Head of Technical

Elizna van der Westhuizen is the Head of  Technical at the Accounting Standards Board. Since joining the Secretariat in 2016, she has contributed to many local and international projects.

She is currently leading the project to develop a Standard of GRAP on Social Benefits, and the post-implementation review of GRAP 109 on Accounting by Principals and Agents. She recently led local discussions on the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board’s ongoing revenue project.

Prior to joining the ASB, she was a technical specialist in the Audit Research and Development unit at the Auditor-General South Africa, where her focus was developing audit guidance and providing technical assistance to auditors of national and provincial departments.

Her career also included work in the AGSA and PwC (South Africa and Dubai) audit practices.

Ms van der Westhuizen is a qualified CA(SA) with fifteen years experience in public and private sectors across various industries and lines of service. She is a graduate of the University of Stellenbosch, with a Bachelor of Accounting (Honours).