Suzanne Viljoen Director - Forensic Services
Bachelor of Accounting and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Stellenbosch
Bachelor of Accounting with Honours from the University of Stellenbosch
Certified Fraud Examiner
In May 2014, Suzanne joined Mazars Forensic Services. She is currently an Director.
Prior to joining Mazars Forensic Services, Suzanne was an Audit Senior at Mazars.
Suzanne joined the audit department of Mazars in 2011 as trainee accountant. Her responsibilities included conducting audits of all components of financial statements of various companies from listed entities to owner managed entities.
Suzanne went on a secondment to the Mazars London office as an Audit Senior where she gained experience in the financial services sector with a focus on insurance.
In May 2014, Suzanne joined the forensic team as consultant. She is responsible for leading forensic investigations, recovery of losses in civil and criminal matters and assistance in disciplinary and criminal proceedings. Suzanne also assists clients with development of policies and procedures to assist with fraud prevention and detection and improvement of the control environment within a business.
She has since successfully conducted multiple forensic audits and investigations including employee fraud, investment fraud, trust fund misappropriation, procurement fraud, financial statement fraud, corruption, liquidation fraud and conflict of interest assignments for owner managed and listed entities in the private sector. Suzanne has also conducted tender and procurement irregularity investigations in the public sector.
Suzanne has also testified in multiple disciplinary proceedings and provided litigation support relating to liquidation matters and prosecution of criminal matters.
Industry exposure includes building and construction materials, retail, manufacturing, transport, pension and retirement funds, insurance, education, aviation, wine, trade finance, travel and service management.
An investigation conducted by Suzanne relating to employee fraud has resulted in a 12 year conviction of the suspect in Port Elizabeth. Another investigation relating to employee fraud resulted in a 10 year conviction in the Western Cape.
- South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
- CFE member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
- Secretary of the Western Cape Chapter for International Association of Financial Crime Investigators (IAFCI)