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Accounting Financial

Location:
Lagos, Nigeria
Posted:
March 23, 2020

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CHIBUIKE EBENEZER OGBONNA

**/**, ******* ******* ******, Agodo, Egbe, Alimoso, Lagos. Mobile: 234********** adceq7@r.postjobfree.com,adceq7@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Highly organized and detail-focused Accountant with an exceptional track record of accurately handling financial reporting in deadline-oriented environments.

Skilled in all aspects of recording transactions, posting debits and credits, reconciling accounts, and ensuring accuracy and completeness of data.

Expertise in developing and delivering monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements for management within tight deadlines.

Proficiency in managing accounts payable and accounts receivable, generating invoices and monthly statements for clients.

Proven ability to identify and implement improvements to streamline processes and increase efficiency and productivity.

SKILLS

Excellent computer skills; proficient with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and QuickBooks and able to learn proprietary systems/applications quickly and easily.

Skill Proficiencies:

Quarterly Reports

Accounts Payable/Receivable

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Software

Budget Preparation

Process Improvement

GAAP

Financial Analysis

Financial Statements

Reconciliation

Internal Control

Tax Form Preparation

WORK HISTORY

Accountant (Swift and Allied Partners Limited), 07/2019 - Present

Canary Point Corporate Services – 17A, Dele Adedeji Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos

Key Responsibilities/Contributions:

§Ensure the effective day to day accounting operations, transaction processes and reconciliations in a timely and qualitative manner.

§Actively promotes effective financial processes including internal control, risk assessment and mitigation, proper documentation and spending accountabilities.

§Observe and report market trends, competitors activities and consumer preferences and positions.

§Assists in the preparation of management accounts for the company.

§Remit statutory taxes to appropriate bodies as at when due.

§Ensure periodic financial analysis of divisional performance in line with company set target.

§Reports known contraventions of financial statutory regulations and /or group policies to line manager.

§Ensure compliance with relevant investment and securities act and anti-money laundering policies.

§Performs other assigned duties as delegated by the CFO from time to time

Group Accountant, 09/2018 to 06/2019

Chisco Group of Companies – 104, Funsho Williams Avenue, Iponri Costain, Lagos.

Assist the Group Head of Finance in daily target drive, monitoring the subsidiaries’ performance reviews and periodic financial reports as set out in the company financial policy and global best practices. In doing these, I ensure daily sales report vs banking collations, weekly report, monthly, quarterly, mid-year and annual accounts review and consolidation. Also assist in the establishment of a robust financial data base for the group.

Key Responsibilities/Contributions:

§Ensure periodic financial analysis of divisional performance in line with company set target.

§Ensure strict compliance of all divisional accountants with the governing regulations and accounting policies and processes with specific regards to PAYE, VAT, WHT and other taxes as at when due.

§Assist with the preparation of annual group budget in line with the company set targets.

§Assist in the finalization of annual account and group account consolidation in preparation for audit.

§Oversee the bookkeeping function including maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.

Supported management through risk identification, control testing and process improvement procedures.

§Supervised and coordinated projects for external auditors and examiner evaluations.

§Analyzed and reviewed cost reports and communicated final results to suppliers.

§Reported internal control issues to management and supplied comprehensive recommendations to mitigate the associated risk.

Internal Control/Audit Manager, 09/2015 to 01/2018

Head of Account 02/2018 to 08/2018

Ifex Express Limited - Jibowu, Yaba, Lagos.

Plan and perform operational and financial audits: Interact with business unit personnel; Identify business process risks, Develop testing to evaluate the adequacy of controls and document the evaluation; Develop and document findings and recommendations in the audit report; Assure that the audit work papers contain collaborating evidence to support the audit objectives; Perform special projects; Support recruiting activities.

Key Contributions:

§Supported management through risk identification, control testing and process improvement procedures.

§Supervised and coordinated projects for external auditors and examiner evaluations.

§Analysed and reviewed cost reports and communicated final results to suppliers.

§Reported internal control issues to management and supplied comprehensive recommendations to mitigate the associated risk.

§Communicated audit results to management through written reports and oral presentations.

§Gathered data for internal audits through interviews, financial research and downloads.

§Articulated audit findings, risks and detailed recommendations to management.

§Met with clients to identify and assess business controls, risks, process gaps and work flow inefficiencies.

§Preparation of all financial reports, including Profit and Loss Statement, Balance Sheet and Statement of Cash Flows, as well as the year-end financial reports.

§Provide timely explanations of variances between actual results and forecasts/budgets; provide corrective action recommendations to management, where necessary.

§Implement Firm’s Accounting Policies and interpret guidance in regards to accounting transactions.

§Responsible for the maintenance of all accounting ledgers including monthly review of all account reconciliations and journal entries.

§Oversee the General Accounting processes of the branches, fixed assets and Accounting and financial reporting of all entities.

§Prepare tax schedules and coordinate tax work papers.

§Ensure completion and review of all balance sheet reconciliations and identify and communicate findings.

§Work with internal and external auditors during reviews and audits to ensure full cooperation from accounting staff and compliance with all qualified requests.

§Special projects as needed

Accountant, 10/2005 to 08/2015

Whiz tech Limited – Ikeja, Lagos

Manage all financial transactions, posting debits and credits, producing financial statements, and recording all transactions. Prepare management reports and financial summaries using Microsoft Excel detailing company’s balance receipts. Create invoices and track overdue accounts. Manage payroll and prepare payroll tax returns. Research and resolve billing and collections disputes.

Key Contributions:

Modified a comprehensive financial reporting package to reflect growing organizational complexity.

Maintained integrity of general ledger, including the chart of accounts.

Filed tax returns and prepared governmental reports in compliance with strict standards.

Analysed monthly balance sheet accounts for corporate reporting.

Optimised and managed research and development spending through collaboration with key business leaders.

Generated financial statements and facilitated account closing procedures each month.

Proactively researched technical tax issues related to consulting projects.

Created periodic reports comparing budgeted costs to actual costs.

Suggested budgetary changes to increase company profits.

Audit Supervisor, 04/2003 to 09/2005

Akajiaku Anuforo & Co. (Chartered Accountants) – Okota, Lagos

Responsible for verifying the financial records of a company, studying the financial records, checking company's bookkeeping and accounting methods, comparing company's books with records stated in banks, creditors, brokers, etc.

Key Contributions:

Prepare detailed audit report.

Review accounts of taxpayers and also conduct on-site audits.

Evaluate the finances of a taxpayer to find out tax liability.

Collect and analyze the data to find out if there is any fraud, violation of laws, regulations and management policies, duplication, etc.

Inspect the account books of a company for analyzing the transactions and efficiency of the accounting procedures.

Report the management of the company regarding the audit results and suggest changes in financial activities and operations of the company.

Accounts Assistant, 02/2002 to 04/2003

Dalamal Textile Mills Limited – Isolo, Lagos

Ensured accurate and timely processing of accounting data. Performed accounts receivable functions, balancing cash and posting sales invoices. Worked with accounts payable department to post invoices. Accurately entered transactions into proprietary company accounting system. Completed ad hoc assignments and analyses for managers and supervisors.

Key Contributions:

Demonstrated talent for quickly learning new tasks and completing assignments ahead of schedule while maintaining a high degree of accuracy.

Contributed substantially to reducing outstanding accounts receivables through improved collections processes.

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration: Finance, 2015

LADOKE AKINTOLA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY - Ogbomosho, Oyo State

Higher National Diploma: Accounting, 2002

KWARA STATE POLYTECHNIC – Ilorin, Kwara

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), 1999

INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF NIGERIA

BIOGRAPHICAL DATA

Date of Birth: 16th of April, 1980

Place of Birth: Lagos

Sex: Male

State of Origin: Abia State

Local Govt.Area: Umuahia

Marital Status: Married



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