In cooperation with the WAS Employment Service

Charles Aggrey-Carthy


Email Address: charlescarthy@hotmail.com
Address: P.o. Box 1143 Kissy Dockyard, Freetown, Sierra Leone
City: Freetown
State/Providence: Not Entered
Zip Code: 1143
Country: Sierra Leone
Phone Number: +232(0)79106057
Date Posted: 9/15/2017

Objective

Accomplished senior executive management professional offering over 19 years of significant experience within diverse industries in the areas of finance/accounts, with special focus on business strategy, management Information system (MIS), budgeting/forecasting, financial administration, cost management, internal controls and efficiency improvement. Highly qualified with Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Experience of working in an advisory role to the Board of Directors. Expertise in analysing information flow and recommending and implementing requisite improvements by participating and tracking projected versus actual cost savings. Skilled in ensuring quality, accuracy and timely submission of monthly reports, quarterly forecasts, annual budgets and execute an in-depth independent assessment of risks and opportunities. Adept at recommending changes for improving the company's financial performance and controls. Acting as a focal point of contact to external auditors and assisting with information request. Ensuring treatment of accounting transactions are in compliance with relevant accounting standards (IFRS) and that group policies are adhered to. Developing and controlling a centralised accounting system to ensure that accounts data are effectively managed. Impressive record of timely and accurate delivery of financial reports as well as environmental awareness and developments while contribution to strategy and optimal business scenario decision-making.

Education

1. Member, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK 2. MBA(Finance) University Of Leicester, UK

Experience

CAREER HISTORY Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Sierra Fisheries Company, Sierra Leone Mar 2015 – Present  Working in close coordination with Managing Director (MD) to provide inputs and participate in the development of the overall corporate strategy.  Developing and submitting periodic reports to the MD and board when required; reporting schedules to the Board.  Steering department’s operational strategy, work plans, programmes, systems, controls, policies and procedures to ensure a rigorous financial framework in line with company’s overall objectives.  Enforcing apt internal financial control systems/frameworks to ensure proper integration of business reporting needs, integrity of information and compliance of company financial statements with relevant reporting regulations.  Ensuring timely and accurate generation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports while adhering to company’s accounting policies and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).  Efficiently determining risks, developing and executing strategies to prevent revenue loss.  Facilitating broad guidelines to manage company fixed assets from an accounting perspective while ascertaining strict adherence to company policies.  Stay abreast with legislations, regulations, IFRS accounting, and international best practices in Financial/Investment Management.  Providing significant input during development of budgeting guidelines, policies and procedures further ensuring adoption of best practices and alignment with local operating regulations and requirements.  Administering budgeting process and ensuring inputs from all business units are in line with stated guidelines and exceptions are escalated appropriately.  Closely collaborating with other departments on financial assessment of projects, business models and plans.  Effectively evaluate and conduct cost benefit analysis on investment prospects and initiatives to determine its financial viability and tax consequences for management decision making.  Staying updated of changes and updates in macroeconomic policies and advising MD on implications for of business.  Advise on all regulatory and statutory requirements with respect to finance, taxation, investments, treasury trading and market risk management.  Acting as primary contact for independent external auditor during financial audit.  Executing duties as assigned by the MD. Regional Financial Reporting and Consolidation Manager, FCWA Ltd. Aug 2004 – Mar 2015  Prepared and analysed monthly consolidated HFM reports for seven countries. Managed a staff of three.  Contributed to monthly commentary with inputs on KPIs, working capital and variance analysis.  Responsible for compiling and filing corporate and local statutory tax.  Developed statutory financial reports and served as lead contact person with the financial and regulatory institutions, external auditors, banks and tax consultancy firms.  Formulated and managed dissemination of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts and maintained 85% in quarterly forecasts accuracy level.  Lead in financial modelling and analysis to support the development of long term strategic initiatives and business plans.  Produced corporate head office taxation and also managed currency risk exposure thereby reduced losses in exchange rates (US$/GHS) on US dollar trade payables with an annual average savings of US$ 80,000  Accountable for managing cash management function and reported on bi-monthly rolling cash flow projections.  Board Secretary. Handled issues on capital structure, board resolutions, organising annual and extraordinary general meetings, changes in membership and filing of annual statutory returns. Management Accountant, Cadbury Ghana Ltd. Apr 2001 – Aug 2004  Responsible for Hyperion data reporting and production of detailed management accounts for the Finance Director and non-financial departmental heads. Monitored product margin and provided advice on actions to restore falling margins.  Developed and maintained comprehensive database on quarterly manufacturing costs reports.  Notified production direct input variances permissible limit (+/-5%) for onward investigation by the Production Manager.  Prepared annual budgets and quarterly rolling forecasts and monitored its implementation to ensure complaince. Previous experience of 3 years; commenced career as Cost Accountant with Regimanuel Gray Ltd. in 1998 and effectively handled all assigned responsibilities till 2001.

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