Yolandie Ferreira Co-Head of Audit SA and Global, Regional Leader

Yolandie Ferreira


Yolandie is a Partner and the Co-Head of both the Forvis Mazars Global and South African Audit and Assurance Service line. Having started her career with Forvis Mazars in 2000, she was appointed as a partner in 2006.

Yolandie has been instrumental in growing the Forvis Mazars brand in South Africa having overseen the acquisition of key strategic clients across multiple sectors most notably in the financial services, retail and consumer goods sectors.  She has significantly influenced and enhanced the cooperation between regions, offices as well as service lines thereby increasing the flow of knowledge and expertise across the firm.  Yolandie is particularly adept at developing and maintaining relationships with clients both internally and externally, her ability to seamlessly identify key critical deliverables, communicate systematically to all concerned parties and crafting appropriate solutions allows her to gain buy in from multiple strategic partners ensuring deadlines are met and expectations are exceeded.

Yolandie is a JSE accredited registered auditor and reporting accountant specialising in the audit of listed and large private groups where group coordination is of the utmost importance.  Having worked with large and medium sized businesses across multiple sectors throughout her career Yolandie is able to quickly understand clients’ needs and deliver work of the highest standards.  She possesses a high level of technical competence across all disciplines in the accounting profession including her knowledge as an audit specialist and experience relating to JSE matters.

Yolandie serves on the Forvis Mazars in South Africa National Executive Committee and the Forvis Mazars Global Audit and Assurance Board as well as being the Regional leader for Forvis Mazars in Cape Town. She also forms part of multiple global committees adding particular value to the group based on her experience within South Africa and Africa.

Professional memberships

  • SAICA (South African Institute of Chartered Accountants)
  • IRBA (Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors)
  • JSE Accredited Auditor (Stock Exchange)
  • JSE Accredited Reporting Accountant Specialist

Sector experience

  • Banking
  • Asset management
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Retail & Consumer Products


  • Audit & Assurance: Financial Statement Audit, IFRS Reporting
  • JSE: Reporting Accountant Specialist


  • University of the Free State/Universiteit van die Vrystaat BCompt, Accounting and Related Services
  • University of the Free State/Universiteit van die Vrystaat BCompt Honours (CTA), Accounting and Related Services