Our Team

Introducing our dynamic Grit team.

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Meet the team

Grit Accounting is structured to support our clients, whatever their requirements are. The company operates on a flexible basis to deliver the service the client demand. We always strive to add real value in the form of that optimizing, training and system implementation.

Grit Accounting Directors

Our Directors

Mariaan Leonard
Mariaan Leonard


Mariaan sees the potential in others. Each person is a work in progress, alive with possibilities, and are drawn toward people for this reason. When she started the accounting practise in 2009, the goal was and still is, to help our clients experience success, looking for ways to challenge them, to grow and progress.

What I’m good at: Sorting through the clutter and finding the best route and plan.

Typical me: Always in a hurry.

In my next life I’ll become: A superhero.

Henri de Kock

He has worked in several industries, including private equity, corporate finance, management consulting, external audit and performance management. He specializes in tax planning, structuring, management consulting and transactional advisory.

What I’m good at: Passionate about tax planning

Typical me: Always sorting and throwing out the old.

In my next life I’ll become: A race car driver.

Our Accountants


Anzelle is a hardworking homebody who always seems to be talking. She also knew she wanted to follow in her mother’s footsteps and make her love for accounting become a reality and that is exactly why she enjoys learning from other people with the same interests.

What I’m good at: Accounting.

Typical me: At home with a good movie and popcorn.

In my next life I’ll become: A Hallmark channel movie star


Driven by passion, motivated by goals and encouraged by success; these building blocks are the foundation on which Lorraine lives by. A go-getter to say the least. She is passionate, organized and ambitious with every task at hand, seeing the silver lining in any difficult situation.

What I’m good at: Providing a calm atmosphere.

Typical me: Always offering a helping hand.

In my next life I’ll become: I want to be Google.


Corne likes to finish what she has started. She enjoys spending time with friends and being outdoors. She is an energetic person that likes to keep busy and always has time for a joke.

What I’m good at: Sports

Typical me: Mug of coffee in my hand.

In my next life I’ll become: I’ll be someone’s spoiled cat.

Marelise Herbst

Marelise truly believes in the words of George Bernhard Shaw that a life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

What I’m good at: Planning and organisation.

Typical me: Always around people.

In my next life I’ll become: I’ll be a professional traveller.

Kayleigh Pelser

Once she puts her mind to something there is almost nothing that can deter her. Attention to accuracy and detail being her forte.

What I’m good at: Cheering people up with a quick with a sunny disposition.

Typical me: Living the good life, socialising and making every minute count.

In my next life I’ll become: Karma.

Danel Davidtz

Danél is fuelled by her passion for numbers and people. She considers herself a ‘forever student,’ eager to both build on her academic foundations in accounting and stay in tune with the latest digital accounting strategies through continued coursework and professional development.

What I’m good at: Fast learner, working under pressure, multi-tasking and transforming chaos into results.

Typical me: Babbling, baking, busy bee!

In my next life I’ll become: An interior decorator.


I aim to add value to the company and our clients through active participation and continuous development of knowledge and skills. Striving for fundamental values such as honesty, integrity and respect as well as being professional and objective. I am a loving and warm hearted person who always have time for the people who means the most to me.

What I’m good at: Painting and playing the piano.

Typical me:Spending the entire day watering and caring for my many, many houseplants.

In my next life I’ll become: A professional ballet dancer.

Our strategy

Quality and informed business decisions rely on accurate and up-to-date financial statements i.e; budgets, tax planning, cash flow, strategic planning, etc.

Traditionally, clients and their accountants are so busy finalising historic information and submitting statutory returns, that there is little to no time to use the financial information to make informed & proactive business decisions.

We have the experience, expertise & futuristic insights to recommend systems that ensure critical accounting information is a click away.

Once these systems are in place, the collaboration between client and firm becomes productive, with dynamic conversations that lead to overall business improvements.