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We will take the time to understand the nature of your business and the unique challenges you face.

Our partners are involved in all phases of the audit, giving you direct access to the professionals most familiar with your business, and the ones who can provide proactive, value-added advice. Our methodology and approach has been designed to help you understand what the risks in your business are, and how to approach them. We keep you ahead of relevant financial reporting and related legislative and technical changes, and our audit methodology facilitates and enhances audit quality, and is designed to meet applicable national and international standards.

Our client base crosses a wide range of industries, and our audit staff are able to apply skills and specialisations which benefit the business as a whole. Whether the audit is a legislative requirement or commissioned for a special purpose, we are committed to a high level of service and expertise.

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    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.

    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

    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).

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.