Demian Bamu

Demian Bamu

Requisition to Pay Associate at Novartis Middle East FZE
Lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
over 6 months ago

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With over 7 years of accounting experience I combine calmness, professional demeanor and transparency to deliver reliable accounting results. Possess core competences in IFRS Financial Accounting, Accounts Payable Processes', Accounting ERP systems, Taxation and Period End Closings


  • Requisition to Pay Associate

    Novartis Middle East FZE - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    May 2017 - Now · 1 year and 7 months

    -Overall ownership of the full AP process including the management approvals, system accounting and payment processing. -Serving as main corporate contact for our MENA vendor related queries and inquiries communicating payment status and SOA and addressing all forms of vendor queries -Work closely with other departments and teams to ensure that financial transactions move through SAP workflows properly and efficiently -Reduce aged invoices through regular analysis and follow ups with the business to resolve discrepancies -Monitor and report on core accounts payable KPIs identifying shortfalls and recommending actions to improve on performance -Support the month-end close by preparing accruals of expenses and performing timely reconciliations of accounts

  • Senior Financial Accounting Specialist

    Cameroon Airlines Corporation - Douala, Cameroon

    October 2013 - February 2017 · 3 years and 5 months

    -Held overall responsibility for the day to day finance and accounts operations regularly reviewing finance processes for improvements as well as ensure compliance with corporate policies -Participated in developing annual capital and revenue budgets collaborating with the airline operations and budget teams in analyzing margins, variances and cost analysis -Reviewed all account reconciliations and accounting journal entries prior to approval by senior management -Oversaw the trial balance ensuring account movements were approved and consistent with reporting standards and corporate policies -Responsible for ensuring full compliance with internal control guidelines and implementing effective accounting system and practices -Served as main contact with auditors and state controllers representing the airline in all matters of audit and taxation

  • General Ledger Accountant

    Cameroon Airlines Corporation - Douala, Cameroon

    December 2010 - February 2013 · 2 years and 3 months

    -Prepared periodic account analysis for all balance sheet accounts ensuring they were fully reconciled to the general ledger -Successfully maintained fully reconciled bank accounts for our major banks (BNP Paribas,Societe Generale Paris,BGFI, BICEC,ECOBANK) for our different business branches -Maintained 100% error free fixed asset schedule of all corporate assets using in Oracle Financials ensuring real time update for all acquisitions, depreciation, transfers and disposal -Guranteed security over financial data by following internal controls over accounting ledger systems and completing database backups. -Documented and filed timely monthly tax returns for VAT and various income taxes ensuring full compliance with fiscal obligations to prevent losses to the company. -Processed staff travel advances in ORACLE Financials following up to ensure timely submission of expense reports and reconciling travel advance account in the balance sheet.


  • Higher Diploma

    ACCA - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    December 2003 - December 2008

    ACCA Fundamental Level Certificate


  • English
    Native or fluent
  • French
    Full professional


  • Accounts Payable
  • Can do multitasking
  • Effective leadership
  • Eye for Details
  • Good communicator
  • Highly Ethical
  • IFRS
  • Invoice Processing
  • Ms offfice/Excel
  • Oracle ERP
  • Outlook
  • Period End Close
  • Reconciliation
  • Vendor Managment
  • Well organised
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