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Ferdie Schneider

National Head of Tax, BDO South Africa


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Alberton South Africa

Ferdie is National Head of Tax at BDO South Africa. Ferdie is an experienced South African Tax and VAT specialist and consults widely on Tax and VAT issues of varying technical difficulty, with a specific interest in financial services. Ferdie has served on various Tax and VAT and technical committees and presents and publishes widely on tax.

Contact details

fschneider@bdo.co.za

O: +27 (0) 10 060 5949

M: +27 (0) 82 771 4157


Business Address

22 Wellington Road, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2193


Professional details

Current Position(s)

National Head of Tax | BDO Tax Services | BDO South Africa Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd
Johannesburg, South Africa | July 2014 - present

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Managing the National Tax function of BDO South Africa, including the offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, and Pretoria. The National Tax function includes specialisms in Corporate Tax, International Corporate Tax, Transfer Pricing, Value-Added Tax, Individual and Expatriate Taxes, and Africa Taxes


Previous Position(s)

Director | KPMG Tax and Legal Services | KPMG Services (Pty) Ltd
Johannesburg, South Africa | March 2005 - June 2014

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Tax Specialist partner with main focus on developing VAT service line capabilities.


Director | Deloitte Tax and Legal Services | Deloitte & Touche
Johannesburg, South Africa | January 1997 - October 2003

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Tax Offering Development and VAT specialist


Senior Economist | Budget Office | Department of Finance
Johannesburg, South Africa | 1994 - December 1996

Accounting, Banking and Finance


Chief Taxation Officer | Law Interpretation | South African Revenue Services
Pretoria, South Africa | January 1990 - 1994

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Law interpretation and opinions on main direct taxes and alternative taxes such as estate duty, transfer duty and stamp duty.

Educational history

Secondary

Brits High School, Brits, South Africa (1985)

Tertiary

University of Johannesburg

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1999 - 2000

M Com (South African and International Taxation) - Tax

Southern Methodist University

Taipei, Taiwan | 1996 - 1996

Certificate - International Taxation

Done in conjunction with Ministry of Finance, Taipei, Taiwan

University of Johannesburg

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1992 - 1995

M Com (Economics)(cum laude) - Economics

University of Johannesburg

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1990 - 1991

B Com Hons (Economics) - Economics

University of Johannesburg

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1989 - 1989

Post Graduate Higher Education Diploma - Education

University of Johannesburg

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1986 - 1989

B Com - General

Activities

Memberships

South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

Member of VAT Committee, 2000 - present

South African Income Tax Practitioners (SAIT)

Master Tax Practitioner, 2012 - present

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