OUR STORY

About Us

PRACTICE DESCRIPTION

As auditors and strategy consultants we provide thought leadership, unbiased partnership and deep industry knowledge. We have a human resource compliment of fully qualified chartered accountants, Emergent Business Solutions an associate firm of Tax consultants; trainee accountants and interns as well as 2 architects who provide project management services. We plan to be Zambia’s first multi professional firm.

Our goal as the consultants is similar to the role of a doctor – diagnose the problems of a company, and prescribe actions to remedy and improve the situation.

To do that we need to get to understand the business, make sure the questions asked by the client are actually the questions they should be asking, and then gathering the information on how to best answer that question.

Finally, it involves working with the client to come up with a realistically-implementable strategy to set the direction and help achieve the long term goals of the company.

Our firm provides tax, financial and legal advice regarding international investment and international tax law as they relate to Zambia.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

At The Cicero Strategic Advisory Group, our philosophy is simple – we believe that adding value for our clients, at the end of the day leads to a gain in value for ourselves.

       “Putting the client first” is the core of our business.

We believe that adding Value is the fundamental driver of our business. Specifically, it must be self-evident that our contribution to our clients’ businesses exceeds the cost of our services. Also, it is simply more satisfying to do a good job than a poor one

OUR VALUE SYSTEM

OUR CLIENTS

Our corporate clients include international franchise owners, international mining contractors, up market restaurants, law firms and transportation companies. The bedrock of our client base is the SME sector, the peripheral entities of the mining industry. Our philosophy is to grow with the client.

OUR TEAM

Qualification

Masters Of Law Degree – University of Liverpool.

(ACCA) (AZiCA) (LL.M International Finance and Banking)

 

 

Experience

11 years Experience

Additional Information

Memberships include the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants and Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

Edward is Chartered Accountant, qualified in 2001. He holds a ZiCA full audit practicing license. He also holds a Master’s of Law Degree from the University of Liverpool specializing in International Finance and Banking. He has specific interest in the Interaction between International Tax law and Public International Investment Law. Other areas of expertise include the preparation & review of Financial Statements, Domestic Tax Advisory and International Tax Law. He also has expertise in International Investment and Banking Law.

Memberships include the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, The Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants and Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

Qualification

2004 – 2006 University of Technology Sydney, Australia Master of Business in Finance, Specialisation: Funds Management
1998 – 2002 University of Arizona, USA BSBA Double Major: Management Information Systems and Operations Management

Experience

11 years Experience

Additional Information

Passed the Advanced Investment Advisor and Stockbroker course offered by the SEC  Certified Finance Treasury Professional with the Finance &Treasury Association (FTA), Australia. Wrote presentation on money laundering for PWC Researched on the economic outlook for Zambia and produced monthly economic report. Advanced knowledge of Databases, Datawarehousing, Java, C and SQL programming

Chimese holds a masters in business and finance from the university of sydney in Australia. Below are highlights of his career:

2012 – 2015 Zambia Catholic University, Kalulushi, (Zambia Catholic operated learning institution Associate Lecturer) – Lectured courses in Financial Markets and Regulation of financial institutions.  Lectured on risk and return in financial markets, stock market and equities, foreign exchange markets and financial futures. Also lectured on structure of financial markets in Zambia.  Lectured students about computer systems including networked systems and how they work

2011 – 2012 Alios Finance, Lusaka, Zambia (International leasing company Credit Analyst) – Assisted the credit committee in examining lease facility applications through quantitative and qualitative analysis and gave an opinion of credit risk. Responsible for maintaining quality and profitability of loan and lease portfolio. Developed a credit risk management policy that was approved by the Bank of Zambia. Managed recoveries on the loan portfolio In charge of Risk Management and verified returns to Bank of Zambia

2008 – 2011 Australian Institute of Business and Technology (AIBT), Lusaka, Zambia AIBT is an extension of the Edith Cowen University (ECU) (Lecturer) Worked as a lecturer teaching MBA courses in Finance and Business Strategy.  Taught undergraduate courses in statistics and economics. Delivered course content and assessed the students in class participation, presentations and written reports.

2007 – 2008 Price Waterhouse Coopers, Lusaka, Zambia Global network consulting firm Analyst, Audit Associate. Worked as an Analyst in the Crisis Management department of the Advisory line of service  Worked on projects involving restructuring, liquidations, receiver ships and independent business reviews. Worked as an Associate Auditor in the Assurance line of service. Performed procedures to test the operating efficiency of clients’ internal controls. Analysed financial activity at a detailed level and traced transactions to validate the integrity and consistency of systems. Performed procedures related to reviews of operational areas and fraud investigations. 

Qualification

ACCA

Experience

5 years experience

Additional Information

Financial Management, Performance Management and Tax Advisory.

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Qualification

Advanced Diploma In Accountancy.

Experience

3 years Experience

Additional Information

Taxation And Accounting.

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Qualification

 Advance Diploma In Accounting.

Experience

2 years experience

Additional Information

Taxation And Accountancy.

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Qualifications

ACCA

Experience

4 years experience

Additional Information

Financial Management, Performance Management and Tax Advisory.

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Qualification

to be updated

Experience

to be updated

Additional Information

to be updated

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Qualification

to be updated

Experience

5 years experience

Additionl Information

ZRA liason Officer

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