KAREEM ADENIYI BIDEMI, FCA, CISA MBA
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I have acquired over 15 Years Experience in Internal Control, Audit, Risk and Compliance Management. I have worked across Multinational businesses covering Banking, Financial Services, Non for Profit Organisation and Health care Industry. I co-founder a consulting firm and a Chartered Accountant firm in Nigeria providing Audit and Assurance services, Consulting and Tax Advisory Services to Private Industry Clients. I am a Fellow Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria, Certified Information System Auditor of Information System, Audit and Control Association (USA) and a Certified Internal Auditor of the Institute of Internal Auditors. I am passionate and grounded in Audit and Risk Assurance, Internal Control Assessment, Preparation of financial statement, Financial and Audit Advisory services and have contributed towards building an Ethical and effective governance structure in organisation I have served. A Team player, with strong anaytical skills, I love numerics, knowledge sharing and work to ensure that as a team we accomplish and meet set targets.
-Ability to multi-task and prioritise tasks, highly organised and diligent approach to work
-Can work as a one-man team if require and as part of a team
-Ability to cope under pressure in a professional and calm manner, attention to details and sound decision-making skills
-Confidence in communicating (oral and written) and strong interpersonal skills
-Ability to perform reconciliation activities of accounts.
-Technical strong in Finance, Audit, Control and Compliance Functions
-Strong numerical, Analysis, Analytical, Reporting, Credit Analysis and financial modelling skills as well as strong attention to detail
-Proficient in MS applications including Word, Visio, Powerpoint and Strong Advanced Excel skills
-Sox Audit Reviews (Sox 404)
-Experience of working on Accounting, Audit and banking software package Globus, Financle, Flexcube; SAP – S4HANA, ACL, Teammate+, IDEA
-Understanding of Basel 11 Requirement and Capital Management
-Good knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standard and GAAP
-Knowledge of Donor Rules 2 CFR230, 2 CFR200; 22 CFR 200 Global Fund, USAID, Gate Foundation
-Understanding and able to apply COSO 2013 Internal Control Framework and IIA Audit Standards
-Anglia Ruskin University London, United Kingdom (2014 -2015) – MBA International
-University of Northampton, United Kingdom (2014) – BA (Hons) International Accounting (Grade: Second Class Upper Division)
-Kaduna State Polytechnic Zaria (2001)- Higher National Diploma in Accountancy and finance (Grade: First Class Distinction)
CERTIFICATION/CERTIFICATION IN PROGRESS
-Fellow Chartered Accountant (2006) – Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria
-Passed Certified Internal Auditor Exam Part 2 – Institute of Internal Auditors
-Certified Information System Auditor (2007) – ISACA
-Passed CFA Level 1 – CFA Institute
-Registered CPA Candidate:
-Best Graduate Student School of Management Studies (2001) – Kaduna State Polytechnic Zaria, Nigeria.
-Best Graduate Student Department of Accountancy and Finance (2001) – Kaduna State Polytechnic Zaria, Nigeria.
Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation, Washington DC: Industry: Non for Profit: Health System Consulting Firm. – Internal Audit and Compliance Manager (January 2017 – Date).
Report to: Chief Executive Officer/Board of Trustees.
Over the last two years, I oversaw and managed the Internal Audit., risk and compliance functions in a major donor funded Healthcare Consulting Firm that deals with Health System Strengthen in Africa. I was responsible for development and implementation of internal control assessment, monitoring and auditing plans and strategies to assess current state of organizational operations and processes and to ensure compliance with regulatory standards, revenue cycle compliance, internal operations, legislation, regulation, and internal policy. I led the development and implementation of risk assessment and compliance audit activities and integrated strategies for communication of expectations and reporting results. I undertake the business’s risk analysis and document results, lead successfully the conclusion of Statutory External Audit exercise for the firm. I also have undertaken various risk management projects and serve as quality reviewer for the deployment of the firm ERP System (SAP- S4HANA). Some of my achievement include the development of an Internal Audit charter for the organisation and assessment of the corporate governance structure. I led a workshop on control assessment to evaluate the risk and help developed strategic risk plan for the approval of the Board of Trustees.
Routinely, I advise the finance and program team on acceptable documentation for transactions, balance sheet review reviews, AR and AP management and create awareness on compliance with regulations and best practices on a day to day basis. I oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets; partner with program leads for grant reporting, reviewing contract and procurement to ensure they follow donor and organisation policy. I also supervise the performing and completion of Internal Audit and Assurance for the organisation on a yearly basis which include asset verification and report on the activities for each project been carried out by the firm. On a need basis, I perform Investigate activities and report on compliance breaches, identify and documenting agreed upon remedial actions, monitor legislative developments and practices within the industry which may impact on the organization, particularly in areas of governance, investment, finance and auditing. Lastly, I facilitate and Implement, support and audit relevant quality assurance systems across the organization and advise top management and the Audit committee on Audit findings and remedial action taken.
Society for Family Health, HQ Abuja, Nigeria: Industry: Non for Profit (Health) - Internal Audit and Compliance: Manager- Audit & Financial Reporting (Dec 2015 – Dec 2016)
Report to: Director Audit and Financial Reporting
As the Manager, responsible for Audit and Financial reporting, I work on developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders. I manage a team comprising of one Assistant Manager and three Senior Officers to conduct Internal Control Assessment, Audit of programs and functional audits, special reviews and investigations for the organisation. I backstop for the Director in his absence. Other responsibility includes the review of AR and AP, draft audit reports that include conclusions and recommendations, follow up with my team to correct identified deficiencies and review with appropriate location/function management. Ensure adherence to the Institute of Internal Auditors professional standards, monitor progress of the corrective actions by management to correct identified deficiencies, assist in the preparation of Board Financial Indicators Reports, budget performance analysis and lead the Performance of statement of Financial position Integrity activities (Reconciliation, Verification, Validation).
Routinely, I coordinate the review of grant budget and expenses monitoring and quarterly prepare financial analysis and variance/burn rate report for Board Decision. I also support the rest of the Corporate Internal Control team in ensuring we have an effective control environment and grant compliance with the organization Minimum Control Standards.
I worked with the organisation External Auditors for the Audit of SFH Financials and ensure the that highest audit standards in the organisation in accordance with audit best practice and provision of donor’s agreement. Which include Ensuring effective audit exercise through adequate planning by developing risk-based scope, methodologies, risk profiling, working papers development, etc., Preparing quality audit report for management (after audit exercise), follow up with auditees for the resolution of audit findings, and update the risk profile of the unit/division audited based on the audit findings.
I also aid the performances of specialized audits such as IT general control audits (as lead auditor), investigation, stock counts and reconciliations and fixed asset verification, etc. Lastly, I served as facilitator and mentor for capacity develop and trainings of staff (old and new), consultants, CSOs/SRs staff as a faculty member of the organisation Learning and Development Unit.
During this period, I work with the audit team to conducts regular audit review of projects such as: SHIPs for MARP (USAID), GATES (BILL GATES), WHP (PSI), Malaria and HIV (Global Fund), etc. in both HQ, CSOs and SRs, to ensure financial compliance with donor’s policy and agreement. The projects amount is in excess of £300 Million.
I participate in the close out review of GF Malaria project in the organization (grant amount of $35 Million). The close out review includes budget review, verification of the accuracy of vouchers posted into the system, cash and bank reconciliations, GL review, etc.
In 2016, I worked on a special investigation of GF HIV activities in a Federal Ministry in, Abuja which lead to the recovery of more than N1.1 million for Global Fund.
Guys and ST Thomas NHS Foundation Trust London: Industry: Health Care –Compliance Manager (Consultant): (September 2012 – July 2015)
Report to: Director of Finance
Review Controls and ensure compliance on trust finance policies, review Account receivables and payables for aging, review new business deals by coordinating requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; integrating contract requirements with business finance partners in operations. Ensure compliance and Protection of organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
Routinely, I worked to enhances organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Oceanic Bank International Plc (Now ECOBANK Nigeria PLC), Lagos Nigeria : Industry Financial Institution . Retail Banking, Investment and Commercial banking: Resident Internal Auditor and Compliance – November 2006 to August 2011
Report to: Head Audit and Compliance
In charge of Branch Internal Control, audit and compliance of operational processes and control procedures for operation and credit across more than ten branches of the bank. I participate in the development of yearly Audit plan for branches. Re-engineer control processes in the branches with approval of senior management. I also lead Investigate cases of fraud and control failures arising during business operations. Identify process improvement and work standardization in the branches under supervision Institute a controlled environment through designing, implementing, and evaluating process control procedures in branches under supervision. Coordinate regulatory reporting and annual Audit routine examinations. Attend to all queries coming from the submitted EFASS returns, and other ad-hoc requests from the regulators.
Routinely, I perform audit and provide analysis on Retail banking products on offer and suggest ways of improving products specification to achieve better performance and returns. I am was involved in providing leadership, guidance, coaching, support, and process oversight for operation teams, reporting areas of the asset management, and operation group of branches under supervision. Lastly, I ensure the accuracy of accounting records, the timely preparation of all accounting processes necessary for the monthly close process. Participates in the audit and reporting on accounts in respect of branches under supervision, including analysis of major trends and reporting those trends to management.
Equitorial Trust Bank Limited, Lagos Nigeria. (Now STERLING BANK PLC) Industry: Financial Institution: Business Operation Officer (Retail Banking) - January 2006 – October 2006
Report to: Head of Service
Lead team of seven operation staff to start off a new branch of the bank and drive the cabal of the branch from zero to equivalent of 500 million naira within six months of operations and account size of approximately 1,000 accounts within same period.
Routinely, I monitor branch internal control process, local and Fx currency exposure, including analysis of daily balances and cash forecasts, ensuring adequate cash held in required currencies and FX and maintaining required vault exposure. I served as linking desk between back office and Middle Office and ensuring trades transactions are entered and processed correctly. Perform reconciliation of accounts, payable and receivable, cash position, and ensure correct account opening documentation for new clients.. I equally executed and authorize regular business operation transaction processes in respect of the branch and retail bank operations.
Establish new and maintain existing relationships with customers of the branch and bank, Run and analyze reports for rendition to head office retail operations on a weekly and monthly basis and Coordinate and supervise other operation front office staff in the branch.
Standard Trust Bank PLC (Now United Bank for Africa PLC, Lagos Nigeria) Industry : Financial Institution : Assistant Resident Internal control Officer – Business operations September 2003- December 2005
Report to: Resident Control Officer
Identify income leakage that saves the bank loss income. Spearhead change process management for post merger implementation of processes between STB and UBA plc for Ten branches.
Routinely, 1 assist in Identify process improvement and flow standardization on business operation at branches under supervision, Institute a controlled environment through designing, implementing, and evaluating process control procedures in branches under supervision, and assist in ensuring compliance with regulatory framework and External regulators. I also assist to review and ensures the accuracy of accounting records, the timely preparation and completeness of Audit processes necessary for the monthly close process. Lastly, I participate in performing retail products review and analysis to ensure compliance with products specifications.
I am passionate on achieving performance, meeting organizational and personal objectives. I enjoy meeting people, acquiring knowledge to keep me both current with changing regulations and to be relevant in my profession. In my spare time, I read and work on building professional relationship. I love meeting new people, playing badminton and Chess.
1. Ajayi, Olufunmilayo Funke (Mrs) – Manager, Key Bank, Kent, Washington United States
2. Dr. Ohiri, Kelechi – CEO-Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation, Washington DC/Nigeria
3. Uge, Marshall Emeka – Principal Partner, Uge Marshall and Co. (Chartered Accountants), Abuja, Nigeria