Nadja Salewski — Needed NZ
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Accountant & Excel Expert

  • $40.00  / hr
  • Wellington
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Numbers and spreadsheets are my passion.

My accounting experience ranges from a small chain of organic stores in New Zealand to a worldwide group of steel companies with 10,000 employees; from accounts payable to group consolidation. Whether you need help with small-scale bookkeeping or complex accounting processes, I will be a reliable partner in reaching your goal.

With over 10 years experience in working with MS Excel I also look forward to support you by creating and optimising your individual Excel solutions. Whether you need a file to be created from scratch, existing files to be cleaned up or automated with advanced functions and macros, I am here to help. I also enjoy enhancing your Excel files visually with pleasing formatting, charts and dashboards.

While I am fluent in English, I also speak German (native language) and am currently learning Italian.


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Senior Accountant

  •  Reading New Zealand Ltd
  •  Jun 2018 - Dec 2019

Statutory reporting, group consolidation, SEC filings, implementation of new accounting standards for US GAAP and IFRS, writing of technical position papers, data analysis, ensuring accuracy, timeliness and compliance with accounting rules of management reporting.
Daily use of the accounting software Yardi and MS Excel, including handling & visualisation of big data and streamlining & automation of processes.

Accounts Administrator

  •  Commonsense Organics Ltd, New Zealand
  •  Jun 2017 - Jun 2018

General bookkeeping with focus on accounts payable and cash control. Responsible for efficient recording & processing of invoices, accurately & timely payment of creditors, coordination of cash handling incl. entering daily banking from end of day sales and reconciliation of bank accounts, supporting the accounts management in all aspects of efficient and effective preparation of accounts.
Daily use of the accounting software MYOB and MS Excel.

Research Assistant and Lecturer

  •  Bochum University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  •  Jun 2013 - Dec 2013

Lecturing an accounting paper, assisting in coordination and mentoring of students studying towards a Master’s degree in “Accounting, Auditing and Taxation”.
Published several journal articles, topics included: Quarterly IFRS Updates, Tax Reconciliation, IFRS Framework, Cash Flow Statement, Leasing, Special Purpose Entities.

Group Accountant

  •  Schmolz + Bickenbach Edelstahl GmbH, Germany
  •  Jan 2010 - Jul 2016

Coordination & development of financial reports, data analysis, financial analysis incl. writing commentary and disclosures, meeting IFRS requirements, implementation and communication of new reporting processes and changes of these standards, developing & maintaining a reporting framework, presenting at conferences and providing support to subsidiaries, assisting with monthly internal reporting, forecasts, budgets & mid/term planning.

Daily use of the consolidation software IBM Cognos and MS Excel. Using formulas, functions and macros to analyse the data and to automate processes was a regular requirement. Integral part in implementation of InDesign based software to produce external reports.

Project work included group-wide harmonisation of accounting methods, acceleration of reporting processes; implementation of revised IFRS standard, capital increase and issuance of a bond, reporting of discontinued operations according to IFRS 5 and subsequent deconsolidation.

Accounting Assistant

  •  Seibel Hüls Partner Accounting Firm, Germany
  •  Jun 2008 - Dec 2009

Assisting in general bookkeeping and administration, accounts payable/receivable, bank reconciliations, payroll processes and preparation of tax statements.


Postgraduate Diploma in Management

  •  Whitireia Polytechnic, Wellington, New Zealand
  •  Feb 2017 - Feb 2018

Relevant Papers: Communication for Leaders and Managers; Leadership, Management and Social Responsibility; Financial Analysis; Investment Analysis; Procurement and Contract Management

Certified Expert of Consolidation

  •  LucaNet Academy & Bochum University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  •  Jul 2013 - Dec 2013

Intensive course for in-depth knowledge of group consolidation according to German GAAP & IFRS, including various special cases.

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Business Studies

  •  Hochschule Bochum, Germany
  •  Jun 2006 - Feb 2010

Relevant Papers: General Accounting; Corporate and IFRS Accounting; Corporate Tax Management; General Business Administration; Mathematics/Statistics; Commercial Law; Planning and Organisation
Thesis: The Revenue Recognition Project of the IASB Comparative to Balance Sheet Theories in Continental Europe