Acredo is the Latin word meaning “sharp”
The Acredo Group was founded in 2012 by Simone Coetzee – a passionate Chartered Accountant with a background in wealth management and family accounting.
Established in response to the high demand for expert trust administration services, Acredo has become the go-to back office for many family office entities, private families and B-BEE trusts in South Africa.
Today we offer an all-round back office service offering and are considered the experts in local and offshore accounting, as well as South African personal, trust and corporate tax compliance.
Our clients’ long-term security is our number one priority – because at the end of the day we measure our success by their success. We pride ourselves on offering only the best professional financial and administrative services, tailormade to suit the unique needs and requirements of each individual client.
Our strong and loyal client base is a testament to our exceptional service and hard work, and we will continue to strive to be the best in our field of expertise.
MEET THE TEAM
Director: Assurance and Accounting
BCom Accountancy, BCompt (BCom) Honours
Simone started her career as a Chartered Accountant with leading accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Johannesburg. From there she was appointed as Relationship Manager for private wealth management firm Stonehage Financial Services in 2009, while simultaneously heading up the South African Accounting Department for the same firm.
In 2012 Simone founded Acredo Accounting (Pty) Ltd and she is currently registered with IRBA as a Registered Auditor.
Simone is a full member of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and a registered tax practitioner with the South African Revenue Services.
SENIOR MANAGER: ASSURANCE
BCompt Accountancy, CTA (UNISA)
Christo started his career as a Chartered Accountant with BGR Pyper Turner in Somerset West. From there he was appointed as audit manager at LDP Chartered Accountants and Auditors in 2019 and joined the Acredo team in 2020.
Christo is currently registered with SAICA as a Chartered Accountant and in the process of becoming a Registered Auditor with the IRBA.
Christo is a registered tax practitioner with the South African Revenue Services.
Jana Jansen van Vuuren
Director: Company Secretarial & Fiduciary
Diploma for Chartered Secretaries Programme 1 (NQF level 6)
Jana has been working in the financial industry since 2008. Over the years she’s held various positions at Stonehage Financial Services in Johannesburg, including Fund Administrator, Jersey Channel Islands and Private Client Manager.
Jana joined Acredo Consulting in 2015 and is currently our Administrator, specialising in company secretarial services.
Higher Diploma in Tax, Advanced Certificate in Taxation
Louis started his career as an Auditor at SARS, where he worked from 1996 to 1998, before joining BDO as a Tax Compliance Consultant. In 2006 he started working as an independent Tax Consultant, and then moved to Stonehage Financial Services where he was employed as a Tax Consultant, servicing ultra-high net worth individuals.
Louis joined Acredo in 2015, where he continues to build on over 21 years of experience in tax related matters.
Higher Diploma in Tax, National Diploma in State Accounts and Finance, Certificate in Taxation
Michael has been in the tax industry for more than 21 years. From 1996 to 2000 he worked as a SARS Assessor, dealing with HNW individual taxpayers, before moving onto PKF where he was employed as a Tax Compliance Consultant.
Over the last 15 years Michael has gained in-depth knowledge and experience in tax consulting, working both independently and with Stonehage Financial Services to service ultra-high net worth individuals.