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Leon K.

Financial Manager

Hourly Rate: R 1050 ph

33 years experience


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As senior manager I have more than 25 years experience on Director, EXCO and Senior Financial Management level. My encompassing investment and financial management experience includes SARS, mining, healthcare, investment management, panel beating, towing, property investment, executive cars dealerships and security and currently the Chief Financial Officer of a consulting engineering company. I am herewith forwarding you a copy of my CV for your consideration. Herewith, a brief summary of my key skills, achievements and competencies that could be of benefit to you - - Playing of a pivotal part in high-level decision making, negotiations, executive management and reporting; - Drafting of company and group consolidated financial statements according to IFRS for SME’s for a group of companies comprising of 27 companies, 3 holding companies and an ultimate holding company; - Admirable knowledge of Sage Pastel Evolution including programming and SQL knowledge that is the basis of this accounting system; - Deadline, target and objective driven and is energised in challenging and highly pressurised environment; - Part of investment teams that includes fact-finding/investigations, valuations, forecasts, ROI analysis etc. This also includes post investment feedback and investigations; - Project leader in the challenging selection and conversion of accounting and production systems for 27 companies. - Signature financial and business management strategist with extensive expertise in adopting a strategic mindset and taking ownership of an environment during the establishment of corporate value through implementing functional systems, procedures, policies and corrective actions within new and existing local and cross-border corporate companies; - Ongoing performance analysis of current operations to ensure timeous feedback on ongoing performance identifying risk areas and suggesting corrective action; - Application of my ingrained understanding of professional accounting and business management theories and principles during the management and establishment of all financial and internal control functions of a groups that includes newly formed companies, groups that are rapidly growing through investment and/or acquisitions as well as well-established and mature companies; - Turning around of a struggling company by strategically implementing sound financial management, logistical, operational and administration controls and functions; - Setting of overall direction, overcoming of obstacles and retaining of team dynamics during change; - Development and instituting of ethical standards, beliefs, ethos and core values of companies; - Display senior leadership and firmly believes in the development of sub-ordinates by coaching of talent and development of a performance culture within multi-cultural and diverse groups of individuals to achieve business targets of the departments; - Highly advanced Excel, Word and Powerpoint skills that includes building of advanced and highly technical models and scenarios; - Application of advanced computer literacy skills while developing and enhancing systems in performing of daily tasks. I am married, have two dependents, am fully bilingual and during my spare time I participate in power walking, cycling, personal fitness and outdoor activities. I enjoy reading, current affairs and researching financial markets. I consider myself to be someone who displays a positive attitude and a high level of energy during the completion of my daily tasks.

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