Proficient in the use of computer software to process accounting and tax information for reporting purposes in addition to setting up accounting database for clients. Demonstrated ability in the provision of auditing and tax services to clients with accuracy. Very conversant with Accounting and Tax software like Drake, Taxact, ProSeries by Intuit, TurboTax, Quicken, Peachtree accounting, Church PowerPlus, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office. Prepare and file about 250 individual income tax returns every year since 1997. Fifteen years of experience with high-volume public accounting practice as a CPA in private practice capacity, demonstrating consistent record of increasing profit throughout tenure. Instrumental in reducing business overhead by 16% and contributing to operational goals and personnel relations. Strengths include general ledger, financial statements, financial analysis, budgeting, cash management, fixed assets management, internal and external auditing and reporting. Have a deep specialization in Not for Profit Organizations Accounting systems. Have prior experience in public accounting and external auditing with leading international accounting and auditing firms. (One of the big six firms.)
Financial statement analysis
Strength in regulatory reporting
Compliance testing knowledge
Understands foreign tax reporting
Advanced computer proficiency (PC and Mac)
Superior research skills
General ledger accounting
Strong organizational skills
Effective time management
Excellent managerial techniques
Complex problem solving
Achieved 25% cost reduction by eliminating redundant processes.Formally recognized for excellence achieved in financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting.Recipient of the American Accounting Association (AAA) “Innovation in Accounting Education Award.”
05/1999 to 05/2008CFC Ministries Inc
Responsible for the entire accounting set up and operations for CFC Ministries Inc.
Duties include cash disbursement, payroll preparation, accounts payables and preparation of end of month, quarter and yearly final financial reports in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Managed and coordinated the operational aspects of ongoing community developmental projects in the church.
Reviewed status of projects and budgets, managed schedules and prepared status reports.
Perform financial coding on accounts payables for the church.
Performed and reviewed account analysis and bank reconciliation for church on a monthly basis.
Worked as the head of the finance section and was responsible to report only to the treasurer but coordinate, direct and oversee the work subordinates.
Coached, trained and counseled staff about policies and procedures of the ministries' use of funds.
Analyzed historical budgets and other financial program data to develop present and future monthly, quarterly, annually, and multi-year budget estimates for the various mission programs of the ministry.
Compiled, analyzed and presented end of years financial statements to Board of Governors and ministry membership as a whole on quarterly and yearly basis.
Conducted research and analyzed trends of ministry cash inflows for sensitive projects and created innovative ways of soliciting more charitable donations to aim at advancing ministry's objectives.
Cash inflow for projects was up 35% during my tenure.
Independent Contractor01/1997 to CurrentPJA Accountax
Own and operate a small tax preparation service business with over 250 clients, performing private accounting and tax preparation services to individuals and small businesses to provide exceptional customer care in terms of cost, quality, and timeliness in the delivery of products or service.
Serve as the principal CFO, who prepares, compiles, analyzes and review customer products and services via QuickBooks and Taxact software, to provide financial data interpretation and other accounting services based on General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to clients.
Provided financial and accounting services in connection with change of ownership and licensing requirements involved in conversion from S-corporation to C-Corporation in collaboration with other tax attorneys.
Reduced primary expense category from 50% to 34%, saving the company approximately $1.2 million through implementation of purchasing controls to clients.
Established overhead budgeting systems using Microsoft Excel to improve expense tracking and its eventual control and reduction by 46%.
Introduced a cafeteria plan and designed bonus system based on productivity to improve employee morale during downsizing and workforce reduction.
Directed the conversion of 401(k) program from company-directed to employee-directed program, reducing employer liability and labor cost by approximately $335,500 by off-loading management of plan funds to a private investment company with lower cost overheads.
04/1996 to CurrentUnited Airlines Inc
Serve as a Ramp Lead and a Supervisor in the Airport Operations department, managing over 50 employees in the determination of safety protocol regarding the protection of passengers aboard commercial flights both domestic and internationally.
Oversee daily operations performed by staff in executing required safety regulations and in the planning of over 100 flights on daily basis.
Conduct operational control of personnel as the Lead Ramp Serviceman, assisting in the coordination of security and safety measures required in loading and unloading of cargo and baggage onto company aircrafts, performed to ensure timely departure of company aircraft for each flight.
Identify, develop and recommend innovative concepts to increase on time performance.
Utilize Unimatic, Apollo and Shares computer database programs to calculate weight and compile weight and balance manifest information for the Company's departing flights resulting in exceeding the Company's goal for on-time departures achieving an increase from 75% to 98% rate.
Conduct rigorous analysis and planning of Company procedures and processes resulting in millions of dollars in cost savings, eliminating aircraft accident and damage rates extensively, contributing to the sustainment of the Company's reputation for excellence.
11/1992 to 04/1996KPMG
Worked directly with the audit manager and partners to plan engagements and supervised audit personnel on the job.
Audited, reviewed and compiled financial statement of major corporations and firms according to Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).
Planned and performed financial statements and compliance audits for Obuasi Goldfields Inc.
and Mobil Oil Ghana Ltd, and Ashanti Gold Fields.
Performed and participated in cost-benefit analysis dwelling on business risk analysis assessments, business process review, design and implementation for clients using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Developed, revised and reviewed audit programs and management questionnaires for external auditing of multi-national companies with a success rate of about 80%.
Supervised, directed, coordinated, and oversaw audit teams.
Representative clients list included securities firms, manufacturers, government entities, and financial institutions like Standard Chartered Bank and Barclays Bank of Ghana.
MBA: MANAGEMENT2012STRAYER UNIVERSITY DECMANAGEMENT
CPA (CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT) - MAY 2001, VIRGINIA. B.COM & DIP. ED. UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST- GHANA, SEP 1992