Howell - Office Person - Essenwood, Berea, South Africa

Linda Howell

Essenwood, Berea, South Africa

Summary

I am fully computer literate and have experience in all Microsoft Office Packages, as well as e-mail and internet research. I am self-taught at using QuickBooks and Pastel accounting packages as well as Corel Draw. I have experience in minute taking, Dictaphone typing as well as diary and travel arrangements, filing, stationery ordering and answering the telephone.

I have an outgoing personality with fantastic people skills. I am a hard-working, self-starter and do not require supervision to get on with tasks at hand. I have impeccable organisational skills and feel I will be an asset to any organisation.

I am available for interviews immediately and for employment from 21 July 2014.

Services

Office Person

Work History

Owner / Sales

Radiantly Figs (Pty) Ltd

From March 2013

Corporate Gifts & Clothing Supplier.
www.radiantlyfigs.co.za
linda@radiantlyfigs.co.za

Key Account Manager

E'YAKO ENTERPRISES

October 2006 - October 2012

(October 2006 - October 2012) (The company closed down 2 months after I left)
Corporate Gifts & Clothing Supplier, Unit 2, 56 Balmoral Drive, Durban North, 4051 Tel: 083 262 4068
Job Description: Key Account Manager. Covering all aspects of Corporate Gifting & Clothing orders. Product research, quotes, orders to suppliers, artwork management, invoicing on Quickbooks and overall project management of orders to ensure that they happen on time and with the correct specifications. E'Yako was a one-man business when I started in 2006 and I have helped build the Company from and R80K per year turn over to R6 Million a year turn over with a staff of 6 people.
References: Antoinette McInnes 083 262 4068

PA / Office Manager

CEC ELECTRICAL

June 2006 - September 2006

(20 June 2006 - End September 2006) TEMPORARY POSITION
Electrical Contractors, 8 Ennisdale Drive, Durban North, 4051 Tel: 031 563 5604
Job Description: PA / Office Manager to Director of Company, including answering the telephone, maintaining director's diary, typing in MSWord; Compiling quotes in Excel (pricing from various suppliers and marking-up); Compiling and sending of e-mails; Travel arrangements; Controlling of stationery and office supplies / consumables; Daily ordering and following up on orders of stock required for the teams working on site. Keeping track of company vehicles mileage and servicing requirements.
References: Mrs Donnae Simpson
Reason for leaving: Temporary Position.

Howell Architects

August 2004 - June 2006

After having my second child, I kept up my computer skills by running a small-scale secretarial service from home. I have provided support for Magenta Marketing / Edulself as well as my Father-in-Law's Architectural company Howell Architects using Microsoft Office.

PA

PENNINGTON & ASSOCIATES INC

February 2004 - August 2004

TEMPORARY POSITION
Architects, Suite 1, 65 Jan Smuts Highway, Mayville, Durban, 4001 Tel: 031 261 2809
Job Description: ½ Day PA Position, including, general typing; spread sheet work (ie. Payment certificates, completion certificates and accounts); presentations and concept drawings on CorelDraw11, compiling and sending of e-mails. Submitting documentation to City Council and following up on progress of same up to plan approval. Payment and monitoring of monthly accounts (creditors and debtors), updating of electronic cash-flow spread sheets; petty cash; banking; wages/salaries; travel arrangements, sourcing products for use in projects; controlling stationery and office supplies / consumables.
References: Mr Myles Pennington
Reason for leaving: Temporary Position.

Project Secretary / Office Manager

SCHAL INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT LIMITED

November 2000 - July 2001

BT London Deep Level Tunnels, C/O British Telecommunications, 50 - 60 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8PH Tel: 0944 208 256 4000
Job Description: Project Secretary / Office Manager for construction management team carrying out the refurbishment of British Telecommunication's underground cable tunnel network. My responsibilities were answering the telephone, keeping stock of and ordering stationery and other supplies, petty cash, and processing of accounts for payment. Establishing IT set-up and minor IT support, general word processing and production of monthly reports using Microsoft Office. Setting up and managing document control including drawings and copying of documentation for tender purposes. Establishing and maintaining the general filing. All typing work necessary, i.e. contract documents, monthly reports, etc.
References: Mr John Blake
Reason for leaving: End of my UK Visa

Project Secretary / Office Manager

SCHAL INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT LIMITED

June 1999 - November 2000

Construction Managers, Elizabeth House, York Road, London, SE1 7NQ Tel: 0944 208 256 4000
Job Description: Project Secretary / Office Manager for construction management team carrying out a £22M refurbishment of an office building for Sainsbury Supermarkets. My responsibilities were for general word processing and production of monthly reports using Microsoft Office, answering the telephone, keeping stock of and ordering stationery and other supplies, establishing IT set-up and minor IT support, setting up and managing document control including drawing and copying of documentation for tender purposes, petty cash, processing of accounts for payment establishing and maintaining general filing.
References: Mr Mike Roberts
Reason for leaving: End of Contract

Personal assistant

A.R.M. INTERNATIONAL

February 1999 - June 1999

(February 1999 - June 1999) TEMPORARY POSITION
P&I Correspondents, Immigration Practitioners, Stowaway Handlers, Travel Documents and Risk Management
190 A Lena Ahrens Road, Glenwood, 4014 Tel: 031 201 7482
Job Description: Personal assistant to the Director of the Company. Duties include typing of letters, faxes, invoices and disbursement accounts. Working from a Dictaphone, faxing, e-mailing and general office filling and administration. Organising Directors travel plans and making arrangements with travel agent etc. Liaising with local and foreign Embassies. Liaising with International Shipping clients and P&I Club correspondents and P&I Club claims handlers. Assisting with shipping related cases as well as co-ordinating repatriations of illegal aliens (stowaways, etc.) with the assistance of the Director. Assisting the Personnel department with administration work, i.e. invoicing and reporting to Mrs Elaine Kinsey-Rodrigues. Liaising with additional Company Director - Dr R Perumal and assisting him with the necessary administration.
References: Mr Aires Rodrigues (Director); Mrs Elaine Kinsey-Rodrigues (Personnel)
Reason for leaving: To travel overseas on a two year working holiday makers visa.

Office Manager

Frencken Associate Architects Interiors and Project co-ordinators, 89 Goble Road, Durban, 4001 Tel: 031 312 2743

February 1996 - January 1999

Job Description: General secretarial duties, including general typing in MSWord 7, spread sheet work (i.e. payment certificates and accounts) in Microsoft Excel 7; sales brochures and window / door schedules in Corel Draw; typing of Prospectus's using PowerPoint 7; faxing using WinFax, compiling and sending of e-mails and office manager duties including creditors, petty cash, banking, wages, travel arrangements; Sourcing of products for use in projects; buying stationery and office supplies / consumables; City Council plan submissions; snagging of completed houses, assisting in selling houses in developments that the office was involved in.
References: Mr Gerry Frencken, Mr Henri Frencken
Reason for leaving: To arrange to travel overseas on a working holiday visa.

Reception / Admin

WALTERS SIMPSON & DU TOIT

July 1995 - October 1995

Quantity Surveyors, 35 Wale Street, Cape Town, 8001 Tel: 021 423 6200
Job Description: General reception and administration duties. This in particular, included the typing of Bills or Quantities, Contract documents, Cost reports, Final accounts and Valuations for Payment Certificates.
References: Mr Andre Du Toit
Reason for leaving: To return to Durban

WALTERS &SIMPSON

October 1993 - June 1995

Quantity Surveyors, 1601 Metlife Building, 391 Smith Street, Durban, 4001 Tel: 031 310 6400
Job Description: General reception and administration duties. This in particular, included the typing of Bills or Quantities, Contract documents, Cost reports, Final accounts and Valuations for Payment Certificates.
References: Mr Rob Becker, Mr Dave Griffiths
Reason for leaving: Transferred to Cape Town Branch


Various temporary positions from April 1993 to August 1993

PA to Site Manager

B S Bergman Consulting Engineers, Ridge Road

June 1991 - March 1993

Durban, 4001
Job Description: Working as P.A. to Site Manager at the Bonela Housing Development Site Office. I handled the day to day running of the site office, including typing of all Contract Documentation, Monthly Reports, and assisting the on-site Quantity Surveyor and Clerk of Works in their duties. Taking minutes of meetings, co-ordination of meetings and attending to site diaries. Petty Cash, Wages and control of the office stationery and consumables.
Reason for leaving: End of Contract.

Qualifications & Certifications

English

Sight and Sound Business College

Westville Girls' High School

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