- Institute of Internal Auditors, SA and USA
- Certified Internal Auditor, Certificate No. 43076
- Certification in Control Self-Assessment, Certificate No. 836 University of South Africa
- Bachelor of Accounting Science Degree Cape Technikon:
- National Higher Diploma Office Administration
- National Diploma Business Computing
Alison had 22 years experience in the auditing and accounting profession. This included working as a bookkeeper for a large international auditing and accounting firm, completing articles with a medium size international auditing and accounting firm, practicing as an Internal, Senior Internal and Internal Audit Manager with large listed companies and finally joining BAN (Business Accounting Network) as a self-employed, home based franchisee in September 2005.