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A Chartered Accountant with strong work ethics, extensive knowledge and experience in accounting and plastic industry.

Over 6 years of experience in customer services, experience in drafting financial statements, bookkeeping, designing & implementing internal controls, budgeting and preparing for audits; knowledge of IFRS, IAS, ISA and relevant company laws.

Work experience

Jan 2018Present

Consultant-Chief Accountant

BB Motors

Accounting and Financial Management of Business .

Carrying out daily duties of an accountant. Managing Finance in departments. Complying with Botswana Laws & Regulations.Computation & submission of WHT, PAYE. LEVY & VAT. 

Other duties involved processing Payroll of over 100 employees and also maintain their records, implementing Pastel and Dealer Management System integrated with accounting package.I am also handling other small property companies which basically involves VAT & WHT returns. 

I was reporting directly to the management, hence the meeting involved reports like Work In Progress, Creditors/Debtors Age analysis and P&L for the period.

Achievement: I was successfully able to reconstruct AFS and Tax computation for prior year with very little or no information. I was able to also gain better understanding of the retail markets - may it be parts. My involvement was to scrutinize the cost and save the company from over spending or unnecessary spending.

May 2017Dec 2017

Consultant - Finance Manager

Wentzel Group - Spar Supermarket

Drafting monthly management accounts (MIS). Monthly preparation and payment of VAT & PAYE for all the companies. Preparing periodic statements, including profit and loss accounts, budgets, cash flows, variance analysis and presenting to board with commentaries. Undertaking financial administration and internal audits. Liaising with managerial staff and other colleagues. Supervising a team of accounting technicians. Developing and managing financial systems/policies. Controlling and forecasting income and expenditure. Creating business strategies to generate shareholder value. Also used Sage Evolution Software and BIS to generate reports.

Achievements:  Further understood the role of management accountant . Prepared departmental and seasonal budgeting . Attained training for Sage  Evolution. Excelled knowledge of  MS excel .  Better handling of work pressure and meeting deadlines on or before time.  

Nov 2016Apr 2017

Consultant - Internal Auditor

Tyre Plus- Michelin Tyres

Area of attention were Tyre Stores.A Tyre company with 4 branches around the Gaborone City. Area of focus was mainly on streamline of operational and accounting procedures and identifying and rectifying issues of internal control system.

Also overseeing invoicing & payments which was quite a challenge due to lack of documentations, following up with receivables on timely basis, preparation of monthly and management reports to scrutinize revenue against expenditure for all the branches. 

Achievements: I obtained understanding of retail and wholesale of tyre markets.

I had set number of internal controls in place for the better flow of stock in between the companies and in daily operational system . Which enhanced my practical knowledge  towards accounting aspects in relation to inventories, receivables and operation in particular. 

Mar 2015Sep 2016

Accounts Manager

ABC SERVICES-A firm of Chartered Accountants & Auditors

Preparing & finalizing of accounts as per IFRS and tax laws. Preparing monthly accounts for clients, preparing for financial audits for clients, analysing & recommending of internal controls,  maintaining Computer & Network systems for a complete firm on real time basis. At the same time performed a startup of  a Bureaux which is highly regulated industry.

Achievements: Gained thorough understanding of the financial accounting & application of IFRSs in various situations and application of internal controls  for various client environments. Solely carried out a part assignment on receivables for a private airline company.  Also further improved skills of IT systems through problem solving. 

Jan 2013Feb 2015

Project Development Manager

Mould-Tek (FLO-TEK)- Manufacturer of UPVC- Fittings.

Performing routine work which mostly involved fulfillment of laws and regulations for startups . Shortlisting of suppliers according to our technical requirements . Setting up costing structure  of the products and developing an accounting system . Initializing ISO 9001:2008 system in the company and ultimately meeting the project's objectives. I was also involved in marketing of the product range.  

Achievements: Communicating with authorities & international suppliers to achieve competitive advantage. Attaining intense knowledge of SABS Product Standard applicable to industry . Carried out ISO 9001:2008 at international supplier. 

Jul 2012Nov 2012

Assistant

L B CONSULTANCY- Accounting Firm.

Book keeping & performing bank reconciliation for client companies & preparing monthly VAT Returns .

Achievements:  Excelled in the use of QUICKBOOKS software.

Mar 2011Dec 2011

Junior Accountant

Aakash Pty

Preparation of monthly VAT Returns and assisted in gathering data for financial statements. 

Achievements: Immensely improved numerical skills resulting in increased speed with numbers. An opportunity to learn how to critically analyse information, and thus paying attention to details.

Feb 2008Apr 2009

Accounts Trainee

Moores Rowland, Botswana 

Preparing Financial Statements. Performing sampling at the audit client. Maintaining Computer and Network systems.

Achievements: Gained basic understanding of the accounting and audit. Improved communicating skills with clients. Gained knowledge of networking system. 

Education

2016Present

Currently pursuing BICA/ICAEW qualification - 10 of 15 completed.

Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants//Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

The examination structure has been modelled on that of the twinning partner, ICAEW, with Botswana papers in tax and law.  Chartered qualification will be awarded by both the bodies after the completion.

20082014

ACCA

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (United Kingdom)

Advanced Modules of Performance Management and Audit & Assurance were chosen for Professional level.

Currently a Member of ACCA.

20062007

AAT

Association of Accounting Technician (United Kingdom)

Certifications

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – 7 Band out of 9

Its an international standardized test of English Language proficiency. Scored 7 of 9 Band, which is defined as good user of the language. 

Certified Internal Auditor for ISO 9001:2008 (QMS)

This training developed the skills needed to assess and report on the conformance and effective implementation of processes, and to contribute to the continual improvement of a quality management system based on the ISO 9001:2008 standard.

Certificate course in Microsoft office.

The course has helped me to develop an advanced level of proficiency with the most commonly used office software. l have achieved skills to: create and edit complex spreadsheets; manage mail, contacts, calendar and tasks in Outlook; create advanced and interactive PowerPoint presentations; and design documents in Word as per request.

Certificate course in Computer Repairing & Maintenance.

The learning allows hands-on repair of various types of computers, printers and associated equipment. As a technicians also specialize in installation of computer systems and problem solving.

Certificate course in Introduction to Computers.

Brief knowledge of Computers to facilitate its basic use.


Skills

Information Technology

Comfortable to make use of IT systems, and I'm able delivery solutions in problematic areas of small-medium organisation be it hardware, software or networking and also a great user of MS Excel, Quickbooks accounting and Sage Pastel Evolution software.

Team Work

I have worked in and have been team leader in many projects. Experience of problem-solving in a multi cultured environment through assessed syndicate team assignments throughout my academic and professional career. 

Communication 

Passion for interacting & meeting with new people has allowed me to improve my communication skills to the next level. 

Languages known: English, Hindi & Marathi  

Interests & Activities

Enjoy playing Cricket and Badminton. Travelling is my passion and I have traveled over 12 countries;England, Wales, India, South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Ethiopia, and Doha/Qatar, thus interacting with different people, of different cultures.I like reading books on soft skills management and also an enthusiast about photography, driving/biking and gym activities.  

Thank you