Ms. Grace Okpara is a Chartered Accountant with over 9 years’ post-qualification experience. She has diverse field experience in managing the finances of companies and international organizations. She started her career as an Account Supervisor/Revenue Controller for Protea Hotels. She held the position of the Regional Finance Officer with Center for Clinical Care and Research Nigeria, an Implementing Partner for Center for Disease Control US PEPFAR HIV project in the South East Region of Nigeria. She was trained by OnyefuluEddymic and Co. a firm of Chartered Accountants in Nigeria.
Also, she worked briefly with Maryland Global Initiative Corporation (MGIC) on the Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey – NAIIS, a project of University of Maryland Baltimore, USA. Currently, Grace is the Country Finance Officer for Accountability Lab Nigeria. She is an advocate of public interest accounting for SMEs in Nigeria as a pathway to economic development.
She holds her M.Sc. and B.Sc. Accounting degrees from the University of Nigeria and Enugu State University of Science and Technology, respectively. She is a PhD Accounting Student of University of Nigeria.