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Ebenezer Bonsu has over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance roles. He holds an MBA in Finance and is pursuing qualification as a chartered accountant. His career has included positions in accounting, auditing, inventory management, and financial reporting. Currently he works as an expenses director for AgroEcom Ghana Limited where he is responsible for expense entry, report preparation, record keeping, and reconciliation tasks.

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Curriculum Vitae
Ebenezer Bonsu
G.48 Service Plot DTD
Community 16, Lashibi – Tema.
Tel: +233(0)246569476/209901856
ebonsu76@gmail.com
Skills and Profile:
Dynamic, strategic and detail-oriented individual with extensive and in depth knowledge in
Accounting and Finance. A holder of MBA Finance and currently studying towards becoming a
member of Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA) Ghana. Highly organised and have over ten
year experience within the accounting environment. Excellent analytical and problem solving
abilities. Strong IT experience in MS Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Tally. Experience in
messaging systems (Outlook/Exchange Server) and remote desktop systems.
Employment History
March, 2016 to date
AgroEcom Ghana Limited
 EXPENSES DIRECT
• Entering of Purchases into SAGE
 REPORT /SCHEDULES PREPARATION
• Reviewing and Posting of approved staff retirements into SAGE
• Input in Yearly Budget Preparation
• Vetting of Management Retirements
• Cognos Reporting
• Preparing letters for bank transaction
• Reconciliation of Foreign Intercompany Balances
• Follow ups and clarifications of cost from Accra office
• Reconciliation of Local Intercompany Balances
• Preparation of Forex report for all Ghana entities)
 REPORTS /SCHEDULES REVIEW
• Vetting of Port retirements
• Posting of Akuafo cheque commission
Ebenezer Bonsu
Tel: +233(0)246569476/209901856
Email: ebonsu76@gmail.com
 RECORDS KEEPING & FILLING
• Keeping confidential documents
• Filing of JV's and Invoices
 RECONCILIATION AND DOCUMENT FOLLOW UP
• Operations Department Stock Reconciliation.
September, 2015 to February, 2016
Musahamat Farms Limited
Inventory Accountant
 Prepared monthly journal entries to record inventory activity for two farm unit and two
warehouses and distribution centers.
 Reconciled perpetual to general ledger inventory accounts by store on a monthly basis.
 Prepared various month end reports for management including inventory purchases, on-
hand inventory by type, store inventory balances and breakage-in-transit and on location.
 Reviewed and approved product purchases for payment ensuring correct general ledger
coding.
 Compiled inventory again report and prepared weekly inventory valuation for management.
 Oversee monitoring and matching of company billing invoices to corresponding work
receivers identifying any differences.
 Assisted with manual and periodic inventories including preparation, cutoffs, audit of
counts and reconciliations.
 Assisting in the improvement in internal controls related to inventory management.
June, 2014 to August, 2015
The Beige Group
Audit and Compliance Officer
 Audited financial reports and internal controls of the nine subsidiary under the Beige
Group.
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Ebenezer Bonsu
Tel: +233(0)246569476/209901856
Email: ebonsu76@gmail.com
 Evaluated and provides reasonable assurance that risk management, control and
governance systems are functioning as intended and well enable the organization’s
objectives and goals to be met.
 Reported risk management issues and internal controls deficiencies identified directly to
the audit CEO and provides recommendations for improving the organisation’s operations,
in terms of both efficient and effective performance.
 Evaluated information security and associated risk exposures.
 Evaluated regulatory compliance programme with consultation from legal counsel.
 Evaluated the organisation’s readiness in case of business interruption.
 Maintained open communication with management and CEO.
 Teamed with other internal and external resources as appropriate.
 Engaged in continues education and staff development.
June, 2013 to May, 2014
Auditor at J.M. Lamptey and Co.( Chartered Accountants)
Auditor
 Prepared Financial statements for Companies and Sole Proprietorships.
 Advised Clients on projects and financial matters.
 Ensured general ledger balances are correct, transactions are classified properly and
reported accurately and resolving any discrepancies with clients.
 Ensured that tax and other statutory requirements are complied with.(with particular
emphasis on VAT).
 Liaised with Ghana Revenue Authority to determine tax due from clients.
 Offered advice, explaining accounting principles in details to clients and gathering correct
and concise information to ensure accurate accounting for transactions.
 Conducted marketing research and consultancy services for clients in various fields.
February, 2010 – April 2013
Assistant Accountant at JFK Accountancy, and Logistics Services, London
 Prepared of Financial statements for Companies and Sole Proprietorships.
 Advised Clients on projects and financial matters.
3
Ebenezer Bonsu
Tel: +233(0)246569476/209901856
Email: ebonsu76@gmail.com
 Ensured general ledger balances are correct, transactions are classified properly and
reported accurately and resolving any discrepancies with clients.
 Ensured that tax and other statutory requirements are complied with.(with particular
emphasis on VAT).
 Liaised with Her Majesty Revenue and Customs Authority to determine tax due from
clients.
 Offered advice, explaining accounting principles in details to clients and gathering correct
and concise information to ensure accurate accounting for transactions
December, 2008 – January, 2010
Challenge Enterprises of Ghana:
Internal Auditor
 Conferred with Company management and the Audit Committee on policies, programs,
and activities of the Internal Audit; makes recommendations regarding specific areas of
responsibility.
 Developed and updates audit programs and checklists; plans and monitors audit work
schedules
 Ensured that accepted accounting and audit principles and policies are followed, and
evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of internal accounting procedures and operating
systems and controls.
 Ensured maintenance of high standards and quality of audit
 Followed up of audit findings to ensure adequacy and timeliness of corrections.
 Presented findings and recommendations concerning activities audited to the Audit
committee and the Board of Directors.
December, 1999 – November, 2008.
Challenge Enterprises of Ghana
Accounts Officer
 Prepared monthly Bank Reconciliation statements
4
Ebenezer Bonsu
Tel: +233(0)246569476/209901856
Email: ebonsu76@gmail.com
 Managed the purchase and sales ledger account
 Run accounts activities up to the P&L accounts and maintaining the general ledger and
accounts payable.
 Handled and resolving customer queries where possible
 Prepared and reconciled monthly financial accounts
 Monitored of bank balances of various accounts and advice management thereof.
 Handled and Managing AIDS Fund secured from Ghana AIDS commission.
 Prepared of payroll and statutory returns such as IRS and SSNIT and VAT returns
April, 1997 – September 1998
Ghana Education Service, Yilo Krobo District (National Service) Teacher.
 Taught classes five and six.
I.T. Skills
Competent user of data analyzing software like, Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access,
PowerPoint, SAP and Tally.
Familiar with the email systems Outlook & Outlook Express.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:
2011 University of Wales Institutes of Cardiff, –United Kingdom
MBA
2010 London School of Commerce
Postgraduate Diploma- Business and Management Studies
2008 University of Ghana, Legon
BSc, (Hons) Accounting
2000 Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana)
Part One
KEY PERSONAL SKILLS:
Communication:
Very good telephone manners and excellent in verbal and written skills.
5
Ebenezer Bonsu
Tel: +233(0)246569476/209901856
Email: ebonsu76@gmail.com
Chairing several meetings whilst as an Internal Auditor at Challenge Enterprises of Ghana and The
Beige Group has improved my communication and analytical skills.
Problem solving:
Working with Auditing firms like J.Mills Lamptey & Co and JFK Accountancy Services has
broadened my knowledge in financial Accounting and taxation.
HOBBIES AND INTEREST:
Enjoy all types of sports especially football and athletics.
REFERENCES:
Mr. Christian Lartey Mr. Justice Owusu Boateng
Accountant Finance Advisor
Challenge Enterprises of Ghana The Beige Group
P.O. Box An 5723, Mobile:0204444899
Accra- North.
Tel. +233(0)262261854. Email. justboato@yahoo.co.uk
Email.larteyochris@gmail.com
Mr. J.F Kwateng
Managing Director
JFK Accountancy and Logistics Services
Crescent House, 2A Norbury Crescent
London, SW16 4JU
Tel. +44(0)20-82400095
Fax. +44(0)20-86791690
Email.jfk.Services@talk21.com
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cv - Eben Bonsu current 4

  • 1. Curriculum Vitae Ebenezer Bonsu G.48 Service Plot DTD Community 16, Lashibi – Tema. Tel: +233(0)246569476/209901856 ebonsu76@gmail.com Skills and Profile: Dynamic, strategic and detail-oriented individual with extensive and in depth knowledge in Accounting and Finance. A holder of MBA Finance and currently studying towards becoming a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA) Ghana. Highly organised and have over ten year experience within the accounting environment. Excellent analytical and problem solving abilities. Strong IT experience in MS Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Tally. Experience in messaging systems (Outlook/Exchange Server) and remote desktop systems. Employment History March, 2016 to date AgroEcom Ghana Limited  EXPENSES DIRECT • Entering of Purchases into SAGE  REPORT /SCHEDULES PREPARATION • Reviewing and Posting of approved staff retirements into SAGE • Input in Yearly Budget Preparation • Vetting of Management Retirements • Cognos Reporting • Preparing letters for bank transaction • Reconciliation of Foreign Intercompany Balances • Follow ups and clarifications of cost from Accra office • Reconciliation of Local Intercompany Balances • Preparation of Forex report for all Ghana entities)  REPORTS /SCHEDULES REVIEW • Vetting of Port retirements • Posting of Akuafo cheque commission
  • 2. Ebenezer Bonsu Tel: +233(0)246569476/209901856 Email: ebonsu76@gmail.com  RECORDS KEEPING & FILLING • Keeping confidential documents • Filing of JV's and Invoices  RECONCILIATION AND DOCUMENT FOLLOW UP • Operations Department Stock Reconciliation. September, 2015 to February, 2016 Musahamat Farms Limited Inventory Accountant  Prepared monthly journal entries to record inventory activity for two farm unit and two warehouses and distribution centers.  Reconciled perpetual to general ledger inventory accounts by store on a monthly basis.  Prepared various month end reports for management including inventory purchases, on- hand inventory by type, store inventory balances and breakage-in-transit and on location.  Reviewed and approved product purchases for payment ensuring correct general ledger coding.  Compiled inventory again report and prepared weekly inventory valuation for management.  Oversee monitoring and matching of company billing invoices to corresponding work receivers identifying any differences.  Assisted with manual and periodic inventories including preparation, cutoffs, audit of counts and reconciliations.  Assisting in the improvement in internal controls related to inventory management. June, 2014 to August, 2015 The Beige Group Audit and Compliance Officer  Audited financial reports and internal controls of the nine subsidiary under the Beige Group. 2
  • 3. Ebenezer Bonsu Tel: +233(0)246569476/209901856 Email: ebonsu76@gmail.com  Evaluated and provides reasonable assurance that risk management, control and governance systems are functioning as intended and well enable the organization’s objectives and goals to be met.  Reported risk management issues and internal controls deficiencies identified directly to the audit CEO and provides recommendations for improving the organisation’s operations, in terms of both efficient and effective performance.  Evaluated information security and associated risk exposures.  Evaluated regulatory compliance programme with consultation from legal counsel.  Evaluated the organisation’s readiness in case of business interruption.  Maintained open communication with management and CEO.  Teamed with other internal and external resources as appropriate.  Engaged in continues education and staff development. June, 2013 to May, 2014 Auditor at J.M. Lamptey and Co.( Chartered Accountants) Auditor  Prepared Financial statements for Companies and Sole Proprietorships.  Advised Clients on projects and financial matters.  Ensured general ledger balances are correct, transactions are classified properly and reported accurately and resolving any discrepancies with clients.  Ensured that tax and other statutory requirements are complied with.(with particular emphasis on VAT).  Liaised with Ghana Revenue Authority to determine tax due from clients.  Offered advice, explaining accounting principles in details to clients and gathering correct and concise information to ensure accurate accounting for transactions.  Conducted marketing research and consultancy services for clients in various fields. February, 2010 – April 2013 Assistant Accountant at JFK Accountancy, and Logistics Services, London  Prepared of Financial statements for Companies and Sole Proprietorships.  Advised Clients on projects and financial matters. 3
  • 4. Ebenezer Bonsu Tel: +233(0)246569476/209901856 Email: ebonsu76@gmail.com  Ensured general ledger balances are correct, transactions are classified properly and reported accurately and resolving any discrepancies with clients.  Ensured that tax and other statutory requirements are complied with.(with particular emphasis on VAT).  Liaised with Her Majesty Revenue and Customs Authority to determine tax due from clients.  Offered advice, explaining accounting principles in details to clients and gathering correct and concise information to ensure accurate accounting for transactions December, 2008 – January, 2010 Challenge Enterprises of Ghana: Internal Auditor  Conferred with Company management and the Audit Committee on policies, programs, and activities of the Internal Audit; makes recommendations regarding specific areas of responsibility.  Developed and updates audit programs and checklists; plans and monitors audit work schedules  Ensured that accepted accounting and audit principles and policies are followed, and evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of internal accounting procedures and operating systems and controls.  Ensured maintenance of high standards and quality of audit  Followed up of audit findings to ensure adequacy and timeliness of corrections.  Presented findings and recommendations concerning activities audited to the Audit committee and the Board of Directors. December, 1999 – November, 2008. Challenge Enterprises of Ghana Accounts Officer  Prepared monthly Bank Reconciliation statements 4
  • 5. Ebenezer Bonsu Tel: +233(0)246569476/209901856 Email: ebonsu76@gmail.com  Managed the purchase and sales ledger account  Run accounts activities up to the P&L accounts and maintaining the general ledger and accounts payable.  Handled and resolving customer queries where possible  Prepared and reconciled monthly financial accounts  Monitored of bank balances of various accounts and advice management thereof.  Handled and Managing AIDS Fund secured from Ghana AIDS commission.  Prepared of payroll and statutory returns such as IRS and SSNIT and VAT returns April, 1997 – September 1998 Ghana Education Service, Yilo Krobo District (National Service) Teacher.  Taught classes five and six. I.T. Skills Competent user of data analyzing software like, Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SAP and Tally. Familiar with the email systems Outlook & Outlook Express. EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS: 2011 University of Wales Institutes of Cardiff, –United Kingdom MBA 2010 London School of Commerce Postgraduate Diploma- Business and Management Studies 2008 University of Ghana, Legon BSc, (Hons) Accounting 2000 Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) Part One KEY PERSONAL SKILLS: Communication: Very good telephone manners and excellent in verbal and written skills. 5
  • 6. Ebenezer Bonsu Tel: +233(0)246569476/209901856 Email: ebonsu76@gmail.com Chairing several meetings whilst as an Internal Auditor at Challenge Enterprises of Ghana and The Beige Group has improved my communication and analytical skills. Problem solving: Working with Auditing firms like J.Mills Lamptey & Co and JFK Accountancy Services has broadened my knowledge in financial Accounting and taxation. HOBBIES AND INTEREST: Enjoy all types of sports especially football and athletics. REFERENCES: Mr. Christian Lartey Mr. Justice Owusu Boateng Accountant Finance Advisor Challenge Enterprises of Ghana The Beige Group P.O. Box An 5723, Mobile:0204444899 Accra- North. Tel. +233(0)262261854. Email. justboato@yahoo.co.uk Email.larteyochris@gmail.com Mr. J.F Kwateng Managing Director JFK Accountancy and Logistics Services Crescent House, 2A Norbury Crescent London, SW16 4JU Tel. +44(0)20-82400095 Fax. +44(0)20-86791690 Email.jfk.Services@talk21.com 6