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Natasha is a Compliance Manager who is fully dedicated to compliance review and reporting. supports and contributes to the work of the Head of Risk in delivering the quality objectives of the firm and implementation and maintenance of firm compliance and compliance oversight.

Natasha is the appointed Nominated Officer for the AML/CFT process in the Firm

Experience

Natasha joined the firm in 2020 and in her role as Compliance Manager, Natasha supports the Head of Risk in monitoring and testing compliance to the system of quality management of the firm which includes conducting ongoing testing to ensure compliance with ISQM-1 standards as well as other Firm and Regulatory requirements are met.

As Nominated Officer, Natasha oversees the AMLKYC compliance processes of the firm, and supports the firm’s Anti-Money Laundering Reporting Officer in all AML related processes.  Her main role focuses on implementation and maintenance of AML (Anti- Money Laundering) policies, procedures, Training of all Staff, Risk Management, AML Compliance Oversight, and Reporting and Documentation.

She has also assisted in the implementation of an automated client due diligence acceptance portal and works closely with all internal service lines and external stakeholders to ensure compliance requirements are met.

As the International Relationship Check (IRC) contact for the firm, Natasha ensures that relationship checks (both local and international) are conducted as per the requirements and guidance of Grant Thornton International Limited.

Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Natasha worked for Armstrongs Attorneys, one of the leading law firms in Botswana as the Finance Manager of the firm. Natasha has gained experience in cost management accounting, cash flow controls and forecasting, creditor controls, VAT computations and submissions, VIP payroll systems, budgeting, planning and control, and foreign currency transactions.

Sector experience

Natasha has over 12 years of experience working in a professional service industry and has gained extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with local and international clients and service providers.  Natasha has also gained knowledge and understanding of the FIA Act and Client AMLKYC due diligence processes.

Professional qualifications and memberships

Natasha completed her Bachelors of Finance (BFin) from the University of Botswana in 2016. She is currently pursuing the Certified AML Specialist (CAMS) certification.

Technological proficiency

Natasha has extensive experience operating different software for compliance purposes. She is proficient in using Taskbench for Anti Money Laundering (AML) processes, Global Relationship System GTInet for International Relationship Checks (IRC) and Greatsoft for Local Relationship Check (LRC) related processes. Furthermore, she is proficient in using Microsoft Office applications, notably Microsoft Excel to for compliance and relationship checks.

Community involvement

Natasha participates in Grant Thornton’s CSR initiatives such as recently supporting Government’s Digital Transformation Strategy within the education sector by sponsoring a state-of-the art imported tech panel – a first for public schools in Botswana. Over the years, Grant Thornton has supported various local communities such as Learn to Play Bontleng community (2021), SSVP Christ the King Cathedral in Gaborone-west (2021/20), COVID-19 National Relief Fund (2020), Tswaragano Primary School in Old Naledi (2022/19/18/17).

In her personal capacity, Natasha and her family provide financial and in-kind support to the local community that they live in and they are avid conservationists at heart and spreads the word of environmental protection, awareness and sustainable living.

Languages spoken

English. 

Qualifications
  • Bfin
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