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Sammy Ochieng

Sammy Onyango Ochieng

Nickname: 'Sam'

Finance Manager at Sanergy

Currently resides in: Nairobi, Kenya

Born in Nairobi Kenya

I inhibit over six years progressive experience cutting across the full life cycle of general accounting and finance including book keeping, treasury management, accounts payable and receivables, budgeting and forecasting, financial analysis and reporting, general ledger reviews, statutory audit oversight, formulation of finance manuals and inter departmental service level agreements among other facets within the finance field. I have progressed from entry level positions to more challenging senior and middle level management positions in the finance field as I strive to grow in my career ladder and ultimately evolve into an accomplished finance professional. I aspire to actively participate in delivering innovative and bankable solutions to emerging challenges in the finance environment as an end towards positively impacting the work environments that I am exposed to as I strive to partner with such organisations in delivering their mandate.

I am also a part time accounting consultant engaging in short term assignments aimed at setting up accounting systems for small medium enterprises and related start ups.

Specialties: Accounting, Finance, Audit

Contact details

O: +254720281202

M: +254720281202

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Business Address

Theta Lane, Nairobi, Kenya

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Finance Manager | Sanergy
2014 - present

I am currently engaged as a Finance Manager at Sanergy Limited tasked with the core mandate of:- Managing the development of financial and accounting policies, systems and processes, tax and regulatory requirements, payroll systems and financial controls; Internal operational management reporting, budgeting and annual business plan; Providing leadership and coaching to all finance and accounting staff as well as operational staff where needed

Key deliverables:
• Development and Management of Accounting and Finance Policies and Procedures
• Developing and Instituting Accounting Systems and Processes
• Risk Management and Tax and Regulatory Compliance
• Budgeting and Financial Modelling
• Setting up Financial Controls and Payroll Management Systems
• Executing the Internal Management Reporting Function
• Compiling the Company's annual business plan
• Provision of Mentor-ship, Leadership and Coaching to Finance and related staff
• Day to day Finance operations management (Working capital, task allocations etc)
• Ensuring proper management and updating of financial information in the system and in other offline tracking reports.
• Managing and monitoring compliance to weekly and monthly and other periodic reporting cycles to strict deadlines.
• General ledger maintenance and control to ensure accuracy and reliability of the accounting data
• Financial analysis, reporting and presentation of accounts periodically to management and stake holders

Previous Position(s)

Finance Manager | Bridge International Academies
2013 - 2014

- Group Financial Reporting and analysis
- Finance Operations Management
- Accounts Payable - Process to pay review and execution
- Academy Payroll Accounting

Manager - Academy Finance | Bridge International Academies Ltd
2013 - 2013

Overall management of Academy Finance Function and provision of support to academy operations.
-Payroll Administration and management
-Financial Reporting and Analysis
-Budgeting and forecasting
-Accounts payables management (Expense analysis and reconciliation)
-Treasury management (Income analysis and revenue reconciliation)
-Management accounting and statutory reporting
-Peer coaching and development

Senior Financial Accountant GL & Reporting | Bridge International Academies
2012 - 2012

Key deliverablesfor this role include but are not limited to:
Ennhancing the credibility of the financial statements, developing and implementing relevant and timely management reports, spearheading the budgeting process, overseeing the interim and statutiry audits, managing reporting timelines, mentoring the young professionalaccounting team and suporting management in achieving the overall objectives of Bridge International Acdemies. In addition I will strive to be a beneficial resouce out to share my experiences and acquire new knowledge in the work environment.

Accountant-Budget Control & Accounts Payables | Geothermal Development Company
2011 - 2011

Managing the Budgeting function for the Central Rift Region
Discharging Accounts payables functions
Performing creditors' reconciliations on a timely basis
Mentoring my colleagues/ juniors

Audit Assistant | Woodvale Associates Certified Public Accountants
2009 - 2009

Audit Assistant in charge of client accounting, client tax management and client internal and statutory audits

Financial Analyst & Research Assistant | PricewaterhouseCoopers
2009 - 2011

Drafting of bankable business proposals/bids
Conducting detailed industry research
Participating in building financial models
Managing project teams for specified assignments/ tasks

Educational history



2011 - present

Certified Public Accountant

Strathmore University

2009 - 2012

BCOM - Accounting and Finance

Lenana School

2000 - 2003




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