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C. Korlu Berry
Finance Specialist , U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Paynesville, Liberia
Disciplined senior financial personnel with comprehensive knowledge in financial system management and accounting activities. I have a great deal of expertise with funding from the US Government (USG), cooperation agreements, contract rules and regulations, planning, budgeting, and fund monitoring. A team player who approaches challenges with a result-oriented, creative, and entrepreneurial mind
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Finance/Accounting, Procurement
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:

•Work with domestic and international personnel within the organization, other USG agencies, Ministries, and stakeholders to conduct country-specific strategic planning and implementation.
•Reviews, analyses, and participates in the preparation of the program plan and its revisions based on ongoing projects.
•Manage and supervise agency budgeting, financial reporting, and grant and contract compliance while adhering to generally accepted accounting principles and USG accounting standards.
• Prepares and reviews budget performance reports and provide advice on the finalization of these reports, analyzing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.
• Protect the organization’s assets by establishing and implementing Internal Control procedures.
• Give program personnel instructions on how to guarantee the highest possible leverage of available funding.
• Oversee all financial operations and fiscal reporting to guarantee correct funding source allocation and fiscal adherence to donor mandates and USG regulations.
• Prepare an annual country-based budget and workplan in collaboration with CDC HQ and in-country staff; monitor and manage funds.
• Initiate, manage, and track procurements, contracts, cooperative agreements, and other mechanisms in support of programs activities to assure their effective and efficient execution.
• Communicate with local government officials and partners to carry out CDC initiatives critical to Public Health
• Work with the Deputy Country Director, Technical and Program staff to develop, update and monitor planning documents, including annual workplans for partners and integrated budgets
• Conduct site visits to examine projects for accuracy and propriety of expenditures; make recommendations to address weaknesses, and timely follow-up action and resolution with recipients/partners.
• Develop, oversee, and monitor all financial activities, procedures, and internal controls
• Ensure 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,
• Conduct compliance risks assessment with Partners on a periodic basis

• 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 USG 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; 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.
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
Certificate, International Project Officer

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  • Consulting assignments
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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
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