Patras Y.

Project Finance/Accounting, Operations, Procurement and Administration Professional

Master's DegreeAndrews University

United States


Years of experience: More than 21 years’ experience in Finance and Accounting for more than 9 years’ experience in International NGOs Financial Management. 2.5 year of Technical Advisor experience. Donors: More than 9 Years’ experience managing grants and cooperative agreements with grantors/donors like USAID/OFDA/FFP, WFP, EC, EU, UNHCR, UNDP, AfDB, WB, UNICEF, and Swiss Cooperation. Areas of Expertise & Sectors: Support Annual Budgeting, Accounting, developed and managed Cash flow, Procurement, Budget Monitoring, Reporting, Internal Controls, Staff Management, Staff Training, Accounting Policies and Procedures design and implementation, project closeouts, Taxes, reviewed and analyzed financial statements. Risk Management and oversee insurance and renewals coverage etc. These are the sectors experienced financial manager of projects in different sectors including Education, Health, Food Security & Distribution, Construction, Assets/Cash Transfers, Livelihood, WASH, and Agriculture. Leadership: Practical leadership style with solid experience supervising finance teams. Active and committed team member of leading international teams. Great analytical skills, attention to detail, ability to work effectively under time pressure, a high level of problem-solving skills and the ability to influence and collaborate with the senior program, finance, and program support staff. A team player and a very proactive individual with the ability to offer guidance on systems and structures, prioritization, experience in managing change. Highly organized, able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced, unstructured or structured environment. Flexible, adaptive and problem solver. Independent and teamwork leadership.

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