My aspiration is to become the fountain of knowledge and expertise from where those around me either in business or personal can draw from. I desire to contribute my own little quota towards making this world a better place. My core competence developed from over 17 years in the Nigerian financial system in the areas of Strategy, Corporate Finance, Asset Management, Financial Analysis, and Performance Management, copywriting has adequately prepared me for this challenge. I am quite comfortable with presentation to large crowd, graced with time tested skills in financial modeling and the use of software packages such as Microsoft excel, Microsoft Power Point and Microsoft Word all combining together to make my aspiration an easy reach with proper determination and focus. I have published a couple of articles in Financial Nigeria, one of the foremost financial magazine in Nigeria. I am an Associate Chartered Accountant with a Masters in Business Administration and have attended trainings at different times in the USA, France, London and Luxembourg.
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I am an accomplished accounting and financial professional with more than 15 years of experience working primarily with small businesses, associations and nonprofits. I have served as a senior level executive holding various positions including CFO, Vice President, Treasurer, Director of Accounting, Director of Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Program Control/Internal Auditor and various Controllerships. In those capacities, I have effectively managed the responsibilities that accompany those positions at trade associations, nonprofit foundations, professional consulting firms and in the software, technology, healthcare, retail and government contracting sectors. Below are some additional qualifications and accomplishments: • Specialize in applying “best practices” in all aspects of the accounting cycle to small and medium size businesses, nonprofit organizations and trade associations. These practices were learned by having worked for and with more than 75 small to mid-sized organizations. • Dozens of accounting conversions from cash-based to accrual-based accounting in accordance with GAAP. • Designed extensive budget for trade association covering all revenues and operational expenses and detailed budgets for all events based on historical expenses and attendance. • Responsible for all financial report preparation, analysis and presentation of the results and accompanied analytics to executive management and Board of Directors. • Authored, with Board approval, a full cycle accounting polices and procedures manual. • Advanced knowledge of revenue recognition including SOP 97-2, 98-9, 81-1, SAB 104 and financial reporting including FAS 116 and 117 for nonprofits 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(6) organizations. • A Certified QuickBooks User and extensive hands on experience with MAS 90, MAS 200, Microsoft Dynamics GP, PeachTree, Oracle Financials, PeopleSoft and various other accounting software packages. Expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel. Specialties Trade Associations • Non-Profit Organizations • Small Businesses • Professional Associations • Financial Reporting & Analysis • Policies & Procedures • Forecasting & Budgeting • Cash & Treasury Functions • Audits • Business Productivity & Performance Improvement • GAAP • M&A • Due Diligence • Acquisition Integration • Risk & Internal Controls • Business Turnaround • Leadership & Strategic Planning • Accounting Systems & System Implementation Websites: http://www.doublekconsultingllc.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinkennedycfo
In top 5% freelancers at oDesk, I am a professionally trained academic writer, financial analyst and market researcher with two years oDesk experience and over 2,000 hours worked to design academic articles, research projects, market reports, marketing presentations, business plans, financial analyses and economic studies. I hold a bachelor degree in finance-Specialization "Finance and Banks", a master degree in Economics and a doctorate degree in "Finance" with merit Excellent (2011). I have written 34 articles published in international databases rated journals or published in the volumes of national and international conferences from Romania and abroad (Kavala-Greece, Prague, Hradec Kralove-the Czech Republic (ISI Proceedings indexed), Izmir-Turkey, Tallin-Estonia, Chisinau-Republic of Moldova). Education -Doctorate Degree in Finance with merit Excellent, 2011; -Diploma for participating in the national science writing program included in the project "Doctorate in Excellence Schools- The Evaluation of Research Quality in Universities and Increasing Visibility by Scientific Publications", April 29-30, organized by UEFISCU and the National Government of Romania, 2010; -Master Degree in Economics, 2008; -Jean Monnet permanent course "European monetary and financial integration" Certificate No. 001763, 2006-2007, organized by the Center for European Studies, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi, Romania, 2008; -Bachelor of Finance (specialization: Finance and Banks), 2007. Articles published in international databases rated journals (National University Research Council- CNCSIS B+) or CNCSIS acknowledged journals: 2011: The Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism under Financial Distress. An Overview, Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Vol. XI, Issue 1, (B+), RePEC, DOAJ, Ovidius University Press, pp. 1832-1838, co-author; 2011: Optimum Currency Areas Theory: Economic Foundation for Monetary Unification, Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Vol. XI, Issue 1, (B+), RePEC, DOAJ, Ovidius University Press, pp. 2315-2320, co-author; 2010: The Challenges Facing Single Euro Payments Area Adoption in the Light of the Financial Crisis”, Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series (B+),RePEC, DOAJ, Ovidius University Press, ISSN 1582-9383, pp. 211-216; III. Articles published in the volumes of international conferences from abroad: 2011: Determinants of Romanian Credit Default Swap Spreads in the Context of the European Debt Crisis, Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference Economies of Central and Eastern Europe: Convergence, Opportunities and challenges, Tallin School of Economics and Business Administration of the Tallin University of Technology, Tallin, Estonia, (co-author); 2011: Romania and the Challenges of Economic and Monetary Union: An Overview, Proceedings of the 12th Annual Doctoral Conference of Faculty of Finance and Accounting, Prague, Czech Republic (ISI Proceedings indexed); 2011: Testing for Government Bond Market Integration. The case of the European Union, Proceedings of the 14th International Students’ Conference on Economics, Izmir, Turkey; 2011: Financial Integration of European Money Market: from EMU to the Global Crisis and Beyond, Proceedings of Hradec Economic Days 2011 Economic. Development and Management of Regions, University of Hradec Kralove Publishing House, Czech Republic, ISBN 978-80-7435-101-3, pp. 17-21, (co-author); 2010: The Implications of European Retail Banking Integration on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Financing. An Overview, Proceedings of Management of International Business and Economic Systems, Department of Information Management, Kavala Institute of Technology, Kavala, Greece, ISBN 978-960-98411-8-4, pp. 605-619, (co-author); 2010: Private Equity Investments and Innovation Stimulation, published in the volume of the international conference Competitiveness and innovation in Knowledge Economy, Economic Studies Academy, Chisinau (co-author); 2010: Perspectives on Single Euro Payments Area Adoption in the Light of the Financial Crisis, published in the volume of the international conference Financial policies for growth recovery under the global economic crisis, Policolor Publishing House, Chisinau, ISBN 978-9975-9956-2-7, pp. 90-95.
Over the last 30 years I have worked as an Organization Development/Training Consultant and Developer for a variety of companies. My core competency is translating a body of knowledge into clear and concise English. I have written extensively on leadership and teamwork and converted many highly technical documents into user manuals for line managers. I was a Free-lancer for Science Research Associates on many IBM projects as well as for JaNell Learning Systems on several Motorola projects. I also ran my own consulting firm for several years.
I have started my career as a Research Analyst conducting equity research and evaluating project proposals after completion of Graduation majoring in Finance. After working as a Research Analyst for three years, I have been promoted to Fund Manager for providing Portfolio Management Services for the last two years. In the mean time, I have also conducted Issue Management Services and Corporate Advisory Services for AB Bank Limited and later AB Investment Limited.
Business Consultant: Consulting for new or growing businesses. Strategies and guidance for starting up your company, for seizing expansion or funding opportunities and for adapting to change. Presenting ways of looking at your company that help you make both the easy and the hard changes: your product/service lines, revenue streams and pricing structures, staff issues, processes and procedures, vendor suitability, potential new markets, sales & marketing approaches, and more. Business Plans: I have researched and produced hundreds of short and long business plans hand-in-hand with the entrepreneurs or managers, resulting in funding and/or whatever the plan was meant to achieve. Full-length plans have included the business presentation in Word and Powerpoint formats, a presentation of Financial Projections and start-up costs in an Excel format. Business Writer: I have direct, multi-industry business-world experience and bring that knowledge to my writing for you. Well-organized, clear thinker able to translate the clarity to paper for you. I can provide great clarity for your readers in the many ways your business communicates - sales and brochure copy, email blast messages, business letters, descriptive copy for all kinds of products or services. Notably: Resumes, Cover Letters: Professional resume building, hand-in-hand with you. Functional and chronological, and some "free-form" upon request! Editing and proofing of these so that the English is correct, coherent and clear for your target readers. Compelling cover letters complete your resume. Fiction and non-fiction work: I can assist with all phases of E-book writing and/or e-book ghost-writing within my knowledge base - from helping outline and plan the book, to writing it from scratch for your review, to providing all types of editing of any book already completed or started by you. French to English: I am proficient in written and spoken French. I can translate most business and general topics from French to English with ease for you. I am able to compare, edit and proof any such translation you wish to have double-checked. Published Author: I have written numerous e-books and articles for myself and clients. Please view some samples via my Expert Author Profile on http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Tamma_Ford as well! Language for Business: I have been an ESL - English as a Foreign Language - trainer for adults in the business world for 30 years.
American Expatriate, very successful corporate finance professional with over 24 years of uniquely well-rounded hands-on analytical and managerial experience working with a variety of enterprises ranging from large financial institutions to smaller business start-ups. I have bachelor degrees in Finance and Economics. Primary skill set includes financial analysis, budgeting and financial projections, excel-based financial modeling, investment analysis and research, accounting, business plan creation, and creating meaningful efficiencies by automating routine reporting tasks.
I am a CFA charterholder and CPA professional who wants to help businesses and organizations meet their goals. I graduated from University of Georgia with a B.B.A in Accounting and a B.B.A in Finance, and I am looking for spare work. I am interested in financial modeling jobs, financial planning, tutoring & homework help, data entry, accounting assistance, and other financial analysis. Formalized Work and Experience: • Experienced commercial lender and loan portfolio manager to the media, communications and entertainment sectors • Performed valuations for management planning; mergers and acquisitions (M&A); tax and financial reporting; and shareholder disputes • Responsible for executing extensive financial analysis, valuation analysis and pro forma financial modeling as well as performing in-depth industry, market, and company-specific research • Broad exposure of various industries including financial services, health care, energy, and manufacturing • Performed a full spectrum of mid-year and year-end auditing procedures for a large privately held company and a large publicly traded company • Provided a variety of accounting and finance related mentoring advice to entrepreneurs of small business owners to assist the sustainability and growth of their small business. • Coached and mentored entrepreneurs across a variety of early stage businesses and provided a sounding board to assist entrepreneurs to expand, grow, and invest in their business. • Assisted small businesses with bookkeeping and helped analyze and monitor budgets to identify cost overruns and potential misallocation of resources. • Can provide reconciliation and bookkeeping services as needed, which includes quick books and book keeping via excel. • Have extensive experience in the use of excel. Education: University of Georgia, Terry College of Business Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance Certifications: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Georgia Secretary of State
A Certified Public Accountant- passed the board exam October 2010. Currently, I am working as General Accountant in W.R. Grace Company. I am currently handling 4 company codes. I am doing the bank reconciliations, inter company reconciliations, GR/IR clearing and other month end closing activities. I have worked as an Accountant and Senior Internal Auditor in Tiera Alegre Development Corp. and Amaia Land Corp respectively. I am in-charge with checking/verifying request for check preparations, maintaining balance sheet schedules and ledgers and account and bank reconciliations. Preparing tax returns and other government requirements, assisting with monthly closings and account analysis and supporting the senior accountant in carrying out the responsibilities of the accounting department. As internal auditor, I do surprise cash counts to growth centers and responsible in establishing internal controls.
A decade of experience in financial analysis and modelling. A certified appraiser and a certified investment manager. My services include: - financial modelling in Excel - pro forma financial projections – both for startups and for seasoned companies - business valuation of private and public companies using DCF and comparable multiples analysis - equity research (with the advantage of access to Bloomberg Professional Terminal) and valuation using ratio analysis, CAPM, WACC - financial statements' analysis - capital and project budgeting (cash flow projections, NPV, IRR, scenarios, sensitivity analysis) My 5.0 star rating and reviews on oDesk confirm the quality of my work. Important: If your assignment includes any half-finished spreadheets, you must be available for audio chat over Skype to clarify any possible issues.