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C. Korlu Miller
Finance Specialist , U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Montserrado, Liberia
Multi-faceted professional with comprehensive knowledge in financial system management, planning & budgeting, very analytical; mature in handling difficult tasks, keen to details, and an accurate learner with very good communication skills, maintain a high degree of honesty and integrity and strong team player. A very well appreciable interpersonal skill, an attitude for flexibility & adaptability
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:

• Conduct site visits with project officer to examine project accounts for accuracy and propriety of expenditures; make recommendations to address weaknesses, and timely follow-up action and resolution with recipients/partners.
• Monitor financial reporting and audits of partners to ensure timeliness and accuracy of reporting, while identifying weaknesses and recommending remedies and support resolution of weaknesses.
• Reviews partners’ budget submissions for soundness and adherence to federal regulations and policies; assist recipients in ensuring costs are allowable, allocable, reasonable; and recommends actions to improve accuracy.
• Conduct financial reviews of potential grantees; provide cooperative agreement partners with agency budget categories, and review of budget requests ensuring proposed cost are allowable, allocable, and reasonable; conduct field trips with project officers to examine project accounts; and, review annual audits for implementing partners, analyzing them for implementation of audits follow-up activities.
• Participate as an agency representative at inter-agency administrative and strategic planning meetings, particularly with the Budget and Finance Office.
• Ensuring accountability of Agency expenditures at Post Monrovia, to include formulation and administration of the annual program budget, and analyzing of quarterly and annual spending; monitoring and assessment of control point expenditures versus planned levels expenditures; highlight and report discrepancies between projections and actual expenditures, as well as availability of funds or budget shortfalls.
• Monitor and review all aspects of Agency’s financial undertakings to ensure compliance with acceptable quality standards, effectiveness, and consistency. Evaluate effectiveness of work and adjust plans accordingly. Ensure that the Agency’s Director is abreast with any questions, problems or potential problems, involving financial status or internal controls within the country office or from HQ. Oversee and maintain systems used to manage funds, and control the inflow and disbursement of daily funds. Oversight responsibility of sub-cashier.
• Provide project management support and assist various planning and reporting processes. Oversee the at-post budget functions and accountability for Agency’s program expenditures; responsible for meeting all agency financial reporting requirements and deadlines; compile and distribute regular and end of the year financial reports on actual expenditures by activity and object class.

• Prepare projects monthly report for both HQ and local office
•Provided support to Project Managers on budgetary issues as per project (so that Project Managers did not overspend on a specific budget lines)
• Did corrections/reversals for Project Managers when necessary
• Ensure that adequate financial management routines and systems were in place
• Ensured all vouchers were correctly assigned projects and account codes

• Complied with all requirements of the Project Management Plan (PMP)
• Ensured rates are calculated correctly for costing and estimating purpose
MBA Finance
Cuttington Graduate School of Professional Studies
Monrovia, Liberia

BPA Public Administration
Cuttington University
Monrovia, Liberia
Affiliations and Achievements:

Certificate, Financial Management for NGOs, 2010

Certificate, Management of CDC funds in a Global Environment, 2016

Certificate, Internal Control for Overseas Operations, 2016

Certificate, Federal Budgeting Process, 2016

Certificate, Federal Appropriations Law, 2016

Certificate, Introduction to Program Management, 2016

Certificate, Comprehensive Grants Management Training, 2017

Certificate, Resource Tracking and Use of Economic & Financial Data in Decision Making, 2018

Certificate, Accountability Experience, 2018

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    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
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