Dr. Williams Abayaawien Atuilik has been appointed Provost (Vice-President) of Heritage Christian College, a university in Amasaman-Accra. Dr. Atuilik 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 Consulting firm that provides consulting & 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.
He has worked in various capacities in the past including: Public Finance Manager for PAFA (providing PFM support to PAFA member countries within the African region), PFM Workstream Lead for the Ghana Oil & Gas for Inclusive Growth (GOGIG) programme funded by DFID working to strengthen government institutions responsible for the management of Ghana’s oil & gas revenue; PFM Specialist for WHO, 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 the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, and Legal Practitioner at the Law Offices of Kwame Agati.
Williams has been involved in several consultancies on behalf of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana), African Development Bank, the World Bank, USAID, WHO, DFID, Massim Consult and on his own behalf as an independent consultant. Dr. Atuilik has provided consulting services in countries such as Ghana, South Africa, Liberia, Somalia, Sierra Leone, and Botswana in the areas of Accounting and Financial Management with emphasis on Public Financial Management, International Public Sector Accounting Standards and International Financial Reporting Standards.
Dr. Atuilik has lectured and served as Examiner/Moderator in Accounting and Law courses in 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, etc.
Williams holds a PhD in Accounting from Capella University, Minnesota, USA; MSc. (Finance) from GIMPA; MA (Economic Policy Management) from the University of Ghana; LLB from the University of Ghana; and BSc. (Administration) from the University of Ghana.
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, and the Liberian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
He serves as a member of the council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana), a member of the Council of Trustees of Heritage Christian College, member of the Board of Directors of Tema Oil Refinery, member of the Board of Governors of Hope College, member of IPSAS Implementation Committee of Ghana, and other corporate boards. He served previously as a member of the Governing Council of the University of Ghana.
Dr. Williams Atuilik is a Christian with the Dansoman Church of Christ and is married with three daughters.