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Susan Wangeci Maina

Name:                         Susan Wangeci Maina

Position:                     Manager Audit

Profession:                 Audit Services

Nationality:               Kenyan


Summary of qualifications.

Ambitious Accounting/Audit professional, with five years of progressive experience, a strong academic background, excellent communication skills, and a good working understanding of the breadth of accounts, from ledgers right through to trial balance.

Highly competent in reviewing expense, income reports and cash advances, preparing monthly account reconciliation analysis, ensuring invoice payments, reconciling balance sheets, reviewing monthly financial statements and maintaining accounting files.

My goal is to obtain an Accounting/Audit position, where knowledge and experience of managing accounting systems is put to prudent use in order to manage smooth work flow of the company’s accounts base.

Areas of expertise:

Financial and strategic planning                   Accounting standards

Auditing and compliance                              Cash flow management            

Profit and loss management                          Tax research and compliance


  • To comply with the ethical guidelines relating to audit engagements
  • To conduct the audit in accordance with ISA’s
  • To plan and perform an audit with an attitude of professional scepticism
  • To obtain reasonable assurance that the financial statements taken as a whole are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.
  • To plan and perform the audit to reduce the audit risk to an acceptably low level that is consistent with the objectives of an audit
  • To determine whether the financial reporting framework adopted by the management in preparing the financial statements is acceptable

Education and Professional Qualification:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) Kenyatta University, Second class upper 2012-2015
  • Certified Public Accountant(CPA), Finalist, Vision institute of Professionals, 2010-2012
  • Accounting Packages : Quick books, Pastel


Key Professional Skills and Competencies:

  • Knowledge of audit and accounting standards/procedures, laws, rules and regulations.
  • Sound independent judgement.
  • Experienced in processing various types of accounts transactions using preset imaging software
  • Hands on experience in ensuring accurate general ledger posting and responding to vendor queries
  • In depth knowledge of acting as back up to all accounting unit functions
  • Team oriented with high attention to detail
  • Ability to deal effectively with month end closing deadlines
  • Detail oriented, exceptional organizations and analytical skills
  • Good all-round IT skills (Word, Excel, Power- point, Data base access and Internet
  • Works well with accounting packages Pastel, Quick-books and Sage
  • Potential leader
  • Experience in I-TAX system.



Auditor/Accountant; Goal Advisory Limited, February 2014-Date;

Duties and Responsibilities in Audit;

  • Preparation of account, Tax computation, external Audit and filling of returns
  • Attending meetings with auditors to develop an understanding of business processes and make annual audit plans
  • Researching and assessing how well risk management processes are working and recording the results using software such as Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Performing risk assessments on key business activities and using this information to guide what to cover in audits
  • Anticipating emerging issues through research and interviews and deciding how best to deal with them
  • Providing support and guidance to management on how to handle new opportunities
  • Agreeing recommendations with relevant staff members to make improvements to operations and helping to secure backing for them in meetings
  • Articulate audit findings, risks and detailed recommendations to upper management through written reports such as management letter and oral presentations.
  • Assessing how well the business is complying to rules and regulations and informing management whether any issues need addressing
  • Perform internal control, substantive testing and analytical procedures/analyses to detect unusual financial statement relationships.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of the control and governance processes.
  • Managing a variety of stakeholders and their expectations through regular communications.
  • Carrying out VAT refund audits.
  • Grant Audits

Duties and Responsibilities in Accounts;

  • Compile tax reports/statutory return ensuring that they are submitted in a timely manner to relevant authorities.
  • Managing payables and receivables including raising requisition, follow ups and reconciliation
  • Provision of monthly management accounts, cash flow statement and bank reconciliation.
  • Preparation of budget and constant monitoring of expenditure.
  • Journal processing and recording using QuickBooks and pastel.
  • Preparation and coordination of annual audits and implementation of recommendation.
  • Ensuring that financial and documents are properly filed, secured and easily accessible.
  • Internal audit at Atlas plumbers & builders Limited.


  • Developed a working accounting system for Micro Mobile Ltd.
  • Successful team leader in an audit assignment.

Voluntary roles

  • Facilitating mentorship program to primary public school kids around Kiambu.
  • Facilitate an empowerment and support program to children homes and prisons around kiambu

Leadership position

  • Currently acting as the secretary of the youth department of St. James Cathedral church kiambu.
  • Acted as class representative at Kenyatta University.

Training Attendant:

  • Tax compliance and planning seminar by Goal Advisory (Certificate Awarded)
  • Holistic at vision institute of professionals (Life Skills)
  • Tax seminar at Kenya revenue authority (Tax Education)
  • A public lecture on role of youth and the aspiration of vision 2030 by Mr.Mugo Kibati at Kenyatta University (Certificate Awarded)
  • Pre-commissioning training by the Kenya Anglican youth organization (Certificate Awarded)