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Sunil Rastogi

  • Nairobi, Kenya

Senior Finance Executive

Summary

Experienced accounting and finance executive with 31 years of demonstrated successes in developing, managing and executing financial operations and reporting, merger and acquisition strategies and managing teams of finance professionals. 

Work experience

Nov 2001Present

Financial Controller

Manufacturing Group- Nairobi, Kenya
  • Manage accounting and financial operations with oversight for financial reporting, account records and accounting controls.
  • Oversee execution of accounts receivable, accounts payable, bank reconciliation and independent audits.
  • Ensure financial statements comply with internal policy and external regulations (GAAP) while adhering to contractual obligations.
  • Analyze financial statements, conduct cost/benefit analysis and identify areas of weakness.
  • Report directly to the General Manager and Board of Directors to present financial analysis results and develop strategic financial plans.
  • Develop and monitor financial department policies and procedures.
  • Direct all corporate departmental purchasing functions including strategic planning, project deployment and auditing.
  • Played key role in setting up/improvising the Corporate Financial reporting system.

  • Instrumental in carrying out different kinds of management audits thereby giving value addition in terms of improvements in existing systems, documents, procedures and cost savings etc.

Oct 1997Oct 2001

Financial Controller

  • Plan and manage all large scale financial functions of the Company.
  • Design departmental budgets and oversee accounting integration within the organization.
  • CreatPlan and manage all large scale financial functions of the Company.e and establish financial policies, procedures, programs and best practices.
  • Determine accounting and financial management framework in order to monitor and enhance reporting performance.
  • Analyze and recommend operational and strategic direction based on modeling and forecasting.
  • Set goals, business metrics and standards, comparing analyzed results to ensure departments meet their milestones.
  • Lead teams to identify weaknesses and potential areas of improvements through efficiency studies.
  • Stay abreast of emerging finance standards, applications and technology platforms to ensure company leverages latest performance tools.
  • Handled various aspects of financial reporting, bank reconciliation, internal accounting controls, preparing trial balance, review and preparation of financial statements, sales reports, cash flow analysis, payroll, inventory control, and reviewing accounts receivable/payable.
  • Examined financial records and the adequacy of internal controls to ensure funds were efficiently controlled and financial records accurately reflected the status.
  • Successfully headed the expansion team for Logistics Company from feasibility to the implementation and completion of the project.

  • Successfully headed the complete Corporate Accounting, Fiscal Management such as finalisation of Accounts/tax planning/attending to enquiries, scrutiny notices from Income Tax, Central Excise and Sakes Tax departments
Dec 1988Jul 1997

Chief Accountant 

  • Management of Financial and Accounting Functions of the Company.
  • Assessment and Development of Management Information Systems (MIS).
  • Maintenance of Costing System for Glass Manufacturing Operations
  • Budgeting - Preparation of Monthly and Annual Budget.
  • Monitoring / Reporting of Monthly Variances.
  • Financial Management, Control of Working Capital, Cash Flow and Funds Flow Statements.
  • Successful follow up with Banks/Financial Institutios to carry out project loan reconciliations.

  • Preparation of Monthly Financial and Management Accounts.

  • Preparation of Annual Accounts and Liaising with the Auditors.
  •  Taxation and Secretarial Matters.
  • Successfully heading the legal & secretarial functions of an Organisation such as minutes & ROC compliances updates/new company formation/different kinds of legal agreement drafting, executios, pre & post formalities of all kinds of corporate meetings etc.

Jun 1982Nov 1988

Accounts Officer

  • Establishment of Sound Internal Controls and Accounting System.
  • Computerisation of Accounts using in-house Accounting Package.
  • Management of Accounts Payables and Accounts Receivables
  • Finalisation of Annual Accounts.

Education

1984

Chartered Accountant 

1978

Bachelors of Commerce (Hons.)