About Us

Experienced Accountants in Hillcrest, Durban

durban accountants and consulting

If you’ve ever heard the phrase: “People like doing business with nice people”, it’s never been more true in the case of Ross and his amazing team at Collective Accounting.

Our Purpose

is to chase potential together.

We don’t just settle, we are on a constant mission to find better ways to go about life and business.  The goalposts for potential are constantly in flux and we want to ensure that we spend our time pursuing and ultimately realising our own potential as accountants and our clients’ true potential.

Our Values

The pursuit of knowledge. We operate with an open mind, asking questions, researching and trying new things. Once we discover a better way to do something, we work hard to understand it and then share it so as to empower one another and our clients. We know that we cannot be complacent in our quest for positive growth for all.

We approach every situation with the mindset that asks,  ‘how could we do it better?’

Hearts and Minds. When you are committed with your heart and mind, being kind, considerate, and friendly is just as important as getting the job done. We see our team members and clients as family and treat each other with the utmost respect, as partners. Our commitment is authentic. You can trust us.

We keep each other front of mind, aiming to play each of our parts wholeheartedly for the good of the family.

Uniting to problem solve. We deliver when we pull together as a team. As a team of focused accountants and specialists who rally together, we will not only enhance our ability to be holistically solutions-focused but also, allow us to constantly contribute, learn and grow. 

Each problem is unique but together, we can maximise the power of the collective.

The Difference

True growth potential. We are truly invested in the development of our accountants and extended staff, encouraging growth through constant learning, exposure to a diverse range of systems and industries, and by providing space to explore new opportunities.



Technological advances. We work with the latest accounting software and technology in our industry and we are proactively advancing in this space all the time. This quest for advancement inspires an inquisitive and exciting culture.



We are a  family.  We challenge and support one another. We truly value each other’s opinions and we love to celebrate and have fun together, as a team. We will become your confidante, offering assistance, order, and a sense of belonging. We hold a deep respect for each person’s value and inherent worth, aiming to enable freedom by being the wind beneath your wings.



Outright accounting solutions. We are solutions-focused, providing holistic services from bookkeeping to independent reviews and a diverse bouquet of software. With experience in multiple sectors, a strong industry network, and specialised accountants and finance employees we really are a team driven to partner and solve. 



Relationship focused. In a quest to partner and ultimately be more like your personalised financial manager, we invest time in getting a true understanding of your business, sharing our knowledge, and communicating clear expectations. We are your trusted support, always accessible, approachable and friendly.



Real-time, cloud-based accounting. With our cloud-based accounting systems, you can be in the know, now. Our accountants put the power back into your hands, allowing you to stay up to date with what is happening in your business in real-time.  This real-time engagement also allows us to be informed, more connected, and proactive. 

Meet our team of accountants and bookkeepers

Ross Thomson

DIRECTOR

A registered Professional Accountant with SAIPA and registered Tax Practitioner. I have been a practicing accountant since 2005.

Tanya Igesund


Tanya, a member of SAIBA, registered Tax Technician Practitioner with SAIT, a Licenced Independent Reviewer with SAIBA, and a registered Business Accountant in Practice (SA), looks after all our annual financial statements and company and trust tax returns. Tanya has over 30 years’ experience in accounting and tax, with a National Diploma in Accounting.

Sian Midgley


Tax Practitioner and esteemed member of the South African Institute of Taxation (SAIT), Sian leads our individual tax department, contributing nearly a decade of invaluable experience. With a National Diploma in Financial Accounting (ICB) and a qualification in taxation (UNISA), she demonstrates a strong foundation in the field of tax expertise.

Ilse Hougaard


Ilse has a BCom degree with 30 years’ of bookkeeping and accounting experience and is head of our bookkeeping and payroll department.

Jonathan Moore


With a fresh perspective, Jonathan started his journey at Collective Accounting on the 8th of January 2024. Having completed a BCom in Accounting and Finance from Varsity College Cape Town, Jonathan aspires to further his studies and attain membership with SAIPA.

Amanda Wittstock


Since joining the team in June 2022, Amanda Wittstock, our dedicated Office Administrator has played a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless functioning of our office. With her meticulous organisational skills and unwavering commitment, she contributes to the efficient operations that define Collective Accounting.

Barbara Brown


With a natural flair for numbers, a BCom degree and over 35 years’ experience in a variety of business environments, Barbara is committed to excellent customer service by keeping accurate and precise records of financial transactions. Barbara has been with us at Collective Accounting since October 2022 and has been based in England since October 2023.

Britney Smith


A Tax Administrator and distinguished BCom, Financial Management and Bcom Honours student from the IIE's Varsity College specialising in individual tax matters. Britney collaborates seamlessly with Sian to ensure tax concerns are handled with the utmost precision and care. Beyond her role at Collective Accounting, she is currently in the process of publishing her research article titled 'From Tradition to Transformation: Investigating the Traditional Accounting Articles Model.'

Megan Clifton


A dedicated Bookkeeper and Payroll Administrator, Megan has been an integral member of our Bookkeeping department for the past three years and is completing her internationally accredited Bachelor of Accounting degree. She has a keen eye for numbers and attention to detail that ensure the precise and accurate maintenance of financial records.