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Interest

Football and rugby both watching and playing; reading and current affairs; family life, Golf, Instrumental music, travelling

Summary

Successful Finance Manager, well qualified and experienced in Accountancy and financial administration.Commercially aware and profit focussed, skilled in business infrastructure planning.Specialist knowledge of SAP configuration and its practical application in strategic planning of enterprise resources has been gained by recent intensive study.

Able to relate well to people at all levels with International experience and good understanding of differing business cultures.A well respected team leader with a reputation for leading from the front. Equally happy whether working alone or as part of a successful management team.Used to reporting at senior level within market leading organisations.

Work experience

Jul 2005Aug 2008

Project Accountant

Alstom Ltd

Alstom Transport (UK) French based multinational Company specialising in railway engineering and power generation.

CTRL Project (ACT JV)Ongoing administration and accountancy support for a newly commissioned project running the Channel Tunnel Rail Link with a capital cost of £800m.

  • Project Accountant reporting to the Finance Manager and leading a team of four qualified and unqualified staff delivering day to day financial management of the Project.
  • Produced the monthly and yearly management accounts including cash-flow projections
  • Adhoc financial reports as required by the Corporate Office.
  • Liaised with HR and external providers to ensure integrity of payroll totalling £500k pa
  • Used computerised systems for financial management, Intranet Reporting (CARAT) and Lotus Notes
  • Ensured adherence to strict Internal and Statutory financial controls
  • Managed relationships with HM Revenue and Customs to ensure compliance with statutory reports e.g. CIS & VAT.
  • Made significant contribution to achievement of budgetary and timescale targets in Sales, COS, Gross Margin, Overhead and Working Capital in accordance to laid down company objectives.
  • Liaised with external auditors and prepared the Statutory Accounts in compliance with IFRSfinancial standards.
Jul 2000May 2005

Financial Accountant

Just Lawson Ltd

Just Lawson Ltd (UK) specialists in training of railway personnel, estate management and security services

  • Financial Accountant reporting to Managing Director leading a team of three staff managing all day to day financial administration and regular reporting processes 
  • Managed all day to day financial management of all aspects of the company with a £5mannual turnover and control of cash, receivables, and payables and maintain accounting and other record
  • Responsibilities included preparation of budgets, forecasts and variance analysis
  • Upgraded analysis of the various profit centres to improve overall efficiency

References

Craig Nicholls

My former Human Resources Shared Service Manager in charge of Expatriate staff

Hasmita Mistry

Work colleague

Clive Woodward

Former manager in the UK with the CTRL project

Education

Feb 1978Sep 1981

B.Ed,

University of Nairobi

Skills

SAP
Basic SAP accounting package and configuration skills.
SAGE Accountin g
data entry and extract of accounts of to the Balance Sheet level
Excel
good excel and spreadsheet skills, including pivot tables
Word
high proficiency in word processing and good and accurate typing speeds