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Cheryl Howard

Advisory, Consulting & Family Office | B Compt Hons CA SA

Cheryl qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte & Touché where she was appointed as a tax manager in 1989 in their personal financial planning department. In 1991, Cheryl joined Grant Thornton, Kessel Feinstein to establish the personal financial planning department for their high net worth clients. In 1994, she joined BoE Private Bank as the general manager responsible for the Gauteng personal financial planning; taxation; fiduciary services; and wills and estates departments. In 2000 Cheryl left BoE to set up her own practice and has practiced as such since then. Cheryl currently serves as a council member of the Fiduciary Institute of South Africa (FISA). Cheryl has written numerous articles for both professional and other publications on various aspects of financial planning. Cheryl has also appeared on CNBC Africa TV interviews discussing various aspects of financial planning, trusts, wills and estates. She has also presented numerous talks on estate planning, wills and trusts.

Brenda Wallace

Head of Operations and HR | CFP, Post Graduate Diploma in Leadership

Brenda has a CFP qualification and a Post Graduate Diploma in Leadership through GIBS. Brenda has spent many years in the financial advisory and fiduciary industries and has extensive experience and skills in Operational and Human Resources / Staff management.

Hendrik van der Walt

Advisory, Consulting & Family Office | B Compt

Hendrik is a registered member of the South African Institute of Business Accountants (in Practice) [SAIBA] as well as a Tax Technician (SA)™ member of the South African Institute of Tax Professionals [SAIT] and has partial articles at the South African Institute of Chartered Accounts [SAICA]. Hendrik has years of experience in the management and operations of different industries, after which he made the move to the financial consulting services industry. Hendrik started his career in the financial consulting services industry in a well-rounded small-medium sized audit firm in the Central Free state and later joined a medium-sized auditing and financial consulting firm in Johannesburg, and after a tenure of two years, he joined a well renowned Family office where he serviced a number of wealthy and known public personalities.

Cormac McCreesh

Advisory, Consulting & Family Office | Talaria Advisory Services | BCompt (Hons) Accounting, CA(SA)

Cormac was previously a partner at Deloitte Corporate Finance. Cormac is an entrepreneurial financial executive with a broad experience in all aspects of M&A and transaction advisory. His specialities are capital raising, mergers and acquisition, JSE work, restructuring, venture capital and private equity.

Debbie Tredoux

Advisory, Consulting & Family Office | (CPT) BCom Hons, MBA

Aarthi Jelal

Accounting & Tax | Senior Trust Accountant | Bachelor of Commerce & Honours Degree in Tax Law

Aarthi has extensive experience in the accounting industry having worked at various accounting firms. She held the position of Senior Trust Accountant at Sentinel International Advisory Services for 8 year specialising in Trust financial statements and compliance. Aarthi joined Talaria Accounting & Tax (Pty) Ltd in June 2016.

Leandra Jansen van Vuuren

Accounting & Tax | Senior Accountant | Operations Manager

Leandra has over 8 years’ practical experience in accounting, auditing, company secretarial and trust administration.

Thandeka Charity Sibindi

Accounting & Tax | Junior Trust Accountant | Bachelor of Accounting Science (BCompt) & Honours degree in Accounting – currently enrolled

Charity graduated with a BCompt degree in December 2015. She has been employed by Talaria Accounting & Tax (Pty) Ltd since 01 February 2016, where she is training as a Junior Trust Accountant.

Chantal van Niekerk

Accounting & Tax | Accountant

Chantel has 6 years of practical experience in accountings and administration

Barbara Marx

Individuals Tax Compliance | Certificate in Taxation, Certificate in Wealth Management & Registered with SAIT and FPI

Barbara has over 13 years’ experience in the taxation industry, having managed the tax departments for several accounting firms.

Diana Rodrigues

Individuals Tax Compliance | Certificate in Taxation and in Taxation-Strategic Approach

Diana has a Certificate in Taxation: A Strategic Approach through UNISA. Diana has been working in the tax industry since 1989 when she started working at SARS (then Receiver of Revenue). Diana has since worked in tax departments of auditing firms as a Tax Compliance Officer and joined the Talaria Team in May 2017.

Trusha Kanjee

Individuals Tax Compliance | BCom, certificate in personal financial planning and financial management

Trusha has completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Witwatersrand and furthered her education in Personal and Financial Management. Trusha has been employed in the financial sector within the Accounting profession for a number of years and has vast knowledge in personal tax compliance matters.

Claire Ross

Fiduciary | Certificate in Executive Secretarial Studies, Certification in banking and insurance (FICA, FAIS, NCA) & National Diploma in Certified Financial Accounting – ICB – Currently enrolled

Claire has extensive experience in company secretarial and trust administration.

Shanusha Naidu

Fiduciary | Senior Fiduciary Consultant | LLB degree Certificate in Banking, Higher Diploma in Estates and Trusts – currently enrolled, Member of the Fiduciary Institute of South Africa (FISA) & Certified Senior Trust Administrator (accreditation by FISA)

Shanusha started her career in 2004 as a Legal Assistant. In March 2007, she moved to Sentinel International Advisory Services as a Trust Administrator, working her way up to Legal Draftsperson and Trust Officer. In August 2015, Shanusha joined Talaria Fiduciary Services (Pty) Ltd as a Senior Fiduciary Consultant.

Lebogang Diale

Receptionist | National Diploma in Public Relations Management

Lebogang has recently completed her Diploma in Public relations management at the Tshwane University of Technology in the past year and has done an internship with Lesley Simpson Communication. She recently joined Talaria as our Receptionist.