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Financial Manager

Juffair, Central Region, Bahrain
March 21, 2019

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Jamal Rabvukwa. ACCA,

Address – Manama, Bahrain

Permanent Resident South Africa

Mobile: +973-****-****



Extensively experienced and goal-oriented Chartered Accountant and Administrator with a demonstrated track record of leading the preparation and analysis of financial reports to summarize and forecast financial position. Adept at Budget Forecasting, Financial Reporting. Specializes in Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis for both Private and Public Companies.

Core competencies include:

Accounting Management

Financial Analysis



Micros Symphony

Cash Management


Cost Reductions



Technology Integration

Regulatory Compliance

MS Navision

Dynamic GP



Post Graduate Diploma Applied Accounting Science


University of South Africa

Chartered Certified Accountant


Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), United Kingdom

Degree- Bcomm Honours in Accounting


National University of Science and Tech- Zimbabwe



Finance Manager & Board Secretary

Feb 2018 to Mar 2019

Zayani Group, IT services and solutions provider

Group Financial Controller & Company Secretary

Aug 2015 to Dec 2017

Buchen Abdulaal Group

A formidable player in Bahrain contracting and engineering

Africa Projects Controller

Aug 2014 – Jun 2015

Scatec Solar Norway(

Senior Projects Financial Controller

July 2011-July 2014

Abengoa Solar Spain (

Audit Senior

Marais and Smith Chartered Accountants

Jan 2009 – May 2011

Group Finance Manager

Jan 2004 –Dec 2008

Ariston Holdings, Zimbabwe (

Audit Senior

Jan 2002 – Dec 2003

Articled Clerk

Jan 2000 – Dec 2001

Coopers Lybrand Chartered Accountants( Now PWC)


Finance Manager – ZAYANI GROUP

I support the work of the company’s CEO, focusing on the establishment, optimization and reporting of day-to-day financials in the company. Divisional Heads report to the CEO, these presently include following companies:

Zayani Infosystems Middle East W.L.L

Zayani Computers W.L.L

Gulf Supplies Center

FAZ Corporation for IT (Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia)

In addition, I am responsible for VAT implementation and management:

Provide accurate and timely advice on Indirect Taxes and ensuring compliance with legislation

Developing the central VAT compliance team to evaluate and improve processes.

Manage VAT planning and oversee registrations of Group entities.

Review all VAT reconciliations and returns.

Coordinate with external consultants and advisors on matters related to VAT


Ensure that management and accounts for each of the Group and associated companies are prepared by the 10th working day of the month.

Prepare consolidated report of the financial statement for the year to date for the Board of Directors of FAAZ Holdings on a quarterly basis.

Prepare presentation of the annual Budget for each Group company for approval by the Board of Directors.

Manage and control department/division expenditure within agreed budgets

In charge of IFRS implementation in KSA and IFRS9, 15 &16 in all entities.

Analysis and Optimization of cash flow/ financial performance/ financial reporting and annual forecasting

Provide financial reports/ analysis/ advice to board members/ CEO/ stakeholders/ clients in terms of short-term and long-term decision making/ financial risk management.

Handling and Administration of bank and insurance issues/ financing arrangements, LCs, Guarantees, Performance Bonds.

Monthly payroll process and oversee payroll department.

Coordinate internal and external audits and ensure compliance with statutory authorities

Supervision and guidance of finance, operations and admin teams

Develop and maintain financial accounting systems for cash management, accounts payable, AR, Credit Control and petty cash.

Contribute to the evaluation and development of financial strategy and performance in co-operation with the Executive Team

Ensure activities meet with and integrate with organizational requirements for quality management, health and safety, legal stipulations, environmental policies and general care of duty

Advise Executive Team on key planning issues and make recommendations on important business decisions

Strategic Planning and resource allocation and establish financial process improvement

Set operational and KPI goals for each department/division head (direct reports) which are aggressive, achievable and tied to long term corporate goals

Monitor department and individual performance against KPIs/Goals to ensure correct progress is being made.

Conduct and minute regular meetings with department heads to ensure that priorities are clear and co-ordination is good

Reporting and accounting as per regulatory and legal requirements including taxation, dividends, annual report and accounts

Assume responsibility for company insurance(s), licenses, contracts and agreements, regulatory body relationships, strategies, approvals and accreditations

Organize Board meetings, Exco meetings and AGM of Group companies

Liaise with Internal and External Auditors

To carry out any other roles and responsibilities as required, outlined and agreed with CEO

Policies and Procedures

Develop maintain and implement Corporate Financial Strategy.

Develop, maintain and implement Group’s financial policies and procedures.

Establish financial processes and procedures for group companies.

Group Financial Controller & Company Secretary – BUCHEN Abdluaal Group

Implemented of Dynamic GP ERP System (Azure) for Finance and Group Consolidations.

Implemented MS Azure Cloud based Suites (Office 365) and Data sharing platform on SharePoint.

Design, implementation and monitoring of Group’s turnaround strategy.

Ensure that proper internal controls, processes and procedures exist in all companies.

Ensure that all companies comply with Bahrain Company Law and other relevant regulations.

In charge of Group audit process, payroll and treasury functions,

Initiate and prepare financial projections/ costing Models, feasibility study for new projects.

Ensured that accounting records for all the companies are maintained accurately and up to date.

Annual Budgets for the Group

In charge of Annual Financial statements for all companies.

Ensure organization complies to requirements for ISO9001:2008. Currently implementing and updating ISO9001:2015.

Ensure organization complies with ISO14001:2004(Environmental Management) and OHSAS 18001:2007(Occupational Health and Safety)

Manage banking relationships and monitoring of cash flows and highlighting any risks of default in payment of principal and/or interest, including penalties on late payments and other dues to creditors, banks, financial institutions

Africa Projects Controller- (South Africa, Mali, Norway HQ)-Scatec Solar Norway

Manage the day-to-day financial operations for South African and Mali entities;

Oversee Accounts Payable, Payroll, and Treasury functions for African entities;

Responsible for the consolidation process of African entities.

In charge of timely and accurate analysis of project and operating budgets and cash flow forecasts;

Research OHADA regulations to prepare financial statements under the new combining requirement for 2015.

Liaise with corporate tax and external tax consultants to optimize tax arrangements.

Maintain systems of internal control in line with Scatec policies and ensure compliance with SOX

Assess internal control risks and implement additional controls where required;

Prepare audited financial statements and footnotes under OHADA and US GAAP;

Design and implement processes to give business managers the necessary financial data to make decisions and monitor performance

Responsible for budgeting and forecasting to accurately identify the key business drivers

Continually improve the budgeting process through education of project owners on the financial issues and KPIs impacting different projects.

Monitor the performance of the business against the annual budget and long-term business plan

Support numerous internal and external audits related to Africa.

Assist with controlling compliance to Exchange Control Regulations on a transactional basis as well as reporting to the South-African Reserve Bank (SARB);

Evaluate the Finance work stream structure and team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group, as well as provide individuals with professional and personal growth with emphasis on opportunities.

Supervise financial planning and analysis, with a dot line reporting to VP FP&A.

Assist with the implementation and maintenance of financial reporting tools and IT solutions, Oracle HFM, Cognos, SAP and Dynamic SharePoint

Senior Projects Financial Controller- Abengoa Solar Spain

Provide financial leadership and be a business partner to the GM of the EPC business with regards to all matters related to business operations and finance.

Development of long range plans, annual budgets and monthly financial forecast updates that are consistent with the objectives of the organization.

Maintain Project Financial Models for forecasts, analysis and internal reporting

Prepare and present monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements under both IFRS and the USGAAP, as well as prepare monthly statements under IFRS.

Perform short and long term cash forecasts using internal tools to ensure adequate liquidity for 4 years in advance.

Maintain systems of internal control in line with Abengoa policies

and ensure compliance with SOX

Management and control of the treasury function in line with the global policy.

Manage local tax issues in conjunction with KPMG

Monthly review of Monthly Balance Sheet and P&L

Monthly Intercompany reconciliations and submission to Group Consolidation.

In charge of maintaining SOX and liaison with Group Internal Audit.

In charge of Treasury of the Africa Region which includes amongst others, Accounts Payable, cash reconciliations, payroll and payments.

Project Finance Reporting

In charge of Disbursements for every completed Milestone as agreed in the Contract

Calls with lenders to close FX hedge deals together with internal Derivatives Department

Prepare Quarterly Project reports as per the Financial Covenants, comparing Financial Model estimates with Project Actuals, Quarterly Construction Reports, Quarterly Financial Statements and Quarterly Environmental Reports.

Supervise financial planning and analysis, with a dot line reporting to VP FP&A of Energy Group

Prepare interest payments to lenders and reconciliations

Audit Senior- Marais & Smith Chartered Accountants

Plan and execute audit engagements within budgets and time frames

Determine appropriate audit approach including the designing of audit procedures

Perform audit fieldwork

Ensure compliance with all accounting, auditing and other technical issues

Finalize audit engagements and propose audit opinion

Liaise with Partners, Staff and Clients on all aspects of the audit

Maintain effective client relationships.

Preparing tax computation and completing tax returns timeously

Completion of the monthly management reporting packs

Completion of the provisional and deferred tax computations

Prepare monthly VAT returns and ensure timely filing of these returns

Audit Senior and Articled Clerk- Coopers & Lybrand Zimbabwe

Oversees audit planning, field work, and audit reporting; prepares reports, and communicates findings and recommendations to line and senior management.

Review audit work papers prepared by the audit staff to ensure sound audit theory and compliance with audit guidelines.

Responsible for the daily supervision of audit staff and responsible for the development of audit staff and the completion of performance evaluations.

Ensures that reviews are completed in compliance with the Auditing standards.

Prepare and index work papers and perform various procedures under generally accepted accounting principles to verify accuracy and validity of client’s financial matters.

Anticipate and address client concerns and identify and address problems promptly as they arise.

Build effective working relationships with client personnel and meet time constraints and client deadlines.

Mentor staff accountants and provide performance related information to managers for the content of engagement evaluations.


Sun Accounting System, Pastel, Accpac and Oracle

MS Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint), Internet & E-mail application





Date of Birth


1st July, 1977

Marital Status



Visa Status


Resident Permit

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