Audit and Assurance 

Turn disruptive events into opportunities

The experienced Deloitte Assurance Services team aims to add value to our clients by applying its deep accounting, financial reporting, financial operations, controls and regulatory expertise to add context and insight to complex challenges. This helps CFO’s and their finance functions to successfully navigate disruptive events through the corporate lifecycle, enabling them to exceed stakeholder expectations.

Events disrupt finance functions by changing the scale or breadth and nature of demands on finance. Deloitte works with your finance team to complement and assist in implementing the changes while allowing your teams to focus on the business as usual activities.

Disruptive Events Assurance

Disruptive Events Assurance (DEA) is an offering that applies our deep accounting, financial reporting, financial operations and control and regulatory expertise to ensure our clients plan, execute and leverage disruptive events to maximise shareholder return and mitigate risk.

Besides stabilising/standing up finance post deal, the DEA teams primary focus areas include:

  • Value capture to meet and exceed initial synergy targets.
  • Operational efficiency by streamlining finance to eliminate duplicative effort and reduce cost.
  • Compliance and control that ensures closing activities are regulation compliant and ready for Day 1.

The Deloitte DEA solutions offered to our clients are supported by:
Experience and expertise

Deloitte has strong credentials in M&A, playing critical roles in some of the largest global transactions. Our wide experience and expertise in delivering M&A projects across the entire transaction lifecycle, allows us to offer deep functional perspectives on avenues to accelerate value capture and enabling an issue-free Day 1. Our team has a deep understanding of common challenges faced by the finance workstream and leading practices to address those issues.

Our tried and tested approach

The Deloitte methodology links transaction specific objectives and finance function objectives to maximise value and mitigate risk for our clients. In addition, our tools have been progressively developed, revised and refined over a significant number of transactions.
Both our methodology and toolset can be deployed at short notice to enable early decision-making and to deliver against key stakeholder commitments.

Finance-centric practitioners

Our combined M&A and Finance approach helps CFOs focus on the critical finance elements required to complete a successful M&A transaction. Due to the breadth and depth of our CFO and senior finance leadership relationships, we are positioned to bring the whole of Deloitte to every transaction.

Key contacts

Kavita Vanmali

Kavita Vanmali


Partner in the Deloitte Pretoria office in the Business Process Solutions, specialising in Finance & Accounting... More

Abubakr Essack

Abubakr Essack


Abubakr is a Partner in South Africa. He has led and managed many large and complex assignments, gaining diverse experience by either being directly involved in assignments or through his management a... More

Jasendri Naicker

Jasendri Naicker

Associate Director

Jasendri, a qualified Chartered Accountant, is an Associate Director in Deloitte’s Assurance Services team, which focuses on accounting and financial reporting assurance and advisory services. Her key... More