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Financial Controller

Location:
Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Posted:
May 16, 2019

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ETHEL EZINWANNE IGBOKWE

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Mobile number: +1-647-***-**** Email: ac9d4h@r.postjobfree.com

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/ethel-igbokwe-78b63527

PROFILE

Proven ability to produce results that matter to my clients through the skilful application of technical

expertise and experience, focus on quality, my ability to multi-task, hard work and commitment to build

lasting relationships. Experience of working and growing in diverse environments having worked with

multinational clients. An adaptive and strategic leader who is both resolute and flexible. An execution-oriented individual who does not consider execution beneath her, is interested in the details and a dedication to excellence.

KEY SKILLS

Expert in project management - planning, administration and economics (budgeting, staffing, billing and time analysis);

Expert in the process of project budgeting including forecasting and achievement with a focus on quality;

Extensive knowledge and experience in the application of Canadian GAAP, International Standard on Auditing (ISA), ISA(UK&I), International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS), UK GAAP, US reporting standards which include US GAAP, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Standards and Related Rules and Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX);

Proficient in financial statement preparation including consolidated financial statements;

Experienced in investigative processes that have arisen as a result of analytical procedures performed;

Effective management of stakeholder relationships at all levels of the business (both internally and externally);

Good business-facing skills and ability to successfully solve non-technical business and process issues; and

Ensure compliance with relevant risk management procedures.

EDUCATION

B. Sc. Economics; University of Lagos, Nigeria August 2005

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

BroadGrain Commodities Inc. September 2016 – Date

A leading Canadian-based family-owned global marketer and handler of grains, oilseeds, by-products and

specialty crops for both feed and food markets.

Financial Controller November 2018 – Date

Assistant Financial Controller September 2016 –October 2018

Responsible for all aspects of financial management, including accounts payable and receivable, corporate

accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts interpretation, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures for the group. BroadGrain is located in Nigeria, Dubai, China,

Barbados, Argentina and three locations in Canada. This role is responsible for the financial management of

all these locations.

Directly reporting to the Chief Financial Officer with dotted lines to the Chief Executive Officer.

Reports produced monthly include:

a.The Consolidated Balance Sheet of the Group

b.The Consolidated Income Statement for the Group

c.The Consolidated Cash Flow Statement for the Group

d.Internal statements detailing the gross margin and gross margin/metric tonne achieved on every

commodity traded by BroadGrain

e.Debt Metrics which is used to measure our financial situation vis a vis the financial covenants with

our lenders with the aim to ensure that none of the covenants are being violated.

f.Management Discussion & Analysis (MD&A) detailing each commodities performance against the

budget and forecast, identifying and explaining variances.

Accomplishments:

a.Achieving a 10-day timeline for the provision of the financial statements

b.Key accounting contact for the integration of a new operations software called EKA

c.Established the preparation of the internal statements mentioned above and ensuring that it provides

the information that management would like to know such as Gross Margin/Metric Tonne

d.Streamlining the financial reporting division of BroadGrain such that each individual is highly skilled in the accomplishment of their tasks.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) February 2007 – July 2016

A provider of industry focused professional services including audit and assurance, risk assurance, tax,

deals and consulting in areas such as cybersecurity and privacy, human resources, digital transformation and forensics. PwC helps resolve complex issues and identify opportunities for public, private and

government clients.

Manager – Financial Services Industry Practice

PricewaterhouseCoopers Bristol, United Kingdom 2015 – 2016

Senior Associate (equivalent to Assistant Manager) – Financial Services Industry PracticePricewaterhouseCoopers Bristol, United Kingdom 2015

Senior Associate (equivalent to Assistant Manager) – Financial Services Industry Practice

PricewaterhouseCoopers Bristol, United Kingdom 2012 - 2013

Responsible for the end to end audit process which involves managing senior client relationships, drafting of Audit Committee reports/summaries, communicating and interacting with component engagement teams and other cross lines of services (actuarial services, tax and risk assurance) and manage staffing and finance related aspects.

Experienced in the audit of complex investment portfolios which include hedge funds, mutual funds, equities and non-asset backed commercial papers.

Experience and expertise within International Financial Reporting Statement (IFRS), Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), International Standards of Audit (ISAs), UK Generally Accepted Accounting policies (UK GAAP), US Generally Accepted Accounting policies (US GAAP) and other financial services specific regulatory reporting with the ability to operate effectively across different industries.

Effectively developed, documented and implemented procedures and controls to enhance operational efficiency of various process including Solvency II reporting requirements at my clients.

Manage the risk and quality aspects of the audit including ensuring all the necessary procedures are performed appropriately. I am also a Risk and Quality champion ensuring that all audit engagements from the planning, through to the execution and completion stage comply with the auditing and financial reporting standards.

Ability to build effective senior client and internal relationship across all my engagements.

Examine and interpret financial statements and records with the ability to evaluate and analyze these statements and records and providing guidance on financial management and activities.

Act as a mentor and support growth and development of less experienced team members and junior members of staff.

Prepared financial statements and tax computations for clients in the financial services industry.

Facilitated training sessions on accounting and audit methodology for new joiners.

Attended training sessions on risk management, audit methodology, self-motivation, leadership and time management.

Manager – Financial Services Industry Practice

PricewaterhouseCoopers Lagos, Nigeria 2013 – 2015

Senior Associate (equivalent to Assistant Manager) – Financial Services Industry Practice

PricewaterhouseCoopers Lagos, Nigeria 2009 - 2012

Responsible for the end to end audit process which involves managing senior client relationships, drafting of Audit Committee reports/summaries, communicating and interacting with component engagement teams and other cross lines of services (actuarial services, tax and risk assurance) and manage staffing and finance related aspects.

Experienced in the audit of complex investment portfolios which include hedge funds, mutual funds, equities and non-asset backed commercial papers.

Experience and expertise within International Financial Reporting Statement (IFRS), Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), International Standards of Audit (ISAs), UK Generally Accepted Accounting policies (UK GAAP), US Generally Accepted Accounting policies (US GAAP) and other financial services specific regulatory reporting with the ability to operate effectively across different industries.

Effectively developed, documented and implemented procedures and controls to enhance operational efficiency of various process including Solvency II reporting requirements at my clients.

Manage the risk and quality aspects of the audit including ensuring all the necessary procedures are performed appropriately. I am also a Risk and Quality champion ensuring that all audit engagements from the planning, through to the execution and completion stage comply with the auditing and financial reporting standards.

Ability to build effective senior client and internal relationship across all my engagements.

Examine and interpret financial statements and records with the ability to evaluate and analyze these statements and records and providing guidance on financial management and activities.

Act as a mentor and support growth and development of less experienced team members and junior members of staff.

Prepared financial statements and tax computations for clients in the financial services industry.

Facilitated training sessions on accounting and audit methodology for new joiners.

Attended training sessions on risk management, audit methodology, self-motivation, leadership and time management.

Associate – Tax and Corporate Advisory Services

PricewaterhouseCoopers Lagos, Nigeria 2007 - 2009

Audit team member involved in the review of the tax compliance of clients in the banking, oil and gas, manufacturing sectors

Co-ordinated reports advising clients in the banking, oil and gas and manufacturing sectors of the Nigeria tax laws

Facilitated training sessions on the Nigerian Tax Laws for client staff

Reviewed compliance with the Nigerian Tax Laws of clients in the banking, oil and gas and manufacturing sectors of Nigeria

Represented clients in the banking, oil and gas and manufacturing sectors in meetings with Tax Authorities

Filed tax returns with the tax authorities for clients in the banking, oil and gas and manufacturing sectors

Associate – Advisory Services

PricewaterhouseCoopers Lagos, Nigeria 2007

Team member involved in provision of consulting services to clients in all sectors of the economy

Review and revision of job descriptions of such clients

QUALIFICATIONS

Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Chartered Fraud Examiners (CFE)

Chartered Tax Practitioner, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN)

Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)

REFERENCES

Available on request.



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