Naidu - Finance Manager - Johannesburg, South Africa

Marlini Naidu

Johannesburg, South Africa

Services

Finance Manager

Summary:

•I am a motivated, disciplined and dedicated professional with 15 years of corporate experience committed to the highest standards of excellence.
•I am a highly organized, motivated individual with a keen eye for detail. With my 15 years of experience I believe I can create a challenging environment where my staff can attain their potential while, at the same time, contributing to the organization’s success. I am seeking a position where I can use my all round experience and through my particular skills help build the business concerned.

Work History

Financial Manager

Protea Office Sytems

Preparation of Financial Statements
Responsible for General Ledger reconciliations
Responsible of Cash processing and reconciliation

Senior Hyperion Consultant

8th Man Consulting

May 2013 - November 2013

Technical project manager for Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management implementation with a team of internal and external consultants
Enforced database standards, best practices, methodologies, processes and procedures
Training instructor for various technical courses - Hyperion
Responsible for liaising with internal and external auditors with HFM technical issues
Experience of building and maintaining Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets.
Experience of manipulating and building compilers to deliver complex data to clients and users.
Planning, analysing and inputting survey data into spreadsheets.
Successfully working to very tight deadlines and working under extreme pressure

Financial Analyst

Rumph and Associates

Responsible for Technical support for Expenditure Analysis for the PEPFAR (USA Aids Funding) organization in Namibia
Designing, developing and implementing new functionality
Training new team members and providing the Partners the ability to complete to deadlines.
Completing and meeting various ad hoc reports required for management and PEPFAR organization

FINANCE MANAGER

MULTICHOICE GO TV

From August 2011

• Manage the Digital Terrestrial Television project budget
• Implemented planning, budgeting and forecasting applications using Oracle Hyperion database
• Co ordinate the budget spend amongst the relevant MIH group companies
• Prepare monthly/group financial commentary overview on Oracle Hyperion excel reporting
• Prepare budgets and relevant forecasting for the Digital Terrestrial Television Project using Oracle Hyperion
• Designed and created automated process to limit user access to sensitive corporate financial data
• Created monthly report showing detailed and summary activity across entire enterprise
• Active member of system development team
• Enforced Hyperion database standards, best practices, methodologies, processes and procedures
• Designed Oracle Hyperion analysis reports for the project team and board of directors.
• Designed and implemented loads sheet for budget and forecasting using Hyperion Upstream
• Training sessions on Oracle Hyperion on newly appointed staff
• Responsible for the consolidation and finalization on Oracle Hyperion.
• Responsible with the project team to implement and
• Assist moving the project phase into operational phase
• Prepare Digital Terrestrial Television Consolidation
• Assisting in planning and co-ordinating group financial/ management reporting timelines
• Assisting in preparation/review of annual financial information for Group reporting
• Preparation of budgets and forecasts
• Prepare monthly/group financial commentary overview
• Prepare monthly management packs/reports
• Compile monthly group management reporting pack
• Half-year financial information for Group Companies
• Assist in preparation of Information for MIH/JV partners
• Support Group CFO in planning group statutory audit
• Address CFO ad hoc queries
• Manage and Develop Staff
• Review Balance Sheet Recons

Financial Manager

Multichoice Africa - Go TV

Manage the Digital Terrestrial Television project budget
Responsible with the project team to implement
Responsible for project planning phase and contributed ideas to address overall project testing and effectiveness and potential improvements
Ensuring that the decision makers in the firm understand the financial implications of the missions they set for their company in a specific period.


Training and coaching accountants for purposes of ensuring that their accounting and analysis duties are done well
Responsible for risk and contingency analysis and identifying areas of potential risk threatening assets, earning capacity and organisational success.
Setting and meeting targets for organizational growth.
Assist moving the project phase into operational phase
Prepare Digital Terrestrial Television Consolidation

Group Management Accountant

Multichoice Africa

Responsible for the day to day management of financial services including bought ledger, financial and capital accounting, income, credit control, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and other financial controls. Treasury management statutory accounts and audit.
Management of the paymaster function and transaction processing SLA's.
Ensuring all financial statements are accurate, complete and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and other industry standards.
Responsible for risk and contingency analysis and identifying areas of potential risk threatening assets, earning capacity and organisational success.
Setting and meeting targets for organizational growth and profitability.
Monthly preparation of financial reports, budgets, cost reports and financial forecasts to aid strategic decision making. Ensuring all financial data is well documented within the department and all records are accurate and up to date
Responsible for the Group Commentary pack
Designing, developing and implementing new functionality
Responsible for liaising with internal and external auditors
Designing, developing and implementing new functionality
Responsible for liaising with internal and external auditors

Divisional Manager - Home Entertainment

Ster Kinekor

Coordinated initial planning phases for corporate initiative management reporting system
Enforced database standards, best practices, methodologies, processes and procedures
Preparation of Financial Statements
Consolidation of Financial Statements for Group
Audited Managed Services Provider performance, created Key Performance Indicators, analyzed systems and determined future needs in order to utilize Information Technology
Led strategic planning and policy development to achieve the company's strategic vision through available information technology

Group Financial Accountant

Responsible for the day to day management of financial services including bought ledger, financial and capital accounting, income, credit control, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and other financial controls. Treasury management and Trust funds, statutory accounts and audit. Management of the paymaster function and transaction processing SLA's. Ensuring all financial statements are accurate, complete and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and other industry standards.
Monthly preparation of financial reports, budgets, cost reports and financial forecasts to aid strategic decision making. Ensuring all financial data is well documented within the department and all records are accurate and up to date
Designing, developing and implementing new functionality
Responsible for risk and contingency analysis and identifying areas of potential risk threatening assets, earning capacity and organisational success

Mondi Paper (SA)

Group Fixed Asset Accountant

Responsible for the accounting of fixed assets
Responsible for all tracking and recording of all approvals
Responsible for the budget reporting
Responsible for all Fixed Assets within the 9 regions

Systems Manager

Buckman Laboratories (Pty) Ltd

Reporting to the Financial Manager and deputy to the Financial Manager on occassion
Responsible for critical General Ledger reconciliations
Preparation of Financial Statements, Local currency and converting to US currency
Training instructor for various technical courses - BaaN & Hyperion Essbase
Responsible for timeous completion of month end closes
Responsible for the completion submission of Income Tax and other statutory returns both monthly and annually
Responsible for project planning phase and contributed ideas to address overall project testing and effectiveness and potential improvements
Performed Internal control over financial reporting testing to the various business cycles
Performed segregation of duties and compliance with corporate policy and GAAP

Projects

Finance Manager

• Manage the Digital Terrestrial Television project budget
• Implemented planning, budgeting and forecasting applications using Oracle Hyperion database
• Co ordinate the budget spend amongst the relevant MIH group companies
• Prepare monthly/group financial commentary overview on Oracle Hyperion excel reporting
• Prepare budgets and relevant forecasting for the Digital Terrestrial Television Project using Oracle Hyperion
• Designed and created automated process to limit user access to sensitive corporate financial data
• Created monthly report showing detailed and summary activity across entire enterprise
• Active member of system development team
• Enforced Hyperion database standards, best practices, methodologies, processes and procedures
• Designed Oracle Hyperion analysis reports for the project team and board of directors.
• Designed and implemented loads sheet for budget and forecasting using Hyperion Upstream
• Training sessions on Oracle Hyperion on newly appointed staff
• Responsible for the consolidation and finalization on Oracle Hyperion.
• Responsible with the project team to implement and
• Assist moving the project phase into operational phase
• Prepare Digital Terrestrial Television Consolidation
• Assisting in planning and co-ordinating group financial/ management reporting timelines
• Assisting in preparation/review of annual financial information for Group reporting
• Preparation of budgets and forecasts
• Prepare monthly/group financial commentary overview
• Prepare monthly management packs/reports
• Compile monthly group management reporting pack
• Half-year financial information for Group Companies
• Assist in preparation of Information for MIH/JV partners
• Support Group CFO in planning group statutory audit
• Address CFO ad hoc queries
• Manage and Develop Staff
• Review Balance Sheet Recons

Qualifications & Certifications

ACCOUNTING,ECONOMICS,AUDITING

UNISA

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