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Madalitso Lowole FCCA, CPFA, MBA(UK), B.Acc (UK),Dipl,FBP
Head of Financial Management , Africa Union Headquarters
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
A Fellow of the Association Certified Chartered Accountants-FCCA and A Cross-sector, analytical, and strategic international development professional with over 20 years in roles that have spun from Financial Management, Internal Audit, Budgeting, External Audit and Programme Management. Recently I have become a finance Business Partner and M&E Expert.
Send email Contact Madalitso Lowole FCCA, CPFA, MBA(UK), B.Acc (UK),Dipl,FBP
Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Finance/Accounting, Procurement
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Government, Governance, Reforms
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:
Expert in IF4D (Innovation for Development), Project Management (PM), Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), and Finance Business Partner (FBP), with over 20 years of experience managing complex financial teams. Extensive experience in drafting and presenting Financial Statements based on IPSAS, as well as Country Programme Budgets, implementing online and cashless systems, managing global disbursements, conducting internal and external audits, and coordinating the reporting of complex donor programme reports. I am an experienced diplomat who can effectively mediate discussions between and among a wide variety of international partners. Have Extensive experience directing cross-cultural teams, trainees, consultants, and advisers to improve organisational capability and achieve desired outcomes.

Skills and expertise


Excellent analytical skills

Outstanding interpersonal skills

Effective coaching and mentoring abilities

Excellent Time Management Skills

Project Management Skills

Technical competence in Advance Corporate reporting

Training and Development Specialist

Budgeting and Budgetary Process Skills

Languages: English (fluent), French (Intermediate)

Key Competencies

Diplomatic and effective interlocutor between and amongst NGOs, government ministries, strategic partners, donors and other diverse stakeholders across the international finance spectrum with fluency in economic development, programme/project/ management and delivery and trade financing.
Extensive experience leading cross-cultural and diverse financial teams, trainees, consultants, advisors, and expansive public/private partnership networks programme results delivery;

Well-grounded in the production of IPSAS-based auditable Financial Statements for a complex organization;

Proven skills in cash management, ie projecting accurate cash forecasts to ensure that there are no liquidity issues with excess cash placed in investments;

Proficient in ensuring maintenance of proper records as per audit requirements & safe keeping of all documentation as per applicable policies

Pivotal in the analysing financial viability of new projects, leading required operations, instituting financial controls & discipline and discharging functions effectively;

An Experienced facilitator with international exposure delivering different pieces of training ranging from SAP FICO, IPSAS, and to mention a few;

Competent in drafting, reviewing & enhancing all financial procedures and internal controls; automating & integrating financial information systems;

I am a fellow of the Certified Chartered Accountancy (FCCA) and also a Member of of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CPFA). I hold a Bachelours Degree in Accounting and I also hold an Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with majors in Project management, Economics, Strategic Planning , Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior , Finance and Marketing among others .
Affiliations and Achievements:
Chartered Accountant -FCCA
Member of CPFA

I also hold an Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with majors in Project management, Economics, Strategic Planning , Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior , Finance and Marketing among others.

CPFA-Am a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

Areas of expertise

Drafting and presenting financial reports - ensuring that the same complies with the International Public Sector Standards (IPSAS);

Formulating budgets and reporting to the key stakeholders as regards utilization and results delivery;

Managing Corporate Liquidity through the Setting up of integrated cash forecasting systems that support strategic investment decisions of funds;

Overseeing the work of Fund Managers and reeving their performance;

Investing organizational funds to maximize returns;

Coordinating the design and Implementation of SAP systems in areas where GAPS are identified in the observance of the Kaizen Spirit of Continuous Improvement;

Consolidating and Drafting the Directorate of Finance Strategic Plan, ensuring the annual division plans, as well as Staff objectives, are linked to it;

Conducting Internal & Statutory audits, evaluating internal control systems with a view to highlighting shortcomings for improvements;

Building and maintaining healthy strategic partner relationships for the sustainability of funding;

Developing Finance Policies, Rules and SOPs
Project Management -Coordinating several projects;

A Finance Business Partner for the Directorate of Finance;

An M&E Specialist;

A skilled Internal and External Auditor with a proven track record.

Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French
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