NAME : GEORGE OPUS
RE: COVER LETTER FOR POSITION OF ONLINE ACCOUNTING WORK
Detail-oriented, efficient and organized person with extensive experience in accounting and audit of systems and able to handle system reviews, financial reporting and analysis for public and private corporations and small businesses. Possess strong analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to make well thought out decisions. Highly trustworthy, discreet and ethical, resourceful in the completion of projects, and effective at multi-tasking. Possess outstanding interpersonal and comm unications skills. Willing to work full time.
I am a qualified accountant and I have worked with various companies in the field of accounting doing P&L, B/S, AP, AR, Payment/order processing/reconciliation, Bank reconciliation, payroll, inventory/stores management, etc, extensive experience in Internal Audit in UMEME Ltd, a large Utility Company as well as external audits with Richard and Associates, Worked as Payroll Manager for Uganda Revenue Authority, a national Tax body with over 1,800 employees. I have experience working online as Energy Data Analyst for Utilacor, an Australian power audit company where I manage over 500,000 utility bill accounts by processing payments for their energy bill re-imbursements. Good experience in all accounting packages like QuickBooks (Pro, 2012, 2008), Sage, SunSytems, Unique Payroll Solutions and Ms Office applications.
For more details about my experience, please refer to the details below.
Brit Small scale industries and All in One savers
May 2012 to July 2012: An Australian utility bill auditing company.
o Billing customers for energy savings recouped/recovered from electricity suppliers using the Kwatch billing system/software.
o Energy Data analysis for billing and errors in the electricity industry in Australia for over 1,000,000 clients assigned to me.
o Follow up with the electricity distributors in Australia for corrective actions/ refunds to customers.
o Follow up on accounts payable from clients
o Collect payments.
Umeme Ltd: 2008-to August 2012
Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities
o Process payments for various good and services.
o compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual accounts
o ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures
o ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met
o prepare financial management reports
o ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close
o establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures
o resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities
o continuous management and support of budget and forecast activities
o monitor and support taxation issues
o develop and maintain financial data bases
o financial audit preparation and coordinate the audit process
o ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues and expenses
o analyze and advise on business operations including revenue and expenditure trends, financial commitments and future revenues
o analyze financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures, provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions to business and financial problems
Principal Stock Controller:
o Managed all aspects of the inventory in a large electricity company.
o Co-ordinate the procurement of inventory
o Arranged for stock taking
o Maintained the minimum stock levels and advised on re-order levels.
o Supervised over 30 stock/stores staff.
o Chief systems administrator for the stock control software and provided link between the stock control software and the financial software.
Joseph Richards & Associates Certified Public Accountants 2005-2007
o Plan, co-ordinate and carry out audit of financial statements of clients in line with international standards of auditing.
o Carry out preparation of clients' financial statements for small and medium enterprises in line with international financial reporting standards.
o Carry out tax advisory services to clients on matters of both domestic and international tax obligations in accordance with established tax laws and regulations.
Ms Logistics (2004-2005)
I have also worked as a freight data accountant while working for MS Logistics in Mombasa where I was in-charge of:
-Booking outbound freight shipments to ensure maximum use of available cargo space on company ships.
- Obtaining cargo data from shipper, such as type, tonnage, destination, and shipping date, in order to determine allocation of cargo and fully utilize capacity of each ship.
- Consulting booking sheets to ascertain availability of cargo space.
- Inform shipper of ship's name on which cargo is booked, sailing date, and cargo delivery date.
- Records cargo data on booking control sheet, listing tonnage, type of cargo, shipper's name, and cargo destination.
Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), 2000-2004
Financial Accounting Manager (In charge Payroll)
o Performed monthly payroll processing for over 1,800 URA employees countrywide.
o Managed PAYE, Local Service tax, and NSSF monthly statutory deductions and remittances for all URA employees.
o Managed URA in-house Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme monthly contributions.
o Coordinate, in liaison with approved Banks, the processing of salary earners' loans for staff.
o Ensured proper recovery and remittance to banks of monthly loan deductions from affected staff.
o Posted payroll related transactions to the General ledger.
o Undertook reconciliation of General Ledger accounts for PAYE, NSSF, Local service tax, Retirement Benefits Scheme, Loans and any other payroll related accounts.
o Computed and processed terminal benefits and /or gratuity for staff leaving the Authority.
Uganda Revenue Authority, 1998-1999
Financial Accounting Officer (In charge Accountability)
o Managed accountable advance funds for financing procurements, managing the financial disbursements for approved projects and such other expenditures consistent with Authority mission, goals and objectives.
o Received and verified accountabilities for funds advanced to staff to carry out approved Authority projects and assignments in accordance with URA Financial Policies and Procedures.
o Prepared and processed adjusting entries for accounted expenditures and posted into the accounting system.
o Ensured staff compliance with the Authority's financial policies and procedures by carrying out ad-hoc inspection of all URA establishments countrywide.
o Assisted in preparation of annual company accounts
o Makerere University, Kampala.
Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting major, 1995
o OTHER COURSES / TRAINING UNDERTAKEN.
o Setup and use of Wave accounting, Quickbooks Pro/2011/2010 and 2012 certificates, Quickbooks online and MYOB accounting software proficiency training, Sun systems user training certificates conducted by Software applications (U) ltd 2005/2009.
o Excellent experience in MS office applications like Excel, word, power point etc
o Payroll user training certificate by Software applications (U) ltd 2007/2008
o knowledge of accepted accounting practices and principles
o knowledge of economic principles
o knowledge of auditing practices and principles
o knowledge of applicable laws, codes and regulations
o knowledge and experience of related computer applications
o over 10 years experience in the management of financial systems and budgets, financial reporting, financial data analysis, auditing, taxation and providing financial advice
o attention to detail and accuracy
o planning and organizing
o strong communication skills
o information and task monitoring
o problem analysis
o judgment and problem-solving
o supervisory skills
o stress tolerance