BENISTERS ISAAC KAMANZYU
Accounting and finance professional with C.P.A. (K) qualifications and experience working in the retail and wholesale hardware and manufacturing industries.
Expertise in auditing, preparing and recommending policies and procedures, financial reporting and project management.
Ability to offer deep insight while providing financial reporting and risk analysis support in order improve visibility.
Computer Skills, SAP, Octopus, Tally and Ms
Financial Analysis and Reporting.
General Ledger and Journal Entries
Masters of Business Administration, Finance, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, 2016 - 2019.
Bachelor of Business Management, Accounting, Moi University, 2014 – 2015. Certified Public Accountant C.P.A. (K), KASNEB, 2005 - 2013. Diploma in Business Administration, Mombasa Technical Training Institute, 1993 - 1995. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, Matinyani Secondary School, 1988 - 1991. Professional Experience
Chief Accountant / Personnel Officer, August 2012 - August 2020. Megha Marketing (EA) Ltd, Mombasa.
Reporting to the Director and working in the retail and wholesale hardware industry, I oversaw daily operations of the accounting department.
Analysed financial transactions and related reporting to management as needed.
Managed month-end accounting activities such as reconciliations and journal entries.
Coordinated with the finance team to complete assigned accounting tasks within deadlines.
Evaluated computerized accounting systems and provided recommendations to the IT team for performance improvements.
Prepared and presented financial reports and statements to management.
Analyzed financial discrepancies and recommended effective resolutions.
Monitored expenditures, analyzed revenues, determined budget variances and reported on the same to management.
Responded to accounting inquiries from management in a timely fashion.
Supervised and mentored other accountants when needed.
Assisted in budget preparation and expense management activities for assigned accounts.
Assisted in auditing activities by providing necessary information and preparing requested documentation.
Monitored and recorded financial transactions according to company policies and regulations.
Reviewed and recommended changes to existing accounting procedures. Achievements
Effectively managed a team of 5 Accountants and interns ensuring all deadlines were met.
Was able to reduce overall business expenditure by 12%, saving the company Kshs.0.4B a year. By collaborating with the senior managers of all departments to analysis budget shortcomings and make improvements
Developed new and complex spreadsheets which helped in the production of the monthly management accounts reports much quicker.
Recommended and implemented SAP improving efficiency and enabling the department spend more time on generating more accurate financial and accounting data.
Analyzed client portfolios using MS Access and was able to identify lower-performing accounts. Using this data, I was able to improve these accounts increasing average client revenue by 16%. Total revenue increased from 2.85B to 3.31B.
Improved client relationships by putting systems and resources in place to enable the organisation respond to queries and complaints in less than 24-hours.
Was voted ‘accountant of the month’ on multiple occasions and nominated for an ‘Accounting Excellence Award’ by my colleagues. Our Auditor informed my director that our financial reports were the most accurate and transparent among all the books he had been auditing for the last 6 years.
Was able to advance my education level up to the MBA Finance option and CPA (K) within a few years while at this company.
Senior Accountant, January 2009 - July 2012.
Cook ‘N Lite Ltd.
Reporting to the Financial Manager, I was responsible for general accounting and book keeping support functions in the organization.
Ensured timely payments of monthly bills and utilities to vendors, suppliers and service providers.
Managed schedules and files for statutory deductions.
Ensured statutory payments such as withholding tax, withholding V.A.T, HELB, NSSF, NHIF, NITA were paid and ensured compliance with regulatory bodies.
Ensured regular monitoring of the bank account).
Ensured bank reconciliations were carried out, accounts updated and followed up on any outstanding items.
Monitored imprest transactions by carrying out monthly cash verification procedures to ensure proper use.
Maintained an updated filing system and ensured posting of all transactions.
Maintained and monitored a monthly creditor aged analysis.
Maintained proper and appropriate filing of electronic and hard copies of all financial documents and reports.
Prepared monthly reconciliations of balance sheet items with all necessary supporting documentation
(invoice/vendor statements, bank statement, staff travel and advances).
Coordinated internal and external auditing processes.
Prepared payment requisitions and relevant documents and processed payments.
Maintained payable schedules and records of all invoices received from vendors and service providers.
Supervised junior accountants and monitored their work daily.
Assisted junior accountants in preparing month-end reports and monthly bank reconciliations. Achievements
Implemented a general ledger and journal entries analysis system that enhanced accuracy of reports.
Developed procedures for new accounting conversion software that was used by other departments to streamline general ledger reconciliations and saved 5 hours a week in staff hours.
Introduced a bonus system for extra production done hence reducing labour cost by 10%.
Analyzed the company's expenditure and benefits and was able to shave 10% off the company’s budget.
Introduced an octopus accounting system, which resulted in increased efficiency in handling accounting controls.
Reduced paperwork by 65 % by converting all accounting procedures to an electronic form (octopus).
Reconciled a Mabati rolling company’s (sisters company) statement within 2 days, which had been stuck in limbo for six months.
Seamlessly provided profit and loss statements without a single miss between the years 2005 and 2011.
Promoted from Accountant to Senior Accountant within the same company. Other Relevant Experience
Accountant, Cook ‘N Lite Ltd, January 2005 - December 2008. Quality Assurance Coordinator, Cook ‘N Lite Ltd, January 2000 – December 2004. Training and Workshop
Branch Annual Tax Workshop, Bliss Resort Nyali, Mombasa, Kenya, November 2018.
Certificate in Bureau Veritas Training, ISO 9000 QMS Internal Auditors Course, Cook ‘N Lite Ltd., Mombasa, September 2006.
Seminars and Conferences
Taxation for Oil, Gas, and Mining Companies, Mombasa Kenya, August 2020.
ICPAK’S Annual Seminar, Sarova White Sands Beach Resort, Mombasa, Kenya, May 2020.
Annual Regional Tax Seminar Mombasa, Flamingo by Pride Inn, Mombasa, Kenya, December 2019. Referees
Megha Marketing EA Ltd
+254-***-***-*** / +254 718 674
Peter K. Mioru,
Production Manager-Steel Division,
Cook ‘n Lite Ltd.,
+254-***-***-*** / 011-
Megha Marketing E.A. Ltd.,
P.O. Box 964**-******,