About Our Company

Local pride. International best practice.

Charteris and Barnes CC is an independent Eastern Cape accounting firm with over 3000 satisfied clients.

We are a reputable business consulting firm with offices in East London, King Williams Town, Queenstown and Port Alfred. Our network of local offices means that each region gets qualified attention from local-needs specialists.

With 7 Chartered Accountant partners, 2 professional consultants, 6 associates and 180 members of staff, we offer the best in:

  • Accounting services
  • Auditing services
  • Management Services (Public and Private Sector)
  • Estate Planning
  • Administration (Deceased and Insolvent Estates)
  • Trusts (Formation and Administration)
  • Formation of Close Corporations
  • Tax Planning
  • Business Consulting

By offering advisory services in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa, we speak business excellence in your language.

Attention to detail. Personal service.

When you choose Charteris and Barnes CC for your business consulting needs, you are assured of the best advantages of a large, independent, Eastern Cape accounting firm.

With us you get:

  • Personal attention
  • Competitive fee structure
  • A large pool of experts close to home
  • The benefits of experience gained from a diversified client base
  • A win-win partnership

About Our Public Sector Advisory Experience

Our extensive list of public  sector clients that have come to rely on our professional team of experts. Our focus is to develop, provide and maintain effective, efficient and   proactive support services and guidance to the public sector in an endeavor   to deliver sustainable solutions and maintain long-term relationships.

Our core services include amongst   others:

  • GRAP accounting services
  • Audit turnaround
  • Fixed Asset Management Services   Solutions
  • Internal audit Services
  • Risk Management Services
  • GRAP Training
  • Financial sustainability analysis
  • Data Cleaning including billing   and debt book analysis
  • Performance Information services

About Our History

Charteris and Barnes CC is a home grown Eastern Cape accounting firm that is almost 100 years old. We grew out of the original firm, Sampson, Ryder & Co, which was formed in Queenstown in 1928. In 1990, Charteris and Barnes CC opened an office in East London – today we have offices in Port Alfred, King Williams Town, Queenstown and East London. Over the last fifteen years we have grown into one of the leading independent firms in the country.

Today, we have 7 partners, 180 staff and over 3000 clients.


The Core Group Association

Charteris & Barnes CC is associated with The Core Group, an association of legally independent professionals. Member firms remain independent but practice in association with one another utilising the Core Group of Service Companies to empower them, to render a wide variety of specialised services to local clients. Although all associated under the Core Group identity, member firms remain independent and in control of their own firm regarding ownership and management. For more information on The Core Group click here.