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Inventory controller

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
September 28, 2020

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Name: Andrew Nzau Mulei

Address: Baniyas Square,



Contacts: +971*********/+254*********

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Nationality: Kenyan

Date of Birth: 23rd September 1975

Marital Status: Married

Languages Spoken: English, French, Swahili



MOI UNIVERSITY 1994 - 1998 Bachelor of Arts: Economics and Business Studies

LENANA SCHOOL 1990 - 1993 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education


Accounts Receivable& Payable technical skills

Excellent organizational and problem solving skills

Strong customer service skills

Strong computer application skills in MS Word, Outlook, Excel, Oracle, Data entry and Management.

Knowledge of Key accounting principles and procedures

Knowledge and experience in Cost control

Purchasing and Store management

Cash management skills

Human Resource management


A proactive, focused and committed professional with extensive expertise gained in the hospitality and the banking sector . Accomplished customer service skills gained over a long career. Commercially astute, with the ability to use effective time management, change management and streamlining the use of human and other resources to maximize performance and achieve quality standards that ensure the provision of stellar customer service and reduce/eliminate wastage. A well-presented, confident and articulate communicator with an outgoing personality.


1.Cost controller/Purchasing officer

Mohamed Hilal group,

Business bay, Dubai,


December 2019 to-date

Closing inter-company sales and purchase orders on a monthly basis

Prepare cost variance analysis for the F & B and all other products on a monthly basis.

Ensure accuracy in the Costing of Products purchased by the Company.

Ensure product codes are maintained accurately with proper category description and unit of measurement.

Conduct periodic inventory count and adjust stock of F & B products.

Make purchase requisitions and negotiate for favorable prices from Suppliers.

Ensure quality of incoming products meets the Company’s specifications with regard to price, quality and quantity.

Ensure proper storage of products in the store rooms and that issuance procedures to departments were strictly adhered to.

2. Cost Controller,

Emin Pasha Hotel,

Kampala, Uganda.

April 2018 to November 2019

Duties and Responsibilities

Review the daily intake of products into the hotel and ensure accurate pricing and high quality of goods received.

Control the stores by ensuring accuracy of inventory and stock control and the pricing of good received.

Review purchasing procedures for all F&B items and liaising with purchasing team as well as chefs to ensure accurate costing for food and beverages.

Ensure all invoices for goods received are passed to finance within the month received and all import invoices are completed within the same month.

Participate in month end reporting procedures in relation to F&B and other stocks while adhering to the strict deadlines.

Monitor inventories of Food & Beverage to increase inventory turnover.

Alert Chef of slow moving goods and goods nearing expiry dates to reduce waste and alter product purchasing to accommodate this.

Update and question purchasing department on price increases, update final goods prices due to changes at the menu of the property and amending calculation cards if required due to the price change.

Make surprise controls in Bars and Restaurants to ensure that procedures and service instructions are followed and that quality and quantity meet the desired standards.

Review the work of the food checkers and/or cashiers, to make sure that there are no irregularities and that the pricing of the guest checks is in accordance with the current menus and that no food is leaving the kitchen without being checked and priced.

Monitor the validity of charge off losses (broken, damaged) beverages, non-food items in restaurants, bars, offices and the kitchens.

Investigate and report of reasons of inventory difference (between the actual balance of the results of the inventory count and accounting records).

Calculate the cost of F&B activities at bars, restaurant and other outlets.

In charge of Store operations and the entire hotel inventory.

Responsibility to maintain the lowest stock levels required by the hotel operation.

Monitor the performance of all departments, particularly food and beverage through the efficient maintenance of control procedures established by management.

Monitor food and beverage performance through analysis of daily food covers, sales and cost reports.

Control food and beverage budget expense lines.

Maintain good communication and working relationships with all hotel areas.

2.Cost controller,

Constance lemuria Resort,

Praslin, Seychelles.

March 2016- March 2018

Apply and ensure application of standards and procedures set by the Hotel Accounts Policy.

Monitor Costs,compare them to Budget and take notice of Variances.

Regular inspection on condition of refrigerated store rooms with regard to temperature control.

Ensure all items are received and stored in their correct manner according to location, packaging, temperature, light and humidity requirements on First in, First out basis to enable stock rotation.

Ensure all Purchase requisitions are received from Purchase Manager.

Carry out monthly, quarterly and bi-annual Stock inventories and ensure any variance detected is properly investigated and resolved and also ensure the inventory is securely kept.

Carry out daily contact and exchange of information with Executive Chef, Financial controller, Food and Beverages manager and The Hotel Manager.

Agree all prices on Supplier invoices to Purchase requisition on the Master price List in Accounts Department.

Ensure any Complimentary consumption offered to guests and Staff members are within the budget.

Lead subordinates successfully into productive working methods and utilizing all available management tools.

3.Food and Beverages Stores’ manager,

Kenya Utalii Hotel,


Roles and Responsibilities

Complete store operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.

Maintains store staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.

Maintains store staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.

Achieves financial objectives by preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.

Establishing rapport with potential and actual suppliers on required standard of food and beverage items.

Maintaining Store inventories in good condition and ensure no spoilages.

Secure inventory by implementing security systems and measures.

Maintaining a safe and clean store environment.

Maintain the stability and reputation of the store by complying with legal requirements.

Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Maintain operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and personnel policies and procedures of the Hotel.

Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as per the hotel standards.

4. Food and Beverages storekeeper,

Nairobi Hilton Hotel


Roles and Responsibilities

Receive and forward all types of goods and deliveries in and out of the hotel to the correct point of storage area.

Follow all standards for issuing and receiving stock within the store's area of operation.

Monitor and take inventory on regular basis to compile orders based on par levels or needs.

Maintain clear and organized records to ensure all reports and invoices are filed and stored properly.

Monitor Periodic Automatic Replacement levels for all food items to ensure proper levels.

Responsible to verify all goods arrived as per the agreed purchase, delivery note and agreed quantity has been received.

Responsible for storage of both food & beverage and operational stock.

Responsible for the day to day check on the storage facilities of upkeep and hygiene.

Refuse acceptance of damaged, unacceptable, or incorrect items.

Ensure cleanliness of all areas, keeping storage areas clean & tidy and in strict compliance with hygiene regulations.

Ensure all store requisitions are signed by concerned Department Heads (HOD’s) and approved by FC/GM depending upon the hotel's operations procedure.

Ensure the quantity requested and the quantity issued always matches.

Ensure store requisition form is signed by the person collecting the goods and enter into the Inventory/Materials Management System.

Post all invoices using the MMS - Material Management System.

Speak with others using clear and professional language.

Follow up on documentation of after-hours issues ensuring it is in accordance with established internal controls and procedures.

Adhere to all Health and Safety procedures particularly relating to food and beverage items.

5. Accounts Payable Associate

Kenya Commercial Bank, Kenya.

1999 – 2004

Roles and Responsibilities

I matched Purchase orders to invoices and entering invoices into computer .I also reconciled processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances teaching me the value of attention to detail which has served me well in my career.

I paid vendors by monitoring discount opportunities, scheduling and preparing checks, resolving purchase order, contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies and documentation; ensuring credit is received for outstanding memos, issuing stop-payments or purchase order amendments. By doing this efficiently I was named the ‘best customer service agent of the month’ on several occasions.

I paid staff members by receiving and verifying expense reports for advances; preparing checks on time enhancing teamwork at the work place.

I maintained accounting ledgers by verifying and posting account transactions helping the accuracy of the accounting process.

I verified vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements, entering new or updated vendor names and data.

I reported sales taxes by calculating requirements on paid invoices.

I provided accurate and effective document preparation and records management in accordance with records retention policies and procedures.

I protected organization’s value by keeping information confidential.


1.Kenneth Charagu,

Human resources Manager,

Constance Lemuria Resort Praslin,



2.Stephen Reche,

General Manager,

Kenya Utalii Hotel


3.Eric Odera,

Chief Operations Manager,

Kenya Commercial Bank


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