Skilled Accountant with extensive knowledge of the constantly evolving accounting processes and technology. Adept at budgeting and financial reporting. Possesses a strong work ethic and ability to manage multiple projects with focus on results and deadlines.
Financial statement analysis
Compliance testing knowledge
Budget forecasting expertise
SAP software proficiency
Complex problem solving
Experienced with MS Office Suite
Complex problem solving
Effective time management
Excellent managerial techniques
Strong organizational skills
Flexible team player
Created a debt factoring process with a total cash generation capacity of €25m par annum
Developed a Finance Scheme for 3rd party business partners fuelling double digit growth year on year for 3 years
Achieved a Capex leasing arrangement for P&M worth €25m generating free cash flow benefit
07/2013 to 06/2016
Finance ManagerWest & Central Africa + Indian Oceans
With responsibility for 12 West and Central African markets and 4 countries around the Indian Oceans..
I have overall responsibility for the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the business performance management and reporting; partnering with business leaders to deliver performance objectives.
Responsible for building strong financial processes and commercial awareness including an effective internal control environment.
05/2010 to 06/2013
Responsibility for developing and implementing financial policies, systems and procedures and ensuring compliance.
Co-ordinating all financial activities and ensuring adherence to policies across the organisation, including interpretation of Government fiscal policies and legislations.
The role is accountable for effective and efficient internal control procedures and the preparation of statutory and management financial reports.
Liaising with internal/external stakeholders (auditors, tax authorities, regulatory agencies etc).
07/2006 to 04/2010
Business Implementation ManagerDIAGEO PLC
Worked with a cross functional Project Team to design the business process to support the successful implementation of SAP in 7 countries.
Ensured the projects were delivered in line with company project delivery methodology and within the global timelines.
Delivered the business process for Procure to Pay, Data Approach, Design and Migration and SAP FICO configuration.
05/2004 to 06/2006
Strategy Project Manager
01/2002 to 04/2004
03/2000 to 03/2002
MBAAberdeen Business School － AberdeenScotland
University of Lagos － LagosNigeria
Member of the Project Management Institute (PMI)
Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)