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INI OKON
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Finance manager 4 000 000
Job Type: Full-Time

Education

From 0 to 1994
UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA
From 0 to 1988
ST. FINBARR COLLEGE, LAGOS
No added languages

Experience

HEAD, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
NDION GLOBAL LIMITED
March 2012 - Present Day (5 years 1 month)

· Assist in the annual budgeting, quarterly forecasting and monthly re-forecasting process and manage several operating budgets.

· Manages pre and post-award finances of contracts, including ongoing tracking of actual and projected expenditures.

· Monitors and approves purchase orders, maintenance and repairs orders, and reimbursement documents.

· Review purchase operations/purchase requisition to ensure terms and conditions are met and value for money in vendor selection.

· Provides training to field staff on project financial procedures as well as building skill-levels of project staff in the area of finance and budgeting.

· Reviews and approves all check requests and documentation.

· Responsible for the management and control of petty cash payments, controls and

procedures, including preparations and certification of the monthly cash count.

· Assists in external and internal audits

· Creates and maintains financial reporting and tracking systems providing data measurement on financial performance of project and project activities.

· Serves as project`s contact with client on finance issues.

· Implement financial and administrative policies and procedures that meet contracts, project needs and corporate and client requirements

· Oversees field staff payroll preparation and controls. Prepares and/or supervises the accurate, consistent and regular monthly calculation and payment of PAYE and other payroll tax deductions

BRANCH MANAGER/TEAM LEAD, COMMERCIAL BANKING
ACCESS BANK PLC
October 2011 - January 2012 (5 months)
  • Drove all business activities in the branch using daily CABAL as a monitoring tool.
  • Responsible for the operations, directing the affairs of the branch, service delivery, customer Service, discipline and branch administration.
  • Ensured resources allocated to the branch are appropriately distributed to achieve the set objectives and targets.
  • Responsible and accountable for overhead control and all other cost saving initiatives that will not be detrimental to service efficiency in the branch.
  • Servedas a mentor and change agent to the entire team; ensured staff cultivated an attitude of excellence, innovation and continuous transformation in all aspects of Branch Operations.
RELATIONSHIP MANAGER, RETAIL BANKING
INTERCONTINENTAL BANK PLC
March 2010 - September 2011 (1 year 8 months)
  • Maintained, identified and established existing corporate and retail relationships.
  • Identified corporate and retail accounts needs, and buyer values; proactively seek to provide product and services to meet identified needs as appropriate.
  • Ensured effective relationship and account management of all accounts in the branch.
  • Reviewed daily facility accounts in the branch with a view to identifying accounts with warning signals for appropriate follow-up and remedial actions.
  • Supervised, monitored and evaluated the performance of all account officers in the branch
  • Handled loan recovery; treasury marketing and management.

ACHIEVEMENT

  • Achieved established market goals and targets of assigned market group.
REGIONAL CONTROL MANAGER
INTERCONTINENTAL BANK PLC
October 2006 - February 2010 (3 years 5 months)
  • Supervised and trained control officers in the region; coordinated control activities in all branches in the region.
  • Ensured total compliance with the bank’s regulatory provisions, policies and procedures by all staff and branches in the region.
  • Reviewed monthly branches reconciliations, proofs and consolidation of same for rendition to head office with recommendations for management attention, decision and approval.
  • Carried out snap checks on regional offices, units, departments with a view to identifying deviation from the bank’s policies and procedures and regulatory provisions; and recommendations for management decision on established deviations
  • Ensured all expenses incurred are properly approved, budgeted, wholly, reasonably, exclusive and necessarily, there are no outstanding call –overs in all branches in the region, imbalances are resolved in branches within stipulated time, suspense and transit account with nil balance status are maintained.
  • Review all credits booked for compliance with offer letters conditions and other credit policies across branches and ensure there are no income leakage.
  • Handled fraud prevention, detection and control; carried out special investigations and ad-hoc assignments from management as the need arises.
BRANCH RESIDENT CONTROL OFFICER
EQUITY BANK OF NIGERIA LIMITED
March 2003 - September 2006 (3 years 8 months)
  • Ensured staff compliance with statutory returns and bank’s dress code.
  • Conducted daily call-over of branch transactions for error detection and correction.
  • Reviewed trial balance and general ledger, funds transfer and cash and teller operations, customer services unit activity, performance of information technology infrastructure, overdraft control report and facility monitoring, product and process improvement and gave recommendations.
  • Verified and ensured all reconciliation, reports and record were timely and accurate.
  • Conducted weekly training of operations and marketing staff, pre-disbursement review of expenses, market survey of consumables.
REGIONAL RISK OFFICER
EQUITY BANK OF NIGERIA LIMITED
May 2002 - February 2003 (10 months)
  • Carried out regional credits, structured and unstructured facilities review and appraisal.
  • Emplaced regional approved credits and ensuring that facility disbursement are only allowed after all terms and conditions for approval have been met and all security documentations are in place.
  • Ensured that CBN CRMS and other credit bureau and credit status enquiry reports are in place for fresh disbursement; only high quality credits are marketed and retained in the bank portfolio within the region; credit compliance with target markets, single obligatory limit, risk acceptance criteria, procedures, limit by branches in the region and overall credit policies; provisioning for risk assets in the region are in lines with the prudential guidelines and bank credit policy.
  • Conducted off-site review and monitored approved and existing credits in the region and submitted report on account requiring attention or management decision; collateral review and audit, and warehouse inspection.
  • Reviewed credit covenant, interest rates, fees, turnover and maturing re-payments.
  • Did sectorial classification of branches credit portfolio in the region in compliance with CBN requirement and monthly credit rating; ranked branches under my region based on non-performing loans to total credit and prepared bi-monthly list of officers requiring management sanctions based on credit breaches.
  • Maintained custody and control over all credit files in the region and keep records of their movement.
  • Detected and escalated unauthorized credit, breaches and enforced sanctions in all branches in the region.
  • Marketed the bank’s special and local products and deposit mobilization.

Additional information

About Me

An experienced Financial Expert and Resource Manager with over Ten (10) years of work experience in the Consulting and Banking Industry; an outstanding track record of banking operations, product management, financial analysis, credit, treasury operations and management, customer services, budgeting, financial planning, operational risk, credit risk, credit control, operational development, relationship management, resource management, strategic orientation, policy development, resource planning, team lead and branch management, internal control and audit. Verifiable success records in achieving revenue, profitability, increase market share and business growth objectives in highly competitive environments. Consistently grew to positions of increased responsibility.

I am seeking a position that offers challenge, responsibility and opportunity.