Mr. Isaac Crentsil - Commissioner, Customs Division
Mr. Isaac Crentsil was employed into the customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) now Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) Customs Division in December 1989.
He holds among others, Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA Finance) from the University of Business School. Mr. Crentsil is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant Ghana (ICA GH) and also a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (Ghana). He holds Post Chartered Diploma Certificate in Forensic Audit from the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana)
Some of the managerial positions he has occupied prior to his current appointment as Commissioner, Customs Division of the GRA include;
i. Deputy Commissioner, Post Clearance Audit (PCA)
ii. Assistant Commissioner, Audit
iii. Assistant Commissioner, Modernization Programme Office
iv. Assistant Commissioner, Corporate Planning
v. Assistant Commissioner, Finance
vi. Chief Revenue Officer, Debt Recovery
vii. Chief Revenue officer, Audit
viii. Chief Revenue Officer, Accounts and Budget
In the Integration and modernization of the GRA, Mr. Crentsil facilitated the change management by selection and training of change Agents to propagate the message to staff of how successful movement from their current states to their future states.
He was the Project Manager that led to the set-up of the Post Clearance Audit with the objective to ensure holistic audit based customs control for trade facilitation and revenue maximization to achieve the goal of optimal revenue collection.
Mr. Crentsil has had a number of courses both internationally and Local.
Notably amongst them are:
i. World Customs Organization Knowledge Academy for Customs and Trade in Brussels,
ii. Post Clearance Audit and Compliance Risk Management (Advanced) in partnership with Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Ontario Canada,
iii. Basic Investigation of computer and Electronic Crimes Course in Budapest Hungary,
iv. Customs Risk Management in Cape Town, Republic of South Africa
v. Advanced International Program in Oil and Gas Financial Management organized by University of Texas at Dallas and its center for International Accounting Development.
Other Conferences/ Seminar attended locally include Transfer Pricing and Valuation- Korea Experiences, Transfer Pricing and its tax implication and strategic thinking for competitive advantage.
Until his promotion to the high office of Commissioner of Customs, Mr. Crentsil was the Deputy Commissioner in charge of Post Clearance Audit Department.