KDA Accounting Services
- Adequate planning and engaging or assigning an audit team of professional accountants with experience in audit of accounts of a variety of companies;
- Working efficiently to enable us meet deadlines;
- Continuously updating clients’ management on the progress of audit and other assignments and impact of delays if any.
- Good and demonstrable understanding of financial audit of particular companies.
- Experienced professionals knowledgeable of accounting and disclosure requirements specified under appropriate laws and regulations.
- Commitment to provide the highest quality service;
- A dedicated team that will strive to exceed your expectations and that will deliver within the time constraints.
KDA Accounting Services is a local accounting firm established in May 1993 to provide Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, Consulting and Business Advisory Services to a variety of clients including limited liability companies, sole proprietorships, educational institutions and religious establishments. The Firm operates through its offices in Kumasi. Its offices are located on the 2nd Floor of House of Excellence, Harper Road, Adum.
Our Core Values
Our core values of Excellence, Teamwork and Leadership define how our people work. We strive to deliver what we promise, work together as a team and lead by example.
Our values are driven by a legacy of focusing on serving our clients and developing great people. They define and guide our behaviour and are the framework for our decisions. Our service ethic is characterized by quality and integrity.
The Firm provides industry-focused external audit and assurance, internal audit, tax, consulting, financial and business advisory and book-keeping services to build public trust and enhance value for clients and their stakeholders.
The Firm’s unique and innovative book-keeping service has become very popular with its small and medium-size clients. Currently the Firm provides daily computer-based book-keeping services for twenty-two of such clients. The regular monthly and/or quarterly reports prepared by the Firm provide these clients with analytical accounting and control information on the operations of their businesses.
Our success in meeting today’s business challenges rest on the way we approach our work. We use experience, industry knowledge and business understanding to build trust and create value for clients.
Audit and Assurance Services
Our External Audit and Assurance services are aimed at providing assurance at the highest level of corporate entities and non-governmental organizations and are focused on the specific needs of all stakeholders. Audit efficiency and timely presentation of reports are key cornerstones of our Audit and Assurance practice. To these, we add in-depth industry knowledge to produce insight and assistance into the operating efficiency of clients’ businesses. Our audits are performed with precise service commitments that add value and minimize risks to client’s business.
The methodology for the financial audit we provide is based on International Standards on Auditing. Our approach starts at the same point as clients’ business – with their strategies and business objectives. Through discussion with senior and operational management, we build an understanding of clients’ business objectives and the associated risks. We then focus on addressing those risks that may materially impact on their financial statements.
Profile of Clients
Our clients include mainly private sector businesses at national and local levels.
The Firm currently serves as auditors for approximately forty-eight limited liability companies and fifty-one sole proprietorships. The clients profile includes those in trading, finance, manufacturing, timber, hotel & catering, real estate as well as religious and educational institutions. How We Help Our Clients
We have the expertise and knowledge which enable us to have a good understanding of the pertinent issues affecting audit and other professional assignments. We are highly confident, and believe, that we are well positioned to provide highest quality of professional services to our clients. We summarize below the reasons why we are particularly confident that we are best qualified to offer the services clients requires of us.
Assignment approach and methodology
An effective participatory approach is crucial to the success of any assignment. Accordingly, we use a participatory approach which involves:
Our approach and methodology is tailored to meet and exceed clients’ needs and expectations. We use a three-stage approach namely planning, execution and reporting and follow-up to deliver the requirements of external audit assignments.
Quality and composition of the assignment team
An outstanding core team of professionals with relevant competence and experience, to respond to the challenges (if any) posed by any assignment. Our team is committed to providing professional service. Our team also has experience in providing value adding recommendations, to enable the client to improve its internal control systems, financial management system and risk management system.
In selecting the team-members for any assignment, our Firm is always mindful to have a carefully chosen dedicated team of competent and experienced professionals, with a mix of the following attributes.
The Firm currently employs 15 professional staff and foursecretarial and support staff. The key professional staff are as follows:
Mr K. Danso-Abeam ( FCCA) – Managing Partner
Mr Danso-Abeam, the Sole Practitioner who established the Firm, is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) of the United Kingdom and also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana). He is 58 years of Age.
Mr Danso-Abeam received his professional accountancy training in the offices of the former international accountancy Firm of Coopers & Lybrand (now a part of PWC) in both Monrovia (Liberia) and London (U. K.). While in London, he studied at the Emile Woolf Accountancy College and qualified professionally with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in its December, 1988 examinations, and became a member of the ACCA in May 1989. Mr. Danso-Abeam returned to Ghana in June 1990 after being with Coopers & Lybrand for six years.
While in Ghana he worked for two years as Chief Internal Auditor in one of the commercial banks and later worked for three years as Financial Controller for a steel fabrication company in Tema before going into full time public accountancy practice.
Mr Danso-Abeam has gained audit experience in a variety of industries including trading, manufacturing, agricultural & plantation, transportation (road, shipping, airline), finance (banking, stock broking, insurance), publishing, hotel & Catering and educational institutions.
Mr Eric Kobina Ansah (CA (Ghana) – Audit Manager
Mr Eric Ansah is 39 years. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA, Ghana). Mr Ansah received his professional accountancy training in the offices of Pannell Kerr Forster, an international accountancy firm, where he worked for nine years, rising through the ranks to the position of Audit Manager, a position he held for four years before joining KDA Accounting Services.
M. Clara Vivian Biney (Audit Supervisor)
Ms Biney is 33 years. She holds the Level 1 qualification of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is currently half way through the Level 2. She joined the Firm in November, 2008 after working as auditor in one of the local accounting firms for two years.
Ms Constance Taylor (Audit Supervisor)
Ms Taylor is 30 years. She holds the Part 2 qualification of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) and is half way through the Part 3. She also holds BSc Degree (Accounting & Economics) from the University of Cape. Ms. Taylor worked with Pannell Kerr Forster, an international accountancy firm, for five years before joining KDA Accounting Services.
Mr Nicholas Opoku (Audit Senior)
Mr Opoku is 32 years. He holds the Part 2 qualification of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) . He also holds BSc Degree (Accounting) from the University of Education. He joined the Firm in 2004.
Ms Jennifer Sam (Audit Senior)
Ms Sam is 30 years. She holds a BSc. Degree in Accounting & Economics from University of Cape Coast. She is currently studying towards the Level 2 qualification of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She joined the Firm in November, 2009 after her National Service.
Ms Yaa Serwah Yeboah (Audit Assistant)
Ms Serwah Yeboah is 28 years. She holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting & Economics from the Catholic University College. She joined the Firm in October, 2011 after her National Service.
Mr Charles Owusu Yeboah (Audit Assistant)
Mr Owusu Yeboah is 28 years. He holds a BSc Degree (Accounting) from the University of Education. He joined the Firm in September, 2012 after his National Service.
Nana Amankwaa Amoateng (Audit Assistant)
Nana Amankwaa Amoateng is 25 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Publishing Studies from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology. She joined the Firm in September, 2012 after her National Service.
Mr Daniel Amankwah (Accounts Manager)
Mr Amankwaa joined the Firm in January, 1995 after obtaining his GCE “A” Level qualification. Mr. Amankwah was granted study leave in August, 2000 to study for a degree in Accountancy at the Methodist University College. He graduated in July, 2003 and rejoined the Firm. He is currently the Manager of the Firm’s Accounts & Book-keeping department. He is 41 years of age.
Mr Akwasi Konadu (Accounts Officer)
Mr Konadu is 31 years. He holds a Batchelor degree in Sociology & Philosophy from University of Ghana, Legon. He is currently studying towards the Level 2 qualification of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ACCA U. K.). He joined the Firm in October, 2011.
Ms Yaa Asantewaa Duah (Accounts Officer)
Ms Asantewaa Duah is 28 years. She holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting from the Christian Service University College. She joined the Firm in October, 2011 after her National Service.
Mr Yaw Nutsugah (Accounts Clerk)
Mr Yaw Nutsugah is 26 years. He holds HND (Accounting) from Kumasi Polytechnic. He joined the Firm in October, 2012 after his National Service.
P.O. Box KS 7889, Kumasi, GHANA
Tel :+233 322 029948
+233 20 811 0959
Fax: +233 322 042184