TANETTE NELL: Associate Director, Tax Services at KPMG

#AutomotiveAllies: Tanette Nell, nominated by Alan Barr, is an Associate Director at KPMG responsible for running the Eastern Cape tax practice. Her work involves oversight of tax in the Eastern Cape, managing tax assignments, staff planning, liaison with senior client management, business development and marketing.

She joined KPMG in 1998 and completed her articles with KPMG Port Elizabeth at the end of 2000 as a qualified CA(SA). She was involved in establishing the Port Elizabeth tax consulting practice during 2000 in conjunction with her responsibility for certain audit engagements.  Taxation became her main focus from 2004 and she has been serving clients in the Eastern Cape on tax matters since then.

She has experience in Corporate and Business Tax, International Tax, Global Mobility Services and Employees’ Tax, Value-Added Taxation, Tax Compliance and Audit Related Tax Services. She has gained tax experience in the industrial and automotive, pharmaceutical and consumer markets and public sector. Being based in Port Elizabeth, which is an automotive hub, she has extensive experience in the automotive industry and advising clients on a range of tax risks and solutions.

Tanette writes tax articles which are published in the Nelson Mandela Bay Chamber of Commerce magazine and the local newspaper. She presents various tax seminars and workshops to clients in the Eastern Cape in respect of new and relevant topics, including an annual tax update and annual tax budget event. She was selected as a “Top 40 Under 40” in 2014 as part of an initiative run by the local Chamber.

Tanette’s advice to her younger self and other women in the sector:

#ThingsIWishIKnew: Become part of the automotive community and network regularly. It is about creating trusting relationships and helping others within the industry to succeed.

#TheFutureIsFemale: Be open and honest and share your own story and experiences. At the same time it is also important to listen to other women’s stories and experiences and offer advice where you can.