Oak is an established and dynamic group of companies situated in the beautiful town of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape. The first group company, Oak Advisory (Pty) Ltd, was incorporated in April 2007. The auditing firm, Oak Auditors, was established in 2009. The group currently provides advisory services, fund services and accounting, tax & audit services to a broad range of clients.

Our vision

To provide innovative & simple solutions for intricate business problems.

Our mission

To combine knowledge, skills & experience from various fields of expertise to provide practical business solutions.

Our team

Oak Adivory team member Bruwer Engelbrecht

Bruwér Engelbrecht - B. Acc. (Honours), CA (SA), Registered Auditor

Bruwér obtained his honours degree in accounting at the University of Stellenbosch in 2003. He completed his articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers in February 2007 and registered as a chartered accountant and auditor in 2008. He co-founded Oak Advisory in April 2007. Bruwér has been a director since its inception.

In April 2009, Bruwér also founded the auditing firm Oak Auditors. The firm serves a number of clients across different industries. However, since April 2011, Bruwér has shifted his efforts to Oak Advisory. Louis Hauptfleisch (see below) is now primarily responsible for Oak Auditors.

Bruwér previously served as the financial and compliance director of a derivatives broking member of the JSE. His expertise and responsibilities included JSE and FSB compliance, daily risk management (i.e. risk relating to client and company portfolios & positions), development & implementation of FICA Internal Rules and financial management.

Oak Adivory team member Louis Hauptfleisch

Louis Hauptfleisch - B. Compt. (Honours), CA (SA), Registered Auditor

Louis obtained his honours degree in accounting at the University of South Africa in 2008. He started his articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2005 at the age of 19 and remained with PricewaterhouseCoopers until the end of 2008. He registered as a chartered accountant and auditor in 2011.

Louis co-founded Oak Auditors in April 2009. He has been the managing director since April 2011. His expertise include auditing, taxation, accounting and compliance services.

Oak Adivory team member Johan Wasserman

Johan Wasserman - B.Iuris. LLB.

Johan studied law at the University of Orange Free State and qualified as an attorney in 1994. He started his own law firm and practiced as an attorney until 2001. He expertise included commercial law, contract law and information technology law.

Johan then joined an agricultural and financial services group as an executive director in 2001 and was responsible for corporate affairs within the group.

Johan co-founded Oak Advisory in April 2007 and, while remaining in his aforementioned position, he serves as a director of Oak Advisory. Johan regularly consults on legal matters, including corporate structures, contract law and commercial law.