Professional Bio: Pierre Jacobs - Director
Pierré is Director of Grant Thornton’s Insurance and Corporate team in the Cayman Islands. He initially joined Grant Thornton in 2015, transitioning to join the insurance industry in 2019 where he worked as a client services manager at a Cayman Islands based insurance management company. After obtaining valuable industry specific experience, Pierré returned to Grant Thornton in 2021.
Pierré is a chartered accountant with 15 years of audit and accounting experience. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa and moved to the Cayman Islands in January 2015 where he has since worked within the insurance sector, both in industry and in professional practice. Before moving to the Cayman Islands, Pierré completed his accounting degree in 2008 and obtained significant corporate audit experience during his time at a medium-sized audit firm in South Africa.
During his time in industry, Pierré managed a diverse portfolio of captive insurance companies, with a focus on group captives. He has audited companies operating in re/insurance, investment funds and other financial services industries, hospitality, healthcare, education and manufacturing. Pierré has experience reporting under US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, International Financial Reporting Standards and International Financial Reporting Standards for Small and Medium-Sized Entities.
Professional qualifications and memberships
- Member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants
- Licensed practitioner with the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants
- Bachelor of Commerce Financial Accounting, University of Pretoria
- Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Applied Accounting Sciences, University of South Africa