Amc is the Managing Director and founder of Exigo Professional Accountants (Pty) Ltd.
Amc is passionate about empowering people and the businesses they run.
He believes that with a positive attitude, opportunities can be identified and turned into a successful business.
Amc is a member in good standing of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants since 1993 and has a B. Compt (Hons) from UNISA. He completed his traineeship at one of the major audit firms in SA.
He worked in the corporate world as an internal auditor, senior accountant and IT manager.
Amc founded the Accounting practice in 1999 and has grown the practice by employing highly qualified, professional and passionate staff.
Amc gained a wealth of knowledge during his SAICA articles due to the exposure to a wide variety of industries he audited.
As a senior accountant and IT manager at Collect-a-Can (subsidiary of Iscor) he gained excellent experience analysing and automating business processes.
The knowledge gained was applied as a database administrator on consultation basis as well as a software quality assurance manager at a software development company.
In the practice he applies the experience by making sure that proper and applicable software are implemented to optimise efficiency and client management.
His accounting and auditing background are used to enhance the businesses of clients during consultations and implementing systems to ensure quality of financial statements and other services.
Dr Erna Fourie is a senior financial and management consultant registered with the South African Institute of Professional Accountants. She is the registered Overall Evaluator and Skills Development Facilitator of the Accredited Training Centre of Exigo Professional Accountants (Pty) Ltd. Although she is deeply committed to the Accounting Profession, with specific interest in Company Secretarial Governance, her teaching encompasses a wide spectrum, ranging from training programmes such as “managing your personal finances” on the level of ABET to the supervision of and masters and doctoral degree graduates. As a facilitator she has developed and conducted numerous Leadership and Management Development programmes, Negotiating for Results and Transformational Conflict Management.
Erna started out as an Accounting and Business Economics teacher and went on to complete a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and completed this leg of her formal studies with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Accounting.
She then qualified as a Professional Accountant and has always had a foot in the business world although she diversified by getting serious about education. This led to a Bachelor of Education in Economic Sciences. She went on to attain a Masters degree in Education with a focus on the teaching of Economic Sciences. She completed her Educational studies with a Doctorate in Educational Management with the supporting fields of Curriculum Design, Implementation and Development.
Based in South Africa, Erna was previously a Professor at the University of Johannesburg where she implemented Computer Based Education and headed the group who implemented virtual classrooms and Web Based Education. In 1998 she resigned from a professorship to return to the corporate environment and is now in high demand as consultant and facilitator.
Her most recent qualifications include the successful completion of a Module on Independent Reviews and registration as Assessor and Moderator of learning outcomes with registration at the ETDP SETA and FASSET.
Erna has several publications in accredited journals, nationally and internationally and has read several research papers at national and international conferences. She has co-authored a number of books and was editor-in-chief for a publication on Online Education.
Professional Background & Relevant Experience:
Whilst enlisted for his BCompt degree (part time) at Unisa, Rudi also completed his SAICA Articles at a reputable, medium sized Audit firm in Johannesburg. Rudi obtained his BCompt degree in 2010 and his BCompt (Hons) in mid-2012, both degrees with Cum Laude. Rudi gained invaluable practical experience whilst doing articles at a small/medium sized accounting firm, due to his involvement in all the various levels of accounting, auditing and tax for a variety of small to medium sized entities.
Building on his academic expertise, he further enrolled for a Master’s degree in International and South African Tax, obtaining it in November of 2014 (also with Cum Laude). Using the extensive experience he gained from his audit background as well as his accounting and tax knowledge base, he now serves as the Head of the Department for the Yearly and Tax Departments at Exigo Professional Accountants (Pty) Ltd.
Rudi has further pursued advancement of his academic qualifications and obtained his PhD at Oxford University (London), also of course with Cum Laude. With his superior practical and academic knowledge base, Rudi is an outstanding consultant and advisor to a wide spectrum of accounting and tax clients, regarding both local and international tax affairs. Rudi is also a member of the SARS Compliance Committee, thus equipping him to ensure that all clients remain compliant with relevant legislation.
Claudia obtained her Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting Science in 2010 at the University of Johannesburg and completed her 3 year SAIPA articles in December 2011.
She wrote the SAIPA Professional Evaluation exam in 2012 and passed on the first attempt. Since then she has been a registered member of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants.
Claudia keeps her knowledge current and relevant by attending seminars and webinars on a regular basis.
After completing her articles, Claudia was retained by the Firm where she completed her articles in a managerial capacity. She gained a wide variety of knowledge by choosing to stay in the accounting practice, rather than opting for a career in a corporate environment.
As the Head of the Monthly Accounting Department, Claudia manages a group of 4 Trainee Accountants and Bookkeepers to ensure that the Firm’s clients’ accounting, payroll and other statutory obligations are met and kept up to date on a monthly basis.
Due to her vast knowledge and natural flare for systems and processes, Claudia is also responsible for the implementation of the Firm’s Practice Management system and Internal procedures and processes. She is also responsible for the maintenance of the Management system and processes, to ensure that all deadlines are met sufficiently.