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Accounting Manager

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
May 23, 2020

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Personal Data

Surname : Mhembere

Name : Ferocious

Home Address: B115 Ntojane Street



South African Work Permit Number : CAZ 131117/2018/ZEP Passport number : FN180863

Language Proficiency : English

E-mail address :

LinkedIn Profile : Cell phone number : (C) +276*-***-**** / +276*-***-**** Health : Excellent

Nationality : Zimbabwean

South African Tax number : 342-***-****


• I am an initiative-taking individual, with a positive approach towards life. I’m also a rational thinker who is vibrant and who always makes arithmetic calculations accurately and speedily. I am a person of responsibility and dedication, qualified and trained, with the experience and temperament to perform any duties assigned to me efficiently and enthusiastically. I am an emerging accounting professional ready to develop career foundation with expanding operation. Dedicated to keeping records accurate and controls tight to meet all business needs. Systematic and well-organized with strong diligence, mathematical acumen and GAAP knowledge.

Areas of Expertise

• Have a deep analytical think

• Can solve problem in limited time and

under pressured

• Analyse opportunities for long-term


• Manage accounting for and tracking

of fixed assets

• Strong technical accounting skills

• Excellent research and financial

analysis abilities

• In-depth management reporting

• Developing and implementing financial

systems and controls

• Budget development and


• Facilitation of internal and external

auditing procedures

• Regulatory compliance

• Staff management and development

• In-depth knowledge of accounting

regulations and standards

• Payroll accounting

• Inter-company billing

• Advanced Excel ability

• Cash-flow management and modelling.

Educational Background

Institution: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (C.I.M.A) Course: CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting (C.I.MA Dip M.A)

(In progress)

Institution: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (C.I.M.A) Course: CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (C.I.MA Cert B.A) Institution: Cape Peninsula University of Technology Course: Bachelor of Technology Degree in Cost and Management Accounting - (Cum Laude) Institution: Cape Peninsula University of Technology Course: National Diploma in Cost and Management Accounting Institution: Institute of Business Management and Information Technology


Certificate in Banking and Financial Management (Cum Laude)

Secondary Education: Zengeza 2 High School


National Senior Certificate – A Level

Advanced Training courses: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point) Pastel Accounting Intermediate (Version 11)


Work Experience

May 2017 – Currently

Finance Assistant/Assistant Accountant RHEINMETALL LAINGSDALE PTY (LTD) Duties include:

• Processing of creditors and debtors’ invoices and matching payments to invoices on statements and doing monthly creditor’s recons and capturing/preparation of journals for final Trial Balance.

• Compute taxes and VAT and prepare tax and VAT returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting and other tax requirements.

• Processing of Goods received notes and any queries relating to goods received.

• Full Asset Accountant duties from processing of Asset tracking documents, updating, and maintaining the fixed Asset Register, Prepare Fixed Assets Voucher Packages to create, capitalize new asset additions, asset disposals and check depreciation calculation for all fixed assets for assigned organization.

• Monitor system of controls, procedures, and forms for the recording of fixed assets and assign bar codes to fixed assets.

• Track the compilation of project costs into fixed asset accounts and close out those accounts once the related projects have been completed.

• Reconcile the balance in the fixed asset subsidiary ledger to the summary-level account in the general ledger and track company expenditures for fixed assets in comparison to the capital budget and management authorizations.

• Conduct periodic physical inventory counts of fixed assets and identify and investigate obsolete assets recommend to management whether fixed assets should be disposed of.

• Conduct analyses related to fixed assets as requested by management and prepare audit schedules relating to fixed assets and assist the auditors in their inquiries.

• Processing of accrual journals, Payroll journals and General Ledger Recons and Reviewing Creditors Reconciliations prior to payment.

• Consulting with local suppliers and sales representatives to negotiate payment terms analyses.

• Preparation of management accounts and posting of relevant journal transactions.

• Maintaining good relationships with suppliers and customers by ensuring invoices and statements are provided and processed timeously and attending to all suppliers/debtors’ queries and ensuring payments are made/received on time.

• Assisting with compilation of policies and best practices

• Identifying of risks and mitigations that may affect profitability through Financial forecasting and risk analysis.

• Assisting in monitoring and reporting of profitability per project, running reports, analysing reports.

• Assisting management with month end reports, Group Reporting and Consolidated Accounts.

• Bank statement reconciled to cash book.

• Assist in preparing information for weekly and monthly cash flow projections.

• Loading of new suppliers and ensuring that the correct supplier details are captured.

• Assisting other departments with any I.T related quarries.

• Preparation of yearly budgetary analysis and Budget control.

• Full Stock Accountant procedures through Control and Management of stock transactions.

• Dealing with inter-company transactions.

• Assisting the Head of Finance with relevant tax returns as well as Assisting with calculation of Taxation/ Deferred Tax.

• Responsible for the costing of strategic projects and detailed tracking of actual expenditure to approved budget, including variance analysis for reporting to management.

• Ensuring financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures.

• Prepare, examine, and analyse accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards Resolving accounting discrepancies and irregularities

• Ensuring accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenue and expenses.

• Partnered with auditors to prepare yearly audits and ensure compliance with governmental tax guidelines.

• Managed entire accounting cycle including gathering information, preparing documents, finalizing reports, and closing books.

• Supported monthly reporting analysis to achieve validation of internal reports and to reconcile production operations and general ledger.

• Cooperated with senior leaders to create operating budgets and initiate financial planning.

• Suggested key budgetary changes to increase company profits.

• Initiated comprehensive account assessments to check viability, stability, and profitability of business operations.

• Assist and guide cost centre managers with financial information, proper variance declarations and the interpretation of expenses

• Highlight areas of concern in OPEX or variances and recommend corrective action where possible.

• Prepare documents, reports and presentations for executives and board members using advanced software proficiency.

Aug 2016 – April 2017

Costing/Imports & Stocks Clerk INTERNATIONAL TRIMMINGS AND LABELS SA (PTY) Duties include:

• Processing of stock movements between departments.

• Placing imports orders and tracking of imported stocks.

• Valuating imported goods and assessing forex gains/losses

• Receiving of stock and booking in stock.

• Conducting stock counts and month end capturing of stock.

• Conducting variance analysis and investigating of stock variance.

• Compelling supporting documents for audit purposes.

• Consulting with local and international suppliers and sales representatives.

• Preparing risk and compliance budgets.

• Processing of products costing for customers

• Preparation of management accounts and posting of relevant transactions.

• Assisting management with budget preparations.

• Conducting year end and quarterly internal stock audits.

• Reconciliation of stock movements accounts and ledger accounts.

• Assist with telephone enquiries, correspondence, including letters and e-mails

• Filing and maintaining filing system

• Compiling production or sales cost reports on unit or total basis for department or working unit: Calculates individual items, such as labour, material, and time costs, relationship of sales or revenues to cost, and overhead expenditures.

• Examines records, such as time and production sheets, payrolls, operations charts, and schedules, to obtain data for calculations.

• Prepares reports showing total cost, selling prices, or rates profits.

• Providing management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services.

• Monitoring of all work order deviations as well as closing and re scheduling of works orders; - The review and evaluation of Plant production plans (including hours) as well as evaluation of purchase prices to determine standards tariffs for products (material, labour and overheads);

• Evaluate Bill of Material & Routing Changes to ensure accurate product costing; - Identify risks which relates to Inventory and products which could have financial implications for the company.

• Providing management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services.

• Managed and responded to all correspondence and inquiries from customers and vendors.

• Supported operations by communicating with customers, filing documents and managing data.

• Improved business direction by prioritizing customers and implementing changes based on collected feedback.

• Reconciled accounts, managed audits and updated financial records with remarkable accuracy.

• Generated invoices upon receipt of billing information and tracked collection progress.

• Analyse financial data derived from multiple reporting systems to develop recommendations for operational and performance improvements.

• Applied mathematical abilities on daily basis to calculate and check figures in all areas of accounting systems.

• Managed complex finance projects under direction of senior management to meet deadlines and budget limitations.

• Entered financial data into company accounting database for verification and reconciliation, maintaining accurate and current accounts always.

• Directed automation of office procedures such as correspondence management, record keeping and online communications.

• Prepare documents, reports and presentations for executives and board members using advanced software proficiency.

Feb 2016 – June 2016

Finance Administrator WAGON OF HOPE FOUNDATION

Duties include:

• USAID/URC) TB Program invoice preparation for audit purposes in compliance with USAID set standards

• Preparing timesheets and conducting payroll.

• preparing bank reconciliation statements in compliance with USAID

• Budget preparation and budget adherence

• Compelling supporting documents for audit purposes

• Organizing and carrying out program’s community awareness events

• Preparing risk and compliance.

• Reporting on Financial Stability and Wellbeing

• Overseeing the project financial resources.

• Compelling supporting documents for audit purposes.

• Preparing risk and compliance budgets.

• Filing and maintaining filing system

• Assisting with compilation of policies and best practices

• Assist in preparing information for weekly and monthly cash flow projections.

• Managed expense tracking and personnel vouchers.

• Completed analyses of budgets, forecasts and current trends to support overall financial operations.

• Prepared bi-weekly payroll for thirty employees and maintained all associated files.

• Generated financial statements and facilitated account closing procedures each month.

• Performed complex general accounting functions, including preparation of journal entries, account analysis and balance sheet reconciliations.

• Collaborated with project coordinators to develop annual expense plan goals.

• Created periodic reports comparing budgeted costs to actual costs.

• Assisted management with finalization of annual expense plans.

• Established procedures for custody and control of assets, records, loan collateral and securities to ensure safekeeping.

• Drafted complete annual audit reports including all footnote disclosures.

• Trained new employees on accounting principles and company procedures.

• Created presentation formats for monthly/quarterly reviews of expense charge-outs.

• Suggested key budgetary changes to increase company profits.

• Performed periodic budgeting/modelling to project monthly cash requirements. April 2014 – Dec 2014

CTS Technician- (Student Work Program) CPUT- WELLINGTON CAMPUS Duties include:

• Assisting university staff and students with computer related problems and computer maintenances and software updating.

• Making sure all computers are running and fixing all problems in the computer lab

• Helping in terms of student and Staff I.D cards

• Setting up internet connections for all computers and private computers for students

• Helping staff with software updates and I.T setups for classes.

• Created support documentation that empowered and enabled user community to extend skills, leverage system features and find resolutions to questions without intervention from support team.

• Responded to support requests from end users and patiently walked individuals through basic troubleshooting tasks.

• Removed and replaced malfunctioning components to correct hardware problems.

• Explained technical information in clear terms to non-technical individuals to promote better understanding.

• Engaged end users and answered questions via email, phone, website live chat and in forums.

• Configured hardware, devices, and software to set up workstations for employees.

• Broke down and evaluated user problems using test scripts, personal expertise and probing questions.

Professional Achievements

• I am actively involved in an NPO called Youth Crime Fighters (NPO Number: 114-625) that runs community projects that help empower youths and help them desist from drug use through sport and educational activities

• Implemented a petty cash disbursement system which proved to be 75% more efficient than the one already in place.

• Managed profit planning and monthly performance tracking, revenue recognition, budgetary control and estimate to complete review of projects.

• Reorganized the company’s asset accounting system by migrating all assets old ERP system into the new SAP ERP database.

• Infused a central asset accounting information system into the current system to ensure centralized data management for mechanical maintenance purposes.

• Introduced an innovative data collection method which increased the chances of the accuracy of the collected information.






Laingsdale Pty Ltd

Finance Manager 021-***-**** 071-***-****

Mrs. Naomi



Trimmings and

Labels S.A

HR Manager 021-***-**** 083-***-****

Mr Werner



Trimmings and

Labels S.A

Regional Manager 021-***-**** 083-***-****



Ally Mukasa

Wagon of Hope




021*******/021*******-*** 744 4391

Mr. Johan Van


CPUT Wellington

Campus: Faculty of


Course Coordinator 021-***-****/5511

Mr. Scott


CPUT Wellington


Manager IT Services 021-***-**** 083-***-****

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