• Suzanne H
  • Bookkeeper, Administrative Assistant
  • Last/current workplace: Australian Electoral Commission
  • 57 years old from Wahroonga, NSW

Introduction

I have recently completed a Certificate IV in Accounting at The Northern Sydney Institute, St Leonards campus (November 2014). In addition to passing the course I received a distinction in the only graded subject; "Prepare Financial Reports". The course included Book Keeping, Accounts Payable / Receivable, BAS, Payroll and MYOB, There was a strong emphasis on not only understanding the theory but also putting it into practice with comprehensive courses on MYOB and advanced Excel. I also completed a Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology the previous November (2013) after a period of raising three children. My original university qualification was in Chemical Engineering but I have not worked in that field for quite a few years and am now seeking part-time work close to home and this job is exactly what I would like to do. I am a very organized person who is now in a position to be a very reliable and valuable employee keen to learn new skills.

Employment History

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    Australian Electoral Commission

    • Jan 1982 - Dec 1985
    * Polling Assistant, Australian Electoral Commission (one day - general election) * Computer and front desk, San Radiology, San Hospital, Wahroonga, Sydney (three days work experience for Tafe Course) * Plant Manager, ECOLAB, Sydney Supervised operations and warehousing of cleaning chemical production facility. * Quality Assurance Manager, ECOLAB, Sydney Set up and implemented AS9002 Quality Assurance System. * Industrial Engineer, CSR Sugar Division, Sydney * Technical Sales Manager, ICI, Milford Haven, Wales, UK * Potroom Engineer/Supervisor, COMALCO, Invercargill, NZ

Skills

  • General Office Duties
  • Microsoft Office
  • Accounts Payable and Receivable
  • Accounting
  • MYOB

Certificates

  • First Aid Certificate

Education History

  • The Northern Sydney Institute

    • Ended Jan 2013
    2013 (one semester - full-time) Certificate IV in Accounting The Northern Sydney Institute, St Leonards Campus, including the following * Prepare financial reports * Develop and use complex spreadsheets * Set up and operate a computerized operating system, MYOB * Establish and maintain a payroll system * Carry out business activity and installment activity tasks
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    Hornsby TAFE NSW

    • Jan 1991 - Jan 1992
    Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology Hornsby TAFE NSW, including the following * Use advanced features of Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access) * Build, review and maintain a website * Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement * Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices * Participate effectively in OHS communication and consultative processes
  • University of current

    University of Wollongong NSW * Statistical analysis * TQM * MBA subjects
  • Exeter University UK current

    Prior: BSc Chemical Engineering Exeter University UK