Kelly Chuunga

  • kellychuunga@hotmail.com

business services manager

Summary

Qualified Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in Finance, HR, Procurement, Compliance &   Project Management. Versatile in USG/ USAID financial procedures and operational guidelines

Work History

Work History
Dec 2014 - Present

Audit Manager

Muyovwe & Co. Chartered Accountants
Audit Manager Performs planning and walk-throughs, identifies key controls, drafts and reviews narratives and flowcharts. Provides professional services to clients of diversified industries such as in import, trading, manufacturing, service, retail, real estates Accounting and Financial reporting Tax planning and preparation, tax audit representation Internal controls and accounting system consulting Business and real estate financing Business planning and financial forecasts Risk management
May 2013 - Nov 2014

Manager Finance/accounting & Administration

ACDI-VOCA
Manager Finance/Accounting & Administration Finance: Conducted month-end closing activities related to accruals, account reconciliations, and filling the company templates for HQ reporting Prepared year-end adjusting entries and all local statutory accounts in line with Local GAAP and participated and supported external audits Coordinated the preparation and submission of timely financial reports to HQ Reviewed monthly Financial Reports to ensure accuracy Ensured accuracy and completeness of Ownership Monthly Reporting Packages Developed and implements adequate and effective internal control systems and procedures in order to safeguard and ensure sufficient security of company assets Supported and strengthened the annual budgeting process to drive attainment of annual and strategic objectives Monitored and supported the forecasting process to focus management on the issues and opportunities within the business Undertook cost analysis and participated in preparation of tariff review proposals for approval and preparation, respectively Ensured that statutory returns were filed timely and that the Company operated within the law Ensured that adequate accounting records were maintained to ensure timely recording of all financial transactions undertaken by the Company Prepared the annual income tax returns and filed VAT refund schedules including all related supporting documentation and reporting requirements Prepared the annual corporate and local income tax returns, including all related supporting documentation and reporting requirements, and calculating advanced tax payments, in collaboration as well with external tax advisors Review and prepare the payment of local taxes. Compliance: Instituted sound and transparent purchasing procedures for both capital and routine items in order to realize value for money(VFM) for the Company Conducted quality control reviews of budgets and business proposals developed by other members of the Contracts Administration group Reviewed modifications of prime awards in assigned portfolio for clearing all prime award modifications prior to signature Ensured all Assets were properly labelled, allocated and entered in asset register as per policy Provided sub-grant management support and oversight Worked with home office and Country staff on audits and award closeouts Worked with program and Grants staff in ensuring cost share applicability and compliance with cost share regulations, and
Aug 2012 - Apr 2013

Finance & Budget Manager

Citizens Economic Empowerment
Finance & Budget Manager Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission- Developed and implemented organizational financial goals Oversaw the investment fund and managed associated risks Supervised cash management activities Acted as financial gatekeeper Supervised the preparation of the annual budgets Monitored and controlled accounts receivables and payables accounts Reviewed and approved monthly financial and management accounts, board packages, and other informational reports/analysis Developed and monitored policies and procedures within generally accepted accounting principles and corporate guidelines to ensure sufficient cash flow, reduced operating costs, and increased efficiency Reviewed prior financial results and discussed anticipated changes to highlight future needs and trends Ensured underlying accounting records were accurate, complete and in accordance with GAAP Reviewed monthly operating reports for accuracy, completeness and major variances between actual and budgeted results Approved monthly bank reconciliations and monthly payroll Prepare summaries and forecasts for future business growth and general economic outlook Approved requests for payments and conducted due diligence.
Aug 2011 - Jul 2012

Acting Finance Director

Citizens Economic Empowerment
Acting Finance Director Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission- Oversaw, managed, prepared, administered and directed the control of the budget Managed the activities of the finance and accounting staff Managed a loan portfolio of more than US$ $50 million Reviewed and approved recommendations for financial planning and control, providing relevant fiscal information to senior management team Developed and managed internal financial audits Developed formal reporting systems to communicate results of audit activities to management and regulatory compliance agencies and provided leadership and technical guidance for compliance with regulations Led corporate and finance/accounting functions to achieve organizational strategic and operational goals Provided oversight with strategic direction, process improvement plans, financial reporting, budgetary planning and procedures, audit reviews and financial controls Approved loan recovery terms and acted as lead in loan restructuring of delinquent loans Credit and billing terms for contracts and managed financial systems used for reporting revenue and taxes in compliance with regulatory requirements Identified and provided solutions to senior level management on financial matters to make better business decisions Developed and implemented policies and procedures to ensure compliance and efficiency with government regulations. Accomplishments
Sep 2009 - Jul 2011

Accounting Manager

Zambia Postal Services Corporation
Accounting Manager-Managed the production and execution of the annual budget and work plan Obtained and maintained thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure Ensured accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close Prepared board management reports for the HQ and three business units Ensured the timely reporting of all monthly financial information Assisted the Finance Director in the daily banking requirements Ensure the accurate and timely processing of positive pay transactions Ensured the monthly and quarterly Bank Compliance activities were performed in a timely and accurate manner Supported budget and forecasting activities Collaborated with the other finance department managers to support overall department goals and objectives Monitored and analysed department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy Advised staff regarding the handling of non-routine reporting transactions Responded to inquiries from the Director of Finance, and senior management regarding financial reporting Supervise the accounting functions of three business units and consolidated financial results Assisted in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department Provided training to new and existing staff as needed Handle personnel issues relating to staff conflicts, absenteeism and performance issues. Accomplishments: Successfully managed the migration of accounting systems from Sun Systems to Accpac(2010) which led to better reporting through use of an ERP
Nov 2005 - Aug 2009

Senior Auditor

Office of the Auditor General
Senior Auditor Prepared audit engagement letters, audit planning memoranda, audit plans, audit programs, and time budgets Led audit operations and supervised audit assistants on various assignments Supervised senior, semi-senior and junior staff auditors and reviewed working papers Verified progress reports to ensure attainment of audit objectives Performed test of controls, analytical reviews, substantive testing of transactions and balances Ensured compliance with relevant laws, regulations and rules Reviewed management reports Verified financial statement compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles(GAAP), International Financial Reporting Standards(IFRS) or International Accounting Standards(IAS) Discussed internal control weaknesses and other findings with clients Completed multiple audit assignments with tight deadlines Performed operational and compliance audits under special assignment Engaged in non-audit assurance engagements such as agreed-up-on procedures and review of financial statements Accomplishments: Developed the Audit Methodology and Procedures Manual Developed standard auditing working papers Participated and made recommendations for comments on International Public Sector Accounting Standards Developed the quality control procedures manual
Apr 2001 - Oct 2005

Financial Accountant

Cropchem Services Limited
Financial Accountant Managed all accounting operations and financial reporting Prepared cash and credit sales summary sheets and prepared and banked all cash on hand promptly Managed and reconciled all accounts receivables and payables Made sure of adherence to statutory returns such as NAPSA and PAYE on a timely basis Guided firm reconciliation, payroll, annual reporting, and management of investments Consolidated and monitored budget implementation and review Reviewed accountants book entries to ensure accuracy of the G/L Managed inventory system of various high value assets from receiving, costing, packaging and sales Conducted monthly inventory counts and prepared variance reports and reconciliations Processed customer invoices into the Pastel Accounting system Management of stock and monthly stock counts and reconciliations Summarized financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports Processed monthly payroll Managed the VAT accounting and filling of monthly returns to the Revenue Authority Prepared and submitted annual returns at PACRA and other requirements
Sep 1997 - Mar 2001

Regional Finance & administration Officer

Southern AFRICA
Regional Finance Officer(Africa) Southern African Regional NGO Network(SARiNGON) Project- Ensured that all policies and procedures were in compliance with Afronet, and other funding source policies, procedures, and requirements Managed the finance department activities and schedules to meet the financial reporting requirements and deadlines specified by various donors Prepared and consolidated departmental budgets. Conducted monthly reconciliations of accounts on a timely basis Consolidated financial reports for 9 countries Prepared monthly grant status reports detailing use of funds and following up on allowable tax refunds for exempt expenditures Identified assessed and monitored risks and implemented necessary controls in order to keep the risk exposure to acceptable levels Controlled expenditures to ensure budget appropriations were not overspent. In close collaboration with donors, ensured application of regulations and policies, as well as provided periodic reviews to ensure compliance with rules and regulations Maintained detailed administrative and procedural processes to improve accuracy and efficiency Identified requirements for and developed reporting formats to aid in the management of operations and grant expenditures in 9 countries.

Education

Education
Aug 2013 - Apr 2016

MSc Accounting & Financial Management

University of the West of england

Still studying

Jan 2001 - Jun 2009

ACCA

Zambia Center for Accountancy Studies

Chartered Accountant (CA)

Jan 1994 - Aug 1997

Diploma in Accountancy

Evelyn Hone college

Skills

Skills

Building Collaborative Relationships

Builds productive working relationships with co-workers and external parties, whilst valuing people of different backgrounds, cultures and demographics

Computer Skills

Microsoft package, QuickBooks, Pastel Evolution, Accpac, Sun Systems, VIP Payroll

Communication

Expresses ideas clearly and concisely; disseminates information about decisions and plans

Change Management

Uses effective strategies to facilitate organizational change initiatives and overcomes resistance to change by involving others, listening and building commitment

Strategic Perspective

Understands the viewpoint of higher management and effectively analyses complex problems