Wiaan graduated in 2013 with a Bcom Taxation, which was followed in 2014 with Bcom Hons in Taxation which were both done at the University of Pretoria.
He worked mainly with individuals between 2015 and 2016, which included Medical Practitioners for most of this period.
In 2016 he started at PKF Octagon where he worked alongside the Head of Tax. They were seen as the technical department for PKF Octagon. It was here where Wiaan was exposed to complex queries, opinions and dispute resolutions ranging from income tax, VAT and tax administration. As a result of this he views himself as a general tax advisor.
In 2017 his team were extensively involved in the VDP process, they processed and completed over 170 VDP and SVDP applications.
In 2018 he completed his Mcom in Taxation (SA) at the University of Pretoria, where he also assisted Legal Practices with disputes and compromises for individuals, trust and companies. In 2019 Wiaan worked for a fiduciary company which dealt with Ultra High Net Worth Individuals and the focus was more on estates and trusts and some financial surveillance work (SARB).
To add to his successes Wiaan is currently finishing off his Mcom in International Taxation at the University of Cape Town. This clearly shows his passion for tax which makes him a asset to the HLB Barnett Chown family.
Services and specialisations
Areas of expertise
- VAT & Tax Administration
- Compliance & Advisory
Qualifications and memberships
- Bcom Taxation - University of Pretoria
- Bcom Hons in Taxation - University of Pretoria
- Mcom in Taxation (SA) University of Pretoria
- Mcom in International Taxation - University of Cape Town (Current)
Meet the team
Lee has gained experience during her 18 years in the profession working with clients across a broad range of industries and a range of services.
Malcolm Sheppard is a highly experienced accounting professional with over 40 years’ experience in the provision of advisory and assurance services.