Iputu - Cost Controller - Luanda, Angola

Martin Iputu

Luanda, Angola


Registered with ACCA, ICM and MBA student in the UK, my objective is to provide Accounting, Auditing, Management and Consulting Services of internationally acceptable standards. My aim is to promote Profitable Sales strategies, internal audit controls and reporting of accounts using modern Business analytical and Cost control accounting technology, as well as manage and coordinate Administrative operations.

Current post is Cost Control Manager at Sonasurf Angola. Am currently pursing my MBA in Finance & Accounting with the University of Liverpool


Cost Controller


Cost Controller

Work History


Sonasurf Angola

May 2014 - September 2014

Estrada Nacional de Cacuaco, (Petrangol) Edifício S/N 1º e 2º Andar , Luanda, Angola

• Responsible for analyzing current structure of the business group, in terms of financial processes and deliver improved solutions based on business needs.
Financial representative of the Business Unit and ensure the implementation of financial guidance lines suggested by management. Responsible for all reports of
financial control of the company.
• Ensure the reliability of the records of costs in the correct cost centers by validating
Proper records of costs to cost centers / Total cost center
• Conduct selective studies at the request of the Business Unit Manager or Regional
Finance Officer with a view to identifying anomalies (e.g. Evaluation of suppliers,
profitability analysis, etc.)
• Verification of invoices, existence / occurrence from local suppliers to ensure that the invoices are consistent with the approval process
• Develop internal reports to improve Monitoring capacity, monitoring of local costs,
• Provide the Management Business Unit, proper tools that allow management of local
• Preparation of budgets for processing within deadlines set by regional office for revenues, costs and G & A (overheads)
• Monitoring through critical analysis of variances between actual & budgeted data in order to analyze the efficiency / profitability of the vessels fleet based in Angola and
Explanation of major


United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

June 2013 - May 2014

UN Building, 197 Rua Major Kanyangulo, Luanda, Angola

• Financial Management
• Administration of Budgets and Effective Cost recovery
• Assist in treasury management and internal Audit functions
• Monitoring and Evaluation
• Facilitation of knowledge and Capacity building
• Preparation of Accounting transactions, Ledger accounts and Bank Reconciliations in
ATLAS software systems
• Generate monthly and annual financial statements and other financial reports in
• Common Services and E-Requisitions Project Manager
• Vendors and Requisitions approval Manager)
• Payments quality Control Manager
• Compliance with statutory reporting requirements and Insurance


PetroAfrica Lda

June 2012 - May 2013

Rua Fernando Caldeira 6B, Edificio Cometa, Luanda, Angola

• Coordination of day to day activities of the accounting department
• Planning, supervising and controlling the processing and reporting of financial
• Assist in treasury management and internal Audit functions
• Monitoring and validation of accounts payable and receivable functions
• Reconciliation of Sales, purchases and Inventories and maintain audit trail
• Generate monthly and annual financial statements and other financial reports(after
validation and reconciliation of transactions and reports)
• Preparation of transactions and maintenance of all books of accounts
• Performing of Banking duties, Bank reconciliations and validation of transactions
• Validation of transactions from other departments which may have an impact on financial transactions including Salaries and tax management
• Defending the company's position with third parties (auditors, tax inspector and authorities) Advising management on technical accounting issues
• Document Accounting and Administrative procedures and implementing those
procedures Reviewing the company's internal control policies and procedures,
identifying risks and proposing measures for addressing those risks and insurance
requirements Providing financial information to various stakeholders

Finance Consultant


From April 2011

VucthiVuetu Limitada,
Luena, Moxico, Angola

• Preparation of Project Documentation and research
• Preparation of Project Projected Financial Statements
• Projection of Purchases, Sales and Inventories of the Project
• Market survey, Sales and Profitability analysis


Aggreko International Power Projects

January 2008 - December 2010

Malongo Chevron Base- Cabinda, Angola

• Reporting directly to - Financial Controller, Head office, Jabel Ali, Dubai U.A.E
• Overall Control of operations of the Accounts department
• Preparation of operational budgets, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually
• Cash flow forecasts and allocation of funds to operations as per budget
• Preparation of Payment vouchers, Cashbooks and Ledger Accounts
• Preparation of weekly, monthly and quarterly reports
• Processing wages, tax remittances and Statutory Remittances
• Accounting for contractor services with Oil and Gas Client companies
• Internal Audit controls Supervision of stores department and monthly inventories
• Running of Logistics department, Import & Export
• Banking and Bank Reconciliations
• Management and reconciliation of service sales and cash receipts functions


Sight Savers International, Country Office, Lusaka , Zambia

From May 2007

• Preparation of Financial Reports
• Imprest Accounts and Travel expense management


Ministry of Health Zambia

February 1994 - December 2007

Kasempa & Kabompo Districts, Zambia

• Reporting directly to the Financial Specialist, Provincial office - MoH
• Running of Accounts office with team of 11 accounts clerks
• Accounting for Donor funded projects
• Preparation of Financial Reports, Government and Donor Funds
• Preparation of Health Plans & Budgets
• Monitoring and Evaluation of Donor funded Projects
• Preparation of Payment vouchers, Cashbooks and Ledger Accounts
• Banking and Bank Reconciliations Internal control & Audit
• Supervision of stores department
• Financial Advisor to the Director of Health


Zambia Posts & Telecommunications Corporation , Zambia

September 1991 - January 1994

Zambia Posts & Telecommunications
Corporation , Zambia

• Reporting directly to the Post Master
• Supervision of Post Office Accounts Clerks
• Preparation of Financial reports
• Supervision of Post Office Mail & Logistics Department
• Preparation of Payment vouchers, Cashbooks and Ledger Accounts
• Preparation of Savings Bank accounts/Reports

Qualifications & Certifications

Cost Control and Business Analysis

Bourbon Offshore Management


United Nations (UNDP)

MBA Finance and Accounting

University of Liverpool, England


Association of Chartered & Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Certificate - Sage Pastel Accounting

Zambia Centre for Accountancy Studies, Lusaka

Advanced Diploma Accounting & Finance

The Institute of Commercial Management. (ICM)] [Bournemouth, England

Certificate Management and Financial Accounting

Zambia Center for Accountancy Studies, Lusaka

Zambezi Secondary School, Zambia

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