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Professional Summary
Work History
Career Gap Year 12/2016 to Current
Self Employed
Time out from my career to care for sick family and take in some travel both home in Australia and abroad.
Project Controller 10/2015 to 10/2016
Worley Parsons Pty Ltd. Brisbane City, QLD
  • Identified and investigated variances to financial plans and forecasts by interpreting financial results.
  • Analyzed budgets, financial reports and projections for accurate reporting of financial standing.
  • Assumed ownership of accounting, forecasting and strategic supply planning.
  • Improved supply chain processes by implementing cross-functional efforts in customer service and repair operations.
  • Managed high volumes of financial activity in a fast-paced, risk-based corporate environment.
Cost Controller 09/2013 to 09/2015
Santos GLNG Brisbane City, QLD
  • Closely monitored the performance of current portfolio of specialty IT projects and made changes to achieve performance targets.
  • Drafted meeting agendas, supplied advance materials and executed follow-up for meetings and team conferences.
  • Monitor and report performance of Projects in areas of cost control, forecast accuracy and performance measurement.
  • Induct new project managers with project cost controls requirements, budgeting and forecast processes
Project Controls Specialist 11/2012 to 08/2013
Newcrest Mining Limited Brisbane, Queensland
  • Responsible for project controls function for portfolio of Sustaining Capital Projects Lihir Operations PNG, capital spend $138m USD.
  • Managed efficient working of all operating procedures required for effective project controls across the portfolio.
  • Supervised invoice processing, purchase orders, expense reports, credit memos and payment transactions.
  • Coded and entered at least [Number] invoices each day into the in-house accounting software.
  • Balanced monthly general ledger accounts to accurately record cost and month end accruals.
  • Successfully implemented new technologies and process automations to encourage continuous improvement.
  • Facilitated successful internal and external audits through sound and thorough documentation.

Project Controls Specialist 06/2010 to 10/2012
Anglo American Brisbane City, QLD
  • Supported and coordinated project management through analytical, problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Produce and coordinate project cost reports.
  • Generated purchase requests and vendor paperwork in
  • Implemented systems to improve process efficiency.
  • Trained and promoted continued education for all team members.
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Career Summary

A certified US Accredited Petroleum Accountant, a member of COPAS Inc, with extensive oil and gas experience with Shell, Addax, Noble Energy and proficient in volumes, royalties, taxes, ASC 932, ASC 606, drilling costing and internal controls, oil equipment management, US land practices and general accounting operations management.

Chartered Accountant, 12 years expertise overseeing Cost and Financial Accounting operations (AP, AR, Taxes, GL, Payroll, P&L, Fixed Assets, Inventory, Costing Systems), setting Policies & Procedures, Budgets, performing Business Analysis and ERP systems

MBA and 8 certifications including Public Accounting, NetSuite, Sarbanes Oxley, Information Systems, Financial Planning & Excel Modeling. Curious, thinks divergently, does well under pressure, multi-task and able to transform vague concepts into concrete results

Key Highlights
  • Planned & executed external audit for 2 years, and reviewed tax returns for clients in insurance, manufacturing, retail & services
  • Streamlined financial reporting processes, shortened month-end close, delivered accurate GAAP & IFRS financials for 4 years
  • Configured financial statements projection, budgeting, project valuation models in Excel Add-ins, analytic tools in R, SQL, Access

    Special Projects in preparation of sale of Shell Cameroon and at take-over by Addax (2010-2014):

  • In 2010 & 2011, tested internal controls over financial reporting (SOX), evaluated adequacy of ERP and IT systems for finance operations & Conducted follow-up reviews of financial, or regulatory compliance deficiencies noted during audits.
  • In 2011, championed US GAAP accounts cleansing for previous 5 years and reconciled to IFRS for presentation to buyers
  • In 2014, aided in setup of NetSuite, data importation & cleansing, account analysis & reconciliation, and setting of workflow & user access
Core Competences
  • Accounting Close, SEC and Financial Reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley, Internal Audits and External Audits
  • Budgeting, Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Reserves Accounting, Drilling and Exploration, Upstream Oil & Gas, Oil and Gas Revenue Recognitions and Royalties, Oil and Gas Taxation, Lands and Acquisitions
  • AFE Process, Workovers, Sidetracking, DD&A, DR&A
  • Inventory Control, Bill of Materials and Inventory Assembly
  • Accounting Operations Management (AP, AR, GL, Payroll, Treasury)
  • Human Resources; Coaching, Mentoring and Appraisals
  • Cost Accounting, Purchasing, Contract Negotiation, Sales Management, SAP ERP, Oracle NetSuite, QuickBooks
  • IT Audits, Controls, Security & Risk, COSO, COBIT
  • Establishing, Monitoring and Enforcing Policies and Procedures, Project Management, Planning, Leadership, Customer Service, Team Management
Work History
US Payroll - Part-Time, 02/2018 to 07/2018
Vanguard Resource Group Fairfield, IA, United States

Computation of Payroll taxes for Iowa state and Federal compliance and submitting of various declarations

  • Demonstrated US Payroll expertise in biweekly salary and Federal / IA State tax computations and ensured quarterly tax compliance (including Federal form-941, SUTA reports), enhance payroll accounting journal entries
Cost Controller & Accounting Manager, 04/2012 to 07/2018
Addax Petroleum Cameroon Company LLC Douala, Cameroon

1 - Cost Controller / Cost Accounting Manager (01/17 - 07/18):

Responsible for Costing Systems and Cost Allocation, Project Budgeting, Inventory Control, AFE, Drilling and Production Planning, Internal Controls over Purchasing and Drilling/Production Operations, Cost Accounting Policies and Management Reporting.

  • Reviewed capital project financial justifications over $300M annually & setup AFEs, ran budgets, managed job costing systems, performed variance and profitability analysis
  • Sat in Supply Chain Council for effective purchasing risk control and aided technical team in cost risk identification and mitigation, monitored project risk and enhanced containment plans
  • Managed equipment and inventory audit and project internal controls and ensured adherence to cost control and performance methodologies, policies and practices

2 - Accounting Manager / Senior Accountant (04/12 - 12/16):

Responsible for Accounting Close and Reporting, Joint-Interest Billing and Revenue Recognition, Review of Royalties and Taxes, and Internal Controls over Financial Reporting and Fixed Assets

  • Modelled Fixed Assets Reporting, Revenue, Royalties, Tax reporting templates (excel, VBA) for IFRS and OHADA Compliance.
  • Complete eradication of accounting close lateness, and successful delivery of complete and accurate financials for 4 years
  • Enhanced cost allocation for operated/non-operated properties, and improved accretion and decommissioning reporting
  • Instilled control/SOX compliance consciousness in team for accurate financial reporting and asset accounting
Consultant / Model Developer - (Part-time), 02/2012 to 01/2018 Services Ltd Douala, Cameroon

Configured ERPs, built of Analytic and Financial Models and offered Training. Clients; Telecom, Manufacturing, Financial Services

  • Designed investment, financial projection, business valuation models, analytic and reporting tools in Excel/VBA, R, SQL
  • Implemented accounting and ERP packages; QuickBooks, Peachtree, BS1-Enterprise, AdminSoft, and trained users on its use
  • Trained client staff on data analytic on excel pivot tables, lookups, index, match, power pivots, conditional statements, Macro, VBA
Supervisor - Full Cycle Accounts Payable And Expense Control, 07/2009 to 03/2012
Shell Oil and Gas Douala, Cameroon

Full Cycle Accounts Payable, Expense Control and Payment Processing and Archiving

  • Instituted cost savings strategies; trimmed invoice approvals and automated payables, travel and entertainment processes.
  • Enhanced payables analysis and financial reporting; achieved curtailed man-hours, reduced cost, and accurate and timely accruals.
  • Remodeled monthly and quarterly invoice payment forecast; aided in working capital management.
  • Minimized late invoice payment to 6% in 1st year, 3% in subsequent years processing 9,000 transaction monthly.
General Accountant- Period-End Close, Technical Accounting, 06/2008 to 06/2009
Nestle Cameroun S.A Douala, Cameroon

Monthly and Year-End Accounting Close, Technical Accounting Guidance, Drafting Accounting Memo and Updating Policies

  • Led local and regional hub IFRS Reporting teams, consolidated hub financial statements and advised right treatment of transactions, met deadlines and lessened complexity around financials to acceptable levels.
  • Coordinated accruals and period-end adjustment processes and streamlined to group requirements; resulted in proper
    cost capturing and IFRS reporting.
  • Rejuvenated IFRS accounting procedure manual and gave support to complex accounting issues, consistently met deadlines.
  • Coordinated financial forecast/projections preparations; designed excel macro enabled, VBA working templates and established financial analytic framework for decision making
Senior Accountant- Account Review, Internal Control, Banking, 07/2007 to 03/2008
Noble Energy Inc Douala, Cameroon

A/AR Cycle Management, CAPEX/OPEX Review, AFE Management, and Inventory Flow, Cash Forecasting, Payment Processing and Reconciliations, Business Process Improvements

  • Enhanced & improved overall accounting and working capital management including statutory financials, corporate taxes, invoice processing and local treasury.
  • Diminished month end financial close by 2 days, moderated accounting error margin to 2% and saved between $30,000
    - $50,000 yearly in hiring external consultants for tax return preparation and accounting advisory.
  • Aided CFO in reducing late invoice payment and disputed invoice claims to 5%, produced sound cash forecast, facilitated building happy and engaged teams.
  • Instituted technical accounting guides; accounting under successful efforts, enhanced DD&A models, DR&A provisions 
Advisory Services Consultant, 07/2005 to 07/2007
Arrey Consulting (Public Accountants) Limbe, Cameroon

Financial statements preparation and audits including planning, execution and reporting. Tax Returns & Payroll, Internal control assessments and testing. ISA, GAAS, IFRS, US GAAP. Direct engagement clients;- Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Transportation, Retail, Insurance, Services

  • Enhanced design and effectiveness of internal controls; performed walk-through of complex business processes, analyzed results.
  • Demonstrated competence in control verification and compliance to established policies.
  • Planned and executed operational audits of various business areas; implemented risk-based audit methodologies.
  • Provided financial statements audits and consulting across various industries; financial services, insurance, retail, manufacturing
  • Revamped clients' accounting plans and reporting processes and offered support to key clients' staff.
Masters of Business Administration (MBA): SAP ERP & Hana, and Accounting (US GAAP), Completion Of On-campus Part: 2018
Maharishi University Of Management - Fairfield, IA
Masters of Business Administration (MBA): General Management, 2018
University Of Nicosia - Cyprus
Accredited Petroleum Accountant (APA): US Oil & Gas GAAPs, Federal Taxation & Law, And Operations, 2018
Council Of Petroleum Accountants Society Inc. (COPAS) - United States
Chartered Certified Accountant (CPA Equivalent): Finance/Accounting (IFRS, ISA, SOX), 2008
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) - United Kingdom

- Certified Sarbanes-Oxley Trained Professional (SOTP), US               - Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA), Great Britain      

- Accredited Petroleum Accountant (APA), US                                     - NetSuite Certified Financial User (Oracle ERP), US

- Financial Analysis Specialist Certification (FASC), US                      - Certified Financial Modelling Specialist (CFMS), US

- Certified Investment Banking Associate (CIBA), US                          - Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), US

Technology Proficiencies

NetSuite ♦ SAP ♦ SUN ♦ Quickbooks ♦ Peachtree ♦ Visio ♦ SQL ♦ R ♦ MS Access ♦ Advance Excel ♦ Words ♦ PowerPoints ♦ XBRL