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About Us


The Modern Firm is a young , dynamic and innovative professional services firm that specializes in assurance, risk & compliance advisory and property management services to the private and public sectors. Over the years, we have gained a solid reputation for work efficiency, effectiveness, dedication and utmost professionalism. Our clients are the most important part of our business and we work tirelessly to ensure their complete satisfaction throughout our business relationship.

With the increasing demands of running a modern day business  it becomes increasingly difficult to focus on all areas of the business , a need for an adviser that thinks ahead and rapidly responds to your changing needs cannot be overemphasized. We are what you are looking for, a B-BBEE Level 1,  100% Black Women Owned firm that possess a pool of established young black professionals with vast experience in public and private sectors bringing fresh thinking into business consulting.

Professional Affiliations

The Modern Firm is a home for Chartered Accountants, Registered Auditors, Certified Internal Auditors, Tax Practitioners and many more.

You deserve a firm with a team that is competent, qualified and affiliated with the professional accredited body. The Firm does not only have significant industrial knowledge and experience but we have






Registered Auditors






Property specialists



Tax Practitioners



B-BBEE Consultants



IRBA Registered Firm



SAICA Registered Firm



ACCA Registered Firm



EEAB registered specialists


To use the expertise of our professional team to deliver tailormade solutions to businesses throughout the world and help them realize their objectives.


To be a reputable and sustainable professional services firm that is able to respond promptly to customer needs.


  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Commitment to Customers
  • Continuous Learning
  • Innovation
We are open, honest and transparent professionals. We serve our clients based on values and professional principles.
It is our cultural experience in business to ensure service delivery and we will not take on work where we do not believe that we can add value or deliver quality work within the agreed timelines .We demand more from ourselves than our clients do, thereby exceeding their expectations.
We develop relationships that make a positive difference in our customers' lives.
Is the imperative for the existence and growth of our firm. The only constant is change. The speed at which things change, dictates the pace at which we need to continue upskilling our teams and strive for that through didactics, discovery, discourse and doing more things that will increase our knowledge base and place us at the technical cutting edge for our customers.
We believe that innovation is not just a skill but it is an attitude, a way of thinking or having an informed feeling about the way things ought to be done to remain relevant and competitive. The modern firm is constantly coming up with innovative ways of improving its customer experience.


Lungile Phakathi


A seasoned business woman, founder of The Modern Firm, Registered Auditor and Chartered Accountant CA (SA) with over 14 years’ experience.

Throughout her career, she has managed client portfolios from various industries in the public and private sectors ranging from financial services, manufacturing, mining, media & printing, food & beverages, consulting, NPO and logistics focusing on assurance, compliance advisory and transformation projects.

Lungile also serves on various governance committee’s and working groups that focus on various macroeconomics issues that have impact on South Africa’s economic growth.

Tebogo Nkwane


A matured risk professional, former Senior Investigator, who is also a Chartered Accountant CA (SA). His analytical, and investigative skills will uncover the root causes of the deficiencies in your systems and provide appropriate recommendations to close the gap.

When it comes to forensics, risk and governance issues, Tebogo takes the lead. He has been pivotal in the development and implementation of ERM policies and strategies, the monitoring  and reporting of risk management activities. Fraud prevention policies and strategies such as establishing fraud hotlines is one of the risk awareness tools that he has also managed.

Portia Moatshe


Portia is a qualified Chartered Accountant  CA (SA) with over 14 years’ experience in finance, assurance, governance, strategy and business development.

A former Group Accountant and Financial Manager, this auditor is an analyst and a critical thinker who has served as both CFO and CEO for a telecoms company. Her approach to leadership and business is practical and it is always informed by best practice.

She has demonstrated her steadfast leadership by implementing turnaround strategies that have seen various companies improve their profitability significantly.