Founder & CEO

Mark Samowitz

Mark is the CEO and founder of Accounting Made Easy. He studied at Wits and qualified as a CA (SA) in 2004 after completing his traineeship at Grant Thornton. Mark then pursued a music career in New York where he lived as a fulltime musician/entertainer for three and a half years – yip – an accountant who can sing! Mark returned to South Africa in 2008.

Accounting Made Easy combines Mark's love for entertaining with his passion for making accounting come alive. It is a perfect marriage of Mark's accounting knowledge and his ability to connect with people, empower and transform them. Mark and his team of trainers are passionate about spearheading financial literacy in South Africa. Mark is married with two children and plays a really mean game of table tennis.

Our Trainers

Adam Franklin

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Adam has been facilitating workshops throughout South Africa since 2010. A CA (SA) with a passion for education and entrepreneurship, Adam completed his traineeship at PKF Inc. (now Grant Thornton) and worked as a finance guide at Raizcorp before joining the team. Adam brings enthusiasm, passion and insight to each workshop. Adam enjoys golf, hiking, spending time with his wife and two beautiful daughters.

Neszette Wilson

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Neszette is a cost accountant and has worked extensively within two of South Africa’s big four banks. She has over 10 years of experience in implementing profitability and cost management solutions. Her experience and knowledge shine through in her workshops and she revels in taking her delegates on a journey of discovery. She brings transformative energy to each workshop.

Benjie van der Westhuizen

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Benjie is our longest serving member of the team. He qualified as a CA (SA) in 1976, has run businesses and colleges and brings with him a wealth of experience and passion to each course he delivers. He is an avid but very poor golfer and lives just outside the Kruger so he can visit the park whenever he's not making accounting easy.

Pamella Marlowe

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Pamella is the newest member of the team. In 2015 she left the corporate world where she held FM and FD roles at Bidvest McCarthy and Barloworld. A CA (SA) with spunk, drive and beauty, Pamella recently placed in the top 12 in the Mrs. SA Pageant. She brings a wealth of corporate experience and great people’s skills to her workshops. To top it all off, she’s a wife, mother and marathon runner.

Alison Andersen

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Alison has a wide range of commercial and corporate experience. After graduating from UCT with honours, Alison completed her traineeship at Ernst and Young and qualified as a CA (SA) in 2000. Alison has worked in corporate finance and asset management in London and New York and has run her own training consultancy focusing on personal development, leadership and finance. Alison enjoys reading, yoga, travelling and spending time with her family.