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Chartered Accountants, with a twist.

About Scott Stephenson
Scott Stephenson Business Advisory is a registered firm of Auditors and qualified Chartered Accountants (also known as a Certified Public Accountant or CPA) based in Westville, Durban.

Our Chartered Accounting Firm was established by partners Rob Scott & Craig Stephenson in 2009, and with decades of experience in the ownership and operation of several businesses, as well as serving for many years as lecturers, our staff & associates are uniquely positioned to add invaluable tax advice and accounting services that help businesses achieve optimal financial structure, potential tax savings, SARS compatibility, and ethical accounting practices.

Most importantly, we are friendly and sometimes a little funny, not your typical chartered accountant!

Our unique qualities ensure an enjoyable business relationship with an emphasis on integrity, accuracy and sustainability.

Experience and Credentials:

We are a registered member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), a facilitator of SAIPA, and Accountancy Lecturers at DUT and formerly UKZN.

Our Team

Rob Scott

Founder / Partner

Rob is a well renowned specialist in the chartered accounting sector and a registered auditor who was a senior lecturer at UKZN (University of Kwazulu-Natal) and a lecturer at DUT (Durban University of Technology)

Previously the Head of Financial Accounting at DUT and the Head of the Treasury Audit Services at BoE Bank Limited and Nedbank Limited his experience positions him well to lead the team at Scott Stephenson Business Advisory.

Rob also presents at seminars and lectures auditing and financial management in various capacities from undergraduate to postgraduate levels.

He is the Vice President of the SAAA (South African Accounting Association) and works regularly with accountancy academics from around the country.

In keeping with his ambition and passion to bridge the gap between accountancy, practice and business Rob has also engaged in a considerable amount of entrepreneurial activity currently and during the course of his life and has many life lessons to draw on whilst engaging staff, clients, associates, students and fellow colleagues and practitioners. He is a member of the finance committee at HP Durban and is a co examiner for the subjects Financial Accounting I and IV at DUT and an external examiner for various subjects at UKZN including Advanced Auditing, a final CTA subject required in order to write the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants board exam.

Rob is registered with SAICA (South African Institute of Chartered Accountants), SAIPA (South African Institute of Professional Accountants) and the IRBA (Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors).

– Glenwood High
– Senior Lecturer; Head
– Entrepreneur
– Examiner

Craig Stephenson

Founder / Partner

Previously a Kearney scholar, Craig qualified to register as a chartered accountant before leaving on a world trip to Thailand and South Korea with his wife Tam.

Whilst at Moore Stephens serving his training contract he worked extensively with Rob Scott and Haydn Watkins and assisted them developing an audit application used in Cross-Winds Registered Auditors (partners are Rob Scott and Haydn Watkins) an associate of Scott Stephenson Business Advisory.

Craig pioneered three businesses with Rob whilst launching Scott Stephenson Business Advisory and remains associated with Scott Stephenson Business Advisory.

His passion for business and his knowledge of accountancy are priceless to Scott Stephenson Business Advisory in position ourselves as a leader in entrepreneurship and accountancy space.

– Kearsney
– World Trip
– Entrepreneur

Ian Dey van-Heerden

Practice Manager

Ian Dey van-Heerden obtained his CTA and went on to obtain a highly sought after Higher Diploma in Taxation and is Doctor of Business Administration and a member of CIMA, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Ian has been instrumental in positioning Scott Stephenson Business Advisory, his talent and expertise have been a pillar on which our practice has been built. Currently involved in accrediting Scott Stephenson Business Advisory as a registered training organisation Ian is an invaluable source of advice and inspiration and shares the lecturing of the financial management syllabus at the Institute of Marketing Management Support Centre with Rob.

They hope to launch a Finance for Financial and Non-Financial Manager and Entrepreneurs course in the near future.

– Phd
– Doctor of Business Administration
– Higher Diploma in Taxation
– Financial Management

Our Associates

Haydn Watkins


Haydn has been a trusted friend and colleague to Rob and provides invaluable advice and direction to the business.

As the architect of IFAM (Integrated Fundamental Audit Methodology), the official software of choice used by Cross-Winds Registered Auditors and Scott Stephenson Business Advisory his relationship with Rob has been very fruitful indeed.

At Moore Stephens CJL for 20 years his partnership with Charles Reid and Craig Davidson positioned him extremely well as a highly experienced senior partner and he shares this experience freely.

Currently employed by Curries Post Trading Company it is Scott Stephenson Business Advisory and Cross-Winds Registered Auditors heartfelt desire to see IFAM become a product of choice at leading global audit practices and educational institutions.

– Architect of IFAM (Integrated Fundamental Audit Methodology)
– Chartered Accountant
– Former Audit Partner at Moore Stephens CJL (11 Years)
– BCompt Hons (Honours Bachelor of Accounting Science)Accounting & Auditing, University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika

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