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Karlien Groenewald, Partner

Karlien Groenewald


BDO Cape Town

+27 (0) 21 417 8854




Karlien joined the firm in 2009 as an article clerk. After completing her articles in 2012, she was appointed as audit manager. Her client portfolio included clients in the not-for-profit, manufacturing, professional services and hospitality industry.

In 2014, Karlien accepted a position as an auditor for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Regional Inspector General, where she gained valuable experience in the donor environment.

During 2016, Karlien re-joined the firm as a senior manager with a specific focus on the not-for profit sector. Karlien was appointed as an Associate Director in September 2017 and as a Partner is September 2018.

Karlien’s key professional skills are building relationships, training, consulting and meeting deadlines in a high pressure environment.

Sector Experience

  • Not-for-profit
  • International Aid
  • Public sector


  • Chartered Accountant South Africa



Karlien loves the outdoors and is an active member of church and community groups.