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Bnsgroup Co Za

Randburg, GP (0.9km from Linden)
We are a group of young professionals with diverse skills set to give you a holistic business solution. We employ latest technologies in our work that ensure efficiency and transparency. Our fixed rate ensures that you can adequately plan your expenses with no headache of being made to pay a variety of charges for each and every services provided. We don’t just do bookkeeping and file returns. This simply isn’t enough if your company is going to reach its full potential. We hold your hand all the way so that you can see how your business is performing at all...

YourCFO

Parkhurst, Sandton, GP (3.1km from Linden)
YourCFO. It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? It tells the world you’re successful enough to employ high-calibre financial resources. And it tells you that you have personal access to skills and expertise normally reserved for big corporates. Now entrepreneurs throughout Gauteng can enjoy a full suite of financial service – at a fraction of the cost. We tailor our solutions to meet your exact needs, from senior finance resources to bookkeeping. So now you can do what you do best and run your business. Leave the finances to YourCFO.

Thompson Maher & Associates

Greenside, Randburg, GP (3.3km from Linden)
Performance of bookkeeping functions Performance of payroll functions Preparation of management statements and income Compiling of financial statements Performing accounting officer's function for close corporations Accounting can be conducted on a monthly basis or any other required periods

Craighall Accounting

Craighall, Randburg, GP (4.4km from Linden)
On the financial and accounting side, we specialise in the following: Drafting and certifying financial statements for close corporations, trusts and sole traders Offering taxation services to close corporations, trusts and companies Registering for statutory taxes and levies such as income tax, vat, paye, etc Registering or amending close corporations and companies with CIPC BEE certificates and certification

MULAKHULU

Bordeaux, Randburg, GP (4.5km from Linden)
Mulakhulu is a registered accounting and auditing firm operating in Randburg, Johannesburg. We offer personal professional services in the areas of Auditing, Accounting, Taxation, Payroll, Financial Management and Business Consulting and Support. We manage the financial reporting and compliance aspect of your business so that you can be free to focus on the core operations that generate income for you. Our goal is to give you peace of mind, knowing that the compliance responsibility of your business is well taken care of, be it tax, UIF, COIDA, CIPC etc. We also ensure that your financial reporting is optimised. Preparing accurate...

Dkalmin IT

Dunkeld West, Johannesburg, GP (4.9km from Linden)
The practice was formed in 1990 by David Kalmin and comprises a full service accounting practice. We currently employ 22 professionals including one Chartered Accountant and one Professional Accountant. Our staff comprise mainly of graduates and post graduates. We believe we can offer a full financial service to our clients comprising everything they require and add value to their businesses by way of the service we offer as well as excellent advice.

Asset One Accountants

Randpark Ridge, Randburg, GP (5.6km from Linden)
Asset One Accountants specialises in accounting, management, administration in all phases of the business operations. We provide a balance of personal interest as well as ability to meet a broad variety of business accounting needs at affordable prices. Our goal is for you to feel as if you are our sole client, your business priorities are our priority and we will work quickly to help you run your business profitably, regardless of your company’s size, you can expect our utmost attention. Our philosophy regarding our accounting services is to offer the best accounting services possible while striving for 100% customer...

Ramathe

Parktown, Johannesburg, GP (7.2km from Linden)
Ramathe Chartered Accountants offers a broad array of accounting and auditing services over a wide spectrum of industries. Our approach and methodology are based on the value add principle to the traditional audit approach, with the result that the audit is no longer merely a statutory requirement, but rather a value added business service to our clients, which addresses the business risks and providing proactive solutions.

DK Motiram & Co

Mayfair, Johannesburg, GP (7.4km from Linden)
D.K. Motiram & Co. provides comprehensive turnkey financial solutions. Let us, the professionals, manage your financials while you focus on growing your business. Our comprehensive turnkey financial solutions consist of accounting and bookkeeping functions, management accounting and preparation of financial statements, independent audit and assurance and tax administration. Our professional financial planners will recommend sound policies of a variety of types for your unique requirements. We will also source competitive insurance policies to cover your most valuable assets, be it your business, car or home.

Harmony Professional Accountants

Mayfair, Johannesburg, GP (7.5km from Linden)
Harmony Professional Accountants is Registered Accounting firm based in Johannesburg. We are committed to providing personal and cost effective services, tailored to meet each client’s individual needs. The firm’s client base consists of a wide range of clients from private individuals to large private companies, professional partnerships, charities and other not-for-profit organisations throughout South Africa. We are members of SAIPA : The South African Institute of Professional Accountants.​ Throughout our history we have always placed client service first and ensured that we have the expertise our clients need.




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Why do I need an accountant?

If one likens a company or business to a human body, the accountant may be seen as the circulatory system, ensuring that the financial resources are controlled and available as needed in order for the company to survive and profit. As such, an accountant is vital to the smooth running of the company.

Qualifications of an accountant

An accountant is, by definition, more than a bookkeeper (see Uptasker’s articles on Bookkeepers for information). He (or she) has obtained a B.Com Accounting degree or an equivalent CA(SA) undergraduate qualification at a SAICA (South African Institute of Chartered Accountants) accredited university. Once the degree has been completed, it is necessary to complete the Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA), which focuses on Accounting, Auditing, Financial Management and Taxation.

The accountant then enters into a 3-year on-site apprenticeship and practical training period in a Registered Training Office (RTO) if planning to specialise in auditing, or an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) in order to specialise in financial management. This qualifies the accountant to accurately assess and control all financial matters through the keeping of detailed financial records, including the provision of advice and guidance relating to financial matters. There is a difference between a bookkeeper and an accountant, in that only an accountant is qualified to sign off annual accounts and present these to the external auditors for review.

Types of accountant

An accountant may be permanently employed by a small company, business or organisation, or be part of the team of a large national or international corporation. Alternatively, an accountant may be employed as and when needed in the case of smaller companies or businesses which do not have high financial turnovers and therefore do not need a permanent full-time accountant.

Self-employed accountants are an ideal solution for small enterprises, as they are able to assist when needed, but are not permanent employees which smaller businesses cannot afford. In addition, there are external specialised forensic accountants who are independently appointed to look into possible financial irregularities or suspected fraud in companies. Such accountants are highly skilled and experienced in laws relating to financial affairs.

Accountant’s duties

An accountant is responsible for all matters relating to the financial affairs of the organisation for which he or she works. Although there may be more junior clerical staff working under the accountant, it is the accountant’s responsibility to ensure that all matters of finance are accurate, up-to-date, in line with legal requirements, open to scrutiny and above reproach.

The accountant is tasked with ensuring that management is kept informed of the financial affairs of the company, and will provide advice and guidance when needed. He is given the overall responsibility of ensuring that creditors are paid timeously, and that debtors settle their accounts as agreed, thereby ensuring a steady flow of income into the company.

The accountant is also responsible for ensuring that the company’s employees are paid correctly and on time. The accountant is an integral and vital member of any business, for many reasons.

Choosing the right accountant

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Accountants who form part of the permanent workforce are selected with extreme care, bearing in mind their qualifications, skills and experience. However, for those smaller businesses which choose to use an external accountant, it is wise to appoint an accountant who has an excellent reputation.

Whilst accountants can and do widely advertise their services, it is advisable to find out if they are well known, how long they have been in operation, whether they are reliable and affordable for your particular needs, and, if available, who else they are working for. Make use of a reliable and informative resource such as Uptasker where possible to check their reviews and range of services.




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Top accounting tips

Even small businesses will find the services of an accountant invaluable, especially when it comes to taxation matters, collecting debtors’ payments and preparing annual accounts for inspection by the auditors (if you have a (Pty) Ltd company). A bookkeeper can assist you to a large degree, but an accountant is your safe haven at the end of the financial year.

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