Bakary serves as a senior manager in the firm’s audit group, where he specializes in providing services to not-for-profit entities, international non-governmental organizations, foundations, and a broad range of global health and development organizations. He has earned a reputation as a dependable resource for both his clients and colleagues.

Outside his professional life, Bakary cherishes spending time with his family and traveling globally. Born and raised in The Gambia, he pursued his studies in Malaysia, worked in Sierra Leone, and has visited over 10 different countries. These global experiences provide him with a unique perspective, particularly beneficial when assisting international organizations.

Practice Emphasis 

  • Audit and attest services
  • Not-for-profits
  • International non-governmental organizations (INGOs)
  • Governmental organizations
  • Other ad hoc consulting and advisory services

Proven Results

  • Conducted audits for various entities including non-profits, governments, and foundations, successfully implementing new accounting standards.
  • Executed and supervised audits and reviews for numerous entities, leading to significant findings and suggestions for improvements that resulted in marked enhancements in subsequent years.
  • Collaborated with clients to revamp their internal controls and operational processes, ensuring compliance with pertinent regulatory requirements.
  • Assisted clients in resolving critical accounting issues, including the implementation of new accounting standards. Specifically guided clients in implementing not-for-profit standards such as ASU 2016-14, ASU 2018-08, Topic 606, and most recently ASU 842.
  • Recognized for establishing lengthy, reliable, and trustworthy relationships with clients, demonstrating proactivity in addressing their needs and requests.
  • Conducted research and presented technical issues as part of the firm’s technical issues committee.
  • Co presents on the firm’s Single Audit basics training/webinar.

Education 

  • Oxford Brookes University, Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

Activities

  • CPA British Columbia
  • CPA Canada
  • American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
  • Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA)
  • Leadership Eastside, former board member and Finance Committee chair