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Andrew Pollock Accounting Services

Highlands North, Johannesburg, GP (1.7km from Orchards)
To thrive and excel in today's business environment, you have to be able to focus on your core business. All kinds of distractions can slow your company down, and you may end up losing your competitive edge. Our professional business service allows you to focus and remain on top! We analyze your business processes and provide support in all other areas of management so you can focus on your business.

Bloom & Associates Inc

Birnam, Johannesburg, GP (2.7km from Orchards)
We are a boutique accounting and auditing practice located opposite Melrose Arch in Johannesburg ​ The Firm has been in operation since 1991. The Practice comprises of two partners, Jeffrey Bloom (CA) SA and Ilan Goldman (CA) SA together with a support staff of nine persons. ​ Our client base consists of a broad spectrum of owner managed businesses varying from sole traders to large manufacturing enterprises.

Papilsky Hurwitz Chartered Accountants

Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, GP (2.8km from Orchards)
Papilsky Hurwitz Chartered Accountants have a long-standing legacy of offering our clients service excellence. We are mindful that is it essential for our clients to receive well-deserved personal attention to their various needs; and we are appropriately structured to accomplish this.

C Kotzen & Associates

Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, GP (2.8km from Orchards)
We add value to your business. We listen to our clients, identify their needs, and provide creative solutions. We provide financial solutions and peace of mind. We are problem solvers and solution finders. We create and deliver superior value and quality. We help our clients build a bridge to a better future.

Ken Braude and Associates

Glenhazel, Johannesburg, GP (2.8km from Orchards)
At Ken Braude and Associates, we’re fully aware that we’re not the only provider of Tax, Accounting and Secretarial Services in Johannesburg. And fully aware that we’re not the only company you could turn to for appointment as Executors of deceased estates and consultants for your estate plan. Because of this, we do that much more. We make sure that all our combined expertise and experience is at your disposal. We advise you to the best of our abilities. And we take a personal interest in your affairs.

Grandway Accounting Services

Cyrildene, Johannesburg, GP (3.8km from Orchards)
Established in 2010, we are a team of qualified professionals specialising in the field of accounting, audit and tax; we also provide advisory and consulting services to our clients when required. Individually, our team members are experienced in the audit of entities ranging from trusts and funds to entities listed on the JSE Stock Exchange. As a firm, we are experienced in accounting and audit services for small and medium sized businesses as well as providing set-up and expansion solutions to start-up firms. Our Small Business Services (SBS) packages have been a success in helping start-ups and small business grow...

R S Accounting Services

Kew, Johannesburg, GP (4.1km from Orchards)
Offer Accounting services, Preparation of financials, Submission to SARS, Bookeeping services Monthly Management

Dkalmin IT

Dunkeld West, Johannesburg, GP (5.1km from Orchards)
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.

Ramathe

Parktown, Johannesburg, GP (5.2km from Orchards)
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.

YourCFO

Parkhurst, Sandton, GP (6.4km from Orchards)
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.




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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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