See full profile: Alberton Accountant - Carel van Eeden
Were you always planning to be an accountant and why?
Yes, I love to work with numbers and do checks and balances
When meeting with clients do they mostly come to your own premises or do you mostly go their theirs?
Almost a 50/50 situation
What is your preferred mode of communication with your clients?
Have you ever done an online video call with a client?
What do you love most about accounting?
Produce a set of financials that are compliant
Would you recommend accounting as a career for school-leavers, and why?
Yes because there is a market for good hardworking accountants
What qualities should South African business people be looking for in their accountant?
What is the biggest challenge facing accountants today?
To keep up with all the legislation, specifically tax
What aspects of accounting do you focus on most?
The accounting must be done within the guidelines to meet the tax requirements
Describe your average client:
Does not understand some of the tax acts
How far away from your premises is your furthest client?
From your accounting experience, if you could cite one of the biggest reasons SME's in SA fail, what would it be?
Overspending and not working with a budget
What accounting software do you like best?
What other software, online services or apps do you use?
Draftworx, Receipt Bank and Sky Tax
Do you think the coming wave of automation in the next few years will steal some accounting jobs and why/why not?
No, it will give time to me to give give better reports to clients
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What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Watch rugby and park run
What is the most interesting thing on your bucket list?
To go on a overseas holiday
What has your experience been on FindanAccountant?
I am a new subscriber, but so far good
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