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CV LAURA AUSKER updated November 2016

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CV LAURA AUSKER updated November 2016

  1. 1. CURRICULUM VITAE OF LAURA SANDILANDS AUSKER
  2. 2. 2 PERSONAL DETAILS Surname: AUSKER Name: LAURA SANDILANDS Date of Birth: 8th November 1959 Age: 57 years Gender: Female ID Number: 591108 0228 18 5 Marital Status: Married ( 2010) Nationality: British / RSA permanent resident ( 1982) Health: Excellent Children: 2 daughters, aged 26 & 23 (not dependents) Residential Address: 79 Bedford Place 19 Sovereign Street Bedfordview 2007 Postal Address: P O Box 75998 Gardenview 2047 Contact Numbers: 011 622 4246 (Home) 082 347 9141 (Cellular) E-mail: laura.ausker@gmail.com (private) Driver’s Licence: Full, code 08, no restrictions Criminal Record: None Religion: Christian Extramural: Gardening; Walking; Reading
  3. 3. 3 Reading and promoting use of good English/ Improvement of communication skills. English & computer lessons to factory staff. English German French Afrikaans Write 100% 80% 75% 25% Read 100% 90% 75% 50% Speak 100% 80% 50% 50% Comprehension 100% 90% 75% 65% Fluency 100% 90% 75% 65% EDUCATION Tertiary: BA Honours(RSA: B.COM Hons)Business Studies 1982 Leeds Metro University, UK Schooling: A’ levels (3) - 1978 ] Letchworth O’ levels (11)- 1976 ] Grammar School A’ Levels German Pass Grade C ( post Matric)French Pass Grade D History Pass Grade E A/O’Levels Use of English Pass General Paper Pass Gr C English Grade 2 O’Levels English Language Grade C (Matric) English Literature Grade A History Grade A Geography Grade C French Grade B German Grade B Mathematics Grade B Biology Grade C Computer / IT: Fully literate Highly skilled in MS OFFICE, especially Excel Axapta (MS-based) SAP/ Business Objects Pastel / Pastel Evolution Languages:
  4. 4. 4 Syspro VIP Payroll Accpac One Source/ Oracle/ Hyperion Earliest Starting Date: Negotiable
  5. 5. 5 EMPLOYMENT RESUMÉ Current employer Brink’s Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd Address: 9 Derrick Rd, Spartan, Kempton Park 1619 PO Box 34, Isando, 1600 Period of Employment: 11 August 2015 - current Position(s) held: Finance Manager Southern Africa and Kenya Staff complement: 5 direct staff members Remuneration package: Available on request -includes performance-related bonus. References: Available on request General summary 1. Management of the finance function and overseeing the finance team. 2. Preparation of budgets, forecasts and cash flows. 3. Maintenance of financial ledgers and accounting processes. 4. Preparation of Monthly consolidated P&L and Balance Sheet. 5. Timely production of statutory and internal financial reports. 6. Financial modelling and analysis. 7. Cash management and treasury duties. 8. Ensuring that appropriatesystems and internal controls are implemented and maintained. 9. Overseeing the Payroll process in coordination with the HR manager. 10. Preparation/reviewof various local reporting requirements such as Income Tax, VAT, and PAYE returns. 11. Prepare various corporate reporting requirements timely and accurately. 12. Strive for the excellence in adhere to the company’s 3 values, ACT (Accountability, Customer Focus, Trust), at all time. 13. Full HR, IR & payroll functions, including CCMA/ union negotiations, contracts & disciplinary procedures & processes, COIDA/ WCA. KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR FINANCE MANAGER:  Improve Internal Audit report rating from “Unsatisfactory” to a minimum “Needs Moderate Improvement” by improving internal controls to ensure financial/accounting transactions are reasonably, accurately, and completely reported. If internal audit scope is only focused on follow up of prior year's observation, the target rate is "Satisfactory".  Improve and maintain the accounting department team up-to the Brink’s standard – hold the team accountable for their roles & responsibilities and work independently. Support and monitor to ensure that the team's specified KPIs are achieved.
  6. 6. 6  Prepare Monthly Consolidated P&L and Balance Sheet accurately and timeously.  Timely and accurate filing of all statutory requirements for SA & Botswana. Bring Kenya statutory requirements up-to-date.  Prepare various corporate reporting current requirements timely & accurately.  Improve the company’s DSO to meet the current year’s plan, at a minimum. Previous employment (1): Self-employed Period of Employment: February 2015 – August 2015 Position(s) held: Financial / payroll manager/ management consultant to a number of SMEs. References: Sue- Night Vision Tech / Scissor Hands 083 252 0204 John – JA Trading 084 443 1559 General summary The primary requirement for this position is to manage the complete financial and management accounting processes as well as payroll and to provide sound advice which is compliant with relevant legislation. Previous employer (2): PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE OF SOUTHERN AFRICA PTY LTD Address: 3 Margaret Avenue, Kempton Park 1619 PO Box 5524 Kempton Park 1620 Period of Employment: August 2011 - 31st January 2015 Position(s) held: General Manager: Finance & Payroll Staff complement: 5 direct staff members Remuneration package: Available on request -includes guaranteed 13th cheque & 14th cheque, dependent on profitability. References: Available on request
  7. 7. 7 General summary The primary requirement for this position is to manage the financial department of PMI and its subsidiaries according to sound financial systems, practises and processes that are compliant with relevant legislation, meet principles of Adcorp Group policies and that will allow the organisation to achieve its strategic financial objectives. Principal duties and responsibilities: FUNCTIONAL:  Prepare monthly financial data for input into monthly management accounts  Provide accurate financial reports and schedules  Preparation and revision of quarterly forecasts and annual budgets  Co-ordination and management of year end procedures with close liaison with ASSC  Co-ordination of relationship between outsourced back office & internal head office, and company to ensure optimum functionality  Resolution of problematic creditors with outsourced back office & internal head office  Conducting regular internal audits across all financial aspects of PMI  Liaison with external auditors during external audit processes  Monitoring of property leases and input to managers  Updating of all financial and payroll policies and procedures  The management of the implementation of all financial and payroll systems  Establish and maintain tools for budgeting, financial reporting and accounting  Special projects and maintenance of financial systems  Maintenance of fixed asset register to ensure correct processing and classification according to accounting principles  Co-ordination and updating of annual insurance policies  Signing off of all perm and contractors payroll reports  Auditing of sample of perm and contractors personnel files monthly  Ensure absolute confidentiality of all personnel information.  Ensure that the division is optimally resourced and operating according to sound accounting principles  Provide technical direction to direct reports  Manage the performance and development of the financial team in line with the People Development Policy.  Ensure effective implementation of current HR policies and procedures and labour legislation.  Ensure all new managers are inducted on Finance and payroll processes  Ensure any changes are communicated to the business and appropriate training conducted if required. ANALYTICAL
  8. 8. 8  Analyse Management accounts monthly to explain causes of variances and highlight trends in financial data  Identify, clarify and correct monthly management accounts  Comparison and revision of quarterly forecasts and annual budgets of budget versus actual  Analysis of key balance sheet accounts  Analyse and report on trends and financial data  Investigate and take corrective action with difficult problematic DSO in conjunction with GM’s to ensure compliance with Adcorp agreed targets  Compliance reporting to senior management of all systems  Evaluation of current risk control measures and recommendations made to mitigate risk  Investigation of all insurance claims and analysis thereof  Review of all payroll reports to ensure compliance to group policies STRATEGIC  Provide financial inputs and guidance to senior management  Preparation of risk schedule against key financial indicators  Auditing of key financial risk indicators  Reporting on risks  Implementation of systems, policies and procedures to eliminate risk  Work with Adcorp internal audit to identify, eliminate and report on financial risks Previous Employer (3): ADCORP GROUP BUSINESS SERVICES Address: 55 Angus Crescent, Longmeadow Business Estate, Edenvale, 1609 Private Bag X 10010, Edenvale, 1610 Period of Employment: February 2008 - August 2011 Position(s) held: Financial Accountant Staff complement: +/- 20 staff members in accounts department; Remuneration package: R 34 916 pm CTC + benefits (Performance bonus DEC 2010 : R 64 000,00 ) References: Ms Beata Matuszewska 083 294 4458 Ms Raeesa Tayob- 083 488 4515 Areas of Accountability:
  9. 9. 9 The core function is cash management, full creditors & fixed assets management, statutory returns, maintenance of general ledger, year-end procedures , supervision of all accounting staff as well as general administration. Full functionality of, direct / indirect responsibility for tasks including, but not limited to:  Financial – Syspro/ Axapta  Cashbooks: weekly and monthly functions and reconciliations;  Creditors –COD / account reconciliations;  General ledger reconciliation- balance sheet and income statement  Inter-company journal entries & reconciliations;  Payroll balance sheet reconciliations;  Fixed assets-daily, monthly & annual management;  Monthly management reporting to head office;  Budget preparations;  Communication with operating companies on daily/ weekly/ monthly operating matters and resolution of queries;  HR – Staff management  FC representative on Charter Compliance Committee;  Training requirements for all staff;  Day-to-day management of staff; Previous Employer (4): LIGHTWORKS PTY LTD Address: 15 Friesland Drive, Longmeadow Business Estate, Edenvale, 1609 P O Box 783837 Sandton 2146 Period of Employment: January 2007 - February 2008 Position(s) held: Accounting Manager Staff complement: 5-6 in accounts department; 1 in HR / Payroll Remuneration package: R 16 600pm + 13th cheque; 100% company contribution to provident fund & group life 50% company contribution to medical aid.
  10. 10. 10 References: Mr Lance Lamprecht – Director 082 440 6537 Mr John Wilson – General Manager 083 297 3078 Reason for seeking alternative Change to group’s reporting structure has now employment: limited scope of position originally given; Company has not honoured salary review, even though additional job responsibilities were given / fulfilled; salary package not commensurate with experience and level of responsibility given and tasks completed. Areas of Accountability: Full functionality of, direct / indirect responsibility for the following:  Financial – Pastel Evolution / SAP  Cashbook, banking, petty cash: daily, weekly and monthly functions and reconciliations;  Creditors –COD / accounts reconciliations;  Debtors - Statements & collections; (Average debtors +/- R3.5 -6million pm)  General ledger reconciliations / inter-company journal entries;  Reconciliation of all credit card statements and correct expense allocation;  Monthly cost analysis e.g. telephone & cell phone usage and reporting to directors of any pertinent variances.  Forex –  All functions related to imports & exports  Costings (development of excel spreadsheets to facilitate function)  Liaison with local shipping agents and overseas suppliers;  Completion of all shipping documentation;  Reserve Bank forex applications;  Statutory: Monthly and annual returns for:  VAT;  PAYE / SDL / UIF;  WCA/ COIDA – returns
  11. 11. 11  All STATS SA quarterly / annual returns;  All correspondence and queries related to the above.  Salaries / Wages – Pastel  Full monthly payroll reconciliations ;  Casual wages;  All documentation relating to new staff  Induction training all staff of new and amended company procedures;  Reconciliation and control of staff loan accounts, including interest calculations;  Indirect / support function of:  Calculation of monthly salaries, approximately 150 salaried employees;  Electronic transfers of all wages & salaries;  Updates to relevant bodies of changes in personnel, e.g. UIF submissions, MEIBC for pension and provident funds;  Completion and follow-up on all WCA claims;  Secretarial / Administration  Daily administrative functions, e.g. supervision office cleaners, maintain office consumables and stationery supplies.  Reconciliation and liaison with service providers concerning over-charge on service delivery e.g. City of Joburg, Joburg Water, Pikitup.  Editing / proof-reading of all company literature and other external documentation BEFORE publication / submission to ensure correct language usage and meaning. Previous Employer (5): KONPLAST PTY LTD Address: 11, 4th Street Wynberg Sandton 2090 PO Box 322 Bramley 2018 Period of Employment: February 2000 – January 2007 Position(s) held: Accountant: Finance and Human Resources; P A to Managing (2) & financial directors. Staff complement: 2 in wages / 2 in accounts. Remuneration package: R 13 545 pm + 13th cheque;
  12. 12. 12 50% company contribution to medical aid. Reason for seeking alternative employment: Career opportunities limited as company is family- controlled; Salary not market-related; company unable to increase this to package commensurate with experience and level of responsibility given and tasks completed; Areas of Accountability: Full functionality of, direct / indirect responsibility for the following:  Financial – Syspro  Cashbook, banking, petty cash: daily, weekly and monthly functions and reconciliations;  Creditors –COD / accounts reconciliations;  Debtors - Invoicing /statements/ collections; (Average debtors +/- R400-R900 OO pm)  Stock - Control / monthly stock takes & variance analysis- stock holding +/R1.6M  General ledger / inter-company journal entries;  Costing of new products, including material & labour input costs;  Monthly cost analysis e.g. telephone & cell phone usage and reporting to directors of any pertinent variances.  Forex –  All functions related to imports & exports  Costings (development of excel spreadsheets to facilitate function)  Liaison with local shipping agents and overseas suppliers;  Completion of all shipping documentation;  Reserve Bank forex applications;  Statutory: Monthly and annual returns for:  VAT  PAYE / SDL / UIF  RSC Levies  COIDA – returns & claims  All correspondence and queries related to the above.
  13. 13. 13  Salaries / Wages – Accsys PeopleWare  All documentation relating to new salaried staff;  Advice to all staff of new and amended company procedures;  Control of staff loan account, including interest calculations;  Calculation of monthly salaries, fortnightly and weekly wages, as well as leave pay runs, including calculation of actual hours worked- close interaction with factory foremen. Approximately 40 salaried, 50 permanent wages & 150 temporary / contract workers;  Handling & resolution of all related queries;  Electronic transfers of all wages & salaries;  Updates to relevant bodies of changes in personnel e.g. UIF submissions, MEIBC for pension and provident funds;  Completion and submission of monthly MEIBC, union and housing loans’ returns;  Completion and follow-up on all WCA claims;  Completion of certificate of service and applications for disability pension;  Liaison with various organisations for labour-related matters e.g. SEIFSA, MEIBC and forwarding of information to relevant departments within company;  Attend counselling sessions for factory staff and counsel, if relevant;  Complete appraisals on staff under direct control and input on appraisals for other staff.  Personal Assistant to Directors  Advice of any pertinent changes / issues within company;  Ensure, where necessary, appropriate arrangements made for appointments e.g. travel/ catering / outside reservations;  Reconciliation of all credit card statements and correct expense allocation;  Overseas travel arrangements – liaise with travel agents and overseas contacts to set up itinerary.  Arrange foreign exchange;  Maintain confidentiality of all company and personal information for all directors.  Calculation of monthly salaries and payments thereof.
  14. 14. 14  Deputise for managing / financial directors in their absence, including day-to-day functions and handling of debtors and creditors/ bank.  Secretarial / Administration  Front Office: stand-in if required;  Ensure main reception area is well-maintained and manned at all times;  All reception duties, as & when required;  Agendas & coordination of meetings;  Taking & typing of minutes.  All other daily administrative functions, e.g. supervision office cleaners, maintain office consumables and stationery supplies.  Reconciliation and liaison with service providers concerning over-charge on service delivery e.g. City of Joburg, Joburg Water, Pikitup.  Exhibitions / Advertising / Editorial  Initial organisation & coordination of 2-3 exhibitions per annum- set up / staffing / production of sample range;  Design of magazine and catalogue entries in conjunction with DTP department;  Editing of all company literature BEFORE publication to ensure correct language usage and meaning. Previous Employer (6): RUD CHAINS PTY LTD Address: Plot 127 Larch Rd BENONI AH 1501 Period of Employment: November 1996 – January 2000 Position(s) held: P A to Managing Director Bookkeeper / Financial Accountant Remuneration package: R 4 000,00 pm (mornings only) + 13th cheque Petrol allowance Cellphone allowance Non-contributory hospital plan insurance Reference: MR MERVIN SMART – Managing Director 083 461 0733; 033 343 3512(w) 033 343 1520 (h)
  15. 15. 15 Reason for leaving: Relocation of offices from Edenvale to Benoni Areas of Accountability Full functions of the following, using BRILLIANT, / MS OFFICE:  Personal Assistant to Managing Director-  Organising all local & overseas travel  Confirmation of all appointments  Coordination & control of sales force  Handling of all visitors  Completion of all travel and cash expense returns for directors.  Financial –  Cashbook, cash flow, banking, petty cash  Creditors – COD / accounts/ reconciliations  Debtors - Invoicing /statements/ collections  Stock - Control / monthly stock takes  Monthly analyses / Ordering (overseas)  Forex –  All functions related to imports & exports  Costings (development of Excel spreadsheets to facilitate function)  All payments  Liaison with overseas holding company  Statutory - All monthly & annual returns in respect of:  VAT  PAYE / SDL / UIF  RSC Levies  COIDA – returns & claims  Salaries/ Wages  Calculation of monthly sales commission  Control of staff loan accounts;  Calculation of monthly salaries & weekly wages;  Handling & resolution of all related queries.  Expense Control for Senior Management  Analysis of credit card expenditure;  Telephone expenses;  Petrol / fleet purchases.
  16. 16. 16  Insurance  All company assets including stock, premises and motor vehicles;  Submission and follow-up of all claims.  Secretarial  Front Office  All reception duties, as & when required;  Agendas & coordination of meetings;  Taking & typing of minutes.  Exhibitions / Advertising  Initial organisation & coordination of 1 -2 exhibitions per annum;  Design of magazine and catalogue entries in conjunction with design studios. Previous Employer : N/A Period: December 1989 – November 1996 Occupation: Full-time mother Previous Employer (6): EDCON (EDGARS STORES LTD) Address: Head Office EDGARDALE Crown Mines Johannesburg Period of Employment: October 1982 –December 1989 Positions held: A: FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT- U P R S B: ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT - Treasury C: ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT- Finance Systems Reference: MR C L E DASH – Technical Services Controller 011 706 5050 ( home) Reason for leaving: MATERNITY
  17. 17. 17 A: FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT- U P R S (part of EDCON) October 1986 – December 1989 Full functions of and accountability in:  Production of Budgets: Annual / Quarterly / Monthly for approval by EXCO. PC-based for uploading to mainframe systems; Revision at end of each quarter to incorporate any market changes.  Operating Actuals: Analysis of Monthly: To review and analyse out-of- line situations and, where appropriate, recommend corrective action  Annual 3 Year Business To produce all required financial schedules and stats Plan: reflecting policies, strategies and business plans & to provide sound financial advice to ensure a practical and reasonable plan from a financial viewpoint.  Control of Accounting To provide maximum control over all ledger postings; Functions: To ensure timeous processing of all documentation and the reconciliation of all general ledger accounts B: ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT- Treasury (HO) November 1983 – October 1986 Full functions of and accountability in:  Balancing of all group loan accounts.  Budgeting for daily cash requirements Bank statement downloads from major banks ( FNB / STANDARD)  Calculation of interest payable / receivable for call funds; Management of all call borrowings.  Monitoring of foreign currency rates and effects on costings of imports.  Application and control of all change Control applications, including omnibus approvals.  Production of Budgets- financial input to cost centres with regard to gearing, borrowings, currency and interest rates.
  18. 18. 18 C: ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT- Financial Systems: Head Office October 1982 –November 1983 Full responsibility and accountability for:  Maintenance and control of group’s financial database.  Liaison with Group Systems: To ensure timeous and accurate production of financial reports.  Examination of Financial :To simplify, where possible, the statutory and monthly reports, reporting structure and reports’ contents.  Identification of new Systems To identify, through discussions with users, development requirements & new needs, and to investigate the feasibility of these requirements.  Design and Control of Forms: For use in HO Finance and Accounts. Previous Employer (7): ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE As an integral part of the B A (Honours) Business Studies, the universities / polytechnics require all students to complete 3 x 6 month periods of industrial training: Employer: HAWKER SIDDELEY ELEKTROMOTOREN : GERMANY Period of Employment: APRIL 1980 – SEPTEMBER 1980 APRIL 1981 - SEPTEMBER 1981 Responsibilities: Preparation of sales and purchase ledgers for submission to UK; Detailed statistical analysis of sales and orders; Maintenance and control of orders book. Employer: ALPHA LAVAL : South Wales, UK Period of Employment: APRIL 1979 – SEPTEMBER 1979 Responsibilities: Co-ordination of user and data processing departments during installation and link-up to HO London database control; Training of users in new system.

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