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Olufemi Alabi
Senior Manager - Assurance and Business Advisory Services , PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
Abuja, Nigeria
Strategic and results-driven Senior Finance Professional with 14+ years of accomplishments in accounting and financial management, assurance, governance, risk, compliance, operational internal control, auditing and consulting. Strong expertise in financial analysis, risk assessment and remediation, leading, managing financial statement audits,internal controls review and risk management.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
Professional Experience:
PricewaterhouseCoopers, PwC July 2014 – date
Senior Manager

• Developed, trained and managed multiple engagement teams of more than 25 professionals.
• Pioneered PwC Nigeria’s assurance response to development agencies (USAID, DFID, Global Fund, UNOPS, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank) in Abuja.
• Successfully coordinated the Local Fund Agent (LFA) team from Ghana and Nigeria adjudged one of the best LFAs in the world providing grant oversight to the Global Fund’s biggest grants with disbursements in excess of USD 1.5 billion.
• Successfully led the statutory audit of a PwC client with annual revenue of over USD 40 million and yellow book audits of USAID funded projects in Nigeria.
• Participated in the implementation of conversion of financial reporting from local GAAP to IFRS for some multinational companies.
• Developed and delivered quality services to PwC assurance clients in the public sector; carried out related service to the United States government and agencies.
• Performance of Principal Recipient’s (PR) and Sub Recipient’s (SR) assessment in the following core areas: Budget reviews, Financial Management Systems, Procurement and Supply Management, Monitoring and Evaluation and Programme Management Capacity and making recommendations for capacity building.

PricewaterhouseCoopers, PwC July 2000 – June 2014
Audit Manager

• Formulated PwC’s Government & Public Services Group (G&PS) strategy, identification and training resources, delivery of quality solutions to clients, growth of PwC G&PS market share and ensured sustainable revenue growth.
• Positioned PwC as a market leader in delivering assurance, internal controls and risk management solutions to clients within 2 years.
• Managed and directed internal audit projects, applying the COSO internal controls framework, risk assessment and remediation.
• Provided effective leadership on financial statement audits, business process re-engineering and other specialized business solutions.
• Achieved the transformation of the internal audit function of the largest bottling company in Africa, including staffing and training of internal audit staff, designing and applying reporting structures, etc.

PricewaterhouseCoopers, PwC January 2006 – June 2014
Audit Associate / Senior Associate

• Planned, managed and executed financial statement audits and audits of internal controls over financial reporting for clients.
• Created audit programs and work papers in compliance with documentation requirements of the firm.
• Provided effective support to managers and partners, and working collaboratively towards completion of audit requirements.
• Appraised and evaluated financial statements of various subsidiaries within the Group.
• Performed risk assessments of auditable business areas, and developed risk-based audit plans.
• Developed programs for and performed Sarbanes-Oxley 404 readiness reviews and SOX-302 attestations.
• Conducted and led audits across functions and ent
Education:
1. Bachelor of Science (Hons), Second Class Upper, Applied Accounting, Oxford Brookes University,
United Kingdom, 2008.

2. Higher National Diploma, Upper Credit, Accounting & Finance, Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos, 2000.
3. Fellow, Chartered Accountant (FCA), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, 2016
4. Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCCA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK, 2014
5. Certificate in International Public Sector Financial Reporting (IPSAS), Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW), United Kingdom, 2013
Affiliations and Achievements:
• Efficiently planned, handled and conducted fraud investigations leading to discovery of USD1.2 million funds mismanagement in Nigeria.
• Responsible for providing financial oversight and budget reviews for multiple grants with disbursement in excess of USD1.5 billion.
• Aided in setting up the internal audit function of the Organization, including the design and implementation of the internal audit charter and manual.
• Established policies and procedures for internal audit function, saved the organization about USD500,000 in cost that would have been questioned by the donor.
• Assisted in setting up of PwC Government & Public Services (G&PS) Assurance practice as the pioneer manager of the Abuja office.
• Developed and managed the implementation of proposal and prospecting tool, which increased the percentage of wins by over 25%.
• Successfully managed PwC G&PS to more than an annual revenue base in excess of USD2.5 million.
• Achieved over 100% growth in market share and revenues in G&PS within 2 years, through formulation and implementation of aggressive growth strategy, identification and training and capacity building of resources, and delivery of quality solutions to clients.

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  • Consulting assignments
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    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Yoruba
    Nationality:
    Nigeria
    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/olufemi-alabi-fca-fcca-3744422a/
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