Christie Fagbewesa

Christie Fagbewesa
Senior Associate

CHRISTIE FAGBEWESA.

Christie is a Chartered Accountant and currently serves as Head Of Abuja Office Operation. She leads projects and manages clients’ relationship within Abuja and its’ environment. She has over 13 years’ experience in audit, taxation, International Financial Reporting Standards, customer management etc.

Christie started her career at Access Bank where she worked in operations gain experiences in customer care, branch management and treasury operations for over 5 years before joining Centre for Health, Education, Economic Rehabitation and Social Security as Project Accountants where she acquired experience in Not- For-Profit Accounting and Operations. She then moved to Ndubuisi Mgboko & Co where she worked as Senior Auditor for over 4 years and acquired experience in tax management, audit and process review. She later joined Ciuthog Global Limited as Operation Management where she was responsible for overseeing investment portfolio management and operation, client relationship and reporting.

She has experience in audit and financial reporting cutting across various sectors like Not For Profit, Manufacturing, construction, engineering etc. She is a very resourceful auditor.
Christie also has experience in tax management and have been involved in several tax returns filings, tax audit, tax investigation and has built relationship with relevant tax authorities.
She also has experience in public sectors and has led projects in public sectors including public sector audit, account reconciliation, process review and documentation.

She is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and also holds a Higher National Diploma in Accounting from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Osun State.

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It has been 6 months of demanding work for most Auditors and Accountants. Most Companies in Nigeria are 31 December financial year-end. Some companies are 31 December due to:

For those that are mandated to have their financial year-end as 31 December, it is understandable but why do you choose 31 December when it is not mandatory for your company.

With 31 December being year-end for most companies in Nigeria, auditors and accountants work very hard to meet up with the reporting deadline. What you experience, is that Clients with fat cheques get the attention of the Auditors, and most time, they meet the reporting deadline earlier compare with smaller companies.

It is also a common occurrence to experience regulatory filing difficulties on the last day of filing of 30 June for 31 December year-end client. The heavy internet traffic on the Tax Authority website crashes the website on such date and usually difficult to file returns.

Instead of selecting 31 December as your financial year-end, you can also align your year-end with your business cycle. A school can choose 30 September year-end as it aligns with the Student Academic calendar.

Our suggestion is always if you are not mandated to be a 31 December year-end client, please choose another month for your financial year-end. You will receive better service and attention from your auditors and tax authority because work pressure will be less. March, June, or September is a good alternative financial year-end to choose.

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