From when we opened our doors during 1992 our guiding principle has been and will continue to be that of a provider of the highest standard of professionalism as may be expected from members of a highly trained profession. We know that our interactive and proactive approach allow our clients to do what they do best.
Attention to detail, analysis, interpretation and getting things done right, first time, are among our strong points.
Our offices are situated at Century City, Three Anchor Bay, Green Point and Sea Point in Cape Town. Here we attend to a client base comprising, small and medium size businesses, individuals and some non-profit associations, that extends throughout South Africa. We also have an office situated in Chula Vista, San Diego, USA.
Whilst we largely advise and provide support on matters in a South African context our understanding and knowledge of the international milieu allows for added scope in our services for both domestic and international clients. Our present client base is extensively broad based with business operations as diversified as Agriculture, Business and Personal Services, Construction, Entertainment, Manufacturing and Retail industry sectors.
We forever look forward with vigor to engaging with all who choose to use our services.
Spending most of his early career in London, John qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant and was admitted in 1980 as an associate of the UK accounting body The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants followed by membership as a Fellow of the association.
His auditing training was undertaken with Ernst & Young (formerly Arthur Young McClelland Moores) at the London office including spending much time in the auditing and tax departments of the London office. It was however prior to joining E&Y that he cut his teeth in Accounting within the Finance Department of Pritchard-Rhodes, a London based subsidiary of the American parent Pritchard International Corporation. His employment with Pritchard-Rhodes, a construction and project management consultancy corporation of large scale petrochemical refineries enabled him to also spend time on site in the Algerian office. His experience in the petrochemicals industry very much complimented his audit assignments with major corporations in the Oil and Gas industry whilst at Ernst & Young.
After moving to Cape Town, South Africa, in 1985 and spending the next six years in the shipping industry the move to private practice became a reality during early 1992 with the establishment of his own Accounting, Tax and Business Advisory practice. With much of a transformation taking place in the South African tax laws during the early years of the millennium John gained his Masters degree in tax law at the law school of the University of Cape Town during mid 2005. His extensive dissertations on Double Tax Treaties and The Trade Requirement in the determination of Taxable Income were chosen because of his fervor at the ever changing landscape of international tax jurisprudence and of the local South African dispensation that increasingly affect both the individual and corporations alike.