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The department where everybody counts.


Some refer to us as bean counters, number crunchers, nerds or even accountaholics. We like to humbly refer to ourselves as legends! We’re a nice bunch. Go on, give us a try…you won’t regret it.

At Advoca we are proud to employ some of the industry’s most talented, enthusiastic and dedicated individuals. Our team works alongside you, our client, to provide professional and multi-disciplinary services which add value to your business and your personal wealth. We know it sounds hard to believe, but we are passionate about accounting and auditing. Furthermore, we thrive on building long-lasting relationships built on mutual trust and respect with our clients.

Jacques van der Merwe

CA(SA) / Managing Director

Jacques, our Managing Director obtained his BCompt (Hons) from UNISA. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Registered Auditor. He is a keen mountain bike enthusiast and has a passion for business and flying. Once business is taken care of, you will find him somewhere in the bushveld enjoying a sunrise and a cup of coffee with his family or cycling on a dirt road after dark - just for the fun of it.

He plans on completing a few endurance races, like the Trans Baviaans, in the near future. So, if you are looking for peace of mind when it comes to your finances and an astute endurance partner with a passion for business, look no further.

Danie Dreyer

CA(SA) / Director

Danie obtained his BCompt (Hons) qualification from UNISA. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Registered Auditor. He also holds a Diploma in Forensic Auditing from the University of Pretoria. He is a remarkable problem solver and communicator and takes pride in assisting his clients with their financial needs in a professional and efficient manner. Danie’s passion in three words: SWIM, BIKE, RUN.

We think his motto is: “Why be good at one sport if you could kick butt at three!” Apart from wanting to compete in an overseas triathlon, he dreams of taking his family to Disney World. If you are searching for someone who can find solutions to your financial challenges and throw in a triathlon training programme, Danie will be sure to lend a hand.

Tonie Bouwer

CA(SA) / Director

Tonie earned his BCom Accounting Sciences qualification from Tukkies and his BCompt (Hons) degree from UNISA. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Registered Auditor. He is outstanding at optimizing cash flow and maximizing business profits whilst keeping the bigger picture in mind at all times. He is a self-proclaimed philanthropist with a deep desire to see people succeed in business and in life.

The great outdoors is where he finds his solitude; whether it is by exploring nature on a mountain bike, road tripping to remote places or through his love of hunting.

He plans on driving the lengthy distance from Cape Town to Cairo in his Hilux (we hope he documents it with his Gopro!), but first he will be ticking the Freedom Challenge off his bucket list. If you want to take your business or personal goals and achievements to the next level, you should give Tonie a call.

Alwyn Fourie

CA(SA) / Director

Alwyn earned his BCom Accounting Sciences degree from Tukkies. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Registered Auditor. He is meticulous when it comes to paying attention to detail and is driven to find a solution to any business challenge you may face. He has a great passion for people and business and thrives on making a remarkable difference in the lives of those he encounters.

After a hard day at the office his refuge is found in anything that is golf related. You can look for him at any driving range, golf course, Pro-shop, golfing event or simply in front of the TV watching the sport he loves so dearly. He aspires to be a scratch golfer in the near future and dreams of watching the Ryder Cup live. For solid, sound business advice, and someone who can suggest a pretty decent golf coach, Alwyn is the guy to call.

Chris Smit

CA(SA) / Director

Chris acquired is BCompt (Hons) qualification from UNISA and completed his undergraduate at the University of Stellenbosch. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Registered Auditor. He is a superb audit, tax and business advisor, and has a great passion for golf and music.

When time permits, he is equally proficient in the kitchen where he creates (in his own mind) master chef marvels! Playing the top 10 golf courses in the world is high on his list of priorities. If you want to discuss your financial needs with an expert while playing a round of golf, Chris is most certainly your man.

Saskia Hattingh

CA(SA) / Senior Associate

Saskia earned her BCom in Chartered Accountancy degree from NWU Pukke and her BCompt (Hons) qualification from UNISA. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and in the process of becoming a Registered Auditor. She is a perfectionist when it comes to her work and is pedantic about quality and thoroughness. She strives to see fairness prevail, and is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in.

She finds refuge in the kitchen, cooking and baking as if time is standing still. Weekends are spent exploring the great outdoors. She dreams of an expedition to the forests of Rwanda to see the gorillas, but hiking the Otter trail will address the need to explore for now. So, if you are looking for someone who will dot the i’s and cross the t’s, or perhaps a recipe or two, give Saskia a call.

Did you know?

The name "ADVOCA", is derived from the Roman translation of "advocated".

Meaning "championed, consolidated, cemented, fueled and enhanced".