Richard studied at UCT and graduated with a B Com degree and a Certificate in the Theory of Accounting. Thereafter he completed his articles at a well known Accounting firm and passed his qualifying board examination to become a Chartered Accountant. After a few more years in the auditing profession, Richard moved into commerce as an accountant and later various divisional Business Finance Manager roles, where he specialised in reporting & appraisal, budgeting and investment analysis. Richard also gained 5 year’s experience working in London at his company’s head quarters. In 2012 Richard became a home based self-employed Accountant and later became a Business Accounting Network (BAN) Franchisee in February 2014. He is a practising member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accounts.