Farhana Essa


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Bursar/Bookkeeper

Johannesburg

 

 

CURRICULUM

 

VITAE

 

OF

 

FARHANA

 

 

ESSA

 

 

 

 

 

I wish to join a dynamic company which will allow me to further my growth as an individual and in turn be

able to inject this back into the company and assist in achieving its goals.

I believe in team work and effort. I also enjoy the company of others and sharing of ideas. I believe there is

always room for improvement and never compromising standards. I am diligent, hardworking and loyal.

I respond well to dynamic situations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERSONAL DETAILS

 

 

Surname                       :           Essa
First Name                   :           Farhana

Date of Birth                 :           26 October 1973

I.D Number                   :           7310260110081

Home Address              :           6 Donald Street, Chrisville, 2091

Telephone numbers      :           011-680-5870    (Home)                                                                                                  084-208-5473   (Cell)

Postal Address             :           6 Donald Street, Chrisville, 2091

E-mail address             :           [email protected]

Nationality                    :           South African

Home Languages          :           English

Other Languages          :           Afrikaans

License                        :           Code 08- own car

Marital Status               :           Married

Health                          :           Excellent

Criminal Offences         :           None

No of dependents          :           Two

 

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

 

Higher Education          :           Diploma in Bookkeeping (Careers 2000)

 

School Attended            :           Azara Secondary School

Qualifications                :           Matric (STD 10)

Year Passed                 :           1991

Subjects Passed           :           English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Geography, Science,

Accountancy

 

 

Courses Attended         :           IMPACT (Leadership course)

Living your potential

ISO 9001

FICA

SWIFT Fundamentals                                                                                                                           Foreign Exchange -Purchases and Sales

Excel and Excel Advanced

 

Computer experience    :           Lotus 1-2-3, Harvard Graphics, Microsoft Office.                                                                                               Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Business Objects,

F9 Accounting Package, Pastel Partner, Pastel Payroll, Advanced Sage Pastel.

 

Hobbies                        :           Reading, volleyball, cricket, formula one racing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

 

Previous employer        :           ABC International –English training school

Date commenced          :           28 February 2018 to 31 August 2018

Position held                 :           Bookkeeper- half day

Duties included             :           Maintaining multiple cash books and ledger accounts, balancing petty cash,

invoicing, general admin, filing, bank reconciliations, payroll, attending to                        tenants’ requirements, completing lease agreement documents, preparing          monthly payment schedules, effecting payments to vendors monthly,                        querying municipal accounts, capturing all data and entries onto Pastel,              update and maintain asset register, performing full debtors and creditors                       function, send monthly statements to all clients, assist with Insurance claims,

balance all credit card transactions to bank statement. Invoice all students for                                            accommodation, process statements.

Reason for leaving        :           Retrenched

 

Previous employer        :           International School of Cordoba

Date commenced          :           10 January 2017 to 31 December 2017

Position held                 :           Bursar

Duties included             :           All admin duties, Invoicing and receipting on Pastel, sending out monthly                                                             statements to parents, balancing all cash books, updating SA SAMS,                                                             Payroll, scheduling principal’s diaries and meeting requests, filing of learner                                      profiles, processing of monthly EMP201, handling all vendor queries,                                                     interacting and liaising with parents, and ad hoc duties.

Reason for leaving        :           Retrenched

 

Previous employer        :           Dynamic Sales

Date commenced          :           01 August 2016 to 09 January 2017

Position held                 :           Bookkeeper/sales – half day

Duties include               :           Invoicing, maintaining cash books, creditors and debtors control, filing and                                                general admin duties.

Reason for leaving        :           Better prospects

 

Previous employer        :           ABC International-English training school

Date commenced          :           18 July 2013 to 20 July 2016

Position held                 :           Bookkeeper- half day

Duties included             :           Maintaining multiple cash books and ledger accounts, balancing petty cash,

invoicing, general admin, filing, bank reconciliations, payroll, attending to                        tenants’ requirements, completing lease agreement documents, preparing          monthly payment schedules, effecting payments to vendors monthly,                        querying municipal accounts, capturing all data and entries onto Pastel,              update and maintain asset register, performing full debtors and creditors                       function, send monthly statements to all clients, assist with Insurance claims,

balance all credit card transactions to bank statement.

Reason for leaving        :           Better prospects

 

Previous employer        :           Ridgeway Butchery

Date commenced          :           01 June 2011 to 17 July 2013

Position held                 :           Bookkeeper – half day

Duties included             :           Debtors and creditors control, invoicing, payroll, HR, general admin,

ordering of stock, VAT, filing.

Reason for leaving        :           Better prospects

 

Previous employer        :           Standard Bank of South Africa

Date commenced          :           01 November 1993 to 09 December 2010

Position held                 :           Team Leader – Operational Reference Data Analyst from 01 August 2007                                                to 09 December 2010

Duties included             :           Accurate and timely updating of the systems in terms of requests

received from departments/divisions so as to ensure the

integrity of the various databases. Maintain SSI database for all types                                                    of trades. Maintain the public holiday file. Attend to staff issues in                                                                      terms of leave, interim appraisals and training developments.                                                                 Check finance limits. Maintain good relationships with internal clients.                                                 Maintain ISO 9001 certification. Update policies and procedures

pertaining to current job. Liaise with various departments regarding

credit limits for banks.

 

Position held                 :           Operational Reference Data Analyst from 03 April 2006 to             31 July 2007

Duties included             :           Accurate and timely updating of the systems in terms of requests                                                                      received from departments/divisions so as to ensure the integrity                                                                        of the various databases. To maintain an updated database with

correct information adhering to FICA regulations. To maintain and                      distribute latest SSI’s requested by foreign/local banks.                                     Assist with testing of any new systems or any system changes                         prior to implementation. Assist users with problems experienced                                    and with training on new products. Assist management as and when

required. Assist with special projects in whatever role is required. Adhere

to ISO Standards. Open CFC (customer foreign currency) accounts adhering

KYC and FICA. Be back office to the dealing room.

 

Was on maternity leave from 23 September 2005 to 02 April 2006.

Returned to the Financial Market Operations – Business Systems Administration position

 

Experience                   :           Treasury Operation Finance- Derivative Reconciliations from                                                05 July 2004 to 23 September 2005
Position held                  :             Derivative Reconciliations Officer
Duties included             :           Minimise potential losses by ensuring all transactions through
derivative accounts are reconciled correctly and timeously.                                            Support front office (dealing room) with interest and                                                       queries. Reconcile various CFC accounts to the trades                                                  dealers posted.

 

Experience                   :           Financial Market Operations – Systems Administration from
02 June 2003 to 02 July 2004
Position held                  :            Systems Administration Officer
Duties included              :            Accurately update systems, control user access to ensure system security is not compromised, monitor and control RTGS

(Real Time Gross Settlements), maintain monthly verification reports.

 

Experience                   :           Financial Market Operations – Quality Assurance Department from
03 April 2001 to 30 May 2003

Position held                 :           Standard Settlements Officer
Duties included              :            Check daily reports, load daily standing settlement instructions to retail Forex System and to Feds, update daily register, prepare   monthly clean ups and updated of the two systems, liaise with

various departments and foreign/local banks, prepare circulars/                                  fanouts and broadcasts to branches, and initiate action plans.

 

Experience                   :           Financial Control Management Accounts from                                                                                         01 August 2000 to 02 April 2001

Position held                 :           Assistant Management Accounts Officer

Duties included             :           Analysis of various cost centers per business units, provide                                                                  income and expense commentary, balance value added tax (VAT),

liaise with divisional accountants.

Was on maternity leave from 11January 1999 to 02 July 1999.

Returned to International Division-Nostro reconciliations till 31 July 2000

 

Experience                   :           Retail Foreign Exchange Department from                                                                                             23 March 1998 to 08 January 1999

Position held                 :           Project Development Officer

Duties included             :           Conduct unit/ system testing on Retail Foreign Exchange                                                          System, assist senior officer with research, preparing project                                        documentation and presentations, provide system training, actively                                    work with I.T. resources, ensure all problems discovered are recorded,

corrected and finalised.

 

Experience                   :           Worked in Nostro Reconciliations Department from                                                                                01 September 1996 to 20 March 1998

Position held                 :           Reconciliations clerk

Duties included             :           Control reconciliations of all foreign currency nostro accounts                                                                maintained in the books of international division with foreign banks

abroad. Also, responsible for investigating any outstanding foreign receivable or payable until resolved. Calculate interest claims and use of funds.

Reconcile mismatch claims and outstanding cover.

Experience                   :           Worked at Selby Branch from 16 May 1995 to 31 August 1996

Position held                 :           Foreign Exchange Clerk

Duties included             :           Attending to customers, processing of sale transactions (telegraphic                                                     transfers and drafts) delivering FEC’s, issuing travellers cheques,                                                         answering customer queries and international queries. Adhere to Exchange                                                Control requirements. Capture and monitor F178’s.

 

Experience                    :          Worked at Fordsburg Branch from 01 June 1994 to 15 May 1995

Position held                 :           Foreign Exchange Clerk

Duties included :                       Processing of inward and outward telegraphic transfers, drawing            of                                             daily rates, issuing drafts and repurchasing them, delivering FEC’s, issuing                                  travellers cheques, attending to customer queries and international

queries, repurchasing travellers cheques and attending to customers.                                                 adhere to Exchange control requirements. Capture and monitor F178’s.

Experience                   :           Worked at Troye OPC from 01 December 1993 to 30 May 1994

Duties included             :           Worked in savings, investments and current account department                                                                       including stop orders etc, opening and closing accounts, loading new                                                      and updating stop orders, rolling of customers call accounts.

 

Reasons for leaving      :           Personal reasons

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

 

 

Previous employer        :           Lantex Enterprises

Date commenced          :           04 May 1992 to 29 October 1993

Position held                 :           Girl Friday

Duties included             :           Receptionist, secretary, invoicing, debtors and creditors clerk, filing                                                      administration, stock taking, and VAT clerk.

Reasons for leaving      :           Better prospects and self-advancement – later company closed down

 

REFERENCES

Mr. Stuart Grigor          :           011-636-0515 – Standard Bank – Test Manager
083-400-7527

[email protected]

Mrs. Rochelle Pike        :           083-307-4302 – Standard Bank – Team Leader

Mrs. Vanessa Naicker   :           072-798-4486- Standard Bank

Mrs. Anastasia Joannou            :           083-469-5262 – Ridgeway Butchery – [email protected]

Mrs. Judy Selverajh      :           011-403-2171- ABC International – [email protected]

Education

1991

Matric(Std 10) at Azara Secondary Secondary

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