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CURRICULUM VITAE

MARGARET WANJIKU KIMANI (Chief Finance Officer)


P.O BOX 79649-00200, NAIROBI; PHONE: 0727-111339;
EMAIL margaretkimani13@yahoo.com
Professional Qualifications
1. Bachelor of commerce (Finance)
2. CPA(K) finalist
3. Computers; Sage Pastel, Quick books, MsWord, MsExcel, PowerPoint.
CAREER OBJECTIVE
To obtain a challenging position (Accounting, finance and programs) in a high quality
dynamic professional environment where I can fully utilize my experience in
accountancy, finance and program implementation along with my personal and
educational skills while making a significant contribution to the success (increase
efficiency and profitability) of my employer preferably catering to business/ financial
needs of medium and large corporate.
Key personal and professional skills

Highly self motivated and committed person with proven self analyzing and
analytical skill sets.
Expert in keeping and developing donor relationship.
Focused and result driven hardworking effective problem solving team member.
Well organized individual with excellent time management and professional skill
sets.
Highly adaptable, thrive on challenges and excel in new environments.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment and the ability to
handle multiple tasks with minimum supervision.
Able to independently manage programs and handle complex assignments with
efficiency. Ability of finalizing programs and accounting functions using
communication and teamwork.
Able to negotiate for funds from donors using communication and negotiation
skills.
Ability to deliver reports on time.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Designation - Finance Consultant at Diju Interior Design Ltd and Timeless Women
of Wonder
Designation- Finance and Business Development Executive January 2015 to date
Mothers & Daughters
Mothers & Daughters is a mobile mentorship academy whose main
target is girls and women. The main objective of the mentorship
academy is to empower women with information, which is shared
through inspirational and motivational talks, experience sharing and
learning, bonding and strengthening each other and networking and
experience sharing at forums that brings the women and girls
together.
Key Responsibilities and Accomplishments

Position the organization in a competitive position through working


with organizations that are helping women and girls achieve their
full potential.
Source for finances through programs that will ensure continuity.
Coordinate all other departments in making sure that budgets are
strictly adhered to.
Ensure that audits are conducted on time and tax compliance.
Ensure preparation of budgets, implementation and ensure that
actual are analysed and variances explained.
Come up with programs that are relevant to our work.

Achievements
Conducted trainings in accounting and finance to the staff hence equipping them
with necessary skills required in their work.
Attend financial training and management training to help equip myself with
more financial and management skills.
Attended planning meetings of World contraception days , world population
days , sixteen days of activism and other related meetings which I participated
until successful event completion.
Successfully initiated Inspirational Women Awards County Edition 2015 and saw
it to completion.

Designation: Chief Finance Officer/ Program Coordinator


June 2009 to 2014
Organization: Kenya Media Network on Population & Development

Kenya Media Network is a non profit making organization of member journalists


founded in 2007 to raise stature of population & development issues through sustaining
high standards of reporting with member journalists all over the country. I work at the
secretariat managing funds and implementing programs as per the agreed work plan
(USD 200000 every year). I have been able to mobilize journalists from all media houses
to cover and report on population and development issues.
Key Responsibilities and Accomplishments

Coordinate all other departments in making sure that budgets are


strictly adhered to.
Ensure that audits are conducted on time and tax compliance. i.e.
VAT, PAYE, NSSF and NHIF.
Ensure preparation of budgets, implementation and ensure that
actual are analysed and variances explained.
Ensure that implementing, maintaining stores records and keeping track of the stocks
are adhered to.
Ensure that VAT and annual returns are reconciled and ensure claims are paid and
audited.
Ensure bank, debtors and creditors reconciliations are correct and adhere to laid
down accounting procedures and review continually age analysis to enable
payments.
Ensure that books of accounts are timely updated and correct to ensure correct
decisions are taken.
Ensuring smooth adherence to internal control systems and that strong internal
control system are in place.
Ensure that program money absorption rate increase to enable decrease wastage
of resources.
Prepare audit documents and ensure that less time is used by auditors when
auditing our books to enable save on cost and take timely decisions.
Assist in decision making when it comes to investments.
Ensuring that there is no stock out and no holding costs are incurred.
Attend financial training and result based management training.
Ensure that programs are implemented using the laid down procedures.
Prepare annual Work plan to source funds from donors and prepare donor FACE
forms and other related documents.

Achievements
Increased the uptake of program resources from 30% to 90% which resulted in
increase of resources allocation.
Conducted trainings in accounting and finance to the staff hence equipping them
with necessary skills required in their work.
Attend financial training and result based management training to help equip
myself with more financial and management skills.

Attended planning meetings of World contraception days , world population


days , sixteen days of activism and other related meetings which I participated
until successful event completion

Designation: Chief Accountant


Bawan Roses Ltd

Jan 1996 to May 2009

Bawan Roses is a rose growing farm situated in Thika and is one of the Bawan Group of
Companies. The Bawan group specializes in farming, apartments and hotel businesses.
The turnover of Bawan Roses is Kshs 400 million yearly. I had a workforce of 100
employees under the Accounts Department who I supervised.
Key Responsibilities and Accomplishments

Coordinate all other departments in making sure that budgets are


strictly adhered to.
Ensure that audits are conducted on time and tax compliance. i.e.
VAT, PAYE, NSSF and NHIF.
Ensure preparation of budgets, implementation and ensure that
actual are analysed and variances explained.
Ensure that implementing, maintaining stores records and keeping track of the stocks
are adhered to.
Ensure that VAT and annual returns are reconciled and ensure claims are paid and
audited.
Ensure bank, debtors and creditors reconciliations are correct and adhere to laid down
accounting procedures and review continually age analysis to enable payments.
Ensure that books of accounts are timely updated and correct to ensure correct
decisions are taken.
Ensuring smooth adherence to internal control systems and that strong internal
control system are in place.
Prepare audit documents and ensure that less time is used by auditors when auditing
our books to enable save on cost and take timely decisions.
Assist in decision making when it comes to investments.
Ensuring that there is no stock out and no holding costs are incurred.

Achievements
During my stay at Bawan Group of Companies I was awarded two cash rewards
for facilitating refund of VAT worth Ksh 20M.
I helped get a penalty waiver worth Ksh.500,000/= for NHIF dues for the
organization.
Attend financial training and result based management training to help equip
myself with more financial and management skills.

Designation: Chief Accountant


Jan 1990 to December 1995
Shade Hotel Ltd
Shade Hotel is situated in Karen with a branch in Machakos. It specializes in hotel
business. The turnover of Shade Hotel is Kshs 40 million yearly. I had a workforce of 20
employees under the Accounts Department who I supervised.
Key Responsibilities and Accomplishments

Coordinate all other departments in making sure that budgets are


strictly adhered to.
Ensure that audits are conducted on time and tax compliance. i.e.
VAT, PAYE, NSSF and NHIF.
Ensure preparation of budgets, implementation and ensure that
actual are analysed and variances explained.
Ensure that implementing, maintaining stores records and keeping track of the stocks
are adhered to.
Ensure that VAT and annual returns are reconciled and ensure claims are paid and
audited.
Ensure bank, debtors and creditors reconciliations are correct and adhere to laid down
accounting procedures and review continually age analysis to enable payments.
Ensure that books of accounts are timely updated and correct to ensure correct
decisions are taken.
Ensuring smooth adherence to internal control systems and that strong internal
control system are in place.
Prepare audit documents and ensure that less time is used by auditors when auditing
our books to enable save on cost and take timely decisions.
Assist in decision making when it comes to investments.
Ensuring that there is no stock out and no holding costs are incurred.
REFEREES:

SUSAN NJOKI KARUOYA


MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS
TEL: 0722 227497
BETTY ANN MBOCHE
BAWAN ROSES LTD
TEL 0727-679100
MR. KARARI
THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN AFRICA
TEL.0721- 439382