Practitioner Advisory Group biographies

Practitioner Advisory Group biographies

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Carolyn Cordery

Professor in Charity Accounting and Accountability. Head of Accounting Department, Aston University
Carolyn Cordery is Professor of Charity Accounting and Accountability at Aston University, UK and also holds a fractional appointment at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her research focuses on not for profit organisations' accounting and accountability. She is particularly interested in how these organisations are resourced (by donors/philanthropists, grants, contracts, volunteers, etc.) and the resource constraints that cause many of these organisations to be financially vulnerable. Carolyn is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. She is also a Fellow of CPA Australia. She was a member of the NZASB (accounting standard setter In New Zealand) from 2011-2016. She has undertaken a number of commissioned research projects, and published work in relevant international journals. Her teaching areas include risk management and research methods.

Dorothea Malloy

Senior Advisor to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Dorothea Malloy is the Senior Advisor to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  She holds an active license as a U.S. Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), and U.K. Chartered Public Finance Accountant (CPFA).  She has experience as a public accountant and tax practitioner, University Associate Professor, and Federal Government service at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and USAID

Genny Kiff

Senior Adviser to the African Academy of Sciences for the Global Grant Community
Genny has extensive experience in a variety of roles in both the NGO and Commercial sectors. Since May 2019, she is the CFO for the Oxford University Clinical Research Network based in Vietnam. Prior to this role, Genny worked for the Wellcome Trust for 20 years in a number of roles. From 2015 to 2018 she was interim CFO for the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute with the aim of transforming the finance function. Prior to this role, other roles included Head of Financial Planning and Reporting, Senior Finance Manager and Investment and Subsidiaries Accountant. Her responsibilities included managing a team of 30, delivering financial planning and reporting to the Boards, business partnering services to enable the development of new legal entities and initiatives both in the UK and globally and accounting for Wellcome’s investment portfolio. As part of her roles, she has served as a Director on the boards of investment, biotech and charitable organisations. She has also been a member of finance, audit and risk committees both in the UK and internationally.

In addition to the above, since 2015 she is a Senior Advisor to the African Academy of Sciences for the development of the Global Grant Community – Good Financial Grant Practice. A standard and system which aims to standardise, simplify and strengthen the financial management of grants.

Prior to joining the Wellcome Trust, Genny worked at Ernst and Young (New Zealand) where she qualified as a chartered accountant with major clients ranging from financial institutions, manufacturing companies to charities. Prior to Ernst and Young she was a research scientist with GEC Hirst Research Centre (London, UK).

Philip McMinn Mitchell FCA

Consultant, Civil Society TA
A UK-qualified Chartered Accountant (EY and Grant Thornton) with six years’ experience as manager for corporate audit and donor assurance with PwC in Uganda. Since leaving public practice in 2002, work with donors, auditors and non-profit organisations (funded by the EU, PEPFAR and USAID) has helped align their expectations of grant management and reporting. Working in East and Southern Africa, before moving to Switzerland to join the Global Fund, Philip specialises in capacity building for donors and grantees and supports the risk management and audit relationships for these organisations in the global health and humanitarian sectors.

IFR4NPO combines the public sector accounting and audit fundamentals of CiPFA with the breadth of experience from grassroots to mega-donor within the Humentum membership. I work with large donors and with international NGO both of whom want to ease the burden of, and improve the quality of, the reporting relationship with non-profit organisations and so IFR4NPO is a natural forum for me to join.

Vuyiswa Sidzumo

Deputy Regional Director and Senior Program Officer, Ford Foundation, Southern Africa
Vuyiswa has worked within the social justice and development arena for more than 20 years. Over this time, she has worked within government, focusing on donor monitoring and evaluation; as a Program Officer within the United Nations Development Program, managing a technical support facility targeting government programs; and for a nonprofit organization that trained NGO leaders and provided capacity strengthening support to other nonprofit organizations. Vuyiswa joined the Ford Foundation Office for Southern Africa in 2017, after spending over 12 years at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation where she served as the Country Director for South Africa since 2009.

Masayuki Deguchi

Professor in Nonprofit Studies, MINPAKU
The Commissioner, Public Interest Corporation Commission(2007-13), Cabinet Office, Government of Japan.

Monica Twesiime Kirya

Senior Adviser, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre
Monica is a Ugandan lawyer specializing in governance and development. She is a Senior Adviser at the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, a permanent centre at the Chr. Michelsen Institute in Bergen, Norway, where she advises bi-lateral development agencies (UK Aid, Sida, Norad, Danida, Global Affairs Canada, Finland Ministry of Foreign Affairs, GIZ/BMZ, Swiss Development Cooperation and Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) on anti-corruption in public service delivery and gender and corruption.

Felipe Mendes

Controller, CGIAR System Organization
Felipe Mendes is an executive with 20+ years’ of expertise in financial and operations management developed in the private and non-profit sectors in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Since May 2019 he serves as the Controller of the CGIAR System Organization in Montpellier, France. Before joining the System Organization, Felipe served as Chief Financial Officer of The International Potato Center (CIP) in Lima, Peru since 2014, as Deputy Director and other senior positions in The Nature Conservancy Latin America since 2004, and as Administration Controller at Intertek Caleb Brett in India and United Arab Emirates since 2000. Felipe is a a Chartered Public Finance Accountant, specialised in Financial Administration by the Indian Institute of Finance, and member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountancy in England. He is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.

Ussama Massadeh

Finance & Compliance Manager, Mercy Corps Organization
Ussama Massadeh, Certified Non-profit Accounting Professional (CNAP), is Finance & Compliance Manager at Mercy Corps Organization in Jordan. He is responsible for all aspects of financial management of the country programs, working collaboratively to ensure compliance with Mercy Corps internal policies and procedures as well as donor regulations. Moreover, he is responsible for all financial functions, including accounting, payments and banking, payroll, budgeting, project performance analysis, proposals, development, financial reporting, grant financial management and compliance. During the past 15 years, Ussama gained experience as finance manager of Jordan country offices for Relief International and ACTED, as well as various other roles at Patient Education Institute (USA), H&R Block, First Gulf Bank and Arab Insurance Company. Ussama has a finance and banking sciences bachelor degree from Yarmouk University and is qualified as CPA(USA).

Tejas Merh Desai

Founder Avkaash, Curator of Non Profit Finance Network India
Tejas is a Chartered Accountant with a conscious specialisation in accounting, financial management and legal compliance of non-profits and social enterprises. She is one of the founders of Non Profit Finance Network India. She has more than 15 years of experience working with and advising organisations in India across the spectrum, to build their capacity in finance and reporting, and enable them to reach their optimum potential.

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