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Management Accountant Financial Controller Finance Manager Finance

Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe
July 09, 2018

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Chief Finance Officer (CFO)


Master of Commerce

Strategic Management & Corporate Governance

(MSMCG) MSU 2013

Master of Business Administration (MBA) ZOU 2007

Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators in ZW (ICSAZ) Full CIS 2006

Higher National Diploma in Business Studies (Accounting HND/BS)

Harare Polytechnic 1993


ZIPAM - Financial Statements Analysis and Interpretation.

ICSAZ - Company Secretarial Practice.

Chips Computing Company Sageline 1000

Accounting Package - Pastel MTB - Public Speaking Course.

Old Mutual – Pension Funds Administration.

Ministry of Labour & Social Services ZW – Results Based Management (RBM).


Graduate.ICSA –

Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators ZW (CIS)



Date of Birth: 8/03/1961 Nationality: Zimbabwean Marital status: Married / Male

Languages: English, Shona, Ndebele Drivers licence: Class 4

Mobile: +263-***-***-***


E: Skype Address: jona.chigweremba


A highly knowledgeable, professional critical thinker with + 15 years extensive executive financial experience and management. Possesses expertise to set strategic priorities and give clear strategic direction on all aspects of finance with strong adherence to moral and ethical principles. Plays a strategic role, driving the vision and mission of the organization towards fulfillment of its goals by availing an insightful analysis of the financial information of the organization, thereby aiding informed decision making. Adept in the practice of strategy formulation, financial analysis & interpretation, financial management, administration, resource mobilization, networking, change management and corporate governance. Manages associated business risks and complexities of driving change in a business environment. Displays a keen interest in the organization’s objectives, operations, market environment and ethical issues as to effectively manage resources, lead others and delegate effectively.

Seeking a challenging position to contribute skills, professional knowledge thereby aligning these efficiencies with the accomplishment of company goals, mission, values, and objectives.


Communication: Ability to present information to target audiences, in a variety of settings at all levels. Able to create impact through discussion, debate and action to ensure that point of view is understood and heard. Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with customers.

Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Strong ability to forecast. Identifies priority activities and assignments.

Interpersonal Skills: Strong managerial competencies encompassing: Leadership - Managing diverse teams of professionals in an accounting environment, vision, empowering others, building trust, managing performance, and judgement / decision making. Strong ability to persuade influence and win respect.

Analytical Skills: Remarkable logical and analytical skills. Strong ability to absorb information, and to organize and analyze the information in a logical manner. Ability to keep up to date with new concepts, techniques, tools and technologies.

Teamwork: An integral team player devoted to working with colleagues, donors and other professionals to collaboratively and effectively reach the best possible outcome for all parties. Ability to coach other team members in order to streamline business processes.



Head Office Oct 2010 - Dec 2016

Position: Finance & Administration Director /CFO (Fixed Term Contract Expiry)

Key Responsibilities /Achievements:

As a member of the executive, developed strategic annual planning guidelines for the organization.

Developed annual work plans and budgets in line with the organization’s policy guidelines.


Budgets & Budgetary control Resource mobilization Operations management Payroll administration

Employee performance management Systems design development Company Secretarial Practice

Preparation and communication of management information

Strategy and innovation leadership and management Corporate reporting Financial management

Donor relationship management


Proficient in: Microsoft Office Accounting Packages: Pastel

Sage line 1000


Developed indicators for monitoring financial performance of the Council and produced detailed capital projects appraisal reports thereby aiding informed managerial decision making.

Researched, analyzed and proposed policy changes in the areas of Human resources, Administration, Information Technology, Finance and Logistics to enhance Council performance.

Ensured Systems of management control put in place were operating efficiently and effectively in order to safeguard Council assets.

Sourced funding from both Government & Development Partners; thus ensuring proper accountability and efficient utilization.

Coordinated the annual external audit process and always came up with audited annual financial statements timeously.

Participated and compiled board packs for the Audit, Finance and HR Committees of the Board.

Ensured Council had a robust and transparent recruitment, induction and retention policies; also conducted performance appraisals (Unit Heads) thereby evaluating staff performance (RBM).

Identified and analyzed investment opportunities to secure a fair return; thereby managing financial risk and enhancing shareholder value.

Chief Advisor to the Board and senior management on all financial issues, procedures and practices of Board/General Meetings i.e. company secretarial practice.

Prepared monthly cashflow projections thereby enabling the Council to react swiftly to adverse trends and/or maximize on positive trends.

Chaired the Council’s National Disciplinary Committee, Procurement Tender Committee and the Supply Chain Management policy meetings.

Ensured that Council’s average age of debtors was maintained within credit policy limits and creditors reconciliations done timeously.

Advised Senior Management on the procurement and disposal of Council assets.

Always ensured best practices for financial risk mitigatory measures were strictly observed and enforced.

Took charge of the CEO’s Office during his absence and ensured smooth running of operations.


Professional Attitude & Appearance.

Confident with self-belief, consistently acting with integrity and naturally trusted by others.

Ability to persuade and influence.

Proactive Go-Getter Intelligent,

detail Oriented & Analytical.

Strong leadership skills and ability to win respect.

High level of self-motivation and standards with the ability to multi -task; balancing “analysis” with “doing”


Head Office June 2007 - Sept 2010

Position: Management Accountant - Promotion

Key Responsibilities/Achievements:

Coordinated and consolidated the Council’s annual budget.

Had input into the development of an annual work plan for the Council.

Assisted non-financial senior staff members understand financial management reports and utilizing them for the benefit of the Council.

Reviewed processes and advised on waste reduction strategies.

Reviewed monthly management accounts and made necessary recommendations for improvement.

Provided input into the pricing of commodities and services for strategic business units (SBUs).

Reviewed projects reports and submitted them to donors as per the requirements of each individual donor.

Co-ordinated all audits (Internal / External) on donor funded Projects.

Provided information to senior management on all aspects of financial management for decision making purposes.

Prepared monthly management accounts and maintained the Council’s internal control systems.

Ensured effective control and management of all Council assets.

Supervised and capacity built staff in the Accounts Office.


Mash East Province

Position: Provincial Accountant (Promotion)

Key Responsibilities/Achievements:

Prepared monthly financial statements/ management accounts and cash flow statements.

Managed effectively the debtors and creditors portfolio.

Prepared capital and revenue estimates/budgets.

Liaised with the bank on issues pertaining to the management of the Province’s accounts.

Advised the Provincial management team on all financial issues.

Prepared year-end accounts.

Supervised, capacity built and coached subordinates.

Planned, organized, led and controlled the finance department.

Co-ordinated all audits (Internal / External).

Compiled financial reports on all Donor funded Programmes/ projects and submitted them timeously.


CURRENT: Lecturing – Commercial Courses in Private Colleges in Town i.e. CIS; SAAA; ACCA; HEXCO etc.


1. Mr. B Chikati (Director Human Resources)

Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC HQ)

P O Box ST 220



Mobile #: +263*********; +263*********; +263*******


2. Dr. E. Munongo (Director Medical Services)

Population Services Zimbabwe (PSZ)

9 Bisley Circle,

Belvedere, Harare

Mobile #: +263*********;


3. Mr Peter Machimbirike (Provincial Manager – Marondera)

Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC Mash East)

Stand # 530, 1st Street


Mobile #: +263*********

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