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Mazars Wiscon & Associates

Ipyana Lazaro


I am a partner at Mazars Wiscon Associates, a Certified Public Accountant in Public Practice registered with National Board of Accountants and Auditors and I holds an MBA degree. I have over 18 years of experience in serving a diverse clientele in Tanzania. I have extensive experience in accounting and audit work as a result of my responsibility for a wide variety of clients. I previously worked for Deloitte & Touche as auditor supervisor for seven years prior to joining Momentum Tanzania Insurance as Chief Finance officer and later on Wiscon Associates (now Mazars Tanzania). I have extensive experience in providing internal audits, statutory audits, investigations, due diligence reviews and internal controls system reviews. I have served a number of clients both private and public sector including financial institutions in Tanzania. Our Firm is approved by central bank of Tanzania to audit banks and financial institutions in Tanzania. I also serve of various foreign company as a local director representing the foreign companies in the country. I am also a registered Tax consultant by Tanzania Revenue Authority.


July 2006 to date: Partner, Mazars Wiscon Associates (Formerly Wiscon Associates); responsible for management of clients audit assignment, taxation and accounting work.


Besides routine duties of overseeing client assignments at Wiscon Associates, I also consult on finance and administration functions to clients, responsible for preparation of monthly reports for group reporting, monthly payments, administration issues in the companies, payroll management, management of statutory requirement, recruitment of employees and several others assignment as assigned by the client’s management.


I am also responsible for attending and presenting audit reports to various audit committee and board of directors at my capacity as “External Auditor” I also represent Controller and Auditor General on the audit of selected Public corporations and other Bodies.

August 2006 to January 2009 – Financial Controller Momentum Tanzania Limited – Head of finance department reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

February 2000 to June 2006: Audit supervisor, Deloitte & Touche, Dar es Salaam.

Oversee multiple engagements and responsible for resolving legal, statutory and accounting issues that arise during audit engagements.  I also had responsibility to dealing with tax matters of various organisations as part of tax consultants’ team. Supervise junior auditors during audit engagement and manage the services provided to clients. The managed process include preparation of audit strategy and plan, setting budgets and pricing, scheduling audits, selecting staff and assigning workloads and financial reporting. I had responsibility to develop engagement staff and provide them with training, counseling, and career guidance.



Mazars Wiscon & Associates

Mazars in Tanzania is a tax consultancy and auditing services enterprise in Tanzania that offers value based solutions to its clients. The firm is registered with the National Board of Accountants and Auditors of Tanzania and the Bank of Tanzania and thus complies with the professional regulatory framework of Tanzania to offer professional auditing services and tax consultancy in Tanzania to clients.