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Lindiwe Ngwenya

Lindiwe Ngwenya

Accountant / Auditor
Durban, eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

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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.

Experience

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
financial performance.
• 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
objectives.
• 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
evaluations.
• 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
management decision-making.
• Refined journal entries to correct income statements, ensuring accurate financial
reporting.
• Prepared detailed tax computations for individuals and corporate entities.
• Led and supervised 5 forensic audits of SARS TERs benefits, demonstrating strong
investigative skills. 
• 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
governance bodies.
• Collaborated with audit teams to perform external company audits, achieving set
targets 
 

Education

  • 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),
    UNISA 2015 
     

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