Henk van Zuydam was born in Kwa-Zulu Natal, completed his schooling at Voortrekker High School Pietermaritzburg, and still shouts for the Sharks to this day.
He obtained his BCom (Accounting) degree and later his Masters in Tax from the University of Pretoria, whereafter he articled at Deloitte in Pretoria. After he completed his articles, he moved to Kansas for a brief period, the State best known for being the centre of the USA and in the hometown of The Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy.
Henk has been a practising chartered accountant since 2002 and founded Zuydam Konsult in 2012. The reason for not choosing a more self-explanatory name, such as Zuydam Audit, is that he wanted to create a firm that makes it clear that it is more than just auditing that is needed to add value to business and people. This is where Zuydam Konsult’s motto was born from: People.Passion.Purpose.
Zuydam Konsult is an early adopter of technology, having identified the need for accurate and up-to-date accounting records that enable them to provide value-added advisory in terms of taxes and business-related consulting. Hence their implementation of Xero and related software with all their clients’ accounts.
Zuydam Konsult currently has +-40 employees and 2 partners, and they offer a full range of services: Accounting; Audit; Tax Compliance and Advisory; Xero Implementation; Estate Planning and Wills; Business Advisory.