Cosmas N.


My over 10 years of rich experience includes responsibilities such as Financial Planning / Modelling, Master Data Management/ Analysis, Data Analysis / Cost Implication Analysis / Treasury Management, Account Reconciliations, besides others.

I am currently associated with The University of Manchester, Manchester, England as Treasury Officer.
While my resume is attached for your perusal, a list of accomplishments indicative of my experience includes:

• Notable success in providing analysis of set-ups and reactivation performed by Master Data Team
• Showcased excellence in making efforts in initiating process simplification within the framework of ‘Value for Money'
• Lead member in evaluation of the cost implication of the current process through ‘Time & Motion’ study approach
• Achievement - oriented professional with excellent people management skills and an ability to manage change with ease

My ability to improve process operations, impact business growth & maximise profits through achievements in treasury management, accounts & finance management, cost reductions, internal control & productivity improvement, will be of interest to you. I have an effective leadership skill with strong analytical, team-building & problem solving style.

I bring to your company my years of relevant experience and my drive for results and positive outcomes. I am prepared for the next challenge in my career and look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Enclosure: Resume


Treasury Officer
The University of Manchester
United Kingdom
June-2019 - Present

Demonstrated great ability to serve, with a positive attitude by receiving and handling master data related queries from across the university, in a highly professional manner at all times.

Ensured achievement of daily target of setting-up 10 - 15 customers and suppliers master data records in Oracle per day with 100% accuracy.

Performed customer credit risk analysis by checking customer credit worthiness through D&B system and for making recommendations on opening of customer accounts in Oracle financial system.

Ensured the integrity of customer master data through high degree of accuracy of input and up-to date data.

Delivered compliance with applicable policies and procedures relating to master data records, including the University data security policy.

Master Data Administrator
The University of Manchester
United Kingdom
June-2018 - September-2018

Mapped out the current process and information flow.

Analysed data for set-ups and reactivation performed by master data team in the last 3-month period May 2018 to July 2018.

Evaluated the cost implication of the current process through a ‘Time & Motion’ study approach.

Proposed process simplification within the framework of ‘Value for Money’.

Commercial Finance Manager, Partner Markets
Diageo, Guinness Cameroon
March-2015 - September-2016

Conducted the review of product pricing across partner markets through analysis of large volume of data from SAP, with excel financial modelling tools. Boosted profit for the financial year 2015 by approximately GBP0.5million.

I performed financial evaluations (NPV, IRR) of investments (project Abidjan) and innovation projects and advised management on acceptability of projects and return on investments.

Co- led business performance management (BPM) deep dives on a monthly basis, participating on BPM calls with the central finance team in London.

Performed volume variance analysis, customer and brand profitability analysis, providing insight to senior management into performance driving and investment initiatives.

Global Audit and Risk Consulant - Asia Pacific
Diageo China Limited
September-2013 - February-2015

Performed audit of management accounts, policies, operational procedures, overall risk management across various entities in the Asia Pacific region.

Partnership with in market senior leaders supporting them in risk management processes and internal controls improvement initiatives.

Actively participated in annual risk planning process for the group, sharing insights into current and future developments that could impact overall business performance.

Senior Financial Planning and Reporting Analyst
Diageo, Guinness Cameroon
May-2012 - August-2013

I prepared the financial plan and budget for financial year 2011/2012 in collaboration with cross-functional teams.

Designed the measurement and evaluation process for advertising and promotion expenditure which improved profits by GBP 0.75million during the fiscal year 2011/2012.

Prepared error free and timely final outlook, Strategic plan and annual operating plan in partnership with

Financial Accountant, West and Central Africa Douala, Littoral
Diageo, Guinness Cameroon
July-2010 - May-2012

Performed monthly and annual financial statements consolidation and reporting using excel modelling tools,SAP financial system and Magnitude group reporting system.

Liaised with cross functional teams to ensure inter-company recharges are done and that balances are reported on a timely basis.

Ensured that management and statutory reporting is completed accurately and on time and that the surrounding internal control procedures are strictly adhered to.

Statutory Returns Accountant
Diageo, Guinness Cameroon
November-2007 - June-2010

Performed accurate and timely submission and payment of all indirect taxes to government authorities monthly and annually.

Liaised with outsource providers and actively participated on the captive migration record -to -report project.

Monitored changes in finance and tax laws and regulations and updated business operations and finance leaders on new developments on a timely basis.


Master of Science in Accounting and Finance
BPP University
United Kingdom
July-2018 - September-2019

Msc Accounting and Finance (Route to ACCA qualification).

Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance
BPP University
United Kingdom
March-2017 - July-2018

Route to ACCA qualification

Graduate Diploma, Management
Anglia Ruskin University
United Kingdom
April-2013 - September-2015