About Lindiwe Ngwenya:
As a meticulously detail-oriented Accountant and Auditor with a robust background in both the private and public sectors, I bring forth a wealth of experience spanning 4.7 years, including the completion of SAICA articles. My proficiency in accounting procedures and audit functions is matched by a keen desire to leverage my experience into a role as an Accountant/ Auditor. I am dedicated to enhancing business operations by identifying and implementing process improvements that bolster financial precision and regulatory compliance. My skill set is comprehensive, with a strong command of MS Office, CaseWare, Teammate, Sage, SAP, and Draft Worx. I am also well-versed in key financial frameworks and regulations, including IFRS, IFRS for SMEs, GAAP, GRAP, MFMA, PFMA, as well as the Income Tax Act, VAT Act, Companies Act, APA, and ISAs.
W O R K E X P E R I E N C E
SAICA Trainee Accountant / Auditor, Ngubane and Co , Durban
Mar 2021 - Feb 2024
• Spearheaded key company audits, overseeing all phases from planning to execution
and finalization, utilizing Caseware and Teammate.
• Developed and refined audit strategies, assessing internal control efficacy through
comprehensive system walkthroughs.
• Conducted meticulous audits of financial statements, pinpointing inaccuracies and
advising on remedial measures across various sectors.
• Performed in-depth analysis of financial data to discern trends and project future
• Compiled insightful management reports detailing audit outcomes and strategic
recommendations to bolster risk management and efficiency.
• Ensured annual financial records' integrity, confirming adherence to IFRS or GRAP,
pertinent laws, and accounting standards.
• Orchestrated audit budgets and diligently tracked progress to align with financial
• Resolved financial variances by reconciling budgeted figures with actual outcomes.
• Executed VAT and bank reconciliations as part of comprehensive audit processes.
• Calculated taxes and prepared tax returns for individuals and businesses, upholding
stringent compliance standards.
• Led exhaustive reviews and risk assessments of prospective business clients.
• Crafted competitive tender proposals, ensuring due diligence in conflict of interest
• Acquired proficiency in accounting and auditing software suites, including Caseware,
Teammate, Sage, SAP, and Pastel.
• Mentored and managed a cadre of 6 junior trainees, fostering their professional
development through targeted training and feedback.
• Collaborated with audit teams to deliver high-quality external and internal audits for
diverse entities, meeting and exceeding objectives.
Accountant / Auditor, Andisa Chartered Accountants, Johannesburg
Jul 2019 - Feb 2021
• Expertly performed bank, accounts receivable, and payable reconciliations, upholding
accuracy and regulatory compliance.
• Efficiently prepared and reconciled VAT returns, enhancing tax reporting processes.
• Streamlined financial data management by accurately processing bank statement
entries using Sage One.
• Diligently maintained and updated financial records, ensuring a reliable audit trail.
• Conducted thorough audits of accounting records and financial statements, verifying
their authenticity, reliability, and legal compliance.
• Executed year-end procedures and crafted financial reports in line with IFRS, IFRS for
SMEs, and GAAP standards.
• Analyzed financial statements, identified trends, and delivered insightful reports to aid
• Refined journal entries to correct income statements, ensuring accurate financial
• Prepared detailed tax computations for individuals and corporate entities.
• Led and supervised 5 forensic audits of SARS TERs benefits, demonstrating strong
• Successfully planned, executed, and concluded comprehensive audits.
• Developed audit budgets, effectively monitoring project progression.
• Assessed cash flow forecasts for precision and thoroughness.
• Reported audit findings and strategic recommendations to management and
• Collaborated with audit teams to perform external company audits, achieving set
- Management Level , CIMA 2024
- PDGD Accounting in Applied Financial Accounting (CTA), UNISA 2020
- BCom Accounting in Applied Accounting Sciences, UNISA 2016
- Higher Certificate in Economics & Management Sciences (Cum-Laude),
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