Find Accountancy, Audit and Tax expertise in South Africa


The accountancy profession in South Africa is well established and respected by the international business community. Local branches of the ‘Big Four’ international accounting firms audit most of the public listed companies. Domestic accounting firms dominate the small and medium enterprise sector. Responsibility for accounting standards is taken by the African Accounting Practices Board (APB) which works within the framework of the Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP). These are issued by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). Companies in South Africa can follow either IFRS or South African Statements of Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (SA GAAP). Auditing requirements in the country are set out by the Companies Act (2011). This latest version of the Act sets out the minimum level of accounting records which must be kept by companies. It was hoped that the 2011 amendments to the 2008 Companies Act would clarify some points concerning auditing standards which had proved problematic in previous acts. The World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report (2012-2013) ranks South Africa first out of 144 countries with regards to strength of auditing and reporting standards with a score of 6.6 out of 7, well above the world mean of 4.6. 

Accountancy, Audit and Tax organisations in South Africa
Accounting Standards Board (ASB)
Advance Seed
Atio Corporation
Azima Auditors
Bumello Investments
Ca Vie Investments Limited
Cipla Medpro South Africa Ltd
Coovadia Associates
D'Arcy-Herrman & Company
De Bruyn & Associates Chartered Accountants
Deloitte Human Capital
EM Luiz Chartered Accountants
Emaar & Associates CC T/A Accounting Edge
Emma Pardoe Chartered Accountant
Epol, Division of Rainbow Farms Limited
Ernst & Young
Fourie & Fouchee
GBA Advisory Services
Helen Thrush and Associates Incorporated
Hugo Van Zyl Tax Forum
Ipic Property Management Limited
IT Mates
Lucro Auditing
May and Company
Metropolitan Holdings Limited
MGI Bass Gordon
Mission Possible Consulting Services
MVE Forte Accounting & Financial
Pyper Turner Incorporated
Rainbow Farms Limited
RSM Betty & Dickson
Samba (Co-Op) Limited
Simeka Group Limited
Soundingboards Business & Financial Consulting
Strachan & Crouse
Tamela Holdings Limited