Maengahama yields great fruit

Victor Maengahama has been making strides at Deloitte for the past 11 years.

14 December 2018 | People

Elizabeth Joseph

After Maengahama finished high school he immediately started laying the foundation for his future.

In 2007 he started at Deloitte and studied long-distance with the University of South Africa (Unisa), while working at the firm. He finished his studies in 2011 and was promoted to assistant manager. Since then Maengahama has continued to move up the corporate ladder and was promoted to senior manager in 2014. He has held this position to date.

“The position has been very good. I have been in auditing for over 11 years but I am still learning and growing, which is good,” Maengahama said.

A typical day

A typical day for Maengahama starts by waking up at 04:30 for some quiet time and meditation. He then he heads to the gym at 05:00.

“Between 07:00 and 08:00, I am setting up and following up on my to-do list, while also reading the newspaper and having some coffee,” he said. After that it is straight ‘beast mode’ as he engages clients and makes sure everyone is happy and productive.

Maengahama is inspired by his family and living a healthy lifestyle. He enjoys going to the gym, exercising and playing sport.

His journey

His achievements in his career are “twofold”.

“My successes at the firm and seeing the others succeed.”

He is proud to have been part of preparing a thought leadership piece on functional currency that was subsequently adopted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Namibia, being a part of the team that won some big audits for Deloitte and winning Manager of the Year in 2017.

With great responsibility comes great challenges. When asked about his challenges, Maengahama mentioned the dilemma of managing work obligations and personal/family responsibilities, and finding a balance between them.

“Balance is always a challenge. The job is so demanding and the workload has increased over the years,” he said.

A bright future

The future is unpredictable, but Maengahama is facing this uncertainty with curiosity and optimism. He is excited about Deloitte and his future with the company.

“My goal in the next two years is to be admitted into the Deloitte partnership,” Maengahama said.

A company of great magnitude

“I have been most proud of the fact that Deloitte has continuously and consistently contributed to the pool of chartered accountants every year. For at least the past three years, we have achieved a 100% pass rate in the APC exam, which is the final qualifying exam with at least 12 students in each year. I am also proud of the clients that we serve. We serve the best clients that add value to the Namibian economy and make a difference in people’s lives,” Maengahama added.

Victor Maengahama fact box:

He is a born again Christian, who is fully committed to serving Christ.

Has two children, a girl and a boy.

He loves teaching and imparting knowledge.

He is in his 12th year of working at Deloitte.

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