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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Posted:
September 04, 2019

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Melissa Landman

Accountant

Business Analyst (newly appointed)

** ******** ******, ********

Johannesburg, South Africa, 2192

ac99ik@r.postjobfree.com / ac99ik@r.postjobfree.com

+276*-***-****

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PROFESSIONAL

PROFILE

Experienced Accountant of 9 years, with a demonstrated history of working in the engineering and oil & gas industry. Highly motivated, creative and result-orientated finance professional with sound experience in financial and project accounting within ERP systems. Recently appointed as Business Analyst responsible for implementing and integrating external and internal business software and processes, with a key focus on Internal Finance Controls, Financial Risk and Finance Processes.

Especially skilled at building effective, productive working relationships with key stakeholders and a proven ability to motivate and integrate with persons from diverse cultures. Navigates comfortably through complexities and adapts readily to new environments and resource constraints. Committed to the highest levels of professional and personal excellence and enthusiastic to make meaningful contributions through adding value to operations.

PROFESSIONAL

EXPERTISE

- Financial and Project Accounting for projects, Joint Ventures and Statutory entities.

- Statutory Reporting with IFRS compliance.

- Financial risks and internal controls.

- System implementations and integrations (internal and external).

- Materials Management Systems (construction / project).

- Inventory and Warehouse Management (manufacturing).

- Business process flows and procedures (development and documentation).

- Supply Chain, production and assembly activities.

- Training relevant business units on new systems and processes.

- KPI measurement reporting tools - development using software. SKILLS AND

ATTRIBUTES

- Advanced Excel skills.

- ERP Systems

- IFRS compliance.

- Risk orientated.

- Analytical thinker.

- Project driver.

- Team player.

- Multi-skilled.

- Resourceful.

- Reliable.

- Creative.

- Diverse.

SYSTEMS

EXPERIENCE

- ERP - JD Edwards (10 years)

- Insights Reporting (5+ years)

- QuickBooks (5 years)

- Pastel Partner (1 year)

- VIP Payroll (2 years)

- Microsoft Excel (15 years)

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EDUCATION Hoerskool Dinamika

Senior Certificate,

Alberton. Gauteng, ZA

Graduated December 2002

Subjects Completed:

· Afrikaans 1st Language, English 2nd Language, Mathematics, Economics, Accounting, Computer Studies

University of South Africa (UNISA)

Bachelor of Commerce - Economics

Pretoria, ZA

Completed December 2008, Graduation June 2009

Subjects included:

· Economics (Major), Business Management (2ND Major), Accounting, Accounting Systems, Commercial Law, Entrepreneurship, Cost Accounting, Public Relations. Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) CIMA

Currently completing Level 1

Estimated Completion : 2020 (part time)

Current subjects :

· Management Accounting (est 2019)

· Financial Management and Tax (est 2020)

LANGUAGES Afrikaans:

English:

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EMPLOYMENT

HISTORY

Murray & Roberts Pty Ltd

Business Analyst

Johannesburg, South Africa

March 2019 - Present

· Project Manage the implementation of new internal and external business systems and software as well as the improvement of current business systems.

· Lead the design of detailed process flows, roles, responsibilities and relevant training for all new business systems as well as the integration thereof into existing process flows across all business functions (from tendering to finance).

· Conducting market research to identify new and more efficient technologies and business systems for conducting business.

· Translating business objectives and requirements into functional and system specifications.

· Interact with all business functions to understand their needs and requirements.

· Assist and support the design and development of required interfaces and enhancements.

· Ensure projects are completed timeously and within budgetary limits.

· Post implementation training, testing and improving of new business systems.

· Writing reports for various functions within the organisation to manage their departmental KPI’s.

· New projects structure and set up on JDE / ERP System for Procurement, Finance and Inventory. Recent projects completed :

· The design and implementation of a new Materials Management System (MMS) on an ERP System

(JDE) as per client’s requirements and specifications.

· Managing the implementation and integration of :

Manufacturing / Assembly system (JDE).

Supplier onboarding and management system (ORACLE).

Sales and customer relations management systems (CRM).

Plant and equipment management systems (P&E).

Materials requirements planning system / Supply Chain (MRP). Murray & Roberts Pty Ltd

Finance and Admin Controller / Accountant

Aquamarine, a manufacturing branch of Murray & Roberts Western Cape, South Africa

June 2017 – February 2019 (Temporary Secondment to assist the branch) ERP system :

· Ensure all modules (procurement, inventory / warehousing and finance) run correctly to add value and to produce reliable sales, production and financial reports. Financial :

· Preparation of all financial reports required by all stakeholders, ensuring they are within statutory and company requirements.

· Implementation of effective project costing reporting tools for project managers to monitor the progress of jobs, identifying risks on a job early enough to mitigate and to control costs.

· Overall responsibility for budget plans, preparations including guiding other departments in assumptions, process and projections.

· Monitor project performance against forecasts, review reasonability and reliability of forecasts.

· Applying revenue recognition principles (IFRS) to correctly report revenue take at month / year end.

· Ensure compliance with internal controls.

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EMPLOYMENT

HISTORY (cont.)

· Managing of Debtors Aging Analysis, overheads, journal processing and balance sheet account reconciliations etc.

Inventory and Warehousing :

· Coordinating perpetual and periodic stock takes and managing the financial impact of variances.

· Warehousing / inventory set-up on the system and ensuring the correct GL transaction postings takes place.

· Implementing of materials requirement planning (MRP) tools to assist warehousing and production with purchasing forecasts and efficient stock level maintenance.

· Implementation of the landed cost system for imports on the accounting system.

· Assisting with inventory management to ensure that the possible risk of losses are mitigated as much as possible.

Supply Chain / Procurement :

· Ensure payments to suppliers and recurrent expenditures are made in a timely manner with the appropriate authorisation.

· Ensure that logistics and procurement functions are conducted in a timely manner and according to policies and regulations.

· Manage supplier performance to assess ability to meet quality and delivery requirements and meet with suppliers to discuss performance metrics, to provide performance feedback. Ensure competitiveness and achieve/obtain value for money in supply chain processes.

· Complete supply chain project level activities in a timely and professional manner with sufficient attention to detail in deliverables and regular thorough reporting and project communication.

· Design of detailed supply chain process flows and roles and responsibilities for each supply chain process step.

· Produce Purchase Order Tracking Tool Reports on a monthly basis.

· Managing the reconciling the Open Orders and open Goods Received Notes reports to mitigate possible risks of under costing on month end financials. 5 P a g e

EMPLOYMENT

HISTORY (cont.)

Murray & Roberts Pty Ltd

Financial / Project Accountant

Johannesburg, South Africa

January 2014 – May 2017

Financial Reporting :

· Full statutory accounting function for foreign entities in Mozambique, Namibia and Botswana

(Income Statement and Balance Sheet).

· Annual Financial Statements with IFRS compliance.

· Monthly and annual financial year-end packs / management accounts for group reporting.

· Quarterly assessments and budget packs with variance reporting.

· Annual business plans (Income statement and balance sheet).

· Cash flow forecasting and variance reporting.

· Budgeting and variance reporting.

Functional :

· Inter-company invoicing, consolidations and confirmations.

· Work in progress analysis and revenue recognition reconciliations.

· Order book reconciliations.

· Subcontractor Liability Management for projects.

· Monthly cost analysis and forecasting for projects.

· General Ledger reconciliations.

· Monthly statutory liability reconciliations and payments (VAT, WHT, Payroll 3rd parties etc.).

· Foreign payments.

· Payroll review, approval and release.

· Debtors progress billing (including advance payments, retentions etc.).

· Monthly journals (work in progress, payroll, accruals, provisions, prepayments, forex, vat, tax, depreciation, capital leases, bad debts etc.).

· Review, approve and release supplier reconciliations and payments.

· Fixed Assets Management, depreciation and wear and tear. Vusela Construction

Accounts Payable Manager (and Finance Admin)

Western Cape, South Africa

November 2012 – December 2013

· Managing of an Accounts Payable team (staff of 8 people).

· Developing and implementing new procurement and accounts payable process flows with a key focus on financial risks and internal controls.

· Review and approval of supplier reconciliations for payment.

· Accounts Payable sub-ledger reconciliations.

Other ad-hoc :

· Implementation of effective project costing reporting tools for project managers to monitor the progress of jobs, identifying risks on a job early enough to mitigate and to control costs.

· Restructuring of the accounts department (roles and responsibilities, segregation of duties, system access controls, approval matrices etc.).

· Internal audits and due diligences.

· Balance sheet reconciliations and prior year ‘clean-up’. 6 P a g e

EMPLOYMENT

HISTORY (cont.)

Murray & Roberts Pty Ltd

Project Accountant

Johannesburg, South Africa

December 2010 – October 2012

Financial Reporting :

· Project value R500m.

· Full statutory accounting function for a Joint Venture Project with its own balance sheet.

· Monthly and annual financial year-end packs / management accounts for group reporting.

· Quarterly assessments and budget packs with variance reporting.

· Annual business plans (Income statement and balance sheet).

· Cash flow forecasting and variance reporting.

· Budgeting and variance reporting.

Functional :

· Inter-company invoicing, consolidations and confirmations.

· Work in progress analysis and reconciliations.

· Order book reconciliations.

· Monthly cost analysis and forecasting for the project.

· General Ledger reconciliations.

· Monthly statutory payments.

· Payroll review, approval and release.

· Debtor’s progress billing (including retentions and advance payments).

· Monthly journals (work in progress, payroll, accruals, provisions, prepayments, forex, vat, tax, depreciation, capital leases, bad debts etc.).

· Review, approve and release supplier reconciliations and payments.

· Fixed Assets Management and depreciation.

· Compliance to internal finance controls.

Murray & Roberts Pty Ltd

Financial Risk Analyst (Internal Audit)

Johannesburg, South Africa

December 2008 – November 2010

· Identification of financial risks and implementing mitigating controls.

· Development of all financial procedures.

· Development of all internal audit programs / internal testing documents for control and procedure testing.

· Actual conducting of the Internal Audits and reporting thereon.

· Continuous training and workshops to all employees on financial controls, processes, procedures and policies.

· Maintaining of Financial Policies, Procedures, Risk and Control Matrices and Process Control Manuals.

· Ensuring financial department compliance to ISO standards and audits. Other :

· Member of the Employment Equity Committee.

· Chairman of the Murray & Roberts Projects Social Club. 7 P a g e

EMPLOYMENT

HISTORY (cont.)

Impact Tutorial Centre

Educator (Gr 8 – 12) and Finance Clerk

Johannesburg, South Africa

May 2007 – November 2008

Bracken High School

Educator (Gr 8 -11)

Johannesburg, South Africa

April 2006 – April 2007

Samchem Pty Ltd

Accounts Assistant

Johannesburg, South Africa

March 2004 – April 2006

Foschini

Sales Executive

Johannesburg, South Africa

2004 – 2004 (Weekends)

Café Society

Waitress and Assistant Floor Manager

Johannesburg, South Africa

2000 – 2003 (Weekends)

PROFESSIONAL

SKILLS

Microsoft Excel

Computerized Finance Systems

JD Edwards (ERP)

Conflict Resolution:

Problem Solving:

Interpersonal Communication:

Project Management:

Training:

Public Speaking:

Project Implementation

Leadership skills:

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REFERENCES Jeanne Wiggill (Finance Executive)

Murray & Roberts

Available on Request

Kim Hirsch (Financial Manager)

Murray & Roberts r

+278*-***-****

Dee-Anne Persson (Operations Manager)

Murray & Roberts

+278*-***-****

Duncan Mashiane (Project Accountant)

Murray & Roberts

+278*-***-****

Loryn Pearson-Young (Financial Accountant)

Murray & Roberts

+278*-***-****

Anneline Denyschen (Systems Coordinator/Specialist) Murray & Roberts

+278*-***-****

Gustav Dippenaar (Business Systems & Process Manager) Murray & Roberts

+277*-***-****

Clive Govender (Chief Procurement Officer)

Murray & Roberts

Available on Request



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