Ernest Tumuhairwe ACMA CGMA is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant with 15 years industry experience as an accountant. Originally from Uganda, he arrived in the UK in 1999 to pursue his CIMA studies, self sponsoring.
It wasn’t easy but he worked various manual jobs to make the funds required to pay his tuition and as such endured hard days but persevered. He took a hiatus from the studies between 2004 and 2007 but resumed in 2008 to complete the CIMA qualification. He qualified in 2009, receiving his certificate sometime in 2010.
During the course of his studies, he managed to get an accounting temp job as a purchase ledger assistant through Adecco. Shortly after he got a job in June 2005 working for a start up TV company Eezee TV LLP, a joint venture partnership between John Mills Ltd and Kleeneze but it folded at the end of 2006.
He was then asked to join JML group as an Assistant Management Accountant in Jan 2007 mainly dealing with the Direct side of the business (B2C) managing the E-commerce and Television side of the accounting function. Through this period, he managed to make his way up the ranks to a Management accountant following completion of his studies and a recognition by the company. During his time at JML Direct, he managed the full accounting function as a sole accountant for the Direct arm of the business up to and including the preparation of Management accounts for review by the financial Controller.
He then took a hiatus from work in 2013 due to family circumstances for two years. He joined a start up company Move 51 in Jan 2016, a lettings company set up by Haringey council as a Financial controller reporting to his direct manager and the board. Unfortunately this role lasted just nine months as the council could no longer fund the start up project given that it was not bringing in sufficient revenue.
On 1st Oct 2016, Ernest & Co accountants was launched with the founder working on a contracting self employed basis. During this period, he has worked with clients from various industries/companies dealing in Bespoke Manufacturing, Architectural studios, Design Studios, Property Management, Retail, Catering to name a few. He is versatile and adaptable.
He is an avid football & Tennis fan supporting Manchester United. He simply watches the games, never the player. He also likes socialising with colleagues and friends.
Ernest & co Accountants now exists as an outsource company to clients that need help with handling of their bookkeeping and accounting functions.