Simone Anderson - Centre AdministratorMDP BallaratBusinessCentre-7351

Simone has worked at the Ballarat Business Centre since mid-2008.

In her role as Centre Administrator, Simone assists the Manager on a day-to-day basis, offers one-on-one business assistance as well as maintaining the occupancy of the Centre.

As Centre Administrator, Simone interviews and screens potential tenants and clients, manages and maintains the tenant and client data base and all tenant communications, attends to all incoming and outgoing client requirements, coordinates the events calendar for BBC incorporating small business development and support training and workshops. Simone manages all IT, telecommunications and security at the Centre. She is also proficient in MYOB and all bookkeeping procedures providing support for Finance and Payroll.

Having always lived in Ballarat, Simone has a passion for small business having run a small business herself and enjoys being involved in the Community. Simone is the chair of the Loreto College Music & Performing Arts Support Group and is a board member of the Ballarat Business Women as well as being involved in various business networking groups in Ballarat.

Having completed a Diploma of Management and with many years’ experience in bookkeeping, Simone enjoys the challenges and diversity her role presents as well as the interaction with staff and tenants. “It’s easy to come to work when you love your job and the people you work with.”

Carol McKenzie - Finance and PayrollMDP BallaratBusinessCentre-7385

Carolyn McKenzie is the Centres longest serving employee having started working at the Centre in June 2006. Carol was employed as a part-time Receptionist initially, but with the recent employment of Bree to the Reception Desk on a full-time basis, Carol now works three days a week as the Finance and Payroll Officer.

Her duties include doing the fortnightly payroll, monthly superannuation, end of month invoicing of tenants rent and charges and monthly direct debiting of these charges.

Carol has also taken on the duty of reconciling the bank accounts and then preparing the monthly financial reports for the Board Meetings.

Other duties include updating the monthly rents and charges, downloading the phone accounts and the day to day duties of accounts payable and receivable.

Carol is the backup receptionist for Bree assisting customers into the centre with their queries and tenants with help when needed.

Bree Grundell - Reception and AdministrationMDP BallaratBusinessCentre-7343

Bree has been working at the Ballarat Business Centre since September 2012, and started her full-time traineeship Certificate III in Business Administration, which she successfully completed in March 2014.

As the Receptionist of the Ballarat Business Centre, Bree is the first point of contact for all of the Dawson House tenant’s customers and clients. Bree also assists in the booking and set up of the Conference facilities and room hire. Bree takes the initial tenancy enquiries, business assistance queries and all general enquiries.

Bree is responsible for the Ballarat Business Centre website and social media pages and keeps these updated with upcoming events and new tenants each week. Bree enjoys working with computers and is very skilled at creating documents such as manuals, posters and spreadsheets with various Microsoft documents. Bree is responsible for the ACT - CRM system and works to ensure all data entry is accurate and up to date.

Bree works in scheduling and advertising of the Workshops hosted at the Ballarat Business Centre and various other locations monthly, as well as assisting Simone and Carol in Administration tasks like sorting mail, compiling spreadsheets and documents, signing for deliveries, and assisting tenants. 

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