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Olivia Coombes

Olivia Coombes

Third Year Trainee Accountant

Deloitte South Africa

Johannesburg South, South Africa

I am a young professional working towards my CA(SA). I have a passion for languages, culture and independent thinking. I am charismatic, innovative and ambitious.

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Deloitte South Africa

Training contact working towards CA(SA)

I am a member of Deloitte Johannesburg Financial Services Team. I am in an auditing role, client facing 100% of the time. My responsibilities include:
-Statutory audits of Banks, Insurance Companies and Private Equity Funds,
-Supervision of up to 10 staff on an audit
-Performing valuations of derivative instruments, businesses or components of a business
-Performing risk assessment procedures and designing appropriate responses to risks identified
-Obtaining an understanding of clients’ internal controls and providing feedback on the appropriateness thereof
-Preparing and evaluating financial statements in line with International Financial Reporting Standards
-Preparing for and leading meetings
-Evaluating an entity’s working capital position, business plans, financial proposals, growth strategies and capital investment decisions
-Identifying and evaluating the entity’s/business unit’s key performance indicators
-Calculating or evaluating income tax payable and preparing or evaluating income tax returns for legal entities and individuals
-Managing audits from initiation to conclusion including drafting reports, engaging with specialists/experts, managing deadlines and communicating with high level management.

I thoroughly enjoyed the analytical thinking required in my day-to-day job, as well as the team work required to complete audits.

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