Susan Breytenbach
CA (SA), B.Accountancy (Hons)
Afrikaans, English, German, French
South African, South Africa
Professional societies:
SAICA - 1681
ACFE - 31470501
ICFP - 1021
Other experience:
Susan is a partner in EY’s Forensic & Integrity Services practice in Johannesburg. She is also the Quality leader for EY’s Forensic & Integrity Services practice across Europe, Middle East, India, and Africa.

Susan has over 23 years’ experience in preparing forensic investigation and expert accountant reports for use in disciplinary hearings, criminal action, and civil litigation. Her skills include leading large and complex engagements and those that require the analysis of large volumes of financial documents and data, including transactional analysis and the reconciliation of various data sources. Susan has also provided expert witness testimony.

Susan has led various expert witness engagements in respect of disputes dealing with financial issues and measurement of damages. She has also led several expert determination engagements.
  • Accountant/Chartered Accountant
  • Forensic and investigative accounting
Industry experience
  • Accounting
  • Asset Management
  • Auditing
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Rescue
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Entertainment & Media
  • Energy & Resources
  • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
  • Hospitality & Leisure
  • Insurance
  • Liquidations
  • Property & Real Estate
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • Technology
  • Other
Experience in respect of contract types
  • Agency/Distribution
  • Construction/Engineering
  • Insurance
  • Loan/other Loan Facility
  • Sale of Goods
  • Services
  • Shareholders/Share Purchase/Joint Venture
Experience - Number of cases testified in
  • As expert at court: 6-20
  • As expert before arbitrator: 6-20
  • In mediation: 0
  • Expert determination / Alternative dispute resolution: 6-20
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