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Olawale Kehinde
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Finance Officer
Job Type: Full-Time

Education

From 0 to 2011
Bayero University, Kano,
From 0 to 2002
University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
From 0 to 1997
The Polytechnic, Ibadan
From 0 to 1994
Loyola College, Ibadan
No added languages

Experience

Internal Auditor
Adkan Services.
February 2012 - Present Day (5 years 6 months)
Responsible for the evaluation and provision of reasonable assurance that risk management, control, and governance systems are functioning as intended and will enable the organization's objectives and goals to be met. Timely reporting of risk management issues and internal controls deficiencies identified directly to the audit committee and provides recommendations for improving the organization’s operations, in terms of both efficient and effective performance. Achievements: • Actively ascertaining whether the system of Internal Checks and Controls obtained in the organization for the prevention of errors and frauds is effective. • Provided support in ascertaining the reliability of the accounting information necessary for the preparation of correct financial statements. • Actively involved in appraising the performance of staff in carrying out the responsibilities assigned to them. • Created control mechanisms to ensure the extent to which the assets are safeguarded from losses of all kinds. • Actively involved in ascertaining compliance with the Administrative and Financial Regulations and other supplementary instructions issued from time to time. • Provided technical support in ascertaining the effectiveness of the system of internal control adopted in preventing and detecting waste, idleness and extravagance. • Provided support in examining the accounting procedure of the organization and verifying the use of property and assets of the organization. • Actively involved in ensuring compliance with laid down procedures for sales of goods of the organization and that transactional procedures involving sales are strictly adhered to. • Facilitated the Inspection and reporting on the operational functions of the organization. • Actively involved in On-the-spot investigation into problem areas as may be required by the Managing Director. • Provided support for appraisal and review of the controls adopted in the supervision of such operations.
Finance and Administrative Associate
Compact Deals Ltd, Kano
October 2010 - January 2012 (1 year 4 months)

Responsible forcoordinating the activities of the Finance and Administrative unit in order to provide financial and administrative assistance in financing business process and ensures proper accounting for project expenditures. Also responsible for reception, planning and scheduling, maintaining contracts and files and data analysis in a customer centric manner.

· Persons managed/supervised: direct (2 team members), remotely (8 Project Personnel).

  • Provided financial support to the project, including assisting in preparing budgets and financial reports
  • Provided support in financing business process and ensure proper accounting for project expenditures.
  • Facilitated implementation processes and procedures to ensure full compliance with company’s policies, procedures and regulations in the preparation of financial records and reports.
  • Provided support to ensure effective and efficient administration of budget and its implementation in a cost effective manner.
  • Provided support in processing payment requests and documents in a timely manner for execution.
  • Actively involved in the initiation of activities leading to procurement, maintenance, monitoring and disposal of items.
  • Provided assistance in ensuring that internal control systems are observed and all relevant records and files are maintained.
  • Provided support in executing various administrative tasks in support of the project, including managing correspondence, keeping appointments, arranging various meetings, ordering for supplies, and other related tasks.
  • Actively involved in review, preparation and defence of requests to the Management on Projects as may be required
  • Actively involved in taking inventory of company’s asset and management.

Perform other related tasks, as required ,

Accountant
Bomarah Investment Ltd, Kano
February 2010 - August 2010 (7 months)

Here I as the company’s Accountant where I apply principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports by compiling information, preparing profit and loss statements, and utilizing appropriate accounting control procedures in order to achieve the company’s financial objectives.

  • Persons supervised: direct, (1); remotely, (1 Account Clerk and 1 Cashier.)

· Successfully prepare profit and loss statements and monthly closing and cost accounting reports.

· Successfully compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, and document business transactions.

· Actively establish, maintain, and coordinate the implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures.

· Provided support to timely reconciliation of receivable and payable accounts.

· Actively involved in the monitoring and review accounting and related system reports for accuracy and completeness.

  • Prepared and reviewed budget, revenue, expense, payroll entries, invoices, and other accounting documents.
  • Actively analyzed revenue and expenditure trends and recommended appropriate budget levels, and ensure expenditure control. Explained billing invoices and accounting policies to staff, vendors and clients.
  • Successfully resolved accounting discrepancies in the company’s books and records.
  • Recommended, developed and maintained financial data bases, computer software systems and manual filing systems.
  • Actively supervised the input and handling of financial data and reports for the company's automated financial systems. Interacted with internal and external auditors in completing audits.

Resident Auditor
Bank PHB( now Enterprise Bank)
January 2008 - January 2010 (2 years 1 month)

I served as a Resident Auditor covering three branches of the bank both in Kano and Jigawa State. Here, I monitored, reviewed with online cum physical verification and reported exceptions on relevant areas of the activities of the Branch Operations staff, Marketing personnel and other Branch Support staff.

  • Persons supervised: direct (2); remotely, (Over 50 Branch Personnel).
  • Actively in involved in ensuring compliance to Policy/Procedure/Regulatory legislations at the branch level.
  • Planned and successfully facilitated programs to ensure proper timely distilling of changes in banks policies and procedure.
  • Successfully coordinated the activities of branches and reported material exceptions for management attention.
  • Successfully carried out various reviews both systems and branches’ books/records to ensure that appropriate entries have been passed in our books and customer's account duly funded for their transactions.

  • Actively involved in the reconciliation of sticky and age long legacy balances in the branches general ledgers and recommended write off where necessary.

· I was actively involved in some Train the Trainers forums when the bank was changing from one banking application software to the other (From Equinox to T-24 banking software).

  • Actively facilitated several in house trainings and seminars for the branch personnel on Banking Process and Bank’s Products Reviews and Modifications.
  • I was involved in Cash Counts, Integrity Test and Spot Checks exercises at branches outside my purview both at intervals and year end periods.

Cluster Monitoring Officer
United Bank for Africa
September 2006 - December 2007 (1 year 4 months)

I served as a Cluster Monitoring Officer covering three branches of the bank all in Kano State. Here, though operated a cluster arrangement, I supervised, reviewed branches transactions online and planned schedule visits to the branches with a view to report exceptions on relevant areas of the activities of the Branch Operations staff, Marketing personnel and other Branch Supports staff.

  • Persons supervised: direct, (1 ); remotely, (Over 65 Branch Staff)

· Led the team on various occasions to investigate frauds and forgeries cases at some of the branches in the region.

· Led the reconciliation team to detect error and irregularities in some major and sensitive customers’ accounts at some branches at the region.

· Actively represented the bank at the court of law on litigation cases that ensued between the bank and its customers and bank and its fraudulent exited staff.

· I was actively involved in some Train the Trainers forums when the bank was preparing for International Standard Organization (ISO) Audit certification.

· I also achieved virtually all the task listed above since I functioned in a similar capacity in both offices.

Audit Staff
Oyelami Soetan Adeleke & Co (Now Baker Tilly) (Chartered Accountants), Lagos
May 2005 - August 2006 (1 year 4 months)

  • Persons supervised: direct, (1); remotely, (2 Audit Trainees/ 1 Industrial Attaché.)

· Participate actively in the preparation of Clients financial Statements.

· Actively involved in evaluation of internal control system and procedures for compliance.

· Successfully conducted various audit tests to the applicable audit areas of Clients businesses in order to ascertain extent of reliance to be client accounting and internal control system.

· I was involved in Credit Review, Stocktaking, Inventory control review and valuation review.

· I was also involved in reconciliation and confirmation of bank statements, investments and circularization of debtors.