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Joseph Ngu Peri

Joseph Ngu Peri

A Professional with over 20 years' experience
Port Harcourt, Port-Harcourt

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About Joseph Ngu Peri:

A seasoned professional that aims to promote and ensure the existence of an efficient, effective and reliable internal control system and seamless transaction processes that aid quality reporting for decision making, using over 20 years’ experience as a professional accountant and ERP specialist across various sectors (Manufacturing, Aviation, Power, not for profit, Audit etc.), passionate about mentoring and training young and upcoming professionals.

I have a track record of success in consistently achieving desired goals. I am a skilled problem identifier with an ability to pinpoint and resolve issues in the early stages of project design and execution, resulting in the effective use of time and cost. I offer efficient & organized leadership with proven successes in coordinating efforts within internal/external teams to reach and surpass expectations. 

Expert-level skills in the field of Finance: 

  • ERP Implementation/Upgrade
  • Financial Reporting
  • Budgeting & Internal Control
  • Financial Modelling and Analysis

Experience

PORT HARCOURT ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION CO PLC (March 2023 - Till Date).

Head Finance responsible for supervision, direction, and control of the finance department as below:

  • Advice the CFO on policy direction of the government and regulatory authorities.
  • Support and execution of the CFO and managements vision and drive.
  • Treasury management.
  • Overseeing the management of ERP and integration with other applications.
  • Tax optimization.
  • Budget and Performance Management (Analytical).
  • Continuous monitoring and updating internal controls.
  • Continuous update of Accounting Policies and Procedures.
  • Supervision of Reporting (Management, Statutory, Regulatory, ad hoc etc.) and Audit (Statutory, Regulatory etc.) 

FAIRMONT PETROLEUM LTD (April 2022 – February 2022).

Finance Consultant responsible for Finance related matters as follows:

  • Financial modelling
  • Accounting Package implantation/upgrade
  • Budgeting & Tax matters
  • Design and implementation of Internal Controls
  • Design and documentation of Accounting Policies and Procedures
  • Financial Report and Audit (Statutory, Regulatory etc.)

FINANCE AND TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANTS (August 2020 – January 2021)

Senior Finance/HR Consultant responsible for clients Finance and HR related issues as below:

  • Implementation of Finance and HR Modules (Sage X3 ERP)
  • Configuration of Application to meet user needs.
  • Training of Super and Key Users
  • Continues recommendation to clients on system improvement to aid user satisfaction.

PORT HARCOURT ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION CO PLC (November 2017-July 2020)

Head Financial Operations & Reporting responsible for the following:

  • Leading and supervising the financial reporting and tax team
  • Analyze and advice the CFO on the potential implications of accounting rules/policies and legislations.
  • Make recommendations on how the company should adopt best practice in terms of Financial Reporting
  • Manage the production of annual reports and liaise with external auditors during audit exercise, ensuring that the company receives a clean audit report and issues raised relating to Finance Functions are cleared.
  • Keep other parts of the Finance Department informed about any significant implications arising from any changes in accounting rules.
  • Monitors the integrity of the data held within the finance systems and the security of the related data entry processes.
  • Documentation, update and regular review of key financial processes to achieve improvements and efficiencies.
  • lead the Finance team on the management of the core IT systems (ERP), and its required link with other systems.
  • Oversee the functions of Inventory and Asset Management teams ensuring proper controls and accountability.
  • Conduct and coordinate all month end account closing procedures.
  • Provide accounting policy orientation to all staff.

STANLEY IGIBAH & CO CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS (February 2016 – November 2017)

Partner Northern Operations responsible for the following:

  • Coordination of firm activities in the Northern part of Nigeria
  • Discussion of audit engagement with clients
  • Discussion of audit findings during exit meetings
  • Signing off audited accounts

NAHCO AVIANCE PLC (May 2012 – February 2016)

Accounts Manager responsible for the following:

  • General office supervision, Review of reconciliations and balance sheet
  • Supervision of closing processes, budgeting, and budget appraisal
  • Preparation of Monthly, Quarterly and Year end IFRS accounts
  • Oracle r12 Re – launch project Finance Lead
  • Coordinating with Internal Audit to ensure the existence of a functional internal control.
  • Liaising with External auditors for the statutory audit exercise and finalization of accounts
  • Supervision of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and General accounting functions and staff

LAFARGE ASHAKACEM PLC (July 2004-April 2012)

Account Manager GA & Financial Reference Language Champion JD Edwards (January 2006 – April 2012), responsible for:

  • Supervision of Account Section (Treasury, Accounts Payable, Account Receivable, Fixed Assets)
  • Coordination of Budget process and Forecasts
  • Monthly and Yearly closure of accounting books to generate management reports.
  • Capital Projects Tracking and reporting.
  • Documentation and Monitoring of Letters of credit
  • Valuation and Reconciliation of Stock
  • Liaising with Internal and External auditors on accounts and statutory audit
  • Follow up on audit issues raised for resolution.

Accountant, Accounts Payable (July 2004 – December 2005), responsible for:

  • Processing supplier invoices
  • Reconciliation of Vendor Accounts
  • Approval of Petty cash payments
  • Projects monitoring

ACTIONAID NIGERIA (November 2003 – July 2004)

Management Accountant Health Programs, responsible for:

  • Producing timely monthly, Quarterly and Yearly reports to donors and management (Donors include EU, USAID, DFID, UNIFEM, FHI etc.).
  • Working closely with the head/partner offices to implement program’s accounting/financial reporting system.
  • Manage and oversee all local contracts, subcontracts, and other agreements relating to Health Thematic area.
  • Ensure timely review, processing of subcontractor invoices.
  • Identify and conduct joint pre-award assessment of potential sub recipients of grants with program staff.
  • Financial monitoring of grantees, including site visit and review of financial reports and their supporting documents
  • Assist in execution of new sub awards, amendments of existing sub awards, and sub award close out.
  • Coordination and Implementation of Accounting Processes and Procedures
  • Capacity building for staff and partner organizations on budgeting, internal controls and financial policies and guidelines

ECWA HEADQUARTERS JOS (April 1996 – October 1993)

Senior Auditor Headquarters (January 2002 – October 2003), responsible for:

  • Conducting training of auditors and supervision of assigned departments
  • Review and Compilation of audit report from unit audit reports
  • Conducting audit seminars
  • Preparation of audit inspection schedules, audit inspection reports and audit guides

Financial Accountant ECWA Rural Dev. Ltd (January 1997 – December 2002), responsible for:

  • Supervision of the accounts section
  • Preparation of management reports
  • Processing of invoices and approval of vouchers for payment
  • Costing of products

Internal Auditor II Headquarters (April 1996 – December 1996), responsible for:

  • Checking of salaries
  • Vouching payments & receipts
  • Facilitating audit seminars

Education

EDUCATION

1989 – 2004 - University of Maiduguri, Borno State

B.Sc. (Hons) Accountancy

1983 – 1988 – ECWA Comprehensive Bible College, Kufai-Billiri, Gombe State

West African Examination Council, General Certificate of Education

MBA Sustainability, Nexford (In View).

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