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Niel Immelman


Niel is the founding partner of DFI Accounting, and has been in practice as a Professional Accountant (SA) since 2012.

Niel is originally from Port Elizabeth and finished school in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town.

He attended Stellenbosch University and obtained his BAcc degree in 2009, whereafter he completed his articles in the SAICA accredited trainee program at Vermeulen & Associates in Durbanville.

Niel is an avid DIY-guy and also loves collecting and trading in valuables – he has a keen sense for the value of collectibles.

He is married to Jean, and they have two beautiful daughters, Emily & Rachel, and their most recent arrival – Timothy.

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Donovan Shaw

Somerset West Office Manager

Donovan hails from Johannesburg, and studied Economics at the University of the Free State.

Donovan enjoys a round of golf, a game in which he achieved several honours when he was younger.


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Natalie Pollands

Administrative and secretarial clerk

Natalie is the only true Somerset West “local” in our team – she finished school here and has worked in the area ever since.

Natalie previously ran her own baking business and the team looks forward to every occasion when she brings “testers” and “leftovers” to the office.

Natalie enjoys walks in Radloff Park with her dog and spending time with her nephews.

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Juandre Plaatjies

SAIPA Trainee

Juandré hails from Grabouw, and studied accounting at the University of Stellenbosch.

Juandré is a computer gamer, and we are worried for his part that there are insufficient female computer gamer’s in the Grabouw area … while he is still young and handsome, we hope he accidentally finds someone who is able to financially support his online gaming addiction 🙂

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Caitlen Sullivan (Kate)

Trainee accountant and Payroll administrator

Kate is our newest recruit, and is currently studying accounting via Intec College. 

Kate is family orientated, and spends most of her spare time with her hubby and their young child.

Kate is a problem solver and enjoys any challenge thrown her way.


Andrea Gomes Immelman

Port Elizabeth Office Manager & Professional Accountant (SA)

Andrea has been the driving force behind Gomes Taxman for a long time, after taking over the practice from her father, who had started the practice.

Andrea is Niel’s stephmother, and in order to streamline administration, Gomes Taxman was merged into DFI Accounting in 2020.


Ronel Smit

Trainee accountant

Ronel hails from Johannesburg, where she had studied Accounting at Intec College.

Ronel enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially those with a great sense of humour.

Ronel absolutely adores animals, especially the ones at her home!