Project Controls Manager

Last Updated: 19th June 2019 (over 3 years ago)

South Africa


Phone Number


Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level

Afrikaan, English


Ready to deliver immediate and long-lasting results as a financial and project controls professional. With more than 15 years experience supporting, planning and budgeting in projects and operation..


Eurasia Management and Administration School
MBA Financial Management

   Nov 2018
— Current

Executive MBA - Financial Management focus.

University Of South Africa
H.Dip (Tax)

   Jan 1996
— Dec 1997

Higher Diploma (Taxation) Post graduate diploma in Taxation

University Of South Africa
B.Compt (Hons) degree

   Feb 1990
— Dec 1995

B.Compt (Hons) degree.

Major subjects Accounting and Auditing

Northwest University (South Africa)
Bachelor of Accounting

   Jan 1981
— Dec 1984

B.Acc degree.

Major subjects Accounting and Auditing


Tenke Fungurume Mining
Project Controls Manager - Nseke Power Generation Plant Refurbishment and Modernisation Project

   Nov 2014
— Current

Project Controls Manager, 2014 to Present
Monitor and calculate accurate project cost, as well as update project schedule.
Develop financial reports of project on regular intervals. Provide project controls management, including performance status and reporting.

Key Contributions:
Completed project closeout of TFM second asset plant within three months and under the budget; saved $5M.
Controlled overall budget and contributed in the stabilisation for Nseke hydropower generation plant refurbishment project with total worth of $250M.

Tenke Fungurume Mining
Project Accounting Manager

   Oct 2012
— Nov 2014

Created and approved project related invoices and accounts in accounting system.
Handled account closing after the completion of project. Interpreted financial reports in order to analyse project performance and make recommendations to management. Managed the record of project payrolls and inventories. Developed contingency schedule and work breakdown structure for projects. Managed accounts payable and accruals.

Key Contributions:
Successfully completed an overdue project of another team; saved $15M, besides lacking systems backup and documentation.
Prevented company from late supplier payment penalties by resolving payment processing issue, rose due to recent shift of Ellipse system to SAP.
Reviewed previous usage of concrete which resulted in recovery of overcharged 5000 tons’ cement.
Located a problem in business objects reporting system by rebuilding project expenditure structure, which wrongly denoted project cost $20M more than actual cost.

Kamoto Copper Company
Management Accountant

   May 2008
— Oct 2012

Management Accountant for Kamoto Copper Mine - Metallurgical Processing plants, Engineering, General Man-agement services and the Consolidated Management report. Reporting on US$296M operating cost and US$ 32M capex (2012).

Key Performance Areas:
Managed two processing plant and one Engineering department production accountant
Produced monthly consolidated management report- KCC Operating expenses US$450M, Capex US$150M
Developed controls and procedures for processing plants and services areas
Produced monthly copper metal accounting and production stock valuation reports
Analysed and evaluated capital expenditure for processing plants and services areas
Developed first ever budget templates for KCC (2008), improved and expanded yearly

Significant Achievements:
Improvements in the weekly and monthly costs reporting procedures
Improved cost controls and evaluation
Developed site management reports
Implementation of Sage X3 system
Developing annual budget process for the Katanga operations

Mopani Copper Mines
Business Analyst - Processing and Services

   Jun 2006
— Apr 2008

Management Accountant Mopani Mines Plc Kamoto Copper Mine - Metallurgical Processing plants, Engineering Management Services

Key Performance Areas:
Produced monthly financial and operating reports for eight plants, schools, two medical facilities, engineering department, administrative services and corporate head office
Managed ten cost accountants
Continuously developed controls and procedures
Facilitated accountants training
Managed processing of the services bonus scheme.
Analysed and evaluated capital expenditure applications and business cases for expansion

Significant Achievements:
Developed and implemented new overtime control system
Presented various capital project evaluations
Reduced reporting time by 10 days by improved weekly and monthly costs reporting procedures

Debswana Orapa and Letlhakane Mines
Management Accountant - Projects

   May 2000
— Dec 2005

Management Accountant Debswana Mines
Key Performance Areas:
(Although appointed as Management Accountant – Projects. I was responsible for the financial section from February 2005 to December 2005.)

Managed Accounts receivable, Accounts payable, Treasury, Payrolls sections as well as Financial Project sec-tion.
Liaison for external auditors and department of taxes
Managed relationships with the operations departments
Facilitated finance department training needs
Financial representative on the combined committee Performance Incentive scheme.
Safety and Health Legal appointee
Significant Achievements:
Successful presentations to the operations executive committee and management levels
(Taxation, business processes)
Year-end Audit packs successfully submitted
Developed KPI’s and internal control reports for the finance department

PROJECT ACCOUNTANT 12/2002 - 11/2004
Key Performance Areas:
Improvement of financial processes and interim reporting systems
Diamond reconciliation process
Started up Finance - Project section

Significant Achievements:
Reviewed and improve the Value added tax system and controls
Improved Audit reports
Management Accountant - financial services (acting) (May 2003 – March 2004)
Assumed control of year-end reporting and external audit pack reporting from Operational reporting section.

COST ACCOUNTANT 05/2000 - 12/2002
Key Performance Areas:
Coordinated full budget process for all the operations and compiling a combined budget book for the mines.
Produced monthly on-site cost reports, variance analysis, expenditure forecasting for all departments
Managed the capital and project application function and work-in-progress reporting
Managed the Asset register
Produced monthly expenditure reports to Debswana Head Office and De Beers Corporate Headquarters
Produced quarterly expenditure forecasting and financial reports for Operational Review Meetings
Managed the Capital, Costing, Assets and Systems sections
Coordinated financial year-end pack preparation for external audit
Facilitate Balanced Scorecard reporting, ad hoc reporting and various projects.

Significant Achievements:
Implemented the asset system successfully and developed reconciliation measures. (This entailed analys-ing more than 10 years capital projects and working costs. Categorizing selected items and calculating pre-implementation depreciation. Confirmation of asset existence.)
Developed a balanced score card for own sections / develop appropriate personnel assessments / labour overtime reporting system for all the operations.
Developed the Income statement reporting / grew the costing and capital sections to included assets and system controlling functions.
Reduced month-end financial processing time from ten days to four days.
I was part of the team that implemented the production management reporting system and assisted in ex-panding the system to include financial and statistical information on a real time basis.
Also assisted in developing the system to included automated balanced score cards for online reporting.
Developed the combined Financial / Operational reporting document..