Romel Lovitos – Administration and Finance Specialist
Hi, I am Romel Lovitos.
I came from a down-and-out family. With perseverance, hard work and God’s grace, I have finished my studies and earned my degree in Accountancy. I did this as a working student juggling time, work, and school finances and requirements. I thought when you graduate, things will get easier then. But life is not just eating chocolates while watching TV, there are emotions of depression and anxiety, growing up with maturity, being independent and family responsibilities that will make life more hard as you wade through it. But having resilience and faith, I somehow conquered and went on to the next phase of challenges.
I started working as Warehouse Staff for six months at an Electric company in our province. This introduced me to Inventory Management System and warehouse Data Analysis. I got laid off and called after months to be back in their office again. This time, I was assigned to their Engineering Office and worked as an Engineering and Construction Staff for the role of verification and reconciliation of installed materials to the various villages and remote areas in accomplishment of Company’s electrification programs which were subsidised by the Government.
I have worked for two years under the Engineering office and gladly transferred to the Accounting Department as an Accounting Analyst. I did the Accounts Receivable Management, Lapsing Schedule, Accounts Payable Voucher Generation, Reconciliation and Analysis for the projects and exposed making Financial Statements reports. But there I have felt some discontentment and procrastination of dreams that I desire, so I left and took a leap of faith.
Since I was the breadwinner, I found a new job and started working as an Administration and Finance Specialist. I have handled Accounts Receivable Management such as Invoices Generation, Credit Line Letter for the clients, Aging of Accounts Receivable, Credit and Collection reports using Excel and QuickBooks Desktop.
It did not go the way I hoped it would, so I applied at a Dutch-owned BPO company that served as a back office channel performing services about indirect taxes and this grabbed my attention and interest. I was luckily hired and began as Indirect Tax Associate.
After a year, I was then promoted to Team Lead. Over the years, I have learned so many skills that probably make me ready for virtual profession jobs. I have been working with EU clients using Excel for VAT calculation and reconciliation and analysis, oriented to Tax System and Tools, different EU Tax Authority portals, handling and answering client emails and concerns. I had resigned and spent two years in this field and decided to start up my freelancing career.
I can also do Product and Web Research, Lead Generation, Data Entry, Basic Bookkeeping and Accounting with average exposure on Quickbooks and Trello boards, familiar with Google Suite, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Outlook Email, Webwork Time Tracker.
Likewise, I am currently enrolling in a WordPress Website Development Class and learning all the processes of Digital Marketing – Content Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Chatbots, SEO and Google Ads as part of my continuous learning process as I have chosen this kind of career that I am starting to love.
Learning things is infinite and I really believe that as much as you have the motivation, perseverance and dedication to learn you can win and find amazing clients for the long term. I could say that I am proud of myself for having the aim to pay forward and help other people, especially Filipinos to be in a freelancing career by way of imparting what I learned.
I have my personal vision that you should create a good professional relationship and communication with your clients by providing excellent services due to your skills will make them happy as the top priority, aside from achieving their end goals and profitability.
For a copy of Romel’s resume please click here.