PARTNERS’ EXPERIENCES AND QUALIFICATION

The partners of TAY & Co and their experiences and qualification are as follows

a)   TESFA TADESSE

Mr Tesfa is a graduate of Addis Ababa University with BA in Accounting with distinction and was top student of his year of graduation. He is also fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and member of Ethiopian Professional Association of Accountants and Auditors

He has worked in a prominent audit firm from July 1997 to February 2004 in different capacity as external auditor of hotels, banks, manufacturing companies, mining companies, charities and oil companies.

He has also worked as Controller of United Bank S. C. with ultimate responsibility of Audit and Inspection of the Bank for over three years. During this time he has been also working as first Chairman of Bank Controllers Forum established at national level by Ethiopian Bankers Association, as member and secretary of credit review committee of the board of directors of the bank, as chairman of BPR committee of the bank which undertook major process reengineering as a prerequisite for a massive automation project of the bank and also carried out various other tasks.

Tesfa has also practical experience in finance working in a position of finance manager for Kobil Ethiopia Ltd, for three and half years up to 30 Sept 2011. Kobil Ethiopia is a company with annual turnover of over one billion birr and is a subsidiary of KenolKobil, which is listed on Nairobi Stock exchange.

Tesfa has worked in various countries such as Burkina Faso, Benin, Djibouti and Somali Land for audit and consultancy assignments.

Tesfa is currently the managing partner of the firm and is responsible for managing the whole operation of the firm.

 

b)   ALEMAYEHU KASSA

Mr. Alemayehu is a holder Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with merit from OxfordBrooksUniversity – United Kingdom. He is also a graduate of Addis AbabaUniversity with BA Degree in Accounting with distinction (cumulative GPA of 3.59). He is also fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and member of Ethiopian Professional Association of Accountants and Auditors. He is also a graduate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (CIMA)-UK.

He has worked for over twenty five years in audit, accounting and consultancy areas. Brief explanation on his experience is as follows.

Senior Audit Partner in TAY & CO. Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and Authorized Auditors (Eth.) from August 2008 – to date.

Integrated Financial Systems Expert - Independent Consultant to the World Bank - the service is to be given to the ETHIOPIAN ROADS AUTHORITY Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from June 2007 – January 2008.

In WSP/Scott Wilson in a position of Financial Consultant from April 2006 to – March 2007

In GTZ (German Technical Co-operation) – Restructuring of Ethiopian Road Authority in a position of Senior Financial Expert from March 2003 to April 2006.

In a prominent audit firm A.A. Bromhead& Co Chartered Accountants from November 1997 to February 2003 in different capacity as external auditor. In his last position he had been working as Audit Manager of the firm and has involved in audit and consultancy work of various organization, namely charities (NGOs), oil companies, manufacturing companies, distribution companies etc.

In Maritime and Transit Services Enterprise for 16 years (form 1982 to 1997) at various positions as accountant. In his last position he has worked as Chief Accountant of the Organization.

He has been trained as ACCPAC Certified Consultant in Durban, South Africa.

c)    YEHEYIS BEKELE

Mr. Yeheyis is a graduate of Addis AbabaUniversity with BA in Accounting. He is also full member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and member of Ethiopian Professional Association of Accountants and Auditors. He is also member of Ethiopian Accountancy and Finance Association.

He has worked for over fifteen years in audit and consultancy works in various audit firms some of which are;

DegefaLemessa& Co since June 2000 as Audit Manager of the firm.

A.A.Bromhead& Co Chartered Accountants from March 1997 to April 2000 in different capacity as Senior Auditor.

GetachewKassaye& Co from January 1991 to February 1997 as Auditor.

He has involved in audit and consultancy work of various organization, namely charities (NGOs), oil companies, manufacturing companies, construction companies, distribution companies etc during his employment with the above audit firms.

He has also worked as accountant for Ras Hotels Administration for two years from 1986 to 1988.