Ian Pierce, a 'chartered accountant by birth', qualified in 1986 and gleaned extensive local and global experience at Coopers & Lybrand and Deloitte & Touche.
He set up practice in South Africa in 1991 and today specialises in restructuring and privatisation, audits, due diligence reviews, transactions and widespread corporate consulting.
Risk & Assurance Services
Ron is a Director at Rain and heads Risk & Assurance Services. Previously, he was the Chief Risk Officer, and on the Executive Committee of Cell C. Before joining Cell C in 2002, Ron was the Head of Internal Audit for the MTN Group of Companies.
Other experience includes General Manager: Corporate Governance and Executive Committee member of SA Housing Trust Limited, Chief Management Accountant in the Armscor Group, as well as the Head of Internal Audit of Crusader Life.
Ron completed his articles at KPMG in 1984. He holds an accounting degree from the University of Johannesburg, and a Masters-degree in Business Leadership from the University of South Africa. He is also a Certified Business Resilience Manager.
Ron is a past member of the International GSM Fraud Forum, and currently a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, and of the Institute of Risk Management. Ron also lectured on the MBA programs of two international business schools, as well as writing the course material for Internal Auditing I, II & III at Technikon RSA.
Hazel joined RAiN in 2012 and has been in the audit industry for over 7 years.
She has experience in both public and private sector assurance engagements along with experience in performing due diligence reviews and other consulting work.
Jan has a BCom (Law) B. Proc and a H.Dip Tax and has spent a number of years in the legal profession specialising in administration of deceased estates where he gained extensive accounting, banking and commercial experience.
He has great knowledge in the administration of deceased estates, drafting of wills, setting up trusts and estate planning. His 30 years plus experience in this area makes him a perfect fiduciary specialist.
Karen completed her BCom Accounting cum laude at RAU and BCom Accounting Honours at the University of Johannesburg, where she ranked in the top 10 of her final year.
She completed her articles and qualified as a CA(SA) in 2009. Upon completing her articles, she was appointed as the Financial Manager at a private equity group. Thereafter, she ran her own practice where she focused on accounting, financial management, tax compliance and related services.
Seeking a new challenge, Karen joined Rain as a Tax Consultant. She is technically strong with meticulous attention to detail, which is an attribute that is vital in the tax arena. Her experience in accounting, auditing and tax enables her to have a full understanding of how all these areas impact a business as a whole.
The 'boutique' mentality
Rain believes that boutiques deliver excellent products with outstanding service at better prices, and that experts deliver maximum value when they are closer to their clients. For this reason, we pride ourselves on being both nimble and adequately resourced to offer superlative service in a cost-efficient manner.
Rain's company essence is pure, simple and straightforward, based on undiluted values like integrity, honesty, quality, confidentiality and tolerance - all of which are demonstrated by every member of our team. We take pride in our work, the talent of our people, the depth of their experience and our responses to clients' needs.
Rain's global expansion
Rain accompanies growth; causes fruitfulness; yields bounty - within an environment where expansion into the global field is proving to be a natural path for many clients.
For this reason, Rain is a full partner in the MSI Global Alliance, an international multi-disciplinary affiliation of independent accounting, law, tax and specialist professional service providers across 100 countries.
We maximise this association and involvement to deliver significant value for clients with global interests.
Rain invigorates. Infuses. Purifies. Empowers.
We're a proudly South African company. At the same time, while we're 100% black-owned, we also have a strong mix of cultures.
For Rain, it is the small daily decisions that define 'empowerment': who is chosen as an IT partner, which BEE enterprises should serve as suppliers, where procurements come from and who they enrich, and how employees can have their dreams realised.
This is why Rain is based on a sense of common humanity that crosses colour and language barriers, and how we have produced a spectacular hybrid of clients and staff.