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Who is APT

APT is the country’s leading presenter of Part II Programmes and has operated successfully in this market for 18 years, nationally and in Zimbabwe and Namibia.

APT has consistently met its goals in preparing candidates for entry into the accountancy profession. Our mission is to strive for excellence in the accountancy profession through providing professional programmes leading our candidates to qualify as Chartered Accountants.

The APT APC Programme meets SAICA’s Requirements at Level 1 (“Accredited without conditions”). APT has a full commitment to transformation in the accounting profession, business and the academic environment.


Our Chair, Jeffrey E Rowlands (Jeff) sadly passed away on Monday 15 October 2018,
after a lengthy period of ill health, bravely borne.


Read the Tribute to Jeff


The APT TEAM

Our Presenters




Jeff Rowlands
Chairman

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Our Chair, Jeffrey E Rowlands (Jeff) sadly passed away on Monday 15 October 2018, after a lengthy period of ill health, bravely borne.

Read the Tribute to Jeff

Peter Bourne
Joint Managing Director

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Prof Peter is a former partner in KPMG having left the accounting profession in 1990 to pursue an academic career. He taught Accounting at the University of Port Elizabeth from 1986 to 1989 and joined UCT in 1990. Peter held the title of Head of the Auditing Section for most his time at UCT and retired in 2013.

He presented on the Cape Town Board Course from 1991 to 2013, and is a co-author of "Dynamic Auditing". Peter has been involved in teaching Auditing and Governance on accredited Professional Accounting Programmes for 29 years.

Ben Marx
Joint Managing Director

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Ben is Professor and Programme Director of Post Graduate Studies at the University of Johannesburg. He was the top accounting student in his Honours and CTA class and obtained the overall third place in the Qualifying Examination of the PAAB in 1989. He lectures Auditing to the Accounting Honours (CTA) students at University of Johannesburg and is also responsible for Auditing on the University of Johannesburg's Gauteng Board Course.

He is a presenter on the UJ and IOD Corporate Governance Diploma, specialising in audit and audit committees and is a key presenter on the Gauteng Board Course. He is co-author of Dynamic Auditing. Ben remains involved with the profession through being a regular speaker at seminars on audit related aspects. Professor Marx holds a doctoral degree in Auditing.

Alex van der Watt
Executive Director

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Alex is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Accountancy at the University of Johannesburg. He is a registered CA (SA) and holds a Master's Degree in Financial Management.

He has been lecturing Auditing on the Honours/CTA Programme of the University of Johannesburg for the past six years and is a key presenter on the Gauteng Board Course. He is also co-author of several auditing text books, including Dynamic Auditing.

Ahmed Mohammadali Haji
Programme Director

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Ahmed is an Associate Professor, the subject head of Financial Accounting at the University of Johannesburg. He is a CA (SA), having obtained his BCOM Accounting Degree Cum Laude, his BCOM Accounting (Honours) Degree Cum Laude, and a Top 10 position in the SAICA qualifying exam.

He currently lectures Advanced Financial Accounting to the CTA (Accounting Honours) students at the University of Johannesburg and Financial Accounting on the Gauteng Board Course. He is also the Programme Coordinator and presenter on the Financial Management Specialism course. He is an author of Principles of Management Accounting. Ahmed remains involved with the profession through CPD presentations

Michael Wormald
Director/Presenter

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Prof Michael Wormald has been involved in teaching Management Accounting and Financial Management on accredited Professional Accounting Programmes for over 30 years.

He was a founding member of the Cape Town Board Course and is a co-author of the textbook "Financial Management" which is widely used by both accounting and business finance academics in South Africa and Australia.

Michael has published a number of papers in academic journals and has twice been awarded the Standard Bank Prize for papers published in SAJAR. He has also presented at a number of local and overseas conferences.

Dewald Joubert
Director/Presenter

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Dewald Joubert has been a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accountancy at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) since 2004. Dewald lectures Managerial Accounting and Finance to Honours/CTA students. He also lectures on several post-graduate courses.

He has been involved with the Gauteng Board Course since 2005 and has lectured on APT Finance since 2012. Dewald is a CA (SA) and holds a Master's Degree in Financial Management.

Lyndsay Maseko
Director/Presenter

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Lyndsay obtained his B C om Hons (Accounting) at the Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg) and completed his articles at KPMG in the Energy and Natural Resources Business Unit in 2007. In 2008 Lyndsay joined the Department of Accountancy of the University of Johannesburg as a Senior Lecturer for Auditing and immediately got involved with APT in an Examination Reviewer and Lecturer capacity.

In 2010 Lyndsay was appointed Assistant Umpire by the IRBA and still holds this position. Lyndsay currently lectures taxation at a CTA level, is actively involved with SAICA's Thuthuka Programmes at both ITC and PPE level and is a key presenter on the Gauteng Board Course. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA(SA) and Registered Auditor (RA) and is completing his M Com (Computer Auditing) at the University of Johannesburg.

Willem Malherbe
Presenter

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Willem Malherbe is a Chartered Accountant CA(SA). He obtained his B Com Accounting Degree at the University of Johannesburg in 2007 and his B Com Accounting (Hons) Degree in 2008.

He completed his trainee contract through KPMG, obtaining experience in the Industrial, Automotive and Pharmaceutical industries. During his final year of traineeship he joined the Department of Accountancy at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) on a part-time basis. In 2012 he joined the University of Johannesburg on a full-time basis as Senior Lecturer and Programme Director of the B Com Accounting Degree.

He is currently lecturing Advanced Internal Auditing and Public Sector Governance on the UJ and IOD Corporate Governance Diploma. He has also presented at a number of local and international conferences.

Vanessa van Dyk
Presenter

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Vanessa is a Senior Lecturer in Auditing at UJ since 2005. She holds the position of Deputy Head of the Accountancy Department since 2013. Vanessa was recently appointed as Director of Accounting Education South Africa (Pty) Ltd. She is the co-author of Fundamentals of Auditing. Vanessa has been both Marker and Umpire for SAICA for the ITC and APC examinations since 2006 and Marker and Umpire for the IRBA for the PPE examinations from 2005 to 2015.

Arshad Mohammadali Haji
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Arshad Mohammadali Haji is a self-employed consultant who specialises in accounting education and IFRS compliance. Prior to going independent, Arshad worked for the KPMG Johannesburg office in various roles: he served his statutory articles there in order to qualify as a CA (SA) in 2009; he then transferred to the KPMG management consulting practice for 3 and a half years followed by a further 3 years as a Manager in the technical accounting department of KPMG.

Arshad obtained his BCom (Cum Laude) from Rand Afrikaans Universiteit and his CTA qualification from the University of Johannesburg. He is registered with the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors of South Africa. He has marked the SAICA final APC exam since 2016 and has been an external marker for the University of Johannesburg's undergraduate accounting degree qualification since 2016. Arshad is also involved in the JSE Proactive Monitoring Process where listed company financial statements are monitored for IFRS compliance.

Husain Coovadia
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Husain is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting at UJ since 2015. He is Deputy Head of the Department of Commercial Accounting. He did his traineeship through PwC. Husain was selected as one of SAICA's top 35 under 35 for the year 2017. He is also the winner of the Vice Chancellor award for best young lecturer at the University of Johannesburg for 2016.

He has presented at a number of conferences including at Wharton Business School. Husain has furthermore developed the e-NACT solution (visit e-NACT Soweto on YouTube) as well as an online marking application. Pre- academia Husain had taken product onto shelf at one of South Africa's major retail outlets.

Milan van Wyk
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Milan van Wyk is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA(SA). He obtained his B.Acc degree (Cum Laude) at the University of the Free State in 2007 and his B.Acc (Hons) degree in 2008. He did his trainee contract through PwC and also worked as a Manager.

He obtained experience in the Mining, Construction and Retail Industries. During his final year of traineeship he also had the privilege to be seconded to the United States and gained experience in valuation of venture capital investments in the Technology Industry. He always had a passion for IFRS and education and in 2013 he continued his career path in education when he joined the Department of Accountancy at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). He is currently lecturing accounting at UJ.

He is also involved in the JSE Proactive Financial Monitoring Project where financial statements of companies listed on the JSE ARE proactively monitored for IFRS compliance over a five year cycle.

Jurie Wessels
Presenter

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Jurie Wessels is a passionate academic that has been lecturing at the University of Johannesburg since 2009. Jurie has a heart for students and is the program coordinator for the BCom Accounting qualification. He also serves on the management team of the department. Jurie completed his master's degree in taxation in 2014 and has since been involved in the supervision of master's dissertations in the field of taxation.

When Jurie is not lecturing, he is a keen entrepreneur involved in two businesses that he co-owns with a partner.

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