Theo Dekonty Joseph – T.D Joseph & Associates, CPA's

Theo Dekonty JosephManaging Partner / Founder & CEO

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Areas of expertise
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA),
  • Member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPAs).
  • He is a Fellow of the Rhode Island State Society of Certified Public Accountants (RISSCPAs),
  • Member of the Liberian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (LICPA),
  • Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) in Austin, Texas, USA,
  • Member of the association of Forensic Certified Public Accountants (FCPAs) of Seattle, Washington State, USA.
Education
  • MS in Accounting
  • MBA in Finance and Investments from Adelphi University, New York, U.S.A.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), licensed in the State of New York,
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA)

Mr. Theophilus D. Joseph Liberia’s foremost Forensic Accountant and Fraud Examiner is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of the Corporate Governance & Forensic Solutions Inc. (CGFS) and Managing Partner of VOSCON INC.. Both CGFS and VOSCON are Member Firms of VOSCON International Services). Theo is a Liberian USAID-sponsored scholar. He is a United States of America qualified Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the State of New York.  He is an Assistant Professor of Accounting (Accounting Theory, Cost Accounting and Auditing) at the University of Liberia.  He was a weekly columnist (“Tax Adviser” and “The CPA Letter”) with the News Newspaper in Monrovia.

T. D. Joseph & Associates comes up with results that are actually implementable. That is their strength compared to other consulting companies.

He is currently a weekly columnist (Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting) with the News Newspaper in Monrovia. His professional experiences include a period of service as an Audit Senior with Thompson and Co. (CPAs), New York, Manager of the audit practice of Pannell Kerr Forster in Monrovia, Manager and Managing Partner of VOSCON INC. in Monrovia, Consultant / Grader with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in the USA, Senior Consultant in Auditing and Fraud Investigations in the Corporate Internal Audit Department of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island in the USA, and Chief Executive Officer of  the Corporate Governance & Forensic Solutions Inc. (CGFS). Theo has to his credit more than twenty years of experience in Public Accounting.

Theo began his professional career with H. Richards and Co. (CPAs), Monrovia in 1985.  He joined Pannell Kerr Forster, Monrovia, as an Audit Assistant in March, 1986 upon graduating from the University of Liberia. Between that time and August, 1989 when he left to pursue graduate and professional studies in the USA, he rose to the position of Audit Semi-senior.

After qualifying as a CPA, Theo worked briefly as Staff Accountant at the Resources for Youth Counseling Center in New York and as an Accountant with Prudential Mortgage before joining Thompson and Company (CPAs), New York, as an Audit Senior. He returned to Liberia in May, 1992 to assume duties with Pannell Kerr Forster as an Audit Manager.

Theo joined VOSCON INC. as Manager of the Firm’s Audit practice in January, 1993.  He became a Director and Partner of the firm in September, 1995.  He is currently the Managing Partner of VOSCON INC. (Certified Public Accountants). In march 2008, Theo founded the Corporate Governance & Forensic Solution Inc. – a firm of Certified Fraud Examiners & Forensic Accountants (A Member Firm of VOSCON International Services).

In 2000 Theo served the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as a Consultant Grader / in Accounting Practice. Until recently, he served as Senior Consultant in Audit and Investigations in the Corporate Internal Audit Department of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island, USA.

Some of Theo’s consultancy assignments have include:  Lutheran Church in Liberia, Led a team that conducted a special investigative audit of the accounts of the Lutheran Church of Liberia for the period January 1, 1995 to June 30, 1995;  National Bank of Liberia, Was involved in an assignment to investigate and determine the cash and other assets looted from commercial banks during the civil war of 1990; Air Ivoire, Designed and installed a complete accounting and reporting system for Air Ivoire; Monrovia Ice Cream Company, Was involved in the designed and set up of an accounting system for the Corporation; New York State Teen Pregnancy Program, Designed and organized the center’s operating systems and cost centers;  Chung’s Restaurant (New York), Designed and installed a complete accounting system for the restaurant; The Liberian Bank for Development & Investments (LBDI), Designed and installed a complete accounting and financial management system for the bank; Conduct a Bank Fraud Investigation and served as an Expert Witness; Served as an Expert Witness in the Case LBDI Vs. The Bong Mines Workers Union; AUDIT AND ACCOUTANCY, Theo, has thus far in his career, been involved in various audit engagements. Some of the audit Clients includes:

Liberia – Liberia Tractor and Equipment Corporation (LIBTRACO), Elias Brothers Corporation (TOYOTA), Bomiwood Corporation, National Port Authority (NPA), Agricultural and Co-operative Development Bank, Family Planning Association of Liberia (FPAL), Afromedia Liberia Ltd., First United American Bank (FUAB), Catholic Diocese of Liberia, Monrovia Ice Cream Company, New India Insurance Company, Liberia Produce Marketing Corporation, Liberia Cement Corporation, Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation, Liberia Matches Corporation, H.W.G Shipping Agencies, Liberia Shipping and Stevedoring Corporation, Don Bosco Polytechnic, Liberia United Bank, Inc., Air Ivoire, Monrovia Breweries, Inc., Hotel Africa Complex, ADC Airlines, DUTCH Bank, Vianini Construction Corporation, Buccimazza Industrial Company, African Express Magazine, EXSECON, Societe Lavori Porto Della Torre, Modern Data Systems, Inc., Information System Inc., Monrovia Banking Corporation (ROVIABANK), Phebe Hospital, Aminata Shipping Lines, City Transport Corporation, TOTAL Liberia Inc. (Mobil), Liberia Agricultural Company (LAC), REELIN (Liberia) TOYOTA, Firestone Plantations Company (FPCO), Weala Rubber Corporation (WRC), Liberia Equipment Limited (LEL), ECOBANK Liberia Limited, Habitat for Humanity, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Save The Children – UK, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Concern Worldwide, Africare- Liberia, Liberia Shipping and Corporate Registry (LISCR), Cuttington University College (CUC), Lonestar Communications Corporation (LCC), ICOM- Liberia, Comium Liberia Inc., Cellcom Telecommunications Inc., LISCR Trust, Norwegian Refugee Council, ECOBANK, West African Examinassions Council, Peace Winds Japan… 

U.S.A. – Croatia Travels, Law Office of Edwin Arnes, Bronx Manufacturers, St. Paul Baptist, School of Brooklyn, Westend Intergenerational Support Center, New York State Board of Education, Southeast Brox Neighborhood Association, King Humberto’s Restaurant, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Trinity United Methodist Church (TUMC),  State of Rhode Island, All State Insurance, United Health Insurance…………….

HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING

High Education Opportunity Program, Adelphi University. Tutored Accounting Principles and Intermediate Accounting.

University of Liberia

Served as an Assistant Professor of Accounting in the College of Business and Public Administration at the University of Liberia for fifteen years to present.

Served as Lecturer in Accounting at the Stella Maris Polytechnic –  1999 – present. 

EDUCATION

BBA (Cum Laude) – Accounting (Liberia),  MS in Accounting and MBA in Finance and Investments from Adelphi University, New York, USA. He also holds a Diploma in Computer Programming and Information Systems from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPAs), The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the Forensic CPA Society (FCPAS), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Liberian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (LICPA), and is also a Fellow of the Rhode Island State Society of Certified Public Accountants. (RISCPAs). 

CERTIFICATION/LICENSE

CFE – Certified Fraud Examiner (USA), FCPA – Forensic Certified Public Accountant (USA), CPA (USA), CPA (Liberia)

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