FINANCE MANAGER: MR GIFT SIBANDA Gift holds a Bachelor of Commerce Accounting Honours Degree from Midlands State University (MSU), a Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA) from National University of Science and Technology (NUST) and is an Associate Member (ACIS) of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSAZ). He is also a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICPAZ). Gift is currently studying for a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Corporate Strategy and Finance.
He also holds other Continous Development Programme certificates (CDPs) in Financial Modelling (NUST), Materials Purchasing (ZIPAM), ICDL (NUST) and is an Accredited Customer Service practitioner (ZIMHOST).
He joined Hwange Colliery Company Limited in July 2013, from Bulawayo City Council (BCC) where he gained extensive experience spanning over 26 years in financial accounting, management and procurement. He previously held positions at Bulawayo City Council as Accountant, Accounting Manager-Supplies, Accounting Manager- Procurement before being elevated to Acting Finance Manager- Procurement and Supplies. He was substantively promoted to Finance Manager-Corporate Services in April 2009 and held that position until he joined HCCL as Finance Manager. He is passionate about financial modelling.
While at BCC, Gift set in various Management Sub-Committees including the Corporate Strategic Planning, Budgeting, Standards, Tender Adjudication and Permanent Collective Bargaining and Staff.
A former External Examiner and Moderator in the Department of Commerce at Polytechnic College in Bulawayo (under the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education), Gift enjoys lecturing on a part time basis. He has lectured all levels of Financial Accounting, Company Law, Commercial Law and Entrepreneurial Skills Development, among others.
Born in Bulawayo, Gift is 50 years old and is married with three kids.