Joy Ankunda

Uganda - Finance

Joy is a finance and management trainer that helps businesses automate their financial information systems and motivates entrepreneurs to value good bookkeeping. Her easy-to-understand "Taking Fear out of Finance" approach teaches all participants to believe they can keep good financial records comfortably. Ultimately this facilitates decision-making that results in efficiency and growth.

She developed a training curriculum called Accounting Step by Step in collaboration with the UPSkill project at Innovation Village. Joy also does online and desk coaching to accountants and non-accountants to ensure that they use QuickBooks and other packages to produce timely financial reports. In addition, as a consultant, she performs system and internal audits, tax planning, organizational and project management, and business growth clinics.

Joy trains entrepreneurs in the Finance module of the Entrepreneur Academy and maintains an open door beyond the program for students to ensure they're implementing what they've learned well. Joy holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA)from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburg Business School. In addition, she is a Certified Accountant with ACCA and an alumnus of Makerere University Kampala, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration.