WPH Pty.Ltd. & Ziliani's Stores
When I started here I was assistant to the accountant. The
accountant was a Mr McAteer who put his resignation in a few weeks after I
started. After learning this, I immediately inquired if they would allow me to
take up that position. After many talks and an interview with their Auditors
they agreed to give me a go and in early September 1961, I became an accountant!
At this place I learned a awful lot. Firstly, the type of
accounting I learned in Holland was totally different from how they did it here.
It did not matter because, I like figures in any form and I adapted readily
(maybe I changed things subtly), after all, I did get my Certificate for Modern
Business Administration in Holland with good marks. During the time with this
company I also studied for the National Institute of Accountants Certificate. I
did not quite finish this 4 years course but I did my intermediate exams and in
one of the exams I was congratulated for getting a 3rd place in NSW.
The proprietors of this company were beautiful and very nice
people. However in the end we found that after a certain happening we wanted
something, what, well maybe we wanted to spread our wings again. Well, as you
can see on the next page, no time for leisure. I finished at WPH on the 5th of
Feb. 1965 and started the next job on the 8th
of February 1965!