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PERIOD 1978 - 1994

Aug. 1992 - Oct. 1994

Freelance Uitzendbureau

Den Haag, the Netherlands


Secretarial and Administrative Posts

  • van Diest Tekstverwerkingsservice - Transcription from audio tape of speeches made by international delegates at a conference organised by The Netherlands Foreign office
  • Wintershall Noordzee B.V. - Secretary to fourteen geologists and consultants in the Exploration Department
  • Data Entry Services B.V. - Translation from English to Dutch of company annual reports in preparation for processing by data entry clerks

May 1989 - Aug. 1992

Professional Accounting Staff Agency

Leicester, England


Accounting Functions

  • Bass Brewers PLC - Manual and computerised management accounting including inter-company journals, customs and excise reclamation, visitor centre stock control, expenses and budget control and forecasting
  • British Midland Airways - Credit control, achieving 32% reduction of debt, on cargo and ticket sales adhering to the IATA payment and charging regulations for domestic and overseas customers
  • Evans Lifts Limited - Credit Controller, achieving 27% reduction of bad debt, for service contracts and sundry sales including invoicing, cash receipt and allocation, statements, query investigation, customer liaison and litigation on bad debts
  • Oliver Group PLC - Design and implementation of systems for sales ledger and credit control functions, proving take over balance and bad debt reserve requirement, for a newly acquired photo-processing and framing business

Aug. 1986 - Apr. 1988

Ibstock Building Products PLC

Ibstock, Leicestershire, England


Part-time Telephonist/Receptionist

  • Using BT 13 x 250 PMBX, overseeing all other telecommunications functions
  • Monitoring receipt and sending of telex messages
  • Maintaining building security
  • Greeting all visitors and promoting good relations in line with the company image

Feb.1978 - May 1980

Blue Bell Apparel (Wrangler®)

Calverton, Nottinghamshire, England


Chief Sales Ledger Clerk

  • Operating the company's largest customer accounts
  • cash receipt, customer liaison, query investigation and reconciliation
  • Reduced bad debt by 19%