About Us

Who is LDC?

LDC was established in 1991 by Bob Lees as RDL Management Services, an accounting and tax practice and over the years has progressed to a practice providing a wide range of accounting, tax, corporate compliance and business management services for companies, close corporations, trusts and individuals.

A decision was taken in 2018 to incorporate a more professional vehicle, a personal services company “incorporated”, in which to evolve this practice and so the business of RDL Management Services was taken over by LDC Accounting and Tax Consultants Incorporated.

In 2012, Michael Phillips established RDL Chartered Accountants Inc. thereby enabling clients to access both auditing and other accounting, tax and corporate secretarial services under the RDL/LDC banner.

Many privately owned companies and close corporations are, under the 2008 Companies Act, exempt from having a statutory audit and both Michael and Bob are qualified to conduct independent reviews and compilation reports of annual financial statements and consequently generate significant cost savings to business owners.

We recognise that businesses are operated to create wealth for their owners and the function of LDC is to provide owners with a comprehensive audit, accounting, tax, corporate compliance and business management service that will enhance value to both their businesses as well as to their personal wealth in compliance with the laws and regulations of South Africa.

Our practice focusses on providing professional financial and business management by offering audit, accounting, corporate governance, income tax and deceased estate administration services to small and medium sized companies, corporations, trusts and individuals.

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Michael Phillips

CA(SA) Registered Auditor – Director

Mike is the director of RDL Chartered Accountants Inc. and as a Registered Auditor has the knowledge and ability to comply with the latest auditing standards and financial reporting requirements and he completes all the statutory audits required by our clients.

Chris Johnson

Trainee Accountant

Chris, studying for his Chartered Certified Accountant [ACCA] qualification joined the practice in February 2016 and maintains a portfolio of clients attending to the write up of client general ledgers to trial balance, completion and submission of client statutory returns and management accounts. Chris holds a Diploma in Accounting and Business from ACCA and is a registered Business Accountant with SAIBA.

Hendrietta Soafo

Statutory Clerk

Hendrietta has been with LDC since 2004 and oversees the entire statutory function of LDC. She communicates regularly with the Regulator – CIPC and ensures that all of our clients are in good standing in respect of annual returns, company registers, share registers and directors and officers registers. She also attends to all new company incorporations, director appointments, share transfers and minutes of meetings.

Lisa Sampson

Senior Bookkeeper

Lisa, a Certified Bookkeeper joined LDC in 2008 and oversees the bookkeeping role of all LDC clients. She has extensive Pastel Accounting and Payroll experience and prepares all client files for year end annual financial statements. She also ensures all statutory returns are completed and submitted to the various governmental departments.

Teresa Verdonese

Tax Manager

Teresa has a B Com Accounting and an LLB (University of Johannesburg), and is in process of completing her Diploma in Advanced Taxation (UNISA). She specialises in Corporate & Individual taxation & manages the tax base from preparation to assessment. Teresa is a Registered General Tax Practitioner with the South Africa Institute of Tax Practitioners (SAIT).

Paddy Crichton

CA(SA) – Director – Accounting

Paddy completed his CTA at the University of the Witwatersrand and articles at Aiken and Carter (now KPMG) where he qualified as a chartered accountant. Prior to joining LDC in June 2017 he was employed as Financial Manager and Company Secretary in manufacturing and wholesale distribution companies, most recently as Financial Director of a leading international kitchen appliance distributor. Paddy oversees the full accounting function of LDC

Bob Lees

FCG(CS) FCIBM Professional Accountant (SA) – Managing Director

Bob started the practice in September 1991 and is the Chairman and Managing Director in overall charge of LDC Accounting and Tax Consultants Inc. He has three professional business qualifications and holds practicing certificates issued by Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa and South African Institute of Professional Accountants and for many years served on Committees and the Board of Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa and the International Council of the Institute from 2006 and as a vice president from 2009 to 2011.