Wednesday, February 23, 2011

We are hiring! Could you be part of our awesome team?

We are growing! Last year we grew in office size and this year, we grow in staff compliment. Will you be part of our dynamic team? If you have the skills and drive to make a great team player, then submit your CV ASAP!

Available Positions:
  1. Web Developer
  2. Debtor's Clerk
Web Developer

This person will need to have a clear understanding of our client’s businesses to build creative and professional websites, developing the concept into live websites and keeping the projects on track with respect to meeting deadlines. An ability to work well under pressure to deliver projects on time is essential.

A very strong understanding and knowledge of Joomla (technical and navigational functionalities), HTML, intermediate PHP, MySQL and current web trends. Experience with Google Adwords, Analytics, WordPress is beneficial. Ability to scope, develop and manage a website from start to finish.  

General Duties

Contribute to the development, implementation, and achievement of departmental objectives in a non .net environment ; Provide solutions to complex problems; Responsible for executing projects to meet briefs, standards, client requirement and deadlines including:
  • Lead the web development analysis process
  • Responsible for ensuring that all work meets best practice code re-usability
  • Ensure adequate unit testing of all development to meet quality standards (permutations, usability, stability and accuracy)
  • Meeting deadlines as per scope of work/enhancements
  • Ensuring understanding of and the compliance to company development methods and standards
  • Ensure issues are timorously escalated and appropriately resolved
  • Design and develop web-based applications for eNetworks clients using Joomla, HTML, intermediate PHP, MySQL and current web trends, according to brief
  • Work on legacy systems to develop, enhance existing applications
  • Mentoring: It is a specific requirement that mentoring of the junior developer takes place
Personal Development
  • Proactively remain abreast of industry knowledge
  • Development of both technical and soft skills
  • Analytical with strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong technical and navigational Joomla knowledge
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Fast learner
  • Must thrive in fast moving environment
Please note that .net developers need not apply as this is not a .net environment.

View the Debtor's Clerk position.
    Please submit your CV to Leslie Maliepaard who will be in touch with the candidate for an interview.

    We are hiring! Debtors Clerk needed, be meticulous and get paid for it!

    ** This position has been filled ***

    Are you a pain, meticulous about the finer details? Cross your t's and dot your i's, always? Love ACCOUNTING? May be considered obsessive compulsive when it comes to your work? Then we need you!

    A Debtors Clerk position has become available for a meticulous and target driven individual. Strong ACCOUNTING SKILLS a prerequisite with Pastel Partner Experience essential.

    We will only consider applicants who meet with all the below minimum requirements of this position due to the high level of professionalism, accuracy and consistency needed within this role.

    Please note that all applicants that are successful for client interview will be tested on RECON & EXCEL skills.

    Minimum Requirements
    • Must have Matric and relevant tertiary qualification
    • Must have minimum of 3 years experience when it comes to full debtors function
    • Previous bookkeeping/basic internal auditing experience will be highly advantageous
    • Previous experience in stock management is essential
    • Must pay high attention to detail and accuracy
    • Must have excellent communication skills (English & Afrikaans)
    • Must be fully computer literate (emphasis - strong Excel skills)
    • Must possess solid administration skills
    • Must be well groomed and presentable
    • Must be a team player and adapt to change easily
    • Must be reliable and trustworthy
    • Registered debt collector advantages
    • Target Driven
    Key Performance Areas
    • Process invoices to clients and distribute accurate monthly statements to clients
    • Follow up with clients in regards to outstanding payments and gain commitment from client in this regard
    • Receive client statements and resolve all queries within agreed timeframes
    • Manage necessary reconciliation process to consistently provide current status and feedback to management
    • Build strong and professional relationships with clients
    • Ensure that there are no client complaints by providing world class client service
    • Ensure client phone calls are returned promptly
    • Ensure written communication with client is 100% accurate and easily understandable
    • Maintain all filing systems
    • Perform ad hoc duties based on specific projects if and when required
    • Report directly into Accountant and on a dotted line to the General Manager
    • Implementation of charging interest on overdue Accounts
    • Drafting of demand letters
    • Customer Record creation, credit checking, bank reconciliation, issuing receipts and statements
    • Issuing receipts and statements, customer record creation.
    We offer:
    Salary is commensurate with experience

    Please submit your CV to Leslie Maliepaard who will be in touch with the candidate for an interview.

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011

    Dark fibre? What is it and how can your business benefit?

    I've been reading up on connectivity and fibre and came across Dark Fibre. A dark fibre network is a privately operated optical fibre network that is run directly by its operator over dark fibre leased or purchased from another supplier, rather than by purchasing bandwidth or leased line capacity.

    It is quite new to the South African market, but has been the standard in Europe for years. How can dark fibre benefit your business? 

    From the research I've gathered, it seems as if Dark Fibre is carrier neutral (great) and is able to carry voice, data and internet, seamlessly.

    What can Dark fibre networks be used for? We can call the Dark Fibre, the landlord allowing:
    1. private networking
    2. Internet access
    3. Internet infrastructure networking
    Dark fibre networks may be:
    1. point-to-point
    2. point-to-multipoint
    3. use self-healing ring or mesh topologies

    So what's the big deal?
    Dark Fibre access allows companies to increase business operations without spending huge amounts of cash (capital) and all of this possible due to the change in the Electronics Communications Act in 2004. Prior to the change in Act, operators were simply not allowed to offer their own networks, now they can.

    More on How Dark Fibre can benefit your business at EzineArticles.

    Should you have any queries on fibre in general, contact our sales department at or call 0861 55 33 11.