Samuel Uba Okorie, Ph.D. brings more than 35 years of diverse accounting, tax, financial, and business consulting experience to his role as the Representative, Arochukwu State Constituency of Abia State House of Assembly, come 2023.
Born on the 16th day of August 1962. Dr. Samuel Uba Okorie on the surface is an accomplished Financial Analyst with over 35 years of experience in financial markets. Dr. Samuel always ensures the viability of multi-million dollar financial portfolios long-term.
In the year 2020 Samuel Uba Okorie, got his Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.) in Accounting from Ignatius Ajuru University Of Education; In 2016, he had his M.Sc in Accounting from the University Of Port Harcourt Business School; in 2015 saw he acquired his Executive MBA (EMBA) Accounting from University Of Port Harcourt Business School and his B.Sc (2nd Class) Accounting from University Of Port Harcourt, all in Rivers State.
Professional Memberships & CPA Licenses
Dr. Samuel is a member of many Professional Bodies thus: Fellow, Institute Of Business Administration And Knowledge Management (Ibakm); Fellow The Institute Of Management Consultants (Imc-Nigeria) Certified Management Consultants (Cmc) Under International Council Of Management Consulting Institutes (Icmci); Iso 9001 2015 Certificate Of Standards Organization Of Nigeria (Son); Associate Member, Nigerian Accounting Association (Naa); Fellow, Chartered Insitute Of Loan & Risk Management Of Nigeria (Cilrm); Fellow, Chartered Institute Of Finance & Control Of Nigeria (Cifcn); Professional Manager (Member) Nigerian Institute Of Management (Chartered), University Of Port Harcourt Business School (Gaining Competitive Edge Through Strategic Human Resource Managemnt);: Institute Of Safety Professionals Of Nigeria (Safety And Health In The Use Of Chemicals At Work); University Of Port Harcourt Business School In Collaboration With Akintola Williams Deloitte (Effective And Efficient Reporting In The Public Sector: The Role Of Ipsas); Awareness And Implementation Training On Iso 9001:2008 & Total Quality Mgt (Tqm) (Standard Organization Of Nigeria (Son), Lagos); Psyntech (Business Development Skills Training); Hse – Emergency Response Training (Charkin Maritime Training Limited – Port Harcourt, Rivers State); Systemspecs (Sunsystems Ledger Accounting Training). He has a bias in:
• Accounting / Finance
• Purchasing / Material Management
• Business Administration
Accounting Software Training
Dr. Samuel is also internet savvy, having gone through such training as System Application Programme (SAP) – Overview on Material Management; ARIBA (Procurement Training in Chevron); 1ST Klax Accounting System; ShipNet Accounting; Genpro Accounting System; SunSystems Training Ledger Accounting; Microsoft Proficiency, amongst others
Dr. Samuel is dedicated to helping clients achieve business success by helping them establish practical and sound tax and financial processes. Focused on services for small to medium-sized businesses, as well as clients in the banking and financial industry, he is committed to delivering tax and financial services that meet each client’s unique objectives.
Dr. Samuel had a lot of significant professional experiences as a Financial Analyst. He created several tools to help his company evaluate operational requirements more accurately and improve the forecasting of finances. He also monitors and assesses the performance of sales groups, evaluates market conditions weekly, and examines revenue trends. Apart from this, Dr. Samuel also created a model of analysis that improved the sales of the company’s main product by a whopping 125%. He did this by correlating the sales data based on advertising and marketing expenditures.
Moreover, Dr. Samuel supervised the transition of the company to a computer-based ordering system. This eliminated warehouse downtime and redundancies which, in turn, generated over $1.2 million in savings each year. He works closely with the company’s executives to come up with budgets through financial analyses.
Dr. Samuel has gained extensive accounting experience through senior accountant and management roles for a variety of companies and CPA firms located in the Midwest.
For small to medium-sized businesses, Dr. Samuel has expertise in providing comprehensive accounting services, including individual, corporate, partnership, and nonprofit income tax returns and audits, compilations, and payroll tax reports.
In addition, Dr. Samuel has expertise in consulting and supporting computerized accounting systems.
He’s so efficient at his job that he considers himself a “financial portfolio whisperer.” Dr. Samuel has the ability to take unhealthy portfolios and transform them into healthy and thriving ones. Because of his skills, Dr. Samuel can produce productive and long-lasting results for high-level clients.
He caters to major companies, non-profit organizations, and hospitals. He works well with senior corporate executives and can provide consultations for international corporations.
Apart from his bias in Accounting, he has, in particular, focused on topics like sustainable development, self-government, and political economy. Dr. Samuel also contributed to the development of policies and writing the legislative language in debt service structure and bond issuance areas.
Dr. Samuel has gained tremendous 35+ years of experience in Accounting & Finance, Purchasing & Material Management, and Business Administration. Listed below are the firms he has worked with over the years;
• Omak Maritime Limited
• Stemco Engineering & Construction Coy. Ltd
• Tidex Nigeria Limited
• Tidex Nigeria Limited
• Dorman Tools Limited
For his most recent ten-year tenure as a Financial/Admin, Manager with Omak Maritime Limited, Dr. Samuel had successfully nourished his insatiable passion. He did this by conducting research about investments in emerging markets and international natural resources.
He wants to engage more with influential decision-makers and thought leaders in international public policy. He’s open to challenges, conversations, and an exchange of ideas from the top players in the financial industry.
His long-term goal is to become a national-level policy adviser. He wants to use his untiring commitment and drive to bring more dignity and autonomy to the citizens of developing countries.
Journey into Politics. What Dr. Samuel is Bringing to the Table
Dr. Samuel has never been a politician in the real sense of it. He has always been a Trainer, a Learning and Development Expert, shuttling between the Workplace and the Church, Assemblies of God Church, where he rose to become the Sunday School Superintendent in his local parish. He has held many positions on the church board up to date, starting from Choir-Master.
His other hunch in politics was when his community was unanimously approached by Him to help in reorganizing the Community Development Union. He had a short stint as an Interim Chairman of the Union and chartered a roadmap for the Community Union before he conducted an election, where he served as the Financial Secretary. He has also served as Treasurer and most recently Auditor. During these periods, the community noticed visibly positive changes and the present leadership once described him as a Philosopher.
“Throughout his career that included stints as a Community Leader, Samuel has maintained his integrity and belief in ‘the greatness of Abam and Arochukwu and the opportunities it offers.’ His is an inspirational story for challenging times.”
As multifaceted a character as has ever been seen in Ndi Ebe Abam’s history (not to mention politics), Samuel was perhaps the ideal leader for the young Community still struggling with external threats and its own identity. People weave the strands of Samuel’s personality into a complete portrait of a sophisticated politician and thinker — a philosopher-Union President.”
• Team Development and Management
• Strategic Planning and Execution
• Complaint and Problem Resolution
• Collaboration and Adaptability
• Cross-Cultural Understanding (Racial, Ethnic, Gender, Values, Perception, and Work Ethics)
Dr. Samuel Uba in Summary
• Dependable, resourceful, and detail-oriented professional with considerable experience in general Accounting and Administration.
• Versatile and Adept at coordinating meetings and conference calls, planning itineraries, and designing detailed spreadsheets. Focused on ensuring efficient operations through effective management methods.
Dr. Samuel Uba Okorie is happily married with 2 kids.