We are excited to announce that Dr. Williams A. Atuilik has been appointed provost (vice president) of HCC!

Dr. Williams brings on board years of experience in university governance and administration, academic expertise, professional competence in public and private enterprise management, and leadership.

He is a Chartered Accountant, Barrister at Law, Tax Consultant, Chartered Banker, and Chartered Economist. He is the Managing Consultant of Massim Consult, a firm that provides consulting and business advisory services, audit and assurance services, research services and training services. He is also a partner of Akanbek, Atuilik & Associates, a firm of barristers, solicitors, and tax consultants.

Professional Background

Dr. Atuilik has worked in various capacities in the past including:

  • Public Finance Manager (PFM) for PAFA (the Pan African Federation of Accountants)
  • PFM Work Stream Lead for the Ghana Oil & Gas for Inclusive Growth (GOGIG) program funded by DFID (worked to strengthen government institutions responsible for the management of Ghana’s oil & gas revenue)
  • PFM Specialist for WHO (World Health Organization)
  • Senior Lecturer in Public Financial Management in Liberia
  • PFM consultant to the Ministry of Finance in Somalia
  • Technical Advisor to the Ministry of Finance in Liberia
  • Chief Financial Officer of Village of Hope (an NGO that runs an orphanage, clinic, farms, and schools)
  • Audit Manager at Adom Boafo & Associates
  • Accountant at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST)
  • Legal Practitioner at the Law Offices of Kwame Agati

International Consultancy

Dr. Atuilik has been involved in several consultancies on behalf of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana):

  • African Development Bank
  • World Bank
  • USAID
  • WHO
  • DFID
  • Massim Consult

Additionally, he has also served as an independent consultant. Dr. Atuilik has provided consulting services in countries such as: Ghana, South Africa, Liberia, Somalia, Sierra Leone, and Botswana.

His consulting services have been in the areas of: Accounting and Financial Management with emphasis on Public Financial Management, International Public Sector Accounting Standards, and International Financial Reporting Standards.

Academic Experience

Dr. Atuilik has lectured and served as examiner/moderator in both Accounting and Law courses at various institutions and universities in Ghana and Liberia including:

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana)
  • The Chartered Institute of Bankers (Ghana)
  • University of Ghana Business School
  • Methodist University College Ghana
  • All Nations University College
  • Institute of Local Government Studies
  • Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration
  • Islamic University of Ghana
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • Zenith University College
  • Centre for Business Studies
  • University of Liberia
  • Stella Maris Polytechnic
  • Liberia Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Education

Dr. Atuilik has many educational achievements under his belt including:

  • PhD in Accounting from Capella University in Minnesota
  • MSc in Finance from GIMPA (Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration)
  • MA in Economic Policy Management from the University of Ghana
  • LLB (Bachelor of Laws) from the University of Ghana
  • BSc in Administration from the University of Ghana

Professional Associations/Memberships

Dr. Atuilik is a member of the following professional bodies:

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana)
  • Chartered Institute of Bankers (Ghana)
  • Chartered Institute of Taxation (Ghana)
  • Ghana Bar Association
  • Ghana Institute of Management
  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountancy (CIPFA)
  • Association of Chartered & Certified Economists
  • Liberian Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Governance

He serves as a member for multiple governances including:

  • Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana)
  • Council of Trustees of Heritage Christian College
  • Board of Directors of Tema Oil Refinery
  • Board of Governors of Hope College
  • IPSAS Implementation Committee of Ghana
  • (previously) Governing Council of the University of Ghana

Personal

Dr. Williams Atuilik is a Christian and a member of the Dansoman Church of Christ. He is married with three daughters.

Information from: https://hcuc.edu.gh/dr-williams-atuilik-appointed-provost-heritage-christian-univ-college/

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