Accountant in Ottawa, Ontario
RESUME - LESTER DE MEL BA CA CMC Role Description: Project Manager/ Manager Finance and Banking Lester is an experienced Project Manager and Finance Consultant. He re engineered Canada’s Students loan program, Re-engineered Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) payroll program and Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC) Pension fund, IT software selection, which resulted in a profit of $745 million to the CMHC pension fund. Professional Highlights: Director of Audit, (Computer Audit) Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG). Ref. Ken Dye (AG) Applied ‘Value for Money auditing & Comprehensive auditing methodologies(similar to Governance Risk Compliance-GRC), in conducting audits of: Secretary of State, Prepared Audit reports on the need for reengineering the Canada Student Loans Program, published in the OAG Annual Report.( This led to the request by the client to join their department and re–engineer the Student loans program.) Audits of: Bank of Canada, (Database conversion audit) Export Development Corporation & Canada Post, money order audit. This included the review and implementation of risk management. Successfully re–engineered the Canada Student loans program, which included, providing directions to the Provinces and lending Banks, that administer the National Student Loans Program and Banks and collection agencies that help in recovery of debts. Prepared report to the Public Accounts Committee, of the Parliament of Canada, on reforms implemented and received approval to write off long outstanding ‘Bad Debts’, on Student Loans.Future implementation procedures included risk management. Director, re–engineering of the Canada Student Loans Program– Treasury Board Presentations on Cost/Risk & Cost/Benefit analysis of each option. Obtained project funding ($5 Mil) from the Treasury Board. (Project implemented within time & cost budgets) including SWOT(Strengths Weakness Opportunities and Threats). Banking Sector: Audit of specific Canadian Banking operations, on behalf of Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), Canada Bank of Canada, (Database conversion audit) International Banking experience: Snoras Bank Vilnius, Lithuania Project manager, Requirements definition for ‘per–paid/ Smart Card system. Risk management activities were explained to the client staff and incorporated into the application. Bank of Ceylon, Branch audits– Colombo, Kandy and Kegalle.Risk management activities were explained to the client staff, and identified in the report to Bank senior management. Language: English Excellent. French -working knowledge. (Project Manager for French/English, English/French dictionary of the Federal Government implemented by the Secretary of State.) Security Clearance Enhanced Reliability (pending Secret- renewal). Education: University of London, UK – Bachelor of Arts Institute of Chartered Accountants – CA Chartered Accountants* Certified Management Consultants of Ontario Canada – Certified Management Consultant (CMC)* (*Both CA & CMC designations are recognised as being equal to two Master’s degrees) Professional Development Institute of Certified Management Consultants, Ontario, Canada (CMC) Professional Member, Risk Management Association of USA and Canada. Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ceylon Office of the Auditor General for Canada. Money for Value, auditing
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