Chapman - Chartered Accountant - Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Kenneth Chapman

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa


A seasoned Financial Specialist, self motivated, with a passion to add value


Chartered Accountant


Special skills in providing relevant financial reporting, also in adding structure, clarifying objectives and problem resolution to improve stakeholder value

Work History

Finance Manager

Worley Parsons (Pty) Ltd

From January 2007

Worley Parsons (previously TWP Projects) is a leading provider of professional services to the Mining and
Minerals, Resources & Energy sectors. It employs 41 000 people worldwide. See]
Managing a Finance organisation which is responsible for >430 individual projects and >R1
billion in annual turnover across 5 divisions. Additionally it is pivotal in the preparation of 1 000+
new business proposals/costings per annum.
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Key Responsibilities
* Financial Manager for R1b t/o
Preparing monthly reporting & analysis for each division * Spearheaded a new structure
Opening and managing projects on Microsoft Dynamics (ERP system) * Custodian of financial information
Providing detailed analysis of project financial performance * Specialist in Management reporting
Compiling costings for all new proposals
Assisting with the balancing of General Ledger & Project entries
Preparing consolidated company budget and quarterly forecasts
Liaising with Project Managers regarding resourcing issues
Special Notes:
* On assuming the role, spearheaded a shift to improve understanding of the financial
performance and 'health' of each division. Led the breakdown of the business into 5 manageable
divisions, which has led directly to better control of assets (Debtors & Unbilled), and improved
gross margins through better control and understanding of key cost drivers.

Financial Manager Projects

Worley Parsons

From January 2007

Prepare monthly Divisional Reports
Manage Financial Aspects of Projects on Microsoft Dynamics
Compile costing for new projects and proposals
Prepare Budget and forecast submissions
Provide detailed project financial reviews

Fiance Manager projects


From January 2007

Project Financial Management
Development of ERP system
Budgeting and Forecasting
Variance Reporting and analysis

Finance Director

ILC Lerumo (Centurion)

ILC Lerumo is an ICT consulting firm, providing Enterprise / Engineering Asset Management support services to the local and international market.]
Directed Finance for a group of 6 companies, served on the Exco and cared for R40m in annual
turnover. Also, participated in company decision making at Board level while also managing all
financial related operations & improvements for the Group.
Continues on

Finance Director Group Financial Manager .)
Key Responsibilities
Established the group structure, beneficiary trusts and share transfers
Carried out annual business planning and forecast modeling Quick View:
Managed & maintained internal control systems for all companies * FD in R40m t/o firm
Briefed the Board on all statutory, governance and financial matters
* Established group structure
Developed internal financial & management reporting systems
Liaised with ABSA, DBSA, SARS, Auditors and legal institutions * Pivotal in Mergers/due diligences
Managed assets - eg. Debtors, collections from key clients * Led major enhancements
Managed cash resources, cash flow and forecasts, and finance
Conducted due diligences on potential acquisitions
Special Notes:
* Played a lead role in restructuring the organisation; in decision making around new acquisitions
(conducting due diligences); in implementing new integrated accounting software (Pastel / VIP); the attainment of 'Labour Broker' status; and consolidation of company budgeting, monthly
reporting and forecasting.


Regional Financial Controller

Allied Medical

Reported to the Chief Operating Officer, carried out monthly reporting, consolidation of results, sales & cash
flow reporting, statutory reporting, operational budgeting, project financial control. Additionally
carried out the planning and oversight of the implementation of Oracle.

Financial Director

Austen Security (Pty) Ltd

Reporting to the
Managing Director, led the entire financial organisation in a company that included manufacturing and service divisions. In addition was the lead financial executive during a management buy-out and for merger discussions.

Group Finance Manager


Managed monthly
reporting for 4 manufacturing group companies.

Regional Finance Manager

Premier Foods

Finance Manager

Nashar Meat Co


GEC AEI Henley

Financial Accountant

Aserma Manufacturing


Audit Senior

Articled Clerk


Qualifications & Certifications

HND Accounting

Edinburgh College of Commerce


Henley Management College

Strategic Management

Henley Management College

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