Cockcroft - Financial Manager - Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Louise Cockcroft

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa


Financial Manager


Senior Bookkeeper, process full function of accounts which includes balance sheet and income statement cash flow, cash book, bank reconciliations, creditors, debtors, journals, payroll. Full function of office management which includes general running of the office, stocktaking of all office consumables and supervising 3 employees to assist in above. Reporting Directly to the MD.

Work History

Financial Manager

Netpartnering SA, Paulshof, Rivonia, JHB

October 2008 - March 2014

Period October 2008 to March 2014 (5.5 years)
Scope of Responsibility Assisting Managing Director. Full financial, bookkeeping, admin and office
management function. Pastel Evolution to income statement and balance sheet.
Management accounts, cash flow and full function of debtors and creditors. Audit
Preparation. Assist with BEE policies & execution. Process Payroll.

Group Accountant

Port Elizabeth Hotel Group, P.E

September 2005 - December 2007

(Marine Hotel, New Beach Hotel, King Edward Hotel, Hacklewood Hill
Country House, The Sands@St Francis & Pumba Private Game Reserve)
Position Group Accountant
Period 26 September 2005 to 31 December 2007 (2 years)
Scope of Responsibility Management accounts & supporting schedules, yearly budgets, cash flows & banking
figures. Month-end journals, account scrutiny and balancing of loan accounts. Assist with year end audit preparation, accruals and closing stock. Statistic's - questionnaires
& surveys. Headcount reports and check & verify all salaries & wages and assist in payroll department when necessary. Value-Added-Tax Returns & SARS liaison.
Promotions Account Report & Petty Cash (Head Office). Reconciliations.
Flexipass recon & statement ; Franchise Fees Calculations.
Marine Protea Hotel Bookkeeper (cash book, bank reconciliation, creditors, cash flow
i.e. finalizing accounts after sale and handover). Head Office Bookkeeper.

Admin Manager

Orange Apple Decorating Warehouse Group, P.E

July 2004 - September 2005

Period 1 July 2004 to 24 September 2005 (1 year)
Scope of Responsibility Cash book payments & receipts, bank reconciliations and general ledger, balancing of inter branch loan accounts, checking suppliers reconciliations, getting the books to
balance sheet and preparing year end audit file - Pastel Accounting.
Value-Added-Tax Returns & Council Levies Calculations and payments
Processed salary & wages payrolls, PAYE, UIF & SDL - Pastel Payroll
Overseas container's; assist in unpacking, counting & GRN stock.
Assisted with Stocktaking, counting stock and checking variances.
Overseeing Finances, bookkeeping and administration in all branches, ;
Port Elizabeth, East London & Cape Town.

Finance Assistant > Consultant

Drafting & Architectural Supplies

Scope of Responsibilities Creditors Statements on Pastel Accounting
VAT Returns

Office Manager

TPC Architects

May 1996 - June 2004

Period 1 May 1996 to 30 June 2004, (8 years)
Scope of Responsibility Cash book payments & receipts, bank reconciliations - Pastel Accounting.
Preparation and schedules for year end audit file.
Petty cash schedule on excel and journal into Pastel
Debtors invoices, statements and collecting payments
Creditors orders, recon statements and paying accounts
Value-Added-Tax & Levies calculations and returns
Processed monthly payroll on VIP and journal into Pastel.
Checked timesheets and calculated PAYE, UIF & SDL
Medical Aid, Provident Fund liaison and documentation
Insurance documentation and liaison with broker
General office administration and documentation, typing of minutes,
letters, memo's, proposals, snag lists, practical completion certificates
International and local travel arrangements
Prepared a set of books on excel for International work in Italy, Converted bank
statements from Italian into English, liaison with employees in Italy and arranged
euro's and travel and living expenses and kept up to date schedules thereof
Same bookkeeping and payrolls for two associate companies, namely Portal-TPC
Architects and Associates Airport Architects

Quantity Surveyor

Tom Bell & Associates

Scope of Responsibilities Typing Quotations, invoices and letters.

Secretary / Reception / Manual Accounts

LSC Brunette & Partners

January 1993 - April 1996

(3,5 years)

Scope of Responsibility Office administration & documentation, typing of letters, minutes, snag lists and inter
branch memo's
Typed debtors invoices, statements and collecting payments
Creditors orders, recon statements and paying accounts
Medical aid and provident fund liaison and documentation
Insurance documentation and liaison with broker
International and local travel arrangements
Cash book payments and receipts, manually
Value-Added-Tax Returns
Petty cash schedule manually
Salaries for employees, manually, calculated and paid PAYE & UIF
Purchased refreshments, made lunch for directors and catered for cocktail parties

Employer LCC Bookkeeping Services, own business (current)
Scope of Responsibilities Bookkeeping services, typing correspondence, invoicing, statements, VAT Returns.
Preparation of income statements.

Financial Assistant

Digital Planet, Sandton, JHB

Up to September 2008

Period 18 January to 30 September 2008 (10 months permanent - did Income Statement's part
time to November 2009).
Scope of Responsibility Assistant to Financial Manager & general bookkeeping functions.
Debtors Recons. Checking & loading payments on Standard Bank Domestic Banking
(first release). Loading and activating Drawcard & Tutuka Card Vouchers. Checking

Status of Vitality & Touchline orders, comparing reports to general ledgers (Pastel
Evolution) and compiling Income Statement for Discovery Health (Vitality) and invoicing thereof.

Qualifications & Certifications

Finance & Accounting

Birnam Business College


Sandringham High School

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