About Us


Jan Cronjé



Walli Muller-Nedebock



Valerie Pillay



Jan has qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Registered Auditor in 2000 and has more than 20 years of experience in the field of audit, accounting and advisory. 

Jan has experience across a multitude of industries, which has strengthened his technical abilities which are used in providing practical approaches on audit and accounting projects. Jan has gained his experience from work in small audit practice as well as the Big four. Jan has the adaptability to learn new industries quickly. 

His experience ranges from working on large Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Listed public company audits to business consulting on smaller privately-owned entities. Jan has played key audit executive roles on the audits of various JSE Listed and International listed companies.  In 2017, Jan established Krona Accountants and Auditors Inc. to provide audit and accounting services for growing Small and Medium-size markets in and around Ballito.

Jan also has significant experience assisting his clients with taxation and management of small businesses. With a keen interest in consulting advice, Jan works closely with his clients to achieve the best outcome for their companies and personal circumstances.

Jan will be supported by a team of highly skilled individuals who can execute any solution seamlessly and deliver the results at the highest quality.

Walli qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2009 and has built up her experience within the Roberts and Chaplin accounting firm. She has concentrated on providing accounting, tax and advisory services to her clients, mainly small and medium enterprises of various industries, privately owned entities, farming, and trusts and individuals.

The ever-changing legislative environment presents challenges to the firm and our clients, and Walli strives to meet these challenges and as a team, we strive for excellence.

Valerie qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2001, and as a Registered Auditor in 2003.  On joining the firm as an audit manager and then as Audit Partner of Roberts & Chaplin. In 2003 she focused on providing audit services to clients and added value in the assessment of their accounting systems and internal controls. As a training officer, she mentored and developed aspiring CA’s and Accountants. Her experience encompasses audit, accounting, tax and advisory services in diverse industries including government, farming, manufacturing, quarries, retail and property development. Her portfolio of clients also includes Family Trusts.

Valerie focuses on delivering quality service within the agreed time frames to ensure that our clients receive information that is helpful in decision making when it matters most.


Roberts & Chaplin commenced around 1939, primarily to serve the farming community in and around Umhlali, Ballito. Initially partnered by Alan M Roberts and Barry Chaplin, the firm has grown to around thirty staff members, with three partners. The firm is located in Umhlali Village – at Sucrose House, Old Main Road, and is the largest firm of chartered accountants based on the Dolphin Coast. While still retaining the rich heritage of sugar farming, the firm has since grown extensively to incorporate all aspects of commerce, industry, personal and trust affairs, both large and small.

We are registered specialists in accounting, taxation, insurance and financial services, based in Umhlali, servicing the North Coast, with clients in and around Umhlali, Salt Rock and, Ballito and further north, and in Umhlanga and Durban.

Krona is a firm of Registered Auditors that predominantly provides audit services such as the external audit of companies, independent reviews, audit attorney trust accounts and the audit of Body Corporates. Krona has offices in Ballito and Johannesburg.

In 2021, Roberts & Chaplin and Krona amalgamated to form RobertsChaplinKrona. RobertsChaplinKrona is an independent audit, accounting and advisory firm based in Kwa-Zulu Natal with offices in Ballito and Johannesburg. We deliver the personal attention and local market knowledge you require, backed by leading national and international expertise, knowledge and advice you may need to succeed.

We are a nationwide leader in serving privately-held companies, middle-market businesses, family businesses, as well as, non-profit organizations and JSE listed public entities. We provide four main areas of service – audit, accounting, advisory and tax. We work with clients in a large range of industries including insurance, manufacturing and distribution, consumer-retail, non-profit organisations, body corporates, real estate, professional services and government departments. Our level of expertise is usually not available to average small businesses today. RobertsChaplinKrona uses the most popular accounting software such as Great Accounts, Pastel, QuickBooks, SAGE, Caseware and Draftworx.

We provide our clients with a number of options to help improve their business performance and make it as successful as it can be. These options can be tailored to suit individual client needs. We thrive on solving problems, reducing tax liabilities, easing the financial audit process, managing and planning for growth, and preparing for the future.

Our team believes that honesty, hard work and determination hold the keys to success and follow these principles when helping clients unlock their potential for success. This is what makes us different, and we encourage you to experience it for yourself by contacting us today.

We pride ourselves on building lasting relationships with our clients and offer high quality, professional service and advice to our private and commercial clients.

Our Head office is located in Umhlali, Ballito, with an office in Johannesburg, however, we provide services to our clients in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.



Our MISSION defines our purpose, why we exist.

We CREATE services that increase our stakeholder’s profits, their business value and personal wealth. We do this through a single, CORE relationship – NOW.

  • Create – we develop services, continuous process, we leave something behind, we are accountable for what we make
  • diverse – many, various, unlimited
  • solutions – plural, services, answers, actions, products
  • stakeholders – everybody affected by our business operations (suppliers, clients, staff, SARS, the community, etc.)
  • a single – one
  • CORE – reiterate the brand name, central, nucleus, pivot point
  • relationship – an emotional link between two or more parties

A mission statement provides the details of what is done and answers the question, “How do we do what we do?”. Your mission statement should also be specific enough that people understand what you do and how it may differ from your competitors. 

Our VISION defines the way our organization will look in the future.

The FUTURE – Globally Trusted Professionals

  • Global – inspires us to grow/expand
  • Trusted – inspires us to build trust relationships with all our stakeholders based on honesty, efficiency, accountability and mutual respect.
    • Stakeholders
      • All entities can affect or be affected by the organization’s actions, objectives and policies.
      • They are our creditors, directors, employees, government (and agencies), owners (shareholders), suppliers, unions, and the community from which the business draws its resources.
  • Professional –  inspires us to deliver a quality service/product in a manner as defined by our stakeholders.
    • Does not refer to professional bodies or professional career types. Refers to HOW we interact with our stakeholders.

Vision is a long-term view describing the goals of the organization. Our vision statements help to drive decisions and goals in our company.



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