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Vincent Augustino MSc Finance (UoW), FCPA 1140 – Managing Partner. Vincent Augustino is the founder and managing partner of VA Business Assurance Services since 2006. He is a registered fellow certified public accountant in public practice (FCPA 1140) with Tanzania National Board of Accountants and Auditors in good standing. He is also a registered tax consultant in good standing with Tanzania Revenue Authority. Vincent holds MSc Finance & Accounting from University of Wales obtained through London School of Business and Finance (LSBF). Vincent worked in manufacturing industry for ten years before joining Ernst &Young in 2000 where he worked for six years in assurance department. He has proven work experience of over 24 years in book keeping & accounting, external and internal auditing, accounting system set up and review, executive payroll, executive selection, business plans etc. He currently perform roles of engagement partner to quite number of clients in construction industry, hotels and tourisms, health industry, NGOs and donor funded projects, high learning institutions, Church projects and schools, technology etc..

CPA Vincent Augustino

Managing Partner
Mohamed Wario TACPA 2206 –Zanzibar Resident Partner Mr. Mohamed Wario, a Partner, is a qualified and registered accountant in the category of Certified Public Accountant in Public Practice (TACPA-PP). He is holder of Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) from ACCA, UK in June 2013. He is the resident Partner based in Zanzibar providing assurance services through VA Business Assurance Services. Wario also works for SiSi Consultants on management consulting services, and is a registered tax consultant. He is also a part time lecturer since year 2011 in various institutions of higher learning such as Zanzibar University, Zanzibar Institute of Financial Administration in areas of financial reporting and contemporary issues in accounting as well as updating students on changes in IFRS, IPSAS & ISAS. Since year 2010 he also worked with ZIBCO, registered by NBAA as a training institution that conduct CPA Review classes and achieved a set goal of having over 15 students attain their CPA qualifications. He also worked as a Chief accountant at Renco Tanzania construction Ltd, a subsidiary of Multinational Company, Renco SPA, from year 2005-July 2009 Currently a student of ACCA

CPA Mohamed Wario Dhuba

Resident Partner, Zanzibar

ARUSHA STAFF

Jacquiline serves as Executive Assistant to managing partner also responsible for front office and business development.

Jacquline Tesha – Dip Business Administration

Executive Assistant cum Business Development officer

Hilda is a holder of Bachelor Degree in Finance & accounting. Before joining VA Business Assurance Services in late 2018 as an Assistant Auditor, she worked as an Auditor trainee at the same firm. She is currently registered with National Board of Accountants and Auditors for CPA examinations, the highest recognized professional qualification in Tanzania.

At VA Business Assurance Services, Hilda has successful participated in auditing of various clients from both NGOs and Trading organizations including Serengeti select safaris ltd, Malaika children’s home, Scripture mission Tanzania, Olasiti Lodge Limited, Engarenarok Lutheran Tetra schools, she is a good team player and always uses her experience in dealing with clients’ matters.

Hilda Alfred

Assistant Auditor
Rahma Ally, Bcom. – Assistant Auditor Rahma is an Assistant Auditor with VA Business Assurance Services since January 2018. She is a holder of Bachelor in commerce from Strathmore University of Nairobi. She is currently working with the firm on volunteer basis since January 2018. Before her graduation, she worked with the same VA Business Assurance Services as an Accounting trainee. Rahma has shared various on ongoing in-house training programme on basic accounting issues and essential Auditing skills respectively. She has gained adequate experience following her participation in audits of some clients such as donor funded projects and NGO’s including ELCT Lutheran Parish and Tetra schools, Edmund Rice Sinon Sec. school etc.

Rahma Ally

Assistant Auditor
Gloria Samwel ADA – Senior Assistant Auditor Gloria Samwel is an Assistant Auditor with VA Business Assurance Services since January 2013, prior being employed on permanent and pensionable terms; she worked with the firm on volunteer basis since September 2012. Gloria holds a Advanced Diploma in Accountancy from the Institute of Accountancy Arusha. She has also attended various seminars organized by NBAA and ICPAK on basic accounting issues and essential Auditing skills respectively. She also played a role of resource person on ongoing in-house training programme and has successfully made presentations on types of audit opinions and professional code of ethics. Gloria has gained adequate experience following her participation in audits of quite number of clients from different industries such as hotel and tourism, church projects, NGOs and donor funded projects, high learning institutions etc. Her audit clients include Maramboi Tented Lodge Limited, Chrisc Church, EMC, Central Plaza limited, ERETO East Africa Foundation (donor funded programme), Chrisc church, Elerai limited, Arusha Urban water supply delivery project, Lutheran Mission Cooperation, Scripture Mission, Double N Insurance, LO/FTF Social dialogue, Nyirefami Limited, Pastoral Women Council (donor funded programme), EANNASSO, Tanzania Natural Resources Forum (TNRF), Babati Urban Water Supply and sanitation Authority, MKURU Training Trust Limited

Gloria Samwel

Senior Assistant Auditor
CPA Maxmillian Malisa, CPA(T), B. Accounting and Finance – Manager, Tax consulting and payroll Maxmillian is a CPA(T) holder and graduate of Bachelor Degree in Finance & accounting. Before joining VA Business Assurance Services in late 2017 as an Assistant Auditor, he worked as an Accounting trainee at the same firm. He has also attended various seminars organized both by ICPAK and in-house trainings on basic accounting issues, essential Auditing skills and Tax matters. He is currently registered with National Board of Accountants and Auditors for CPA examinations, the highest recognized professional qualification in Tanzania. At VA Business Assurance Services, Maxmillian has successful participated in auditing/tax compliance review of various clients from both NGOs and Trading organizations including Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority,  Olasiti Lodge Limited, Kibo Guides (T) Ltd, Tanganyika Wilderness Camps Ltd, Serengeti Select Safaris Limited, Engarenarok Lutheran Tetra schools, Kim and Dizzo expeditions Ltd, Oikos limited, WAAMA LTC, Arusha Ubran Water Supply & Sanitation Authority,  LACASARENA Tours and Safaris, Tancoal Energy Limited, So they Can, MVIWATA, Tumaini Civil Work, Greenlight Planet Tanzania Limited etc.

CPA Maxmilian Gabriel Malisa

CPA Lydia Temba BA Accounting– CPA(T), Bachelor of Accounting (IFM) - Assistant Manager Lydia Temba is an  Auditor with VA Business Assurance Services since January 2016, prior being employed on permanent and pensionable terms; she worked with the firm on volunteer basis since September 2015. Lydia holds a CPA (T) and she is a graduate of bachelor degree in accountancy from the Institute of Finance Management. She has also attended various seminars organized by NBAA and ICPAK on basic accounting issues and essential Auditing skills, IFRS, IPSASs and ISAs. Lydia has gained adequate experience following her participation in audits of quite number of clients from different industries such as hotel and tourism, church projects, NGOs and donor funded projects etc. Her audit clients include Engarenarok Lutheran church and schools, Dinka schools, KizaziChetu Foundation, Lutheran Mission Cooperation (LMC), Kibo Guides Limited, Tanganyika Wilderness Camps Limited, Tancoal Energy Limited, Intra Energy Tanzania Limited, Tanzacoal East Africa Limited,  ERETO East Africa Foundation (Donor Funded Programme), Serengeti Select Safaris, Babati Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (BAWASA), Convoy of Hope Tanzania (donor Funded programme), WADE RAIN East Africa Limited, The Heron Investment company Limited, Schwari Limited,T umaini Civil Works Limited, and EMC

CPA Lydia Temba

Auditor
Hadija holds Diploma in accounts from St. Augustine University and serves as Assistant Administrative office. She is responsible for firm accounting and assistant manager on payroll service deliveries to clients.

Hadija Japhary Mollel (Dip BA Accounting)

Assistant Administrative Officer
Emmanuel Matinde, Msc Finance & Accounting, CPA-T, B.Accounting (SAUT) – Audit Manager Emmanuel is a registered Certified Public Accountant (CPA-T) since 2014 with a number GA 5511. He is also a holder of Masters of Science in Accounting and Finance. Emmanuel joined VA Business Assurance services at the mid of 2015 as Senior Auditor. Before joining VA Business Assurance Services he worked with Saint Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT) first as a Tutorial Assistant and later on as an Assistant Lecturer. Prior to his former employments, Emmanuel worked as an Accounting Trainee at Kigoma Municipal Council. As an auditor he has successful participated in various audits from different industries such as hotel & tourism, Public Authorities, NGOs and donor funded projects. Some of assignments he has participated include audits of Kibo Guides (T) Limited, Contractors’ Registration Board, Mount Meru University, Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (Donor funded Program), Oikos (T) Limited, Moshi Urban Water Supply & Sanitation Authority, Convoy of Hope (Donor funded), Lutheran Mission Cooperation (donor funded), Edmund Rice Sinon Sec. School, St. Mary’s Duluth sec. school, Serengeti Select Safaris, Various ELCT donor funded projects e.t.c

CPA Emanuel Matinde

Audit Manager
CPA Zeinab Hussein CPA (T), ATEC II - Assistant manager Tax & payroll Zeinab is a holder of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification obtained in November 2014. Before joining VA Business Assurance Services in late 2016, she worked in accounts department to Rotian seed Company Limited, Multi-flower Company Limited and New Northern Creameries Limited. At VA Business Assurance Services, Zeinab has gained adequate experience following her participation in audits of quite number of clients from different industries such as hotel and tourism, church projects, NGOs and donor funded projects etc. Her tax and audit clients include Scripture Mission Tanzania, Select Select Safaris, So They Can (donor funded project), Nyirefami Limited, ASIF N KASSAM, Pan African Lawyers Union, Afsis Limited, Pastoral Women Council, TANCOAL Limited, Babati Urban Water Supply and sanitation Authority, LO/FTF and Olasiti Lodge Limited, Tancoal Energy Limited etc.

CPA Zeinab Hussein Mwarekwa

Assistant Tax Manager
Asunguche A Mbena BBA – Senior Assistant Auditor Asunguche A. Mbena is senior assistant auditor with VA Business Assurance Services. She is a graduate of Bachelor degree in Business Administration majoring in Accounting from Tumaini University. Asunguche she is currently registered with National Board of Accountants and Auditors for CPA examination, the highest recognized professional qualification in Tanzania issued by National board of Accountancy and Auditors of Tanzania. She has also attended various training and seminars on IFRSs/ISAs such as Financial Reporting Framework, Effective Audit and Assurance Services, Contemporary Issues on Taxation and Essential Audit Skills. Asunguche is also a resource person on in-house training programme at VA Business Assurance Services which is conducted every Monday during the low season. As a senior assistant, Asunguche has successful headed a number of audits / tax compliance review from various industries including Mount Meru University, Kibo Guides (T) Limited, Tanganyika Wilderness Camps Limited, Olasiti Lodge Limited, Tancoal Energy Limited, Crater Rims Limited, Allen Tanzania Safaris Limited, Eileens Trees Inn Limited, Engarenarok Lutheran Church and schools, Wade Rain Limited, Lake Duluth school, Selengeti SeLECT Safaris, KIM and DIZZO Expedition, Arusha Urban Water supply  and sanitation Authority (AUWSA), Oikos limited, Blue Heron, SCHWARI limited, LACASARENA Tours and safaris, Edmund Rice School, Double N Insurance and Tumaini Civil Works Limited, Mobisol UK Tanzania Limited, Greenlight Planet Tanzania Limited.

Asunguche Mbena

Head of Tax department
Bariki Raphael – BA Accounting– Assistant Auditor Bariki Raphael is a holder of Bachelor Degree in Finance & accounting. Before joining VA Business Assurance Services in late 2017, he worked in accounts department to Tanzania Breweries Limited. He is currently registered with National Board of Accountants and Auditors for CPA examinations, the highest recognized professional qualification in Tanzania. Bariki has also attended various seminars organized by NBAA and ICPAK on basic accounting issues, essential Auditing skills and Tax matters. At VA Business Assurance Services, Bariki has successful participated in auditing of various clients from both NGOs and Trading organizations including Olasiti Lodge Limited, Eileen Trees Inn Ltd, Crater Rim Inn Ltd, Tumaini Civil Works, Allen Tanzania Safaris Ltd and many more. He is good team player and always uses his experience in book keeping assisting clients correct their mistakes.

Bariki Raphael

Assistant Auditor
CPA Petro A. Kanyika, CPA(T), Bachelor of Accounting & Finance– Audit manager Petro joined VA Business Assurance services early 2015 as Assistant Auditor. He is a member of National Board of Accountants and Auditors as CPA (T) since 2016, registered as a Graduate Accountant - 7291 He also holds Bachelor of Accountancy in Business Accounting and Finance (BAF) from Mzumbe University. Before joining VA Business Assurance Services he worked with TANESCO Iringa, TVC as well as teaching mathematics at Muhwana Secondary School. Petro has attended various trainings organized by NBAA and ICPAK on International Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting standards. He has also shared ongoing in-house trainings on accounting issues and essential Auditing skills. At VA businesss Assurance Services, Petro  has successful participated in various audits from different industries such as hotel &tourism, government agencies, NGOs and donor funded projects as well as Mining and construction. Some of clients include Kibo Guides (T) Limited, Tanganyika Wilderness Camps Limited, Miracle Experiences Tanzania Limited, Babati Urban Water Supply & Sanitation Authority, New Safari Hotel Limited,  Contractors’ Registration Board, WAAMA Teachers College, NCA Interfaith (Donor Funded project), Tanzania Natural Resource Forum, Oikos (T) Limited, Moshi Urban Water Supply & Sanitation Authority, Convoy Hope of Tanzania, Mount Meru University, Tanganyika Wilderness Camps Ltd, Pastoral Women Council (Donor funded program), Arusha Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority, Arusha Urban Water Sanitation delivery project, Tumaini Civil Works Ltd, Tancoal Energy Limited, Greenlight Planet Tanzania Limited,  Various ELCT donor funded projects etc.

CPA Petro Alfred Kanyika

Audit Manager

ZANZIBAR STAFF

Jamal is an Assistant Auditor under VA BUSINESS at Zanzibar Office. He has a vast knowledge in Accounting.  Holds a Bachelor degree in Financial Administration – Accounting from Zanzibar Institute of Financial Accounting (ZIFA). Currently a student of CPA- Intermediate Level

Jamal Shaaban Salim

Assistant Auditor
She is Assistant Auditor, who has completed her Ordinary Diploma under Zanzibar Institute of Financial Administration. Currently a student of CPA-Foundation Level

Munawarat Khamis Mbarouk

Assistant Auditor
Ali Issa in Assistant Auditor under VA Business, Zanzibar Office. He holds a Bachelor degree of Financial Administration. Currently undertaking CPA – Intermediate Level

Ali Issa Haji

Assistant Auditor
Aboud is an Assistant Auditor. He holds a Bachelor degree of Account and Finance under University of East London-Malaysia. Currently a student of ACCA- Professional Level

Aboud Abdulla Khamis

Assistant Auditor
Ruwayda Ramadhan Said is an Operations Manager (Front Office) at VA Business Assurance Services, Zanzibar. She has completed her MBA – Finance Under Visvesvaraya Technological University–India Holds a Bachelor degree of Commerce- 2012 Currently a student of CPA- Foundation Level

Ruwayda Ramadhan Said

Operations Manager
Abdillahi Halakhe Wario CPA(T) – Senior Audit Manager Abdullahi is an Audit Manager of VA Business Assurance Services, at Zanzibar Office. He is a member of National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA) as a CPA (T), has completed his MBA In Finance year 2013. Holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration specialized in Accounting and Finance. Abdillahi is also working with ZIBCO, a firm registered with NBAA as a training institution that conduct CPA review classes Currently a student of ACCA

CPA Abdullah Halakhe Wario

Senior Audit Manager, Zanzibar
Mohamed Wario TACPA 2206 –Zanzibar Resident Partner Mr. Mohamed Wario, a Partner, is a qualified and registered accountant in the category of Certified Public Accountant in Public Practice (TACPA-PP). He is holder of Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) from ACCA, UK in June 2013. He is the resident Partner based in Zanzibar providing assurance services through VA Business Assurance Services. Wario also works for SiSi Consultants on management consulting services, and is a registered tax consultant. He is also a part time lecturer since year 2011 in various institutions of higher learning such as Zanzibar University, Zanzibar Institute of Financial Administration in areas of financial reporting and contemporary issues in accounting as well as updating students on changes in IFRS, IPSAS & ISAS. Since year 2010 he also worked with ZIBCO, registered by NBAA as a training institution that conduct CPA Review classes and achieved a set goal of having over 15 students attain their CPA qualifications. He also worked as a Chief accountant at Renco Tanzania construction Ltd, a subsidiary of Multinational Company, Renco SPA, from year 2005-July 2009 Currently a student of ACCA

CPA Mohamed Wario Dhuba

Resident Partner, Zanzibar