Lawrence D. Sekajipo, CPA, CVA, D.B.A., J.S.M.
CEO/President at SEKAJIPO & CO., CPAs, LLC
Lawrence Sekajipo is the managing partner at Sekajipo & Co., CPAs and has extensive training and experience in all aspects of accounting, auditing and financial management. He also has direct experience in financial consulting, strategic planning, forensic accounting and business valuations.
Mr. Sekajipo is an accomplished financial professional who combines profit and loss leadership expertise with a track record of success developing and executing business solutions and strategies to drive growth. He has a proven history of establishing and cultivating relationships with clients and prospects, excellent communication skills and is an innovative problem solver with strong facilitation, negotiation and presentation capabilities. Mr. Sekajipo is adept at identifying and understanding key drivers of growth and structuring solutions to fulfill customer needs through business process improvement and human capital management; developing internal controls to strengthen and support organizations become effective and efficient, mitigate risks to acceptable levels and support sound decision making and governance of the organizations.
Prior to establishing Sekajipo & Co., CPA, LLC in 1997, Mr. Sekajipo worked in the private sector as Chief Financial Officer (1995 – 1997), Assistant Controller (1994-1995), Accounting Manager (1993-1994) and Tax/Staff Accountant and Auditor (1990 – 1993).
He is a graduate of the University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies with Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.), Thomas Jefferson School of Law with a Master of Science (Juris Scientiae Magister – J.S.M.) in International Taxation and Financial Services with concentration in US Taxation, Jackson State University with a Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with concentration in Finance, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry/Biology from the University of Liberia.
Mr. Sekajipo is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Valuation Analyst. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA) and an Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
He holds a Certificate of Educational Achievement in Forensic Accounting Education – a comprehensive 19-course forensic accounting and educational training program provided by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is also a member of the board of directors of Tampa Bay BBIC/BBIF, chairman of the board of directors of the Liberian Communities of Florida and a member of the Knights of Columbus.