Lead Consultant

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CAREER SUMMARY

  • Principal Internal Auditor
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Bilingual – English \ French.
  • Managerial, Financial, and Auditing Consultant
  • Risk Management and Compliance Officer
  • Effective tutoring and lecturing abilities in Tertiary Institutions
  • An enthusiastic team member \ leader whose participation brings out the best in others.

EDUCATION

  • CA – Chartered Accountant, Ghana

Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana ICAG

Accra – Ghana

 

  • MFC – Master in Finance and Accounting                         

Institut Britannique De Management Et De Technologie

(British Institute of Management and Technology)

Abidjan – Côte d’Ivoire

 

  • BBA (Accounting) – Bachelor of Business Administration

Valley View University,                            Emphasis:       Accounting     

Oyibi, Accra – Ghana.                             Minor: Information Systems

 

Accomplishments:

  • Media Executive Officer for Private Universities Students’ Association of Ghana 2003 / 2004
  • Editor for the Valley View University Students’ Association ‘VAVIUSA 2002/2003’
  • Financial Controller for the Business Administration Students Association BASA 2002 / 2003 of Valley View University.
  • President of the Green Earth Club 2003 – 2004

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 National Cardiothoracic Centre (Korle Bu, Accra – Ghana)

Head of Internal Audit Unit                                                              

(Grade: Principal Internal Auditor)

  • Plan and conduct audits / investigations of activities, processes or operations carried out by the Centre (Performance, Procurement and Financial Audits).
  • Determining the extent established internal controls are effective and efficient and preventing and/or detecting errors and irregularities.
  • Developing the annual audit plan from the mapping of risks that all activities and financial transaction processes are exposed.
  • Ensuring compliance with Financial Administration Act & Regulations, guideline and policies on accounting and treasury management.
  • Evaluating payment vouchers, it’s supporting documents and monitoring accounts payable procedures and revenue collection.
  • Reviewing the activities, processes and nature of operations, procedures and related internal controls to determine operational risks.
  • Providing consultancy and assurance services and also recommendations for improvement in areas of deficiency in the Centre’s operations.
  • Training of newly appointed officers and national service personnel / internship students posted to the Unit.
  • Preparing and submitting audit reports periodically.
  • Keep up to date all records of internal audit for supervision missions and quality control/assurance.

  

Ministry of Health – MOH (Head office – Accra, Ghana)

Principal Internal Auditor                                                             

  • Assisting the Director of Internal Audit to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of Risk Management controls and governance Compliance processes in the Ministry
  • Reviewing and Monitoring the internal control systems of the Ministry and its subsidiaries to provide assurance to management
  • Reviewing procedures for safe guarding assets and as appropriate verify the existence of such assets.
  • Leading audit teams (Planning, Execution and Reporting of internal audits using Systems–Based Auditing in some selected BMCs – Quarterly)
  • Evaluating risk exposures relating to the Ministry’s operations, governance and information systems in relation to efficiency of operations, reliability of financial information and compliance with laws, regulations and contracts. Risk – Based Auditing (Planning, Execution and Reporting)
  • Identifying risk related transactions and process and providing Management with the necessary advice and recommendations.
  • Undertaking follow-up exercises on Auditor – General’s Reports.
  • Providing recommendations for improvement in areas of deficiency in the Ministry’s operations.
  • Assisting in the training of newly appointed officers and national service personnel / internship students.
  • Preparing and submitting audit reports periodically.

 

Nurses Training College – Pantang (Accra, Ghana)

Midwifery & Health Assistants Training School – Pantang (Accra, Ghana)

Head of Internal Audit Unit                                                              

  • Evaluated and improved the effectiveness of internal controls mechanisms and good governance processes in the College and School
  • Passing and Pre–auditing of payment vouchers and supporting documents and monitor accounts payable procedures.
  • Reviewed procedures for safe guarding assets and as appropriate verify the existence of such assets.
  • Reviewed stock control processes to ensure their effectiveness.
  • Provided recommendations for improvement in areas of deficiency in the Ministry’s operations.
  • Trained of newly appointed officers and national service personnel / internship students
  • Undertook quarterly Systems–Based Auditing in some selected thrust areas (Planning, Execution and Reporting)
  • Prepared and submitted audit reports periodically.

        

Lecturer and Consultant  for 3 Institutions          

    1.   Graduate School of Management – GSM (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)                                                          

  • Students Affairs Coordinator and SRC relations
  • Lead Consultant on many Financial, Strategic Planning and Leadership orientation projects.
  • Lectured Economics (Micro & Macro), Business Law, Introduction to Business Communication, Business Communication and Business Environment at the Bachelor’s Programme
  • Lectured Marketing Management for the ICM certification
  • Lectured same in the modules for ABE certification, UK.

      2.      Institut Universitaire d’Abidjan – IUA (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)

  • Lecturing International Financial Reporting Statement (IFRS) for their Masters Programme in Finance and Accounting

     3.       Institut Britannique De Management Et De Technologie – IBM-T    (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)

  • Lecturing Corporate / Company Accounting, Management Control and Financial Management for their Bachelors degree programme

 

Morning Glory International School (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)

Business Manager and Tutor    

  • Taught Accounting, Business Studies, Economics and Computer Studies / IT for Middle and High School students.
  • Prepare students for the IGCSE and AS & A level exams organized by the University of Cambridge International Examination since June 2004 to Nov. 2008.

 

 SKILLS

  • Used Spreadsheet to design inputs forms, analyze and interpret results of most function, generate graphs and use macros.
  • Excellent PowerPoint presentations skills.
  • Desktop designing and publishing.
  • Excellent team builder and a great negotiator.
  • Great communication skills with a flair for excellence.
  • Fluent in speaking the French Language.
  • Working knowledge in SYSCOA Accounting (French)
  • Skilled in gathering, recording data and interpreting it

  

SPECIAL COURSES

 Johannesburg, South Africa

Course organized by AISA – Association of International Schools in Africa

  • An Institute course for “Standards and Benchmarks and Beyond”
  • An Institute course for “Turning barriers into Possibilities: Rethinking Learning Support Programs in Middle / High School”

 

Dubai, United Arab Emirate

Course organized by University of Cambridge International Examination

  • A professional development course in “Cambridge International Diploma in Teaching with ICT”

 

Accra, Ghana                       

Course organized by AISA – Association of International Schools in Africa

  • An Institute course for “The language of Leadership”
  • An Institute course for “International but not Global: Do Our Schools Live up to Our Missions?”

 

Cantonment, Accra                                                                           

Course organized by Civil Service Training Centre

  • Accelerated training on Scheme of Service; Emotional Intelligence, Productivity tools, Policy formulation, Monitoring & Evaluation and Ethics.

 

TRAINING

Accra, Ghana                                   

Course organized by Ministry of Finance & Economic Planning (MOFEP)

  • A Special training course in “Program Based Budgeting – PBB”
  • Prepared the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Budget Statement for the Internal Audit Directorate, Ministry of Health

  

Adenta, Ghana                       

Training organized by the Ministry of Health in conjunction with Ghana Audit Service

  • Orientation and training on System Based Auditing and Risk Based Auditing
  • Audit Report writing (Audit Objectives – Plans – Programmes – Findings and Conclusions
  • A special training in Performance Auditing and Evidence gathering
  • A workshop on report writing (Criteria – Condition to Recommendation)
  • A special training on Procurement and Project Auditing

 

INTEREST

  • Organizing conferences, trainings, meetings and workshops
  • Event and Logistics management
  • Organising Social and Investment clubs
  • Travelling and learning other cultures

 

 MEMBERSHIP OF BOARDS AND ASSOCIATIONS

  • Board Member of the Health Sector Occupational Pension Scheme, Ghana. Since July, 2013 to April 2016.
  • Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana; since Oct. 2015 to Date
  • Member, Institute of Internal Auditors, Ghana; since Oct. 2015 to Date
  • Convener and Member PUSAG Associates; since Oct. 2015 to Date
  • Secretary, Men’s Ministry of Calvary Baptist Church, Adenta; Dec 2015 to Date
  • President of the Ministry of Health Wealth Association, Ghana. Since September, 2012 to date.

 

PUBLICATIONS AND BOOKS

  • Currently working on three (3) Books, “Routine Audit Inspection” A guide for newly recruited Internal Auditors, Setting up an internal Audit Unit and Risk Management – Perspective from The Internal Auditor.