Elize graduated from Stellenbosch University with a BA degree in Political Science and Public Administration. Her first position was in the treasury department of a local municipality and it was here that she realised that figures and accounts are far more interesting than she had thought. Elize started her B Compt at Unisa and started the Rural Foundation in Stellenbosch as assistant accountant. She then applied for her articles and started with a small firm in Bellville. She transferred her articles at the start of her second year to LDP in Stellenbosch, where she completed it. It was here where she was exposed to a variety of clients and had to do everything from bookkeeping, financials and tax as well as company secretarial duties.
After completing her articles, she worked as assistant company secretary for Capespan. After that she worked as accountant for a small group of companies in the medical field, did accounting work for clients of an accounting firm and did a short contract at a commercial bank. During this time, Elize enrolled for her Post graduate Diploma in Tax Law at Stellenbosch University which she completed in 2006.
In 2006 she started as accountant at a company that does implementation of funds on behalf of various public and private entities. After 8 years as the accountant she moved to the operational side and managed the economic development team and for the last 3 years the project management team. During her stay, she completed her Master’s degree in Development Finance at the USB in 2010 after which she completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management in 2014.
Elize’s experience includes bookkeeping, management accounts, tax – individuals and companies, payroll, annual financial statements, accounting officer, project accounting and implementation, reporting on government grants and funding received in projects by SMEs and implementing entities. She has dealt with or worked in the following sectors – public sector, agriculture, guest houses, SMEs in manufacturing and retail to the transport industry, medical sector, professional services (engineering, medical practitioners).
“I’ve found it to be a pleasure to work with Elize. She has been professional, reliable and extremely helpful in assisting our company become tax compliant and ensures that our accounting is accurate and well managed. With the help of Elize, our monthly reconciliation process is now seamless, easy and efficient.” ~ Terence