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Rodrigo Zinampan

Candidate ID: 1749641

Career Summary

Highly skilled accounting and finance leader with extensive experience serving international entities. Consistently recognized for combining expert analytical, technical, and collaboration skills in fast-paced environments requiring meticulous attention to details.

Skill Set

ERP System, Oracle, SAP, IFS, Hyperion, Microsoft Office

Professional Information

Total Experience : 28

Nationality : Philippines

Qualification Level : CA / CS / CFA / Other Professional Degrees

Job Function : Accounts / Tax / CS / Audit / Finance

Work Location Preference : Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile

Highly skilled accounting and finance leader with extensive experience serving international entities. Consistently recognized for combining expert analytical, technical, and collaboration skills in fast-paced environments requiring meticulous attention to details. Proven success managing multiple, competing priorities with unwavering professionalism. Credited for driving synergies with internal and external stakeholders to resolve complex, time-sensitive challenges.
Financial and Management Competencies
• Operations Leadership
• Budget Preparation / Administration
• Cash Flow Forecasts / Analysis
• Accounting System Implementation
• Project / Cost Accounting
• Oil / Gas Financial Management • IFRS / SOX / VAT / Labor Law Compliance
• Internal Controls / Risk Mitigation
• Treasury / Payroll / Corporate Accounting
• Audit Remediation
• Staff Development / Training
• SAP, Oracle and IFS Proficiency

Regional Cost Controller, 5/2018 – Present
Spearhead budget administration, from conception to completion, serving rig and onshore offices. Facilitate multisite financial management serving operations in UAE, Qatar, Oman, India, Thailand, and Malaysia. Manage three- person team comprising of Rig Accountants. Mentor and train new hires in IFS utilization to enhance team performance. Review and approve monthly payroll. Strictly monitor outstanding receivables, unbilled revenue and client reimbursables ensuring the timely issuance of invoices and collections are made within the credit terms. Review and approve vendor invoices and ensuring that payments are made before the due date. Partner with cross-functional team to ensure compliant operations. Foster team accountability and instill process improvements to meet operational demands.
Key Contributions:
• Successfully implemented IFS accounting software to replace legacy SAP solution.
• Leveraged in-depth compliance expertise to develop internal controls and SOX accounting policies to mitigate risk.
• Simplified the preparation and presentation of Balance Sheet Reconciliation where the report has since become useful and beneficial to stakeholders.

Division Controller, Acting, 10/2017 – 4/2018 | Assistant Division Controller, 9/2014 – 9/2017
Managed the day to day accounting operations of the division. Performed the following on a monthly basis: Review of Balance, Rig Offshore Statement and Onshore Statement. Major variances and fluctuations in KPIs were explained and any issues identified were resolved in the following month. Review of Payroll Accounts. Monitored and ensured adherence to SOX regulations and other internal controls within the Finance Department. Held accountability for transition strategies enabling streamlined acquisition by Borr Drilling Management DMCC. Drove VAT system implementation to enhance operational efficiencies. Managed and coached accounting staff, while introducing process improvements. Assisted Division Manager and Rig Managers with finance inquiries and liaised with audit professionals to fulfill fiscal and statutory requirements. Prepared division budget and comprehensive reporting to aid in decision making. Monitored adherence to compliance mandates. Served as subject matter expert (SME) in diverse accounting software programs. Simplified reconciliation reporting utilized by senior management.

Key Contributions:
• Significantly reduced dependency on outsourcing professionals through diligent analysis, job scope modifications, and realignment of internal resources.
• Commended for skillful negotiation with auditors, labor agents, and tax consultants resulting in cost savings.

Finance Manager, 2/2009 – 8/2014
Controlled and managed accounting system and served as key stakeholder for technical questions and issue resolution. Supervised five-person team; verified work quality and performance. Gathered and analyzed financial data; prepared comprehensive variance analysis, gross margin reports, weekly project analysis report, monthly management report, and month-end financial reports. Worked closely with Project Managers to setup up projects and prepared/updated budgets, estimates, cash flows, and forecasts. Reviewed and analyzed project financials and operational data, accounts receivable, and work-in-progress reporting. Managed outstanding receivables and unbilled revenue. Performed project cost control and approved billing invoices, vendor invoices, collections, and payments prior to posting. Reconciled debtor/creditor accounts and project cost report (PCR) monthly, while simultaneously addressing and resolving issues. Liaised with diverse internal/external resources including managers, project managers, auditors, banks, clients, and vendors.
Key Contributions:
• Demonstrated expertise in multiple accounting systems, including Oracle, Epicor, and Sage.
• Instrumental to successful conversion from Epicor/Platinum to Oracle; trained project managers and project accountants on Oracle to enhance team productivity.
• Selected for special AECOM Ghana Ltd. projects, including Sage ERP system implementation and timely processing all accounts.
• Played key role in ensuring compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) regulations; developed internal control processes, policies, and documents, including ensuring proper accounting team segregation of duties.
Senior Accountant, 1/2006 – 1/2009
Held responsibility for Intercompany, Accounts Payable, Other Receivables, Real Estate Clearing Account, and Property Management (PM) Fee Account. Performed range of accounting functions and managed accounting system. Directed team while ensuring quality performance and adherence to accounting standards. Calculated all rent collection fees and prepared monthly summary. Produced journal vouchers related to month-end expense accruals, revenue, and depreciation. Worked cross-functionally with diverse internal and external colleagues, managers, clients, landlords, and vendors/service providers; reviewed and approved expense request from PM division.
Key Contributions:
• Initially implemented Peachtree Accounting and oversaw setup process, audit review, and deployment for later transition to Great Plains.
• Assumed additional responsibility for Property Management Accounting for selected clients, invoicing, payment, rents, and collections activities.
• Skillfully led project to automate property management fee and rental collections.
Regional Chief Accountant, 8/2001 – 12/2005
Managed treasury function, including monitoring receivables, scheduling payments, and transferring excess cash to headquarters for investing. Worked with Regional CFO; monitoring capital / funding requirements to ensure optimum disposition of financial resources and assisted in preparing year-end financial accounts. Interfaced with external auditors through issuance of final audited report. Prepared monthly financial reports, budgets, and cash flow reports for senior managers; assisted in interpreting data. Maintained Cash, Debtors, and Vendor Ledgers and reconciled to General Ledger. Processed payroll; calculated overtime pay, advances, and reimbursements. Supervised accounting team and managed accounting system. Interfaced with internal and external colleagues at all levels and from diverse backgrounds. Ensured timely resolution of issues with clients, vendors, banks, and auditors; coordinated bond issuance with banks.
Key Contributions:
• Led implementation of Epicor / Platinum for corporate office and all Middle East branches; completed 2-month training program at the company’s branch in Brisbane, Australia and visited all branch locations to provide training and ensure compliance with processes & procedures.
• Designed, developed, and managed Excel-based payroll accounting system.
• Functioned as Human Resources Coordinator during transition period; demonstrated expertise in UAE and Qatar Labor Law.

Regional Senior Accountant, 7/1999 – 7/2001
Supervised the accounting operations of countries under area of responsibility. Performed monthly reconciliation of General Ledger accounts. Assisted the Financial Controller in preparing quarterly forecasts.
Key Contribution:
• Cleared backlog of all outstanding and unresolved issues related to intercompany accounts.

Division Accountant, 9/1997 – 6/1999
Ensured the timely preparation and accuracy of General Ledger input forms. Prepared a monthly variance analysis of all profit and loss accounts and the explanation of major variances.

Key Contribution:
• Visited countries to conduct seminars and trainings to field accountants and newly hired accounts people on the AS400 accounting software system (Countries visited- Brunei, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Bangladesh).

Regional Tax Accountant, 9/1995 – 8/1997
Prepared, reviewed and analyzed on a timely basis the tax and statutory accounts of Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei and Myanmar for external audit purposes.

PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPERS, Makati City, Philippines
External Auditor, 11/1991 – 8/1995

Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting/Finance
University of Saint Louis, Tuguegarao City, Philippines
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Philippine Board of Accountancy
Technical Proficiencies: Microsoft Office Suite (Advanced Excel including pivot tables, formulas, graphs), Oracle Financials, Sage, IFS, SAP, Cognos, Epicor ERP, BPC Reporting, Hyperion
Language Fluency: Filipino (Native); English (Fluent)
Personal Information: Male, Single, DOB: 30 October 1970, Nationality: Filipino,
Current Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Professional Affiliation: Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member