The heritage of Accounting and Financial Advisory (AFA) goes back 30 years to the audit and consultancy firm Deloitte & Touche South Africa. Ongoing developments regarding improving auditor independence globally and in South Africa, further restricted the non-audit services an external audit firm may render.
The legislation required the separation of audit and financial management consultancy from Deloitte. Accordingly in 2018, Deloitte decided to carve out the AFA service offering in South Africa to the management of AFA in a mutually agreed management buy-out. On 24 July 2019 the AFA Netherlands corporation was established becoming an international accounting and finance management firm with offices based in Amsterdam.
Our expert team working across South Africa and the Netherlands provides streamlined finance and accounting processes that can assist your organisation in increasing productivity and driving efficiency in a cost effective manner.
Is flexible and agile, allowing us to deliver value whether through resourcing, project delivery or as a full end-to-end solution. Our delivery models focus on high-end solutions and end-to-end resource management. This along with our innovative approach means we can provide the best quality services to you in a cost effective manner.
We believe that embedding best practice in Finance allows a company to drive value for money and save costs while empowering the business with valuable insights for decision making. We streamline our clients’ finance and accounting processes by using smart people, processes and leading edge technology to enable them to increase productivity, drive efficiency and improve cost-effectiveness.
Our approach is flexible and agile, allowing us to deliver value whether it be through resourcing, project delivery or as a full end-to- end solution. Our delivery methods include resourcing, high impact solutions and end-to- end outsourcing. We believe in a trifecta- People, Processes and Technology – and we work together with you to achieve operational excellence.
Wherever we are, we aim to provide the highest possible standard of service and we operate in accordance with our principles of quality, integrity and transparency.
MEET THE TEAM
Director – Head of Netherlands
Cheryl Argentin is a Director and Head of Accounting and Financial Advisory Netherlands B.V. She has more than 6 years’ experience in accounting advisory and audit, across a variety of industries including…
financial services, technology, media and telecommunications. She served her articles at Deloitte South Africa from 2013-2015, followed by a secondment to Deloitte US (Buffalo, New York) in 2016 before joining the AFA practice within Deloitte South Africa as a Manager.
Her product delivery experience is in Close, Consolidate and Reporting and Finance PMO, while her functional expertise includes budgeting and forecasting, project management, account reconstructions and reconciliations and the design, testing and implementation of finance processes and controls. Her agility and passion for business allows her to identify opportunities for efficiencies, which further adds value to our clients.
Cheryl Argentin is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA(SA) and holds a BCom (Hons) in Accounting from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Sumendra Naidoo is a Director at Accounting and Financial Advisory, and was previously a Partner at Deloitte South Africa. He has more than 20 years’ of financial and management accounting experience in both public…Read More
and private sector. He leads large, multidisciplinary teams as the client service leader and has a track record in delivering results, that give his clients a competitive advantage.
Sumendra specialises in project management, budgeting and cash flow management, accounting and financial controls review and implementation, annual financial statement compilation, fixed asset verifications and asset register compilations, management and accounting outsourcing, accounting backlogs, account reconstructions and reconciliations, providing accounting and financial management resources, audit readiness and financial accounting outsourcing.
Sumendra Naidoo holds a BCompt (Hons) from the University of South Africa.
Shaun Govender is a Director at Accounting and Financial Advisory, and was previously a Partner at Deloitte South Africa where he was the National Head of the Finance and Accounting High Impact Solutions business.Read More
He has over 11 years’ industry experience in financial management consulting in both the public and private sector. His functional experience includes project management and implementation for financial management and reporting and in assisting management with formulating business plans, budgeting and cost control.
Shaun specialises in deploying and managing teams at clients, consulting on a wide variety of issues, including group finance reporting, financial business review, annual financial statement preparation on MS Word, MS Excel and CaseWare, policy and procedure manuals, financial gap analysis with recommendations and embedment, fixed asset process implementation and asset verification, providing support to IFRS technical teams, project accounting, audit readiness, finance system to system reconciliations; and secondments into finance teams.
Shaun Govender holds a BCompt (Hons) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
We value excellence and diversity of perspective and we are committed to being an employer of choice that offers an inclusive environment and opportunities for accelerated growth.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
We believe we have a responsibility to contribute to the communities in which we operate through various initiatives. Our current commitments to our communities, our people and sustainability includes annual learnerships for fifteen students designed to enhance and maximise skills development, a partnership with Rise Against Hunger Africa in their fight to end hunger and regular support to Door of Hope, a faith-based organisation that provides shelter for abandoned babies and a home for children in need.
- Interim Financial Resourcing
- Financial Management
- Account Reconciliation and Reconstruction
- Cost Optimisation
PROCESS & POLICY
Policies, Procedures and System Descriptions
Finance Process Assessment and Improvement
- International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Advisory and Compliance
- Generally Recognised Accounting Practice (South Africa) (GRAP) Advisory and Compliance
- Dutch GAAP Advisory and Compliance
- US GAAP Advisory and Compliance
- Accounting Opinions
- Financial Statement Review
CLOSE, CONSOLIDATE & REPORT
Fast Financial Close, Improve Consolidation and Reporting Process
Budgeting, Forecasting and Cash Flow Management
Audit Readiness and Year-End Support
MANAGED INTERIM RESOURCING PLACEMENTS
- Process Engineers
- Risk and Internal Audit Resources
- Data Analysts
- Taxation Resources
OUTSOURCED FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS
- End to End Back-Office Accounting Function
- Management and Statutory Reporting
- Financial Management
- Tax and Statutory Compliance Submissions
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