The Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG) has recognised two outstanding personalities of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) in the field of finance and accounting by conferring upon them the esteemed status of Fellowship Members.
They are Mr. Alex de-Graft Hanson, Director of Finance, and Mr Clarkson Duku Acheampong, Member of the Project and Investment Committee and National Chairman of the Committee on Accounts and Budget at the General Assembly Office.
The honour was done them during a recent ceremony held at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) for their exemplary contributions to the industry.
The Fellowship Member status is bestowed upon individuals who have demonstrated exceptional proficiency, expertise and exemplary contributions in the field of accounting and finance.
In a recent interview on the Fellowship Member status, Mr. Hanson explained that for one to receive the honour, “you have to be a Chartered Member for a minimum number of 10 years, and then you should be a member in good standing”.
Mr. Hanson expressed his gratitude for the recognition, and thanked the ICAG for the honour bestowed upon him.
He also acknowledged the importance of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana in providing him with an opportunity to contribute to the financial management and stewardship of the church.
He highlighted the crucial role accountants play in organizations, and emphasized the need for integrity, transparency and accountability in financial management.
For his part, Mr Clarkson Duku Acheampong emphasised the significance of continuous professional development, and urged fellow accountants to remain dedicated to the highest ethical standards, while pursuing excellence in their respective fields.
Mr Duku Acheampong also expressed his gratitude to ICAG for the honour, and pledged to contribute more to the growth and advancement of the accounting profession.
Who is Hanson?
Mr. Hanson is an accountant and a teacher by profession. He had a successful career with the Institute of Local Government Studies and Musahamat Farms Limited, where he was the Finance Officer and Head of Treasury respectively. He had his first degree in Accounting from the University of Cape Coast.
He holds Master’s degree in Commerce (Finance option) from the University of Cape Coast.
A teacher by profession, he had his Teachers’ Certificate “A” from the Presbyterian Training College (now Presbyterian College of Education, Akropong-Akuapem). Mr. de-Graft Hanson is a board member of Presbyterian Press Limited, Salem Water Company Limited, Trinity Insurance Brokers and Amo Program Company Limited.
For Mr Clarkson Duku Acheampong, he is a Board Member of Presbyterian Press Limited. He holds an MBA in Finance from University of Leicester in United Kingdom.
He worked with Merchant Bank for 17 years from 1991 to 2008, where he held various positions, and exited the bank as the Head of Finance, Subsidiaries. Between 2008 and 2011, he was the Director of Finance and Chief Investment Officer of Soroma Capital, a British/Ghanaian Real Estate Finance Institution.
Since 2011, Mr Duku Acheampong has been the Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director of SDC Capital Ltd, an investment banking firm licensed and regulated by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA).