EDWIN KIO GITAU. Tel: 072*******.
Experienced Accounting & Finance Professional.
PROFILE & VALUE
Areas of Expertise Summary
A results driven, self-motivated and resourceful Accounting & Finance professional with proven ability to develop and strengthen business units and structures in order to maximise business profitability and efficiency.
Able to quickly understand complex concepts, identify and solve problems, turn ideas into logical strategies, and implement systems that optimize productivity, improve customer experience as well as increase bottom line.
Able to evaluate opportunities and risks and to deliver innovative solutions to challenges. Highly successful in helping define company direction, achieving goals and optimising business.
Looking for a challenging accounting, finance or project management position, one which will make best use of my skills and experience and also further my personal and professional development.
Excellent hands on management & communications skills.
Able to communicate and present confidently, clearly and expressively.
Accustomed to working with senior management.
Able to think laterally to create options and solutions.
Skilled negotiator, with experience in a field environment. Professional
CPA 3 ( 6) .
NOTABLE PERFORMANCE MILESTONES
Successfully identified opportunities for increasing operational efficiency at Secol (Specialized Engineering) E.A. Ltd. Supported in the development of an expenditure management system for the business unit to increase efficiency and reduce the time and levels of active approvals required for expenditure while the team is implementing projects. This resulted in significant reduction in snags, work completion on first attempt, 10% reduction on overall fuel consumption and 80 % reduction in non-compliance cost.
Performed revenue recognition, analysis and forecasting that improved the company’s reporting system by over 30%, by implementing correct authoritative policies at ME Corporation Ltd.
Provided leadership and technical expertise to Operations and Finance personnel relative to the analysis and forecasting of inventories and unit cost data at JF McCloy Ltd.
Initiated strategic revenue planning and forecasting on a forecasting team for gross revenue, net revenue, and gross margin, while retrieving information from Tally through QuickBooks at Energy Pak (K) Ltd. 2
August 2018 - Date FloCash Limited.
Finance Lead – Contract
Implemented Financial accounting systems within the Organization
Supporting Operational Finance Stream and Project team
Preparing Management accounts Quarterly, Half yearly and annually
Building the Financial function, drive and own new finance procedures
Reconciliation of Revenue, Bank Accounts and Accounts Payables
Run and manage the merchant payment cycle
Supervising and offering advise on all matters Finance
Liaison with External Auditors
May 2017-July 2018 Alfones Communications Ltd.
Managed and improved the entire collection and receivables process on outstanding and delinquent accounts by effectively setting proper customer expectations during the approval stage, and by tripling the average monthly auto debit to more than 90% for all new customer accounts.
Corrected inefficiencies in accounting processes that resulted in increased office support and aided in revitalizing the relationship between the corporation and our client.
Implemented new processes in account reconciliation between business and client resulting in an increase in the accuracy of financial reports.
Successfully worked with staff in improving knowledge base and skills sets to create efficiencies in overall workload and time management.
Implemented cross functional team work between finance, operations, and marketing that included group decisions on promotions and additional tasks to improve overall performance and profitability. Dec 2014-April 2017 ME Corporation Ltd.
Head of Accounts & Administration.
Conducted internal audit of company accounts and systems and coordinated with external auditors.
Prepared Monthly Financial Reports, Executive Summary and assisted the Finance Manager.
Maintained all aspects of general ledger including month-end closing and accruals and analysis of general ledger accounts.
Completed balance sheet reconciliations and made necessary accrual adjustments as needed.
Reviewed and approved balance sheet reconciliations monthly for audit review. 3
Authorized payments, bank reconciliation and depreciation calculations.
Facilitated hiring and interviewed staff members.
Trained new employees in the Department.
Sep 2013-Nov 2014 J.F McCloy Ltd - Accountant.
Dec 2012-Aug 2013 Energy Pak (K) Ltd – Financial Controller. May 2011-Nov 2012 Secol (Specialized Engineering) E.A Ltd – Ag. Head of Accounts. Feb 2010-Apr 2011 United Disability Empowerment in Kenya (UDEK) – Assistant Accountant. EDUCATION/PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Year Course Institution
2009 CPA 3 (6). Star College of Management Studies. 2005 Kenya Certificate of Secondary School. Baricho High School. REFEREES
Available upon request.