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KENNEDY SAKONDA
8 Mhofu Street Msasa PARK, Hatfield Harare

P.O. BOX CY 3604 CAUSEWAY , HARARE

E-MAIL SAKONDA@COMONE.CO.ZW OR KENNEDYSAKONDA@YAHOO.COM
263-04-706939 (
cell 263-011 610 019 or 011 863 108
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PROFILE
Extensively experienced and goal-oriented Administrator and Accountant
with a demonstrated track record of leading the preparation and analysis of
financial reports to summarize and forecast financial position. Proven
expertise in driving efficiency and productivity through evaluation of
financial management systems and implementation of process improvements.
Talented leader directing highly skilled financial management teams to
support achievement of overall corporate goals and objectives. Core
competencies include:

|Accounting Management |Cash Management |Technology Integration |
|Financial Analysis |Budgeting |Regulatory Compliance |
|Forecasting |Cost Reductions |Efficiency Improvements |
|General Management |Taxation Management |HR Administration |
|Risk Analysis |ICT Financials Support| |
| |Services | |


KEY CAREER & PROFESSIONAL
HIGHLIGHTS


. Associate member of Chartered institute of Secretaries and
administrators. (ACIS)
. Articled Clerk with a TOPP firm
. Thorough knowledge of internal controls and accounting systems
. Highly computer literate - Sage, Willow, MS Office packages, Solution 6,
Fin pack
. Implementation of Computerized accounting packages
. Time Management and Customer care
. Well versed in International Accounting Standards
. Developed financial modeling system that reduced turnaround time
substantially.
. Converted to new payroll and accounting systems that reduced and improved
tax reporting and corporate consolidations.
. Directed several IS conversions to increase accuracy and reduce time for
financial recording and reporting.
. Familiar with Inflation adjusted financial statements

WORK PROFILE





PROFFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


KARINA PRIVATE LIMITED, HARARE ZIMBABWE 1999 TO DATE

A Manufacturing Company, producing Carpets and Knitting Yarn.

Group Financial Accountant

Directing financial management functions including development of
monthly/quarterly financial statements, financial forecasts, stock control
and inventory systems and budgets. Oversee general accounting functions,
including AR/AP, account reconciliation, and cash management, Bank
Reconciliations. Administer all financial management systems, evaluating
and integrating new applications, and company secretarial practice.
> Strategically restructured financial reporting processes in accordance
with organizational changes.

FREIGHT WORLD (PVT) LTD
Freight, shipping and forwarding company with branches throughout the major
boarders of the country.

FINANCIAL DIRECTOR- October1995 - June 1999

Directed financial management functions including development of
monthly/quarterly financial statements, financial forecasts, and budgets.
Oversee general accounting functions, including AR/AP, account
reconciliation, and cash management, Bank Reconciliations. Administer all
financial management systems, evaluating and integrating new applications,
Offered Product Support on Financial Systems to Customers. Develop highly
skilled accounting and financial management team to achieve established
objectives. Interact with the Managing Director and The Board of Directors
financial forecasts and reports. Rose through the ranks from entry position
of an Accountant to become a Financial Controller also in charge of human
resource management.,Project planning and implementation.
> Strategically restructured financial reporting processes in accordance
with organizational changes.
> Served as key leader in effectively managing revenue growth.

KENYA AIRWAYS, HARARE ZIMBABWE 1993-1995
Prepared financial reports, developed budgets, and performed variance
analysis in accordance with business plan. Compiled periodic financial
reporting packages for senior management. Built and led teams in carrying
out special projects.
> Spearheaded implementation of technology that improved tracking
reducing operating expenses 80%.
> Reduced monthly closing cycle by three days with identification and
recommendation of enhanced closing procedures.

BOOKKEEPER-GULLIVERS' TRAVELS, October 1990 - January 1993
< Designing of accounting systems
< I T implementation and control;
< Cash flow management
< Preparation of financial statements
< Budgeting and budgetary control
MANAGEMENT TRAINING


. Time management (TMI)
. Total Quality management
. Accounts office operations
. Management Accounting
. Customer Care


EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

CURRENT STUDIES

Articled clerk-Training Outside Practice (TOPP)

PROFFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
Bcompt (Accounting science) -University of South Africa
Associate Member of Chartered Institute Of Secretaries And Administrators
(ACIS)

ADVANCED COMPUTER SKILLS

|SOLUTION 6 |WILLOW |
|CS3 |FINPAC |
|WINDOWS PACKAGES |INTERNET & EMAIL |

PERSONAL DETAILS

Date of Birth 28 DECEMBER 1965
Marital Status Married
Nationality Zimbabwean
Languages English, Shona
Driver's License Class 4

HOBBIES

Soccer, Motivational Literature & Small Business Research, Following money
market trends and Economic indicators

REFERENCES

Mr. Francis Sewe Benjamin Mukandi
Kenya Airways Freight World (Pvt) Ltd
P.O. Box 2490 P.O. Box UA 272
Harare Union Avenue
Phone: 704591 Harare
Phone: 758766/8

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