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Yusuff Olakunle Kareem


Yusuff Olakunle KAREEM is a dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic accounting professional with proven experience in banking, financial reporting, tax accounting and financial management. Reputation for investigating and resolving issues and constantly striving for process improvement. Independent, creative and critical thinker with sound judgment and strategic decision-making competencies as well as ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.

He had over 10 years uninterrupted working experiences ranging from the Banking sector to Transport & Logistics company, Leasing and Marine businesses. He commenced his working experience as a Resident Compliance Officer (Internal auditor) at Skye Bank PLC (now Polaris Bank). From there, he joined DATT Technical Services Limited as Accountant and rose to the position of Financial Director. He left DATT for the position of Account Superintendent in Orleans Invest West Africa Limited (the then parent body to Intels Nigeria Limited) to deputize the account manager. Yusuff was later hired by C & I Leasing PLC as Team Lead Account for Port Harcourt region to oversee the account, treasury and tax functions for her three business units – Equipment leasing, Personnel management and marine services for the entire region. He is currently on secondment to LEASAFRIC GHANA PLC as the Head of Finance and Account from C & I Leasing PLC.

Yusuff holds HND in Accounting from The Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun state; BSc in Finance and MSc in Accounting from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers state of Nigeria. He is an Associate Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN). He is passionate about teaching and he had mentored and tutored a good number of qualified accountants for almost a decade.