Mrs. Emelia Osei-Derkyi

Deputy CAG (Finance & Administration)

Emelia Osei-Derkyi

Appointed to the Acting position of Deputy Controller responsible for Finance and Administration on 1st June 2021 and became substantive in June 2022. A public servant of about 27 years standing in the public service of Ghana, much of which has been in senior management positions.

She is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), now a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) with over 20 years of qualification experience, having completed in 2001. She is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana and holds an MBA from the University of Leicester, UK. She was privileged to attend a short course on Public Financial management at the Kenedy School of Government, Harvard.

She started her working career in the Controller and Accountant General’s Department when she was posted to the Ministry of Health (MOH) as a senior Accountant, where she held various positions and portfolios. She became the Head of the Financial Management services unit within the Ministry’s Finance Directorate during her tenure there. She worked on various multi-donor projects, ensuring timely disbursement and reporting of the funds to various stakeholders. Significant of these projects were the Global Fund and Hearth Fund. She made significant contributions to financial management reforms in the MOH.

She was promoted to Deputy Financial Controller before exiting the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) in 2009 as their Financial Controller. Having pioneered the establishment of a Vehicle Revolving fund at MOH, she established one at the Ministry of Justice to monitor recoveries of vehicle loans to Attorneys.

As Financial Controller, she advised the Ministry on innovative ways to augment funding to improve their meagre budget. Financial management was strengthened during her tenure and contributed to many of the reforms at MOJ.

She became Director of Finance at the Ministry of Education, where she provided leadership in financial management on several Government flagship programmes such as the SEIP and the Free SHS. Instituting innovative ways that ensured the provision of timely financial reports to various stakeholders and donor communities triggered the release of funds to the ministry. She contributed to developing various policy documents for these programmes.

Before signing the GALOP programme, she was selected to join the high-level negotiation meeting at the World Bank in Washington. She was two times awarded the Best Director at the Ministry of Education in 2018 and 2019 She loves to build the capacity of staff around her.

Her Philosophy is to provide selfless service and commit to acting with integrity.

Her vision for the Finance and Administration Division is consistent with the overall vision of CAGD, which is to develop highly skilled and well-motivated staff using the appropriate technology for efficient service delivery.

She is also a member of the Public Accountancy Supervisory Committee of ICAG and a Council member of the Institute of Accountancy training.