Sonica Schoeman Director - Quality & Risk Management

Sonica Schoeman

BCom Accounting Sciences (Cum Laude) (UP), B Com Hons Accounting Sciences (UP), CA (SA)

Current Position

Sonica is a Director in the Quality & Risk Management Department specialising in IFRS.


Sonica studied a B Com Accounting at UP and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2005. She passed her degree with Honours.

She started her career with Mazars in 2019 after completing articles at a competitor firm where she also served in an IFRS technical capacity for 14 years.

She spent 3 months on secondment in Calgary, Alberta in Canada during 2008 working on the diagnostic phase of various entities’ first-time adoption of IFRS.

Sonica is also a skilled facilitator of internal and external IFRS training.

Her industries of expertise include: 

  • Telecommunications
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • Mining & Metals
  • Property companies (including REITs)

Sonica provides technical advice to the audit teams of our clients on various issues relating to IFRS. 

Her IFRS-related work involves the following:

  • IFRS advisory services to clients
  • Writing accounting opinions and discussion papers
  • IFRS training material preparation and presentation, both internally and externally
  • Drafting and reviewing of IFRS articles published internally as well as externally
  • Drafting IFRS templates and guidance documents for internal use in the audit process
  • Review of annual reports for IFRS compliance
  • Reviewing consultations as part of the firm’s quality management on audit files
  • Team member development
  • Discussing and debating complex IFRS matters amongst team members
  • Participating in the Mazars IFRS Committee, a global community of IFRS experts that provides guidance on topical matters, conclude on difficult IFRS matters, respond to IASB requests for information, etc.
  • Serving as a member on various IFRS committees comprising of individuals from various accounting firms, such as SAICA sub-committees

Professional memberships

  • SAICA (South African Institute of Chartered Accountants)
  • IRBA (Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors)