About Liafin

Liafin was founded by Naas van den Berg who started his own accounting firm in 1993. He traded under his own name and later under Van den Berg Accountants. In 2003, Coenraad de Beer started working as a trainee accountant at Van den Berg Accountants and over the years the firm expanded in size, creating room for additional employees from February 2008.

In February 2014, we became a SAIPA ATC (Accredited Training Centre) allowing Coenraad to officially complete his professional training and become a Professional Accountant. The firm also offers the opportunity to other young accountants to obtain the necessary training and experience needed to become a full member of SAIPA.

Coenraad became a partner in July 2017 and it was decided that the firm's name will change in the near future to Liafin. Liafin still strives to uphold the same principles, integrity and service delivery instilled by Naas and passed on to Coenraad over the years. Naas will soon retire, leaving the firm in the capable hands of Coenraad.

 

The Team

Naas van den Berg (Founder and Partner)

BCom Hons (Rek)
Professional Accountant (SA)
Professional Tax Practitioner (SA)

Naas has over 48 years of experience in accounting and tax. He has been Coenraad's mentor since 2003, allowing his experience to be passed on to the next generation. Although he will retire soon, Naas is still willing to contribute to the firm as an independent consultant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coenraad de Beer (Partner)

BCompt UNISA
Professional Accountant (SA)
Professional Tax Practitioner (SA)

Coenraad landed his very first job as a trainee accountant at Liafin in April 2003 (when it was still trading as Van den Berg Accountants). In April 2014 he obtained his BCompt Degree from UNISA and became a full member of SAIPA in June 2016.

Coenraad has also been the computer specialist of the firm since 2003 and provides a wide array of technical support, including, but not limited to Pastel Accounting, Pastel Payroll and SARS e@syFile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda Pretorius (Administrative Clerk)

Amanda has been our administrative clerk since October 2010 and she has been at the forefront of our secretarial services as well as our firm's internal administration. She is an all rounder employee and also assists with certain accounting and payroll related functions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leorika Nel (Trainee Accountant)

Leorika is the latest addition to our team. She started in April 2017 and wishes to complete her studies and practical experience at Liafin in order to become a full SAIPA member.