05 November 2021 Volume :9 Issue :47

UKZN Graduate a Runner Up in SAICA’s Trainee Trailblazer Competition

UKZN Graduate a Runner Up in SAICA’s Trainee Trailblazer Competition
Mr Yasheen Jugdawooh.Click here for isiZulu version

Bachelor of Commerce Accounting honours graduate Mr Yasheen Jugdawooh is one of five runners up in the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants’ (SAICA) 2021 Trainee Trailblazer Competition.

The competition is open to all trainees currently completing a training contract at a SAICA-accredited training office and recognises candidates whom other trainees look up to when it comes to digital acumen, relationship skills, citizenship, etc.

As an audit senior in his third-year of articles at Deloitte, Jugdawooh says the competition presented a platform to advocate for responsible corporate citizenship.

‘I entered the competition because of my vision of inspiring trainee accountants and students to make a tangible impact in society. I strongly believe that we should all contribute to creating sustainable value for the South African economy and enhancing the lives of citizens,’ he said.

Jugdawooh received a cash prize for himself as well as for a community project/charity of his choice, training in a skill/acumen relevant to SAICA’ CA2025 competency framework and a one-on-one mentorship session with a member of the competition’s selection panel. However, he said that taking part in the competition is the ultimate prize.

‘The experience that I gained from this competition is one that I will value forever! It was inspirational to work with individuals and fellow trailblazers that have been making a positive impact in their communities and the profession. Based on my experience, I am confident that the future of the CA profession has a bright future and will continue to create sustainable value.’

Utilising the technical skills gained from his UKZN qualifications as well as his leadership attributes, Jugdawooh will be assuming the role of audit assistant manager at Deloitte before going on an international secondment with the firm towards the end of the year. He is looking forward to further career growth.

‘Obtaining my BCom Accounting degree and Honours in Accounting from UKZN positioned me well in the profession. My ultimate vision and mission is to be a valuable business leader who inspires a generation to achieve success and to work for positive change in the country underpinned by ethical conduct,’ he said.

Words: Thandiwe Jumo

Photograph: Supplied

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