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  • Nationality: South African
  • Gender: Female
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Employment Level: Graduate
  • Career Experience: 10 - 15 Years
  • Employment Status: Employed
  • I am a very quick learner and was taught in a day how to work on IQ accounting software. My approach to financial accounting for my employer is to provide sound financial direction in each and every way to ensure confidence, growth, savings and profitability. As an analytical and experienced senior financial professional with more than 13 years of experience in leading a broad range of accounting and controller responsibilities, I am well positioned to exceed expectations as y our next Financial Accountant.
    I enrolled at Unisa for my degree in 2003. During my studies, I worked at Claassen Stone Auditing Firm. I gained hands-on experience in the financial industry from the very beginning of my part-time studies. I graduated from Unisa in 2008 and completed my articles contract with The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants in March of the same year.
    My responsibilities as a Senior Audit clerk included, but not limited the following:
    • Evaluating financial statements and assessing accounts for accuracy and compliance.
    • Investigating internal systems and operations.
    • Assessing risk management approaches.
    • Performing audits for other departments, as needed.
    • Reporting on errors and fraud.
    • Provide recommendations to improve weak internal controls.
    • Investigate instances of possible fraud (even those considered immaterial) Perform reconciliations of financial and operating information.
    • Monitor compliance with industry standards, laws, and guidelines
    In 2008, I began working for Nashua as an accountant. As a result of my hard work and dedication, I was promoted to Financial Manager. For the past 13 years, I have successfully held this position. My responsibilities have included implementing financial controls, measures, and bookkeeping procedure.
    In addition to my achievements as a Financial Manager , I also served as the Human Resources Manager, which included finding, screening, recruiting and training job applicants, as well as administering employee benefits. I I currently work directly under our Managing Director, standing in for him on the occasions where he is required to be absent. Through this opportunity, I’ve stepped outside of my comfort zone and gained a great understanding of what it takes to run a successful business. The director has given me full access to his companies bank , finance accounts and signing contracts, he knows he can trust me and that over 13 years I have proved that I am dependable and loyal. When our director is absent, I am responsible for keeping the business running with employees and clients. From managing comprehensive accounting tasks and analysing financials and budgets to leading system implementations and producing detailed financial reports, I excel in performing and directing all accounting and financial concerns. My success in efficiently processing accounting transactions, analysing trial balances and preparing management income statements and balance sheets prepares me to make a significant impact on your organisation in this role. I am ready to provide outstanding service within your company. I look forward to meeting with you and discussing how I am prepared to make a strong contribution in this role.
    I feel there are no further growth potential in my current position and that I have reached the end of growth at Nashua. I am seeking new experiences and change to develop my skills. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Elicia Bothma

    Education

    2003 - 2008 Bachelors of Accounting Science at UNISA

    I enrolled at Unisa for my degree in 2003. During my studies, I worked at Claassen Stone Auditing Firm. I gained hands-on experience in the financial industry from the very beginning of my part-time studies. I graduated from Unisa in 2008 and completed my articles contract with The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants in March of the same year

    Experience

    2003 - 2008 Senior Audit Clerk at Claassen Stone Chartered Accountants

    I enrolled at Unisa for my degree in 2003. During my studies, I worked at Claassen Stone Auditing Firm. I gained hands-on experience in the financial industry from the very beginning of my part-time studies. I graduated from Unisa in 2008 and completed my articles contract with The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants in March of the same year.
    My responsibilities as a Senior Audit clerk included, but not limited the following:
    • Evaluating financial statements and assessing accounts for accuracy and compliance.
    • Investigating internal systems and operations.
    • Assessing risk management approaches.
    • Performing audits for other departments, as needed.
    • Reporting on errors and fraud.
    • Provide recommendations to improve weak internal controls.
    • Investigate instances of possible fraud (even those considered immaterial) Perform reconciliations of financial and operating information.
    • Monitor compliance with industry standards, laws, and guidelines

    2008 - Up to date Financial Manager at Nashua

    In 2008, I began working for Nashua as an accountant. As a result of my hard work and dedication, I was promoted to Financial Manager. For the past 13 years, I have successfully held this position. My responsibilities have included implementing financial controls, measures, and bookkeeping procedure.
    In addition to my achievements as a Financial Manager , I also served as the Human Resources Manager, which included finding, screening, recruiting and training job applicants, as well as administering employee benefits. I I currently work directly under our Managing Director, standing in for him on the occasions where he is required to be absent. Through this opportunity, I’ve stepped outside of my comfort zone and gained a great understanding of what it takes to run a successful business. The director has given me full access to his companies bank , finance accounts and signing contracts, he knows he can trust me and that over 13 years I have proved that I am dependable and loyal. When our director is absent, I am responsible for keeping the business running with employees and clients. From managing comprehensive accounting tasks and analysing financials and budgets to leading system implementations and producing detailed financial reports, I excel in performing and directing all accounting and financial concerns. My success in efficiently processing accounting transactions, analysing trial balances and preparing management income statements and balance sheets prepares me to make a significant impact on your organisation in this role. I am ready to provide outstanding service within your company. I look forward to meeting with you and discussing how I am prepared to make a strong contribution in this role.