Before BDO Jo-Anne worked at an Audit firm in South Africa for 5 years and completed her professional accounting articles at the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) in 2012.She joined BDO from 1 March 2013 where she commenced ICAN/PAAB articles. She completed her Articles in 2017 and completed her BCompt Financial Accounting degree at the University of South Africa (UNISA).
Jo-Anne passed her professional accountant evaluation at the Namibian Institute of Professional Accountants (NIPA) in 2018 as well as her Postgraduate Diploma in the Theory of Accounting (CTA 1) at the University of South Africa (UNISA).
She is currently studying a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Accounting (CTA 2) at the University of South Africa (UNISA) in order to achieve her CA qualification and she would also like to further her expertise in taxation.
Jo-Anne has been in the auditing, accounting and taxation profession since 1 April 2008 and gained experience in a variety of industries over the past 10 years.
In 2015 BDO gave her the opportunity to grow into a more senior role and hence the promotion to SME supervisor and afterwards BSO Assistant Manager in 2017 where she took the accounting department under her wing. Jo-Anne is now the BSO Manager in Walvis Bay. Although she is not performing audits anymore, she does not regret making the decision to manage the accounting department, enhancing her passion in this industry and working with more clients that we need to keep happy.