Finance Director

Amha started working for Pilgrim Africa in August 2017. Amha oversees all aspects of the Pilgrim Africa’s accounting, including quarterly and annual financial reporting, analysis, audit, and other finance projects; manage all accounting practices and systems to improve efficiency and financial controls; prepares grant budgets for foundation grants; and responsible for analyzing budget and expense, complies with financial reporting requirements as required by grantor.

From 2013 to 2020, Amha worked for Housing Hope, a not-for-profit organization, as a Senior Accountant and was responsible for setting up accounting systems for social enterprises and preparing annual budgets. During 2011 to 2015, Amha worked for Seattle CPA Firm and was responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of accountants and tax professionals and lead attestation projects for a variety of businesses such as groceries, retailers, wholesalers, a club, contractors, and church. Amha is also a founding member of the Fortune Business Consultancy and Training Services in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and was a lecturer at Universities and colleges in Ethiopia including Addis Ababa University, St. Mary’s University and Africa Beza College.

Amha is a CPA in Washington State and holds his MBA and B.Sc. in Business Education from Addis Ababa University.

Amha married to Fana Laakemariam and blessed with four amazing children.