Neema M. Kiure
Neema completed her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exams in November 1999. She is now a Fellow CPA (FCPA). Neema joined the University of Dar es Salaam in October 2000 to pursue a part-time Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance, and graduated in November 2002. She is now pursuing her Degree of Philosophy (Phd) in the same university.
In February 2000, she joined ulc (Tanzania) Limited as Chief Accountant, the position she held until August 2000 when she decided to move to PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as an auditor in an attempt to seek more challenging opportunities, where she progressed from Associate to Senior Associate. In April 2004 she moved to Diamond Trust Bank (T) Limited as Finance and Administration Manager, and in June 2005 she joined Ernst & Young (EY) as Audit Manager. In July 2009, she was admitted into Ernst & Young Partnership, becoming the first female partner in big four auditing firms in Tanzania. She is still with EY as Assurance/Audit Partner.
Additionally Neema is a Certified Trainer of Corporate Governance and Certified Company Director by Commonwealth Association of Corporate Governance, in Association with the Center of Corporate Governance – 2002; Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) by Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA) - 2006; Certified Basel ii Professional (CBiiPro) by Basel ii Compliance Professionals Association (BCPA) – 2012. In 2007 she obtained a Diploma in International Financial Reporting from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); and in 2012 she attended a course on Leading Professional Service Firms at Harvard Business School.
In November 2014, Neema was appointed by the Minister for Finance to join the National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA) Governing Board as a member, the term which expired in September 2017. Before that she had served in NBAA Technical Committee for six years, from July 2008 to November 2014. Neema is a member of the National IPSAS Steering Committee.
In 2016, the Membership Panel of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board Consultative Advisory Group (IPSASB CAG), in consultation with the IFAC Public Interest Committee, approved her appointment as member of the IPSASB CAG. In the last quarter of the year 2017, the IFAC Nominating Committee recommended and the IFAC Board approved Neema’s appointment to serve as a member of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB). This is a three-year term commencing January 1, 2018. Under the IFAC Bylaws, members are eligible for re-appointment for up to a three-year term for a maximum term of service of six years.
In March 2018, she represented the IPSASB at the IPSASB roundtable in Harare, Zimbabwe.
From 2000 to 2009, Neema was a part-time trainer to students aspiring to do their professional CPA exams. Particularly she was teaching financial accounting and auditing.
She has presented numerous papers in various seminars organized by NBAA, National Audit Office (NAO), Accountant General’s Department, Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and other organizations.
From 2007 to 2017, she was the team leader in the Government project to ensure compliance with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).
In 2008 she assisted the Local Government Authorities on IPSAS projects, and since then she had been working closely with the NBAA and Central Government to ensure smooth migration from cash basis IPSAS to IPSAS accrual.