Curriculum Vitae      

Martin Forster
68 Colwill Cres, Wolffdene, Qld, 4207
(07) 5546 4515, 0429650844

Introduction and Career Objectives

I am currently in my first year Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Financial Planning, recently also completing Diploma of Accounting. I am looking for a position in accounting and finance where I can utilize my skills and abilities effectively by putting my learning into practice, making a contribution, learning and growing with the company in the process. I am eager to learn, and excited about beginning my career in this dynamic industry.

Key Skills

Communication and teamwork

Able to communicate effectively in a professional business manner and as a member of a team. Strong written and verbal communication skills acquired through study and work.

Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure

While studying as a full-time student and working has given me the time management skills to multitask and work under pressure. I am driven to meet deadlines while maintaining accuracy, and have never been late with an assignment.

Enthusiastic, hard-working and eager to learn

Reliable and trustworthy, with a strong work ethic and values. I am ambitious, enthusiastic and talented individual with a flair for detail.

Technical skills Strong technical proficiency in ERP, SAP and MYOB

  • MYOB Accounting- Preparing trial balances, journal adjustments, income and balance sheet statements.
  • SAP applications, providing the capability to manage financial, asset, and cost accounting, production operations and materials, personnel, plants, and archived documents.

Microsoft Office 2010 with some experience with Quick Books.

  • Microsoft Word- Letters, memos, reports, faxes and schedules
  • Microsoft Excel- Spreadsheets, graphs, charts, budgets
  • Microsoft Publisher- Flyers, business cards and newsletters
  • Microsoft PowerPoint- Presentations, animations and reports
  • Microsoft Access- Creating client data bases and mail merges
  • Microsoft Outlook- Emails, agendas and schedules


October 2014 - Present

SNP Security

Brisbane City Council, Brisbane, Australia

Control Room Supervisor


Required to monitor electronic security solutions and assist the client through resolving queries and issues in a friendly, efficient and professional manner. Required to dispatch security officers to areas when emergency situations occur. Notifying Queensland Police Service when required for critical emergencies. Monitoring of duress points throughout Brisbane CBD and contacting relevant emergency services. Capturing & delivering a detailed record/duty logging of all department duties, transactions & Incidents each shift.
• Providing operational technical support to the Duty manager as required.
• Actively leading the Duress testing application across sites.
• Providing a detailed daily activity report to BCC
• Utilizing a CCTV system with over 120 cameras to identify adverse activities.
• Assisting in investigations via the access control and CCTV
• Supporting the Security Manager by Providing timely information and reports to BCC and Law enforcement agencies as required.
• Support the security team in the response to emergency incidents and reacting to the instructions of the Security Manager/Security Duty Manager
• Reacting to contingency plans in accordance with Trackzeon Emergency Codes

2005 - 2012


Mount Isa, Queensland

Security Control Room Operator,

Mount Isa Mines

Commenced as Static Guard, Mount Isa Mines. In 2004, promoted to Security Control Room Operator, Mount Isa Mines As Security Control Room Operator, Mount Isa Mines –


  • Ensuring that the surveillance monitors are observed and monitoring all fire alarms within the facility
  • Monitoring visitors and answering public enquirers
  • Supervision of 20 staff on shift
  • Monitoring the movements of Xstrata personnel by using the CARDAX System
  • Providing access for Xstrata personnel on and off the site
  • Handling of all emergency calls to be connected to triple 000
  • Handling emergencies that require Mines Rescue
  • Providing security tapes for Queensland Police Service when directed by Xstrata

2008 – Jan 2011

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service,

Mount Isa, Queensland

Fixed System Technician Commenced as a Extinguisher Technician. In 2009, transferred to Fixed Systems Technician

As a Fire Systems Technician - Responsibilities:

  • Abiding by policies and procedures in relation to occupational health and safety
  • Testing fire indication panels, test sprinkler and deluge systems and maintaining pump sets for these types of systems
  • Testing gas systems
  • Testing hydrant systems and hydrants
  • Producing spread sheets with Excel
  • Providing PowerPoint presentations on hydrants
  • Reporting any systems that have failed Australian Standards

As a Extinguisher Technician – Responsibilities:

  • Servicing fire extinguishers to the Australian Standard 1851
  • Pressure testing of fire extinguishers
  • Certifying CO2 Cylinders


  • Chubb Security, Mount Isa Mines, Mount Isa, Queensland (1 Year)
  • Tilers Laborer, Hutchinson Builders, Brisbane, Queensland (10 Months)
  • Geospatial Imagery Intelligence Analyst – Aircraftman, Royal Australian Air Force, South Australia (4 year)


Griffith University

Bachelor of Commerce Degree, Accounting and Financial Planning


Completed - Tafe Qld - Diploma of Accounting – June 2014

- Fire Protection Australia - Certificate 2, Asset Maintenance – 2012

- Queensland Fire and Rescue Service - 2009

  • Operate breathing apparatus (open circuit)
  • Apply Risk Management Processes
  • Participate in a Rescue Operation Completed - Queensland Fire and Rescue Service - 2009
  • Undertaking Road Accident Rescue
  • Operating Pumps
  • Responding to Isolated /Remote Structure Fire
  • Applying First Response Firefighting Procedures
  • Preparing, Maintaining and Testing Response Equipment
  • Prevent Injury Respond to Wildfire
  • Following Defined Occupational Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Operating Communications Systems and Equipment
  • Render hazardous materials incidents safe
  • Employ personal protection at a hazardous materials incident
  • Confine Small Workplace Emergencies
  • Conduct Safety and Health Investigations

- Krause Health and Safety PTY LTD – Certificate 3, Metaliferous Mining Operations – 2008

- S.S.A.A – Firearms Safety – 2008

- Tafe Qld - Service Safety Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment no. 526301 – 2007

- Secta Training Academy, NSW – Certificate 2 Security - 2001


Student Member of CPA,

Student Member of Institute of Public Accountants

Member of The Institute Of Certified Bookkeepers

Student Member of The Australian Technical Analysts Association

  • MYOB 
  • Quickbooks
  • MS Windows – 2000, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet
  • Maya 3D
  • 3D Max
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CC
  • Photoshop
  • Unity game engine
  • Python
  • Pearl
  • Java
  • Cinema 4D


  • Investing
  • Graphic designing
  • Building computers
  • Reading



  • John Bolger,

Acting Assistant Commissioner,

Chief Superintendent,

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services,

07 4938.4894,

0427 384 894

  • Ross Jensen,

Manager Fixed Systems Technician,

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service,

0427 100 321

  • John Harris,


Queensland Fire and Rescue Service,

07 4743.2233,

0401 742.149