Dr. Samora's Certifications/Achievements/Awards

My Work History

Deputy Minister of Finance for Fiscal Affairs-Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, R.L. Feb 2018 – Present

Liberia
As Deputy Minister of Finance for Fiscal Affairs at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning of the Republic of Liberia, my primary responsibility is to manage the financial resources of Liberia; develop and administer the financial rules and regulations of the Republic. I oversee and execute all matters relating to government accounting, including pay, pensions, and other allowances as well as develop fiscal policy. Additionally, I am responsible to oversee all matters concerning the framing of proposals regarding tax and non-tax revenue, tax reform as part of fiscal consolidation, coordinate with and generally perform all such services relative to the management of government finances as may be required by law; and implement expenditure proposals of Ministries and Agencies of Government as appropriated in the budget.

The Department is responsible for all fiscal matters relating to Expenditure and Revenue as well as Tax Policy. With the establishment of a semi-autonomous Revenue Authority, the Department of Fiscal Affairs deals with revenue and tax policy issues, including framing of tax laws and regulations, role of taxation and tax exemptions in the broader economic and development policy framework, and issues relating to non-tax revenue. The Tax Policy Division has responsibility for forecasting revenue and providing the forecasts to the relevant Departments.
In addition to revenue and tax issues, Fiscal Affairs further deals with public expenditure issues ranging from framing of financial rules and regulations to matters pertaining to government accounting. The Department has oversight of the Controller and Accountant General Office, the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS), policies on government subsidies, pay, allowances, pension policies and monitoring of public expenditure. The Expenditure Division implements expenditure proposals of Ministries and Agencies of Government as appropriated in the Budget

Managing Partner

Business Incubation and Consultancy Incorporated (BICON, INC.) (Certified Public Accountants)

Feb 2015 –  Feb 2018

-3 years 1 month

1st Floor, Gibson Building; Randall Street; Monrovia, Liberia

Senior Staff Auditor

Baker Tilly, Liberia (Certified Public Accountants)

Sep 2009 –  Jan 2015

-5 years 5 months

Broad Street; Monrovia, Liberia

I supervise Field Audit Supervisors in the following areas: execution of Financial Audits for Sole Properitors, Partnerships and Corporations; Preparation and filing of Tax Returns, Business advisory services (Capital reconstruction Strategy, accounting system designs, accounting software installation and training, etc.)

Director of Internal Audit

Ministry of Finance, RL

May 2008 –  Jun 2008

-2 months

As Director or Internal Audit, I performed the following: Prepared Internal Audit Manual, Internal Control Manual and conducted Training for Internal Audit Staff Members

Audit Senior

PKF Liberia (Accountants and Business Advisors) (Certified Public Accountants)

Jan 2006 –  Apr 2008

-2 years 4 months

supervise Field In Charge Auditors in the following areas: execution of Financial Audits for Sole Properitors, Partnerships and Corporations; Preparationa nd filing of Tax Returns

My Education

Charisma University

Doctor of Philosophy – Ph.D. Forensic Accounting and Audit

2017 –  2020

Charisma University

Master’s of Science – MSc. Forensic AccountingForensic Accounting

2015 –  2016

International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professional (IICFIP)

Fellow Certified Forensic Investigation Professional (FCFIP)Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation

2015 –  2015

Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG)

Chartered Accountant (CA)Professional Accounting Courses

2011 –  2014

Full professional accounting training program

Liberian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (LICPA)

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)Professional Accounting Course

2011 –  2014

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Certified Fraud Examiner Fraud Examination and Investigation

2013 –  2013

Cuttington University

Masters of Business Administration (MBA)Accounting and Finance

2005 –  2007

Activities and Societies: Debate Team

Study in dept a number of professional qualification courses

Stella Maris Polytechnic (Formely Don Bosco Polytechnic)

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)Accounting

1999 –  2003 Activities and Societies: Debate Team Studied hard to earn my degree

My Licenses & Certifications

Certified Forensic Investigation Professional (CFIP)

Certified Public Accountant

Liberian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (LICPA)

Issued May 2014

Chartered Accountant

Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG)

Issued May 2014

Certified Fraud Examiner

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 

My Honors & Awards

Best performing student (Only student who qualified from Liberia)

Liberian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (LICPA)

May 2014

Dr.Samora's CERTIFICATIONS/ACHIEVEMENTS/AWARDS