Matlala - Financial Accountant - Polokwane, South Africa

Maripa Matlala

Polokwane, South Africa


Financial Accountant


Highly experienced Accounting Consultant with seven years’ experience of accounting, auditing, finance and strategic support services in the public and private sectors. Strong strategic support skills and management skills with extensive knowledge of legislation and Accounting Frameworks. Detail-oriented, efficient and organized professional responsible for setting up and directing several accounting departments for clients. Proven project management skills acquired across a wide range of demanding and often challenging roles.

Work History


Nexia SAB & T Chartered Accountants Inc

• Reporting to the Director: Consulting Services
• Directly providing advise and technical expertise to senior management within the finance departments at clients.
• Assessing client's the state of financial management and providing recommendation on areas of improvements.
• Assisting clients' with consolidating audit files as evidence for auditing purposes.
• Guiding and assisting clients' with the preparation of credible Financial Statement.
• Promoting compliance with applicable legislation and Accounting standards.
• Providing technical operational support on financial management to clients.
• Assisting the client to improve reporting deadlines and accuracy.
• Assisting clients' with development and implementation of budget related policies.
• Assisting client with design and implementation of controls.
• Assisting clients' with the development and implementation of audit remedial plans.
• Developing clear project plan to transfer skill and knowledge within the finance department which will improve the clients' capacity.
Key Assignments
• Assigned as the Senior Consultant providing strategic accounting support services to Municipalities on the Operation Clean Audit 2014 project (Jan 2013-Present)


CorpMD Chartered Accountants Inc

• Reporting to the Senior Manager.
• Directly supervising a staff complement of junior trainees on various projects.
• Statutory Audit Assignments in a supervisory role.
• Financial Accounting Assignments (Mostly AFS compilation and closing of Accounts).


Kgemethe Chartered Accountants Inc

• Reporting to the Supervisor.
• Directly transferring skills to staff complement of four at a client.
• Compiling Annual Financial Statements.
• Preparing Financial Statements for clients.
• Ensuring proper financial and other internal controls to clients.
• Budget and Cash Flow compilations.
• Financial Reporting to management.
• Compiling of Asset Registers and management thereof.
• Reconciling Creditors and Debtors.
• Presenting monthly reports to the Management.
• Preparing direct and indirect Tax returns for submission to SARS.
• Successfully introduced and implemented an electronic Financial Accounting system at the client included the design of the Standard chart of Accounts thereby immensely improving the standard of accounting processes and reporting.

Projects Co-Ordinator

Khora Technologies

Polokwane, South Africa

• Reporting to the Managing Director.
• Directly involved with the client to ensure proper execution of the project scope.
• Reporting progress to relevant stakeholders.
• Compiling Project Progress Reports.
• Budget and Cash Flow compilations.
• Financial management.
• Presenting monthly reports to the Management.


Operation Clean Audit 2014

Provide expert strategic advise to Senior Management and Audit Committee members to ensure that the policies and procedures adopted and decisions taken are in line with applicable legislation (i.e MFMA, DoRA, Supply Chain Regulations, MSA, LRA, etc) and in the best interest of the entities on all matters relating to financial management. Being a GRAP expert, my role also includes providing technical accounting assistance to municipalities on GRAP matters, actions to take to resolve any audit findings, and compilation of Annual Financial Statements.

Qualifications & Certifications

Accounting Science

University of South Africa

Accounting Science

University of South Africa

Capricorn High School

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