NIVERA ISHWARLALL - SUMMARY OF WORK HISTORY
POSSIBLE JOB PLACEMENTS BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:
Accountant; Assistant Accountant, Accounts Payable Manager;Admin Manager;
Assistant Finance Manager;Assistant to Group Accountant; etc.
Middle Management Level Positions with opportunities for long-term growth.
At Hedge Fund Academy
My duties comprised of general accounting and administrative services to HFA’s internal
stakeholders, staff training and control and general management of the office.
Key responsibilities but not limited to the following:
To oversee/manage all contractors and part-time employees, (five employees).
To set up an administrative and accounting system/s to facilitate and support operations.
To manage the HR function, leave monitoring and payroll. [Basic to intermediate level]
To oversee and combine all administrative and clerical functions regarding the
subsidiary companies, properties, and municipality accounts and trust entities.
To successfully train two contracted learners as competent Office administration staff
To manage invoicing, revenue collection, credit control
To manage expenses and suppliers and to provide governance and oversight on the
requisition, supplies, stock control of stationary and other supplies for catering, other
procurement and stipend payments.
To fulfil the cost control function and to provide regular management accounts and other
reports on trends and revenue streams.
To oversee the bookkeeping function and to manage XERO online accounting package.
To oversee the bookkeeping function and to manage FRESGBOOKS online accounting
To manage all statutory and regulatory (BEE, SETA accreditation etc.) requirements.
To manage and comply with the vat regulations and reconciliations.
To provide efficiencies with suppliers e.g. legal advisors, insurance payments etc.
To develop and maintain a transparent, informative and controlled internal accounting
To provide a friendly and efficient administrative service to HFA’s internal stakeholders
To keep the confidences of the entity as is required within the role as Finance and Administration
At Steinhoff Properties
August 2012 to 31Jul 2013. (Officially since September 2012)
The Champion in designing and implementing a new Accounting Package called MDA
which is specific to the property industry. I was successful with this project.
The transfer of the data onto a new set of chart of accounts from SYSPRO onto MDA.
This involved planning and mapping of new sets of charts of accounts as well as then
running parallel during the testing phase and then live.
Sole responsibility for the Financial Ledgers and reporting there-on
Training is still required for Management reports, Budgets, and Monthly Financial Reporting
A more extensive and detailed list of my duties and responsibilities at Steinhoff Properties is
Training staff members until competent to perform their duties effectively with due diligence.
Reviewing and authorising deliverables from the accounts payables and accounts
Reviewing and authorisation of accounts payables reconciliations and payments for release
on the banking system.
Effectively completing a financial year end process on the new system for both companies,
(Steinhoff Properties and Lurand books), with the result of an unqualified audit report, (positive
audit report free from material errors and omissions etc).
Head Office Accountant
At Steinhoff Africa Group Services
September 2007 – August 2012 (5 years)
I was responsible for the complete books to balance sheet functions such as all general ledger
recons, intercompany confirmations, cashbook and all subsidiary Ledger reconciliations etc.
This included preparatory work for management reporting such as Intercompany transactions
for the consolidation department and ledger data for the tax report.
Senior Bookkeeper, Then Promoted to Head Office Accountant
Unitrans / Steinhoff Africa Group Services / Steinhoff @ Work
May 2006 – August 2012 (6 years)
This function involved capture of and reconciliation of all intercompany Debtors and Creditors,
the complete Cashbook entries and recons, General Ledger Journals, and selected trial
Name of Degree /
Diploma / Course
Institution/Dates Subjects Completed
B. Compt UNISA – completiondue
Payroll Backto Basics Deloitte School of Tax –
01 Mar 2015
Payroll Backto Basics Yes
Vat Back to Basics Deloitte School of Tax –
14 June 2015
Vat Back to Basics Yes
Practical Bookkeeping Yes
M L SultanTechnikon
S1 & S2
S3 Level -
OTHER COURSES COMPLETED
2012 – Pastel Accounting – UNISA (included within the Unisa BCompt Degree)
Syspro Accounting Package – Bizpro Certificates 2007 and 2008
2005 – Pastel Accounting – Damelin
Volunteer Experience & Causes
Assistant at the Annual Fair - Pheonix Child and Family Welfare
December 1998 – Welfare organization for children
During my senior years at School I volunteered at the Child and Welfare annual Fair from 1995
Skills & Expertise
Successful transition from bookkeeper to head office accountant in the corporate environment
Successful transition from accountant to finance and admin manager
Growth and development having managed five staff members
Highly skilled and versed with accounting transactions and report creation to support the
management team with solid, sustainable and efficient data
Substantial knowledge of organisational practices in various industries
Intermediate experience with administrative processes in HR, staff management and control,
support staff training.
Highly knowledgeable with accounting practices due the BCompt studies (degree awaited end
Highly skilled with regards to books to trial balance reconciliations.
Fully computer literate with several accounting packages, i.e. Pastel, Syspro, Sage, Impact
Encore, MDA Accounting (specialised property software), Freshbooks, Xero, various Standard
Bank systems such as CATS, Best 2000, Business Online Banking