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

We work with clients virtually.


What is your preferred mode of communication with your clients?

Email, Phone


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



What do you love most about accounting?

Assisting small businesses grow.


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

Definitely, we will always need accountants despite the economic shifts.


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

Honesty, transparency, timeliness and intelligence.


What is the biggest challenge facing accountants today?


What aspects of accounting do you focus on most?

Logistics, Retail, Construction, Healthcare and Manufacturing


Describe your average client:



How far away from your premises is your furthest client?

We are in Johannesburg, and our furthest client is in Richards Bay


From your accounting experience, if you could cite one of the biggest reasons SMEs in SA fail, what would it be?

Lack of compliance and access to information


What accounting software do you like best?



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

SimplePay, Hubdoc and Microsoft Office Suite


Do you think the coming wave of automation in the next few years will steal some accounting jobs and why/why not?

No, information still requires interpretation and SA small businesses don't have the infrastructure to handle mass automation.


What is your opinion on Bitcoin?

Speculative but worth a look in.


What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Read books


What is the most interesting thing on your bucket list?

Sky diving


What has your experience been on FindanAccountant?

Great, leads coming in, speedy replies from the management team.

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