Our Team

Jacques Bothma, CA(SA)

Financial Placement Specialist

Jacques is an accomplished Financial Professional and Financial Placement Specialist, with a sole focus on combining industry knowledge and experience to successfully position high-quality candidates within leading institutions. He has extensive Financial Services, Audit and Financial Management experience, that spans across 10 years. Jacques holds a B.Acc and B.Acc Honours degree, thereafter completing his articles in the Energy and Natural Resources department at KPMG and obtaining his CA(SA) designation.


Jacques further developed his financial skillset at Lentus Asset Management, Mercato Financial Services and lastly Bidvest as a National Financial Manager, focusing on financial reporting, risk management, statutory compliance and working capital management before starting FINANCE CAREERS, Boutique Accounting & Finance Placement Specialists.


Jacques is well versed in the recruitment process and the complexities that go with it. He experienced first-hand what it is like to be a candidate, a client and a recruiter, therefore Jacques is more than capable in optimising the recruiting procedure, by streamlining the candidate screening process, sourcing superior skilled candidates and conducting in-depth interviews to enable better hiring decision-making. Jacques enjoys formulating innovative solutions to career advancements and staffing needs.


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Charl Botha, CFA

Learning & Development Specialist

Charl is a skilled Financial Analyst and Portfolio Manager in the small to mid-cap equity market space, within South Africa. He established FUTUREWEALTH in 2013, a small and mid-cap focused private client portfolio for retail clients. Charl is a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst, with an Honours in Commerce and an Honours in Philosophy, both obtained from the University of Stellenbosch and he is currently busy with his Masters in Philosophy.


Furthermore, Charl is passionate about teaching and writing on the subject of Investment Management. Over the course of his career, Charl has presented a number of investment seminars, coaching individuals on how to properly invest money and/or ask informed and relevant questions to those who do so on their behalf. He also regularly presents an advanced course on Equity Investment to students, young working professionals and hobbyists, as well as a beginner course on Investing.


Charl is highly proficient in conducting extensive interviews with candidates, in order to identify the necessary and crucial skills needed in a team, department or institution. He is also uniquely positioned to advise candidates on their career and career path, making the process pleasant and worthwhile.


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Audrey Mathole

Specialist Recruitment Consultant

Audrey is an experienced recruitment consultant in the Accounting & Finance industry with a proven candidate placement record and is our go-to lead person for recruiting efforts for all accountant and bookkeeping searches. She works diligently on these positions, from acquiring them to building a strategy to fill them.


She has held many roles at Finance Careers and has been a very successful full-cycle recruiter and financial accountant. Audrey’s experience recruiting for the FMCG and Industrial industry has allowed her to develop an amazing network of talent, which has, in turn, benefited our clients. Customer service is of great importance to Audrey, and she is also extremely detail oriented. Audrey has a keen ability to source and spot talent, and both clients and candidates enjoy working with her.


Audrey is a firm believer in lifelong learning and is currently studying towards obtaining a Bachelor of Accounting Sciences degree.


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Lily Rennie

Executive Coach & Human Development Specialist

Lily has dedicated her life to understand and optimize individuals’ ability to flourish, expand and go beyond in every aspect of their lives. She has a natural flair to evoke positive and lasting change, as well as empower people to reach their objectives.


She is a formidable Executive Coach and International Human Development Specialist. Her motto: “Helping people reach their unattainable goals and dreams” and “Making the impossible, possible” are words she lives by and applies to on a daily basis. Lily has more than 10 years’ experience in training, counselling, developing and coaching individuals to become the best version of themselves in life and in their careers. She holds various Certificates in Coaching, Counselling and Facilitating and is a Professional Member of COMENSA, the SAQA-recognised statutory professional body for coaching and counselling in South Africa.


Lily is the founder of Life Coach Guru, a Professional Life Coaching Practice since 2010 and consults as an Executive Coach at Barclays. Lily also accepted the position of CEO at Ilead training, focusing on growing the training division, as well as driving the business strategy and vision.


Lily is highly efficient in coaching candidates and clients to reach the desired outcome in a cost and time effective manner.


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