Arlyn Maala – Bookkeeper

arlyn-maala-by-the-gardenGood day everyone!

My name is Arlyn but some of my friends call me Lynar, just to have a nickname because I was born in an era where people’s names were predominantly limited to only one name 🙂

I am a persistent, self-motivated person who loves to do bookkeeping jobs and administrative tasks under minimum supervision.

I am adept at doing accounting and bookkeeping tasks and have been doing it for 20 years. I also have knowledge in the use of MS Office Word and Excel, Google Apps, cloud-based accounting software like QuickBooks, Xero and Wave Accounting, any communication tools, Canva and Photoshop – though I’m quite far from being an expert.

I am 46 years young and hail from a small, quaint town of Pagbilao in the province of Quezon, Philippines. Our town’s name came from “Papag”, a bamboo bed and “Bilao, a circular woven basket.

I am a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Marketing. I take pride in my job because even though I have not finished an accounting course, I was fortunate enough to be able to work in the field of accounting in one of the most popular pawnshops in the nearby city of our town. However, before I became an Accounting Assistant and Bookkeeper, I started as a Jewelry Clerk in the jewelry department of this company. After 6 months of working as a Jewelry Clerk, I was assigned to the financing department as a Loans Clerk. In this position, the tasks I did were more on handling documentation on deeds of mortgage and updating of client’s loan report that included making calls for delinquent clients. For 5 years of working in that said position, I managed to get a good performance review from the management and a promotion was given to me. That’s how I began on the trail of the accounting field where I worked for 20 years.

When I learned about freelancing and virtual assistant jobs, I dreamed of becoming a freelancer. The first thing I asked is “how am I going to equip myself with the necessary skills?” So what I did was search for the skills I needed to upscale, online tools I need to learn and other considerations I need to prepare.

Since I am a computer savvy person, it was quite easy for me to understand and learn the use of some applications and software that are available for free access. Through self-paced study, I was certified in QuickBooks and Xero, but as of now, I am currently using Wave Accounting software for the poultry farm I am working with.
Learning is a continuous process and that’s why for now, I continue to learn and study new skills to upgrade my skill set.

Even though I have not had any experience yet working as a virtual assistant, I am confident that the knowledge from my work experiences and the capability to learn new skills suitable for the job would make me a valuable addition to any team.

I will be more than eager and delighted to work with you! Thank you!

For a copy of Arlyn’s resume please click here.