BRIEF PROFILE OF THE DIRECTOR
Prof. Akwasi Ampofo Twumasi
Professor Akwasi Ampofo Twumasi holds a combined PhD in Finance and Administration from the London Institute of Technology and Research, an affiliate institution of Stamford University. He possesses double master’s degree in finance from the University of Lincoln in the UK and Stamford University in 1997 and 1998 respectfully. His professorship is in Tax and Accounting and holds certificate in academic leadership from University of Coventry – UK.
Professionally, he qualified as a Chartered member of the British Chartered Institute of Management and the Institute of Financial Consultants in Canada. He is the founder of Chartered Institute of Certified Tax Accountants (CICTA) – Ghana and founding member of the Institute of Certified International Tax Accountants (CITA) – UK where he currently serves as the Africa Regional Director of the Institute.
Before his ascension to academia, he successfully combined working and studying at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), now (GRA) where he started his life career as a District accountant in 1990 and rose through the ranks to the position of Chief Tax Officer. In view of his interest in lecturing, he left to GIMPA in 2009 as a senior lecturer after having served briefly as a head of Accounting and Finance Department and the Dean of Regent University. He later became the Dean of Ghana Telecom University College in the business faculty.
He is a bilingual, specifically, English and French and has the following publications in English and French to his credit; Auditing Handbook, published in 2009; Accounting notes, Questions and Answers published in 2010; Practical Accountancy and Taxation, Financial Management text, Financial Analysis Text and Financial Reporting text. These books were accredited and recommended study materials for the Chartered Institute of Certified Tax Accountants (CICTA) – Ghana and the Certified International Tax Accountants (CITA) – UK Examinations.
Due to his depth of knowledge in finance, he established the Certified Institute of Forex Traders (CIFT) in 2018 to train professional Forex Traders with the sole objective of enhancing graduate employment in the financial sector.