Getachew Demeku-Ousman

Finance and Management Services

Getachew Demeku provides advice and counseling to local government agencies in the areas of Finance and Management services. Getachew has over 25 years of experience in accounting, budgeting, and financial management.

During the past fifteen years, Getachew has acted as an independent consultant providing services to municipalities in the Bay Area. He assists agencies in the development, implementation, and management of accounting policies and procedures. Getachew has often assisted clients in internal audits, external audits, and complex management projects and advised City Council, Board of Directors, and Finance Directors on financial matters.

Getachew has served as Finance Director in the City of Hercules, Project Manager in the City of Richmond, Senior Budget Analyst for Berkeley Unified School District, and Senior Management Analyst for the City of Lathrop. He has also accumulated several years of experience in managerial positions in Fortune 500 companies such as Baxter Healthcare Corporation (Novcor) as Accounting Manager and Finance Director at Ameritech Corporation and as Senior Financial Analyst at Sims Metal America.

In addition to his significant practical experience with major clients, Getachew has been an Accounting and Finance Instructor at the University of Phoenix. Getachew earned double-major undergraduate degrees in Economics and Commerce from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix, specializing in Business Administration.