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Verlene Abdol

Senior Assistant Controller - Finance, Marsh | Johannesburg

  • Job Title: Senior Assistant Controller
  • Business: Marsh
  • Office Location: Sandton, South Africa
  • Joined Marsh: March 2017
  • Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa 
  • Education: Chartered Accountant (South African Institute of Chartered Accountants), Post-Graduate Diploma (Taxation)
  • Interests: Reading, self-development, travel




Meet Verlene

As a Senior Assistant Controller, I work within a dynamic finance team to wrangle and detangle accounting processes, improve control weaknesses, and ensure that reporting deadlines are met.

What excites you about working at Marsh?

People! I have met amazing colleagues locally and internationally who are committed to using the influence and creating positive changes. As a member of the EMEA Women in Finance Council, I have also had opportunities to meet some of the senior leadership within the global organization. There is a genuine commitment to foster a global inclusive culture built on respect.

How do you bring your “whole self to work”? 

I have wholly embraced my authentic self at the office and have ditched the “work persona.”  I have found that doing so has allowed me to be more vulnerable and real with my colleagues and has made my work environment more enjoyable and more productive.

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