Lydia Katanu Kisangau

P. O. Box: 223-00242 Kitengela, Nairobi


Summary of Experience

       I am an accountant with over 7 years practical experience in Finance and accounting administration, with ability to work as part of a team, self-motivated, resourceful in possession of good interpersonal skills and the experience of working in multicultural environment in accomplishing accounting, business administration operations for a busy organization and handling financial information. I possess skills in managing financial management systems, business administration operations and analyzing / interpreting financial data and information. I uphold high standards of professionalism, ethics and execute due diligence in a well established and aggressive setting.

Education & Professional Qualification:

  • Bachelor of Commerce –  Finance, Strathmore University, 2nd Class Honour, 2004  -2008
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, Kagwe Girls High School, Mean Grade B-, 2000-2003

Key Professional Skills & Competencies:

  • Administration of finance and accounting
  • A good possession of integrity, commitment to service and respect for diversity
  • Preparation and presentation of reports
  • Ability to grasp new systems / procedures quickly and adapt them to local practices with ease
  • Coordination & utilization of resources/logistics set u
  • Ability to think creatively and provide an innovative approach to problem-solving
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with suppliers, partners and institutional officials/ employees
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organization skills
  • Proficient in computer packages, namely: Word, Advanced Excel, Internet Exposure in bank cheque transactions
  • Good working knowledge of financial rules and regulations and banking procedures
  • Secretarial Support – Filing, Retrieval of data when needed
  • Proficiency in documentation


Assistant Accountant

Machakos University Feb 2017 to Date

Higher Learning Institution

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supplier payments processing
  • Processing contractors’ payments
  • Processing payments of all utility bills
  • Maintaining the Sundry Creditors ledger
  • Vetting of supplier Invoices before payment
  • Ensure timely filing and payments of the relevant withholding taxes
  • Advising the Chief Finance Officer on the payment of suppliers based on the aged supplier analysis
  • Maintaining the Projects and Contractors accounts
  • Handling all supplier issues and complaints
  • Preparing payment vouchers
  • Checking of payment vouchers before voting
  • Generating Sundry creditors reports as and when required
  • Preparation and verification of payment vouchers
  • Filling monthly statutory returns-PAYE, VAT, NSSF withholding Tax.
  • Imprest management
  • Assisting in preparing managements accounts

Assistant Accountant

Uchumi Supermarket Ltd, January 2010 to Date;                

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Cheque management – writing of cheques to suppliers
  • Prepared suppliers’ payments using the Lawson Accounting System
  • Reconciled suppliers accounts
  • Created new suppliers account profiles in the system
  • Assisted in checking supplier payments before releasing the cheques
  • Undertaking Stock take for branches
  • Writing reports for after stock take events

Significant Work Experience

  • Sale Representative, Sales Department, Consolidated Bank Of Kenya, August-December 2009
  • Sale Representative, Giant Pharmaceutical Ltd,  February – July 2009


     Please feel free to contact the under mentioned in regard to my competence, work ethic and performance.

Aileen Nyatuga

Chief Finance Officer

Machakos University

Tel: 0714 407435

Joseph Kiswii

Head of Payroll

Machakos University

Tel: 0721616637

Mary Wambua

Internal Audit

Machakos University

Tel: 0731524091