Resume 32954
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Strong financial background in Microsoft Dynamics NAV with almost 17 years experience. Key competencies include; 1. Project scoping and gap fit analysis 2. Business process, controls and reporting requirements documentation 3. System design 4. Project management 5. Quality assurance testing 6. System setup 7. Data migration 8. User classroom and on-the-job training 9. User manuals 10. Design simple tables, forms, dataports and reports 11. Post implementation support

Desired Positions

Implementation Consultant

Work Preferences

Desired Salary
USD 60,000 - 80,000 per year  
Availability
Immediate  
Desired Job Type
Any Type  
Can Travel for Work
Extensively  
Highest Education Level
Diploma/Certificate  
Current Location
Kenya  
Relocation
Will Consider Relocation to;
National 
Any
International
United Kingdom
Residency / Visa
Authorized to work in this location

Skills and Experience

Category Yrs. Exp. Last Used
Dynamics NAV Navision Financials Accounts Payable 16 2010  
    Accounts Receivable 16 2010  
    Cash Management 16 2010  
    Fixed Assets 16 2010  
    General Ledger 16 2010  
    Human Resources 16 2010  
    Jobs 10 2010  
    Multicurrency 16 2010  
    Resources 10 2010  
  Reporting and Analytics Dimensions 10 2010  
    Navision Analyst 10 2010  
  Supply Chain Management Automated Data Capture System 2 2006  
    Distribution 7 2009  
    Inventory / Cost Control 10 2010  
    Pricing 10 2010  
    Returns Management 7 2010  
    Warehouse Management System 7 2009  
Small Business Accounting Financials Financials 16 2010  
  Fixed Assets Fixed Assets 16 2010  
  Foundation Services Foundation Services 16 2010  
  Purchasing Purchasing 16 2010  

Employment History

Job Title
Managing Director
Industry
Computing - Consulting / Professional Services
08/2002 to Current
Infinite Solutions Ltd, Kenya

The company has been offering financial and management information consultancy services since August 2002 in six African countries.

Starting July 2009, a new division offering accounting and human resources back office support to Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) on Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 platform commenced operations.

As the Chief Executive Officer, I oversee all its operations from Sales & Marketing, Finance and Operations.
Job Title
Head of Finance- East Africa
Industry
Computing - Consulting / Professional Services
06/1994 to 06/2000
Akili Africa Ltd (formerly Carl Bro East Africa)

Akili Africa is a Microsoft Certified Partner for Microsoft Dynamics NAV based in Nairobi, Kenya. At the time, it was fully owned subsidiary of Carl Bro Group A/S, Denmark.

I joined in 1994 as an Assistant Accountant, steadily rising to the Head of Finance in charge of all finance departments in East Africa.

Key responsibilities included;

  • Oversee budget formulation and control
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting on financial matters
  • Liaise with project managers on project budget formulation and control
  • Intepret and advise the board on financial matters

Microsoft Dynamics NAV was the business solution in use for financial and project management.
Job Title
Asistant Accountant
Industry
Construction
05/1992 to 06/1994
Gilfilian Technical Services Ltd

Gilfilian is a airconditioning and refrigeration company based in Nairobi, Kenya.

I joined in 1992 as an Accounts Assistant and left as the Assistant Accountant in 1994.

Key responsibilities included;

  • Preparation of day to day accounting ledgers
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Accounts receivable and payment reconciliation
  • Stocks ledger reconciliation
  • Petty cash management
  • Payroll processing

Pastel was the business solution used for financial and project management.
Job Title
Accounts Clerk
Industry
Industrial Products
05/1991 to 05/1992
Orbit Chemical Industries Ltd

Orbit is a leading manufacturer of domestic and industrial detergents and cosmetics in Kenya. It holds the local franchise to manufacture for Henkel AG, Germany products in Kenya.

I joined in 1991 as an Accounts Clerk  and left the following year at the same position.

Key responsibilities included;

  • Accounts payment reconciliation
  • Credit control

Xenix was the business solution used for financial management.
Job Title
Consultant- Project Management, Design & Training
Industry
Services
11/2009 to Current
JW SEAGON & CO.LTD, KENYA

 

The project entails review of existingoperations and development of an integrated financial, insurance business andhuman resources management system based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0. I head ateam comprising of 5 (five) development consultants.

                 

Specific responsibilities:

 

  • Evaluating existing business processes and realigning them to maximiseefficiency and productivity in line with industry best practice. 
  • Development of revised business processes driven by the system designreport.
  • Assigning and managing tasks to be carried by each consultant.
  • Design and setup chart of accounts, insurance posting groups,dimensions, customers, vendors and human resources.
  • Data migration
  • Preparation and periodical review of qualitative and quantitativeproject reports.
  • Prepare a user manual.
  • User classroom and on-the-job training.

 

System modules implemented:

 

  • Financial management excluding inventory.
  • Insurance for medical underwriting and brokerage, travel insurance andlife and investments.
  • Complaints registry and resolution.
  • Human resources.

 

Job Title
Consultant- Financial & Management Information Systems
Industry
Government / Public Sector
10/2007 to 10/2009
AGRICULTURALSECTOR COORDINATION UNIT, KENYA

 

ASCU is unit within the Ministry of Agriculture mandated to review and formulate policies and legislation in the agricultural sector.


The project was broad, mainly entailing managementconsulting involving formation of new operational departments as well as systemdesign and implementation. The tasks carried out;

 

  • Formation of financial, procurement andadministration units.
  • Preparation and deployment of financial,procurement and operational guidelines.
  • Acting Finance Director pending recruitment ofpermanent staff.
  • Design and oversee implementation of an integratedfinancial and project management system based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0.

                 

Specificresponsibilities:


  • Develop organisation structure with staffing requirementsand job descriptions.
  • Preparation and deployment of financial,procurement and operational procedures.
  • Manage the recruitment process of key financestaff including job profiles preparation, advertising, shortlisting, interviewing,and selection.
  • Oversee day to day financial and administrativefunctions.
  • Review grant agreements between Government ofKenya and development partners .
  • Technical and financial performance evaluation ofdesired goals in accordance with the approved work plan.
  • Preparation and presentation of financial andmonitoring reports to Government of Kenya and development partners completewith detailed analysis of performance.
  • Design and oversee implementation of an integratedfinancial and project management system based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0.
  • Develop and enforce quality controls to ensure thatall documented specifications are adequately met.

 

System modules implemented:

 

  • Financial management
  • Project budgeting
  • Commitment control with real time budget control
  • Inventory management
  • Fleet management
Job Title
Consultant- Project Management, Design & Testing
Industry
Accounting and Finance
02/2007 to 07/2007
INSTITUTE OFCERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS OF KENYA


ICPAK is the professional registration and regulatory body for accountancy and audit in Kenya.

 

The project wasto review existing operations, business processes and development of anintegrated financial, member registration, discipline, library, hostel,cafeteria and human resources management system based on Microsoft BusinessSolution- Navision 4.0.

 

Specificresponsibilities:

 

  • Evaluating existing business processes andrealigning them to maximize efficiency and synergies between departments.
  • Development of revised business processes drivenby the system design report.
  • Testing of customised non-standard features.
  • Design and setup chart of accounts,members/customers, vendors, inventory, jobs and human resources.
  • Data migration.
  • Preparation and periodical review of the projectplan with qualitative and quantitative teamperformance reports.
  • Develop and enforce quality controls to ensure allthe documented specifications are adequately met.

 

System modules implemented:

 

  • Financial management
  • Member registry
  • Continuous professional enhancement (CPE) anddiscipline management using CRM
  • Library management
  • Hospitality for hostel and cafeteria
  • Inventory management
  • Human resources.
Job Title
Consultant- Financial & Management Information Systems
Industry
Medical Supplies
03/2003 to 12/2006
NATIONALMEDICAL STORES, UGANDA

NMS is a parastatal under the Ministry of Health mandated to procure and distribute medical supplies to government health institutions in Uganda.

Due to business expansion, the client upgraded the system from Navision2.5 to Navision Attain 3.60 in 2003 in order to benefit from the newly launchedwarehouse management module. In 2006, the system was further upgraded toMicrosoft Business Solutions- Navision 4.0 where I also played an active roleas a financial adviser.

 

Specificresponsibilities:

 

  • Evaluating existing business processes andrealigning them to maximise efficiency and productivity in line with industrybest practice.
  • Assigning and managing tasks to be carried by eachconsultant.
  • Re-design and setup chart of accounts, postinggroups, dimensions, customers, vendors, inventory and human resources in linewith new development partner requirements.
  • Testing of customised features.
  • Data migration.
  • Preparation and periodical review of qualitativeand quantitative project reports.
  • User classroom and on-the-job training.
  • Prepare a user manual.
  • Due to a major shift in operations in 2006, inaddition to the above, advise on possible technical changes to MicrosoftDynamics NAV 4.0 to make it more effective by improving functions, controls andreporting capabilities.

 

System modules implemented:

 

  • Financial management
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Purchase Order management
  • Purchase & Sales Returns
  • Warehouse management with Symbol bar code scanners
  • Human resources.

 

Other responsibilities:

 

  • Reconcile and recommend corrective postings forbalances brought forward from fiscal year 2003/04.
  • Reconcile and recommend corrective postings forfiscal years 2004/05 and 2005/06.
  • Prepare final financial statements for the aboveyears and liaise with the external auditors to ensure the annual reports arecompleted.
  • Prepare management accounts complete withyear-to-year performance analysis, ratios, supporting notes.
  • Assist and support the Finance and AccountsDepartment in closing system accounting periods for the above years.
Job Title
Consultant- Project Management, Design & Training
Industry
Healthcare
04/2002 to 10/2008
AFRICANPOPULATION & HEALTH RESEARCH CENTRE, KENYA


APHRC is a non-governmental oragnisation that conducts population and healthcare research in  urban areas in Africa.


The project wasto review existing operations, business processes and development of anintegrated financial management system based on Navision 3.10 for donor fundedprojects before upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 in 2008.

 

Specificresponsibilities:

 

  • Evaluation of existing business processes.
  • Development of a system design report.
  • Testing of customised non-standard features.
  • Design and setup chart of accounts, postinggroups, dimensions, customers, vendors, jobs and human resources.
  • Preparation and periodical review of the projectplan with qualitative and quantitative teamperformance reports.
  • Develop and enforce quality controls to ensure allthe documented specifications are adequately met.
  • User classroom and on-the-job training

 

System modules implemented:

 

  • Financial management excluding inventory
  • Cheque and receipt printing
  • Multi-currency reporting
  • Timesheet management
  • Human resources
Job Title
Consultant- Project Management, Design & Training
Industry
Healthcare
02/2003 to 03/2003

TANZANIA RED CROSS SOCIETY


TRCS is a relief agency offering humanitarian support in conflict and natural calamity areas.

The project wasto review existing operations, business processes and development of anintegrated financial management system based on Navision 3.10.

 

Specificresponsibilities:

 

  • Evaluation of existing business processes.
  • Development of a system design report.
  • Testing of customised non-standard features.
  • Design and setup chart of accounts, postinggroups, dimensions, customers, vendors and human resources.
  • Preparation and periodical review of the projectplan with qualitative and quantitative teamperformance reports.
  • Develop and enforce quality controls to ensure allthe documented specifications are adequately met.
  • User classroom and on-the-job training.

 

System modules implemented:

 

  • Financial management excluding inventor
  • Multi-currency reporting
  • Human resources
Job Title
Consultant- Project Management, Design & Training
Industry
Healthcare
08/2002 to 10/2002

KENYA RED CROSS SOCIETY


KRCS is a relief agency offering humanitarian support in conflict and natural calamity areas.

The project wasto review existing operations, business processes and development of anintegrated financial management system based on Navision 3.10.

 

Specificresponsibilities:

 

  • Evaluation of existing business processes.
  • Development of a system design report.
  • Testing of customised non-standard features.
  • Design and setup chart of accounts, postinggroups, dimensions, customers, vendors and human resources.
  • Preparation and periodical review of the projectplan with qualitative and quantitative teamperformance reports.
  • Develop and enforce quality controls to ensure allthe documented specifications are adequately met.
  • User classroom and on-the-job training.

 

System modules implemented:

 

  • Financial management excluding inventor
  • Multi-currency reporting
  • Fleet management
  • Human resources
Job Title
Consultant- Project Management, Design & Training
Industry
Government / Public Sector
10/2000 to 07/2002

MINISTRYOF AGRICULTURE, ANIMAL INDUSTRIES & FISHERIES, UGANDA


MAAIF is a government ministry in charge of all agricultural and agri-business sectors in Uganda.

 

Since the operations were manual, various development partners funded a computerisation project with the goal to improve efficiency at the ministry. The project covered all offices across Uganda entailing designing and customisation of complex government accounting functionalityand reports.


The tasks carried out;

 

Specificresponsibilities:

 

  • Evaluation of existing business processes.
  • Development of a system design report.
  • Testing of customised non-standard features.
  • Design and setup chart of accounts, postinggroups, dimensions, customers, vendors and human resources.
  • Preparation and periodical review of the projectplan with qualitative and quantitative teamperformance reports.
  • Develop and enforce quality controls to ensure allthe documented specifications are adequately met.
  • Prepare a user manual.
  • User classroom and on-the-job training.

 

System modules implemented:

 

  • Financial management
  • Project budgeting
  • Commitment control with real time budget control
  • Inventory management.
Job Title
Financial Consultant
Industry
Government / Public Sector
01/2010 to Current
OTHER PROJECTS (FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ONLY)

 

WATER SECTORPROGRAMME SUPPORT, ZAMBIA

(Water & Sanitation Programme in Southern andWestern Provinces)

(May to June2004) (May to June 2005) (April to June 2006)

 

The objectiveof the capacity assessments was to assess new partners and evaluating existingones to manage under or non-performance.


  • Assess the financial management capacity of theindividual organisations, vis-à-vis the funds expected from DANIDA.
  • Assess any previous financial managementperformance vis-à-vis stipulated requirements for financial transparency,accountability etc., if applicable.
  • Recommend improvements to the financial managementcapacities of the organisations.
  • Brief stakeholders on the findings.
  • Prepare and submit a comprehensive report incorporating stakeholder's comments.

 

DANIDAPROJECTS CLOSURE, ERITREA

(Public Sector- Assessment and Closure of FundedProjects in Agriculture, Education & Health)

(May to June 2006)

 

The objective was to provide financial and accounting services supportto close projects that were ongoing when the embassy was closed in 2003.

 

The keyobjectives of the final audits are to:

 

  • Confirm the overall amount of DANIDA fundsdisbursed to the programmes.
  • Confirm the overall amount of DANIDA funds spenton programme activities, as well as the amounts spent on individual budgetlines or sub-components.
  • Confirm the amount of unspent funds, if any.
  • Provide the relevant Eritrean and Danishauthorities with an assessment of the financial situation pertaining to theprogrammes.
  • Prepare closure of accounts and where this is notpossible, recommend the way forward for closing the accounts, and facilitatethe process as far as possible.

 

WATER & SANITATION RESOURCES MANAGEMENT, SUDAN

(May 2007)

 

Conducttraining on sound financial, procurement management and reporting for 14community based project staff in Rumbek.

 

FORESTRYRESOURCES MANAGEMENT, KENYA

(July to August 2007)


Developfinancial management procedures manual for a community re-afforestation programmein Western Province.

 

AGRICULTURALSECTOR PROGRAMME SUPPORT, UGANDA

(April 2002)

 

Pre-auditreconciliation and preparation of financial statements covering three fiscalyears for 6 (six) sub-components.

Qualifications

Completed Institution Degree / Qualification
1996 Kenya College of Accountancy CPA