Prepared management report to management

• Monthly accounting for clients consisting of processing of monthly bank statements, reconciliation of bank statements, debtors creditors and control accounts, monthly payroll and posting of payroll journals, posting of month-end accruals, maintenance of fixed asset registers, processing of year-end adjustments, year-end close procedures, calculation and submission of monthly statutory returns (GST, payroll taxes) and calculations and submission of tax returns

Accomplishments

• Awarded employee of the year in 2017 for taking on an extra audit which generated revenue of about NZD25,000 for the firm

• Coached/supervised junior audit clerks to help develop the skill base within the company and allow for greater quality of work to be performed.This enhanced team communication and quality of work during audit engagements

Education

• Diploma in Management Accounting (2019), CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)

• Bachelors Degree of Accounting Sciences in Financial Accounting

Short Courses

• Xero Advisor (accounting software)

• Intermediate level Excel

 

Professional membership:

• SAICA (SouthAfrican Institute of Chartered Accountants). www.saica.co.za

• Registered as anAssociate General Accountant AGA(SA)

Interests

• Reading, particularly books on aviation

• Play golf once a week, and keep active by working out at the gym, cycling and swimming

• Enjoy online gaming from time to time

Skills

Technical Skills

• Pastel Partner & Pastel Payroll

• Xero Accounting

• Caseware

• Microsoft Excel & Word

• SARSeFiling

• BusinessIntelligence Reporting software

• QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online

• Practice Manager/WorkflowMax

• Margill Loan Manager

• Sage One Online Accounting  & Caseware

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