Pierre Jacobs, Head of Financial Services


Pierre is the national Head of BDO Financial Services. He has 22 years’ experience in this sector, both in Audit and Advisory. He started his career at a big 4 audit firm in South Africa before moving to the UK where he spent seven years in their London office, carrying out work in the USA, Europe and the Middle East. Since 1997 Pierre has specialised in the areas of investment banking and stockbroking whilst in the UK. In the last fourteen years since his return, his client portfolio included major businesses in South Africa and the rest of Africa. During this period, he also performed audit and advisory work in other financial services sectors such as unsecured lending, corporate banking, asset management, corporate treasuries and credit. His client experience includes Nedbank, Old Mutual, Old Mutual Finance, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, RMB, Investec, Prescient Group and the Taquanta Group. Pierre is also heading up BDO’s Specialised Valuations Group which is specifically skilled in the valuation, audit and accounting of financial instruments, including derivatives and unlisted debt.


  • Chartered Accountant South Africa
  • Registered Auditor
  • JSE accredited


Pierre is a member of both SAICA and IRBA.