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Sylvester Orao
Partner (Audit & Advisory)

Sylvester holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree – in Public Administration (UDSM) and is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA - PP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). 

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Bachelor of Arts Degree – Public Administration (UDSM)
Certified Public Accountant (CPA - PP)
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Sylvester holds a BA (Hons) Degree in Public Administration from the University of Dar es Salaam. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-PP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He has over twenty-three (23) years of professional experience analyzed as Four years with PricewaterhouseCoopers; Two years with KPMG Tanzania; two years with KPMG Channel Islands in the United Kingdom; about one year with Ernst & Young Tanzania and Thirteen (13) years with ABA Alliance as a Founding Partner.

Sylvester is in charge of audits of International NGOs across the East Africa Region and Beyond. He has audited entities funded by such donors as USAID/CDC; the Global Fund; DANIDA; SIDA; OXFAM; Plan International, among others.

He has attended various USAID/CDC Continuous Professional Education (CPE) training sessions relevant to audit work. Some of these have been:

•    USAID & CDC Regulations and Policies;
•    NEW USAID and CDC Rules and Regulations;
•    US GAGAS Yellow Book

In providing audit services for so many years, Sylvester has handled clients in virtually every industry. He has therefore developed a cutting edge in carrying out risk-based audits and in assisting clients to develop systems that ensure minimized operational risks in day-to-day business.

He has also undertaken a large number of advisory assignments involving: Forensic Audits; Financial Systems Reviews; End of Program Evaluations; Pre-grant Assessments; Business & Strategic Plan Reviews; Organization Analysis and Reviews; and, Due Diligence.


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  • 10th Floor, PSSSF Commercial Complex, Along Sam Nujoma Road
  • +255 765 000 198; +255 22 246 1893
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