Lindsay Kearns

Senior Tax Consultant
+27 (0) 21 801 5240
Lindsay is a Chartered Accountant (SA), a tax specialist by profession, a practicing member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, as well as a registered tax practitioner with the South African Revenue Services (SARS).

He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at UNISA, obtaining his Bachelor of Accounting Science and Honours Bachelor of Accounting Science/Certificate in Theory of Accounting (CTA). He completed his articles with Cape Town audit firm Mazars. During his tenure at Mazars, he performed a variety of audit engagements across all industries, where he received a good grounding in both small and large businesses.

He is an experienced tax and finance professional and has been involved within the tax, accounting and finance profession for more than 18 years. He acquired extensive professional experience in various positions including tax accountant, tax analyst, treasurer and financial management posts in various industries including tax, audit and advisory professional firms, retail, non-profit, banking, private equity and financial services.

  • November 2009 – IRBA Public Practice Examination (Board 2)/div>
  • March 2009 – SAICA Qualifying Examination (Board 1)/div>
  • January 2009 – University of South Africa, Honours Bachelor of Accounting Science
  • June 2007 – University of South Africa, Bachelor of Accounting Science
  • December 2003 – Cape Technikon, National Diploma: Cost and Management Accounting


  • South African Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors
  • Lindsay is a ‘Client Tax’ expert, his core skills centre on the specialized area of advanced taxation (individual and business/corporate taxation), which includes tax compliance, tax planning and strategy, tax structuring, tax advice & health checks, tax computations, preparation & submission of tax returns and tax appeals/objections & correspondence with tax authority (SARS). Together these many years of tax experience, insight and technical skills allow him to advise on a broad range of tax issues.
  • In February 2021, Lindsay joined Adriaans Attorneys as a Senior Tax Consultant
  • July 2015 – present: Kearns and Associates Incorporated – Director and Engagement Lead
  • September 2014 – June 2015: Capitec Bank Ltd – Accountant: Management Information
  • March 2012 – March 2014: Philip Morris South Africa (Pty) Ltd – Group Tax Accountant/Analyst
  • June 2011 – September 2011: Woolworths Financial Services (Pty) Ltd – Performance Enhancement Business Partner
  • February 2011 – June 2011: Atlantic Beach Golf Club Limited – Accountant
  • March 2010 – December 2010: Median Fund Managers (Pty) Ltd – Financial Manager
  • February 2006 – February 2010: Mazars, Auditing Department – Audit Senior
  • January 2004 – February 2006: Mazars, Accounting and Business Services Department – Senior Accountant
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