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FIGG Excel Accounting Solutions

Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria, GP (1.4km from Newlands)
For 25 years we have served our clients with enthusiasm and the desire to support by being available day and night 7 days a week. We are here for the love of small business entrepreneurs who need to build wealth and let us take care of everything that is not your core business: Business registration maintenance (CIPC), books from data entry right through to Annual Financial Statements, Payroll, VAT, PAYE, UIF, Workmen’s Compensation, Letters of Good Standing, training your admin staff, plus any other admin to fulfil the Companies Act, Income Tax Act, Labour Act and so on that is...

Moonwater Chartered Accountants

Waterkloof, Pretoria, GP (3.1km from Newlands)
Moonwater provides a comprehensive range of financial, accounting and consulting services designed to meet clients’ needs and exceed their expectations. Our commitment to service and advice requires that we apply our expertise and clearly understand client needs. In this way we’re able to provide solutions to challenges our clients face and help them move their businesses forward. Moonwater was established with the view of providing: professional financial, accounting and consulting services to the SME market training, coaching, mentoring and support to accountants and SME management and owners

Equilibro Solutions

Moreletapark, Pretoria, GP (4.4km from Newlands)
Equilibro Solutions is an established recognised accounting, advisory, bookkeeping and tax consulting practice. Committed to service excellence in an ever changing financial environment, to the benefit of its clients. We present a highly professional and efficient range of accounting and tax services which include financial, tax and estate planning, financial management as well as statutory administration on Companies and Close Corporations to selected business’ and individuals who manage their business based on healthy business principles.


Hatfield, Pretoria, GP (5.5km from Newlands)
We are a firm of Chartered Certified Accountants situated in Hatfield Pretoria, ZA. BloemSwart Chartered Certified Accountants has a variety of support staff, qualified accountants and trainee accountants. We have been providing mainly accounting, tax and payroll services to SME’s in a wide geographical area in South Africa, since 1995.

Nel Accountants Inc

Pretoria, GP (6.2km from Newlands)
Capturing of all source documents e.g. bank statements, invoices and petty cash into accounting software, Maintenance of the general ledger and trail balance, Management reports, VAT calculations and VAT return submissions, and Annual Financial Statements.

nib Accountants & Brokers

Pretoria, GP (6.2km from Newlands)
With Nigrini Investment Brokers, you are always assured of matchless commitment to service, in-depth knowledge of the industry and expertise that comes with ten years’ experience. For complete peace of mind, speak to the financial solutions expert!

Erasmus Rekenmeesters

Pretoria, GP (6.2km from Newlands)
Clients come to Erasmus Rekenmeesters for the advice and expertise that protects and grows the value of their world.

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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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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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