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Project Manager

Muncie, Indiana, United States
June 13, 2018

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Strong analytical and organizing skill and team player. I have skill on project management and Applications such as MS office and Oracles ERP modules.



13th Dec, 2012 -- 2017 Chief Finance Officer (CFO)

Ethio telecom, a fast rowing company with more than 60 Million customers and sales over 2 bln USD in 2016/17, ethio managed to grow by 46% YOY. Currently I have been managing the finance division which is composed of four main departments and 29 Section with 1,400 staffs throughout the country.

Accounting: Monitoring of monthly and year end closings, Presentation to Board of directors accounting results. Responsible for the procure to pay and sales to cash processes. Relation with external bodies (external auditors, regulator, tax authority…), Tax planning and optimization, Implementation of validated process and defining key controls and documentation

Treasury: Management and anticipation of cash requirements, reduction of debt foreign exchange exposure and optimization of excess cash flow (implementation of action plan to improve working capital).

Financial Control, Responsible for the budget and business plan development. Product costing and pricing for new and existing products and services. Manages the company reporting and dashboard production with over 1500 KPI. Responsible for internal control verification/ assurance process.

Asset management: Is responsible for the administration of the company’s physical assets. Manage the retirement of old assets including their disposal mechanisms

Lead the investment committee which is responsible to review and validated all capital investments for the company

Member and coordinator of sourcing committee which is responsible for all procurements of the company

Lead commercial committee responsible for new products and service validations. Ensures that time to market is properly implemented

Strategic committee co-chair with a focus on strategy developments as well as business plan preparations for mid and long term.

Nov-2010 – Dec 13, 2012 Officer (Head) Financial Control & Analysis Department

Implementation of 1bln USD Capex program, with vendor financing and assigned as chairperson for negotiation frame contract

Strategic plan, budget and forecast preparation and presentation to the executive management Board and board of directors for validation

Full re-engineering of the accounting process, with implementation of monthly closings

Project Manager of the ERP (Oracle), defining all specifications and processes, roles and duties …in lead the roll out of the systems.

Production of monthly dashboard to lead business reviews, with operational KPIs and decision oriented analysis

Price validation support for product and services

Reorganization of the cash management processes, findings external partners to expand payment facilities

Implementation and support of investment committees, commercial committees…

July 2009 –Nov 2010 Project Manager (Financial & Asset Management)

Developed, maintained and monitored the project plan and set project standards

Selected project coordinators and team members for the project

Defines the roles and responsibilities for each coordinators and team member

Communicated the goal of project with Stakeholders and team members and is responsible for sign off’s on deliverables from the stake holders

Managed project resources allocation and utilization

Review project deliverables before submission to Next generation program office

Escalate major project issues and problems

Ensure consultants obligations on the project are completed on time

Developed and delivered weekly progress reports.

Ensured that the activities of the project team is completed on time

Provided updated status on project to the Stake holders

Managed the requirement definition of Enterprise resource planning (ERP) for the new process developed

Sept,2008 – June, 2009 Finance team leader (Transformation Program office)

Developed, maintained and monitored the project plan

Managed the definition of data requirements of the Sage ACCPAC ERP

Prepared Detail coding of the Sage ACCPAC ERP of Common service (Cash management, Bank codes Tax services etc) Accounts payable, General ledger, Accounts receivable, Inventory Control and Asset Management

Defined Chart of Accounts, Asset Codes and Inventory numbering systems

Managed risks of the project

Prepared weekly progress report

Escalated project related issues

Defined the integrations requirement of finance with the Customer care and billing application

July 2007 – 2008 August Finance Team member

Defined financial processes with the team

Define policies and procedure required for the processes

Worked as an Accountant for the transformation office Finance recording transactions (Operational part)

Prepared monthly bank reconciliation and monthly cash flows

Nov 2006 – June 2007 Billing and collections (Customers payment collections)

Team Member

Assessed the companies processes of the billing and collection part

Prepared AS- IS document on the billing and collections departments for management decision

Dec 2005 –Nov 2006 Budget and disbursement Team member and Team leader (South Region)

Managed the disbursement processes of the regional office

Managed the daily operations of the budget and disbursement section

Managed the Working fund of the regional office and the Area offices within the regional

Managed the Project Fund of the regions and the Areas within

Managed the payroll preparations of the region.

Managed the budget preparation and Control of the region

Managed the daily collections and deposit of cash in Bank.

Prepared quarterly budget vs actual performance report for the regional Manager




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