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Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:30:00 +0100
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Thu, 5 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Wed, 4 Oct 2017 14:30:00 +0100
As preparations for the launch of Sentinel-5P continue on track, the team at Russia's Plesetsk site has bid farewell to the satellite as it was sealed from view in the Rockot fairing. Liftoff is set for 13 October at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). Since its arrival at the launch site at the beginning of September, Sentinel-5P has been through a series of stringent tests to confirm there was no damage during the flight from the UK. These tests have made sure that everything is in good working orde...
Wed, 4 Oct 2017 01:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 3 Oct 2017 17:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 3 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:24-06-2012
     Last Modified:29-06-2012 (08:53)
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     Current job:Project Administrator
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsHard working, organizational and communicative
    CV

    Date of Birth:            27 April 1975

    Nationality:    Dutch

     

    Education Details:

     

    1992-1996      The Hague School Financial Intermediate Business Education

    (M.E.A.O)

    Subjects:      Dutch, English, French, Spanish, Export, Business Economics, Business Administration

     

    1989-1992      The Hague Secondary School for Middle Education (M.A.V.O)

                            Subjects:         Dutch, English, French, German, Economics, Geography

     

     

    Languages:   Dutch Mother Tongue

    English         Fluent

    Spanish        Fluent

    French          Basic

     

    Career Details:

     

     

    June 2010 – Present:

    Looking after daughter born in June 2010

     

     

     

    June 15 – February 2012

    ESTEC

     

    Position:  Administrator

     

    • Assisting in the preparation of departmental plan of activities and associated resources (manpower, missions, procurements).
    • Assisting in the monitoring of their implementation and maintaining and verifying the related budgetary data, providing forecasts, identifying delays, analysing impacts and identifying corrective actions
    • Assessment and monitoring of the status of related procurement actions (using ESA corporate and TEC IT Tools) and verifying their consistency with related workplans
    • Maintaining up-to-date the related data, performing data analysis  and production of associated reports to the responsible management and to the concerned customers
    • Support to the relevant TEC entity in the definition of new and improvement of existing processes and tools and production of related documents
    • Liaison with other organisational untis that is Procurement, Projects, Finances to ensure the coherence of the internal and external programme implementation for TRP (Technical Research Programme) and GSTP (General Studies and Technical Programme

     

     

    January 2009 – May 2010

    CB&I LUMMUS B.V.

     

    Position:        Project Administrator

     

    • Responsible for full project administration of Shell ECC the Netherlands and Singapore
    • Responsible for accounting tasks, including ensuring that the relevant information, accuracy thereof and the timely presentation of this information was received, checked and registered within the prescribed deadlines
    • Assist the project controller in terms of preparing project and ad hoc reports and analyses
    • Support the project controller in financial budgeting for the projects
    • Assigning subsidies to the applicable projects
    • Register the required declarations of performance
    • Processing and auditing overseas expense reports and records
    • Preparing monthly invoices and journal entries
    • Reconciling invoices with G/L
    • Bank Reconciliations 
    • Respond to financial questions from field staff
    • Make approved adjustments and corrections in financial system as needed
    • Checking status of the project accounts and following up when necessary
    • Calculation of staff time charge rates, timesheets and travel payments
    • Checking if and completing documents and generally facilitating the implementation of the project

     

    Reason for leaving:    Re-organisation

     

     

     

    2008

    Rockwell Automation

     

    Position:        Credit Controller

    • Responsible for the total credit collections of the company
    • Making payment agreements with doubtful debtors
    • Responsible for accruals for the sub-ledger and ledger accounts

     

    Reason for leaving:    Temporary position

     

     

    Feb 2006 - 2007

    TMF Netherlands N.V.

     

    Position:        Head of Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable

     

    • Responsible for profit and loss­ checking any effects on General Ledger
    • Responsible for month and year clothing
    • Administer accounts receivable and accounts payable
    • Responsible for accruals for the sub ledger and ledger accounts
    • Responsible for cash/bank/giro payments
    • Responsible for booking bank statements

     

    Reason for leaving:    Relocation

     

     

    Feb 2005 – Jan 2006

    Stolt Nielsen Transportation Group

     

    Position:        Accounts Receivables Administrator

     

    • Booking Cash/Bank/Giro
    • Booking bank-statements
    • Responsible for the total credit collections of the company
    • Making payment agreements with doubtful debtors
    • Making reports of ledger and sub-ledger

     

    Reason for leaving:    Temporary position

     

     

    Sep 2003 – Jan 2005

    American International Group (AIG Europe Netherlands N.V.)

     

    Position:        Financial Accountant

     

    • Credit Control
    • Supervising a team of 5 people
    • To improve strategies and solutions for problematic Debtors
    • Regularly assess all credit management controls and procedures for improvement purposes
    • Provide weekly/monthly progress reports of credit control team for information to Finance Director
    • Controlling the work of a team of 5 people
    • Controlling other departments on premiums insurance premiums booked
    • Monthly direct debit filing
    • Sending correspondence to brokers and non-brokers and following this up
    • Contact with calling-agency and registering monthly closing
    • Contact with debtors, making payment agreements and management reports
    • Using General Accepted Accounting Principles (US Gaap) all the financial statements and other financial data are present fairly

     

    Reason for leaving:    Re-organisation

     

     

    April 2003 – July 2003

    Bank Nederlandse Gemeente

     

    Position:        AP & AR Administrator

     

    • Fully responsible for accounts payables and receivables, including monthly closing

     

    Reason for leaving:    Temporary role

     

     

    April 2000- March 2003

    Dutchtone N.V. The Hague

     

    Position:        Revenue Accountant and Supervisor

     

    • Working in the Accounts Payables and Accounts Receivables department
    • Supervising a team of 5 employees
    • Dealing with cash booked
    • Bank reconciliation
    • Participating in various projects such as Euro Conversion and system implementation
    • Ledger maintenance
    • Dealing with collections
    • Providing assistance to revenue manager

     

    Reason for leaving:    Re-organisation

     

     

    Jan 1999 – March 2000

    KPN Telecom B.V.

     

    Position:        Junior Project Manager

     

    • Billing
    • Dealing with client enquiries
    • Allocating work for the team
    • Monitoring performance of the team
    • Conducting profit and margin calculations
    • Accounts Receivable
    • VAT

     

     

    May 2000 – Dec 2000

    KPN Telecom B.V.

     

    Position:        HR Administrator / Junior Communications Advisor

     

    • Salary administration
    • Assisting with recruitment activities
    • Assisting with internal and external communications
    • Preparing presentations
    • Liaising with the press - e.g. Attending press conferences
    • Editing corporate literature

     

    Reason for leaving:    Re-organisation

     

    Jan 1997 – Dec 1998

    Pension and Insurance Company MN Services (Secondment role)

     

    Position:        Pension Administrator

     

    • Processing of old age, relative and widow's pensions

     

     

    Jan 1996 – Dec 1996

    Ministry of Housing and Environmental Administration (Secondment role)

     

    Position:        Administrator

     

    • Follow third party instructions and prepare offers
    • Perform quality control
    • General administration duties

     

     

    Software Experience:

    SAP AR/AP/GL

    Word 95

    Excel

    Cognos Impromptu
     


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