Johan Van Der Westhuizen has been with Bishop Collins Audit since 2018. In that time he has successfully worked his way into the role of Associate Director.
Johan brings an enormous wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Bishop Collins Audit team.
Attending university in South Africa, Johan completed a Bachelor in accounting with honours, and went on to do a Masters in forensic accounting. With a love of forensic accounting Johan, began his career in 2000 in South Africa as a trainee. It wasn’t long before he had a list of satisfied clients. Johan can now also boast he has his professional membership on two continents, one of his career highlights.
It wasn’t always the plan to be an accountant/auditor. Growing up Johan dreamt of being an International Pilot. However, the love of an accounting subject while in school, changed all that.
Contrary to most people thinking that accountants work with numbers, Johan believes that accountants and auditors work with people and this is the most rewarding aspect of being an auditor.
Growing up on a wine farm in South Africa, Johan spent a lot of his childhood outdoors. He played rugby union and cricket at school.
Johan is not shy to admit that one of his greatest achievements was probably one of the hardest things he has had to overcome, quitting smoking. His other greatest achievement, almost a contradiction to the first, is completing two full ironman triathlons.
On the weekends Johan enjoys spending time with the family, doing the weekend chores around the house and exploring the country he now calls home.
When asked to describe himself in three words he chooses; compassionate, sincere and ambitious. All qualities reflected in Johan’s day to day life at the office and when working with clients.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary – Vince Lombardi