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Leona Misokuhle Dukada

Nickname: 'Lee'

Financial Analyst at the National Treasury


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Umtata South Africa

Quietly brilliant!!! Currently studying towards becoming a Chartered Accountant....#CA(SA) in the making

Contact details

O: 1102

M: 0605854542


Business Address

240 Church Street, Pretoria, South Africa, 0081


Professional details

Current Position(s)

Financial Analyst | Asset and Liability Management | National Treasury
Pretoria, South Africa | 2013 - present

Other

Financial Analysis of the State Owned Companies (SOCs) financials, both corporate plans and annual reports
Restructuring of state owned assets
Promotion of good financial management
Analysis of SOCs’ business strategies


Educational history

Secondary

Nyanga High School, Engcobo, South Africa (2004)

Tertiary

UNISA

Pretoria, South Africa | 2016 - 2017

Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Sciences (Honors) - Accounting Sciences

Advanced level in Auditing, Taxation, Management Accounting, Financial Accounting (IFRS) and Group consolidations. A very technical phase in accounting field. It has been accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and upon successful completion of Level 2 (Applied Accounting Sciences) qualifies you to write the Initial Test of Competence (ITC), the first of SAICA’s board exams. The focus is on Financial Reporting, Taxes, Management Accounting, Finance, Corporate Governance and Auditing, which have to all be passed in one exam seating.

UNISA

Pretoria, South Africa | 2012 - 2014

Bachelor of Accounting Sciences (Bcompt) - Accounting, Taxation, Auditing and Finance

- Capability and development of intellectual and
practical skills in the analysis, interpretation and application of advanced
accounting, governance and control and taxation.
- Identify and critically solve accounting, governance and control
and taxation issues in practice.
- Ability to further look at issues in accounting, governance and control and taxation as a science.

Achievements

Awards

Two Oceans half marathon bronze medalist | 2014

2014 Two Oceans half marathon

Academic Achievements

Passed Valuations Masterclass | 2012

Structure & layout of the valuation model
- Inputting historic results and performing appropriate ratio analysis
- Inserting forecast financial information
- Benchmarking forecasts against history
Free cash flow valuation inputs & outputs
- Estimating cost of equity
- Estimating WACC
- Continuing Value calculation
Free cash flow valuation
- Incorporating sensitivity analyses
- Reasonability tests
- Interpreting the results
Earnings based valuation
- Assessing historic multiples
- Adjustments to reported earnings
- Forecasting profits
- Completing the model
Comparing results of FCF and Earnings based valuations
- Discounts & premiums to be applied
- Valuing synergies
- Identifying the key value drivers & preparing for negotiations
- Sanity checks

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance and Financial Management - University of Pretoria | 2011

Dealing with the sources of funding and the capital structure of corporations and the actions that managers take to increase the value of the firm to the shareholders, as well as the tools and analysis used to allocate financial resources.

Graduated from a Three Year National Diploma in Marketing - Tshwane University of Technology | 2005

Ability to apply principles of marketing, including the evolution of marketing, the marketing environment, consumer behaviour, market segmentation and information for marketing management. An in-depth analysis of elements of the marketing mix, issues of overall picture of public relations in marketing space as well as the implementation of the marketing strategy

Strategic Management Principles and Practices - University of Pretoria | 2014

The strategic management process and its elements
External environmental analysis
Internal environmental analysis
Gap analysis
Generic strategic options
Specific strategic options
Selecting the correct strategy
Implementation of the selected strategy
Strategic control mechanisms
Tools for application, such as SWOT and Porter
Critical insights on leadership issues
Culture during and after the strategic process

Other Achievements

Member of SRC and Student's Public Speaker in High School | 1999

On career guidance functions, I was always elected to give a speech to encourage fellow students, I was the only SRC member who always gave a speech to thank the professionals who came to do career guidance, this was due to the fact that I was always a top student in English

Activities

Memberships

National Treasury Athletics Club

Long distance runner, 2014 - 2016

Running club

Other Activities

Member of Kosmosdal Book club

Donor of books, 2013 - January 2015

I read a lot of books. Personal development books, books on leadership, psychological thrillers etc. So I buy a new read every month, read it, then donate it to the book club to encourage people to read...Reading is powerful, it changes the way the community perceives life generally, encourages strategic thinking etc...

Testimonials

Colleagues

"Driven, hard working individual, focused, a visionary and a go getter. Someone who believes that what you can achieve is limited only by how far you can see!!!" - 2013

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