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Baker Tilly JHB is a firm of registered auditors and business advisers situated in Johannesburg, with offices in Mulbarton. The firm is an independent member of Baker Tilly International.

Baker Tilly JHB’s mission is not only to grow but to grow organically as a result of effective performance achievement, yet always bearing in mind the firm’s strategic objective to remain “small” enough to offer a personalized service to clients, yet “big” enough to produce quality work for clients.

Competitive differentiation is focused on superior personalized service. Remaining focused means the firm consistently delivers quality work.

Our Commitments

The shared values of Baker Tilly International and its member firms define what we stand for and how we do things, forming the basis for a consistent approach to service delivery worldwide. Baker Tilly JHB philosophy is to build lasting relationships with our clients, be accessible at all times to service clients’ needs and ensure that we are equipped with the knowledge required to service their needs.

  • Lead by example
  • Deliver a quality service with an emphasis on integrity
  • Are open and honest in all communications
  • Maintain a supportive environment in which their individuals can flourish.
  • Foster teamwork and collaboration with other member firms
  • Act ethically

Our Team

Russell James

Director

Having completed his Bachelor of Accounting degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1983, Russell signed his learnership agreement with Charles Orbach and Company in the same year.

After successfully completing his Public Accountants and Auditors Board examinations in 1984, Russell registered in private practice in 1985. Russell remained in the employ of Charles Orbach and Company until mid-1988 at which time he resigned and established Russell James and Company.

Andre Holmes

Director

After completing a Bachelor of Accounting Science degree at Unisa in 1998 and finalising his learnership at Core Chartered Accountants in the same year, Andre went on to complete an Honours Bachelor of Accounting Science degree, also at Unisa, in 2001.

Andre successfully completed his Public Accountants and Auditors Board examination in 2002 and was admitted to the Board in 2003. Upon admission, Andre was welcomed as a partner at Core Chartered Accountants where he remained until 2005.

Mid-2005 saw Andre appointed as an audit partner at Russell James and Company.

Ronelle Walker

Director

After completing a Bachelor of Accounting degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 2004, Ronelle entered her learnership at Russell James and Company.

Completing her Honours Bachelor of Accounting Science degree at Unisa in 2004 and her learnership in 2007, Ronelle wrote the Public Accountants and Auditors Board examination and was admitted to the Board in 2007.

During 2011 Ronelle was admitted as a partner at Russell James and Company.

Marlene Greeff

Director

Having completed a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree in Accounting at the University of Johannesburg in 1995, Marlene completed her learnership at Price Waterhouse Coopers in 1998.

She soon moved on to Charles Orbach and Company in 2000, being appointed Audit Manager in 2000 and Associate in 2003. Marlene was made Audit Partner in 2006. The year 2008 saw Marlene complete her Masters of Commerce degree in Business Management at the University of Johannesburg and a Post-graduate Diploma in Integrated Financial Reporting followed in 2014, at the University of Pretoria.

Marlene was welcomed as a partner in 2016.

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Baker Tilly JHB Incorporated trading as Baker Tilly JHB is a member of the global network of Baker Tilly International Ltd, the members of which are separate and independent legal entities.