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John Kamau

Accounting and Finance Professional
Accounting and Finance Professional
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • January 26, 2021

I am a CPA Certified Accounting and Finance Professional who has both professional and educational background in accounting and finance management.

I have over10 years of exemplary performance in the accounting and finance field with skills in Finance Control, Audit, Accounting and Company administration with an aspiration to attain a financial managerial position and handle accounts both in governmental and non-governmental organizations.

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MBA @ Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
May 2014 — Feb 2021

Strategic Management

Bachelor of Business Management @ Moi University
Aug 2010 — Feb 2021

Finance and Banking


Chief Administration Officer @ African Agency for Arid Resources Ltd
Nov 2019 — Current

 Assist in formulating the company's financial direction and supporting tactical initiatives
 Monitor and co-direct the implementation of strategic business plans
 Develop financial and tax strategies
 Manage the capital request and budgeting processes
 Develop performance measures and monitoring systems that support the company's strategic direction
 Assist with the production of quarterly provisional budgets, and six months internal audits
 Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team
 Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team
 Manage the accounting, human resources, legal, tax, and treasury departments
 Oversee the financial domestic and foreign operations
 Manage any third parties to which accounting or finance functions have been outsourced
 Oversee the company's transaction processing systems, including quickbooks
 Implement operational best practices
 Supervise acquisitions and sales’ due diligence and compliance, including import and export
 Prepare and pay monthly payslips for all contributions (NHIF, NSSF, PAYE and other)
 Supervise the Operation Manager and assist with the production of sales documentation
Financial Information
 Oversee the issuance of financial information
 Produce monthly and quarterly financial reports
 Report financial results to the board of directors
 Monitor all open legal issues involving the company, and legal issues affecting the industry
 Construct and monitor reliable control systems
 Maintain appropriate insurance coverage if needed
 Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
 Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies
 Report risk issues to the audit committee of the board of directors
 Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations
 Enforce all procurement and HR procedure & Guideline during purchases
 Prepare all import/export paperwork accordingly
 Directly supervise any administration intern if such is employed by the company.
 Monitoring cash balances and cash forecasts
 Arrange all for debt financing , grant financing equity financing
Third Parties
 Participate when required in conference calls with the investment community
 Maintain banking relationships
 Represent the company with investment bankers and investors
 Follow and assist the auditors when such are sourced externally

Chief Accountant @ Dunhill Consulting Ltd
Mar 2016 — Feb 2021

 Team Leadership: Head the Department with knowledge of each staff's duties and work
 Financial Analysis:
o Verifying suppliers’ cheque payments
o Confirmation of supplier invoices
o Compare invoices with LPOs
o Supplier account reconciliations
o Calculations of withholding tax where necessary
o Prepare payment vouchers
Account Reconciliation: Bank & Account reconciliations
o RTGS confirmations
o Clear old main tenant accounts and relocation to Categorized tenant account
 Cash Flow Management: Weekly Cash flow report
 Accounting: Monthly book of accounts
o Verify and update all ledgers for the Monthly management accounts reports
o Monthly VAT and Turnover reconciliation for management accounts
o Monthly check of P&L and BS to confirm all entries are correctly done
 Invoicing:Raise and dispatch invoices for all tenants
o Rent invoices
o Service charge invoices
o Electricity and gas invoices
o Advertising invoices
 Bank Correspondence: Prepare bank correspondence letters.
o RTGS payments
o Bankers cheques
o Bank guarantees
 Filing: Filing of financial and company documents.
o Maintains files, including filing of general ledger journal vouchers, accounts pay
o Documentation and Company files.
 Financial Audits: Coordinate and facilitate annual and KRA audits
 Financial Reporting: Preparation and submission of monthly returns
o P.A.Y.E online remittance and bank submission
o NSSF Payment
o Withholding Tax online remittance and bank submission
o VAT online remittance
 Accounts System Management: Supervising Accounts Assistant and credit controller
o Liaise/Advise credit controller on outstanding invoices
o Ensure internal systems are implemented and adhered to

Finance Manager @ Paragon Property Consultants Ltd
Feb 2008 — Feb 2021

 Management Accounting: Preparing monthly management reports
 Financial Auditing: Preparing the financial Statements for auditing and planning
 Financial Management
 Cash Flow Management: Cash flow forecasting and projection
Financial Analysis: Revenue & Cost accounting, analysis and control
 Financial Policy Compliance: Ensuring Compliance on Taxation & Levy matters i.e. VAT, PAYE,
NSSF, NHIF, Income tax returns
 Payroll: Managing payroll.
 Accounts Reconciliation
o Inter-company accounts analysis & reconciliation
o Bank, Debtors, creditors and General ledgers reconciliation
 Variance Analysis: Preparing the Company budget, Checking for variances against the actual
 Auditing: Preparing audit reports and Liaising with the auditors during the audit
 Team Management: Supervising the finance department team and carrying out the staff
 Internal Controls: Developing internal control system and ensure adherence to the set control
 Fixed Assets: Maintaining the fixed asset register
 Human Resources: Human resource management and administration

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