Finance is said to be the lifeblood of every business. It is obvious that ‘money management’ has great impact on the survival or otherwise of a business.
Today, we engage our ‘Chief Money Manager’, Frederick Kofi Amey. He is everyone’s friend and no one’s friend 😊. When he is releasing the funds, he is the best. When he is asking the ‘whys’, your guess is as good as ours.
A chartered accountant, tax professional and experienced auditor with diplomas in Forensics Audit and Treasury management, Fred has worked the last decade building knowledge and gathering experiences that have shaped the excellent work he does at Nsano.
In this month’s Staff in Focus, we get to know more about his motivation, his life, work and some fun facts.
Q: What would you say are your personal values?
A: Hard work, Continuous Learning and Integrity
Q: How and where do you find inspiration?
A: God’s word (Bible) and my day-to-day interactions with people. I try to take something from each interaction I have with people.
Q: If you could master one highly valued skill in 3 days, what would that skill be?
Q: What would you say is the highlight of your Finance & Accounting career so far?
A: Becoming Head of Finance at Nsano.
Q: What runs through your mind at the start of each working week?
A: How to optimize the use of Nsano’s finances and figure out ways we can make our money work for us.
Q: Recommend a book to us.
A: “The richest man in Babylon” and “The psychology of money”
Q: How do you handle pressure?
A: By stepping back to analyse the situation from different perspectives. I then take a walk while listening to hymns to calm me down and clear my head. These actions always help me to handle situations that seem overwhelming.
Q: If you weren’t in Fintech, which sector would you have been?
A: Education sector – Lecturing (It’s a passion)
Q: Share with us one finance tip for business owners.
A: Do not leave any money idle. Let every amount you have work for you.
Q: If you could have 2 music performers at an event to honor you, who would they be and why?
A: 1. Harmonious Chorale – Because they are able to bring life to my “hymns”.
2. Kofi Kinaata – He brings the gospel to the world in a contemporary way. He speaks to/for me in some of his songs. His music inspires me.
Q: What do you love most about working at Nsano?
A: The fast-paced environment and the opportunities to grow.
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