About

Development Consultants and Accountants

Provision of services to public and private sector clients in:

 

African Development Assistance (ADA) – our ADA advisory services are tailored to cater for donor and recipient government requirements for projects in Southern and Eastern Africa. Advisory services include: SME; Public Financial Management; corporate support services; and financial reporting.

 

Business Services – our business services are tailored to assist small and medium enterprises with all their finance and administrative functions including bookkeeping, financial statements, taxation, and payroll.

“Let your figures do the talking”

For start-up operations or growing your business, Havenga Consulting can assist with the implementation or upgrade of accounting systems as well as the establishment of formal processes for strong record keeping and ensuring appropriate reporting frameworks are in place. We can deliver training in all areas to support these systems on an ad-hoc or ongoing basis.

 

If the administration of your business is proving too time consuming, consider outsourcing all or part of your accounting, reporting, invoicing, payroll and taxation functions to improve business productivity and assist with the confidentiality of remuneration structures.

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Our Strengths

Havenga Consulting is committed to providing our clients with a high quality in-country professional service.

Small local team, receptive to your issues and responsive to your needs.

Commitment to professionalism with a focus on strong client relationships built upon a foundation of mutual trust and respect.

An absolute commitment to integrity and confidentiality in all our dealings.

Ben Havenga CPA (Aust.), AGA (SA), MPP – Principal

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Ben started his professional accounting and finance career with KPMG in South Africa working in assurance and advisory, performing tax compliance and consultancy to large corporate firms. Ben then took his adaptable skill base around the globe to Papua New Guinea, Australia and the Solomon Islands fulfilling various inline and advisory roles within financial management and accounting.

 

At present Ben is the Senior SME (small and medium enterprises) Advisor on the SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation) funded SAMP (seed and markets project) and on the DFID (UK Department for International Development) funded LFSP (livelihoods and food security programme). He provides consulting services to SMEs in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho.

 

Before establishing Havenga Consulting in Pretoria, South Africa, Ben was Director with Deloitte in Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Ben established and managed the first Deloitte office (the first of the Big 4) in the Solomon Islands. Prior to joining Deloitte Ben was an International Public Financial Management and Audit Adviser working with foreign governments and international aid donors in the Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea.

 

Ben’s academic qualifications include:

  • Master of Public Policy (specialising in Development Policy) from the Australian National University, Canberra Australia
  • Full CPA Australia accreditation
  • Honours Bachelor of Accounting Science (UNISA, Pretoria)
  • Certificate in the Theory of Accounting
  • Associate Member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accounts

 

After working for the last 13 years around the globe, Ben now brings his strong international development and finance experience to Africa.

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Havenga Consulting brings international development, business, finance and accounting experience to Africa providing business, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private sector clients.