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Rockville, Maryland, United States
February 27, 2018

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Wilfred Kateera

Rockville, Maryland +1-240-***-****

Focus of Interest

Obtain a position within a dynamic business organization where I can utilize my professional skills and experience in accounting, human resources and administrative work.

Qualifications Summary

Strong admin & financial background

MS Office proficient

Goal oriented and target driven

Attention to detail, initiative and reliable

Strong analytical skills

Excellent leadership skills

Customer service orientation

Team player and problem solver

Enthusiastic and engaging


Ability to multi-task

Professional Experience



Reviews all invoices that come into the AP Dept. for payment to ensure proper paperwork, purchase orders, signatures, authorizations, and the coding is correct prior to entry into the accounting system Process 300+ invoice transactions per month

Interacts with advertiser and affiliates in regard to accounts payable processes and accounting requirements

Handle complex vendor inquiries and accounts payable system processes and changes

Handles AR/AP critically recognizing discrepancies and anomalies through account analysis on the Microsoft Great Plains system.

Liaise with internal and external auditor to complete annual audit process

Prepares paperwork for monthly stipend and other contract payments.

Perform general accounting tasks, such as G/L account reconciliation and month-end closing, and other ad hoc projects

Processes cash and check deposits, in close collaboration with Sales & Business Development Team.

Assists in monthly and year-end closing processes including preparation of journal entries.

Request setup of agencies on the CIA payment portal

Reserve agency/affiliate funds for future advert flights through the CIA tool

Monitor incoming/pending payments for designated political agencies

Reconcile designated political agencies accounts

Political campaign documentation management (NAB, Proof of payment requests, etc.

Maintains accounting and finance files and archives, according to retention policy.

Review and processes expenditure documentation including check requests and invoices for payment and vendor maintenance.

Participates in other projects, assignments and administrative tasks, as needed.

Serves as a resource to employees and visitors on administrative issues

sanctuary insurance company Harare, Zimbabwe

Finance and human resources administrator

dec 2012– dec 2016

Develop and maintain standard financial policies and administrative procedures

Prepare regular financial and administrative reports

Monitor and manage expenditures within allotted budget

Establish and maintain cash controls including deposits and payments

Monitor cash reserves and investments

Prepare and reconcile bank statements

Make payments to suppliers and customers using EFT

Review accounting discrepancies and recommend corrective action

Liaise with internal and external auditor to complete annual audit process

Identify and resolve financial and administrative issues

Perform credit control function on insurance policies

Manage and authorize petty cash disbursements

Maintain assets register

Oversee recruitment, appointment and administrative formalities relating to recruitment process of internal stuff

Payroll processing and filing of staff statutory deductions

Administration of staff fringe benefits

Oversee and monitor appropriate local insurance coverage for company assets and staff insurance

Update the personnel and company database

national merchant bank Harare, Zimbabwe

customer service representative

jan 2011–nov 2012

Resolve customer complaints via phone, email, mail or social media

Use technology to reach out to high volume calls and verify account information

Greet customers warmly and ascertain problem or reason for calling

Create, cancel or upgrade bank accounts for corporates and individuals

Facilitate bank stationery orders for clients, EFT processing and cross transfers tracking

Answer questions about insurance products and bank services offered by the bank

Place insurance cover by underwriting insurance policies

Handle changes in policies or renewal

Record claims, arrange investigations with assessors and liaise with finance dept. for payments

Compile reports on overall customer satisfaction

Assist with complaints, orders, errors, account questions, billing, cancellations and other queries

mercury insurance company Harare, Zimbabwe

Accounting clerk Jan 2009–dec 2010

Assist in monthly reporting procedures

Process accounts payables and receivables

Perform filing and general administrative tasks

Prepare and submit customer invoices

Code, post and receipt payments

Prepare and coordinate deposit activities

Perform all necessary account, bank and other reconciliations

Monitor customer accounts for non-payment and overdue accounts

Check, verify and process invoices

Sort code and enter accounts payable data

Analyze discrepancies and unpaid invoices

Petty cash disbursements

Education & Training

Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business US equivalent of Bachelor’s Degree

Association of Chartered and Certified Accountant (ACCA)

Pending one module to be a Certified Chartered Accountant -ACCA

National Certificate in Banking & Finance-HEXCO, Zimbabwe

Certificate of Proficiency-Insurance Institute of Zimbabwe

voluntary work

Volunteer, Human Rights Taskforce: DC Center Global

Volunteer: Friends of the Quaker meetings, Washington DC

Volunteer: All souls Children’s Home-Harare, Zimbabwe

Personal Affiliations

Lifetime member of Harare Junior City Council (Zimbabwe) – a Not-for-Profit organization which focuses on the welfare of children

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