General Manager And Acting CFO @ Growing Power Hairy Hill
General Accountant @ MCI Medical Clinics Inc.
Hi, I'm Choimah. I'm a strong general manager with a passion for people, a natural ability to make tough decisions and a willingness to roll up my sleeves and work hard every day for the success of my employer. I have a strong background in finance and plant management with a propensity for developing and growing talent
Hi, I'm Choimah. I'm a strong general manager with a passion for people, a natural ability to make tough decisions and a willingness to roll up my sleeves and work hard every day for the success of my employer. I have a strong background in finance and plant management with a propensity for developing and growing talent in the employees I manage.
I'm currently the Finance Controller at Capstone Infrastructure Corporation, managing the finance and administrative function of Whitecourt Power Generating Unit in Canada.
Hailing from Cameroon, I moved to Canada and accepted my first job as a general accountant, moving up from there to plant controller and now general manager at another company.
With my track record of successes, having saved companies over $5 million through cost analysis and control, reduced costs associated with business audits, and successfully managed companies with over $100 million in assets and $30 million in annual revenue, I would be an exceptional manager at any company in a variety of industries.
Finance Controller @ Overall responsibility for the finance function with key responsibilities being Maintenance of accounting records, Financial reporting, Management reporting, Budgeting, Payroll administration, Accounts payable, Accounts Receivable, Cash management, Systems maintenance and Office administration. From August 2015 to Present (5 months) General Manager And Acting CFO @ As general manager, I develop strategic goals and business initiatives to support and meet those goals through funding, enabling and executing, while managing a workforce of 40 people and a company with $30 million in annual revenues and $100 million in assets.
I'm a liaison with external stakeholders to update them on the progress of their strategic business goals.
I direct business decisions based on strong financial criteria, providing strategic analysis and recommendations for financial and operational performance management.
Reporting line to the Board of Directors.
Previously, I served as plant controller, overseeing all financial activities for the company’s two plants, including creating reports, maintaining the balance sheet, and creating P&L and cash flow statements to report to the Chief Financial Officer. From August 2012 to May 2015 (2 years 10 months) General Accountant @ In this role, I slashed costs associated with the annual audit of the business by providing a quality general ledger with supporting analysis and reconciliations in a timely manner, and reduced time spent on the audit by half, as compared to the previous year. I also managed general ledger transactions and balances, ensuring their adherence to company guidelines. From January 2012 to June 2012 (6 months) Toronto, Canada AreaPlant Controller @ As plant controller, I oversaw all financial activities for the plant, including creating and delivering strategic planning and outlooks, performing supply and variance analysis, tracking and highlighting key drivers in risk and opportunity reports, and coaching a team of three managers, three analysts and two interns.
I increased cost savings by over $5 million through fixed and variable cost analysis and control, as well as a focus on priority-based budgeting and a cost-conscious mind-set.
I achieved cash targets for the company through capital expenditure optimization, inventory control management and creditor management, while improving supply unit processes to lower costs.
And I was winner of the International Finance Quality Award for transactional accounting and supply-related reporting processes during SAP implementation. From October 2009 to November 2011 (2 years 2 months) CameroonSenior Financial Planning and Reporting Manager @ In this role, I was a strong team player instrumental in the overhaul of Guinness Cameroon’s financial planning and reporting during business restructuring, building strong, confident relationships with the finance and executive teams, while also improving quality and efficiency for month- and year-end processes.
I was credited with helping the business improve its regional scorecard from red to green within six months, resulting in a promotion to senior management.
I crafted a streamlined planning and budgeting process for the company’s annual operating plan by working closely with internal and external stakeholders and cross-functional business teams. From June 2007 to September 2009 (2 years 4 months) Cameroon
MBA, Business Administration and Management, General @ Heriot-Watt University From 2010 to 2013 Choimah MBA,CPA,CGA,FCCA is skilled in: Financial Reporting, Managerial Finance, Forecasting, Accounting, Internal Controls, Budgets, Accounts Payable, Auditing, Analysis, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Financial Accounting, Financial Analysis, Consolidation, IFRS, Business Planning
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