Emmanuel Akrong is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of California with the license to engage in the practice of public accountancy, sign attest reports and use the title Certified Public Accountant and the abbreviation C.P.A,. He hails from the central region of Ghana but currently resides in San Francisco in the United States (US).
Emmanuel is a big believer in continuous education. He feels that, in order to remain marketable, one must continuously expand his/her universe of knowledge and diversity of work experiences.
Emmanuel attended University of Ghana Business School where he majored in Banking and Finance in addition to his acquired Applied Accounting Degree from Oxford Brookes University United Kingdom. He is a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) -UK and certified in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Emmanuel has been working with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) since 2003 and has focused on banking and capital market clients.
He interned with Africa On-line, an Internet Service provider (ISP) during the first half of 2003 and has been a part time lecturer in Strategic financial Management and Auditing and Internal Review for ACCA students in Ghana until his relocation to San Francisco. He is known by students as "Highly geared!"
Emmanuel has made a number a of public presentation to the financial institutions in Ghana through PwC thought leadership program called Banking Survey and made presentation to the ACCA members during one of their Continuous Professional Educational(CPE) programme in Ghana. He has made a number of presentations to religious and advocacy groups on financial integrity and ethics.
Emmanuel has been a resource person in delivering financial management, auditing and forensic training to a number of participants from the Gambia, Sierra Leone other West Africa countries and Uganda
Emmanuel has been in the forefront of several entrepreneurial developments in Ghana. Some of which involves Waste Wise Ghana, an NGO whose mission has been at the forefront of Ghana’s efforts at integrated, sustainable waste management, and the sustenance of a healthy living and working environment for Ghanaians.
He has been credited with pioneering, advising and being an instrumental figure in helping Ghana, through Institute of Chartered Accountant (ICA), adopt International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). These efforts have made him a known figure in the banking and insurance industry circles in Ghana.
Emmanuel has advised and helped a number of small businesses in Ghana in raising Capital for their expansion by writing winning and marketable business plan for their businesses.
Emmanuel is also a fan of soccer and his favourite team is Chelsea due to the presence of Ghanaian Footballer Michael Essien, whom he hopes to meet someday. In the absence of Essien from Chelsea, his team is Manchester United. In his off time, he loves to listens to gospel music and makes new friends. Emmanuel's New Years resolution is to begin playing the guitar before the end of the year and to make more friends.