Emelia Osei Derkyi
Position: Deputy Controller and Accountant-General
Institution: Controller & Accountant-General’s Department in Ghana
Appointed to the Acting position of Deputy Controller responsible for Finance and Administration on 1st June 2021and became substantive in June 2022. A public servant of about 27 years standing in the public service of Ghana much of which most has been in senior management positions. She is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), now referred to as Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMA) and AICPA, with over 20 years post qualification experience, having qualified in the year 2001. She is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana and holds an MBA from the University of Leicester, UK. She was privileged to attend a short course on Public Financial management at the Kenedy School of Government, Harvard She started her working career in the Controller and Accountant General’s Department in 1998 was posted to the Ministry of Health (MOH) as a senior Accountant, where she held various positions and portfolios. During her tenure at the Ministry she became the Head of Financial Management Services unit within the Finance Directorate, working on various multi donor projects ensuring timely disbursement and reporting of the funds to various stakeholders. Significant of these projects was the Global Fund and Health Fund. She made major contributions to Financial management reforms in the MOH and was promoted to the position of Deputy Financial Controller before exiting to the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) in 2009 as their Financial Controller. Having pioneered the establishment of a Vehicle Revolving fund at MOH, she was able to establish one at the Ministry of Justice to monitor recoveries of vehicle loans to Attorneys. As Financial Controller she advised the Ministry on innovative ways to augment funding to improve their meagre budget. Financial management was strengthened during her tenure and contributed to a lot of the reforms at MOJ. She became Director of Finance at the Ministry of Education where she provided leadership in the area of financial management on a number of Government flagship programmes such as the SEIP and the Free SHS. She contributed to the development of various policy documents for these programmes and was selected to join the high level negotiation meeting at the World Bank in Washinton before the signing of the GALOP programme. She was two times awarded the best Director at the Ministry of Education, in 2018 and 2019 She loves people, and passionate about building the capacity of staff around her. Her Philosophy is to provide selfless service with a commitment to acting with integrity. Her vision for Finance and Administration Division is consistent with the overall vision of CAGD; that is to develop highly skilled and well-motivated staff using the appropriate technology for efficient service delivery. She is also a member of the Public Accountancy Supervisory Committee of ICAG and a Council member of the Institute of Accountancy training