Our Story

MaxProf started with only 4 employees and 1 local government client in the Northern Cape. We have since grown into a team of more than 50 employees, with our Head Office based in Pretoria (Gauteng), 4 regional offices and a national client base. At MaxProf we offer specialised turnkey VAT and Tax Optimisation solutions to our clients, allowing them to focus on their core business.
What we do

About Us

MaxProf, a VAT and Tax Optimisation Specialist company has been in existence for more than 22 years.
Through our specialised tax and VAT services, we aim to assist you navigate the intricacies of tax legislation in South Africa, to become tax and VAT compliant and to optimise your bottom-line profits.

MaxProf has successfully recovered funds for 100% of our clients and this is thanks to our experienced professionals and an in-house system which allow us to work quickly and efficiently. We are dedicated to resolving your tax matters, while you focus on growing your business.
Meet the team

Board of Directors

Meet the team

Management Team

Market Leader Since 2001



We have over 20 years’ experience in this niche market, with a footprint in all 9 provinces of South Africa. MaxProf’s client base includes Municipalities, Corporate Entities and State-Owned Enterprises.



At MaxProf we believe that there is truly no greater asset than our people. Our team consists of experienced, professional and performance-driven staff that will exceed your expectations. MaxProf’s employees are affiliate members of (SAIT),  (SAIPA), (SAICA),  (ACCA) and (IIASA).



We have recovered over R 10 billion in VAT refunds for our clients since our inception in 2001 through our VAT review services.

Jakes Xulu

Jakes’ career spans over a period of more than 30 years and he is a director of multiple highly successful corporates. Jakes believes that the correct work ethos provides the high road to success, this includes ascribing to inscrutable integrity and incredible discipline, as the essential steppingstones to business excellence. 

Jakes holds qualifications in both the legal and financial fields, and he is a member of IoDSA.

Bernard Saayman

Bernard is one of the founders of MaxProf. He has witnessed MaxProf’s shift from being a company originally offering only accounts payable services to a business specialising in Value-Added Tax Reviews contracted to more than 220 municipalities, 800 corporate companies and various SOE’s on a national level. 

Bernard has 12 years’ experience with SARS as an Assistant Director and experience exceeding 20 years in Indirect Taxes. Amongst others, Bernard holds qualifications in Income Tax and Internal Auditing. Bernard is a qualified Tax Practitioner and a member of SAIT and CIGFARO.

Pratish Ramdas

Pratish joined MaxProf in 2008 as an Auditor and has since climbed the corporate ladder to becoming the Chief Executive Officer. Pratish is a member of IoDSA, SAIT and is a qualified Tax Practitioner with over 14 years’ experience in VAT Reviews and Recovery. 

Pratish has successfully completed the much-coveted Advanced VAT Certificate, this together with his experience in the field, making him a true specialist in the field of Indirect Taxes.

Andiswa Matutu CA (SA)

Andiswa is a qualified Chartered Accountant registered with SAICA. She has more than 7 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors, specialising in Tax, Internal Audit, External Audit, and the preparation of financial statements. 

Andiswa is a General Tax Practitioner registered with SAIT and is also an MBA candidate at Gibs (Gordon Institute of Business Science).

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