Nkomo - Articled Clerk - Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Melusi Nkomo

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Services

Articled Clerk

Summary:

5 years auditing experience within medium and large clients
Good analytical skills
Good ability to complete given assignments with minimal supervision
Good understanding of ISAs, ISAs
Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
Good understanding of the requirements of the profession: ethical behaviour, professional skepticism

Work History

SAICA Articled Clerk

Alchemy Audit Services Incorporated

From May 2011

Duties and responsibilities

Documentation of significant flows of transactions including controls in place to mitigate risks
Developing risk- based audit programs by identifying the audit risks, compensating controls, and the relevant audit procedures to be followed by the team members to reduce the audit risk to acceptable levels
Verifying financial statement items to source documents and checking compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
Preparation and verification of financial statements and checking compliance of the financial statements with International Financial Reporting Standards and the Companies Act.

Article Clerk

Alchemy Financial Services Incorporated

May 2011 - May 2011

Key achievements include:
 Successfully completed the Cash and Bank, Accounts receivables, Inventory, Property, Plant & Equipment, Accounts Payable & Accruals sections of the engagement with minimal supervision
 Successful completion of planning of the engagement with minimal guidance
 Received positive reviews from clients on work performed Met client deadlines on a consistent basis with minimal overruns Supervised junior staff on small engagements and reviewed their working papers
 Promoted to Auditor level and exceeded expectations by successfully managing assigned small engagements with no budget overrun
 Consistently maintained an overall efficiency of 70% within the workplace
 Received commendation for consistently delivering timely, concise working papers and reports Motivated and mentored junior staff with the completion of basic sections within the audit engagement

Assurance Assistant

Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants (Zimbabwe)

January 2008 - October 2010

Duties and responsibilities
Documentation of significant flows of transactions including controls in place to mitigate risks
Developing risk- based audit programs by identifying the audit risks, compensating controls, and the relevant audit procedures to be followed by the team members to reduce the audit risk to acceptable levels
Verifying financial statement items to source documents and checking compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
Preparation and verification of financial statements and checking compliance of the financial statements with International Financial Reporting Standards and the Companies Act.

Audit Assistant

Ernst & Young Zimbabwe

January 2008 - October 2010

I have worked as an Audit Assistant within the Assurance Department, where I performed the following duties:

• Documentation of significant flows of transactions including controls in place to mitigate risks
• Developing risk based audit programs by identifying the audit risks, compensating controls, and the relevant audit procedure to be performed by the team members to reduce the audit risk to acceptable levels
• Verifying financial statement items to source documents and checking compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards
• Preparation and verification of financial statements and checking compliance with IFRS and the Companies Act.

I have also attended training courses held by Ernst & Young which include an introduction to auditing and case studies on the audit procedures to be performed. I am keen on pursuing the Chartered Accountant qualification and am dedicated to my studies and work in order to meet the requirements of becoming a Chartered Accountant.

Projects

SAICA Articles Clerk

Performance of audit engagements; Preparation of financial statements and disclosure notes as per IFRS and IFRS for SMEs. Documentation of internal controls and making recommendations for significant internal control weaknesses.

Qualifications & Certifications

BCOMPT Degree

University of South Africa

University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika

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