The perfect team — from newly qualified and keen to well seasoned and driven experts.
Deloitte (Bermuda), Hewitt Caterpillar (Canada), EY (Canada)
Derik Bareil qualified as a CA, CPA in Canada and has varied audit industry experience. Derik’s most recent work was in the banking sector in Bermuda, reporting the front office daily profit and loss statement, month-end reporting, adhoc analysis and process improvement. In Canada he worked for a Caterpillar dealership as Chief Accountant & Special Projects, where he managed a team of employees to oversee the general accounting and treasury operations, including consolidation of the financial statements, reviewing GL reconciliation, reporting bank covenants, cash forecasting, and hedging operations. He also led cost reduction projects for the group’s CFO.
Lee Roy Beeby
Churchill Capital, General Electric, Arthur Morris, KPMG (South Africa)
Lee Roy Beeby is a South African CA with experience in both financial and non-financial sectors. Lee Roy started off his career at KPMG auditing companies in the retail, manufacturing and logistics industries reporting under IFRS. Since then, his audit portfolio has grown and includes companies in the capital and insurance markets reporting under US GAAP, Canada GAAP and IFRS. Lee Roy's most recent experience includes month-end processing, forecasting, and reporting for internationally-based companies whose head offices are located in Bermuda.
Fidelis, Endurance, Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services (formerly Butterfield Fulcrum Group Ltd.), Arthur Morris
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, Clarien Bank, Deloitte (Audit & Consulting)
Karlien Dart is a South African CA with a total of seven years working experience, four of which relate to post qualification experience in the financial services industry in Bermuda, 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.
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. She has most recently been providing advisory services on audit and accounting technical issues for EY.
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, thereby relieving pressure on management and saving them time. Willem specialises in streamlining processes and realising efficiencies in back office finance functions.
HSBC, Rugby Football Union, Unisys Corporation, KMPG
Wendy Gear-Kelly is an Internal Audit Specialist who worked for over ten years in London with KPMG among others in internal audit and risk management roles. Her experience includes work with oil and gas, retail, information technology, tourism, and sport clients, whom she has provided with a range of audit and consulting services. Her most recent work has been in operational risk for HSBC where she manages the risk reporting for their top and emerging risks, the incident reporting, and any actions relating to the improvement of the risk and control environment for the Bank.
Tara Hardy trained as a CPA in Canada, and has seven years of post-qualification experience – with at least four of these years in Insurance/Reinsurance in the Bermuda market. This consists of significant US GAAP, SEC and SOX exposure, gained through auditing a public reinsurance company during her stint at KPMG. More recently, she has been involved in captive management which involved overseeing and coordinating all monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting activities for captive insurers, including managing audit processes, statutory reporting, and actuarial analysis. She also has ILS experience and substantial exposure to segregated cell companies. Previous to Bermuda, she was an internal auditor for a Canadian government entity. She has strong technical knowledge of accounting, audit and BMA regulatory requirements.
Amlin, Krys Global (Bermuda), KPMG (Bermuda), Grant Thornton (Canada)
Carla Hinwood is a Canadian CPA and CA with strong experience in the reinsurance sector. Her most recent reinsurance experience includes oversight of monthly financial close process, Solvency II reporting to group, preparation of consolidated financial statements under IFRS, and a CODA data migration project. Her experience also includes US GAAP and Bermuda Statutory Reporting.
Digicel Bermuda, BTC, Sage VIP, Spescom (South Africa)
Corinne Leoni is an outsourced payroll specialist with ten years of corporate and 15 years of 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.
Fidelity, EY (South Africa, New York & Bermuda)
Cleo Mhlom is a South African CA who has audit experience with a wide range of property & casualty and life reinsurance entities, including SEC registrants, subsidiaries of SEC registrants and captives based in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. Cleo has experience with: SEC annual & quarterly reporting; proficiency in US GAAP & IFRS for insurance, reinsurance, and investment reporting; SOC 401 implementation and Bermuda Statutory reporting. Cleo’s most recent experience at Fidelity has been managing year-end group reporting and special projects.
AlphaCat Managers, Validus Re, Aon Insurance Managers (Bermuda)
Danielle Morin qualified as an accountant in Canada and has many years of experience in the Bermuda reinsurance industry, including in the ILS space. Her most recent work include several years at AlphaCat Managers and at Validus Re. Her experience includes collateralized reinsurance, catastrophe bond trading, quarterly financial reporting (including SEC information), projections, consolidation, budgeting, Sarbanes-Oxley, and Statutory fillings. Danielle also has captive management experience with Aon Insurance Managers as a senior account executive.
Deloitte (Bermuda), Logista Inc. (South Africa)
Jantje 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.
Acumen, Hiscox Bermuda, Omega Reinsurance, BMA, Artex Insurance Solutions, Arthur Morris & Company, Moore Stephens BKV (South Africa)
Jacqui Muregerera qualified as a CA in South Africa and has many years of experience in the reinsurance and captive insurance industries in Bermuda. Much of this experience has been with reinsurance companies, where her duties have included internal management accounts reporting, expense reporting, regulatory reporting (including the BSCR) and GAAP financial statements. Her role also included liaising with actuaries, group company finance teams, and underwriters in the analysis of monthly management reports. Jacqui has also recently worked in captive management, with exposure to the ILS market. She is skilled with Microsoft Excel, SUN systems, and Great Plains - an is astute and quick to learn new systems, applications, and bespoke software.
Nephila Capital and PWC (Bermuda & South Africa)
Frederick Phillips is a South African CA and has developed a diverse skill set across various industries, with a focus on reinsurance and ILS fund managing. He has been exposed to complex reinsurance transactions and derivative instruments, and the accounting and reporting thereof.
(FCCA, FAIA, Qualified 2005)
MS Frontier, Mitsui Sumitomo Europe, Aviva Plc, E&Y, JSA, Shaw Walker
Mo Rahman is an accountant who qualified in the UK (FCCA FAIA), and has extensive financial service experience in the UK and Bermuda. His experience includes management and regulatory reporting under US GAAP, IFRS, UK GAAP - as well as embedded value, treasury, and investment for global Life, General and Reinsurance groups. Mo has recently been involved with post-merger finance integration, as well as GAAP conversion and policy alignment. He has worked with internal & external audit, SOx, J-SOx, risk and compliance, Solvency II, and cross border transaction projects.
Tokio Millennium, Hiscox, Ironshore, Ernst & Young (Bermuda), Ernst & Young (Canada)
Amanda is a Canadian CPA, CA with strong experience in the Bermuda reinsurance sector. Her most recent reinsurance experience includes technical analysis and review of reinsurance contracts, with a focus on complex quota share contracts. Her experience also includes preparation of consolidated financial statements in accordance with US GAAP, preparation of annual budget, expense account analytics, and preparation of Board reports and supplemental information.
MS Frontier Re, XL Catlin, Arthur Morris, EY (Canada)
Viren Saldanha is a Canadian CA who has worked with captive reinsurance and investment companies, including familiarity with US GAAP, IFRS, and Bermuda Statutory reporting. He is knowledgable in fund accounting within an ILS investment structure, as well as in user acceptance testing (UAT) on the output of new and modified information systems, to ensure data integrity and conformity with user needs. Previous experience also includes audit and tax work for manufacturing, retail and construction clients. Viren is proficient in SAP, SAP Business Warehouse Business Explorer (SAP BW BEx), and Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) accounting/information systems.
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.
Leman Management, KPMG (Bermuda & South Africa)
Cor Snyman is a South African CA with experience working in finance in the following sectors: hedge funds; private equity funds; mining; manufacturing; and retail. In the regulatory and compliance areas, he has worked with designing and implementing additional procedures for AML/ATF due diligence and entity wide risk assessments. This experience also includes extensive knowledge of global tax legislation such as FATCA and CRS.
Amlin, Zurich, PwC (Bermuda & Vancouver) KPMG (Bermuda) Zurich
Jennifer Thoews is a Canadian CA with many years of Bermudian business experience. She is currently at Amlin in the role of Interim Head of Finance for the Bermuda and Zurich entities. Previous experience includes contracts at Zurich Insurance Bermuda assisting with the preparing of audited IFRS financial statements and a SAP upgrade project. Jennifer also has audit experience with PwC Bermuda as a Senior Manager including captive reinsurance experience focusing on US GAAP, IFRS and Bermuda Statutory reporting.
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 International Limited, Buss Global Direct, Digicel Bermuda, BTC, Validus Re, PwC (South Africa)
Ricki Thorn is a South African CA who specialises in outsourced accounting and payroll services, with a background in a variety of industries including the reinsurance and hotel sector. Ricki is experienced in the management of accounting processes from transaction capture to monthly reporting and (IFRS) financial statement preparation. Ricki is also skilled in setting up and managing processes and controls to ensure the complete, accurate flow-through of accounting information.
MS Frontier Re, 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. John has also held the role of Risk Manager at MS Frontier, and has audit experience with KPMG in Bermuda as a Manager, focusing on US GAAP, IFRS and Bermuda Statutory reporting.
Roedolf Van Der Westhuizen
(Qualified 2008, Masters in Taxation)
Bermuda Hospitals, Deloitte (Bermuda), BMA, Royal Mnandi Food Services (SA), Sifuna Consulting, Sasol Oil, PWC (SA)
Roedolf qualified as a CA in South Africa and has many years PQE experience. He is an outsourced accounting and payroll services specialist with background in a variety of industries. He is experienced in performance and management of accounting processes from transaction capture to monthly reporting and (IFRS) financial statement preparation; as well as in setting up and managing processes and controls to ensure the complete accurate flow-through of accounting information. Roedolf also holds a Masters degree in Taxation.
Keytech, Bank of Butterfield& Deloitte (South Africa)
Candice Viljoen qualified as a CA in South Africa and has several years of post-qualified experience. Her most recent experience relates to preparation of monthly management reporting, regulatory filings, and annual budgets for a telecommunications company. Previous experience includes month end reporting, preparation of quarterly liquidity returns in accordance with Basel II and III regulations, and quarterly statistical returns in banking. She has advanced Excel skills with strong analytical, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
EY (Bermuda), Grant Thornton (Canada)
Shakil Warsalee is a Canadian CPA / CA who has audit experience with a wide range of property & casualty 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 insurance and reinsurance companies, and has experience accounting for complex alternative investments and segregated cell insurance companies.