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Johannesburg Partners and Business Leaders

 

  C D Betty

RSM Betty & Dickson (Johannesburg)

Clive Betty

B.Acc, CA(SA)

Clive obtained a Bachelor of accounting degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1985 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986 after completing his training contract part time at one of the big four firms. He joined RSM Betty & Dickson (Johannesburg) in 1988 as an Audit manager.

His current responsibilities include Head of Risk Management and he is also involved in audit and providing management. Clive is the partner in charge of staff at the Jhb Office. Clive is also the Regional Director for Africa Region.

 
  KC Rottok Chesaina

RSM Betty & Dickson (Johannesburg)

Henk Heymans

B.Compt (Hons), M.Com, CA(SA), RA FCCA

Henk has been involved in research, training and consulting to small and medium sized audit practices, and consulted to many firms on technical matters relating to the application of auditing, accounting and quality control standards. Since 1995 he has presented at seminars, conferences and universities worldwide.
As non-executive director, he is closely involved in the research and development of the Probe MMX audit and review methodologies. In addition to being a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and serving on various committees of the Institute and the Independent Representative Board for Auditors, Henk is also a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, a Registered Accountant and Auditor, registered Assessor, author of the Business Approach to Auditing and holds a Masters degree in Financial Management.

 
  B J Eaton

RSM Betty & Dickson (Johannesburg)

Brian Eaton

B.Acc, H.Dip. Tax Law, CA(SA)

Brian Eaton joined RSM Betty & Dickson (Johannesburg) in 1973 and was appointed as a partner in 1982. He was later appointed as Managing Partner, a position he still holds.

Brian has extensive audit experience and in addition, has in the past, also been responsible for the Tax Department. Much of Brian’s professional career has involved acting as an advisor to Owner Managed Entities and Family Owned Businesses. Currently he is mainly engaged in a wide range of consulting services including mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring.

Brian spent four years as Chairman of the Board of RSM International. He remains a member of the International Board. He is also the Chairman of both RSM Betty & Dickson (Pty) Ltd and Consolidated Financial Planning (Pty) Ltd. Brian has presented on a number of topics at numerous national and international events and webcasts.

 
  N C Hughes

RSM Betty & Dickson (Johannesburg)

Neil Hughes

B.Compt.(Hons), PG Cert Adv Tax, CA(SA)

Neil joined RSM Betty & Dickson (Johannesburg) on 1 January 1997 and was appointed as a partner in March 2005. He has followed his passion for tax, and is currently in charge of the Individual’s Taxation department. In addition, he is in charge of the Trust department.

Neil has exposure and experience in dealing with tax consulting matters over a broad spectrum of clients and industries, for individuals, trust, corporate and other taxpayers. His tax consulting exposure has covered normal income tax, indirect tax and other taxes, as well as international tax considerations.

 
  J Jones

RSM Betty & Dickson (Johannesburg)

John Jones

B.Com, B.Acc, H.Dip Tax Law, H.Dip. International Tax Law, CA(SA), Registered Auditor (R.A.)
H.Dip International Tax Law

John has been with RSM Betty & Dickson (Johannesburg) since 1990 and has been a partner since 1 February 2000. He has extensive experience in the audit of various manufacturing, service, Section 21, food and beverage and franchise companies. In addition, he currently deals with both corporate tax compliance and consulting. In 2012, John completed his Higher Diploma in International Tax.

He has represented the firm on the National Tax Committee and is currently both Head of Corporate Taxation for RSM Betty & Dickson (Johannesburg).

John has acted as the main sign off partner on a number of companies listed on both the Main Board and the South African Alternative Exchange of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Limited (JSE). He is approved per the JSE Register of Auditors to act in the capacity of a Reporting Accountant Specialist.

He has developed an in depth knowledge of the Global Reporting Initiative Framework on Sustainability Reporting (GRI) and has successfully completed the GRI Certified Training Program on GRI Sustainability Reporting. This provides comprehensive guidance for organisations disclosing sustainability performance. John is also the South African representative on the RSM International Cleantech and Renewable Energy Leadership Group which specialises in the clean technology and renewable energy sectors.

 
  J Kitching

RSM Betty & Dickson (Johannesburg)

Jackie Kitching

B.Compt.(Hons), CA(SA), Registered Auditor (R.A.)

Jackie has been with RSM Betty & Dickson (Johannesburg) since September 1995, and been an audit partner since March 2006. She has extensive experience in the audit of various manufacturing, service, Section 21, food and beverage and franchise companies.

Jackie also has experience in accounting and consulting services, for a wide range of small to medium sized businesses, in a variety of different fields including the hospitality industry, the education industry and the public benefits sector.

Jackie currently acts as the main sign off partner of Famous Brands Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Limited (“JSE”).

She is thus approved per the JSE Register of Auditors to act as sign off audit partner on listed companies as well as being approved to act in the capacity of a Reporting Accountant Specialist. A Reporting Accountant Specialist is qualified to perform all functions in terms of the JSE listing requirements specific to preparation of Prospectus and Circulars as a result of any form of corporate action undertaken by companies listed on the JSE.

 
 





L Pinnock

RSM Betty & Dickson (Johannesburg)

Liz Pinnock

BA LLB, H.Dip Tax Law, Certificate in Advanced Company Law

Liz Pinnock is a Director of RSM Betty & Dickson Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd and holds the positions of Head Group Legal Advisor to RSM Betty & Dickson (Johannesburg) and National Head of Ethics. Liz is also a member of the Institute of Directors.

Liz specialises in corporate commercial work, particularly in the field of mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructures, B-BBEE transactions, advising clients on the implications of the 2008 Companies Act, Shareholders Agreements and Memoranda of Incorporation, advising Boards of Directors and Boards of Trustees on their duties and responsibilities and corporate governance, and exchange control matters.

Over the past few years, Liz has been involved in a number of high profile and successful mergers and acquisitions in the engineering, beverage, shipping and chemical sectors.

Liz differentiates herself from other legal practitioners by combining the skills developed in private practice with the commercial acumen needed as an in-house counsel. In this way the client’s bottom line is protected, whilst not compromising on any principles of good corporate governance.

After having practiced as an attorney for a number of years, Liz joined RSM Betty & Dickson in 2001 and established the Legal Department. Today, the Legal Department provides highly skilled and resourced services to its clients in a professional and efficient manner.

In addition to the Legal Department, Liz is also responsible for the Corporate Statutory Department and the HR & Labour Consulting Department.

 
  L P Quintal

RSM Betty & Dickson (Johannesburg)

Louis Quintal

B.Com.(Hons), CA(SA)

Louis has been with RSM Betty & Dickson (Johannesburg) since 2004 and has been a partner since 1 March 2008. He has extensive experience in the audit of Pension Funds, as well as various manufacturing, service, aviation, franchise, importing and retail companies. In addition, he heads up the Pension Funds department and has developed an in depth knowledge of the Pension Funds laws and regulations.

Louis acts as the main sign off partner on companies listed on the Main Board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Limited (“JSE”). He is thus approved per the JSE Register of Auditors to act as sign off audit partner on listed companies as well as being approved to act in the capacity of a Reporting Accountant Specialist. A Reporting Accountant Specialist is qualified to perform all functions in terms of the JSE listing requirements specific to preparation of Prospectus and Circulars as a result of any form of corporate action undertaken by companies listed on the JSE.

 
  M Steenkamp

RSM Betty & Dickson (Johannesburg)

Michael Steenkamp

B.Compt. (Hons), CA(SA)

Michael has been with RSM Betty & Dickson (Johannesburg) since January 2001 and has been an audit partner since September 2011. Michael has extensive audit experience across various industries including manufacturing, retail, franchising, logistics, property investment and consulting.

Michael is currently the partner responsible for a number of our clients with international ties. He is further involved and has extensive experience with clients in the listed environment, both on the Main Board and Alternate Exchange of the JSE, which includes auditing, circulars, prospectuses and pro-forma information.

Michael further represents RSM Betty & Dickson (Johannesburg) as a member of the national Quality Assurance Committee which is responsible for upholding and maintaining the quality service that RSM Betty & Dickson (Johannesburg) provides.

Along with his extensive experience, Michael brings with him the commitment to work closely with all clients and to provide the best possible service.

 
  L van der Merwe

RSM Betty & Dickson (Johannesburg)

Leana van der Merwe

B Com (Hons) CA(SA)

Leana obtained a Bachelor of accounting degree from The University of Johannesburg in 2005. She joined RSM Betty & Dickson (Johannesburg) in 2006 under a Training Contract and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in January 2009. Leana was appointed as a partner in the firm in September 2011. She has extensive experience in the audit of retail, manufacturing, not for profit, property investment and construction companies.

She has been involved in the audits and research on Owner Managed Entities and Family Owned Businesses.

Leana is particularly passionate about the needs and opportunities specific to Family Owned and Managed Businesses and has become an expert in this field. She has been involved in a number of seminars and presentations relating specifically to Family Owned and Managed Businesses.

 
  A D Young

RSM Betty & Dickson (Johannesburg)

Andrew Young

B.Compt.(Hons), CA(SA)

Andrew has been with RSM Betty & Dickson (Johannesburg) since January 1998, and been an audit partner since March 2005. He has extensive experience in the audit of various manufacturing, retail, property investment, not for profit, food and beverage and franchise companies. Andrew is also responsible for various pension fund audits.

He has assisted for a number of years in the review and sign off of some of the major subsidiaries of a food and beverage and franchise group listed on the main board of the JSE. He also acts as an engagement quality control reviewer on a number of companies listed on the South African Alternative Exchange (“ALTX”) of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Limited (“JSE”). He is thus approved per the JSE Register of Auditors to act as sign off audit partner on listed companies as well as being approved to act in the capacity of a Reporting Accountant Specialist.

 

 

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