An objective, determined and innovative candidate with relevant degrees in Commerce and Accounting: extensive experience in general business management from risk management to finance and production operations: technically skilled in developing business and management strategies, supervising Insurance compliance, managing external audits, applying internal auditing and accounting principles, analyzing finances and establishing key business departments.
Education And Qualifications
B. Com, B. Accounting (1982 – 1991)
University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
M. Com – International Accounting (2013)
General Manager – Business Risk (Jul. 2007 – Present)
MTN Sudan, South Africa
• Established a risk management framework for MTN SUDAN to effectively manage all risk exposures that pose an internal or external threat (political, economic, financial, market, international) to the business, its people and its assets and ensured that it is reviewed and updated regularly to address new elements of risk in the Company; established objective risk communication and reporting channels that enables the Board and employees to carry out their responsibilities effectively and efficiency; acts as catalyst for the development and maintenance of sound risk management models and procedures.
•Prepares an annual Combined Assurance Plan and executes the audits accordingly.
•Implements systems for monitoring the effectiveness of all the risk management services and present findings to the Audit and Risk Committee; benchmarks local and international risk management best practices and strategies; develops and monitors conformance strategies and plans, report deviations; conducts presentation and risk management education and communication programmes ensuring line managers incorporate risk.
•Conducts presentations and risk management education and communication programmes ensuring line managers incorporate risk management into their day-to-day activities; reports risk exposure on a regular basis to the Board (Audit and Risk Committee)
•Integrates risk assessment and recommendations with all available systems, technologies and internal communication processes and procedures.
General Manager – Finance Operations (Aug. 2008 – Mar. 2010)
MTN Ghana, South Africa
•Handled all financial functions, responsibilities and accountabilities excluding management accounting; involved in multiple financial tasks and displayed a high level of financial acumen, integrity and professionalism as well as an expert knowledge of group, national and international financial structures, legislation and operating frameworks.
•Managed the activities of Revenue Assurance and General Accounting and Treasury (account Payable and Banking); supervised three senior managers who headed these departments.
•Assured revenue by ensuring that all services provided are accurately, timely and completely billed and cashed.
•Involved in the preparation and reporting of general accounting reflected in the General Ledger of the company
Deputy Executive Officer – Insurance (Jun. 2004 – Jun.2007)
Financial Services Board, South Africa
•Supervised Insurance compliance in terms of Acts and Laws in order to meet specific and set objectives.
•Managed a staff of 32 members.
•Attended key international and local financial services industry meetings and provided strategic input; assisted with the formulations of regulatory changes and developments; liaised with key executive role players in the industry.
•Elected to serve on Executive Committee of IAIS (International Association of Insurance Supervisors) for 2 terms; received support from Sub-Saharan colleagues & approved at Annual Convention in Beijing (2006); chaired the IAS/CGAP (Consultative Group for Assisting the Poor) Joint Group Working Committee; contributed towards strategic planning for the development of a draft of Discussion Paper on Micro-insurance for submission to Technical Committee; gained approval resulting in the development of a Guidance Paper which turned into Principles and Standards for Insurance Supervisors.
•Contributed towards resolving the challenges presented by emerging African markets through training, capacity building, etc. In the CISNA (Committee of Insurance, Securities and Non-Banking Financial Authorities).
•Drove and promoted the ongoing implementation of high regulation standards within the industry
Partner – Director (Dec. 1999 – May 2004)
Pricewaterhouse Coopers, South Africa
•Prioritized, planned and managed external audits in respect to major audit cycles in terms of statutory and professional standards provisions.
•Led and managed audit projects individually or in joint partnership with key clients – MNet, SuperSport, UNISA, MTN, etc.
•Finalized & concluded audit by drafting staff appraisals and reviewing financial statements of the client
•Involved in client relationship development and negotiations; identified opportunities to promote company services & increased business prospects.
•Mentored and managed financial trainees.
•Advised company on equity employment matters; developed materials resulting in improved performance and adjustment of equity financial trainees.
•Attended & contributed in senior executive meetings.
Professional Advisor to Minister Sigcau (Apr. 1997 – Nov. 1998)
Ministry for Public Enterprises, South Africa
Group Audit Manager – Corporate Audit (Sep. 1990 – Nov. 1999)
Eskom, South Africa
Financial Analyst – Business Processes & Control (Jun. 1996 – Nov. 19960
Divisional Manager – Catering & Accommodation (Aug 1995 – May 1996)
Management Accounting Manager – Transmission Group (Sep. 1993 – Aug. 1995)
Internal Auditor (May 1990 – Dec. 1992)
Senior Internal Auditor (Jan. 1993 – Aug. 1993)
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