Mohamed Ebrahim - Experience Finance PRO

Group Financial Controller at Credo Investments FZE

Work category

Accounting and Finance




Mohamed Ebrahim's Professional Experience

2008 - 2010

Credo Investments FZE - Group Financial Controller

Group Financial Controller, September 2008 – October 2010
• Headed the Accounting & Finance department during the financial downturn successfully
• Controlled cash flows, bank positions and investor receivables positions on a daily basis
• Supervised preparation of financial and management reports, for management and regulators
• Responsible for preparation of annual Financial Statements and deal with external auditors
• Dealt with investors in our projects and industry regulatory bodies
• Did project costing and what if analysis for pricing/ proposals to investors and/or property buyers

Key Skills
Cash Flows finance financial controller financial statements Investor relations, IFRS Financial Statements preparation, Dealing with regulatory bodies Management Reports
2002 - 2007

Ernst & Young - Senior Auditor

I serviced clients in hospitality, aviation, agricultural, manufacturing, shipping and commodity trading/brokerage sectors.

Planning assignments by identifying client needs, determining the work to be done, ensuring deadlines will be met and preparing customized solutions for detailed work to be carried out by the assignment team.

Reviewing and controlling the assignment team on the field.

Coordinating communication & information flow between client management and firm management. Preparing management letters and other deliverables to clients.

Proof-reading & checking financial statements for compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards and the Companies Act (Kenya) before publication.

Assisting in inducting and training of new and junior staff.

Preparing & reviewing income tax computations and returns and carrying out VAT refund claim audits for key clients.

Key Skills
audits Aviation Client management financial reporting financial statements Hospitality Tax Vat
2001 - 2002

Milly Fruit Processors Limited - Internal Auditor

Milly Fruit Processors Limited was part of a family owned group (other companies involved in grain milling, tanning, and glass bottle manufacturing) engaged in the business of extracting pulp and juices from tropical fruits like mangoes, pineapples. It later ventured in making ready to drink fruit juices sold in glass bottles under the Picana brand. In 2001 it got the licence to bottle and sell the VIMTO carbonated soft drink.

Supervising the preparation of financial records, management accounting reports, preparing financial statements and liasing with external auditors.

On a daily basis approving all bank payment vouchers and non-routine purchasing.

As a special exercise carried out an investigation into the group’s financial and cost accounting systems and reporting to Group Managing Director. Subsequently carried out a study on the insurance and other contracts of the group and compared the cost to those available in the market.

Key Skills
Contracts financial statements Management Accounting Purchasing Reports
1999 - 2001

HLB Kassim-Lakha Samvir Abdulla - Audit Senior

HLB Kassim-Lakha Samvir Abdulla (now Pannell Kerr Foster Kenya)was a medium sized professional firm, offering audit, accountancy, tax and advisory services mainly to family owned medium sized businesses.


To provide leadership to the audit teams. I would be involved in planning, executing and reviewing audit work performed in the field. I also had to communicate issues arising from the audit to the firm’s partners and with clients to ensure these are resolved.

Also prepared income tax computations and tax returns. Occasionally carrying out VAT refund claim audits for exporters and other clients.

On ad-hoc management consultancy assignments undertaken by the firm, I worked on special investigations, due diligence audits for acquisition of businesses, carried share/ business valuations, feasibility/viability studies for business proposals, prepared cash flow projections and business plans for financing proposals to banks for clients.

Key Skills
Accountancy audits Tax Vat

Mohamed Ebrahim's Education and Qualifications


Masters/PostGrad - MBA, Finance

University of Manchester - Manchester Business School


member -

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants


Bachelor/Degree - CPA Kenya, Accountancy

Strathmore College


Diploma - Diploma in Business Administration, Business Administration

The Mombasa Polytechnic


second level/high school education -

Allidina Visram High School

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