Lynette Berger graduated in 2000 from UNISA, with a BCompt Honours degree, completed her articles with KPMG Inc. in 2003 and qualified as a CA (S.A. in 2005. She is a registered member of SAICA and an accredited Assessor.
Lynette is currently studying towards a MCom degree in South African and International Taxation at North-West University (Potchefstroom).
Lynette brings along vast knowledge and experience from her role as Senior Manager: Finance at National Petroleum Refiners of South Africa (Pty) Ltd (Natref, jointly owned by Total South Africa (Pty) Ltd. and Sasol Oil (Pty) Ltd.). She fulfilled this role for five years which included maintaining sound internal control systems, SOX 404 compliance, compliance to legislation require-ments, quarterly group reporting, management of budgets and forecasts, risk management, managing and reporting on capital projects, financing activities and managing current assets.
Lynette was also involved in the training, coaching and mentoring for CA trainee accountants within the Sasol CA Training Program.
During December 2013 Lynette completed the Sasol Management of Managers Program hosted by the USB Executive Development Ltd, University of Stellenbosch Business School. She obtained the Directors award for best student â€“ 2013. The program focused on values driven leadership, strategic thinking, systematic thinking, emotional intelligence, high performance teams, amongst others.
Lynette conducted in-house training programs within her area of responsibility which involved VAT refreshers, budget and budget control (with the specific focus on complying with the IFRS requirements on the correct classification of capital and operating expenditure), simplifying the implementation of the latest developments to IFRS statements, facilitating soft-issues for example high performance teams, performance management and assisting and coaching line managers regarding leadership styles.
Prior to her role at Natref, Lynette joined an internationally based company in the steel industry: Multiserve South Africa (Pty) Ltd, as Group Financial Accountant for four years. A few highlights of her career at Multiserve included an invitation to attend a strategic conference in Dubai together with delegates from the London based head-office as well as delegates from regions around the world in 2005. Another highlight was the successful implementation of IFRIC4 for local contracts.
Lynette has a great aspiration and passion to coach, teach and act as mentor for the young workforce. She appreciates their energy and curiosity about their career development and has a passion to contribute towards their growth and development