Wednesday, December 18, 2013

2nd Jesse Robredo Youth Leaders Camp - February 2014

Jesse Robredo Youth Leaders Camp 2013

2nd Jesse Robredo Youth Leaders Camp

Open to ALL College Students

Review the poster, qualify, submit the requirements, and be one of the Jesse Robredo Youth Leaders. 

Join the loop and make yourself a good, effective and smart student leader. Aim high and excel.

Deadline of applications is on January 10, 2014.

Click HERE for more details.

For more information on how to apply, interested applicants can send an email to

Visit their page today. 
The 2nd JMR Youth Leaders Camp is scheduled on February 7-9, 2014.

The camp aims to inculcate in the hearts and minds of the young leaders the leadership values and principles that the late DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo had stood for and had lived out. And that ultimately, the youth leaders become inspired and empowered to be agents for change in good governance towards nation building.


Mommy Mai

Friday, December 13, 2013

My 30th Birthday at Its Best - A Loving Message from my Husband

My hubby and my kiddo made my big day - the happiest.  :)
What else can I ask for? All I can say now is - Thanks be to GOD.

December 13 - I've just turned 30. December 14 - Hubby and I will celebrate our 11 years of being together; 11 years ago when I said YES to our self-proclaimed 'May-December' love affair and began our happy journey to life.  December 16 - We will celebrate our seven (7) of being a husband and a wife - the day that started our journey to life as ONE, blessed by GOD and loved by His people. 

Our life together has always been the happiest, the most blessed one. Oh well, not because it really is it but simply because that is how we see it and we want it to be. Our marriage is 'extraordinarily unique' for not all husbands and wives would do the things we do, talk about the things we discuss during our pillow talks and meals together, hang out to places that we usually go to, and many others. Ours is simply the best and  yes, the happiest (at least for us and our families/friends). 

Yes, modesty aside, we are grateful to GOD and it feels really overwhelming to hear people appreciating our marriage and our 'relationship' ... 

Oh wait, we are not perfect and so as other marriages out there but we know it is in God's eyes, in the eyes of the people closest to our hearts, and most  of all, our own eyes as well as in the eyes of our unico hijo, Eieo

We would forever be thankful and grateful to God for blessing us with a happy marriage, loving families, good friends, and a wonderful life. Waking up each morning in between my two boys, my dashing 'debonairs' makes me appreciate and live life to the fullest. 

Here's my loving hubby's message to me on my 30th birthday (as posted on his FB account) : 

It's her day today... The woman who makes me realize my importance; my number one fan and my strength. She who never gives up on me and accepts me despite my weaknesses. The girl who always inspires me to do my best and asks me to pause for a while and to relax at times when I'm discouraged and depressed. Nevertheless, my lifetime partner and my wife who has been the very reason why I'm very much thankful to God.

This was the sweetest and most touching birthday message/greeting I've ever received this day. And a post that has gotten hundreds of 'likes' and 'comments'. Many shared their thoughts as to how sweet it is, how lucky I am and how blessed we are as a couple.

My replySuch a lucky girl. I am so blessed. This is so sweet, Dad. Wasn't really expecting to read a very sweet message from you, was so surprised and deeply touched (in tears and kinikilig). Very overwhelming, Dad! Love you ALL more and always. Thanks be to GOD. Living and spending a lifetime with you, Eieo, Eiea (in HIS time) and all - PRICELESS. 

I also intended to thank all the people who, in one way or another, have touched and moved our lives...

To our big sons and daughters who are now yuppies : Thanks for the kind words, the love and all. Our family is yours too so always remember that our home is also yours. Worth it lahat ng love and TLC na naiparamdam namin sa inyo. 

As I always say, saying thank you is good, expressing your gratitude is better but passing the good deeds on is simply the best. We are so blessed to be an inspiration and a blessing to many lives. We miss you all so much! GOD speed. To GOD be the Glory!  :)

To all : Thank you very much and may the Good LORD bless us more and always.


Thanks be to GOD! Happy Holidays!


Mommy Mai

Thursday, December 12, 2013

My Prayer on my 30th Birthday - Blessed to be a Blessing

A Very Beautiful Prayer on My Birthday

On December 13, Sunday at exactly 12 midnight (Manila Time), I

whispered this very special and beautiful prayer from my heart.

Dear Lord, 
I thank You for giving me another year of life, happiness, serenity and good health. I thank You for all the people who have remembered me today, for all the countless blessings you have given me all year round, the achievements, experiences, successes, memories, opportunities and strengths. 

I sincerely thank You for the sunshine, for the laughter, and for the gifts of family and friends that remind me of Your loving presence everyday.

Our Family in Anawangin Islands
I thank You, my dear Savior for all those tests of faith, sorrow and pain that made me stronger and drove me closer to You – trusting You more, holding unto You at all times. These have made us realize how blessed we are and reminded us to always be trusting, grateful and hopeful.

I thank you for another year that has passed and another year blessed with Your kindness and love. Thank You too for touching my life and let me experience Your goodness everyday. The gift of love and life that I receive from You is the greatest blessing that I would be always grateful for.

Forgive me for the times that I sinned against You and Your will and for the times of failure which indeed reminded me of my own weaknesses and of my strong need for you. 

Help me to start this special day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude. Let me make the best of each and every day; to still my mind so that I can hear from You. Lord, help me broaden my mind and faith that I can accept all things You have planned for me. 

Bless me with Your wisdom and knowledge that I can share for Your glory. Let me not whine and whimper over things; please keep me safe, secured and pampered as always.

Our happy family in our Davao escapades - Samal Island
Be with me Lord to give the best response when I’m pushed beyond my limits. I know that when I can’t pray, You listen to my heart. Continue to use me to do Your will and continue to bless me that I may be a blessing to others. Keep me uplifted and inspired that I may have words of encouragement for others.

Lord, I also thank you for your wonderful gifts, my husband, Rainier, our little prince, Eieo and our families, loved ones and friends. Bless us greatly with Your love, divine wisdom and discernment. Keep us committed and bonded with Your great love; We love because You first loved us. Bless also our loving families that Your grace and love may pour forth and overflow on them. Let our families be a testament of Your goodness and blessings.

With all that I am, and with all that I have ...
I offer my everything, my life to You, my God.
This I ask through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.  Amen.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Deep Fried Tofu - Filipino Style

A must-try yummy fried tofu ... Thanks to my Chef mom, Mama Lorraine Carluen.  
Happy reading! Cheers! 


Mommy Mai

For a crispier and crunchier tofu texture, increased palatability, golden brown color, consider deep-frying. This is really a very easy, healthy and budget-friendly recipe.

Quantities and measurements vary on your preference/s.

medium or firm tofu 
tablespoons of cornstarch or flour, as needed
extra virgin olive oil or sesame/canola oil for deep frying, as needed

Wash and drain the tofu carefully.
Cut the tofu into cubes, usually four parts per piece, as desired.

Directions for Deep-fried Tofu:
Roll the tofu in the cornstarch or flour with salt and pepper to taste. 
(Optional: You may also coat the tofu with egg and cracker/bread crumbs.)

Heat wok and add oil for deep frying. When the oil is heated to at least 350 degrees F., carefully add 2-4 tofu pieces into the wok.

Fry, stirring occasionally, until the tofu is golden on both sides. 
Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. 
Keep warm while frying the remaining tofu. 

Serve with Soy-ginger Dressing, Sweet and Sour Sauce, or Chinese-Style Peanut Sauce.

Enjoy this yummy treat! Hugs.   :-) Super thanks to my Chef Mom 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Time to Share and Give Back - Help the Victims of Typhoon Yolanda

Be blessed and be a blessing.
Hubby and I went to ABS-CBN yesterday to share our love and blessings to the victims of typhoon Yolanda. We donated and shared what we have, took efforts to make others help too, and most of all, inspire them to pass the good deeds on. Yes, it feels good to help but it feels a lot better to inspire others to help. Thus, it is really overwhelming to see many people doing their share and giving back.

Words are not enough to express how happy we are to experience and witness this ‘unity, love and commitment’. We were in tears to see how united we all could be. These moments are priceless; we are really speechless.

 It’s payback time.
Our sincerest and big thanks to all those who join us in lending a hand.  May the good Lord bless you and your family more and always.

Again, thank you very much… for this endeavor won’t be successful without you and your big hearts.

Si Papa GOD na po ang bahala sa inyo… babalik, siksik, liglig at umaapaw.

A million thanks, everyone.

Shirt for a Cause: Tulong na, Tabang na T-shirts
We went to ABS-CBN store to buy 125 shirts which we intended to give to the orphanage in Bulacan that we support. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone, helping the victims of super typhoon Yolanda and at the same time, extending support to our beneficiary, the said orphanage. 

Since there are no reservations for bulk orders of t-shirts, many wish to make it more available to their places, provinces and towns. The ‘Tulong na, Tabang na’ T-shirts are now out of stocks and are available (in limited stocks, maximum of three shirts per person) in Ayala malls.

Marami ang bumili, bumibili at gusto pang bumili ng ‘Tulong na, Tabang na’ T-shirts. Nakakalungkot na marami ang naubusan pero hindi ba dapat mas maging masaya tayo kasi ibig sabihin, marami talaga ang gustong makatulong kaya nauubos ang stocks?

To all those who want to grab the shirts, please watch out for it in Bench outlets and Boardwalk soon.

‘Tulong na, Tabang na’  T-shirt details:
Sagip Kapamilya Tulong Na, Tabang Na, Tayo Na #TulongPH
Color: White - Available in:

Shirt Size : Length x Width x Shoulder (Dimension)
Small  - 66.5cm x 48.5cm x 41.5cm 
Medium - 68.5cm x 51cm x 43cm
Large -  70cm x 53.5cm x 46cm
Extra Large - 71cm x 54cm x 46cm

Where to buy?
Online: ABS-CBN Store and Lazada

Or go directly to the ABS-CBN Store in Quezon City.  

You may also purchase TULONG NA, TABANG NA, TAYO NA SHIRTS in the following AYALA MALLS*:

Alabang Town Center, Glorietta, Trinoma, Greenbelt, Market Market, Festival Mall, Harbor Point in Subic, The District Mall in Cavite, and Marquee Mall in Pampanga.

*Limited stocks, maximum of three shirts per person. 


What breaks our hearts?
Yes, it breaks our heart to see the news on TV, knowing how devastating the situation in Leyte. But it is more heart-breaking to know that there are SOME people who are taking advantage of this devastating and critical situation. 

There are now FAKE ‘Tulong na, Tabang na’ T-shirts that are available in many places and even online. Grabe, sana naman makonsensya kayo at itigil na ang pagnenegosyo. Napakaganda nang adhikain ng ‘Tulong na, Tabang na’ T-shirts at sana wag naman po kayong namamantala.
Maraming salamat po.

Buy only from authorized distributors and outlets as mentioned above. 

Let us all continue to give back, be blessed and be a blessing.

God bless us all.


Mommy Mai

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Donate and Help the Filipino Victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda

What we did and how we shared our blessings...
Hubby and I were in tears while we were watching the news about how destructive and disastrous the aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda. We said our prayers and hoped that our dear fellow kababayans could make it through and would still see the goodness of life and greatness of GOD. 

 After praying for the victims as well as for their families, loved ones, relatives and friends, we decided to do our share and spread 'love' even in our own little ways. Through this blog post, hubby and I really hope (keeping our fingers crossed) that we are able to inspire others to help and share their blessings. Let us all pass the good deeds on and be a blessing to others.

To my avid readers, blog visitors, virtual friends, and all who are able to come across my virtual space, please extend a helping hand, we, Filipinos, need it so much. Your helping hands, your kindness, and your sincerest generosity are all greatly appreciated. 

May the good Lord bless you and your family always, now and forever. 

Below are the bank accounts and other means as to how you could lend a hand.

Again, thank you very much! God speed.


Mommy Mai

Photo Credit:

Cash or Check Donations
Please send cash or check donations to the PRC National Headquarters in Manila. We now accept cash donations for the Philippine Red Cross at any 7-11 store or Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop nationwide.

Bank Deposit
Bank accounts for Donations
Banco De Oro
Peso: 00-453-0018647
Dollar: 10-453-0039482

Peso: 151-3-041631228
Dollar: 151-2-15100218-2

Philippine National Bank
Peso: 3752 8350 0034
Dollar: 3752 8350 0042

Unionbank of the Philippines
Peso: 1015 4000 0201
Dollar: 1315 4000 0090

All Check/Cash for the account of Philippine Red Cross (Swift Codes)
Banco De Oro

Bank of the Philippine Islands


Philippine National Bank

Unionbank of the Philippines

For your donations to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip at nos. +63.2.527.0575 or +63.2.404.0979 with your name, address and contact number.

Photo Credit:

ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya 
For cash or cheque donations, you may deposit to the following:
Peso Account
Bank Account No: 393- 011-4199
Bank Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. - Sagip Kapamilya
Branch:Sct. Albano, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
Swift Code: BNORPHMM

Dollar Account
Bank Account No: 393-008-1622
Bank Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. - Sagip Kapamilya
Branch:Sct. Albano, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
Swift Code: BNORPHMM

Peso Account
Bank Account No: 305-111-2775
Bank Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. - Sagip Kapamilya
Branch:West Triangle, Quezon City
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM

Dollar Account
Bank Account No: 3054-0270-35
Bank Account Name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. - Sagip Kapamilya
Branch:West Triangle, Quezon City
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM

Peso Account
Account Number: 636-3-636-08808-1 
Account Name: ABS - CBN Foundation, Inc. - Sagip Kapamilya
Branch: Examiner Quezon Ave. Branch
Swift Code: MBTCPHMM

* For confirmation of donation, please fax (+632-411-4995) or email ( copy of transmittal/ transaction slip with complete donor's information.

GMA Kapuso Foundation
Peso Savings
Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number: 3-098-51034-7
                              : 3-098-51566-7
Dollar Savings       
Account Name: GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.
Account Number: 2-098-00244-2
Code                     : MBTC PH MM

Photo Credit:

TV 5 Alagang Kapatid
Cash and check donations may be sent at the following bank accounts:
Bank of the Philippine Islands-Ayala Avenue SGV Branch
1. Account Name: Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc.
(PESO) PHP ACCOUNT NO: 1443-0533-32 
(DOLLAR) USD ACCOUNT NO: 1444-0214-85 
Banco De Oro – BDO Makati Ave- Ayala Branch 

2. Account Name: Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc.
(PESO) PHP Account No.: 00- 5310-41016-4
(DOLLAR) USD Account No.: 10-5310-46264-4

Username / beneficiary:
Send a copy of the cash deposit slip to or to for record purposes.

For questions, please call: (02) 3764412, (02) 6893100 local 45191 or 45192, or fax >936 7181

Thanks be to GOD.
*Photo credits go to,, and (Big thanks!)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Study Abroad Today and Experience Financial Freedom and Stability in the Future

Do you wish to study in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, and United Kingdom? 
Oh well, the wait is finally over…

To my avid readers, blog visitors and fellow bloggers, I have some good news for you and all. I hope this could help you decide on which career path to take. Happy reading!

It is true that many professionals especially yuppies like me would always dream and love to study and eventually work abroad. Well, more than having greener pasture, earning more and saving for the future, we wish to obtain an international degree to primarily explore possibilities, widen our horizons, and achieve professional growth.

Indeed, many believe that studying abroad could really be challenging. Well, not anymore... for you simply need to have the right ‘education partners’ – a team who could give you reliable assistance, sincere mentorship, and the best counselling for you to meet your academic and career goals.

Yes, it could really be as easy as ABC. Very simple, find the leading and the most trusted name in helping aspiring overseas students, and learn from these academic experts, educators and consultants. With this trend and support, you could proudly say that studying abroad could now be a very fulfilling and rewarding experience.

So, what are you waiting for? Join the loop and be one of us. Do what we all just did... 
Take the initiatives, register online to attend in the upcoming 2nd World Education Exhibit in Manila and Cebu! Below are some details that you may need:

  2nd World Education Exhibit in Cebu
  Date: November 15, 2013
  Time: 12nn - 5pm
  Venue: Marriott Hotel

  2nd World Education Exhibit in Manila
  Date: November 16-17, 2013
  Time: 12nn - 5pm
  Venue: Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati

  Register today, click HERE.
  Or call (02) 816-07-55 (loc 116).

  For more related events, visit this PAGE

  Share this great news and be a blessing to others. 
  Pass the good deeds on.

Good luck, everyone! See you there!


Mommy Mai

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Study abroad with IDP Philippines for IDP is truly worth your trust and investments.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Unang Hirit: Arnold Clavio's Interview with Atty Alfredo Villamor

Media can really make or break a person. The 'media' influences the people – their beliefs, perceptions, points of views, outlook in life, mannerisms, fashion, lifestyle and many others.

Hubby and I were both very disappointed as to how Arnold Clavio interviewed Atty. Alfredo Villamor. 

Watch the video and see for yourself.  

Grabe, ito ang ibang mukha ng media. To our dismay, Arnold Clavio should discern and have his daily dose of reflection and prayer. Yes, we all hate Janet Napoles and pray that justice will be served and the truth will prevail. In this interview, I believe Mr. Clavio was able to become emotional and unconsciously have biases. 

Infairness to Atty. Villamor, maayos ang sagot nya at magalang makipag-usap. 

Nakakalungkot. Nakakadismaya. Sana maging mas responsable at maingat tayo sa ating sasabihin o ipapahayag.

Feel free to read other news and blogs related to this...  

Ang Mayabang at Pilosopong Panayam ni Arnold Clavio kay Atty. Villamor

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

GOMECO Group of Companies – You can Count on Its Stainless Reputation

“The leader in providing its clients with end-to-end high quality stainless steel solution. “

For more than three decades, Gomeco Group of Companies has consistently taken its stand on its reputation – providing its clients with high quality products and invaluable services. Serving the demands of Foodservice, Healthcare and Construction Industries, GOMECO lives up to its corporate values.

Gomeco Group of Companies is consisted of three companies: Gomeco Metal Corporation, Multi-Mach International, and Technical Management and Services - respectively perform complementary tasks of design and fabrication, importation and distribution, and provide preventive and/or after-sales services, all working together with proven synergistic effects.

Catering to the needs and wants of the Hospitality and Construction industries, the Gomeco Group of Companies is proud to be at the forefront of planning, designing, developing, manufacturing and supplying of various foodservice equipment systems and architectural fixtures, fabricated mainly out of stainless steel sheets and appropriately combined with components as well as finished products coming from foodservice technological centers from various parts of the globe.

Visit GOMECO’s page (click HERE) and allow them to provide professional solutions to your professional problems and needs. Indeed, they are

more than willing to be of service as you are called partners in making your business endeavors succeed.

Trust its name. Trust its reputation. Trust GOMECO

They're worth your investments.  :-) 

Mommy Mai

No. 2 Rincon St., Malinta, Valenzuela City, Philippines
Tel No: 292-4421 Fax No. 292-4858

106 Buma Building, 1012 Metropolitan Ave., San Antonio Village, Makati City Philippines
Tel. No: 822-4792/ 822-9087
Fax No: 822-7158

Unit 204, VNU Arcade, Cebu North Road
Highway, Paknaan, Mandaue Cebu Philippines
Tel. No: (032) 505-5078
Telefax: (032) 345-2570

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sample Job Descriptions - Chief Finance Officer, HRD Manager, General Manager

Human Resource Manager
Key Responsibility:
Maintains and enhances the organization's human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices.

HR Manager – Duties and Tasks
Maintains the work structure by updating job requirements and job descriptions for all positions.

Maintains organization staff by establishing a recruiting, testing, and interviewing program; counseling managers on candidate selection; conducting and analyzing exit interviews; recommending changes.

Prepares employees for assignments by establishing and conducting orientation and training programs.

Maintains a pay plan by conducting periodic pay surveys; scheduling and conducting job evaluations; preparing pay budgets; monitoring and scheduling individual pay actions; recommending, planning, and implementing pay structure revisions.

Ensures planning, monitoring, and appraisal of employee work results by training managers to coach and discipline employees; scheduling management conferences with employees; hearing and resolving employee grievances; counseling employees and supervisors.
Maintains employee benefits programs and informs employees of benefits by studying and assessing benefit needs and trends; recommending benefit programs to management; directing the processing of benefit claims; obtaining and evaluating benefit contract bids; awarding benefit contracts; designing and conducting educational programs on benefit programs.

Ensures legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource federal and state requirements; conducting investigations; maintaining records; representing the organization at hearings.

Maintains management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures.

Maintains historical human resource records by designing a filing and retrieval system; keeping past and current records.

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Completes human resource operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.

Maintains human resource staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
Maintains human resource staff job results by counseling and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.

Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Key Responsibility:
Exercises complete responsibility for attainment of financial and business goals as established by the chief operating officer and/or chief financial officer, as approved by the company president.

Establishes own professional developmental plan, and also oversees implementation of professional developmental plan for facility staff and personnel.

General Manager – Duties and Tasks
Participates in corporate strategic planning and implement strategic goals and objectives.
Implements programs that include marketing, sales, purchasing, distribution, accounting/finance, safety, education and employee services.

Takes on primary responsibility for efficient, cost-effective facility operations.
Prepares budget and sales forecasts with chief operating officer.
Reviews financial and operating reports.
Manages all departments on daily basis.
Assists corporate credit staff with collection of customer accounts.

Approves wage, bonus and commission schedules in line with budget and operating constraints.
Approves, within budgetary and corporate guidelines, expenditures for capital equipment.
Manages the day-to-day activities of the facility, overseeing that work is accomplished by the managers and supervisors, and that it is consistent with corporate policies and objectives.
Oversees that the inventory management is consistent with sales, cash flow and financial goals.
Oversees sales, delivery, distribution, pricing, accounting and customer service.

Serves as the principal public relations spokesperson for the facility.
Advises and directs facility staff; provide assistance and guidance where needed.
Oversees that the facility staff develop and implement professional developmental plans for the employees, their supervisors and managers.
Conducts regular staff meetings.
Resolves important customer complaints and service problems.

Keeps up with the industry trends, attend trade shows, conventions and seminars as appropriate or as directed.
Promotes equal opportunity and affirmative action employment practices.
Maintains proficiency in computerized systems, documentations, and other technologies as required.
Follows company policies and procedures, observes consistencies and accuracies on data, documents, manuals, and policy implementation.
Leads in conducting research, surveys, and evaluation.
Other duties/responsibilities as assigned by the chief operating officer/president.

 GM Tasks on:
Profitability and Sales
Profitability and sales involves establishing and achieving sales and profitability goals, and increasing the cooperative’s market share through regular sales efforts.
Establish and achieve profitability goals
1. Supervise performance of purchasing functions to insure greatest value, while taking advantage of all discounts
2. Supervise pricing and inventory policies designed to price competitively and achieve desired gross margin
3. Establish profit expectations

Establish and achieve sales goals
1. Establish sales goals and develop plans to achieve them
2. Maintain inventories at levels to assure service with a minimum of delivery delays, yet maintain inventory turn goals

Increase market share through regular sales efforts
1. Supervise sales staff and sales efforts
2. Review daily reports
3. Review sales results with staff regularly
4. Ensure employees have the knowledge and information needed to achieve market share growth

Service involves providing and promoting the service necessary to meet the cooperative’s goals and needs.
1. Ensure all customers receive courteous and efficient service from all employees
2. Handle claims and complaints promptly
3. Promote outstanding customer service

Reporting involves keeping the board informed of the cooperative’s status and activities, and assisting with board activities.
1. Submit monthly reports, general information, and recommendations to the board of directors
2. Assist the board in formulating policies and provide all facts needed for board decision-making
3. Make policy recommendations and carry out board policies
4. Arrange for board review of insurance, banking, auditing, and other board-approved relationships
5. Help plan the annual meeting and report to cooperative members

Other Duties
The general manager will perform duties as assigned by the board of directors and will enforce and uphold the cooperative’s credit policy.
Perform duties as assigned by the board of directors
1. Willingly perform all duties as assigned by the board of directors
Enforce and uphold the cooperative’s credit policy
1. Do not charge to customers on COD
2. Do not extend credit to customers who have not been approved by the credit manager
3. Do not authorize customer charges that exceed set credit limits
4. Keep all personal accounts current


Key Responsibility:
Administers and monitors the financial system in order to ensure that the finances are maintained in an accurate and timely manner.

CFO/Comptroller – Duties and Tasks
Assists with preparation of the budget.
Implements financial policies and procedures.
Establishes and maintains cash controls, supplier accounts, purchase order systems, etc.
Establishes, maintains and reconciles the general ledger.
Monitors cash reserves and investments.
Prepares and reconciles bank statements.
Processes supplier invoices.
Ensures data is entered into the system.
Issues checks for all accounts due.
Ensures security for all credit cards and verifies charges.
Ensures transactions are properly recorded and entered into the computerized accounting system; observes accuracy and consistency on the data encoded.
Prepares income statements, balance sheets, monthly financial statements, and journal summaries.
Prepares quarterly reports and report on variances with timeliness.
Assists with the annual audit.
Maintains the computerized accounting system.
Maintains financial files and records, calculates employee salaries, deductions and contributions, reviews payroll reports, and determines source and miscellaneous deductions.
Manages employee files and records in order to ensure accurate payment of benefits and allowances
Ensures employee electronic files are established and maintained
Oversees administration of benefits entitlements
Verifies and reports on benefits payments, annual leave records, code timesheets and working hours.
Manages the bi-weekly payroll in order to ensure that employees are paid in an accurate
and timely manner

Core Accountabilities of a CFO/Comptroller

Contributing to the effective leadership of the authority, maintaining focus on its purpose and vision through rigorous analysis and challenge.
Contributing to the effective corporate management of the authority, including strategy implementation, cross organizational issues, integrated business and resource planning, risk management and performance management.
Supporting the effective governance of the authority through development of:
– corporate governance arrangements, risk management and reporting framework; and
– corporate decision making arrangements.
Leading or promoting change programs within the authority.

Leading development of a medium term financial strategy and the annual budgeting process to ensure financial balance and a monitoring process to ensure its delivery.