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Robert Jewell
Director: Client Services

Chartered Accountant (South Africa), Registered Auditor, MBA (Wits), Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management (IMM Graduate School of Marketing), Member of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa, Director of companies including finance director of the Capital City Business Chamber. Mentor and Advisor to Entrepreneurs

I love mentoring and advising entrepreneurs on the profitability, growth and development of their businesses. I am a director and partner in the a4e Group of business advisory, accounting and auditing businesses. The promise of the a4e Group is to enable entrepreneurs to reach their full economic potential by improving the financial performance of their businesses. In order to achieve this promise, we have structured the a4e Group as an entrepreneurial business serving entrepreneurs.

We would like to be judged not by the growth and success of our business, but by the positive impact we are having on our stakeholders, our entrepreneurs and their businesses, the environment and on the societies and communities in which we serve.

Lisa Zerwick
Managing Director

Lisa graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2003. She joined Auditing for Entrepreneurs in January 2004 as a trainee accountant and completed her training in 2007. In March 2008 she qualified as a Professional Accountant (S.A) and registered as a member of SAIPA.

In July 2008 she became a partner of Accounting for Entrepreneurs.

A4e creates a platform where everyone can become leaders. We strive to deliver excellent service to our customers in a timeous manner using our expertise. A4e has a great passion for people and helping to achieve their success. At a4e we believe that every customer is important no matter how big or small and we the extra mile for our clients.
Outside of a4e, Lisa is a proud mother of 2 boys whom she adores. She has a passion for books, music and movies.

Chris Ferreira 
Director: Client Services

Chris is a Hoërskool Waterkloof and University of Pretoria Honours graduate and a member of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA). In July 2016, he became a partner of Accounting for Entrepreneurs. He has extensive knowledge of the accounting, taxation and financial management industry, having worked with a wide variety of clients from various industries.

Chris believes that anything can be achieved through hard work, determination and good team work. He started investing in property at the tender age of 27 and is planning to improve his financial knowledge by means of further education. Chris applies this same passion and ambition to his clients and prides himself in delivering a service that ads value and encourages success.

Chris has an incredible passion for sport and is an avid follower of almost every sporting code. In his day, he was a dedicated athlete and is currently working towards becoming a “world class” golfer. In addition, he has a genuine love for music and culture and has a dream of one day writing a book or two.

Frans Beaurain
Auditor: Client Services

As a highly motivated and committed student Frans brings his values in to the work place by insuring that work gets done with good time management skills and the ability to complete work with accuracy. At a4e he strives to always give his best and is passionate about what he does.

Frans has completed a BCom degree and was able to gain 13 distinctions while also doing a 2 year BTEC diploma where he graduated with 5 distinctions. In his studies he was awarded a certificate of excellence by the Dean of Faculty for his work he did on his Research Methodology module. Frans is planning to further his studies by studying a Postgraduate diploma in Financial Accounting while continuing to gain his work experience at a4e.

In his time off, Frans loves spending time with family and friends, whether is at home or next to the Vaal dam while enjoying a day with a braai.

Annemarie Swanepoel
Statutory Secretary

Annemarie matriculated at Oranje Meisieskool in Bloemfontein, thereafter finished a one year secretarial course at the Technikon, Pretoria, and started her first job at the Land Bank Pretoria.  She worked for a firm of attorneys in Pretoria for 21 years as a conveyancing typist. Thereafter joined an auditor as his personal assistant.

Annemarie has been running the a4e secretarial department for the past seven years.  With many years of experience under her belt, she is viewed as an expert, by her co-workers, in the field of secretarial work and attending to all processes and legislation work at the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), Trusts and all other Government departments which are normally dealt with to get a company or business on their way ready for operation.

She is happily married to her very patient golf-pro in his dreams/sport fanatic/bench referee husband of many years and is the proud mother of a daughter as well as a grand mother of two grandchildren.

Annemarie is a member of the Gauteng North Veterans Tennis Association as well as a Tennis Club in Pretoria, and any spare time will, of course, mostly be spent on the tennis court.

Monita Steffens
Administration Executive

Monita matriculated from Hoërskool Secunda in the late 80’s. She started off as a Data Typist and eventually worked her way up the administrative ladder to Personal Assistant. With more than 25 years working experience, Monita hope to incorporate her experience with the workings of a4e and to learn new skills.

Monita is mom to 2 boys of which one is still in school, is an active participant in parkruns, enjoy nature and reading.

Callum Collings
Accountant: Client Services

Callum matriculated from Sutherland High School, after which he completed his B.Com Degree in Financial Management at the University of Pretoria. He is currently completing his SAIPA articles with A4E, to be registered as a full member. He is passionate about all aspects of the Accounting industry in South Africa and loves an intellectual challenge.

Joining the A4E Team in June 2018, he is a gifted individual with the motivation to become a valuable asset to this compassionate group of professionals. Callum has a great love for the outdoors, regularly hiking and not missing an opportunity to spend time with his family.

He has an interest in strategic games(chess) and a good novel, which aid his decision making and organizational capacity. He also has a genuine love for animals, experiencing different cultures-with a dream of one day travelling abroad.

Cherise Matthee
Accountant: Client Services

Cherise graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2012, where she studied Financial Management Sciences. As per her passion for improving herself she also completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Taxation and an additional Taxation certification from the University of South Africa in 2013 and 2015 respectively. Cherise is currently completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Taxation from the University of South Africa. After gaining work experience at two reputable firms she completed her SAIPA articles at a firm prior to joining the A4E team.

With her drive to improve herself in a manner that would benefit all her clients she continues to study in her free time, to her poor husband’s dismay, and believes that to gain knowledge and experience is the necessary requirements to become a truly respected professional.

Cherise originally hails from Kwa Zulu Natal, where she gained a love of the sea, nature and animals. This gives her a true love of the outdoors, only to be competed with her love of what she does. She wholeheartedly believes that she will be a great addition to the A4E team and be of a great benefit through both hard work, dedication and determination. 

Chrizelle Cupido

Chrizelle matriculated at Willowridge High School, thereafter she started her 3-year diploma in business management at Damelin. She worked part time at DCJ Mobile, while doing her matric, to gain the experience as invoicing clerk as well as doing statements for the company. In October 2018, while still in the process of completing her diploma in Business Management, she started working at BB Hatfield as a receptionist and cashier. she is excited to be part of the a4e team and hopes that she will learn a lot from them.

She believes that a positive mind set will allow her to have positive outcomes in all that she strives to do.

She enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading and listening to music in her free time.