The perfect team — from newly qualified and keen to well seasoned and driven experts.
HSBC, Deloitte (Bermuda), Hewitt Caterpillar (Canada), EY (Canada)
Derik Bareil qualified as a CA, CPA in Canada and his most recent work in the banking sector has been reporting the front office daily P&L statement, and managing month-end reporting, adhoc analysis, and process improvement. Other experience includes general accounting, treasury operations, GL reconciliation, reporting bank covenants, cash forecasting, and hedging operations.
Ariel Re, Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services, Butterfield Bank, Fidelity, Bacardi, Beecher Carlson, E&Y (Bermuda)
Amy Chan qualified as a CA in Canada and has many years of experience in Bermuda in a variety of industries including fund services, reinsurance accounting, captive management and assisting with brokerage management. Amy has worked with quarterly reporting (under US GAAP, IFRS, SEC and Bermuda Statutory reporting), consolidation, Sarbanes-Oxley and liquidity reporting.
Bermuda Hospitals Board, EY (South Africa)
Tawanda Chidzawo is qualified as a CA in South Africa. His audit experience includes multinational retail, wholesale and manufacturing entities, public sector entities and non-profit organisations. He has solid technical accounting knowledge including IFRS, along with tax, financial analysis and financial modelling exposure. His recent experience was a role as a financial analyst in the healthcare sector performing monthly/annual budget variance analyses and developing financial models.
Tokio Millenium, Fidelis, Endurance, Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services, Arthur Morris & Company
Gavin Correa is a Canadian CPA who is currently studying towards level three of his CFA qualification. Gavin has significant investment accounting experience, having worked at Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services for three years. He has worked on a range of audit clients in the reinsurance and investment industries including recent secondments at Fidelis and Endurance.
Fidelis, Enstar, Allied World, Clarien Bank, Deloitte (Bermuda & South Africa)
Karlien Dart is a South African CA with many years of post-qualified working experience in the financial services industry in Bermuda, in roles ranging from audit to consulting to accounting engagements. Karlien possesses technical knowledge of audit, accounting and tax concepts with the ability to apply this to a variety of industries including banking and capital markets, investment management and administration.
Churchill Capital, EY (South Africa)
Jerusha Devraj is a South African CA who has recently completed level one of her CFA qualification. Her audit experience includes both financial and non-financial sectors including telecommunications, financial services, manufacturing and mining. Before moving to Bermuda she most recently provided advisory services on audit and accounting technical issues for EY.
Novartis Investment Limited, Appleby Ltd, Arthur Morris & Company, Moore Stephens (South Africa)
René Dippenaar qualified as a CA in South Africa and has many years of PQE in various industries including pharmaceuticals, legal services, regulatory authority (BMA), and insurance/reinsurance. Past duties include month end close process, financial statement preparation, budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis.
Digicel Bermuda, BTC, The Reefs Hotel, PwC (Netherlands), PwC (South Africa), Cisco Systems (South Africa)
Willem Fourie is a South African CA with varied audit industry experience including: telecommunications; financial services; retail; and engineering. Willem has experience in IFRS and US GAAP accounting and reporting, as well as in Bermuda payroll services. Willem provides outsourced accounting, reporting, and payroll solutions to clients. Willem specialises in streamlining processes and realising efficiencies in back office finance functions.
Renaissance Re, Deloitte (South Africa)
Arnold Griesel qualified as a CA in South Africa with varied audit experience within the financial services industry including Insurance, asset management and private equity. He also has several years experience in technical accounting and reporting in terms of IFRS.
(Partly Qualified Actuary, ASSA)
Legal and General Reinsurance, Liberty Life (South Africa)
Francè is a partly-qualified actuary with pricing and investment experience in the life insurance and reinsurance industry. She also has several years of experience in advisor behaviors and reporting.
Axis, KPMG (Bermuda)
Tara Hardy trained as a CPA in Canada and has several years of experience in insurance and reinsurance in Bermuda. This consists of US GAAP, SEC and SOX exposure, involvement in captive management, including coordinating all financial reporting activities, managing audit processes, statutory reporting, and actuarial analysis.
Ironshore , EY (Bermuda), KPMG (US, Canada and Russia)
Olesya Kandakova qualified as an FCCA in the UK and has experience providing audit and technical accounting advisory services to a wide range of companies including multinational reinsurers based in Bermuda and other captives. Her most recent work includes directing audits in accordance with PCAOB and AICPA requirements for US GAAP and IFRS clients, managing audits of SOX internal controls, and SOX implementation in anticipation of going public.
Tokio Millennium, Prestige Cosmetics Group (South Africa), Baker Tilly Greenwoods (South Africa)
Johanita Louw is a South African CA with audit experience in various industries including agriculture, tourism and engineering. Mostly recently she has worked in reinsurance accounting in Bermuda, and has also worked in the retail industry managing large teams, interacting with different departments and assisting in the preparation of management reports and annual audits.
PwC (South Africa)
Nakato Luzuka qualified as a CA in South Africa, and has audit experience across the insurance and asset management industry, with exposure to both listed and privately-owned companies. She is skilled in project management, systems process analysis and financial statement analysis. She also has technical knowledge of financial reporting in terms of IFRS and US GAAP.
Nephila, Marsh (Bermuda), Arthur Morris & Company
Karen MacCormick qualified as a CPA, CA in Canada. She has experience in the ILS sector and in captive management, managing Class 1 to Class 4 insurers. She was involved in management accounts, consolidations, quarterly filings, GAAP financial statements and statutory financial returns. Karen is currently studying for her ARe designation.
Fidelity, EY (South Africa)
Nkosi Makhoba qualified as a CA in South Africa and has experience in both the financial and non-financial sectors. Before coming to Bermuda, his experience included being part of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange engagement (ranked top 20 largest stock exchange in the world) where he dealt with technical accounting issues including IFRS, along with tax and audit exposure. In addition Nkosi has experience on project management and running medium to large projects independently
Clarien Bank, Deloitte (Bermuda), Logista Inc. (South Africa)
Jantje Moen qualified as CA in South Africa. Her most recent experience was in the banking sector in Bermuda where she worked as financial controller of a subsidiary, overseeing the month end process, drafting IFRS financial statements, and managing the audit process. She also gained experience in enterprise risk management, including the drafting of risk registers and the testing of controls.
Arch, AlphaCat Managers, Validus Re, Aon Insurance Managers (Bermuda)
Danielle Morin qualified as a CA in Canada and has many years of experience in the Bermuda reinsurance industry, including in the ILS and captive management space. She has worked with collateralized reinsurance, catastrophe bond trading, quarterly financial reporting (including SEC information), projections, consolidation, budgeting, Sarbanes-Oxley and Bermuda Statutory fillings.
HSBC, EY (Ireland & South Africa)
Sifiso Nkambule qualified as a CA in South Africa and has spent most of his time working in financial services with a focus on banking, asset management and aircraft leasing. His most recent work included managing structured finance entities focusing on UK/Irish GAAP and Statutory Reporting, as well as assisting with the preparation of the implementation of IFRS 9.
Bermuda Hospitals Board, Validus, Keytech, Nephila Capital and PwC (Bermuda & South Africa)
Frederick Phillips qualified as a CA in South Africa and has broad industry skill set, with a focus on reinsurance and ILS fund management. He has solid experience with complex reinsurance transactions and derivative instruments, and the accounting and reporting thereof.
MS Amlin, XL Catlin, Arthur Morris, EY (Canada)
Viren Saldanha is a Canadian CA who has worked with captive reinsurance and investment companies, and is familiar with US GAAP, IFRS, and Bermuda Statutory reporting. He is knowledgable in ILS fund accounting and in user acceptance testing on new/modified IT systems. Previous experience also includes audit and tax work for manufacturing, retail and construction clients. Viren is proficient in SAP, SAP BW BEx, and HFM accounting/information systems.
Tokio Millenium, EY (South Africa)
Eva Shahim qualified as a CA in South Africa and has experience in both the financial and non-financial sectors. She has most recently been providing consulting services within the Insurance industry for a listed, blue-chip company. Her audit experience includes the Technology and Construction industries.
Digicel Bermuda, BTC, Sage VIP, Spescom (South Africa)
Corinne Siciliano is an outsourced payroll specialist with more than ten years of corporate and outsourced payroll services experience, across a variety of industries both locally and internationally. Her comprehensive skill set enables her to provide efficient end-to-end payroll solutions to meet specific customer needs, while ensuring full compliance with labour, tax, and employment regulations.
Argus, PwC (Bermuda), KPMG (Jamaica)
Latoya Swabey qualified in the UK with ACCA, and has a knowledge of the insurance, financial services and retail industries in Bermuda and Jamaica. She has worked with a wide range of P&C and life insurance/reinsurance companies, including supervising the external audit process, providing guidance on the preparation of financial statements (in accordance with IFRS, US GAAP and BMA statutory reporting), and reviewing internal control systems.
Premia, Bermuda Monetary Authority, MS Amlin, Zurich, PwC (Bermuda & Canada) KPMG (Bermuda)
Jennifer Thoews is a Canadian CA with extensive Bermuda reinsurance experience. This includes head of finance for a MS Amlin, regulatory experience, financial analysis, and oversight of reporting requirements. She has managed large finance teams, prepared audited IFRS financial statements, liaised directly with auditors, and completed an SAP upgrade project. Previous work included captive reinsurance focusing on US GAAP, IFRS and Bermuda Statutory Reporting.
Artex, XL Catlin, Acumen, Deloitte (South Africa)
Kurt Thomas qualified as a CA in South Africa and has numerous years of PQE experience in the Reinsurance industry. Past duties include oversight of monthly close process, budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, and project management of finance system implementation/data migration.
The Reefs Hotel, Bedford Management, Graphitene, Buss Global Direct, Digicel Bermuda, BTC, Validus Re, PwC (South Africa)
Ricki Thorn is a South African CA who is a specialist in outsourced accounting and payroll services with varied industry experience. His expertise is in the management of accounting processes from transaction capture to monthly reporting and (IFRS) financial statement preparation; as well as in setting up processes and controls to ensure the complete, accurate flow-through of accounting information.
Validus, MS Amlin, KPMG (Bermuda), Maiden Holdings, Deloitte (UK)
John Tully is an English ACA with several years of post qualified experience in reinsurance. John’s most recent experience includes the testing and implementation of new systems and controls, the preparation of US GAAP and Bermuda Statutory financial statements, and assisting with a US GAAP to IFRS conversion project.
Bermuda Monetary Authority, PwC (UK)
James Vanner is a UK-qualified ACA and joined Acumen from PwC London, having spent nine years in their insurance practice. He has gained extensive experience working within the insurance market, primarily with multinational insurers subject to IFRS and US GAAP reporting. In his role as Senior Manager, he played a key part in helping clients through major regulatory changes such as Solvency II and SoX implementation.
Christof van Tonder
Bermuda Monetary Authority, Paget Reinsurance, Arthur Morris & Company (Bermuda)
Christof van Tonder is a South African-qualified CA. Christof has worked for more than ten years as both an auditor and financial consultant and has experience in insurance, insurance regulation, manufacturing, mining and retail. Christof possesses technical knowledge in insurance regulation, audit and tax, and is currently working towards his ARe designation.
Argus, Artex, EY (Bermuda), Grant Thornton (Canada)
Shakil Warsalee qualified as a CPA, CA in Canada and has audit experience with a wide range of P&C and life reinsurance entities, including subsidiaries of SEC registrants and captive insurance companies based in Bermuda. Shakil is proficient with US GAAP, IFRS, and Bermuda Statutory Reporting for the insurance sector.
BMA, Deloitte (UK and Bermuda), Enstar, Talbot Underwriting (Validus), Prudential PLC, Aon (Guernsey)
Jordan Wurch qualified as a CA in Canada and has experience in the Bermuda and UK reinsurance/life insurance industries, including ILS and captive management. He has worked with collateralized reinsurance, quarterly reporting (under US GAAP, IFRS, UK GAAP and SEC filings), projections, consolidation, budgeting, internal audit and Sarbanes-Oxley.
Sompo, Marsh (Bermuda), Arthur Morris & Company (Bermuda), Bell Canada
Giselle Yeung qualified as a CPA in Canada where she gained telecommunications sector experience in financial analysis, budgeting and reporting, accounting policy, and internal audit. In Bermuda, she moved into insurance/reinsurance, including captive management, external audit services, reporting under IFRS, US GAAP, UK GAAP, Canadian ASPE, and Bermuda Statutory Reporting. She is currently working towards her ARe designation.