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					                                                   Rumbi N. Bwerinofa, CPA/CFF
                                  Brooklyn, NY 11215  646.623.6018  rumbi.bwerinofa@gmail.com

                                                          Executive Overview
 Financial executive certified in financial forensics, with comprehensive knowledge of forensic accounting practices and techniques.
 Possess vast experience in financial statement analysis and due diligence work and hands-on experience in fraud investigations and
 analysis of budget and account variance. Experience in both public accounting and the corporate arenas. Accomplished in
 developing and implementing financial systems, strategies, processes and controls that significantly improve P&L scenarios. Detail
 oriented with exceptional communication and organizational skills. Build and lead highly motivated teams that improve operating
 efficiency and productivity.

                                                               Experience
TGM ASSOCIATES — NEW YORK, NY
(An investment advisory firm with a portfolio of over $1.1 billion in assets)
Controller Managed Accounts, 4/2008 to Present
Direct accounting financial analysis; internal and regulatory reporting; quarterly financial and special reporting for investors; directing
and preparing year-end audited financial statements; tax reporting, budgeting; forecasting; internal and external auditing; financial
statement consolidations; direct the financial aspect of due diligence audits for prospective acquisitions; special projects for REITs and
separate funds. Supervise a staff of over 40.
Key results:
    Reduced monthly reporting processing time by 5 days and significantly improved reporting accuracy by establishing standard G/L closing
    procedures, training staff and encouraging career, team and personal development.
    Identified 3 properties that were financially suitable for purchase in 2010. All three properties have occupancies over 90% with less than
    $5,000 in tenant receivables.
    Built an efficient and effective accounting department, fostering a collaborative environment that improved productivity, individual
    accountability and team morale. Despite a weak economy, property revenue rose by 11.5% in 2010.
    Revamped G/L, financial systems, reports and schedules to improve forecast precision and standardize reporting procedures.

RANGER PROPERTIES — NEW YORK, NY
(A real estate development and management firm with $200 million in assets)
Controller, 11/2004 to 3/2008
Oversaw financial analysis, financial audits, and preparation of consolidated financial statement accounting in accordance with US
GAAP standards; developed and managed external business relationships (e.g., banks, commercial tenants, auditors); constantly
identified ways to strengthen overall financial performance. Managed a staff of 18 and reported directly to the CFO and the CEO.
Key results:
    Designed and implemented control systems to improve accuracy of accounting records, curb costs and reduce monthly closing time by
    20%.
    Improved relationships with commercial tenants and cut accounts receivable by over 30 days. Negotiated payment plans with
    delinquent tenants and reduced tenant turnover.

MUSA CAPITAL ADVISORS — NEW YORK, NY
(An emerging market private equity firm with projects in Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East)
Analyst & Managing Accountant, 1/2000 to 10/2004
Overhauled the company’s accounting systems; instituted fixed asset, A/P and A/R sub-ledgers and created control systems to ensure
the safeguarding of assets; interviewed, hired and trained accounting staff; produced and maintained financial models for investment
banking deals. Reported directly to the partners.
         Reduced processing time by over 50%.
Rumbi N. Bwerinofa                               646.623.6018   rumbi.bwerinofa@gmail.com                                    Page 2


TRANS ZAMBEZI INDUSTRIES LIMITED — HARARE, ZIMBABWE
(A major conglomerate in Sub-Saharan Africa with divisions in health insurance, horticulture and manufacturing)
Risk Analyst & Development Manager, 5/1999 to 12/1999
Developed the organization’s risk-based health insurance business; analyzed risk and drafted proposals for presentation to actuaries
for package approval; designed a dental wellness benefit plan and determined pricing for various aspects of medical benefits; wrote
policy and procedures documents; trained staff and clients on medical benefits and usage of the risk-based product. Reported directly
to the CEO.
          Member of a team pioneering a risk-based approach to health insurance.

DELOITTE — HARARE, ZIMBABWE
(A big 4 public accounting firm)
Audit Senior, 1/1996 to 4/1999
Developed audit plans and budgets; evaluated accounting operations and coordinated fieldwork for the firm; supervised and trained
new staff accountants; delegated assignments and evaluated staff performance. Coordinated audit team activities to meet objectives
within time and budgetary constraints; mentored junior staff; generated management letters and audit issues memoranda.
Performed due diligence assignments for clients seeking to make investments or investigate financial discrepancies. Clients included
Nestlé, Colgate Palmolive and Barclays Bank.
          Produced financial statements according to International Financial Reporting Standards.

MERCHANT BANK OF CENTRAL AFRICA — HARARE, ZIMBABWE
Analyst, 8/1994 to 12/1995
Employed as a follow-up to 1993 summer internship with the Investment Management Services division, in a joint venture with
Alliance Capital Management.

                                               Certifications & Professional Affiliations
Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), 2012
         Passed exam on first attempt
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of Massachusetts, 2011
       Passed all four parts on first attempt.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)

                                                                Education
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA — SOUTH AFRICA
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, 1999
    Completed program in three years while employed, full-time, with Deloitte
MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE — SOUTH HADLEY, MA
Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Minor in Mathematics, 1994
    Completed four-year degree in five semesters.
    Awarded Gina Jacobsen Prize for Mathematics and Astra Holdings Bursary.
    Founding Chair of the Mount Holyoke African and Caribbean Students’ Association.

                                                       Training & Development
Proficient in MRI, Yardi Enterprise and various auditing, accounting and statistical packages.
Computer expertise in both PC and Macintosh environments. Experienced with MS Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Access). Confident
in learning and using new business applications.
Fluent in Shona, working knowledge of French and Latin, studying Italian.
Volunteer with the New York African Film Festival and Central Park Summerstage.
Full and half marathon runner.
Interests include creative writing, dance, theatre, Bikram yoga, surfing and basketball.

				
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Description: Rumbi Bwerinofa is a financial executive certified in financial forensics, with comprehensive knowledge of forensic accounting practices and techniques. Rumbi possesses vast experience in financial statement analysis and due diligence work and hands-on experience in fraud investigations and analysis of budget and account variance.