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

Jonah Njuguna Kariuki

P. O. Box 34694 – 00100 NAIROBI, KENYA.
Telephone (Office) +254-020-4768131, 828456-9/6750418/6750951
Cell Phone 0722-826288/101665
Email: jonahkariuki@hwgichohi.co.ke, jonahnkariuki@yahoo.com

Personal Details
Surname : Kariuki
Other Names : Jonah Njuguna
Date of Birth : 1969
Nationality : Kenyan
Civil Status : Married

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 auditing and assurance testing
  • Excellent knowledge in accounting for all kinds of organizations.
  • Excellent knowledge in receiverships and liquidations.

    Summary of Experience:

    June 2004 to May 2008: PA to Joint Receiver and Manager
    Grand Regency Hotel

    2002 – to date 2004 : Associate Partner
    H. W. Gichohi & Company, Certified Public Accountants

    2000 – 2001 : Senior Auditor
    Kassim Lakha Samvir Abdulla – (Now Pannell Kerr Forster)
    Certified Public Accountants

    1994 – 1999 : Taxation and Consultancy Manager
    H. W. Gichohi & Company, Certified Public Accountants

    Membership in Professional and other Bodies

    · Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya.
    · Member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya

    Work Experience

    Long Term

    June 2004 to May 2008: Grand Regency Hotel
    PA to the Joint Receiver Manager

    Responsibilities : Include but not limited to:-

  • Reviewing all financial transactions for completeness and accuracy and making recommendations to Joint Receiver Managers.
  • Reviewing on daily basis the production reports and making a follow up with the General Manager on matters that may arise.
  • Representing the Joint Receiver Managers in all Management and Operations meetings.
  • Liaison with the Hotel Management to ensure effective implementation of Company policies and procedures.
  • To institute internal control measures aimed at enhancing efficiency and higher results.


    2002 to date 2004 : H. W. Gichohi & Company, Certified Public Accountants
    Associate Partner

    Responsibilities : Include but not limited to:-

  • Assists in 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.
  • A member of the firm’s retirement benefits scheme trustees.
  • Reviewing work carried by staff members and signing reports on behalf of the firm.

    2000 – 2001 : HLB Kassim Lakha Samvir Abdulla & Co., Certified Public Accountants
    Senior Auditor

    Responsibilities : Included but not limited to:-

  • Clients audit work.
  • Clients taxation work.
  • Control and supervision of staff.
  • Secretarial work.
  • Training and mentoring my juniors.
  • Attended various stock take .
  • Participated in PAYE procedures, audit and penalties seminar.
  • Participated in Bank audit seminar.
  • Reviewing work of my juniors.


    1994 – 1999 : H. W. Gichohi & Company, Certified Public Accountants
    Manager – Taxation and Consultancy

    Responsibilities : Included but not limited to:-

  • In liaison with the Resident Partner and Managing Partner, marketing the firm’s products.
  • Client’s audit work, which involved examination and reporting on their accounting system and their internal control system.
  • Client taxation work, computation of tax payable under the tax legislation and advising the client on tax issues affecting his business including Value Added Tax (VAT).
  • Control and supervision of staff.
  • Developing training materials.
  • Training and mentoring my juniors.
  • Reviewing work of my juniors.
  • Consultancy services, especially on business matters which may be affected by a current government regulation or market environment.
  • Reporting and advising the clients management on efficiency, effectiveness and economy of operations suitable to their needs.
  • Designing the system of internal controls for high risky areas.
  • Liaison with clients accounting staff and surprise checks and inspection of sensitive areas like Cash Count and Reconciliations.

    July 1993 to January 2004: Kimaru Book Keeping Services
    Auditor

    Responsibilities : Responsibilities included:-

  • Specialized in audit of Cooperative Societies.

    January 1993 to June 1993: Kenwood Trading Co. Limited Assistant Accountant

    Responsibilities : Responsibilities included:-

  • Writing up Cash Book and handling Bank Reconciliations.
  • Posting of Transactions to the books of original entry.
  • Routine accounting.
  • Training new employees.


    Short Term
    (Consultancies) : Includes the following:-

  • Have computerized many clients accounting systems.
  • 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 many areas of management one can think of. This is to mention but a few.


    Professional and Academic Qualifications

    January 2005 to December 2006 : Moi University
    : Executive Masters in Business Administration
    : Finance major
    Research Project : Factors affecting Compliance of Value Added Tax

    December 2003 : KASNEB
    : Certified Public Secretary (CPS (K)

    2007 to Date : Various Seminars and Workshops organized for ICPSK members


    June 1998 : KASNEB
    : Certified Public Accountant (CPA (K)

    1998 to Date : Various Seminars and workshops organized for ICPAK members

    : Basic Certificates in Computer


    Londiani High School : Among the Best students in Kenya Certificate of Education (O level) 1987 sitting.


    Languages :
    Language Speak Read Write
    English Excellent Excellent Excellent
    Kiswahili Good Good Good
    Referees:
    Mr. I.M. Kiragu BCom, MBA, CPA (K), CFE, KIM
    Resident Partner
    H. W. Gichohi & Company
    Certified Public Accountants
    P. O. Box 34694 – 00100
    Nairobi.

    Mr. Solomon Adede
    Operations Manager
    Laico Regency Centre
    P. O. Box 57549 – 00200
    Nairobi.

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