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Manager Accounting

Stillwater, Oklahoma, 74075, United States
March 19, 2011

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Solomon M. Tessema

** ******** ******, ***#*, Washington DC, 20011

Cell: 405-***-****


Senior Auditor/Finance Manager

SUMMARY: Professional Accountant with nine years of practical experience

with US GAAP, IFRS and IAS. Strong IT background including MS Excel with

pivot tables. Fast learner with successful record in diversified areas of

responsibility. Organized, detail-oriented, able to prioritize work to meet



. M.B.A. Accounting Candidate, Maharishi University of Management, Iowa,


. B.A. Accounting, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, 1989

. CPA in Progress


Senior Finance Officer (01/2009 to 08/2009), Rift Valley Children and

Women Development, Ethiopia

. Improved accuracy and timeliness of execution and recording of annual

transaction volume in excess of $923,000 by conducting onsite training

for 18 employees at various project sites and head office.

. Reviewed receipt and payment vouchers.

. Prepared reports for donor organizations using Peachtree Accounting


. Prepared annual budgets totaling $940,000 and analyzed the variances.

. Monitored the internal control system and ensured adherence.

Auditor (09/2008 to 01/2009), Gobeze Dessalegn and Co., Chartered

Certified Accountants, Ethiopia

. Audited the accounts of Africa Connect Plc.

. Reviewed reported on the internal control, finance systems and human

resources utilization of the Productive Safety Net Program of the

Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED).

Administration and Finance Manager, (09/2007-09/2008) Poverty Action

Network of Civil Society, Ethiopia

4 Approved payment, receipt and journal vouchers

5 Reconciled the fixed assets register with the physical assets.

6 Prepared reports on the revised internal control system over accounts.

7 Prepared timely financial and other reports for donor organizations basis

using Peachtree Accounting software.

Junior Accountant (07/2001-07/2007), United Nations Staff Savings and

Credit Association,Ethiopia

. Analyzed receivables and initiated effort to collect long outstanding

receivables of over $500,000 which resulted in annual interest income of


. Reconciled bank and book of accounts of different currency units.

. Prepared receipt and payment vouchers.

. Reviewed and evaluated data entries to customer accounts.

. Handled client inquiries and responded on timely basis.

. Prepared periodic cash requirement report.

. Prepared financial reports using Peachtree Accounting.

. Prepared staff payroll.

. Reviewed the internal control system and procurement procedures.

. Performed other duties as assigned.

Senior Accountant (07/00-07/01) DHV Ethiopia Plc, Ethiopia

. Redesigned the Peachtree accounting systems to effectively handle all


. Prepared quarterly and annual budgets of $1,000,000 and $4,000,000


. Prepared financial reports.

. Analyzed variances for local management and headquarters in Netherlands.

. Ensured payments made were within budget limits.

. Prepared payment and receipts vouchers.

. Processed receivables and payables.


. Accounting packages: Peachtree Accounting, QuickBooks

. Spreadsheet: MS Excel including pivot tables, Advanced Excel

. Programming: Cobol, Basic, Fortran, Pascal

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