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Charles' Curriculum Vitae Critique Request

by Charles
(Lusaka, Zambia)

Name: Chilebe Charles
Address: 4D Vubu Road, Emmasdale, Lusaka

Cell Phone: 0977 842107/ 0966 842107/ 0955 012072
Email Address:
Date of birth: 25 June 1972
Marital status: Married

To secure a position with a well established organization with a stable environment that will lead to a lasting relationship in the field of Finance.

Accountancy Training College, Chingola
Graduation Date: June 1997
Accountancy Training College, Chingola
Graduation Date: May 1994
March 2009 – May 2009: Finance Manager
A & P International Limited, Lusaka
Worked in Finance as Head of Finance responsible for day to day control of the accounts department, invoicing, receipts, banking and bookkeeping activities of the business. Preparation of monthly management reports, Financial Statements and cash flows. Liaise with all banks on treasury matters for the company. Ensure efficient operation and upkeep of the internal systems both computerized-Pastel and manual. Coordinate all Treasury functions.
August 2007 – December 2008: Financial Controller
GTV Zambia Limited, Lusaka
Worked as Financial Controller responsible for effectively managing and controlling company financial resources. Preparation of monthly management reports and Financial Statements. Payroll processing and Human Resource function. Facilitating annual audits and quarterly reviews, which included extensive interaction with external auditors. Worked on bank reconciliations and liaised with all banks on matters pertaining to treasury issues on behalf of the company. Ensured that all statutory obligations were submitted to all relevant bodies timely.
June 2006-August 2007: Supply Chain Executive
British American Tobacco Zambia Plc, Lusaka
Worked as Head of Procurement responsible for managing company’s supply chain from import port to our Trade customers within the supply chain strategy. Monitored and ensured optimal form of physical product distribution from BAT to BAT customer. Managed and controlled the Supply Chain department in an efficient and economic way to ensure that effective supply chain strategies are developed, changed and implemented in line with company, volume and profit objectives. Checked all payment vouchers to ensure integrity of payment system and correct posting to correct ledger accounts. Managed commercial accounts with key suppliers, hotels, distributors and other stakeholders. Facilitated smooth movement of finished goods and other merchandising materials. Carried out analyses on key business opportunities for acquisitions, downsizing and leasing. Carried out valuation and disposal of obsolete and redundant assets through internal and public auctions.
September 2003 – May 2006: Operations Finance Manager
British American Tobacco Zambia Plc, Lusaka
Monitored, analysed and investigated material costs, conversion costs and other major operational variances and reported them to management. Ensured that all material waste variances were investigated and corrected. Ensured optimal stock holding for wrapping materials, leaf and spares and that they were reflecting company stock policy guidelines. Coordinated the preparation of the annual operations plan and assisted the Operations Manager in identifying opportunities for reducing costs and optimising asset utilisation. Provided financial input to the monthly Operations Company Report.
August 2002 - September 2003: Chief Accountant Grand Investments Limited- Luscold Limited, Lusaka
Supervised all the accounts staff and assigned work to them on a daily basis. Carried out transaction processing into Pastel system on a daily basis which included back ups at the end of shift using sole access mode. Checked daily
bank deposits to cash control book. Ensured that all ledger reconciliations were done monthly. Participated in all monthly stock taking exercises. Maintained all utility accounts to avoid service disruptions. Prepared management reports and financial statements on a monthly and ad hoc basis. Arranged telegraphic funds transfer for local and overseas suppliers. Arranged short term and long term overdraft facilities with financial institutions. Handled all payroll issues and related statutory requirements. Actively participated in operational issues which included making use of technical skills to develop the business.
May 2002 - August 2002: Senior Auditor MJM Associates- Chartered Accountants of Zambia, Lusaka
Prepared year end Financial Statements for clients. Carried out budget and cash forecast for clients. Developed and implemented various working financial systems for clients. Provided taxation, computation and tax advice to clients. Prepared management letters for clients highlighting weaknesses in their internal systems and advising on how to improve on them. Prepared project proposals for various clients wishing to obtain finances from lending institutions. Liaised with ZRA on behalf of clients on all tax matters.
April 2001 – August 2001: Accounts and Business Lecturer Arbor Nova Training & Management Services, Francis Town, Botswana
Carried out tutorials in all business studies in AAT, CABS and DABS. Prepared students for examinations through intensive revision courses.

December 1998 – March 2001: Senior Accountant- Administration KCM Plc/ ZCCM Nchanga Division, Chingola
I was responsible for sourcing of funds from Group treasury for the Division to fulfill its monthly financial obligations. Supervised cash and cheque payment transactions. Ensured that all transaction inputs into the accounting system- MIMS were done accurately and completely. Coordinated the preparation of Financial Statements up to Trial Balance. Controlled and monitored the bank accounts with a monthly balance of over K6.0 billion. Facilitated annual audits. Ensured bank and all ledger accounts were reconciled on a monthly basis to maintain the integrity of the accounts. Processed all payments/deductions to/from employees and transferred such salaries to their respective bank accounts on time.
September 1998 – December 1998: Senior Pay Accountant ZCCM Nchanga Division, Chingola
Processed salaries for over 8,000 employees. Handled all employee tax obligations and remitted PAYE, NAPSA and other contributions on behalf of the employees. Engaged new employees on the payroll and deleted exiting employees through all exit modes. Computed and processed over time, bonuses, leave payments, leave commutations, terminal benefits and other employee benefits. Prepared salary cheques and supervised the actual payments to ensure there were no ‘ghost’ employees. Authorised and signed off electronic salary transfers.
September 1997 – August 1998: Perpetual Inventory Accountant ZCCM Nchanga Division, Chingola
Carried out periodic stock taking exercises. Reconciled physical stock to computer or book balances. Analysed stock discrepancies and advised management on the likely causes. Reviewed stock values from time to time and made adjustments where possible to match the condition of the stock to the value. Produced month end and year end inventory reports for financial reporting purposes.
Computer Skills: Pastel, SAP, CS3, MIMS, Microsoft Software (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word)

Referees 1. Aliport Ngoma (Albidon/ British American Tobacco Plc)
0977 875205/0966 870061

2. Chrispine Kagulurah (GTV Zambia Limited)
0967 772020/ 0977 711777

3. Nigel Lacey (Grand Investments Limited)
Telephone: 01 286558

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May 15, 2010
by: Mooya

there is too much information,some of it does not seem to be necessary.also details as to whether he belongs to any professional body is missing.most of all empolyers may get worried because he seem to be switching from one company to another.

Nov 22, 2009
Good job
by: Canada

Too much information,needs to be summarized.
Your employment duration also worries me and other employers,employers want someone for longterm,you don't seem to stay at a job long,otherwise it's a superb resume.
Dennis Temba
TD Canada Trust

Jul 17, 2009
Great Job!
by: Kathi

Personally, I find the CV format off putting... there is just so much information, it's hard to take it all in. But I know that in areas other than the US, this is the format that employers prefer. So, given that, I think you've done a good job.

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