Shirley Olsen is a currently the national chairman of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA), an accounting body with over 9700 members. This has taken her to many African countries over the last two years representing South Africa. Saipa is a member body of the International Federation of Accountants as well as the Pan African Association of Accountants of Africa.
Shirley has sat on many committees on both SAIPA as well as the Financial Seta (Fasset) over the last 10 years gaining experience into many areas.
Shirley has been a guest speaker at conferences for accountants throughout South Africa and has also presented training workshops for accountants in Mauritius, Kenya and Namibia.
Shirley ran a successful accounting practice for over 20 years, her passion changed to training and she started a training company in 2011, and she sold her accounting practice in March 2013.
As director of Training for Results (Pty) Ltd, Shirley spends a lot of her time developing material and training, her areas of training expertise include:
- Practice management
- Implementing Learnerships, Assessment and moderation
- Mentorship and couching,
- Corporate governance and ethics.
- Finance for non-finance
- Internal Control
Training for Results (Pty) Ltd is accredited and offers customised training to business, government and professional bodies.