About Stephen Koduah

  • Academic Level Degree Bachelor
  • Age 48 - 52 Years
  • Salary 1850
  • Gender Male
  • Industry Management
  • Viewed 22

About me

My name is Stephen Koduah from Ghana.

Competencies:

  • Financial Accounting and Financial management
  • Ledgers, Journals, and Accounting standards
  • Auditing and Taxation
  • Decision making and Analytical skills
  • Management and Administration
  • Budget and decision making
  • Written and oral communication
  • Sales and logistics
  • Cocoa bean sourcing
  • Value chain

 

Education

Experience

  • 2021 - Present
    JOKOF ROYAL ENTERPRISE, Kumasi, Ghana

    Managing Director

    • Managing overall operations as well as delegating and directing agendas.
    • Formulation of plans, policies and strategies.
    • Ensure the implementation of policies and strategies.
    • Oversees design, marketing, promotion, delivery and quality of programs, products
    and services.
    • Monitoring & evaluation and performance appraisal.

  • 2010 - 2020
    COCOA HEALTH & EXTENSION DIVISION-GHANA COCOA BOARD, Dadieso, Ghana

    Principal Technical Assistant/Community Extension Agent/Administrative Clerk

    Principal Technical Assistant/Community Extension Agent. May 2014 – Nov 2020
    • Performed cocoa extension duties on cocoa production and sustainability within my operational area.
    • I organized and facilitated Farmer Business School (FBS) training, including basic bookkeeping and other relevant record keeping.
    • I sensitized on child labor, additional livelihood, environmental degradation and reforestation.
    • Coordinated and collaborated with Government agencies, Banks, Private Businesses, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Ghana Cocoa Board partners on value chain and supply chain.
    • Liaised with cocoa farmers for cocoa swollen shoot virus disease control.
    • Wrote daily, weekly, and monthly report as well as annual situational report.

    Administrative Clerk. Nov 2010 – April 2014
    • Read and analyzed incoming memos, letters, and reports to determine their significance and plan their distribution electronically and manually.
    • Answered customer questions, provided information, took and processed orders and addressed complaints.
    • Managed Petty Cash; prepared budget, waybills, invoices, reports, memos, letters, vouchers and other documents.
    • Managed, coordinated and supervised sales activities as well as built and nurtured sales teams
    • Managed and supervised Cocoa Disease and Pest Control (CODAPEC) project effectively and efficiently which led to a decrease in blackpod disease by 70% and insect pest on cocoa by 67% within the district.
    • Coordinated other district operational activities, and ensured effective monitoring and evaluation across all the departmental activities.

  • 2003 - 2010
    COCOA MERCHANTS GHANA LIMITED, Kumasi, Ghana

    Port Officer/District Manager

    Port Officer. September 2005 – Oct 2010
    • Managed and performed general administrative and financial duties at the port.
    • Prepared port budget, managed petty cash and discrepant funds, and ensured effective monitoring and evaluation.
    • Prepared ledgers, invoices, VAT, waybills and receipts. With my initiative, all these documentations were shifted from manual to computerized system.
    • Promoted from Assistant Port Officer to Port Officer within 2 years and awarded due to exceptional performance and organizational impact (3 years ahead of schedule).
    • Identified, planned and implemented measures and steps to speed up port operational procedures which resulted in reduction of cocoa rejection and discrepant cost by 75% at the port.
    • Comprehensive weekly and monthly report writing.

    District Manager. July 2003 – August 2005
    • Managed and oversaw the entire district operations, including administration, finance, purchasing, sourcing, and logistics management.
    • Analyzed and processed data from purchasing clerks (PCs) and used the outputs to guide district operations and purchasing strategies.
    • Prepared ledgers, journals, financial statements, bank reconciliation, cashbook, and other relevant documents.
    • Identified, developed and implemented internal control and quality control systems which resulted in reducing cost of operations and losses by 35%; and increased purchasing volumes by 45% of total metric tonnes at the district within a cocoa season.
    • Managed, coordinated and supervised the distribution of logistics and Seed funds at the district among the purchasing clerks.
    • Submission of weekly returns, monthly and annual report.

  • 2001 - 2003
    JAMILAASOAH ENTERPRISE, Dunkwa, Ghana

    General Manager

    • Managed and oversaw the entire business operations across all branches, including administration, finance, and logistics.
    • Prepared invoices, ledgers, journals, financial statements, payroll, vouchers, Cashbook and other relevant documents as well as ensuring that the Accounting function operates in accordance with accounting standards.
    • Introduced effective customer service, strategically fostered customers’ engagement to maintain, develop, and enhance the company’s relationship with clients to develop strategic partnerships.
    • Negotiated well with suppliers for favourable prices, and advised directors for prompt payment for trade discount.
    • Formulated, developed, and implemented sales policies and procedures to achieve organizational sales goals. This incredibly improved operational efficiency and increased profit margin by 35% within an accounting period.
    • Conducted market research to identify selling possibilities, customer needs, and investigated ways to improve sales volumes, and analysed markets for expansion.
    • Prepared budget, sales forecast and target, and ensured effective monitoring and evaluation at all the branches.
    • Generated monthly reports to the directors (Proprietors).

Expertise

Management and Administration
Financial Accounting
Finance
Sales
Auditing and Taxation
Cocoa bean Sourcing
Warehousing and Logistics
Store management

Languages

English
Proficient
Twi
Proficient

Honors & awards

Skills

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