CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT, PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT
A Chartered Accountant with over twenty-five years experience in audit, business administration and financial management; she has extensive exposure to diverse sectors in the Jamaican business environment at an executive level, through hands on experience enabling her to contribute to any organisation requiring productivity, efficiency and profitability.
Her experience covers commercial and audit environments spanning the health, financial, retail, manufacturing and distributive sectors. Experiences include over five years providing accounting services for individual attorneys and as lead auditor for four audits for a major law firm.
Her background also involved leading teams, comprising accountants and IT specialists, in forensic investigations of three credit unions to successful conclusions. She has also led a team in a project commencing with design to implementation of internal control systems for the Accounts Payable Department of the national providers of potable water, and restructuring and integrating financial controls for the new information system.
She has thirty years statutory audit experience gained from employment with Peat Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG), Pannell Kerr Forster, Coopers & Lybrand and eighteen years as a sole practitioner.
A Practising Fellow of both ACCA and ICAJ, she maintains the currency of her professional qualifications by participating in seminars on ‘Train the Trainer’, IFRSs and ISAs as well as successfully experiencing the Practice Monitoring review as the “test case” under the ICAJ/IDB Project.
She is committed to the Accountancy profession, and currently serves as:
Member, Public Accountancy Board, March 2011 to date,
Member, Audit Practices Committee (ICAJ), August 1999 to date,
Member, Practitioners Development Sub-Committee (ICAJ), January 2004 to date,
Chairman, Practice Monitoring Committee (ICAJ), 2005 to date,
Corporate appointments include Member of the Board of the Elsie Bemand Home Trust, August 2005 to date. She is also a member of the Business & Professional Women’s Club St Andrew.
Has also served as:
ICAC/ICAJ Conference Panning Committee 2011 as Conference Consultant,
ICAJ - Audit Training Project using ICAJ/PSDP funds, 2008,
ICAJ/IDB Steering Committee [ICAJ] 2002 to 2008,
Caribbean and the Americas Representative, International Assembly of ACCA (UK), 1998 to 2004,
Chairman, Caribbean Conference 2003 Committee [ICAJ],
President of the ICAJ, July 1999 to July 2001,
Vice-President of the ICAJ, July 1997 to July 1999,
Member of the board of the Bank of Jamaica (Jamaica’s Central Bank) [2000 to 2002],
Member of the Compliance Committee, the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), [November 2001 to July 2003],
Director on the board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC), [July 2000 to June 2002],
Member, Public Relations and Publications Committee (ICAJ), 1993 to 2002,
Member, Continuing Professional Education Committee (ICAJ), 1993 to 2002,
Member, Admissions Committee (ICAJ), 1997 to 2003.
Unit #6, Global Plaza ~ 62 Grants Pen Road ~ Kingston 8~ Jamaica ~ W.I.
Phone (876) 925-1094 ~ Fax (876) 905-3429
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