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TONY APPELGRYN CA(SA)

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

Tony Appelgryn qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA) in 1993 and is one of the founding partners of ARC Inc in 1996. Tony completed his studies at University of Johannesburg (RAU) and his articles with international audit firm PWC. He served on various committees of The Afrikaanse Sakekamer and also as chairman. In this capacity and as auditor in public practice and consultant, Tony gained extensive experience in the business sector especially in mining and retail, both in the auditing and business managerial fields. He also serves as an independent director and as chairman of audit committees of listed companies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

THEO RAUTENBACH CA(SA)

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

Theo Rautenbach, (CA)SA is one of the founder members of ARC Inc. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant during 1992, a year after completing his learnership with then international audit firm Coopers & Lybrand. Apart from consulting for a number of large corporations such as MTN, Spoornet, and Porsche South Africa under the ARC Inc. banner, he gained extensive experience as a Chartered Accountant and businessperson locally as well as across the borders of Africa. These days he utilises his expertise and knowledge to serve and advise clients at the Business Support division of the ARC Group.

JOHAN CRONJE CA(SA)/ B-BBEE RA

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

Johan Cronjé CA(SA), Registered Auditor and B-BBEE RA, is one of the founder members of the firm. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992 after studying at the University of Johannesburg and completing his articles at the international audit firm, PWC. Thereafter he gained extensive experience in commerce as a Financial Manager at the listed financial services company, Liberty Life of South Africa Ltd. In 1996 he formed ARC Chartered Accountants & Auditors Inc. with Tony Appelgryn and Theo Rautenbach. Today he manages the Fourways and Mbombela branches of ARC Inc., which focus mainly on servicing the private and public sector clients. In addition, he devotes his time and efforts in the project management field.

JACO VAN SCHALKWYK CA(SA)

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

Jaco van Schalkwyk CA(SA), Registered Auditor and ACMA, completed his articles in 1997 with audit firm Venter de Jager Inc. and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1998. After completing his articles he joined Barlows Ltd where he was actively involved with the implementation of the BAAN computer system and gained extensive experience in corporate financial reporting. During 1999 he joined the banking sector where he acted as head of finance and management information for the personal loans division. In 2002 he started his own auditing, accounting and taxation practice, as well as a financial services company, after he qualified as a financial advisor with Sanlam.  Since 2002 he has also gained extensive public sector experience in both the external audit and consulting environment. In 2004 he was appointed as an audit manager at ARC Inc. and became a director during that same year.  During 2010 Jaco was also accepted as an Associate Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) after completing the relevant exams and recording the required practical experience.  Jaco was instrumental in setting up an ARC Inc. footprint in almost all provinces.

MARINUS COETZEE CA(SA)

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

Marinus Coetzee, (CA)SA and Registered Auditor, completed his articles with ARC Inc. before he worked in the corporate sector for a number of years. He rejoined the firm and became a director in 2011. Marinus was tasked with setting up the ARC Inc. office in the North West Province, and has grown it to a sustainable business that performs both public and private sector audits, accounting and tax consulting. He obtained a B.Compt (Hons) from Unisa and is also an Associate Member of the Institute for Commercial Forensic Practitioners. He also obtained a Masters Degree in Journalism from the North West University and practiced as a journalist for a number of years.

ART SHORE MAWIRE CA(SA)

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

Art Shore Mawire, CA(SA) joined ARC Inc. in 2008 as an audit manager and became a director in 2013. He gained professional experience through performing consulting work for Alex Stewart International LLC Zimbabwe and NDH Holdings Limited. Art completed his articles with accounting and auditing firm, Camelsa (today known as Grant Thornton Camelsa Zimbabwe) in 2007. Art is also an Associate Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA), and a holder of Masters in Financial Management Science (University of Pretoria), Honours Bachelor of Accounting Science (University of South Africa) and Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Accounting Degrees (Midlands State University Zimbabwe).

FERDI VAN HEERDEN CA(SA)

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

Ferdi van Heerden, CA(SA) and Registered Auditor, joined ARC Incorporated in 2008 after completing his articles at the Auditor-General South Africa where he gained invaluable public sector experience. He obtained his degree in Accountancy from the University of Pretoria and his honours degree in Accountancy from the University of South Africa. Ferdi is also a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and was appointed as director during 2013.

VELE MTSHALI CA(SA)

Vela qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2008. He has a total of 13 years auditing and accounting experience in the public sector. His auditing experience includes internal and external auditing of provincial departments, municipalities and public entities. He is a specialist in public sector accounting and auditing.

RONALD NHLEKO CA(SA)

B.Comp (Hons) (Natal) CA(SA)

Ronald Nhleko, CA(SA) and Registered Auditor, completed his articles with the Office of the Auditor General (“OAG”) and subsequent to that has led various large PFMA and MFMA audits within the OAG. Ronald has also gained vast consulting experience in the public sector in preparing and reviewing annual financial statements of both PFMA and MFMA clients. Ronald is also accredited with the Auditor General as a pre-issuance reviewer. He joined ARC Incorporated as a director in 2013.

ERIC BOLT CA(SA)

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

Eric Bolt (CA)SA obtained his B.Comm degree in Accountancy, as well as his Honours Degree in Accountancy (CTA) from the University of Johannesburg. He completed his articles with ARC Chartered Accountants and Auditors Incorporated in 2011. During his articles he gained valuable experience in a wide range of small, medium and large enterprises across a broad spectrum of industries. After completing his articles he was appointed as an audit manager after which Eric was appointed as a director at ARC Incorporated in 2014.

RUAN BURGER CA(SA)

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

Ruan Burger, CA(SA) and Registered Auditor, obtained a B.Comm. Law degree from the University of Johannesburg in 2009. After the successful completion of his Law degree, he enrolled at the University of South Africa for a B. Compt degree in accounting and simultaneously started his SAICA articles at ARC Inc. In 2011 he successfully obtained his B.Compt Accountancy degree and completed his articles. During 2012 he obtained his Post-graduate Diploma in Accounting Sciences (CTA) from the University of South Africa and was appointed as Audit Manager at ARC Inc. In 2013 he passed both of the board exams at first attempt to qualify as a registered auditor. During has articles Ruan was involved in numerous industries within the private sector, and applies his knowledge and experience to service the accounting, taxation and auditing needs of the private clients at the Northcliff branch of ARC Inc.

NEELS GROBBELAAR CA(SA)

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

Neels Grobbelaar, (CA)SA and Registered Auditor, completed his articles with Pricewaterhousecoopers. He is a founding member of Claassens and Grobbelaar Inc., started up in 2005. He joined ARC Inc. in 2014 as director. Neels was responsible for establishing the ARC Inc. office in the Free State. He obtained a B.Compt (Hons) CTA from the University of the Free State and is also an Associate Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA). He also obtained a diploma in Estate Planning from the University of South Africa and a post graduate Diploma in Financial Planning from the University of the Free State.

JAN CLAASSENS CA(SA)

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

Jan Claassens, (CA)SA and Registered Auditor, completed his articles with Pricewaterhousecoopers. He is a founding member of Claassens and Grobbelaar Inc. - started up in 2005 - and joined ARC Inc. in 2014 as director. He was responsible for establishing the ARC office in the Free State, and has grown it to a sustainable business that performs both public and private sector audits, accounting and tax consulting. He obtained a B.Compt (Hons) CTA from the University of South Africa. He also obtained a diploma in Estate Planning from the University of South Africa.

GIDEON BOTHA CA(SA)

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

Gideon Botha completed his Certificate in the Theory of Accounting in 2005 through UNISA and started his articles at KPMG Nelspruit in 2006. He completed his articles in 2009 after which he was promoted to audit supervisor in 2010. As audit supervisor he gained valuable external audit experience in various sectors including the public sector, mining, manufacturing and agriculture. He was promoted to audit manager in 2012. Gideon resigned from KPMG in 2013 and started his own audit and accounting practice in Malelane, Mpumalanga. During 2014 he joined the ARC team to establish the firm in the province.

HANNES BARNARD CA(SA)

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

Hannes Barnard CA(SA) completed his articles with the supreme audit institution of South Africa, the Auditor-General, in 2010. During this time he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and was appointed as assistant manager on various public sector audits. In 2012 Hannes joined PKF (Cpt) Inc. where he took up the position as an audit manager. During his time at PKF (Cpt) Inc. he focused on the audits in the public sector and the private sector and gained valuable experience in the audit of private sector companies. During this time, PKF (Cpt) Inc. merged with Grant Thornton where he took up the position of audit manager. On the 1st of June 2014, Hannes was appointed as audit partner in ARC Incorporated where he will be responsible for the Western Cape Province.

CHRISTO WESSELS CA(SA)

B.Compt (Hons) (Stellenbosch University) CA(SA)

Christo Wessels, CA(SA) completed his articles in 1990 with accounting and auditing firm PWC (Pretoria). He Joined KPMG Namibia soon after. During his time he was appointed as audit senior and later as audit manager on various audits, ranging from small box audits to large commercial banks. In 1995 he started his own auditing and accounting practice in Hartswater, Northern Cape and it grew from a very small office to where it is today - a well established and respected firm in the Northern Cape.

P NTISANA CA(SA)

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

Phumeza Ntisana, CA(SA) and Registered Auditor, is the partner responsible for our East London branch, in the Eastern Cape. She completed her articles in 1998 at the international audit firm, Deloitte, where she acquired extensive experience in auditing of both the public and private sector. She also worked as an auditor for the South African Revenue Service and internal auditor for Liberty Group. In 2002, she left the comfort zone of being a full time employee and started her own business, doing both consulting and audit work. Phumeza has served on the audit committee of various Municipalities and Public Entities. She joined ARC Incorporated as a partner in 2014.

PIETER DE BRUYN CA(SA)

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

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