Ambitious, goal-driven Finance Analyst with expertise in Financial Management, Auditing, Financial Planning & Analysis, Supply Chain Management and Commercial Finance. Presently associated with GE Africa as a Finance Analyst on their Finance Leadership Program, with 3 - 4 yrs relevant experience. Holds excellent interpersonal and communication skills, versed in balancing priorities and meeting deadlines under pressure. Adapts quickly to challenges and changing environments. Strong team contributor with a high level of inclusiveness and motivation to add value.
Financial Manager for Cleveland Repair Site:
§ Functional expense forecasting and VOP analysis
§ Inventory audits
§ Month-end and quarterly closing responsibilities
§ Payroll and Labor reports management
Weekly reporting for the Unit Exchange division:
§ Drive visibility and proper management of all inventories in transit
§ Inventory management and reconciliation
Simplification Project - eARO:
§ Implement UX process to be adopted to the eARO & eSCRAP system
Manage Commercial QMI Ops Mechanisms:
§ Led weekly QMI calls with 49 attendees all senior leadership including the CFO and CEO of the business
§ Weekly VOP analysis and driving QMI estimates visibility
§ Validation of estimates and inputs from the commercial team, ensure proper alignment with SFDC system updates
§ Developed an Operation Mechanism to assist the team in getting market intelligence for Q3'13 and Q4'13 pipeline deals
Support Op Plan, GPB & SII Ops mechanisms:
§ Drove the preparing of Op plan for 2014 and second half of 2013 quarterly estimates
§ Compiled financial inputs to drive visibility and accessibility to the team
§ Validation of O&G financial projection model for the Emerald Project investment
Monthly and Quarterly Closing Responsibilities:
§ Responsible for South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and Angola GE cost centers.
§ Prepared detailed variance against Op plan analysis for each center
§ Prepared detailed monthly estimate/forecast reports to provide visibility on expected closing figures, to help drive accuracy for the accrual reporting system
§ Ensured each center is committed to meeting the budget through leading communication with center leaders to drive closure for any identified disconnects/issue for each center
§ Monthly financial review presentation to drive visibility of variances and opportunities for improvement
§ Monthly T&L expenditure audit to drive cost savings
Variable Cost Liquidation:
§ Managed each center through driving full liquidation of variable costs
§ Proactive in communicating the OM report balance to each center and worked with them to close any disconnects thus drive cost liquidation
§ Monthly headcount reconciliation(System vs. Ledger) to ensure our records ties out with Oracle HR
§ Gather and consolidate contractor list from all GOF centers
§ Partnered with regional operation leaders to ensure volume accuracy & completeness of all transactions for different base cost categories on a quarterly basis.
§ Drove completion of these metrics to be communicated back to the CFO of GGO
Internal Audit responsibilities for the SSA region:
§ Collaborated with the SSA Internal Controls Leader to establish GE Africa Consolidated Risk Matrix.
§ Performed an audit review for all Global Operations Finance processes for Ghana, Botswana, Tanzania, Uganda, Cameroon, Cote d'ivoire, Senegal and Kenya.
§ Responsible for validation and documentation evidence sighted of all actions taken to close out any audit related issues identified in all businesses across SSA.
§ Supported the Internal Controls Leader to create a consolidated metrics standard for SSA business operations and obtain sign off from the SSA Controller and CFO.
Financial Planning and Weekly Estimate Pacing for the PGS business:
§ Prepared weekly pacing reports to drive visibility of SSA's financial estimates
§ Weekly variance report and communicate drivers to relevant stakeholders
§ Ensure HQ pacing file is updated to reflect SSA weekly estimates and changes
§ Supported the team in preparation for all Ops Review cycles
§ Supported the Finance Manager with monthly P&L reviews
§ Drove visibility and accessibility of relevant information to assist the external auditors with the Nigeria and SA audits
Budget and Sales:
§ Update store sales reports for each brand (Clinique, Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Lamer, Aramis & Designer Fragrances etc.)
§ Recording actual and budgeted figures
§ Gain basic understanding of variance reporting
§ Updating payments on customer accounts
§ Recording salary deductions and transfer total payment received to the bank account.
§ Recording credit notes received to ensure refunds are paid back for goods received.
§ Capture of invoices (employees travel and accommodation spending) for payments
§ Reconcile employees spending accounts and confirm that all proof of spending (receipts) correspond with the amount claimed.
§ Understand concept of purchasing, including new vendor applications
§ Preparation of on-line purchase order reports, understanding and communication thereof
§ Assisted in collating any required purchasing data for new vendor and or RFP requests
Major subjects: Financial Strategy, Management Accounting Strategy, Performance Strategy
Achievements: 2nd Position in the CIMA Global Business Challenge 2010 National Finals
Financial Management Tutor for 3rd years based on performance
Major subjects: Accounting, Financial Management, Auditing and Taxation
Achievements: Golden Key award in 2007 (15% top academic achievers) in 2007
CEO's academic achievement award presented by the CEO of IDC in 2008
§ Activating Your Leadership Journey, (US – New York)
§ Foundations in Accounting and Finance, (Kenya - Nairobi)
§ Operations Management, (Nigeria - Lagos)
§ Internal Controls, (UAE – Dubai)
§ Business Strategy, (Ohio, Cincinnati)
§ Finance Leadership Conference, (UK, London)
§ Proficiency in Oracle, Hyperion, Salesforce.com, Financial Intelligence OBIEE, ART and JD Edward
§ MS Office tools (Word, Excel, Access and Power point)
§ Financial Reporting
§ Budget development
§ Presentation and communication skills
§ GE Africa FMP Community Service Committee Leader – Initiated and led CSR projects for SA, Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya – 2013
§ GE Women's Network Committee member – 2013 to Date
§ Wendy Luhabe's Mentee – 2012 to Date
§ Facilitator for the Elegnams Human Development Services Entrepreneurship Training for Grade 7 girl learners - 2009
§ Amper Daar Ladies Residence Community Service member – 2007/8
§ Member of Association of Black Securities Investment Professionals Society (ABSIP) – 2007/8
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