Darren van Zyl


Qualifications & Accreditations

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand
  • Registered Public Practitioner with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia & New Zealand
  • Implementation Partner, Fathom Financial Analysis
  • Registered BAS Agent with the Tax Practitioners Board
  • BVS (Business Valuation Specialist), GradDipAppFin

Current Activities

  • Director and co-founder of the Elements Advisory Group since July 2012
  • Over 12 years experience as a specialist business advisor in the following sectors:
    • Financial Performance Analysis
    • Valuation services for private unlisted companies
    • Sell side & buy side Merger & Acquisition services
    • Strategic Planning using the Balanced Scorecard
    • Complex business financial modelling
    • Shareholder Value Analysis using the EVA framework
    • Audit & Assurance services
    • Small business compliance
    • Activity Based Costing and management Accounting services
  • Fathom implementation partner
  • Content contributor to Adviseable by Fathom – a global accounting and advisory services collaboration platform.


Business Valuation Specialist Engagements:

As a business valuation specialist with the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Darren has numerous valuation engagements for a wide variety of purposes including:

  • Valuation of businesses to support sell side and buy side merger & acquisition projects
  • Valuation of Intangible Assets using contemporary valuation methodologies
  • Determination of market value for tax purposes to support re-structuring advice
  • Preparation of pre-insolvency valuation reports to support advisors in facilitating deeds of company arrangement (DOCA)
  • Preparation of valuations to support legal and matrimonial disputes including:
    • Acting as jointly appointed single expert appointed for family law purposes
    • Acting as a shadow expert to assist legal advisers in litigation matters
    • Acting as a jointly appointed single expert appointed under the terms of a shareholder agreement
  • Calculation engagements using the Employee Share Scheme (ESS) safe harbour methodology (ESS 2015/1) for technology start-up businesses

Contact Darren today

  •  07 3878 9181
  • 0431 945 548
  • darren@elementsag.com.au
  • Linked In

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