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About David Wachira

David Wachira DAVID NDEGWA WACHIRA P.O.BOX 3286-00100 NAIROBI PERSONAL INFORMATION NATIONALITY Kenyan MARITAL STATUS Married DATE OF BIRTH 12 December 1977 RELIGION Christian CONTACTS PHONE: +254-(0)720-549-787/ (0)720-728-869(Leave message with Ann Nyokabi Nderitu) EMAIL ADDRESS daudiwachira@yahoo.com ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS: MSc. Entrepreneurship Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT) 2012-2013 (Waiting Graduation) Bachelor of Commerce: (Accounting and Finance option) Strathmore University 2007-2009 Grade – Second Class (Upper Division) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Kanunga high school 1994-1997 Grade – C+ Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) Mutitu primary school Marks obtained- 440 PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: STAR COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES: Certified Public Accountants Course (CPA-K) VISIONS INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONALS: Kenya Accounting Technicians Certificates Course KATC (Intermediate & Final level) Personal Computer Skills Operating Systems, Ms-Word, MTX Accounting, Ms- Excel, Advance Excel, Electronic Message System, Quick book, Sage Accpac, Sage pastel evolution, Microsoft Dynamics Navision and Sun-plus Accounting System WORKING EXPERIENCE: SEPTEMBER 2012 to Date: PAPYRUS AFRICA LTD POSITION: CHIEF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION OFFICER • Oversee all finance, accounting, forecasting, budgeting, treasury, tax and corporate insurance functions • Oversee the HR, legal administrative and facilities efforts. • Directs all financial activities, advises, and assists the managing director in meeting or exceeding the overall financial and strategic objectives of the Company. • Define standards, policies, procedures, measures, and organizational enhancements to meet company goals for finance. • Prepare long-range financial forecasts by working collaboratively with other management team members and .Lead the effort in the planning and preparation of the annual budget. • Regularly monitor and work closely with management in taking timely action to ensure that budgets and financial plans stay within approved levels. • Ensure the accounting of revenues and expenses are performed in an accurate, efficient and timely manner in conformity with GAAP. • Manage the daily cash balance and invest excess funds to achieve the most lucrative rate consistent with Company policy. • Prepare monthly financial reports and related analyses in accordance with GAAP on a timely basis. • Assist in the preparation of business plans and financial forecasting for other ventures/projects of or being considered by the Company. • Coordinate preparation for external audits and filing of tax return and ensure proper maintenance of accounting records and documentation in compliance with statutory requirements and Company policies. • Directly supervises nonsupervisory employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. • Engage the audit committee of the board of directors to develop financial plans and projections • Represent the organization to financial partners (financial institutions, investors, foundation executives, auditors, public officials, etc.) • Cash flow planning, investment and asset management • Develop models for forecasting, business planning, pricing and reporting • Review monthly financial position, prepares reports and makes strategic recommendations that ensure financial stability • Manage finance strategies and activities, as well as banking relationships • Serve as member of the management team and participate in enterprise wide problem solving and decision making MARCH 2011-to AUGUST 2012: LEGAL RESOURCES FOUNDATION TRUST POSITION: FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER • Provide overall leadership, direction, coordination and development of finance and administration interventions • Strengthen existing operating procedures and practices in line with labor, tax and insurance laws, service contracts and procurement; • Develop and analyze monthly, quarterly, annual budget forecasts and expenditures and ensure that activities are implemented per approved funding agreements and budget lines; • Ensure statutory compliance and to provide advice and technical assistance to the Executive Director; • Manage and attend Administration, and Finance and Audit Committee meetings; • Prepare, plan and implement resource mobilization strategies and business plans for sustainability and endowment building; • Prepare, negotiate and liaise with external auditors and tax consultants, KRA, VAT refunds and other statutory institutions for compliance and staff benefits; • Prepare all financial reports for funding programme grants in compliance with institutional and donor conditions, IFRs standards for decision making and discussions; • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial and administrative reports for the Executive Director, Programme Manager and Board of Trustees to ensure effective forward planning, decision making and resource management; • Provide support in management, monitoring and maintenance of the ICT digital assets, WAN and LAN infrastructure; • Assisting to establish, recruit, supervise, discipline, train, mentor and appraisal of the finance and administration staff to build professionalism, accountability and action oriented approaches; • Establish effective and harmonies working relationships intra and extra Thematic Areas and the organization; • Custodian of all assets, related access facilities, ensure efficient and proper office management and related facilities; • Develop financial management mechanisms that minimize financial risk and conducting reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities; • Manage organizational financial accounting, monitoring and reporting systems and budgets and keeping abreast with changes in financial regulations and legislation; • Responsible for the organizational administration, ensuring efficient operations, communications and systems; • Ensure office policies, procedures and activities are compliant with labour laws, other laws and regulations; • Oversee logistical support to programs and provide oversight of all services contracts; • Oversee all procurement transactions, including reviewing and accounting for procurement transactions to ensure adequate supporting documentation and accuracy of information; Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director. • Deputize executive director on her absence FEB 2008-MARCH 2011: ADVENTIST DEVELOPMENT AND RELIEF AGENCY (K) (ADRA-KENYA) POSITION: FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION OFFICER Duties: • Perform all accounting functions necessary to ensure accurate documentation of all financial transactions, assets and liabilities of the project; • Supervise and lead the financial and administrative team; • Ensure that best practices and sound finance procedures are implemented and ensure that an effective internal control system is in place within the finance/administration department and its practices; • Ensure that the overall programme and project budgets are set up in the right of Agency and donor templates and that input from all the necessary departments is timely received and consolidated. • Ensure that donor guidelines are followed for respective projects. • Monitor the expenditures against budget targets on different projects/donors/budgets and immediately report on any deviations, monthly submit a consolidated finance overview to the Country Finance director and reconciled balance sheet. Also ensure that budget, expenses and documentation is in accordance with the donor requirements; • Manage the project’s Cash flow, ensuring that funds are available for budgeted project activities when needed and request money transfers from HQ in timely manner, ensuring liquidity in the programme at all times; • Maintain all supporting documents in a neat and organized manner suitable for auditing and ensuring that reporting is executed in a timely manner, including audits when required; • Establishing and maintaining administrative procedures and ensure they are implemented including personnel files on employees, salary scales, insurance and national staff Handbook. All should also be in accordance with the laws and regulations. • Handling and reporting any suspicion on misuse of programme funds in accordance with the Agency Anti-corruption policy. • Supervise and build capacities of both Agency Staff and Partners in financial management • Verify monthly reconciliation prepared by Finance Assistant, examines the variances and implements remedial actions; • Supervision of the Purchase, insurance, distribution and monitoring of project field and office assets and ensure adequate vehicle and other asset insurance; • Monthly payroll processing and staff personal accounts reconciliations • Approve all Advances/imprests to staff for Project activities and monitoring of staffs personal accounts; • Advise management on all aspects of the project finances, to make sure that it runs in accordance with the best accounting principles; • Assist staff on understanding financial policy and interpretation of financial statements; • Ensure proper costing/coding and completeness of posting of all revenues and expenditures items; • Execute project closeout procedures as required; • Participate in the project management committee, Administration Management committee(ADCOM) and District steering group(DSG) • Conduct training of finance and non finance staff in budgeting, budget tracking, balance sheet management and monitoring compliance with donor and internal financial policies and procedures; • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Finance director; 2007- JAN 2008: CENTRE FOR HIV PREVENTION AND RESEARCH (CHIVPR) POSITION: PROJECT ACCOUNTANT CUM ADMINISTRATOR DUTIES: • Ensure the transparency, integrity and consistency of the financial processes, use of funds and financial information in compliance with donor requirement and organization financial regulations and rules; • Provide recommendation on strategies for the improvement of financial management, accounting and information systems within the Unit and help the finance staff in implementing solutions; • Ensure timely and quality of submission to donors of all the required financial information such as quarterly reports, Annual report, Enhanced Financial Report and any other information requested; • Ensure tasks related to Audit, inform relevant parties, and ensure implementation of follow-up action on recommendation pointed out by Audit; • Prepare budgets proposal, budget amendments and monitor ongoing levels of expenditure against projects budget lines; • Ensure compliance with local regulations in respect of financial, administrative and other matters (e.g. registration, taxation, visa and labor laws); • Review of and Accounting for Procurement transactions to ensure adequate supporting documentation, accuracy of amount and control over payments; • Analysis of actual to budget to identify problems in accounting or Compliance.ensuring differences are brought to the attention of the Director and that appropriate action is taken; • Maintaining a system to track commitment and outstanding Contract amounts; 2004-2007: UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES) POSITION: ACCOUNTANT DUTIES: • Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial and accounting statements on timely basis; • Invoicing; • Performing all balance Sheet Account reconciliation on a timely basis; • Maintaining the cash book; • Processing Of Gratuity Payments; • V.A.T returns preparation; • Stock taking; • Credit Control; • Up-dating the asset register for the College; • Controlling and maintaining the student fees records; • Cash receipts, Petty cash control and Expense payments 2004- 2005: UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI INISTITUTE OF TROPICAL AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES (UNITID) POSITION: PROJECT ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT DUTIES: • Preparation of draft donor reports for review by Director; • Analysis of actual to budget to identify problems in accounting or Compliance; • Performing all balance Sheet Account reconciliation on a timely basis ensuring differences are brought to the attention of the Director and that appropriate action is taken; • Review of and Accounting for Procurement transactions to ensure adequate supporting documentation, accuracy of amount and control over payments; • Maintaining a system to track commitment and outstanding Contract amounts; • Assisting in the preparation and maintenance of the Project Operation Budget to ensure Accounts are Complete and maintained on timely basis; • Review of Actual vs. Budget results to ensure maximum utilization of budgeted amount and to provide recommendations for realignments as required; 2003 –2004: UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCE) POSITION: ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT DUTIES: • Maintaining the cash book • Reconciling cash book with bank statement • Preparing payment voucher • V.A.T returns preparation • Credit control • Stock taking • Processing of Gratuity April 2002-Sep 2003: GENERAL ALUMINIUM FABRICATORS POSITION: ACCOUNTS CLERK DUTIES: • Controlling & preparing stocks for dispatch; • Verifying creditors & debtors invoices; • Preparing monthly purchase & sales journals; • Preparing payment voucher; • Maintaining the cash book; • Paying casual laborers; • Reconciling cash book with bank statement; HOBBIES: • Reading Novels, Traveling, & Sporting • Research on business issues • Listening to gospel music • Attending and participating in management talks REFEREES: ANDY DALE, PAPYRUS AFRICA LTD, P.O. BOX 42134-00100 NAIROBI. +2540707366302 SKYPE: ANDYDALETZ JEDIDAH WAKONYO WARUHIU EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LEGAL RESOURCES FOUNDATION TRUST P.O BOX 34720-00100 TEL: +254-(0) 722-209-822 Cell: +254-(0) 722-377-641 Email: jedidahwaruhiu@gmail.com STELLA WANJAU PROGRAM DIRECTOR ADVENTIST DEVELOPMENT AND RELIEF AGENCY (K) TEL: +254-(0) 720-291-730 Cell: +254-(0) 722-808-488 Email: stellawanjau@yahoo.com STEPHEN THUO MUGWE DIRECTOR CENTRAL BANK OF KENYA Cell: +254-(0) 722-841-750 Email: thuosm@centralbank.go.ke; stephenthuo30@yahoo.com
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