Shaun Barends


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Shaun Barends is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) and a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. He has 16 years’ experience across a range of industries which include financial services, oil and gas, construction and telecommunications. Shaun worked at  the GPI Group from 2013 to 2018, initially heading up the Slots Group’s finance division and more recently the finance division of GPI’s Foods division. Previously he was an Associate Director in the audit practice of one of the big four audit firms where he worked for some 13 years. He also served as a board member on the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa for 6 years. In 2018 he started his own company, SimCash. He has a B.Com.

2018 - Present     Founder, SimCash
2017 – 2018         Financial Director, Grand Parade Investments Ltd
2017 – 2017         Shared Service Executive: Finance, Grand Parade Investments
2015 – 2016         General Manager: Group Finance, Grand Parade Investments
2013 – 2015         Group Slots Financial Manager, Grand Parade Investments
2011 – 2013         Associate Director, EY
2007 – 2011         Senior Manager, EY

2001 – 2006         CA(SA), SAICA
1997 – 2001         B.Com Hons, Accounting, UCT 


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