Atasha Bernard is the Financial Controller of LASCO Financial Services Limited (LFSL) for over seven (7) years; providing strategic financial guidance and other support in achieving the group’s objectives. She provides oversight of the LFSL Group’s financial operations in accordance with best practices and is responsible for the accuracy and reliability of financial reports while implementing and monitoring internal controls. Her role was instrumental in the transitioning of the recently acquired subsidiary; LASCO Microfinance Limited. Prior to joining LASCO Financial Services Limited, Atasha Bernard has worked in auditing for almost five (5) years performing external audit reviews for various clients within the following sector; financial institutions, insurance, manufacturing, retail, pension plans, non-profit organizations etc.
Ms. Bernard is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica. She holds an Associate Degree in Business Studies (Accounting) and has completed a Master’s in Business Administration majoring in Strategic Planning from the Herriot Watt University (Edinburgh Business School). She has also successfully completed the Jamaican Securities Certificate Course through UTECH/Jamaica Institute of Management and has recently completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance with the Jamaica Stock Exchange/Private Sector Organization of Jamaica. Atasha Bernard is a Director of LASCO Microfinance Limited and the President elect for 2019/2020 for the Rotary Club of Kingston East and Port Royal.