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Accounting, Finance, Administration

Yaounde, Centre, Cameroon
February 12, 2018

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Bonten Kayeh MEKWI:BSc. ACCA Affiliate

Tel : (237-***-**-**-**/698 96 29 10


career statement

A bilingual graduate with a B.Sc. in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University UK, an affiliate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), with over 10 years’ experience working with International NGOs in Cameroon. Passionate, results oriented and meticulous, with solid experience in Accounting & Finance, Administration, Audit and Internal Control. An experienced Finance & Accounting specialist with strong management skills, looking to use current skills in a challenging senior finance role.


Bilingual with excellent oral and written skills in English and French.

Good in working with multicultural teams

Solid accounting, auditing and book keeping skills

Basic Accounting training & account setup skills

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.

Proficient in accounting soft wares such as: Peachtree Complete Accounting, ACCPAC for windows & DOS, TOMPRO, WINPACCS Cashbook and WINGS II accounting packages.


career history

Finance Assistant February 2015 – Present

World Food Program (WFP)

Part of the finance team of WFP Cameroon country office. Charged with ensuring proper accountability of finances.

Extract and input data from various sources in financial or accounting systems;

Respond to accounting, budget or financial queries regarding data from staff in the unit and elsewhere in the Programme;

Prepare bank reconciliations and conduct analysis of general ledger accounts;

Assist in the preparation of the payroll by executing validity checks on monthly payroll results;

Maintain control over various financial records and initiate actions relating to the records there of;

Verify vendor claims for accuracy and conformance with WFP finance rules and regulations;

Monitor vendor advances and other receivables and ensure timely clearance of vendor outstanding items, taking corrective follow-up action where required;

Provide information related to financial transactions including calculations of personal entitlements and prorate;

Assist in the preparation of budget, accounting, financial reports and statistical reports and other reports as required;

Provide assistance to all staff services such as travel, expense claims, document retrieval, etc.

Process payments of supplier invoices

Reconcile and clear vendor advances.

Accountant May 2014 – January 2015

GIZ – Programme D’appui AU Programme Sectoriel Foret Environnement (ProPSFE)

Member of the management team in the Buea Antenna Office of the Programme. Charged with managing the administrative, finance and accounting affairs of the office.

Provide support to the organization and coordination of all activities of the antenna;

Assist in organizing and coordinating the proper filing of documents;

Ensure the smooth functioning of the antenna in conformity with GIZ procedures;

Do control of justifications pieces to make sure they meet with GIZ and field norms;

Ensure funds are made available as per request and on time;

Provide logistical support to employees and partners;

Control to ensure transactions are posted to the correct accounts and in the correct period

Reconcile and record finances given to various stakeholders

Prepare reconciliations for various stakeholders and accounts

Work as cashier in the absence of main cashier.

Control consumption of vehicles per hundred kilometers.

Control to make sure cashier entries are in conformity with requirements.

Act a HR focal point for the Antenna.

Accountant May 2012 – April 2014

GIZ – Programme Germano Camerounais pour la Sante Sida (PGCSS)

Member of the accounting & finance unit for the Programme: Managing the accounting unit and charged with ensuring proper accountability was done.

Do control of justifications pieces to make sure they meet with company and field norms

Make sure transactions are posted to the correct account and in the correct period

Reconcile and record finances given to various stakeholders

Prepare reconciliations for various stakeholders and accounts

Work as cashier in the absence of main cashier.

Control consumption of vehicles per hundred kilometers.

Control to make sure cashier entries are in conformity with requirements.

Supervise cashier and authorize payments.

Finance Manager April 2010-April 2012

Fight Against Corruption Through Schools - Phase 2 (FACTS II) – Protestant Private Education Agency and Catholic Relief Services

Member of the management of the unit. Charged with managing the finance, administration and accounting of the organisation.

Elaborate a strategy for the start of the collection of financial data for the project

Aid in the Audit and control of financial statements & invoices.

Ensure the financial follow up of the project’s activities in accordance with the procedure.

Provide technical financial assistance to the project’s various partners.

Receive and treat financial reports from partners on the field

Preparation and timely submission of financial reports to project sponsors

Banking transactions and reconciliations

Management in collaboration with Project Manager the finances of the project

Ensure the accountability of didactic materials to schools; and

Creation of internal accounting system

Management of the transfer of funds and follow-up to partners on the field

Preparation of monthly, quarterly, semester and annual reports in accordance to donor requirements

Finance Analyst June 2001 – March 2005

Central Accounting Office of the Cameroon Baptist Convention

Member of the accounting unit specifically charged with reconciliation and the maintenance of the accounting software.

Bank and Other Account Reconciliations

Communicating financial issues to management

Working with internal and external users of financial information

Preparing financial statements

Internal review and control

Maintaining accounting software

Investigating enquiries from users of financial statements

Accountant & Auditor January - March 2007 & 2009

Cabinet CDA

Cabinet CDA is an auditing and accounting firm with many clients all over the Cameroon national territory.

Collect and analyse date to detect deficient controls, duplicated effort, fraud and non-compliance with laws,

Review data about material assets, net worth, liabilities, surplus, income and expenditure

Prepare detailed reports on audit findings

Preparing annual accounts/financial statements for clients

Financial Analyses

Executive Vice President (Volunteer Position) June 2004 – December 2010

International Children’s Welfare Foundation (ICWF)

ICWF is a non-profit making organisation with the aim of helping children to be able to meet up with their rights to education amongst other things.

Fundraising for the organisation in collaboration with the executive

Management of the organisation in the absence of the President

Supervision of the various projects of the organisation

Preparation of the various reports of the ICWF

Drafting of various organisation policies for approval by the Board

Management of the various employees of the organisation under the direction of the President

Creates public awareness about the organisation and ensure its visibility in the community


Professional Diploma in Finance/Accounting Affiliate, September 2017

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Accounting BSc. March 2010

Oxford Brookes University

Diploma Business Management & Administration June 2002

Cambridge International College UK


International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals (IICFIP) Inc.: December 2013

Training on Effective Use of Digital Forensics in Detecting and Investigating Fraud/Corruption

Shauri Coaching & Consultancy: September 2013

Training on Professional Organisation

The Echo Group Inc., USA: May 2006

Training in Grant prospecting and writing

Introductory training on Peace & Conflict Resolution


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