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Management Manager

Location:
Santa Rosa, California, United States
Posted:
October 13, 2016

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Peter Maina Kangara

**** **** *** ***** ****, CA USA

acw1ll@r.postjobfree.com cell +1-978-***-****

• PERSONAL DATA •

Nationality : Kenyan

Date of Birth : 9th March1967

Present Address : **** **** Ave

Santa Rosa, CA

USA

Telephone : +1 (978)-***-****

Email : acw1ll@r.postjobfree.com

Marital Status : Married with 2 children

Religion : Christian

My Career Summary as a Financial & Administration Manager

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nterprising, hard-working and technically skilled manager & management accountant specialist with a demonstrated track record of leading the preparation and analysis of financial reports to summarize and forecast financial position. I am extensively experienced and goal-oriented with proven expertise in driving efficiency and productivity through evaluation of financial management systems and implementation of process improvements.

I am a talented leader who has directed highly skilled financial management teams to support achievement of overall corporate goals and objectives. I am known for accuracy, attention to detail and timeliness in managing developing and implementing sales, marketing, financial systems, strategies, processes and controls that have significantly improve P&L scenarios for diverse-industry employers.

My career is distinguished by commended performance and proven results, including vast experience as a respected leader of a creative team in the multimedia divisions and corporate communications departments that conceptualize and orchestrate marketing campaigns that effectively reinforce and build brand images. As a senior level finance professional, with an exceptional track record in all high-end aspects of financial control, management and auditing, am seeking a strategic role in a dynamic organization to contribute accrued skills in fructifying tangible and strategic organizational objectives.

I am a dedicated CPA (K) professional finalist, backed by a solid proficiencies in generally accepted accounting practices (GAAP) as well as Computer and IT proficiency in Excel, Peachtree, QuickBooks, Lotus 1-2-3 and MS Office and a career professional spanning over 15 years of experience in the technical, conceptual and content development of sales-driving collateral and a proven ability to drive record-high marketing campaign response-rates and execute successful product launches that result in lasting business relationship.

Key Skills and Competencies

Accounting Management

Financial Management

Forecasting

Project Costing

Vender Negotiations & Management

Cash Management

Budgeting

Cost Reductions

Cost Accounting

GAAP Standards & Government Regulations

Technology Integration

Regulatory Compliance

Efficiency Improvements

Financial Analysis

Teambuilding & Staff Supervision

Marketing Strategies & Campaigns

Corporate Communications

Creative Team Leadership

Focus Group & Market Research

Development of Training Materials

Sales Collateral & Support

Public & Media Relations

New Product Launch

Product Positioning & Branding

Web & Print Content Development

Work Experience

PLATINUM MEDIA COMPAMPANY LTD, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Finance & Administration Manager: 2006 – 2015

Platinum media Company Ltd and Media Master International Ltd are two associated medium size advertising company’s specializing in indoor and outdoor advertising business in Tanzania and Kenya respectively.

After leading the team that completed the comprehensive valuation analysis and credit review of various acquisition targets in the Tanzania, and playing a key role in the due diligence effort that was crucial to the successful merger / acquisition, I was promoted to head the Financial and Administrative functions of the Tanzania office.

Key Achievements:

●Liaised with the principal clients, vendors, financial and banking institutions on related activities and supported top management on contractual negotiations that effect company’s financial or non-financial obligations.

●Ensured that the company acquires best media sites on the market, build/ install media on time through the most cost effective ways and ensured regular maintenance of media.

●Worked with various Councils and landlords on getting site approvals and negotiated advantageous rental payment agreements

●Developed the Operations Work plan for media installations

●Ensured that the company’s sold contracts are converted / turned around into completed billing jobs within set target deadline and within set most effective installation costs budget as outlined in the work plan.

●Assumed a lead role in pitch team meetings due to strengths in presentation and negotiation skills, and helped close major accounts / contracts.

●Oversaw the general accounting functions, including account receivables and accounts payable, account reconciliation, and cash management. Administered all financial management systems, evaluating and integrating new applications. Developed a highly skilled accounting and financial management team to achieve established objectives.

●Interacted with the Board of Directors and shareholders concerning financial forecasts and reports.

●Prepared financial reports, developed budgets, and performed variance analysis in accordance with business plan. Compiled periodic financial reporting packages for senior management.

●Evaluated and reviewed all proposed billboard site and liaised with various contractors for the most cost effective structures to put up.

●Designed budgets, guidelines to optimize company’s cash flows, managed investments and working capital requirements. Advising higher management on optimal utilization of financial structures within the company and proposed financial strategies with emphasis on contractual obligations, financial management, systems and procedures to maximize profit and control cost.

●Fostered a teamwork/open-door environment conducive to positive dialogue across the organization. Personal efforts were cited as the driving force behind branch’s employee-retention within an industry where high turnover is the norm.

MEDIAMASTERS INTERNATIONAL LTD, Nairobi, Kenya

Financial Controller: 2000 – 2006

Media Masters International Ltd is a medium size advertising company specializing in indoor and outdoor advertising business in Kenya.

Key Achievements:

●Consistently met deadlines while demonstrating strong analytical and problem-solving skills to achieve corporate objectives.

●Directed financial management functions including development of monthly/quarterly financial statements, financial forecasts, and budgets.

●Built a finely tuned accounting department, fostering a collaborative environment that improved productivity, individual accountability and team morale.

●Strategically restructured financial reporting processes in accordance with organizational changes.

●Carried out internal audits to ensure regulatory compliance and operational efficiency/accuracy. Built and led teams in carrying out special projects.

●Ensured quality control checks are done upon installation of media, and that all media is well maintained and such maintenance reports are forwarded to the sales manager for client’s attention. This required continuous rigorous planning, initiative and iron-will to meet non negotiable deadlines

●Introduced company’s first formal performance review program, creating a flexible and well-received tool that was later adopted company-wide.

KENYA CLAY PRODUCTS LTD, Ruiru, Kenya

Chief Accountant: 1995 – 1999

Kenya Clay Products Ltd and Gicheha Farms Ltd are among the many other Companies making up the Enke Investment Group of companies.

With the success of Brookside Dairy, I was seconded to Kenya Clay Products Ltd at its inception as the Chief Accountant to oversee the construction and eventual commissioning of the giant Clay Tiles and Bricks manufacturing factory in Kenya. I was instrumental in the preparation of the feasibility study, the budgets and the cash flows and liaising with the various suppliers and contractors to ensure the project met the targets set.

Closed and prepared monthly financial statements and audit reports. Performed monthly account reconciliations and monitored general ledger transactions. I worked in collaboration with line managers to ensure accuracy and integrity of financial information in support of overall business objectives.

Key Achievements:

●Analyzed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and trends which included establishing financial benchmarks of acceptable performance as well as comparison of actual results to budget thus initiating corrective actions.

●Reviewed and devised monthly / yearly financial and income statements, balance sheets, internal audit, cash flow projections and quarterly principal profit & loss to reduce cost as well as ensure budgetary compliance.

●Directed the financial accounting activities invoicing, refunds, payroll management, collection of accounts receivable, management, payment of suppliers & contractors, etc.

●Analyzed cash flow and business performance reports to managing short and long term debts, cash rollover and investment proposals.

●Instituted and implemented financial standards, processes and accounting principles, drafting manuals for the same.

GICHEHA FARMS LTD, Ruiru, Kenya, 1990 – 1995

Group Accountant: 1992 – 1995

Accountant: 1990 to 1992 (Part-time; Concurrent with college studies)

Gicheha Farm Ltd is a large scale farming enterprise with interests in Horticulture, Flowers, Coffee, Tea, Sisal Dairy and Animal production.

As the Group Accountant, was directly involved with the entire line managers in formulating and fine tuning the annual budgets and capital expenditure outlay requirements and projecting and providing the needed financial and accounting backup required to project the various undertakings. It was during my tenure as the group accountant that I lead a team of consultants and managers in the feasibility study that eventually realized the formation, construction and commissioning of the Brookside Dairy, the biggest private dairy production company in East and Central Africa.

Key Achievements:

●Demonstrated the ability to fill in at a moment’s notice, quickly mastering new systems, processes and workflows.

●Resolved months of backlogged work, restored order and organization to processes/records in disarray, researched and solved billing problems and corrected invoicing and journal entry errors that had previously been missed.

●Revamped G/L, financial systems, reports and schedules to improve forecast precision and standardize reporting procedures.

●Implemented computerizing and automations systems to foster an environment of continuous improvement. Trained users and served as the primary “go-to” troubleshooter on these new systems, which propelled efficiency gains and significant time- and cost-savings

●Managed the accurate and timely processing of the management accounting and budgetary controls functions on a monthly basis, validated content and resolved various issues.

●Facilitated “no-fault” internal and external audits as a result of sound recordkeeping and thorough documentation.

●Instituted thorough cross-checking of pack-lists, receivers and invoices that halted a previous history of thousands of shillings in overpayments to suppliers.

●Composed effective accounting and ad-hoc reports summarizing accounts payable data for supply chain, HR and other departments.

Education

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT {CPA (K)} (1989 - 1993)

STRATHMORE University – Nairobi, Kenya

KENYA ADVANCE CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION (KACE) (1985 - 1987)

NJUMBI HIGH SCHOOL – MURANGA, Kenya

KENYA CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION (KCE) (1981 - 1984)

NJORO BOY’S HIGH SCHOOL – NJORO, Kenya

CERTIFICATE OF PRIMARY EDUCATION (CPE) (1974 - 1980)

MOLO PRIMARY SCHOOL – MOLO, Kenya



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