Women in accounting and Saiba have suffered a tremendous loss. We are extremely saddened to announce the passing of Mimi Greyling, Saiba Business Accountant in Practice (BAP(SA)) and a general tax practitioner.
Mimi was very passionate about serving the agriculture community. She was firmly grounded in the Louis Trichardt community, where she lived, worked and served in a professional capacity.
Saiba profiled Mimi for Accounting Weekly in 2020. She was a bubbly and high spirited person, and shared her life story.
Mimi had a BCom accounting degree, was qualified tax practitioner with SAIT and was a Saiba BAP(SA) designation holder.
Born and based in Louis Trichardt, Mimi was the go-to accountant in the community. She provided more than just accounting services; her clients could rely on her for sound business advice.
Mimi was dedicated to providing the best services and quality work for her clients. She knew each of them individually and handpicked her employees to best suit her practice and clients’ needs.
She was a woman of faith, quoted the bible and used biblical women like Ruth and Sarah to reference God’s work and greatness in her life.
Saiba CEO, Nicolaas van Wyk said: “It is always sad to say goodbye to someone like Mimi. I just reread the profile we did of Mimi last year and was struck by her enthusiasm for her work, clients, and family. She supported so many organisations and NPOs with her time and knowledge. She shared with us how she grew her practice despite many challenges presented by the lockdown. Those of us remaining in this world should take up the baton given to us by Mimi. Let us build our firms with the same drive as Mimi did and roll up our sleeves as we have work to do, until it is time for us to also take up our place in a new home in heaven. Let us not disappoint Mimi when we meet her once more.”
Although we are saddened by her loss, her work and dedication to the Saiba community will always be remembered. She will forever be part of the women in accounting who served with diligence and truthfulness.
On behalf of the Saiba board, management, and staff members we convey our deepest sympathy to the Greyling family for their loss.