|GABRIEL BANDA – Partner, Audit & Assurance
FCCA, FZICA, B. Min. Sc (University of Zambia)
Brief background Gabriel is an experienced and accomplished accountant with over 18 years post qualification experience most of which has been spent in public practice. He has experience in finance, accounting, audit advisory services, tax advisory services and management and financial consultancy. He has led audit teams to work on assignments in Zambia, Tanzania and Uganda. He has been a member of both Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) for over 15 years. Mr. Banda is also a qualified Geologist, from the University of Zambia (1987). His audit experience covers: NGOs, Quasi Government, SMEs, Financial Institutions, Transport sector and many others.
He is a member of the Institute of Directors of Zambia (IoDZ), an institute charged with the responsibility of spearheading corporate governance issues in Zambia. He sits on the Finance and Administration Committee of IoDZ. He is a Trained Trainer of Corporate Governance.
He is a member of the Membership Committee of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA). He is also an ACCA Ambassador on the SME Committee. He also sits on the Audit Committee of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) and the Risk & Audit Committee of the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC).
Key skills and work experience:
Gabriel has worked for Deloitte & Touche, Zambia (one of the top 4 worldwide firms) in their Lusaka office for over four years where he acquired the necessary audit skills and experience, having been on audit assignments of various entities from all walks of life ranging from small to large. While at Deloitte, he was also involved in special work such as liquidations. At the time he left Deloitte he was Audit Senior. Gabriel has also worked for other audit firms such as Moores Rowland Chartered Accountants (now PKF Zambia) for almost 8 years as Audit Manager before he moved to GBO Chartered Accountants as Audit Partner and now, Partner, Audit & Assurance at D & G Management Consultants. Other than public practice, Gabriel has also worked as Financial Accountant for 3 years with Cheetah Zambia Limited as well as Ginnery Accountant at Lonhro Cotton (before it was sold to Dunavant, an American outfit). His audit experience includes audits of clients from all walks of ,life such as: farming, cleaning services, manufacturing, pharmaceutical industry, transport sector, hotels, state owned enterprises (SOEs), education sector ,NGOs etc, etc.
Gabriel’s countries of work experience include: Zambia, Tanzania and Uganda.