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Senior Accounting

Location:
Port Harcourt, RV, Nigeria
Posted:
March 01, 2018

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EDET ETIM ETTAH–BSc

Contact:+234***-***-****, +234***-***-****(Nigeria)

E-Mail:ac4npb@r.postjobfree.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edet-ettah-856361133

Scaling new heights of success with hard work & dedication and leaving a mark of excellence on each step; targeting challenging assignments in Accounts & Financial Management/ Budgeting & Audits/ Finance Lead with a leading organization of repute.

EXECUTIVE PROFILE SUMMATION

An accomplished, results-driven, and self-motivated Senior Accountant with 7 years of progressive leadership and managerial experience in the oil and gas industry. Versed in all gamut of financial control including managing financial and accounting operations, overseeing the preparation of budgets, financial forecasts and variances, and preparing timely and accurate financial statements. Demonstrated success in enhancing the overall financial performance of organizations.

Professional Forte:

Management: Oversees operations of the organization, implements plans & manages available resources.

Personal Credibility: Uses personal credibility to influence the outcomes beyond own business & functional areas.

Strategic Contributor: Can direct business in new & growth areas and motivate people to perform beyond their normal past skills.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Accounting & Financial Management

Cash Flow Forecasting

Project Accounting & cost Reporting

Variance & Trend Analysis

Budgeting & Costing

Tax Planning & Management

Budget Planning & Forecasting

Sage

Financial Statement Analysis

Cost Control & Optimization

Accruals and Allocations

Financial Modeling / Analysis

Team Leadership

Accounts Reconciliation Expert

General Ledger Accounting

Treasury Management

Business Planning

Microsoft Excel

WORK EXPERIENCE

Jan. 2015- Till Date: Trogad Energy Nigeria Limited, Port Harcourt, Nigeria as Senior Accountant

Report directly to CFO to ensure General Ledger accounts reflect accurate balances while ensuring that all expenses are coded properly and fully in charge of general accounting function and daily operations with gross revenues of $500Million, including: AP, AR, GL reconciliation, fixed assets, taxation, bank reconciliations, payroll, financial reporting and reviewing as well as manage 3 personnel.

Key Responsibilities:

Prepare day to day financials, including payroll accuracy and monthly financials for the organization.

Work closely with managers to assure budget adherence while assessing all resources available for company goals.

Created, reviewed, and approved monthly journal entries, including uploading work completion orders and goods in transit into general ledger.

Completed balance sheet reconciliations and made necessary accrual adjustments as needed.

Reviewed and approved balance sheet reconciliations monthly for audit review.

Manage all aspects of management and financial reporting – I have a long, proven track record of delivering against tight reporting deadlines.

Key Accomplishments:

Completed entire month end close process (prepared and analyzed monthly journal entries as well as the Cash Flow, Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Trial Balance financial statements and on time before deadline date.

Liaising with the company’s billing team on a regular basis ensuring that all revenue transactions are accurately recorded.

Reporting to overseas regional office and head office – I am lead point of contact, for delivering results and managing related queries and communications, with overseas Head Office.

Spearheaded automation of SG&A leverage reports, reducing time needed for closing procedures by 75%.

Jan. 2013 –Dec. 2014: Oil Field Nigeria Limited, Port Harcourt, Nigeria as Accountant

Fully in charge of accounting function and daily operations for the organization, including: AP, AR, GL reconciliation, fixed assets, taxation, bank reconciliations, payroll, financial reporting and reviewing. Managed staff of 3. Restructured the format of several critical and complicated Balance Sheet account reconciliations which in turn decreased the likelihood of errors as well as the time to complete the reconciliations

Key Responsibilities:

Assisted with the monthly/quarterly financial statements, general ledger, balance sheet reconciliations, journal entries, fixed assets, A/R and A/P.

Provided timely explanations of variances between actual results and forecasts/budgets.

Reconciled and invoiced Nigerian and International subsidiaries.

Prepared VAT and WHT tax returns for state and Federal government.

Worked with external auditors during reviews and audits to ensure full cooperation from accounting staff and compliance with all qualified requests.

Lead and managed two accountants (AP/AR), including selection/hiring, objective setting, performance management, coaching/development and training.

Key Accomplishments:

Management of monthly management accounts process – I reduced the reporting timelines from 10 working days to 5 working days

Increased profit margin by five percent, via cost cutting methods; increased repeat customer base by more than 20% over a 12-month period

Working with the company’s external tax advisor on both compliance and tax restructuring (e.g. VAT, WHT) issues.

Overseeing the company’s billing and debtor collection cycle. This involved preparation of credit assessment reports and recommendations on credit limits and payment terms.

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE

January 2011 – Dec. 2012: Chilkied Security Services and Dog Farms Limited, Port Harcourt Nigeria as Accounting Officer

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria

Senior School Certificate(SSC), Community Secondary School, Eyo-Abasi, Oron LGA, Akwa Ibom State - Nigeria

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Superior familiarity with MS Office packages (Word, Access, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).

Proficient with the use of Sage.

Data entry management

Team player with top-notch communication, analytical, generation of idea and leadership skills.

PERSONALITY AND LEADERSHIP TRAITS

Organized, very detailed and a Good Time Manager

Innate problem-solver with very good analytical skills.

Exceptional leadership.

Adaptable communicator with humble confidence.

Unwavering professionalism.

Self-management and Intellectual curiosity.

PERSONAL DETAILS

Date of Birth: 17October 1984

Address: 9a Omachi Lane, Off Woji Road, Rumurolu Town, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Nigeria

Language Known: Oron, Ibibio & English (Nigerian Languages)

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