I provide teaching lessons to post-graduate students, undergraduate students, high school students as well those preparing for their professional exams. I am an award winning overall best business student and national top-scorer in the ACCA professional exams.
I customize my teaching methodology to reflect the needs and preferences of my students and take feedback from my students on an ongoing basis to ensure our mutual goals as tutor and students are being achieved.
I am Chartered Accountant (ACCA) with more than 6 years experience in Auditing and have worked as Audit Supervisor with Big 4 accounting firm, KPMG.
My teaching experience spans over 7 years and includes teaching students preparing to take ACCA professional accounting exams, teaching accounting and finance at masters level and advance accounting at undergrad level.
Notable of my awards are:
* Overall Best Business Student at my undergrad level
*National Top Scorer in the Advanced Audit and Assurance paper of the ACCA professional exams
*Highly Commended Entreants at the Scottish Institute Enterprise Fresh Ideas Competition
*Best Business Management and Cost Accounting Student in High School
*Rated Outstanding Performer and double promoted to Audit Supervisor in KPMG
*Winner of the MBA Emerging Economies Leader for Social Change Scholarship at University of Stirling
And many others..
Rates may vary depending on the level of the student
GEORGE BENSON ACCA, MBA, CMI
George Benson is a chartered accountant with a track record of excellence in both academic and professional life. George has more than six (6) years’ of experience in financial statement audits and has worked as audit supervisor in KPMG's Audit Practice and is currently an MBA Student at Stirling University in Scotland. George has experience with clients across diverse sectors including oil and gas, mining, manufacturing, financial services and governments and has worked on engagements in Ghana and in Liberia.
Sept 2018 to date Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Stirling University, Scotland, United Kingdom
Business and Management
Sept 2007 to May 2011 Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours, GPA 3.9/4.0)
University of Cape of Coast, Cape Coast
Accounting and Finance
July 2017 to date Association of Chartered Certified Economists (ACCE)
Jan 2015 Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Oct 2016 to July 2018 KPMG Ghana
Assistant Audit Manager/Audit Supervisor
Leading audit teams of up to ten (10) auditors to execute audit engagements
Planning and project-managing audit engagements in accordance with firm’s methodology and the International Standards on Auditing (ISA)
Preparing financial statements and management reports in compliance with applicable financial reporting standards for both standalone and group entities.
Reviewing working papers of audit staff to ensure compliance with the ISAs.
Contributing to the expression of the ‘right’ opinion on audit assignments by performing actual tasks to verify and confirm details on client assignments.
Developing relationship with and liaising between clients and the firm.
Supervising, coaching and training junior staff on audit procedures and techniques
Performing other job related duties such as writing proposals, conducting technical research etc
Rated highly-effective performer in my first year as a Senior Associate
Oct 2014 to Sept 2016 KPMG Ghana
Performing audit procedures in accordance with firm’s methodology and the ISAs
Preparing audit working papers in support of audit opinion
Performing tasks related to the audit of specific captions e.g. Fixed Assets, Sales, Bank, Expenses
Learning the proper functioning of firm’s audit tools and methodology
Liaising with client’s staff and engagement team to extract audit evidence and deliver value to client
Rated a highly-effective performer in my first year and an outstanding performer in my second year, leading to my double-promotion to Senior Associate.
Aug 2013 to Sept 2014 Veritas Associates Chartered Accountant
Planning and executing audit field work and documenting results for review by partner
Preparing draft financial statements, management letters and other reports for review by partner
Reviewing client’s internal control and financial reporting system to identify weaknesses
Performing tasks related to the audit of specific captions such as Revenue, Fixed Assets, Receivables and Payables, Payroll, Expenses etc.
Analyzing information relating to specific areas of the audit assignment to ensure reasonableness and completeness of information and documentation
Successfully in-charged an engagement within my first year with the firm and earned the praise of the Managing Partner.
Oct 2011 to Dec 2012 Cape Coast Metropolitan Hospital
Health Insurance Officer
Costing and vetting of health insurance claims
Preparing monthly cost and performance analysis reports
Preparing and maintaining sundry documents and ledgers
Assisting with the preparation of financial information such as cash flows and management budgets
Drafted a revised budget manual for the hospital’s finance department to replace an outdated version of the manual during my time with the Hospital
Excellent project management, leadership and coaching skills gained through leading teams of up to ten (10) auditors on engagements as a Senior Associate with KPMG
Keen analytical and problem solving skills gained as a Senior Associate with a ‘big 4’ auditing firm
Excellent writing and oral communication skills gained through training in business writing and presentation skills
Proven learning and adaptability skills, demonstrated by my consistent academic achievements
Meticulous attention to details gained through more than four years’ experience as an auditor
Excellent client service skills with an aptitude to understand clients' business and maintain strong client relationships gained through my liaison role between clients and KPMG as an In-Charge
Experience working in international and multicultural environments.
Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks concurrently and meet deadlines demonstrated as supervisor on a number of KPMG’s big engagements such as Ghana Cocoa Board, Tema Oil Refinery, Weatherford Services and Rentals, etc
Proficiency in the use of computer software for data analysis, word processing, spreadsheet, etc
Knowledge of accounting and auditing software such as Caseware, Caseview, and e-Audit
Competent user of information technology for researching, learning, and networking
Other professional and technical skills
Experience with financial reporting standards such as International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and Ghana National Accounting Standards (GNAS)
Experience with auditing standards such as International Standards on Auditing (ISA) and Private Companies Auditing Standards (PCAS)
Experience with the preparation of consolidated financial statement including multinational group reporting. I was responsible for preparing the consolidated financial statements of Ghana Cocoa Board
Skills in proposal writing. I was responsible for preparing technical and financial proposal for the Liberian Civil Aviation Authority audit which KPMG won
Skills in business development. I used this skill to win the audit of the Cashew Matching Fund audit while in-charging project audit under the Ghana Cocoa Board engagement
Skills in forensic auditing techniques obtained through technical training in fraud examination and forensic auditing
Honours and awards
Highly Commended Entreat, Fresh Ideas Competition by Scottish Institute for Enterprise (2019)
Scholarship Winner, MBA Emerging Economies Leader for Social Change, Stirling University (2018)
National Best Student, ACCA Advance Audit and Assurance (June 2014)
Overall Best Business Student, University of Cape Coast (2010/11)
Best Graduating Bachelor of Commerce Student, University of Cape Coast (2010/11)
Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, School of Business, UCC (2009/2010)
Best Business Management Student, St Augustine’s College (2004/05)
2nd Best Cost Accounting Student, St Augustine’s College (2005/06)
Leadership and volunteering
Founder and CEO, GJ Greene Ghana Ltd
Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship Executive, St. Augustine’s College
Footprints of Excellence Ambassador, St Augustine’s College
Campus Group Cell Leader, University of Cape Coast
KPMG Change Ambassadors 2017 Team, KPMG Ghana
Keyboardist and Head of Instrumentation, Christ Embassy Cape Coast
Part-time teacher, Central University College
Private ACCA tutor, Cape Coast
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