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Kelechi
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Chartered accountant
Job Type: Full-Time

Education

From 0 to 2009
University of Port Harcourt
From 0 to 2000
Bayero University, Kano
From 0 to 1992
The Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri
From 0 to 1987
College of Technology, Nekede, Owerri
No added languages

Experience

Partner/Consultant
K.I.D.Ezeoma & Co. (Chartered Accountants)
October 2010 - Present Day (6 years 7 months)

 Business Development including prospecting clients, writing and submitting proposals, meeting with clients and following up business leads.

 Development and Strategic Execution of Audit Work Programs.

 Work Planning, Organizing, Directing, Controlling and Reporting.

 Completion review of assignments.

Accomplishments:

Writing, submitting & following up business proposals. Growing client base from zero to 16 with 10 fee paying clients already. Helping clients achieve their business objectives with timely & reliable execution of jobs including quality audit reports & management letters; advising on tax matters, computing & processing tax clearance certificates; preparation of business plans & securing of bank loans; development & installation of accounting/internal control systems; preparation of management accounts & financial projections; review, purchase & implementation of recommended specialized accounting application software; executive recruitment; discovery & recovery of excess bank charges; successful managing of 6 staff over a branch network of 4; etc.

Group Financial Controller
Multimesh Group
August 2009 - September 2010 (1 year 2 months)

 Strategic Financial Reporting, Business and Financial Advisory, etc.

 Set up, supervision and continuous review of the Financial Accounting Systems (Processes, Procedures & Documentation).

 Set up, supervision and continuous review of the Cost & Management Accounting Systems (Processes, Procedure & Documentation).

 Set up, supervision and continuous review of the Treasury Management Systems (Processes, Procedure & Documentation).

 Set up, supervision and continuous review of the Payroll Systems (Processes, Procedure & Documentation).

 Set up, supervision and continuous review of the Purchasing & Stores Management Systems (Processes, Procedure & Documentation).

 Plan, supervise and monitor taxation and other statutory contribution matters.

 Departmental staff requirement planning, recruitment, training, placement, deployment and coordination.

 Evaluation of Accounting Application Packages, Selection, Implementation and Supervision of Application Package deployed.

 General Administration of the Department and other assignments from the GMD.

Accomplishments:

Introduced the preparation of monthly management accounts. Developed and implemented management accounts preparation timetable. Effective & efficient deployment of personnel with job descriptions/schedules. Cleared arrears of 7 months management accounts from Jan - Jul 2009. Revived an indigenous accounting software application that was abandoned - Chart of accounts was badly implemented and the networking had connection issues plus manpower issues. Restructured the Finance/Accounts Dept. Developed and implemented a payroll timetable. Lead role in the evaluation and implementation of Tally 9 ERP. Preparation of business plans for the sourcing of funds. Successful managing of 20+ staff over a branch network of 9+.

GM/Group Head, Financial Services
Associated Bus Company Plc.
July 2002 - July 2009 (7 years 1 month)

 Advising, developing and implementing managerial and financial strategies.

 Develop, implement and oversee financial and management accounting systems including processes, procedures and documentation for managerial and statutory financial reporting.

 Determine staffing requirement, recruit, train, place, deploy and coordinate staff.

 Determining, deploying and overseeing the management of appropriate accounting application package.

 Develop, carry out and oversee treasury functions.

 Ensure the preparation, review and monitoring of budgets as well as product performance analysis.

 Evaluate capital projects.

 Plan, supervise and monitor taxation and other statutory contribution matters.

 Plan, supervise and monitor external audit and company secretarial matters.

 General administration of the Financial Services Group and other duties incident on the above or as may be assigned by the MD/CEO.

Accomplishments:

NSE Award nomination for quality reporting and excellent conduct of AGM for 2007 Financial Year. Significant roles in setting up a wholly owned subsidiary company in Ghana. Significant roles in the successful N1b IPO and quotation on the NSE. Initiation and implementation of the link-up of major branches on VSAT to achieve real time financial reporting. Implementation & use of specialized accounting application packages including Fintrack Enterprise Accounts & Financial Mgt., Peachtree Premium Accounting 2004, etc. Significant roles in the implementation of the on-line Bus Ticketing software application. Anchored successful Due Diligence Investigation by KPMG Professional Services and preparation of Business Projections for the successful raising of N300m private equity investment from CAN. Business Plan for the initial raising of N220m from NEXIM. Initiation, development & installation of the first Accounting Systems Manual in conjunction with AWD and business process improvements. Re-structuring of the Financial Services Group into Financial Accounting & Tax Management, Cost & Management Accounting, Treasury, ICT Unit. Effective & efficient deployment of departmental staff with job descriptions and schedules. Member, Financial and Executive Committees of the Board for successful financial and operational oversight. Chairman, Human Resource Efficiency Committee of the Associated Bus Coy. Plc. in September 2007 which report was successfully implemented. Chairman, Budget Committee for the successful implementation of the budgeting and budgetary control systems. Management accounts preparation timetable and implementation. Re-focus of financial reporting and tax management to meet statutory requirements. Discovery & recovery of excess bank charges of N11m plus in 2004. Significant roles in producing chartered accountants from within the Company. Successful managing of a 100+ departmental staff in Nigeria and Ghana over a branch network of 25+. Etc.

Snr. Audit Manager/Consultant
Ahmed Zakari & Co. (Chartered Accountants)
July 2001 - June 2002 (1 year 1 month)

Audit Planning and supervision. Execution of audit programs and generation of audit evidence. Maintenance of audit working paper files. Completion and review of accounts. Dealing with clients’ taxation matters. Management and financial consultancy services. Training services.

Accomplishments:

Timely & reliable execution of accountancy, audit, tax, feasibility studies, discovery & recovery of excess bank charges and recruitment/training jobs for clients. Development and use of Standard Work Spreadsheets on MS Excel to increase speed and accuracy. Leadership by example and building of team spirit.

Manager (Accounts/Admin)
Wardrop (Nigeria) Limited
May 1997 - June 2001 (4 years 1 month)

Installation and supervision of financial control and reporting system, computerization of the accounting system jointly with the International Division Senior Accountant using Accpac Plus, dealing with taxation and statutory contributions, project accounting, audit and company secretarial matters, finance and management information, corporate and strategic planning and human resources. Financial Analyst on the Katsina State Updating of Water Resources Master Plan Project involving review of the Edict and amendments, the current financial position, assessment and update of systems procedures and future studies.

Weekly cash forecasting, project accounting including imprest accounts coordination, bank reconciliations, monitoring of project budgets, installation and maintenance of internal control system, project invoicing, collection of project accounts receivables, preparation and forwarding of monthly financial returns to Canada, administration of project employment policies and office.

Accomplishments:

Development of management accounts preparation timetable and implementation. Preparation of complete, accurate, reliable and timely monthly management accounts. Effective and efficient Cashflow Management. Effective and efficient implementation of Administrative Policies and Procedures for material and human resources. Initiation and implementation of Accpac Plus Accounting software with the International Division Accountant based in Canada. Cost savings on the Katsina Water Project execution. Effective and efficient follow up on Accounts Receivables and Payables. Effective and efficient management of tax and statutory contribution matters. Effective and efficient projects budgeting and budgetory control.