About Us


Samuel is a Chartered Accountant, CA(SA), registered with the South African Institute for Chartered Accountants (SAICA), as well as a Registered Auditor, RA, registered with IRBA. He has been involved in the industry since 1994. After graduating from the University of Pretoria with a BCom (Accounting) degree, he furthered his studies at Unisa, where he obtained a BCompt (Accounting Science) Honours degree and a Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA).

Samuel Pauw


Chartered Accountants (SA)

Registered Auditor


He completed his articles with Logista, after which he qualified as Chartered Accountant, CA(SA). Thereafter he worked as the Internal Auditor at BHP Billiton, an international mining house, before moving to a parastatal, the Agricultural Research Council (ARC), as a Financial Manager. He registered as a Public Accountant and Auditor in 1997 with the former Public Accountants and Auditors Board (PAAB).


The professional team of Samuel Pauw Inc is led by Chartered Accountant, CA(SA), Registered Auditor, RA, and sole director, Samuel Pauw. The firm in its initial form was established in 1998 by Josandra Pauw, his wife, who has loyally served the company ever since. Samuel Pauw Inc was created in 2000, following a merger with another sole proprietor. The company further employs four qualified Professional Accountants who are registered with the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) and who have participated in the industry since 2007, 2010, 2017 and 2021 respectively. It also employs an article clerk and other administrative staff. Samuel Pauw Inc participates in the SAIPA Leadership: Professional Accountant in Public Practice programme by hosting trainees in order for them to gain industry experience.

The company uses standardised accounting, tax and audit software in which its quality standards are interwoven. The standardised audit software also ensures compliance with International Auditing Standards (IAS).

The company is subject to International Standard on Quality Control (ISQC) 1, issued by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and enforced by the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA). This compels the company to maintain ethical standards, independence, life-long learning through continuous professional development (CPD), engagement performance quality control and quality monitoring standards. These standards are included in our standard audit process.

We adopt a risk-based audit approach which focuses greater audit attention on items with a higher risk of material misstatement.

The company’s clients mainly comprise small- to medium-sized companies, closed corporations, trusts, body corporates, non-profit organisations and sole proprietors, such as publication agencies, legal practices, engineering firms, medical practitioners, professional consultants, specialised business services, wholesalers, retailers, IT specialists, and security and construction companies.


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