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Office Staff Assistant

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
March 24, 2020

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Curriculum Vitae of Sarika Prithinath


Being a responsible, focused, self-disciplined and dedicated person, I am passionate and enthusiastic about my role. I believe in fostering a spirit of non-discrimination and tolerance towards other cultures in the workplace I am computer literate and a fast learner. I also have a methodical and systematic approach to duties, tasks and filing. Amongst the values I hold dearly are respect for myself, for others and for those in authority, together with being honest, truthful and sincere. Kindness, forgiveness, compassion, generosity and being considerate of others are also very important to me. I believe in equality and treating everyone and everything with fairness and justice. I am honest, trustworthy and confident, with a pleasant and friendly disposition. I have excellent communication skills, maintaining good internal and external relationships. One of my strengths is that I am very passionate about helping and empowering people. I am a professional, mature, serious and goal orientated person who carries herself with integrity and tact. Delivering excellent service to all I encounter, is not only an attitude and a habit, it’s a way of life. I pride myself in my positive attitude towards life in general. I look forward to being a part of your team and given the opportunity I am confident that I will prove my worth as a team player and an asset to your company. Thank you for taking your time in considering my application. Yours faithfully

Sarika Prithinath


Personal Details

Known as : Sarika

Contact number : 079-***-****

Email address :

Date of Birth : 02nd March 1978 (41 yrs old)

Address : 14 Corngreen Close, Greenbury, Phoenix

Email :

Gender : Female

Marital Status : Divorced (2018)

No of Dependents : 1 (6 year old daughter)

Home Language : English

Criminal Offenses : None

Health : Excellent

Character Reference : Honest, trustworthy, dedicated and loyal. I am a fast learner and am able to work with little or no supervision.

Secondary Education

School : Greenbury Secondary School

Year : 1995

Subjects : English, Afrikaans, Biology, Physical Science Computer Studies, Mathematics

Last Grade Passed : 12 (Matric)

Pass Obtained : Matric Exemption

Tertiary Education

Institute : Damelin Management School

Course Attended : Basic Bookkeeping

Duration of Course : 1 year (2002) part-time

Course Outline : All aspects of Bookkeeping

Outcome of Course : Certificate in Bookkeeping obtained Computer Skills

Microsoft Office - Excel / Word / Outlook : 20 years (1999 – 2019) Pastel Express / Partner : 20 years (1999 – 2019)

VIP Payroll 30 Salary + 140 Wage staff : 7 years (2012 – 2019) SARS EFiling : 10 years (2009 – 2019)

SARS EasyFile : 7 years (2012 – 2019)

STD Bank Business Online + Internet Bank : 10 years (2009 – 2019) STD Bank FEX Online : 3 years (2016 – 2019)

Absa Business Online : 7 Years (2012 – 2019)

Employment History

Company : Casa Italia Inspired (Pty) Ltd

Period : 01 Nov 2016 – Current (2 years)

Position : Senior Bookkeeper

Duties : Process all Customers, Suppliers and Cash Books using Pastel Partner V18.

Process staff salaries on VIP Payroll

Statuatory Returns via SARS Efiling (VAT201, EMP201). Submit monthly financial reports to CFO (income statement, trial balance, balance sheet).

Process all local supplier payments using Std Bank Business Online.

Process payments to suppliers in Italy via Std Bank FEX online system.

Process shipping paperwork for Imported consignments from Italy.

Reason for Seeking Alt

Employment : Company relocating to JHB

Reference : Aldo Errico (Director) 082-***-****

Company : Renegade Rooster CC

Period : 01 April 2009 – 31 Oct 2016 (7 years full time) 01 Nov 2016 – 24 May 2018 (flexi-time)

Position : Senior Bookkeeper

Duties : Manage Accounts Department (2 accounts clerks). Manage 24 general office / warehouse staff.

Prepare monthly financial reports for MD (income statement, trial balance, balance sheet) using Pastel Partner V18. Process statutory Returns via SARS Efiling (VAT, EMP). Inventory control & management.

Process 24 head office staff salaries + 140 factory staff wages on VIP Payroll

Co-project managed the building of new warehouse Old Mill Industrial Park (value R12 million). (including liaising with building contractors; site visits; electricians, plumbers, IT consultants and budget control)

Organised & managed staff move to from old premises to new warehouse.

Managed all IT solutions with contracted IT company. Managed & minimized company expenses, sourcing cost- effective items, keeping expenses minimal Manage all building & equipment repairs & maintenance.

Manage / Maintain Member’s personal Property Trust acc. PA to Member & MD – dealing with all personal finances, insurances, Family, Property & Residential Trusts

Co-project managed the building of farm cottage in Hilton (cost R4.2 million). (including liaising with building contractors; site visits; electricians, plumbers and budget control) Reason for Seeking Alt

Employment : Company in the process of “down-sizing” departments. I was unsure of my position; so sourced new Job

Reference : Mr Jingmin Li (Member) 082-***-****

Mrs Randy Ji (MD) 082 54 9834

Company : Lizzard International (Stamford Hill)

Period : Aug 2006 - March 2009 (2 yrs, 7 months)

Position held : Bookkeeper

Duties : Accounting Package: PASTEL PARTNER

all aspects of Debtors (Factored & Non-Factored).

all aspects of Creditors.

Cash book postings & reconciling.

Reason for leaving : offered position at Renegade Rooster with room for growth, ie. senior bookkeeping duties.

Company : Look Ahead Clothing CC

Period : Aug 1999 - July 2006 (7 yrs)

Position held : Accounts Assistant

Duties : Accounting Package: PASTEL

all aspects of Debtors (Factored & Non-Factored)

all aspects of Creditors

Cash book postings & reconciling

Reason for leaving : company in process of liquidating

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