Festus Shutang Yakum

Personal Summary

 I am a Chartered Certified Accountant with 6 years of solid experience in PwC and with solid academic background. Possess comprehensive experience in managing audit engagements from planning to completion. I am a highly motivated individual with a “can do” mentality. I am an innovative professional with proven experience in the management of geographically dispersed and culturally diverse engagement teams. I possess both national and international experience within the Central African Sub-region. Presently seeking for a satisfying and challenging role in any sector.

 

Key Competencies

 ·        Able to maintain complete and very accurate general accounting data, according to both international and local GAAPs.

·        Excellent knowledge of management of the Working Capital Cycle

·        Excellent knowledge of financial analysis, including contract costs, revenue, budget and variance analysis

·        Able to analyse and optimise business property, plant and equipment

·        Strategy and planning

·        Able to provide good information for strategic decisions

·        Tax and compliance

·        People management skills

·        Is effective in preventing senior management from overriding established controls

  
Education

 ·        Member – Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, ACCA United Kingdom.

·        Associate Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, USA

·        Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business, ACCA United Kingdom

·        Bachelor of Science in Accounting (First Class Honours, GPA 3.60), University of Buea, Cameroon.

  
Career history

Audit Supervisor, PricewaterhouseCoopers Cameroon, Douala

September 2010  – present

Working as a team in charge of planning, executing and completing/reporting on audit, advisory and all other non- audit engagements. These advisory services in PwC Cameroon include the provision of Transactions Services for Corporate takeovers (Financial Due Diligence & Valuation). Key responsibilities include;

·        Holding meetings with top executives to plan the audit

·        Performing risk assessment analytics for clients

·        Internal control system reviews and testing

·        Performing audit procedures (analytical procedures and substantive test of details) to gather audit evidence.

·        Reporting on an audit and other jobs

·        Analysing financial data, financial statements and accounting information

·        Supervising junior members of staff and trainee accountants.

·        Holding regular stock take meetings to monitor work advancement

  

Accountant in SOWCCUL, a Micro-finance institution Limbe, Cameroon

June – August 2010

 Working as an accountant in a micro-finance institution. The company is involved in savings and loans. Key responsibilities included;

 ·        Preparation of monthly financial statements

·        Preparation of the monthly payroll

·        Treatment and accounting for the ‘Deduction”

·        Declaration of various taxes

·        Reconciliation of various bank accounts

  

Professional Experience

 Accounting & Auditing

 ·        An excellent understanding of the technical aspects of accounting, including IAS/IFRS, local GAAP, etc.

·        An excellent understanding of the technical aspects of auditing, including ISA, local GAAS, etc.

·        Clear understanding of the external audit process

·        Experience in performing and reporting on an audit

·        Comfortable utilizing financial information systems.

·        Good file management techniques.

·        Works well under pressure

·        The ability to maintain clear and accurate records.

 References

 Available upon request.

 

  • Updated 4 years ago

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