Pieter van der Zwan's profile
Background and Experience
He completed his articles at KPMG and has spend time in KPMG’s technical department after completing his articles. While at KPMG he consistently received the highest possible rating on all projects where he was involved. He was accredited as a trainer and was involved in presenting training to staff and clients in South Africa as well as the rest of Africa.
He is currently an associate professor at a South African university where he is responsible to present and co-ordinate the masters programme in taxation and supervise masters students in their research. He has been involved in the masters programme since 2010. Pieter has published a number of tax research articles in accredited academic journals, as well as contributions in Accountancy SA and TaxTalk since joining academia. He is the author of a number of chapters in textbooks.
Pieter has been advising corporates, non-profit organisations, trusts and other clients on matters relating to tax and financial reporting as an independent advisor since 2010. He has a close working relationship with other advisors, including auditors and lawyers. His international experience since becoming an independent advisor includes an assignment to assist the Mongolian tax authorities in terms of a World Bank project.
Pieter is a member of various technical tax committees for professional bodies, including the SAICA National Tax Committee and the SAIT Business Tax technical committee. He completed his articles at KPMG and has spend time in KPMG’s technical department after completing his articles. While at KPMG he consistently received the highest possible rating on all projects where he was involved. He was accredited as a trainer and was involved in presenting training to staff and clients in South Africa as well as the rest of Africa.
During his studies he received the Medal of the Vice-Chancellor and Principal for outstanding undergraduate performance at the University of Pretoria. In qualifying as a chartered accountant, Pieter obtained the first place in the SAICA Qualifying Exam 2006 and second place in the IRBA Professional Practice Exam 2007.
He was a finalist in the Deneys Reitz Tax Thesis competition in 2010 for his masters degree dissertation on mining royalties.
He regularly presents research papers at national and international conferences. He has received awards for outstanding research at both national and international conferences and received an award as the best presenter at an international conference.
Pieter received a Prestige Institutional Teaching Excellence Award at the NWU in 2011 and was also awarded as the best lecturer on the Potchefstroom campus of the NWU in 2011.
During 2016 he was one of the finalists in the SAICA Top 35 CA's under the age of 35 competition.