OUR VISION

We are focused on our clients’ goals and creating the future with them.

ABOUT US

HLB Berman Fisher is a member of HLB International; a world-wide network of independent accounting firms and business advisors. An audit, accounting and consulting firm like no other, HLB Berman Fisher combines Big Four audit experience with boutique customer service to deliver financial solutions that your business needs. Bringing together a team of financial experts from around the world, HLB Berman Fisher has the experts you can trust to focus on your audit accounting and bookkeeping needs, allowing you the time you need to focus on growing your business.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to help entrepreneurs and organizations focus on their core business and talents by providing them with high quality audit and accounting services, giving them the freedom to focus on the things that are the most important to their business success. We will achieve this mission by eliminating the money spent by owners managing business systems and processes and by providing them with accurate information to help them succeed.

OUR TEAM. YOUR EXPERTS.

We only bring in the best people to ensure that you have access to professional and sound financial advice at any time. When you are an HLB Berman Fisher client, our team becomes your team, so take a minute to get to know the people you trust with your audit and accounting needs.

We are proud of the culture we have fostered amongst our team. We are more than just numbers people; we are focused on building relationships with our clients, regardless of size. We are here to help you succeed at every stage of your company’s lifecycle.

JEFF KELLY CPA, CA, CFA

1 (345) 936-3967

Jeff Kelly Berman Fisher Cayman Accounting

Jeff Kelly is the Managing Partner of HLB Berman Fisher. He has more than 17 years of experience in auditing, financial reporting, accounting and finance, including more than 14 years in the Cayman Islands captive insurance industry.

He began his career with KPMG in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, servicing clients in various industries, before moving to PwC Cayman Islands as an audit manager specializing in captive insurance audits.

After a period of five years with PwC Cayman, Jeff joined Captive Management Initiatives, Ltd. (a Cayman Islands captive insurance manager) as a Director, providing captive management and consulting services to various clients. Most recently Jeff was an Executive Audit Director with RSM Cayman Ltd. where he served as Insurance Practice Leader as well as the Head of Audit and Assurance

Jeff is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) with the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, a member of the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (“CIIPA”) and a CFA charterholder. Jeff holds a Public Practitioners License with CIIPA.

Jeff’s love of the Cayman Islands community, combined with his love of animals, is what brought him to serve as the Treasurer on the Cayman Islands Humane Society Board.

LAUREN CHRISTIE ACA, CPI, CFA

1 (345) 928-4751

Lauren started her career in 2005 with KPMG Audit in London. She moved to the Cayman Islands in 2008 where she specializes in financial services. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and holds the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency and has over 12 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Lauren is a board member of the CFA Society of the Cayman Islands, a member of the Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants, 100 Women in Hedge Funds and the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) as well as the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW).

MICHELLE LAMONT CPA, CA

1 (345) 923-8042

Michelle started her career with Sobeys Inc. in Nova Scotia, Canada, where she went through the academic and work experience requirements to obtain her designation as a Chartered Accountant (CA). She then moved on to work as a Financial Analyst with Crombie REIT for two years before moving to the Cayman Islands to join the team at HLB Berman Fisher.

Michelle’s eight years of experience in the financial services industry, includes Corporate Accounting and Compliance, as well as Real Estate Investment Trust experience.

Michelle is a member of the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (CIIPA), as well as the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA).

GERHARD VAN RHYN CA, (SA)

1 (345) 923-3183

Gerhard is a Senior Manager at HLB Berman Fisher. He has more than 11 years of experience in the accounting and finance markets in the Cayman Islands, South Africa and the UK. He began his career with KPMG in Johannesburg, servicing industrial and automotive sector clients, before moving to PwC Cayman Islands where he specialized in investment fund audits.

After a period of three years with PwC Cayman Islands, Gerhard moved to the British Channel Islands, joining KPMG Channel Islands as an audit assistant manager, servicing investment funds, private banking and fiduciary services clients.

Gerhard returned to the Cayman Islands in June 2015 as an audit manager at RSM Cayman Islands, with a client portfolio focused on investment funds, captive insurance and fiduciary services, before joining HLB Berman Fisher in his current role in May 2018.

Gerhard is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and a member of the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (CIIPA).

ANGELA PRETORIUS CA, (SA)

1 (345) 924-5361

Angela is a Senior Manager at HLB Berman Fisher. Angela started her career in 2007 with Deloitte & Touche in Durban, South Africa. She moved to the Cayman Islands in January 2010 and joined Deloitte Cayman within the audit department. Angela then joined Baker Tilly Cayman in November 2011 as Audit Manager where she performed, reviewed or oversaw a variety of audits in the financial services industry for 7 years before joining HLB Berman Fisher in October 2018.

Angela is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) and has over 11 years of experience in auditing and accounting in a multitude of industries including financial services, manufacturing, service, non-for-profit and retail.

Angela is a member of the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (CIIPA) as well as the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Angela is passionate about giving back to the local community and is the Treasurer of the Hannah’s Heroes Foundation and assists regularly at a local gym.

MARYKE NIEUWOUDT
PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANT (SA)

1 (345) 922-3533

Maryke Nieuwoudt Berman Fisher Cayman Islands Accounting Firm

Maryke started her career at Moore Stephens Management Services in Stellenbosch, South Africa, in 2012 after qualifying with a B.Com Management Accounting degree from the University of Stellebosch.

After completing the necessary academic and practical requirements, she obtained her designation as Professional Accountant (SA). She stayed on with Moore Stephens for another year as manager and then decided to take a leap of faith and move to the Cayman Islands to join the HLB Berman Fisher team.

Maryke is a member of the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants as well as the South African Institute of Professional Accountants.

ARTHUR DZAGHGOUNI CA, CPA, CFA, ACC. Dir.

1 (345) 926-5707

Arthur Dzaghgouni

Arthur started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Canada and, prior to joining Berman Fisher, was the Global Chief Financial Officer of MaplesFS, a global provider of specialized fiduciary, corporate and fund services.

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder with over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Arthur is a long time practitioner of value investing and has owned and operated a number of businesses in various sectors. He is past-President of the CFA Society of the Cayman Islands, former Treasurer of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands and sits on the council of the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (CIIPA). Arthur is also a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Cayman Islands Directors Association and the Cayman Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association. He is fluent in English, French & Armenian.