Transforming positively

07 June 2019 | People

Justicia Shipena

Annaliz Kauapirura is a management accountant at Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR).

She was born and bred in Okamatapati, a village in the Okakarara constituency. She completed her secondary education at Augustineum Secondary School in Windhoek and her tertiary studies at Technikon South Africa.

She did pursue further education at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust), which she did not complete due to life commitments.

Before being employed at NWR, Kauapirura worked at Dunlop Tyres as a stock controller, after which she resigned to accompany her husband to Germany. Her husband was posted there for five years at the Namibia Tourism Board office

In 2003 she started working at NWR at Namutoni Resort in the Etosha National Park as a sales consultant. She then joined the finance department at the head office as an assistant management accountant in 2005. In 2010 she was promoted to the position of management accountant, which she holds to date.

Her duties include keeping track of the company's income and expenses, preparing budgets and budget forecasts and identifying financial trends and opportunities for improvement, while analysing and managing risks.

Kauapirura told Careers that keeping up with the new rules and changes in regulations and accounting standards, and maintaining and living in accordance with the expected professional status of accountants, since accountants are still the most trusted source of advice for the majority of businesses, are some of the challenges she has encountered during her career path so far.

Her typical day at the office starts off with handling enquires from resorts on how they should handle their operations to comply with financial controls and objectives, preparing and analysing financial data as well as consulting system operators to enhance operational efficiencies.

“I have unparalleled experience in what I do, acquired through many years, and I’m loyal and ethical and integral to the company. I have developed an excellent knowledge of the operational system, and subsystems, I and have excellent analytical skills,” she said.

Kauapirura said she is inspired by God and He is the basis for everything good and everything worth imitating. The fact that no one is insignificant in the purpose of God in the world keeps her going.

She encourages youth to pursue a career path or work hard and smart to start their own businesses.

“Only benchmark yourself with the standard of excellence. Don’t lower the standard for success in whatever you do. Never surrender your dreams and ambition because of challenges. Redeem your time effectively,” she said.

Her future plan is to be open to whatever opportunities may arise in the future, such as a management training programme that the company may offer to enhance her management skills. She said she is still eager to learn new things and grow in her profession.

Similar News

 

A force to be reckoned with

5 days ago - 18 October 2019 | People

Evany van Wyk Eleven years ago Charmaine Davids decided to create a one-stop shop for all human resources (HR) services and today she is...

Energy-efficiency key to fight climate change

5 days ago - 18 October 2019 | People

Ruan BestbierThe Bank of Namibia report on Namibia’s second quarter performance found that fuel imports significantly contributed to the decline in the country’s current account....

Smooth operator

5 days ago - 18 October 2019 | People

Michelline Nawatises Zaskia Joubert has been part of the Sanlam family for more than five years. She joined the company immediately after the successful completion...

Let’s get fiscal

5 days ago - 18 October 2019 | People

Michelline NawatisesAstrid Jacobi is a born and bred Namibian. She went to school in Windhoek and completed her bachelor’s and honours degrees in accounting at...

Going for it

5 days ago - 18 October 2019 | People

Wisdom is a girl’s best friendEvany van Wyk In her current role as Bank Windhoek’s communication practitioner for electronic and new media, Veno Mbuende has...

Passion is energy

5 days ago - 18 October 2019 | People

Mariselle StofbergGrowing up, Uvatera Kamberipa always dreamt of becoming a soccer star and would always be running in the dusty streets of Ovitoto, just for...

Adding value

5 days ago - 18 October 2019 | People

Michelline NawatisesErika Kahelende Kaukungwa-Thomas was born in the harbour town of Walvis Bay.She matriculated at Augustineum Senior Secondary School and after matric she taught at...

Changing the world with passion

1 week ago - 15 October 2019 | People

Octavia Tsibes Ndaindila Haindongo is an ambitious 25-year-old.In 2013, she enrolled for her bachelor’s degree in environmental health and sciences at the Namibia University of...

Otto’s attitude of gratitude, against all odds

2 weeks ago - 08 October 2019 | People

Despite having to walk long distances to get to class and ploughing his neighbour’s field to raise funds for registration, Petrus Otto graduated at the...

Impressive tennis showcased

2 weeks ago - 08 October 2019 | People

The National Tennis Association (NTA) teamed up with Trustco to host a very exciting and successful junior tennis tournament.With a whopping 70 entries and 19...

Latest News

Drownings sour rain relief

13 hours ago | Accidents

Life-giving rainfall in the north has led to two schoolboys drowning in Oshana on Monday. A Chinese national also drowned on Sunday at the Olushandja/Etaka...

Upbeat Calle preaches recovery

13 hours ago | Economics

Finance minister Calle Schlettwein says the domestic economy is projected to gradually emerge from the recession in 2020 with a moderate growth rate of about...

Shanghala plays the artful dodger

13 hours ago | Politics

CATHERINE SASMAN Justice minister Sacky Shanghala, who is alleged to have booked out electronic voting machines (EVMs) that have been missing since...

The value of relevance

13 hours ago | Business

Chantell Husselmann - The conceptual framework for financial reporting states, in order for information to be useful it must both be relevant and provide a...

ACC probes exam 'cheating'

13 hours ago | Health

The Health Professions Council of Namibia (HPCNA) has roped in the services of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to investigate allegations that cheating had rocked the...

O&L/Dinapama deal commendable

13 hours ago | Columns

The Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group recently procured casual corporate golf shirts for its 6 000 employees from local manufacturer Dinapama. This is no ordinary...

Stable Botswana to vote in...

13 hours ago | Economics

Susan Njanji - Botswana votes today in the most closely fought general election in the history of the Southern African country, long known as...

Geingob off to Sochi

13 hours ago | International

President Hage Geingob has left for Russia to attend the first session of the Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi tomorrow.The summit is expected to be attended...

Life for plotting husband's murder

13 hours ago | Justice

Rachel Rittmann (49), who arranged the murder of her husband Rudolph Rittmann (34) for financial gain and freedom to continue a love affair, was sentenced...

Load More