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Management Manager

January 10, 2017

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Mr. Tapiwa Zimbveka

**** *** ******

Picnic Park, Waterfalls



Executive Summary:

An experienced finance person with extensive financial accounting experience and a track record of embedding operational financial policies to minimize financial statements risks

Key strengths include: assembling and managing finance teams, leading budget preparation process, preparation of financial statements and assessing the commercial feasibility of proposed projects.


Financial & management accounting

Feasibility of projects

System design & implementation

Knowledge of Pastel Evolution

Proficiency with excel

Knowledge of Microsoft office

Employment Profile:

Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU)

Position : Accountant – September 2009 to date

Reporting to : Finance Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

Implementation of operational strategies;

Accounting and administrative support;

Payroll functions;

Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing. Ensures implementation of operational strategies, adapts processes and procedures focusing on achievement of the following results:

Full compliance with ZOU rules and regulations of financial processes, financial records and reports and audit follow up; implementation of the effective internal control framework;

Collaboration in ZOU Finance business processes mapping and elaboration of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Finance in consultation with the Finance Manager and Finance Director;

Preparation of relevant financial information, as requested by the Finance Director.

Provides accounting and administrative support to the Finance Unit. focusing on achievement of the following results:

Proper control of the supporting documents for payments and financial reports; preparation of all types of vouchers; Pay Cycle and payments execution;

Preparation of income & expenditure reports as requested;

Performance of periodic bank reconciliation for National Centre accounts;

Maintenance of the internal expenditures control system which ensures that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted in Pastel;

Timely accounts closure;

Timely corrective actions on unposted vouchers, including unapproved vouchers.

Processing of payments for common services.

Assist with facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in Finance Department focusing on achievement of the following results:

Organization of trainings for the operations staff on Finance;

Synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices in Finance;

Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice. Impact of Results:

The key results have an impact on the overall execution of ZOU financial services and success in implementation of operational strategies. Accurate analysis and presentation of financial information ensures proper financial processes in the university.


Functional competencies

Building Strategic Partnerships

Maintaining information and databases;

Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives.

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

Basic research and analysis;

Identifies and communicates opportunities to promote learning and knowledge sharing;

Develops awareness of the various internal/external learning and knowledge- sharing resources.

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures;

Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning;

Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments.

Promoting Organizational Change and Development

Presentation of information on best practices in organizational change;

Demonstrates ability to identify problems and proposes solutions;

Gathers and analyses feedback from staff.

Design and Implementation of Management Systems

Data gathering and implementation of management systems;

Uses information/databases/other management systems;

Makes recommendations related to work procedures and implementation of management systems.

Client Orientation

Maintains effective client relationships;

Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines;

Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients.

Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management

Gathering and disseminating information

Gathers and disseminates information on best practice in accountability and results-based management systems;

Prepares timely inputs to reports.

Core Competencies

Ethics & Values:

Demonstrating / Safeguarding Ethics and Integrity

Demonstrates and promotes the highest standard of integrity, impartiality, fairness and incorruptibility in all matters affecting my work and status. Organizational Awareness

Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;

Understands the structure and hierarchy of ZOU, process flows throughout the organization, products and services, their measures of effectiveness, and perceptions of clients.

Developing & Empowering People/Coaching and Mentoring


Takes initiative and seeks opportunities to initiate action. Working in Teams

Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;

Accepts team role, contributes to the work of the team actively and constructively.

Communicating Information and Ideas

Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively;

Uses tact and sensitivity when delivering sensitive information or resolving delicate issues.

Self-Management & Emotional Intelligence

Creating synergies through self-control, stays calm and maintains composure under stress or during a crisis keeping disruptive emotions under control. Conflict Management/Negotiating & Resolving Disagreements

Managing conflict;

Expresses disagreement in constructive ways that focuses on the issue and not the person.

Knowledge Sharing & Continuous Learning

Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others;

Actively seeks learning opportunities, adopting best practices created by others.

Appropriate and Transparent Decision-making

Inform and transparent decision making;

Accepts responsibility and accountability for the quality of the outcome of my decisions.

Notable Achievements

Debt management including follow-up of all outstanding debtors for Zimbabwe Open University. Managed to reduce the debtors’ book significantly.

Initiated and implemented Eco Cash Biller facility that was approved by the University Council. This is a platform where students pay their tuition fees over their mobile phone network at their convenience. As a result of this platform, the university’s revenues increased by over 10%.

Designed some models using the power of Financial Modeling in Excel

Designed a short course in Financial Modeling in Excel for ZOU’s Center for Professional Development (CPD). I am one of the facilitators of this course. Dec 2003 – Mar 2008: Internal Auditor (Army Internal Audit Directorate) Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting in the preparation of annual audit plan

Preparation of audit strategy & plan

Identifying business risk & audit risk and designing appropriate responses to the audit.

Evaluation of internal controls and accounting systems and procedures.

Performance of special investigations

Supervision of audit clerks

Writing audit reports


Member - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Zimbabwe Open University

Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting (2.1 class)

Continuous Professional Development:

Financial Modeling: Advanced Excel Formulas Certificate

Financial Modeling in Excel: Data Management Certificate

City & Guilds (Certificate)

o Microcomputer installations and maintenance 1 & 2 o Computers and computing



Watching soccer


Personal profile:

Date of birth : 18 January 1980

Place of birth : Goromonzi

Citizenship : Zimbabwean

National ID : 59-020281 D 59


Mr. G. Shoko

Finance Director

Zimbabwe Open University

4th Floor Corner House


+263 (0) 4 792431, +263***-***-***

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