Installed and successfully implemented Sage Evolution Accounting Software,
Effectively managed tax issues with relevant tax authorities
Fantastic management of liquidity to ensure continual flow of operation
Introduced successfully new methods of measuring contractor / artisans participants on site an thereby saving several millions from operation inefficiencies
As the Chief Finance Officer of the company, I led the Commercial Division which comprised Financial Accounts, Management Accounts, Information Technology as well as Logistics / Distribution deparments. My stay remains a testimony that may be confirmed by all stakeholders judging from significant improvement in cash management, automation of processes, installation of Sage Pastel Evolution accounting package thereby making data available much faster than before and consequently provided better guide for management.
I was in charge of Cash and Bank Operation and also served as chief documentation officer on importation matters, being an intermediary between the Import / Export Team and Nestle Bankers. I sourced and bidded for FX to pay foreign suppliers and creditors. I prepared and sent monthly, weekly and daily cash forecast to the Regional Office in Ghana. I also served as the Fund Manager for Nestle Closed Pension Fund Administrator.
Feb. 2003 – October 2006 Nestle Nigeria Plc.
22-24, Industrial Avenue, Ilupeju, Lagos.
I was the Chief Accountant of Nestle Waters Business and Nestle Pension Fund Ltd. I was also in charge of the Fixed Assets for the group and later was in charge of Final Accounts and Reporting. With robust IT skills, I automated many processes leading to reduction of month end bookclosing time from 12 to 4 days.
Feb. 2000 – Jan. 2003 Nestle Nigeria Plc.
Monitoring of Internal Controls involving planning and execution of audits, investigations, writing reports and ensuring implementation of recommendations. I played very active roles in auditing and setting control measures in virtually all operations of the company e.g. purchasing, manufacturing processes, factory accounts, treasury, financial accounts, marketing and sales, security, clinics, human resources, distribution, IT. The skill obtained in these assignments won me the title, Super-user in many of the applications used by the company which also made me a leader in the best practices implementation. As a procedure expert, I initiated and implemented many templates that are still in use by auditees to improve their efficiency and effectiveness.
Though I joined as a trainee, based on good performance, I left as a supervisor after gaining several experiences in various statutory and value for money audits (which includes Pan Ocean Oil Company, Chevron Nig Ltd), designing accounting system for corporate bodies and rendering consultancy services to corporate bodies e.g. N.N.P.C. and its subsidiaries