Walter has 10 years of experience in Finance drawn from working in a multinational as well as local start-ups in Africa.
Prior to joining FSD Africa, Walter was working as a Senior Financial Consultant in Prolific Business Consultants where he supported organizations in their financial planning and analysis. He assisted them to model different business scenarios, advice on pricing as well as doing their budgets and financial projections. He also helped improve financial reporting and perform financial analysis to assess the health of the business and give recommendations on areas to improve on. He also worked on policies that would improve the financial controls of the business and help them better manage their finances.
Before joining Prolific he worked at GE Africa as a Financial Analyst and before that as a Financial Management Trainee where he was responsible for budgeting and blueprint design, financial reporting on variance analysis to plan as well as cost management. He also engaged in commercial finance, overall financial reporting of the business and implementing financial controls. In GE he worked for the Healthcare Business, the Power Generation Business as well as the Sales and Project Finance function of the business. He was exposed to working in different businesses in different countries which included Kenya, South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria
In his early career, he worked at PwC Advisory as a Grants Accountant responsible for overseeing the grant application process, grant disbursement as well as efficient use of the grant money to carry out the donors’ projects activities. He was also responsible for training the grantees on financial reporting and ensuring that their reports presented a true and fair view of the financial expenditures.
He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Finance) from the University of Nairobi, a CPA from Vision Institute and a certificate in Financial Modelling and Valuation from the Corporate Finance Institute.