Mr. Matthew Dingie is the Principal Deputy Financial Secretary at the Ministry of Finance, and an Adviser to the Minister of Finance on fiscal policy issues, budget formulation and execution, and in charge of fiscal operations. He is a career Civil Servant with an outstanding record of service to the Government and people of Sierra Leone.
Mr. Dingie started his career in the private sector as an Accountant Trainee at PKF Chartered Accountants, in the August 2000, and later that same year moved to KPMG Chartered Accountants, where he served as a member of audit teams assigned to carry out audits and other financial advisory services to various private and public sector Institutions.
He joined the Civil Service in February, 2002 as a Budget Analyst, Budget Bureau in the Ministry of Finance where he worked as a consultant under the World Bank PSMS II project, later funded by the Department for International Development (DFID/UK). He was very instrumental in preparing the annual budgetary estimates for the Government of Sierra Leone and also in preparing the quarterly Fiscal/Budget Monitoring Tables and Reports.
Mr. Dingie was appointed as Director of Budget in the Ministry of Finance in September 2007, a position he served effectively for over 10 years. Because of his outstanding performance, he was promoted to the position of Principal Deputy Financial Secretary in April, 2018. During his 10 years tenor as Director of Budget at Ministry of Finance, Mr. Matthew Dingie, led the preparation, approval and execution of 13 annual budgets and 3 supplementary budgets for the Government of Sierra Leone. He also led a major reform for the Government of Sierra Leone to migrate from line item budgeting to Activity Based Budgeting System in 2014.
Mr. Matthew Dingie holds a Masters of Art degree in Economics from the University Of Toledo, Ohio, USA and a First Class Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Accounting and Finance degree from Fourah Bay College, USL. He became a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), UK and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sierra Leone (ICASL) in June 2005. In June 2010, He was admitted as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA), UK.