Our experience shows us that non profits are more

effective when they are financially healthy, well managed

and based on a strong ethical foundation.


We offer financial management expertise for NPOs by providing:


Ongoing Services

CMDS believes in developing long term relationships to build capacity and offer on-going support in areas that cover basic recordkeeping through to high level financial management and governance. The leaders of organisations particularly value this regular support as we meet to discuss the financial and other affairs of their organisations.



Two or three hours with CMDS could save non profits thousands of rands, days of effort and a lot of stress. We will work with your non-profit to build financial health, fitness and sustainability.


Training, Capacity Building and Resources

The CMDS team is passionate about training and capacity building. We also offer training that is tailor-made for non profits on relevant financial management, governance and other topics. CMDS also runs open workshops on selected and important topics for non profits each year.

The CMDS team is led by Chartered Accountants and includes accountants, bookkeepers and support staff and is linked with a network of other professionals.

Client Comments

I love the quote from Prof Monty Roodt, who is on the Board of BRC, who said, after the CMDS governance training, "I wish I had had this training twenty years ago!"

Gail Kirchmann

Director: Border Rural Committee

When the organization transformed from operating as an informal organization to a formal one, Kliptown Youth Program decided to partner with CMDS. CMDS processes the salaries for all KYP employees, this includes UIF funds etc. CMDS also helps with regards to preparing for the auditing our books for every financial year. We have had a great long-term partnership with them and the employees of CMDS are forever helpful and provide any assistance we ask of them.

Kliptown Youth Program

CMDS has a unique understanding of and commitment to the Non for Profit sector in South Africa, and as such their counsel has been very valuable to IJR.

Renee Choto

Finance Manager: The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation

As a newly established public interest Law Centre we found the assistance offered by CMDS invaluable. The guidance, support and expertise offered has set us on the right path to managing our budget and bookkeeping.

Melanie Boltman

Equal Education Law Centre

TLF works towards urban transformation together with the churches and communities in the inner city of Pretoria CMDS fulfils a very important function in monitoring our financial procedures and building our capacity to deliver effective services.

Wilna de Beer

MD: Tshwane Leadership Foundation

Over the years, CMDS has richly blessed us with their professional and dedicated expertise, in addition to their commitment to the NPO sector. Indeed, we remain grateful to CMDS for their contribution into the life of our organisation.

Nomabelu Mvambo-Dandala


The CMDS team have been responsible for our bookkeeping, management accounts, AFS, taxation and payroll since our inception in 2007. It’s nice to have partners who are like-minded with similar values. They are a flexible team who offer a value for money, professional service.

Gary Campbell

Director: Fuel

Through CMDS we have now a proper accounting system in place. This makes our daily work much easier. And when we are struggling again, CMDS assist us immediately. Thanks.

Thomas Wojciechowski

Outreach Foundation

It is always a great pleasure working alongside everyone at CMDS. With their assistance, systems have been set up that we can easily maintain, and we have learnt a lot about finance and financial management.  Having CMDS behind us has helped us to fulfil our mission to more effectively support the people we serve in the community. We greatly appreciate the interest and concern shown towards us as a non-Profit organization. 


The team at Adonis Musati Project

We appreciate that CMDS doesn't just do the accounting work, but is committed to seeing us grow and improve in best practices. We value their input and commitment to us very highly.


Katie Modrau