Seasoned Senior Finance Officer with over 18 years of finance and accounting experience including 12 years at the World Bank as well as extensive experience in auditing in the private sector. Has practical experience in financial reporting and analysis and familiar with US GAAP and US Auditing Standards anchored on US Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination (passed in 1996).
Dedicated to providing high quality client service to clients and to building client capacity. Adept at working in highly demanding deadlined-driven environments and at collaborating to get the desired results. Recognized expert in knowledge and application of disbursement policies and procedures and bank operational policies. Highly committed to the Bank's mission and creates customized solutions to respond to client needs. Proactive, leads and encourages others to lead, and models teamwork. Actively promotes knowledge sharing among peers and outside of immediate work unit. Inspires peers/junior staff to achieve high standard on the job and good mentor to junior staff. Has demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment in sensitive situations and to act as Division Manager.
•Performed a review of internal controls surrounding Trust Funds in support of the “Single Audit” report (formally known as Management's Assertion Regarding Effectiveness of Internal Control Over Financial Reporting of Trust Fund Activities) for fiscal year 2002.
•Coordinated the initiative to harmonize the annual Bank's COSO Representation Letters and Trust Fund Letters of Representation (LOR) exercise.
•Participated in the Country Financial Accountability Assessment (CFAA) mission for Guinea. Report issued in June 2003.
•Performed annual operational and financial statement audits of Halco & foreign subsidiaries in accordance with US auditing standards (SAS); provided input into the “Management Letter Comment” under the supervision of Price Waterhouse Coopers.
•Performed annual compliance review of inter-company charges pursuant to Technical Assistance Agreements between Halco and the Guinean Government – attested to by external auditors, in compliance with US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
•Supervised staff accountant in performing various special internal audit projects.
•Reduced company's annual audit fee by $60K and the annual insurance premium by $100K through identification and implementation of cost saving measures supported by data mining.
•Prepared federal and state income tax returns for Halco and its three subsidiaries
•Generated savings of $150,000/year by recommending cost saving procedures on expatriate personnel benefits
Beta Teta Sigma Finance; Cum Laude; Graduate Assistant and Tutor
Continuing Professional Education and Bank Training
•World Bank Emerging Leadership Training Series; Fiduciary Forum Learning Weeks – November 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2012; SAP Business Warehouse Champion Program – October 2005; Basic Procurement – July 2004; TFLAP Accreditation – Oct. 03; Sarbanes-Oxley 404: Creating a Sustainable Compliance Process – May 2006; KPMG/Deloitte Technical Accounting Seminar Series
Accounting, Financial Reporting, Financial Analysis, Financial Instruments, Financial Management, Auditing, Budgeting, Client Service, Client Capacity Building, Data mining, Business report writing, e-Business, Negotiations, Training, Mentoring, Leadership, Policy Analysis, Multi-tasking, Project Design, Project Management, Portfolio Management, Risk Assessment, Internal Control, Problem Solving, Teamwork, Collaboration
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