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Astou Dembele
Senior Associate , PricewaterhouseCooper
New York, United States
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
Specialized in Asset and Wealth Management - Investment Management
Languages: English, French, Bambara

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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
Professional Experience:
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
Senior Associate – Asset and Wealth Management
•Use knowledge of mutual funds and private equity to assess the reliability of the financial statements of public and private investment companies
•Utilize analytical, research and organizational skills to understand client’s business processes, industry, investment strategy and risks through review of SEC filings including 10Ks and 10Qs in order to identify quantitative and qualitative risk factors that affect financial statement line items
•Perform and review substantive testing for investment portfolios composed of:
o Sovereign & quasi sovereign debt including distressed, high yield and defaulted debt
o Derivative instruments including futures, foreign currency contracts, options, credit default swap and repurchase agreements
•Perform and review detailed financial statement analysis such as recalculation of the statement of cash flows, management fee’s, incentive fees, financial highlights, realized and unrealized gain/loss roll forwards
•Assist in Derivatives valuation procedures across 90+ funds
•Manage and supervise over 3+ associates as well as the firm’s offshore teams to facilitate the delivery of audit tasks in a timely manner
•Serve as member of the Investment Management Diversity Committee organizing events and presentations to raise awareness for cultural and ethnic diversity in the workplace

Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI) - Non Profit
Project Consultant
Goal:To help economically disadvantaged refugees gain an understanding of the lending requirements in financial institutions
•Assessed the organization’s needs and the project’s intended beneficiaries’ level of financial literacy to select and design Moneyskill modules that are appropriate to determine an individual’s financial understanding when applying for small business loans
•Designed a course based on MoneySkill modules along with relevant testing criteria to fit the intended beneficiaries’ needs
•Presented the designed course to the WEDI Staff highlighting key points necessary for the successful implementation of the course
•Coached WEDI’s staff on achieving successful implementation of the designed course

Change is Me - Non Profit
Founding Team Member
Goal: To help young Malian women refugees create a sustainable business to achieve economic independence
•Used knowledge about social change projects, understanding of social demographics and targeted population needs to contribute to the planning and implementation of the project
•Targeted institutions dedicated to Women’s empowerment in order to create a business partnership that contributes to the successful implementation of the project
•Assisted in the orientation of project’s beneficiaries with the goal to foster a welcoming and supportive environment & Designated to advertise the program’s benefits on young women on Malian national TV

Education:
Certified Public Accountant
Masters and Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    2-5 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, French, Bambara
    Nationality:
    Mali
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