Driving the standard of excellence.

We are a community of auditors and specialists taking advantage of our shared expertise to enable us to provide services of excellence to our clients through specialist services, technical support, and training. Our clients are regulators, governments, audit firms, and practitioners world-wide who wish to achieve a level of excellence in auditing.

Our passion is driven from our founder, Jannie Dannhauser. With his 30 years’ experience in audit regulation internationally, and locally, audit practice large and small, commercial business from listed down to SME’s, he wishes to harvest the results of his experience and pass it on to the audit profession and the business community. He was an inspector with the IRBA and also consulted with them on disciplinary matters.

Audit firms that become members of LEAF are taking an important step towards attaining the high audit quality standard which is LEAF’s benchmark. This benchmark is higher than normal compliance with standards, and addresses the business risks of audit firms which is seriously affected by audit failures and staff training issues.

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Our Management Team

Jannie Dannhauser
Jannie DannhauserCEO
Jannie is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) and Registered Auditor. He has 33 years’ experience in audit regulation and investigations internationally and locally, large and small audit practice, commercial business from listed down to SMEs. He oversees all the divisions of LEAF, with focus on audit quality and global regulation.
Tarina Els
Tarina ElsTechnical & Training Director
Tarina is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa), Registered Auditor and a SAICA Registered Assessor. She has 20 years’ experience in public and private sector auditing and financial reporting, audit regulation, investigations, audit quality reviews, training office compliance and training.

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