Chapmans Chartered Accountants is a professional services firm registered with the Zimbabwe Public Accountants and Auditors Board and accordingly licensed to offer accounting, audit, corporate compliance, payroll, tax and advisory services to the public. Founded in 2003, Chapmans Chartered Accountants has grown organically on the back of our core values of always striving to offer a quality, affordable and personalized service. We achieve this by working in teams that are Partner led.
The firm currently has two partners - Gayle Des Fontaine and Juli-Anne Brandt and a staff compliment of over 65 employees with varying levels of experience and expertise. We continue to capacitate our teams with appropriate resources and skills development and encourage our multi-talented service lines to work closely together and share their experience and expertise. As a result our service delivery remains exceptional.
Audit - Internal & External
GAYLE DES FONTAINE
Gayle continuously stays abreast of the latest developments in key areas that impact on her ability to offer exceptional client service, including keeping abreast of changes in the regulatory environment, accounting profession general business awareness. This enables her to provide informed and relevant advice to the firm’s clients on a broad spectrum of issues. She has become a trusted and loyal advisor to many of her clients.
Gayle has gained extensive experience in all major service areas of the accounting profession through her hands on exposure to a well-diversified client base. Her experience and expertise covers accounting, tax, external audit, internal audit, due diligence, corporate restructuring and general corporate advisory work. Her experience has been gained through a wide cross spectrum of industries, business types and sizes from small owner managed businesses to large listed corporations and multinationals. Extensive exposure has been gained in the mining, agriculture, retail, manufacturing, service industry and construction sectors.
Gayle is a practicing member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant (Zimbabwe) and registered as a Public Accountant and Auditor with the Public Accountants and Auditors Board.
Gayle commenced her career in 1993 as an articled clerk. She obtained her Bachelor of Accounting Sciences Degree (UNISA) and the Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Accountancy (UZ) on a part time basis whilst completing her articles. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte and Touche in 2000 where she held various client facing roles including the management of a large portfolio of farming and mining clients in the Midlands region as well as several substantial national audit clients. She left Deloitte in 2002 as a Senior Manager to pursue her own interests in the profession which culminated in the establishment of Chapmans Chartered Accountants in 2003, where she has been a Partner since formation.
Juli-Anne believes in the core values of the business, these being client service excellence, professionalism, integrity, opportunity for staff development or continued education and having a happy work environment. By following these core values she has seen the firm grow into one of the leading mid-tier firms in the area.
Juli-Anne commenced her accounting career in 1995 when she joined the Financial Management Services (FMS) business unit at Deloitte and Touche. In 1998 she was appointed as the manager of the FMS department. Whilst at Deloitte she gained experience through a wide cross-section of businesses in the Midlands area. In 2003 Juli-Anne co-founded Chapmans Chartered Accountants in the Midlands. Juli-Anne’s experience and exposure has been gained in the manufacturing, retail, mining, farming and food and beverage
Juli-Anne has vast experience and expertise in accounting, financial advisory, payroll services, taxation services, due diligences and internal controls.
Chapmans current portfolio exposes Juli-Anne to a wide variety of business entities, which include sole traders to listed companies. Juli-Anne has vast experience with setting up tailor made management accounting packages to suit individual entities. Having been exposed to several accounting packages throughout her career, and as such can ensure that businesses choose the right accounting package to suit their business environment.
Chapmans Chartered Accountants currently has a staff compliment of 65 employees at varying levels of experience. We make conscious efforts to continually train and develop our staff so that our clients receive quality services and as such, most of our staff members are pursuing relevant professional qualifications such as ACCA or degree courses.
In 2016,Chapmans became a registered training office for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe. We believe that our training environment will produce exceptional Chartered Accountants due to our ability to give exposure in all competency areas.
SENIOR TAX CONSULTANT
Kudzanayi has over three years’ experience in advisory and tax services. He joined Chapmans Chartered Accountants Zimbabwe in 2018 under the tax department as a Tax consultant. He is currently studying for the Advanced diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) Final exam having passed Level 1 and Level 2 of the program.
He has vast knowledge in corporate compliance, international tax, transactional tax services including due diligence, mergers and acquisitions and corporate structuring.
Kudzanayi has been involved in a number of due diligences, mergers and acquisitions and tax health checks.
Chartered Institute of Taxation UK – Energy Resources Candidate
Chartered Institute of Taxation UK – Transfer Pricing
Chartered Institute of Taxation UK – International Tax
Post graduate diploma in applied taxation- ICTA Zimbabwe
Bachelor of Commerce Honors Degree in Fiscal studies- NUST