Claire Lyn Kolbé

Director

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Recro Business Services is headed up by Claire Kolbé. Claire is a chartered accountant (SA), a registered auditor and accredited SAICA skills assessor with 25 years’ experience.

During her 11 ½ years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, she held the management portfolios of Kwazulu-Natal’s Regional Training and Methodology, Risk Management and Audit Software Support as well as her corporate audit portfolio which included JSE listed entities and a number of different industries.

She worked with the PwC national office in rolling out new methodology and training programs, represented the South African firm overseas being part of the global training course development team and was part of the national quality review team. She worked in the Pietermaritzburg , Durban, Harare and Malawi offices, the latter two where she was responsible for assisting in the improvement of the quality standard of audits to meet the firm’s standard of quality.

After leaving PricewaterhouseCoopers she worked in commerce as a global reporting manager for three years implementing IFRS and a system automation project for a United Kingdom based company with eight international offices, before starting her own practice, Recro Business Services in Cape Town in 2009. She has been involved with pre-issuance and quality review audits for the Auditor General and ICAN as well as assisting as an expert and quality control reviewer on larger audits.

Why I love what I do

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The key to loving the work that you do is finding passion and purpose in it. I qualified as a chartered accountant 17 years ago, and this together with my six years of articles and as a supervisor, I have a wealth of business experience to bring to any individual and company.

I love what I do because every day I meet a wonderful variety people to whom I can make a difference too. Whether it is the individual salaried employee taxpayer whom I can take the stress and concern of SARS compliance away; or to the small business owner who needs guidance and setup of budgets, processes, accounting systems and financial statements for financing; or to the larger business who needs structuring solutions for their employees or automation and efficiency of their accounting systems; I get to make a valued difference in each of these persons lives and take the stress away from compliance and the financial side of running their business, while helping them make better financial decisions.


Kim Wilson

Practice Manager

  • Marketing support
  • Workflow management
  • HR support
  • Client relationship support

What does Recro mean to Kim:

Recro has afforded me the opportunity to learn and grow without me knowing much about the specific industry, therefore I will forever be grateful. Working at Recro I can honestly say that I have taken in the Values that we work by and that I do care about each and every of our clients. We make sure we know the clients business and industry and treat everyone as people and not just another number. No matter how big or small, we value all of our clients.

Three words that describe Kim:

Organised, trustworthy, and helpful.

Kim’s Favourite quote:

You are the designer of your destiny, you are the author of your story.


Rutendo Gondo

Office Administrator

  • Billing, Debtors
  • CIPC
  • SARS support
  • General administration

What does Recro mean to Rutendo:

Recro is more of a new home for me and a great opportunity to learn and grow along with the business.

Three words that describe Rutendo:

Positive, reliable, and determined.

Rutendo’s Favourite quote:

Forget about the sky, you are the limit.


Aishwarya Borman

Client Support Administrator

  • Customer service
  • Client support
  • Internal marketing
  • General administration

What does Recro mean to Aishwarya:

It means exceptional talent and greatness for achievements made and growth in store.

Three words that describe Aishwarya:

Prosperity, ambitious, and innovative.

Aishwarya’s Favourite quote:

Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.


Brightone Makuyana

Audit Manager

  • Audits
  • Review of AFS
  • Consulting

What does Recro mean to Brightone:

Having a way to contribute to our clients and fellow colleagues, makes me feel like I matter and that I have a purpose.

Three words that describe Brightone:

Focused, friendly, and considerate.

Brightone’s Favourite quote:

Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.


Macjohn Masanzu

Assistant Accountant

  • Drafting Annual Financial Statements
  • Taxation
  • Audit assistance

What does Recro mean to Macjohn:

A family of reliable business experts dedicated to sustainability, continuous development and wealth creation for all stakeholders.

Three words that describe Macjohn:

Strong-willed, kind and flexible.

Macjohn’s Favourite quote:

Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be, BE ONE!


Patience Manase

Assistant Accountant

  • Accounting
  • Financial Statements
  • Taxation
  • Audit
  • Team Performance Monitoring

What does Recro mean to Patience:

Challenge, growth and motivation.

Three words that describe Patience:

Committed, ambitious and driven.

Patience’s Favourite quote:

Some men see things as they are and ask why, others dream things that never were and ask why not – George Bernard Shaw.


Keezia Herbert

Tax Administrator

  • Taxation
  • Accounting
  • SARS objections and disputes

What does Recro mean to Keezia:

Recro has given me an opportunity to showcase my skills and grow exponentially in what I love to do.

Three words that describe Keezia:

Determined, hardworking, kind-hearted.

Keezia’s Favourite quote:

You must be the change you wish to see in the world – Mahatma Gandhi.


Charl Marais

Bookkeeping Supervisor

  • Team Management
  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll
  • Taxation

What does Recro mean to Charl:

I can showcase the experience I gained over the years and help Recro’s customers grow. I can also grow with my colleagues and learn from them.

Three words that describe Charl:

Loyal, funny, and thorough.

Charl’s Favourite quote:

Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get – Forest Gump.


Tashwell Che Lamour

Assistant Accountant

  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll
  • Taxation

What does Recro mean to Tashwell:

Recro is my ‘bread and butter’. The reason for my steak and chops maybe. All jokes aside. Recro is a place of growth and opportunity. Where colleagues become family and the work place becomes home. I was been given the opportunity to grow in my career, as a person in the workplace as well as in my personal capacity.

Three words that describe Tashwell:

Hardworking, passionate and conscientious.

Tashwell’s Favourite quote:

The strongest people aren’t always the people who win, but the people who don’t give up when they lose – Naruto Uzumaki.


Charity Chigwedere

Assistant Accountant

  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll
  • Taxation

What does Recro mean to Charity:

Excellent opportunity for career growth, exposure, advancement and add value to a growing business. Recro is the right platform for me to showcase my skills and capabilities.

Three words that describe Charity:

Reliable, dedicated and meticulous.

Charity’s Favourite quote:

Do it once and do it well.


Samuel Mukwekwe

Assistant Accountant

  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll

What does Recro mean to Samuel:

My home and my foundation.

Three words that describe Samuel:

Ambitious, confident and conscientious.

Samuel’s Favourite quote:

Change will not come if we wait for the other person or some other time. We are the one we have been waiting for. We are the change that we seek – Barak Obama.


Belinda Makhunga

(Fasset TVET Learnership Programme)

Bookkeeper

  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll

What does Recro mean to Belinda:

Recro means everything to me because Recro has offered me a job, the opportunity to be in a place that allows you to grow as a person and as an employee so that I can be able to achieve my goals. Be able to learn and contribute value as much as I can.

Three words that describe Belinda:

Friendly, motivated and reliable.

Belinda’s Favourite quote:

Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning – Robert Kiyosaki.

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