Evolve audit & advisory is an Auditing and Accounting firm based at 12 Reid Street, Westdene, Bloemfontein. Our partners felt that a smaller firm, that could be tailor made to service clients in the unique business environment of the Free State, would be in a better position to truly meet client’s needs and expectations.
They believed an overly corporate approach, where a client just becomes a number, was not suitable for the professional services environment in the Free State, where clients expect a personal approach and partnership mentality. Fourie & Fouchee was then founded in 1997 and established itself as a leader in accounting and auditing services. Since 1997 the legislative environment and client demands that our practice operates in has changed significantly and it was time to adapt to ensure that we remain relevant and at the forefront of technology and international standards. Time to EVOLVE.
Since South Africa’s transformation to a democratic society, we agree that we have seen many changes in all spheres of business, but we also realize that radical economic transformation as far as historically disadvantaged individuals’ place in the professional service arena still has a long way to go.
We welcome government’s regulation as far as the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act is concerned, as well as the establishment of codes of good practice, and we believe this lays the foundation blocks for economic transformation in our country. We therefore seek to ensure that suitably qualified personnel from all the designated groups have an equal opportunity for employment and advancement in our firm. As such we therefore take the development of historically disadvantaged individuals very seriously, specifically with the fact in mind that in the Chartered Accountancy profession is in desperate need of transformation.
We therefore employ around 60% of our trainees from previously disadvantaged groups and we have established bursary schemes and mentorship programmes to assist our young accountants to eventually qualify as Chartered Accountants.
Currently Evolve audit & advisory boasts a level 4 BEE rating.