About Mesh Stephen:
Successful at client relationship management, formulation and ensuring smooth execution of budgets, accounting and financial reporting, keeping organized books of accounts and handling all accounting function in focused and exacting manner. I am central to maintaining compliant, sustainable organization operation and consistent in accurately tracking incomes, expenses, reconciling accounts and supporting audits.
April 2023 to Date
Accountant at Good Shepherd Primary School – Kitui
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Financial Management Manage the day-to-day financial operations of the primary school, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general ledger activities.
2. Budgeting and Planning Collaborate with school management to develop and monitor the termly and annual budget, ensuring proper allocation of funds and adherence to financial goals.
3. Payroll Processing Oversee the payroll process, ensuring accurate and timely payment of salaries and benefits to school staff in accordance with relevant regulations and contracts.
4. Financial Reporting Prepare and present financial reports, statements, and analysis to the school management and relevant stakeholders, providing insights on financial performance, trends, and variances.
5. Compliance and Audit Ensure compliance with financial regulations, statutory requirements, and internal policies. Coordinate and support internal and external audits as needed.
6. Procurement and Vendor Management Manage procurement processes, including vendor selection, contract negotiation, and purchase order processing, while ensuring cost-effectiveness and adherence to procurement policies.
7. Financial Analysis Conduct financial analysis, including cost projections, revenue forecasting, and expense tracking, to support informed decision-making and resource planning.
8. Asset Management Maintain an accurate inventory of school assets, including equipment and supplies, and ensure proper record-keeping, depreciation, and disposal as required.
9. Cash Flow Management Monitor cash flow, bank reconciliations, and cash position to ensure adequate funds are available for school operations and financial obligations.
10. Collaborative Support Collaborate with school administrators, staff, and external stakeholders to provide financial guidance, support, and training as needed.
February 2020 to January 2023
Accountant at Stella Cometa Association (Charitable Organization) - Catholic Diocese of Machakos
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Manage financial records including updating QuickBooks; bank and petty cashbooks, ledgers and journals. Ensure staffsubmit and maintain appropriate supporting documents.
2. Manage preparation, co-ordination and control of budget forecasts and budget tracking.
3. Prepare regular cash flow projections and actual cash analysis.
4. Ensure monthly bank reconciliation of all bank accounts.
5. Participate in financial modeling to improve association’s financial planning and management.
6. Maintain a proper filing system for all documents and proper record keeping.
7. Office inventory management and control.
8. Carrying out the internal audit.
9. Processing field imprest requests, ensuring that they are paid on time to keep departmental office operations fully functional in their budget execution.
10. Carrying out bank agent duties inclusive of cash withdrawals, negotiation for better exchange rates and request for bank statements.
11. Identifying opportunities for financial improvements (e.g. cost savings) and maintaining day to day financial control of the organization overheads.
12. Administer casual wages, overtime and leave records.
13. Payroll management; ensuring appropriate statutory deductions and remittances.
14. Manage monthly reporting ensuring trial balance and final accounts are correctly done; that is, income and expenditure statement, statement of financial position and reports are submitted to donors’ specifications and timelines.
15. Ensure completion of consolidated annual accounts and timely preparation for external audits, and effective implementation of audit recommendations.
16. Safeguarding assets through internal control.
Year 2021 Teacher at Kitui Institute of Professional studies
Duties and Responsibilities:
Taught fundamentals of accounting and financial management
May 2018 to July 2019
Finance Intern at Caritas Machakos (Charitable Organization) - Catholic Diocese of Machakos.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Post and process journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recorded.
2. Update accounts receivable and issue invoices.
3. Update accounts payable and perform reconciliations.
4. Process payments including preparing payment vouchers.
5. Assist in the processing of balance sheets, income statements and other financial statements according to legal and company accounting and financial guidelines.
6. Assist with reviewing of incomes, expenses and payroll records as assigned.
7. Update financial data in databases to ensure that information will be accurate and immediately available when needed.
8. Prepare and submit weekly and monthly reports.
9. File payment vouchers, receipts, stamping them paid and following up on any issue raised during audit.
10. Assist with other accounting projects.
11. Respond to customer queries.
Year 2018 Examination invigilator at Kenya Institute of Management Machakos branch
Bachelor of commerce (Accounting) – Machakos University; 2014 to 2018 (First Class Honor)
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education – St. Joseph Junior Seminary Mwingi Attained Grade B (plain); 2010 to 2013
Kenya Certificate of Primary Education – Mulutu Primary School Scored 319 marks; 2000 to 2009
Certified Public Accountant – KASNEB; Ongoing (CPA III) Advanced level
Certified Public Accountant – KASNEB; Completed May 2021 (CPA II) Intermediate level
Computer Application & Computerized Accounting – Dayworld Computer College;2018
MS – Word, MS – Excel & Spreadsheets.
MS – Power Point & MS – Publisher
Quick books, Sage, Pastel &Advanced excel
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