Coetzee - Finance, Financial, Accountant - Pretoria, GP, South Africa

Maryke Coetzee

Pretoria, GP, South Africa


Finance, Financial, Accountant


Available immediately. Attached, please find my CV for your perusal.

I am well acquainted with the prescribed financial Acts for both private & public sectors.

Financial management experience of twenty-three (23) years (of which fourteen years was in a senior capacity). Varies from the procurement and delivery of service to the presentation of the financial management packs to EXCO, the Audit Committee and Board. I have been Acting Director: Finance for 4 months in the absence of both the Director and CFO for 18 months.

Furthermore, I played a big role / implemented four (4) different ERP systems (at four different companies), namely:
• Accpac for Windows 5.4
• SAP/R3
• Pastel Evolution
• Microsoft AX Dynamics 2012
• Oracle
As well as other legacy systems earlier in my career:
• Persal
• Financial Management System (FMS)
• Civ-Pen system

Not only can I work physically on the above mentioned systems, but I also have experience in:
• VIP Payroll
• Unique payroll system
• Pastel Payroll system
• Corel Word Perfect 8 and Corel Quattro Pro
• Lotus 1-2-3
• Microsoft Office suite (MS Excel 2010, MS Word 2010, MS Access 2007, MS PowerPoint 2010, MS Outlook 2010 programmes).

My system knowledge is therefore extremely well developed.

I already obtained two (2) National Diplomas in Financial management and I obtained my BTech: Financial management qualification in February 2014. I also have at least six (6) different training certificates from external companies and I plan to complete my CIMA in 2015, as I get accreditation for subjects already passed.

Dead-line orientated, driven, a “finisher” and personal fulfillment is certainly one of my main career objectives, rather than monetary satisfaction. I have an open-door management style, empowering workers, am able to adjust to different people and skill sets.

Work History

Relocate to Gauteng

d) NAME OF INSTITUTION: Geoquip (Pty) Ltd

ERP Financial System Implementer (Contract)

Government Printing Works

May 2012 - November 2013

Investigate & determine the needs & current practices of the department & obtain job
flow chart. Find the correct solution to meet all the department's needs

Plan, co-ordinate & decide on scope of implementation with assistant contract

Clean up outdated or irrelevant data & prepare master data to be imported before go- live

Reconciliation of data from legacy system to new ERP system after implementation to ensure that amounts correspond

Assist & advise management with technical expertise in implementation process & assist other Sections with implementation due to general overall knowledge of finance

Compile & align policies & procedures in accordance with new system, GRAP, Treasury
Regulations & PFMA

Training sessions as well as one-on-one training to staff members on new system

Troubleshoot teething problems experienced by users or log a call to helpdesk & follow up on calls logged, test & give feedback to users

Monitor & evaluate progress on system implementation & maintain integrity of data

Report progress & statistics & to management


All modules (ERP system)

ORACLE (ERP system)

PECAS (legacy system)

BAS (legacy system),


ACCPAC FOR MS DOS, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cash Book,
(Legacy system)

PENSION SYSTEM (CIV-PEN), (Legacy system)

7. OTHER: GroupWise

General Manager

HFT Safety Supplies

November 2011 - May 2012

Full financial management, payroll, operational Human Resource & administrative

Procure stock, equipment & fixed assets & issue quotations - on formwork & construction as well

Marketing in Africa continent & build customer base

Foreign Exchange function

Banking & cash book reconciliations

Budgeting aligned with strategic business plan

Shipment of orders, deliveries & fleet management

Tax & VAT
Develop policies & procedures

Supervision of staff members

Companies Act 71 of 2008

REMUNERATION: Profit share

REASON FOR LEAVING: Financial security (Slow market)

b) NAME OF INSTITUTION: South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)

Acting Director

Financial Management

January 2007 - October 2011

vacancies of both Finance Director & CFO positions -

Deputy Director

October 2007 - July 2008

systems & budgeting

Full Budget process, including Estimated National Expenditure (ENE), variance analysis,
Government Grants, planning & align budget with business plan

Management of the entire Finance Division, including 32 staff members

Monthly, quarterly, & annual management packs for EXCO, the Board & Audit

Attend & present financial management packs to EXCO, Audit Committee meetings &
Board meetings

Advise CEO on possible improvements on financial practices or cost cutting possibilities

Risk assessment

Optimization of Human - & other Resources within the Finance Division

Review & amend outdated policies & procedures

Project Management - Donor funded Research Projects

Supply Chain Management & procurement

Fixed Asset Management & Insurance
Cash flow management

Communicate & liaise with Heads of Cost Centres & deal with complaints

Assist Heads of Cost centres in increasing own income

Attend & give input in the monthly Governance & Strategic committee, as well as Bid
Adjudication Committee

Accpac system roll-out, implementation & monitoring

Timeous closing of periods & financial years while liaising with Internal Auditors &with
External Audits after year-end

Despite staff


From March 2005

29 of 1999, Treasury Regulations March 2005

ACHIEVEMENTS: Finished system implementation before the deadline & assisted in other sections. Due to my general overall knowledge of finance, I assisted other
sections in the implementation process. Despite staff members' resistance to implementing a new system, co-operation & trust was eventually obtained.

REASON FOR WANTING TO LEAVE: Financial security (contract position)

a) NAME OF INSTITUTION: HFT Formwork, Scaffolding & Safety Supplies


From March 2005


Out of turn promotion to Senior Accountant - 1996


From March 2005

second salary notch - 1997, Merit award - 1998, Out of turn promotion to Assistant Director - 1999


g) NAME OF INSTITUTION: Gauteng Provincial Administration: Department of
Economic Affairs & Finance

Financial Consultant (contract)

Full Debtors & creditors function on Pastel

Full remuneration function on VIP Payroll system - Gt for Windows

Third party payments

Audit queries

Tax & liaise with SARS

Statistics & report to management

Banking & EFT
Assist in preparation of Management accounts

Assist in income projections & budgeting

Companies Act 71 of 2008

REASON FOR LEAVING: Contract ended & relocated to Cape Town

e) NAME OF INSTITUTION: University of South Africa (UNISA)

Deputy Head

Remuneration services (permanent)

Full remuneration function on Unique Payroll system

Interpretation & implementation of regulations & Substantive agreements

Co-responsible for the management of all activities within the remuneration section

Advising, control & administration of motor vehicle finance personal & interest free loans

Advising, control & administration of debtors - medical accounts, overpayments & study
Advising on control & administration of 100% home loan scheme

Processing tax as well as reconciling electronic IRP5 & IT/IB3 certificates

Reconciling all salary related control accounts on Oracle

Complete financial statements according to SAPSE requirements

Liaise with management, auditors, staff, & external organisations

Provide management with remuneration related information

Financial support in respect of all remuneration aspects

Managerial functions of 11 subordinates & their activities

Extensive knowledge of legislation regarding employee benefits & compensation,
Labour Relations Act, Basic Conditions on Employment Act, Employment Equity Bill

Involved in annual salary review processes

Training official on orientation courses

Audit queries

Statistics & report to management

REASON FOR LEAVING: Relocate to Cape Town

f) NAME OF INSTITUTION: GEPF (Government Employees Pension Fund)

Senior Accountant (permanent)

Full Bookkeeping function

Co-ordination & management of Project: Transformation Government Employees
Pension Fund (GEPF) into a Defined benefit contribution system

Transformation of outdated financial year-end procedures to conform to GAAP

Reconciliation & allocation of contributions on ledger accounts
Reconciliation of pension contributions on the Civil pensions system (Civ-pen) system

Transformation of old system to Civ-Pen system

Integrate to the Oracle financial system

Statistics & report to management & the Parliament

Internal & external training

Debtors: with regard to Purchase of service (POS)

Interpretation, transformation & implementation of new laws regarding POS & disclosure of benefits to clients

Reconciliation of debt masters with ledger accounts & update POS records

Check & create system parameters for debt masters

Audit queries

Following up of error reports

Corresponding with members, departments, institutions, pensioners & attorneys

Entry problems on the system

Tax certificates

Managerial functions of 6 subordinates & their activities

Grievance officer

Senior Accounting Clerk

Out of turn
promotion to Accountant - 1996


1. Windows 1995 to Windows 7

PowerPoint 2010, MS Outlook 2010


4. LOTUS 1-2-3

5. REMUNERATION SYSTEMS: PERSAL (legacy system), VIP GT Payroll for
Windows (ERP system), Pastel (ERP system) , SAP R/3 (ERP system), Unique
Payroll System (ERP system), Accfin (ERP system), Accsys (ERP system), D-BIT
(ERP system)


ACCPAC FOR WINDOWS, 5.5: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cash
Book, Purchase Orders, Inventory Control, Point of Sale, Fixed Asset & Service
Manager modules, E-Workflow procurement system, General ledger, CR
management, (ERP system)

PASTEL Evolution (ERP system)

SAP R/3 (ERP system)

Accountant (permanent)



Financial Management & systems control on the Financial Management Systems (Item-,
FMS & BAS systems)

Implement & evaluate the Financial Management System (FMS) & BAS

Implement & manage the Personnel & Salary System (Persal)

Formal & informal training on systems to Government Hospitals in Gauteng

Monitor Government Hospital Expenditure & allocate grants

Patient fee collections - Hospitals

Reconciliation & control of all ledger accounts

Closing of financial years within a specific time-frame

Statistics & report to management

Liaise with clients & management

System requests, award new ledger account codes per fund, per organisational unit &
per cost centre

Check & distribute reports to the various organisational units

Full debtors & creditors function

Full remuneration function on Persal

Monthly & annual recalculation of tax

Reconciliation of IRP5 & IT/IB3 certificates

Transfer payments

Reconciliation of all salary related accounts

Managerial functions of 18 subordinates & their activities

PFMA 29 of 1999, Treasury Regulations March 2005

ACHIEVEMENTS / AWARDS: Final round in public speaking - 1993, Out of turn


Acting Director: Financial Management

Ensure that the daily operational functions continued, despite a dire financial position of the organization and the low staff morale.

Implement ERP financial systems, as well as work on them

Implement Accpac at 3 companies, Implemented Microsoft AX Dynamics at 1 company, Implemented Persal & FBS at 1 company, & VIP Payroll at 1 company

Qualifications & Certifications

SA College

Finance & Administration


English, Mathematics, Accounting, History & Business Economics

Gerrit Maritz High School

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