Keith Jordaan is a Chartered Accountant CA(SA) with both a BCom Computer Science degree (cum laude) as well as an MCom degree in Taxation awarded by RAU/UJ. He is the founding author and former managing author of the highly regarded tax textbook – Silke - Notes on South African Income Tax – a reference source used by students on a national basis and extensively quoted from by judges in Tax Court cases.
Keith Jordaan is also a former Professor in Taxation, head of the Taxation Department of UJ (formerly RAU), former Dean of Revenue Faculty (SARS Academy), and head of the postgraduate Master’s Taxation Programme of UJ and North-West University (formerly Potchefstroom University). He has twenty-six years of academic/teaching experience and lectured at various SAICA-accredited universities at the PGDA/CTA level. He is also the former HOD of the Accounting Department of the South African campus of Monash University Australia –a university with a rating as one of the global top 100 universities.
Keith has extensive practical tax experience. He acted as the National Technical Tax Director for BDO South Africa. In this position, he assisted the BDO client base in complicated or high-value tax matters after merging his tax practice with BDO. Keith presented clients with various tax objections or appeal procedures. He has a 100% success rate in these representations, including matters in the Tax Court. Besides the solid practical involvement with tax matters, his networking infrastructure relating to training is impressive. Keith has, since 1999, trained more than 4000 SARS officials on levels ranging from basic taxation to the master’s degree level of taxation.
Keith acted as the head of the biggest MCom Tax programme in the country with broad participation by revenue officials on a national basis. He also acted as an external examiner for SAICA, and a member of the external Accreditation Review Board and contributor to the question-pool of the PAAB and SAICA ITC/ final qualifying examinations.