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See full profile: Randburg Bookkeeper - Alida van Eeden


Were you always planning to be an accountant and why?

No, not really, I helped out in a debtors department as the lady had to to on Maternity leave. I loved it so much that I stayed on and from there the interest.


When meeting with clients do they mostly come to your own premises or do you mostly go their theirs?

I mostly go to my clients.


What is your preferred mode of communication with your clients?

Email, Phone, Face to Face.


Have you ever done an online video call with a client?



What do you love most about accounting?

The challenge month to month. Working with numbers. Balancing month end.


Would you recommend accounting as a career for school-leavers, and why?

If numbers is your game - definitely!


What qualities should South African business people be looking for in their accountant?

Honest, hard working individuals. Willing to go the extra mile to make the working environment pleasant.


How far away from your premises is your furthest client?

+- 22km


What accounting software do you like best?

Pastel Partner


What other software, online services or apps do you use?

Pastel Evolution


What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Spending time with my kids in nature.


What is the most interesting thing on your bucket list?

Touring Namibia.


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