H. W. Gichohi
Managing Partner

Contacts:
Allimex Plaza, Fourth Floor, Off Mombasa Road Next to (Next Gen Plaza and Eka Hotel)
P .O. BOX 34694 - 00100,
NAIROBI

CURRICULUM VITAE

Name Isaac Mwangi Kiragu
Nationality Kenyan
Date of Birth 1964
Profession B.com. MBA, CPA (K), MKIM, CFE
Civil Status Married
Position in Firm Resident Partner

Expertise:

  • Organizational development expert with a focus on financial management,
  • Extensive experience and excellent knowledge of small, micro and medium enterprise sector.
  • Excellent knowledge of key issues and needs in knowledge and skill development.
  • Excellent managerial and administrative skills.
  • Excellent inter-personal and communications skills.
  • Excellent knowledge and use of major computer applications.
  • Excellent knowledge in strategic planning.
  • Excellent knowledge in receiverships and liquidations.

    Experience Record

Senior Auditor Peat Marwick Certified Public Accountants
1999 - to Date

Resident Partner
H. W. Gichohi & Company, Certified Public Accountants

1998 - 1999 Senior Manager
H. W. Gichohi & Company, Certified Public Accountants
1995 - 1997 Lecturer
Accounting & Finance Department, University of Nairobi

1995 - 1997 Audit Manager on part-time basis
H. W. Gichohi & Company, Certified Public Accountants
1994
Senior Auditor Peat Marwick Certified Public Accountants
1991 - 1993
Audit & Tax Senior Accountant
H. W. Gichohi & Company, Certified Public Accountants
1989 Stock Control Accountant,
Delmonte Kenya Limited

  • Membership in Professional and other Bodies

  • Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya.
  • Board member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Kenya Chapter).
  • National Chairman - Mhasibu Sacco Ltd.
  • National Secretary - Revival Missions Centre Church.
  • Board member - Kihome Secondary School.
  • Member of the Kenya Institute of Management

    Work Experience

    1999 to Date H. W. Gichohi & Company, Certified Public Accountants
    Resident Partner
      Responsibilities
    Include but not limited to:-
  • Providing overall strategic direction to our offices in Kenya.
  • Developing assignment and other training manuals.
  • In charge of daily operations and personnel.
  • In charge of auditing, taxation and secretarial departments.
  • Staff training, development and mentoring.
  • Developing new products and market for the firm services.
  • Developing and maintaining good image of our firm.
  • Presenting the firm in various meetings and forums.
  • Maintaining a healthy cashflow for the firm.
  • A member of the firm's retirement benefits scheme trustees.
  • Reviewing work carried by staff members and signing reports on behalf of the firm.
  • 1998 - 1999 H. W. Gichohi & Company, Certified Public Accountants
    Senior Manager
    Responsibilities
    Included but not limited to:-
  • In liaison with the Managing Partner, developing the firm's products and marketing.
  • Planning and monitoring assignments to ensure they are carried out in time and to the highest possible professional standards.
  • Control and supervision of staff.
  • Developing training materials.
  • Training and mentoring my juniors.
  • Representing partner in various forums in their absence.
  • Reviewing work of my juniors.
  • In charge of overall day to day running of Nairobi office.
  • 1995 - 1997: University of Nairobi Accounting and Finance Department
    Lecturer
    Responsibilities : Responsibilities included:-
  • Lecturing of University students.
  • Carrying researches
  • Supervising both under-graduate and masters students research projects.
  • Developing relevant course for teaching at the University.
  • Was a member of the Business School Faculty Examination Board.
  • Was a member of Business School Disciplinary Committee.
  • 1994 Peat Marwick Company Certified Public Accountants
    Audit Senior
    Responsibilities : Responsibilities included:-
  • Carrying out audit of small and medium companies from planning to conclusion.
  • Assisting supervising seniors in the audit of large client companies.
  • 1991 - 1993 H. W. Gichohi & Company, Certified Public Accountants
    Audit and Tax Senior Accountant
    Responsibilities : Responsibilities included:-
  • Carrying out audit of small to medium size companies from planning to completion.
  • Drafting letters to Kenya Revenue Authority on various tax issues raised on clients.
  • Computing tax liabilities.
  • Completing income tax returns for clients.
  • Offering company secretarial services to clients.
  • 1989 Delmonte Kenya Limited
    Stock Control Accountant
    Responsibilities : Responsibilities included:-
  • Costing of imported materials.
  • Controlling stock transactions of engineering stores and maintaining the stock system.
  • Coordinating physical stock take, investigating variances, writing reports to management.
  • Supervising stock control clerks.
  • Training new employees.
  • Short Term
    Consultancies : Includes the following:-
  • Have designed and written a number of clients accounting and human resource manuals.
  • Have computerized many clients accounting systems.
  • Have been involved in preparing a number of organization strategic plans.
  • Have been involved in running many seminars with various institutions.
  • Have been involved in incorporating of many companies.
  • Have been involved in running a number of receiverships.
  • Have been involved in a number of fraud investigations.
  • Have been involved in a number of company restructuring.
  • Have been involved extensively in almost all areas of management one can think of.
  • Education and Certification
    1991 University of Nairobi
    Qualifications : Masters of Business Administration (MBA).
    1989

    University of Nairobi
    Qualifications : Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)

    1991 - 1993 Home study
    Qualifications : Certified Public Accountant (CPAK)
    May - August 1986 :

    Other Courses
    Attended : National Youth Service.
    Personal fitness, Foot drill and First Aid and Campcraft.

    October - December
    1994 :
    The British Council Teaching Centre
    : International Business English
    October, 2005 Kenya College of Accountant
    : Corporate Governance
    April, 2002 Swisscontact
    : Resource Cost Reduction (RECORE TRAINING)
    : Have also attended many seminars run by the Institute of Certified
    Public Accountants of Kenya.
    Awards and Recognitions
    June Exams 1993.

    Price Waterhouse CPA (K) award : Overall best KASNEB candidate CPA III

    June, 1993. Githongo & Company CPA (K) Award : Best student in Financial Management
    KASNEB CPA III
    1984 Kirimara High School : Best student Kenya Advanced Certificate of
    Education (A level), 1984 sitting.
    1982 Munyange Secondary School : Best student in Kenya Certificate of Education (O level) 1982 sitting.
      Co-operative Bank of Kenya Ltd. : For excellent service of the bank as a Delegate.
       
    Countries Visited/Worked in Uganda, Tanzania

    Languages

    Speaking
    Reading
    Writing
    English Excellent Excellent Excellent
    Kiswahili Good Good Good
    Kikuyu Excellent Excellent Excellent

    Referees:
    Mr. H. W. GICHOHI FCCA, FCPA (K), FKIM
    Managing Partner
    H. W. Gichohi & Company
    Certified Public Accountants
    P. O. Box 34694 - 00100
    Nairobi.

    Dr. Daniel Oluoch
    Executive Director
    Kenya College of Accountancy
    P. O. Box 56808 - 00200
    Nairobi.

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EMAIL : hwgichohi@hwgichohi.co.ke
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