New Dawn Chartered Accountants joins Russell Bedford in Lesotho

December 2022

Global professional services network, Russell Bedford International, has announced the appointment of New Dawn Chartered Accountants as its member firm in Lesotho, Southern Africa.

New Dawn (ND) is a firm of Chartered Accountants and Auditors, established in 2011 through the acquisition of an existing practice.

Based in Maseru, the capital city of Lesotho, ND is a two-partner firm offering a broad range of accounting, payroll, tax, auditing and business advisory services. It has 150+ clients in a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, retail, financial services, petroleum, energy, mining, state-owned entities and non-profit.

The firm is registered with the Lesotho Institute of Accountants and is actively involved in the development of the accounting profession in Lesotho. Managing partner, Thuso Pitso, has served at the Institute in various capacities, including President of the Institute between 2015 and 2017. The second partner, Blessing Dirorimwe, is a member of the Institute's Council and in the previous council year served as Chairman of the Professional Standards and Quality Assurance Committee and is currently Chairman of the Practising Members’ Committee.

Speaking about the appointment, Russell Bedford CEO, Stephen Hamlet, said: “The addition of New Dawn Chartered Accountants in Lesotho is an encouraging development for our network in Africa. The firm’s breadth of services and experience in a wide range of industries brings a substantial lift to the network’s capabilities and coverage in the region, creating further advantage to clients of members who might be looking to expand into the African continent.”

Thuso Pitso, managing partner at New Dawn, added: “We are delighted to join Russell Bedford International. Joining an international network of like-minded, ambitious professionals is an exciting prospect for our team. We look forward to developing deep connections with our colleagues around the globe in support of our shared goals.”

Emmanuel Dupeux, Russell Bedford global board director for EMEA, added: “I’m very pleased to welcome New Dawn Chartered Accountants as our member firm in Lesotho. I look forward to connecting with our new colleagues and supporting them as they grow.”

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