Accounting Services

We offer a number of in-house accounting and bookkeeping services, leaving you to focus on what you do best ΓÇô managing and building your business.

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Consulting Services

Our qualified consultants will partner with you to provide expert financial and tax consulting and advisory services that will help you make better business decisions.

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Secretarial Services

We deliver best practice solutions to make sure your company or close corporation complies with all legislative requirements and statutory details.

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About Us

PR Niven & Company is a full-service accounting firm in South Africa, dedicated to providing specialised accounting, auditing, consulting and tax services for small to medium sized businesses.

Founded on the principles of sound and credible financial practices, our experienced and professional team of chartered accountants and registered auditors strive to provide the highest level of integrity and professional advice to ensure our clients' financial wellbeing.

Over the years, the firm has advanced from being a traditional accounting practice to now offering various specialised accounting services.

Our Services

  • Auditing and independent review of financial statements
  • Reporting on the financial statements of close corporations
  • Maintaining accounting records of business entities
  • Management consulting, strategic planning and implementation
  • Preparing cash flow statements and financial information for banks and other financial institutions
  • Payroll services
  • Completion and submission of VAT and Workmen's Compensation returns
  • Completion of personal and corporate income tax returns
  • Annual submission and completion of Employment Equity forms
  • Advising on computer systems, their installations and implementation
  • Business Intelligent Centre financial report writing from Pastel accounting
  • Valuation of companies and shareholdings
  • Formation of companies and trusts, registration for VAT, PAYE, UIF, SDL and Workmen's Compensation
  • Advising on implication of income tax legislation, capital gains tax and VAT

Our Associations

South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)

South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is the principal accountancy body in South Africa and one of the leading Institutes in the world. It plays an influential role in a highly dynamic business sector.

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South African Institute of Tax Practitioners (SAIT)

South African Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT)

The South African Institute of Tax Practitioners (SAIT) is a non-profit association representing the interests of tax professionals throughout the regions of South Africa. SAIT's primary mission is to uphold professional standards in the industry to ensure a consistent level of ethics and integrity, as well as to promote the tax industry and its members.

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Company Profile

Established in 1989, PR Niven & Company is recognised as a dynamic and progressive chartered accounting firm based in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. Over the years, the firm has advanced from being a traditional accounting practice to offering a full suite of specialised financial management, business consulting, auditing and other accounting services.

Our core values are founded on the principles of professional integrity, independence and ethics to which all our staff and partners live by.  At PR Niven & Company, we take great pride in the personalised approach that we offer our clients, not only providing a service, but becoming your trusted partner for professional advice and as such, an invaluable asset to your business. This is enhanced by close supervision, review and consultation policies, and the use of leading-edge technology tools that assist us in accessing the resources and expertise to deliver the best solution possible.

Our team of highly-trained professionals are well-equipped with the experience and capacity to audit clients from small to medium sized companies. We take a vested interest in our clients, entrenching ourselves in your business to understand the challenges you are facing and identifying ways in which we can add value to your operations.

We understand the pressures of complying with increasing and ever-changing legislative and regulatory requirements as dictated by statutory bodies. It is a constant challenge, not an annual one, which is why we maintain contact with our clients throughout the year, not just during audit season. Our expertise lies in assisting owner-managed businesses, where we develop lasting working relationships with the business owners, often assisting them not only in the operation of their business, but also with their personal tax planning.

We constantly strive to provide the highest level of service and professionalism and as such, availability to our clients, coupled with a rapid response rate is our top priority. Our team boasts a wealth of experience in most major sectors of the South African economy and through continuous training and professional development; we are able to ensure that our partners and associates consistently maintain a high level of expertise in accordance with the most recent legislative policies and procedures.

We strongly believe that open, effective communication is critical to building long-term working relationships and our strong team ethos drives an energetic, dynamic and highly motivated team. We want our clients to see us, not simply as their accountants, but as a valuable extension of their own team.

Partners & Associates

Trish Niven (Partner)

Steve Perry (Associate)

B Compt
Hons B Compt
Chartered Accountant (SA)
Registered Auditor
B Compt
H Dip Tax
Hons B Com (Taxation)
Master Tax Practitioner (SA)

Freda Venter (Partner)

B Compt (Cum Laude)
Hons B Compt (Cum Laude) (2nd place at Unisa)
Hons B Com (Taxation)
Chartered Accountant (SA)
Registered Auditor
Master Tax Practitioner (SA)
Joint 8th place in IRBA final exams with Honours
Merit awards for best achievement in 2011 & 2012 (UP)
Member of Golden Key International Association
Member of Tax Court (Appointed January 2012)


At PR Niven & Company, we pride ourselves on a relentless focus on our practical and personalised approach to deliver the best accounting and auditing services to match your individual business needs. Capturing both the experience and feedback of our clients is of utmost importance so that we can constantly work to improve our service to make sure we are giving you the best experience possible. Below are just some of the comments that we have received from our clients.

All companies need to go to further their knowledge in the VAT area!

Mega Magic CC


Annual financial statements
Management accounts
Annual tax returns
Tax consultation
DTI audit certificate

, Our previous auditor left us in a mess with our year-end financials, leaving us unable to get a tax clearance certificate. Without one, we couldn't tender on business and we stood the risk of losing existing customers. When we got in touch with PR Niven & Company, they immediately got involved and were able to resolve our issues promptly and efficiently, and even assisted us with a fraudulent transaction by our previous auditor. I'm very happy with the personal, friendly service that we received and the professional advice that they were able to give us. The staff are always available and willing to assist us, and for that reason, I would definitely recommend them. Henry Whitcomb, Managing Member

Cranbrook Flavours


Annual financial statements
Annual tax returns
Tax consultation
Valuations of company

It has been a pleasure working with PR Niven & Company. After our previous accountant emigrated, it was a great relief to find a company that could do everything we needed them to do. I am very impressed with the quality of service that I receive from the team they are always available and easy to talk to when we need their assistance. PR Niven & Company is professional in their approach, and they always go above and beyond to ensure that our needs are taken care of. Mike Johnstone, Managing Member