Partner – Alexis Sacks

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Alexis Sacks, B. Comm CA (SA)

Partner

Alexis matriculated from Camps Bay High School and obtained her B. Comm PGDA from the University of Cape Town in 1991. She completed her articles with the Cape Town firm BDO Spencer Steward where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA). She managed the audits of several companies and was also responsible for the efficient management of a partner’s full client portfolio, thus developing strong technical abilities and expertise in the auditing and business consulting fields.

She joined MD in 1996, and became a Director in March 1997. She specialises in auditing, tax planning and business consulting services. Alexis prides herself on her availability to clients at all times as well as the trust relationships she has formed with her clients, several of whom have been with her since 1996.

Alexis is also responsible for the training and development of all MD’s trainees. She has been instrumental in ensuring that the highest technical standards and training processes have been adopted by MD to assist the learners and to deliver a quality service to the clients.

Alexis completed her Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Management Development Programme with Distinction and was one of the first practitioners in the Western Cape to be accredited with the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) to provide verification services and issue compliant B-BBEE Scorecards. However, since the withdrawal of the IRBA from the Regulation of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) verification industry, Alexis now focusses on the B-BBEE consulting services that are not allowed to be provided by the SANAS verification agencies now signing all B-BBEE certificates.

Alexis is a keen runner and cyclist and has encouraged and motivated numerous staff members to participate in various events leading to a more balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Alexis is also a member of the following professional bodies:

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
Member Number:  00301171

Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA)
Member Number:  414252

Fine Women Business Network

Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa (BWA)

Association of BEE Verification Agencies (ABVA)
Associate Member Number:  RA07

Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Member Number:  4698

Institute of Directors in Southern Africa
Member Number: 35181286

South African Revenue Service (SARS)
Tax Practitioner Number:  PR0005187

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