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Amanda Sonja van Wyk

Systems Administrator I: Systems Support (Financial Governance)

  Greenhills, Randfontein, 1760  •  [email protected] • 078 371 0156

I am an enterprising person with great drive, commitment and ambition. I believe that when I put my mind to it, I can accomplish almost anything. I live by a clear set of standards and believes and treat all persons with respect, irrespective of their age or nationality.

Personal

Date of Birth

7803130152085

Marital Status

Married

Dependants

One

Sex

Female

Nationality

S.A Burger

Religion

Christian

Health 

Excellent

Interests

Gardening, computers, reading, baking, music, painting

Other

Own transport and a valid driver’s licence
No criminal record

Skills

Basic Project Management skills

Administration skills Good communication skills: verbal and written in English and Afrikaans. 

Computer skills (ITS Integrator System, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, POWER POINT, PROJECT), Outlook, Internet, Service Manager Console, WinSCP, ImageNow (Perceptive Content), HEDA 

Crisis management skills 

Decision making skills 

Interpersonal skills Planning and organizing skills 

Presentations skills 

Problem solving skills

Multi tasking skills


Competencies

Attention to detail 

Information Seeking 

Initiative 

Leadership 

Self Confidence 

Managing Change 

Interpersonal Awareness 

Analytical Thinking 

Forward Thinking 

Thoroughness 

Flexibility 



Experience

Systems Administrator I: Systems Support (Financial Governance), Apr 2013 - Present

University of Johannesburg

Ensure better data quality – improved timeliness, accuracy, reliability and comparability of reported accounting data 
Reduced opportunity for over rights and creative accounting 
Limit management discretion over what is measured, and how it is measured and reported 
Higher credibility of data 
Obtain previously unobtainable data 
Raise the quality of data through higher accuracy and detail for effectiveness, efficiency, data assurance and other decision-making purposes 
Improve transfers of data for management control 
Facilitate data extraction from common pools for all types of decisions, all types of managers and all types of gatekeepers, and Piggy-backing onto existing infrastructure which will limit the investment cost 
Conduct an evaluation of Financial Governance and Revenue business processes to identify and implement improvements and efficiencies where possible and feasible within current policies and procedures governing the University. 
Leverage technological resources to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness across the FINGOVR division. 
Improve planning and work processes 
Improve the transparency and communication of key business processes for staff within and outside of the FINGOVR Division.  
Review and update FINGOVR Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Manual linked to FIS 
Compliance with internal and external audit processes 
Conduct training needs analysis and implement FINGOVR staff development programmes – ITS System
Collaboration with internal University stakeholders through quarterly stakeholder forums and advocacy for increased compliance and credibility including: 
• Awareness campaign 
• Perception management 
• Change management 
Review, update and develop FINGOVR customer service strategy provisions including: 
• Help desk 
• Client service reviews 
Work collaboratively and proactively with other divisions and units in bringing technical expertise, data, and other information resources to solve problems and take advantage of strategic opportunities 
Work collaboratively and proactively with other divisions and units across the University to identify and implement process improvements and cost savings opportunities that enable the reallocation of resources to high-priority initiatives and activities in support of the University’s mission. 
Improve FINGOVR communication with other divisions and units across the University to foster productive working relationships and enhance the transparency and understanding of Divisional operations and processes. 
Stewardship and relationship management of external organisations. 
Conduct incremental FINGOVR stakeholders’ satisfaction surveys 

Financial Officer: Bursaries, Jan 2010 - Mar 2013

University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park


Took on full responsibility for the Underprivileged bursary after approval from management 

Took on full responsibility for the UJ SRC Trust making sure that all policy's and procedures are  kept. 

Took on full responsibility for the 3rd Party bursaries according to the rules and regulations of each individual bursary.

Took on full responsibility for NSFAS meals from application to approval and allocating. 

All of the above was implemented as new projects when I started at bursaries. 

Dealing with all students regarding above mentioned bursaries on a walk-in and telephonic base. 

This was a very rewarding position to be in due to the fact that I can assist some of the most needy students.  T

Financial Officer: Student Debtors and Credit Control,  Jan 2007 - Dec 2009

University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park


Acting manager(includes balancing the cashiers at the end of a work day as well as other responsibilities and decisions in my managers absence). 

Journals on student accounts. 

Refunds on student accounts. 

Dealing with all telephonic student account queries. 

Dealing with all walk inn students with account queries. 

Preparing proforma invoices (quotations) for the next year's estimate fees. 

Signing acknowledgements of debts with students for outstanding fees. 

Follow-up on acknowledgements of debts and give through for hand-over if not paid. 

Follow-up on RD-cheques and give through for hand-over if not paid.

Knowledge of ITS v13 and ORACLE.

Credit Controller,  Jul 2002 - Dec 2006

Medicross Medical Centre, Krugersdorp


Reason for leaving: Retrenchment 


Reconciliation of statements. 

Enforce the ‘No Credit' policy. 

Generate reports. 

Follow-up on RD cheques. 

Collection of outstanding debt. 

Effective control of WCA’s and Insurances. 

Journals of small outstanding balances in patient’s accounts. 

Discuss debtors totals with the practice manager. 

Mediswitch system

Update patient account data. 

Assist with running month-end. 

Handling of queries. 

Print, sort and submit accounts. 

General office duties. 

Filing. 

Set and do daily backups. 

Compete with other similar clinics in improving debtors days and collections. 

MASS medical-aid system 

Accounts Assistant,  Nov 2000 - Aug 2001

Tri-Health Medical-aid Administrators, Krugersdorp


Reason for leaving: Retrenchment 

Debtors Control: Capturing of debtors accounts in Brilliant Accounting Version 10 

Reconciliations of debtors accounts for month-end purposes. 

Printing and checking of debtors statements. 

Receiving payments. 

Allocating and reconciling payments to the right accounts. 

Summonsing of all accounts in 90 days and over. 

Debt collecting of accounts already summonsed without completing a payment agreement. 

Other Duties: Invoicing of courier services 

Handling of all incoming debtor account queries. 

Payments were collected via Cats Electronic banking(Standard Bank). 

Writing out of cheques 

Filing 

Creditors Control(Acting): Capturing of creditors accounts on Brilliant Accounting Version 10. 

Reconciliation of creditors accounts for month-end purposes. 

Preparing, printing and checking of creditors payments. 

Allocating and reconciling of creditors to the right accounts. 

Handling of all incoming creditors account queries. 

Senior Data Preparation Officer,  Apr 1997 - Oct 2000

JCI Medical-Aid Scheme, Randfontein


Reason for leaving: Retrenchment 

Manual processing of incoming dr’s/pharmacy accounts before system implementation. 

Manual processing of incoming members accounts before system implementation. 

Callcentre work. 

Membership file maintenance in administration system. 

Annual maintenance of Virtual Med Administration System. 

Take-on of all provider’s accounts on new computer system. 

Capturing of dr’s and pharmacy accounts. · Printing remittance advice. 

Writing out of cheque requisitions. 


Education

Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology, 2018 (In Progress)

Higher Certificate – Information Technology 

University of Johannesburg, 2017

Certificate - Advance Project Management


University of Johannesburg, 2016

Certificate - Project Management


University of Pretoria, 2016

Certificate - Strategic Management Principles

University of South- Africa (UNISA), 2014 (In Progress. One subject remaining)

Higher Certificate - Economic and Management Science

Witbank Institute of Technology, 2014

Attendance Certificate - Admin Support


Witbank Institute of Technology, 2013 

Attendance Certificate - Business English Writing Skills 

Phronesis Training Academy, 2013

Attendance Certificate - Emotional Intelligence


Phronesis Training Academy, 2013

Attendance Certificate - Conflict Management

Phronesis Training Academy, 2013

Attendance Certificate - Art of People Management

University of Johannesburg, 2013

Attendance Certificate -  Basic Principles of Accounting

Witbank Institute of Technology, 2013 

Attendance Certificate - Supervisory Skills

The Hedgehog Event Solutions, 2011

Attendance Certificate - Event Planning for PA's 

Abelushi Training Network, 2008

Attendance Certificate - Basic Principles of Accounting

University of Johannesburg, 2008

Attendance Certificate - Integrated Tertiary Software - Version 13 Training (Counter and Cash book system)

University of Johannesburg, 2008

Attendance Certificate - MS EXCEL Advance 2008

University of Johannesburg, 2007

Attendance Certificate - Relationship Management

Medicross Krugersdorp, 2002-2006


· ICD10 Coding System (Arista Training) 
· WORD Beginner (ISD Desktop Training) 
· WORD Advance (ISD Desktop Training) 
· EXCEL Beginner (ISD Desktop Training) 
· EXCEL Advance (ISD Desktop Training) 
· GOLD MEDAL Recognition program certificates for Compassion and Quality Service 


Business & Finishing School - 1999

Emsie Schoeman Workshop: ACHIEVING SUCCESS WITH SUPER SERVICE

Academy of Learning, 1996

· Introduction to microcomputers 
· Word Perfect 5.1 Word-processing 
· Lotus 123 Spreadsheets 

Hoërskool Goudrand, 1991 - 1995

· Afrikaans Eerste Taal 

· English Second Language 

· Wiskunde 

· Ekonomie 

· Rekeningkunde 

· TIk 40 w.p.m

Laerskool Kocksoord, 1984 - 1990


References

Daphney Nemakhavhani - Director Student Finance (Acting) 

University of Johannesburg

0115593770

[email protected]

Johan Odendaal - Senior Manager

University of Johannesburg 

0115593025  

[email protected]

Christel van Staden - Senior Manager

University of Johannesburg 

0115593763

[email protected]

Rachel van Den Berg - Senior Manager

University of Johannesburg 

0115591751

[email protected]





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